Monday, October 16, 2017

Jose Altuve hit 3 HR vs Red Sox 100517

Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros hit three home runs in the first game of the ALDS to help propel his team to an 8-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on October 5, 2017. For the game he was 3 for 4 with 3 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R while hitting third and playing second base. He hit solo shots in the first, fifth and seventh innings. Justin Verlander picked up the win. This season Altuve hit 204 for 590, .346/.410/.547 with 24 HR, 81 RBI, 112 R, 32 SB in 153 games. Over seven MLB seasons with the Astros he has hit .316/.362/.453 with 84 HR, 403 RBI, 561 R, 231 SB in 982 games. He originally signed with the Astros in 2007 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Altuve turned 27 on May 6th.

Andrew McCutchen NL Player of Week 092517 to 100117

Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates was selected the National League Player of the Week for the span of September 25, 2017 through October 1, 2017. For the week he hit 8 for 17, .471 with 3 2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 2 BBThis season the outfielder hit 159 for 570, .279/.363/.486 with 28 HR, 88 RBI, 94 R, 11 SB in 156 games. Over nine MLB seasons with the Pirates he has hit .291/.379/.487 with 203 HR, 725 RBI, 814 R, 171 SB in 1346 games. He was originally drafted by the Pirates with the 11th pick of the first round in 2005. McCutchen turned 31 on October 10.

Carlos Correa AL Player of Week 092517 to 100117

Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros was selected the American League Player of the Week for the span of September 25, 2017 through October 1, 2017. For the week he hit 13 for 25, .520 with 4 2B, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB and 3 BBThis season the shortstop hit 133 for 422,  .315/.391/.550 with 24 HR, 84 RBI, 82 R, 2 SB in 109 games. Over three MLB seasons with the Astros he has hit .288/.366/.498 with 66 HR, 248 RBI, 210 R, 29 SB in 361 games. He was originally drafted by the Astros with the first over all pick in 2012. Correa turned 23 on September 22.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Aaron Judge AL Player of Week 091817 to 092417

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees was selected the American League Player of the Week for the span of September 18, 2017 through September 24, 2017. For the week he hit 9 for 21, .429/.481/1.238 with 2 2B, 5 HR, 9 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 4 BB. He had also earned the award week 10This season the outfielder is hitting 149 for 527, .283/.418/.620 with 50 HR, 108 RBI, 124 R, 8 SB in 150 games. Over two MLB seasons with the Yankees he has hit .267/.397/.573 with 52 HR, 115 RBI, 132 R, 8 SB in 176 games. He was originally drafted by the Yankees with the 32nd pick of the first round in 2013. Judge turned 25 on April 26.

Marcell Ozuna n Giancarlo Stanton NL Player of Week 091817 to 092417

Marcell Ozuna and Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins were selected the National League Players of the Week for the span of September 18, 2017 through September 24, 2017. 

For the week Ozuna hit 10 for 20, .500/.615/1.000 with 1 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 6 BB. He had also earned the award week 19 and week 21This season the outfielder is hitting 181 for 588,  .308/.374/.548 with 36 HR, 118 RBI, 88 R, 1 SB in 153 games. Over five MLB seasons with the Marlins he has hit .275/.329/.456 with 95 HR, 355 RBI, 313 R, 11 SB in 647 games. He originally signed with the Marlins in 2008 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican RepublicOzuna will be 27 on November 12.

For the week Stanton hit 8 for 23, .348/.484/.783 with 1 2B, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 7 BB. He had also earned the award week 19 and week 21. This season the outfielder is hitting 159 for 567,  .280/.378/.635 with 57 HR, 126 RBI, 118 R, 2 SB in 152 games. Over eight MLB seasons with the Marlins he has hit .268/.360/.554 with 265 HR, 666 RBI, 571 R, 36 SB in 979 games. He was originally drafted by the Marlins in the second round in 2007Stanton will be 28 on November 8th.

Connor Joe traded to Dodgers

Connor Joe was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 24, 2017 for international signing bonus pool space. The 3B/OF hit 7 for 52, .135/.233/.154 with 0 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB in 20 games at Double A Mississippi after being traded by the Pirates on August 5th. He was originally drafted by the Pirates with the 39th pick of the first round in 2014. Joe turned 25 on August 16.

Elvin Rodriguez traded to Tigers

Elvin Rodriguez was traded by the Los Angeles Angels to the Detroit Tigers on September 15, 2017 to complete the earlier Justin Upton deal. The RHP split 2017 between Rookie Orem and Class A Burlington. He was 5-1, 2.50 ERA, 49 K, 1.04 WHIP, .224 BAA in 54.0 IP over 11 GS at Orem and 0-2, 4.50 ERA, 12 K, 1.64 WHIP, .345 BAA in 14.0 IP over 3 GS at Burlington. He originally signed with the Angels in 2014 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Rodriguez turned 19 on March 31.

Eric Hanhold traded to Mets

Eric Hanhold was traded by the Milwaukee Brewers to the New York Mets on September 12, 2017 to complete the earlier Neil Walker deal. The RHP was 8-3, 3.94 ERA, 60 K, 1.44 WHIP, .286 BAA, 2 SV in 64.0 IP over 30 games with 3 GS at Class A Advanced Carolina. He was originally drafted by the Brewers in the sixth round in 2015. Hanhold will be 24 on November 1st.

Jon Keller traded to Rockies

Jon Keller was traded by the Baltimore Orioles to the Colorado Rockies on September 7, 2017 to complete and earlier deal for Miguel Castro. The RHP split 2017 between Short Season A Aberdeen, Class A Advanced Frederick and Double A Bowie, He was 2-0, 0.55 ERA, 17 K, 0.55 WHIP, .096 BAA, 1 SV in 16.1 IP over 10 games at Aberdeen, 0-1, 7.04 ERA, 9 K, 2.02 WHIP, .344 BAA, 1 SV in 15.1 IP over 9 games at Frederick and 0-1, 22.50 ERA, 2 K, 4.75 WHIP, .421 BAA in 4.0 IP over 5 games at Bowie. He was originally drafted by the Orioles in the 22nd round in 2013. Keller turned 25 on August 8th.

Hunter Renfroe hit 3 HR vs Diamondbacks 092017

Hunter Renfroe of the San Diego Padres hit three home runs in a 13-7 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on September 20, 2017. For the game he was 3 for 5 with 3 HR, 4 RBI and 3 R while batting fourth and playing right field. He started with a 2-run blast in the third inning and added solo shots in the fifth and ninth. This season he has hit 97 for 422, .230/.285/.462 with 24 HR, 55 RBI, 49 R, 3 SB in 116 games with the Padres and 28 for 55, .509/.557/.891 with 4 HR, 18 RBI, 18 R, 1 SB in 14 games at Triple A El Paso. Over two MLB seasons with the Padres he has hit .241/.293/.488 with 28 HR, 69 RBI, 57 R, 3 SB in 127 games. He was originally drafted by the Padres with the 13th pick of the first round in 2013. Renfroe turned 25 on September 21.

NL West 091817 to 092417

Week 25 standings

Los Angeles Dodgers 99-57   .635

Arizona Diamondbacks 90-66   .577

Colorado Rockies 84-72   .538

San Diego Padres 70-86   .449

San Francisco Giants 61-95   .391

NL Central 091817 to 092417

Week 25 standings

Chicago Cubs 87-68   .561

Milwaukee Brewers 82-74  .526

St Louis Cardinals 81-74  .523

Pittsburgh Pirates 71-85  .455

Cincinnati Reds 66-90   .423

NL East 091817 to 092417

Week 25 standings

Washington Nationals 94-61   .606

Miami Marlins 73-82   .471

Atlanta Braves 70-84  .455

New York Mets 66-89   .426

Philadelphia Phillies  62-94  .397




AL West 091817 to 092417

Week 25 standings

Houston Astros 95-60  .613

Los Angeles Angels 77-78   .497

Texas Rangers 76-79   .490

Seattle Mariners 75-81   .481

Oakland Athletics 72-83   .465


AL Central 091817 to 092417

Week 25 standings

Cleveland Indians 98-58  .628

Minnesota Twins 82-74   .526

Kansas City Royals 76-79   .490

Detroit Tigers 63-92   .406

Chicago White Sox 62-94   .397


AL East 091817 to 092417

Week 25 standings

Boston Red Sox 91-64   .587

New York Yankees 86-69   .555

Tampa Bay Rays 76-80  .487

Baltimore Orioles 75-82  .478

Toronto Blue Jays 73-83   .468


Monday, September 18, 2017

Corey Kluber AL Player of Week 091117 to 091717

Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians was selected the American League Player of the Week for the span of September 11, 2017 through September 17, 2017. For the week was 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 16.0 IP, 8 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 BB, 17 K, and .148 BAA. He had also earned the award week 12This season the RHP is 17-4, 2.35 ERA, 252 K, 0.85 WHIP, .188 BAA in 191.2 IP over 27 GS. Over seven MLB seasons with the Indians he is 75-48, 3.15 ERA, 1188 K, 1.09 WHIP, .231 BAA in 1079.0 IP over 166 games with 161 GS.  He was originally drafted by the Padres in the fourth round in 2007 and was traded to the Indians in 2010. Kluber turned 31 on April 10.

