Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Kyle Lobstein traded to Orioles

Kyle Lobstein was traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Baltimore Orioles on August 31, 2016. The Pirates in exchange received Zach Phillips. 

LHP Lobstein had split 2016 between Triple A Indianapolis and the Pirates. He was 1-3, 4.11 ERA, 42 K, 1.43 WHIP, .284 BAA, 1 SV in 50.1 IP over 19 games with 6 GS at Indianapolis and 2-0, 3.96 ERA, 15 K, 1.48 WHIP, .263 BAA in 25.0 IP over 14 games with the Pirates. Over three MLB seasons with the Pirates and Tigers he is 6-10, 5.06 ERA, 74 K, 1.46 WHIP, .277 BAA in 128.0 IP over 34 games with 17 GS. He was originally drafted by the Rays in the second round in 2008. Lobstein turned 27 on August 12.

LHP Phillips was 9-3, 4.45 ERA, 84 K, 1.48 WHIP, .261 BAA, 1 SV in 60.2 IP over 49 games at Triple A Norfolk in 2016. Over three MLB seasons with the Marlins and Orioles he was 0-1, 3.45 ERA, 14 K, 1.53 WHIP, .254 BAA in 15.2 IP over 19 games. He was originally drafted by the Rangers in the 23rd round in 2004. Phillips will be 30 on September 21.


Coco Crisp traded to Indians

Coco Crisp of the Oakland Athletics was traded to the Cleveland Indians on August 31, 2016 along with cash. The Athletics in exchange received Colt Hynes.

Crisp is an outfielder who hit .234/.299/.399 with 11 HR, 41 RBI, 45 R, 7 SB in 102 games with the Athletics in 2016. Over 15 MLB seasons with the Athletics, Royals, Red Sox and Indians he hit .266/.327/.402 with 128 HR, 631 RBI, 868 R, 306 SB in 1566 games. He was originally drafted by the Cardinals in the seventh round in 1999. Crisp turned 36 on November 1st.

LHP Hynes had split 2016 between Double A New Hampshire and Triple A Buffalo of the Toronto Blue Jays and Double A Akron and Triple A Columbus of the Indians, He was 0-1, 1.37 ERA, 21 K, 1.02 WHIP, .203 BAA in 19.2 IP over 13 games at New Hampshire, 2-0, 5.71 ERA, 22 K, 1.56 WHIP, .338 BAA, 1 SV in 17.1 IP over 16 games at Buffalo, 1-0, 5.00 ERA, 8 K, 1.33 WHIP, .286 BAA, 1 SV in 9.0 IP over 8 games at Akron and 0-0, 13.50 ERA, 1 K, 2.25 WHIP, .429 BAA in 1.1 IP in 1 game at Columbus. Over two MLB seasons with the Blue Jays and Padres he was 0-0, 8.55 ERA, 17 K, .220 WHIP, .367 BAA in 20.0 IP over 27 games. He was originally drafted by the Padres in the 31st round in 2007. Hynes turned 31 on June 28.


Tito Polo traded to Yankees

Tito Polo was traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the New York Yankees on August 30, 2016 along with Stephen Tarpley to complete an earlier deal.

Polo is an outfielder who had split 2016 between Class A West Virginia and Class A Advanced Bradenton. H hit .302/.368/.551 with 12 HR, 37 RBI, 46 R, 20 SB in 54 games at West Virginia and .276/.351/.346 with 4 HR, 28 RBI, 40 R, 17 SB in 55 games at Bradenton. He originally signed with the Pirates in 2012 as an amateur free agent out of Columbia. Polo turned 22 on August 22. 

LHP Tarpley was 6-4, 4.32 ERA, 90 K, 1.30 WHIP, .249 BAA in 100.0 IP over 20 games at Bradenton in 2016. He was originally drafted by the Orioles in the third round in 2013 and traded to the Pirates in 2015. Tarpley turned 23 on February 17.

Daniel Nava traded to Royals

Daniel Nava was traded by the Los Angeles Angels to the Kansas City Royals on August 30, 2016 for a PTBNL. The OF\1B had split 2016 between Triple A Inland Empire, Triple A Salt Lake and the Angels. He hit 1 for 11, .091/.231/.091 with 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 R, 0 SB in 4 games at Inland Empire, .365/.413/.471 with 1 HR, 13 RBI, 5 R, 1 SB in 22 games at Salt Lake and .235/.309/.303 with 1 HR, 13 RBI, 10 R, 0 SB in 45 games with the Angels. Over six MLB seasons with the Angels, Rays and Red Sox he hit .263/.354/.376 with 25 HR, 185 RBI, 202 R, 9 SB in 500 games. He original signed with the Red Sox in 2008 after playing in the Independent Leagues. Nava turned 33 on February 22.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Gary Sanchez AL Player of Week 082216 to 082816

Gary Sanchez of the New York Yankees was selected the American League Player of the Week for the span of August 22, 2016 through August 28, 2016. For the week he hit 12 for 23, .522/.607/1.304 with 3 2B, 5 HR, 9 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB and 5 BB.  It was a repeat performance as he earned the award last week. This season the catcher has hit .282/.339/.468 with 10 HR, 50 RBI, 9 R, 7 SB at Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and .405/.468/.893 with 11 HR, 21 RBI, 18 R, 1 SB in 22 games with the Yankees.  He originally signed with the Yankees in 2009 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Sanchez turned 23 on December 2nd

Asdrubal Cabrera NL Player of Week 082216 to 082816

Asdrubal Cabrera of the New York Mets was selected the National League Player of the Week for the span of August 22, 2016 through August 28, 2016. For the week he hit 12 for 22, .545/.583/1.136 with 4 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 5 R, 1 SB and 2 BB.  This season the shortstop has hit .271/.321/.446 with 16 HR, 42 RBI, 47 R, 2 SB in 109 games. Over ten MLB seasons with the Mets, Rays, Nationals, and indians he has hit .268/.328/.415 with 118 HR, 551 RBI, 608 R, 80 SB in 1215 games. He originally signed with the Mariners in 2002 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Cabrera turned 30 on November 13

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Dioner Navarro traded to Blue Jays

Dioner Navarro was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Toronto Blue Jays on August 26, 2016. The White Sox in exchange received Colton Turner.

Navarro is a catcher who hit .210/.267/.339 with 6 HR, 32 RBI, 25 R, 1 SB in 85 games with the White Sox in 2016. Over 13 MLB seasons with the White Sox, Blue Jays, Cubs, Reds, Dodgers, Rays and Yankees he hit .251/.309/.372 with 77 HR, 364 RBI, 321 R, 14 SB in 993 games. His MLB caught stealing rate is 28%. He originally signed with the Yankees in 2000 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Navarro turned 32 on February 9th.

LHP Turner had split 2016 between Class A Lansing, Class A Advanced Dunedin and Double A New Hampshire. He was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 13 K, 0.92 WHIP, .182 BAA, 5 SV in 12.0 IP over 9 games at Lansing, 3-0, 0.57 ERA, 47 K, 0.88 WHIP, .171 BAA, 8 SV in 31.2 IP over 26 games at Dunedin and 0-1, 5.23 ERA, 10 K, 1.94 WHIP, .308 BAA in 10.1 IP over 9 games at New Hampshire. He was originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the 21st round in 2012. Turner turned 25 on January 17.

Carlos Ruiz traded to Dodgers

Carlos Ruiz was traded by the Philadelphia Phillies to the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 25, 2016 along with cash. The Phillies in exchange received A.J. Ellis, Tommy Bergjans and a PTBNL. 

Ruiz is a catcher who hit .261/.368/.352 with 3 HR, 12 RBI, 8 R, 3 SB in 48 games with the Phillies in 2016. Over 11 MLB seasons with the Phillies he hit .266/.352/.393 with 68 HR, 401 RBI, 388 R, 24 SB in 1069 games. His MLB caught stealing rate is 27%. He originally signed with the Phillies in 1998 as an amateur free agent out of Panama. Ruiz turned 37 on January 22.

Ellis is a catcher who hit .194/.285/.252 with 1 HR, 13 RBI, 8 R, 1 SB in 53 games with the Dodgers in 2016. Over nine MLB seasons with the Dodgers he hit .237/.340/.348 with 36 HR, 191 RBI, 155 R, 1 SB in 544 games. His MLB caught stealing rate is 34%. He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the 18th round in 2003. Ellis turned 35 on April 9th.

RHP Bergjans was 3-13, 4.98 ERA, 133 K, 1.28 WHIP, .268 BAA, 1 SV in 130.0 IP over 24 games with 21 GS at Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga in 2016.He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the eighth round in 2015. Bergjans turned 23 on December 1st.




Marc Rzepczynski traded to Nationals

Marc Rzepczynski was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Washington Nationals on August 25, 2016 along with cash. The Athletics in exchange received Max Schrock.

LHP Rzepczynski was 1-0, 3.00 ERA, 37 K, 1.72 WHIP, .266 BAA in 36.0 IP over 56 games with the Athletics in 2016. Over eight MLB seasons with the Nationals, Athletics, Padres, Indians, Cardinals and Blue Jays he is 12-24, 3.87 ERA, 365 K, 1.40 WHIP, .253 BAA, 1 SV in 381.2 IP over 406 games with 23 GS. He was originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the fifth round in 2007. Rzepczynski will be 31 on August 29.

