This Week in the Minors

The most comprehensive weekly snapshot of the Cardinals minor league system anywhere.

It was a week of changes in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system. Memphis saw an exodus of players go up to St. Louis to fill slots created due to injury. Springfield sent three players up to St. Louis and shook up their own bullpen in an attempt to improve its shaky recent performance. Palm Beach sent three of its pitchers and their shortstop up to Springfield while receiving two of Springfield's bullpen. The Swing sent their catcher to Palm Beach, put one of their hottest hitters on the disabled list, received a highly-touted pitcher and shook up their own bullpen. That shake up meant that New Jersey sent two of their best bullpen pitchers to the Swing along with the aforementioned highly-touted pitcher. Johnson City sent one of their catchers to the Swing and released two of their pitchers. Changes, indeed.

If you are not doing this already, compare each team's stats for the current period against their cumulative stats. That will give you a snapshot of how the team is performing against their norm for the season.

The changes in standing for the period - Memphis had a losing week and slipped two more games behind Nashville. Springfield also had a losing week and dropped another two games behind Wichita. Palm Beach had an excellent week, moving into second place and gaining one and one-half games on Vero Beach. The Swing's break-even week resulted in them ending the week in a tie with the Burlington Bees for first place. New Jersey went from a tie for third to fourth place and fell another two games behind Staten Island. Johnson City's one over .500 week saw them remain in fourth but fall another three and one-half games behind Elizabethton. The DSL Cardinals dropped from third to fifth place in their division.

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AAA – Memphis Redbirds
League Affiliation - Sixteen-team Pacific Coast League, four-team America North division
Overall Record – 51 - 51
Period Record – 3 - 6
Current Standing – Second, six games behind the Nashville Sounds (Brewers)

Current Period Team Batting - .252/.300/.434
Current Period Pitching Stats – Rotation - 4.95 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in fifty-six and one-third innings pitched
Current Period Pitching Stats – Bullpen - 6.92 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in twenty-six innings pitched

Cumulative Team Batting - .260/.329/.441, fifteenth in the league
Cumulative Pitching - 4.08 ERA and 1.36 WHIP, first in the league

Who's Hot – 1B/OF Chris Duncan went .346/.393/.615 (9-for-26) in seven games; RHS Mark Nussbeck – 1 G, 1 GS, 7 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 HR, 1 BB, 5 SO, 1.29 ERA and 1.29 WHIP
Who's Not – SS John Nelson went .161/.188/.226 (5-for-31) in nine games; RHS Adam Wainwright – 2 G, 2 GS, 11 IP, 14 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 2 HR, 6 BB, 10 SO, 6.55 ERA and 1.82 WHIP

Transactions – 07/17/05 – INF Hector Luna called up to St. Louis; 07/18/05 – OF John Rodriguez called up to St. Louis; 07/22/05 – C Dan Moylan optioned to Springfield, 3B Scott Seabol recalled to St. Louis; 07/24/05 – RHR Josh Kinney optioned to Memphis;

Of Note -
As I write this report, the Memphis Redbirds' starting catcher (Mahoney), third baseman (Seabol), second baseman (Luna) and right fielder (Rodriguez) are all currently playing in St. Louis. John Gall, who rotates between left field and first base for the Redbirds, apparently got a call up to St. Louis this morning. That is a fully 62.5% of the Redbirds' regular position players, including Gall. That is a big hit for any minor league club to absorb in just over two weeks' time (from July 9th when Mahoney was called up through today). Here's hoping the Memphis Redbirds can hold the fort in St. Louis until the regulars are healed and ready to go.

