This week's league standings - Memphis bounced back into first after spending last week in second place. They are now one-half game in front of the Nashville Sounds. The Springfield Cardinals saw their faint chances of qualifying for the post-season during the first half all but disappear as they broke even for the week. That dropped them to six and one-half games behind the division-leading Tulsa Drillers with seven games to go. Palm Beach had a dreadful week and remained in fourth place in the East division. They dropped an additional four and one-half games off the division leaders', the Vero Beach Dodgers, pace. The Swing had a losing week but still remain in a dogfight with Clinton and Wisconsin for the post-season qualification. This is the last week of the first half of their season.
AAA – Memphis Redbirds
League Affiliation - sixteen-team Pacific Coast League, four-team America North division
Overall Record – 33 - 30
Weekly Record – 4 - 2
Current Standing – First, one-half game ahead of the Nashville Sounds (Brewers)
Current Week Team Batting - .315/.379/.534
Current Week Pitching Stats – Rotation - 4.50 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in forty innings pitched
Current Week Pitching Stats – Bullpen - 1.62 ERA and 0.83 WHIP in sixteen and two-thirds innings pitched
Cumulative Team Batting - .264/.333/.435 – Third from last in the league
Cumulative Pitching - 3.86 ERA and 1.31 WHIP, First in the league
Who's Hot – OF/1B John Gall went .393/.452/.607 (11-for-28) in six games; IF/3B Bo Hart went 387/.406/.548 (12-for-31) in six games; RHS Kevin Jarvis – 2 GS, 14 innings pitched, 1.93 ERA and 1.36 WHIP
Who's Not – Brandon Berger went .214/.235/.429 (3-for-14) in limited action; RHS Adam Wainwright – 2 GS, 13 innings pitched, 6.92 ERA and 1.69 WHIP
Of Note -
Anthony Reyes' turn in the rotation was skipped this week due to fatigue. Memphis does not seem to think he is injured, just tired. Colby Rasmus, the Cardinals' first draft pick of the 2005 draft, was in Memphis for a pre-draft tryout and reports are that while he did not do well against lefties, he crushed righties. Adam Wainwright picked up his first professional home run on Monday night in a loss to the Iowa Cubs. Outfielder Raul Gonzalez currently is tenth in the league in batting average. Gonzalez is batting .337/.406/.522.
While Adam Wainwright and Anthony Reyes have received the bulk of fans' attention, Chris Gissell is quietly putting together a fine season. He leads the league in strike outs at 75, is third in innings pitched at 80.1, tied for fourth with a 2.91 ERA, and has an over 3:1 K/BB ratio (75 strike outs and 24 walks). Gissell turned 27 in January so doesn't qualify as a "prospect" but he's less than a year older than Carmen Cali and he has been a mainstay in the Memphis rotation.
There was a letter in the "Reader's Mail" this week wondering why Skip Schumaker was called up to St. Louis instead of John Gall. It cited the fact that Gall had been a recent "Who's Hot" listee in this report his reason for thinking Gall would be the first choice for a call-up. (Nice to know someone's reading the report. Thanks.) In addition to the reasons cited in Brian Walton's reply, I would like to give another reason for Schumaker over Gall – defense. Schumaker is a legitimate center fielder who leads the Memphis team in steals. In the case of an injury to one of our geriatric Cardinals outfield, heaven forbid, Schumaker could adequately fill in defensively. While I have read that Gall's defense has improved this season, he simply cannot be put in center field.
Game-Of-The-Week Highlight -
The Redbirds absolutely stomped the Iowa Cubs on Tuesday, 12-2.
Kevin Jarvis (W, 4-2, 2.73 ERA) scattered seven hits and two walks over eight innings that resulted in two runs, both earned. Josh Kinney pitched a perfect ninth inning.
Both runs allowed by Jarvis scored in the top of the third inning on a double, triple and single that temporarily put the Cubs up 2-0. The Redbirds halved the lead with a run in the fourth inning on a solo home run by Chris Duncan. The Redbirds exploded for five more runs in the fifth inning on a two-run triple by Raul Gonzalez, singles by Bo Hart and Chris Duncan and sacrifice fly by Pete Zoccolillo. The Redbirds put the game out of reach by plating two runs each in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings, all on two-run home runs by Raul Gonzalez, Pete Zoccolillo and Chris Duncan. In addition to those already mentioned, Hector Luna went 3-for-5 with a run scored.
