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Scooter Gennett (B2 / Cin)

Scooter Gennett (B2, Cin)

Scooter Gennett will be the Reds' primary second baseman moving forward, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Impact

Manager Bryan Price wanted to give Jose Peraza every opportunity to play every day in the big leagues, but after Gennett broke out following an organizational switch, the former Brewer will now get the opportunity to play regularly. Gennett is slashing .308/.359/.590 on the season and appears to be slotted into the lineup somewhere around the fifth or sixth spot in Cincinnati's order.

Recent Stats

Week Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Total
Season               258
16 3 1 3 3 8 18
15 10 5 0 0 15
14 5 6 7 0 18
13 7 0 4 3 8 7 29
12 2 8 4 11 3 4 32

Older News

Scooter Gennett will start in right field and bat fifth Monday against the Nationals.

Impact

Zack Cozart's activation from the disabled list June 30 hasn't resulted in a dramatic drop in at-bats for Gennett, who will draw a third straight start Monday and his 10th in 14 games since Cozart's return. He's collected four home runs and 12 RBI during that stretch, so until his bat cools, fantasy owners can probably feel comfortable keeping in him their weekly lineups.

Scooter Gennett went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and four RBI during Saturday's loss to Washington.

Impact

Gennett has hit his way into consistent at-bats with the Reds and is now up to a .310/.364/.610 slash line with 16 homers, 51 RBI and 42 runs. His defensive versatility has enabled manager Bryan Price to be creative in finding ways to keep Gennett in the lineup, and added positional eligibility is always a welcomed fantasy bonus.

Scooter Gennett went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during a Saturday win against the Diamondbacks.

Impact

He batted fifth and played third base in place of Eugenio Suarez, confirming manager Bryan Price's spoken desire to fit Gennett into the lineup as often as possible. Gennett now has a hit in all seven July games, over which he's a ridiculous 10-for-21 with three big flies and five RBI. It's hard to picture Price taking him out of the lineup as long as this keeps going.

Scooter Gennett will start at second base and bat seventh Sunday against the Cubs, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Impact

Gennett had been typically serving as the Reds' No. 2 hitter of late, but the return of Zack Cozart (quad) from the disabled list Friday will likely result in Gennett residing in the bottom half of the lineup moving forward. While the move down in the order might limit Gennett's daily upside, he shouldn't lose out on much value in season-long formats if he's able to play ahead of the struggling Jose Peraza, who has batted just .223 since the beginning of June and will hit the bench Sunday.

Scooter Gennett will continue to play regularly even when Zack Cozart returns, though it won't always be at second base, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

Impact

Judging from manager Bryan Price's quote, it seems that Gennett will play more than he did before, albeit in the same sort of "super-sub" role. "It's just going to mean we're going to have to mix and match a little bit," Price said. "I think I was able to do that fairly well the first couple of months. But you can't deny his impact on our ballclub and my desire certainly to have him in the lineup with some regularity. I just can't do it at one position. I feel like it's very important that we continue to develop Peraza as a second baseman and middle infielder, and I don't want to deprive him of that opportunity to develop."

Scooter Gennett went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Brewers on Wednesday.

Impact

That four-homer, 10-RBI game is going to be his calling card for a while, but Gennett has remained productive since that day – over his last 17 contests, he's hit .313 with five home runs, 12 RBI and 15 runs scored. Unfortunately for the lefty-swinging second baseman, shortstop Zach Cozart is expected back Thursday, and that means Gennett will probably be forced into splitting playing time on the infield with Jose Peraza moving forward.

Scooter Gennett went 4-for-5 on Sunday with one home run, two RBI and two runs scored against the Nationals.

Impact

Gennett raised his slash line on the season to .308/.346/.592 in 174 at-bats this season. While it wasn't the four-home-run performance that put him in the record books earlier this year, Sunday was still quite the productive day. Gennett has emerged as a quality fantasy option in many leagues when he's in the lineup, which may happen less often after shortstop Zack Cozart (quadriceps) returns from the 10-day disabled list. That's tentatively set to happen Wednesday.

Scooter Gennett went 2-for-5 with a solo homer Friday against the Nationals.

Impact

Gennett smashed his 10th bomb of the season to open the scoring for the Reds in a road loss. He's hit seven homers this month, and he's been a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners with his .563 slugging percentage.

Scooter Gennett will start at second base and bat second Monday against the Rays, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Impact

With Zack Cozart (quadriceps) hitting the disabled list earlier in the day, Gennett looks bound to man the strong side of a platoon at the keystone with Arismendy Alcantara for the duration of his absence. Gennett has destroyed right-handed pitching throughout his career, maintaining a .294/.330/.445 line over 1,532 plate appearances.

Scooter Gennett went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's 8-7 loss to the Dodgers.

Impact

Gennett's eighth-inning blast was his first long ball since his history-making four-homer night June 6 against the Cardinals. The utility man saw his ownership tick up steadily following the eye-popping performance, but he hasn't made much of an impression since that time, providing only six hits in 27 at-bats. Look for Gennett to only make a few starts a week against right-handed pitching while the Reds maintain sound health in both the infield and outfield.

Scooter Gennett will man the keystone and bat second Wednesday against the Padres.

Impact

With the Reds' typical No. 1 and 2 hitters, Billy Hamilton (thumb) and Zack Cozart (quadriceps) out with injuries, Jose Peraza and Gennett will take their respective spots in the series finale. It's the second straight start for Gennett, who also batted second Tuesday in a rare appointment to the lineup against a left-handed pitcher (Clayton Richard). Since his four-homer game last week, Gennett has fallen back to earth a bit, going 5-for-18 with a stolen base while appearing in five contests.

Scooter Gennett is batting sixth and playing third base Thursday against the Cardinals, Tom Groeschen of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Impact

He's filling in for Eugenio Suarez in the matinee outing. Gennett went 1-for-4 with a run scored Wednesday as a follow-up to his historic four-homer performance Tuesday, but that game might've earned him more reps as a utility fill-in around the diamond.

Scooter Gennett went 5-for-5 with four home runs and 10 RBI during Tuesday's 13-1 win over the Cardinals.

Impact

Gennett entered Tuesday's contest having connected for just three home runs in his first 111 at-bats this season. On a night that will go down in baseball lore, the 27-year-old got the scoring started in the first inning with an RBI single before blasting four home runs in his next four at-bats. His monumental performance raised his batting average 32 points while boosting his slugging percentage by an incredible 128 points. Gennett is now slashing a very respectable .302/.336/.578 this season. Though his playing time has been spotty this season, it's safe to assume that manager Bryan Price will find a way to get Gennett's bat into the lineup much more frequently moving forward.

Scooter Gennett broke an 0-for-19 slump Monday night with a go-ahead two-run double against the Cardinals.

Impact

Despite Gennett's recent slump, his overall .270/.308/.450 line remains respectable as the Reds' super-sub. He'll get the start Tuesday night in left field, subbing in for the resting Adam Duvall.

Scooter Gennett is slotted as the designated hitter and batting seventh in the order Wednesday against the Indians.

Impact

It's the second time in his career that Gennett gets to start as the designated hitter and this puts his bat in the lineup for the second consecutive game. The reserve infielder has made the most of his inconsistent playing time this season, batting .298 with 17 RBI in just 84 at-bats. Look for the Reds to continue giving him scattered opportunities down the road.