This Week in the Minors

A weekly snapshot of the Cardinals minor league system.

This is one of my favorite times of the year in baseball when the new draftees are assigned to clubs and the Rookie and Short-A squads start their seasons. New hope, new players to follow and cheer on. Fresh opportunities for armchair managing.

A note on the "Game-Of-The-Week Highlight" – it will be a game that I find particularly interesting or a performance that I find worth mentioning. It may or may not be a victory by the team.

This week saw the end of the first-half of the season for three of the four active clubs and none of them qualified for the post-season. Memphis struggled, losing three games in the standings to the now first-place Nashville team. Springfield had a losing week and dropped another one and one-half games behind Tulsa. Palm Beach went into a nose-dive to finish the first-half in fifth place out of six teams. The Swing's bid for a play-off berth fell just shy as they ended the first-half in third place, one and one-half games behind the second-place Clinton LumberKings (Rangers).

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AAA – Memphis Redbirds
League Affiliation - sixteen-team Pacific Coast League, four-team America North division
Overall Record – 35 - 35
Weekly Record – 2 - 5
Current Standing – Second, two and one-half games behind the Nashville Sounds (Brewers)

Current Week Team Batting - .236/.319/.436
Current Week Pitching Stats – Rotation - 2.37 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in thirty-eight innings pitched
Current Week Pitching Stats – Bullpen - 5.48 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in twenty-three innings pitched

Cumulative Team Batting - .260/.331/.433, tied for last in the Pacific Coast League
Cumulative Pitching - 3.86 ERA and 1.32 WHIP, first in the Pacific Coast League

Who's Hot – OF Raul Gonzalez went .348/.464/.870 (8-for-23) in seven games and twenty-three at bats; RHP Chris Gissell had another fine outing – 7 innings pitched, 1.29 ERA and 1.14 WHIP. Gissell is third in the PCL in ERA so far this season.
Who's Not – 2B Hector Luna went .143/.143/.214 (4-for-28) in seven games and twenty-eight at bats; The Memphis bullpen

Transactions – 06/14/05 – RHP Anthony Reyes to DL (shoulder); 06/15/05 – C Cody McKay activated from DL; 06/18/05 – OF Skip Schumaker optioned from St. Louis; 6/19/05 – OF Pete Zoccolillo optioned to Springfield

Of Note -
Roger Cedeno's lack of productivity has hurt the St. Louis Cardinals this season. Now that same lack of productivity has hurt the Memphis Redbirds. His rehab assignment meant that a usual Redbirds' starter had to sit and that turned out to be John Gall. For the four-week period May 16th through June 12th, Gall was hitting .327/.396/.500. That bat was benched for Roger Cedeno's .211/.286/.263 average this week. If Gall was hitting this well, why was he the one to be benched? Well, the alternatives would be either newly acquired John Rodriguez or Raul Gonzalez. Rodriguez replaced Skip Schumaker in center field, so is defensively better than Gall, and has gone .326/.383/.721 as a Redbird. Raul Gonzalez is also better than Gall defensively and is this week's "Who's Hot" recipient. So Gall received ten at bats this week, in which he went .300/.300/.600 and the Redbirds lose three games by two or fewer runs. Playing time should get even more interesting with Skip Schumaker's return.
It is a testimony to the Memphis pitching staff that the Redbirds are in second place to this point in the season and not lower. While the bullpen still searches for that stopper, the rotation has been very good and, overall, they managed to do well enough to be the best pitching staff in the Pacific Coast League to date. On the other hand, the offense is mostly pitiful with the chief culprits being the infielders. Sans Scott Seabol's bat, the infielders are hitting a collective .251/.331/.410. If you remove John Nelson (.280/.387/.483) and Wilton Guerrero (.300/.364/.450 in limited action) from that group, Chris Duncan, Bo Hart and Hector Luna are batting just .237/.308/.381.
Speaking of John Nelson, I would like to point out that he had a great week at the plate, from a contact point-of-view. One of the chief areas on which he needs to work is decreasing his strike outs. While his year-to-date ratio is 1:2.88, this week John had twenty-six at bats and only five strike outs or 1:5.20.

