Saturday, August 19, 2017

Curtis Granderson traded to Dodgers

Curtis Granderson was traded by the New York Mets to the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 19, 2017 for a PTBNL. This season the outfielder hit 77 for 337, .228/.334/.481 with 19 HR, 52 RBI, 58 R, 4 SB in 111 games. Over 14 MLB seasons with the Mets, Yankees and Tigers he hit .254/.340/.474 with 312 HR, 853 RBI, 1097 R, 149 SB in 1760 games. He was originally drafted by the Tigers in the third round in 2002. Granderson turned 36 on March 16.

Manny Machado 3 HR vs Angels 081817

Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles hit three home runs in a 9-7 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on August 18, 2017. He was 3 for 5 with 7 RBI and 3 runs scored while batting second and playing third base. The first he hit a two run blast in the third inning, followed by a solo shot in the fifth and finished with a dramatic walk off grand slam in the ninth. This season he is hitting 63 for 117, .264/.319/.494 with 26 HR, 81 RBI, 63 R, 6 SB in 117 games. Over six MLB seasons with the Orioles he has hit .281/.331/.480 with 131 HR, 392 RBI, 420 R, 36 SB in 725 games. He was originally drafted by the Orioles with the third pick of the first round in 2010. Machado turned 25 on July 6th.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sam Moll traded to Athletics

Sam Moll was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Oakland Athletics on August 16, 2017 for a PTBNL. The LHP was 3-2, 4.18 ERA, 39 K, 1.56 WHIP, .292 BAA in 47.1 IP over 44 games at Triple A Albuquerque in 2017. He was originally drafted by the Rockies in the third round in 2013. Moll turned 25 on January 3rd. 

Chris Hatcher traded to Athletics

Chris Hatcher was traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Oakland Athletics on August 15, 2017 for international signing bonus pool space. The RHP had split 2017 between Rookie Arizona and Triple A Oklahoma City while rehabbing and with the Dodgers. He was 0-0, 4.50 ERA, 3 K, 1.00 WHIP, .250 BAA in 2.0 IP over 2 games at Arizona, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 6 K, 0.75 WHIP, .143 BAA in 4.0 IP over 3 games at Oklahoma City and 0-1, 4.66 ERA, 43 K, 1.34 WHIP, .259 BAA in 36.2 IP over 26 games with the Dodgers. Over seven MLB seasons with the Dodgers and Marlins he was 8-14, 4.72 ERA, 216 K, 1.37 WHIP, .261 BAA in 206.0 IP over 193 games. He was originally drafted by the Marlins in the fifth round in 2006 and was traded to the Dodgers in 2014. Hatcher turned 32 on January 12.

Travis Snider traded to Mets

Travis Snider was traded by the Texas Rangers to the New York Mets on August 15, 2017 for cash. The outfielder hit 106 for 361, .294/.375/.435 with 9 HR, 44 RBI, 50 R, 2 SB in 100 games at Triple A Round Rock in 2017. Over eight MLB seasons with the Pirates, Orioles and Blue Jays he hit .244/.311/.399 with 54 HR, 212 RBI, 214 R, 22 SB in 630 games. He was originally drafted by the Blue Jays with the 14th pick of the first round in 2006. Snider turned 29 on February 2nd.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

MiLB Pitchers of the Week 080717 to 081317

Week 18 minor league pitchers of the week

International League Pacific Coast League
Steven Brault Jake Buchanan
Indianapolis (PIT) Reno (ARI)
Eastern League Southern League Texas League
Beau Burrows Jose Lopez Enyel De Los Santos
Erie (DET) Pensacola (CIN) San Antonio (SD)
Carolina League California League Florida State League
Brock Hartson Garrett Williams Ramon Santos
Lynchburg (CLE) San Jose (SF) Palm Beach (STL)
Midwest League South Atlantic League
Alfred Gutierrez Max Duval
West Michigan (DET) Greensboro (MIA)
New York-Penn League Northwest League
Juan De Paula Kevin McCanna
Staten Island (NYY) Hillsboro (ARI)
Appalachian League Pioneer League
Evan Guillory Robert Garcia
Johnson City (STL) Idaho Falls (KC)

Robert Garcia Pioneer League PiOW 080717 to 081317

Robert Garcia of the Idaho Falls Chukars was selected the Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. 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 6 K. The win was in a 6-2 victory over Billings. This season the RHP is 1-2, 10.16 ERA, 31 K, 1.84 WHIP, .301 BAA in 31.0 IP over 7 games with 6 GS at Idaho Falls and 1-0, 5.40 ERA, 8 K, 1.80 WHIP, 286 BAA in 5.0 IP over 2 games at Rookie Arizona. Idaho Falls is a Rookie team of the Kansas City Royals. He was originally drafted by the Royals in the 15th round in 2017. Garcia turned 21 on June 14.

Evan Guillory Appalachian League PiOW 080717 to 081317

Evan Guillory of the Johnson City Cardinals was selected the Appalachian League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017.  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 8 K. The win was in an 8-4 victory over Kingsport. This season the RHP is 2-1, 2.97 ERA, 30 K, 1.08 WHIP, .238 BAA in 33.1 IP over 14 games with 4 GS. Johnson City is a Rookie team of the St Louis Cardinals. He was originally drafted by the Cardinals in the 23rd round in 2017. Guillory turned 21 on January 6th.

Kevin McCanna Northwest League PiOW 080717 to 081317

Kevin McCanna of the Hillsboro Hops was selected the Northwest League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 0 GS, 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB, and 5 K. The win was in a 3-1 victory over Salem-Keizer. He had also earned the award last week. This season the RHP is 2-1, 0.00 ERA, 20 K, 0.67 WHIP, .111 BAA in 16.1 IP over 3 games. 
Hillsboro is the Class A Short Season team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was originally drafted by the Astros in the 13th round in 2015. McCanna turned 23 on February 1st.

Juan De Paula New York-Penn League PiOW 080717 to 081317

Juan De Paula of the Staten Island Yankees was selected the New York-Penn League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. For the week he was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 4 BB and 5 K. This season the RHP is 3-3, 3.60 ERA, 30 K, 1.28 WHIP, .221 BAA in 40.0 IP over 8 games with 7 GS. Staten Island is the Class A Short Season team of the New York Yankees. He originally signed with the Mariners in 2014 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic and was traded to the Yankees in 2016. De Paula will be 20 on September 22.

Max Duval South Atlantic League PiOW 080717 to 081317

Max Duval of the Greensboro Grasshoppers was selected the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. For the week he was 2-0, 0.64 ERA, 2 GS, 2 CG, 1 SHO, 14.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB, and 16 K. The wins were in a 4-1 victory over Hickory and in a 3-0 victory over Kannapolis. This season the RHP is 2-0, 2.84 ERA, 21 K, 0.58 WHIP, .136 BAA in 19.0 IP over 3 GS. Greensboro is the Class A team of the Miami Marlins. He originally signed with the Diamondbacks in 2016 as free agent after pitching in the Independent Leagues. Duval turned 26 on April 15.

Alfred Gutierrez Midwest League PiOW 080717 to 081317

Alfred Gutierrez of the West Michigan Whitecaps was selected the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. For the week the was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB, 11 K. The win was in a 6-1 victory over Great Lakes. He had also earned the award week 5. This season the RHP is 9-6, 3.29 ERA, 114 K, 0.96 WHIP, .213 BAA, 1 SV in 112.0 IP over 21 games with 18 GS. West Michigan is the Class A team of the Detroit Tigers. He originally signed with the Tigers in 2012 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Gutierrez turned 22 on June 12.

