Summer League update - June 29, 2015

Seniors in 2015-16
Clayton Dalrymple, El Dorado Broncos (Jayhawk League)
The only Bronco with a .400+ batting average after last week, Dalrymple went 8-for-20 (.400) in six games from June 22-28, giving him a .403 batting average through 17 contests this summer. The outfielder had a hit in five of his six games, including a three-hit day on June 24 at Dodge City and a two-hit, two-walk performance on June 27 at Haysville. Dalrymple has reached base safely in all but one game this summer, helping him post a .541 OBP – the best mark in the entire league. The rising senior is also first in the Jayhawk League in stolen bases (10), third in batting average and runs (18), sixth in hits (25) and tied for eighth in RBIs (15).

Tyler Moore, East Texas Pump Jacks (Texas Collegiate League)
Across four games – including three starts – Moore was 2-for-12 (.167), with his best game being on June 25 when he went 1-for-3 with a double, walk and an RBI in a 5-4 win at Victoria. In his final start of the week, Moore was 1-for-4 with a run scored on June 26. The rising senior is hitting .200 (9-for-45) with two doubles and three RBIs in 16 games.

Tyler Wolfe, Mat-Su Miners (Alaska Baseball League)
After going 0-for-4 to start the week on June 22, Wolfe bounced back in his next two games by reaching base safely six times in eight plate appearances as he went 3-for-5 with three walks over June 25 and 26. After notching a two-hit game on June 25, which snapped a 0-for-15 stretch and was his second multi-hit effort of the summer, he walked three times while recorded a single on June 26. Wolfe, who is hitting .170 (8-for-47) in 16 games this summer, has a .286 OBP.

Juniors in 2015-16
Jake Wodtke, El Dorado Broncos (Jayhawk League)
Playing in five games last week, Wodtke went 2-for-18 (.111) as his summer batting average dropped to .125 (5-for-40). The infielder registered his first hit of the week on June 23 in a 13-0 win over Dodge City while he tallied his second safety on June 26 at Haysville.

Sophomores in 2015-16
Sam Chadick, Junction City Brigade (Mid-Plains League)
Complete stats are not available, but the outfielder was 2-for-11 with two stolen bases in the three-game series vs. Rossville.

Robbie Glendinning, Dodge City A’s (Jayhawk League)
The incoming transfer from North Iowa Area Community College bounced back out of a 3-for-23 slump by going 8-for-20 (.400) at the plate in five games last week. The infielder turned in a trio of multi-hit games, including one on June 22 when he went 3-for-4 with a double and run scored in Dodge City’s 2-0 victory vs. El Dorado. Glendinning bookended the week with another multi-hit effort on June 26 at Wellington as he is now batting .297 (22-for-74) with four doubles, a home run and seven RBIs in 19 games this summer.

Ethan Klosterboer, Junction City Brigade (Mid-Plains League)
Complete stats are not available, but Klosterboer singled in his only trip to the plate in the three-game series vs. Rossville last week.

Brian O’Bannon, Topeka Senators (Mid-Plains League)
Updated stats were not available.

Freshmen in 2015-16
Cade Bunnell, Rossville Rattlers (Mid-Plains League)
Rossville’s leading hitter, Bunnell his hitting .400 (10-for-25) in nine games this summer, helped in part by him going 8-for-19 over five games last week. The Wisconsin native hit a pair of home runs on June 22 vs. the Midwest Athletics, as part of a four-hit game in which he also drove in three runs. Bunnell, who has three home runs this summer, added a 2-for-2 game on June 23, a two-walk contest on June 26 and a 2-for-5 performance on June 27 to close out the week. In addition to hitting .400 and swatting three home runs, Bunnell has driven in seven runs and drawn seven walks this season.

Matt Nerz, Rossville Rattlers (Mid-Plains League)
Nerz had one hit in his three games, collecting it on June 27 when he went 1-for-2 with a hit by pitch and run scored. The redshirt freshman is batting .150 (3-for-20) with three RBIs in nine games.

Michael Smith, Topeka Senators (Mid-Plains League)
Updated stats were not available.

Cory Wright, Topeka Senators (Mid-Plains League)
Updated stats were not available.

Brooks Zimmerman, Rossville Rattlers (Mid-Plains League)
Playing in four games, Zimmerman went 3-for-14 (.214) at the plate last week. The Stillwater High School (OK) product had a lone hit in his first three games, including his first extra-base hit of the summer on June 23. Despite going 0-for-3 in his final game of the week on June 27, Zimmerman still drove in a run – also his first RBI of the summer – and drew a walk. In eight games, the incoming freshman is batting .182 (4-for-22).

Pro Cats
Carlos Torres, New York Mets
Torres, who has appeared in 35 of New York’s 77 games this season, made just two appearances last week, throwing on back-to-back days on June 27 and 28 vs. Cincinnati. The right-hander allowed two hits in 2/3 of an inning on Saturday before retiring the only batter he faced on Sunday. Torres was summoned in Sunday’s eighth inning after starter Steven Matz issued a two-out walk to Joey Votto. Torres promptly forced Todd Frazier to hit into a force out to end the inning and help lead to a 7-2 New York win. Torres lowered his ERA to 4.11 (14er, 30.2ip) to go with his 22 strikeouts and .267 batting average against this year.

Evan Marshall, Reno Aces (Triple-A, Arizona Diamondbacks)
Marshall made two appearances in back-to-back days last week, earning the win in his first appearance before suffering a losing decision the next day. On June 24 at Tacoma, the right-hander was summoned in the seventh after fellow reliever Keith Hessler surrendered a go-ahead home run to Leon Landry. Marshall settled in, working around a soft line drive single in the eighth and holding the Rainiers scoreless over 1 2/3 innings as the Aces went on to score two runs in the ninth en route to a 6-4 win. The next day, in a scoreless game after nine innings, Marshall was brought in with one out in the bottom of the 10th. He subsequently allowed a single and saw the second batter he faced reach on a Reno fielding error. An infield single then loaded the bases before a sacrifice fly by Shawn O’Malley gave the Rainiers a 1-0 win over Reno.

