Sunday, July 31, 2016

Wade Miley traded to Orioles

Wade Miley was traded by the Seattle Mariners to the Baltimore Orioles on July 31, 2016. The Mariners in exchange received Ariel Miranda.

LHP Wiley split 2016 between Class A Everett while rehabbing and the Mariners. He was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 7 K, 0.00 WHIP, .000 BAA in 4.0 IP in 1 game at Everett and 7-8, 4.98 ERA, 82 K, 1.35 WHIP, .274 BAA in 112.0 IP over 19 games. Over six MLB seasons with the Mariners, Red Sox and Diamondbacks he was 56-54, 4.07 ERA, 728 K, 1.34 WHIP, .266 BAA in 944.1 IP over 157 games with 153 GS. He was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks with the 43rd pick of the first round in 2008. Wiley turned 29 on November 13.

LHP Miranda had split 2016 between Triple A Norfolk and the Orioles. He was 4-7, 3.93 ERA, 87 K, 1.25 WHIP, .249 BAA in 100.2 IP over 19 games at Norfolk and 0-0, 13.50 ERA, 4 K, 2.00 WHIP, .364 BAA in 2.0 IP in 1 game with the Orioles. He originally signed with the Orioles in 2015 as an amateur free agent out of Cuba. Miranda turned 27 on January 10.

Tyler Clippard traded to Yankees

Tyler Clippard was traded by the Arizona Diamondbacks to the New York Yankees on July 31, 2016. The Diamondbacks in exchange received Vicente Campos.

RHP Clippard was 2-3, 4.30 ERA, 46 K, 1.30 WHIP, .245 BAA, 1 SV in 37.2 IP over 40 games with the Diamondbacks in 2016. Over 10 MLB seasons with the Diamondbacks, Mets, Athletics, Nationals and Yankees he was 44-32, 2.97 ERA, 658 K, 1.10 WHIP, .194 BAA, 54 SV in 599.2 IP over 529 games with 8 GS. He was originally drafted by the Yankees in the ninth round in 2003. Clippard turned 31 on February 14.

RHP Campos split 2016 between Class A Advanced Tampa, Double A Trenton and Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He was 4-2, 3.49 ERA, 56 K, 1.23 WHIP, .235 BAA in 59.1 IP over 10 games at Tampa, 5-1, 3.02 ERA, 48 K, 1.04 WHIP, .220 BAA in 56.2 IP over 9 games at Trenton and 0-0, 1.80 ERA, 1 K, 1.80 WHIP, .400 BAA in 5.0 IP in 1 game at SWB. He originally signed with the Mariners in 2009 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela and was traded to the Yankees in 2012. Campos turned 24 on July 27.


Andrew Miller traded to Indians

Andrew Miller was traded by the New York Yankees to the Cleveland Indians on July 31, 2016. The Yankees in exchange received Ben Heller, Clint Frazier, J.P. Feyereisen and Justus Sheffield.

LHP Miller was 6-1, 1.39 ERA, 77 K, 0.77 WHIP, .174 BAA, 9 SV in 45.1 IP over 44 games with the Yankees in 2016. Over 11 MLB seasons with the Yankees, Orioles, Red Sox, Marlins and Tigers he was 39-41, 4.35 ERA, 667 K, 1.43 WHIP, .247 BAA, 46 SV in 599.2 IP over 363 games with 66 GS. He was originally drafted by the Tigers with the sixth pick of the first round in 2006. Miller turned 31 on May 21.

RHP Heller had split 2016 between Double A Akron and Triple A Columbus. He was 1-0, 0.55 ERA, 23 K, 0.49 WHIP, .057 BAA, 7 SV in 16.1 IP over 15 games at Akron and 2-2, 2.49 ERA, 25 K, 1.07 WHIP, .217 BAA, 5 SV in 25.1 IP over 28 games at Columbus. He was originally drafted by the Indians in the 22nd round in 2013. Heller will be 25 on August 5th.

Frazier is an outfielder who split 2016 between Akron and Columbus. He hit .276/.356/.469 with 13 HR, 48 RBI, 56 R, 13 SB in 89 games at Akron and 5 for 21, .238/.238/.333 with 0 HR, 0 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB in 5 games at Columbis. He was originally drafted by the Indians with the fifth pick of the first round in 2013. Frazier will be 22 on September 6th.

RHP Feyereisen was 4-3, 2.23 ERA, 56 K, 1.24 WHIP, .205 BAA, 5 SV in 40.1 IP over 33 games at Akron in 2016. He was originally drafted by the Indians in the 16th round in 2014. Feyereisen turned 23 on February 7th.

LHP Sheffield was 7-5, 3.59 ERA, 93 K, 1.37 WHIP, .252 BAA in 95.1 IP over 19 games at Class A Advanced in 2016. He was originally drafted by the Indians with the 31st pick of the first round in 2014. Sheffield turned 20 on May 13.

Zach Duke traded to Cardinals

Zach Duke was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the St Louis Cardinals on July 31, 2016. The White Sox in exchange received Charlie Tilson. 

LHP Duke was 2-0, 2.63 ERA, 42 K, 1.25 WHIP, .225 BAA, 1 SV in 37.2 IP over 53 games with the White Sox in 2016. Over 12 MLB seasons with the White Sox, Brewers, Reds, Nationals, Diamondbacks and Pirates he was 60-83, 4.35 ERA, 747 K, 1.45 WHIP, .295 BAA, 3 SV in 1243.0 IP over 413 games with 169 GS. He was originally drafted by the Pirates in the 20th round in 2001. Duke turned 33 on April 19.

Tilson is an outfielder who hit .282/.345/.407 with 4 HR, 34 RBI, 53 R, 15 SB in 100 games at Triple A Memphis in 2016. He was originally drafted by the Cardinals in the second round in 2011. Tilson turned 23 on December 2nd.

Matt Kemp traded to Braves

Matt Kemp was traded by the San Diego Padres to the Atlanta Braves on July 30, 2016. The Padres in exchange received Hector Olivera.

Kemp is an outfielder who hit .262/.285/.489 with 23 HR, 69 RBI, 54 R, 0 SB in 100 games with the Padres in 2016. Over 11 MLB seasons with the Padres and Dodgers he hit .286/.340/.489 with 228 HR, 817 RBI, 784 R, 182 SB in 1370 games. He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the sixth round in 2003 and was traded to the Padres in 2014. Kemp will be 32 on September 23.

Olivers is an outfielder who split 2016 between Rookie Gulf Coast, Triple A Gwinnett and the Braves before being suspended for violating the MLB domestic violence policy. He hit 5 for 7, .714/.800/1.286 with 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB at Gulf Coast, 4 for 35, .114/.135/.143 with 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R, 0 SB in 9 games at Gwinnett and 4 for 19, .211/.238/.263 with 0 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB in 6 games with the Braves. Over two MLB seasons with the Braves he hit .245/.296/.378 with 2 HR, 13 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB in 30 games. He originally signed with the Dodgers in May 2015 as an amateur free agent out of Cuba and was traded to the Braves in July 2015. Olivera turned 31 on April 5th.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Billy Burns traded to Royals

Billy Burns was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Kansas City Royals on July 30, 2016. The Athletics in exchange received Brett Eibner. 

Burns is an outfielder who had split 2016 between Triple A Nashville and the Athletics in 2016. He hit .293/.326/.317 with 0 HR, 4 RBI, 7 R, 4 SB in 10 games at Nashville and .234/.270/.303 with 0 HR, 12 RBI, 32 R, 14 SB in 73 games with the Athletics. Over three MLB seasons with the Athletics he hit .273/.311/.360 with 5 HR, 54 RBI, 106 R, 43 SB in 211 games. He was originally drafted by the Nationals in the 32nd round in 2011 and traded to the Athletics in 2013. Burns will be 27 on August 30.

Eibner is an outfielder who had split 2016 between Triple A Omaha and the Royals. He hit .288/.385/.516 with 11 HR, 32 RBI, 37 R, 5 SB in 50 games at Omaha and .231/.286/.423 with 3 HR, 10 RBI, 11 R, 0 SB in 26 games with the Royals. He was originally drafted by the Royals in the second round in 2010. Eibner turned 27 on December 2nd.

Mark Melancon traded to Nationals

Mark Melancon was traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Washington Nationals on July 30, 2016. The Pirates in exchange received Felipe Rivero and Taylor Hearn.

RHP Melancon was 1-1, 1.51 ERA, 38 K, 0.96 WHIP, .205 BAA, 30 SV in 41.2 IP over 45 games with the Pirates in 2016. Over eight MLB seasons with the Pirates, Red Sox, Astros and Yankees he was 20-17, 2.65 ERA, 380 K, 1.05 WHIP, .220 BAA, 151 SV in 417.1 IP over 414 games. He was originally drafted by the Yankees in the ninth round in 2006, traded to the Astros in 2010, traded to the Red Sox in 2011 and traded to the Pirates in 2012. Melancon turned 31 on March 28,

LHP Rivero was 0-3, 4.53 ERA, 53 K, 1.17 WHIP, .236 BAA, 1 SV in 49.2 IP over 47 games with the Nationals in 2016. Over two MLB seasons with the Nationals he was 2-4, 3.67 ERA, 96 K, 1.06 WHIP, .218 BAA, 3 SV in 98.0 IP over 96 games. He originally signed with the Rays in 2008 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela and was traded to the Nationals in 2014. Rivero turned 25 on July 5th.