Ramon Santos Florida State League PiOW 080717 to 081317

Ramon Santos of the Palm Beach Cardinals was selected the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. 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 7 K. The win was in a 6-0 victory over Fort Myers. This season the RHP is 3-3, 3.63 ERA, 29 K, 1.50 WHIP, .302 BAA, 3 SV in 44.2 IP over 24 games with 3 GS at Palm Beach and 2-1, 3.54 ERA, 15 K, 1.33 WHIP, .267 BAA in 20.1 IP over 11 games at Class A Peoria. Palm Beachis the Class A Advanced team of the St Louis Cardinals. He originally signed with the Cardinals in 2012 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Santos will be 23 on September 20.

Brock Hartson Carolina League PiOW 080717 to 081317

Brock Hartson of the Lynchburg Hillcats was selected the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. 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, 3 BB and 5 K. The win was in a 5-0 victory over Carolina. This season the RHP is 6-4, 2.91 ERA, 82 K, 1.00 WHIP, .210 BAA, 1 SV in 117.2 IP over 21 games with 17 GS. Lynchburg is the Class A Advanced team of the Cleveland Indians. He was originally drafted by the Indians in the 21st round in 2015. Hartson turned 24 on August 9th.

Garrett Williams California League PiOW 080717 to 081317

Garrett Williams of the San Jose Giants was selected the California League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 2 BB and 8 K. The win was in a 12-5 victory over Stockton. This season the LHP is 2-1, 1.42 ERA, 23K, 1.11 WHIP, .197 BAA  in 19.0 IP over 3 games with 2 GS at San Jose and 4-3, 2.25 ERA, 58 K, 1.31 WHIP, .234 BAA in 64.0 IP over 12 games with 11 GS at Class A Augusta. San Jose is the Class A Advanced team of the San Francisco Giants. He was originally drafted by the Giants in the seventh round in 2016. Williams will be 23 on September 15.

Enyel De Los Santos Texas League PiOW 080717 to 081317

Enyel De Los Santos of the San Antonio Missions was selected the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. 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 7 K. The win was in a 3-1 victory over Tulsa. He had also earned the award week 1. This season the RHP is 9-4, 3.85 ERA, 121 K, 1.14 WHIP, .229 BAA in 131.0 IP over 23 games with 21 GS. San Antonio is the Double A team of the San Diego Padres. He originally signed with the Mariners in 2014 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic and was traded to the Padres in 2015. De Los Santos turned 21 on December 25.

Jose Lopez Southern League PiOW 080717 to 081317

Jose Lopez of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos was selected the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 1 SHO, 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 7 K. The win was in a 5-0 victory over Tennessee. This season the RHP is 7-1, 2.46 ERA, 77 K, 1.00 WHIP, .180 BAA in 80.1 IP over 14 with 12 GS at Pensacola and 2-4, 2.84 ERA, 48 K, 1.26 WHIP, .262 BAA in 50.2 IP in 9 GS at Class A Advanced Daytona. Pensacola is the Double A team of the Cincinnati Reds.  He was originally drafted by the Reds in the sixth round in 2014. Lopez will be 24 on September 1st.

Beau Burrows Eastern League PiOW 080717 to 081317

Beau Burrows of the Erie SeaWolves was selected the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. 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 8 K. The win was in an 11-0 victory over New Hampshire. This season the RHP is 6-3, 4.38 ERA, 64 K, 1.43 WHIP, .257 BAA in 61.2 IP over 12 GS at Erie and 4-3, 1.23 ERA, 62 K, 0.95 WHIP, .221 BAA in 58.2 IP over 11  GS at Class A Advanced Lakeland. Erie is the Double A team of the Detroit Tigers. He was originally drafted by the Tigers with the 22nd pick of the first round in 2015Burrows will be 21 on September 18.

Jake Buchanan Pacific Coast League PiOW 080717 to 081317

Jake Buchanan of the Reno Aces was selected the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. For the week he was 1-0, 1.38 ERA, 2 GS, 13.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 6 K. The win was in a 5-3 victory over Las Vegas. This season the RHP is 4-0, 4.14 ERA, 28 K, 1.03 WHIP, .236 BAA in 45.2 IP over 8 GS at Reno, 2-2, 4.75 ERA, 29 K, 1.63 WHIP, .293 BAA in 41.2 IP over 8 GS at Triple A Iowa and 0-1, 6.75 ERA, 4 K, 1.88 WHIP, .333 BAA in 2.2 IP over 2 games at Triple A Louisville. Reno is the Triple A team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was originally drafted by the Astros in the eighth round in 2010. Buchanan will be 28 on September 24.

Steven Brault International League PiOW 080717 to 081317

Steven Brault of the Indianapolis Indians was selected the International League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. For the week he was 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 14.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 5 BB and 7 K. His wins were in a 4-0 victory over Buffalo and in an 8-2 victory over Syracuse. He had also earned the award week 6This season the LHP is 10-5, 1.94 ERA, 109 K, 1.07 WHIP, .199 BAA in 120.1 IP over 21 games with 20 GS at Indianapolis and 0-0, 4.50 ERA, 2 K, 1.50 WHIP, .267 BAA in 4.0 IP over 2 games with the Pirates. Indianapolis is the Triple A team of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Over two MLB seasons with the Pirates he is 0-3, 4.82 ERA, 31 K, 1.82 WHIP, .308 BA in 37.1 IP over 10 games with 7 GS. He was originally drafted by the Orioles in the 11th round in 2013 and was traded to the Pirates in 2015. Brault turned 25 on April 29.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

MiLB Players of the Week 080717 to 081317

Week 18 minor league players of the week

International League Pacific Coast League
Rymer Liriano Zach Borenstein
Charlotte (CWS) Reno (ARI)
Eastern League Southern League Texas League
Harold Castro Nick Senzel B.J. Boyd
Erie (DET) Pensacola (CIN) Midland (OAK)
Carolina League California League Florida State League
Eloy Jimenez Garrett Hampson Brent Rooker
Winston-Salem (CWS) Lancaster (HOU) Fort Myers (MIN)
Midwest League South Atlantic League
Conner Capel Darick Hall
Lake County (CLE) Lakewood (PHI)
New York-Penn League Northwest League
Marino Campana Bret Boswell
Lowell (BOS) Boise (COL)
Appalachian League Pioneer League
Roman Garcia Joey Rose
Greeneville (HOU) Missoula (ARI)

Joey Rose Pioneer League POW 080717 to 081317

Joey Rose of the Missoula Osprey was selected the Pioneer League Player of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. For the week he hit 9 for 26, .346/.346/.846 with 4 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB and 0 BB in 6 games. This season the third baseman is hitting 54 for 175, .309/.361/.537 with 8 HR, 34 RBI, 28 R, 0 SB in 43 games. Missoula is a Rookie team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks in the fifth round in 2016. Rose turned 19 on January 20.

Roman Garcia Appalachian League POW 080717 to 081317

Roman Garcia of the Greeneville Astros was selected the Appalachian League Player of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. 
For the week he hit 9 for 21, .429/.478/.905 with 1 2B, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB and 1 BB in 7 games. This season the first baseman is hitting 30 for 115, .261/.353/.478 with 6 HR, 20 RBI, 22 R, 1 SB in 33 games. Greeneville is a Rookie team of the Houston Astros. He was originally drafted by the Astros in the 19th round in 2017. Garcia turned 21 on November 22.

Bret Boswell Northwest League POW 080717 to 081317

Bret Boswell of the Boise Hawks was selected the Northwest League Player of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. For the week he hit 16 for 32, .500/.529/1.000 with 2 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 12 R, 0 SB and 2 BB in 7 games. This season the second baseman is hitting 58 for 192, .302/.337/.542 with 10 HR, 39 RBI, 40 R, 1 SB in 44 game. Boise is the Class A short season team of the Colorado Rockies. He was originally drafted by the Rockies in the eighth round in 2017. Boswell turned 22 on October 4th.

