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This Week in the Minors

August 9, 2005

This was one of those "treading water" kind of weeks when none of the teams did much of anything positive except for New Jersey. Memphis saw two of its rotation go onto the disabled list which left them scrambling to plug the holes. The only word to describe Springfield's pitching this week is "putrid" which means it was a minor miracle that they broke even for the week. Palm Beach had very good pitching but did not hit their shoe size. The Swing did just enough exactly when they had to which seems to be the character of this team. To this point they have come through when crunch time arrives. New Jersey had an excellent week highlighted by superb rotation pitching and hitting. Johnson City took a series from the best team in their league.

The changes in standing for the period – Memphis broke even and remained six games behind Nashville. Springfield also broke even and remained in last place but did gain a half game on Arkansas. Palm Beach dropped from second to third, four games behind Vero Beach. Quad Cities remained in first place but their lead over Wisconsin is only one game. New Jersey remained in fourth but gained a half game on Staten Island. Johnson City moved into a tie for third place but dropped another game behind Elizabethton, the team that never loses. The DSL Cardinals dropped another game behind Oakland.


AAA – Memphis Redbirds
League Affiliation - sixteen-team Pacific Coast League, four-team America North division
Overall Record – 57 - 58
Weekly Record – 3 - 3
Current Standing – Second, six games behind the Nashville Sounds (Brewers)

Current Week Team Batting - .325/.375/.504
Current Week Pitching Stats – Rotation - 7.63 ERA and 1.79 WHIP in thirty and two-thirds innings pitched
Current Week Pitching Stats – Bullpen - 6.15 ERA and 1.63 WHIP in twenty-six and one-third innings pitched

Cumulative Team Batting - .262/.330/.439, fifteenth in the league
Cumulative Pitching - 4.30 ERA and 1.38 WHIP, first in the league

Who's Hot – A Trio: CF Skip Schumaker went .481/.500/.519 (13-for-27), 3B Tim Hummel went .440/.500/.600 (11-for-25), OF Brandon Berger went .421/.476/.789 (8-for-19) all in six games; RHP Jeremy Cummings' return to Triple-A: 1 G, 1 GS, 1-0, 8 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 HR, 1 BB, 6 SO, 2.25 ERA and 1.00 WHIP
Who's Not – C Robinson Cancel went .200/.227/.300 (4-for-20) in five games; All of the pitching staff not named either Cummings or Stone. Yuck.

Transactions – 08/04/05 – RHS Chris Gissell to disabled list (shoulder), LHP Armando Almanza signed as free agent; 08/07/05 – RHS Mark Nussbeck to disabled list, RHP Brian Falkenborg signed as a free agent

Of Note -
With yesterday's win against the Salt Lake Stingers the Redbirds won their first series outright since July 8th and 9th when they won both games of a two-game set against the Omaha Royals. A big four-game series with the first-place Nashville Sounds starts on Friday at Autozone Park. The Redbirds have muddled along the past two weeks, playing around .500 ball. They now have a chance to make up some ground in head-to-head competition. Here's hoping they take advantage of the opportunity.
The three players hitting over .400 this week earned "Who's Hot" honors but another trio hit over .300 this week. Shortstop John Nelson hit .346/.370.577 (9-for-26), outfielder Reggie Taylor went .320/.346/.520 and first baseman/outfielder Chris Duncan went .320/.400/.480 (both 8-for-25), all in six games. On a down note, Duncan led the team in strike outs this week with nine and John Nelson was right behind him with seven.
This was a pretty week for the pitching staff. Two of the Redbirds' more effective starters, Chris Gissell and Mark Nussbeck, both went on the disabled list while Adam Wainwright's weekly ERA was 60.45 with a 8.21 WHIP. Carmen Cali's weekly ERA was 5.07 which is actually a big improvement for him. Cali's weekly ERA before this week consistently ranged above 10.00 since he returned from St. Louis. Jimmy Journell's ERA for the week was a deceptive 2.45 which looks good until you check his 2.45 WHIP and the fact that he walked eight batters in three and two-thirds innings pitched.

