Friday, April 28, 2017

Drew Smith traded to Rays

Drew Smith was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Tampa Bay Rays on April 28, 2017 to complete an earlier deal for Mikie Mahtook. RHP Smith was 1-0, 0.77 ERA, 12 K, 0.69 WHIP, .108 BAA in 11.2 IP over 7 games at Class A Advanced Lakeland in 2017. He was originally drafted by the Tigers in the third round in 2015. Smith turned 23 on September 24.

College Pitchers of the Week 041717 to 042317 YT


College Players of the Week 041717 to 042317 YT


Thursday, April 27, 2017

David Hernandez traded to Angels

David Hernandez was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Los Angeles Angels on April 24, 2017 for a PTBNL or cash. The RHP was 1-0, 1.13 ERA, 9 K, 0.75 WHIP, .148 BAA, 4 SV in 8.0 IP over 7 games at Triple A Gwinnett in 2017. Over eight MLB season with the Angels, Phillies, Diamondbacks and Orioles he is 28-39, 4.09 ERA, 496 K, 1.34 WHIP, .240 BAA, 20 SV in 488.2 IP over 381 games with 27 GS. He was originally drafted by the Orioles in the 16th round in 2005. Hernandez will be 32 on May 13.

Ryan LaMarre traded to Athletics

Ryan LaMarre was traded by the Los Angeles Angels to the Oakland Athletics on April 23, 2017 for a PTBNL. The outfielder hit 11 for 41, .268/.375/.341 with 0 HR, 7 RBI, 6 R, 4 SB in 10 games at Triple A Salt Lake in 2017. He does have two seasons of partial MLB experience with the Red Sox and Reds hitting 2 for 30, .067/.097/.067 with 0 HR, 0 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB in 26 games. He was originally drafted by the Reds in the second round in 2010. LaMarre turned 28 on November 21.

Ty Kelly traded to Phillies

Ty Kelly was traded by the Toronto Blue Jays to the Philadelphia Phillies on April 22, 2017 for cash. The Blue Jays had claimed the third baseman off waivers from the Mets. He hit 2 for 8, .250/.333/.375 with 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 R, 0 SB in 2 games at Triple A Buffalo and 0 for 1 in 1 game with the Mets in 2017. In 2016 he hit 89 for 271, .328/.409/.435 with 2 HR, 35 RBI, 45 R, 5 SB in 81 games at Triple A Las Vegas and 14 for 58, .241/.352/.345 with 1 HR, 7 RBI,  R, 0 SB in 39 games with the Mets. He was originally drafted by the Orioles in the 13th round in 2009. Kelly will be 29 on July 20.

Division 1 Baseball Conference Pitchers of the Week 041717 to 042317

America East American Athletic Atlantic 10
Nick Kuzia Evan Kruczynski Durin O'Linger
Umass Lowell East Carolina Davidson
Sam Donko
Virginia Commonwealth
Atlantic Coast Atlantic Sun Big 10
Alex Eubanks Mason Ward Gareth Stroh
Clemson Kennesaw State Purdue
Big 12 Big East Big South
Carson Teel Keith Rogalla Jordan Sergent
Oklahoma State Creighton High Point
Big West Colonial Conference USA
Darren McCaughan Evan Sisk Nolan Trabanino
Long Beach State College of Charleston UTSA
Horizon Independents Ivy
Ellis Foreman none Jake Cousins
Valparaiso Penn
Metro Atlantic Mid-American Mid-Eastern
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Gavin Wallace T.J. Baker Devin Hemmerich
Fairfield Ball State Norfolk State
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Jake Rudnicki
Ohio
Missouri Valley Mountain West Northeast
MD Johnson Mark Nowaczewski Mike Delease
Dallas Baptist Nevada Central Connecticut
Steve Theetge
Bryant
Ohio Valley Pacific 12 Patriot
Brendon Allen Luke Heimlich Mike Castellani
Eastern illinois Oregon State Bucknell
Dalton Westfall
UT Martin
Southeastern Southern Southland
Alex Faedo Robert Broom Mac Sceroler
Florida Mercer Southeastern Louisiana
Southwestern Summit Sun Belt
Brandon Marsonek Grant Glaze Matt Peacock
Texas Southern Oral Roberts South Alabama
West Coast Western Atlantic
Eli Morgan Parker Brahms
Gonzaga Sacramento State

Parker Brahms WAC PiOW 041717 to 042317

Parker Brahms of the Sacramento State Hornets was selected the Western Athletic Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The freshman RHP picked up the win in a 9-0 victory over Seattle with a pitching line of 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 6 K. This season he is 5-3, 2.63 ERA, 47 K, 1.07 WHIP, .208 BAA in 61.2 IP over 11 games with 10 GS. The Hornets are 21-20.

Eli Morgan WCC PiOW 041717 to 042317

Eli Morgan of the Gonzaga Bulldogs was selected the West Coast Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The junior RHP picked up the win in a 13-0 victory over Portland with a pitching line of 8.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 15 K. The performance also garnered national attention. He had also earned the award week 3week 4week 5 and week 7. This season he is 7-1, 2.34 ERA, 95 K, 0.95 WHIP, .192 BAA in 73.0 IP over 10 GS. The Bulldogs are 25-14.

Matt Peacock Sun Belt PiOW 041717 to 042317

Matt Peacock of the South Alabama Jaguars was selected the Sun Belt Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The senior RHP made two appearances out of the bullpen to earn a save against #11 ranked Mississippi State and a win against Arkansas State. His combined pitching line was 7.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 9 K. This season he is 1-2, 1.95 ERA, 34 K, 1.05 WHIP, .194 BAA, 5 SV in 27.2 IP over 15 games. The Jaguars are 25-17.