Marino Campana New York-Penn League POW 080717 to 081317

Marino Campana of the Lowell Spinners was selected the New York-Penn League Player of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. For the week he hit 11 for 24, .458/.500/.792 with 5 2B, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB and 1 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder is hitting 31 for 112, .277/.308/.402 with 2 HR, 19 RBI, 14 R, 0 SB in 29 games at Lowell and 9 for 36, .250/.333/.306 with 0 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB in 9 games at Rookie Gulf Coast. Lowell is the Class A Short Season team of the Boston Red Sox. He originally signed with the Red Sox in 2014 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Campana turned 19 on November 28.

Darick Hall South Atlantic League POW 080717 to 081317

Darick Hall of the Lakewood BlueClaws was selected the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. For the week he hit 10 for 24, .417/.500/.917 with 3 2B, 3 HR, 4 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB and 2 BB in 7 games. This season the first baseman is hitting 101 for 374, .270/.340/.537 with 24 HR, 83 RBI, 55 R, 0 SB in 101 games. Lakewood is the Class A team of the Philadelphia Phillies. He was originally drafted by the Phillies in the 14th round in 2016. Hall turned 22 on July 25.

Conner Capel Midwest League POW 080717 to 081317

Conner Capel of the Cape County Captains was selected the Midwest League Player of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. For the week he hit 12 for 27, .444/.448/.667 with 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 6 R, 1 SB and 1 BB in 6 games. He had also earned the award week 8. This season the outfielder is hitting 93 for 378, .246/.319/.476 with 19 HR, 52 RBI, 60 R, 13 SB in 103 games. Cape County is the Class A team of the Cleveland Indians. He was originally drafted by the Indians in the fifth round in 2016. Capel turned 20 on May 19.

Brent Rooker Florida State League POW 080717 to 081317

Brent Rooker of the Fort Myers Miracle was selected the Florida State League Player of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. For the week he hit 8 for 22, .364/.417/.818 with 1 2B, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB and 1 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder is hitting 22 for 93, .237/.343/.462 with 6 HR, 22 RBI, 12 R, 0 SB in 27 games at Fort Myers and 24 for 85, .282/.364/.588 with 7 HR, 17 RBI, 19 R, 2 SB in 22 games at Rookie Elizabethton. Fort Myers is the Class A Advanced team of the Minnesota Twins. He was originally drafted by the Twins with the 35th pick of the first round in 2017. Rooker turned 22 on November 1st. 

Eloy Jimenez Carolina League POW 080717 to 081317

Eloy Jimenez of the Winston-Salem Dash was selected the Carolina League Player of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. For the week he hit 10 for 26, .385/.448/.846 with 3 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB and 3 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder is hitting 38 for 110, .345/.410/.682 with 8 HR, 26 RBI, 20 R, 0 SB in 29 games at Winston-Salem after being traded by the Cubs on July 13 with whom he hit 42 for 155, .271/.351/.490 with 8 HR, 32 RBI, 23 R, 0 SB in 42 games at Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach. Winston Salem is the Class A Advanced team of the Chicago White Sox. He originally signed with the Cubs in 2013 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Jimenez turned 20 on November 27.

Garrett Hampson California League POW 080717 to 081317

Garrett Hampson of the Lancaster JetHawks was selected the California League Player of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. For the week he hit 11 for 25, .440/.462/.720 with 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 7 R, 5 SB and 1 BB in 6 games. This season the shortstop is hitting 146 for 465, .314/.375/.443 with 6 HR, 60 RBI, 98 R, 45 SB in 111 games. Lancaster is the Class A Advanced team of the Colorado Rockies. He was originally drafted by the Rockies in the third round in 2016. Hampson turned 22 on October 10.

BJ Boyd Texas League POW 080717 to 081317

B.J. Boyd of the Midland RockHounds was selected the Texas League Player of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. For the week he hit 12 for 25, .480/.536/.640 with 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 8 R, 1 SB and 3 BB in 6 games.  This season the outfielder is hitting 150 for 460, .326/.373/.433 with 4 HR, 48 RBI, 69 R, 12 SB in 113 games. Midland is the Double A team of the Oakland Athletics. He was originally drafted by the Athletics in the fourth round in 2012. Boyd turned 24 on July 16.

Nick Senzel Southern League POW 080717 to 081317

Nick Senzel of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos was selected the Southern League Player of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. For the week he hit 12 for 23, .522/.560/1.130 with 2 2B, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 7 R, 1 SB and 2 BB in 6 games. This season the third baseman is hitting 64 for 184, .348/.400/.576 with 9 HR, 31 RBI, 32 R, 3 SB in 48 games at Pensacola and 75 for 246, .305/.371/.476 with 4 HR, 31 RBI, 41 R, 9 SB in 62 games at Class A Advanced DaytonaPensacola is the Double A team of the Cincinnati Reds. He was originally drafted by the Reds with second pick of the first round in 2016. Senzel was born in Atlanta, GA and turned 22 on June 29.

Harold Castro Eastern League POW 080717 to 081317

Harold Castro of the Erie SeaWolves was selected the Eastern League Player of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. For the week he hit 12 for 21, .571/.609/.857 with 4 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R, 3 SB and 2 BB in 5 games. This season the second baseman is hitting 108 for 354, .305/.339/.379 with 1 HR, 27 RBI, 47 R, 18 SB in 90 games at Erie and 12 for 33, .364/.364/.485 with 0 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, 2 SB in 8 games at Class A Advanced Lakeland. Erie is the Double A team of the Detroit Tigers. He originally signed with the Tigers in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Castro turned 23 on November 30.

Zach Borenstein Pacific Coast League POW 080717 to 081317

Zach Borenstein of the Reno Aces was selected the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. For the week he hit 11 for 24, .458/.480/1.125 with 1 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 8 R, 1 SB and 1 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting 91 for 327, .278/.356/.569 with 20 HR, 75 RBI, 69 R, 2 SB in 105 games. Reno is the Triple A team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was originally drafted by the Angels in the 23rd round in 2011 and was traded to the Diamondbacks in 2014. Bornestein turned 27 on July 23.

Rymer Liriano International League POW 080717 to 081317

Rymer Liriano of the Charlotte Knights was selected the International League Player of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. For the week he hit 10 for 29, .345/.367/.759 with 3 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB and 1 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting 99 for 382, .259/.323/.421 with 14 HR, 45 RBI, 58 R, 7 SB in 104 games. Charlotte is the Triple A team of the Chicago White Sox. He did reach the Padres in 2014 when he hit .220/.289/.266 with 1 HR, 6 RBI, 13 R, 4 SB in 38 games. He originally signed with the Padres in 2007 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Liriano turned 26 on June 20.

Tyler Clippard traded to Astros

Tyler Clippard was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Houston Astros on August 13, 2017 for a PTBNL. The RHP was 1-1, 1.80 ERA, 12 K, 1.30 WHIP, .211 BAA, 2 SV in 10.0 IP over 11 games with the White Sox after being traded by the Yankees on July 19Over 11 MLB seasons with the Astros, White Sox, Yankees, Diamondbacks, Mets, Athletics and Nationals he was 48-41, 3.04 ERA, 739 K, 1.12 WHIP, .196 BAA, 59 SV in 672.1 IP over 610 games with 8 GS. He was originally drafted by the Yankees in the ninth round in 2003. Clippard turned 32 on February 14. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Eddie Rosario AL Player of Week 080717 to 081317

Eddie Rosario of the Minnesota Twins was selected the American League Player of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. For the week he hit 12 for 27, .444/.484/1.000 with 3 2B, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 10 R, 1 SB and 3 BB. This season the outfielder is hitting 109 for 368, .296/.337/.503 with 16 HR, 46 RBI, 53 R, 5 SB in 107 games. Over three MLB seasons with the Twins he has hit .277/.306/.462 with 39 HR, 128 RBI, 165 R, 21 SB in 321 games. He was originally drafted by the Twins in the fourth round in 2010. Rosario will be 26 on September 28.