JD Martinez NL Player of Week 091117 to 091717

J.D. Martinez of the Arizona Diamondbacks was selected the National League Player of the Week for the span of September 11, 2017 through September 17, 2017. For the week he hit 10 for 23, .435/.480/.957 with 3 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 8 R, 1 SB and 2 BB. He had also earned the award last week and the American League award week 7 and week 15 becoming the first player to earn four in one year. This season the outfielder is hitting 55 for 190, .289/.358/.732 with 24 HR, 51 RBI, 40 R, 2 SB in 51 games with the Diamondbacks after being traded by the Tigers on July 18Over seven MLB seasons with the Diamondbacks, Tigers and Astros he has hit .284/.342/.510 with 147 HR, 462 RBI, 384 R, 16 SB in 761 games. He was originally drafted by the Astros in the 20th round in 2009. Martinez turned 30 on August 21.

NL West 091117 to 091717

Week 24 standings

Los Angeles Dodgers 96-53   .644

Arizona Diamondbacks 87-63   .580

Colorado Rockies 82-68   .547

San Diego Padres 66-83   .443

San Francisco Giants 58-93   .384



NL Central 091117 to 091717

Week 24 standings

Chicago Cubs 83-66   .557

Milwaukee Brewers 79-70  .530

St Louis Cardinals 77-72  .521

Pittsburgh Pirates 68-82  .453

Cincinnati Reds 66-84   .440

NL East 091117 to 091717

Week 24 standings

Washington Nationals 90-59   .604

Miami Marlins 69-80   .463

Atlanta Braves 67-81  .453

New York Mets 65-84   .436

Philadelphia Phillies  58-91 .389

AL West 091117 to 091717

Week 24 standings

Houston Astros 91-58  .611

Los Angeles Angels 76-73   .510

Seattle Mariners 74-76   .493

Texas Rangers 73-76   .490

Oakland Athletics 66-83   .443

AL Central 091117 to 091717

Week 24 standings

Cleveland Indians 93-57  .620

Minnesota Twins 78-71   .523

Kansas City Royals 73-76   .490

Detroit Tigers 62-87   .416

Chicago White Sox 60-89   .403

AL East 091117 to 091717

Week 24 standings

Boston Red Sox 85-64   .570

New York Yankees 82-67   .550

Baltimore Orioles 73-77  .487

Tampa Bay Rays 73-77  .487

Toronto Blue Jays 70-80   .467

Matthew Boyd one hitter vs White Sox 091717

Matthew Boyd of the Detroit Tigers pitched a one hitter in a 12-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on September 17, 2017. He still had a no hitter through two outs in the ninth inning when Tim Anderson clubbed a double to right field. For the game the LHP his line was 9.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB and 5 K in 121 pitches. This season he is 6-10, 5.33 ERA, 99 K, 1.57 WHIP, .296 BAA in 123.1 IP over 24 games with 23 GS with the Tigers and 3-3, 2.82 ERA, 53 K, 0.94 WHIP, .191 BAA in 51.0 IP over 8 GS at Triple A Toledo. Over three MLB seasons with the Tigers and Blue Jays he is 13-21, 5.50 ERA, 224 K, 1.48 WHIP, .286 BAA in 278.0 IP over 57 games with 53 GS. He was originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the sixth round in 2013. Boyd turned 26 on February 2nd.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Juan Nicasio traded to Cardinals

Juan Nicasio of the Philadelphia Phillies was traded to the St Louis Cardinals on September 6, 2017. The Phillies in exchange received Eliezer Alvarez.

RHP Nicasio was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 K, 0.00 WHIP, .000 BAA in 1.1 IP over 2 games with the Phillies after being claimed off waivers from the Pirates on August 31. He was 2-5, 2.85 ERA, 60 K, 1.12 WHIP, .222 BAA, 2 SV in 60.0 IP over 65 games with the Pirates. Over nine MLB seasons with the Cardinals, Phillies, Pirates and Rockies he was 35-37, 4.59 ERA, 561 K, 1.41 WHIP, .268 BAA, 5 SV in 622.0 IP over 263 games with 82 GS. He originally signed with the Rockies in 2006 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Nicasio turned 31 on August 31.

Second baseman Alvarez had split 2017 between Rookie Gulf Coast while rehabbing and Double A Springfield. He hit 6 for 24, .250/.296/.458 with 1 HR, 2 RBI, 4 R, 1 SB in 7 games at Gulf Coast and 46 for 186, .247/.321/.382 with 4 HR, 26 RBI, 29 R, 8 SB in 54 games at Springfield. He originally signed with the Cardinals in 2011 as an  amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Alvarez will be 23 on October 22.



Avisail Garcia 5 for 5 vs Tigers 091417

Avisail Garcia of the Chicago White Sox was 5 for 5 in a 17-7 victory over the Detroit Tigers on September 14, 2017. For the game he was 5 for 5 with 1 HR, 7 RBI, 2 R and 1 BB while batting fourth and playing right field. This season he is hitting 157 for 470, .334/.381/.509 with 17 HR, 77 RBI, 67 R, 5 SB in 122 games. Over six MLB seasons with the White Sox and Tigers he has hit .277/.328/.415 with 56 HR, 250 RBI, 249 R, 23 SB in 531 games. He originally signed with the Tigers in 2007 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela and was traded to the White Sox in 2013. Garcia turned 26 on June 12.

Monday, September 11, 2017

JD Martinez NL Player of Week 090417 to 091017

J.D. Martinez of the Arizona Diamondbacks was selected the National League Player of the Week for the span of September 4, 2017 through September 10, 2017. For the week he hit 12 for 28, .429/.448/1.214 with 1 2B, 7 HR, 11 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB and 1 BB. He had also earned the American League award week 7 and week 15. This season the outfielder is hitting 45 for 167, .269/.342/.662 with 21 HR, 45 RBI, 32 R, 1 SB in 45 games with the Diamondbacks after being traded by the Tigers on July 18Over seven MLB seasons with the Diamondbacks, Tigers and Astros he has hit .282/.340/.507 with 144 HR, 456 RBI, 376 R, 15 SB in 755 games. He was originally drafted by the Astros in the 20th round in 2009. Martinez turned 30 on August 21.

Eric Hosmer AL Player of Week 090417 to 091017

Eric Hosmer of the Kansas City Royals was selected the American League Player of the Week for the span of September 4, 2017 through September 10, 2017. For the week he hit 14 for 26, .538/.586/.885 with 3 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 3 BB. This season the first baseman is hitting 175 for 534, .328/.393/.517 with 24 HR, 85 RBI, 87 R, 6 SB in 142 games. Over seven MLB seasons with the Royals he has hit .284/.343/.440 with 126 HR, 557 RBI, 536 R, 60 SB in 1028 games. He was originally drafted by the Royals with the third pick of the first round in 2008. Hosmer will be 28 on October 24.

NL West 090417 to 091017

Week 23 standings and top performers of the week

Los Angeles Dodgers 92-51   .643

3B Justin Turner 5 for 22, .227/.261/.364 w/ 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 6 games

RHP Kenta Maeda 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 8 K, 1.00 WHIP, .200 BAA in 5.0 IP in 1 GS


Arizona Diamondbacks 83-60   .580

OF J.D. Martinez 12 for 28, .429/.448/1.214 w/ 7 HR, 11 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 6 games

LHP Robbie Ray 2-0, 1.32 ERA, 26 K, 0.66 WHIP, .149 BAA in 13.2 IP over 2 GS


Colorado Rockies 78-65   .545

3B Nolan Arenado 12 for 27, .444/.545/.741 w/ 2 HR, 8 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB, 6 BB in 7 games

RHP Greg Holland 1-0, 2.25 ERA, 3 K, 0.25 WHIP, .077 BAA, 3 SV in 4.0 IP over 4 games


San Diego Padres 65-79   .451

1B Wil Myers 10 for 27, .370/.414/.741 w/ 3 HR, 7 RBI, 4 R, 2 SB in 7 games

LHP Clayton Richard 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 5 K, 1.00 WHIP, .238 BAA in 6.0 IP in 1 GS


San Francisco Giants 56-89   .386

2B Joe Panik 13 for 24, .542/.593/.792 w/ 1 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 3 BB in 6 games

RHP Johnny Cueto 1-0, 1.80 ERA, 7 K, 1.20 WHIP, .250 BAA in 5.0 IP in 1 GS

NL Central 090417 to 091017

Week 23 standings and top performers of the week

Chicago Cubs 77-66   .538

OF Ian Happ 5 for 20, .250/.318/.350 w/ 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 1 SB, 2 BB in 6 games

LHP Jon Lester 1-0, 1.50 ERA, 5 K, 1.50 WHIP, .238 BAA in 6.0 IP in 1 GS


Milwaukee Brewers 75-68  .524

3B Travis Shaw 6 for 20, .300/.417/.700 w/ 2 HR, 6 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 4 BB in 6 games

RHP Chase Anderson 1-0, 2.61 ERA, 9 K, 1.16 WHIP, .205 BAA in 10.1 IP over 2 GS


St Louis Cardinals 75-68  .524

C Yadier Molina 6 for 23, .261/.250/.522 w/ 2 HR, 10 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB, 0 BB in 6 games

RHP Carlos Martinez 1-0, 1.20 ERA, 18 K, 0.80 WHIP, .135 BAA in 15.0 IP over 2 GS


Pittsburgh Pirates 67-77  .465

2B Max Moroff 6 for 20, .300/.384/.500 w/ HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 5 games

RHP Chad Kuhl 1-0, 0.69 ERA, 14 K, 1.00 WHIP, .136 BAA in 13.0 IP over 2 GS


Cincinnati Reds 62-82   .431

SS Zack Cozart 7 for 22, .318/.407/.636 w/ 2 HR, 8 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 4 BB in 7 games

