Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Joe Mauer AL Player of Week 052316 to 052916

Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins was selected the American League Player of the Week for the span of May 23, 2016 through May 29, 2016. For the week he hit 11 for 25, .440/.500/.920 with 4 HR, 7 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB and 3 BB. This season the first baseman is hitting .281/.389/.427 with 6 HR, 18 RBI, 18 R, 1 SB in 50 games. Over 13 MLB seasons with the Twins he has hit .312/.394/.450 with 125 HR, 773 RBI, 835 R, 49 SB in 1505 games. He was originally drafted by the Twins with the first over all pick in 2001Mauer turned 33 on April 19.

Johnny Cueto NL Player of Week 052316 to 052916

Johnny Cueto of the San Francisco Giants was selected the National League Player of the Week for the span of May 23, 2016 through May 29, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 1.67 ERA, 2 GS, 15.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 HR, 2 BB, 11 K and .159 BAA. This season the RHP is 8-1, 2.31 ERA, 72 K, 1.17 WHIP, .232 BAA in 81.2 IP over 11 games. Over nine MLB seasons with the Giants, Royals and Reds he is 104-71, 3.24 ERA, 1243 K, 1.03 WHIP, .239 BAA in 1502.0 IP over 237 games. He originally signed with the Reds in 2004 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Cueto turned 30 on February 15.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Aroldis Chapman traded to Yankees

Aroldis Chapman was traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the New York Yankees on December 28, 2015. The Reds in exchange received Caleb Cotham, Rookie Davis, Eric Jagielo and Tony Renda. 

LHP Chapman was 4-4, 1.63 ERA, 116 K, 1.15 WHIP, 1.81 BAA, 33 SV in 66.1 IP over 65 games with the Reds in 2015. Over seven MLB seasons with the Yankees and Reds he is 19-20, 2.17 ERA, 561 K, 1.01 WHIP, .155 BAA, 153 SV in 328.1 IP over 334 games. He originally signed with the Reds in 2010 out of Cuba. Chapman turned 28 on February 28.

RHP Cotham split 2015 between Double A Trenton, Triple A Scranton\Wilkes-Barre and the Yankees. He was 4-2, 2.77 ERA, 31 K, 1.08 WHIP, .208 BAA, 1 SV in 26.0 IP over 15 games at Trenton, 2-2, 1.74 ERA, 30 K, 0.97 WHIP, .216 BAA, 1 SV in 31.0 IP over 20 games at SWB and 1-0, 6.52 ERA, 11 K, 1.55 WHIP, .326 BAA in 9.2 IP over 12 games with the Yankees. He was originally drafted by the Yankees in the fifth round in 2009.

RHP Davis split 2015 between Class A Advanced Tampa and Trenton, He was 6-6, 3.70 ERA, 105 K. 1.15 WHIP, .250 BAA in 97.1 IP over 19 games at Tampa and 2-1, 4.32 ERA, 24 K, 1.38 WHIP, .292 BAA in 33.1 IP over 6 games at Trenton. He was originally drafted by the Yankees in the 14th round in 2011. Davis turned 23 on April 29.

Jagielo is a third baseman who hit .284/.347/.495 with 9 HR, 35 RBI, 36 R, 0 SB in 58 games at Trenton in 2015. He was originally drafted by the Yankees with the 26th pick of the first round in 2013. Jagielo turned 24 on May 17.

Renda is a second baseman who split 2015 between Double A Harrisburg and Trenton. He hit .267/.333/.340 with 1 HR, 23 RBI, 31 R, 13 SB in 54 games at Harrisburg and .270/.328/.372 with 2 HR, 21 RBI, 42 R, 10 SB in 73 games at Trenton. He was originally drafted by the Nationals in the second round in 2012 and traded to the Yankees in June 2015 . Renda turned 25 on January 24.


Kyle Lobstein traded to Pirates

Kyle Lobstein was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Pittsburgh Pirates on December 21, 2015 for cash. The LHP split 2015 between Class A Advanced Lakeland, Triple A Toledo and the Tigers. He was 0-1, 3.52 ERA, 4 K, 1.17 WHIP, .269 BAA in 7.2 IP over 2 games at Lakeland, 0-2, 6.62 ERA, 13 K, 1.98 WHIP, .347 BAA in 17.2 IP over 4 games at Toledo and 3-8, 5.94 ERA, 32 K, 1.59 WHIP, .305 BAA in 63.2 IP over 13 games with the Tigers. Over three MLB seasons with the Pirates and Tigers he is 6-10, 5.24 ERA, 73 K, 1.46 WHIP, .278 BAA in 123.2 IP over 30 games with 17 GS. He was originally drafted by the Rays in the second round in 2008. Lobstein will be 27 on August 12.

Tyler Olson traded to Dodgers

Tyler Olson was traded by the Seattle Mariners to the Los Angeles Dodgers on December 18, 2015 for future considerations. Th LHP split 2015 between Triple A Tacoma and the Mariners. He was 3-5, 4.47 ERA, 53 K, 1.44 WHIP, .276 BAA, 1 SV in 54.1 IP over 25 games with 6 GS at Tacoma and 1-1, 5.40 ERA, 8 K, 2.10 WHIP, .346 BAA in 13.1 IP over 11 games with the Mariners. He was originally drafted by the Mariners in the seventh round in 2013. Olson will be 27 on October 2nd.

Dan Otero traded to Indians

Dan Otero was traded by the Philadelphia Philles to the Cleveland Indians on December 18, 2015 for cash. The RHP split 2015 between Triple A Nashville and the Athletics before being claimed by the Phillies off waivers in November. He was 2-0, 1.95 ERA, 19 K, 0.98 WHIP, .223 BAA in 27.2 IP over 15 games at Nashville and 2-4, 6.75 ERA, 28 K, 1.50 WHIP, .333 BAA in 46.2 IP over 41 games with the Athletics. Over five MLB seasons with the Indians, Athletics and Giants he is 12-6, 3.19 ERA, 125 K, 1.25 WHIP, .278 BAA, 2 SV in 205.2 IP over 175 games. He was originally drafted by the Giants in the 21st round in 2007. Otero turned 31 on February 19.

Jason Rogers traded to Pirates

Jason Rogers was traded by the Milwaukee Brewers to the Pittsburgh Pirates on December 17, 2015, The Brewers in exchange received Keon Broxton and Trey Supak.

Rogers is a first baseman who split 2015 between Triple A Colorado Springs and the Brewers. He hit .344/.449/.607 with 8 HR, 24 RBI, 25 R, 0 SB in 33 games at Colorado Springs and .296/.367/.441 with 4 HR, 16 RBI, 22 R, 0 SB in 86 games with the Brewers. Over two MLB seasons with the Brewers he hit .286/.358/.429 with 1 HR, 16 RBI, 22 R, 0 SB in 94 games. He was originally drafted by the Brewers in the 32nd round in 2010. Rogers turned 28 on March 13.

Broxton is an outfielder who split 2015 between Double A Altoona, Triple A Indianapolis and the Pirates. He hit .302/.365/.464 with 3 HR, 26 RBI, 35 R, 11 SB in 45 games at Altoona, .256/.352/.423 with 7 HR, 42 RBI, 51 R, 28 SB in 88 games at Indianapolis and was hitless in two at bats over seven games with the Pirates. He was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks in the third round in 2009 and was traded to the Pirates in 2014. Broxton turned 26 on May 7th.

RHP Supak pitched in 2015 at Rookie Bristol where he was 1-2, 6.67 ERA, 23 K, 1.41 WHIP, .304 BAA in 28.1 IP over 8 games. He was originally drafted by the Pirated in the second round in 2014. Supak will be 20 on May 31.

Brendan Ryan traded to Cubs

Brendan Ryan was traded by the New York Yankees to the Chicago Cubs on December 17, 2015 to complete an earlier deal. The SS/2B/3B split 2015 between Class A Advanced Tampa, Double A Trenton, and Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre while rehabbing and the Yankees. He hit .333/.333/.667 with 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 R, 0 SB in 1 game at Tampa, .240/.345/.280 with 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R, 0 SB in 8 games at Trenton, .200/.273/.200 with 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 R, 0 SB in 3 games at SWB and .229/.275/.333 with 0 HR, 8 RBI, 10 R, 0 SB in 47 games with the Yankees. Over 10 MLB seasons with the Angels, Yankees, Mariners and Cardinals he has hit .233/.293/.314 with 19 HR, 203 RBI, 303 R, 67 SB in 890 games. He was originally drafted by the Cardinals in the seventh round in 2003. Ryan turned 34 on March 26.

Todd Frazier traded to White Sox in 3 team deal

Todd Frazier was traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Chicago White Sox on December 16, 2015 in a three team deal. The Reds in exchange received from the Los Angeles Dodgers Jose Peraza, Scott Schebler and Brandon Dixon. The Dodgers received from the White Sox Micah Johnson, Frankie Montas and Trayce Thompson.

Frazier is a 3B\1B who hit .255/.309/.498 with 35 HR, 89 RBI, 82 R, 13 SB in 157 games with the Reds in 2015. Over five MLB seasons with the Reds he hit .257/.321/.463 with 108 HR, 324 RBI, 305 R, 43 SB in 633 games. He was originally drafted by the Reds with the 34th pick of the first round in 2007. Frazier turned 30 on February 12.