Schrock is a second baseman who had split 2016 between Class A Hagerstown and Class A Advanced Potomac. He hit .326/.381/.459 with 4 HR, 39 RBI, 46 R, 15 SB in 67 games at Hagerstown and .341/.373/.453 with 5 HR, 29 RBI, 30 R, 7 SB in 54 games at Potomac. He was originally drafted by the Nationals in the 13th round in 2015. Schrock will be 22 on October 12,




Mookie Betts 5 for 5 vs Royals

Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox was 5 for 5 in a 6-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals on August 27, 2016. For the game he was 5 for 5 with 2 RBI while batting fourth and playing right field. This season the he is hitting .320/.360/.557 with 28 HR, 93 RBI, 99 R, 21 SB in 125 games. Over three MLB seasons with the Red Sox he has hit .303/.353/.506 with 51 HR, 188 RBI, 225 R, 49 SB in 322 games. He was originally drafted by the Red Sox in the fifth round in 2011Betts will be 24 on October 7th.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Jeff Francoeur traded to Marlins in 3 team deal

Jeff Francoeur was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Miami Marlins on August 24, 2016 along with cash. The Braves in exchange received Matt Foley from the Marlins and Dylan Moore from the Texas Rangers. The Rangers in exchange received two international signing slots from the Marlins and one from the Braves.

Francoeur is an outfielder who hit .249/.290/.381 with 7 HR, 33 RBI, 29 RBI, 2 SB in 99 games with the Braves in 2016. Over 12 MLB seasons with the Braves, Phillies, Padres, Giants, Royals, Rangers and Mets he has hit .261/.303/.417 with 160 HR, 697 RBI, 622 R, 54 SB in 1455 games. He was originally drafted by the Braves with the 23rd pick of the first round in 2002. Francoeur turned 32 on January 8th.

Foley is a C\OF\1B who had split 2016 between Rookie Gulf Coast and Class A Batavia. He hit 7 for 28, .250/.389/.250 with 0 HR, 2 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB in 12 games at Gulf Coast and 2 for 7, .286/.375/.286 with 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 R, 0 sB in 2 games at Batavia. He was originally drafted by the Marlins in the 40th round in 2015. Foley turned 22 on April 15.

Moore is a SS\1B\2B who had split 2016 between Class A Hickory and Class A Advanced High Desert. He hit .244/.372/.394 with 9 HR, 45 RBI, 55 R, 37 SB in 101 games at Hickory and .351/.400/.649 with 5 HR, 14 RBI, 18 R, 3 SB in 17 games at High Desert. He was originally drafted by the Rangers in the seventh round in 2015. Moore turned 24 on August 2nd.


Alec Hansen Pioneer League PiOW 081516 to 082116

Alec Hansen of the Great Falls Voyagers was selected the Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 11.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 6 BB and 17 K. He had also earned the award for the week of August 1This season the RHP is 2-0, 1.23 ERA, 59 K, 0.65 WHIP, .102 BAA in 36.2 IP over 7 games at Great Falls and 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 11 K, 0.71 WHIP, .048 BAA in 7.0 IP over 3 games at Rookie Arizona. Great Falls is a Rookie team of the Chicago White Sox. He was originally drafted by the White Sox in the second round in 2016. Hansen will be 22 on October 10.

Jorge Alcala Appalachian League PiOW 081516 to 082116

Jorge Alcala of the Greeneville Astros was selected the Appalachian League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016.  For the week he was 1-0, 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 RHP is 2-1, 1.80 ERA, 20 K, 1.00 WHIP, .174 BAA in 20.0 IP over 6 games with 4 GS at Greeneville and 1-1, 1.21 ERA, 35 K, 0.90 WHIP, .175 BAA, 1 SV in 22.1 IP over 6 games with 3 GS at Rookie Gulf Coast. Greeneville is a Rookie team of the Houston Astros. He originally signed with the Astros in 2014 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Alcala turned 21 on July 28.

Denis Diaz Northwest League PiOW 081516 to 082116

Denis Diaz of the Vancouver Canadians was selected the Northwest League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 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, 2 BB and 3 K. This season the RHP is 1-3, 8.10 ERA, 10 K, 2.15 WHIP, .304 BAA in 20.0 IP over 5 games at Vancouver and 2-1, 2.91 ERA, 12 K, 1.06 WHIP, .215 BAA in 21.2 IP over 5 games with 3 GS at Rookie Bluefield. Vancouver is the Class A short season team of the Toronto Blue Jays. He originally signed with the Blue Jays in 2013 as an amateur free agent out of Honduras. Diaz turned 21 on November 20.

Steven Farinaro New York-Penn League PiOW 081516 to 082116

Steven Farinaro of the State College Spikes was selected the New York-Penn League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 7 K. This season the RHP is 8-1, 4.04 ERA, 41 K, 1.46 WHIP, .307 BAA in 71.1 IP over 12 games. State College is the Class A short season team of the St Louis Cardinals. He was originally drafted by the Cardinals in the 11th round in 2013. Farinaro turned 21 on August 18.

AJ Puckett South Atlantic League PiOW 081516 to 082116

A.J. Puckett of the Lexington Legends was selected the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 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, 2 BB, and 10 K. This season the RHP is 1-2, 3.09 ERA, 31 K, 1.05 WHIP, .204 BAA in 43.2 IP over 9 games at Lexington and 0-1, 3.86 ERA, 8 K, 1.14 WHIP, .288 BAA, 7.0 IP over 2 games at Class A Rookie Arizona. Lexington is the Class A team of the Kansas City Royals. He was originally drafted by the Royals in the second round in 2016. Puckett turned 21 on May 27.

Conor Harber Midwest League PiOW 081516 to 082116

Conor Harber of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers was selected the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 G, 0 GS, 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 2 BB, and 8 K. This season the RHP is 3-3, 3.28 ERA, 60 K, 1.11 WHIP, .212 BAA, 1 SV in 46.2 IP over 18 games with 5 GS. Wisconsin is the Class A team of the Milwaukee Brewers. He was originally drafted by the Brewers in the 16th round in 2015. Harber turned 22 on December 18. 

Nestor Cortes Florida State League PiOW 081516 to 082116

Nestor Cortes of the Tampa Yankees was selected the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 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 9 K. He had also earned the award in the South Atlantic League for the week of May 16. This season the LHP is 4-1, 3.13 ERA, 21 K, 0.96 WHIP, .224 BAA in 23.0 IP over 5 games with 2 GS at Tampa, 0-0, 4.50 ERA, 5 K, 0.75 WHIP, .077 BAA, 1 SV in 4.0 IP in 1 game at Double A Trenton and 6-2, 0.79 ERA, 75 K, 0.75 WHIP, .157 BAA, 2 SV in 68.1 IP over 13 games with 8 GS at Class A Charleston. Tampa is the Class A Advanced 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.

Daniel McGrath Carolina League PiOW 081516 to 082116

Daniel McGrath of the Salem Red Sox was selected the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 1.13 ERA, 1 GS, 8.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 5 K. This season the LHP is 7-6, 4.42 ERA, 56 K, 1.21 WHIP, .222 BAA in 91.2 IP over 17 games. Salem is the Class A Advanced team of the Boston Red Sox. He originally signed with the Red Sox in 2012 as an amateur free agent out of AustraliaMcGrath turned 22 on July 7th.

Zack Littell California League PiOW 081516 to 082116

Zack Littell of the Bakersfield Blaze was selected the California League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 7 K. He had also earned the award for the Midwest League for the week of June 6. This season the RHP is 7-1, 1.86 ERA, 53 K, 1.02 WHIP, .239 BAA in 58.0 IP over 10 games at Bakersfield and 5-5, 2.76 ERA, 95 K, 1.18 WHIP, .258 BAA in 97.2 IP over 16 games at Class A Clinton. Bakersfield is the Class A Advanced team of the Seattle Mariners. He was originally drafted by the Mariners in the 11th round in 2013. Littell will be 21 on October 5th.

Seth Simmons Texas League PiOW 081516 to 082116

Seth Simmons of the San Antonio Missions was selected the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 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 9 K. This the RHP is 2-3, 1.94 ERA, 77 K, 1.05 WHIP, .209 BAA in 83.2 IP over 18 games with 13 GS at San Antonio, 2-0, 1.54 ERA, 10 K, 0.94 WHIP, .195 BAA in 11.2 IP over 7 games at Double A Mobile and 0-0, 8.56 ERA, 10 K, 1.76 WHIP, .333 BAA in 13.2 IP over 7 games at Triple A Reno. San Antonio is the Double A team of the San Diego Padres. He was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks in the 40th round in 2011, released on May 20 and signed with the Padres on May 24. Simmons turned 28 on June 14.

Stephen Gonsalves Southern League PiOW 081516 to 082116

Stephen Gonsalves of the Chattanooga Lookouts was selected the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 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, 2 BB and 9 K. This season the LHP is 7-1, 1.78 ERA, 78 K, 1.02 WHIP, .163 BAA in 65.2 IP over 11 games at Chattanooga and 5-4, 2.33 ERA, 66 K, 0.96 WHIP, .188 BAA in 65.2 IP over 11 games at Class A Advanced Fort MyersChattanooga is the Double A team of the Minnesota Twins. He was originally drafted by Twins in the fourth round in 2014. Gonsalves turned 22 on July 8th.

Wilmer Font Eastern League PiOW 081516 to 082116

Wilmer Font of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats was selected the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 1.29 ERA, 2 GS, 14.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 2 BB and 13 K.  This season the RHP is 3-0, 2.10 ERA, 24 K, 0.90 WHIP, .200 BAA in 30.0 IP over 5 games at New Hampshire and 1-2, 4.19 ERA, 8 K, 1.29 WHIP, .267 BAA in 19.1 IP over 4 games at Triple A BuffaloNew Hampshire is the Double A team of the Toronto Blue Jays. He originally signed with the Rangers in 2006 as an amatuer free agent out of Venezuela. Font turned 26 on May 24.