LHP Hearn had split 2016 between Rookie Gulf Coast and Class A Hagerstown. He was 0-0, 1.42 ERA, 8 K, 1.26 WHIP, .105 BAA in 6.1 IP over 2 games and 2 GS at Gulf Coast and 1-0, 3.18 ERA, 31 K, 1.41 WHIP, .278 BAA in 22.2 IP over 8 games with 2 GS at Hagerstown. He was originally drafted by the Nationals in the fifth round in 2015. Hearn will be 22 on August 30.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Andrew Cashner traded to Marlins

Andrew Cashner was traded by the San Diego Padres to the Miami Marlins on July 29, 2016 along with Colin Rea, Tayron Guerrero and cash. The Padres in exchange received Jarred Cosart, Carter Cappa, Luis Castillo and Josh Naylor.

RHP Cashner had split 2016 between Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore while rehabbing and the Padres. He was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 K, 0.67 WHIP, .182 BAA in 3.0 IP in 1 game at Lake Elsinore and 4-7, 4.76 ERA, 67 K, 1.39 WHIP, .264 BAA in 79.1 IP over 16 games with the Padres. Over seven MLB seasons with the Padres and Cubs he was 30-49, 3.73 ERA, 563 K, 1.29 WHIP, .251 BAA in 673.2 IP over 190 games with 98 GS. Cashner was originally drafted by the Cubs ith the 19th pick of the first round in 2008 and was traded to the Padres in 2012. Cashner will be 30 on September 11.

RHP Rea split 2016 between Triple A El Paso and the Padres. He was 0-0, 9.00 ERA, 2 K, 2.00 WHIP, .250 BAA in 1.0 IP in 1 game at El Paso and 5-5, 4.98 ERA, 76 K, 1.46 WHIP, .262 BAA in 99.1 IP over 19 games with the Padres. Over two MLB seasons with the Padres he was 7-7, 4.81 ERA, 102 K, 1.41 WHIP, .258 BAA in 131.0 IP over 25 games. He was originally drafted by the Padres in the 12th round in 2011. Rea turned 26 on July 1st.

RHP Guerrero had split 2016 between Double A San Antonio and El Paso. He was 0-3, 4.94 ERA, 25 K, 1.27 WHIP, .235 BAA in 23.2 IP over 19 games at San Antonio and 0-0, 6.00 ERA, 11 K, 1.75 WHIP, .250 BAA in 12.0 IP over 13 games at El Paso. He originally signed with the Padres in 2009 as an amateur free agent out of Columbia. Guerrero turned 25 on January 9th,

RHP Cosart had split 2016 between Rookie Gulf Coast and Class A Advanced Jupiter while rehabbing, Triple A New Orleans and the Marlins. He was 0-1, 6.00 ERA, 1 K, 1.67 WHIP, .357 BAA in 3.0 IP in 1 game at Gulf Coast, 0-0, 3.60 ERA, 3 K, 1.20 WHIP, .250 BAA in 5.0 IP in 1 game at Jupiter, 3-4, 4.09 ERA, 30 K, 1.20 WHIP, .279 BAA in 50.2 IP over 10 games at New Orleans and 0-1, 5.95 ERA, 11 K, 1.78 WHIP, .257 BAA in 19.2 IP over 4 games with the Marlins. Over four MLB seasons with the Marlins and Astros he was 16-18, 3.69 ERA, 206 K, 1.39 WHIP, .247 BAA in 329.2 IP over 58 games. He was originally drafted by the Phillies in the 38th round in 2008, was traded to the Astros in 2011 and traded to the Marlins in 2014. Cosart turned 26 on May 25,

RHP Capps has not pitched in 2016 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He split 2015 between New Orleans and the Marlins. He was 0-2, 1.16 ERA, 15 K, 1.33 WHIP, .196 BAA, 3 SV in 15.0 IP over 13 games at New Orleans and 1-0, 1.16 ERA, 58 K, 0.81 WHIP, .168 BA in 31.0 IP over 30 games with the Marlins. Over four MLB seasons with the Marlins and Mariners he was 4-3, 3.99 ERA, 177 K, 1.34 WHIP, .258 BAA in 135.1 IP over 118 games. He was originally drafted by the Mariners in the third round in 2011 and was traded to the Marlins in 2013. Capps will be 26 on August 7th.

RHP Castillo was 7-3, 2.25 ERA, 84 K, 0.97 WHIP, .223 BAA in 100.0 IP over 20 games with 18 GS at Jupiter in 2016. He originally signed with the Giants in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic and was traded to the Marlins in 2014. Castillo turned 23 on December 12.

Naylor is a first baseman who hit .269/.317/.430 with 9 HR, 54 RBI, 42 R, 10 SB in 89 games at Class A Greensboro in 2016. He was originally drafted by the Marlins with the12th pick of the first round in 2015. Naylor turned 19 on June 22.

Eduardo Nunez traded to Giants

Eduardo Nunez was traded by the Minnesota Twins to the San Francisco Giants on July 28, 2016. The Twins in exchange received Adalberto Mejia.

Nunez is a SS\3B\SS\OF who hit .296/.325/.439 with 12 HR, 47 RBI, 49 R, 27 SB in 91 games with the Twins in 2016. Over seven MLB seasons with the Twins and Yankees he hit .274/.312/.401 with 30 HR, 167 RBI, 200 R, 92 SB in 505 games. He originally signed with the Yankees in 2004 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Nunez turned 29 on June 15.

LHP Adalberto Mejia had split 2016 between Double A Richmond and Triple A Sacramento. He was 3-2, 1.94 ERA, 58 K, 0.98 WHIP, .203 BAA in 65.0 IP over 11 games at Richmond and 4-1, 4.20 ERA, 43 K, 1.30 WHIP, .263 BAA in 40.2 IP over 7 games at Sacramento.  He originally signed with the Giants in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Mejia turned 23 on June 20.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Andres Machado Pioneer League PiOW 071816 to 072416

Andres Machado of the Idaho Falls Chukars was selected the Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 4 K. This season the RHP is 2-2, 4.22 ERA, 30 K, 1.34 WHIP, .282 BAA in 32.0 IP over 7 games. Idaho Falls is a Rookie team of the Kansas City Royals. He originally signed with the Royals in 2010 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Machado turned 23 on April 22.

Chad Martin Appalachian League PiOW 071816 to 072416

Chad Martin of the Pulaski Yankees was selected the Appalachian League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016.  For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 2 BB and 4 K. This season the RHP is 3-2, 2.55 ERA, 24 K, 1.05 WHIP, .226 BA in 35.1 IP over 7 games. Pulaski is a Rookie team of the New York Yankees. He was originally drafted by the Yankees in the 30th round in 2015. Martin turned 22 on January 2nd.

Jose Paulino Northwest League PiOW 071816 to 072416

Jose Paulino of the Eugene Emeralds was selected the Northwest League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 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 7 K. He had also earned the award for the week of July 4th. This season the LHP is 4-0, 0.51 ERA, 37 K, 0.63 WHIP, .156 BAA in 35.0 IP over 6 games at Eugene and 0-0, 5.40 ERA, 4 K, 1.40 WHIP, .263 BAA in 5.0 IP over 1 game at Class A South Bend. Eugene is the Class A short season team of the Chicago Cubs. He originally signed with the Cubs in 2013 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Paulino turned 21 on April 9th.

Bailey Falter New York-Penn League PiOW 071816 to 072416

Bailey Falter of the Williamsport Crosscutters was selected the New York-Penn League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 10 K. This season the LHP is 1-3, 3.21 ERA, 34 K, 1.21 WHIP, .248 BAA in 28.0 IP over 6 games. Williamsport is the Class A short season team of the Philadelphia Phillies. He was originally drafted by the Phillies in the fifth round in 2015. Falter turned 19 on April 24.

Logan Boyd South Atlantic League PiOW 071816 to 072416

Logan Boyd of the Greenville Drive was selected the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB, and 8 K. This season the LHP is 10-6, 4.95 ERA, 79 K, 1.49 WHIP, .309 BAA in 100.0 IP over 20 games. Greenville is the Class A team of the Boston Red Sox. He was originally drafted by the Red Sox in the 19th round in 2015. Boyd turned 22 on November 26.

Kyle Dowdy Midwest League PiOW 071816 to 072416

Kyle Dowdy of the West Michigan Whitecaps was selected the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 1 SHO, 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB, and 3 K. This season the RHP is 7-2, 2.62 ERA, 64 K, 1.20 WHIP, .263 BAA in 79.0 IP over 18 games with 11 GS. West Michigan is the Class A team of the Detroit Tigers. He was originally drafted by the Tigers in the 12th round in 2015.. Dowdy turned 23 on February 3rd.

James Reeves Florida State League PiOW 071816 to 072416

James Reeves of the Tampa Yankees was selected the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 1 BB and 6 K. This season the LHP is 4-1, 1.56 ERA, 76 K, 0.82 WHIP, .146 BAA, 1 SV in 63.1 IP over 19 games with 9 GS at Tampa and 1-1, 2.70 ERA, 15 K, 0.50 WHIP, .065 BAA in 10.0 IP over 4 games at Class A Charleston. Tampa is the Class A Advanced team of the New York Yankees. He was originally originally drafted by the Yankees in the 10th round in 2015. Reeves turned 23 on June 7th.

Thomas Pannone Carolina League PiOW 071816 to 072416

Thomas Pannone of the Lynchburg Hillcats was selected the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 3 K. This season the LHP is 2-0, 1.59 ERA, 9 K, 1.06 WHIP, .203 BAA in 17.0 IP over 3 games at Lynchburg and 5-5, 3.02 ERA, 84 K, 1.10 WHIP, .223 BAA in 89.1 IP over 17 games at Class A Lake County. Lynchburg is the Class A Advanced team of the Cleveland Indians. He was originally drafted by the Indians in the ninth round in 2013Pannone turned 22 on April 28.

Brad Keller California League PiOW 071816 to 072416

Brad Keller of the Visalia Rawhide was selected the California League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 0.71 ERA, 2 GS, 12.2 IP, 9 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 13 K. This season the RHP is 8-6, 4.18 ERA, 84 K, 1.23 WHIP, .270 BAA in 116.1 IP over 19 games. Visalia is the Class A Advanced team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks in the eighth round in 2013. Keller turned 21 on July 27.

