Friday, July 21, 2017

Marco Gonzalez traded to Mariners

Marco Gonzalez was traded by the St Louis Cardinals to the Seattle Mariners on July 21, 2017. The Cardinals in exchange received Tyler O'Neill.

LHP Gonzalez had split 2017 between Class A Advanced Palm Beach, Triple A Memphis and the Cardinals. He was 0-0, 1.50 ERA, 7 K, 0.33 WHIP, .100 BAA in 6.0 IP in 1 GS at Palm Beach, 6-4, 2.90 ERA, 57 K, 1.04 WHIP, .220 BAA in 68.1 IP over 11 GS at Memphis and 0-0, 13.50 ERA, 2 K, 1.80 WHIP, .375 BAA in 3.1 IP in 1 GS with the Cardinals. Over three MLB seasons with the Cardinals he was 4-2, 5.53 ERA, 34 K, 1.65 WHIP, .276 BAA in 40.2 IP over 12 games with 7 GS. He was originally drafted by the Cardinals with the 19th pick of the first round in 2013. Gonzalez turned 25 on February 16.

Outfielder O'Neill hit 85 for 349, .244/.328/.479 with 19 HR, 56 RBI, 54 R, 9 SB in 93 games at Triple A Tacoma in 2017. He was originally drafted by the Mariners in the third round in 2013. O'Neill turned 22 on June 22.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

David Phelps traded to Mariners

David Phelps was traded by the Miami Marlins to the Seattle Mariners on July 20, 2017. The Marlins in exchange received Brayan Hernandez, Brandon Miller, Pablo Lopez and Lukas Schiraldi.

RHP Phelps was 2-4, 3.45 ERA, 51 K, 1.34 WHIP, .243 BAA in 47.0 IP over 44 games with the Marlins in 2017. Over six MLB seasons with the Marlins and Yankees he was 28-32, 3.90 ERA, 509 K, 1.32 WHIP, .247 BAA, 5 SV in 545.0 IP over 218 games with 64 GS. He was originally drafted by the Yankees in the 14th round in 2008 and traded to the Marlins in 2014. Phelps will be 31 on October 9th.

Outfielder Hernandez had split 2017 between Short Season A Everett and Triple A Tacoma. He hit 26 for 103, .252/.306/.408 with 2 HR, 15 RBI, 9 R, 4 SB in 28 games at Everett and 2 for 5, .400/.400/.400 with 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 R, 1 SB in 3 games at Tacoma. He originally signed with the Mariners in 2014 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Hernandez will be 20 on September 11, 

RHP Miller was 9-4, 3.65 ERA, 94 K, 1.18 WHIP, .254 BAA in 101.0 IP over 18 GS at Class A Clinton in 2017. He was originally drafted by the Mariners in the sixth round in 2016. Miller turned 22 on June 16.

RHP Lopez was 5-8, 5.04 ERA, 89 K, 1.26 WHIP, .279 BAA in 100.0 IP over 19 games with 18 GS at Class A Advanced Modesto in 2017. He originally signed with the Mariners in 2012 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Lopez turned 21 on March 7th. 

RHP Schiraldi was 2-1, 4.58 ERA, 63 K, 1.50 WHIP, .213 BAA, 3 SV in 37.1 IP over 28 games at Modesto in 2017. He was originally drafted by the Mariners in the 15th round in 2014. Schiraldi will be 24 on July 25.

Nolan Arenado hit 3 HR vs Padres 071917

Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies hit three home runs in an 18-4 rout of the San Diego Padres on July 19, 2017. For the game he was 5 for 6 with 3 HR, 7 RBI and 4 R while batting third and playing third base. He started with a solo shot in the fourth inning, added another solo shot in the fifth and completed the trifecta with a 2-run blast in the sixth. This season he is hitting 116 for 375, .309/.356/.584 with 21 HR, 80 RBI, 63 R, 2 SB in 94 games. Over six MLB seasons with the Rockies he has hit .288/.335/.529 with 132 HR, 456 RBI, 383 R, 10 SB in 655 games. He was originally drafted by the Rockies in the second round in 2009. Arenado turned 26 on April 16.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Todd Frazier traded to Yankees in 7 Player Deal

Todd Frazier was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the New York Yankees on July 19, 2017 along with David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle. The White Sox in exchange received Tyler Clippard, Ian Clarkin, Blake Rutherford and Tito Polo.

Third baseman Frazier hit 58 for 280, .207/.328/.432 with 16 HR, 44 RBI, 41 R, 4 SB in 81 games with the White Sox in 2017. Over seven MLB seasons with the White Sox and Reds he hit .247/.318/.461 with 164 HR, 466 RBI, 435 R, 62 SB in 872 games. He was originally drafted by the Reds with the 34th pick of the first round in 2007 and was traded to the White Sox in 2015. Frazier turned 31 on February 12.

RHP Robertson was 4-2, 2.70 ERA, 47 K, 0.96 WHIP, .176 BAA, 13 SV in 33.1 IP over 31 games with the White Sox in 2017. Over 10 MLB seasons with the White Sox and Yankees he was 40-29, 2.95 ERA, 732 K, 1.18 WHIP, .213 BAA, 131 SV in 552.1 IP over 555 games. He was originally drafted by the Yankees in the 17th round in 2006 and signed with the White Sox in 2014 as a free agent. Robertson turned 32 on April 9th.