Giancarlo Stanton NL Player of Week 080717 to 081317

Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins was selected the National League Player of the Week for the span of August 7, 2017 through August 13, 2017. For the week he hit 9 for 27, .333/.379/1.037 with 1 2B, 6 HR, 11 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB and 1 BB. This season the outfielder is hitting 120 for 427,  .281/.371/.635 with 42 HR, 90 RBI, 88 R, 1 SB in 114 games. Over eight MLB seasons with the Marlins he has hit .268/.359/.551 with 250 HR, 630 RBI, 541 R, 35 SB in 941 games. He was originally drafted by the Marlins in the second round in 2007Stanton turned 27 on November 8th.

NL West 080717 to 081317

Week 19 standings and top performers of the week

Los Angeles Dodgers 83-34   .709

3B Justin Turner 7 for 23, .304/.346/.913 w/ 4 HR, 9 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 6 games

RHP Kenta Maeda 1-0, 3.48 ERA, 14 K, 0.97 WHIP, .205 BAA in 10.1 IP over 2 GS


Arizona Diamondbacks 65-52   .556

OF David Peralta 7 for 22, .318/.385/.682 w/ 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, 1 SB, 3 BB in 6 games

LHP Patrick Corbin 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 8 K, 0.90 WHIP, .200 BAA in 6.2 IP in 1 GS


Colorado Rockies 65-52   .556

OF Charlie Blackmon 9 for 21, .429/.520/.762 w/ 2 HR, 2 RBI, 6 R, 2 SB, 3 BB in 5 games

RHP Tyler Chatwood 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 K, 0.00 WHIP, .000 BAA, 1 SV in 1.0 IP in 1 game


San Diego Padres 51-66   .436

OF Jose Pirela 10 for 24, .417/.533/.917 w/ 3 HR, 5 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB, 6 BB in 7 games

RHP Dinelson Lamet 0-0, 3.60 ERA, 5 K, 1.20 WHIP, .176 BAA in 5.0 IP in 1 GS


San Francisco Giants 47-72   .395

2B Joe Panik 9 for 23, .391/.440/.565 w/ 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 6 games

RHP Sam Dyson 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 K, 0.33 WHIP, .000 BAA, 3 SV in 3.0 IP over 3 games



NL Central 080717 to 081317

Week 19 standings and top performers of the week

Chicago Cubs 61-55   .526

3B Kris Bryant 14 for 23, .609/.679/.913 w/ 1 HR, 4 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 3 BB in 6 games

RHP Jake Arrieta 2-0, 2.19 ERA, 11 K, 1.22 WHIP, .261 BAA in 12.1 IP over 2 GS


St Louis Cardinals 61-57  .517

SS Paul DeJong 12 for 31, .387/.441/.774 w/ 3 HR, 8 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 7 games

RHP Carlos Martinez 2-0, 3.21 ERA, 14 K, 1.07 WHIP, .255 BAA in 14.0 IP over 2 GS


Milwaukee Brewers 61-59  .508

OF Ryan Braun 15 for 29, .517/.563/.828 w/ 1 HR, 2 RBI, 5 R, 2 SB, 3 BB in 7 games

RHP Corey Knebel 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 5 K, 1.00 WHIP, .214 BAA, 1 SV in 4.0 IP over 3 games


Pittsburgh Pirates 58-60  .492

1B Josh Bell 6 for 17, .353/.435/.765 w/ 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB, 4 BB in 6 games

RHP Trevor Williams 1-1, 2.08 ERA, 12 K, 0.85 WHIP, .116 BAA in 13.0 IP over 2 GS


Cincinnati Reds 49-69   .415

SS Zack Cozart 8 for 22, .364/.462/.909 w/ 4 HR, 7 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB, 3 BB in 6 games

RHP Homer Bailey 1-0, 3.60 ERA, 5 K, 2.00 WHIP, .263 BAA in 5.0 IP in 1 GS

NL East 080717 to 081317

Week 19 standings and top performers of the week

Washington Nationals 70-46   .603

1B Ryan Zimmerman 9 for 26, .346/.433/.769 w/ 3 HR, 7 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB, 4 BB in 7 games

LHP Sean Doolittle 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 K, 1.00 WHIP, .200 BAA, 3 SV in 4.0 IP over 4 games


Miami Marlins 56-60   .483

OF Giancarlo Stanton 9 for 27, .333/.379/1.037 w/ 6 HR, 11 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 7 games

RHP Brad Ziegler 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 K, 1.33 WHIP, .250 BAA, 2 SV in 3.0 IP over 3 games


New York Mets 53-62   .461

OF Yoenis Cespedes 6 for 21, .286/.318/.762 w/ 3 HR, 6 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 0 BB in 5 games

RHP Jacob deGrom 1-0, 1.00 ERA, 9 K, 0.60 WHIP, .174 BAA in 6.2 IP in 1 GS


Atlanta Braves 52-63   .452

1B Freddie Freeman 7 for 18, .389/.500/.611 w/ 1 HR, 3 RBI, 4 R, 1 SB, 4 BB in 5 games

RHP R.A. Dickey 1-0, 1.29 ERA, 3 K, 1.29 WHIP, .280 BAA in 7.0 IP in 1 GS


Philadelphia Phillies  43-72   .374

OF Odubel Herrera 10 for 22, .455/.538/.864 w/ 1 HR, 4 RBI, 4 R, 2 SB, 4 BB in 6 games

RHP Aaron Nola 1-0, 1.29 ERA, 8 K, 0.57 WHIP, .087 BAA in 7.0 IP in 1 GS

AL West 080717 to 081317

Week 19 standings and top performers of the week

Houston Astros 72-45  .615

2B Jose Altuve 8 for 24, .333/.407/.625 w/ 2 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 2 SB, 3 BB in 6 games

RHP Brad Peacock 0-0, 1.42 ERA, 5 K, 1.26 WHIP, .280 BAA in 6.1 IP in 1 GS


Los Angeles Angels 61-58   .513

1B C.J. Cron 11 for 27, .407/.429/.815 w/ 3 HR, 7 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 7 games

RHP Parker Bridwell 2-0, 1.38 ERA, 6 K, 0.85 WHIP, .208 BAA in 13.0 IP over 2 GS


Seattle Mariners 57-56   .504

DH Nelson Cruz 10 for 23, .435/.440/1.087 w/ 4 HR, 10 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 6 games

RHP Erasmo Ramirez 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 K, 0.67 WHIP, .143 BAA in 6.0 IP in 1 GS


Texas Rangers 56-60   .483

3B Adrian Beltre 10 for 19, .526/.571/.947 w/ 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 5 games

LHP Cole Hamels 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 5 K, 0.71 WHIP, .125 BAA in 7.0 IP in 1 GS


Oakland Athletics 52-66   .441

Of Khris Davis 6 for 21, .286/.423/.857 w/ 3 HR, 8 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB, 5 BB in 6 games

RHP Kendall Graveman 1-0, 3.65 ERA, 10 K, 1.38 WHIP, .300 BAA in 12.1 IP over 2 GS

AL Central 080717 to 081317

Week 19 standings and top performers of the week

Cleveland Indians 63-52  .548

SS Francisco Lindor 5 for 23, .217/.308/.478 w. 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 1 SB, 3 BB in 6 games

RHP Corey Kluber 2-0, 2.25 ERA, 20 K, 0.56 WHIP, .132 BAA in 16.0 IP over 2 GS


Minnesota Twins 59-57   .509

OF Eddie Rosario 12 for 27, .444/.484/1.000 w/ 4 HR, 9 RBI, 10 R, 1 SB, 3 BB in 7 games

RHP Bartolo Colon 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 5 K, 0.86 WHIP, .200 BAA in 7.0 IP in 1 GS


Kansas City Royals 59-58   .504

3B Mike Moustakas 11 for 27, .407/.484/.778 w/ 3 HR, 3 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB, 4 BB in 7 games

RHP Kelvin Herrera 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 K, 1.00 WHIP, .143 BAA, 1 SV in 2.0 IP over 2 games