Trevor Oaks Pacific Coast League PiOW 081516 to 082116

Trevor Oaks of the Oklahoma City Dodgers was selected the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 1.00 ERA, 1 GS, 1 CG, 9.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 11 K. He had earned the award in the Texas League for the week of June 6. This season the RHP is 5-1, 3.03 ERA, 48 K, 1.16 WHIP, .264 BAA in 62.1 IP over 9 games at Oklahoma City and 8-1, 2.14 ERA, 38 K, 1.03 WHIP, .239 BAA in 63.0 IP over 10 games at Double A Tulsa and 1-1, 3.60 ERA, 22 K, 1.16 WHIP, .280 BAA in 25.0 IP over 4 games at Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga. Oklahoma City is the Triple A team of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the seventh round in 2014Oaks turned 23 on March 26.

Adam Plutko International League PiOW 081516 to 082116

Adam Plutko of the Columbus Clippers was selected the International League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 1.54 ERA, 2 GS, 11.2 IP, 12 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 3 BB and 13 K. This season the RHP is 6-4, 3.76 ERA, 60 K, 1.24 WHIP, .241 BAA in 79.0 IP over 13 games at Columbus and 3-3, 3.27 ERA, 63 K, 1.06 WHIP, .238 BAA in 71.2 IP over 13 games at Double A Akron. Columbus is the Triple A team of the Cleveland Indians. He was originally drafted by the Indians in the 11th round in 2013. Plutko will be 25 on October 3rd.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

David Edwards Pioneer League POW 081516 to 082116

David Edwards of the Idaho Falls Chukars was selected the Pioneer League Player of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he hit 9 for 18, .500/.524/.944 with 2 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 6 R, 3 SB and 2 BB in 5 games. This season the second baseman is hitting .289/.352/.500 with 8 HR, 35 RBI, 37 R, 8 SB in 50 games. Idaho Falls is a Rookie team of the Kansas City Royals. He originally signed with the Royals in 2016 as a non-drafted free agent. Edwards turned 23 on January 22.

Leonardo Molina Appalachian League POW 081516 to 082116

Leonardo Molina of the Pulaski Yankees was selected the Appalachian League Player of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he hit 8 for 18, .444/.474/1.000 with 0 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R, 3 SB and 1 BB in 5 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .247/.325/.438 with 5 HR, 18 RBI, 20 R, 4 SB in 41 games at Pulaski and .198/.250/.302 with 2 HR, 13 RBI, 12 R, 0 SB in 36 games at Class A Charleston. Pulaski is a Rookie team of the New York Yankees. He originally signed with the Yankees in 2013 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Molina turned 19 on July 31.

Jason Morozowski Northwest League POW 081516 to 082116

Jason Morozowski of the Hillsboro Hops was selected the Northwest League Player of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 27, .370/.414/.889 with 2 2B, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 9 R, 1 SB and 1 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .317/.388/.625 with 7 HR, 20 RBI, 28 R, 2 SB in 29 games at Hillsboro, .215/.307/.311 with 3 HR, 12 RBI, 27 R, 2 SB in 61 games at Class A Kane County, 3 for 13, .231/.231/.462 with 1 HR, 1 RBI, 4 R, 1 SB in 3 games at Rookie Missoula and 3 for 7, .429/.500/.571 with 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 R, 0 SB in 2 games at Rookie Arizona. Hillsboro is the Class A short season team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks in the 13th round in 2015. Morozowski turned 22 on June 10.

Bobby Dalbec New York-Penn League POW 081516 to 082116

Bobby Dalbec of the Lowell Spinners was selected the New York-Penn League Player of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 20, .500/.500/1.100 with 3 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB and 0 BB in 5 games. This season the third baseman is hitting .386/.426/.727 with 6 HR, 25 RBI, 15 R, 1 SB in 23 games. Lowell is the Class A short season team of the Boston Red Sox. He was originally drafted by the Red Sox in the fourth round in 2016. Dalbec turned 21 on June 29.

Brendan Rodgers South Atlantic League POW 081516 to 082116

Brendan Rodgers of the Asheville Tourists was selected the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he hit 11 for 24, .458/.500/1.083 with 3 2B, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 8 R, 1 SB and 1 BB in 6 games. This season the shortstop is hitting .285/.348/.493 with 19 HR, 71 RBI, 73 R, 6 SB in 105 games. Asheville is the Class A team of the Colorado Rockies. He was originally drafted by the Rockies with the third pick of the first round in 2015. Rodgers turned 20 on August 9th. 

Logan Landon Midwest League POW 081516 to 082116

Logan Landon of the Great Lakes Loons was selected the Midwest League Player of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 21, .476/.577/.905 with 3 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB and 5 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .256/.317/.376 with 9 HR, 44 RBI, 44 R, 20 SB in 105 games. Great Lakes is the Class A team of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the 10th round in 2015. Landon turned 23 on February 17.

Ben Verlander Florida State League POW 081516 to 082116

Ben Verlander of the Lakeland Flying Tigers was selected the Florida State League Player of the Week for the span of August 15 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he hit 14 for 26, .538/.545/1.000 with 5 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 13 RBI, 4 R, 1 SB and 4 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .255/.311/.400 with 5 HR, 37 RBI, 30 R, 3 SB in 72 games. Lakeland is the Class A Advanced team of the Detroit Tigers. He was originally drafted by the Tigers in the 14th round in 2013. Verlander turned 24 on January 31.

Tyler Krieger Carolina League POW 081516 to 082116

Tyler Krieger of the Lynchburg Hillcats was selected the Carolina League Player of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he hit 11 for 21, .524/.600/.810 with 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 3 BB in 6 games. This season the shortstop is hitting .308/.391/.443 with 2 HR, 23 RBI, 29 R, 5 SB in 50 games at Lynchburg and .313/.385/.427 with 3 HR, 35 RBI, 51 R, 15 SB in 69 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 fourth round in 2015. Krieger turned 22 on January 16.

Luke Tendler California League POW 081516 to 082116

Luke Tendler of the High Desert Mavericks was selected the California League Player of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 23, .435/.517/1.000 with 4 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 9 R, 0 SB and 5 BB in 7 games. He had also earned the award for the week of April 18This season the outfielder is hitting .284/.371/.512 with 21 HR, 88 RBI, 83 R, 5 SB in 119 games. High Desert is the Class A Advanced team of the Texas Rangers. He was originally drafted by the Rangers in the 29th round in 2014. Tendler will be 24 on August 25.

JD Davis Texas League POW 081516 to 082116

J.D. Davis of the Corpus Christi Hooks was selected the Texas League Player of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 23, .435/.481/.826 with 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB and 3 BB in 6 games. He had also earned the award for the weeks of May 9 and May 16This season the third baseman is hitting .260/.323/.451 with 18 HR, 66 RBI, 51 R, 1 SB in 113 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.

Brian Anderson Southern League POW 081516 to 082116

Brian Anderson of the Jacksonville Suns was selected the Southern League Player of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he hit 11 for 26, .423/.444/.846 with 2 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB and 1 BB in 6 games. This season the second baseman is hitting .248/.336/.278 with 8 HR, 33 RBI, 32 R, 0 SB in 74 games at Jacksonville and .302/.377/.440 with 3 HR, 25 RBI, 27 R, 3 SB in 49 games at Class A Advanced Jupiter. Jacksonville is the Double A team of the Miami Marlins. He was originally drafted by the Marlins in the third round in 2014. Anderson turned 23 on May 19.

Phillip Evans Eastern League POW 081516 to 082116

Phillip Evans of the Binghamton Mets was selected the Eastern League Player of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he hit 16 for 26, .615/.643/.923 with 5 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB and 1 BB in 6 games. This season the third baseman is hitting .333/.371/.490 with 7 HR, 38 RBI, 41 R, 1 SB in 83 games at Binghamton and .143/.273/.143 with 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB in 9 games at Class A Advanced St Lucie. Binghamton is the Double A team of the New York Mets. He was originally drafted by the Mets in the 15th round in 2011. Evans will be 24 on September 10.

Brandon Nimmo Pacific Coast League POW 081516 to 082116

Brandon Nimmo of the Las Vegas 51s was selected the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he hit 14 for 31, .452/.528/.806 with 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 9 R, 1 SB and 5 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .342/.415/.531 with 9 HR, 53 RBI, 55 R, 7 SB in 84 games as Las Vegas and .237/.297/.288 with 1 HR, 5 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB in 20 games with the Mets. Las Vegas is the Triple A team of the New York Mets. He was originally drafted by the Mets with the 13th pick of the first round in 2011. Nimmo turned 23 on March 27.

Christian Walker International League POW 081516 to 082116

Christian Walker of the Norfolk Tides was selected the International League Player of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 30, .333/.364/.767 with 4 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 2 BB in 8 games. This season the outfielder has hit .264/.325/.435 with 15 HR, 57 RBI, 57 R, 1 SB in 118 games. Norfolk is the Triple A team of the Baltimore Orioles. He was originally drafted by the Orioles in the fourth round in 2012. Walker turned 25 on March 28. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Adrian Gonzalez hit 3 HR vs Reds

Adrian Gonzalez of the Los Angeles Dodgers hit three home runs in an 18-9 vicotry over the Cincinnati Reds on August 22, 2016.For the game he was 3 for 6 with 3 HR, 8 RBI, and 3 R while batting third and playing first base. He hit a 3-run home run in the first inning, had a solo shot in the fifth and had another 3-run home run in the seventh. This season he is hitting .299/.369/.458 with 15 HR, 70 RBI, 57 R, 0 SB in 120 games. Over 13 MLB seasons with the Dodgers, Red Sox, Padres and Rangers he has hit .291/.363/.495 with 305 HR, 1126 RBI, 956 R, 6 SB in 1768 games. He was originally drafted by the Marlins with the first over all pick in the 2000 draft. Gonzalez turned 34 on May 8th.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Robbie Ray NL Player of Week 081516 to 082116

Robbie Ray of the Arizona Diamondbacks was selected the National League Player of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 1.50 ERA, 2 GS, 12.0 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 HR, 3 BB, 18 K and .200 BAA. This season the LHP is 7-11, 4.31 ERA, 174 K, 1.41 WHIP, .264 BAA in 140.0 IP over 25 games. Over three MLB seasons with the Diamondbacks and Tigers he is 13-27, 4.34 ERA, 312 K, 1.42 WHIP, .269 BAA in 296.1 IP over 57 games with 54 GS. He was originally drafted by the Nationals in the 12th round in 2010, was traded to the Tigers in 2013 and traded to the Diamondbacks in 2014. Ray will be 25 on October 1st.

