Summer Baseball Update - July 8, 2015
Summer Baseball Update - July 8, 2015
A few days late, but nevertheless, here is the latest K-State baseball summer update. The next update will be posted on Monday, July 20.
Seniors in 2015-16
Clayton Dalrymple, El Dorado Broncos (Jayhawk League)
The rising senior is still hitting above .400 for first-place El Dorado as he enters July 8 ranked second in the Jayhawk League with a .417 batting average. From June 29-July 7, Dalrymple went 12-for-29 (.414) and reached base safely in all eight games. Over the same stretch, he registered four multi-hit games, including a three-hit effort in game one of a doubleheader against Hays on July 3. In 26 games this summer, Dalrymple has a .532 OBP and .531 slugging percentage, helped by his four doubles, two triples, one home run, 16 walks and 10 hit by pitches. In addition to batting average, he is among the Jayhawk League leaders in OBP (1st), hit by pitch (1st), stolen bases (T-1st, 12), runs (2nd, 28), hits (2nd, 40), triples (T-2nd), walks (T-3rd), and RBI (T-7th, 19).
Tyler Moore, East Texas Pump Jacks (Texas Collegiate League)
Moore had one hit in three games last week as the Texas Collegiate League schedule flipped over to the second half. After finishing the first half batting .188 (9-for-48), Moore started the second half by going 1-for-5 with two walks and a stolen base in the first two games. The catcher recorded his lone hit on July 5 at Acadiana as he helped East Texas beat the Cane Cutters, 3-2, by going 1-for-3 with a run scored. Moore’s two walks were both registered on July 2 at Texas in a 7-2 victory. The rising senior has six walks to go with his 10 hits in his 60 plate appearances this summer.
Tyler Wolfe, Mat-Su Miners (Alaska Baseball League)
Wolfe continued to help Mat-Su post the best record in the Alaska Baseball League as the shortstop had a hit in six straight games from June 30-July 6 and finished the week batting .276 (8-for-29) with three RBIs and four walks. After collecting four hits over three games from June 30-July 2, the rising senior found himself in the top-third of the Mat-Su lineup over last week’s final four contests. Over that four-game span, he had four hits and five runs scored, giving him 16 and nine, respectively, in each category this summer. Since June 25, Wolfe is batting .324 (11-for-34) with seven walks and four strikeouts over 11 games.
Juniors in 2015-16
Jake Scudder, Kitsap BlueJackets (West Coast League)
The transfer from Iowa Western CC is hitting .309 (30-for-97) with seven doubles and 12 RBIs in 23 games this summer. His batting average is second on Kitsap while he leads the team in runs scored and is second with 12 RBIs. Over his last seven games, Scudder is hitting .345 (10-for-29) with two doubles and two walks.
Jake Wodtke, El Dorado Broncos (Jayhawk League)
From June 29-July 7, Wodtke went 6-for-18 (.333) at the plate over seven games, raising his summer average to .183 (11-for-60). The seven-game span saw him record his first two multi-hit efforts of the season – one on July 3 vs. Hays (2-for-3) and the other on July 7 at Liberal (2-for-4). The rising junior also notched his second double of the campaign in the July 3 contest while on June 29 vs. Wellington, he registered his fourth RBI of the season.
Sophomores in 2015-16
Sam Chadick, Junction City Brigade (Mid-Plains League)
Complete stats are not available, but Chadick joined his Junction City and K-State teammates Ethan Klosterboer and Cade Bunnell as Mid-Plains League All-Stars.
Robbie Glendinning, Dodge City A’s (Jayhawk League)
The incoming transfer from North Iowa Area Community College raised his batting average back over the .300 mark by going 8-for-19 (.421) from June 29-July 7. The stretch was capped by a three-game span in which he drove in a combined seven runs – which matched his RBI total from his first 23 games of the summer. On July 5 vs. Liberal, Glendinning drove in a summer-high three runs, while going 3-for-5, to help Dodge City beat the BeeJays, 8-7. In 26 games, the rising sophomore is hitting .308 (32-for-104) with four doubles, one home run, 14 RBIs, and a .360 OBP. His 32 hits are the most on Dodge City while he is fourth on the team in RBIs.
