2006 Cincinnati Reds Season

2006 Cincinnati Reds
Major league affiliations
2006 information
Owner(s) Robert Castellini
General manager(s) Wayne Krivsky
Manager(s) Jerry Narron
Local television FSN Ohio
(George Grande, Chris Welsh)
Local radio WLW
(Marty Brennaman, Steve Stewart, Joe Nuxhall)
Stats ESPN.com


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The Cincinnati Reds' 2006 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Reds making a bid to win the NL Central division, although just falling short, finishing in third place. The Reds had a final record of 80–82 and were managed by Jerry Narron.

Regular season

Season summary

In the offseason before the season started, the Reds changed their ownership and their general manager. One key pickup was pitcher Bronson Arroyo. The Reds finished in third place in the NL Central division, just 3½ games behind the division winner and eventual World Series champion, the St. Louis Cardinals. The Reds also finished 2 games behind the second place team, the Houston Astros. They finished five games ahead of the fourth place team, the Milwaukee Brewers. They finished thirteen games ahead of the fifth place team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and fourteen games ahead of the sixth place team, the Chicago Cubs.

Aaron Harang led the team in wins with 16, and National League All-Star Bronson Arroyo was second with 14.[1]

The Reds finished in 12th out of 16 teams in the National League in attendance.[1]

Scott Hatteberg led the team in batting average and on-base percentage, with .289 and .389, respectively. Adam Dunn led the team in slugging percentage, games played, at bats, plate appearances, runs, total bases, home runs, runs batted in, walks, intentional walks, strikeouts, extra-base hits, and times on base. Edwin Encarnación led the team in doubles (with 33) and hit by pitch (13 times). Ryan Freel had more stolen bases and times caught stealing than anyone else on the team, with 37 and 11, respectively.[1]

Season standings

NL Central W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 83 78 .516
Houston Astros 82 80 .506
Cincinnati Reds 80 82 .494
Milwaukee Brewers 75 87 .463
Pittsburgh Pirates 67 95 16½ .414
Chicago Cubs 66 96 17½ .407

Notable transactions

  • April 7, 2006: Brandon Phillips was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the Cincinnati Reds for a player to be named later. The Cincinnati Reds sent Jeff Stevens (minors) (June 13, 2006) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.[2]
  • July 13, 2006: Felipe López was traded by the Cincinnati Reds with Austin Kearns and Ryan Wagner to the Washington Nationals for Gary Majewski, Royce Clayton, Bill Bray, Brendan Harris, and Daryl Thompson (minors).[3]
  • August 9, 2006: Todd Hollandsworth was purchased by the Cincinnati Reds from the Cleveland Indians.[4]


Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Game log

2006 Game Log

Player stats


Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
LF Adam Dunn 160 561 131 .234 40 92
3B Edwin Encarnación 117 406 112 .276 15 72
CF Ken Griffey, Jr. 109 428 108 .252 27 72
SS Felipe López 85 343 92 .268 9 30
2B Brandon Phillips 149 536 148 .276 17 75
C David Ross 90 247 63 .255 21 52
RF Austin Kearns 87 325 89 .274 16 50
1B Scott Hatteberg 141 456 132 .289 13 51

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Ryan Freel 132 454 123 .271 8 27
Rich Aurilia 122 440 132 .300 23 70
LaRue, JasonJason LaRue 72 191 37 .194 8 21
Valentin, JavierJavier Valentin 92 186 50 .269 8 27
Clayton, RoyceRoyce Clayton 50 149 35 .235 2 13
Denorfia, ChrisChris Denorfia 49 106 30 .283 1 7
Castro, JuanJuan Castro 54 95 27 .284 2 14


Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Bats International League Rick Sweet
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League Jayhawk Owens
A Sarasota Reds Florida State League Donnie Scott
A Dayton Dragons Midwest League Billy Gardner, Jr.
Rookie GCL Reds Gulf Coast League Luis Aguayo
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Rick Burleson


  • Game Logs:
1st Half: Cincinnati Reds Game Log on ESPN.com
2nd Half: Cincinnati Reds Game Log on ESPN.com
  • Batting Statistics: Cincinnati Reds Batting Stats on ESPN.com
  • Pitching Statistics: Cincinnati Reds Pitching Stats on ESPN.com
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