Gary Sanchez AL Player of Week 081516 to 082116

Gary Sanchez of the New York Yankees was selected the American League Player of the Week for the span of August 15, 2016 through August 21, 2016. For the week he hit 11 for 21, .524/.600/1.190 with 2 2B, 4 HR, 6 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB and 4 BB. This season the catcher has hit .361/.409/.738 with 6 HR, 12 RBI, 11 R, 1 SB in 16 games with the Yankees and .282/.339/.468 with 10 HR, 50 RBI, 39 R, 7 SB in 71 games at Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-BarreHe originally signed with the Yankees in 2009 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Sanchez turned 23 on December 2nd.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Richard Reina traded to Blue Jays

Richard Reina was traded by the New York Mets to the Toronto Blue Jays on August 19, 2016 for cash. The RHP was 2-1, 6.32 ERA, 9 K, 1.85 WHIP, .232 BAA in 15.2 IP over 15 games at Rooke Gulf Coast in 2016. He originally signed with the Mets in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Reina turned 21 on February 7th.

Erick Aybar traded to Tigers

Erick Aybar was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Detroit Tigers on August 16, 2016. The Braves in exchange received Mike Aviles and Kade Scivicque.

Aybar is a SS\2B who split 2016 between Triple A Gwinnett and the Braves, He hit .172/.226/.207 with 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 2 SB in 7 games at Gwinnett and .242/.293/.313 with 2 HR, 26 RBI, 27 R, 3 SB in 97 games with the Braves. Over 11 MLB seasons with the Tigers, Braves and Angels he hit .274/.314/.374 with 50 HR, 443 RBI, 600 R, 144 SB in 1320 games. He originally signed with the Angels in 2002 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Aybar turned 32 on January 14.

Aviles is a SS\2B\3B who hit .210/.258/.269 with 1 HR, 6 RBI, 17 R, 2 SB in 68 games with the Tigers in 2016. Over nine MLB seasons with the Tigers, Indians, Red Sox and Royals he hit .262/.295/.378 with 59 HR, 298 RBI, 375 R, 78 SB in 878 games. He was originally drafted by the Royals in the seventh round in 2003. Aviles turned 35 on March 13.

Scivicque is a catcher who hit .282/.325/.380 with 6 HR, 41 RBI, 45 R, 0 SB in 105 games at Class A Advanced Lakeland in 2016. His minor league caught stealing rate is 26%. He was originally drafted by the Tigers in the fourth round in 2015. Scivicque turned 23 on March 22.


Michael McKenry traded to Brewers

Michael McKenry was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Milwaukee Brewers on August 15, 2016 for cash. It will be his fourth organization of the season. He started with Triple A Round Rock of the Rangers, The split time between Triple A Memphis and the Cardinals and was then with Triple A Gwinnett of the Braves. He hit 9 for 41, .220/.389/.341 with 0 HR, 9 RBI, 9 R, 0 SB in 13 games at Round Rock, 28 for 82, .341/.443/.683 with 5 HR, 20 RBI, 20 R, 2 SB in 24 games at Memphis, was hitless in one at bat over 3 games with the Cardinals and 12 for 45, .267/.365/.378 with 1 HR, 3 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB in 14 games at Gwinnett. Over seven MLB seasons with the Cardinals, Rockies and Pirates he hit .238/.318/.406 with 29 HR, 103 RBI, 94 R, 2 SB in 311 games. His MLB caught stealing rate is 18%. He was originally drafted by the Rockies in the seventh round in 2006. McKenry turned 31 on March 4th.

Luis Sardinas traded to Padres

Luis Sardinas was traded by the Seattle Mariners to the San Diego Padres on August 15, 2016 for a PTBNL. The second baseman had split 2016 between Triple A Tacoma and the Mariners, He hit .252/.295/276 with 0 HR, 17 RBI, 17 R, 7 SB in 44 games at Tacoma and .181/.203/.264 with 2 HR, 5 RBI, 12 R, 1 SB in 32 games with the Mariners. Over three MLB seasons with the Mariners, Brewers and Rangers he hit .218/.257/.268 with 2 HR, 17 RBI, 32 R, 6 SB in 111 games. He originally signed with the Rangers in 2009 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Sardinas turned 23 on May 16.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Kris Bryant 5 for 5 vs Brewers

Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs was 5 for 5 in a 9-6 vicotry over the Milwaukee Brewers on August 18, 2016. For the game he was 5 for 5 with 2 HR, 5 RBI and 4 R while batting second and playing third base. This season he has hit .296/.392/.564 with 30 HR, 78 RBI, 96 R, 8 SB in 117 games. Over two MLB seasons with the Cubs he has hit .285/.379/.522 with 56 HR, 177 RBI, 183 R, 21 SB in 268 games. He was originally drafted by the Cubs with the second pick of the first round in 2013. Bryant turned 24 on January 4th.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wuilder Rodriguez Pioneer League PiOW 080816 to 081416

Wuilder Rodriguez of the Helena Brewers was selected the Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 2 K. This season the RHP is 5-2, 3.83 ERA, 27 K, 1.01 WHIP, .235 BAA, 1 SV in 44.2 IP over 13 games with 4 GS. Helena is a Rookie team of the Milwaukee Brewers. He originally signed with the Brewers in 2015 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Rodriguez turned 23 on January 21.

Cristian Javier Appalachian League PiOW 080816 to 081416

Cristian Javier of the Greeneville Astros was selected the Appalachian League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016.  For the week he was 0-0, 1.35 ERA, 2 G, 1 GS, 6.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 6 K. This season the RHP is 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 19 K, 0.88 WHIP, .170 BAA in 16.0 IP over 4 games with 2 GS at Greeneville and 3-1, 2.84 ERA, 37 K, 1.07 WHIP, .207 BAA, 1 SV in 25.1 IP over 6 games with 2 GS at Rookie Gulf Coast. Greeneville is a Rookie team of the Houston Astros. He originally signed with the Astros in 2015 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Javier turned 19 on March 26.

Ljay Newsome Northwest League PiOW 080816 to 081416

Ljay Newsome of the Everett AquaSox was selected the Northwest League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 1.35 ERA, 1 GS, 6.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 6 K. He had also earned the award for the week of June 20. This season the RHP is 6-2, 3.56 ERA, 46 K, 1.06 WHIP, .246 BAA in 48.0 IP over 11 games with 8 GS. Everett is the Class A short season team of the Seattle Mariners. He was originally drafted by the Mariners in the 26th round in 2015. Newsome turned 19 on November 8th.

Ryan Colegate New York-Penn League PiOW 080816 to 081416

Ryan Colegate of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers was selected the New York-Penn League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 G, 0 GS, 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 1 BB and 5 K. This season the RHP is 4-2, 3.53 ERA, 33 K, 1.21 WHIP, .246 BAA in 35.2 IP over 15 games with 3 GS. Mahoning Valley is the Class A short season team of the Cleveland Indians. He was originally drafted by the Indians in the 36th round in 2015. Colegate turned 22 on November 12.

Nabil Crismatt South Atlantic League PiOW 080816 to 081416

Nabil Crismatt of the Columbia Fireflies was selected the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB, and 10 K. This season the RHP is 0-1, 1.32 ERA, 17 K, 0.59 WHIP, .128 BAA in 13.2 IP over 2 games at Columbia and 0-1, 3.19 ERA, 35 K, 0.97 WHIP, .218 BAA, 1 SV in 31.0 IP over 8 games with 3 GS at Class A Brooklyn. Columbia is the Class A team of the New York Mets. He originally signed with the Mets in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of Columbia. Crismatt turned 21 on December 25.

Oscar De La Cruz Midwest League PiOW 080816 to 081416

Oscar De La Cruz of the South Bend Cubs was selected the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 1 BB, and 6 K. This season the RHP is 1-1, 3.47 ERA, 26 K, 0.96 WHIP, .200 BAA in 17.2 IP over 4 games at South Bend, 0-0, 1.08 ERA, 14 K, 0.84 WHIP, .167 BAA in 8.1 IP over 2 games at Class A Eugene and 0-1, 6.00 ERA, 2 K, 1.33 WHIP, .250 BAA in 3.0 IP in 1 game at Rookie Arizona. South Bend is the Class A team of the Chicago Cubs. He originally signed with the Cubs in 2012 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. De La Cruz turned 21 on March 4th. 

Ismael Guillon Florida State League PiOW 080816 to 081416

Ismael Guillon of the Daytona Tortugas was selected the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 G, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 11 K. This season the LHP is 6-2, 2.50 ERA, 106 K, 0.94 WHIP, .158 BAA in 86.1 IP over 29 games with 12 GS. Daytona is the Class A Advanced team of the Cincinnati Reds. He originally  signed with the Reds in 2008 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Guillon turned 24 on February 13.

Luis Lugo Carolina League PiOW 080816 to 081416

Luis Lugo of the Lynchburg Hillcats was selected the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 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, 0 BB and 5 K. This season the LHP is 8-3, 3.74 ERA, 97 K, 1.33 WHIP, .252 BAA in 120.1 IP over 23 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 VenezuelaLugo turned 22 on March 5th.