Chase De Jong Texas League PiOW 071816 to 072416

Chase De Jong of the Tulsa Drillers was selected the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 1.29 ERA, 1 GS, 1 CG, 7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 7 K. This the RHP is 11-4, 2.64 ERA, 101 K, 0.97 WHIP, .191 BAA in 116.0 IP over 20 games. Tulsa is the Double A team of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the second round in 2012 and was traded to the Dodgers in 2015De Jong turned 22 on December 29.

Brandon Woodruff Southern League PiOW 071816 to 072416

Brandon Woodruff of the Biloxi Shuckers was selected the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 9 K. It is a repeat performance after earning the award last week. This season the RHP is 5-6, 3.65 ERA, 68 K, 1.14 WHIP, .217 BAA in 61.2 IP over 12 games at Biloxi and 4-1, 1.83 ERA, 49 K, 0.97 WHIP, .205 BAA in 44.1 IP over 8 games at Class A Advanced Brevard County. Biloxi is the Double A team of the Milwaukee Brewers. He was originally drafted by the Brewers in the 11th round in 2014. Woodruff turned 23 on February 10.

Andrew Suarez Eastern League PiOW 071816 to 072416

Andrew Suarez of the Richmond Flying Squirrels was selected the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 2.77 ERA, 2 GS, 13.0 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 4 BB and 18 K. This season the LHP is 4-6, 4.96 ERA, 55 K, 1.49 WHIP, .313 BAA in 69.0 IP over 12 games at Richmond and 2-1, 2.43 ERA, 34 K, 1.01 WHIP, .225 BAA in 29.2 IP over 5 games at Class A Advanced San JoseRichmond is the Double A team of the San Francisco Giants. He was originally drafted by the Giants in the second round in 2015. Suarez will be 24 on September 11.

Ty Blach Pacific Coast League PiOW 071816 to 072416

Ty Blach of the Sacramento River Cats was selected the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 0.60 ERA, 2 GS, 1 CG, 13.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 9 K. He also earned the award for the week of  June 27This season the LHP is 11-5, 3.57 ERA, 79 K, 1.16 WHIP, .255 BAA in 123.2 IP over 20 games. Sacramento is the Triple A team of the San Francisco Giants. He was originally drafted by the Giants in the fifth round in 2012. Blach will be 26 on October 20.

David Buchanan International League PiOW 071816 to 072416

David Buchanan of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs was selected the International League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 0.60 ERA, 2 GS, 15.0 IP, 9 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 3 BB and 8 K. This season the RHP is 7-5, 4.05 ERA, 60 K, 1.23 WHIP, .257 BAA in 115.2 IP over 19 games. Over two MLB seasons with the Phillies he is 8-17, 5.01 ERA, 115 K, 1.51 WHIP, .298 BAA in 192.1 IP over 35 games. Lehigh Valley is the Triple A team of the Philadelphia Phillies. He was originally drafted by the Phillies in the seventh round in 2010. Buchanan turned 27 on May 11.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Travis Demeritte traded to Braves

Travis Demeritte was traded by the Texas Rangers to the Atlanta Braves on July 27, 2016. The Rangers in exchange received Lucas Harrell and Dario Alvarez. 

Travis Demeritte is a second baseman who hit .272/.352/.583 with 25 HR, 59 RBI, 73 R, 13 SB in 88 games at Class A Advanced High Desert in 2016. He was originally drafted by the Rangers with the 30th pick of the first round in 2013. Demeritte will be 22 on September 30.

RHP Harrell had split 2016 between Double A Erie and Triple A Toledo of the Tigers before being released on May 16. The Braves signed him on May 20 and he split time between Triple A Gwinnett and the Braves. He was 2-1, 3.28 ERA, 16 K, 1.54 WHIP, .253 BAA in 24.2 IP over 5 games at Erie, 1-0, 3.60 ERA, 4 K, 1.40 WHIP, .278 BAA in 5.0 IP in 1 game at Erie, 2-1, 2.81 ERA, 27 K, 1.69 WHIP, .282 BAA in 32.0 IP over 9 games with 5 GS at Gwinnett and 2-2, 3.38 ERA, 21 K, 1.26 WHIP, .234 BAA in 29.1 IP over 5 games with the Braves. Over six MLB seasons with the Braves, Astros and White Sox he was 20-35, 4.74 ERA, 289 K, 1.56 WHIP, .275 BAA in 431.0 IP over 93 games with 67 GS. He was originally drafted by the White Sox in the fourth round in 2004. Harrell turned 31 on June 3rd.

LHP Alvarez split 2016 between Triple A Las Vegas of the Mets before the Braves claimed him off waivers on May 25, Triple A Gwinnett and the Braves. He was 0-1, 9.98 ERA, 27 K, 2.09 WHIP, .324 BAA in 15.1 IP over 17 games at Las Vegas, 0-0, 1.13 ERA, 14 K, 1.00 WHIP, .143 BAA in 8.0 IP over 8 games at Triple A Gwinnett and 3-1, 3.00 ERA, 28 K, 1.07 WHIP, .200 BAA in 15.0 IP over 16 games with the Braves. Over three MLB seasons with the Braves he was 4-1, 5.40 ERA, 31 K, 1.30 WHIP, .256 BAA in 20.0 IP over 26 games. He originally signed with the Phillies in 2007 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Alvarez turned 27 on January 17.

Drew Storen traded to Mariners

Drew Storen was traded by the Toronto Blue Jays to the Seattle Mariners on July 26, 2016 with cash. The Blue Jays in exchange received Joaquin Benoit.

RHP Storen was 1-3, 6.21 ERA, 32 K, 1.59 WHIP, .309 BAA, 3 SV in 33.1 IP over 38 games with the Blue Jays in 2016. Over seven MLB seasons with the Blue Jays and Nationals he was 22-16, 3.31 ERA, 353 K, 1.17 WHIP, .236 BAA, 98 SV in 367.1 IP over 393 games. He was originally drafted by the Nationals with the 10th pick of the first round in 2009. Storen will be 29 on August 11.

RHP Benoit was 1-1, 5.18 ERA, 28 K, 1.44 WHIP, .215 BAA in 24.1 IP over 26 games with the Mariners in 2016. Over 15 MLB seasons with the Mariners, Padres, Tigers, Rays and Rangers he was 55-43, 3.87 ERA, 988 K, 1.24 WHIP, .223 BAA, 50 SV in 994.2 IP over 687 games with 55 GS. He originally signed with the Rangers in 1996 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Benoit turned 39 on July 26.


DJ Peters Pioneer League POW 071816 to 072416

D.J. Peters of the Ogden Raptors was selected the Pioneer League Player of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he hit 13 for 23, .565/.655/.826 with 2 HR, 7 RBI, 11 R, 1 SB and 6 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .390/.482/.636 with 5 HR, 20 RBI, 30 R, 3 SB in 30 games. Ogden is a Rookie team of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the fourth round in 2016. Peters turned 20 on December 12.

Alex Kirilloff Appalachian League POW 071816 to 072416

Alex Kirilloff of the Elizabethton Twins was selected the Appalachian League Player of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he hit 16 for 32, .500/.500/.688 with 2 HR, 7 RBI, 10 R, 0 SB and 1 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .364/.365/.545 with 4 HR, 18 RBI, 17 R, 0 SB in 24 games. Elizabethton is a Rookie team of the Minnesota Twins. He was originally drafted by the Twins with the 15th pick of the first round in 2016. Kirilloff turned 18 on November 9th.

Nick Zammarelli Northwest League POW 071816 to 072416

Nick Zammarelli of the Everett Aquasox was selected the Northwest League Player of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he hit 11 for 28, .393/.414/.714 with 3 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB and 1 BB in 7 games. This season the third baseman is hitting .314/.371/.460 with 4 HR, 20 RBI, 24 R, 0 SB in 35 games. Everett is the Class A short season team of the Seattle Mariners. He was originally drafted by the Mariners in the eighth round in 2016. Zammarelli turned 21 on July 30. 

Hunter Owen New York-Penn League POW 071816 to 072416

Hunter Owen of the West Virginia Black Bears was selected the New York-Penn League Player of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 26, .385/.429/.885 with 2 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 5 R, 1 SB and 1 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .303/.343/.535 with 5 HR, 24 RBI, 19 R, 1 SB in 27 games. West Virginia is the Class A short season team of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was originally drafted by the Pirates in the 25th round in 2016. Owen will be 23 on September 22.

Isael Soto South Atlantic League POW 071816 to 072416

Isael Soto of the Greensboro Grasshoppers was selected the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he hit 9 for 16, .563/.611/1.188 with 2 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB and 2 BB in 5 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .254/.328/.424 with 8 HR, 31 RBI, 38 R, 3 SB in 75 games. Greensboro is the Class A  team of the Miami Marlins. He originally signed with the Marlins in 2013 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Soto turned 19 on November 2nd.

Isan Diaz Midwest League POW 071816 to 072416

Isan Diaz of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers was selected the Midwest League Player of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he hit 11 for 22, .500/.607/1.182 with 2 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 8 R, 3 SB and 6 BB in 6 games. This season the shortstop is hitting .270/.351/.481 with 15 HR, 62 RBI, 49 R, 10 SB in 98 games. Wisconsin is the Class A team of the Milwaukee Brewers. He was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks in the second round in 2014 and was traded to the Brewers in January 2016. Diaz turned 20 on May 27.