Upcoming Week – at Round Rock Express (Houston) 13th through 16th, vs. Albuquerque Isotopes (Florida) 17th through 19th
AA – Springfield Cardinals
League Affiliation - eight-team Texas League, four-team East division
Overall Record – 32 - 31
Weekly Record – 3 - 3
Current Standing – Tied for second place with the Arkansas Travelers (Angels), six and one-half games behind the Tulsa Drillers (Colorado)
Current Week Team Batting - .295/.367/.460
Current Week Pitching Stats – Rotation - 5.64 ERA and 1.71 WHIP in thirty and one-third innings pitched
Current Week Pitching Stats – Bullpen - 3.46 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in twenty-six innings pitched
Cumulative Team Batting - .256/.326/.386, Second from last in the league
Cumulative Pitching - 4.06 ERA and 1.37 WHIP, Fifth in the league
Who's Hot – 1B Andy Schutzenhofer went .400/.400/.533 (6-for-15) in five games; RHR Anthony Ferrari – 3 games, 3 innings pitched, 0.00 ERA and 1.00 WHIP
Who's Not – OF/DH Papo Bolivar went .143/.217/.238 (3-for-21) in six games; Most of the rest of the Springfield pitching staff (Blech!) – RHS Chris Lambert is having a hard time adjusting to Double-A so far. His stats this week – 2 GS, 6.2 innings pitched, 10.79 ERA and 2.55 WHIP
Transactions - 06/08/05 – Activated LHP Oscar Alvarez from the DL
Of Note -
Oscar Alvarez came off the DL this week and went into bullpen. In his last three starts dating back to May 27th, Jordan Pals has the following line – 18.1 innings pitched, 20 hits, 5 runs, 3 earned runs, 16 strike outs and only 3 walks. That works out to a 1.45 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 5.3:1 K/BB ratio, 7.71 K/9 IP and 1.45 BB/9 IP. Chris Lambert's adjustment to Double-A has been a struggle. During Sunday's game he did quite well for the first three innings but then ran into trouble in the fourth with a noticeable change in mechanics. What is more troubling is that he was seen shaking and twitching his arm during that inning.
There seems to have been a direct relationship between the runs scored and runs allowed this week. The Cardinals scored three or fewer runs in each of their three losses this week even though the pitching staff held the opposition to four runs in each of the contests. The Cardinals scored seven, ten and thirteen runs in their three victories and the pitching staff allowed six, nine and seven runs respectively.
Game-Of-The-Week Highlight –
The Cardinals' slim play-off hopes for the first half were dealt a severe blow with Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Arkansas Travelers. The loss left the Cardinals seven games behind the Tulsa Drillers with eight games to play.
Starter Jeremy Cummings went six innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits and two walks. He did not figure in the decision. Jeremy Cook (L, 2-3, 4.77 ERA) retired the first six batters he faced before giving up two one-out singles. Both hits ricocheted off Cook. That brought Ryan Leahy to the plate and his single to left scored the runner from second base as the throw from Papo Bolivar was late.
Trailing 2-0 the Cardinals tied the game in the fifth when Cody Haerther slammed his first Double-A home run, a solo shot to right that led-off the inning. After Kevin Estrada hit a one-out double, Shaun Boyd's line-drive single to left advanced Estrada to third. He then scored on Travis Hanson's single up the middle. The Travelers took the lead again in the bottom of the inning when they scored a single run.
The Cardinals once again tied the game in the top of the ninth inning when Kevin Estrada again scored, this time on a sacrifice fly to right by Shaun Boyd. Boyd went 3-for-4 and Estrada was 2-for-2 with a walk.