Jack Wynkoop California League PiOW 080816 to 081416

Jack Wynkoop of the Modesto Nuts was selected the California League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 12.0 IP, 9 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 9 K. This season the LHP is 5-2, 2.61 ERA, 53 K, 1.01 WHIP, .256 BAA in 58.2 IP over 10 games at Modesto and 6-3, 3.47 ERA, 73 K, 1.22 WHIP, .294 BAA in 93.1 IP over 14 games at Class A Asheville. Modesto is the Class A Advanced team of the Colorado Rockies. He was originally drafted by the Rockies in the sixth round in 2015. Wynkoop turned 22 on November 2nd.

Dinelson Lamet Texas League PiOW 080816 to 081416

Dinelson Lamet of the San Antonio Missions was selected the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 12.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 16 K. This the RHP is 5-6, 3.52 ERA, 84 K, 1.19 WHIP, .204 BAA in 69.0 IP over 13 games at San Antonio and 7-1, 2.35 ERA, 54 K, 1.26 WHIP, .241 BAA in 65.0 IP over 12 games at Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore. San Antonio is the Double A team of the San Diego Padres. He originally signed with the Padres in 2014 an an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Lamet turned 24 on July 18.

Jed Bradley Southern League PiOW 080816 to 081416

Jed Bradley of the Mississippi Braves was selected the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 8 K. This season the LHP is 4-3, 2.35 ERA, 69 K, 1.26 WHIP, .242 BAA in 65.0 IP over 15 games with 10 GS at Mississippi and 3-2, 6.20 ERA, 20 K, 1.58 WHIP, .314 BAA in 24.2 IP over 17 games at Double A BiloxiMississippi is the Double A team of the Atlanta Braves. He was originally drafted by the Brewers with the 15th pick of the first round in 2011 and was traded to the Braves in June 2016. Bradley turned 26 on June 12.

Jed Bradley traded to Braves

Jed Bradley was traded by the Milwaukee Brewers to the Atlanta Braves on June 3, 2016 for a PTBNL or cash. The LHP was 3-2, 6.20 ERA, 20 K, 1.58 WHIP, .314 BAA in 24.2 IP over 17 games at Double A Biloxi in 2016. He was originally drafted by the Brewers with the 15th pick of the first round in 2011. Bradley turned 26 on June 12.

Conner Greene Eastern League PiOW 080816 to 081416

Conner Greene of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats was selected the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 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, 2 BB and 6 K.  This season the RHP is 4-5, 5.07 ERA, 38 K, 1.43 WHIP, .241 BAA in 49.2 IP over 9 games at New Hampshire and 4-4, 2.90 ERA, 51 K, 1.44 WHIP, .252 BAA in 77.2 IP over 15 games at Class A Advanced DunedinNew Hampshire is the Double A team of the Toronto Blue Jays. He was originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the seventh round round in 2013. Greene turned 22 on April 4th.

Jharel Cotton Pacific Coast League PiOW 080816 to 081416

Jharel Cotton of the Nashville Sounds was selected the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 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, 0 BB and 12 K. This season the RHP is 2-1, 1.74 ERA, 21 K, 0.68 WHIP, .157 BAA in 20.2 IP over 3 games at Nashville and 8-5, 4.90 ERA, 119 K, 1.15 WHIP, .219 BAA in 97.1 IP over 22 games with 16 GS at Triple A Oklahoma City. Nashville is the Triple A team of the Oakland Athletics. He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the 20th round in 2012 and was traded to the Athletics in August 2016. Cotton turned 24 on January 19.

Phil Klein International League PiOW 080816 to 081416

Phil Klein of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs was selected the International League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.69 ERA, 2 GS, 13.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 21 K. This season the RHP is 2-1, 1.64 ERA, 46 K, 0.89 WHIP, .190 BAA in 38.1 IP over 10 games  with 6 GS at Lehigh Valley, 0-0, 7.20 ERA, 3 K, 1.80 WHIP, .421 BAA in 5.0 IP in 1 game with the Phillies, 0-0, 4.26 ERA, 12 K, 1.50 WHIP, .275 BAA in 12.2 IP over 8 games with 1 GS at Triple A Round Rock and 0-1, 5.19 ERA, 12 K, 1.15 WHIP, .242 BAA in 8.2 IP over 8 games with the Rangers. Lehigh Valley is the Triple A team of the Philadelphia Phillies. Over three MLB seasons with the Phillies and Rangers he is 2-3, 5.04 ERA, 50 K, 1.46 WHIP, .256 BAA in 50.0 IP over 37 games with 3 GS. He was originally drafted by the Rangers in the 30th round in 2011 and was selected off waivers by the Phillies in June 2016. Klein turned 27 on April 30.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Mitchell Hansen Pioneer League POW 080816 to 081416

Mitchell Hansen of the Ogden Raptors was selected the Pioneer League Player of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he hit 11 for 22, .500/.538/.955 with 2 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 9 R, 3 SB and 3 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .328/.385/.522 with 10 HR, 37 RBI, 40 R, 11 SB in 19 games. Ogden is a Rookie team of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the second round in 2015. Hansen turned 20 on May 1st.

Bradley Jones Appalachian League POW 080816 to 081416

Bradley Jones of the Bluefield Blue Jays was selected the Appalachian League Player of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he hit 11 for 24, .458/.517/.958 with 3 2B, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 6 R, 3 SB and 4 BB in 7 games. This season the third baseman is hitting .257/.303/.485 with 10 HR, 28 RBI, 25 R, 12 SB in 45 games. Bluefield is a Rookie team of the Toronto Blue Jays. He was originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the 18th round in 2016. Jones turned 21 on June 12.

Wladimir Galindo Northwest League POW 080816 to 081416

Wladimir Galindo of the Eugene Emeralds was selected the Northwest League Player of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he hit 14 for 30, .467/.515/.867 with 6 2B, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 9 R, 0 SB and 3 BB in 7 games. This season the third baseman is hitting .261/.337/.516 with 8 HR, 31 RBI, 37 R, 3 SB in 48 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 Venezuela. Galindo turned 19 on November 6th. 

Sandy Santos New York-Penn League POW 080816 to 081416

Sandy Santos of the West Virginia Black Bears was selected the New York-Penn League Player of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he hit 11 for 27, .407/.448/.704 with 4 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 4 R, 1 SB and 2 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .297/.345/.437 with 0 HR, 21 RBI, 20 R, 4 SB in 44 games. West Virginia is the Class A short season team of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He originally signed with the Pirates in 2012 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Santos turned 22 on April 20.

Jose Pujols South Atlantic League POW 080816 to 081416

Jose Pujols of the Lakewood BlueClaws was selected the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 28, .357/.438/.714 with 4 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB and 4 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .242/.297/.455 with 22 HR, 74 RBI, 54 R, 5 SB in 108 games. Lakewood is the Class A  team of the Philadelphia Phillies. He originally signed with the Phillies in 2012 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Pujols will be 21 on September 29. 

Carlos Belen Midwest League POW 080816 to 081416

Carlos Belen of the Fort Wayne TinCaps was selected the Midwest League Player of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 25, .400/.464/.760 with 0 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 2 BB in 6 games. This season the third baseman is hitting .230/.279/.410 with 10 HR, 58 RBI, 45 R, 1 SB in 96 games. Fort Wayne is the Class A team of the San Diego Padres. He originally signed with the Padres in 2012 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Belen turned 20 on February 28.

Ryan McBroom Florida State League POW 080816 to 081416

Ryan McBroom of the Dunedin Blue Jays was selected the Florida State League Player of the Week for the span of August 8 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 26, .385/.414/.769 with 1 2B, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 5 R, 1 SB and 2 BB in 7 games. This season the first baseman is hitting .272/.314/.465 with 19 HR, 72 RBI, 53 R, 6 SB in 106 games at Dunedin and .138/.235/.241 with 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB in 9 games Double A New hampshire. Dunedin is the Class A Advanced team of the Toronto Blue Jays. He was originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the 15th round in 2014. McBroom turned 24 on April 9th.

Bobby Bradley Carolina League POW 080816 to 081416

Bobby Bradley of the Lynchburg Hillcats was selected the Carolina League Player of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he hit 9 for 22, .409/.440/.864 with 1 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 2 BB in 6 games. This season the first baseman is hitting .250/.360/.490 with 25 HR, 91 RBI, 73 R, 3 SB in 111 games. Lynchburg is the Class A Advanced team of the Cleveland Indians. He was originally drafted by the Indians in the third round in 2014. Bradley turned 20 on May 29.

Johan Mieses California League POW 080816 to 081416

Johan Mieses of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes was selected the California League Player of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he hit 8 for 15, .533/.611/1.400 with 1 2B, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB and 1 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .253/.323/.534 with 26 HR, 68 RBI, 61 R, 3 SB in 104 games. Rancho Cucamonga is the Class A Advanced team of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He originally signed with the Dodgers in 2013 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Mieses turned 21 on July 13.

Matt Chapman Texas League POW 080816 to 081416

Matt Chapman of the Midland RockHounds was selected the Texas League Player of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he hit 7 for 22, .318/.423/.864 with 3 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB and 5 BB in 6 games. This season the third baseman is hitting .244/.335/.521 with 29 HR, 83 RBI, 78 R, 7 SB in 117 games. Midland is the Double A team of the Oakland Athletics. He was originally drafted by the Athletics with the 25th pick for the first round in 2014. Chapman turned 23 on April 28.

Clint Coulter Southern League POW 080816 to 081416

Clint Coulter of the Biloxi Shuckers was selected the Southern League Player of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he hit 9 for 19, .474/.500/.842 with 1 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB and 0 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .538/.625/.808 with 2 HR, 5 RBI, 9 R, 1 SB in 10 games at Biloxi and .220/.285/.333 with 6 HR, 32 RBI, 26 R, 2 SB in 87 games at Class A Advanced Brevard County. Biloxi is the Double A team of the Milwaukee Brewers. He was originally drafted by the Brewers with the 27th pick of the first round in 2012. Coulter turned 23 on July 30.