Saturday, July 16th was the 2005 debut of Chris Duncan as a Memphis outfielder. As noted above in the "Who's Hot", Duncan had a good week at the plate so maybe the outfield agrees with him. I will pass along any defensive feedback as it becomes available.
Although he hit only .250 for the current period, infielder Bo Hart had an on-base percentage of .368. Overall, Hart has raised his offensive numbers .032/.043/.052 in the past month to a current total of .277/.341/.423.
Outfielder Raul Gonzalez continues his fine work with the bat, going .333/.355/.767 or 10-for-30 during the current period. Gonzalez' numbers are .323/.390/.540 for the season.
On the pitching front, righty Mark Nussbeck, who had been working from both the rotation and bullpen, replaced lefty Bill Pulsipher in the rotation. Pulsipher was moved to the bullpen and may not last long on the Redbirds if his pitching does not improve. Pulsipher sports a 5.09 ERA and opponents are batting .305 against him. Nussbeck received his second consecutive "Who's Hot" acknowledgement. Not bad for a guy the Cardinals released at the beginning of the season.

Upcoming Week – vs. Round Rock Express (Astros) 25th, vs. Sacramento River Cats (Athletics) 26th through 29th, vs. Fresno Grizzles (Giants) 30th and 31st

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AA – Springfield Cardinals
League Affiliation - Eight-team Texas League, four-team East division
Overall Record – 13 – 16 (48 - 51)
Period Record – 3 - 5
Current Standing – Third, four games behind the Wichita Wranglers (Royals)

Current Period Team Batting - .241/.298/.346
Current Period Pitching Stats – Rotation - 4.94 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in forty-seven and one-third innings pitched
Current Period Pitching Stats – Bullpen - 4.18 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in twenty-three and two-thirds innings pitched

Cumulative Team Batting - .261/.323/.400, sixth in the league
Cumulative Pitching - 4.19 ERA and 1.41 WHIP, fifth in the league

Who's Hot – Outfielder Tyler Minges went .387/.441/.613 (12-for-31) in eight games; Closer Cory Doyne – 4 G, 0 GS, 2 SV, 0 BS, 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 3 BB, 3 SO, 1.29 ERA and 1.20 WHIP
Who's Not – Third baseman Travis Hanson went .176/.176/.176 (6-for-34) in eight games.

Transactions - 07/18/05 – OF Pete Zoccolillo promoted to Memphis; 07/20/05 – RHR Anthony Ferrari given his unconditional release; 07/22/05 – C Gabe Johnson activated from the disabled list, C Robinson Cancel and SS Milko Jaramillo promoted to Memphis; 07/24/05 – RHR Anthony Rawson and LHR Oscar Alvarez optioned to Palm Beach, RHR Chris Mears given his unconditional release.

Of Note -
I question the promotions of both Pete Zoccolillo and Milko Jaramillo to Memphis during this period. I will start with Zoccolillo who was promoted when John Rodriguez was called up to St. Louis –
30-year-old lefty-hitting outfielder who hit .270/.309/.438 in twenty-three games while in Springfield. He hit .261/.332/.400 in fifty-seven games in Memphis prior to his demotion to Springfield. Compare him with Tyler Minges, a 25-year-old righty-hitting outfielder hitting .311/.374/.551 through ninety-eight games in Springfield. Several eye-witness accounts, of which I am not one, say that Minges is clearly the better defender. Minges is younger and hit better at the Double-A level. He hits from the right instead of the left side which counts in Zoccolillo's favor but I do not get this decision. Clearly something outside of the stats.
Even stranger to me is Milko Jaramillo's promotion. Jaramillo was promoted when third baseman Scott Seabol was recalled to St. Louis. The explanation given to a Springfield News-Leader reporter was that Jaramillo was chosen because the Memphis utility player, Tim Hummel, would have to play third base during Seabol's absence. O.K. Did anyone tell the decision makers that Jaramillo has only played shortstop this season and that the Springfield Cardinals' utility player is Kevin Estrada? Estrada has played five different positions so far this season and is .266/.320/.401 in seventy-three games. Jaramillo hit .234/.272/.326 in fifty-nine games. Jaramillo is the superior defender and I do not think it is even close between the two. (Jaramillo only has to play one position, also.) It appears to me, sitting at my desk in Connecticut, that shortstop Brendan Ryan's recent promotion to Springfield meant that Jaramillo's playing time there would be severely curtailed so they moved him to Memphis. That does not make a load of sense either because Jaramillo is not going to take playing time away from Memphis shortstop John Nelson unless Nelson is moved elsewhere, say to the outfield as has been suggested by some internet posters. All in all, I am going to love seeing how this one plays out.