RHP Luis Castillo 1-0, 1.13 ERA, 10 K, 0.50 WHIP, .143 BAA in 8.0 IP in 1 GS

NL East 090417 to 091017

Week 23 standings and top performers of the week

Washington Nationals 88-55   .615

OF Michael Taylor 9 for 22, .409/.480/.955 w/ 3 HR, 9 RBI, 5 R, 2 SB, 3 BB in 6 games

RHP Stephen Strasburg 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 18 K, 0.64 WHIP, .170 BAA in 14.0 IP over 2 GS


Miami Marlins 68-75   .476

OF Christian Yelich 10 for 27, .370/.485/.519 w/ 0 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 2 SB, 6 BB in 7 games

RHP Jose Urena 1-0, 1.42 ERA, 5 K, 0.95 WHIP, .136 BAA in 6.1 IP in 1 GS


Atlanta Braves 64-78  .451

1B Freddie Freeman 10 for 27, .370/.485/.556 w/ 1 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 6 BB in 7 games

RHP Arodys Vizcaino 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 K, 1.75 WHIP, .250 BAA, 1 SV in 4.0 IP over 3 games


New York Mets 63-80   .441

SS Jose Reyes 8 for 27, .296/.367/.667 w/ 3 HR, 9 RBI, 6 R, 2 SB, 3 BB in 7 games

RHP Seth Lugo 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 K, 0.83 WHIP, .190 BAA in 6.0 IP in 1 GS


Philadelphia Phillies  54-89  .378

OF Nick Williams 12 for 30, .400/.400/.633 w/ 2 HR, 10 RBI, 5 R, 1 SB, 0 BB in 7 games

RHP Ben Lively 1-1, 2.40 ERA, 11 K, 0.93 WHIP, .185 BAA in 15.0 IP over 2 GS


AL West 090417 to 091017

Week 23 standings and top performers of the week

Houston Astros 86-57  .601

OF Josh Reddick 7 for 16, .438/.571/.750 w/ 1 HR, 7 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB, 5 BB in 6 games

RHP Justin Verlander 1-0, 1.50 ERA, 7 K, 1.13 WHIP, .261 BAA in 6.0 IP in 1 GS


Los Angeles Angels 73-70   .510

1B Luis Valbuena 2 for 17, .118/.250/.471 w/ 2 HR, 4 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 3 BB in 5 games

RHP Cam Bedrosian 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 K, 1.33 WHIP, .222 BAA in 3.0 IP over 3 games


Texas Rangers 71-71   .500

SS Elvis Andrus 10 for 24, .417/.481/.833 w/ 2 HR, 7 RBI, 5 R, 1 SB, 3 BB in 6 games

RHP Andrew Cashner 1-0, 2.08 ERA, 9 K, 1.00 WHIP, .208 BAA in 13.0 IP over 2 GS


Seattle Mariners 71-72   .497

3B Kyle Seager 7 for 21, .333/.391/.810 w/ 3 HR, 4 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 6 games

LHP Andrew Albers 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 K, 0.83 WHIP, .182 BAA In 6.0 IP in 1 GS


Oakland Athletics 63-80   .441

1B Matt Olson 10 for 28, .357/.438/.929 w/ 5 HR, 8 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB, 3 BB in 7 games

LHP Sean Manaea 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6 K, 1.33 WHIP, .217 BAA in 6.0 IP in 1 GS

AL Central 090417 to 091017

Week 23 standings and top performers of the week

Cleveland Indians 87-56  .605

SS Francisco Lindor 10 for 28, .357/.455/.821 w/ 3 HR, 4 RBI, 7 R, 2 SB, 4 BB in 7 games

RHP Trevor Bauer 2-0, 2.84 ERA, 16 K, 0.87 WHIP, .222 BAA in 12.2 IP over 2 GS


Minnesota Twins 74-69   .517

OF Robbie Grossman 7 for 15, .467/.550/1.200 w/ 2 HR, 4 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 4 BB in 6 games

RHP Trevor Hildenberger 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 K, 0.50 WHIP, .182 BAA In 4.0 IP over 3 games


Kansas City Royals 71-71   .500

1B Eric Hosmer 14 for 26, .538/.586/.885 w/ 2 HR, 8 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB, 3 BB in 7 games

LHP Scott Alexander 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 K, 0.86 WHIP, .133 BAA, 1 SV in 4.2 IP over 4 games


Detroit Tigers 60-82   .423

3B Nick Castellanos 10 for 24, .417/.423/.750 w/ 2 HR, 9 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 6 games

RHP Buck Farmer 1-0, 1.80 ERA, 3 K, 1.40 WHIP, .250 BAA in 5.0 IP in 1 GS


Chicago White Sox 56-86   .394

1B Jose Abreu 9 for 28, .321/.345/.857 w/ 4 HR, 8 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 7 games

RHP Carson Fulmer 1-0, 1.04 ERA, 10 K, 0.92 WHIP, .133 BAA in 8.2 IP over 2 games w/ 1 GS



AL East 090417 to 091017

Week 23 standings and top performers of the week


Boston Red Sox 81-62   .566

OF Mookie Betts 7 for 25, .280/.400/.520 w/ 1 HR, 3 RBI, 5 R, 2 SB, 5 BB in 6 games

LHP Chris Sale 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 8 K, 1.17 WHIP, .261 BAA in 6.0 IP in 1 GS


New York Yankees 77-65   .542

SS Didi Gregorius 10 for 26, .385/.407/.731 w/ 2 HR, 10 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 6 games

RHP Sonny Gray 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 5 K, 1.41 WHIP,.261 BAA in 5.2 IP in 1 GS


Baltimore Orioles 71-72  .497

3B Manny Machado 7 for 23, .304/.360/.609 w/ 2 HR, 3 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 6 games

LHP Zach Britton 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 K, 0.00 WHIP, .000 BAA in 2.0 IP over 2 games


Tampa Bay Rays 71-73  .493

1B Lucas Duda 5 for 18, .278/.350/.889 w/ 3 HR, 7 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 5 games

RHP Alex Cobb 2-0, 1.69 ERA, 12 K, 1.13 WHIP, .189 BAA in 10.2 IP over 2 GS


Toronto Blue Jays 66-77   .462

DH Kendrys Morales 7 for 26, .269/.345/.538 w/ 2 HR, 7 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 3 BB in 6 games

LHP J.A. Happ 2-0, 1.54 ERA, 12 K, 1.37 WHIP, .234 BAA in 11.2 IP over 2 GS

Sunday, September 10, 2017

MiLB Players of the Week 082117 to 082717

Week 20 minor league players of the week

International League Pacific Coast League
Erich Weiss Hunter Renfroe
Indianapolis (PIT) El Paso (SD)
Eastern League Southern League Texas League
Jose Marmolejos  John Norwood Ryan Casteel
Harrisburg (WAS) Jacksonville (MIA) Arkansas (SEA)
Carolina League California League Florida State League
Lucas Erceg Seth Brown Brent Rooker
Carolina (MIL) Stockton (OAK) Fort Myers (MIN)
Midwest League South Atlantic League
Taylor Sparks Tyler Nevin
Dayton (CIN) Asheville (COL)
New York-Penn League Northwest League
T.J. Nichting Daulton Varsho
Aberdeen (BAL) Hillsboro (ARI)
Appalachian League Pioneer League
Rolando Hernandez Mitchell Hansen
Princeton (TB) Ogden (LAD)

Mitchell Hansen Pioneer League POW 082117 to 082717

Mitchell Hansen of the Ogden Raptors was selected the Pioneer League Player of the Week for the span of August 21, 2017 through August 27, 2017. For the week he hit 14 for 31, .452/.471/.935 with 2 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 9 R, 1 SB and 2 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder hit 46 for 140, .329/.392/.614 with 7 HR, 33 RBI, 27 R, 4 SB in 34 games at Ogden and 52 for 263, .198/.288/.312 with 5 HR, 25 RBI, 32 R, 11 SB in 74 games at Class A Great Lakes. Ogden is a Rookie team of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the second round in 2015. Hansen turned 21 on May 1st.

Ronaldo Hernandez Appalachian League POW 082117 to 082717

Ronaldo Hernandez of the Princeton Rays was selected the Appalachian League Player of the Week for the span of August 21, 2017 through August 27, 2017. For the week he hit 10 for 20, .500/.565/.900 with 5 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB and 1 BB in 5 games. This season the catcher hit 74 for 223, .332/.382/.507 with 5 HR, 40 RBI, 42 R, 2 SB in 54 games. His minor league caught stealing rate is 56%. Princeton is a Rookie team of the Tampa Bay Rays. He originally signed with the Rays in 2014 as an amateur free agent out of Columbia. Hernandez turned 19 on November 11.

Daulton Varsho Northwest League POW 082117 to 082717

Daulton Varsho of the Hillsboro Hops was selected the Northwest League Player of the Week for the span of August 21, 2017 through August 27, 2017. For the week he hit 10 for 20, .500/.500/1.250 with 4 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB and 1 BB in 5 games. This season the catcher hit 60 for 193, .311/.368/.534 with 7 HR, 39 RBI, 36 R, 7 SB in 50 games. His caught stealing rate is 32%. Hillsboro is the Class A short season team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks in the second round in 2017. Varsho turned 21 on July 2nd.

TJ Nichting New York-Penn League POW 082117 to 082717

T.J Nichting of the Aberdeen IronBirds was selected the New York-Penn League Player of the Week for the span of August 21, 2017 through August 27, 2017. For the week he hit 11 for 30, .500/.524/.650 with 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB and 1 BB in 7 games. This season the outfielder is hitting 65 for 240, .271/.307/.375 with 3 HR, 35 RBI, 27 R, 13 SB in 62 games. Aberdeen is the Class A Short Season team of the Baltimore Orioles. He was originally drafted by the Orioles in the ninth round in 2017. Nichting turned 22 on January 13.