Grant Glaze Summit PiOW 041717 to 042317

Grant Glaze of the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles was selected the Summit League baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The senior RHP had two appearances out of the bullpen and picked up a win against South Dakota State. His combined pitching line was 6.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 9 K. This season he is 3-0, 3.19 ERA, 40 K, 1.20 WHIP, .201 BAA, 1 SV in 36.2 IP over 18 games with 1 GS. The Golden Eagles are 28-11.

Brandon Marsonek SWAC PiOW 041817 to 042417

Brandon Marsonek of the Alabama A&M Bulldogs was selected the Southwestern Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 18, 2017 through April 24, 2017. The senior LHP pitched a complete game 1-0 shutout against Mississippi Valley State plus made appearances in the other four games of the week also earning a save against Mississippi Valley State. The pitching line for his start was 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP. 6 BB and 11 K. His combined pitching line in the other four games was 8.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 3 BB and 12 K. He also earned the award opening week and week 5. This season he is 2-6, 2.74 ERA, 104 K, 1.35 WHIP, .227 BAA, 5 SV in 85.1 IP over 32 games with 5 GS. The Bulldogs are 10-36.

Mac Sceroler Southland PiOW 041717 to 042317

Mac Sceroler of the Southeastern Louisiana Lions was selected the Southland Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The junior RHP pitched a complete game 4-0 shutout against Nicholls with a pitching line of 9.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 9 K. He had also earned the award last week. This season he is 7-1, 2.39 ERA, 83 K, 0.99 WHIP, .187 BAA in 67.2 IP over 10 GS. The Lions are 25-15.

Robert Broom SOCON PiOW 041717 to 042317

Robert Broom of the Mercer Bears was selected the Southern Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The sophomore RHP made three appearances out of the bullpen and picked up a win against Citadel. His combined pitching line was 8.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 3 BB and 11 K. This season he is 7-1, 2.42 ERA, 69 K, 0.99 WHIP, .178 BAA, 1 SV in 48.1 IP over 25 games. The Bears are 35-9.

Alex Faedo SEC PiOW 041717 to 042317

Alex Faedo of the Florida Gators was selected the Southeastern Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The junior RHP picked up the win in a 1-0 victory over South Carolina with a pitching line of 8.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 4 BB and 9 K. He had also earned the award week 2. This season he is 6-1, 2.47 ERA, 77 K, 1.07 WHIP, .206 BAA in 65.2 IP over 10 GS. The Gators are 27-13.

Mike Castellani Patriot League PiOW 041717 to 042317

Mike Castellani of the Bucknell Bison was selected the Patriot League baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The senior LHP picked up the win in an 11-5 victory over Holy Cross with a pitching line of 6.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 3 BB and 4 K . He had also earned the award week 6 and week 7. This season he is 4-1, 3.72 ERA, 38 K, 1.29 WHIP, .266 BAA in 55.2 IP over 10 games with 9 GS. The Bison are 18-23.

Luke Heimlich PAC 12 PiOW 041717 to 042317

Luke Heimlich of the Oregon State Beavers was selected the Pacific 12 Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The junior LHP had a no decision in a 4-2 victory over UCLA with a pitching line of 7.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 3 BB and 10 K. He had also earned the award opening weekThis season he is 5-1, 0.75 ERA, 80 K, 0.80 WHIP, .163 BAA in 72.1 IP over 10 GS.  The Beavers are 32-3.

Brendon Allen n Dalton Westfall OVC PiOWs 041717 to 042317

Brendon Allen of the Eastern Illinois Panthers and Dalton Westfall of the UT Martin Skyhawks were selected the Ohio Valley Conference baseball co-pitchers of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. 

Senior RHP Allen picked up the win in a 16-5 victory over Eastern Kentucky with a pitching line of 7.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 3 BB and 12 K. This season he is 1-6, 8.38 ERA, 45 K, 1.94 WHIP, .329 BAA in 38.2 IP over 13 games with 8 GS. The Panthers are 14-28.

Junior RHP Westfall picked up the win in a 3-1 victory over SIU Edwardsville with a pitching line of 8.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 4 BB and 11 K. This season he is 4-4, 4.91 ERA, 68 K, 1.64 WHIP, .257 BAA in 58.2 IP over 10 GS. The Skyhawks are 30-9.

Michael Delease n Steve Theetge NEC PiOWs 041717 to 042317

Michael Delease of the Central Connecticut Blue Devils and Steve Theetge of the Bryant Bulldogs were selected the Northeastern Conference baseball co-pitchers of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. 

Freshman RHP Delease pitched a complete game 8-0 shutout against Bryant with a pitching line of 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 0 BB and 0 K.  This season he is 3-0, 1.67 ERA, 12 K, 1.00 WHIP, .211 BAA in 27.0 IP over 8 games with 4 GS. The Blue Devils are 21-16.

Sophomore LHP Theetge pitched a complete game 7-0 shutout against Central Connecticut with a pitching line of 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 3 K.  This season he is 5-5, 4.84 ERA, 34 K, 1.55 WHIP, .237 BAA in 48.1 IP over 10 games with 9 GS. The Blue Bulldogs are 17-21.