Upcoming Week – at Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Rockies) 8th through 11th, vs. Nashville Sounds (Brewers) 12th through 14th


AA – Springfield Cardinals
League Affiliation - eight-team Texas League, four-team East division
Overall Record – 18 - 24 (53 - 59) -
Weekly Record – 3 - 3
Current Standing – Fourth and last, five and one-half games behind the Arkansas Travelers (Angels)

Current Week Team Batting - .288/.346/.548
Current Week Pitching Stats – Rotation - 6.75 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in thirty-three and one-third innings pitched
Current Week Pitching Stats – Bullpen - 8.66 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in seventeen and two-thirds innings pitched

Cumulative Team Batting - .266/.328/.414, sixth in the league
Cumulative Pitching - 4.46 ERA and 1.43 WHIP, sixth in the league

Who's Hot – UT Kevin Estrada went .455/.520.,545 (10-for-22) in six games; RHP Andy Cavazos: since returning from Palm Beach on July 24th – 5 G, 0 GS, 7.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 HR, 0 BB, 10 SO, 1.17 ERA and 0.52 WHIP
Who's Not – SS Brendan Ryan went .105/.105/.263 (2-for-19) in five games; The Springfield rotation who did not have a single decent outing this week. Not one.

Transactions - 08/02/05 – DH/1B Juan Diaz (sprained left ankle) and RHP Cory Doyne to disabled list; 08/05/05 – RHS Stuart Pomeranz activated from disabled list; 08/06/05 – RHP Jeremy Cummings promoted to Memphis;

Of Note -
This week Springfield will play four of their seven games against the Frisco RoughRiders, the only team in the entire Texas League with a worse record than Springfield's. That gives them the rare chance to beat a bottom-feeder. However, they also play the West division-leading Midland team. The way Springfield has been playing, they will find a way to lose. I find the Springfield team to be disappointing. They have been unable to consistently perform up to either their talent level or expectations. Perhaps I expect too much and they just are not a very good team.
One of the things that really stuck out to me during my trip to see the New Jersey Cardinals last month was that sometimes a pitcher's "stuff" is far more advanced than the umpire's ability to call it. A couple of NJ Cardinals' pitchers had such movement on their pitches that the umpire was lost. Pitches that were high-quality moving strikes got called balls. I bring this up due to Chris Lambert's game on Thursday evening. Chris' line was not impressive: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR. However, a well-respected eye-witness advised that Lambert consistently could not get the inside strike called a strike. (The Travelers knew this and waited on the outside pitch.) Now, that could simply be the home plate umpire's personal strike zone or it could be that Lambert was fooling the umpire. May have been neither. But it is among the things that do not show up in boxscores.

Upcoming Week – at Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers) 8th through 10th, vs. Midland RockHounds (Athletics) 11th through 13th, vs. Frisco RoughRiders 14th


High-A – Palm Beach Cardinals
League Affiliation - twelve-team Florida State League, six-team East division
Overall Record – 25 – 19 (55 – 59)
Weekly Record – 3 - 3
Current Standing – Third, four games behind the Vero Beach Dodgers

Current Week Team Batting - .238/.310/.326
Current Week Pitching Stats – Rotation - 3.37 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in thirty-four and two-thirds innings pitched
Current Week Pitching Stats – Bullpen - 1.88 ERA and 1.05 WHIP fourteen and one-third innings pitched

Cumulative Team Batting - .244/.316/.366, last in the league
Cumulative Pitching - 3.96 ERA and 1.34 WHIP, sixth in the league

Who's Hot – 3B Matt Dryer went .389/.450/.778 (7-for-18) in five games; The Palm Beach bullpen of Roberto Batista, Justin Garza, Anthony Rawson, Chris Russ, Rich Scalamandre and Mark Worrell Jr.
Who's Not – 1B Andy Schutzenhofer went .071/.133/.143 (1-for-14) in four games; No pitcher really qualifies

Transactions - 08/06/05 – LHP Oscar Alvarez promoted to Springfield;

Of Note -
Palm Beach came into this past week in a tie for second, only two games behind the Vero Beach Dodgers and looking at a three-game series against the Dodgers starting on Saturday. Well, two of three games have been played and the Cardinals lost both games. They got out-hit and they got out-pitched. They play another four games against Vero Beach this week as well as the team the Cardinals lead by only one-half game, the St. Lucie Mets.
Second baseman Jarrett Hoffpauir and shortstop Rayner Laya both had good weeks, hitting over .300 for the week. Hoffpauir went .316/.381/.368 (6-for-19) ad Laya went .333/.333/.333 (6-for-18), both in five games. Both players are hitting just above .250 cumulatively but Hoffpauir's on-base percentage is .341.
Mark Michael had another successful outing on Friday as he slowly returns from the disabled list. He won his outing against the Western division-leading Lakeland Tigers by tossing five innings of six hit, one run ball in the first game of a double header. Michael struck out three and did not walk a batter.