Game-Of-The-Week Highlight -
Sunday saw a top-notch pitching performance by Bill Pulsipher go for naught as the Redbirds fell 1-0 to the Albuquerque Isotopes.
Pulsipher tossed his best outing of the season, shutting down the Isotopes for eight innings on just four hits and one walk. He retired 22 of the first 25 batters he faced and allowed only two base runners to reach second base. He was relieved by Josh Kinney (L, 1-2, 6.28 ERA) who allowed back-to-back one-out singles that put runners on the corners. A sacrifice fly to left was the difference in the game.
The Redbird batters managed only three hits and a walk against former Redbirds Les Walrond (W, 4-5, 4.57 ERA). Outfielder Raul Gonzalez garnered one of the hits, a double, and the walk, going 1-for-3 and Hector Luna also had a double. Bill Pulsipher's single accounted for the third hit.

Upcoming Week – vs. Albuquerque Isotopes (Marlins) 20th, vs. Round Rock Express (Astros) 21st through 24th, at New Orleans Zephyrs (Nationals) 25th and 26th

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AA – Springfield Cardinals
League Affiliation - eight-team Texas League, four-team East division
Overall Record – 35 - 35
Weekly Record – 3 - 4
First-Half Standing
Tulsa Drillers (Rockies) 43–27
Springfield Cardinals 35–35, eight games back
Wichita Wranglers (Royals) 35-35, eight games back
Arkansas Travelers (Angels) 34-36, nine games back

Current Week Team Batting - .310/.351/.480
Current Week Pitching Stats – Rotation - 5.54 ERA and 1.74 WHIP in thirty-nine innings
Current Week Pitching Stats – Bullpen - 3.09 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in twenty-three and one-third innings

Cumulative Team Batting - .261/.328/.395, sixth in the Texas League
Cumulative Pitching - 4.12 ERA and 1.71 WHIP, fifth in the Texas League

Who's Hot – OF Tyler Minges went .400/.419/.700 (12-for-30) in seven games and thirty at bats; For the first time since I started this report, no one merits mentioning
Who's Not – Offensively, the team did really well this week so Mike McCoy gets the mention here although I generally do not like to list players that get limited playing time. McCoy went .143/.188/.143 (2-for-14) in five games and fourteen at bats in his first week in Double-A. Stuart Pomeranz had another sub-par outing – 4 innings pitched, 13.50 ERA and 3.00 WHIP

Transactions - 06/15/05 – SS Milko Jaramillo placed on DL (groin);

Of Note -
Any team that bats over .300 for the week deserves to have the names of those players who most contributed mentioned. Those players batting over .300 this week, in addition to Tyler Minges listed above, are: Juan Diaz - .375/.423/.708 – six games and twenty-four at bats, Andy Schutzenhofer - .375/.375/.750 – seven games and eight at bats, Travis Hanson - .367/.406/.533 – seven games and thirty at bats, Aaron Herr - .333/.333/.500 – seven games and thirty at bats, Cody Haerther - .333/.333/.1.333 – two games and three at bats, Robinson Cancel - .318/.444/.500 – seven games and twenty-two at bats.
Springfield's bats woke up this week and their pitching tanked. Chris Lambert and Stuart Pomeranz are still in the learning curve due to their promotions to Double-A. Cody Haerther was injured early in the week but did not go on the disabled list. He will be re-evaluated during the All-Star break this coming week Travis Hanson has a whopping twenty-two errors at third base so far this season. Reliever Anthony Rawson is striking out almost a batter an inning so far this season.
There are some things to look forward to with the Springfield Cardinals in the second-half of the season. Jordan Pals' recent performances, overall, are encouraging. Chris Lambert's most recent start, while leaving a lot of room for improvement, is his best to date in Double-A. Lefty Oscar Alvarez bears continued watching as his control, one of his areas of weakness, has improved since moving into the bullpen. He has walked only two batters in eleven innings of relief (1.64 walks per 9 innings pitched) compared to twenty-five walks in sixty-five innings pitched (3.46 walks per 9 innings pitched) as a starter. Aaron Herr's overall average is just below the .300 mark at .291 after a very slow start and Travis Hanson remains a solid offensive contributor. Hanson, as noted above, needs to work on his defense at third base. Cody Haerther, who will turn twenty-two on July 14th (a Bastille baby) is the youngest position player on the Cardinals' roster by almost two years. The only Cardinal younger than Haerther is Stuart Pomeranz who does not turn twenty-one until mid-December. I remind myself of Pomeranz' youth when I look at his current Double-A stats.