Mark Nowaczewski MWC PiOW 041717 to 042317

Mark Nowaczewski of the Nevada Wolf Pack was selected the Mountain West Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The junior RHP picked up the win in a 7-3 victory over Fresno State with a pitching line of 8.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 3 BB and 6 K. He had also earned the award last week. This season he is 3-4, 3.58 ERA, 36 K, 1.38 WHIP, .261 BAA in 65.1 IP over 10 GS. The Wolf Pack are 13-27.

MD Johnson MVC PiOW 041717 to 042317

MD Johnson of the Dallas Baptist Patriots was selected the Missouri Valley Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The sophomore RHP picked up the win in a 1-0 victory over Indiana State with a pitching line of 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 7 K. This season he is 1-2, 4.11 ERA, 28 K, 1.69 WHIP, .271 BAA in 35.0 IP over 11 games with 8 GS. The Patriots are 25-15.

Devin Hemmerich MEAC PiOW 041717 to 042317

Devin Hemmerich of the Norfolk State Spartans was selected the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The senior LHP pitched a complete game 4-2 victory over Coppin State with a pitching line of 9.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 13 K. He had also earned the award week 4 , week 6. and last week. This season he is 8-2, 2.07 ERA, 95 K, 0.92 WHIP, .203 BAA in 78.1 IP over 10 GS. The Spartans are 21-15.

TJ Baker n Jake Rudnicki MAC PiOWs 041717 to 042317

T.J. Baker of the Ball State Cardinals and Jake Rudnicki of the Ohio Bobcats were selected the Mid American Conference baseball pitchers of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017.

Baker is a freshman RHP representing the West Division. He made three appearances out of the bullpen and earned two saves against Buffalo. His combined pitching line was 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 0 BB and 7 K. This season he is 1-1, 2.12 ERA, 41 K, 1.18 WHIP, .236 BAA, 5 SV in 34.0 IP over 20 games. The Cardinals are 21-20.

Rudnicki is a senior RHP representing the East Division. He made three appearances out of the bullpen and picked up two wins against Miami (OH). His combined pitching line was 4.2 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 4 BB and 4 K. This season he is 2-3, 3.30 ERA, 40 K, 1.57 WHIP, .276 BAA, 1 SV in 30 IP over 14 games. The Bobcats are 19-20.

Gavin Wallace MAAC PiOW 041717 to 042317

Gavin Wallace of the Fairfield Stags was selected the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The junior RHP pitched a complete game 2-0 shutout against Siena with a pitching line of 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 1 BB and 4 K. He had also earned the award week 2, week 5 and week 6This season he is 7-2, 1.75 ERA, 52 K, 0.90 WHIP, .211 BAA in 67.0 IP in 9 GS. The Stags are 23-15.

Jake Cousins Ivy League PiOW 041717 to 042317

Jake Cousins of the Penn Quakers was selected the Ivy League baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The senior RHP pitched a complete game 5-0 shutout against Cornell with a pitching line of 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 10 K. This season he is 5-1, 1.74 ERA, 45 K, 1.24 WHIP, .255 BAA in 51.2 IP over 8 GS. The Quakers are 21-17.

Ellis Foreman Horizon PiOW 041717 to 042317

Ellis Foreman of the Valparaiso Crusaders was selected the Horizon League baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The senior RHP pitched a complete game 9-0 shutout against Wright State with a pitching line of 9.0 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 11 K. This season he is 2-1, 3.52 ERA, 20 K, 1.14 WHIP, .261 BAA in 30.2 IP over 17 games with 1 GS. The Crusaders are 16-23.

Nolan Trabanino CUSA PiOW 041717 to 042317

Nolan Trabanino the Texas San Antonio Roadrunners was selected the Conference USA baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The senior LHP pitched a complete game 6-0 shutout against Florida Atlantic with a pitching line of 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 5 BB and 2 K. This season he is 6-3, 3.20 ERA, 28 K, 1.46 WHIP, .284 BAA in 56.1 IP over 10 GS. The Roadrunners are 21-18.

Evan Sisk CAA PiOW 041717 to 042317

Evan Sisk of the College of Charleston Cougars was selected the Colonial Athletic Association baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The sophomore LHP picked up the win in a 5-0 victory over Towson with a pitching line of 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 7 K. He had also earned the award week 7. This season he is 5-0, 2.56 ERA, 35 K, 1.08 WHIP, .195 BAA in 52.2 IP over 10 games with 7 GS. The Cougars are 20-21.

Darren McCaughan Big West PiOW 041717 to 042317

Darren McCaughan of the Long Beach State Dirtbags was selected the Big West Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The junior RHP pitched a complete game 4-0 shutout against UC Irvine with a pitching line of 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 0 BB and 5 K. This season he is 5-2, 2.53 ERA, 66 K, 0.78 WHIP, .186 BAA in 74.2 IP over 10 GS. The Dirtbags are 25-14.

Jordan Sergent Big South PiOW 041717 to 042317

Jordan Sergent of the High Point Panthers was selected the Big South Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The junior LHP picked up the win in a 1-0 victory against North Carolina Greensboro with a pitching line of 7.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 2 K. This season he is 1-1, 4.05 ERA, 6 K, 1.05 WHIP, .208 BAA in 13.1 IP over 3 GS. The Panthers are 22-18.

Keith Rogalla Big East PiOW 041717 to 042317

Keith Rogalla of the Creighton Bluejays was selected the Big East Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The junior RHP had a no decision in a 2-1 victory over Villanova with a pitching line of 8.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 10 K. He had also earned the award week 8. This season he is 2-2, 3.46 ERA, 51 K, 1.26 WHIP, .217 BAA in 41.0 IP over 9 GS. The Bluejays are 19-16.