Peraza is a 2B\OF who split 2015 between Triple A Gwinnett, Triple A Oklahoma City and the Dodgers. He hit .294/.318/.379 with 3 HR, 37 RBI, 52 R, 26 SB in 96 game at Gwinnett, .289/.304/.378 with 1 HR, 5 RBI, 11 R, 7 SB in 22 games at Oklahoma City and .182/.250/.318 with 0 HR, 1 RBI, 3 R, 3 SB in 7 games with the Dodgers. He originally signed with the Braves in 2010 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela and was traded to the Dodgers in July 2015. Peraza turned 22 on April 30.

Schebler is an outfielder who split 2015 between Oklahoma City and the Dodgers. He hit .241/.322/.410 with 13 HR, 50 RBI, 57 R, 15 SB in 121 games at Oklahoma City and .250/.325/.500 with 3 HR, 4 RBI, 6 R, 2 SB in 19 games with the Dodgers. He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the 26th round in 2010. Schebler will be 26 on October 6th.

Dixon is a 2B\3B\OF who split 2015 between Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga and Double A Tulsa. He hit .299/.358/.575 with 11 HR, 30 RBI, 37 R, 10 SB in 45 games at Rancho Cucamonga and .244/.272/.375 with 8 HR, 38 RBI, 33 R, 16 SB in 83 games at Tulsa. He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the third round in 2013. Dixon turned 24 on January 29.

Johnson is a second baseman who split 2015 between Rookie Arizona, Triple A Charlotte and the White Sox. He hit .333/.412/.467 with 0 HR, 0 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB in 5 games at Arizona, .315/.375/.466 with 8 HR, 36 RBI, 54 R, 28 SB in 78 games at Charlotte and .230/.306/.270 with 0 HR, 4 RBI, 10 R, 3 SB in 36 games with the White Sox. he was originally drafted by the White Sox in the ninth round in 2012. Johnson turned 25 on December 18.

RHP Montas split 2015 between Double A Birmingham and the White Sox. He was 5-5, 2.97 ERA, 108 K, 1.22 WHIP, .219 BAA in 112.0 IP over 23 games at Birmingham and 0-2, 4.80 ERA, 20 K, 1.53 WHIP, .246 BAA in 15.0 IP over 7 games with the White Sox. He originally signed with the Red Sox in 2009 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic and was traded to the White Sox in 2013. Montas turned 23 on March 21.

Thompson is an outfielder who split 2015 between Charlotte and the White Sox. He hit .260/.304/.441 with 13 HR, 39 RBI, 53 R, 11 SB in 104 games at Charlotte and .295/.363/.533 with 5 HR, 16 RBI, 17 R, 1 SB in 44 games with the White Sox. He was originally drafted by the White Sox in the second round in 2009. Thompson turned 25 on March 15.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Ken Giles traded to Astros

Ken Giles was traded by the Philadelphia Phillies to the Houston Astros on December 12, 2015 along with Jonathan Arauz. The Phillies in exchange received Brett Oberholtzer, Harold Arauz, Mark Appel, Tom Eshelman and Vince Velasquez.

RHP Giles was 6-3, 1.80 ERA, 87 K, 1.20 WHIP, .219 BAA, 15 SV in 70.0 IP over 69 games with the Phillies in 2015. Over three MLB seasons with the Astros and Phillies he is 9-6, 2.18 ERA, 178 K, 1.11 WHIP, .211 BAA, 17 SV in 136.0 IP over 137 games. He was originally drafted by the Phillies in the seventh round in 2011. Giles will be 26 on September 20.

Arauz is a shortstop who hit .254/.309/.370 with 2 HR, 18 RBI, 21 R, 2 SB in 44 games at Rookie Gulf Coast in 2015. He originally signed with the Phillies in 2014 as an amateur free agent out of Panama. Arauz will be 18 on August 3rd.

LHP Oberholtzer split 2015 between Triple A Fresno and the Astros. He was 7-4, 3.86 ERA, 52 K, 1.19 WHIP, .257 BAA in 70.0 IP over 12 games at Fresno and 2-2, 4.46 ERA, 27 K, 1.59 WHIP, .293 BAA in 38.1 IP over 8 games with the Astros. Over four MLB seasons with the Phillies and Astros he is 13-20, 4.18 ERA, 186 K, 1.38 WHIP, .283 BAA in 275.2 IP over 55 games with 42 GS. He was originally drafted by the Braves in the eighth round in 2008. Oberholtzer will be 27 on July 1st.

RHP Arauz pitched in 2015 at Class A Tri-City where he was 0-5, 5.75 ERA, 52 K, 1.74 WHIP, .329 BAA in 51.2 IP over 15 games with 10 GS. He originally signed with the Astros in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of Panama. Arauz will be 22 on May 29. No indication related to Jonathan.

RHP Appel split 2015 between Double A Corpus Christi and Triple A Fresno. He was 5-1, 4.26 ERA, 49 K, 1.44 WHIP, .279 BAA in 63.1 IP over 13 games at Corpus Christi and 5-2, 4.48 ERA, 61 K, 1.39 WHIP, .255 BAA in 68.1 IP over 12 games at Fresno. He was originally drafted by the Astros with the first overall pick in 2013. Appel will be 25 on July 15.

RHP Eshelman split 2015 between Rookie Gulf Coast and Class A Quad Cities. He was 0-1, 4.50 ERA, 3 K, 1.25 WHIP, .200 BAA in 4.0 IP over 2 games at Gulf Coast and 0-0, 4.26 ERA, 5 K, 1.89 WHIP, .346 BAA in 6.1 IP over 2 games at Quad Cities. He was originally drafted by the Astros in the second round in 2015. Eshelman will be 22 on June 20.

RHP Velasquez split 2015 between Corpus Christi and the Astros. He was 4-0, 1.91 ERA, 45 K, 1.00 WHIP, .175 BAA in 33.0 IP over 9 games with 5 GS at Corpus Christi and 1-1, 4.37 ERA, 58 K, 1.28 WHIP, .240 BAA in 55.2 IP over 19 games with 7 GS with the Astros. He was originally drafted by the Astros in the second round in 2010. Velasquez will be 24 on June 7th.

Charlie Morton traded to Phillies

Charlie Morton was traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Philadelphia Phillies on December 12, 2015. The Pirates in exchange received David Whitehead.

RHP Morton split 2015 between Double A Altoona and Triple A Indianapolis while rehabbing and the Pirates. He was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 5 K, 0.57 WHIP, .091 BAA in 7.0 IP in 1 game at Altoona, 1-1, 2.03 ERA, 17 K, 1.28 WHIP, .255 BAA in 13.1 IP over 2 games at Indianapolis and 9-9, 4.81 ERA, 96 K, 1.38 WHIP, .271 BAA in 129.0 IP over 23 games with the Pirates. Over nine MLB seasons with the Phillies, Pirates and Braves he is 46-71, 4.54 ERA, 630 K, 1.44 WHIP, .276 BAA in 893.0 IP over 162 games. He was originally drafted by the Braves in the third round in 2002. Morton turned 32 on November 12.

RHP Whitehead pitched at Class A Advanced Clearwater in 2015 where he was 9-11, 4.44 ERA, 94 K, 1.50 WHIP, .291 BAA in 135.2 IP over 25 games. He was originally drafted by the Phillies in the 34th round in 2013. Whitehead turned 24 on April 21.

Zach Kapstein traded to Orioles

Zach Kapstein was traded by the Boston Red Sox to the Baltimore Orioles on December 11, 2015 for cash. The OF\C split 2015 between Class A Lowell and Class A Advanced Salem . He hit .250/.316/.313 with 0 HR, 3 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB in 4 games at Lowell and .250/.316/.341 with 1 HR, 13 RBI, 9 R, 3 SB in 26 games at Salem. He was originally drafted by the Red Sox in the 44th round in 2010. Kapstein turned 24 on May 28.

Ryne Harper traded to Mariners

Ryne Harper was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Seattle Mariners on December 11, 2015 to complete an earlier deal. The RHP split 2015 between Class A Rome and Double A Mississippi. He was 0-0, 5.40 ERA, 3 K, 1.20 WHIP, .286 BAA in 1.2 IP in 1 game at Rome and 0-1, 1.87 ERA, 40 K, 0.98 WHIP, .186 BAA in 33.2 IP over 23 games at Mississippi. He was originally drafted by the Braves in the 37th round in 2011. Harper turned 27 on March 27.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Nestor Cortes South Atlantic League PiOW 051616 to 052216

Nestor Cortes of the Charleston RiverDogs was selected the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 16, 2016 through May 22, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB, and 12 K. This season the LHP is 2-0, 0.92 ERA, 27 K, 0.61 WHIP, .121 BAA, 1 SV in 19.2 IP over 4 games with 2 GS. Charleston is the Class A team of the New York Yankees. He was originally drafted by the Yankees in the 36th round in 2013. Cortes turned 21 on December 10.

Fernando Romero Midwest League PiOW 051616 to 052216

Fernando Romero of the Cedar Rapids Kernels was selected the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 16, 2016 through May 22, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB, and 4 K. This season the RHP is 2-0, 0.90 ERA, 9 K, 0.40 WHIP, .063 BAA in 10.0 IP over 2 games. Cedar Rapids is the Class A team of the Minnesota Twins. He originally signed with the Twins in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Romero turned 21 on December 24.