A.J. Morris, Indianapolis Indians (Triple-A, Pittsburgh Pirates)
Similar to fellow fourth-round pick Marshall, Morris also had an up-and-down week as the right-hander recorded a four-inning save on June 27 – three days after suffering the loss on June 24. Morris yielded two runs on a hit and a walk in 2/3 of an inning on June 24 at Gwinnett in what was his first losing decision of the year. On Saturday, Morris tossed his longest outing of the season to register his third save. After starting pitcher Wilfredo Boscan held Syracuse scoreless in five-plus innings, Morris used 60 pitches to work through four scoreless frames as Indianapolis won, 4-0. In 26 appearances – all out of the bullpen – Morris has a 3.32 ERA (15er, 40.2ip), 38 strikeouts, 13 walks and a .245 batting average against.

Wade Hinkle, Arkansas Travelers (Double-A, Los Angeles Angels)
Hinkle hit a pair of home runs and drove in seven runs over five games last week as he is now hitting .245 (51-for-208) with 10 doubles, six home runs and 27 RBIs in 61 games this season. The first baseman’s first homer of the week was a grand slam on June 25, part of a six-run first inning for the Travelers and a 6-0 victory over Springfield. Hinkle homered in his second straight game on June 27, a fifth-inning solo blast that drove in Arkansas’ only run in a 6-1 loss. Hinkle’s six homers this year lead all Traveler hitters while he is fourth on the team in RBIs and third in doubles.

Kyle Hunter, Jackson Generals (Double-A, Seattle Mariners)
Hunter, who has been on Jackson’s disabled list since April 29, made two rehab appearances last week for the AZL Mariners. The left-hander struck out three in two innings on June 22 and then fanned two more while working around three hits and a walk in two innings on June 25.

Jared King, Binghamton Mets (Double-A, New York Mets)
King had three hits in five games last week, driving in a run on June 22 to give him 25 RBIs this year. King is hitting .204 (52-for-255) with seven doubles, one triple, two home runs and 20 runs in 66 games.

Nick Martini, Springfield Cardinals (Double-A, St. Louis Cardinals)
Martini went 1-for-9 in his first three games to start the week, but he closed it out with a hit in each of the four games at Arkansas while also drawing four walks and driving in two runs. The outfielder, who is hitting .290 with 15 extra-base hits and a .397 OBP this season, had two combined hits over a doubleheader on June 27 – his 25th birthday – while on June 28, he went 1-for-2 with three walks. Over his last 10 games, Martini has seven walks – giving him 34 on the season (compared to 30 strikeouts).

Tanner Witt, Frederick Keys (Class A Advanced, Baltimore Orioles)
After starting the season with independent Rockford before signing as a free agent with the Baltimore organization, Witt made his affiliated debut last week. The infielder struck out in his first at-bat, as a pinch-hitter on June 26, but on June 27, he went 2-for-3 in his first career start to close out his opening week going 2-for-4.

Ross Kivett, West Michigan Whitecaps (Class A, Detroit Tigers)
Following the Midwest League’s All-Star break, Kivett came out firing, tallying eight hits over four games to raise his season batting average to .313 (88-for-281). The outfielder had a season-high four hits on June 26 at Lansing, a day after driving in two runs, and then he went on to go 3-for-4 with two RBIs on June 28. Kivett also scored three runs in his quartet of games, giving him a Midwest League-best 50 this season. He is also the league leader in hits while he is third in doubles (22) and ninth in stolen bases (18).

Mitch Meyer, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Class A, Milwaukee Brewers)
Meyer had a hit in three straight games from June 25-27, helping him go 4-for-14 (.286) with two walks over four total contests. The week raised his season batting average to .245 (25-for-102) while he also has five doubles, one triple and seven RBIs.

Austin Fisher, Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Class A Short Season, Cleveland Indians)
Fisher saw action in three games last week, batting .222 (2-for-9) with two RBIs and three runs scored. In six games this season, the second and third baseman is 2-for-14.

Max Brown, AZL D-Backs (Rookie, Arizona Diamondbacks)
Brown recorded his first professional hit last week, notching a single on June 27 against the AZL Athletics. He then added another single on June 28, while also driving in his first career run, as the outfielder is now 2-for-15 with two walks in four games.

Shane Conlon, AZL Athletics (Rookie, Oakland A’s)
Conlon had a three-hit week for the AZL Athletics, including his first professional hit on June 24 vs. the AZL Mariners. After going 1-for-5 against the AZL D-Backs on June 27, the first baseman entered Sunday’s game as a pinch-hitter and reached base safely in both of his plate appearances (single, walk). Conlon is 3-for-15 in five games this season.

Nate Griep, Helena Brewers (Rookie, Milwaukee Brewers)
Griep made two appearances last week, both against the Great Falls Voyagers, allowing six runs on six hits in one-plus inning on June 23 and then surrendering six runs (five earned) on three hits and four walks in 1 2/3 innings on June 27. In his professional debut last Tuesday, Griep threw a 1-2-3 top of the sixth before he ran into trouble in the seventh. In his second game, the right-hander allowed a home run to the first batter he faced and then surrendered a pair of doubles and walks in a five-run fifth. He came back out for the sixth, retiring the first batters with back-to-back groundouts but consecutive two-out walks forced Griep out of the game.