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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 had two hits, including a grand slam, and five RBI as the Reds outlasted the Braves 11-8 on Saturday.
Gennett drove in a run with a sac fly in the seventh inning before lifting a no-doubter into the right field seats in the ninth. It seemed like piling on at the time, but the Braves plated four of their own in the bottom of the frame, making Gennett's slam the difference. He's now got 21 homers on the season, easily a career best, and he's also on pace to set career highs in runs scored, RBI, slugging percentage and OPS as well. There have been few more surprising stories in 2017 than that of the Brewers castoff. Aug 20 - 12:53 AM

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Scooter Gennett hit his 20th home run of the season on Monday night against the Cubs.

Gennett singled and scored in the top of the second inning and hit a two-run shot in the top of the eighth, finishing 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in the 15-5 loss at Wrigley Field. The 27-year-old infielder continues to be a great surprise for Cincinnati.
Aug 14 - 11:59 PM

Scooter Gennett went 2-for-4 with a grand slam off Brad Hand as the Reds topped the Padres 10-3 on Thursday.

The go-ahead slam gave the Reds a 6-3 lead in the seventh. It was just Gennett's second homer off a lefty this year; he was hitting .203/.239/.313 in 64 at-bats against them, and it came off one of the very toughest in the league in Hand. That could help him earn some more playing time against southpaws, though the Reds still need to get Jose Peraza his at-bats, too.
Aug 10 - 4:27 PM

Scooter Gennett is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Yankees.

He'll take a seat against left-hander Jordan Montgomery. Adam Duvall will serve as the designated hitter while Patrick Kivlehan will make another start in left.
Jul 25 - 3:09 PM

Scooter Gennett homered again Monday in the Reds' loss to the Indians.

Gennett roped a solo shot off Indians starter Josh Tomlin in the top of the fifth inning, giving the Reds their first run of the game. They would score only one more. Gennett now has 18 home runs and 58 RBI this season, to go along with an exceptional .313/.362/.602 overall slash line. Nobody saw this coming.
Jul 24 - 9:51 PM

Scooter Gennett launched his 17th home run of the season on Sunday afternoon against the Marlins.

It was a solo shot in the bottom of the fourth inning of Marlins starter Tom Koehler. Gennett also added an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth, finishing 2-for-4 with two runs batted in. The second baseman has a remarkable .314/.364/.595 batting line in 82 total games this season for Cincinnati.
Jul 23 - 4:33 PM

Scooter Gennett went 2-for-4 with an RBI as his club fell to the Marlins on Saturday.

His eighth-inning RBI single drew the Reds within a run but they weren't able to score again. Gennett has been marvelously productive as a super-utility player this season, batting .311/.362/.584 with 16 home runs and 55 RBI in just 238 at-bats. Earlier this week the club announced he would become the starting second baseman moving forward, sending Jose Peraza to the bench.
Jul 23 - 1:20 AM

Scooter Gennett went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk in Friday’s loss to the Marlins.

The Reds managed just four hits on the night, with the lone run scoring on a sacrifice fly from Billy Hamilton in the third inning. Gennett started at second base on Friday and should be locked in there if the Reds end up trading All-Star shortstop Zack Cozart this month. Jose Peraza would simply slide over to shortstop.
Jul 22 - 12:20 AM

Scooter Gennett went 2-for-5 with three RBI in the Reds' loss to the Nationals on Sunday.

Gennett drove in a run on a groundout in the bottom of the third inning and he added RBI singles in the fifth and seventh, but Cincinnati ultimately fell 14-4. The 27-year-old second baseman continues to surprise, now with a .312/.364/.606 batting line and 54 RBI in 75 games. He has already reached a new career-high in homers with 16.
Jul 16 - 5:12 PM

Scooter Gennett homered and drove in four runs in a loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

Gennett and the Reds had no answers for Nationals starter Max Scherzer, but the club pounded out seven runs against a beleaguered Nats bullpen. That included Gennett's three-run homer in the ninth inning, his 16th of the year. That's already a career-best for the 27-year-old, who has found new life in Cincinnati after being cast off by the Brewers. Gennett is batting a robust .310/.364/.610 in 74 games overall this year.
Jul 16 - 12:24 AM

Scooter Gennett went 3-for-4 and blasted his 13th home run of the season as the Reds fell to the Rockies on Monday night in Colorado.

Gennett and Joey Votto blasted back-to-back homers off of Jeff Hoffman in the sixth inning to briefly tie the game at 3-3. That would be the extent of the Reds' offense in the game though. Gennett just continues to rake, slashing .311/.357/.591 with 13 homers and 43 RBI.
Jul 3 - 11:41 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price expects Scooter Gennett to see regular at-bats even after Zack Cozart (quad) returns from the disabled list.

Jose Peraza has been filling in for Cozart at shortstop with Gennett handling second base. Cozart will resume shortstop duties upon his return with Peraza likely moving back to second base but Price is going to do whatever he can to keep Gennett's bat in the lineup. "He's proven, I think, we have to stay with the multi-positional theme to keep him in the lineup with regularity," said Price. "It's just going to mean we're going to have to mix and match a little bit." Scooter can also play the outfield, though the Reds are well-stocked there with Billy Hamilton, Scott Schebler and Adam Duvall.
Source: reds.mlb.com
Jun 29 - 9:55 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Jose Peraza
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Jesse Winker
CF1Billy Hamilton
RF1Scott Schebler
2Patrick Kivlehan
3Phillip Ervin
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Scott Feldman
5Luis Castillo
6Robert Stephenson
7Tim Adleman
8Sal Romano
9Asher Wojciechowski
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Wandy Peralta
5Blake Wood
6Kevin Shackelford
7Austin Brice
8Lisalverto Bonilla
9Nefi Ogando