Jiandido Tromp Florida State League POW 071816 to 072416

Jiandido Tromp of the Clearwater Threshers was selected the Florida State League Player of the Week for the span of July 18 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he hit 8 for 17, .471/.524/1.059 with 1 2B, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 6 R, 1 SB and 2 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .232/.276/.495 with 6 HR, 16 RBI, 15 R, 3 SB in 27 games at Clearwater and .274/.335/.506 with 10 HR, 32 RBI, 36 R, 9 SB in 65 games at Class A Lakewood. Clearwater is the Class A Advanced team of the Philadelphia Phillies. He originally signed with the Phillies in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of Curacao. Tromp will be 23 on September 27.

Yasiel Balaguert Carolina League POW 071816 to 072416

Yasiel Balaguert of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans was selected the Carolina League Player of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he hit 11 for 26, .423/.448/.731 with 5 2B, 1 HR, 14 RBI, 5 R, 1 SB and 2 BB in 6 games. He had also earned the award for the week of May 16. This season the second base is hitting .244/.306/.383 with 13 HR, 69 RBI, 43 R, 4 SB in 100 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.

Joey Curletta California League POW 071816 to 072416

Joey Curletta of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes was selected the California League Player of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he hit 9 for 24, .375/.444/.792 with 1 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB and 4 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .267/.338/.496 with 13 HR, 54 RBI, 40 R, 0 SB in 77 games. Rancho Cucamonga is the Class A Advanced team of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the sixth round in 2012. Curletta turned 22 on March 8th.

Luis Marte Texas League POW 071816 to 072416

Luis Marte of the Frisco RoughRiders was selected the Texas League Player of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he hit 14 for 26, .538/.538/.923 with 1 2B, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 5 R, 1 SB and 0 BB in 6 games. This season the shortstop is hitting .270/.285/.460 with 5 HR, 23 RBI, 14 R, 2 SB in 36 games at Frisco and 5 for 12, .417/.417/.583 with 0 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R, 2 SB in 3 games at Rookie Arizona. Frisco is the Double A team of the Texas Rangers. He originally signed with the Rangers in 2010 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Marte turned 22 on December 15.

Dustin Peterson Southern League POW 071816 to 072416

Dustin Peterson of the Mississippi Braves was selected the Southern League Player of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he hit 13 for 23, .565/.600/.870 with 5 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 9 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB and 2 BB in 6 games. He also earned the award for the week of June 13. This season the outfielder is hitting .293/.352/.442 with 8 HR, 68 RBI, 50 R, 3 SB in 97 games. Mississippi is the Double A team of the Atlanta Braves. He originally drafted by the Padres in the second round in 2013 and was traded to the Braves in 2014. Peterson will be 22 on September 10.

Steven Duggar Eastern League POW 071816 to 072416

Steven Duggar of the Richmond Flying Squirrels was selected the Eastern League Player of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he hit 13 for 23, .565/.643/.739 with 2 2B, 1 3B. 0 HR, 2 RBI, 6 R, 4 SB and 5 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .284/.386/.462 with 9 HR, 30 RBI, 43 R, 6 SB in 70 games at Double A Richmond and .309/.378/.423 with 0 HR, 14 RBI, 12 R, 5 SB in 24 games at Richmond. Richmond is the Double A 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.

Mitch Haniger Pacific Coast League POW 071816 to 072416

Mitch Haniger of the Reno Aces was selected the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he hit 15 for 31, .484/.543/1.194 with 4 2B, 6 HR, 13 RBI, 12 R, 0 SB and 3 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .294/.407/.462 with 5 HR, 30 RBI, 21 R, 4 SB in 55 games at Double A Mobile and .389/.453/.808 with 19 HR, 46 RBI, 43 R, 5 SB in 44 games at Reno. Reno is the Triple A team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was originally drafted by the Brewers with the 38th pick of the first round in 2012 and was traded to the Diamondbacks in 2014. Haniger turned 25 on December 23.

Yandy Diaz International League POW 071816 to 072416

Yandy Diaz of the Columbus Clippers was selected the International League Player of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he hit 14 for 27, .519/.576/.845 with 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 6 R, 1 SB and 6 BB in 7 games. This season the third baseman has hit .286/.445/.381 with 2 HR, 14 RBI, 13 R, 6 SB in 26 games at Double A Akron and .339/.416/.492 with 5 HR, 28 RBI, 36 R, 4 SB in 64 games at Columbus. Columbus is the Triple A team of the Cleveland Indians. He originally signed with the Indians in 2013 as a non-drafted free agent out of Cuba. Diaz will be 25 on August 8th.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Melvin Upton Jr traded to Blue Jays

Melvin Upton Jr was traded by the San Diego Padres to the Toronto Blue Jays on July 26, 2016. The Padres in exchange received Hansel Rodriguez.

Upton is an outfielder who hit .256/.304/.439 with 16 HR, 45 RBI, 46 R, 20 SB in 92 games with the Padres in 2016. Over 12 MLB seasons with the Padres, Braves and Rays\Devil Rays he hit .245/.323/.404 with 160 HR, 570 RBI, 705 R, 293 SB in 1412 games. He was originally drafted by the Devil Rays with the second pick of the first round in 2002. Upton will be 32 on August 21.

RHP Rodriguez was 2-1, 3.06 ERA, 26 K, 1.11 WHIP, .203 BAA in 32.1 IP over 6 games at Rookie Bluefield in 2016. He originally signed with the Blue Jays in 2014 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Rodriguez turned 19 on February 27.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Aroldis Chapman traded to Cubs

Aroldis Chapman was traded by the New York Yankees to the Chicago Cubs on July 25, 2016. The Yankees in exchange received Adam Warren, Gleyber Torres, Billy McKinney and Rashad Crawford.

LHP Chapman was 3-0, 2.01 ERA. 44 K, 0.89 WHIP, .179 BAA, 20 SV in 31.1 IP over 31 games with the Yankees in 2016. Over seven MLB seasons with the Yankees and Reds he was 22-20, 2.16 ERA, 590 K, 1.01 WHIP, .157 BAA, 166 SV in 350.1 IP over 355 games. He originally signed with the Reds in 2010 out of Cuba and was traded to the Yankees in 2015. Chapman turned 28 on February 28.

RHP Warren had split 2016 between Triple A Iowa and the Cubs. He was 0-0, 4.15 ERA, 6 K, 1.15 WHIP, .207 BAA in 8.2 IP over 2 games at Iowa and 3-2, 5.91 ERA, 27 K, 1.43 WHIP, .238 BAA in 35.0 IP over 29 games with 1 GS with the Cubs. Over five MLB seasons with the Cubs and Yankees he is 16-17, 3.66 ERA, 272 K, 1.26 WHIP, .243 BAA, 5 SV in 324.1 IP over 176 games with 21 GS. He was originally drafted by the Yankees in the fourth round in 2009 and was traded to the Cubs in 2015. Warren will be 29 on August 25.

Torres is a shortstop who hit .275/.359/.433 with 9 HR, 47 RBI, 62 R, 19 SB in 94 games at Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach in 2016. He originally signed with the Cubs in 2013 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Torres turned 19 on December 13.

McKinney is an outfielder who hit .252/.355/.322 with 1 HR, 31 RBI, 37 R, 2 SB in 88 games at Double A Tennessee in 2016. He was originally drafted by the Athletics with the 24th pick of the first round in 2013 and traded to the Cubs in 2014. McKinney will be 22 on August 23.

Crawford is an outfielder who hit .255/.327/.386 with 3 HR, 30 RBI, 59 R, 22 SB in 83 games at Myrtle Beach in 2016. He was originally drafted by the Cubs in the 11th round in 2012. Crawford will be 23 on October 15.

Hanley Ramirez AL Player of Week 071816 to 072416

Hanley Ramirez of the Boston Red Sox was selected the American League Player of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he hit 7 for 21, .333/.440/1.048 with 5 HR, 12 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 3 BB. This season the first baseman has hit .282/.362/.459 with 13 HR, 60 RBI, 53 R, 7 SB in 90 games. Over 12 MLB seasons with the Red Sox, Dodgers and Marlins he has hit .295/.366/.492 with 223 HR, 767 RBI, 934 R, 274 SB in 1418 games. He originally signed with the Red Sox in 2000 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Ramirez turned 32 on December 23.

Trevor Story NL Player of Week 071816 to 072416

Trevor Story of the Colorado Rockies was selected the National League Player of the Week for the span of July 18, 2016 through July 24, 2016. For the week he hit 11 for 23, .478/.571/1.304 with 1 2B, 6 HR, 12 RBI, 10 R, 2 SB and 4 BB. He also earned the award the first week of the season. This season the rookie shortstop has hit .275/.349/.590 with 27 HR, 69 RBI, 65 R, 7 SB in 91 games. He was originally drafted by the Rockies with the 45th pick of the first round in 2011. Story turned 23 on November 15.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Mike Piazza MLB Hall of Fame 2016

Mike Piazza was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame class of 2016 along with Ken Griffey Jr. Piazza was a C\OF with 16 seasons MLB experience with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1992-1998), Florida Marlins (1998), New York Mets(1998-2005), San Diego Padres (2006) and Oakland Athletics (2007). For his MLB career he hit .308/.377/.545 with 427 HR, 1335 RBI, 1048 R, 17 SB in 1912 games. His career caught stealing rate was 23%.

I believe his three best seasons were 1997 when he hit .362/.431/.638 with 40 HR, 124 RBI, 104 R, 5 SB in 152 games, 1999 when he hit .303/.361/.575 with 40 HR, 124 RBI, 100 R, 2 SB in 161 games and 2000 when he hit .324/.398/.614 with 38 HR, 113 RBI, 90 R, 4 SB in 136 games.  

Griffey was the National League Rookie of the Year in 1993 when he hit .318/.370/.561 with 35 HR, 112 RBI, 81 R, 3 SB in 149 games. He twice finished second in NL MVP voting in 1996 and 1997 and finished third in 2000. 

