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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Down on the Farm: Low A Report

Beloit Snappers (3-0)
T-1st Place -- Midwest League Western Division

Snappers Season Stats

Starting Pitchers

1.) Jeff Manship - 1 start
2.) Alex Burnett - 1 start
3.) Jose Lugo - 1 start
4.) Cole DeVries - 1 relief appearance
5.) Adam Hawes

Who's Hot: Jeff Manship threw down the gauntlet by going 5.2 innings and allowing just 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 6 in the extreme cold when the Snappers finally got a chance to open their season on Saturday after back-to-back "cold outs." It's become apparent that Manship has dynamite stuff, and it would not be even remotely surprising to see him get a quick promotion to Ft. Myers -- he could end up having a Matt Garza or Kevin Slowey like season where he very quickly moves through multiple levels of the organization. Neither Burnett (4 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 2BB's, 5 K's) or Lugo (4.1 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 2 BB's, 6 K's) were too shabby either in their season debut's. Cole DeVries meanwhile, got an inning out of the bullpen and allowed an unearned run and a walk.

Who's Not: So far the starting pitching has been perfectly adequate, so nobody is deserving of being in this category so far.

Relief Pitchers
1.) Adam Revelette - 2 relief appearances ("RA")
2.) Dan Leatherman - 1 RA
3.) Danny Vais - 1 RA
4.) Danny Hernandez - 1 RA
5.) Sean Land - 1 RA
6.) Armando Gabino - 1 RA
7.) Robert Delaney - 1 RA

Who's Hot: Danny Hernandez (2 IP, 1 BB, 1 K) and Sean Land (1.2 IP) have both opened up with scoreless appearances, and Land even earned a save for his troubles. Dan Leatherman and Robert Delaney have also both pitched scoreless innings in their first relief appearances, although Leatherman did allow a hit (Delaney was perfect).

Who's Not: When a team is 3-0, it usually means that the pitching has been decent, and that's certainly the case here. Armando Gabino has struggled the most, giving up 1 run on 3 hits in 1.2 innings. Danny Vais, meanwhile, gave up 1 run on 1 hit in 2.1 innings of work on his way to a win -- but at this point, merely having an ERA in this bullpen is enough to get you on the "Who's Not' list.

1.) Greg Yersich - C (2)
2.) Allan de San Miguel - C (1)
DL - Jose Leger

Who's Hot: Neither of them, at the moment.

Who's Not: Yersich is 1-for-7 with an RBI and 2 K's, while de San Miguel is 0-for-2 with a K. I would say both of those performances qualify as "Not Hot." On the plus side, de San Miguel has drawn a walk, and neither of them has made an error through three games. Faint praise, indeed.

1.) Johnny Woodard - 1B (2)
2.) Brian Dinkelman - 2B (3)
3.) Daniel Valencia - 3B (3)
4.) Yancarlos Ortiz - SS (2)
5.) Garrett Olson - 1B (1), SS (1), DH (1)
6.) William Luque - 2B (1), SS (1)
7.) Daniel Berg - DH (1)
DL - Andrew Thompson
DL - Paul Kelly

Who's Hot: Daniel Valencia has started off 3-for-10 with a HR and 2 RBI's and a walk. He's also played error-free baseball at third base, and has picked up a stolen base. Brian Dinkelman, meanwhile, is 2-for-7 with 3 walks and a run scored -- although unlike Valencia he has made an error in the field. Garrett Olson, meanwhile, is hitting just .200 (2-for-10), but he has 3 RBI's and 2 runs scored while being asked to bounce around to numerous positions.

Who's Not: Yancarlos Ortiz has undoubtedly started off the worst for the Snappers, going 0-for-5 with a K and making an error in the field. He's not alone in still looking for his first hit: Daniel Berg (0-for-3 with 3 walks) and William Luque (0-for-3 with a walk) are also still trying to get on the board.

1.) Joe Benson - CF (3)
2.) Chris Parmelee - RF (2), DH (1)
3.) Mark Robinson - LF (2)
4.) Danny Santiesteban - LF (1), RF (1)

Who's Hot: Danny Santiesteban and Mark Robinson have both started off by going 2-for-7, and Santiesteban has a double and 2 RBI's as part of the deal. Chris Parmelee, meanwhile, is hitting just .200 (2-for-10), but he has a solo HR and 4 runs scored, making his line look a little stronger.

Who's Not: Joe Benson has kicked off his season on a 2-for-13 snide with 6 K's. At least he's played error-free ball in the outfield.

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