Summer Baseball Update - August 3, 2015

Seniors in 2015-16
Clayton Dalrymple, El Dorado Broncos (Jayhawk League)
Three games, three hits for the Jayhawk League batting champion as Dalrymple helped El Dorado go 2-1 through its first three games of the 81st edition of the NBC World Series. After going a combined 2-for-8 in the first two contests, Dalrymple helped the Broncos stave off elimination on August 2 with a 10-2 victory over Arvada. In that game, the rising senior stole three bases and scored three runs as he reached base on an error, a single and a walk. El Dorado will play next on Wednesday, August 5 against the winner of Monday’s Wellington Heat-San Diego Waves matchup.

In other news, Dalrymple was named to the Jayhawk League First Team after capturing the league batting title while also finishing first in OBP, second in stolen bases and hits, and third in hits.

Tyler Moore, East Texas Pump Jacks (Texas Collegiate League)
Moore was 6-for-23 (.261) in six games last week, turning in a pair of two-hit efforts on back-to-back days on July 29-30. The multi-hit games give him four over his last eight contests, a stretch in which he is batting .355 (11-for-31) with three doubles, three RBIs and three walks. For the summer, Moore is now hitting .231 (27-for-117) with six doubles and 15 walks. The Pump Jacks head into their final week of the regular season with four more games before a one-game playoff against Brazos Valley on Saturday, August 8. The winner will play in the league championship series.

Tyler Wolfe, Mat-Su Miners (Alaska Baseball League)
As Mat-Su prepares for the best-of-three Top of the World Series that starts on August 3, Wolfe wrapped up the regular season by hitting .348 (8-for-23) with four RBIs over the final week’s five games. The stretch was part of Wolfe’s strong finish to the Alaska Baseball League season as the rising senior batted .319 (22-for-69) with four doubles, eight RBIs and four walks over the last 17 games. He also had at least one hit in 13 of the final 14 contests – that’s after collecting a hit in less than half (14) of his first 29 games. For the summer, Wolfe is now carrying a .253 batting average (38-for-150) with 16 RBIs and 13 walks.

Juniors in 2015-16
Jake Wodtke, El Dorado Broncos (Jayhawk League)
Wodtke is 3-for-8 (.375) in El Dorado’s first three games of the NBC World Series. He was 1-for-3 in the Broncos’ 2-0 opening win on July 31, and, after going 0-for-2 in the August 1 loss vs. Valley Center, he went 2-for-3 with a walk in an eight-run victory over Arvada that kept the Broncos alive in the NBC World Series. 

Pro Cats
Carlos Torres, New York Mets
Appearing in just one game last week – a wild one for the Mets – Torres stretched his scoreless inning streak to seven with a scoreless frame thrown on July 31 vs. Washington. The right-hander picked up the win, his fourth of the year, after striking out the side in the top of the 12th as New York walked off with a 2-1 victory. Over his last four appearances, Torres has not allowed a run while striking out 10. He has also walked just one over the four-game span as he has issued two free passes in his last 13 innings pitched (in addition to 16 strikeouts). 

Evan Marshall, Reno Aces (Triple-A, Arizona Diamondbacks)
In his first appearance of the week, Marshall worked out of a seventh-inning jam on August 27 vs. Las Vegas, stranding an inherited runner by retiring the two batters he faced with a force out and fly out. Four days later, against Fresno, he was charged with a blown save but also a win after allowing an inherited runner to score as well as another runner of his own in 2/3 of an inning pitched. The right-hander spelled Reno starter Aaron Blair in the seventh following a one-out single. A stolen base, groundout and walk later, Marshall surrendered back-to-back RBI singles that erased the Aces’ 3-2 advantage. Reno responded, though, in the bottom half of the frame with two runs to regain the lead and put Marshall in line for the win. Marshall’s ERA stands at 6.61 in 30 appearances with Reno.

Nick Martini, Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A, St. Louis Cardinals)
Martini was 3-for-11 (.273) in four games last week as the 25-year-old is still hitting well above .300 in his first career stint at the Triple-A level. Martini had two hits and an RBI on July 28 against Oklahoma City before reaching base twice on July 31 with a hit and a walk. In 20 games with Memphis, Martini has 17 hits and nine walks as he is batting .354 (17-for-48) with five extra-base hits and 14 RBIs.