Game-Of-The-Week Highlight
The Springfield game on Saturday gets the nod for three reasons: 1) The Cardinals rallied in the ninth inning for the win, 2) the hero was my boy Andy Schutzenhofer and 3) they defeated the first-place Tulsa Drillers. The final score was 2-1.
Starter Jordan Pals pitched quite well, allowing only one earned run on a solo home run in the third inning. Overall, he gave up five hits and four walks in six and two-thirds innings. Pals also hit a batter in the seventh inning. Anthony Rawson (W, 4-2, 3.90 ERA) picked up the win by holding the Drillers in check for one and one-third innings on just one hit. He also bailed Pals out of a bases-loaded, two-out jam in the seventh inning when he got the Drillers' five hole hitter, Cory Slavik, to strike out swinging. Cory Doyne (S, 2, 1.54 ERA) pitched a perfect ninth.
The big drama by the Cardinals came with in the top of the ninth. Trailing 1-0, Tyler Minges opened the inning with a single off P.J. Bevis (BS, 3)(L, 0-4, 3.33 ERA). He advanced to third on Juan Diaz' double to left. Catcher Robinson Cancel then received the intentional walk to load the bases with no one out. Manager Chris Maloney increased the speed on the base path by sending pitcher Randy Leek in to run for Diaz. Papo Bolivar lined out to short for the first out which set up the big moment for Schutzenhofer. He came to the plate as a pinch hitter for Rawson and sent a blast off the wall in left-center to score both Minges and Leek to give the Cardinals the lead.

Upcoming Week – All-Star break 20th through 22nd , vs. San Antonio Missions (Mariners) 23rd through 26th

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High-A – Palm Beach Cardinals
League Affiliation - twelve-team Florida State League, six-team East division
Overall Record – 29 - 39
Weekly Record – 1 - 3
First-half Standings
Vero Beach Dodgers 40-25
Jupiter Hammerheads 35-31, five and one-half games back
Daytona Cubs 34-31, six games back
St. Lucie Mets 28-35, eleven games back
Palm Beach Cardinals 29-39, twelve and one-half games back
Brevard County Manatees 25-42, sixteen games back

Current Week Team Batting - .207/.224/.364
Current Week Pitching Stats – Rotation - 4.24 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in seventeen innings pitched
Current Week Pitching Stats – Bullpen - 4.50 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in twelve innings pitched

Cumulative Team Batting - .238/.303/.361, eleventh in the league
Cumulative Pitching - 4.08 ERA and 1.37 WHIP, seventh in the league

Who's HotMatt Demarco went .308/.308/.385 (4-for-13) in four games and thirteen at bats; RHP Roberto Batista had a good outing, 5 innings pitched, 1.80 ERA and 0.80 WHIP
Who's Not – OF Reid Gorecki went .067/.067/.267 (1-for-15) in four games and fifteen at bats; RHP Jose Garcia's start was not so wonderful – 5 innings pitched, 9.00 ERA and 2.40 WHIP

Transactions - 06/13/05 – RHP Tyler Adamczyk optioned to Quad Cities; 6/14/05 – SS Brendan Ryan activated from DL, 2B Cal Hayes optioned to New Jersey, 2B Dominic Rich – second round 2000 draft pick by Blue Jays – promoted from New Jersey, INF Mike McCoy promoted to Springfield;