Ethan Klosterboer, Junction City Brigade (Mid-Plains League)
Complete stats are not available, but Klosterboer was named an All-Star last week as he played alongside six of his Brigade teammates against the Puerto Rican Summer Collegiate Baseball Club in Junction City on July 5. The MPL All-Stars won, 11-6.
Brian O’Bannon, Topeka Senators (Mid-Plains League)
Complete stats are not available, but as of July 6, O’Bannon was third on the Topeka Senators with a .300 batting average.
Freshmen in 2015-16
Cade Bunnell, Rossville Rattlers (Mid-Plains League)
Bunnell played a key late-inning role in the Mid-Plains League All-Stars’ win over the Puerto Rican Summer Collegiate Baseball Club on July 5 in Junction City as the shortstop hit a two-run home to help the MPL win, 11-6. In the regular season with Rossville, Bunnell leads the Rattlers with a .406 batting average. The incoming freshman has 13 hits in his 12 games, including three home runs, along with 11 RBIs. After recording a hit in each of his three games last week, Bunnell is riding a four-game hitting streak entering July 8. On July 7 against Baldwin City, Bunnell walked a season-high four times, giving him 12 free passes this summer, which are the second most on Rossville.
Matt Nerz, Rossville Rattlers (Mid-Plains League)
Nerz appeared in one game last week, going 0-for-3 on June 30 vs. Junction City. The freshman is hitting .160 (4-for-25) with five walks in 11 games.
Josh Rolette, Junction City Brigade (Mid-Plains League)
The incoming freshman joined Junction City at the end of June, and while complete stats are not available, he did go 2-for-5 with three RBIs and three walks in his first two games against Rossville.
Michael Smith, Topeka Senators (Mid-Plains League)
Complete stats are not available, but Smith is fourth on the Senators with a .289 batting average.
Cory Wright, Topeka Senators (Mid-Plains League)
Complete stats are not available, but as of July 6, Wright is hitting .308 this summer, which is the second best clip on the Senators.
Brooks Zimmerman, Rossville Rattlers (Mid-Plains League)
Zimmerman was 1-for-8 with a hit by pitch and three RBIs in two games last week. The incoming freshman now has four RBIs this summer, all of which have been recorded over his last three games. In 10 games overall, Zimmerman is hitting .167 (5-for-30).
Carlos Torres, New York Mets
After allowing two runs on three hits on July 1 vs. the Chicago Cubs, Torres tossed back-to-back scoreless outings on July 4 and 7. He threw 2/3 of a shutout inning on July 4 at the Dodgers before striking out the side in order in the July 7 game at San Francisco. The Santa Cruz, California native now has a 4.36 ERA (16er, 33.0ip), 26 strikeouts and nine walks in 38 appearances this season.
Evan Marshall, Reno Aces (Triple-A, Arizona Diamondbacks)
From June 29-July 7, the right-hander made five appearances and did not allow a run in four of the five games. The one game in which he did allow a run, though, was on June 30 at Albuquerque when he surrendered six runs on seven hits in a 16-5 Reno loss. Marshall bounced back three days later, however, working around a hit and a walk to hold the Isotopes scoreless in 2/3 of an inning on July 3. The next day, the California native allowed an inherited runner to score but did not surrender a run of his own while striking out two and walking two in two innings against Sacramento. On Tuesday, Marshall struck out one and hit another batter to help Reno escape a jam in an eventual 6-2 loss to the River Cats. In 22 appearances with Reno, Marshall has a 7.33 ERA (19er, 23.1ip), 19 strikeouts and 11 walks.
Nick Martini, Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A, St. Louis Cardinals)
After hitting .288 (63-for-219) with a .393 OBP in 66 games at the Double-A level, Martini earned his first career promotion to Triple-A on July 4. The outfielder has so far played in three games with the Redbirds, notching a two-hit game in his debut and then a three-hit game in his next start on July 7 – with both games at Colorado Springs. Martini also has six RBIs already with Memphis to go with his .455 batting average. He also appeared in the July 6 game against the Sky Sox, going 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter.
