Reno Aces 19-21 (2nd)
Mobile BayBears 18-20 (4th)
Visalia Rawhide 21-19 (3rd)
South Bend Silver Hawks 17-23 (6th)
Most of the player movement centers around the Visalia Rawhide pitching staff. When starters Taylor Sinclair and Ryan Cook found themselves on the disabled list, the Rawhide needed some arms from South Bend. Chase Anderson and Dan Taylor got the call, although Charles Brewer has the best ERA and WHIP in the entire farm system among starters. The thought is that since the promotions are temporary to cover for minor injuries, they were based on when each pitcher would be available to slot into the rotation as much as their merit.
Additionally, Brad Gemberling was reassigned from Hi-A Visalia to Low-A South Bend so that Kevin Eichhorn could finally make his full-season debut at the Advanced A level. Eichhorn was selected in the 3rd round of the 2008 draft, but his progress has been slowed by injuries. Scott Allen, another high-school pitcher taken in the early rounds of last year's draft, joins Gemberling in replacing Anderson and Taylor at South Bend.
Visalia also got catcher Chris Davis back with Konrad Schmidt activated off
Mobile's disables list. Davis had homered in his first Double-A at-bat.
Josh Collmenter joined the BayBears for his third affiliate level of the young
season. Replacing Collmenter on the Reno roster is Wes Roemer, who had
been pitching brilliantly for Mobile.
Remember, the following rankings chronicle the hottest organizational prospects who are making the most of their opportunity by performing well. They are not necessarily the best prospects in the system overall.
Mob=Mobile, SL=Southern League, PCL= Pacific Coast League
DSL = Dominican Summer League SB=South Bend, MWL=Midwest League, Vis=Visalia, CL=California League
Stats are accurate through the games of Tuesday, May 18th. A yellow highlight indicates a promotion this week, while a red highlight denotes a demotion.
|1||7||SP||Charles Brewer||SB||Did not allow a run in 4 of his last 5 starts; 4th in MWL with 1.42 ERA|
|2||1||OF||Marc Krauss||Vis||Cooling off, but still among the best hitters in the CL|
|3||4||RP||Bryan Woodall||Vis||Allowed an unearned run, but still owns a 0.00 ERA thru 18.1 IP|
|4||5||SP||Wes Roemer||Mob||Ranks 2nd in system with 2.39 ERA despite a so-so outing this week|
|5||2||SP||Josh Collmenter||Mob||One bad start with Reno made him the odd man out|
|6||6||SS||Chris Owings||SB||12th in MWL with a .313 BA and showing surprising pop|
|7||20||SP||Chase Anderson||Vis||9 strikeouts in his first CL start|
|8||19||OF||Ollie Linton||Mob||Hitting .380 in May, but has just 3 SB in 9 attempts|
|9||NR||OF||Collin Cowgill||Mob||Last 10 games: 5 multi-hit games, 4 SB, 2 HR, and 11 RBI|
|10||3||3B||Matt Davidson||SB||Horrible K/BB ratio of 45/6 is finally catching up with him|
|11||11||C||Konrad Schmidt||Mob||Schmidt has returned from a hamstring injury|
|12||16||SP||Matt Torra||Reno||2.53 overall ERA is 3rd among farm system qualifiers|
|13||NR||1B||Paul Goldschmidt||Vis||Batting .387 with 4 HR over his last 9 games; 7 HR is tied for CL lead|
|14||14||C||Rossmel Perez||Vis||8 total bases on May 13 and reached base 5 times on May 16|
|15||15||SP||Eric Smith||SB||Fanned 9 in 4.2 IP Monday, but allowed 5 runs|
|16||NR||C||Ed Easley||Mob||Batting .400 during his active 7-game hitting streak|
|17||8||SP||Tom Layne||Mob||Could not finish the 3rd inning in a horrible start Monday|
|18||18||SP||Mike Belfiore||SB||Lost despite a solid effort on the15th|
|19||NR||SP||Dan Taylor||Vis||1.85 ERA in last 4 SB starts led to promotion|
|20||NR||SP||Barry Enright||Mob||Went 8 innings in his last start and has a 2.66 ERA for the month|
|21||10||OF||Cole Gillespie||Az||Batting just .188 in 16 May at-bats|
|22||NR||C||Tyson Van Winkle||SB||Batting .387 in May with no strikeouts in 31 AB|
|23||NR||RP||Kyler Newby||Mob||Fanned 11 batters without allowing a run in his last 8.1 IP|
|24||13||SP||Bryan Shaw||Mob||Allowed 8 runs (9 earned) over 2 losses this week|
|25||25||3B||Kyle Greene||Vis||Doubled in 3 consecutive games this week|
|26||NR||RP||Carlos Rosa||Az||Has allowed 1 run in 6 IP between Reno and Az|
|27||NR||1B||Bryan Byrne||Mob||2nd in CL with 27 bases on balls|
Evan Frey (9) is slugging .258 with 16 strikeouts through 15 May contests.
Bobby Borchering (12) is 5-for-his-last-39 (.128) with 10 strikeouts, one walk, and one extra-base hit.
Errol Hollinger (17) was placed on the seven-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain May 12th.
RP Diogenes Rosario (South Bend) has not allowed an earned run in his last two relief outings, totaling 8.1 innings.
OF Daniel Kaczrowski (Visalia) has 10 hits in his last five games, including a home run.
RP Roque Mercedes (Mobile) has a 1.42 ERA and eight strikeouts in 6.1 innings this month. He is on the 40-man roster and a candidate to help the big league bullpen
SP Bryan Augenstein (Reno) has thrown seven strong innings in two of his last
three starts and may have turned a corner
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