He was an All-Star 12 times (1993-2002, 2004-2005). He won 10 Silver Slugger Awards (1993-2002). His 10,844 career put outs as a catcher currently rank ninth all time. 

He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the 62nd round in 1988 which is the lowest draft pick ever inducted into the Hall of Fame. The MLB draft currently has 40 rounds.

Hall of Fame page

Ken Griffey Jr MLB Hall of Fame 2016

Ken Griffey Jr was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame class of 2016 along with Mike Piazza. Griffey was an outfielder with 22 seasons MLB experience with the Seattle Mariners (1989-1999, 2009-2010), Cincinnati Reds (2000-2008) and Chicago White Sox (2008). For his MLB career he hit .284/.370/.538 with 630 HR, 1836 RBI, 1662 R, 184 SB in 2671 games. 

I believe his three best seasons were 1997 when he hit .304/.382/.646 with 56 HR, 147 RBI, 125 R, 15 SB in 157 games, 1998 when he hit .284/.365/.611 with 56 HR, 146 RBI, 120 R, 20 SB in 161 games and 1999 when he hit .285/.384/.576 with 48 HR, 134 RBI, 123 R, 24 SB in 160 games.  

Griffey won the American League MVP in 1997 and finished second in AL MVP voting in 1994.

Griffey led the American League in home runs in 1994 (40), 1997, 1998 and 1999. He led the AL in runs in 1997.

He was an All-Star 13 times (1990-2000, 2004, 2007). He won 10 Gold Glove (1990-1999) and seven Silver Slugger Awards (1991, 1993-1994, 1996-1999). His 630 career home runs currently rank sixth all time. 

He was originally drafted by the Mariners with the first overall pick in 1987 which is the highest draft pick ever inducted into the Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame page

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mike Montgomery traded to Cubs

Mike Montgomery was traded by the Seattle Mariners to the Chicago Cubs on July 20, 2016 along with Jordan Pries. The Mariners in exchange received Dan Vogelbach and Paul Blackburn.

LHP Montgomery was 3-4, 2.34 ERA, 54 K, 1.09 WHIP, .220 BAA in 61.2 IP over 32 games with 2 GS with the Mariners in 2016. Over two MLB seasons with the Mariners he was 7-10, 3.68 ERA, 118 K, 1.29 WHIP, .245 BAA in 151.2 IP over 48 games with 18 GS. He was originally drafted by the Royals with the 36th pick of the first round in 2008, traded to the Rays in 2012 and traded to the Mariners in 2015. Montgomery turned 27 on July 1st.

RHP Pries has split 2016 between Double A Jackson and Triple A Tacoma. He was 5-2, 5.46 ERA, 62 K, 1.50 WHIP, .309 BAA in 59.1 IP over 13 games with 9 GS at Jackson and 2-1, 3.65 ERA, 21 K, 1.26 WHIP, .253 BAA in 24.2 IP over 7 games with 3 GS at Tacoma. He was originally drafted by the Mariners in the 30th round in 2011. Pries turned 26 on January 27.

Vogelbach is a first baseman who hit .318/.425/.548 with 16 HR, 64 RBI, 53 R, 0 SB in 89 games at Triple A Iowa. He was originally drafted by the Cubs in the second round in 2011. Vogelbach turned 23 on December 17.

RHP Blackburn was 6-4, 3.17 ERA, 72 K, 1.19 WHIP, .251 BAA in 102.1 IP over 18 games at Double A Tennessee in 2016. He was originally drafted by the Cubs with the 56th pick of the first round in 2012. Blackburn turned 22 on December 4th.

Scott Carroll traded to Rangers

Scott Carroll was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Texas Rangers on July 20, 2016 for cash.The RHP had split 2016 between Triple A Charlotte and the White Sox. He was 2-8, 5.55 ERA, 31 K, 1.72 WHIP, .313 BAA in 60.0 IP over 16 games with 12 GS at Charlotte and 0-0, 11.57 ERA, 2 K, 1.29 WHIP, .250 BAA in 2.1 IP over 3 games with the White Sox. Over three MLB seasons with the White Sox he was 6-11, 4.60 ERA, 93 K, 1.47 WHIP, .286 BAA in 168.1 IP over 47 games with 19 GS. He was originally drafted by the Reds in the third round in 2007. Carroll will be 32 on September 24.

Hanley Ramirez hit 3 HR vs Giants

Hanley Ramirez of the Boston Red Sox hit three home runs in an 11-7 victory over the San Francisco Giants on July 20, 2016. He hit a trio of two run home runs in the secon, third and sixth innings. For the game he was 3 for 4 with 6 RBI and 3 runs scored while batting fifth and playing first base. This season he is hitting .285/.362/.451 with 11 HR, 54 RBI, 50 R, 7 SB in 86 games. Over 12 MLB seasons with the Red Sox, Dodgers and Marlins he has hit .295/.366/.492 with 221 HR, 761 RBI, 931 R, 274 SB in 1414 games. He originally signed with the Red Sox in 2000 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Ramirez turned 32 on December 23.

Caleb Ferguson Pioneer League PiOW 071116 to 071716

Caleb Ferguson of the Ogden Raptors was selected the Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 8 K. This season the LHP is 1-0, 0.90 ERA, 11 K, 0.60 WHIP, .114 BAA in 10.0 IP over 2 games at Ogden, 1-0, 1.50 ERA, 11 K, 0.67 WHIP, .167 BAA in 6.0 IP over 2 games at Rookie Arizona and 0-1, 3.60 ERA, 4 K, 1.40 WHIP, .318 BAA in 5.0 IP in 1 game at Class A Great Lakes. Ogden is a Rookie team of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the 38th round in 2014. Ferguson turned 20 on July 2nd.

Kolby Allard Appalachian League PiOW 071116 to 071716

Kolby Allard of the Danville Braves was selected the Appalachian League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016.  For the week he was 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 12.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 3 BB and 14 K. This season the LHP is 3-0, 1.32 ERA, 33 K, 0.84 WHIP, .186 BA in 27.1 IP over 5 games at Danville and 0-2, 8.25 ERA, 12 K, 1.67 WHIP, .314 BAA in 12.0 IP over 3 games at Class A Rome. Danville is a Rookie team of the Atlanta Braves. He was originally drafted by the Braves with the 14th pick of the first round in 2015. Allard will be 19 on August 13.

Will Headean Northwest League PiOW 071116 to 071716

Will Headean of the Tri-City Dust Devils was selected the Northwest League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 1 BB and 7 K. This season the LHP is 2-2, 5.33 ERA, 27 K, 1.22 WHIP, .262 BAA in 22.0 IP over 6 games at Tri-City and 1-0, 5.00 ERA, 12 K, 1.50 WHIP, .270 BAA, 2 SV in 18.0 IP over 8 games at Class A Fort Wayne. Tri-City is the Class A short season team of the San Diego Padres. He was originally drafted by the Padres in the 13th round in 2015. Headean will be 23 on October 11.

Travis Ott New York-Penn League PiOW 071116 to 071716

Travis Ott of the Hudson Valley Renegades was selected the New York-Penn League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 12.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 3 BB and 12 K. This season the LHP is 3-0, 0.00 ERA, 25 K, 0.51 WHIP, .083 BAA in 25.2 IP over 6 games with 3 GS. Hudson Valley is the Class A short season team of the Tampa Bay Rays. He was originally drafted by the Nationals in the 25th round in 2013 was was traded to the Rays in 2014. Ott turned 21 on June 29.

Jake McCasland South Atlantic League PiOW 071116 to 071716

Jake McCasland of the Augusta GreenJackets was selected the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 1 SHO, 7.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB, and 5 K. He pitched the no-hitter in a 1-0 victory over the Delmarva Shorebirds in the second game of a double header on July 17. This season the RHP is 3-4, 1.49 ERA, 62 K, 0.96 WHIP, .202 BAA, 3 SV in 66.1 IP over 20 games with 6 GS. Augusta is the Class A team of the San Francisco Giants. He was originally drafted by the Giants in the 26th round in 2013. McCasland will be 25 on September 13.

Jose Hernandez Midwest League PiOW 071116 to 071716

Jose Hernandez of the Quad Cities River Bandits was selected the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 13.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB, and 19 K. He also earned the award the week of June 13. This season the RHP is 3-2, 2.66 ERA, 84 K, 1.14 WHIP, .248 BAA, 1 SV in 81.1 IP over 17 games with 14 GS. Quad Cities is the Class A team of the Houston Astros. He originally signed with the Astros in 2015 as an amateur free agent out of Mexico. Hernandez turned 21 on May 1st.

Elniery Garcia Florida State League PiOW 071116 to 071716

Elniery Garcia of the Clearwater Threshers was selected the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 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, 2 BB and 6 K. This season the LHP is 8-2, 2.50 ERA, 63 K, 1.08 WHIP, .205 BAA in 82.2 IP over 14 games. Clearwater is the Class A Advanced team of the Philadelphia Phillies. He originally signed with the Phillies in 2012 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Garcia turned 21 on December 24.

Erick Fedde Carolina League PiOW 071116 to 071716

Erick Fedde of the Potomac Nationals was selected the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 5 K. This season the RHP is 5-3, 3.45 ERA, 71 K, 1.15 WHIP, .245 BAA, 73.0 IP over 15 games. Potomac is the Class A Advanced team of the Washington Nationals. He was originally drafted by the Nationals with the 18th pick of the first round in 2014Fedde turned 23 on February 23.

Brett Kennedy California League PiOW 071116 to 071716

Brett Kennedy of the Lake Elsinore Storm was selected the California League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 0.73 ERA, 2 GS, 12.1 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 3 BB and 15 K. This season the RHP is 4-6, 3.59 ERA, 64 K, 1.53 WHIP, .259 BAA in 62.2 IP over 13 games  at Lake Elsinore and 2-1, 2.54 ERA, 38 K, 1.27 WHIP, .269 BAA in 28.1 IP over 6 games at Class A Fort Wayne. Lake Elsinore is the Class A Advanced team of the San Diego Padres. He was originally drafted by the Padres in the 11th round in 2015. Kennedy will be 22 on August 4th.

