MadFriars' Daily Farm Report August 19th

Auston Bousfield is on fire! The Emeralds centerfielder is batting nearly .500 over the last few weeks. Elsewhere El Paso and Lake Elsinore both find a way to win

El Paso Chihuahuas 6 - Memphis Redbirds 2

Key Statistics: RHP Juan Oramas 5 IP, 3 H, R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 2 Ks; SS Tyler Greene 2-4, 2B, HR (8), 4 RBI; CF Cameron Maybin 1-3.

Prospect Watch Tyler Greene is a 31 year-old shortstop signed as insurance with half the El Paso infield either called up or on the DL. He has been in the minors for a decade, and made his big league debut in 2010 for St Louis hitting .221/.328/327. While he has been in the big leagues in 2010-2014, every year he has been designated for assignment. While he might not be a candidate for a September callup he is hitting an impressive .301/.352/.442 as a middle infielder.

For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.

San Antonio Missions 4 – Frisco RoughRiders 5

Key Statistics: RHP Josh Geer 6 IP, 11 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 Ks; CF Cory Spangenberg 1-4, HR (2), RBI; C Austin Hedges 1-4, RS, RBI.

Prospect Watch Whatever happened to Hunter Renfroe? Hunter Renfroe? He is just one for his last 15, and three for his last 27. His last home run came nearly a month ago (July 27th). Since then his slugging percentage has dipped over 60 points while his on-base percentage and batting average have also fallen. With only a few weeks left the Missions are clinging to faint playoff hopes that gets harder and harder when their best hitter can't hit the side of a barn.

For further reading on the San Antonio Missions, see the San Antonio Express-News.

Storm 3 – Stockton Ports 0

Key Statistics: RHP Bryan Rodriguez 6 IP, 3 H, BB, 5 Ks; 3B Gabriel Quintana 2-3, 2B, 2 RS; 1B Duanel Jones 2-3, HR (8), 2 RBI.

Prospect Watch Another start where Bryan Rodriguez either dominates or gets lit up. The domination is nice to see but considering his last six starts have gone 6 ER, 0 ER, 1 ER, 4 ER, 8 ER, 0 ER… Duanel Jones was someone that the Padres thought would be the infield version of Rymer Liriano. Maybe he wasn’t the same player since his Giants contract was voided after testing positive for steroids. The good news is that repeating the Cal League has increased his numbers across the board. Unfortunately the difference between a .609 OPS and a .642 OPS for a corner infielder is not enough to scream prospect.

For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.

TinCaps 1– Great Lakes Loons

Key Statistics: RHP Cory Hebner 6 IP, 12 H, 3 ER, 4 Ks; 1B Jake Bauers 2-4, RS; 3B Dustin Peterson 1-4, 2B, RBI.

Prospect Watch Another ugly game for the TinCaps. They have been fading and fast. They have the worst record in the Midwest League over the last month, and those great bats led by Jake Bauers, Trea Turner, Dustin Peterson, Fernando Perez and Franmil Reyes have all frozen. Call it inexperience or something else but the TinCaps struck out 17 times tonight and it wasn’t too far away from their norm.

For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.

Ems 9 – Everett Aquasox 4

Key Statistics: RHP Zach Lemmond 4.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 Ks; CF Auston Bousfield 3-5, 2B, 3B, 2 RS; SS Franchy Cordero 3-5, 2 2B, 2 RS, RBI; LF Yale Rosen 3-5, HR (5), 3 RBI; Jose Urena 2-4, HR (4), 2 RBI.

Prospect Watch Way to go Auston Bousfield! Bousfield has hit safely in 10 straight games and 12 of 13. Over that span he has raised his batting average from .247 to .326, while increasing his OPS nearly 200 points! In the month of August he is hitting .418/.515/.691.

For further reading on the Emeralds, see the Eugene Register-Guard.

The AZL Padres had the day off.

For the box scores of all the games please go to the scoreboards.

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