Down on the Farm: High A Report
1.) Anthony Swarzak - 3-4 / 4.50 ERA / 74 inn / 79-33 K-BB
2.) Justin Jones - 1-2 / 4.33 ERA / 35.1 inn / 23-14 K-BB
3.) Brian Duensing - 1-3 / 3.81 ERA / 26 inn / 20-3 K-BB
4.) Danny Powers - 3-1 / 3.52 ERA / 30.2 inn / 28-9 K-BB
5.) Jay Sawatski - 0-0 / 0.00 ERA / 3 inn / 2-1 K-BB
DL - Kyle Aselton - 4-2 / 4.56 ERA / 49.1 inn / 44-26 K-BB
With Kevin Slowey's promotion to New Britain, Jay Sawatski takes over in the rotation. Sawatski was demoted from New Britain to make room there for Slowey, and at AA he was primarily a reliever. The fact that he only pitched 3 innings in his first start for the Miracle indicates either that he's still a reliever who was getting a spot start, or that they're going to slowly build up his arm strength and turn him into a starter. Reliever Josh Hill also got a spot start this week, so I'm not sure what exactly is going on. My guess is that if and when Kyle Aselton returns, Sawatski will be relegated back to the bullpen.
Anthony Swarzak got one start this week and dropped his ERA by .07 points, while picking up 6 K's to 4 BB's.
Justin Jones also got one start this week, but pitched very poorly; he lasted just 2 innings and allowed 7 ER's, causing his ERA to increase by 1.67 points.
Brian Duensing also lost his only start of the week, but he didn't pitch that badly. He gave up 3 ER over 6 innings, causing his ERA to rise by .21 points.
Danny Powers did not pitch this week.
1.) J.P. Martinez - 1-2 / 2.93 ERA / 43 inn / 48-20 K-BB
2.) Ryan Callahan - 3-4 / 4.46 ERA / 38.1 inn / 33-15 K-BB
3.) Chris Schutt - 2-1 / 3.12 ERA / 26 inn / 32-15 K-BB
4.) Colby Miller - 2-2 / 5.54 ERA / 26 inn / 14-13 K-BB
5.) Tim Lahey - 4-0 / 4.91 ERA / 40.1 inn / 22-22 K-BB
6.) Jose Mijares - 0-5 / 5.55 ERA / 35.2 inn / 37-20 K-BB
7.) Josh Hill - 3-2 / 6.47 ERA / 40.1 inn / 27-15 K-BB
DL - Angel Garcia - 2-1 / 2.93 ERA / 15.1 inn / 13-9 K-BB
A mixed bag for the relievers this week. Martinez (.42), Schutt (.31) and hill (.09) all reduced their ERA, and Hill got a start. None of them factored in a decision.
On the other hand, Callahan (.10), Lahey (.09), Mijares (.32) and especially Miller (1.63) all saw their ERA increase. Lahey did pick up another win, and Callahan got both a win and a loss.
1.) Kyle Geiger - 55 games / .239 BA / 1 HR / 20 RBI
2.) Korey Feiner - 49 games / .210 BA / 0 HR / 11 RBI
Geiger started two games behind the plate for the Miracle, and got a start at 1B. His batting average dropped by 5 points, but he did hit his first HR of the year, and picked up 4 RBI's.
Feiner started four games as the Catcher, increasing his batting average by 13 points and picking up an RBI.
1B - Brock Peterson - 58 games / .293 BA / 9 HR / 33 RBI
2B - Alexi Casilla - 70 games / .313 BA / 0 HR / 30 RBI
SS - Trevor Plouffe - 65 games / .221 BA / 1 HR / 18 RBI
3B - Luke Hughes - 56 games / .229 BA / 2 HR / 21 RBI
DL - Johnny Woodard - 23 games / .181 BA / 2 HR / 8 RBI
Quite the drastic reduction from last week's list, which had 8 players mentioned as infielders. Jose Leger definitively resurfaced playing in Beloit, Dave Winfree returned to the Twins organization and was assigned to play with the GCL Twins for now, and Matt Tolbert was kicked up the ladder to New Britain. That clears things up a little bit.
Brock Peterson played in all 6 games this week, getting 5 starts at 1B and 1 as the DH. His batting average fell by 9 points, but he hit 2 HR's and picked up 3 RBI's.
Alexi Casilla picked up 3 starts each at SS and 2B. His batting average dropped by 1 point and he picked up 2 RBI's.
Trever Plouffe played in 4 games, 3 at SS and 1 at 3B. His batting average improved by 5 points and he picked up 4 RBI's.
Luke Hughes started 5 games at 3B and 1 at DH. His batting average stayed right where it was, and didn't hit any homers or drive in any runs.
1.) Justin Arneson - 39 games / .193 BA / 0 HR / 10 RBI
2.) Deacon Burns - 60 games / .209 BA / 1 HR / 14 RBI
3.) Jeremy Pickrel - 58 games / .244 BA / 3 HR / 27 RBI
4.) Brandon Roberts - 8 games / .156 BA / 0 HR / 4 RBI
5.) Erold Andrus - 26 games / .208 BA / 2 HR / 19 RBI
Garrett Guzman received a promotion this week, and is now playing with New Britain.
Newcomer Brandon Roberts, acquired in the Juan Castro trade, started all 6 games in CF. Unfortunately, his batting average plummeted by 130 points. He did pick up a couple of RBI's.
Jeremy Pickrel got 4 starts in RF. His batting average fell by 15 points, and he didn't pick up any homers or ribbies.
Deacon Burns got 2 starts in RF and 3 in LF. His batting average inched upwards by 2 points, but he also didn't get any HR's or RBI's.
Erold Andrus got 4 starts as the DH and 1 in LF. His batting average fell by 7 points, but he picked up 1 RBI.
Justin Arneson started 1 game in LF and got into two others. His batting average fell by 3 points, but he did manage to pick up 2 RBI's.