Ricky Knapp Florida State League PiOW 051616 to 052216

Ricky Knapp of the St Lucie Mets was selected the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 16, 2016 through May 22, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 1 SHO, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 2 HBP, 0 BB and 4 K. This season the RHP is 5-2, 1.64 ERA, 26 K, 1.09 WHIP, .235 BAA in 49.1 IP over 8 games. St Lucie is the Class A Advanced team of the New York Mets. He was originally drafted by the Mets in the eighth round in 2013. Knapp turned 24 on May 20.

Manny Martinez Carolina League PiOW 051616 to 052216

Manny Martinez of the Winston-Salem Dash was selected the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 16, 2016 through May 22, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 G, 0 GS, 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 9 K. This season the RHP is 1-2, 6.75 ERA, 23 K, 1.71 WHIP, .265 BAA in 24.0 IP over 14 games. Winston-Salem is the Class A Advanced team of the Chicago White Sox. He originally signed with the Phillies in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic and the White Sox selected him in the Rule 5 draft in December 2015Martinez turned 24 on December 31.

Daniel Gossett California League PiOW 051616 to 052216

Daniel Gossett of the Stockton Ports was selected the California League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 16, 2016 through May 22, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 9 K. This season the RHP is 4-1, 3.33 ERA, 53 K, 1.15 WHIP, .225 BAA in 46.0 IP over 9 games. Stockton is the Class A Advanced team of the Oakland Athletics. He was originally drafted by the Athletics in the second round in 2014. Gossett turned 23 on November 13

Jordan Kipper Texas League PiOW 051616 to 052216

Jordan Kipper of the Arkansas Travelers was selected the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 16, 2016 through May 22, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 1 SHO, 16.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 HR, 0 HBP, 3 BB and 8 K. This season the RHP is 4-2, 3.63 ERA, 29 K, 1.18 WHIP, .254 BAA in 57.0 IP over 9 games. Arkansas is the Double A team of the Los Angeles Angels. He was originally drafted by the Angels in the ninth round in 2014Kipper will be 24 on October 6th.

Jacob Faria Southern League PiOW 051616 to 052216

Jacob Faria of the Montgomery Biscuits was selected the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 16, 2016 through May 22, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 1.29 ERA, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 11 K. This season the RHP is 1-4, 4.41 ERA, 57 K, 1.22 WHIP, .190 BAA in 51.0 IP over 9 games. Montgomery is the Double A team of the Tampa Bay Rays. He was originally drafted by the Rays in the 10th round in 2011. Faria will be 23 on July 30.

Matt Gage Eastern League PiOW 051616 to 052216

Matt Gage of the Richmond Flying Squirrels was selected the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 16, 2016 through May 22, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 8.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 1 BB and 5 K. This season the LHP is 1-4, 3.55 ERA, 25 K, 1.18 WHIP, .257 BAA in 38.0 IP over 7 games. Richmond is the Double A team of the San Francisco Giants. He was originally drafted by the Giants in the 10th round in 2014. Gage turned 23 on February 11.

Archie Bradley Pacific Coast League PiOW 051616 to 052216

Archie Bradley of the Reno Aces was selected the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 16, 2016 through May 22, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 8.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 3 BB and 9 K. This season the RHP is 5-1, 1.99 ERA, 47 K, 1.08 WHIP, .191 BAA in 40.2 IP over 7 games at Reno and 1-0, 7.84 ERA, 6 K, 2.03 WHIP, .326 BAA in 10.1 IP over 2 games with the Diamondbacks. Reno is the Triple A team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks with the seventh pick of the first round in 2011. Bradley will be 24 on August 10.

Daniel Wright International League PiOW 051616 to 052216

Daniel Wright of the Louisville Bats was selected the International League Player of the Week for the span of May 16, 2016 to May 22, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 1 CG, 9.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 0 BB and 8 K. This season the RHP is 1-0, 1.29 ERA, 10 K, 0.57 WHIP, .143 BAA in 14.0 IP over 2 games at Louisville and 2-0, 0.45 ERA, 22 K, 0.70 WHIP, .145 BAA in 20.0 IP over 8 games with 2 GS at Double A Pensacola. Louisville is the Triple A team of the Cincinnati Reds. He was originally drafted by the Reds in the 10th round 2013. Wright turned 25 on April 3rd.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Josh Fuentes South Atlantic League POW 051616 to 052216

Josh Fuentes of the Asheville Tourists was selected the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for the span of May 16, 2016 through May 22, 2016. For the week he hit 16 for 27, .593/.586/.778 with 5 2B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 0 BB in 7 games. This season the third baseman is hitting .398/.442/.677 with 4 HR, 20 RBI, 18 R, 2 SB in 28 games. Asheville is the Class A team of the Colorado Rockies. He originally signed with the Rockies as an undrafted free agent in 2014. Fuentes turned 23 on February 19.

Eloy Jimenez Midwest League POW 051616 to 052216

Eloy Jimenez of the South Bend Cubs was selected the Midwest League Player of the Week for the span of May 16, 2016 through May 22, 2016. For the week he hit 11 for 24, .458/.519/.958 with 4 HR, 7 RBI, 5 R, 1 SB and 3 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .335/.376/.551 with 7 HR, 28 RBI, 26 R, 4 SB in 42 games. South Bend is the Class A team of the Chicago Cubs. He originally signed with the Cubs in 2013 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Jimenez turned 19 on November 27. 

Casey Grayson Florida State League POW 051616 to 052216

Casey Grayson of the Palm Beach Cardinals was selected the Florida State League Player of the Week for the span of May 16, 2016 through May 22, 2016. For the week he hit 9 for 23, .391/.423/.696 with 1 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB and 2 BB in 6 games. This season the first baseman is hitting .248/.364/.324 with 2 HR, 20 RBI, 17 R, 0 SB in 40 games. Palm Beach is the Class A Advanced team of the St Louis Cardinals. He was originally drafted by the Cardinals in the 21st round in 2014. Grayson will be 25 on August 24.

Yasiel Balaguert Carolina League POW 051616 to 052216

Yasiel Balaguert of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans was selected the Carolina League Player of the Week for the span of May 16, 2016 through May 22, 2016. For the week he hit 8 for 26, .308/.333/.615 with 2 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 4 R, 1 SB and 1 BB in 7 games. This season the first baseman is hitting .249/.278/.390 with 7 HR, 35 RBI, 17 R, 2 SB in 44 games. Myrtle Beach is the Class A Advanced team of the Chicago Cubs. He originally signed with the Cubs in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of Cuba. Balaguert turned 23 on January 9th.

Steven Duggar California League POW 051616 to 052216

Steven Duggar of the San Jose Giants was selected the California League Player of the Week for the span of May 16, 2016 through May 22, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 27, .370/.485/.667 with 2 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 10 R, 0 SB and 6 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .293/.407/.533 with 7 HR, 25 RBI, 30 R, 3 SB in 40 games. San Jose is the Class A Advanced team of the San Francisco Giants. He was originally drafted by the Giants in the sixth round in 2015. Duggar turned 22 on November 4th.

JD Davis Texas League POW 051616 to 052216

J.D. Davis of the Corpus Christi Hooks was selected the Texas League Player of the Week for the span of May 16, 2016 through May 22, 2016. For the week he hit 13 for 32, .406/.424/.906 with 4 2B, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 1 BB in 7 games. It is a repeat performance after winning the award last week. This season the third baseman is hitting .270/.335/.514 with 8 HR, 26 RBI, 18 R, 0 SB in 38 games. Corpus Christi is the Double A team of the Houston Astros. He was originally drafted by the Astros in the third round in 2014. Davis turned 23 on April 27.

Jamie Westbrook Southern League POW 051616 to 052216

Jamie Westbrook of the Mobile BayBears was selected the Southern League Player of the Week for the span of May 16, 2016 through May 22, 2016. For the week he hit 15 for 27, .556/.686/.926 with 4 2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 2 BB in 7 games. This season the second baseman is hitting .293/.349/.400 with 2 HR, 15 RBI, 13 R, 3 SB in 40 games. Mobile is the Double A team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks in the fifth round in 2013. Westbrook will be 21 on June 18.

Dwight Smith Jr Eastern League POW 051616 to 052216

Dwight Smith Jr of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats was selected the Eastern League Player of the Week for the span of May 16, 2016 through May 22, 2016. For the week he hit 11 for 23, .478/.556/.957 with 2 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 6 R, 1 SB and 3 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .263/.333/.406 with 3 HR, 26 RBI, 12 R, 2 SB in 35 games. New Hampshire is the Double A team of the Toronto Blue Jays. He was originally drafted by the Blue Jays with the 53rd pick of the first round in 2011. Smith will be 24 on October 26.

TJ Rivera Pacific Coast League POW 051616 to 052216

T.J. Rivera of the Las Vegas 51s was selected the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for the span of May 16, 2016 through May 22, 2016. For the week he hit 17 for 28, .607/.645/.893 with 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 12 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB and 2 BB in 6 games. This season the shortstop is hitting .372/.406/.551 with 5 HR, 41 RBI, 30 R, 1 SB in 40 games. Las Vegas is the Triple A team of the New York Mets. He was originally signed with the Mets as an undrafted free agent in 2011. Rivera will be 28 on October 27.