JC Sulbaran Texas League PiOW 071116 to 071716

J.C. Sulbaran of the Springfield Cardinals was selected the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 6.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 2 BB and 5 K. This the RHP is 2-1, 3.25 ERA, 36 K, 1.15 WHIP, .232 BAA in 44.1 IP over 8 games at Springfield and 2-6, 7.69 ERA, 38 K, 1.81 WHIP, .315 BAA in 50.1 IP over 11 games at Triple A Memphis. Springfield is the Double A team of the St Louis Cardinals. He was originally drafted by the Reds in the 30th round in 2008Sulbaran turned 26 on November 9th.

Brandon Woodruff Southern League PiOW 071116 to 071716

Brandon Woodruff of the Biloxi Shuckers was selected the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 1 BB and 10 K. This season the RHP is 4-6, 4.04 ERA, 59 K, 1.24 WHIP, .232 BAA in 55.2 IP over 11 games at Biloxi and 4-1, 1.83 ERA, 49 K, 0.97 WHIP, .205 BAA in 44.1 IP over 8 games at Class A Advanced Brevard County. Biloxi is the Double A team of the Milwaukee Brewers. He was originally drafted by the Brewers in the 11th round in 2014. Woodruff turned 23 on February 10.

Myles Jaye Eastern League PiOW 071116 to 071716

Myles Jaye of the Erie SeaWolves was selected the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 8.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 11 K. He also earned the award for the week of May 23. This season the RHP is 4-6, 3.78 ERA, 95 K, 1.21 WHIP, .250 BAA in 112.0 IP over 19 gamesErie is the Double A team of the Detroit Tigers. He was originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the 17th round in 2010, traded to the White Sox in 2012, traded to the Rangers in 2015 and traded to the Tigers in March 2016. Jaye turned 24 on December 28.

Tyler Skaggs Pacific Coast League PiOW 071116 to 071716

Tyler Skaggs of the Salt Lake Bees was selected the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 14 K. This season the LHP is 3-2, 1.67 ERA, 45 K, 0.84 WHIP, .171 BAA in 32.1 IP over 7 games at Salt Lake, 0-0, 2.08 ERA, 5 K, 1.15 WHIP, .294 BAA in 4.1 IP in 1 game at Class A Advanced Inland Empire and 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 K, 0.75 WHIP, .222 BAA in 2.2 IP in 1 game at Rookie Arizona. Over three MLB seasons with the Angels he is 8-11, 4.72 ERA, 143 K, 1.29 WHIP, .253 BAA in 181.0 IP over 31 games. Salt Lake is the Triple A team of the Los Angeles Angels. He was originally drafted by the Angels with the 40th pick of the first round in 2009. Skaggs turned 25 on July 13.

Justin Marks International League PiOW 071116 to 071716

Justin Marks of the Durham Bulls was selected the International League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 1 SHO, 9.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 2 BB and 7 K. The no-hitter was in a 2-0 victory over the Syracuse Chiefs on July 16. This season the LHP is 3-9, 3.84 ERA, 80 K, 1.34 WHIP, .254 BAA in 84.1 IP over 16 games at Durham and 0-1, 1.80 ERA, 4 K, 0.80 WHIP, .176 BAA in 5.0 IP in 1 game at Class A Advanced Chrlotte. Durham is the Triple A team of the Tampa Bay Rays. He was originally drafted by the Athletics in the third round in 2009. Marks turned 28 on January 12.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Yeison Melo Pioneer League POW 071116 to 071716

Yeison Melo of the Idaho Falls Chukars was selected the Pioneer League Player of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he hit 13 for 25, .520/.519/.880 with 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 8 R, 3 SB and 0 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .336/.355/.513 with 2 HR, 26 RBI, 18 R, 3 SB in 27 games. Idaho Falls is a Rookie team of the Kansas City Royals. He originally signed with the Royals in 2013 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Melo will be 21 on July 30.

Walter Rasquin Appalachian League POW 071116 to 071716

Walter Rasquin of the Kingsport Mets was selected the Appalachian League Player of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he hit 14 for 19, .737/.762/1.053 with 2 HR, 7 RBI, 6 R, 2 SB and 2 BB in 5 games. This season the third baseman is hitting .377/.449/.508 with 2 HR, 10 RBI, 8 R, 4 SB in 17 games. Kingsport is a Rookie team of the New York Mets. He originally signed with the Mets in 2013 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Rasquin turned 20 on March 21.

Bryan Reynolds Northwest League POW 071116 to 071716

Bryan Reynolds of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes was selected the Northwest League Player of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he hit 8 for 20, .400/.520/.700 with 2 HR, 7 RBI, 7 R, 2 SB and 5 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .346/.460/.519 with 2 HR, 9 RBI, 10 R, 2 SB in 15 games. Salem-Keizer is the Class A short season team of the San Francisco Giants. He was originally drafted by the Giants in the second round in 2016. Reynolds turned 21 on January 27. 

Randy Cesar New York-Penn League POW 071116 to 071716

Randy Cesar of the Tri-City ValleyCats was selected the New York-Penn League Player of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he hit 14 for 26, .538/.586/.692 with 2 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB and 3 BB in 7 games. This season the third baseman is hitting .389/.452/.500 with 1 HR, 15 RBI, 21 R, 0 SB in 30 games. Tri-City is the Class A short season team of the Houston Astros. He originally signed with the Astros in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Cesar turned 21 on January 11.

Luis Alexander Basabe South Atlantic League POW 071116 to 071716

Luis Alexander Basabe of the Greenville Drive was selected the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 19, .526/.591/1.000 with 2 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB and 3 BB in 5 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .256/.326/.456 with 8 HR, 35 RBI, 45 R, 15 SB in 72 games. Greenville is the Class A  team of the Boston Red Sox. He originally signed with the Red Sox in 2012 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Basabe will be 20 on August 26.

Zander Wiel Midwest League POW 071116 to 071716

Zander Wiel of the Cedar Rapids Kernels was selected the Midwest League Player of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he hit 11 for 24, .458/.517/1.250 with 4 2B, 5 HR, 12 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB and 4 BB in 6 games. This season the first baseman is hitting .246/.323/.426 with 10 HR, 52 RBI, 45 R, 5 SB in 86 games. Cedar Rapids is the Class A team of the Minnesota Twins. He was originally drafted by the Twins in the 12th round in 2015. Wiel turned 23 on January 11. 

Elvis Escobar Florida State League POW 071116 to 071716

Elvis Escobar of the Bradenton Marauders was selected the Florida State League Player of the Week for the span of July 11 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he hit 11 for 22, .500/.560/.818 with 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 5 R, 1 SB and 3 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .255/.294/.374 with 4 HR, 28 RBI, 40 R, 7 SB in 84 games. Bradenton is the Class A Advanced team of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He originally signed with the Pirates in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Escobar will be 22 on September 6th.

Anthony Santander Carolina League POW 071116 to 071716

Anthony Santander of the Lynchburg Hillcats was selected the Carolina League Player of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 23, .435/.480/1.000 with 1 2B, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB and 1 BB in 5 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .285/.354/.484 with 14 HR, 69 RBI, 61 R, 8 SB in 84 games. Lynchburg is the Class A Advanced team of the Cleveland Indians. He originally signed with the Indians in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Santander will be 22 on October 19.

Ramon Laureano California League POW 071116 to 071716

Ramon Laureano of the Lancaster JetHawks was selected the California League Player of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he hit 15 for 23, .652/.692/1.609 with 6 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 11 R, 2 SB and 2 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .317/.426/.519 with 10 HR, 60 RBI, 69 R, 33 SB in 80 games. Lancaster is the Class A Advanced team of the Houston Astros. He was originally drafted by the Astros in the 16th round in 2014. Laureano turned 22 on July 15.

Alex Verdugo Texas League POW 071116 to 071716

Alex Verdugo of the Tulsa Drillers was selected the Texas League Player of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he hit 8 for 18, .444/.500/.944 with 3 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB and 3 BB in 5 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .297/.357/.462 with 11 HR, 51 RBI, 40 R, 2 SB in 84 games. Tulsa is the Double A team of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He  was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the second round in 2014. Verdugo turned 20 on May 15.

Travis Denker Southern League POW 071116 to 071716

Travis Denker of the Mobile BayBears was selected the Southern League Player of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he hit 8 for 22, .364/.500/.591 with 2 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 10 R, 0 SB and 6 BB in 7 games. This season the third baseman is hitting .333/.437/.586 with 6 HR, 17 RBI, 27 R, 0 SB in 29 games. Mobile is the Double A team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He originally drafted by the Angels in the 21st round in 2003. Denker will be 31 on August 5th.

Noel Cuevas Eastern League POW 071116 to 071716

Noel Cuevas of the Hartford Yard Boats was selected the Eastern League Player of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he hit 9 for 13, .692/.733/.923 with 1  HR, 3 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB and 2 BB in 4 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .500/.519/.708 with 2 HR, 10 RBI, 10 R, 1 SB in 13 games  at Hartford and .234/.293/.328 with 1 HR, 8 RBI, 13 R, 4 SB in 44 games at Triple A Albuquerque. Hartford is the Double A team of the Colorado Rockies. He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the 21st round in 2010 and was traded to the Rockies in 2014. Cuevas will be 25 on October 2nd.

Bruce Maxwell Pacific Coast League POW 071116 to 071716

Bruce Maxwell of the Nashville Sounds was selected the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he hit 11 for 17, .647/.684/1.412 with 1 2B, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB and 0 BB in 4 games. This season the catcher is hitting .317/.391/.534 with 10 HR, 40 RBI, 25 R, 1 SB in 59 games. Nashville is the Triple A team of the Oakland Athletics. He was originally drafted by the Athletics in the second round in 2012. Maxwell turned 25 on December 20.

