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Scooter Gennett (B2 / Cin)

Scooter Gennett (B2, Cin)

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.

Recent Stats

Week Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Total
Season               148
12 2 2
11 0 0 9 10 2 21
10 2 4 3 2 0 11
9 1 0 0 0 4 31 36
8 2 4 1 0 7

Older News

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.

Scooter Gennett was added to Tuesday's lineup after Eugenio Suarez (neck) was scratched, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Impact

To fill in for the ailing Suarez, Gennett will man the hot corner and slot into the lineup in the seventh spot. It's unclear how long Suarez will be out with this ailment, but Gennett seems like a good candidate to gain playing time given his strong start to the season.

Scooter Gennett is batting sixth and starting in left field for Saturday's contest against the Brewers, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Impact

Gennett has performed well in limited time playing time this season, batting .286 with three home runs and eight RBI over just 21 at-bats. He gets the start against his former club in place of Adam Duvall.

Scooter Gennett went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Pirates.

Impact

The homer, a three-run shot off Trevor Williams in the eighth inning that gave the Reds some insurance runs, was Gennett's third of the season. The former Brewer hit a career-high 14 home runs in 2016, but with three blasts through seven games already in 2017, he seems intent on proving that the power stroke he developed last year is for real.

Scooter Gennett is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Pirates, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Impact

Zack Cozart was scratched with a sore wrist, so the Reds decided to shift Jose Peraza over to shortstop and add Gennett to the lineup to play second. Gennett hasn't seen much time on the field this season and has gone 1-for-11 over five games.

Scooter Gennett is leading off and starting at second base Saturday against righty Michael Wacha and the Cardinals, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

Impact

With Jose Peraza and Billy Hamilton out of the lineup, Gennett will get favorable placement against a righty in this contest, making him an interesting value play in DFS. He obviously has his flaws, but Gennett has a career .293/.330/.447 slash line against right-handed pitching.