Carson Teel Big 12 PiOW 041717 to 042317

Carson Teel of the Oklahoma State Cowboys was selected the Big 12 Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The sophomore LHP made three appearances and picked up two wins out of the bullpen against #4 ranked Texas Tech. His combined pitching line was 5.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 7 K. He had also earned the award week 4. This season he is 4-3, 3.61 ERA, 54 K, 1.18 WHIP, .232 BAA, 1 SV in 42.1 IP over 16 games with 3 GS. The Cowboys are 23-16.

Gareth Stroh Big 10 PiOW 041717 to 042317

Gareth Stroh of the Purdue Boilermakers was selected the Big 10 Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The sophomore LHP pitched a complete game 4-1 victory over Illinois with a pitching line of 9.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 8 K. Plus he made his first appearance of the season out of the bullpen on Wednesday to earn the save against Indiana State with a line of  1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 0 K. This season he is 4-3, 4.61 ERA, 37 K, 1.45 WHIP, .276 BAA, 1 SV in 56.2 IP over 11 games with 10 GS. The Boilermakers are 23-18.

Mason Ward ASUN PiOW 041717 to 042317

Mason Ward of the Kennesaw State Owls was selected the Atlantic Sun Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The senior LHP pitched a complete game 6-1 victory over Jacksonville with a pitching line of 9.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 7 K. This season he is 4-2, 3.26 ERA, 40 K, 1.13 WHIP, .228 BAA in 49.2 IP over 9 games with 8 GS. The Owls are 18-23.

Alex Eubanks ACC PiOW 041717 to 042317

Alex Eubanks of the Clemson Tigers was selected the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The sophomore RHP pitched a complete game 11-0 shutout against Wake Forest with a pitching line of 9.0 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 12 K. He had also earned the award week 6. This season he is 6-3, 3.36 ERA, 67 K, 1.06 WHIP, .239 BAA in 64.1 IP over 10 GS. The Tigers are 34-8.

Sam Donko n Durin O'Linger A10 PiOWs 041717 to 032317

Sam Donko of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams and Durin O'Linger of the Davidson Wildcats were selected the Atlantic 10 Conference baseball co-pitchers of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. 

Senior RHP Donko made three appearances out of the bullpen earning one save against VMI and two against Fordham. His combined pitching line was 4.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 4 K. He also became the program's all time leader with 31 saves. This season he is 1-2, 0.95 ERA, 39 K, 0.80 WHIP, .181 BAA, 11 SV in 38.0 IP over 18 games. The Rams are 25-15.

Senior RHP O'Linger pitched a complete game 6-0 shutout against North Carolina A&T with a pitching line of 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 9 K. This season he is 4-2, 3.58 ERA, 60 K, 1.43 WHIP, .283 BAA in 60.1 IP over 10 GS. The Wildcats are 21-17.

Evan Kruczynski AAC PiOW 041717 to 042317

Evan Kruczynski of the East Carolina Pirates was selected the American Athletic Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The senior LHP picked up the win in a 6-0 victory over Cincinnati with a  pitching line of 8.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 0 BB and 6 K. This season he is 1-2, 3.25 ERA, 24 K, 0.94 WHIP, .228 BAA in 27.2 IP over 5 GS. The Pirates are 22-20.

Nick Kuzia AEC PiOW 041817 to 042417

Nick Kuzia of the UMass Lowell River Hawks was selected the America East Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned April 18, 2017 through April 24, 2017. The junior RHP picked up the win in a 6-2 victory over UMBC with a pitching line of 7.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 2 HBP, 1 BB and 7 K. This season he is 2-3, 3.92 ERA, 36 K, 1.56 WHIP, .275 BAA in 39.0 IP over 12 games with 6 GS. The River Hawks are 20-16.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Trea Turner Hits for Cycle vs Rockies 042517

Trea Turner of the Washington Nationals hit for the cycle in a 15-12 victory over the Colorado Rockies on April 25, 2017. For the game he was 4 for 6 with 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 7 RBI and 4 R while batting second and playing shortstop. He singled in the first inning, doubled in the second, hit a two-run home run in the sixth and tripled in the seventh. This season he is hitting 11 for 38, .289/.308/.526 with 1 HR, 9 RBI, 7 R, 3 SB in 10 games. Over three MLB seasons with the Nationals he has hit .325/.356/.538 with 15 HR, 50 RBI, 65 R, 38 SB in 110 games. He was originally drafted by the Padres with the 13th pick of the first round in 2014 and traded to the Nationals in 2015. Turner will be 24 on June 30.

Division 1 Baseball Conference Players of the Week 041717 to 042317

America East American Athletic Atlantic 10
Ben Bengtson Charlie Yorgen Chris Hess
Hartford East Carolina Rhode Island
Atlantic Coast Atlantic Sun Big 10
Dylan Busby Austin Hale Joe Hoscheit
Florida State Stetson Northwestern
Big 12 Big East Big South
Jake Scudder Rylan Bannon D.J. Artis
Kansas State Xavier Liberty
Big West Colonial Conference USA
Alex McKenna Ryder Miconi T.J. Nichting
Cal Poly William & Mary Charlotte
Horizon Independents Ivy
Trey Ganns none Chandler Bangston
Northern Kentucky Columbia
Metro Atlantic Mid-American Mid-Eastern
Troy Scocca Sean Kennedy Kwestin Smith
Fairfield Ball State Delaware State
Mason Mamarella
Kent State
Missouri Valley Mountain West Northeast
Jake Burger Bradley Haslam Mickey Gaspar
Missouri State Air Force Bryant
Ohio Valley Pacific 12 Patriot
Andrew Curran Andrew Vaughn Cam O'Neill
Eastern Illinois Cal Holy Cross
Southeastern Southern Southland
Josh Anthony Matt Smith Trey Silvers
Auburn Western Carolina Lamar
Riley Mahan
Kentucky
Southwestern Summit Sun Belt
Cage Cox Drue Galassi Brendan Donovan
Alabama State Western Illinois South Alabama
West Coast Western Atlantic
Edward Haus Jr Garrison Schwartz
Saint Mary's Grand Canyon