Upcoming Week – vs. Arkansas Travelers (Angels) 25th through 27th, at Tulsa Drillers (Rockies) 28th through 31st

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High-A – Palm Beach Cardinals
League Affiliation - Twelve-team Florida State League, six-team East division
Overall Record – 18 – 12 (48 – 52)
Period Record – 5 - 2
Current Standing – Second, one-half game behind the Vero Beach Dodgers

Current Period Team Batting - .260/.333/.393
Current Period Pitching Stats – Rotation - 3.46 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in forty-one and two-thirds innings pitched (Note: Excluding Jose Garcia's stats – see "Who's Not" below – the Rotation's stats were a 0.53 ERA and 0.86 WHIP in thirty-four innings pitched)
Current Week Pitching Stats – Bullpen - 2.93 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in fifteen and one-third innings pitched

Cumulative Team Batting - .241/.312/.364, last in the league
Cumulative Pitching - 4.05 ERA and 1.35 WHIP, sixth in the league

Who's Hot – Center fielder Reid Gorecki went .421/.478/.632 (8-for-19) in five games; The PB rotation (except Jose Garcia) but especially RHS Mike Parisi – 2 G, 2 GS, 2-0, 14 IP, 8 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 BB, 9 SO, 0.00 ERA and 0.64 WHIP
Who's Not – OF/DH Brian Martin went .200/.286/.520 (5-for-25) in seven games but had 9 RBI's; RHS Jose Garcia – 2 G, 2 GS, 0-1, 7.67 IP, 18 H, 14 R, 14 ER, 1 HR, 4 BB, 6 SO, 16.43 ERA and 1.87 WHIP

Transactions - 07/18/05 – OF Reid Gorecki activated from the disabled list, OF Simon Williams optioned to Quad Cities; 07/20/05 – SS Brendan Ryan promoted to Springfield, RHP Josh Axelson promoted to Springfield, RHP Mark Michael activated from the disabled list; 07/24/05 – RHR Andy Cavazos and LHR Kevin Ool promoted to Springfield

Of Note -
The Palm Beach Cardinals are 19-13 since their All-Star break (June 17th through June 19th) after going 29 -39 before the break. That is good for second place. From the start of the season on April 7th, through June 19th, the Cardinals had only two one-week periods in which they won more games than they lost. In the four periods reported since June 20th, the Cardinals have won the majority of their games three times. The only losing period came the first week after the All-Star break.
What is happening here? I decided to do a comparison to see if I could find a reason why the change had taken place. However, it is important to remember that I am comparing two very different time spans – approximately two and one-half months in the first half versus one plus month in the second-half. What makes the comparison a little more valid, at least to me, is that at no point in the first half did Palm Beach compete for the division lead. They consistently posted sub-.500 records each week in the first half while they have posted winning records in three of the four periods to date in the second half.
I started with pitching and batting. The team batted a collective .238/.303/.361 through June 19th and .248/.330/.372 since June 20th. That is not a significant difference. Before the All-Star break the pitching staff compiled a 4.01 ERA with a 1.36 WHIP. The pitching staff has a 3.96 ERA and 1.31 WHIP since the All-Star break. No big difference there either. The percentage of close wins and losses (2 runs or less) in each half has remained remarkably consistent with about forty percent of the team's wins and thirty percent of their losses coming by two runs or less.
So far, no answer. Then I compared the team's pitching stats (ERA and WHIP) and batting stats (BA) against their won/loss record on a weekly basis and found something interesting. I found that in the first half the pitching staff and offense did not often assist each other to win games. When the pitching staff was ineffective, the bats did not bail them out very often. Alternately, when the pitching staff was very good, the offense was often nearly silent. That has changed, so far, in the second half. On those occasions when the pitching staff goes south, the bats slug their way to a win. When the bats go silent the pitchers come through with some great efforts.
I do not have any profound conclusions here except that I hope this second-half work continues.