Adam Walker International League POW 051616 to 052216

Adam Walker of the Rochester Red Wings was selected the International League Player of the Week for the span of May 16, 2016 through May 22, 2016. For the week he hit 7 for 20, .350/.480/1.110 with 5 HR, 7 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 6 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder has hit .235/.311/.485 with 9 HR, 18 RBI, 19 R, 2 SB in 37 games. Rochester is the Triple A team of the Minnesota Twins. He was originally drafted by the Twins in the third round in 2012. Walker will be 25 on October 18.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Miguel Cabrera n Cameron Maybin AL Players of Week 051616 to 052216

Miguel Cabrera and Cameron Maybin of the Detroit Tigers were selected the American League Co-Players of the Week for the span of May 16, 2016 through May 22, 2016.

For the week Cabrera hit 11 for 22, .500/.538/1.000 with 1 3B, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 2 BB. This season the first baseman is hitting .315/.388/.537 with 9 HR, 26 RBI, 24 R, 0 SB in 43 games. Over 14 MLB seasons with the Tigers and Marlins he has hit .321/.399/.561 with 417 HR, 1471 RBI, 1253 R, 38 SB in 1981 games. He originally signed with the Marlins in 1999 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela was traded to the Tigers in 2007. Cabrera turned 33 on April 18.

For the week Maybin hit 12 for 20, .600/.652/.750 with 1 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R, 4 SB and 3 BB. This was also the debut week for the outfielder after suffering a fractured wrist on a HBP during spring training. Over 10 MLB seasons with the Tigers, Braves, Padres and Marlins he has hit .254/.315/.569 with 43 HR, 214 RBI, 343 R, 120 SB in 708 games. He was originally drafted by the Tigers 10th pick of the first round in 2005, was traded to the Marlins in 2007, traded to the Padres in 2010, traded to the Braves in April 2015 and traded to Tigers in November 2015 . Maybin turned 29 on April 4th.

Noah Syndergaard NL Player of Week 051616 to 052216

Noah Syndergaard of the New York Mets was selected the National League Player of the Week for the span of May 16, 2016 through May 22, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 14.0 IP, 11 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 3 BB, 21 K and .220 BAA. This season the RHP is 5-2, 1.94 ERA, 76 K, 0.98 WHIP, .227 BAA in 60.1 IP over 9 games. Over two MLB seasons with the Mets he is 14-9, 2.87 ERA, 242 K, 1.03 WHIP, .225 BAA in 210.1 IP over 33 games. He was originally drafted by the Blue Jays with the 38th pick of the first round in 2010 and was traded to the Mets in 2012. Syndergaard will be 24 on August 29.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Jose Taveras South Atlantic League PiOW 050916 to 051516

Jose Taveras of the Lakewood BlueClaws was selected the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB, and 5 K. This season the RHP is 1-2, 3.03 ERA, 38 K, 0.92 WHIP, .207 BAA in 32.2 IP over 8 games with 3 GS. Lakewood is the Class A team of the Philadelphia Phillies. He originally signed with the Phillies in 2013 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Taveras turned 22 on November 6th.

Michael Boyle Midwest League PiOW 050916 to 051516

Michael Boyle of the Great Lakes Loons was selected the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 1 SHO, 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB, and 6 K. This season the LHP is 2-2, 2.70 ERA, 31 K, 1.09 WHIP, .214 BAA in 36.2 IP over 7 games. Great Lakes is the Class A team of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the 13th round in 2015. Boyle turned 22 on April 12.

Hunter Wood Florida State League PiOW 050916 to 051516

Hunter Wood of the Charlotte Stone Crabs was selected the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 G, 1 GS, 13.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 2 BB and 13 K. This season the RHP is 2-2, 1.47 ERA, 42 K, 0.84 WHIP, .150 BAA in 49.0 IP over 8 games. Charlotte is the Class A Advanced team of the Tampa Bay Rays. He was originally drafted by the Rays in the 29th round in 2013. Wood will be 23 on August 12.

Julian Merryweather Carolina League PiOW 050916 to 051516

Julian Merryweather of the Lynchburg Hillcats was selected the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 0.71 ERA, 2 GS, 12.2 IP, 9 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 HR, 0 HBP, 4 BB and 17 K. This season the RHP is 6-1, 0.63 ERA, 37 K, 0.96 WHIP, .205 BAA in 42.2 IP over 7 games. Lynchburg is the Class A Advanced team of the Cleveland Indians. He was originally drafted by the Indians in the fifth round in 2014Merryweather will be 25 on October 14.

Matt Bower California League PiOW 050916 to 051516

Matt Bower of the Lancaster JetHawks was selected the California League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016. For the week he was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 10 K. This season the LHP is 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 10 K, 0.60 WHIP, .067 BAA in 5.0 IP in one game at Lancaster and 1-0, 2.29 ERA, 28 K, 1.12 WHIP, .208 BAA in 19.2 IP over 5 games at Class A Quad Cities. Lancaster is the Class A Advanced team of the Houston Astros. He was originally drafted by the Astros in the 23rd round in 2015. Bower will be 21 on June 16.

Evan Grills Texas League PiOW 050916 to 051516

Evan Grills of the Corpus Christi Hooks was selected the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 1 SHO, 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 1 BB and 5 K. This season the LHP is 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7 K, 0.45 WHIP, .111 BAA in 11.0 IP over 2 games at Corpus Christi and 3-1, 3.47 ERA, 21 K, 0.94 WHIP, .186 BAA in 23.1 IP over 5 games at Class A Advanced Lancaster. Corpus Christi is the Double A team of the Oakland Houston Astros. He was originally drafted by the Astros in the 10th round in 2010Grills will be 24 on June 13.

Edgar Garcia Southern League PiOW 050916 to 051516

Edgar Garcia of the Mobile BayBears was selected the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 1 SHO, 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 7 K. This season the RHP is 1-1, 1.23 ERA,16 K, 0.91 WHIP, .203 BAA in 22.0 IP over 3 games at Mobile and 1-2, 7.31 ERA, 10 K, 1.44 WHIP, .297 BAA in 16.0 IP over 3 games at Triple A Reno. Mobile is the Double A team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He originally signed with the Phillies in 2004 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Garcia will be 29 on September 20.

Ben Lively Eastern League PiOW 050916 to 051516

Ben Lively of the Reading Fightin Phils was selected the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 13.0 IP, 8 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 5 BB and 14 K. This season the RHP is 6-0, 1.53 ERA, 46 K, 0.96 WHIP, .185 BAA in 47.0 IP over 8 games. Hartford is the Double A team of the Colorado Rockies. He was originally drafted by the Reds in the fourth round in 2013 and was traded to the Phillies in 2014. Lively turned 24 on March 5th.

Rafael Montero Pacific Coast League PiOW 050916 to 051516

Rafael Montero of the Las Vegas 51s was selected the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 11.2 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 5 BB and 13 K. This season the RHP is 2-1, 3.94 ERA, 31 K, 1.52 WHIP, .276 BAA in 29.2 IP over 6 games at Las Vegas and 0-0, 11.57 ERA, 3 K, 2.57 WHIP, .455 BAA in 2.1 IP over 2 games with the Mets. Las Vegas is the Triple A team of the New York Mets. He originally signed with the Mets in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Montero will be 26 on October 17.

Andrew Albers International League PiOW 050916 to 051516

Andrew Albers of the Rochester Red Wings was selected the International League Player of the Week for the span of May 9, 2016 to May 15, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 1 CG, 9.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 6 K. This season the LHP is 2-0, 3.76 ERA, 14 K, 1.37 WHIP, .300 BAA in 26.1 IP over 4 games. Rochester is the Triple A team of the Minnesota Twins. He was originally drafted by the Padres in the 10th round 2008. Albers will be 31 on October 6th.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Mitchell Gunsolus South Atlantic League POW 050916 to 051516

Mitchell Gunsolus of the Greenville Drive was selected the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for the span of May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 27, .370/.433/.704 with 3 2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 6 R, 1 SB and 2 BB in 6 games. This season the third baseman is hitting .314/.385/.535 with 5 HR, 19 RBI, 14 R, 1 SB in 22 games at Greenville and .043/.241/.087 with 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 1 SB in 7 games at Class A Advanced Salem. Greenville is the Class A team of the Boston Red Sox. He was originally drafted by the Red Sox in the 10th round in 2015. Gunsolus turned 23 on January 23.

AJ Murray Midwest League POW 050916 to 051516

A.J. Murray of the Cedar Rapids Kernels was selected the Midwest League Player of the Week for the span of May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016. For the week he hit 13 for 25, .520/.567/1.000 with 4 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 7 R, 1 SB and 3 BB in 6 games. This season the catcher is hitting .298/.401/.535 with 5 HR, 23 RBI, 18 R, 0 SB in 31 games. Cedar Rapids is the Class A team of the Minnesota Twins. He was originally drafted by the Twins in the 14th round in 2015. Murray turned 23 on April 4th. 

Christin Stewart Florida State League POW 050916 to 051516

Christin Stewart of the Lakeland Flying Tigers was selected the Florida State League Player of the Week for the span of May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016. For the week he hit 8 for 23, .348/.515/.957 with 2 2B, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB and 9 BB in 8 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .257/.374/.603 with 13 HR, 30 RBI, 23 R, 2 SB in 38 games. Lakeland is the Class A Advanced team of the Detroit Tigers. He was originally drafted by the Tigers with the 34th pick of the first round in 2015. Stewart turned 22 on December 10.

Jason Vosler Carolina League POW 050916 to 051516

Jason Vosler of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans was selected the Carolina League Player of the Week for the span of May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016. For the week he hit 9 for 23, .391/.440/.739 with 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB and 2 BB in 6 games. This season the shortstop is hitting .328/.396/.456 with 1 HR, 14 RBI, 15 R, 0 SB in 36 games. Myrtle Beach is the Class A Advanced team of the Chicago Cubs. He was originally drafted by the Cubs in the 16th round in 2014. Vosler will be 23 on September 6th.

