June 16, 2014 - Summer Baseball Update
June 16, 2014 - Summer Baseball Update
June 16, 2014
Taylor Anderson, Glens Falls Golden Eagles (Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League)
Did not play last week.
Alex Bee, Sedalia Bombers (MINK Collegiate Baseball League)
Bee had a hit in all three games last week, going 3-for-10 with a walk, two doubles, and an RBI. After going 1-for-4 with a stolen base and run scored in his first game of the week on June 11, the catcher went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and an RBI in Sedalia’s 10-2 win over the St. Joseph Mustangs on June 13. Bee then had a double on June 15 against St. Joseph, bringing his season-opening on-base streak to eight games. For the season, Bee is batting .250 (6-for-24) with four walks and five RBI for the 9-4 Sedalia Bombers.
Max Brown, Junction City Brigade (Mid-Plains League)
Clayton Dalrymple, El Dorado Broncos
Did not play last week as he has not played since June 7, but he is 5-for-9 with a double, two RBI, and two stolen bases in three games this season.
Brooks DeBord, Junction City Brigade (Mid-Plains League)
Dalon Farkas, Rossville Rattlers (Mid-Plains League)
Signee for the 2015 season made his summer debut last week, hitting a solo home run in his first game on June 12 against the Baldwin City Blues. In his second game, he was 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI, helping him go 3-for-8 over the two games. Farkas is a product of Milton High School in Milton, Georgia.
Jordan Floyd, Rossville Rattlers (Mid-Plains League)
Did not pitch last week.
Levi MaVorhis, Brewster Whitecaps (Cape Cod League)
The right-hander made two appearances over the week, both out of the bullpen, allowing one run in 6.0 combined innings while striking out four and walking none. In his summer debut on June 12, MaVorhis allowed one run on three hits and struck out three in three innings pitched in Brewster’s 10-0 loss. In his next game on June 15, MaVorhis threw the final three innings of a seven-inning contest against Bourne, not surrendering a run while allowing one hit and striking out one.
Bryce Ward, Rossville Rattlers (Mid-Plains League)
Making his summer debut on June 12, the 2015 signee allowed one run in 2.0 innings while he struck out two without issuing any walks against Baldwin City. Ward, a product of Jenks High School in Jenks, Oklahoma, went 8-3 last season for Jenks, helping the team reach the semifinals of the Oklahoma 6A State Tournament.
Jake Wodtke, Topeka Golden Giants (Mid-Plains League)
Carter Yagi, Peninsula Oilers (Alaska Baseball League)
Yagi opened his summer season by going 5-for-27 (.185) with a triple, four RBI, and five walks in his first seven games. After going 1-for-5 with two RBI in his first game on June 8 against the San Francisco Seals, Yagi went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and three runs scored in his second game on June 9 against the Seals. The senior-to-be has started all seven games with Peninsula at shortstop and hit in the leadoff spot in six of the seven games.
In the Pros
Carlos Torres, New York Mets (MLB)
The right-hander made three appearances for the Mets last week, with his first outing being a scoreless 1 2/3 innings on June 11 vs. Milwaukee. The next day, Torres had his worst outing of the season, surrendering four runs on seven hits in 1.0 inning pitched. He threw a scoreless 12th inning on June 12, but he did not record an out amongst the six batters he faced in the 13th inning in New York’s 5-1 loss. Torres bounced back, though, in his final outing of the week, picking up his third win of the season after holding San Diego to one run in four innings on June 15. Torres, who was summoned in the second inning after Daisuke Matsuzaka was removed from the game with a severe upset stomach, surrendered a run in the second frame but held San Diego scoreless in the third through fifth innings. He threw a season-high 63 pitches and struck out four while walking one in his first win since April 10.
Evan Marshall, Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB)
Marshall made three appearances last week – all on the road – allowing one run in 3 1/3 combined innings, keeping his ERA with Arizona to under 2.00. On June 12, with the Diamondbacks trailing 4-3 in the seventh inning, Marshall was summoned from the bullpen with the bases loaded and one out. The first batter he faced, Matt Dominguez, hit into a double play as Marshall threw out Dexter Fowler at home on a ground ball and Dominguez was called out during the play on batter interference. Marshall later threw a scoreless bottom of the eighth inning before Arizona tied it up in the top of the ninth. He threw for the second straight day on June 13, allowing three hits and one run in 1.0 inning, but on June 15 at Los Angeles, Marshall struck out one and stranded two inherited runners in 2/3 of an inning during Arizona’s 6-3 win over the Dodgers. In 17 Major League appearances, Marshall has a 1.96 ERA, 19 strikeouts, seven walks, and has not allowed any of his nine inherited runners to score.
