Underrated Reds prospect Adam Serwinowski punctuates impressive season with rare feat

That was impressive!

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The Cincinnati Reds have a number of talented prospects who are looking to follow the paths of recently promoted players like Elly De La Cruz, Andrew Abbott, and Christian Encarnacion-Strand. Last season, the Reds saw a number of first-year players make a tremendous impact at the major league level, and those same players are attempting to stake their claim in 2024.

But every so often, there comes along an under-the-radar prospect who pieces together an impressive season or two in the minor leagues and parlays it into an eventual promotion to The Show. Reds fans have seen that type of trajectory recently with the likes Blake Dunn, Jacob Hurtubise, and Carson Spiers.

Reds prospect Adam Serwinowski is looking to add his name to that list. A 15th-round draft choice of the Reds back in 2022, Serwinowski has put together quite the season in 2024 and punctuated that effort with an immaculate inning on Thursday.

Reds prospect Adam Serwinowski throws immaculate inning for Daytona Tortugas

For those who are unaware, an immaculate inning is a three-strikeout inning when a pitcher throws just nine pitches. The last major league player to do so was Pittsburgh Pirates starter Johan Oviedo who struck out three batters on nine pitches last May against the Texas Rangers. The last Reds pitcher to pull off such an accomplishment was Kevin Gausman back in 2019.

Serwinowski's immaculate inning came in the first when he mowed down the Dunedin Blue Jays with nine straight strikes. Two balls were fouled off, two strikes came without a swing, and the other five all came courtesy of a swing-and-miss.

This is nothing new for Serwinowski, as he's been one of the most impressive Reds prospects in the minor leagues this season. The left-hander, currently rated as the Reds' 30th-best prospect according to MLB Pipeline, is 1-1 with a 2.53 ERA in 12 starts for the Tortugas this season. Serwinowski now has 50 punch outs in 48.2 innings pitched this season.

Serwinowski is 6-foot-5 lefty who's just 20 years old. Based on the recent displays from the likes of Nick Lodolo and Andrew Abbott, it's fair to say that Cincinnati has a solid track record of developing left-handed starters. Will Serwinowski be the next one up?

With just 77 innings in the minors, Reds fans shouldn't expect to see the southpaw in the majors for the next few seasons. However, Serwinowski could be bumped up a level, and may find himself in Dayton after his latest immaculate outing.

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