Upcoming Week – vs. Vero Beach Dodgers 8th, vs. St. Lucie Mets 9th through 11th, at Vero Beach Dodgers 12th through 14th


Low-A – Swing of the Quad Cities
League Affiliation - fourteen-team Midwest League, eight-team West division
Overall Record – 26 – 18 (62 – 51)
Weekly Record – 3 - 4
Current Standing – First, one game in front of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Mariners)

Current Week Team Batting - .255/.348/.349
Current Week Pitching Stats – Rotation - 3.55 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in thirty-eight innings pitched
Current Week Pitching Stats – Bullpen - 5.19 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in twenty-six innings pitched

Cumulative Team Batting - .266/.349/.403, fifth in the league
Cumulative Pitching - 4.17 ERA and 1.39 WHIP, fifth in the league

Who's Hot – RF Nick Stavinoha went .414/.419/.483 (12-for-29) in seven games; RHR Cory Meacham – since his promotion from New Jersey on July 21st he has the following line: 9 G, 0 GS, 1-0, 15.1 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 0 HR, 9 BB, 9 SO, 1.76 ERA and 1.24 WHIP. He needs to work on his control but it is a very nice start for the thirty-fifth round selection in this year's draft.
Who's Not – INF Chris Patrick went .130/.231/.174 (3-for-23) in six games; RHS Mark McCormick's line this week – 2 G, 2 GS, 6 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 HR, 9 BB, 0 SO, 7.50 ERA and 2.33 WHIP

Transactions – 08/01/05 – CF Simon Williams to disabled list (left hamstring strain), 3B Jake Mullinax activated from disabled list; 08/02/05 – OF Rick Ankiel promoted to Springfield, 2B Cal Hayes placed on the Temporary Inactive List; 08/05/05 – RHR Dennis Medina to disabled list (shoulder stiffness);

Of Note -
The Swing had a losing week but remain in first place because of two timely wins over the then second-place Burlington Bees. With twenty-six games remaining in the Swing's regular season, the schedule breaks down as follows (team record in parentheses): two more games against the third-place Burlington Bees (23-21), eight games against seventh-place Peoria (20-24) and four games each with the sixth-place Beloit Snappers (21-23), fifth-place Kane County Cougars (22-22), last-place Cedar Rapids Kernels (19-25) and third-place Southwest Michigan Devil Rays (24-20). All of their games are within their own Western division except for Southwest Michigan. Ten games are at home and twelve are on the road, including the last eight. The Swing do not play the second-place Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (first-half winners) again. This is a favorable schedule for the Swing, especially considering they are a better road than home team. They need to take care of business.
Newly promoted Casey Rowlett was very productive in limited action this week. Rowlett went 3-for-8 for a .375 batting average with two doubles and two walks in four games. He drove in two runs and scored another. Shortstop Juan Lucena got on base at a .367 clip this week to go with a .296 weekly average. His overall offensive numbers are: .314/.343/.371 or 83-for-264 in 81 games.
Instead of returning to action as was expected, Simon Williams went onto the disabled list on the same day Jake Mullinax came off.
Reliever Jason Cairns has struggled a bit in his new role as the Swing's closer. After an excellent first week in which he was perfect in save opportunities, Cairns has appeared in seven more save opportunities. He earned saves in five of the games but blew two more and subsequently took the loss in each game. He took another loss in an extra-inning game as well.

Upcoming Week – 8th off, vs. Burlington Bees (Royals)9th and 10th, at Peoria Chiefs (Cubs) 11th through 14th


Short-A – New Jersey Cardinals
League Affiliation - fourteen-team New York-Penn League, six-team McNamara division
Overall Record – 24 - 22
Weekly Record – 5 - 2
Current Standing – Fourth, six games behind the Staten Island Yankees

Current Week Team Batting - .336/.391/.506
Current Week Pitching Stats – Rotation - 2.20 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in forty-one innings pitched
Current Week Pitching Stats – Bullpen - 5.14 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in twenty-one innings pitched

Cumulative Team Batting - .266/.342/.371, fourth in the league
Cumulative Pitching - 3.41 ERA and 1.25 WHIP, third in the league