Jared Goedert, Buffalo Bisons (Triple-A, International League, Toronto Blue Jays)
Goedert entered the week with a three-hit performance last Sunday, and he followed that up with a three-hit performance in his first game of the week on Monday. In five games last week, Goedert went 6-for-21 (.286) with two home runs, two walks, and three RBI. His first home run of the week occurred on June 10, which was a leadoff shot in the sixth that tied the game at 4-4 and eventually helped lead the Bisons to an 8-4 win. His second home run of the week was hit in an eight-run top half of the ninth inning in Buffalo’s 11-3 win over Toledo. Goedert is second on the team with eight home runs this season while he is also batting .285 (57-for-200) with seven doubles and 30 RBI.
A.J. Morris, Indianapolis Indians (Triple-A, International League, Pittsburgh)
In only his second career appearance in Triple-A, Morris threw his first career shutout, holding Durham to six hits in nine innings while striking out seven on June 12. The start for the Indians was his first at home with Indianapolis and was the ninth complete-game shutout thrown at Victory Field by an Indianapolis pitcher in team history. The shutout also gave Morris his first career Triple-A win.
In two Triple-A starts so far, Morris is 1-1 with a 1.20 ERA and 12 strikeouts against four walks. Opponents are hitting .210 against.
Nate Tenbrink, Tacoma Rainiers (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League, Seattle)
Did not play last week; has been on the disabled list since April 5.
Justin Bloxom, Harrisburg Senators (Double-A, Eastern League, Washington)
Did not play last week; has been on the disabled list since May 23.
Kyle Hunter, Jackson Generals (Double-A, Southern League, Seattle)
Hunter made one appearance last week, allowing an earned run on one hit while striking out one in two innings on June 15 vs. Jacksonville. He entered the game in the sixth inning, stranding an inherited runner, and went on to throw a scoreless seventh inning. In the eighth, Hunter allowed a leadoff single and struck out the second batter he faced before being removed from the game. The leadoff single, hit by Joe Benson, later turned into a run as Jackson eventually lost 10-4 in its first half finale. The southpaw has 24 strikeouts, 11 walks, and a .296 batting average against in 37.1 innings this season.
James Allen, Bakersfield Blaze (Class A Advanced, California League, Cincinnati)
Allen made two appearances last week – both out of the bullpen – and allowed two runs in 3.0 combined innings pitched. On June 11, the right-hander allowed two runs in the seventh inning vs. Modesto, but he came back out the in the eighth and held the Nuts to no runs as Bakersfield went on to win 19-6. Allen struck out two and walked none in the June 11 appearance. On June 14, Allen was the first reliever summoned from the Bakersfield bullpen after starting pitcher Daniel Wright threw six innings and allowed four runs. Allen held Modesto scoreless in the seventh, striking out one, to pick up his first hold of the year. Allen, who has 14 strikeouts and one walk as a reliever this season, helped Bakersfield post a 45-25 first half record en route to the Blaze winning the California League North Division First Half title.
Wade Hinkle, Inland Empire 66ers (Class A Advanced, California League, Los Angeles Angels)
For the second straight week, Hinkle started hitless in his first two games, but the first baseman/designated hitter recovered by going 5-for-10 in his final three games of the week. In a four-game series vs. Visalia, Hinkle went 0-for-4 in the first game, but then 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in the second game, 2-for-3 with a walk in the third game, and 2-for-3 with a double, triple, walk, and RBI in the series finale. With Sunday representing the end of the California League’s first half, Hinkle finished the first part of the 2014 campaign second in the league in OBP (.431) and ninth in batting average (.315).
Nick Martini, Palm Beach Cardinals (Class A Advanced, Florida State League, St. Louis)
After a five-game stint with Double-A Springfield in which he went 2-for-11 (.182), Martini was sent back to Class A Advanced Palm Beach on June 11 following James Ramsay being activated from the Springfield disabled list. Martini, who started the season with Palm Beach, played in two games for the Cardinals last week, going 1-for-5 with an RBI and a walk. His one hit on the week occurred on June 12 at Bradenton as Martini was one of only four players that collected a hit in Palm Beach’s 2-0 loss. In 54 combined games between Class A Advanced and Double-A, Martini is batting .240 (49-for-204) with 11 doubles, four triples, one home run, 23 RBI, and three stolen bases.
Jared King, Savannah Sand Gnats (Class A, South Atlantic League, New York Mets)
Did not play; has been on the disabled list since May 12.
Austin Fisher, Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Class A Short Season, New York-Penn League, Cleveland Indians)
One week after being drafted by the Indians in the 13th round, Fisher made his professional debut on June 13 with Mahoning Valley, going 1-for-5 with a walk, a stolen base, and two runs scored. Fisher batted second and played shortstop in his first professional game, and in his second plate appearance of the game, he drew a walk before stealing second base and later scoring a run on an RBI single by Francisco Mejia. In his third official at-bat, Fisher collected his first professional hit by singling to center field in the fifth inning. He later went on to score in the inning to give the Scrappers a 9-5 lead in an eventual 10-9 win. Fisher also started on June 15, going 0-for-4.