Jonah Arenado California League POW 050916 to 051516

Jonah Arenado of the San Jose Giants was selected the California League Player of the Week for the span of May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016. For the week he hit 9 for 26, .346/.393/.846 with 4 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB and 1 BB in 6 games. This season the third baseman is hitting .254/.381/.443 with 6 HR, 15 RBI, 18 R, 0 SB in 31 games. San Jose is the Class A Advanced team of the San Francisco Giants. He was originally drafted by the Giants in the 16th round in 2013. Arenado turned 21 on February 3rd.

JD Davis Texas League POW 050916 to 051516

J.D. Davis of the Corpus Christi Hooks was selected the Texas League Player of the Week for the span of May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016. For the week he hit 9 for 22, .409/.409/.818 with 3 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB and 0 BB in 6 games. This season the third baseman is hitting .225/.310/.387 with 3 HR, 15 RBI, 10 R, 0 SB in 30 games. Corpus Christi is the Double A team of the Houston Astros. He was originally drafted by the Astros in the third round in 2014. Davis turned 23 on April 27.

Kevin Medrano Southern League POW 050916 to 051516

Kevin Medrano of the Mobile BayBears was selected the Southern League Player of the Week for the span of May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016. For the week he hit 15 for 27, .556/.600/.778 with 2 2B, 3 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R, 1 SB and 3 BB in 8 games. This season the second baseman is hitting .392/.430/.514 with 0 HR, 8 RBI, 9 R, 3 SB in 23 games at Mobile and .143/.200/.143 with 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 R, 0 SB in 10 games at Triple Reno. Mobile is the Double A team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks in the 18th round in 2012. Medrano will be 26 on May 21.

Neftali Soto Eastern League POW 050916 to 051516

Neftali Soto of the Harrisburg Senators was selected the Eastern League Player of the Week for the span of May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016. For the week he hit 12 for 31, .387/.441/.613 with 1 2B, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 3 R, 1 SB and 4 BB in 7 games. This season the first baseman is hitting .256/.322/.415 with 3 HR, 21 RBI, 7 R, 1 SB in 22 games. Harrisburg is the Double A team of the Washington Nationals. He was originally drafted by the Reds in the third round in 2007. Soto turned 27 on February 28.

Dan Vogelbach Pacific Coast League POW 050916 to 051516

Dan Vogelbach of the Iowa Cubs was selected the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for the span of May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016. For the week he hit 8 for 24, .333/.484/.792 with 2 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 7 BB in 6 games. This season the first baseman is hitting .320/.420/.525 with 6 HR, 29 RBI, 22 R, 0 SB in 35 games. Iowa is the Triple A team of the Chicago Cubs. He was originally drafted by the Cubs in the second round in 2011. Vogelbach turned 23 on December 17.

Tim Anderson International League POW 050916 to 051516

Tim Anderson of the Charlotte Knights was selected the International League Player of the Week for the span of May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016. For the week he hit 16 for 37, .432/.462/.730 with 2 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 12 R, 4 SB and 2 BB in 8 games. This season the shortstop has hit .287/.310/.380 with 3 HR, 13 RBI, 23 R, 8 SB in 34 games. Charlotte is the Triple A team of the Chicago White Sox. He was originally drafted by the White Sox with the 17th pick of the first round in 2013. Anderson will be 23 on June 23.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Jose Fernandez NL Player of Week 050916 to 051516

Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins was selected the National League Player of the Week for the span of May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 0.64 ERA, 2 GS, 14.0 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 HR, 7 BB and 22 K. This season the RHP is 5-2, 3.21 ERA, 69 K, 1.26 WHIP, .220 BAA in 47.2 IP over 8 games. Over four MLB seasons with the Marlins he is 27-11, 2.51 ERA, 405 K, 1.05 WHIP, .201 BAA in 336.2 IP over 55 games. He was originally drafted by the Marlins with the 14th pick of the first round in 2011Fernandez will be 24 on July 31.

Jackie Bradley Jr AL Player of Week 050916 to 051516

Jackie Bradley Jr of the Boston Red Sox was selected the American League Player of the Week for the span of May 9, 2016 through May 15, 2016. For the week he hit 15 for 32, .469/.485/.813 with 2 2B, 3 HR, 15 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 1 BB. This season the outfielder is hitting .331/.374/.588 with 6 HR, 30 RBI, 20 R, 2 SB in 37 games. Over four MLB seasons with the Red Sox he has hit .232/.303/.388 with 20 HR, 113 RBI, 126 R, 15 SB in 275 games. He was originally drafted by the Red Sox with the 40th pick of the first round in 2011Bradley turned 26 on April 19.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Michael Santos South Atlantic League PiOW 050216 to 050816

Michael Santos of the Augusta GreenJackets was selected the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 2, 2016 through May 8, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 5.0 IP, 1 SHO, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB, and 5 K. This season the RHP is 2-2, 3.21 ERA, 28 K, 1.04 WHIP, .246 BAA in 33.2 IP over 6 games. Augusta is the Class A team of the San Francisco Giants. He originally signed with the Giants in 2013 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Santos  will be 21 on May 29.

Brennan Leitao Midwest League PiOW 050216 to 050816

Brennan Leitao of the Peoria Chiefs was selected the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 2, 2016 through May 8, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 8.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB, 10 K. This season the RHP is 2-2, 2.16 ERA, 29 K, 0.90 WHIP, .207 BAA in 33.1 IP over 5 games. Peoria is the Class A team of the St Louis Cardinals. He was originally drafted by the Cardinals in the 26th round in 2015. Leitao will be 23 on June 21.

Jorgan Cavanerio Florida State League PiOW 050216 to 050816

Jorgan Cavanerio of the Jupiter Hammerheads was selected the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 2, 2016 through May 8, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 2 HBP, 2 BB and 3 K. This season the RHP is 1-3, 5.46 ERA, 8 K, 1.42 WHIP, .298 BAA in 29.2 IP over 6 games. Jupiter is the Class A Advanced team of the Miami Marlins. He was originally signed by the Marlins in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Cavanerio will be 22 on August 18.

Ashton Goudeau Carolina League PiOW 050216 to 050816

Ashton Goudeau of the Wilmington Blue Rocks was selected the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 2, 2016 through May 8, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 8.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 10 K. This season the RHP is 2-3, 4.85 ERA, 31 K, 1.31 WHIP, .280 BAA in 29.2 IP over 6 games. Wilmington is the Class A Advanced team of the Kansas City Royals. He was originally drafted by the Royals in the 27th round in 2012Goudeau will be 24 on July 23.

Ryan Castellani California League PiOW 050216 to 050816

Ryan Castellani of the Modesto Nuts was selected the California League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 2, 2016 through May 8, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 8.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 10 K. This season the RHP is 1-2, 3.53 ERA, 42 K, 1.26 WHIP, .228 BAA in 35.2 IP over 6 games. Modesto is the Class A Advanced team of the Colorado Rockies. He was originally drafted by the Rockies in the second round in 2014. Castellani turned 20 on April 1st.

Raul Alcantara Texas League PiOW 050216 to 050816

Raul Alcantara of the Midland RockHounds was selected the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 2, 2016 through May 8, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 4 K. This season the RHP is 3-1, 4.68 ERA, 33 K, 1.44 WHIP, .242 BAA in 32.2 IP over 7 games. Midland is the Double A team of the Oakland Athletics. He originally signed with the Red Sox in 2009 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic and was traded to the Athletics in 2011Alcantara turned 23 on December 4th.

Dylan Unsworth Southern League PiOW 050216 to 050816

Dylan Unsworth of the Jackson Generals was selected the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 2, 2016 through May 8, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 3 K. This season the RHP is 2-0, 1.30 ERA, 23 K, 1.21 WHIP, .265 BAA in 34.2 IP over 6 games. Jackson is the Double A team of the Seattle Mariners. He originally signed with the Mariners in 2009 as an amateur free agent out of South Africa. Unsworth will be 24 on September 23.

German Marquez Eastern League PiOW 050216 to 050816

German Marquez of the Hartford Yard Goats was selected the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 2, 2016 through May 8, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 14.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 4 BB and 10 K. This season the RHP is 3-1, 1.03 ERA, 28 K, 0.89 WHIP, .180 BAA in 35.0 IP over 6 games. Hartford is the Double A team of the Colorado Rockies. He originally signed with the Rays in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela and was traded to the Rockies in January 2016. Marquez turned 21 on February 22.

Brady Rodgers Pacific Coast League PiOW 050216 to 050816

Brady Rodgers of the Fresno Grizzlies was selected the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the span of May 2, 2016 through May 8, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 1 SHO, 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 9 K. This season the RHP is 1-2, 3.75 ERA, 27 K, 1.25 WHIP, .292 BAA in 36.0 IP over 6 games. Fresno is the Triple A team of the Houston Astros. He was originally drafted by Astros in the third round in 2012. Rodgers will be 26 on September 17.