Tyler Nevin South Atlantic League POW 082117 to 082717

Tyler Nevin of the Asheville Tourists was selected the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for the span of August 21, 2017 through August 27, 2017. For the week he hit 15 for 30, .500/.515/.767 with 6 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 6 R, 3 SB and 2 BB in 8 games. This season the first baseman hit 91 for 298, .305/.364/.456 with 7 HR, 47 RBI, 45 R, 10 SB in 43 games at Asheville and 7 for 30, .233/.233/.433 with 1 HR, 5 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB in 6 games at Short Season A Boise. Asheville is the Class A team of the Colorado Rockies. He was originally drafted by the Rockies with the 38th pick of the first round in 2015. Nevin turned 20 on May 29.

Taylor Sparks Midwest League POW 082117 to 082717

Taylor Sparks of the Dayton Dragons was selected the Midwest League Player of the Week for the span of August 21, 2017 through August 27, 2017. For the week he hit 9 for 27, .333/.357/.741 with 2 2B, 6 HR, 8 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB and 1 BB in 6 games. This season the third baseman hit 28 for 124, .226/.319/.452 with 7 HR, 22 RBI, 16 R, 0 SB in 33 games at Dayton, 8 for 62, .129/.260/.258 with 2 HR, 4 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB in 18 games at Class A Advanced Pensacola and 5 for 20, .250/.375/.500 with 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB in 6 games at Rookie Arizona. Dayton is the Class A team of the Cincinnati Reds. He was originally drafted by the Reds in the second round in 2014. Sparks turned 24 on April 3rd.

Brent Rooker Florida State League POW 082117 to 082717

Brent Rooker of the Fort Myers Miracle was selected the Florida State League Player of the Week for the span of August 21, 2017 through August 27, 2017. For the week he hit 7 for 16, .438/.471/.938 with 2 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB and 0 BB in 4 games. He had also earned the award week 18. This season the outfielder hit 40 for 143, .280/.364/.552 with 11 HR, 35 RBI, 23 R, 0 SB in 40 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. 

Lucas Erceg Carolina League POW 082117 to 082717

Lucas Erceg of the Carolina Mudcats was selected the Carolina League Player of the Week for the span of August 21, 2017 through August 27, 2017. For the week he hit 11 for 22, .500/.621/.773 with 3 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB and 7 BB in 6 games. He had also earned the award week 16. This season the third baseman hit 127 for 496, .256/.307/.417 with 15 HR, 81 RBI, 66 R, 2 SB in 127 games at Carolina and 4 for 10, .400/.455/.600 with 0 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB in 3 games at Triple A Colorado Springs. Carolina is the Class A Advanced team of the Milwaukee Brewers. He was originally drafted by the Brewers in the second round in 2016. Erceg turned 22 on May 1st.

Seth Brown California League POW 082117 to 082717

Seth Brown of the Stockton Ports was selected the California League Player of the Week for the span of August 21, 2017 through August 27, 2017. For the week he hit 12 for 24, .500/.536/1.000 with 0 2B, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 5 R, 1 SB and 3 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder hit 140 for 518, .270/.340/.506 with 30 HR, 109 RBI, 80 R, 7 SB in 135 games. Stockton is the Class A Advanced team of the Oakland Athletics. He was originally drafted by the Athletics in the 19th round in 2015. Brown turned 25 on July 13.

Ryan Casteel Texas League POW 082117 to 082717

Ryan Casteel of the Arkansas Travelers was selected the Texas League Player of the Week for the span of August 21, 2017 through August 27, 2017. For the week he hit 9 for 23, .391/.500/.870 with 2 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB and 5 BB in 6 games. This season the first baseman hit 106 for 389, .272/.323/.429 with 12 HR, 61 RBI, 47 R, 1 SB in 100 games. Arkansas is the Double A team of the Seattle Mariners. He was originally drafted by the Rangers in the 11th round in 2015. Casteel turned 26 on June 6th.

John Norwood Southern League POW 082117 to 082717

John Norwood of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp was selected the Southern League Player of the Week for the span of August 21, 2017 through August 21, 2017. For the week he hit 12 for 26, .462/.548/.654 with 2 2B, 1  HR, 6 RBI, 10 R, 0 SB and 5 BB in 8 games. He had also earned the award week 14. This season the outfielder hit 135 for 473, .285/.367/.459 with 19 HR, 62 RBI, 68 R, 4 SB in 135 games. Jacksonville is the Double A team of the Miami Marlins. He originally signed with the Marlins in 2014 as a non-drafted free agent. Norwood will be 25 on September 24. 

Jose Marmolejos Eastern League POW 082117 to 082717

Jose Marmolejos of the Harrisburg Senators was selected the Eastern League Player of the Week for the span of August 21, 2017 through August 27, 2017. For the week he hit 12 for 26, .462/.516/.885 with 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB and 4 BB in 4 games. This season the OF/1B hit 115 for 400, .288/.361/.458 with 14 HR, 66 RBI, 68 R, 0 SB in 107 games. Harrisburg is the Double A team of the Washington Nationals.  He originally signed with the Nationals in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Marmolejos turned 24 on January 2nd.

Hunter Renfroe Pacific Coast League POW 082117 to 082717

Hunter Renfroe of the El Paso Chihuahuas was selected the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for the span of August 21, 2017 through August 27, 2017. For the week he hit 11 for 21, .524/.583/1.000 with 5 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB and 3 BB in 6 games. This season the outfielder is hitting 28 for 55, .509/.557/.891 with 4 HR, 18 RBI, 18 R, 1 SB in 14 games at El Paso and 93 for 404, .230/.285/.443 with 20 HR, 47 RBI, 45 R, 3 SB in 11 games with the Padres. El Paso is the Triple A team of the San Diego Padres. Over two MLB seasons with the Padres he hit .241/.293/.472 with 24 HR, 61 RBI, 53 R, 3 SB in 122 games. He was originally drafted by the Padres with the 13th pick of the first round in 2013. Renfroe turned 25 on January 28.

Erich Weiss International League POW 082117 to 082717

Erich Weiss of the Indianapolis Indians was selected the International League Player of the Week for the span of August 21, 2017 through August 27, 2017. For the week he hit 12 for 26, .462/.517/.962 with 4 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 9 R, 0 SB and 3 BB in 7 games. This season the second baseman is hit 91 for 332, .274/.353/.422 with 6 HR, 43 RBI, 50 R, 6 SB in 104 games. Indianapolis is the Triple A team of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was originally drafted by the Pirates in th 11th round in 2013. Weiss will be 26 on September 11.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Jose Ramirez AL Player of Week 082817 to 090317

Jose Ramirez of the Cleveland Indians was selected the American League Player of the Week for the span of August 28, 2017 through September 3, 2017. For the week he hit 14 for 26, .538/.556/1.308 with 6 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 6 RBI, 4 R, 2 SB and 1 BB. He had also earned the award week 11This season the third baseman is hitting 162 for 521, .311/.363/.568 with 25 HR, 69 RBI, 92 R, 15 SB in 134 games. Over five MLB seasons with the Indians he has hit .287/.341/.456 with 44 HR, 189 RBI, 258 R, 57 SB in 466 games. He originally signed with the Indians in 2009 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Ramirez will be 25 on September 17.

Jeff Samardzija NL Player of Week 082817 to 090317

Jeff Samardzija of the San Francisco Giants was selected the National League Player of the Week for the span of August 28, 2017 through September 3, 2017. For the week he was 1-0, 0.56 ERA, 14 K, 0.44 WHIP, .098 BAA in 16.0 IP over 2 GSThis season the RHP is 9-12, 4.31 ERA, 184 K, 1.14 WHIP, .257 BAA in 183.2 IP over 28 GSOver ten MLB seasons with the Giants, White Sox, Athletics and Cubs he was 68-84, 4.08 ERA, 1252 K, 1.25 WHIP, .250 BAA, 1 SV in 1378.2 IP over 314 games with 191 GS. He was originally drafted by the Cubs in the fifth round in 2006. Samardzija turned 32 on January 23.

Rhys Hoskins August 2017 NL Rookie of the Month

Rhys Hoskins of the Philadelphia Phillies was selected the National League Rookie of the Month for August 2017. During the month he hit 24 for 79, .304/.402/.747 with 2 2B, 11 HR, 25 RBI, 19 R, 0 SB and 12 BB. This season the OF\1B is hitting 29 for 94, .309/.425/.734 with 12 HR, 27 RBI, 23 R, 0 SB in 27 games with the Phillies and 114 for 401, .284/.385/.581 with 29 HR, 91 RBI, 78 R, 4 SB in 115 games at Triple A Lehigh Valley. He was originally drafted by the Phillies in the fifth round in 2014. Hoskins turned 24 on March 17

Andrew Benintendi August 2017 AL Rookie of the Month

Andrew Benintendi of the Boston Red Sox was selected the American League Rookie of the Month for August 2017. During the month he hit 34 for 102, .333/.420/.559 with 5 2B, 6 HR, 19 RBI, 18 R, 9 SB and 16 BB. This season the outfielder is hitting 133 for 489,  .272/.357/.431 with 19 HR, 74 RBI, 70 R, 18 SB in 130 gamesOver two MLB seasons with the Red Sox he has hit .276/.357/.439 with 21 HR, 88 RBI, 86 R, 19 SB in 164 games. He was originally drafted by the Red Sox with the seventh pick of the first round in 2015. Benintendi turned 23 on July 6th.