RHP Kahnle was 1-3, 2.50 ERA, 60 K, 0.97 WHIP, .214 BAA in 36.0 IP over 37 games with the White Sox in 2017. Over four MLB seasons with the White Sox and Rockies he was 3-6, 3.70 ERA, 187 K, 1.31 WHIP, .218 BAA, 3 SV in 165.1 IP over 156 games. He was originally drafted by the Yankees in the fifth round in 2010, selected by the Rockies in the 2013 Rule 5 draft and traded to the White Sox in 2015. Kahnle will be 28 on August 7th.

RHP Clippard was 1-5, 4.95 ERA, 42 K, 1.29 WHIP, .209 BAA, 1 SV in 36.1 IP over 40 games with the Yankees in 2017. Over 11 MLB seasons with the Yankees, Diamondbacks, Mets, Athletics and Nationals he was 47-40, 3.06 ERA, 726 K, 1.12 WHIP, .196 BAA, 57 SV in 661.1 IP over 598 games with 8 GS. He was originally drafted by the Yankees in the ninth round in 2003. Clippard turned 32 on February 14. 

LHP Clarkin was 4-5, 2.62 ERA, 58 K, 1.27 WHIP, .254 BAA in 253.2 IP over 15 games with 14 GS at Class A Advanced Tampa in 2017. He was originally drafted by the Yankees with the 33rd pick of the first round in 2013. Clarkin turned 22 on February 14,

Outfielder Rutherford hit 77 for 274, .281/.342/.391 with 2 HR, 30 RBI, 41 R, 9 SB in 71 games at Class A Charleston in 2017. He was originally drafted by the Yankees with the 18th pick of the first round in 2016. Rutherford turned 20 on May 2nd. 

Outfielder Polo had split 2017 between Tampa and Double A Trenton. He hit 68 for 235, .289/.346/.434 with 4 HR, 20 RBI, 42 R, 20 SB in 60 games at Tampa and 21 for 55, .382/.460/.545 with 1 HR, 17 RBI, 14 R, 7 SB in 14 games at Trenton. He originally signed with the Pirates in 2012 as an amateur free agent out of Columbia and was traded to the Yankees in 2016. Polo will be 23 on August 23.

JD Martinez traded to Diamondbacks

J.D. Martinez was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 18, 2017. The Tigers in exchange received Dawel Lugo, Sergio Alcantara and Jose King.

Oufielder Martinez hit 61 for 200, .305/.388/.630 with 16 HR, 39 RBI, 38 R, 2 SB in 57 games with the Tigers in 2017. Over seven MLB seasons with the Tigers and Astros he has hit .283/.340/.494 with 123 HR, 411 RBI, 344 R, 14 SB in 710 games. He was originally drafted by the Astros in the 20th round in 2009. Martinez will be 30 on August 21.

Third baseman Lugo hit 96 for 341, .282/.325/.428 with 7 HR, 43 RBI, 40 R, 1 SB in 88 games at Double A Jackson in 2017. He originally signed with the Blue Jays in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic and was traded to the Diamondbacks in 2015. Lugo turned 22 on December 31.

Shortstop Alcantara hit 95 for 340, .279/.344/.362 with 3 HR, 28 RBI, 44 R, 11 SB in 86 games at Class A Advanced Visalia in 2017. He originally signed with the Diamondbacks in 2012 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Alcantara turned 21 on July 10.

Shortstop King hit 12 for 46, .261/.333/.348 with 0 HR, 9 RBI, 7 R, 2 SB in 13 games at Rookie Arizona in 2017. He originally signed with the Diamondbacks in 2015 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. King turned 18 on January 16.

Chaz Roe traded to Rays

Chaz Roe was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Tampa Bay Rays on July 18, 2017 for cash. The RHP had split 2017 between Rookie Gulf Coast and Class A Advanced Florida while rehabbing, Triple A Gwinnett and the Braves. He was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 K, 1.00 WHIP, .000 BAA in 1.0 IP in 1 game at Gulf Coast, 0-1, 27.00 ERA, 3 K, 4.00 WHIP, .500 BAA in 2.0 IP over 3 games with 1 GS at Florida, 0-1, 27.00 ERA, 1 K, 4.00 WHIP, .600 BAA in 1.0 IP in 1 game at Gwinnett and 0-0, 9.00 ERA, 1 K, 2.50 WHIP, .300 BAA in 2.0 IP over 3 games with the Braves. Over five MLB seasons with the Braves, Orioles, Yankees and Diamondbacks he was 7-2, 4.16 ERA, 104 K, 1.43 WHIP, .249 BAA in 97.1 IP over 93 games. He was originally drafted by the Rockies with the 32nd pick of the first round in 2005. Roe turned 30 on October 9th.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

MiLB Pitchers of the Week 071017 to 071617

Week 14 minor league pitchers of the week

International League Pacific Coast League
Andrew Albers Wilmer Font
Gwinnett (ATL) Oklahoma City (LAD)
Eastern League Southern League Texas League
Chris Flexen Grayson Long Zac Gallen
Binghamton (NYM) Mobile (LAA) Springfield (STL)
Carolina League California League Florida State League
Michael Rucker Grant Watson Sean Poppen
Myrtle Beach (CHC) San Jose (SF) Fort Myers (MIN)
Midwest League South Atlantic League
Zack Erwin Justin Camp
Beloit (OAK) Lexington (KC)
New York-Penn League Northwest League
Gunnar Kines Andres Torres
Brooklyn (NYM) Everett (SEA)
Appalachian League Pioneer League
Elio Silva Packy Naughton
Bluefield (TOR) Billings (CIN)