Barrett Barnes Eastern League POW 080816 to 081416

Barrett Barnes of the Altoona Curve was selected the Eastern League Player of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he hit 9 for 17, .529/.579/1.176 with 2 2B, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB and 2 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .302/.368/.446 with 4 HR, 32 RBI, 50 R, 9 SB in 104 games. Altoona is the Double A team of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was originally drafted by the Pirates with the 45th pick of the first round in 2012. Barnes turned 25 on July 29.

Stephen Cardullo Pacific Coast League POW 080816 to 081416

Stephen Cardullo of the Albuquerque Isotopes was selected the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 24, .417/.444/.917 with 3 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB and 2 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .314/.375/.532 with 16 HR, 68 RBI, 68 R, 6 SB in 108 games. Albuquerque is the Triple A team of the Colorado Rockies. He was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks in the 24th round in 2010. Cardullo will be 29 on August 31.

Beau Amaral International League POW 080816 to 081416

Beau Amaral of the Louisville Bats was selected the International League Player of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he hit 12 for 31, .387/.441/.613 with 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB and 1 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder has hit .302/.343/.429 with 1 HR, 5 RBI, 10 R, 0 SB in 15 games at Louisville, .246/.318/.370 with 3 HR, 17 RBI, 17 R, 2 SB in 38 games at Double A Pensacola and .389/.465/.500 with 1 HR, 5 RBI, 6 R, 1 SB in 11 games at Rookie Billings. Louisville is the Triple A team of the Cincinnati Reds. He was originally drafted by the Reds in the seventh round in 2012. Amaral turned 25 on February 11.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Matt Wieters 5 for 5 vs Giants

Matt Wieters of the Baltimore Orioles was 5 for 5 in an 8-7 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Augtust 14, 2016. For the game he was 5 for 5 with a double, triple and two runs scored while batting seventh and playing catcher. This season he is hitting .245/.301/.393 with 10 HR, 43 RBI, 31 R, 1 SB in 87 games. Over eight MLB seasons with the Orioles he has hit .257/.318/.420 with 110 HR, 414 RBI, 338 R, 7 SB in 845 games. His MLB caught stealing rate is 33%. He was originally drafted by the Orioles with the fifth pick of the first round in 2007. Wieters turned 30 on May 21.

Mookie Betts hits 3 HR vs Diamondbacks

Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox hit three home runs in a 16-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 14, 2016. For the game he was 4 for 6 with 3 HR, 8 RBI and 4 R while hitting third and playing right field. He had a two-run home run in the first inning, a three-run home run in the second and another three-run home run in the fifth. This season he is hitting .313/.353/.561 with 26 HR, 84 RBI, 91 R, 18 SB in 113 games. Over three MLB seasons with the Red Sox he has hit .300/.350/.505 with 49 HR, 179 RBI, 217 R, 46 SB in 310 games. It was his second three home run game of the season joining Ted Williams as the only Red Sox players to accomplish the feat in a single season. He was originally drafted by the Red Sox in the fifth round in 2011Betts will be 24 on October 7th. 

Charlie Blackmon NL Player of Week 080816 to 081416

Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies was selected the National League Player of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he hit 18 for 32, .563/.600/1.313 with 3 2B, 7 HR, 9 RBI, 13 R, 1 SB and 2 BB. He had also earned the award for the week of June 20. This season the outfielder has hit .324/.383/.538 with 20 HR, 59 RBI, 79 R, 15 SB in 105 games. Over six MLB seasons with the Rockies he has hit .296/.346/.457 with 65 HR, 228 RBI, 313 R, 99 SB in 567 games. He was originally drafted by the Rockies in the second round in 2008. Blackmon turned 30 on July 1st.

Carlos Correa AL Player of Week 080816 to 081416

Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros was selected the American League Player of the Week for the span of August 8, 2016 through August 14, 2016. For the week he hit 12 for 28, .429/.467/.857 with 3 2B, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 2 BB. He ad also earned the award for the week of June 20. This season the shortstop has hit .277/.370/.483 with 18 HR, 82 RBI, 59 R, 10 SB in 114 games. Over two MLB seasons with the Astros he has hit .278/.358/.496 with 40 HR, 150 RBI, 111 R, 24 SB in 213 games. He was originally drafted by the Astros with the first over all pick in 2012. Correa will be 22 on September 22.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Charlie Blackmon hit 3 HR vs Phillies

Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies hit three home runs in a 10-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on August 12, 2016. For the game he was 3 for 4 with 3 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, 1 BB while batting lead off and playing center field. His three solo shots came in the third, seventh and ninth innings. This season he is hitting .324/.383/.538 with 20 HR, 59 RBI, 79 R, 15 SB in 105 games. Over six MLB seasons with the Rockies he has hit .296/.346/.457 with 65 HR, 228 RBI, 313 R, 99 SB in 567 games. He was originally drafted by the Rockies in the second round in 2008. Blackmon turned 30 on July 1st.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Hunter Cervenka traded to Marlins

Hunter Cervenka was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Miami Marlins on August 6, 2016. The Braves in exchange received Anfernee Seymour and Michael Mader. 

LHP Cervenka had split 2016 between Double A Mississippi and the Braves. He was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 K, 0.67 WHIP, .111 WHIP in 3.0 IP over 2 games at Mississippi and 1-0, 3.18 ERA, 35 K, 1.26 WHIP, .175 BAA in 34.0 IP over 50 games with the Braves. He was originally drafted by the Red Sox in the 27th round in 2008. Cervenka turned 26 on January 3rd.

Seymour is an outfielder who hit .255/.295/.308 with 1 HR, 26 RBI, 61 R, 37 SB in 104 games at Class A Greensboro in 2016. He was originally drafted by the Marlins in the seventh rounf in 2014. Seymour turned 21 on June 24.

LHP Mader was 7-6, 3.50 ERA, 81 K, 1.27 WHIP, .251 BAA in 103.0 IP over 22 games at Class A Advanced Jupiter in 2016. He was originally drafted by the Marlins in the third round in 2014. Mader turned 22 on February 18.


Arquimedes Caminero traded to Mariners

Arquimedes Caminero was traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Seattle Mariners on August 6, 2016 for a PTBNL and future considerations. The RHP had split 2016 between Triple A Indianapolis and the Pirates. He was 0-0, 9.00 ERA, 6 K, 1.75 WHIP, .250 BAA in 4.0 IP over 3 games at Indianapolis and 1-2, 3.51 ERA, 32 K, 1.66 WHIP, .289 BAA, 1 SV in 41.0 IP over 39 games with the Pirates. Over four MLB seasons with the Mariners, Pirates and Marlins he is 7-4, 3.75 ERA, 127 K, 1.33 WHIP, .241 BAA, 1 SV in 139.1 IP over 134 games. He originally signed with the Marlins in 2005 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic and was traded to the Pirates in 2015. Caminero turned 29 on June 16.

Pat Venditte traded to Mariners

Pat Venditte was traded by the Toronto Blue Jays to the Seattle Mariners on August 6, 2016 for a PTBNL. The LHP had split 2016 between Triple A Buffalo and the Blue Jays he was 2-1, 4.37 ERA, 52 K, 1.49 WHIP, .271 BAA in 35.0 IP over 25 games with 2 GS at Buffalo and 0-0, 5.19 ERA, 7 K, 1.73 WHIP, .297 BAA in 8.2 IP over 8 games with the Blue Jays. Over two MLB seasons with the Blue Jays and Athletics he was 2-2, 4.58 ERA, 30 K, 1.31 WHIP, .232 BAA in 37.1 IP over 34 games. He was originally drafted by the Yankees in the 20th round in 2008. Venditte turned 31 on June 30.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Alec Hansen Pioneer League PiOW 080116 to 080716

Alec Hansen of the Great Falls Voyagers was selected the Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 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 11 K. This season the RHP is 2-0, 1.75 ERA, 42 K, 0.66 WHIP, .129 BAA in 25.2 IP over 5 games at Great Falls and 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 11 K, 0.71 WHIP, .048 BAA in 7.0 IP over 3 games at Rookie Arizona. Great Falls is a Rookie team of the Chicago White Sox. He was originally drafted by the White Sox in the second round in 2016. Hansen will be 22 on October 10.

Osman Gutierrez Appalachian League PiOW 080116 to 080716

Osman Gutierrez of the Bluefield Blue Jays was selected the Appalachian League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 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, 1 BB and 7 K. This season the RHP is 3-2, 3.56 ERA, 51 K, 1.38 WHIP, .267 BA in 48.0 IP over 9 games. Bluefield is a Rookie team of the Toronto Blue Jays. He originally signed with the Blue Jays in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of Nicaraqua. Gutierrez turned 21 on December 15.

Anfernee Benitez Northwest League PiOW 080116 to 080716

Anfernee Benitez of the Hillsboro Hops was selected the Northwest League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 0 GS, 6.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 3 BB and 5 K. This season the LHP is 5-4, 3.33 ERA, 55 K, 1.42 WHIP, .261 BAA in 51.1 IP over 10 games with 8 GS. Hillsboro is the Class A short season team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He originally signed with the Diamondbacks in 2012 as an amateur free agent out of Panama. Benitez turned 20 on July 24.

Noel Rodriguez New York-Penn League PiOW 080116 to 080716

Noel Rodriguez of the Hudson Valley Renegades was selected the New York-Penn League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 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 3 K. This season the RHP is 2-1, 1.95 ERA, 23 K, 0.92 WHIP, .183 BAA, 2 SV in 37.0 IP over 11 games with 5 GS. Hudson Valley is the Class A short season team of the Tampa Bay Rays. He was originally drafted by the Rays in the 26th round in 2015. Rodriguez turned 22 on June 17.