JP Arencibia International League POW 071116 to 071716

J.P. Arencibia of the Durham Bulls was selected the International League Player of the Week for the span of July 11, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he hit 8 for 17, .471/.471/1.059 with 1 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 3 R, 1 SB and 0 BB in 4 games. This season the catcher has hit .249/.284/.427 with 8 HR, 21 RBI, 18 R, 1 SB in 48 games at Durham and .167/.167/.271 with 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB in 12 games at Triple A Lehigh Valley. Over six MLB seasons with the Rays, Rangers and Blue Jays he hit .212/.258/.412 with 80 HR, 245 RBI, 169 R, 2 SB in 467 games. Durham is the Triple A team of the Tampa Bay Rays. He was originally drafted by the Blue Jays with the 21st pick of the first round in 2007. Arencibia turned 30 on January 5th.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Ross Detwiler traded to Athletics

Ross Detwiler was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the Oakland Athletics on July 17, 2016 for cash. The LHP had split 2016 between Triple A Columbus and the Indians. He was 2-4, 4.60 ERA, 41 K, 1.36 WHIP, .268 BAA in 62.2 IP over 12 games at Columbus and 0-0, 5.79 ERA, 3 K, 1.50 WHIP, .188 BAA in 4.2 IP over 7 games. Over nine MLB seasons with the Indians, Braves, Rangers and Nationals he is 21-37, 4.21 ERA, 329 K, 1.45 WHIP, .279 BAA, 1 SV in 534.0 IP over 180 with 76 GS. He was originally drafted by the Nationals with the sixth pick of the first round in 2007. Detwiler turned 30 on March 6th.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Matt Shoemaker AL Player of Week 071516 to 071716

Matt Shoemaker of the Los Angeles Angels was selected the American League Player of the Week for the span of July 15, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 1 CG, 9.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 BB, 13 K and .182 BAA. This season the RHP is 5-9, 4.08 ERA, 110 K, 1.26 WHIP, .268 BAA in 106.0 IP over 18 games. Over four MLB seasons with the Angels he is 28-23, 3.79 ERA, 355 K, 1.19 WHIP, .253 BAA in 382.1 IP over 71 games with 63 GS. He originally signed with the Angels as a non-drafted free agent in 2008. Shoemaker will be 30 on September 27.

Jake Lamb NL Player of Week 071516 to 071716

Jake Lamb of the Arizona Diamondbacks was selected the National League Player of the Week for the span of July 15, 2016 through July 17, 2016. For the week he hit 7 for 12, .583/.615/1.167 with 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB and 1 BB. This season the third baseman has hit .302/.380/.635 with 21 HR, 65 RBI, 52 R, 3 SB in 89 games. Over three MLB seasons with the Diamondbacks he has hit .273/.340/.480 with 31 HR, 110 RBI, 105 R, 7 SB in 233 games. He was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks in the sixth round in 2012Lamb will be 26 on October 9th.

Friday, July 15, 2016

AL 11 for 15 at All Star Break

The American League has 11 teams with winning records at the All Star break. Four are in the AL East: Baltimore Orioles (51-36), Boston Red Sox (49-38), Toronto Blue Jays (51-40), and New York Yankees (44-44). Four are in the AL Central: Cleveland Indians (52-36), Detroit Tigers (46-43), Chicago White Sox (45-43) and Kansas City Royals (45-43). Three are in the AL West: Texas Rangers (54-36), Houston Astros (48-41) and Seattle Mariners (45-44). That was aided by a 97-83 record against the National League in inter-league play. The National League does boast the MLB team with the best record in the San Francisco Giants with a 57-33 record although they only went 6-6 in inter-league play.

Drew Pomeranz traded to the Red Sox

Drew Pomeranz was traded by the San Diego Padres to the Boston Red Sox on July 14, 2016. The Padres in exchange received Anderson Espinoza. 

LHP Pomeranz was 8-7, 2.47 ERA, 115 K, 1.06 WHIP, .184 BAA in 102.0 IP over 17 games with the Padres in 2016. Over six MLB seasons with the Padres, Athletics and Rockies he was 22-31, 3.66 ERA, 376 K, 1.27 WHIP, .227 BAA, 3 SV in 393.2 IP over 124 games with 66 GS. He was originally drafted by the Indians with the fifth pick of the first round in 2010, was traded to the Rockies in 2011, traded to the Athletics in 2013 and traded to the Padres in 2015. Pomeranz turned 27 on November 22.

RHP Espinoza was 5-8, 4.38 ERA, 72 K, 1.37 WHIP, .269 BAA in 76.0 IP over 17 games at Class A Greenville in 2016. He originally signed with the Red Sox in 2014 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Espinoza turned 18 on March 9th.

Matt Tindall traded to Nationals

Matt Tindall was traded by the Los Angeles Angels to the Washington Nationals on July 12, 2016 for cash. The RHP was 0-2, 4.38 ERA, 8 K, 1.14 WHIP, .256 BAA in 12.1 IP over 4 games at Rookie Arizona in 2016. He originally signed with the Angels in 2015 as an non-drafted free agent. Tindall turned 24 on May 16.

Jaye Chapman traded to Rays

Jaye Chapman was traded by the Milwaukee Brewers to the Tampa Bay Rays on July 10, 2016 for cash. The RHP had split 2016 between Double A Biloxi and Triple A Colorado Sarings. He was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 15 K, 0.18 WHIP, .056 BAA, 10 SV in 11.1 IP over 12 games at Biloxi and 5-1, 5.73 ERA, 23 K, 1.55 WHIP, .261 BAA in 22.0 IP over 19 games at Colorado Springs. He was originally drafted by the Braves in the 16th round in 2005. Chapman turned 29 on May 22.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Aron McRee Pioneer League PiOW 070416 to 071016

Aron McRee of the Great Falls Voyagers was selected the Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.64 ERA, 2 GS, 14.0 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 10 K. This season the RHP is 2-0, 2.66 ERA, 19 K, 1.01 WHIP, .256 BAA in 23.2 IP over 5 games. Great Falls is a Rookie team of the Chicago White Sox. He originally signed with the White Sox in  2016 as a non-drafted free agent. McRee will be 23 on October 29.

Ethan Clark Appalachian League PiOW 070416 to 071016

Ethan Clark of the Princeton Rays was selected the Appalachian League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016.  For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 6 K. This season the RHP is 2-1, 1.20 ERA, 11 K, 0.80 WHIP, .164 BA, 1 SV in 15.0 IP over 4 games with 1 GS. Princeton is a Rookie team of the Tampa Bay Rays. He was originally drafted by the Rays in the 15th round in 2015. Clark will be 22 on October 26.

Jose Paulino Northwest League PiOW 070416 to 071016

Jose Paulino of the Eugene Emeralds was selected the Northwest League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 4 K. This season the LHP is 2-0, 0.41 ERA, 22 K, 0.64 WHIP, .158 BAA in 22.0 IP over 4 games. Eugene is the Class A short season team of the Chicago Cubs. He originally signed with the Cubs in 2013 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Paulino turned 21 on April 9th.

Adrian Navas New York-Penn League PiOW 070416 to 071016

Adrian Navas of the Hudson Valley Renegades was selected the New York-Penn League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 0 BB and 3 K. This season the RHP is 2-1, 1.96 ERA, 14 K, 1.04 WHIP, .222 BAA in 23.0 IP over 5 games. Hudson Valley is the Class A short season team of the Tampa Bay Rays. He originally signed with the Rays in 2013 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Navas turned 20 on April 13.

Ofelky Peralta South Atlantic League PiOW 070416 to 071016

Ofelky Peralta of the Delmarva Shorebirds was selected the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 1 SHO, 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB, and 8 K. This season the RHP is 5-4, 3.45 ERA, 75 K, 1.36 WHIP, .227 BAA in 75.2 IP over 16 games. Delmarva is the Class A team of the Baltimore Orioles. He originally signed with the Orioles in 2013 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Peralta turned 19 on April 20.

Elieser Hernandez Midwest League PiOW 070416 to 071016

Elieser Hernandez of the Quad Cities River Bandits was selected the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 13.0 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB, and 18 K. This season the RHP is 4-2, 1.93 ERA, 38 K, 1.13 WHIP, .240 BAA in 32.2 IP over 7 games with 5 GS at Quad Cities and 1-4, 9.10 ERA, 16 K, 2.16 WHIP, .352 BAA in 28.2 IP over 8 games with 6 GS at Class A Advanced Lancaster. Quad Cities is the Class A team of the Houston Astros. He originally signed with the Astros in 2013 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Hernandez turned 21 on May 3rd.

Cody Ponce Florida State League PiOW 070416 to 071016

Cody Ponce of the Brevard County Manatees was selected the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016. For the week he was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 11.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 17 K. This season the RHP is 0-2, 3.24 ERA, 29 K, 1.00 WHIP, .239 BAA in 25.0 IP over 7 games. Brevard County is the Class A Advanced team of the Milwaukee Brewers. He was originally drafted by the Brewers in the second round in 2015. Ponce turned 22 on April 25.

Justin Thomas Carolina League PiOW 070416 to 071016

Justin Thomas of the Potomac Nationals was selected the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016. For the week he was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 SV, 0 GS, 3 G, 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 1 BB and 4 K. This season the LHP is 2-2, 4.65 ERA, 28 K, 1.32 WHIP, .224 BAA, 3 SV in 31.0 IP over 19 games. Potomac is the Class A Advanced team of the Washington Nationals. He was originally drafted by the Nationals in the 21st round in 2013Thomas will be 26 on October 21.