Detroit Tigers 53-64   .453

3B Nick Castellanos 11 for 28, .393/.393/.536 w/ 0 HR, 9 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 0 BB in 7 games

RHP Justin Verlander 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6 K, 0.50 WHIP, .040 BAA in 8.0 IP in 1 GS


Chicago White Sox 45-70   .391

SS Tim Anderson 8 for 26, .308/.333/.769 w/ 3 HR, 7 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 6 games

RHP Miguel Gonzalez 1-0, 1.13 ERA, 4 K, 0.75 WHIP, .167 BAA in 8.0 IP in 1 GS

AL East 080717 to 081317

Week 19 standings and top performers of the week

Boston Red Sox 67-50   .573

OF Andrew Benintendi 10 for 22, .455/.458/.909 w/ 3 HR, 9 RBI, 5 R, 2 SB, 1 BB in 5 games

LHP Chris Sale 1-0, 0.60 ERA, 25 K, 0.80 WHIP, .115 BAA in 15.0 IP over 2 GS


New York Yankees 61-55   .526

C Gary Sanchez 7 for 21, .333/.462/.667 w/ 2 HR, 3 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 4 BB in 6 games

LHP Jordan Montgomery 0-0, 1.69 ERA, 4 K, 0.94 WHIP, .111 BAA in 5.1 IP in 1 GS


Tampa Bay Rays 59-60  .496

DH Corey Dickerson 3 for 21, .143/.143/.286 w/ 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R, 0 SB, 0 BB in 5 games

RHP Austin Pruitt 0-1, 3.00 ERA, 8 K, 1.08 WHIP, .239 BAA in 12.0 IP over 2 GS


Baltimore Orioles 58-60  .492

3B Manny Machado 9 for 31, .290/.290/.613 w/ 2 HR, 8 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB, 0 BB in 7 games

RHP Dylan Bundy 2-0, 3.46 ERA, 20 K, 1.15 WHIP, .245 BAA in 13.0 IP over 2 GS


Toronto Blue Jays 56-61   .479

3B Josh Donaldson 8 for 20, .400/.538/.850 w/ 3 HR, 9 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 6 BB in 6 games

LHP J.A. Happ 2-0, 1.54 ERA, 13 K, 1.29 WHIP, .190 BAA in 11.2 IP over 2 GS

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Bad Day for Sean Manaea

Sean Manaea of the Oakland Athletics had a historically bad game on the mound in a 12-5 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on August 12, 2017. The one plus is that an out was recorded which allowed the math to compute. The Orioles started the game with the stars aligned and Manaea had whatever is the opposite of that. 

Manaea walked Tim Beckham to start the game and then six straight Orioles got a hit. Jonathan Schoop was thrown out at the plate to record the only out before Manaea was pulled. For the game he was 0-1, 162.00 ERA, 0 K, 21.00 WHIP, 1.000 BAA while giving up 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER in 0.1 IP. Not to mention the wild pitch before he gave up the last two hits. 

Unfortunely it was a home game so Manaea will have to return to the scene of the nightmare sooner than later. Unless he gets traded for the sake of his psyche. Wonder if new pitching coach Scott Emerson a hugger?

Neil Walker traded to Brewers

Neil Walker was traded by the New York Mets to the Milwaukee Brewers on August 12, 2017 along with cash for a PTBNL. The second baseman had split 2017 between Triple A Las Vegas while rehabbing and the Mets. He hit 5 for 19, .263/.300/.316 with 0 HR, 1 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB in 5 games at Las Vegas and 70 for 265, .264/.339/.442 with 10 HR, 36 RBI, 40 R, 0 SB in 73 games with the Mets. Over nine MLB seasons with the Mets and Pirates he hit .272/.339/.437 with 126 HR, 509 RBI, 502 R, 29 SB in 1022 games. He was originally drafted by the Pirates with the 11th pick of the first round in 2004 and was traded to the Mets in 2015. Walker will be 32 on September 10.

Kevin Franklin traded to Braves

Kevin Franklin was traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Atlanta Braves on August 11, 2017 as an addition to the earlier Brandon Phillips deal.  The first baseman had split 2017 between Class A Dayton and Class A Advanced Daytona after starting the season on the DL. He hit 9 for 44, .205/.255/.295 with 1 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB in 14 games at Dayton and 6 for 40, .150/.190/.175 with 0 HR, 0 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB in 13 games at Daytona. He was originally drafted by the Reds in the second round in 2013. Franklin turned 22 on November 24.

Ryan Burr traded to White Sox

Ryan Burr was traded by the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Chicago White Sox on August 11, 2017 for international signing bonus pool space. The RHP had split 2017 between Class A Kane County and Class A Advanced Visalia. He was 1-2, 2.81 ERA, 46 K, 1.38 WHIP, .244 BAA, 4 SV in 32.0 IP over 22 games at Kane County and 1-0, 0.72 ERA, 29 K, 0.76 WHIP, .160 BAA, 1 SV in 25.0 IP over 17 games at Visalia. He was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks in the fifth round in 2015. Burr turned 23 on May 28.

Friday, August 11, 2017

MiLB July 2017 Players of the Month

International League Pacific Coast League
Jake Cave Dominic Smith
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (NYY) Las Vegas (NYM)
Eastern League Southern League Texas League
Jeremy Barfield Jonathan Rodriguez Kyle Waldrop
Portland (BOS) Chattanooga (MIN) Arkansas (SEA)
Carolina League California League Florida State League
Matt Lipka Austin Allen Peter Alonso
Down East (TEX) Lake Elsinore (SD) St Lucie (NYM)
Midwest League South Atlantic League
Jose Siri Alex Wells
Dayton (CIN) Delmarva (BAL)
New York-Penn League Northwest League
Ben Breazeale Eugene Helder
Aberdeen (BAL) Everett (SEA)
Appalachian League Pioneer League
Ryan Noda Starling Heredia
Bluefield (TOR) Ogden (LAD)
Arizona League Gulf Coast League
Esteury Ruiz Dominic Abbadessa
AZ Padres (SD) GCL Blue Jays (TOR)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Dominic Abbadessa Gulf Coast League July 2017 POM

Dominic Abbadessa of the GCL Blue Jays was selected the Gulf Coast League July 2017 Player of the Month. For the month he hit 35 for 84, .417/.457/.512 with 2 2B, 3 3B, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 21 R, 5 SB and 3 BB in 23 games. This season the outfielder is hitting 48 for 133, .361/.411/.436 with 0 HR, 10 RBI, 28 R, 10 SB in 35 games with the GCL Blue Jays and 0 for 4 in 1 game at Class A Advanced DunedinGCL Blue Jays is a Rookie team of the Toronto Blue Jays. He was originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the 23rd round in 2016. Abbadessa turned 19 on December 8th.

Esteury Ruiz Arizona League July 2017 POM

Esteury Ruiz of the AZL Padres was selected the Arizona League July 2017 Player of the Month. He started the month with the AZL Royals before being traded on July 24 and finished with the AZL Padres. For the month he hit 28 for 69, .406/.438/.739 with 7 2B, 5 3B, 2 HR, 14 RBI, 16 R, 9 SB and 4 BB in 17 games with the AZL Royals and 4 for 24, .167/.231/.292 with 0 HR, 1 RBI, 5 R, 1 SB and 2 BB in 6 games with the AZL Padres. This season the second baseman is hitting 13 for 47, .277/.346/.468 with 0 HR, 3 RBI, 8 R, 5 SB in 12 games with the AZL Padres and 36 for 86, .419/.440/.779 with 3 HR, 23 RBI, 22 R, 9 SB in 21 games with the AZL RoyalsAZL Padres is a Rookie team of the San Diego Padres. He originally signed with the Royals in 2015 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Ruiz turned 18 on February 15.