Upcoming Week – at Arkansas Travelers (Angels) 13th through 15th, at Tulsa Drillers (Colorado) 16th through 19th
High-A – Palm Beach Cardinals
League Affiliation - twelve-team Florida State League, six-team East division
Overall Record – 28 - 36
Weekly Record – 2 - 7
Current Standing – Tied St. Lucie Mets for fourth place, ten and one-half games behind the Vero Beach Dodgers
Current Week Team Batting - .240/.311/.324
Current Week Pitching Stats – Rotation - 7.11 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in forty-four and one-third innings pitched
Current Week Pitching Stats – Bullpen - 6.08 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in twenty-six and two-thirds innings pitched
Cumulative Team Batting - .240/.307/.361, Second from last in the league
Cumulative Pitching - 4.07 ERA and 1.37 WHIP, Fifth in the league
Who's Hot – Utility INF Mike McCoy went .389/.436/.500 (14-for-36) in nine games; LHS Eric Haberer – 1 GS, 7 innings pitched, 0.00 ERA and 1.29 WHIP
Who's Not – 3B Matt Dryer went .130/.200/.130 (3-for-23) in seven games; RHS Tyler Adamczyk – 2 GS, 8.1 innings pitched, 11.43 ERA and 1.96 WHIP
Transactions - 06/06/05 – LHP Buddy Blair to DL (sore shoulder - retroactive to 6/2/05); 06/07/05 – RHP Justin Garza activated from DL; 6/11/05 – RHP Justin Knoff activated from extended spring training, LHP Buddy Blair activated from DL
Of Note -
Eric Haberer continues to do very good work in Palm Beach. Over three starts to date, he has a 0.43 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in twenty-one innings pitched. Haberer needs to improve his K/BB ratio which currently stands at 1.43:1 (10 strike outs and 7 walks).
Second baseman Cal Hayes had his best week so far this season, .308/.333/.385 (8-for-26) with four RBI's and three stolen bases. Justin Knoff's Palm Beach activation was undoubtedly due to the back-to-back days of double headers and the Cardinals' subsequent need for arms. Look for him to be returned to extended spring training this week.
Closer Mark Worrell Jr. has pitched twenty-eight and two-thirds innings so far this season over twenty-six games. Batters are hitting a mere .194 against him and he has a 1.14 WHIP. He is striking out more than a batter an inning, 10.04/9 IP and his K/BB ratio is 2.46:1 (32 strike outs and 13 walks). Worrell does need to work on his control a bit as he is walking over four batters a game.
Game-of-the-Week Highlight –
Thursday's game saw the division-leading Vero Beach Dodgers collect eight hits while the Palm Beach Cardinals had one but the Cardinals triumphed 1-0.
Eric Haberer (W, 7-2, 1.65 ERA) scattered six hits and three walks over seven innings while blanking the Dodgers. Andy Cavazos and Mark Worrell Jr. shut down the Dodgers for the final two innings on two hits and one walk.
The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the seventh when the Cardinals capitalized on center fielder Matt Kemp's fielding error that put Terry Evans on second to lead-off the inning. Evans advanced to third on Matt Demarco's ground out and came home on Rayner Laya's sacrifice bunt. The Cardinals' sole hit was Terry Evans' second-inning infield single. Vero Beach's best scoring opportunity came in the first inning when they loaded the bases with two outs on a single and two walks. However, Haberer got one of his two strike outs in the game to end the threat. The game ended when Worrell first issued a two-out walk to Mayke Cabrera then a single to center to Tony Abreu. Cabrera was thrown out trying to advance to third base by Reid Gorecki for the final out of the game
Upcoming Week – at Daytona Cubs 13th, at Brevard County Manatees ( ) 14th through 16th
Low-A – Quad Cities Swing
League Affiliation - fourteen-team Midwest League, eight-team West division
Overall Record –33 - 30
Weekly Record – 3 - 4
Current Standing – Third place, two games behind both the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Mariners) and Clinton LumberKings (Texas)
Current Week Team Batting - .298/.371/.392
Current Week Pitching Stats – Rotation - 5.08 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in thirty-nine innings pitched
Current Week Pitching Stats – Bullpen - 4.97 ERA and 1.82 WHIP in twenty-five and one-third innings pitched
Cumulative Team Batting - .256/.333/.397, Fifth in the league
Cumulative Pitching - 4.07 ERA and 1.37 WHIP, Eighth in the league
Who's Hot – SS Juan Lucena went .560/.560/.720 (14-for25) in seven games; RHS Mike Parisi – 2 GS, 13 innings pitched, 3.46 ERA and 1.23 WHIP
Who's Not – 1B Mike Ferris went .063/.400/.125 (1-for-16) in six games, although the .400 OBP is nice; RHR Mike Sillman – 3 games, 2.1 innings pitched, 2 losses, 1 blown save, 11.59 ERA and 2.58 WHIP
Transactions – 06/07/05 – Signed RHP Brian Miller, RHP Justin Knoff optioned to extended spring training; 06/12/05 – RHP Kyle McClellan activated from DL, LHP Jeff Randazzo given his unconditional release
Of Note -
It is crunch time for the Swing's play-off hopes. They have six games remaining in the first half, all against the fourth place Peoria Chiefs. The two teams currently tied for first, Clinton and Wisconsin, play each other for three games this week. The Swing have a good chance of finishing the first half in one of the top two slots which would qualify them for post-season play. The Swing play one less game than do Clinton and Wisconsin due to a prior rain out that will not be made up.