Of Note -
Through last week-end, the Palm Beach club leads the FSL in shut-outs pitched with seven, per MLB.
The Cardinals' first-half team batting average placed them eleventh out of twelve teams in the Florida State League. That lack of hitting was key to their lack of success as the first-place Dodgers' team pitching was only .06 better than was the Cardinals' team pitching and their WHIP at 1.39 was worse than the Cardinals. However, the Dodgers hit .283/.345/.432 as a team.
Some offense may be on the way with Jarrett Hoffpauir's promotion from Quad Cities. As I expected, Hoffpauir was promoted the day after the Swing were eliminated from play-off contention. Hoffpauir should replace Cal Hayes as Palm Beach's starter at second. Another offensive re-inforcement will come with Brendan Ryan who missed almost a month while on the disabled list. Ryan made the FSL All-Star squad despite missing almost half of the first-half. Moves will also have to be made today at Palm Beach to make room for both Mike Parisi and Kevin Ool whose promotions were well-deserved.

Game-Of-The-Week Highlight
Eric Haberer took his first FSL loss, and only third overall, on Tuesday as the Cardinals were downed by the Brevard County Manatees 4-1.
Haberer (L, 7-3, 1.73 ERA) entered the eighth inning with the score knotted at one all. However, back-to-back singles put runners on first and second with no one out and led to Haberer's exit. Andy Cavazos replaced Haberer and sandwiched a single around two strike outs. With the bases loaded and two outs, Cavazos gave up a bases-clearing double that turned Haberer's outing from a no decision to a loss.
The Cardinals' only run scored in the third inning when Tony McQuade hit a one-out home run over the right field wall. Ty Parker and Terry Evans both went 2-for-4 for the Cardinals.

Upcoming Week – vs. Daytona Cubs 20th through 22nd, vs. Brevard County Manatees (Brewers) 23rd through 25th, at St. Lucie Mets 26th

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Low-A – Swing of the Quad Cities
League Affiliation - fourteen-team Midwest League, eight-team West division
Overall Record – 36-33
Weekly Record – 3-3
First-half Standings
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Mariners) 39-31
Clinton LumberKings (Rangers) 38-32, one game back
Swing of the Quad Cities 36-33, two and one-half games back
Peoria Chiefs (Cubs) 35-35, four games back
Burlington Bees (Royals) 34-36, five games back
Beloit Snappers (Twins) 33-37, six games back
Kane County Cougars (Athletics) 31-38, seven and one-half games back
Cedar Rapids Kernels (Angels) 30-40, nine games back

Current Week Team Batting - .251/.351/.349
Current Week Pitching Stats – Rotation - 4.41 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in thirty-four and two-thirds innings pitched
Current Week Pitching Stats – Bullpen - 3.44 ERA and 1.31 whip in eighteen and one-third innings pitched

Cumulative Team Batting - ,256/.334/.397, seventh in the league
Cumulative Pitching - 4.07 ERA and 1.36 WHIP, fifth in the league

Who's Hot – SS Juan Lucena went .417/.400/.417 (10-for-24) in six games (Yes, his OBP was lower than his BA); RHP Phillip Andersen had his best outing since his June 1st transfer from extended spring training. Andersen went 6 innings pitched, 1.50 ERA and 1.33 WHIP
Who's Not – OF Joe Mather went .056/.261/.056 (1-for-18) in five games; RHP Donnie Smith's weekly line was 2 game starts, 1-1, 10.2 innings pitched, 5.90 ERA and 1.31 WHIP although his second start of the week was significantly better than his first and his weekly WHIP is better than Phillip Andersen's WHIP

Transactions – 06/16/05 – OF Eric Verbryke to DL (elbow); 06/19/05 – LHP Jackson Paz activated from DL, LHP Kevin Ool promoted to Palm Beach, RHP Mike Parisi promoted to Palm Beach, 2B Jarrett Hoffpauir promoted to Palm Beach, C Brandon Yarbrough optioned to New Jersey

