Down on the Farm: Low A Report
1.) Kyle Waldrop - 6-2 / 3.09 ERA / 87.1 inn / 51-13 K-BB
2.) Oswaldo Sosa - 5-5 / 2.75 ERA / 72 inn / 58-25 K-BB
3.) Ryan Mullins - 1-2 / 4.27 ERA / 71.2 inn / 61-22 K-BB
4.) Eduardo Morlan - 3-3 / 2.57 ERA / 63 inn / 73-27 K-BB
5.) Adam Hawes - 1-2 / 5.22 ERA / 39.2 inn / 35-18 K-BB
With the Midwest League All-Star Game this week, the Snappers played only 4 games. As a result, Hawes did not get a chance to start and didn't pitch. It was a pretty good week for the rest of the Snappers starters, although only Morlan picked up a win. Everybody that pitched decreased in ERA except for Sosa, whose ERA just nudged up by .02 points. Sosa and Morlan both got invites to the All-Star Game, and both pitched for 1/3 of an inning, both also getting a strikeout. Morlan also managed to pitch a complete game on the 16th, allowing 7 hits and 2 ER over the course of 9 innings. Congrats, Eddie!
1.) Jose Cordero - 0-1 / 20.25 ERA / 1.1 inn / 0-1 K-BB
2.) Yohan Pino - 5-1 / 1.59 ERA / 39.2 inn / 51-10 K-BB
3.) Frank Mata - 3-2 / 2.49 ERA / 21.2 inn / 10-5 K-BB
4.) David Shinskie - 4-5 / 2.93 ERA / 43 inn / 31-11 K-BB
5.) Danny Vais - 1-2 / 2.60 ERA / 34.2 inn / 32-9 K-BB
6.) Alexander Smit - 2-1 / 4.75 ERA / 30.1 / 35-18 K-BB
7.) John Cline - no record
John Cline is the new addition to this crew, having been assigned to the club from Extended Spring Training to fill the roster spot vacated by Jose Lugo, who was sent down to Elizabethton. Smit, Cordero and Mata did not pitch this week. Pino continued to dominate, and got a chance to join the two starters at the All-Star Game where he pitched 2/3 of an inning, allowing 1 hit and getting a strikeout. David Shinskie got tabbed with a loss but lowered his ERA slightly, while Danny Vais pitched an inning and also lowered his ERA a bit.
1.) Caleb Moore - 56 games / .285 BA / 2 HR / 22 RBI
2.) Allan de San Miguel - 35 games / .194 BA / 0 HR / 14 RBI
Both Moore and de San Miguel started 2 games behind the plate, and Moore got an additional start as the DH. Moore continued to hit well, increasing his batting average by 6 points. Moore got an invite to the All-Star Game, but went 0-for-2.
1.) Erik Lis - 60 games / .315 BA / 8 HR / 37 RBI
2.) Steven Tolleson - 47 games / .287 BA / 2 HR / 16 RBI
3.) Paul Kelly - 66 games / .272 BA / 3 HR / 36 RBI
4.) Juan Portes - 14 games / .228 BA / 0 HR / 4 RBI
5.) Andrew Thompson - 52 games / .266 BA / 3 HR / 11 RBI
6.) Toby Gardenhire - 37 games / .193 BA / 0 HR / 7 RBI
7.) Jose Leger - no statistics
Duh duh duh...Jose Leger surfaces again. I found out from a press release on the Beloit website that Leger actually has been chilling in Extended Spring Training recently, which is why he hadn't been accumulating any stats for Ft. Myers. This guy has bounced around like crazy this year. Toby Gardenhire had a pretty bad week, dropping his batting average back below the Mendoza Line. Erik Lis also saw his drop by 14 points. Andrew Thompson hit a homerun and upped his batting average by 13 points. Portes and Tolleson didn't play. Kelly, Lis, and Thompson all got into the All-Star Game, but none of them got a hit.
With Henry Sanchez being sent down, Lis now is solidly in charge as the teams starting 1B. Thompson usually gets to start at 2B, although he also got a start at SS this week. Kelly started three out of the four games at SS. Third base is up for grabs right now, since Danny Berg got a couple of starts there this week (and he is now down with Elizabethton), and Toby Gardenhire and Paul Kelly got the other starts. Gardy Jr. isn't going to become a regular starter anytime soon, and Kelly is the regular at SS. Expect Leger and possibly Tolleson to get some playing time there.
1.) Tarrance Patterson - 51 games / .271 BA / 0 HR / 8 RBI
2.) Dwayne White - 42 games / .221 BA / 1 HR / 9 RBI
3.) Eli Tintor - 53 games / .265 BA / 3 HR / 24 RBI
4.) Edward Ovalle - 65 games / .261 BA / 6 HR / 29 RBI
5.) Mark Robinson - no statistics
Mark Robinson joins the Beloit squad from Extended Spring Training, while Josh Land was sent packing to Elizabethton. Tarrance Patterson had a decent week, bumping his batting average up by 7 points and going 1-for-4 in the All-Star Game. White raised his batting average by 16 points, but Tintor and Ovalle both saw theirs drop slightly.
Generally speaking, LF belongs to Patterson, CF to Ovalle, and RF to Tintor. White gets some playing time at DH and backing those three up, and I don't know where Robinson is going to figure into the equation. By next week, we should have a better idea of how Robinson is going to be utilized by the Snappers.