Cage Cox SWAC POW 041817 to 042417

Cage Cox of the Alabama State Hornets was selected the Southwestern Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned April 18, 2017 through April 24, 2017. The freshman outfielder hit 13 for 25, .520 with 2 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 5 games. That included a 3 HR, 3 RBI game against Grambling. He had also earned the award week 4. This season he is hitting 58 for 152, .382/.426/.579 with 5 HR, 33 RBI, 37 R, 1 SB in 38 games. The Hornets are 21-20.

Ben Bengtson AEC POW 041817 to 042417

Ben Bengtson of the Hartford Hawks was selected the America East Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned April 18, 2017 through April 24, 2017. The junior shortstop hit 6 for 14, .429 with 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 4 R, 1 SB, 4 BB, 2 SF in 4 games. This season he is hitting 41 for 130, .315/.389/.500 with 5 HR, 31 RBI, 27 R, 6 SB in 33 games. The Hawks are 14-19.

Garrison Schwartz WAC POW 041717 to 042317

Garrison Schwartz of the Grand Canyon Antelopes was selected the Western Athletic Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The junior outfielder hit 8 for 13, .615 with 2 2B, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB, 1 BB, 1 SF in 3 games. This season he is hitting 40 for 139, .288/.393/.482 with 4 HR, 33 RBI, 24 R, 3 SB in 39 games. The Antelopes are 19-20.

Edward Haus Jr WCC POW 041717 to 042317

Edward Haus Jr of the Saint Mary's Gaels was selected the West Coast Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The sophomore outfielder hit 7 for 14, .500 with 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB, 4 BB in 4 games. He had also earned the award week 3. This season he is hitting 43 for 143, .301/.369/.469 with 4 HR, 29 RBI, 28 R, 0 SB in 39 games. The Gaels are 26-14.

Brendan Donovan Sun Belt POW 041717 to 042317

Brendan Donovan of the South Alabama Jaguars was selected the Sun Belt Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The sophomore 3B\OF hit 9 for 21, .429 with 1 3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 6 R, 1 SB, 3 BB, 1 SF in 5 games. This season he is hitting 47 for 136, .346/.442/.551 with 6 HR, 31 RBI, 31 R, 6 SB in 35 games. The Jaguars are 25-17.

Drue Galassi Summit POW 041717 to 042317

Drue Galassi of the Western Illinois Fighting Leathernecks was selected the Summit League baseball player of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The freshman outfielder hit 11 for 17, .438 with 3 2B, 3 HR, 14 RBI, 9 R, 2 SB, 3 BB in 4 games. That included a 5 for 5 game against SIU Edwardsville with two grand slams, 10 RBI and 5 R. The performance also garnered national attention. This season he is hitting 31 for 102, .304/.403/.559 with 6 HR, 27 RBI, 23 R, 6 SB in 34 games. The Fighting Leathernecks are 15-23.

Trey Silvers Southland POW 041717 to 042317

Trey Silvers of the Lamar Cardinals was selected the Southland Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The senior first baseman hit 7 for 15, .467 with 2 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 3 BB, 1 HBP in 4 games. That included a 3 HR, 5 RBI game against Abilene Christian, This season he is hitting 49 for 161, .304/.398/.547 with 8 HR, 39 RBI, 31 R, 0 SB in 42 games. The Cardinals are 25-17.

Matt Smith SOCON POW 041717 to 042317

Matt Smith of the Western Carolina Catamounts was selected the Southern Conference baseball player of the week after for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The senior OF\1B hit 8 for 14, .571 with 2 2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 3 BB, 3 HBP in 4 games. This season he is hitting 49 for 151, .325/.439/.490 with 4 HR, 44 RBI, 29 R, 10 SB in 39 games. The Catamounts are 20-19.

Josh Anthony n Riley Mahan SEC POWs 041717 to 042317

Josh Anthony of the Auburn Tigers and Riley Mahan of the Kentucky Wildcats were selected the Southeastern Conference baseball co-players of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. 

Junior third baseman Anthony hit 11 for 16, .688 with 3 2B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 6 R, 2 SB, 1 BB, 1 HBP in 4 games. This season he is hitting 45 for 155, .290/.403/.381 with 1 HR, 26 RBI, 24 R, 6 SB in 43 games. The Tigers are 30-13.

Junior second baseman Mahan hit 11 for 16, .688 with 2 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 2 BB, 1 HBP in 5 games. That included a 5 for 5 game against #8 ranked LSU with 2 2B, 3 RBI and 1 R. He had also earned the award week 3. This season he is hitting 55 for 164, .335/.380/.591 with 7 HR, 41 RBI, 35 R, 6 SB in 41 games. The Wildcats are 28-13.

Cam O'Neill Patriot League POW 041717 to 042317

Cam O'Neill of the Holy Cross Crusaders was selected the Patriot League baseball player of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The junior second baseman hit 7 for 14, .500 with 3 HR, 7 RBI, 6 R, 1 SB, 2 BB, 1 HBP in 5 games. This season he is hitting 34 for 143, .238/.284/.427 with 8 HR, 31 RBI, 26 R, 2 SB in 39 games. The Crusaders are 18-21.