Rogelio Armenteros California League PiOW 070416 to 071016

Rogelio Armenteros of the Lancaster JetHawks was selected the California League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 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, 3 BB and 8 K. This season the RHP is 5-2, 2.67 ERA, 74 K, 1.25 WHIP, .215 BAA, 1 SV in 60.2 IP over 13 games with 10 GS at Lancaster and 0-2, 1.93 ERA, 20 K, 0.80 WHIP, .179 BAA in 18.2 IP over 4 games with 3 GS at Class A Quad Cities.  Lancaster is the Class A Advanced team of the Houston Astros. He originally signed with the Astros in 2014 as an amateur free agent out of Cuba. Armenteros turned 22 on June 30.

Josh Lucas Texas League PiOW 070416 to 071016

Josh Lucas of the Springfield Cardinals was selected the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 0 GS, 3 G, 1 SV, 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 4 K. This the RHP is 4-2, 3.96 ERA, 41 K, 1.22 WHIP, .253 BAA, 10 SV in 38.2 IP over 27 games at Springfield and 0-0, 37.80 ERA, 2 K, 5.40 WHIP, .538 BAA in 1.2 IP over 2 games at Triple A Memphis. Springfield is the Double A team of the St Louis Cardinals. He was originally drafted by the Cardinals in the 21st round in 2010Lucas turned 25 on November 5th.

Josh Taylor Southern League PiOW 070416 to 071016

Josh Taylor of the Mobile BayBears was selected the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 0.56 ERA, 2 GS, 16.0 IP, 11 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 0 BB and 10 K. This season the LHP is 2-0, 0.56 ERA, 10 K, 0.69 WHIP, .196 BAA in 16.0 IP over 2 games at Mobile and 2-7, 5.65 ERA, 77 K, 1.65 WHIP, .335 BAA in 78.0 IP over 15 games at Class A Advanced Visalia. Mobile is the Double A team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He originally signed with the Phillies in 2014 as a non-drafted free agent and was traded to the Diamondbacks in 2015. Taylor turned 23 on March 2nd.

Keith Couch Eastern League PiOW 070416 to 071016

Keith Couch of the Portland Sea Dogs was selected the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 1 SHO, 9.0 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 6 K. This season the RHP is 6-4, 3.57 ERA, 38 K, 1.29 WHIP, .258 BAA in 70.2 IP over 11 games at Portland and 0-2, 7.07 ERA, 5 K, 1.86 WHIP, .344 BAA in 14.0 IP over 3 games at Triple A Pawtucket. Portland is the Double A team of the Boston Red Sox. He was originally drafted by the Red Sox in the 13th round in 2010. Couch turned 26 on November 5th.

Mike Hauschild Pacific Coast League PiOW 070416 to 071016

Mike Hauschild of the Fresno Grizzlies was selected the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 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 9 K. This season the RHP is 7-7, 2.71 ERA, 81 K, 1.17 WHIP, .245 BAA in 96.1 IP over 16 games. Fresno is the Triple A team of the Houston Astros. He was originally drafted by the Astros in the 33rd round in 2012. Hauschild turned 26 on January 22.

Rafael Martin International League PiOW 070416 to 071016

Rafael Martin of the Syracuse Chiefs was selected the International League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016. For the week he was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 SV, 0 GS, 3 G, 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 4 K. This season the RHP is 1-3, 3.97 ERA, 37 K, 1.26 WHIP, .228 BAA, 17 SV in 34.0 IP over 34 games at Syracuse and 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 K, 0.00 WHIP, .000 BAA in 1.0 IP in 1 game with the Nationals. Syracuse is the Triple A team of the Washington Nationals. He originally signed with the Nationals in 2010 as a free agent after pitching in Mexico. Martin turned 32 on May 16.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Jose Rojas Pioneer League POW 070416 to 071016

Jose Rojas of the Orem Owlz was selected the Pioneer League Player of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016. For the week he hit 13 for 26, .500/.536/.692 with 2 2B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 12 R, 0 SB and 2 BB in 7 games. This season the shortstop is hitting .391/.472/.565 with 2 HR, 11 RBI, 18 R, 3 SB in 14 games. Orem is a Rookie team of the Los Angeles Angels. He was originally drafted by the Angels in the 36th round in 2016. Rojas turned 23 on February 24.

Miguelangel Sierra Appalachian League POW 070416 to 071016

Miguelangel Sierra of the Greeneville Astros was selected the Appalachian League Player of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016. For the week he hit 9 for 18, .500/.571/1.444 with 0 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 5 RBI, 6 R, 1 SB and 2 BB in 5 games. This season the shortstop is hitting .317/.359/.817 with 8 HR, 13 RBI, 11 R, 2 SB in 15 games. Greeneville is a Rookie team of the Houston Astros. He originally signed with the Astros in 2014 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Sierra turned 18 on December 2nd.

Kyle Lewis Northwest League POW 070416 to 071016

Kyle Lewis of the Everett Aquasox was selected the Northwest League Player of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016. For the week he hit 11 for 26, .423/.516/.962 with 1 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 9 R, 0 SB and 5 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .281/.385/.517 with 3 HR, 20 RBI, 21 R, 1 SB in 23 games. Everett is the Class A short season team of the Seattle Mariners. He was originally drafted by the Mariners with the 11th pick of the first round in 2016. Lewis turned 21 on July 13. 

Bill Pujols New York-Penn League POW 070416 to 071016

Bill Pujols of the Hudson Valley Renegades was selected the New York-Penn League Player of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016. For the week he hit 9 for 20, .450/.429/.700 with 2 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 6 R, 4 SB and 0 BB in 6 games. This season the second baseman is hitting .234/.288/.362 with 1 HR, 4 RBI, 7 R, 5 SB in 16 games. Hudson Valley is the Class A short season team of the Tampa Bay Rays. He originally signed with the Rays in 2012 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Pujols turned 21 on July 19.

Eduard Pinto South Atlantic League POW 070416 to 071016

Eduard Pinto of the Hickory Crawdads was selected the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016. For the week he hit 17 for 30, .567/.581/.833 with 2 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB and 1 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .359/.410/.527 with 4 HR, 22 RBI, 19 R, 1 SB in 37 games. Hickory is the Class A  team of the Houston Astros. He originally signed with the Rangers in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Pinto will be 22 on October 23.

Austin Byler Midwest League POW 070416 to 071016

Austin Byler of the Kane County Cougars was selected the Midwest League Player of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016. For the week he hit 12 for 27, .444/.516/.889 with 2 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 4 BB in 7 games. This season the first baseman is hitting .268/.363/.428 with 4 HR, 11 RBI, 15 R, 4 SB in 38 games. Kane County is the Class A team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks in the 11th round in 2015. Byler will be 24 on October 15. 

Mike Gerber Florida State League POW 070416 to 071016

Mike Gerber of the Lakeland Flying Tigers was selected the Florida State League Player of the Week for the span of July 4 2016 through July 10, 2016. For the week he hit 9 for 21, .429/.500/.952 with 2 2B, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB and 3 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .269/.328/.472 with 13 HR, 58 RBI, 45 R, 1 SB in 83 games. Lakeland is the Class A Advanced team of the Detroit Tigers. He was originally drafted by the Tigers in the 15th round in 2014. Gerber turned 24 on July 8th.

Aderlin Rodriguez Carolina League POW 070416 to 071016

Aderlin Rodriguez of the Frederick Keys was selected the Carolina League Player of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016. For the week he hit 14 for 31, .452/.485/1.097 with 1 2B, 3 3B, 5 HR, 15 RBI, 10 R, 0 SB and 2 BB in 7 games. This season the third baseman is hitting .302/.353/.535 with 16 HR, 57 RBI, 42 R, 2 SB in 82 games. Frederick is the Class A Advanced team of the Baltimore Orioles. He originally signed with the Mets in 2008 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Rodriguez turned 24 on November 18.

Tyler Marlette California League POW 070416 to 071016

Tyler Marlette of the Bakersfield Blaze was selected the California League Player of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016. For the week he hit 17 for 28, .607/.613/.929 with 6 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 8 R, 1 SB and 2 BB in 7 games. This season the catcher is hitting .268/.323/.488 with 10 HR, 36 RBI, 29 R, 2 SB in 54 games. Bakersfield is the Class A Advanced team of the Seattle Mariners. He was originally drafted by the Mariners in the fifth round in 2011. Marlette turned 23 on January 23.

Jose Briceno Texas League POW 070416 to 071016

Jose Briceno of the Arkansas Travelers was selected the Texas League Player of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 22, .455/.478/.909 with 6 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB and 1 BB in 5 games. This season the catcher is hitting .262/.288/.365 with 0 HR, 12 RBI, 14 R, 2 SB in 32 games at Arkansas, and .240/.285/.312 with 1 HR, 11 RBI, 10 R, 1 SB in 33 games at Class A Advanced Inland Empire. Arkansas is the Double A team of the Los Angeles Angels. He originally signed with the Rockies in 2009 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela, was traded to the Braves in July 2015 and traded to the Angels in November 2015. Briceno will be 24 on September 19.

Ozzie Albies Southern League POW 070416 to 071016

Ozzie Albies of the Mississippi Braves was selected the Southern League Player of the Week for the span of July 4, 2016 through July 10, 2016. For the week he hit 13 for 29, .448/.515/.655 with 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 7 R, 2 SB and 4 BB in 7 games. This season the shortstop is hitting .400/.462/.550 with 2 HR, 12 RBI, 27 R, 5 SB in 35 games at Mississippi and .248/.307/.351 with 2 HR, 20 RBI, 27 R, 9 SB in 56 games at Triple A Gwinnett. Mississippi is the Double A team of the Atlanta Braves. He originally signed with the Braves in 2013 as an amateur free agent out of Curacao. Albies turned 19 on January 7th.