Mike Parisi continues to impress. Tuesday he added yet another quality outing to his pitching resume, the fourth in a row. One of the criteria for promotion is the ability to successfully duplicate good outings. Parisi is doing just that. Since May 23rd Mike has accumulated the following stats – 5 GS, 34.1 innings pitched, 33 hits, 10 runs – all earned, 26 strike outs, 9 walks for a 2.62 ERA and 1.22 WHIP.
Rick Ankiel has seen limited duty this week due to a tweaked hammy. Jake Mullinax got some time off this week with shortstop Matt Shepherd covering his third base slot. As a result of this shift, Juan Lucena saw his playing time go up. He took advantage of the increased playing time by having an absolutely torrid week as noted in the above "Who's Not". Per the Quad-City Times, Lucena credits the warmer weather and more consistent plate appearances for his increased batting average.
Kyle McClellan got his first professional save on Sunday which happened to be his 21st birthday. What a great birthday present.
Jarrett Hoffpaiur played part of Sunday's game in left field. That is his first appearance in the outfield this season.
For those that may be wondering how he's doing, catcher Brandon Yarbrough is really starting to heat up. Since May 23rd Brandon has appeared in ten games and gone 14-for-41 for a .341/.413/.537 average. Yarbrough doesn't turn 21 until November.
Game-of-the-Week Highlight –
The Swing blew three separate leads Monday evening and eventually fell to the West Michigan WhiteCaps 7-6 in eleven innings.
Starter Phillip Andersen was staked to a 3-0 lead through the Swing half of the fourth inning but the WhiteCaps chipped away at the lead with single runs in the next three innings. Andersen left after five and two-thirds innings with the game tied at three all. All of the three runs that Andersen allowed were earned on seven hits, including two home runs, and one walk. Andersen struck out five.
Up 5-3 going into the bottom of the eighth, Kevin Ool was tagged for two runs when the only hit he allowed in three innings pitched scored two for the second blown lead of the game. Leading 6-5 going into the bottom of the eleventh, closer Mike Sillman (BS, 3) (L, 2-1, 1.84 ERA) allowed two runs, only one earned, for the loss. The winning run scored when catcher Brandon Yarbrough's throw to third base went into left field instead. This allowed the baserunner to score.
Eric Verbryke, the newest Swing signee, had a perfect night at the plate, going 5-for-5, including two doubles, with two runs scored and two more runs driven in. Joe Mather was the only other Swing batter with more than one hit. Mather went 2-for-5, scoring one run and driving in another one.
Upcoming Week – vs. Peoria Chiefs (Cubs) 14th & 15th, at Peoria Chiefs 16th through 19th
This week we are adding coverage for the Dominican Summer League. The available information is limited but I will try to give you as updated of information as is available. The Dominican Summer League is comprised of five divisions:
Santo Domingo East, Santo Domingo North, Santo Domingo West, San Pedro de Macoris and Cibao.