Jake Arrieta August 2017 NL Pitcher of the Month

Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs was selected the National League Pitcher of the Month for August 2017. During the month he was 4-1, 1.21 ERA, 37 K, 1.04 WHIP, .201 BAA in 37.1 IP over 6 games. This season the RHP is 14-9, 3.48 ERA, 157 K, 1.20 WHIP, .231 BAA in 160.1 IP over 28 GS. Over eight MLB seasons with the Cubs and Orioles he is 88-55, 3.57 ERA, 1064 K, 1.17 WHIP, .222 BAA in 1153.0 IP over 195 games with 189 GS. He was originally drafted by the Orioles in the fifth round in 2007 and was traded to the Cubs in 2013. Arrieta turned 31 on March 6th.

Corey Kluber August 2017 AL Pitcher of the Month

Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians was selected the American League Pitcher of the Month for August 2017. During the month he was 5-1, 1.96 ERA, 54 K, 0.63 WHIP, .146 BAA in 46.0 IP over 6 games. He had also earned the award for JuneThis season the RHP is 14-4, 2.56 ERA, 222 K, 0.90 WHIP, .194 BAA in 168.2 IP over 24 GS. Over seven MLB seasons with the Indians he is 72-48, 3.20 ERA, 1158 K, 1.10 WHIP, .233 BAA in 1056.0 IP over 163 games with 158 GS.  He was originally drafted by the Padres in the fourth round in 2007 and was traded to the Indians in 2010. Kluber turned 31 on April 10.

Giancarlo Stanton August 2017 NL Player of the Month

Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins was selected the National League Player of the Month for August 2017. During the month he hit 38 for 109, .349/.433/.899 with 6 2B, 0 3B, 18 HR, 37 RBI, 28 R, 1 SB and 18 BB. This season the outfielder is hitting 144 for 508, .283/.379/.652 with 53 HR, 112 RBI, 106 R, 2 SB in 136 games. Over eight MLB seasons with the Marlins he has hit .268/.360/.555 with 261 HR, 652 RBI, 559 R, 36 SB in 963 games. He was originally drafted by the Marlins in the second round in 2007Stanton turned 27 on November 8th.

Manny Machado August 2017 AL Player of the Month

Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles was selected the American League Player of the Month for August 2017. During the month he hit 43 for 126, .341/.348/.690 with 6 2B, 1 3B, 12 HR, 35 RBI, 23 R, 3 SB and 3 BB. This season the third baseman is hitting 148 for 542, .273/.328/.507 with 32 HR, 91 RBI, 75 R, 9 SB in 134 games. Over six MLB seasons with the Orioles he has hit .282/.332/.483 with 137 HR, 402 RBI, 432 R, 39 SB in 742 games. He was originally drafted by the Orioles with the third pick of the first round in 2010. Machado turned 25 on July 6th.

J.D. Martinez hit 4 HR vs Dodgers 090417

J.D. Martinez of the Arizona Diamondbacks hit four home runs in a 13-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 4, 2017. For the game he was 4 for 5 with 4 HR, 6 RBI and 4 R while hitting fourth and playing right field. He started with a 2-run blast in the fourth inning, added solo shots in the seventh and eighth and finished with another 2-run blast in the ninth. He became the 18th player in MLB history to accomplish the feat. This season has hit 38 for 149, .255/.333/.678 with 18 HR, 40 RBI, 29 R, 1 SB in 41 games with the Diamondbacks after being traded by the Tigers on July 18. Over seven MLB seasons with the Diamondbacks, Tigers and Astros he has hit .282/.340/.504 with 141 HR, 451 RBI, 373 R, 15 SB in 751 games. He was originally drafted by the Astros in the 20th round in 2009. Martinez turned 30 on August 21.

Monday, September 4, 2017

NL West 082817 to 090317

Week 22 standings ( top performers return next week)

Los Angeles Dodgers 92-44   .676

Arizona Diamondbacks 79-58   .577

Colorado Rockies 72-64   .529

San Diego Padres 62-75   .453

San Francisco Giants 54-85   .388

NL Central 082817 to 090317

Week 22 standings ( top performers return next week)

Chicago Cubs 75-61   .551

Milwaukee Brewers 72-65  .526

St Louis Cardinals 69-67  .507

Pittsburgh Pirates 65-72  .474

Cincinnati Reds 58-79   .423



NL East 082817 to 090317

Week 22 standings ( top performers return next week)

Washington Nationals 82-54   .603

Miami Marlins 67-69   .493

Atlanta Braves 60-75   .444

New York Mets 58-78   .426

Philadelphia Phillies  52-84   .382



AL West 082817 to 090317

Week 22 standings ( top performers return next week)

Houston Astros 83-53  .610

Los Angeles Angels 70-67   .511

Seattle Mariners 69-68   .504

Texas Rangers 68-68   .500

Oakland Athletics 58-78   .426


AL Central 082817 to 090317

Week 22 standings ( top performers return next week)

Cleveland Indians 80-56  .588

Minnesota Twins 71-65   .522

Kansas City Royals 67-68   .496

Detroit Tigers 58-78   .426

Chicago White Sox 54-81   .400

AL East 082817 to 090317

Week 22 standings ( top performers return next week)

Boston Red Sox 77-60   .562

New York Yankees 73-63   .537

Baltimore Orioles 70-67  .511

Tampa Bay Rays 68-70  .493

Toronto Blue Jays 63-74   .460



Saturday, September 2, 2017

Justin Verlander traded to Astros

Justin Verlander was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Houston Astros on August 31, 2017 along with cash and a PTBNL. The Tigers in exchange received Daz Cameron, Franklin Perez and Jake Rogers.

RHP Verlander was 10-8, 3.82 ERA, 176 K, 1.28 WHIP, .234 BAA in 172.0 IP over 28 GS with the Tigers in 2017. Over 13 MLB seasons with the Tigers he was 183-114, 3.49 ERA, 2373 K, 1.19 WHIP, .236 BAA in 2511.0 IP over 380 GS. He was originally drafted by the Tigers with the second pick of the first round in 2004Verlander turned 34 on February 20.

Outfielder Cameron hit 121 for 446, .271/.349/.466 with 14 HR, 73 RBI, 79 R, 32 SB in 120 games at Class A Quad Cities in 2017. He was originally drafted by the Astros with the 37th pick of the first round in 2015. Cameron turned 20 on January 15.

RHP Perez had split 2017 between Class A Advanced Buies Creek and Double A Corpus Christi. He was 4-2, 2.98 ERA, 53 K, 0.99 WHIP, .191 BAA, 2 SV in 54.1 IP over 12 games with 10 GS at Buies Creek and 2-1, 3.09 ERA, 25 K, 1.38 WHIP, .266 BAA, 1 SV in 32.0 IP over 7 games with 6 GS at Corpus Christi. He originally signed with the Astros in 2014 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Perez turned 19 on December 6th. 

Catcher Rogers had split 2017 between Quad Cities and Buies Creek. He hit 26 for 102, .255/.336/.520 with 6 HR, 15 RBI, 17 R, 1 SB in 27 games at Quad Cities and 83 for 313, .265/.357/.457 with 12 HR, 55 RBI, 43 R, 13 SB in 83 games at Buies Creek. His minor league caught stealing rate is 40%. He was originally drafted by the Astros in the third round in 2016. Rogers turned 22 on April 18.

Erik Kratz traded to Yankees

Erik Kratz was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the New York Yankees on August 31, 2017 for cash. The catcher hit 76 for 282, .270/.359/.472 with 13 HR, 37 RBI, 38 R, 5 SB in 86 games at Triple A Columbus. Over seven MLB seasons with the Pirates, Astros, Royals, Blue Jays and Phillies he hit .200/.248/.362 with 24 HR, 73 RBI, 55 R, 0 SB in 225 games. His minor league caught stealing rate is 31% and his MLB rate is 34%. He was originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the 29th round in 2002. Kratz turned 37 on June 15.

Leonys Martin traded to Cubs

Leonys Martin was traded by the Seattle Mariners to the Chicago Cubs on August 31, 2017 along with cash for a PTBNL and cash. The outfielder had split 2017 between Triple Tacoma and the Mariners. He hit 110 for 360, .306/.346/.492 with 11 HR, 39 RBI, 63 R, 25 SB in 88 games at Tacoma and 20 for 115, .174/.221/.287 with 3 HR, 8 RBI, 12 R, 6 SB in 34 games with the Mariners. Over seven MLB seasons with the Mariners and Rangers he hit .248/.300/.361 with 38 HR, 175 RBI, 252 R, 114 SB in 606 games. He originally signed with the Rangers in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of Cuba and was traded to the Mariners in 2015. Martin turned 29 on March 6th.


Miguel Gonzalez traded to Rangers

Miguel Gonzalez was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Texas Rangers on August 31, 2017. The White Sox in exchange received Ti'Quan Forbes.

RHP Gonzalez split 2017 between Double A Birmingham and Triple A Charlotte while rehabbing and with the White Sox. He was 0-0, 10.38 ERA, 5 K, 1.62 WHIP, .350 BAA in 4.1 IP in 1 GS at Birmingham, 0-0, 5.79 ERA, 1 K, 1.50 WHIP, .333 BAA in 4.2 IP in 1 GS at Charlotte and 7-10, 4.31 ERA, 85 K, 1.44 WHIP, .273 BAA in 133.2 IP over 22 GS with the White Sox. Over six MLG seasons with the White Sox and Orioles he was 51-51, 3.88 ERA, 597 K, 1.30 WHIP, .256 BAA in 849.0 IP over 147 games with 140 GS. He originally signed with the Angels in 2004 as a non-drafted free agent. Gonzalez turned 33 on May 27.

