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Scooter Gennett | Second Baseman | #4

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 193
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 16 (0) / MLW
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Scooter Gennett went ballistic in Sunday’s 6-2 victory over the Nationals, leading the Reds with four hits including his 11th home run of the season.
What a day for Gennett. He brought home Billy Hamilton on an RBI single in the first inning before clobbering a solo home run off Tanner Roark an inning later. Gennett has batted an astounding .474 during his four-game hitting streak while raising his season average from .287 to .308. He’s just three homers shy of tying his career-best of 14. Jun 25 - 7:21 PM

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Scooter Gennett went 2-for-4 and scored a run in Saturday's lopsided loss to the Nationals.

He doubled and scored in the eighth inning long after the game's outcome was no longer in the slightest doubt. Gennett has been smoking the baseball this year and is getting everyday playing time while Zack Cozart is on the disabled list. He is batting .293/.333/.567 with 10 home runs and 38 RBI in 174 plate appearances.
Jun 24 - 8:00 PM

Scooter Gennett blasted his 10th home run of the season as the Reds fell to the Nationals on Friday.

Gennett got the Reds on the board, slugging a solo homer off of Stephen Strasburg during a four-run first inning. He also doubled in the ballgame, finishing the night 2-for-5. He's enjoying a nice season offensively, slashing .288/.329/.563 with 10 homers and 38 RBI.
Jun 23 - 11:08 PM

Scooter Gennett homered, doubled and walked to help the Reds top the Rays 7-3 on Monday.

Gennett went seven games without a homer after his four-homer barrage, but he's now gone deep in back-to-back games. He's looking at more playing time as a second baseman against right-handers until he slows down. It's not very good news for Jose Peraza, but the Reds will continue to do a lot of mixing and matching, with Gennett playing the outfield and third base and Peraza, as he did tonight, filling in at shortstop.
Jun 19 - 11:47 PM

Scooter Gennett is not in the Reds' lineup Friday against the Dodgers.

This is Gennett's first night off since his epic four-homer game on Tuesday night. The Reds are going with Eduardo Suarez at the hot corner and Jose Peraza at second Friday against Rich Hill. Gennett has hit an impressive .306 with seven homers this year.
Jun 9 - 6:13 PM

Scooter Gennett went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a steal as the Reds' third baseman Thursday against the Cardinals.

As expected, Gennett has started both games since his four-homer outburst Wednesday. Now let's see what happens this weekend. After bumping Kenta Maeda to the pen, the Dodgers are set to start lefties all three games against the Reds, and Gennett hasn't started against a single left-hander this year (though he is 4-for-11 in his very limited opportunities against them). If he's in the lineup Friday, then it'll be clear that the Reds are taking his four-homer game very seriously.
Jun 8 - 3:21 PM

Scooter Gennett went bonkers Tuesday versus the Cardinals, going 5-for-5 with four home runs and 10 RBI in the Reds' 13-1 blowout victory.

Gennett's night started off inauspiciously enough with a bloop RBI single in the first inning. He then followed with a grand slam off of Adam Wainwright in the third, a two-run shot off of John Gant in the fourth, a solo blast off of Gant in the sixth and finally a two-run dinger off of John Brebbia in the eighth to cap off his night. It was the first four-homer game in Reds history and just the 17th four-homer game in baseball history. He became the 14th player ever to record 10 RBI in a game. Prior to Tuesday, the 27-year-old Cincinnati native hadn't gone deep since April 11.
Jun 6 - 10:11 PM

Scooter Gennett went 2-for-4 and drove in a run with a double during Saturday's loss to the Phillies.

He drove in Eugenio Suarez with a double in the sixth inning that tied the game at 3-3. It was a score that held until the Phillies walked off in the bottom of the ninth. Gennett has made the most of his limited playing time in his first season as a Red, batting .315/.344/.522 with three homers and 18 RBI in 92 at-bats.
May 27 - 7:22 PM

Scooter Gennett went 1-for-4 with a two-run single in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Gennett picked up a two-run single in the fifth inning to give the Reds their first runs of the game. That hit had no real impact on the outcome, though, as it merely drew the Reds to within 7-2. For his part, Gennett has now driven in five runs in his last six games and is working to a strong .296/.324/.535 triple-slash over the course of 30 games played.
May 14 - 7:52 PM

Scooter Gennett went 3-for-4 and ripped a three-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

Gennett grounded out in his first at-bat but then reached on an infield single in the fifth, doubled in the seventh and broke the game open with a three-run shot in the eighth. The former Brewer looked like an odd waiver claim by the Reds, but he's given them three early-season homers and eight RBI so far in 19 at-bats.
Apr 12 - 12:08 AM

Reds claimed 2B Scooter Gennett off waivers from the Brewers.

The Brewers decided they didn't need Gennett anymore with Jonathan Villar moving to second base full time this year. The 26-year-old will give the Reds some infield depth behind starters Zack Cozart, Eugenio Suarez and Jose Peraza and could see time in the outfield as well. Gennett set career-highs with 14 homers, 56 RBI and eight steals last season.
Mar 28 - 1:50 PM

Scooter Gennett will make his first start in right field on Wednesday.

Gennett has almost exclusively played second base in pro ball, but he's trying to add some versatility to his game. He's currently slated to serve as a bench player now that Jonathan Villar will play second base.
Mar 15 - 12:12 PM

Scooter Gennett (wrist) is expected to make his return to Cactus League action Sunday against the Reds.

Gennett has been out a week while nursing a bruised right wrist. He worked out on Saturday and didn't show any ill effects. Gennett logged 498 at-bats last year but is likely looking at a backup role this season with Jonathan Villar shifting to second base full time.
Mar 11 - 7:47 PM

Scooter Gennett's return to Cactus League action has been delayed until Sunday or Monday.

Gennett told reporters Thursday morning that he was aiming to return Friday or Saturday, but manager Craig Counsell wants the 26-year-old to play it safe with his bruised right wrist. Gennett has been out since last weekend. He should be fine for the beginning of the 2017 regular season.
Mar 9 - 11:55 AM

Scooter Gennett (wrist) hopes to play in one of the Brewers' split-squad games Friday.

He said he'll be back Saturday at the latest. Gennett has been held out of Cactus League action since last weekend due to a bruised right wrist. The backup infielder should be fine by the opening of the regular season.
Mar 9 - 11:24 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Jose Peraza
2Scooter Gennett
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
RF1Scott Schebler
2Patrick Kivlehan
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Scott Feldman
5Luis Castillo
6Bronson Arroyo
7Tim Adleman
8Nick Travieso
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Wandy Peralta
7Austin Brice
8Lisalverto Bonilla
9Ariel Hernandez
10Nefi Ogando