The divisions consist of the following affiliations:
Santo Domingo East - Arizona, Boston, Chicago (N), Cincinnati, Cleveland I, Cleveland II, Colorado, Minnesota and San Francisco.
Santo Domingo North - Los Angeles 2, Oakland 1, Oakland 2, Philadelphia, Seattle, St. Louis
Santo Domingo West - New York (N), New York I (A), New York II (A), Washington, San Diego
San Pedro de Macoris - Anaheim, Baltimore, Houston, Pittsburgh, Texas, Toronto
Cibao - Atlanta I, Atlanta II, Chicago (AL), Florida, Kansas City
St. Louis Cardinals
League Affiliation -six-team Santo Domingo North division
Overall Record – 5 - 1
Current Standing – First place
Cumulative Team Batting - .280/.356/.355
Cumulative Team Pitching - 2.17 ERA and 1.67 WHIP in fifty-four innings pitched
Team Leaders – Batting
Ciro Caldera – 8-for-19, .421/.500/.526
Wilmer Alvarado – 8-for-20, .400/.455/.400
Jose Ramirez – 10-for-26, .385/.385/.500
Elvin Tejada – 7-for-20, .350/.381/.500
Francis Rojas – 6-for-18, .333/.400/.333
Team Leaders – Pitching
Elvis Hernandez – 0.00 ERA and 0.00 WHIP in four innings pitched (You have to love that name!!)
Antonio Batista – 0.00 ERA and 0.529 WHIP in five and two-thirds innings pitched
Henderson Lugo – 0.00 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in six innings pitched
Oscar Lara – 0.00 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in four and two-thirds innings pitched
The Stat Sheet
This week I am going to flesh out the May monthly pitching awards. While the awards give the best in each category I thought you might like to see how all of the qualifiers did for the month. Each starter had to pitch a minimum of one inning per each game played for the month, and relievers had to appear in at least five games or pitched more than ten innings. Each group is listed in ascending order by their Earned Run Average.
LHP Eric Haberer (Quad Cities/Palm Beach) – 6 G, 6 GS, 1.77 ERA in 35.2 IP, 1.32 WHIP, 1.53:1 K/BB ratio (26 strike outs and 17 walks), 6.56 K/9 IP
RHP Chris Gissell (Memphis) – 6 G, 6 GS, 1.95 ERA in 37 IP, 1.19 WHIP, 2.70:1 K/BB ratio (27 strike outs and 10 walks), 6.57 K/9 IP
RHP Anthony Reyes (Memphis) – 6 G, 6 GS, 2.06 ERA in 39.1 IP, 0.92 WHIP, 3.56:1 K/BB ratio (32 strike outs and 9 walks), 7.32 K/9 IP
RHP Chris Lambert (Palm Beach) – 6 G, 6 GS, 2.60 ERA in 34.2 IP, 1.33 WHIP, 2.60:1 K/BB ratio (26 strike outs and 10 walks), 6.75 K/9 IP
RHP Adam Wainwright (Memphis) – 6 G, 6 GS, 2.72 ERA in 39.2 IP, 1.01 WHIP, 5.33:1 K/BB ratio (32 strike outs and 6 walks), 7.26 K/9 IP
LHP Oscar Alvarez (Springfield) – 6 G, 6 GS, 3.63 ERA in 34.2 IP, 1.18 WHIP, 1.78:1 K/BB ratio (16 strike outs and 9 walks), 4.15 K/9 IP Subsequently moved to bullpen