Third baseman Forbes had split 2017 between Class A Hickory and Class A Advanced Down East. He hit 73 for 302, .242/.284/.368 with 8 HR, 34 RBI, 36 R, 3 SB in 80 games at Hickory and 42 for 185, .227/.280/.308 with 3 HR, 11 RBI, 20 R, 2 SB in 51 games at Down East. He was originally drafted by the Rangers in the second round in 2014. Forbes turned 21 on August 26.



Justin Upton traded to Angels

Justin Upton was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Los Angeles Angels on August 31, 2017 along with cash. The Tigers in exchange received Grayson Long and a PTBNL or cash. 

Outfielder Upton hit 130 for 464, .279/.362/.542 with 28 HR, 94 RBI, 81 R, 10 SB in 125 games with the Tigers in 2017. Over 11 MLB seasons with the Angels, Tigers, Padres, Braves and Diamondbacks he has hit .269/.348/.478 with 249 HR, 797 RBI, 858 R, 134 SB in 1463 games. He was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks with the first over all pick of the first round in 2005. Upton turned 30 on August 25.

RHP Long had split 2017 between Class A Advanced Inland Empire and Double A Mobile. He was 0-2, 4.50 ERA, 14 K, 1.50 WHIP, .286 BAA in 12.0 IP over 3 GS at Inland Empire and 8-6, 2.52 ERA, 111 K, 1.13 WHIP, .226 BAA in 121.2 IP over 23 GS at Mobile. He was originally drafted by the Angels in the third round in 2015. Long turned 23 on May 27.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Brandon Phillips traded to Angels

Brandon Phillips was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Los Angeles Angels on August 31, 2017 along with cash. The Braves in exchange received Tony Sanchez.

2B\3B Phillips hit 137 for 470, .291/.329/.423 with 11 HR, 52 RBI, 68 R, 10 SB in 120 games with the Braves in 2017, Over 16 MLB seasons with the Braves, Reds and Indians he hit .276/.320/.421 with 208 HR, 941 RBI, 988 R, 208 SB in 1869 games. He was originally drafted by the Expos in the second round in 1999. Phillips turned 36 on June 28.

Catcher Sanchez hit 66 for 243, .272/.355/.374 with 4 HR, 40 RBI, 33 R, 1 SB in 70 games at Triple A Salt Lake in 2017. Over three MLB seasons with the Pirates he hit .259/.303/378 with 4 HR, 18 RBI, 14 R, 0 SB in 51 games. His minor league caught stealing rate is 23% and his MLB rate is 17%. He was originally drafted by the Pirates with the fourth pick of the first round in 2009. Sanchez turned 29 on May 20.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Mike Leake traded to Mariners

Mike Leake was traded by the St Louis Cardinals to the Seattle Mariners on August 30, 2017 along with cash and international signing bonus pool space. The Cardinals in exchange received Rayder Ascanio.

RHP Leake was 7-12, 4.21 ERA, 103 K, 1.32 WHIP, .282 BAA in 154.0 IP over 26 GS with the Cardinals in 2017. Over eight MLB seasons with the Cardinals, Giants and Reds he was 80-76, 4.02 ER, 958 K, 1.28 WHIP, .270 BAA in 1414.1 IP over 233 games with 228 GS. He was originally drafted by the Reds with the eighth pick of the first round in 2009, was traded to the Giants in July 2015 and signed with the Cardinals as a free agent in December 2015. Leake turned 29 on November 12.

Shortstop Ascanio had split 2017 between Class A Clinton, Class A Advanced Modesto and Triple A Tacoma. He hit 33 for 150, .220/.296/.380 with 5 HR, 20 RBI, 23 R, 9 SB in 42 games at Clinton, 52 for 233, .223/.304/.352 with 4 HR, 24 RBI, 25 R, 3 SB in 66 games at Modesto and 0 for 9 in 3 games at Tacoma. He originally signed with the Mariners in 2012 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Ascanio turned 21 on March 17.


Paolo Espino traded to Rangers

Paolo Espino was traded by the Milwaukee Brewers to the Texas Rangers on August 26, 2017 for cash. The RHP had split 2017 between Triple A Colorado Springs and the Brewers. He was 4-2, 4.52 ERA, 73 K, 1.32 WHIP, .285 BAA in 75.2 IP over 16 games with 14 GS at Colorado Springs and 0-0, 6.11 ERA, 13 K, 1.42 WHIP, .243 BAA in 17.2 IP over 6 games with 2 GS with the Brewers. He was originally drafted by the Indians in the 10th round in 2006. Espino turned 30 on January 10.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Byron Buxton AL Player of Week 082117 to 082717

Byron Buxton of the Minnesota Twins was selected the American League Player of the Week for the span of August 21, 2017 through August 27, 2017. For the week he hit 11 for 33, .333/.343/.818 with 1 2B, 5 HR, 10 RBI, 9 R, 2 SB and 0 BB.  This season the outfielder is hitting 88 for 354, .249/.311/.404 with 13 HR, 37 RBI, 88 R, 24 SB in 111 games. Over three MLB seasons with the Twins he has hit .233/.291/.401 with 25 HR, 81 RBI, 112 R, 36 SB in 249 games. He was originally drafted by the Twins with the second pick of the first round in 2012. Buxton turned 23 on December 18.

Giancarlo Stanton NL Player of Week 082117 to 082717

Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins was selected the National League Player of the Week for the span of August 21, 2017 through August 27, 2017. For the week he hit 13 for 29, .448/.500/1.069 with 3 2B, 5 HR, 11 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB and 3 BB. He had also earned the award week 19This season the outfielder is hitting 141 for 479,  .294/.387/.666 with 50 HR, 108 RBI, 102 R, 2 SB in 128 games. Over eight MLB seasons with the Marlins he has hit .270/.361/.557 with 258 HR, 648 RBI, 555 R, 36 SB in 955 games. He was originally drafted by the Marlins in the second round in 2007Stanton turned 27 on November 8th.

Monday, August 28, 2017

NL West 082117 to 082717

Week 21 standings and top performers of the week

Los Angeles Dodgers 91-38   .705

OF Yasiel Puig 10 for 24, .417/.517./792, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 4 BB in 7 games

RHP Kenta Maeda 1-0, 1.50 ERA, 7 K, 0.50 WHIP, .053 BAA in 6.0 IP in 1 GS


Arizona Diamondbacks 73-58   .557

OF J.D. Martinez 6 for 26, .231/.286/.692 w/4 HR, 8 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 7 games

LHP Patrick Corbin 2-0, 0.60 ERA,14 K, 0.80 WHIP, .180 BAA in 15.0 IP over 2 GS


Colorado Rockies 71-59   .546

OF Charlie Blackmon 9 for 25, .360/.429/.640 w/ 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, 1 SB, 3 BB in 6 games

RHP Jon Gray 1-1, 1.42 ERA, 13 K, 1.11 WHIP, .234 BAA 12.2 IP over 2 GS


San Diego Padres 57-73   .438

OF Manuel Margot 9 for 23, .391/.440/.522 w/ 0 HR, 1 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 6 games

RHP Dinelson Lamet 0-0, 1.50 ERA, 5 K, 1.17 WHIP, .182 BAA in 6.0 IP in 1 GS


San Francisco Giants 52-80   .394

SS Brandon Crawford 8 for 20, .400/.429/.750 w/ 1 HR, 3 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 6 games

RHP Chris Stratton 1-1, 1.50 ERA, 11 K, 1.25 WHIP, .190 BAA in 12.0 IP over 2 GS

NL Central 082117 to 082717

Week 21 standings and top performers of the week

Chicago Cubs 69-60   .535

2B Tommy La Stella 6 for 13, .462/.500/1.154 w/ 3 HR. 8 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 5 games

LHP Mike Montgomery 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 K, 0.83 WHIP, .190 BAA in 6.0 IP in 1 GS


Milwaukee Brewers 68-63  .519

OF Domingo Santana 6 for 19, .316/.435/.526 w/1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R,0 SB, 4 BB in 6 games

RHP Zach Davies, 1-1, 0.00 ERA, 12 K, 0.85 WHIP, .184 BAA in 13.0 IP over 2 GS


St Louis Cardinals 65-65  .500

2B Kolten Wong 9 for 24, .375/.423/.667 w/ 2 HR, 3 RBI, 5 R, 2 SB, 2 BB in 6 games

RHP Luke Weaver 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 10 K, 0.57 WHIP,.125 BAA in 7.0 IP in 1 GS


Pittsburgh Pirates 63-68  .481

2B Josh Harrison 7 for 29, .241/.290/.552 w/ 2 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 7 games

RHP Gerrit Cole 1-0, 3.38 ERA, 13 K, 1.13 WHIP, .250 BAA in 13.1 IP over 2 GS


Cincinnati Reds 55-76   .420

3B Eugenio Suarez 7 for 19,  .368/.455.895 w/ 3 HR, 6 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB, 3 BB in 6 games

RHP Luis Castillo 0-1, 1.29 ERA, 9 K, 0.57 WHIP, .136 BAA in 7.0 IP in 1 GS

NL East 082117 to 082717

Week 21 standings and top performers of the week

Washington Nationals 78-51   .605

1B Adam Lind 6 for 20, .300/.348/.600 with 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 7 games