Starling Heredia Pioneer League July 2017 POM

Starling Heredia of the Ogden Raptors was selected the Pioneer League July 2017 Player of the Month. For the month he hit 35 for 82, .427/.489/.732 with 11 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 17 RBI, 21 R, 5 SB and 10 BB in 19 games. This season the outfielder is hitting 35 for 82, .427/.489/.732 with 4 HR, 17 RBI, 21 R, 5 SB in 19 games at Odgen, 12 for 28, .429/.500/.857 with 2 HR, 9 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB in 7 games at Rookie Arizona and 2 for 18, .111/.200/.111 with 0 HR, 0 RBI, 3 R, 2 SB in 5 games at Class A Great Lakes. Ogden is a Rookie team of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He originally signed with the Dodgers in 2015 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Heredia turned 18 on February 6th.

Ryan Noda Appalachian League July 2017 POM

Ryan Noda of the Bluefield Blue Jays was selected the Appalachian League July 2017 Player of the Month. For the month he hit 40 for 90, .444/.580/.689with 9 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 15 RBI, 32 R, 5 SB and 33 BB in 28 games. This season the first baseman is hitting 59 for 145, .407/.547/.641 with 5 HR, 25 RBI, 47 R, 6 SB in 46 games. Bluefield is a Rookie team of the Toronto Blue Jays. He was originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the 15th round in 2017. Noda turned 21 on March 30.

Eugene Helder Northwest League July 2017 POM

Eugene Helder of the Everett AquaSox was selected the Northwest League July 2017 Player of the Month. For the month he hit 40 for 107, .374/.434/.523 with 5 2B, 4 3B, 1 HR, 22 RBI, 23 R, 2 SB and 12 BB in 27 games. This season the utility player at 3B\2B\SS\1B\OF is hitting 58 for 196, .296/.350/.429 with 2 HR, 32 RBI, 33 R, 3 SB in 49 games at Everett and 1 for 7, .143/.143/.429 with 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R, 0 SB in 2 games at Triple A Tacoma. Everett is the Class A Short Season team of the Seattle Mariners. He originally signed with the Mariners in 2013 as an amateur free agent out of Aruba. Helder turned 21 on February 26.

Ben Breazeale New York-Penn League July 2017 POM

Ben Breazeale of the Aberdeen IronBirds was selected the New York-Penn League July 2017 Player of the Month. For the month he hit 39 for 100, .390/.462/.550 with 10 2B, 2 HR, 23 RBI, 15 R, 0 SB and 14 BB in 27 games. This season the catcher is hitting 52 for 147, .354/.461/.510 with 3 HR, 27 RBI, 23 R, 1 SB in 42 games. Aberdeen is the Class A Short Season team of the Baltimore Orioles. He was originally drafted by the Orioles in the seventh round in 2017. Breazeale turned 22 on October 21.

Alex Wells South Atlantic League July 2017 POM

Alex Wells of the Delmarva Shorebirds was selected the South Atlantic League July 2017 Player of the Month. For the month he was 3-0, 0.00 ERA, 26 K, 0.42 WHIP, .124 BAA in 31.0 IP over 5 GSThis season the LHP is 9-5, 2.50 ERA, 96 K, 0.95 WHIP, .226 BAA in 119.0 IP over 21 GS. Delmarva is the Class A team of the Baltimore Orioles. He originally with the Orioles in 2015 as a free agent out of Australia. Wells turned 20 on February 27.

Jose Siri Midwest League July 2017 POM

Jose Siri of the Dayton Dragons was selected the Midwest League July 2017 Player of the Month. For the month he hit 43 for 125, .344/.362/.680 with 6 2B, 3 3B, 10 HR, 21 RBI, 22 R, 6 SB and 5 BB in 28 games. This season the outfielder is hitting 121 for 410, .295/.339/.524 with 19 HR, 60 RBI, 71 R, 34 SB in 104 games. Dayton is the Class A team of the Cincinnati Reds. He originally signed with the Reds in 2012 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Siri turned 22 on July 22.

Peter Alonso Florida State League July 2017 POM

Peter Alonso of the St Lucie Mets was selected the Florida State League July 2017 Player of the Month. For the month he hit 39 for 116, .336/.394/.603 with 7 2B, 8 HR, 26 RBI, 20 R, 0 SB and 4 BB in 29 games. This season the first baseman is hitting 75 for 262, .286/.363/.534 with 15 HR, 54 RBI, 39 R, 2 SB in 70 games. St Lucie is the Class A Advanced team of the New York Mets. He was originally drafted by the Mets in the second round in 2016. Alonso turned 22 on December 7th.

Matt Lipka Carolina League July 2017 POM

Matt Lipka of the Down East Wood Ducks was selected the Carolina League July 2017 Player of the Month. For the month he hit 38 for 113, .336/.389/.593 with 10 2B, 2 3B, 5 HR, 23 RBI, 17 R, 4 SB and 7 BB in 28 games. This season the outfielder is hitting 67 for 237, .283/.337/.443 with 6 HR, 33 RBI, 32 R, 16 SB in 60 games at Down East, 15 for 94, .160/.216/.223 with 0 HR, 6 RBI, 16 R, 5 SB in 33 games at Double A Frisco and 1 for 4, .250/.250/.250 with 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 R, 0 SB in 1 game at Triple A Round Rock. Down East is the Class A Advanced team of the Texas Rangers. He was originally drafted by the Rangers with the 35th pick of the first round round in 2010. Lipka turned 25 on April 15.

Austin Allen California League July 2017 POM

Austin Allen of the Lake Elsinore Storm was selected the California League July 2017 Player of the Month. For the month he hit 46 for 123, .374/.398/.691 with 7 2B, 1 3B, 10 HR, 32 RBI, 27 R, 0 SB and 5 BB in 29 games. This season the catcher is hitting 113 for 383, .295/.366/.512 with 18 HR, 73 RBI, 60 R, 0 SB in 100 games. Lake Elsinore is the Class A Advanced team of the San Diego Padres. He was originally drafted by the Padres in the fourth round in 2015. Allen turned 23 on January 16.

Kyle Waldrop Texas League July 2017 POM

Kyle Waldrop of the Arkansas Travelers was selected the Texas League July 2017 Player of the Month. For the month he hit 43 for 115, .374/.409/.530 with 12 2B, 2 HR, 17 RBI, 19 R, 1 SB and 8 BB in 30 games. This season the outfielder is hitting 125 for 412, .303/.367/.444 with 10 HR, 68 RBI, 61 R, 4 SB in 109 games at Arkansas and 3 for 11, .273/.429/.455 with 0 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB in 3 games at Triple A Tacoma. Arkansas is the Double A team of the Seattle Mariners. He was originally drafted by the Reds in the 12th round in 2010. Waldrop turned 25 on November 26.

Jonathan Rodriguez Southern League July 2017 POM

Jonathan Rodriguez of the Chattanooga Lookouts was selected the Southern League July 2017 Player of the Month. For the month he hit 44 for 115, .383/.455/.652 with 13 2B, 6 HR, 22 RBI, 28 R, 1 SB and 17 BB in 29 games. This season the first baseman is hitting 115 for 368, .313/.412/.503 with 15 HR, 60 RBI, 70 R, 2 SB in 100 games. Chattanooga is the Double A team of the Minnesota Twins. He was originally drafted by the Cardinals in the 17th round in 2009. Rodriguez will be 28 on August 21. 

Jeremy Barfield Eastern League July 2017 POM

Jeremy Barfield of the Portland Sea Dogs was selected the Eastern League July 2017 Player of the Month. For the month he hit 37 for 110, .336/.422/.709 with 5 2B, 12 HR, 33 RBI, 26 R, 0 SB and 13 BB in 30 games. This season the outfielder is hitting 81 for 263, .308/.382/.597 with 20 HR, 56 RBI, 51 R, 1 SB in 69 games. Portland is the Double A team of the Boston Red Sox. He was originally drafted by the Athletics in the eighth round in 2008. Barfield turned 29 on July 12.

