Minor League first week review

Here's a look at what's gone on so far in the farm system after the first week.

For Gwinnett, Jordan Schafer is off to a good start. He's hitting .308 with a .419 on base percentage and two stolen bases.

The Gwinnett team ERA is 1.87 so far, and the bullpen has been great. It has an ERA of 1.63.

Tyler Pastornicky stands out in the first week for Mississippi. The shortstop has hit .423 with a .500 on base percentage.

Mississippi's pitching staff is also doing well, with a team ERA of 2.43. The starters for the M-Braves have an ERA of 1.98 so far.

Lynchburg's offense has really struggled in its first five games, with a team batting average of only .185. No one is really standing out so far.

Cory Rasmus' performance, when he had eight strikeouts to start a game, is the highlight for the pitchers in the Carolina League.

In Rome, Edward Salcedo has grabbed the headlines with a .323 batting average, a .400 on base percentage, and four stolen bases. That's a good sign, considering how Salcedo struggled last year in the South Atlantic League.

Caleb Brewer is finally healthy after battling non-arm injuries for a couple of years. He's got a 1.54 ERA in his first two starts.

Bill Shanks hosts The Bill Shanks Show on WPLA Fox Sports 1670 in Macon, GA and The Atlanta Baseball Talk Show. Shanks writes columns for The Macon Telegraph. Email Bill at thebillshanksshow@yahoo.com and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/billshanks.

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