Reno Aces 46-61 (4th)
Mobile BayBears 1st Half: 36-32 (3rd); 2nd Half: 20-13 (1st)
Visalia Rawhide 37-33 (2nd-t); 2nd Half: 16-19 (4th)
South Bend Silver Hawks 1st Half: 30-38 (6th); 2nd Half: 12-20 ( 6th)
Missoula Osprey 14-24 (4th)
Yakima Bears 1st Half: 18-20 (3rd);2nd Half: 2-1 (1st-t)
DSL Diamondbacks 19-32 (7th)
After posting a 2.88 ERA in 93.2 innings with the Mobile BayBears, Barry Enright has handled major league hitters just as easily, managing a 2.73 ERA through his first five major league starts. While Enright's presence has certainly benefitted the Arizona Diamondbacks, it strangely enough hasn't stopped the BayBears from pacing the Southern League South Division in wins.
Tom Layne has stepped in as the staff ace, inducing ground ball after ground ball so as to be able to work deep into games. Not all young pitchers have Layne's rubber arm, however, so to evenly distribute innings among their pitching prospects, the D-backs swapped pitching roles for several BayBears. Bryan Shaw moved from the rotation to the bullpen, while relievers Bryan Henry and Kyler Newby stepped in to take Enright and Shaw's rotation spots. While this is undoubtedly a great player development move, the surprise is that all three pitchers have excelled in their new roles, propelling Mobile to more wins. Let's not forget Wade Miley, who has been simply lights-out since being promoted from Visalia in late June.
The offense has held up its end of the bargain as well. The tandem of
Konrad Schmidt and Collin Cowgill continue to act as though the southern League
isn't a very tough league on hitters, which it most assuredly is. Speedy
outfielders Evan Frey and Ollie Linton have seen their batting averages drop in
the dog days of summer, but they are still finding ways to reach base and set
the table for Cowgill and Schmidt.
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
MIS=Missoula, PIO=Pioneer League, Yak=Yakima, NWL=Northwest League
DSL = Dominican Summer League SB=South Bend, MWL=Midwest League, Vis=Visalia, CL=California League
Stats are accurate through the day games of Friday, July 30th. A yellow highlight indicates a recent promotion.
|1||1||SP||Charles Brewer||Vis||Leads the farm system with 111 strikeouts and a 2.52 ERA|
|2||4||SP||Barry Enright||Az||Has been the D-backs' best starter since his promotion|
|3||3||RP||Bryan Woodall||Mob||9 straight innings without an ER, 7.1 at Double-A|
|4||5||1B||Paul Goldschmidt||Vis||29 HR leads CL by 3, organization by 10|
|5||7||SP||Wade Miley||Mob||2.65 ERA is second in the farm system; 1.59 ERA in 7 starts at Double-A|
|6||6||OF||Marc Krauss||Vis||.348 AVG, 14 HR, 49 RBI in June & July combined|
|7||20||OF||Adam Eaton||Mis||.388 AVG, .531 OBP, and .612 SLG leads PIO; 47 H, 32 R, 24 BB & 14 SB rank 2nd|
|8||14||1B||Brandon Allen||Reno||11 H, 7 HR, & 13 RBI in a 7-day span|
|9||2||SP||Josh Collmenter||Reno||Not as dominant at AAA, but 5 of his 7 starts have been 3 ER or fewer|
|10||11||C||Konrad Schmidt||Mob||Batting .333 since the end of May with 14 2B, 14 BB, and 25 RBI|
|11||12||OF||Collin Cowgill||Mob||BA by Month: April .256, May .280, June .313, July .348|
|12||29||SP||Tom Layne||Mob||1.44 ERA and .167 BAA in four starts this month|
|13||19||RP||Jake Hale||Yak||24 K, 4 BB, and a 0.37 ERA through 24.1 IP|
|14||16||3B||Matt Davidson||SB||63 RBI is tied for MWL lead; batting .295 in July|
|15||10||C||Richie Rowland||Mis||Falling back to earth, but still a .295 hitter in July|
|16||NR||C||John Hester||Reno||2 or more hits in 12 of his last 20 starts|
|17||9||P||Chase Anderson||Vis||Allowed 7 ER in 2 outings, then rebounded with 7 K in 3 no-hit innings|
|18||25||OF||Wagner Mateo||DSL||34 RBI is just one behind the DSL leader; .400 BA over his last 10 games|
|19||26||OF||Roberto Rodriguez||Mis||Among top 10 in PIO in AVG (.336) and SLG (.547)|
|20||NR||OF||Chris Rahl||Reno||.484/.568/.871 over his last 10 games and 3 HR in his last 4|
|21||21||RF||Kyle Greene||Vis||Despite playing just 88 G with Vis, Greene leads team with 52 BB|