RHP Jordan Pals (Springfield) – 6 G, 6 GS, 3.65 ERA in 37 IP, 1.22 WHIP, 4:1 K/BB ratio (28 strike outs and 7 walks), 6.8 K/9 IP
LHP Randy Leek (Springfield) – 6 G, 6 GS, 3.67 ERA in 41.2 IP, 1.01 WHIP, 8:1 K/BB ratio (24 strike outs and 3 walks), 5.18 K/9 IP
RHP Stuart Pomeranz (Palm Beach/Springfield) – 6 G, 6 GS, 3.82 ERA in 35.1 IP, 1.44 WHIP, 3.25 K/BB ratio (26 strike outs and 8 walks), 6.62 K/9 IP
RHP Dennis Dove (Quad Cities) – 6 G, 6 GS, 4.45 ERA in 30.1 IP, 1.32 WHIP, 3.50:1 K/BB ratio (28 strike outs and 8 walks), 8.31 K/9 IP
RHP Matt Scherer (Quad Cities) – 6 G, 6 GS, 4.45 ERA in 30.1 IP, 1.55 WHIP, 1.69:1 K/BB ratio (22 strike outs and 13 walks), 6.53 K/9 IP
RHP Mike Parisi (Quad Cities) – 6 G, 6 GS, 4.59 ERA in 35.1 IP, 1.53 WHIP, 2.50:1 K/BB ratio (30 strike outs and 12 walks), 7.64 K/9 IP
RHP Jeremy Cook (Springfield) – 6 G, 5 GS, 6.30 ERA in 30 IP, 1.50 WHIP, 8.50:1 K/BB ratio (17 strike outs and 2 walks), 5.10 K/9 IP Subsequently moved to bullpen
LHP Buddy Blair (Springfield/Palm Beach) – 8 G, 8 GS, 6.69 ERA in 37.2 IP, 1.67 WHIP, 1.50:1 K/BB ratio (24 strike outs and 16 walks), 5.73 K/9 IP
RHP Tyler Adamczyk (Palm Beach) – 5 G, 5 GS, 8.87 ERA in 23.1 IP, 2.14 WHIP, 0.88:1 K/BB ratio (14 strike outs and 16 walks), 5.40 K/9 IP
RHP Dennis Medina (Quad Cities) – 7 G, 0 GS, 0.00 ERA in 12.1 IP, 0.73 WHIP, 16+:0.1 K/BB ratio (16 strike outs and 0 walks), 11.70 K/9 IP Currently on DL
RHP Rich Scalamandre (Springfield/Palm Beach) – 18 G, 0 GS, 0.00 ERA in 11.2 IP, 0.94 WHIP, 2:1 K/BB ratio (12 strike outs and 6 walks), 9.25 K/9 IP
RHP Cory Doyne (Palm Beach/Springfield) – 13 G, 0 GS, 0.55 ERA in 16.1 IP, 1.53 WHIP, 0.86:1 K/BB ratio (12 strike outs and 14 walks), 6.61 K/9 IP
RHP Jaymie Torres (Quad Cities) – 11 G, 0 GS, 0.61 ERA in 14.2 IP, 0.82 WHIP, 2.29:1 K/BB ratio (16 strike outs and 7 walks), 9.82 K/9 IP
RHP Mark Worrell Jr. (Palm Beach) – 12 G, 0 GS, 1.38 ERA in 13 IP, 0.85 WHIP, 3:1 K/BB ratio (12 strike outs and 4 walks), 8.31 K/9 IP
RHP Jeremy Cummings (Memphis/Springfield) – 4 G, 2 GS, 1.46 ERA in 12.1 IP, 1.05:1 WHIP, 2:1 K/BB ratio (14 strike outs and 7 walks), 10.22 K/9 IP Subsequently moved into the rotation only
LHP Scott Schweitzer (Palm Beach) – 9 G, 0 GS, 1.86 ERA in 9.2 IP, 0.93 WHIP, 1.50:1 K/BB ratio (6 strike outs and 4 walks), 5.60 K/9 IP
RHP Anthony Ferrari (Springfield) – 10 G, 0 GS, 2.00 ERA in 9 IP, 1.89 WHIP, 0.90 K/BB ratio (9 strike outs and 10 walks), 9 K/9 IP
RHP Andy Cavazos (Palm Beach) – 11 G, 0 GS, 2.08 ERA in 13 IP, 1.38 WHIP, 7.50:1 K/BB ratio (15 strike outs and 2 walks), 10.39 K/9 IP