A.J. Morris, Indianapolis Indians (Triple-A, Pittsburgh Pirates)
In two appearances, Morris did not surrender a run over five combined innings, lowering his season ERA to 2.96 in 28 appearances. The right-hander, who also has a 2.60 ERA in his last 10 games, struck out three and allowed two hits and a walk in three innings on July 2. On Tuesday, Morris fanned three more, this time in two innings. Over his last three appearances, Morris has thrown two or more innings in each outing while striking out eight and walking two. He has 44 strikeouts against 14 walks in 45 2/3 innings pitched this season.
Wade Hinkle, Arkansas Travelers (Double-A, Los Angeles Angels)
Hinkle raised his batting average to .255 (55-for-216) through 63 games this season after hitting .412 (7-for-19) with two home runs and seven RBIs over his last five games. He went a combined 4-for-8 in two games against Frisco on July 6 and 7.
Kyle Hunter, Jackson Generals (Double-A, Seattle Mariners)
After finishing up his rehab assignment with the AZL Mariners, the left-hander returned to Jackson on July 6. In the outing against Mississippi, Hunter induced back-to-back fly outs before yielding a solo home run to Kevin Ahrens. Another fly out, though, ended his appearance, his first with Jackson since April 28.
Jared King, Binghamton Mets (Double-A, New York Mets)
King had three hits in six games from June 29-July 7, as he is now hitting .201 (55-for-273) with eight doubles, one triple, two home runs and 27 RBIs in 72 games this season.
Tanner Witt, Frederick Keys (Class A Advanced, Baltimore Orioles)
The free agent signee has continued his torrid start to his career in affiliated baseball as the infielder collected seven hits and batted .467 (7-for-15) over six games from June 29-July 7. The stretch was capped on July 7 when he drove in the game-winning runs with a two-run triple in the top of the ninth at Winston-Salem (Keys won, 4-3). Witt, who has logged time at second base, shortstop and third base with the Keys, started two of the three games at Winston-Salem from July 5-7, with him recording a season-high three hits in the first of those contests. In eight games so far with Frederick, Witt is batting .474 (9-for-19) with two doubles, two triples and three RBIs.
Ross Kivett, West Michigan Whitecaps (Class A, Detroit Tigers)
Kivett maintained a .300+ batting average for the season by collecting eight hits in nine games from June 29-July 7. He had at least one hit in seven of those nine contests, while in one of the two games in which he went hitless, he still managed to record four walks on July 4. The next day, he notched a two-hit game, his third multi-hit effort in his last 10 games. Kivett remains among the Midwest League leaders in several categories, as he is ninth in batting average (.307), first in runs (53), second in hits (96), tied for third in doubles (22), and tied for ninth in stolen bases (20).
Mitch Meyer, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Class A, Milwaukee Brewers)
Meyer had two hits in four games last week as he is now batting .245 (27-for-110) with six extra-base hits and eight RBIs. Both hits were registered on July 7 when he went 2-for-2 with an RBI and walk against Kane County.
Austin Fisher, Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Class A Short Season, Cleveland Indians)
Fisher played in five straight games from July 2-5, going 6-for-17 (.353) with a walk, RBI and stolen base. The second and third baseman had two multi-hit efforts over the five-game span, a 2-for-3 day on July 2 and 2-for-4 performance on July 3. He is hitting .250 (8-for-32) with four doubles and three RBIs in 11 games this season.
Max Brown, AZL D-Backs (Rookie, Arizona Diamondbacks)
Brown recorded his first career multi-hit game, going 2-for-5 on July 1 vs. the AZL Royals, as the outfielder had three hits over two games last week. Since going hitless in his first seven at-bats as a professional, Brown is hitting .333 (5-for-15) with three RBIs in his last four contests.
Shane Conlon, AZL Athletics (Rookie, Oakland A’s)
Similar to Brown, Conlon appeared in two games last week, going 3-for-8 with a run scored. The first baseman is now hitting .261 (6-for-23) with a walk and two runs scored in seven games.
Nate Griep, Helena Brewers (Rookie, Milwaukee Brewers)
Griep did not appear in a game last week.