Andrew Vaughn PAC 12 POW 041717 to 042317

Andrew Vaughn of the California Golden Bears was selected the Pacific 12 Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The freshman 1B\RHP hit 7 for 15, .467 with 3 HR, 12 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB, 6 BB, 1 HBP in 4 games. That included a 2 HR, 7 RBI game against USC. Plus he had two appearances out of the bullpen with a pitching line of 1.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 0 K. This season he is hitting 57 for 156, .365/.438/.615 with 11 HR, 44 RBI, 27 R, 1 SB in 38 games. On the mound he is 1-0, 7.56 ERA, 4 K, 1.80 WHIP, .333 BAA in 8.1 IP over 10 games. The Golden Bears are 19-19.

Andrew Curran OVC POW 041717 to 042317

Andrew Curran of the Eastern Illinois Panthers was selected the Ohio Valley Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The junior shortstop hit 9 for 17, .529 with 1 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 11 R, 1 SB, 4 BB, 1 HBP in 5 games. This season he is hitting 27 for 126, .214/.301/.381 with 4 HR, 15 RBI, 23 R, 3 SB in 39 games. The Panthers are 14-27.

Mickey Gaspar NEC POW 041717 to 042317

Mickey Gaspar of the Bryant Bulldogs was selected the Northeastern Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The junior catcher hit 7 for 19, .368 with 1 2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 1 BB, 1 SF in 5 games. He had also earned the award opening weekThis season he is hitting 43 for 131, .328/.451/.580 with 6 HR, 36 RBI, 33 R, 3 SB in 37 games.  The Bulldogs are 17-21.

Bradley Haslam MWC POW 041717 to 042317

Bradley Haslam of the Air Force Falcons was selected the Mountain West Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The senior third baseman hit 12 for 21, .571 with 2 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 12 R, 1 SB, 4 BB, 1 HBP in 5 games. He extended his school record hitting streak to 42 games which is sixth best in NCAA history. This season he is hitting 69 for 164, .421/.479/.671 with 8 HR, 45 RBI, 52 R, 4 SB in 38 games. The Falconsare 19-20.

Jake Burger MVC POW 041717 to 042317

Jake Burger of the Missouri State Bears was selected the Missouri Valley Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The senior outfielder hit 10 for 22, .455 with 1 2B, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 13 R, 1 SB, 5 BB in 5 games. He also earned the award week 4 and week 6. This season he is hitting 59 for 162, .364/.465/.747 with 17 HR, 48 RBI, 53 R, 3 SB in 41 games. The Bears are 28-13.

Kwestin Smith MEAC POW 041717 to 042317

Kwestin Smith of the Delaware State Hornets was selected the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The senior second baseman hit 6 for 11, .545 with 1 2B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 0 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 32 for 112, .286/.453/.321 with 0 HR, 13 RBI, 25 R, 2 SB in 33 games. The Hornets are 15-19.

Sean Kennedy n Mason Mamarella MAC POWs 041717 to 042317

Sean Kennedy of the Ball State Cardinals and Mason Mamarella of the Kent State Golden Flashes were selected the Mid American Conference baseball players of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. 

Kennedy is a senior second baseman representing the West Division. He hit 6 for 17, .353 with 2 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 4 games.  He had also earned the award last week. This season he is hitting 55 for 162, .340/.393/.568 with 8 HR, 38 RBI, 24 R, 1 SB in 41 games. The Cardinals are 21-20.

Mamarella is a junior outfielder representing the East Division. He hit 12 for 24, .500 with 3 2B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 6 R, 3 SB, 2 BB, 2 HBP in 5 games. This season he is hitting 55 for 152, .362/.459/.434 with 0 HR, 18 RBI, 31 R, 13 SB in 37 games. The Golden Flashes are 25-12.

Troy Scocca MAAC POW 041717 to 042317

Troy Scocca of the Fairfield Stags was selected the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The senior outfielder hit 11 for 22, .500 with 4 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB, 0 BB, 1 HBP in 5 games. This season he is hitting 42 for 128, .328/.407/.508 with 3 HR, 23 RBI, 21 R, 3 SB in 36 games. The Stags are 21-15.

Chandler Bengston Ivy League POW 041717 to 042317

Chandler Bengston of the Columbia Lions was selected the Ivy League baseball player of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The sophomore first baseman hit 9 for 20, .450 with 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB, 3 BB, 1 SF in 5 games. This season he is hitting 27 for 94, .287/.373/.574 with 7 HR, 28 RBI, 15 R, 2 SB in 28 games. The Lions are 14-21.

Trey Ganns Horizon POW 041717 to 042317

Trey Ganns of the Northern Kentucky Norse was selected the Horizon League baseball player of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The junior LHP\1B hit 11 for 21, .524 with 7 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB, 0 BB in 4 games. He also had two starts on the mound picking up the win over Ohio State on Wednesday and getting a no decision against UIC on Sunday. His pitching line against Ohio State was 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 2 K while his pitching line against UIC was 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 3 BB and 5 K. He had also earned the award week 8. This season he is hitting 50 for 147, .340/.453/.653 with 11 HR, 41 RBI, 35 R, 0 SB in 39 games. On the mound he is 3-5, 7.16 ERA, 40 K, 1.67 WHIP, .312 BAA in 49.0 IP over 11 games with 10 GS. The Norse are 15-24.