RHP Tanner Roark 2-0, 3.86 ERA, 16 K, 1.03 WHIP, .239 BAA in 11.2 IP over 2 GS


Miami Marlins 66-63   .512

OF Giancarlo Stanton 13 for 29, .448/.500/1.069 w/ 5 HR, 11 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB, 3 BB in 7 games

RHP Dan Straily 1-0, 3.75 ERA, 15 K, 1.08 WHIP, .195 BAA in 12.0 IP over 2 GS


Atlanta Braves 57-71   .445

2B Ozzie Albies 10 for 22, .455/.520/.727 w/ 0 HR, 3 RBI, 6 R, 1 SB, 3 BB in 6 games

RHP Lucas Sims 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 K, 0.83 WHIP, .150 BAA in 6.0 IP in 1 GS


New York Mets 57-73   .438

OF Yoenis Cespedes 8 for 11, .727/.813/1.091 w/ 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB, 5 BB in 5 games

RHP Jacob deGrom 1-0, 1.17 ERA, 10 K, 0.78 WHIP, .179 BAA in 7.2 IP in 1 GS


Philadelphia Phillies  48-81   .372

OF Rhys Hoskins 10 for 26, .385/.448/1.115 w/ 6 HR, 15 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB, 3 BB 7 games

RHP Mark Leiter Jr 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 5 K, 0.43 WHIP, .048 BAA in 7.0 IP over 1 GS

AL West 082117 to 082717

Week 21 standings and top performers of the week

Houston Astros 79-51  .608

3B Alex Bregman 11 for 29, .379/.379/.517 w/ 1 HR, 3 RBI, 4 R, 1 SB, 0 BB in 6 games

RHP Mike Fiers 1-0, 1.29 ERA, 6 K, 0.71 WHIP, .174 BAA in 7.0 IP in 1 GS


Los Angeles Angels 66-65   .514

3B Luis Valbuena 6 for 20, .300/.364/.600 w/ 2 HR, 8 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 6 games

RHP Ricky Nolasco 0-0, 4.22 ERA, 10 K, 1.50 WHIP, .275 BAA in 10.2 IP over 2 GS


Seattle Mariners 66-65   .504

1B Yonder Alonso 6 for 20, .300/.391/.550 w/ 1 HR, 4 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB, 3 BB in 6 games

RHP Edwin Diaz 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 K, 0.60 WHIP, .100 BAA, 3 SV in 3.1 IP over 3 games


Texas Rangers 64-66   .492

3B Adrian Beltre 9 for 27, .333/.379/.778 w/ 3 HR, 10 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 7 games

LHP Martin Perez 1-0, 0.00 ERA< 3 K, 1.00 WHIP, .259 BAA in 7.0 IP in 1 GS


Oakland Athletics 58-72   .446

SS Marcus Semien 6 for 19, .316/.435/.421 w/ 0 HR, 5 RBI, 4 R, 2 SB, 4 BB in 5 games

RHP Blake Treinan 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 K, 0.50 WHIP, .154 BAA, 3 SV in 4.0 IP over 3 games

AL Central 082117 to 082717

Week 21 standings and top performers of the week

Cleveland Indians 73-56  .566

SS Francisco Lindor 9 for 25, .360/.448/.840 w/ 4 HR, 7 RBI, 6 R, 1 SB, 4 BB in 7 games

RHP Mike Clevinger 1-0, 3.48 ERA, 13 K, 1.35 WHIP, .205 BAA in 10.1 IP over 2 GS


Minnesota Twins 67-63   .515

OF Byron Buxton 11 for 33, .333/.343/.818 w/ 5 HR, 10 RBI, 9 R, 2 SB, 0 BB in 8 games

RHP Kyle Gibson 2-0, 1.98 ERA, 15 K, 1.17 WHIP, .264 BAA in 13.2 IP over 2 GS


Kansas City Royals 64-65   .496

1B Eric Hosmer 9 for 20, .450/.522/.650 w/ 1 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB, 3 BB in 6 games

LHP Danny Duffy 1-0, 3.00 ERA, 7 K, 0.67 WHIP, .050 BAA in 6.0 IP in 1 GS


Detroit Tigers 56-73   .434

SS Jose Iglesias 9 for 20, .450/.476/.800 w/ 1 HR, 7 RBI, 2 R, 1 SB, 1 BB in 6 games

RHP Shane Greene 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 5 K, 0.60 WHIP, .182 BAA, 2 SV in 3.1 IP in 2 games


Chicago White Sox 52-77   .403

2B Yolmer Sanchez 11 for 29, .379/.406/.724 w/ 3 HR, 9 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 8 games

RHP Lucas Giolito 1-1, 2.77 ERA, 8 K, 0.92 WHIP, .200 BAA in 13.0 IP over 2 GS

AL East 082117 to 082717

Week 21 standings and top performers of the week

Boston Red Sox 73-57   .562

1B Mitch Moreland 6 for 20, .300/.364/.750 w/ 3 HR, 5 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 6 games

RHP Doug Fister 1-1, 1.69 ERA, 13 K, 0.63 WHIP, .115 BAA in 16.0 IP over 2 GS


New York Yankees 70-59   .543

C Gary Sanchez 10 for 28, .357/.400/.786 w/ 4 HR, 10 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 6 games

RHP Masahiro Tanaka 2-0, 2.57 ERA, 14 K, 0.93 WHIP, .231 BAA in 14.0 IP over 2 GS


Baltimore Orioles 65-65  .500

DH Trey Mancini 11 for 23, .478/.519/.739 w/ 1 HR, 8 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 6 games

LHP Wade Miley 2-0, 2.45 ERA, 10 K, 1.73 WHIP, .293 BAA in 11.0 IP over 2 GS


Tampa Bay Rays 65-67  .492

DH Corey Dickerson 11 for 22, .500/.542/1.000 w/ 3 HR, 4 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 6 games

RHP Chris Archer 1-0, 1.38 ERA, 18 K, 0.85 WHIP, .188 BAA in 13.0 IP over 2 GS


Toronto Blue Jays 61-69   .469

OF Norichika Aoki 5 for 11, .455/.417/1.000 w/ 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB, 0 BB in 3 games

RHP Roberto Osuna 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 K, 0.86 WHIP, .222 BAA, 2 SV in 2.1 IP over 2 games

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Rajai Davis traded to Red Sox

Rajai Davis was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Boston Red Sox on August 23, 2017. The Athletics in exchange received Rafael Rincones. 

Outfielder Davis hit 49 for 328, .233/.294/.353 with 5 HR, 18 RBI, 49 R, 26 SB in 100 games with the Athletics in 2017. Over 12 MLB seasons with the Red Sox, Athletics, Indians, Tigers, Blue Jays, Giants and Pirates he hit .264/.313/.384 with 60 HR, 371 RBI, 593 R, 391 SB in 1303 games. He was originally drafted by the Pirates in the 38th round in 2001. Davis turned 36 on October 19.

Outfielder Rincones hit 51 for 198, .258/.373/.369 with 1 HR, 19 RBI, 38 R, 8 SB in 58 games in the Dominican Summer League. He originally signed with the Red Sox in 2015 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. Rincones turned 18 on July 1st.

Pedro Gonzalez traded to Rangers

Pedro Gonzalez was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Texas Rangers on August 23, 2017 to complete the earlier Jonathan Lucroy deal. The outfielder had hit 60 for 187, .321/.388/.519 with 3 HR, 28 RBI, 28 R, 11 SB in 45 games at Rooke Grand Junction in 2017. He originally signed with the Rockies in 2014 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Gonzalez turned 19 on October 27.

Jacob Rhame traded to Mets

Jacob Rhame was traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers to the New York Mets on August 20, 2017 to complete the earlier Curtis Granderson deal. The RHP was 0-2, 4.31 ERA, 55 K, 1.29 WHIP, .274 BAA, 2 SV in 48.0 IP over 41 games at Triple A Oklahoma City in 2017. He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the sixth round in 2013. Rhame turned 24 on March 16.

Tom Koehler traded to Blue Jays

Tom Koehler was traded by the Miami Marlins to the Toronto Blue Jays on August 19, 2017 along with cash. The Marlins in exchange received Osman Gutierrez. 

RHP Koehler had split 2017 between Class A Advanced Jupiter, Triple A New Orleans and the Marlins. He was 0-1, 6.75 ERA, 5 K, 1.75 WHIP, .278 BAA in 4.0 IP in 1 game at Jupiter, 1-1, 1.67 ERA, 55 K, 1.14 WHIP, .213 BAA in 37.2 IP over 7 games with 6 GS at New Orleans and 1-5, 7.92 ERA, 44 K, 1.72 WHIP, .302 BAA in 55.2 IP over 12 GS with the Marlins. Over six MLB seasons with the Marlins he was 36-54, 4.43 ERA, 586 K, 1.40 WHIP, .259 BAA in 767.1 IP over 146 games with 132 GS. He was originally drafted by the Marlins in the 18th round in 2008. Koehler turned 31 on June 29.

RHP Gutierrez had split 2017 between Class A Lansing and Short Season A Batavia. He was 4-11, 7.85 ERA, 71 K, 1.81 WHIP, .288 BAA in 78.0 IP over 18 GS at Lansing and 0-0, 1.50 ERA, 5 K, 1.00 WHIP, .190 BAA in 6.0 IP in 1 game at Batavia. He originally signed with the Blue Jays in 2011 as an amateir free agent out of Nicaragua. Gutierrez turned 22 on December 15.