|22||NR||SS||Mike Freeman||Yak||Batting .405 in his last 10 games and hasn't committed an error yet|
|23||NR||1B||Bobby Stone||Mis||.343 with 5 HR and 23 RBI in July|
|24||NR||SP||Taylor Sinclair||Vis||Had 4 straight starts of 1 ER or fewer before a rough one Wednesday|
|25||NR||1B||Yazy Arbelo||Yak||6 HR and 27 RBI are both tied for 2nd in NWL|
|26||NR||SP||Kevin Eichhorn||Mis||4-1 2.55 with 43 K in 42.1 IP since his 1st start|
|27||39||C||Raywilly Gomez||Yak||.303 BA, 12 BB, and 7 K was expected. 3 HR in 89 AB is a pleasant surprise|
|28||NR||P||Bryan Henry||Mob||In 6 starts since joining the rotation, he's only allowed more than 1 ER once|
|29||23||RP||Sam Demel||Az||4 ER in his last 2 outings, but still one of the better arms in the D-backs 'pen|
|30||NR||OF||Raoul Torrez||Yak||4 straight multi-hit games and induced a game-winning balk Thursday|
|31||8||OF||Evan Frey||Mob||Batting just .241 in July, but still a .295 hitter with a .385 OBP overall|
|32||NR||RP||Christopher Odegaard||SB||2-0, 1.59 ERA over his last 11.1 IP; 5-0, 2.94 ERA overall|
|34||34||1B||Ramon Castillo||SB||Cooling his torrid June pace, but 2nd on team with .480 SLG and .818 OPS|
|35||NR||Util||Rusty Ryal||Az||Ryal is playing more under Kirk Gibson and batting .333 since June 20|
|36||NR||RP||Kable Hogben||Yak||Miniscule 0.89 ERA and 5 saves in 20.1 IP|
|37||NR||RP||Eury De La Rosa||Yak||Miniscule 1.05 ERA and 4 saves in 25.2 IP|
|38||38||3B||Eric Groff||Mis||6 HR and 30 RBI lead the Osprey, but Groff is slumping of late|
|39||15||RP||Josh Ellis||Mob||9 H and 6 ER over consecutive outings, then started another scoreless streak (6.1 IP)|
|40||NR||2B||David Nick||SB||.317/.400/.485 in July and steady defense all year at second base|
|41||18||RP||Leyson Septimo||Reno||10 walks in 5.2 innings since his promotion|
|42||NR||RP||Keith Cantwell||Yak||1.71 ERA, .187 BAA, and 0.87 WHIP in 26.1 IP|
|43||NR||RP||Greg Robinson||Yak||Leads Bears with 5 wins and has 28 K in 24 IP|
|44||NR||RP||Justin Albert||Mis||11 K, 8 H, 1 BB, and 0 ER over his last 14 innings|
|45||NR||RP||Victor Capellan||Vis||Sidearmer has a 1.80 ERA over his last 20 IP|
Patrick Schuster (13) is 0-3 with a 6.00 ERA in his last five starts
Cole Gillespie (17) has had just one hit and no walks since July 9
Chris Jarrett (22) is hitting .125 over his last 10 games and .213 in July after a torrid June
Errol Hollinger (24) is batting just .152 in July
Diogenes Rosario (27) has battled some mechanical issues that have limited him to nine strikeouts over his past three starts. He had 34 in his previous four.
Jordan Norberto (28) now has an 11.05 ERA with the D-backs
3B Jonathan Perez and OF Alan Santiago (DSL Diamondbacks) are each taking a great approach to the plate. Perez boasts an incredible 24 walks in 31 games (.430 OBP) while Santiago has a .439 OBP over his last 10 games.
2B Adonys Canelo (Missoula) tied a club record with five hits last Sunday and is batting .333 in July
RP Mike Bolsinger (Yakima) is 1-0 with a 0.84 WHIP and a 1.69 ERA in 10.2 innings since signing with the D-backs
OF Keon Broxton (South Bend) has 16 triples on the season, which is three shy of the all-time Midwest League record.
RP Kevin Munson (South Bend) has allowed just one hit over his first four pro appearances.
SP Patrick Corbin (Visalia), fresh from the Angels' system, fanned eight and allowed two hits in five shutout frames in his organizational debut
RP Will Harvil (Visalia) fanned 17 batters in just 10 innings with the Osprey, but has struggled in three appearances at Hi-A
P Kyler Newby (Mobile) has 17 strikeouts in 13 innings since joining the starting rotation (2.08 ERA).
P Bryan Shaw (Mobile) has a 1.69 ERA in 16 innings since moving to the bullpen.
P Zach Kroenke (Reno) pitched four shutout innings in a spot start Wednesday, and now has a 0.82 ERA in three starts.
SP Cesar Valdez (Reno) has allowed just one run over his past two starts.
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