TJ Nichting CUSA POW 041717 to 042317

T.J. Nichting of the Charlotte 49ers was selected the Conference USA baseball player of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The senior outfielder hit 9 for 18, .500 with  1 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 6 R, 1 SB, 1 BB, 1 SF in 5 games. He had also earned the award week 2. This season he is hitting 71 for 175, .408/.426/.606 with 5 HR, 41 RBI, 49 R, 11 SB in 41 games. The 49ers are 25-16.

Ryder Miconi CAA POW 041717 to 042317

Ryder Miconi of the William & Mary Tribe was selected the Colonial Athletic Association baseball player of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The senior third baseman hit 9 for 29, .409 with 3 2B, 0 HR, 9 RBI, 6 R, 2 SB, 2 BB, 1 HBP in 5 games. This season he is hitting 49 for 150, .327/.433/.493 with 5 HR, 33 RBI, 34 R, 3 SB in 41 games. The Tribe are 22-20.

Alex McKenna Big West POW 041717 to 042317

Alex McKenna of the Cal Poly Mustangs was selected the Big West Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The sophomore outfielder hit 9 for 20, .450 with 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 7 R, 3 SB, 0 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 60 for 163, .368/.443/.509 with 4 HR, 26 RBI, 34 R, 11 SB in 39 games. The Mustangs are 18-21.

DJ Artis Big South POW 041717 to 042317

D.J. Artis of the Liberty Flames was selected the Big South Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The sophomore outfielder hit 8 for 13, .615 with 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 7 R, 3 SB, 7 BB, 1 SF in 4 games. He had also earned the award week 5. This season he is hitting 45 for 126, .357/.515/.540 with 4 HR, 29 RBI, 37 R, 17 SB in 35 games. The Flames are 23-15.

Rylan Bannon Big East POW 041717 to 042317

Rylan Bannon of the Xavier Musketeers was selected the Big East Conference baseball player of the week over the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The junior third baseman hit 10 for 19, .526 with 3 HR, 9 RBI, 7 R, 3 SB, 0 BB, 4 HBP, 1 SF in 5 games. That included a 6 for 6 game against Butler with 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R and 1 SB. This season he is hitting 48 for 149, .322/.452/.651 with 12 HR, 33 RBI, 30 R, 11 SB in 41 games. The Musketeers are 24-17.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Jake Scudder Big 12 POW 041717 to 042317

Jake Scudder of the Kansas State Wildcats was selected the Big 12 Conference baseball player of the week over the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The senior first baseman hit 8 for 21, .381 with 1 2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 5 games. This season he is hitting 43 for 150, .287/.397/.573 with 11 HR, 46 RBI, 24 R, 2 SB in 40 games. The Wildcats are 21-19.

Joe Hoscheit Big 10 POW 041717 to 042317

Joe Hoscheit of the Northwestern Wildcats was selected the Big 10 Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The senior outfielder hit 6 for 15, .400 with 1 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB, 2 BB, 1 SF in 4 games. He had also earned the award last week. This season he is hitting 41 for 127, .323/.404/.520 with 5 HR, 34 RBI, 25 R, 3 SB in 38 games. The Wildcats are 16-23.

Austin Hale ASUN POW 041717 to 042317

Austin Hale of the Stetson Hatters was selected the Atlantic Sun Conference baseball player of the week over the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The junior catcher hit 10 for 17, .588 with 5 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 40 for 136, .294/.351/.463 with 3 HR, 19 RBI, 18 R, 0 SB in 37 games. The Hatters are 18-25.

Dylan Busby ACC POW 041717 to 042317

Dylan Busby of the Florida State Seminoles was selected the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The junior outfielder hit 8 for 18, .444 with 2 2B, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 4 games. The performance also garnered national attention. This season he is hitting 43 for 141, .305/.363/.567 with 8 HR, 40 RBI, 27 R, 6 SB in 36 games. The Seminoles are 26-16.

Chris Hess A10 POW 041717 to 042317

Chris Hess of the Rhode Island Rams was selected the Atlantic 10 Conference baseball players of the week for the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The junior C\2B hit 7 for 16, .438 with 4 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 4 R, 4 SB, 2 BB, 1 SF in 4 games. This season he is hitting 55 for 151, .364/.439/.536 with 3 HR, 32 RBI, 29 R, 11 SB in 37 games. The Rams are 21-16.

Charlie Yorgen AAC POW 041717 to 042317

Charlie Yorgen of the East Carolina Pirates was selected the American Athletic Conference baseball player of the week over the period that spanned April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. The senior second baseman hit 13 for 19, .684 with 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 4 games. That included a 5 for 5, 1 2B and 2 RBI game against UNC Wilmington. This season he is hitting 57 for 158, .361/.446/.500 with 3 HR, 30 RBI, 32 R, 4 SB in 39 games. The Pirates are 22-19.

MiLB Pitchers of the Week 041717 to 042317 YT


MiLB Players of the Week 041717 to 042317 YT


MiLB Pitchers of the Week 041717 to 042317

Week two minor league pitchers of the week

International League Pacific Coast League
Lucas Sims Zack Godley 
Gwinnett (ATL) Reno (ARI)
Eastern League Southern League Texas League
Yency Almonte Tyler Mahle Jack Flaherty
Hartford (COL) Pensacola (CIN) Springfield (STL)
Carolina League California League Florida State League
Alex Winkelman Carlos Diaz Junior Fernandez
Buies Creek (HOU) San Jose (SF) Palm Beach (STL)
Midwest League South Atlantic League
Dylan Cease Andre Davis
Sound Bend (CHC) Lexington (KC)

Andre Davis South Atlantic League PiOW 041717 to 042317

Andre Davis of the Lexington Legends was selected the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for the span of April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. 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 2-0, 1.89 ERA, 21 K, 0.84 WHIP, .197 BAA in 19.0 IP over 3 games. Lexington is the Class A team of the Kansas City Royals. He was originally drafted by the Royals in the eighth round in 2015. Davis turned 23 on September 29.

