Hot-hitting Reds prospect Tyler Callihan has reached base safely in 6 straight games

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One of the more forgotten Cincinnati Reds' prospect is on a hot-streak of sorts. Former third-round pick Tyler Callihan has reached base safely in six straight games. The Dayton Dragons' infielder went 4-for-5 last night and fell a triple short of hitting for the cycle.

Callihan has battled injuries during his minor league career. The 22-year-old required Tommy John surgery last season before even reaching 100 plate appearances. Callihan was hitting .299/.351/.437 with a wRC+ of 113 according to FanGraphs.

The 2022 season has been more about Callihan getting back on track. Callihan spent 32 games at Low-A Daytona earlier this season and slashed .282./336/.419 with a 14.8% strikeout-rate before being promoted to High-A Dayton in late-June.

Reds prospect Tyler Callihan is riding a 6-game streak of reaching base safely.

Tyler Callihan is hitting just .220 since making the leap from Low-A to High-A, but don't forget that he's still recovering from an elbow injury he sustained last summer. While recovery from Tommy John surgery is different for hitters than it is pitchers, the injury is still limiting.

But over the past six games, it seems as though Callihan has experienced a bit of a breakthrough. The infielder is slashing .292/.414/.500 with a walk-rate of 17.2% and wRC+ of 156. He's recorded seven hits and five walks during those six games and has also stolen three bases.

The High-A season does not stretch as far into the month of September as Double-A and Triple-A. The Dayton Dragons final game of the year will be on September 11th at Lansing. A good finish to the 2022 season would be a fantastic way for Callihan to head into the offseason.

Tyler Callihan is ranked No. 19 among all Cincinnati Reds' prospects according MLB Pipeline. While his primary position is assumed to be second base, Callihan can also play third base, but it's his bat that will get him to The Show.

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