Upcoming Week – vs. Sarasota Reds 25th through 27th, vs. Clearwater Threshers (Phillies) 28th through 31st

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Low-A – Swing of the Quad Cities
League Affiliation - Fourteen-team Midwest League, eight-team West division
Overall Record – 19 – 11 (55 – 44)
Period Record – 4 - 4
Current Standing – Tied for first with the Burlington Bees (Royals), four games ahead of three other teams

Current Period Team Batting - .274/.361/.381
Current Period Pitching Stats – Rotation - 2.83 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in forty-one and one-third innings pitched
Current Period Pitching Stats – Bullpen - 4.77 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in thirty-four innings pitched

Cumulative Team Batting - .267/.347/.408, fifth in the league
Cumulative Pitching - 4.13 ERA and 1.38 WHIP, fourth in the league

Who's Hot – 2B/3B Chris Patrick went .419/.472/.645 (13-for-31) in eight games; RHS Matt Scherer – 2 G, 2 GS, 1-0, 13 IP, 12 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 3 BB, 7 SO, 0.69 ERA and 1.15 WHIP
Who's Not – C Spencer Wyman went .083/.267/.125 (2-for-24) with five walks in seven games; The Swing bullpen who took the loss in all of the Swing's losses this period. Their blown saves (four) outnumbered their saves (three).

Transactions – 07/18/05 – C Brady Toops promoted to Palm Beach, 3B Jake Mullinax to disabled list (dislocated left ring finger); 07/21/05 – RHP's Brian Miller and Quinton Robertson optioned to New Jersey, RHP Wayne Lundgren given his unconditional release.

Of Note -
The Swing had five players that hit .300 or above for the nine-day span – 2B/3B Chris Patrick (listed in "Who's Hot"), OF Matt Lemanczyk at .375/.436/.531 (12-for-32), SS Juan Lucena at .364/.417/.364 (8-for-22), 2B Cal Hayes at .308/.357/.308 (4-for-13) and RF Nick Savinoha at.306/.342/.472 (11-for-36).
Among the moves made to shake up the bullpen was the promotion of Michael Gross and Cory Meacham from New Jersey. Gross was a 33rd round selection in the 2004 draft. This is his second stint this season with the Swing. He compiled a 6.31 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in twenty-five and two-thirds innings pitched during his first go-round with the Swing but did an excellent job in New Jersey – 1.15 ERA and 0.71 WHIP in fifteen and two-thirds innings pitched. Here's hoping he has figured things out. This is the second promotion in just over a month for the Cardinals' 35th round 2005 draft selection, Cory Meacham. He began the season in Johnson City and was promoted to New Jersey after only two game appearances. Now, in less than a month he is off the Quad Cities. Meacham is reported to throw at up to 94 mph and his cumulative stats for his three levels so far this year are – 15 G, 0 GS, 18.2 IP, 14 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 HR, 12 BB, 16 SO, 2.41 ERA and 1.40 WHIP.

Upcoming Week – vs. Southwest Michigan Devil Rays 25th through 28th, at Kane County Cougars (Athletics) 29th through 31st

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Short-A – New Jersey Cardinals
League Affiliation - Fourteen-team New York-Penn League, six-team McNamara division
Overall Record – 16 - 17
Period Record – 4 - 5
Current Standing – Fourth, six games behind the Staten Island Yankees

Current Period Team Batting - .313/.375/.411
Current Period Pitching Stats – Rotation - 6.80 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in forty-two and one-third innings pitched
Current Period Pitching Stats – Bullpen - 4.42 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in thirty-eight and two-thirds innings pitched

