Summer Baseball Update - June 22, 2015

Seniors in 2015-16
Clayton Dalrymple, El Dorado Broncos (Jayhawk League)
Dalrymple raised his summer batting average above .400 with an impressive week as he hit .462 (6-for-13) with three walks and four RBIs in four games last week – all against the Liberal BeeJays. After going 1-for-6 in the first two contests of the series, the outfielder scratched out five hits in the final two games while he also drew two walks and stole two bases to help him score four runs. Dalrymple has played in all 11 games for El Dorado so far this summer, and he is batting .405 (17-for-42) with a double, a home run, 10 RBIs, five walks and eight stolen bases. He is currently fifth in the league in hitting while he is first in stolen bases.

Tyler Moore, East Texas Pump Jacks (Texas Collegiate League)
Appearing in only one game, Moore went 0-for-3 on June 19. The catcher is now hitting .212 (7-for-33) with three walks and six strikeouts in 12 games this summer.

Tyler Wolfe, Mat-Su Miners (Alaska Baseball League)
Wolfe started last week strong, going 4-for-12 in the first three games before going hitless in his 11 at-bats over his final four games. Two of his four hits came in the June 16 contest vs. the Anchorage Glacier Pilots as he went 2-for-4 with an RBI. In a dozen games this summer, Wolfe is batting .132 (5-for-38) with three RBIs and two walks.

Juniors in 2015-16
Jake Wodtke, El Dorado Broncos (Jayhawk League)
Wodtke appeared in three of El Dorado’s four games, going 2-for-9 (.222) with a stolen base, two hit by pitches and three runs. In the two games in which Wodtke tallied a hit, he was batting in the three- and four-hole of the Broncos lineup. In seven games this summer, he is batting .136 (3-for-22) with three RBIs and a .310 OBP.

Sophomores in 2015-16
Sam Chadick, Junction City Brigade (Mid-Plains League)
Complete stats are not available.

Robbie Glendinning, Dodge City A’s (Jayhawk League)
The incoming transfer from North Iowa Area Community College was 3-for-20 (.150) in five games last week. He started off by going 0-for-7 in the first two games, but the infielder then rattled off a hit in three straight games to end the week. He also drove in a pair of runs while drawing two walks. In 14 games this summer, Glendinning is hitting .259 (14-for-54) with three doubles, a home run, seven RBIs and a .328 OBP.

Ethan Klosterboer, Junction City Brigade (Mid-Plains League)
Complete stats are not available.

Brian O’Bannon, Topeka Senators (Mid-Plains League)
As of June 17, O’Bannon was hitting .350 (14-for-40) with three doubles, nine runs, six walks and nine stolen bases. He is second on the team in hitting while his stolen bases are the most.

Freshmen in 2015-16
Cade Bunnell, Rossville Rattlers (Mid-Plains League)
In two games last week, Bunnell was 1-for-3 with a home run and a walk. He is now hitting .500 (2-for-4) with three RBIs and three walks this summer.

Matt Nerz, Rossville Rattlers (Mid-Plains League)
In five games this summer, Nerz is hitting .182 (2-for-11) with a home run and two RBIs.

Ethan Skender, Junction City Brigade (Mid-Plains League)
Complete stats for Junction City are not available.

Michael Smith, Topeka Senators (Mid-Plains League)
The outfielder is 1-for-5 (.200) with a walk and a stolen base so far this summer (as of June 17).

Cory Wright, Topeka Senators (Mid-Plains League)
As of June 17, Wright was hitting .316 (6-for-19) with two doubles, a home run and three stolen bases. He is just one of two Senators so far this summer with a home run.

Brooks Zimmerman, Rossville Rattlers (Mid-Plains League)
Zimmerman appeared in two games last week, going 0-for-4 with a run scored. For the summer, Zimmerman is batting .143 (1-for-7).

Pro Cats
Carlos Torres, New York Mets
Torres bookended his week with a perfect inning of work on June 15 vs. Toronto and June 21 at Atlanta, but surrendering two runs on two hits and two walks in 1/3 of an inning on June 16 against the Blue Jays swelled his season ERA above 4.00 for the first time since mid-May. In his first outing of the week, Torres used 11 pitches to get through a 1-2-3 seventh inning as the Mets went on to beat the Blue Jays, 4-3, in 11 innings. The next day, Torres, who was making his fifth appearance in seven days, spelled starter Matt Harvey to start the eighth and the right-hander labored through his four batters. He issued a leadoff walk, allowed back-to-back singles and then surrendered another walk to load the bases before being lifted from the game. Following a few days of rest, Torres made his 33rd appearance of the season on Sunday, striking out two in a 3 up, 3 down eighth inning of New York’s 1-0 loss to the Braves. This season, Torres is 2-3 with a 4.25 ERA (14er, 29.2ip), 22 strikeouts, eight walks and a .259 batting average against.

