MAJORING ON THE MINORS - WHO'S HOT, WHO'S NOT - Vol. 4
It's Thursday, again, to all of you still with us on terra firma, and it's time for our next episode of "Who's... And Who's Not."
- Las Vegas (23-10): 215 runs, 137 runs against, .303, 4.09 ERA. .377 on base, and .496 slug. Wow.
- Binghamton (19-13): 146 runs, 147 runs against, .266, 4.20 ERA
- St. Lucie (14-18)): 132 runs, 130 runs against, .252, 3.42 ERA
- Savannah (12-19): 133 runs, 143 runs against, .258, 4.05 ERA
I also left off Dilson Herrera and Johnny Monell, since they have been promoted.
One Vegas guy also not in the "hot" list due to limited ABs, but who I've trashed, deserves me to mention that in a utility role, Cory Vaughn has gone 7 for 14 with 7 walks in his last 10 games. Good turnaround.
Here is a little tidbit: Vegas in innings 5, 6, and 7 this year have outscored opponents a stunning 91-38! Including 32-4 in the 5th inning. So they average 4 runs per game - in just 3 of the 9 innings!
Of the remaining Vegas Bombers:
Matt Reynolds (.310) is one of the 5. He has cooled off a bit, with a recent 4 for 21 stretch in 5 games, and while his 29 Ks in 32 games concerns me, his 26 runs and RBIs in 32 games are a real positive.
Wilfredo Tovar (.307) has pretty similar #'s to Reynolds so far, when adjusted for the number of games played, so the value of those numbers, as positive as they are, are not all that clear.
Travis Taijeron leads the league in hitting at .363, Darrell Ceciliani has surged to .341 (7th), and Alex Castellanos has cooled to .322 (still slugging .722). Just WOW.
Matt Reynolds - AAA: Reynolds has made just 3 errors in 32 games, and is sitting at .310 with 26 RBIs. 16 extra base hits.
Wilfredo Tovar – AAA: with a 2 homer game, Tovar is hitting .307, with a mere 9 Ks in 92 PAs. And a .466 slug %. Impressive.
Jeff McNeil - HI A: he has been hot for weeks, and is hitting .324, with a .387 on base %.
TOP 10 STARTERS
#10 Starter? Well, Syndergaard's promoted, so without a clear-cut #10, let me say that Brad Wieck and Tyler Pill, who both been struggling (Pill the more of the 2) both had outstanding last starts. Hot enough for me to give them both toeholds in the hot list). Oh, and Gabe Ynoa pitched great on Wed afternoon, so make it a 3 way tie for 10th.
TOP 5 RELIEVERS:
The 5 short inning hurlers I wish to highlight:
@He just hates giving up hits, with just 23 in 73 innings spanning 2014 and 2015.
Dario Alvarez - A: last 7 scoreless outings lower his ERA to just above 3. 14 Ks in 10.1 innings.
So those last 3 catchers are 7 for 81. Yogi just turned 90 and can hit better.