Who's Hot – A Trio: 1B Adam Rodgers went .429/.556/.714 (9-for-21) in six games, SS/3B Dan Nelson went .407/.452/.481 (11-for-27) in seven games, OF Sean Danielson went .400/.400/.533 (12-for-30) in six games: RHP Kyle Sadlowski gets the nod even with his hard luck loss this week – 1 G, 1 GS, 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 BB, 5 SO, 0.00 ERA and 1.33 WHIP
Who's Not – DH/3B Randy Roth had a slow first week at New Jersey, going .240/.286/.400 (6-for-25) in seven games; RHR's Chris Clem, Jessen Grant and Michael Repole who combined for the following line this week – 8.2 IP, 9 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 3 HR, 2 BB, 3 SO, 8.29 ERA but a 1.27 WHIP

Transactions – 08/01/05 – 3B Adam Morris optioned to Johnson City; 08/02/05 – UT Casey Rowlett promoted to Quad Cities; 08/03 05 – RHP Chris Farley given his unconditional release, LHP Michael Meagher – 43rd round 2005 draft, signed and assigned to New Jersey; 08/05/05 – RHR Matt Trent promoted to Quad Cities;

Of Note -
The Cardinals finished the week over .500 for the first time since their season started on June 21st with a very successful week. They won their three-game series with both Tri-City and Jamestown and the first game of their three-game series with Batavia. While they will have a very difficult time overtaking first-place Staten Island, the Cardinals are only one and one-half games behind third-place Brooklyn and three games behind second-place Williamsport with thirty games left in the regular season.
For those that may have missed the news, Jason Scott reports that A.J. Van Slyke has a torn rotator cuff and will miss the rest of the regular season after undergoing surgery by Dr. George Paletta. It's a real shame and an entirely preventable injury.
Yonathan Sivira returned to limited action this week but played left field instead of his regular center position. Sean Danielson, who had seen limited playing time up to this point, played center and took advantage of the increased playing time by earning a "Who's Hot". The left field tandem of Siriva and Sean Dobson hit over .400 this week. Right fielder Chad Gabriel, shortstop Tyler Greene, right fielder/designated hitter Brad Wilkerson and catcher Brandon Yarbrough all hit over .300 for the week with Gabriel, Wilkerson and Yarbrough hitting over .350.
Righty reliever Scott Vander Weg picked up his first professional save on Sunday in what turned out to be a very "interesting" game. Leading 11-1 going into the eighth inning, the opposition scored four runs to close the gap to 11-5. What was still a comfortable lead turned into a nail-biting one as five more runs scored in the ninth. Vander Weg entered the game with the Cardinals up 11-10, one out and the bases empty and promptly allowed a triple. With the tying run on third he then induced a 6-3 ground out that held the runner and finished things off with a strike out. He may have made things very interesting but he got the job done.

Upcoming Week – vs. Batavia Muckdogs (Phillies) 8th and 9th, vs. Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Indians) 10th through 12th, at Hudson Valley Renegades (Devil Rays) 13th and 14th


Rookie – Johnson City Cardinals
League Affiliation - ten-team Appalachian League, five-team West division
Overall Record – 20 - 25
Weekly Record – 5 - 4
Current Standing – Tied for third with Bristol Sox (White Sox), fourteen games behind the Elizabethton Twins

Current Week Team Batting - .242/.342/.377
Current Week Pitching Stats – Rotation - 5.77 ERA and 1.88 WHIP in thirty-nine innings pitched
Current Week Pitching Stats – Bullpen - 4.22 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in thirty-two innings pitched

Cumulative Team Batting - .256/.331/.397, sixth in the league
Cumulative Pitching - 5.91 ERA and 1.62 WHIP, last in the league

Who's Hot – C Bryan Anderson went .450/.571/.750 (9-for-20) in seven games; RHP Matt Weagle – 1 G, 1 GS, 1-0, 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 BB, 9 SO, 1.80 ERA and 1.20 WHIP
Who's Not – SS Donovan Solano went .158/.200/.158 (3-for-19) in seven games; RHS Tyler Herron – his line so far this season: 9 G, 9 GS, 30 IP, 34 H, 28 R, 25 ER, 9 HR, 16 BB, 32 SO, 7.50 ERA and 1.67 WHIP. However, he does strike out over a batter an inning and has a 2-to-1 K/BB ratio and just turned 19 this week.