RHP Mark Nussbeck (Springfield/Memphis) – 9 G, 0 GS, 2.51 ERA in 14.1 IP, 1.12 WHIP, 3.25:1 K/BB ratio (13 strike outs and 4 walks), 8.17 K/9 IP
RHP Josh Pearce (Springfield) – 6 G, 0 GS, 2.57 ERA in 14 IP, 0.79 WHIP, 11:1 K/BB ratio (11 strike outs and 1 walk), 7.07 K/9 IP Subsequently promoted to Memphis
RHP Mike Sillman (Quad Cities) – 11 G, 0 GS, 2.57 ERA in 14 IP, 1.14 WHIP, 1.60:1 K/BB ratio (16 strike outs and 10 walks), 10.29 K/9 IP
LHP Kevin Ool (Quad Cities) – 13 G, 0 GS, 2.76 ERA in 16.1 IP, 0.80 WHIP, 3.50:1 K/BB ratio (7 strike outs and 2 walks), 3.86 K/9 IP
RHP Justin Knoff (Quad Cities) – 12 G, 0 GS, 2.81 ERA in 16 IP, 1.31 WHIP, 1.42:1 K/BB ratio (17 strike outs and 12 walks), 9.56 K/9 IP Subsequently sent to extended spring training
RHP Josh Kinney (Springfield/Memphis) – 14 G, 0 GS, 3.26 ERA in 19.1 IP, 1.35 WHIP, 3.50:1 K/BB ratio (21 strike outs and 6 walks), 9.78 K/9 IP
RHP Jimmy Journell (Memphis) – 3.29 ERA in 13.2 IP, 1.68 WHIP, 1.75:1 K/BB ratio (14 strike outs and 8 walks), 9.22 K/9 IP
RHP Josh Axelson (Springfield) – 9 G, 0 GS, 3.52 ERA in 15.1 IP, 1.37 WHIP, 2:1 K/BB ratio (12 strike outs and 6 walks), 7.05 K/9 IP Subsequently sent to Palm Beach to move into the rotation RHP Roberto Batista (Palm Beach) – 10 G, 0 GS, 4.11 ERA in 15.1 IP, 1.50 WHIP, 0.43:1 K/BB ratio (3 strike outs and 7 walks), 1.76 K/9 IP Subsequently moved into the rotation RHP Evan Rust (Springfield) – 13 G, 0 GS, 4.41 ERA in 16.1 IP, 1.53 WHIP, 1.33:1 K/BB ratio (12 strike outs and 9 walks), 6.61 K/9 IP
RHP Anthony Rawson (Springfield) – 10 G, 0 GS, 4.50 ERA in 12 IP, 1.17 WHIP, 5.33:1 K/BB ratio (16 strike outs and 3 walks), 12 K/9 IP
LHP Tyler Johnson (Memphis) – 12 G, 0 GS, 5.23 ERA in 10.33 IP, 2.03 WHIP, 0.73:1 K/BB ratio (8 strike outs and 11 walks), 6.97 K/9 IP
RHP Kyle McClellan (Quad Cities) – 8 G, 2 GS, 5.40 ERA in 18.1 IP, 1.64 WHIP, 0.91 K/BB ratio (10 strike outs and 11 walks), 4.91 K/9 IP
RHP Kevin Gross (Quad Cities) – 10 G, 0 GS, 5.93 ERA in 13.2 IP, 1.39 WHIP, 1.67:1 K/BB ratio (10 strike outs and 6 walks), 6.58 K/9 IP Subsequently sent to extended spring training
LHP Carmen Cali (Memphis ) – 6.23 ERA in 13 IP, 2.00 WHIP, 2.14:1 K/BB ratio (15 strike outs and 7 walks), 10.39 K/9 IP
RHP Wayne Lundgren (Palm Beach ) – 9 G, 0 GS, 6.50 ERA in 18 IP, 1.72 WHIP, 2.67:1 K/BB ratio (8 strike outs and 3 walks), 4 K/9 IP
LHP Jeff Randazzo (Palm Beach/Quad Cities) – 11 G, 0 GS, 7.47 ERA in 15.2 IP, 1.85 WHIP, 1.50:1 K/BB ratio (12 strike outs and 8 walks), 6.89 K/9 IP Subsequently released
Don't forget to check out Jason Scott's great weekly report on our minor league prospects. The latest one should arrive at any time.