Cumulative Team Batting - .252/.328/.350, eighth in the league
Cumulative Pitching - 3.47 ERA and 1.23 WHIP, fourth in the league

Who's Hot – When you have eight players batting over .300 with three of them batting over .400, it is hard to choose. The chosen one batted over .400 for the longest period – OF Chad Gabriel. Gabriel went .433/.419/.533 (13-for-30) in seven games; RHR Scott Vander Weg – dating back to the start of New Jersey's season, Vander Weg has the following line – 7 G, 0 GS, 0-0, 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 3 BB, 9 SO, 0.00 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with one hold.
Who's Not – 3B Adam Morris went .238/.333/.238 (5-for-21) in six games; RHS Mitch Boggs – 2 G, 2 GS, 8.2 IP, 18 H, 11 R, 10 ER, 2 HR, 3 BB, 6 SO, 10.38 ERA and 2.42 WHIP.

Transactions – 07/19/05 – RHS Mark McCormick promoted to Quad Cities; 07/20/05 – RHP Christopher Clem signed by St. Louis and assigned to New Jersey; 07/21/05 – RHR's Michael Gross and Cory Meacham promoted to Quad Cities.

Of Note -
While looking at the standings in the three-division New York-Penn League, I noticed that New Jersey plays in the toughest division. They are one game below five hundred and in fourth place in the McNamara division, six games behind the first place team. That same record would put them in third place in either of the other two divisions. They would be two and one-half games out of first in the Pinckney division and three and one-half games out of first in the Stedler division. Their record puts them behind the minor league clubs of the Yankees, Pirates, Mets, Indians, Blue Jays, Tigers and Red Sox and ahead of the Orioles, Marlins, Phillies, Astros, Nationals and Devil Rays.
An honorable mention in the "Who's Hot" category goes to the other two players that hit over .400 for the week – outfielder Carlos De La Cruz (.476/.500/.476, 10-for-21) and catcher Brandon Yarbrough (.429/.529/.571, 6-for-14). Also of note is that first baseman A.J. Van Slyke dislocated his shoulder in Sunday's game when he charged the mound after being hit by a pitch. According to the account in the Burlington Free Press, after Van Slyke homered in his first at-bat, next time up Vermont Expos' starter Carlos Martinez threw a pitch behind Van Slyke and then plunked him on a 2-0 count. Van Slyke wasted no time in charging the mound and when the dust had cleared, Martinez, Expos catcher John Poppert, pitcher Nehomar Ochoa and Van Slyke were all ejected. Van Slyke was batting .343/.410/.571 or 12-for-35 in nine games at the time of his injury. Pity.

Upcoming Week – vs. Lowell Spinners (Red Sox) 25th through 27th, vs. Aberdeen IronBirds (Orioles) 28th through 30th

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Rookie – Johnson City Cardinals
League Affiliation - Ten-team Appalachian League, five-team West division
Overall Record – 14 - 17
Period Record – 5- 4
Current Standing – Fourth, twelve and one-half games behind the Elizabethton Twins

Current Period Team Batting - .269/.341/.416
Current Period Pitching Stats – Rotation - 5.06 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in thirty-seven and one-third innings pitched
Current Period Pitching Stats – Bullpen - 5.88 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in thirty-three and two-thirds innings pitched

Cumulative Team Batting - .257/.326/.395, fifth in the league
Cumulative Pitching - 5.78 ERA and 1.54 WHIP, last in the league

Who's Hot – LF Charles Carter and 3B Jon Mikrut. Carter went .333/.379/.625 and Mikrut went .333/.360/.500 (both 8-for-24 in eight games); RHR and closer Kevin Fitzgerald's cumulative line – 12 G, 0 GS, 1-0, 7 SV, 1 BS, 14.1 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 7 SO, 2 BB, 0.63 ERA, 0.63 WHIP and .140 BAA
Who's Not – Of the seven players with a minimum 20 at-bats, no one really qualifies; RHS Sean Garceau follows his "Who's Hot" with a "Who's Not" – 2 G, 2 GS, 7.2 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 2 HR, 4 BB, 7 SO, 7.04 ERA and 1.96 WHIP. Teen-agers…what to do with ‘em?