Transactions – 08/01/05 – 3B Randy Roth promoted to New Jersey;

Of Note -
Johnson City made a bit of a statement this week when they won two-of-three from the first-place Elizabethton Twins, a team that lost only eight games up to the series start. It was only the second series Elizabethton lost this season. The pitching primarily stepped up, winning one game 5-1 and another 6-2 while losing one 5-1. That contrasts to the last time they played Elizabethton in June when they lost 11-4 and 10-1 while winning 9-8. Johnson City is only a half game behind the second-place Kingsport Mets and goes into a crucial part of their season as they play co-third place Bristol at home for three before traveling to Elizabethton on Friday for a three-game series and then facing second-place Kingsport.
Infielder Steward Chacin his .429 and outfielder Tim Preston hit .333 in limited action this week while Adam Morris made the most of his move from Quad Cities by going .375/.464/.625 or 9-for-24 in seven games. Second baseman Jose Martinez and left fielder Charles Carter both hit over .300. On the other side of the hitting equation, third-round draft pick Daryl Jones hit only .192 for the week.

Upcoming Week – vs. Bluefield Orioles 8th, vs. Bristol Sox (White Sox) 9th through 11th, at Elizabethton Twins 12th through 14th

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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 – 28 – 27
Weekly Record – 3 - 3
Current Standing – Fourth, six games behind Oakland Athletics 2

Cumulative Team Batting - .232/.311/.288
Cumulative Team Pitching - 3.30 ERA and 1.35 WHIP

Team Leaders – Batting
Jose Ramirez - .310/.368/.444, 44-for-142 in 47 games
Ciro Caldera - .283/.382/.310, 32-for-113 in 44 games
Nelson Lugo - .282/.378/.400, 24-for-85 in 37 games

Team Leaders – On-Base Percentage
Ciro Caldera - .283/.382/.310, 18 walks in 44 games
Edwin Conde - .250/.379/.347, 15 walks in 31 games
Nelson Lugo - .282/.378/.400, 13 walks in 37 games

Team Leaders – Stolen Bases
Willian Sandoval - .254/.341/.289, 24 stolen bases in 44 games
Nelson Lugo - .282/.378/.400, 11 stolen bases in 37 games
Jose Ramirez - .310/.368/.444, 7 stolen bases in 47 games
Edwin Gomez - .245/.324/.223, 7 stolen bases in 42 games

Team Leaders – Earned Run Average
Henderson Lugo – 1.57 ERA in nine games and forty-six innings pitched
Elvis Hernandez – 1.69 ERA in sixteen games and thirty-two innings pitched
Oscar Lara – 1.71 ERA in eighteen games and twenty-one innings pitched

Team Leaders – WHIP
Henderson Lugo – 0.89 WHIP in nine games and forty-six innings pitched
Deuris Vasquez – 0.97 WHIP in five games and twenty and two-thirds innings pitched (did not pitch during current period)
Elvis Hernandez – 1.00 WHIP in sixteen games and thirty-two innings pitched

Team Leaders – K/9 IP
Pedro Novoa – 12.63:9 IP ratio, twenty-nine strike outs in twenty and two-thirds innings pitched
Henderson Lugo – 10.96:9 IP ratio, fifty-six strike outs in forty-six innings pitched
Antonio Batista – 10.41:9 IP ratio, thirty-two strike outs in twenty-seven and two-thirds innings pitched

Team Leaders – K/BB Ratio
Henderson Lugo – 6.2:1, fifty-six strike outs and nine walks in forty-six innings pitched
Elvis Hernandez – 3.5:1, thirty-five strike outs and ten walks in thirty-two innings pitched
Pedro Novoa – 2.9:1, twenty-nine strike outs and ten walks in twenty and two-thirds innings pitched

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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
RHS Kevin Jarvis – 2.92 ERA in 129.1 IP
RHR Ricky Stone – 2.03 ERA in 13.1 IP
RHR Josh Pearce – 3.86 ERA in 25.2 IP

LHS Oscar Alvarez – 3.00 ERA in 75 IP
RHR Cory Doyne – 1.90 ERA in 42.2 IP

Palm Beach
LHS Eric Haberer – 2.74 ERA in 82 IP
RHR Rich Scalamandre – 2.49 ERA in 43.1 IP

