2006 Cincinnati Reds season

2006 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Other 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 8082 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

National League Central

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 8378 0.516 49–31 34–47
Houston Astros 8280 0.506 44–37 38–43
Cincinnati Reds 8082 0.494 42–39 38–43
Milwaukee Brewers 7587 0.463 48–33 27–54
Pittsburgh Pirates 6795 0.414 16½ 43–38 24–57
Chicago Cubs 6696 0.407 17½ 36–45 30–51

Record vs. opponents

2006 National League Records

Colorado 7–123–34–21–53–34–24–152–41–53–43–310–910–82–78–011–4
Los Angeles 10–83–32–46–015–45–13–34–23–44–36–45–1313–60–74–25–10
New York6–111–73–34–35–111–84–24–33–311–85–45–23–34–212–66–9
San Diego10–92–77–04–29–103–33–313–53–42–54–25–17–124–25–17–8
San Francisco11–84–34–25–28–103–35–16–133–63–31–51–612–71–41–58–7
St. Louis3–42–48–116–97–25-17–97–09–72–43–39–62–44–14–35–10

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]


2006 Cincinnati Reds roster
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
LFAdam Dunn160561131.2344092
3BEdwin Encarnación117406112.2761572
CFKen Griffey, Jr.109428108.2522772
SSFelipe López8534392.268930
2BBrandon Phillips149536148.2761775
CDavid Ross9024763.2552152
RFAustin Kearns8732589.2741650
1BScott Hatteberg141456132.2891351

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 Freel132454123.271827
Rich Aurilia122440132.3002370
Jason LaRue7219137.194821
Javier Valentin9218650.269827
Royce Clayton5014935.235213
Chris Denorfia4910630.28317
Juan Castro549527.284214


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



  1. 1 2 3 "2006 Cincinnati Reds at Baseball-Reference". Retrieved June 21, 2007..
  2. https://www.baseball-reference.com/p/phillbr01.shtml
  3. Felipe López Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. https://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hollato01.shtml
  5. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
  • Game Logs:
1st Half: Cincinnati Reds Game Log on ESPN.com
2nd Half: Cincinnati Reds Game Log on ESPN.com
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