Dominic Smith Pacific Coast League July 2017 POM

Dominic Smith of the Las Vegas 51s was selected the Pacific Coast League July 2017 Player of the Month. For the month the he hit 42 for 109, .385/.437/.725 with 13 2B, 8 HR, 26 RBI, 28 R, 1 SB and 9 BB in 26 games. This season the first baseman is hitting 151 for 457, .330/.386/.419 with 16 HR, 76 RBI, 77 R, 1 SB in 114 games. Las Vegas is the Triple A  team of the New York Mets. He was originally drafted by the Mets with the 11th pick of the first round in 2013. Smith turned 22 on June 15.

Jake Cave International League July 2017 POM

Jake Cave of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders was selected the International League July 2017 Player of the Month. For the month he hit 41 for 105, .390/.439/.667 with 6 2B, 1 3B, 7 HR, 21 RBI, 25 R, 1 SB and 10 BB in 26 games. This season the outfielder is hitting 67 for 187, .358/.406/.652 with 13 HR, 33 RBI, 36 R, 1 SB in 48 games at SWB and 34 for 128, .266/.317/.516 with 5 HR, 18 RBI, 19 R, 1 SB in 31 games at Double A Trenton. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre is the Triple A team of the New York Yankees.  He was originally drafted by the Yankees in the sixth round in 2011. Cave turned 24 on December 4th.

Jay Bruce traded to Indians

Jay Bruce was traded by the New York Mets to the Cleveland Indians on August 9, 2017. The Mets in exchange received Ryder Ryan.

Outfielder Bruce hit 104 for 406, .256/.321/.520 with 29 HR, 75 RBI, 61 R, 0 SB in 103 games with the Mets in 2017. Over 10 MLB seasons with the Mets and Reds he hit .249/.318/.472 with 270 HR, 812 RBI, 730 R, 61 SB in 1373 games. He was originally drafted by the Reds with the 12th pick of the first round in 2005 and was traded to the Mets in 2016. Bruce turned 30 on April 3rd.

RHP Ryan was 3-4, 4.79 ERA, 49 K, 1.48 WHIP, .267 BAA, 6 SV in 41.1 IP over 33 games at Class A Lake County in 2017. He was originally drafted by the Indians in the 30th round in 2016. Ryan turned 22 on May 11.

Steve Johnson traded to White Sox

Steve Johnson was traded by the Baltimore Orioles to the Chicago White Sox on August 9, 2017 for cash. The RHP was 1-2, 5.30 ERA, 39 K, 1.45 WHIP, .278 BAA in 37.1 IP over 19 games with 5 GS at Triple A Norfolk in 2017. Over four MLB seasons with the Mariners and Orioles he was 6-1, 4.26 ERA, 86 K, 1.38 WHIP, .208 BAA In 76.0 IP over 43 games with 5 GS. He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the 13th round in 2005. Johnson will be 30 on August 31.

Ernesto Frieri traded to Mariners

Ernesto Frieri was traded by the Texas Rangers to the Seattle Mariners on August 8, 2017 for cash. The RHP had split 2017 between Triple A Scranton\Wilkes-Barre before being released,  Triple A Round Rock and the Rangers. He was 2-0, 3.00 ERA, 24 K, 1.05 WHIP, .173 BAA, 7 SV in 21.0 IP over 17 games at SWB, 0-1, 1.42 ERA, 10 K, 1.26 WHIP, .227 BAA in 6.1 IP over 7 games at Round Rock and 0-1, 5.14 ERA, 5 K, 1.71 WHIP, .250 BAA in 7.0 IP over 6 games with the Rangers. Over eight MLB seasons with the Rangers, Rays, Pirates, Angels and Padres he was 11-14, 3.59 ERA, 387 K, 1.24 WHIP, .209 BAA, 73 SV in 303.1 IP over 304 games. He originally signed with the Padres in 2003 as an amateur free agent out of Columbia. Frieri turned 32 on July 19.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

MiLB Pitchers of the Week 073117 to 080617

Week 17 minor league pitchers of the week

International League Pacific Coast League
Ryan Yarbrough Bryan Rodriguez
Durham (TB) El Paso (SD)
Eastern League Southern League Texas League
Corey Oswalt Joel Payamps Casey Meisner
Binghamton (NYM) Jackson (ARI) Midland (OAK)
Carolina League California League Florida State League
Alec Hansen Dylan Rheault Ranger Suarez
Winston-Salem (CWS) San Jose (SF) Clearwater (PHI)
Midwest League South Atlantic League
Clark Beeker Jay Groome
Cedar Rapids (MIN) Greenville (BOS)
New York-Penn League Northwest League
Denyi Reyes Kevin McCanna
Lowell (BOS) Hillsboro (ARI)
Appalachian League Pioneer League
Riley O'Brien Edwin Uceta
Princeton (TB) Ogden (LAD)

Edwin Uceta Pioneer League PiOW 073117 to 080617

Edwin Uceta of the Ogden Raptors was selected the Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 31, 2017 through August 6, 2017. For the week he was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 5 K. This season the RHP is 0-2, 7.39 ERA, 29 K, 1.29 WHIP, .259 BAA in 28.0 IP over 8 GS. Ogden is a Rookie team of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He originally signed with the Dodgers in 2016 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Uceta turned 19 on January 9th.

Riley O'Brien Appalachian League PiOW 073117 to 080617

Riley O'Brien of the Princeton Rays was selected the Appalachian League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 31, 2017 through August 6, 2017.  For the week he was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 7 K. He had also earned the award week 12. This season the RHP is 0-0, 0.91 ERA, 29 K, 1.04 WHIP, .224 BAA in 29.2 IP over 8 games with 7 GS. Princeton is a Rookie team of the Tampa Bay Rays. He was originally drafted by the Rays in the eighth round in 2017. O'Brien turned 22 on February 6th.

Kevin McCanna Northwest League PiOW 073117 to 080617

Kevin McCanna of the Hillsboro Hops was selected the Northwest League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 31, 2017 through August 6, 2017. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 0 GS, 5.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB, and 9 K. The win was in a 6-0 victory over Vancouver. This season the RHP is 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9 K, 0.38 WHIP, .000 BAA in 5.1 IP in 1 game. 
Hillsboro is the Class A Short Season team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was originally drafted by the Astros in the 13th round in 2015. McCanna turned 23 on February 1st.

Denyi Reyes New York-Penn League PiOW 073117 to 080617

Denyi Reyes of the Lowell Spinners was selected the New York-Penn League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 31, 2017 through August 6, 2017. For the week he was 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 G, 0 GS, 11.0 IP, 9 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 11 K. The wins were in a 3-0 victory over Connecticut and in a 4-2 victory over Brooklyn. This season the RHP is 5-0, 1.83 ERA, 32 K, 1.14 WHIP, .252 BAA in 39.1 IP over 11 games. Lowell is the Class A Short Season team of the Boston Red Sox. He originally signed with the Red Sox in 2014 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Reyes turned 20 on November 2nd.

Jay Groome South Atlantic League PiOW 073117 to 080617

Jay Groome of the Greenville Drive was selected the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 31, 2017 through August 6, 2017. 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 8 K. The win was in a 1-0 victory over Asheville. This season the LHP is 3-4, 6.68 ERA, 41 K, 1.52 WHIP, .260 BAA in 32.1 IP over 8 GS at Greenville and 0-2, 1.64 ERA, 14 K, 0.91 WHIP, .132 BAA in 11.0 IP over 3 GS at Short Season A Lowell. Greenville is the Class A team of the Boston Red Sox. He was originally drafted by the Red Sox with the 12th pick of the first round in 2016. Groome will be 19 on August 23.