Quad Cities
RHS Phillip Andersen – 3.11 ERA in 72.1 IP
RHR Cory Meacham – 1.76 ERA in 15.1 IP
RHR Mike Sillman – 2.89 ERA in 56 IP

New Jersey
RHS Nick Webber – 1.98 ERA in 50 IP (rotation stats used only)
RHR Jeremy Zick – 1.82 ERA in 24.2 IP

Johnson City
RHS Joshua Wilson – 2.91 ERA in 34 IP
LHR Daniel Borne – 1.69 ERA in 10.2 IP
RHR Kevin Fitzgerald – 1.80 ERA in 20 IP

WHIP Leaders
RHS Anthony Reyes – 1.11 WHIP in 104.2 IP
RHR Ricky Stone – 0.90 WHIP in 13.1 IP
RHR Josh Pearce – 1.36 WHIP in 25.2 IP

RHS Jordan Pals – 1.21 WHIP in 125.1 IP
RHR Andy Cavazos – 1.17 WHIP in 18 IP
RHR Cory Doyne – 1.27 WHIP in 42.2 IP

Palm Beach
RHS Dennis Dove – 1.14 WHIP in 29 IP
LHS Eric Haberer – 1.22 WHIP in 82 IP
RHR Mark Worrell Jr. – 1.08 WHIP in 45.2 IP

Quad Cities
RHS Phillip Andersen – 1.16 WHIP in 72.1 IP
RHR Cory Meacham – 1.24 WHIP in 15.1 IP
RHR Jaymie Torres – 1.40 WIP in 59.1 IP

New Jersey
RHS Nick Webber – 0.88 WHIP in 50 IP
RHR Trey Hearne – 0.81 WHIP in 19.2 IP

Johnson City
RHS Joshua Wilson – 1.21 WHIP in 34 IP
RHR Kevin Fitzgerald – 0.75 WHIP in 20 IP

K/BB Leaders
RHS Anthony Reyes – 3.8:1 (106 SO, 28 BB) in 104.2 IP
RHR Ricky Stone – 13:1 (13 SO, 1 BB) in 13.1 IP
RHR Josh Pearce – 5.5:1 (22 SO, 4 BB) in 25.2 IP

LHS Randy Leek – 3.3:1 (81 SO, 25 BB) in 151.2 IP
RHR Jeremy Cook – 3.5:1 (28 SO, 8 BB) in 40 IP (Bullpen stats only)

Palm Beach
RHS Mike Parisi – 3.4:1 (31 SO, 9 BB) in 46.2 IP
RHR Mark Worrell Jr. – 2.9:1 (47 SO, 16 BB) in 45.2 IP

Quad Cities
RHS Matt Scherer – 2.4:1 (84 SO, 35 BB) in 116.1 IP
RHR Jaymie Torres – 2:1 (49 SO, 23 BB) in 59.1 IP

New Jersey
RHS Nick Webber – 3.4:1 (41 SO, 12 BB) in 50 IP
RHR Jeremy Zick – 4:1 (24 SO, 6 BB) in 24.2 IP

Johnson City
RHS Matt Weagle – 3.2:1 (19 SO, 6 BB) in 17.2 IP (Rotation stats only)
RHR Kevin Fitzgerald – 7:1 (14 SO, 2 BB) in 20 IP

K/9 IP Leaders
RHS Anthony Reyes – 9.1/9 IP, 106 SO in 104.2 IP
LHR Tyler Johnson – 11.9/9 IP, 65 SO in 49 IP

RHS Chris Lambert – 7.8/9 IP, 54 SO in 62.1 IP
RHR Cory Doyne – 8.4/9 IP, 40 SO in 42.2 IP

Palm Beach
RHS Jose Garcia – 8/9 IP, 79 SO in 90 IP (Rotation stats only)
RHR Mark Worrell Jr. – 9.2/9 IP, 47 SO in 45.2 IP

Quad Cities
RHS Phillip Andersen – 6.8/9 IP, 55 SO in 72.1 IP
RHR Mike Sillman – 11/9 IP, 69 SO in 56 IP

New Jersey
RHS Zach Zuercher – 7.9/9 IP, 37 SO in 42.1 IP
RHR Scott Vander Weg – 9.75/9 IP, 13 SO in 12 IP

Johnson City
RHS Tyler Herron – 9.6/9 IP, 32 SO in 30 IP
RHR Ryan Campbell – 15.9/9 IP, 36 SO in 20.1 IP (Yikes!!)

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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