There was not much player movement this week down on the farm, but we’ll check in with a few select players and see how they are faring.
AAA Louisville Bats
OF Brennan Boesch didn’t take long to get his stroke back after being sent down to AAA.Ã‚Â Boesch is slashing .389/.488/.444/.933 in 10 G and 43 PA since his return.Ã‚Â Kris Negron is not faring quite as well, .200/.235/.600/.835 in his first 17 PA, since his demotion.Ã‚Â Two of Negron’s three hits have been HR.Ã‚Â Kyle Waldrop is struggling a bit since his promotion to AAA with a .250/.286/.250/.536 slash line in his first 21 PA.
LH SP David Holmberg (4.64 ERA) is having a rough season, he has surrendered 107 H and 35 BB in 85.1 IP with 49 SO.Ã‚Â Sam LeCure (5.97 ERA) is struggling mightily as well allowing 41 H and 21 BB in 37.2 IP with 25 SO.Ã‚Â Jumbo Diaz is faring better since his demotion.Ã‚Â Diaz has a 1.69 ERA with 4 S and has given up 10 H and 3 BB in 10.2 IP with 7 SO.
AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos
OF Jesse Winker’s big month of June (.321/.408/.476/.884) raised his season numbers to .262/.366/.371/.737.Ã‚Â The Southern League average is .257/.332/.374/.706 and the AA numbers for the recently promoted Kyle Waldrop were .277/.313/.430/.742.
SP Robert Stephenson now has a 3.68 ERA which is below the Southern League average of 3.79.Ã‚Â He’s allowed only 53 H in 78.1 IP with 89 SO.Ã‚Â His only blemishes this season are his team leading 43 BB and 8 HR allowed.
High A Daytona Tortugas
SS Alex Blandino (.288/.367/.408/.775) and OF Phil Ervin (.258/.344/.428/.772) continue to lead the Tortugas offense.Ã‚Â OF Sebastian Elizalde (.263/.320/.422/.742) is more than holding his own as well in the Florida State League where the average slash line is .250/.315/.338/.653.
SP Amir Garrett (3.00 ERA) has allowed 65 H and 31 BB in 72 IP and leads the team with 80 SO.Ã‚Â RP Nick Howard leads the team with 43 BB in just 34 IP.Ã‚Â Closer Brian Hunter (2.15 ERA) now has 7 S and has 38 SO in 29.1 IP.
Low A Dayton Dragons
2B Ronald Bueno (.276/.347/.390/.737) and OF Jonathan Reynoso (.284/.333/.383.716) are both outpacing the Midwest League average of .252/.321/.357/.677.Ã‚Â Both are successful on the bases also as Bueno has swiped 12 in 14 SB attempts and Reynoso has 9 SB without being caught.
SP Tyler Mahle (3.07 ERA) has allowed 87 H and 11 BB in 85 IP and his 84 SO lead the team.
Rookie Billings Mustangs
OF Aristides Aquino has yet to reach base in his first two games of his rehab assignment with the Mustangs.Ã‚Â He was hitting .226/.288/.321/.609 in 59 PA at Dayton before suffering a broken wrist.Ã‚Â CF Ed Charlton is pacing the offense with a .345/.424/.621/1.045 slash line.Ã‚Â RF Kevin Garcia, .421/.477/.500/.977 is off to a hot start as well.
LH SP Ty Boyles has a 3.68 ERA over his first three starts which is well below the Pioneer League average of 5.83.
Rookie AZL Reds
OF Juan Duran is making the most of his rehab assignment as he is hitting .391/.464/.739/1.203.Ã‚Â Duran hit .243/.297/.464/.761 with 17 HR last year at AA Pensacola.Ã‚Â RF Raul Wallace (.882 OPS) and SS Cory Thompson (.849 OPS) are also off to good starts.
Wendolyn Bautista has a 0.64 ERA and has allowed 14 H and 3 BB over 14 IP with 19 SO.