A.J. Morris, Indianapolis Indians (Triple-A, Pittsburgh Pirates)
A three-appearance week for the 28-year-old helped bring his scoreless inning streak to 14 innings before being snapped on August 1 – a game in which he picked up his fifth win of the campaign. Entering the week, Morris had not allowed a run since July 10. He turned in two scoreless innings on July 27 and one blank frame on July 29 to bring his scoreless inning streak to 13. His next outing, on August 1, he worked a 1-2-3 12th before allowing a run in the top of the 13th. The Indians answered, however, with two runs in the bottom of the 13th to walk off with a 6-5 win. Over his last 10 appearances, Morris is 2-0 with a 0.72 ERA (2er, 25.0ip), 17 strikeouts and five walks. For the season, he has a 2.48 ERA and .232 batting average against in 35 games.

Wade Hinkle, Arkansas Travelers (Double-A, Los Angeles Angels)
Hinkle played in six games last week, recording four hits and five RBIs. All four of his hits came over a three-game stretch from July 29-31, a span that includes a 2-for-5 performance on July 29 which featured four RBIs as well. The four runs batted in, all with two outs, came off a two-run single in the fourth and a two-run double in the fifth of Arkansas’ 12-9 win over Northwest Arkansas. Hinkle, who is hitting .300 with nine RBIs over his last 10 games, is batting .258 (68-for-264) with 12 doubles, seven home runs and 38 RBIs in 78 games this season.

Kyle Hunter, Jackson Generals (Double-A, Seattle Mariners)
Hunter worked one game last week, throwing 2 1/3 innings in a spot start on July 31 at Biloxi. He surrendered three runs on three hits and two walks in the outing, taking his first loss in 14 appearances with Jackson this season. The left-hander is 2-1 with a 4.76 ERA (12er, 22.2ip) with the Generals.

Jared King, Binghamton Mets (Double-A, New York Mets)
King snapped a six-game hitless streak by going 2-for-5 with three RBIs on July 30. The next day, he went 1-for-4 before finishing out the week as a pinch hitter in back-to-back games on August 1 and 2. King is batting .198 (65-for-329) with 10 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 36 RBIs in 91 games this season.

Tanner Witt, Frederick Keys (Class A Advanced, Baltimore Orioles)
After going hitless in the first two games of the week, Witt had five hits over a four-game stretch as he went 5-for-23 in seven games total. Witt, who is hitting .319 (23-for-72) with Frederick, managed to reach base in six straight contests to end the week as he had a walk on July 28 and August 2. He has a .410 OBP to go with his .300+ batting average.

Ross Kivett, West Michigan Whitecaps (Class A, Detroit Tigers)
Kivett started the week with hits in back-to-back games on July 28 and 29, but over his final four contests, he notched just one safety in 13 at-bats. However, he drew a walk in the last three games as he has reached base safely in eight of his last 10 appearances. The outfielder is now hitting .281 (112-for-398) with 24 doubles, 41 RBIs and 22 stolen bases in 102 games. In the Midwest League, the 23-year-old is sixth in hits, tied for fifth in doubles, and tied for 13th in steals.

Mitch Meyer, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Class A, Milwaukee Brewers)
Meyer started the week by going 1-for-4 with an RBI on July 28, but the outfielder was 0-for-5 across his last two games. He is now batting .222 (35-for-158) with five doubles, two triples and 10 RBIs in 50 games.

Austin Fisher, Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Class A Short Season, Cleveland Indians)
Fisher appeared in just two games last week, going 1-for-9 with an RBI, a walk and two runs scored. His one hit came on July 28 at Connecticut, an RBI triple in the eighth inning of Mahoning Valley’s 9-2 win. He drew a walk in his five plate appearances the next day while also scoring a run. He is batting .247 (22-for-89) with a .337 OBP in 27 games this season.

Max Brown, AZL D-Backs (Rookie, Arizona Diamondbacks)
Brown had at least one hit in three of his four games last week, capped by a two-hit effort in the second game of a doubleheader on August 1. The outfielder was 2-for-4 with an RBI at the AZL Brewers, giving him 19 hits and nine RBIs in 23 games as a professional.

Shane Conlon, AZL Athletics (Rookie, Oakland A’s)
Conlon only played in one game last week, notching an RBI single in his only at-bat on July 28 vs. the AZL Giants. The first baseman, who is hitting .415 over his last 10 games, is batting .321 (26-for-81) with 11 RBIs in 22 games as a professional.

Nate Griep, Helena Brewers (Rookie, Milwaukee Brewers)
In one relief appearance last week, Griep surrendered an unearned run in two innings while also striking out three and walking two. The right-hander dropped his ERA over his last five games to 3.00 (3er, 9.0ip) while all four of his strikeouts have been recorded in his last three games.