Of Note -
Topps named Kevin Ool the MWL May player of the month. Only one award is given per league so this is quite an honor for Ool. Ool "topped" that by being promoted to Palm Beach at the end of the week. Kevin's final Swing line was thirty game appearances, thirty-seven and two-thirds innings pitched, 9-2, three holds, three saves, one blown save, 2.15 ERA and 0.88 WHIP. Prior to Saturday's game, fellow promotee Mike Parisi had hit one batter the entire season-to-date. On Saturday he hit three Chiefs. Why do I question whether the home plate umpire enforced the "You have to attempt to get out of the way" part of the hit batsman rule? (This is one of my pet peeves. The hit batter should not get to take first base if he did not try to get out of the way. Unless it is one of our guys, of course.) Anyway, there has been a shuffling of positions this week with Juan Lucena playing shortstop fulltime, regular shortstop Matt Shepherd playing third base, regular third baseman Jake Mullinax trading off with Mike Ferris as the designated hitter and Joe Mather playing Ferris' usual position of first base.
How close were the top three teams in the West division? Team batting: #1 Wisconsin - .277/.354/.407 (third), #2 Clinton - .257/.346/.399 (sixth), #3 Swing - .256/.334/.397 (seventh); Team pitching: #1 Wisconsin – 4.05 ERA and 1.43 WHIP (fourth), #2 Clinton – 4.11 ERA and 1.33 WHIP (sixth), #3 Swing - 4.07 ERA and 1.36 WHIP, (fifth).
Things I am looking forward to with the Swing in the second-half – The work of starters Matt Scherer, Donnie Smith, Phillip Andersen and Dennis Dove. Finding out who takes Mike Parisi's place in the rotation and how he does. Watch relievers Jaymie Torres and Mike Sillman as they have shown promise in the first half. So has Dennis Medina who is currently on the DL. His stats are an 0.56 ERA and 0.69 WHIP in nine game appearances and sixteen innings pitched. Lefty Jackson Paz just came off the disabled list where he spent most of the first-half. He was doing very well in the early going. I would like to see infielder Chris Patrick (.339/.433/.571 in twenty-two games and fifty-six at bats) get more playing time. Juan Lucena's and Simon Williams' recent offensive spurts are exciting.

Game-Of-The-Week Highlight
Sunday saw the Swing batters hit two grand slams as they blasted the Peoria Chiefs 15-7.
The first grand slam came in the third inning when Rick Ankiel sat on a fastball by Chiefs' starter Chris Shaver and sent it over the right field wall. Ankiel was 3-for-4 with six RBI's for the day. In the sixth inning Chris Patrick hit a second grand slam off Chiefs' reliever Alfredo Polanco that put the Swing up 12-0. Patrick went 2-for-4 with 4 RBI's. Matt Lemanczyk, Juan Lucena and Matt Shepherd also had a multi-hit day.
Swing starter Donnie Smith (W, 1-2, 6.00 ERA) picked up his first win of the season, allowing three runs, two earned, on three hits and two walks in five and two-thirds innings pitched. Smith also struck out five.

Upcoming Week – All-Star break 20th through 22nd, at Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Mariners) 23rd through 26th

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Dominican Summer League

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 – 8 - 3
Current Standing – First place

Cumulative Team Batting - .246/.317/.298
Cumulative Team Pitching - 2.04 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in one hundred one and one-third innings pitched

Team Leaders – Batting
Simon Brito – 11-for-26, .423/.444.500
Ciro Caldera – 12-for-33, .364/.432/.424
Elvin Tejada – 11-for-33, .333/.371/.455
Jose Ramirez – 13-for-43, .302/.302/.372
Francis Rojas – 9-for-32, .281/.343/.281

Team Leaders – Pitching
Elvis Hernandez – 0.00 ERA and 0.23 WHIP in eight and two-thirds innings pitched
Henderson Lugo – 0.00 ERA and .818 WHIP in eleven innings pitched
Oscar Lara – 0.00 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in seven and two-thirds innings pitched
Antonio Batista – 0.79 ERA and 0.794 WHIP in eleven and two-thirds innings pitched
Deuris Vasquez – 1.50 ERA and 0.833 WHIP in twelve innings pitched

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The Stat Sheet
We are back to offense this week. I will try to combine categories so a more complete picture is given. The top three are listed. All statistics given are year-to-date with a minimum 3.1 plate appearances per game played needed to qualify. Therefore, this week I will list all qualifiers in each category and the top "Close But No Cigar" players, along with their average plate appearances per game. For Strike Outs per At Bat – the top and bottom two are listed, minimum 75 at bats.