Williams Perez International League PiOW 050216 to 050816

Williams Perez of the Gwinnett Braves was selected the International League Player of the Week for the span of May 2, 2016 to May 8, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 1 SHO, 9.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 7 K. This season the RHP is 1-2, 3.26 ERA, 17 K, 1.09 WHIP, .224 BAA in 19.1 IP over 3 games at Gwinnett and 0-0, 5.11 ERA, 6 K, 1.70 WHIP, .283 WHIP in 12.1 IP over 3 games with the Braves. Gwinnett is the Triple A team of the Atlanta Braves. He originally signed with the Braves in 2009 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Perez will be 25 on May 21.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Matt Winn South Atlantic League POW 050216 to 050816

Matt Winn of the Augusta GreenJackets was selected the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for the span of May 2, 2016 through May 8, 2016. For the week he hit 9 for 19, .474/.474/1.000 with 4 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB and 0 BB in 5 games. This season the catcher is hitting .316/.366/.579 with 2 HR, 5 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB in 10 games at Augusta and .250/.288/.411 with 2 HR, 4 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB in 15 games at Double A Richmond. Augusta is the Class A team of the San Francisco Giants. He was originally drafted by the Giants in the 14th round in 2015. Winn will be 24 on August 5th.

Jake Gatewood Midwest League POW 050216 to 050816

Jake Gatewood of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers was selected the Midwest League Player of the Week for the span of May 2, 2016 through May 8, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 23, .435/.435/.913 with 2 2B, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 6 R, 1 SB and 0 BB in 6 games. This season the shortstop is hitting .270/.283/.423 with 3 HR, 15 RBI, 15 R, 1 SB in 29 games. Wisconsin is the Class A team of the Milwaukee Brewers. He was originally drafted by the Brewers with the 41st pick of the first round in 2014. Gatewood will be 21 on September 25. 

Edgar Corcino Florida State League POW 050216 to 050816

Edgar Corcino of the Fort Myers Miracle was selected the Florida State League Player of the Week for the span of May 2, 2016 through May 8, 2016. For the week he hit 12 for 23, .522/.577/.870 with 1 3B, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 5 R, 1 SB and 3 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .296/.374/.469 with 2 HR, 15 RBI, 11 R, 2 SB in 24 games. Fort Myers is the Class A Advanced team of the Minnesota Twins. He was originally drafted by the Tigers in the 26th round in 2009. Corcino will be 24 on June 7th.

Yoan Moncada Carolina League POW 050216 to 050816

Yoan Moncada of the Salem Red Sox was selected the Carolina League Player of the Week for the span of May 2, 2016 through May 8, 2016. For the week he hit 8 for 25, .320/.452/.800 with 3 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 13 R, 3 SB and 6 BB in 7 games. This season the second baseman is hitting .317/.450/.510 with 3 HR, 18 RBI, 33 R, 19 SB in 28 games. Salem is the Class A Advanced team of the Boston Red Sox. He originally signed with the Red Sox in 2015 out of Cuba. Moncada will be 21 on May 27.

Rudy Flores California League POW 050216 to 050816

Rudy Flores of the Visalia Rawhide was selected the California League Player of the Week for the span of May 2, 2016 through May 8, 2016. For the week he hit 12 for 32, .375/.412/.781 with 4 2B, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 10 R, 0 SB and 2 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .342/.388/.642 with 9 HR, 32 RBI, 23 R, 0 SB in 30 games. Visalia is the Class A Advanced team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks in the 21st round in 2012. Flores turned 25 on December 12.

Viosergy Rosa Texas League POW 050216 to 050816

Viosergy Rosa of the Midland Rockhounds was selected the Texas League Player of the Week for the span of May 2, 2016 through May 8, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 29, .345/.387/.621 with 5 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB and 2 BB in 7 games. This season the first baseman is hitting .296/.410/.469 with 2 HR, 14 RBI, 12 R, 0 SB in 28 games. Midland is the Double A team of the Oakland Athletics. He was originally drafted by the Marlins in the 29th round in 2010. Rosa will be 26 on July 16.

Brett Phillips Southern League POW 050216 to 050816

Brett Phillips of the Biloxi Shuckers was selected the Southern League Player of the Week for the span of May 2, 2016 through May 8, 2016. For the week he hit 7 for 26, .269/.345/.769 with 1 2B, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB and 3 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .248/.342/.448 with 5 HR, 22 RBI, 18 R, 1 SB in 29 games. Biloxi is the Double A team of the Milwaukee Brewers. He was originally drafted by the Astros in the sixth round in 2012 and was traded to the Brewers in 2015. Phillips will be 22 on May 30.

Jeff McVaney Eastern League POW 050216 to 050816

Jeff McVaney of the Erie SeaWolves was selected the Eastern League Player of the Week for the span of May 2, 2016 through May 8, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 23, .435/.594/1.043 with 2 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 12 R, 0 SB and 7 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .297/.410/.495 with 3 HR, 12 RBI, 20 R, 3 SB in 31 games. Erie is the Double A team of the Detroit Tigers. He was originally drafted by the Tigers in the eighth round in 2012. McVaney turned 26 on January 16.

Casey McElroy Pacific Coast League POW 050216 to 050816

Casey McElroy of the El Paso Chihuahuas was selected the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for the span of May 2, 2016 through May 8, 2016. For the week he hit 14 for 28, .500/.484/.750 with 5 2B, 1 3B, 9 RBI, 11 R, 0 SB and 1 BB in 6 games. This season the second baseman is hitting .412/.429/.569 with 0 HR, 14 RBI, 12 R, 0 SB in 16 games. El Paso is the Triple A team of the San Diego Padres. He was originally drafted by the Padres in the 11th round in 2011. McElroy turned 26 on December 28.

Steven Moya International League POW 050216 to 050816

Steven Moya of the Toledo Mudhens was selected the International League Player of the Week for the span of May 2, 2016 through May 8, 2016. For the week he hit 11 for 24, .458/.500/1.208 with 4 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB and 2 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder has hit .305/.339/.636 with 9 HR, 23 RBI, 22 R, 0 SB in 29 games. Toledo is the Triple A team of the Detroit Tigers. He originally signed with the Tigers in 2008 as an amateur free agent out of Puerto Rico. Moya will be 25 on August 9th.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Bartolo Colon n Ben Zobrist NL Players of Week 050216 to 050816

Bartolo Colon of the New York Mets and Ben Zobrist of the Chicago Cubs were selected the National League Co-Players of the Week for the span of May 2, 2016 through May 8, 2016.


For the week Colon was 2-0, 1.84 ERA, 2 GS, 14.2 IP, 13 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 HR, 1 BB, 12 K and .241 BAA. He was also given props for being the oldest player in MLB history to hit their first career home run. This season the RHP is 3-1, 2.82 ERA, 33 K, 1.12 WHIP, .271 BAA in 38.1 IP over 7 games. Over 19 MLB seasons with the Mets, Athletics, Yankees, White Sox, Red Sox, Angels, Expos and Indians he is 221-155, 3.95 ERA, 2270 K, 1.30 WHIP, .264 BAA in 3019.0 IP over 482 games. He originally signed with the Indians in 1993 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Colon will be 43 on May 24.

For the week Zobrist hit 9 for 25, .360/.455/.880 with 1 2B, 4 HR, 15 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB and 5 BB. This season the second baseman has hit .277/.406/.475 with 5 HR, 25 RBI, 21 R, 1 SB in 28 games. Over 11 MLB seasons with the Cubs, Royals, Athletics and Rays he has hit .266/.356/.432 with 132 HR, 592 RBI, 662 R, 106 SB in 1218 games. He was originally drafted by the Astros in the sixth round in 2004. Harper will be 35 on May 26.

Robinson Cano AL Player of Week 050216 to 050816

Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners was selected the American League Player of the Week for the span of May 2, 2016 through May 8, 2016. For the week he hit 16 for 31, .516/.516/1.000 with 3 2B, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB and 0 BB. This season the second baseman is hitting .300/.350/.623 with 12 HR, 33 RBI, 20 R, 0 SB in 32 games. Over 12 MLB seasons with the Mariners and Yankees he has hit .307/.356/.497 with 251 HR, 1016 RBI, 978 R, 50 SB in 1718 games. He originally signed with the Yankees in 2001 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican RepublicCano will be 34 on October 22.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Mitch Keller South Atlantic League April 2016 POM

Mitch Keller of the West Virginia Power was selected the South Atlantic League April 2016 Player of the Month. For the month he was 2-1, 0.86 ERA, 28 K, 0.62 WHIP, .167 BAA in 21.0 IP over 4 games. This season the RHP is 2-1, 0.96 ERA, 34 K, 0.61 WHIP, .160 BAA in 28.0 IP over 5 games. West Virginia is the Class A team of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was originally drafted by the Pirates in the second round in 2014. Keller turned 20 on April 4th.

Austin Allen Midwest League April 2016 POM

Austin Allen of the Fort Wayne TinCaps was selected the Midwest League April 2016 Player of the Month. For the month he hit 29 for 63, .460/.539/.603 with 6 2B, 1 HR, 14 RBI, 15 R, 0 SB and 10 BB in 18 games. This season the catcher has hit .427/.516/.547 with 1 HR, 15 RBI, 15 R, 0 SB in 22 games. Fort Wayne is the Class A team of the San Diego Padres. He was originally drafted by the Padres in the fourth round in 2015. Allen turned 22 on January 16.