Dylan Cease Midwest League PiOW 041717 to 042317

Dylan Cease of the South Bend Cubs was selected the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for the span of April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. For the week the was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 3 BB, 7 K. This season the RHP is 0-1, 1.89 ERA, 7 K, 1.21 WHIP, .185 BAA in 19.0 IP over 4 games. South Bend is the Class A team of the Chicago Cubs. He was originally drafted by the Cubs in the sixth round in 2014. Olson turned 21 on December 28.

Junior Fernandez Florida State League PiOW 041717 to 042317

Junior Fernandez of the Palm Beach Cardinals was selected the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the span of April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 8.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 6 K. This season the RHP is 1-0, 3.06 ERA, 14 K, 1.08 WHIP, .197 BAA in 17.2 IP over 3 games. Palm Beach is the Class A Advanced team of the St Louis Cardinals. He originally signed with the Cardinals in 2014 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Fernandez turned 20 on March 2nd.

Alex Winkelman Carolina League PiOW 041717 to 042317

Alex Winkelman of the Buies Creek Astros was selected the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for the span of April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. For the week he was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 10 K. This season the LHP is 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 21 K, 0.35 WHIP, .089 BAA in 14.1 IP over 3 games with 2 GS. Buies Creek is the Class A Advanced team of the Houston Astros. He was originally drafted by the Astros in the 21st round in 2015. Winkelman turned 23 on February 8th.

Carlos Diaz California League PiOW 041717 to 042317

Carlos Diaz of the San Jose Giants was selected the California League Pitcher of the Week for the span of April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. For the week he was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 G, 6.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 7 K. This season the LHP is 2-0, 2.57 ERA, 22 K, 1.21 WHIP, .188 BAA in 14.0 IP over 8 games. San Jose is the Class A Advanced team of the San Francisco Giants. He originally signed with the Giants in 2011 as an amateur free agent from Columbia. Diaz turned 23 on November 18.

Jack Flaherty Texas League PiOW 041717 to 042317

Jack Flaherty of the Springfield Cardinals was selected the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the span of April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. For the week he was 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 13.2 IP, 8 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 14 K. This season the RHP is 4-0, 0.33 ERA, 24 K, 0.66 WHIP, .161 BAA in 27.1 IP over 4 games. Springfield is the Double A team of the St Louis Cardinals. He was originally drafted by the Cardinals with the 34th pick of the first round in 2014. Flaherty turned 21 on October 15.

Tyler Mahle Southern League PiOW 041717 to 042317

Tyler Mahle of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos was selected the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. For the week he was 2-0, 0.64 ERA, 2 GS, 14.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 15 K. That included pitching a perfect game in a 1-0 shutout against Mobile on April 22, 2017. This season the RHP is 4-0, 0.68 ERA, 27 K, 0.45 WHIP, .082 BAA in 26.2 IP over 4 games. Pensacola is the Double A team of the Cincinnati Reds. He was originally drafted by the Reds in the seventh round in 2013. Mahle turned 22 on September 29.

Yency Almonte Eastern League PiOW 041717 to 042317

Yency Almonte of the Hartford Yard Goats was selected the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. 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 10 K. This season the RHP is 1-0, 1.53 ERA, 21 K, 0.91 WHIP, .172 BAA in 17.2 IP over 3 games. Hartford is the Double A team of the Colorado Rockies. He was originally drafted by the Angels in the 17th round in 2012, was traded to the White Sox in February 2015 and traded to the Rockies in November 2015. Almonte will be 23 on June 4th.

Zack Godley Pacific Coast League PiOW 041717 to 042317

Zack Godley of the Reno Aces was selected the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the span of April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 0 BB and 7 K. This season the RHP is 1-1, 2.55 ERA, 15 K, 1.13 WHIP, .193 BAA in 17.2 IP over 3 games with 1 GS. Reno is the Triple A team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was originally drafted by the Cubs in the 10th round in 2013 and was traded to the Diamondbacks in 2014. Godley turned 27 on April 21.

Lucas Sims International League PiOW 041717 to 042317

Lucas Sims of the Gwinnett Braves was selected the International League Pitcher of the Week for the span of April 17, 2017 through April 23, 2017. 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 5 K. This season the RHP is 2-0, 2.70 ERA, 18 K, 0.72 WHIP, .123 BAA in 16.2 IP over 3 GS. Gwinnett is the Triple A team of the Atlanta Braves. He was originally drafted by the Braves with the 21st pick of the first round in 2012. Sims will be 23 on May 10.

MiLB Players of the Week 041717 to 042317

Week two minor league players of the week

International League Pacific Coast League
Juan Perez Jamie Romak
Louisville (CIN) El Paso (SD)
Eastern League Southern League Texas League
Ryan McMahon David Vidal Luis Urias
Hartford (COL) Jacksonville (MIA) San Antonio (SD)
Carolina League California League Florida State League
Michael Chavis Will Smith Zac Shepherd
Salem (BOS) Rancho Cucamonga (LAD)  Lakeland (DET)
Midwest League South Atlantic League
Jermaine Palacios Chris DeVito
Cedar Rapids (MIN) Lexington (KC)