Michael Connolly South Atlantic League PiOW 080116 to 080716

Michael Connolly of the Augusta GreenJackets was selected the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 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 5 K. This season the RHP is 10-4, 2.35 ERA, 94 K, 1.08 WHIP, .238 BAA in 114.2 IP over 21 games with 15 GS. Augusta is the Class A team of the San Francisco Giants. He was originally drafted by the Giants in the 27th round in 2013. Connolly will be 25 on October 31.

Elieser Hernandez Midwest League PiOW 080116 to 080716

Elieser Hernandez of the Quad Cities River Bandits was selected the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016. For the week he was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 8.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB, and 8 K. He had also earned the award for the week of July 4This season the RHP is 4-3, 2.37 ERA, 68 K, 1.16 WHIP, .251 BAA in 57.0 IP over 11 games with 9 GS at Quad Cities and 1-4, 8.80 ERA, 17 K, 2.09 WHIP, .344 BAA in 29.2 IP over 9 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.

Josh Rogers Florida State League PiOW 080116 to 080716

Josh Rogers of the Tampa Yankees was selected the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 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 8 K. This season the LHP is 8-4, 2.32 ERA, 74 K, 1.09 WHIP, .242 BAA in 97.0 IP over 17 games at Tampa and 2-1, 1.59 ERA, 25 K, 0.71 WHIP, .171 BAA in 22.2 IP over 4 games at Class A Charleston. Tampa is the Class A Advanced team of the New York Yankees. He was originally drafted by the Yankees in the 11th round in 2015. Rogers turned 22 on July 10.

Trevor Clifton Carolina League PiOW 080116 to 080716

Trevor Clifton of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans was selected the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 2 HBP, 0 BB and 6 K. This season the RHP is 6-7, 2.96 ERA, 106 K, 1.20 WHIP, .227 BAA in 100.1 IP over 20 games. Myrtle Beach is the Class A Advanced team of the Chicago Cubs. He was originally drafted by the Cubs in the 12th round in 2013Clifton turned 21 on May 11.

Alex Young California League PiOW 080116 to 080716

Alex Young of the Visalia Rawhide was selected the California League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 9.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 6 K. This season the LHP is 2-4, 3.31 ERA, 36 K, 1.31 WHIP, .251 BAA in 49.0 IP over 8 games at Visalia and 3-1, 2.16 ERA, 37 K, 1.10 WHIP, .217 BAA in 50.0 IP over 9 games at Class A Kane County. Visalia is the Class A Advanced team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks in the second round in 2015. Young will be 23 on September 9th.

Daniel Stumpf Texas League PiOW 080116 to 080716

Daniel Stumpf of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals was selected the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 G, 0 GS, 1 SV, 6.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 7 K. This the LHP is 2-0, 0.82 ERA, 10 K, 0.36 WHIP, .108 BAA, 1 SV in 11.0 IP over 6 games with at NW Arkansas, 0-0, 20.25 ERA, 1 K, 3.00 WHIP, .500 BAA in 1.1 IP over 2 games at TRiple A Lehigh Valley, 1-0, 4.50 ERA, 3 K, 1.00 WHIP, .188 BAA in 4.0 IP over 3 games at Double A Reading and 0-0, 3.00 ERA, 1 K, 0.67 WHIP, .182 BAA in 3.0 IP over 2 games at Class A Advanced Clearwater. NW Arkansas is the Double A team of the Kansas City Royals. He was originally drafted by the Royals in the ninth round in 2012, selected by the Phillies in the 2015 Rule 5 draft and returned to the Royals on July 25. Stumpf turned 25 on January 4th.

Ryan Yarbrough Southern League PiOW 080116 to 080716

Ryan Yarbrough of the Jackson Generals was selected the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 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 6 K. He had also earned the award for the week of May 23This season the LHP is 11-4, 2.97 ERA, 90 K, 1.12 WHIP, .231 BAA in 118.1 IP over 22 games. Jackson is the Double A team of the Seattle Mariners. He was originally drafted by the Mariners in the fourth round in 2014. Yarbrough turned 24 on December 31.

Teddy Stankiewicz Eastern League PiOW 080116 to 080716

Teddy Stankiewicz of the Portland Sea Dogs was selected the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 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, 0 BB and 7 K.  This season the RHP is 4-7, 5.02 ERA, 75 K, 1.39 WHIP, .284 BAA in 114.2 IP over 21 gamesPortland is the Double A team of the Boston Red Sox. He was originally drafted by the Red Sox in the second round in 2013. Stankiewicz turned 22 on November 25.

Rob Zastryzny Pacific Coast League PiOW 080116 to 080716

Rob Zastryzny of the Iowa Cubs was selected the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 11.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 13 K. This season the LHP is 6-3, 4.03 ERA, 68 K, 1.20 WHIP, .223 BAA in 76.0 IP in 14 games at Iowa and 3-2, 4.28 ERA, 42 K, 1.28 WHIP, .245 BAA in 54.2 IP over 9 games at Double A Tennessee. Iowa is the Triple A team of the Chicago Cubs. He was originally drafted by the Cubs in the second round in 2013. Zastryzny turned 24 on March 26.

Adam Morgan International League PiOW 080116 to 080716

Adam Morgan of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs was selected the International League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016. For the week he was 2-0, 1.23 ERA, 2 G, 1 GS, 14.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 2 BB and 17 K. This season the LHP is 6-1, 3.04 ERA, 52 K, 1.05 WHIP, .232 BAA in 50.1 IP over 8 games at Lehigh Valley and 1-7, 6.65 ERA, 56 K, 1.60 WHIP, .321 BAA in 66.1 IP over 14 games with 12 GS with the Phillies. Lehigh Valley is the Triple A team of the Philadelphia Phillies. Over two MLB seasons with the Phillies he is 6-14, 5.44 ERA, 105 K, 1.40 WHIP, .293 BAA in 150.2 IP over 29 games with 27 GS. He was originally drafted by the Phillies in the third round in 2011. Morgan turned 26 on February 27.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Ronnie Gideon Pioneer League POW 080116 to 080716

Ronnie Gideon of the Helena Brewers was selected the Pioneer League Player of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016. For the week he hit 8 for 16, .500/.526/1.125 with 4 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB and 2 BB in 4 games. It was a repeat performance after earning the award last week. This season the third baseman is hitting .331/.386/.631 with 9 HR, 24 RBI, 22 R, 0 SB in 35 games. Helena is a Rookie team of the Milwaukee Brewers. He was originally drafted by the Brewers in the 23rd round in 2016. Gideon will be 22 on September 20.

Jonathan Arauz Appalachian League POW 080116 to 080716

Jonathan Arauz of the Greeneville Astros was selected the Appalachian League Player of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016. For the week he hit 13 for 26, .500/.567/.808 with 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB and 3 BB in 6 games. This season the shortstop is hitting .291/.351/.418 with 2 HR, 15 RBI, 19 R, 0 SB in 35 games. Greeneville is a Rookie team of the Houston Astros. He originally signed with the Phillies in 2014 as an amateur free agent out of Panama and was traded to the Astros in 2015. Arauz turned 18 on August 3rd.

Luke Lowery Northwest League POW 080116 to 080716

Luke Lowery of the Hillsboro Hops was selected the Northwest League Player of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016. For the week he hit 9 for 17, .529/.579/1.000 with 5 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB and 1 BB in 4 games. This season the catcher is hitting .288/.364/.393 with 2 HR, 23 RBI, 20 R, 14 SB in 43 games at Hillsboro and .091/.207/.141 with 0 HR, 5 RBI, 4 R, 1 SB in 20 games at Class A Kane County. Hillsboro is the Class A short season team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks in the 14th round in 2015. Lowery turned 22 on December 8th. 

Joey Havrilak New York-Penn League POW 080116 to 080716

Joey Havrilak of the Connecticut Tigers was selected the New York-Penn League Player of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 24, .417/.481/.625 with 2 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 6 R, 3 SB and 3 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .266/.376/.405 with 3 HR, 22 RBI, 29 R, 8 SB in 44 games. Connecticut is the Class A short season team of the Detroit Tigers. He was originally drafted by the Tigers in the 18th round in 2015. Havrilak turned 24 on November 25.

Randolph Gassaway South Atlantic League POW 080116 to 080716

Randolph Gassaway of the Delmarva Shorebirds was selected the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016. For the week he hit 13 for 27, .481/.500/.852 with 4 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB and 1 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .333/.361/.462 with 2 HR, 6 RBI, 11 R, 0 SB in 31 games at Delmarva and 8 for 18, .444/.500/.778 with 0 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R, 0 SB in 5 games at Class A Aberdeen. Delmarva is the Class A  team of the Baltimore Orioles. He was originally drafted by the Orioles in the 16th round in 2013. Gassaway turned 21 on May 23. 

Kyle Tucker Midwest League POW 080116 to 080716

Kyle Tucker of the Quad Cities River Bandits was selected the Midwest League Player of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016. For the week he hit 12 for 29, .414/.485/.897 with 3 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB and 3 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .280/.353/.410 with 6 HR, 54 RBI, 41 R, 31 SB in 96 games. Quad Cities is the Class A team of the Houston Astros. He was originally drafted by the Astros with the fifth pick of the first round in 2015. Tucker turned 19 on January 17.