Evan Marshall, Reno Aces (Triple-A, Arizona Diamondbacks)
In another two-appearance week, the right-hander allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits and one walk over 3 2/3 innings. His first game, on June 15 vs. Tacoma, Marshall inherited the bases loaded with one out in the fifth and eventually allowed two of the three runners to score on a single by the first batter he faced, Leon Landry. Marshall came back out to start the sixth and surrendered a pair of unearned runs before working around another fielding error in a scoreless seventh. On June 19 at Sacramento, Marshall struck out the first batter he faced and worked around a one-out infield single by inducing a groundball for the second out. However, a walk and hit by pitch loaded the bases for Ehire Adrianza, who singled on a line drive to score two and make it 6-3 Reno. Marshall ended the frame, though, by drawing a pop out in foul territory. In 15 appearances with the Aces, Marshall is 1-1 with a 7.16 ERA (13er, 16.1ip), 13 strikeouts, six unintentional walks and a .368 batting average against.

A.J. Morris, Indianapolis Indians (Triple-A, Pittsburgh Pirates)
Morris made just one appearance last week as he allowed three runs on six hits over 2 2/3 innings at Charlotte on June 21. After Indianapolis starter Casey Sadler allowed 10 runs on 11 hits in 4 1/3 frames, Morris spelled Sadler in the fifth inning. The right-hander sandwiched a two-out RBI double with strikeouts in the fifth and then allowed a solo home run in both the sixth and seventh innings. He also surrendered another run-producing hit in the sixth, two batters after the home run. The roundtrippers were the first two allowed by Morris this season as he had not surrendered a home run since August 21, 2014. In 24 games, Morris is 3-0 with a 3.25 ERA (13er, 36.0ip), 36 strikeouts and 11 walks.

Wade Hinkle, Arkansas Travelers (Double-A, Los Angeles Angels)
Hinkle hit his fourth home run of the season as part of a five-game week in which he hit .375 (6-for-16) and added two doubles and five RBIs. The first baseman’s home run in the second game of a doubleheader on June 16, a three-run shot with two outs, was his first since May 23 and helped guide Arkansas to an 8-1 win. Hinkle also reached base safely in all five of his games as he raised his season OBP to .330. He capped the week with back-to-back two-hit efforts on June 20 and 21, going 2-for-4 in both contests. His two doubles, which give him 10 on the season, were both registered in Sunday’s game vs. Northwest Arkansas. In 56 games this year, Hinkle is hitting .245 (47-for-192) with 14 extra-base hits, 20 RBIs and 23 runs scored.

Kyle Hunter, Jackson Generals (Double-A, Seattle Mariners)
On the disabled list; has a 5.40 ERA (5er, 8.1ip) in five appearances this season.

Jared King, Binghamton Mets (Double-A, New York Mets)
King had two hits in his 16 at-bats over four games last week as he is now batting .205 (49-for-239) in 61 games with Binghamton. He had hits in back-to-back games on June 17 and 18 before ending his week by going 0-for-3 on June 19.

Nick Martini, Springfield Cardinals (Double-A, St. Louis Cardinals)
Over six games, Martini had nine hits, including his second home run of the season, as he hit .409 (9-for-22) with two RBIs and five runs scored. He turned in a pair of three-hit games, the first on June 17 and the other on June 21, which gives him a trio of three-hit efforts over his last nine contests and 14 multi-hit games this season (nine three-hit games). The outfielder is second on Springfield in terms of batting average and hits as he is hitting .295 with 57 hits in his first full season at Double-A.

Ross Kivett, West Michigan Whitecaps (Class A, Detroit Tigers)
Kivett continued racking up hits, recording five over his six games last week as he now has 80 safeties entering the Midwest League All-Star break, which are tied for the second-most in the league. In 66 games during the first half of the season, he is batting .302 (80-for-265) with 21 doubles, a triple, three home runs, 30 RBIs and 16 stolen bases. In addition to hits, Kivett is in the Midwest League’s top-five in doubles (3rd) and runs (2nd) while he is tied for ninth in steals. Defensively, Kivett saw his first action of the season in center field, earning three starts out there during the Fort Wayne series. He has split most of the season between right and left field, with the majority of the time in right.

Mitch Meyer, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Class A, Milwaukee Brewers)
In five games, Meyer went 2-for-17 (.118), dropping his season batting average to .239 (21-for-88) in 25 games. The outfielder also has five extra-base hits and seven RBIs.

Austin Fisher, Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Class A Short Season, Cleveland Indians)
Fisher made his 2015 debut, going hitless in his five at-bats over three games. In his first game of the year, Fisher, who started at second base, reached base safely twice with a walk and hit by pitch and scored two of Mahoning Valley’s 15 runs. The infielder entered the third game of his week on Sunday as a pinch runner before remaining in the contest as a catcher for one defensive inning.

Max Brown, AZL D-Backs (Rookie, Arizona Diamondbacks)
The AZL D-Backs started their season, but Brown has yet to appear in a game. Brown and his former teammate, Shane Conlon, will face off later this week on June 27 and 28.

Shane Conlon, AZL Athletics (Rookie, Oakland A’s)
The first baseman made his professional debut on June 20, going 0-for-4 at the AZL Angels.

Nate Griep, Helena Brewers (Rookie, Milwaukee Brewers)
Helena started its season, but Griep has yet to appear in a game.