Transactions – 07/18/05 – C Cody Palmer promoted to Quad Cities; 07/20/05 – LHP Danny Borne signed by St. Louis and assigned to Johnson City, RHR Brian Parish and LHR Alexander Soriano given their unconditional releases.

Of Note -
No one got a "Who's Not" mention this week because all seven players with a minimum 20 at-bats did alright at the plate. Johnson City's offensive difficulties are that there are seventeen total players seeing playing time. This limits the number of opportunities to see live pitching in a game situation.
A pitcher to keep your eye on is righty Tyler Leach. He was the 39th round selection in the 2005 draft out of Kings Mountain, North Carolina High School. He got my attention when he started the second game of a double-header against second-place Princeton on July 20th. Eighteen-year-old Tyler pitched two innings and struck out the side. Twice. Here is his line so far – 4 G, 2 GS, 1-1, 8.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 HR, 4 BB, 13 SO, 4.32 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. Leach has a 3.25:1 K/BB ratio and is striking out 14 batters every nine innings, in the early going. Another pitcher striking out more than ten batters every nine innings is reliever David Phillips. Phillips is a 20-year-old righty the Cardinals drafted in this year in the 24th round out of El Paso (TX) Community College. He sports a 2.08 ERA in seven games and eight and two-thirds innings pitched. He has struck out twelve batters and walked only four for a K/9IP of 12.46.

Upcoming Week – vs. Greeneville Astros (25th & 26th, vs. Bristol Sox (White Sox) 28th through 30th, at Elizabethton Twins 31st

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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 19 – 21
Current Standing – Fifth, five games behind Oakland Athletics 2

Cumulative Team Batting - .221/.307/.284
Cumulative Team Pitching - 2.97 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in three hundred thirty and one-third innings pitched

Team Leaders – By Batting Average
Jose Ramirez - .321/.363/.472, 34-for-106 in thirty-three games
Ciro Caldera - .294/.406/.329, 25-for-85 in thirty-two games
Elvin Tejeda - .278/.327/.392, 27-for-97 in thirty-three games

Team Leaders – Pitching – By WHIP
Henderson Lugo – 0.81 WHIP, 7 G, 38.2 IP, 25 H, 9 R, 5 ER, 6 BB, 51 SO, 1.16 ERA
Gustavo Martinez – 0.89 WHIP, 4 G, 14.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 7 SO, 2.45 ERA
Deuris Vasquez – 0.97 WHIP, 5 G, 20.2 IP, 12 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 8 BB, 21 SO, 2.61 ERA

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The Stat Sheet
This week we are back to look at some pitching stats. The top starter and reliever, per category, will be given at each level. All stats given are year-to-date. Two notes on the stats: 1) I included more than one starter's stats at some levels because the current leader is new to the rotation so his total innings pitched is also low and 2) I split a pitcher's stats between starting and relieving so any pitcher that qualifies as a leader in a particular category qualifies using only the applicable stats, not their combined stats.

Earned Run Average
Memphis
RHS Mark Nussbeck – 2.33 ERA in 27 IP
RHS Chris Gissell – 2.83 ERA in 127.1 IP
RHR Josh Pearce – 3.86 ERA in 18.2 IP*
*Note: Mark Nussbeck's relief work is better than Pearce but Nussbeck has been moved into the rotation so is not included as a reliever.