Friday, August 25, 2017

MiLB Pitchers of the Week 081417 to 082017

Week 19 minor league pitchers of the week

International League Pacific Coast League
Alec Asher Bubba Derby
Norfolk (BAL) Colorado Springs (MIL)
Eastern League Southern League Texas League
Dan Slania Touki Toussant Corey Copping
Richmond (SF) Mississippi (ATL) Tulsa (LAD)
Carolina League California League Florida State League
Wes Benjamin Jesus Tinoco Burch Smith
Down East (TEX) Lancaster (COL) Charlotte (TB)
Midwest League South Atlantic League
Lake Bachar Lucas Humpal
Fort Wayne (SD) Delmarva (BAL)
New York-Penn League Northwest League
Juan De Paula Jhoan Duran
Staten Island (NYY) Hillsboro (ARI)
Appalachian League Pioneer League
Sal Biasi Justin Hoyt 
Burlington (KC) Ogden (LAD)

Justin Hoyt Pioneer League PiOW 081417 to 082017

Justin Hoyt of the Ogden Raptors was selected the Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 14, 2017 through August 20, 2017. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 G, 0 GS, 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 9 K. The win was in a 9-5 victory over Orem. This season the LHP is 1-0, 5.48 ERA, 32 K, 1.36 WHIP, .224 BAA, 1 SV in 21.1 IP over 15 games. Ogden Falls is a Rookie team of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the 22nd round in 2017. Hoyt turned 22 on April 30.

Sal Biasi Appalachian League PiOW 081417 to 082017

Sal Biasi of the Burlington Royals was selected the Appalachian League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 14, 2017 through August 20, 2017.  For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 0 GS, 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 7 K. The win was in an 3-1 victory over Princeton. This season the RHP is 2-2, 2.75 ERA, 33 K, 0.99 WHIP, .182 BAA in 39.1 IP over 8 games with 6 GS at Burlington and 1-0, 2.31 ERA, 15 K, 1.46 WHIP, 205 BAA in 11.2 IP over 4 games with 1 GS at Rookie Arizona. 
Burlington is a Rookie team of the Kansas City Royals. He was originally drafted by the Royals in the 11th round in 2017. Biasi twill be 22 on September 30.

Jhoan Duran Northwest League PiOW 081417 to 082017

Jhoan Duran of the Hillsboro Hops was selected the Northwest League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 14, 2017 through August 20, 2017. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1  GS, 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB, and 5 K. The win was in a 3-0 victory over Eugene. This season the RHP is 5-2, 4.40 ERA, 29 K, 1.16 WHIP, .230 BAA in 43.0 IP over 9 GS at Hillsboro and 0-2, 7.15 ERA, 13 K, 2.03 WHIP, .352 BAA in 11.1 IP over 3 GS at Rookie Arizona. Hillsboro is the Class A Short Season team of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He originally signed with the Diamondbacks in 2014 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Duran turned 19 on January 8th.

Juan De Paula New York-Penn League PiOW 081417 to 082017

Juan De Paula of the Staten Island Yankees was selected the New York-Penn League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 14, 2017 through August 20, 2017. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 7 K. He had also earned the award last week. This season the RHP is 4-4, 2.89 ERA, 44 K, 1.06 WHIP, .188 BAA in 53.0 IP over 10 games with 9 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.

Lucas Humpal South Atlantic League PiOW 081417 to 082017

Lucas Humpal of the Delmarva Shorebirds was selected the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 14, 2017 through August 20, 2017. For the week he was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB, and 10 K. The win was in a 1-0 victory over Greensboro. This season the RHP is 7-11, 4.16 ERA, 100 K, 1.25 WHIP, .262 BAA in 145.0 IP over 25 games with 24 GS. Delmarva is the Class A team of the Baltimore Orioles. He was originally drafted by the Orioles in the ninth round in 2016Humpal turned 23 on September 5th.

Lake Bachar Midwest League PiOW 081417 to 082017

Lake Bachar of the Fort Wayne TinCaps was selected the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 14, 2017 through August 20, 2017. For the week the was 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB, 7 K. The win was in a 7-0 victory over South Bend. This season the RHP is 3-0, 4.56 ERA, 22 K, 0.94 WHIP, .211 BAA  in 25.2 IP over 5 games with 4 GS at Fort Wayne, 1-0, 1.00 ERA, 15 K, 1.22 WHIP, .156 BAA in 9.0 IP over 5 games at Rookie Arizona and 0-0, 2.25 ERA, 4 K, 1.00 WHIP, .154 BAA in 4.0 IP in 1 game at Rooke Arizona 2. Fort Wayne is the Class A team of the San Diego Padres. He was originally drafted by the Padres in the fifth round in 2016. Bachar turned 22 on June 3rd.

Burch Smith Florida State League PiOW 081417 to 082017

Burch Smith of the Charlotte Stone Crabs was selected the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 14, 2017 through August 20, 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 9 K. The win was in a 2-0 victory over Jupiter. This season the RHP is 3-1, 2.43 ERA, 33 K, 1.24 WHIP, .200 BAA  in 37.0 IP over 9 games with 8 GS at Charlotte, 0-1, 6.00 ERA, 4 K, 1.33 WHIP, .364 BAA in 3.0 IP in 1 GS at Rookie Gulf Coast and 0-1, 3.60 ERA, 8 K, 0.80 WHIP, .176 BAA in 5.0 IP in 1 game at Triple A Durham. Charlotte is the Class A Advanced team of the Tampa Bay Rays. He was originally drafted by the Padres in the 14th round in 2011 and was traded to the Rays in 2014. In 2013 he was 1-3, 6.44 ERA, 46 K, 1.65 WHIP, .269 BAA in 36.1 IP over 10 games with 7 GS with the Padres. Smith turned 27 on April 12,

Wes Benjamin Carolina League PiOW 081417 to 082017

Wes Benjamin of the Down East Wood Ducks was selected the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 14, 2017 through August 20, 2017. For the week he was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GS, 7.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 7 K.  This season the LHP is 8-7, 4.21 ERA, 91 K, 1.45 WHIP, .296 BAA  in 107.0 IP over 20 GS. Down East is the Class A Advanced team of the Texas Rangers. He was originally drafted by the Rangers in the fifth round in 2014. Benjamin turned 24 on July 26.

Jesus Tinoco California League PiOW 081417 to 082017

Jesus Tinoco of the Lancaster JetHawks was selected the California League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 14, 2017 through August 20, 2017. For the week he was 2-0, 0.73 ERA, 2 GS, 12.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 6 BB and 15 K. The wins were in a 5-3 victory over San Jose and in a 7-2 victory over Inland Empire. He had also earned the award week 5. This season the RHP is 10-4, 4.79 ERA, 92 K, 1.52 WHIP, .288 BAA in 127.2 IP over 22 GS. Lancaster is the Class A Advanced team of the Colorado Rockies. He originally signed with the Blue Jays in 2011 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela and was traded to the Rockies in 2015. Tinoco turned 22 on April 30.

Corey Copping Texas League PiOW 081417 to 082017

Corey Copping of the Tulsa Drillers was selected the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 14, 2017 through August 20, 2017. For the week he was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 G, 0 GS, 3 SV, 3.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 1 BB and 4 K. This season the RHP is 4-2, 2.84 ERA, 59 K, 1.09 WHIP, .185 BAA, 17 SV in 63.1 IP over 46 games. Tulsa is the Double A team of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the 31st round in 2015. Copping turned 23 on January 11.

Touki Toussaint Southern League PiOW 081417 to 082017

Touki Toussaint of the Mississippi Braves was selected the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 14, 2017 through August 20, 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, 2 BB and 9 K. The win was in a 4-0 victory over Pensacola. This season the RHP is 2-3, 2.33 ERA, 32 K, 1.30 WHIP, .194 BAA in 27.0 IP over 5 GS at Mississippi and 3-9, 5.04 ERA, 123 K, 1.36 WHIP, .245 BAA in 105.1 IP over 19 GS at Class A Advanced Florida. Mississippi is the Double A team of the Atlanta Braves. He was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks with the 16th pick of the first round in 2014 and was traded to the Braves in 2015. Toussaint turned 21 on June 20.

Dan Slania Eastern League PiOW 081417 to 082017

Dan Slania of the Richmond Flying Squirrels was selected the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 14, 2017 through August 20, 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, 1 BB and 8 K. The win was in a 2-0 victory over Akron. This season the RHP is 4-3, 3.54 ERA, 47 K, 1.31 WHIP, .265 BAA in 68.2 IP over 11 GS at Richmond, 0-8, 7.82 ERA, 57 K, 1.79 WHIP, .325 BAA in 58.2 IP over 12 GS at Triple Sacramento and 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0 K, 0.00 WHIP, .000 BAA in 1.0 IP in 1 game with the Giants. Richmond is the Double A team of the San Francisco Giants. He was originally drafted by the Giants in the fifth round in 2013. Slania turned 25 on May 24.

Bubba Derby Pacific Coast League PiOW 081417 to 082017

Bubba Derby of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox was selected the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the span of August 14, 2017 through August 20, 2017. For the week he was 2-0, 1.42 ERA, 2 GS, 12.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 HR, 2 HBP, 2 BB and 10 K. The wins were in a 6-1 victory over New Orleans and in an 11-1 victory over Oklahoma City. This season the RHP is 4-0, 3.38 ERA, 42 K, 1.05 WHIP, .225 BAA in 53.1 IP over 10 GS at Colorado Springs and 2-1, 2.88 ERA, 46 K, 1.20 WHIP, .223 BAA in 50.0 IP over 18 games with 2 GS at Double A Biloxi. Colorado Springs is the Triple A team of the Milwaukee Brewers. He was originally drafted by the Athletics in the sixth round in 2015 and was traded to the Brewers in 2016. Derby turned 23 on February 24.