Minor League Recap - 4-23-15


Minor League Player of The Night - Vegas C Johnny Monell. When not wearing the tools of ignorance, he had 3 hits and a walk, including his 3rd homer.

Honorable Mention - Vegas slugger Travis Taijeron, with a 2 run dinger, his 5th in 41 ABs, and 2 other hits in a 3-5 nite, hiking his AAA average to .341. Let's add in Paul Sewald, the lock-down reliever, as per note in the AA section below.

AAA - Las Vegas - (7-8) 8 - Reno (8-7) 7. 

If 8s and 7s are your thing, re-read that line 7 or 8 times.

    RHSP Rafael Montero - 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 K, 1-0, 5.87. 2 HITS!

    C Johnny Monell - player of the day. See above.

    LF Travis Taijeron - today's honorable mention. See above.

   2B Dilson Herrera - 2-5, 1 BB, 1 K, .367

    LF Cory Vaughn - 0-1, K, .161. Alert: 13 Ks in 31 ABs

   RHRP Chasen Bradford  - allowed 2 inherited runners to score in the 8th to sqeeze it to 8-7, but picked up his first save in his 2 inning stint.  ERA remains at 0.00 

AA - New Hampshire (7-8) 5  -  Binghamton (8-6) 4

    RHSP Rainy Lara -  6.0-IP, 3-H, 1-ER, 5-K, 1-BB, 2.04

    DH Jayce Boyd - 2-4, double, 2-RBI, .315

    RHRP Paul Sewald - 1.2-IP, 1-H, 0-R, 2-K, 0-BB, 0.00

        Mack - this was Sewald's fifth scoreless outing this season (8.0-IP, 9-K)

A+ - Ft. Myers (6-9) 4  -  St. Lucie  (7-8) 2 

    RHSP Marcos Molina -  5.0-IP, 6-H, 3-R, 6-K, 1-BB, 3.38

    CF Champ Stuart -   2-4, 1-R, 1-HR (2), 1-RBI, .300

    LHRP Kelly Secrest - 1.2-IP, 2-H, 0-R, 1-K, 0-BB, 1.69

Another late fade for Molina. Growing pains.

Savannah -

    Suspended Game -   Charleston (7-4) 13  -  Savannah (3-7) 4

        RHSP Josh Prevost - 5.1-IP, 8-H, 5-R, 7-K, 1-BB,  7.15

        RF Wuilmer Becerra -  2-4, 1-RBI, .265

    Game 2 - Charleston (10-5) 4  -  Savannah (5-9) 2

        RHSP Brad Weick -  6.0-IP, 7-H, 4-R, 9-K, 1-BB, 3.60

        RF Wuilmer Becerra -  2-4, 1-R, 1-HR (3), 1-RBI, .250

        C Tomas Nido -   2-4, 1-R, 1-HR (1), 1-RBI, .265
Brad Weick's 9 Ks in 6 innings are impressive, but the Gnats get swatted down to 5-9 for the season. Good to see Becerra showing some pop in the HR unfriendly S Atlantic League. As a final note for this game, Luis Guillorme added 2 more hits and has been on via hit or walk 24 out of 53 times. Highly impressive.   
Underperformer du Jour: none, really, but Matt Reynolds did take an 0-5 collar, so let's give him the dubious honor today.


Christopher Soto said...

I saw Sewald when I went to Binghamton last weekend. He doesn't have blow it by you velocity BUT he does have excellent control and does a great job pounding the lower half of the strike zone.

Despite the runs Marcos Molina's start was very encouraging. In the minor leagues, for pitchers, I like to focus on the K and BB rates. So far Molina is at 10.1 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9.....that is OUTSTANDING at the A+ level! Come June.....He's gonna go on a run of 7 IP 0 ER starts.

Champ Stuart is showing LEGITIMATE improvement in his hit tool. Enough were I think it's safe to bump up the tool from a 40 (below average) grade to a 50 (average) grade. If he can cut down on his K rate to around 20% he's going to be a HUGE asset with his 80 grade speed.

Stephen Guilbert said...

This might be my favorite minors day of the season, despite the losses.

I keep signing Stuart's praises and I love that he's started the season well. If he can just cut down on the strikeouts a TAD, I can justify my love for this dude.

Guillorme is an offensive breakout away from becoming a top-100 prospect in baseball. He's already one of minor league baseball's best defenders.

Beccera is another breakout watch candidate. He's already done something Ike Davis and Dominic Smith combined couldn't do...hit more than a homer in the SALLY.

I don't mind the starts by Molina or Montero a bit. Montero only allowed six base runners in five innings, struck out four and didn't walk anyone. It's the PCL..runs are going to score. He's fine. Molina the same story--limited base runners, struck guys out, didn't walk many. I love it.

Dilson Herrera HAS to be forcing the issue with Murphy. How long can Herrera hit like this and how long does Murphy have to struggle in the field (and at the plate) until a trade is made? What trade do you make if you're Sandy?

eraff said...

SG--- as you begin to ponder Murph Trades.... he's tradeable ONLY to a pennant contender needing a lefty bat.

This points to two things--- it'll be a "later deal", and it would be for a Minor Leaguer--- pennant contenders don't generally trade MLB pieces while they're contending.

BTW--that last point may apply to the Mets as well

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