Clark Beeker Midwest League PiOW 073117 to 080617

Clark Beeker of the Cedar Rapids Kernels was selected the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 31, 2017 through August 6, 2017. For the week the was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 8.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB, 7 K. He had also earned the award last week. This season the RHP is 10-3, 2.15 ERA, 84 K, 0.93 WHIP, .221 BAA in 121.2 IP over 19 GS. Cedar Rapids is the Class A team of the Minnesota Twins. He was originally drafted by the Twins in the 33rd round in 2016. Beeker turned 24 on November 22.

Ranger Suarez Florida State League PiOW 073117 to 080617

Ranger Suarez of the Clearwater Threshers was selected the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 31, 2017 through August 6, 2017. 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 2 K. The win was in a 3-0 victory over Palm Beach. He had also earned the South Atlantic League award in week 12. This season the RHP is 2-2, 1.78 ERA, 26 K, 1.03 WHIP, .220 BAA in 25.1 IP over 5 GS at Clearwater and 6-2, 1.59 ERA, 90 K, 0.89 WHIP, .177 BAA in 85.0 IP over 14 GS at Class A Lakewood. Clearwater is the Class A Advanced team of the Philadelphia Phillies. He originally signed with the Phillies in 2014 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Suarez will be 22 on August 26.

Alec Hansen Carolina League PiOW 073117 to 080617

Alec Hansen of the Winston-Salem Dash was selected the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 31, 2017 through August 6, 2017. 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, 2 BB and 12 K. The win was in a 6-0 victory over Potomac. This season the RHP is 2-4, 2.38 ERA, 58 K, 1.10 WHIP, .199 BAA in 41.2 IP over 8 GS at Winston-Salem and 7-3, 2.48 ERA, 92 K, 1.10 WHIP, .207 BAA in 72.2 IP over 13 GS at Class A Kannapolis. Winston-Salem is the Class A Advanced team of the Chicago White Sox. He was originally drafted by the White Sox in the second round in 2016. Hansen turned 22 on October 10.

Dylan Rheault California League PiOW 073117 to 080617

Dylan Rheault of the San Jose Giants was selected the California League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 31, 2017 through August 6, 2017. For the week he was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 G, 0 GS, 4 SV, 3.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 1 K. This season the RHP is 2-1, 2.49 ERA, 40 K, 1.14 WHIP, .211 BAA, 19 SV in 50.2 IP over 45 games. San Jose is the Class A Advanced team of the San Francisco Giants. He was originally drafted by the Orioles in the 19th round in 2013. Rheault turned 25 on March 21.

Casey Meisner Texas League PiOW 073117 to 080617

Casey Meisner of the Midland RockHounds was selected the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 31, 2017 through August 6, 2017. For the week he was 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 13.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 1 BB and 9 K. The wins were in an 10-1 victory over Frisco and in an 6-0 victory over San Antonio. He had also earned the California League award in week 10. This season the RHP is 4-3, 4.46 ERA, 28 K, 1.34 WHIP, .247 BAA in 40.1 IP over 8 GS at Midland and 6-5, 3.98 ERA, 80 K, 1.25 WHIP, .253 BAA in 74.2 IP over 16 games with 12 GS at Class A Advanced Stockton. Midland is the Double A team of the Oakland Athletics. He was originally drafted by the Mets in the third round in 2013 and traded to the Athletics in 2015. Meisner turned 22 on May 22.

Joel Payamps Southern League PiOW 073117 to 080617

Joel Payamps of the Jackson Generals was selected the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 31, 2017 through August 6, 2017. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 1 SHO, 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 6 K. The win was in a 4-0 victory over Tennessee. This season the RHP is 6-5, 4.96 ERA, 44 K, 1.39 WHIP, .287 BAA in 74.1 IP over 14 GS at Jackson, 3-1, 3.69 ERA, 30 K, 1.17 WHIP, .238 BAA in 46.1 IP over 8 GS at Class A Advanced Visalia and 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 K, 1.33 WHIP, .261 BAA in 6.0 IP in 1 GS at Triple A Reno. Jackson is the Double A team of the Arizona Diamondbacks.  He originally signed with the Rockies in 2010 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Payamps turned 23 on April 7th.

Corey Oswalt Eastern League PiOW 073117 to 080617

Corey Oswalt of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies was selected the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 31, 2017 through August 6, 2017. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 1 SHO, 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 6 K. The win was in a 2-0 victory over Trenton. This season the RHP is 9-4, 2.28 ERA, 91 K, 1.20 WHIP, .242 BAA in 110.1 IP over 20 GS. Binghamton is the Double A team of the New York Mets. He was originally drafted by the Mets in the seventh round in 2012. Oswalt will be 24 on September 3rd.

Bryan Rodriguez Pacific Coast League PiOW 073117 to 080617

Bryan Rodriguez of the El Paso Chihuahuas was selected the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 31, 2017 through August 6, 2017. 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, 0 BB and 3 K. The win was in a 4-0 victory over Round Rock. This season the RHP is 6-7, 4.74 ERA, 45 K, 1.50 WHIP, .300 BAA in 106.1 IP over 22 games with 16 GS at El Paso and 0-0. 3.18 ERA, 5 K, 1.06 WHIP, .233 BAA in 11.1 IP over 2 GS at Double A San Antonio. El Paso is the Triple A team of the San Diego Padres.  He originally signed with the Padres in 2010 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Rodriguez turned 26 on July 6th.

Ryan Yarbrough International League PiOW 073117 to 080617

Ryan Yarbrough of the Durham Bulls was selected the International League Pitcher of the Week for the span of July 31, 2017 through August 6, 2017. For the week he was 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 13.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 8 K. The wins were in an 6-0 victory over Charlotte and in a 1-0 victory over Norfolk. He had also earned the award week 11This season the LHP is 12-5, 3.27 ERA, 131 K, 1.10 WHIP, .228 BAA in 135.0 IP over 22 GS. Durham is the Triple A team of the Tampa Bay Rays. He was originally drafted by the Mariners in the fourth round in 2014 and traded to the Rays in January 2017. Yarbrough turned 25 on December 31.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ryan Garton traded to Mariners

Ryan Garton was traded by the Tampa Bay Rays to the Seattle Mariners on August 6, 2017 along with Mike Marjama. The Rays in exchange received Anthony Misiewicz, Luis Rengifo and a PTBNL.

RHP Garton had split 2017 between Triple A Durham and the Rays. He was 2-0, 1.64 ERA, 46 K, 1.03 WHIP, .162 BAA, 4 SV in 33.0 IP over 24 games with 1 GS at Durham and 0-1, 8.71 ERA, 9 K, 1.74 WHIP, .310 BAA in 10.1 IP over 7 games with the Rays. Over two MLB seasons with the Rays he was 1-3, 5.26 ERA, 42 K, 1.47 WHIP, .284 BAA, 1 SV in 49.2 IP over 44 games. He was originally drafted by the Rays in the 34th round in 2012. Garton turned 27 on December 5th. 

Catcher Marjama hit 72 for 263, .274/.342/.445 with 9 HR, 51 RBI, 32 R, 3 SB in 72 games at Durham in 2017. His minor league caught stealing rate is 30%. He was originally drafted by the White Sox in the 23rd round in 2011 and traded to the Rays in 2015. Marjama turned 28 on July 20.

LHP Misiewicz had split 2017 between Class A Advanced Modesto and Double A Arkansas. He was 5-2, 4.96 ERA, 85 K, 1.40 WHIP, .265 BAA in 78.0 IP over 16 GS at Modesto and 3-3, 4.35 ERA, 32 K, 1.23 WHIP, .270 BAA in 41.1 IP over 7 GS at Arkansas. He was originally drafted by the Mariners in the 18th round in 2015. Misiewicz turned 22 on November 1st.

Second baseman Rengifo hit 100 for 400, .250/.318/.413 with 11 HR, 44 RBI, 65 R, 29 SB in 102 games at Class A Clinton in 2017. He originally signed with the Mariners in 2013 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Rengifo turned 20 on February 26.