Springfield
RHS Jordan Pals – 3.46 ERA in 112 IP
RHR Josh Kinney – 1.27 ERA in 28.1 IP

Palm Beach
LHS Eric Haberer – 2.71 ERA in 63 IP
RHR Rich Scalamandre – 2.31 ERA in 39 IP

Quad Cities
RHS Phillip Andersen – 3.17 ERA in 59.2 IP
RHR Dennis Medina – 1.00 ERA in 27 IP

New Jersey
RHS Nick Webber – 2.03 ERA in 31 IP
RHR Scott Vander Weg – 0.00 ERA in 7 IP
RHR Jessen Grant – 2.03 ERA in 13.1 IP

Johnson City
RHS Joshua Wilson – 3.70 ERA in 24.1 IP
RHR Kevin Fitzgerald – 0.63 ERA in 14.1 IP

WHIP Leaders
Memphis
RHS Mark Nussbeck – 1.00 WHIP in 27 IP
RHS Anthony Reyes – 1.01 WHIP in 90 IP
RHR Josh Pearce – 1.39 WHIP in 18.2 IP

Springfield
LHS Randy Leek – 1.19 WHIP in 139.1 IP
RHR Josh Kinney – 0.92 WHIP in 28.1 IP

Palm Beach
RHS Mark Michael – 1.21 WHIP in 44 IP
RHR Chris Russ – 1.09 WHIP in 15.2 IP

Quad Cities
RHS Phillip Andersen – 1.17 WHIP in 59.2 IP
RHR Dennis Medina – 0.81 WHIP in 27 IP

New Jersey
RHS Nick Webber – 0.97 WHIP in 31 IP
LHR Adam Daniels – 0.75 WHIP in 8 IP

Johnson City
RHS Joshua Wilson – 1.23 WHIP in 24.1 IP
RHR Kevin Fitzgerald – 0.63 WHIP in 14.1 IP

K/BB Leaders
Memphis
RHS Mark Nussbeck – 6.7:1 (20 S), 3 BB) in 27 IP
RHS Anthony Reyes – 4.4:1 (87 SO, 20 BB) in 90 IP
RHR Josh Pearce – 4.3:1 (13 SO, 3 BB) in 18.2 IP

Springfield
LHS Randy Leek – 3.5:1 (76 SO, 22 BB) in 139.1 IP
RHR Josh Kinney – 5.6:1 (28 SO, 5 BB) in 28.1 IP

Palm Beach
RHS Mike Parisi – 3.14:1 (22 SO, 7 BB) in 37 IP
RHR Chris Russ – 3.5:1 (7 SO, 2 BB) in 15.2 IP

Quad Cities
RHS Matt Scherer – 2.3:1 (68 SO, 30 BB) in 98.1 IP
RHR Dennis Medina – 6.2:1 (31 SO, 5 BB) in 27 IP

New Jersey
RHS Nick Webber – 3.86:1 (27 SO, 7 BB) in 31 IP
LHR Adam Daniels – 12:1 (12 SO, 1 BB) in 8 IP

Johnson City
RHS Tyler Herron – 2.75:1 (22 SO, 8 BB) in 21.67 IP
RHR David Phillips – 4:1 (12 SO, 3 BB) in 8.2 IP

K/9 IP Leaders
Memphis
RHS Anthony Reyes – 8.7/9 IP, 87 SO in 90 IP
LHR Tyler Johnson – 11.3/9 IP, 50 SO in 39.2 IP

Springfield
RHS Chris Lambert – 9/9 IP, 45 SO in 45.2 IP
RHR Josh Kinney – 9/9 IP, 28 SO in 28.1 IP

Palm Beach
RHS Jose Garcia – 8/9 IP, 65 SO in 73 IP
RHR Mark Worrell Jr. – 9,5/9 IP, 45 SO in 42.2 IP

Quad Cities
RHS Phillip Andersen – 7/9 IP, 47 SO in 59.2 IP
RHR Mike Sillman – 11.5/9 IP, 60 SO in 47 IP

New Jersey
RHS Chris Farley – 9/9 IP, 14 SO in 13.2 IP
RHR Scott Vander Weg – 11.5/9 IP, 9 SO in 7 IP

Johnson City
RHS Tyler Herron – 9/9 IP, 22 SO in 21.2 IP
RHR Ryan Campbell – 13.5/9 IP, 21 SO in 14 IP

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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