Brandon Waddell Florida State League April 2016 POM

Brandon Waddell of the Bradenton Marauders was selected the Florida State League April 2016 Player of the Month. For the month he was 4-0, 0.93 ERA, 26 K, 0.52 WHIP, .133 BAA in 29.0 IP over 5 games. The LHP was then promoted to Double A Altoona where he is is 1-0, 2.84 ERA, 3 K, 0.95 WHIP, .240 BAA in 6.1 IP in 1 game.. Bradenton is the Class A Advanced team of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was originally drafted by the Pirates in the fifth round in 2015. Waddell will be 22 on June 3rd.

Nick Basto Carolina League April 2016 POM

Nick Basto of the Winston-Salem Dash was selected the Carolina League April 2016 Player of the Month. For the month he hit 39 for 90, .433/.480/.667 with 7 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 17 RBI, 16 R, 0 SB and 8 BB in 22 games. This season the third baseman is hitting .381/.431/.610 with 5 HR, 18 RBI, 18 R, 0 SB in 26 games. Winston-Salem is the Class A Advanced team of the Chicago White Sox. He was originally drafted by the White Sox in the fifth round in 2012. Basto turned 22 on April 1st.

Jermaine Curtis International League April 2016 POM

Jermaine Curtis of the Louisville Bats was selected the International League April 2016 Player of the Month. For the month he hit 20 for 52, .385/.515/.462 with 4 2B, 0 HR, 18 RBI, 9 R, 1 SB and 9 BB in 16 games. This season the third baseman is hitting .308./452/.369 with 0 HR, 18 RBI, 9 R, 1 SB in 20 games. Louisville is the Triple A team of the Cincinnati Reds. He was originally drafted by the Cardinals in the fifth round in 2008. Curtis will be 29 on July 10.

Travis Demeritte California League April 2016 POM

Travis Demeritte of the High Desert Mavericks was selected the California League April 2016 Player of the Month. For the month he hit 25 for 81, .309/.394/.753 with 8 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 16 RBI, 23 R, 4 SB and 11 BB in 20 games. This season the second baseman is hitting .278/.355/.680 with 9 HR, 18 RBI, 24 R, 4 SB in 25 games. High Desert is the Class A Advanced team of the Texas Rangers. He was originally drafted by the Rangers with the 30th pick of the first round in 2013. Demeritte will be 22 on September 30.

Ryan Cordell Texas League April 2016 POM

Ryan Cordell of the Frisco RoughRiders was selected the Texas League April 2016 Player of the Month. For the month he hit 29 for 80, .363/.398/.688 with 9 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 22 RBI, 20 R, 1 SB and 5 BB in 21 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .347/.387/.674 with 6 HR, 27 RBI, 23 R, 1 SB in 25 games. Frisco is the Double A team of the Texas Rangers. He was originally drafted by the Rangers in the 11th round in 2013. Cordell turned 24 on March 31.

Chesny Young Southern League April 2016 POM

Chesny Young of the Tennessee Smokies was selected the Southern League April 2016 Player of the Month. For the month he hit 33 for 82, .402/.505/.524 with 2 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 13 R, 11 SB and 16 BB in 22 games. This season the second baseman is hitting .358/.470/.463 with 2 HR, 9 RBI, 13 R, 11 SB in 26 games. Tennessee is the Double A team of the Chicago Cubs. He was originally drafted by the Cubs in the 14th round in 2014. Young will be 24 on October 6th.

Dietrich Enns Eastern League April 2016 POM

Dietrich Enns of the Trenton Thunder was selected the Eastern League April 2016 Player of the Month. For the month he was 3-0, 0.00 ERA, 25 K, 0.93 WHIP, .120 BAA in 23.2 IP over 4 games. This season the LHP is 3-1, 1.26 ERA, 29 K, 1.22 WHIP, .177 BAA in 28.2 IP over 5 games. Trenton is the Double A team of the New York Yankees. He was originally drafted by the Yankees in the 19th round in 2012. Enns will be 25 on May 16.

Mike Zunino Pacific Coast League April 2016 POM

Mike Zunino of the Tacoma Rainiers was selected the Pacific Coast League April 2016 Player of the Month. For the month he hit 29 for 73, .397/.438/.767 with 7 2B, 7 HR, 22 RBI, 18 R, 0 SB and 6 BB in 20 games. This season the catcher is hitting .356/.400/.713 with 8 HR, 24 RBI, 20 R, 0 SB in 24 games. Tacoma is the Triple A team of the Seattle Mariners. He was originally drafted by the Mariners with the third pick of the first round in 2012. Zunino turned 25 on March 25.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Pedro Payano South Atlantic League PiOW 042516 to 050116

Pedro Payano of the Hickory Crawdads was selected the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for the span of April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 9.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB, 11 K, 1 CG and 1 SHO. This season the RHP is 1-1, 1.00 ERA, 27 K, 0.85 WHIP, .112 BAA in 27.0 IP over 5 games. Hickory is the Class A team of the Texas Rangers. He originally signed with the Rangers in 2012 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Payano will be 22 on September 27.

Franderlin Romero Midwest League PiOW 042516 to 050116

Franderlin Romero of the Dayton Dragons was selected the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for the span of April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016. For the week he was 1-1, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 11.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB, 13 K. This season the RHP is 1-2, 2.79 ERA, 30 K, 1.28 WHIP, .252 BAA in 29.0 IP over 5 games. Dayton is the Class A team of the Cincinnati Reds. He originally signed with the Reds in 2010 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Romero turned 23 on February 21.

Brandon Waddell Florida State League PiOW 042516 to 050116

Brandon Waddell of the Bradenton Marauders was selected the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the span of April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 7 K. This season the LHP is 4-0, 0.93 ERA, 26 K, 0.52 WHIP, .133 BAA in 29.0 IP over 5 games at Bradenton and 1-0, 2.84 ERA, 3 K, 0.95 WHIP, .240 BAA in 6.1 IP in 1 game at Double A Altoona. Bradenton is the Class A Advanced team of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was originally drafted by the Pirates in the fifth round in 2015. Waddell will be 22 on June 3rd.

Matthew Grimes Carolina League PiOW 042516 to 050116

Matthew Grimes of the Frederick Keys was selected the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for the span of April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 2.31 ERA, 2 GS, 11.2 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 3 BB and 8 K. This season the RHP is 3-1, 1.75 ERA, 21 K, 1.36 WHIP, .284 BAA in 25.2 IP over 5 games. Frederick is the Class A Advanced team of the Baltimore Orioles. He was originally drafted by the Orioles in the 18th round in 2014Grimes will be 25 on September 4th.

Anthony Misiewicz California League PiOW 042516 to 050116

Anthony Misiewicz of the Bakersfield Blaze was selected the California League Pitcher of the Week for the span of April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 8.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 4 K. This season the LHP is 1-2, 3.75 ERA, 23 K, 1.31 WHIP, .279 BAA in 36.0 IP over 6 games. Bakersfield is the Class A Advanced team of the Seattle Mariners. He was originally drafted by the Mariners in the 18th round in 2015. Misiewicz will be 22 on June 2nd.

Corey Baker Texas League PiOW 042516 to 050116

Corey Baker of the Springfield Cardinals was selected the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the span of April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016. For the week he was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 5.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 7 K. This season the RHP is 2-0, 1.33 ERA, 24 K, 1.00 WHIP, .211 BAA in 27.0 IP over 5 games. Springfield is the Double A team of the St Louis Cardinals. He was originally drafted by the Cardinals in the 49th round in 2011Baker turned 26 on November 23.

Tyler Danish Southern League PiOW 042516 to 050116

Tyler Danish of the Birmingham Barons was selected the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 9.0 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 SHO and 1 CG. This season the RHP is 2-3, 3.38 ERA, 23 K, 1.04 WHIP, .230 BAA in 37.1 IP over 6 games. Birmingham is the Double A team of the Chicago White Sox. He was originally drafted by the White Sox in the second round in 2013. Danish will be 22 on September 12.

Ronald Herrera Eastern League PiOW 042516 to 050116

Ronald Herrera of the Trenton Thunder was selected the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 8.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 2 BB and 5 K. This season the RHP is 3-1, 2.36 ERA, 25 K, 0.67 WHIP, .116 BAA in 26.2 IP over 4 games at Trenton and 0-1, 9.00 ERA, 8 K, 2.00 WHIP, .333 BAA in 5.0 IP over 1 games at Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Trenton is the Double A team of the New York Yankees. He originally signed with the Athletics in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela, traded to the Padres in 2014 as the PTBNL and traded to the Yankees in 2015. Herrera turned 21 on May 3rd.

Braden Shipley Pacific Coast League PiOW 042516 to 050116

Braden Shipley of the Reno Aces was selected the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the span of April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016. For the week he was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 13.0 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 3 BB and 13 K. This season the RHP is 2-1, 3.26 ERA, 20 K, 1.15 WHIP, .250 BAA in 30.1 IP over 5 games. Reno is the Triple A team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks with the 15th pick of the first round in 2013. Shipley turned 24 on February 22.

Tyler Glasnow International League PiOW 042516 to 050116

Tyler Glasnow of the Indianapolis Indians was selected the International League Player of the Week for the span of April 25, 2016 to May 1, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 11.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 6 BB and 18 K,. This season the RHP is 2-1, 2.08 ERA, 37 K, 1.12 WHIP, .187 BAA in 26.0 IP over 5 games. Indianapolis is the Triple A team of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was originally drafted by the Pirates in the fifth round in 2008. Glasnow will be 23 on August 23.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Brian Mundall South Atlantic League POW 042516 to 050116

Brian Mundall of the Asheville Tourists was selected the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for the span of April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 23, .435/.480/.783 with 2 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 7 R, 1 SB and 2 BB in 6 games. This season the first baseman is hitting .351/.400/.495 with 2 HR, 14 RBI, 17 R, 0 SB in 24 games. Asheville is the Class A team of the Colorado Rockies. He was originally drafted by the Rockies in the seventh round in 2015. Mundall turned 22 on February 28.