Shed Long Florida State League POW 080116 to 080716

Shed Long of the Daytona Tortugas was selected the Florida State League Player of the Week for the span of August 1 2016 through August 7, 2016. For the week he hit 11 for 22, .500/.542/.864 with 1 3B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 3 R, 1 SB and 2 BB in 6 games. This season the second baseman is hitting .426/.442/.702 with 3 HR, 15 RBI, 8 R, 1 SB in 13 games at Daytona and .281/.371/.457 with 11 HR, 45 RBI, 47 R, 16 SB in 94 games at Class A Dayton. Daytona is the Class A Advanced team of the Cincinnati Reds. He was originally drafted by the Reds in the 12th round in 2013. Long will be 21 on August 22.

Jeffrey Baez Carolina League POW 080116 to 080716

Jeffrey Baez of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans was selected the Carolina League Player of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016. For the week he hit 9 for 23, .391/.400/.957 with 2 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB and 1 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .242/.328/.358 with 6 HR, 38 RBI, 35 R, 33 SB in 93 games. Myrtle Beach is the Class A Advanced team of the Chicago Cubs. He originally signed with the Cubs in 2010 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Baez will be 23 on October 30.

TJ Bennett California League POW 080116 to 080716

T.J. Bennett of the San Jose Giants was selected the California League Player of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016. For the week he hit 12 for 27, .444/.500/.963 with 5 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 8 R, 1 SB and 2 BB in 7 games. This season the shortstop is hitting .294/.363/.462 with 4 HR, 16 RBI, 22 R, 2 SB in 41 games at San Jose, 2 for 8, .250/.400/.375 with 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R, 0 SB in 4 games at Triple A Sacramento, 1 for 4, .250/.250/.500 with 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0 R, 0 SB in 1 game at Double A Richmond and 1 for 4, .250/.250/.500 with 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 0 SB in 1 game at Class A Augusta. San Jose is the Class A Advanced team of the San Francisco Giants. He originally signed with the Giants in 2016 after playing in the Independent Leagues. Bennett turned 24 on July 22.

Franchy Cordero Texas League POW 080116 to 080716

Franchy Cordero of the San Antonio Missions was selected the Texas League Player of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016. For the week he hit 13 for 28, .464/.500/.750 with 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB and 2 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .317/.371/.506 with 5 HR, 16 RBI, 21 R, 8 SB in 39 games at San Antonio and .286/.339/.444 with 5 HR, 35 RBI, 47 R, 11 SB in 74 games at Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore . San Antonio is the Double A team of the San Diego Padres. He originally signed with the Padres in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Cordero will be 22 on September 2nd.

Carlos Franco Southern League POW 080116 to 080716

Carlos Franco of the Mississippi Braves was selected the Southern League Player of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016. For the week he hit 10 for 20, .500/.643/.800 with 3 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 5 R, 1 SB and 8 BB in 7 games. This season the third baseman is hitting .260/.344/.336 with 3 HR,43 RBI, 30 R, 1 SB in 99 games. Mississippi is the Double A team of the Atlanta Braves. He originally signed with the Braves in 2009 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Franco will be 25 on December 20.

Dylan Cozens Eastern League POW 080116 to 080716

Dylan Cozens of the Reading Fightin Phils was selected the Eastern League Player of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016. For the week he hit 11 for 30, .367/.424/1.033 with 1 2B, 2 3B. 5 HR, 14 RBI, 7 R, 1 SB and 4 BB in 7 games. He had also earned the award for the week of June 27This season the outfielder is hitting .289/.373/.612 with 32 HR, 103 RBI, 92 R, 19 SB in 108 games. Reading is the Double A team of the Philadelphia Phillies. He was originally drafted by the Phillies in the second round in 2012. Cozens turned 22 on May 31.

TJ Rivera Pacific Coast League POW 080116 to 080716

T.J. Rivera of the Las Vegas 51s was selected the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016. For the week he hit 15 for 29, .517/.576/.931 with 6 2B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB and 3 BB in 8 games. He had also earned the award for the week of May 16This season the shortstop is hitting .349/.391/.513 with 11 HR, 80 RBI, 62 R, 3 SB in 97 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.

Giovanny Urshela International League POW 080116 to 080716

Giovanny Urshela of the Columbus Clippers was selected the International League Player of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016. For the week he hit 14 for 28, .500/.483/.857 with 4 2B, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB and 0 BB in 7 games. He had also earned the award for the week of April 25This season the third baseman has hit .274/.290/.387 with 8 HR, 47 RBI, 43 R, 0 SB in 96 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.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Brandon Crawford 7 hits vs Marlins

Brandon Crawford of the San Francisco Giants had seven hits in an 8-7 14 inning victory over the Miami Marlins on August 8, 2016. For the game he was 7 for 8 with 2 RBI and one run scored while batting fifth and playing shortstop. The seven hits tied the National League record for a game last done by Rennie Stennett of the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 16, 1975 and originally accomplished by Wilbert Robinson of the Baltimore Orioles on June 10, 1892. This season he is hitting .278/.344/.439 with 10 HR, 70 RBI, 45 R, 4 SB in 109 games. Over six MLB seasons with the Giants he has hit .251/.318/.392 with 57 HR, 332 RBI, 282 R, 18 SB in 763 games. He was originally drafted by the Giants in the fourth round in 2008. Crawford turned 29 on January 21.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Max Kepler n Joe Mauer AL Players of Week 080116 to 080716

Max Kepler and Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins were selected the American League Co-Players of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016. 

For the week Kepler hit 10 for 27, .370/.471/.815 with 4 HR, 11 RBI, 9 R, 2 SB and 6 BB. This season the outfielder is hitting .259/.342/.536 with 15 HR, 49 RBI, 39 R, 4 SB in 68 games. Over two MLB seasons with the Twins he has hit .255/.337/.524 with 2 HR, 15 RBI, 39 R, 4 SB in 71 games. He originally signed with the Twins in 2009 as an amateur free agent out of Germany. Kepler turned 23 on February 10.

For the week Mauer hit 14 for 25, .560/.633/1.000 with 6 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB and 5 BB. This season the first baseman is hitting .280/.382/.414 with 9 HR, 42 RBI, 57 R, 2 SB in 104 games. Over 13 MLB seasons with the Twins he has hit .311/.393/.448 with 128 HR, 797 RBI, 874 R, 50 SB in 1560 games. He was originally drafted by the Twins with the first over all pick in 2001Mauer turned 33 on April 19.

Kyle Hendricks n Ichiro Suzuki NL Players of Week 080116 to 080716

Kyle Hendricks of the Chicago Cubs and Ichiro Suzuki of the Miami Marlins were selected the National League Co-Players of the Week for the span of August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016.


For the week Hendricks was 2-0, 0.55 ERA, 2 GS, 16.1 IP, 10 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 HR, 3 BB, 9 K and .182 BAA. This season the RHP is 11-7, 2.17 ERA, 12 K, 1.02 WHIP, .210 BAA in 133.0 IP over 22 games. Over three MLB seasons with the Cubs he is 26-16, 3.04 ERA, 326 K, 1.02 WHIP, .232 BAA in 393.1 IP over 67 games. He was originally drafted by the Rangers in the eighth round in 2011 and was traded to the Cubs in 2012. Hendricks turned 26 on December 7th.

For the week Suzuki reached the 3000 hit milestone and hit 2 for 10, .200/.273/.400 with 1 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB and 1 BB. This season the outfielder has hit .317/.390/.380 with 0 HR, 12 RBI, 31 R, 9 SB in 95 gamesOver 16 MLB seasons with the Marlins, Yankees and Mariners he has hit .314/.357/.405 with 113 HR, 750 RBI, 1379 R, 507 SB in 2452 games. He originally signed with the Mariners as a free agent in 2000 out of Japan. Suzuki will be 43 on October 22.

Manny Machado hits 3 HR vs White Sox

Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles hit three home runs in a 10-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on August 7, 2016. He was 3 for 6 with 7 RBI and 3 runs scored while batting third and playing third base. The first was a two run home run in the first inning, followed by a three run home run in the second and another two run home run in the third. This season he is hitting .307/.366/.557 with 25 HR, 67 RBI, 76 R, 0 SB in 105 games. Over five MLB seasons with the Orioles he has hit .286/.337/.477 with 93 HR, 282 RBI, 328 R, 30 SB in 556 games. He was originally drafted by the Orioles with the third pick of the first round in 2010. Machado turned 24 on July 6th.

Ichiro Suzuki reached 3000 hit milestone

Ichiro Suzuki of the Miami Marlins reached the 3000 hit milestone in a 10-7 victory over the Colorado Rockies on August 7, 2016. He hit a triple in the seventh inning in his fourth at bat of the day. The outfielder became the 30th player in MLB history to reach the 3000 hit mark and joined Paul Molitor as the only two to accomplish the feat with a triple. This season he is hitting .317/.390/.380 with 0 HR, 12 RBI, 31 R, 9 SB in 95 games. Over 16 MLB seasons with the Marlins, Yankees and Mariners he has hit .314/.357/.405 with 113 HR, 750 RBI, 1379 R, 507 SB in 2452 games. He had 2533 hits with the Mariners over 12 seasons, 311 hits with the Yankees in 3 seasons and 156 hits with the Marlins over two. Prior to signing with the Mariners as a free agent in 2000 he played nine seasson with the Orix Blue Wave in Japan. Suzuki will be 43 on October 22.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Ryan Vega Arizona League July 2016 POM

Ryan Vega of the Arizona League Angels was selected the Arizona League July 2016 Player of the Month. For the month he hit 19 for 50, .380/.429/.520 with 4 2B, 1 HR, 16 RBI, 12 R, 1 SB and 3 BB in 13 games. This season the outfielder is hitting .413/.455/.600 with 2 HR, 22 RBI, 19 R, 5 SB in 21 games at Arizona and 5 for 22, .227/.261/.545 with 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB in 5 games at Rookie Orem. Arizona is a Rookie team of the Los Angeles Angels. He was originally drafted by the Angels in the 14th round in 2015. Vega will be 20 on September 17.