By Batting Average
Memphis
Right fielder Raul Gonzalez at .338/.413/.560/.973
Left fielder John Gall at .286/.348/.463/.811
Center fielder Skip Schumaker at .283/.331/.397/.728

Springfield
Outfielder Tyler Minges at .313/.386/.552/.938
Third baseman Travis Hanson at .283/.359/.442/.801
Outfielder Shaun Boyd at .270/.339/.327/.666

Palm Beach
Outfielder Tyler Parker at .274/.354/.425/.779
Outfielder Terry Evans at .234/.306/.365/.671
First baseman John Santor at .227/.288/.338/.627

Quad Cities
Second baseman Jarrett Hoffpauir at .313/.376/.414/.791
Third baseman Jake Mullinax at .290/.358/.411/.770
Shortstop Matt Shepherd at .263/.374/.335/.708

By On-Base Percentage
Memphis
Right fielder Raul Gonzalez at .338/.413/.560/.973
Shortstop John Nelson at .280/.387/.483/.870
Left fielder John Gall at .286/.348/.463/.811

Springfield
Outfielder Tyler Minges at .313/.386/.552/.938
Third baseman Travis Hanson at .283/.359/.442/.801
First baseman Andy Schutzenhofer at .269/.344/.347/.691

Palm Beach
Outfielder Tyler Parker at .274/.354/.425/.779
Outfielder Terry Evans at .234/.306/.365/.671
First baseman John Santor at .227/.288/.338/.627

Quad Cities
Second baseman Jarrett Hoffpauir at .313/.376/.414/.791
Shortstop Matt Shepherd at .263/.374/.335/.708
Third baseman Jake Mullinax at .290/.358/.411/.770

By Slugging
Memphis
Right fielder Raul Gonzalez at .338/.413/.560/.973
Shortstop John Nelson at .280/.387/.483/.870
Left fielder John Gall at .286/.348/.463/.811

Springfield
Outfielder Tyler Minges at .313/.386/.552/.938
Third baseman Travis Hanson at .283/.359/.442/.801
Infielder Kevin Estrada at .258/.313/.374/.687

Palm Beach
Third baseman Matt Dryer at .219/.282/.429/.711
Outfielder Tyler Parker at .274/.354/.425/.779
Outfielder Terry Evans at .234/.306/.365/.671

Quad Cities
Outfielder Joe Mather at .220/.295/.440/.735
Second baseman Jarrett Hoffpauir at .313/.376/.414/.791
Third baseman Jake Mullinax at .290/.358/.411/.770

By OPS
Memphis
Right fielder Raul Gonzalez at .338/.413/.560/.973
Shortstop John Nelson at .280/.387/.483/.870
Left fielder John Gall at .286/.348/.463/.811

Springfield
Outfielder Tyler Minges at .313/.386/.552/.938
Third baseman Travis Hanson at .283/.359/.442/.801
First baseman Andy Schutzenhofer at .269/.344/.347/.691

Palm Beach
Outfielder Tyler Parker at .274/.354/.425/.779
Third baseman Matt Dryer at .219/.282/.429/.711
Outfielder Terry Evans at .234/.306/.365/.671

Quad Cities
Second baseman Jarrett Hoffpauir at .313/.376/.414/.791
Third baseman Jake Mullinax at .290/.358/.411/.770
Outfielder Joe Mather at .220/.295/.440/.735

Runs Created
Memphis
Right fielder Raul Gonzalez at 47.26
Shortstop John Nelson at 37.49
Left fielder John Gall at 33.16

Springfield
Outfielder Tyler Minges at 52.54
Third baseman Travis Hanson at 42.10
Outfielder Shaun Boyd at 27.77

Palm Beach
Outfielder Tyler Parker at 28.029
Third baseman Matt Dryer at 26.177
Outfielder Terry Evans at 23.689

Quad Cities
Second baseman Jarrett Hoffpauir at 35.50
Third baseman Jake Mullinax at 29.82
Shortstop Matt Shepherd at 28.575

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.


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