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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 slugged a grand slam in Friday’s loss to the Red Sox.
It was his fourth grand slam of the season. Lou Gehrig had a four-homer game in 1932 and four grand slams in 1934, but Gennett is the only player in MLB history to pull off the feat in the same season. Imagine putting Gennett and Gehrig in the same sentence back in March. The surprise slugger is batting .297/.345/.548 with 27 homers and 93 RBI over 133 games this season. Sep 22 - 10:47 PM

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Scooter Gennett hit his 25th homer of the season on Sunday in a victory over Pittsburgh.

What a difference a year makes. Gennett's homer was a two-run shot off of Gerrit Cole in the sixth to make it 5-0 Reds. It's hard to believe that this was a player that Cincinnati picked up after being designated-for-assignment by Milwaukee this winter. He's now knocked in 87 runs, and has a robust .297/.346/.541 line on his 2017 campaign.
Sep 17 - 5:38 PM

Scooter Gennett (hand) returned to the Reds' starting lineup on Saturday.

Gennett missed the previous three games due to inflammation in his left hand. He's hitting fifth against Ivan Nova and the Pirates on Saturday. The 24-year-old is hitting .297/.347/.538 with 24 homers and 85 RBI in what has been a breakthrough season offensively.
Sep 16 - 12:07 PM

Scooter Gennett (hand) is out of the Reds' starting lineup again on Thursday at St. Louis.

Gennett also sat out of Wednesday's game after making an early exit Tuesday due to inflammation in his left hand. Jose Peraza will start at second base and bat leadoff Thursday versus Cardinals right-hander Luke Weaver.
Sep 14 - 11:59 AM

Scooter Gennett (hand) is out of the Reds' starting lineup on Wednesday night in St. Louis.

Gennett made an early exit from Tuesday's blowout loss with inflammation in his left hand. Consider him day-to-day for now. Jose Peraza is playing second base and batting seventh Wednesday versus Cardinals right-hander Jack Flaherty.
Sep 13 - 3:49 PM

Scooter Gennett went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Mets.

He singled and scored on a Scott Schebler sacrifice fly in the second inning. It was his club's only run of the night. Gennett has been a tremendous waiver wire claim for the Reds this year. He played sparingly in the first half but hit so well the team was basically forced to use him everyday after the All Star break. He has a .302/.352/.546 triple slash with 24 home runs and 85 RBI in 397 at-bats.
Sep 9 - 11:01 PM

Scooter Gennett is getting the day off Wednesday against the Brewers.

Gennett went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in Tuesday night's victory over Milwaukee, but Jose Peraza will take a turn at second base Wednesday as the Reds try for a three-game series sweep.
Sep 6 - 10:11 AM

Scooter Gennett went 2-for-4 and hit a three-run homer against his former team Tuesday as the Reds beat the Brewers 9-3.

The homer was his fourth of the year off a lefty, coming off Wei-Chung Wang in his third big-league relief appearance since 2014. He has 24 homers overall. He was largely quiet during August, but now he has 12 hits, including two homers, in his last six games.
Sep 5 - 11:06 PM

Scooter Gennett went 2-for-4 with a run scored against the Brewers on Monday.

Gennett has now hit safely in five straight games, four of them multi-hit games. The Reds were hoping for a breakout season from Jose Peraza at second base this year, but Gennett has been a steal as a waiver claim. He’s now batting .297/.349/.542 with 23 homers and 82 RBI through 120 games.
Sep 4 - 4:39 PM

Scooter Gennett went 3-for-4 with an RBI single, a stolen base, and two runs scored Friday versus the Pirates.

Gennett had a bit of a quiet August, but he now has three multi-hit games in his last four. The 27-year-old has been one of the most unexpected contributors in a big season for power in MLB. He’s hitting .292/.345/.544 with 23 homers and 82 RBI over 117 games. Keep in mind that Gennett had 35 career homers (in 456 games) coming into 2017.
Sep 1 - 10:44 PM

Scooter Gennett had a two-run homer and an RBI double to lead the Reds to a 7-2 win over the Mets on Thursday.

That makes 23 homers and 81 RBI for Scooter, both far and away career highs. Gennett has regressed since posting a .966 OPS in the first half; he entered the day at .250/.308/.423 in 156 at-bats since the All-Star break. Basically, he's back looking like the .762 OPS guy he's been in his career, and that's not quite good enough to make him a quality regular, given his below average defense at second base. Still, the Brewers figure to start him pretty regularly down the stretch, and as good as he was in the first half, they're justified in doing so.
Aug 31 - 3:47 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
4Chad Wallach
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Jose Peraza
SS1Zack Cozart
2Zach Vincej
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Phillip Ervin
RF1Scott Schebler
2Jesse Winker
3Patrick Kivlehan
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Scott Feldman
5Luis Castillo
6Robert Stephenson
7Sal Romano
8Tyler Mahle
9Amir Garrett
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Wandy Peralta
5Tim Adleman
6Kevin Shackelford
7Ariel Hernandez
8Austin Brice
9Cody Reed
10Rookie Davis
11Jackson Stephens
12Deck McGuire
13Keury Mella