Manny Sanchez Midwest League POW 042516 to 050116

Manny Sanchez of the Bowling Green Hot Rods was selected the Midwest League Player of the Week for the span of April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016. For the week he hit 9 for 22, .409/.480/.773 with 2 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB and 3 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .268/.361/.437 with 3 HR, 9 RBI, 15 R, 1 SB in 19 games. Bowling Green is the Class A team of the Tampa Bay Rays. He was originally signed with the Rays in 2013 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Sanchez will be 21 on October 6th. 

Aristedes Aquino Florida State League POW 042516 to 050116

Aristedes Aquino of the Daytona Tortugas was selected the Florida State League Player of the Week for the span of April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016. For the week he hit 8 for 18, .444/.565/1.111 with 4 HR, 8 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 4 BB in 5 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .250/.337/.467 with 5 HR, 13 RBI, 15 R, 4 SB in 24 games. Daytona is the Class A Advanced team of the Cincinnati Reds. He was originally signed by the Reds in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Aquino turned 22 on April 22.

Andrew Benintendi Carolina League POW 042516 to 050116

Andrew Benintendi of the Salem Red Sox was selected the Carolina League Player of the Week for the span of April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016. For the week he hit 9 for 20, .450/.542/.700 with 2 2B, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 2 R, 2 SB and 4 BB in 5 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .371/.436/.639 with 1 HR, 23 RBI, 22 R, 6 SB in 24 games. Salem is the Class A Advanced team of the Boston Red Sox. He was originally drafted by the Red Sox with the seventh pick of the first round in 2015. Benintendi will be 22 on July 6th.

Phillip Ervin Southern League POW 042516 to 050116

Phillip Ervin of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos was selected the Southern League Player of the Week for the span of April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016. For the week he hit 7 for 15, .480/.520/.606 with 2 2B, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R, 4 SB and 3 BB in 5 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .243/.371/.459 with 3 HR, 8 RBI, 17 R, 9 SB in 22 games. Pensacola is the Double A team of the Cincinnati Reds. He was originally drafted by the Reds with the 27th pick of the first round in 2013. Ervin will be 24 on July 15.

Tyler Marincov California League POW 042516 to 050116

Tyler Marincov of the Stockton Ports was selected the California League Player of the Week for the span of April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 23, .435/.500/.957 with 3 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 6 R, 2 SB and 3 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .294/.374/.588 with 7 HR, 24 RBI, 19 R, 4 SB in 25 games. Stockton is the Class A Advanced team of the Oakland Athletics. He was originally drafted by the Athletics in the eighth round in 2013. Marincov will be 25 on October 20.

Sherman Johnson Texas League POW 042516 to 050116

Sherman Johnson of the Arkansas Travelers was selected the Texas League Player of the Week for the span of April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016. For the week he hit 14 for 28, .500/.548/.964 with 4 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 11 R, 0 SB and 3 BB in 7 games. This season the second baseman is hitting .369/.481/.677 with 4 HR, 9 RBI, 18 R, 2 SB in 19 games. Arkansas is the Double A team of the Los Angeles Angels. He was originally drafted by the Angels in the 14th round in 2012. Johnson will be 25 on July 15.

Dean Green Eastern League POW 042516 to 050116

Dean Green of the Erie SeaWolves was selected the Eastern League Player of the Week for the span of April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016. For the week he hit 8 for 17, .471/.526/1.059 with 1 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 5 R, 1 SB and 1 BB in 5 games. This season the first baseman is hitting .318/.388/.557 with 5 HR, 24 RBI, 15 R, 1 SB in 24 games. Erie is the Double A team of the Detroit Tigers. He was originally drafted by the Tigers in the 11th round in 2011. Green will be 27 on July 30.

Peter O'Brien Pacific Coast League POW 042516 to 050116

Peter O'Brien of the Reno Aces was selected the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for the span of April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016. For the week he hit 12 for 24, .500/.500/1.167 with 2 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB and 0 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .340/.340/.670 with 8 HR, 22 RBI, 21 R, 1 SB in 23 games. Reno is the Triple A team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was originally drafted by the Yankees in the second round in 2012 and was traded to the Diamondbacks in 2014. O'Brien turned 26 on July 15.

Giovanny Urshela International League POW 042516 to 050116

Giovanny Urshela of the Columbus Clippers was selected the International League Player of the Week for the span of April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 22, .455/.462/.727 with 3 2B, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB and 2 BB in 7 games. This season the third baseman has hit .298/.317/.415 with 2 HR, 15 RBI, 13 R, 0 SB in 25 games. Columbus is the Triple A team of the Cleveland Indians. He originally signed with the Indians in 2008 as an amateur free agent out of Columbia. Urshela will be 25 on October 11.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Nomar Mazara April 2016 AL Rookie of the Month

Nomar Mazara of the Texas Rangers was selected the American League Rookie of the Month for April 2016. During the month the outfielder hit 21 for 63, .333/.392/.460 with 2 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 10 R, 0 SB and 7 BB in 17 games. He originally signed with the Rangers in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Mazara turned 21 on April 26.

Trevor Story April 2016 NL Rookie of the Month

Trevor Story of the Colorado Rockies was selected the National League Rookie of the Month for April 2016. During the month the shortstop hit 24 for 92, .261/.324/.696 with 4 2B, 3, 3B, 10 HR, 20 RBI, 19 R, 1 SB and 9 BB in 22 games. He was originally drafted by the Rockies with the 45th pick of the first round in 2011. Story turned 23 on November 15.

Jordan Zimmermann April 2016 AL Pitcher of the Month

Jordan Zimmermann of the Detroit Tigers was selected the American League Pitcher of the Month for April 2016. During the month the RHP was 5-0, 0.55 ERA, 23 K, 1.06 WHIP, .224 BAA in 33.0 IP over 5 games. Over eight MLB seasons with the Tigers and Nationals he is 75-50, 3.23 ERA, 926 K, 1.16 WHIP, .251 BAA in 1127.0 IP over 183 games. He was originally drafted by the Nationals in the second round in 2007Jordan Zimmermann will be 30 on May 23.

Jake Arrieta April 2016 NL Pitcher of the Month

Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs was selected the National League Pitcher of the Month for April 2016. During the month the RHP was 5-0, 1.00 ERA, 32 K, 0.78 WHIP, .151 BAA in 36.0 IP over 5 games.  He also pitched a no hitter against the Dodgers on April 21. Over seven MLB seasons with the Cubs and Orioles he is 61-38, 3.58 ERA, 749 K, 1.16 WHIP, .224 BAA in 831.1 IP over 141 games with 135 GS. He was originally drafted by the Orioles in the fifth round in 2007 and was traded to the Cubs in 2013. Arrieta turned 30 on March 6th.

Manny Machado April 2016 AL Player of the Month

Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles was selected the American League Player of the Month for April 2016. During the month the third baseman hit 33 for 96, .344/.394/.667 with 10 2B, 7 HR, 16 RBI, 20 R, 0 SB and 7 BB in 23 games. Over four MLB seasons with the Orioles he has hit .285/.334/.468 with 75 HR, 231 RBI, 272 R, 30 SB in 475 games. He was originally drafted by the Orioles with the third pick of the first round in 2010. Machado will be 24 on July 6th.

Bryce Harper April 2016 NL Player of the Month

Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals was selected the National League Player of the Month for April 2016. During the month the outfielder hit 22 for 71, .286/.406/.714 with 6 2B, 9 HR, 24 RBI, 16 R, 5 SB and 17 BB in 23 games. Over his five MLB seasons with the Nationals he has hit .288/.385/.524 with 106 HR, 272 RBI, 344 R, 42 SB in 534 games. He was originally drafted by the Nationals with the first over all pick in 2010. Harper will be 24 on October 16.

Victor Martinez AL Player of Week 042516 to 050116

Victor Martinez of the Detroit Tigers was selected the American League Player of the Week for the span of April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016. For the week he hit 14 for 27, .519/.567/1.037 with 5 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB and 2 BB. This season the DH is hitting .350/.409/.663 with 5 HR, 18 RBI, 14 R, 0 SB in 24 games. Over 14 MLB seasons with the Tigers, Red Sox and Indians he has hit .302/.368/.469 with 205 HR, 1009 RBI, 793 R, 7 SB in 1603 games. He originally signed with the Indians in 1996 as an amateur free agent out of VenezuelaMartinez turned 37 on December 23.

Hunter Pence NL Player of Week 042516 to 050116

Hunter Pence of the San Francisco Giants was selected the National League Player of the Week for the span of April 25, 2016 through May 1, 2016. For the week he hit 8 for 19, .421/.500/.895 with 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB and 5 BB. This season the outfielder has hit .293/.393/.511 with 5 HR, 22 RBI, 15 R, 4 SB in 26 games. Over 10 MLB seasons with the Giants, Phillies and Astros he hit .284/.338/.473 with 199 HR, 751 RBI, 717 R, 106 SB in 1296 games. He was originally drafted by the Astros in the second round in 2004, traded to the Phillies in 2011 and traded to the Giants in 2012.  Pence turned 33 on April 13.