Three Day Minor League Report

Myworld has some down time and we have three days of catching up to do to see who is hot in the minor leagues.

June 24

Teoscar Hernandez had a perfect day going 3 for 3 with two walks. He was a triple short of the cycle. The three hits put his average at .209. With his seventh homerun and two stolen bases to give him 19 for the year Hernandez makes an intriguing power/speed combination. He just has to improve on his 14/64 walk to whiff ratio, which puts his OBA at .262, unacceptable for a leadoff hitter.

Corey Seager bashed two homeruns to give him six at AAA and 11 for the year. The two homeruns broke an 0 for 7 slump raising his average to .291, quite a bit below the .375 he hit in AA.

The Athletics may still not regret the trade of Brandon Moss for Joey Wendle. Joey went 4 for 5 with two doubles to raise his average to .271. His power is doubles oriented. In 18 less games he has already reached his double total from last year. The Indians would like to see some improvement on his 12/53 walk to whiff ratio.

Trea Turner is enjoying being a National. He went 3 for 4 to raise his average to .359, hitting his first triple in the AA Eastern League. With his .359 average the Nationals promoted him to AAA where he went 0 for 4.

Adam Conley allowed just one hit in his six innings of work. He picked up his seventh win against two losses. Adam made a major league relief appearance in June, working one inning and getting all three hitters to ground out.

Another Marlin, Gabe Castellanos had one of the better pitching lines of the year, not allowing a hit or walk in seven innings, striking out 12. He faced the minimum 21 batters, with only 9 hitters putting the ball in play.

June 25th

Yorman Rodriguez is in a zone that he hopes to carry into the Future’s Game. The last two days (25th and 26th) he has been 6 for 9 with a homerun and 9 RBIs. Yorman has a rather shallow 16/69 walk to whiff ratio.

Domingo Leyba had a perfect 4 for 4 day, falling a homerun short of the cycle. The four hits brought his average up to .237. The 4 for 4 day is right in the middle of a six game hitting streak in which Domingo is 11 for 27.

His High Desert teammate Mitch Haniger also got four hits to raise his average to .667. He stroked a double and drove in three runs in his second game at High A.

The Diamondbacks catcher, Stryker Trahan, the first round pick in the 2012 draft only got two hits in a 2 for 5 day, but one hit carried over the fence and the other split the gap for five RBIs on the day. The Dodgers 2012 first round pick is having a little trouble since his promotion to High A, hitting just .191. Between the two levels he has 15 homeruns on the year.

Tyler Collins went 3 for 5 with two homeruns and five RBIs to raise his average to .264. After hitting a respectable .292 as a fourth outfielder fo the Tigers they demoted him to AAA.

The jewell of the Angels pitching prospects may not be Jake Jewell, but he is making the Angels take notice with his five innings of one hit shutout ball. Last year Jake had an ERA north of 8.00. This year he has kept it under 4.00. In his last two outings he has thrown five shutout innings to extend his shutout streak to 10.

June 26th

Down in the short season league Kevin Padlo was the big RBI man with six. He went 3 for 5 with his first homerun in the Northwest League. Kevin is hitting in eight games after hitting just .145 in Low A. Padlo has four consecutive games in which he has driven in a run, giving him 10 RBIs during that stretch. The Rockies drafted Kevin in the fifth round of the 2014 draft.

Reds prospect Taylor Sparks went 4 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs. The Reds second round 2014 pick has a walk to whiff ratio of 9/90, which would explain his low .248 average.

The Mets may soon have to make room for their 2013 first round pick. For Dominic Smith, the 4 for 5 day was his second four hit day for the month of June. The four hits put his June average at .376 while his overall average is .305.

Kendry Flores threw seven innings of two hit shutout ball to pick up his first AAA win this year. Kendry spent almost all of April in Japan playing in the NPB. Kendry has made two relief appearances for the Marlins. He is back to starting in AAA with three starts and a 2.65 ERA.

Luis Severino threw seven innings of shutout ball, allowing just three hits. He walked two and struck out six. Since being promoted to AAA Luis has not allowed more than two runs in any of his five starts to put his ERA at 1.44. Luis has not allowed an earned run in his last 14 plus innings of work in AAA.

Chris Bassitt would like to get another opportunity with the Athletics. After getting slapped around for 11 runs in 18 innings Chris threw five innings of shutout two hit ball. He struck out eight during the outing to lower his ERA to 3.71.

The Phillies Dominican prospect Franklyn Kilome threw six innings of shutout two hit ball in his second start of 2015. Franklyn has only allowed one run in two starts to put his ERA at 0.77.

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