MadFriars Daily Farm Report: May 20

It must be difficult seeing a player you already know is traded continue to outshine everyone else on the team. But fans of the Missions will take it as Trea Turner continues to lead the Missions to victories as he did yesterday for the system's only victory.

No game for El Paso

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

San Antonio Missions 2 – Corpus Christi Hooks 0

Key Statistics: RHP Bryan Rodriguez 6 IP, 6 H, BB, 2 K; RHP Casey Kelly 2 IP, 4 H, 3 K; SS Trea Turner 3-4, 2B, HR (5); RF Hunter Renfroe 2-3, 2B, RBI.

Prospect Watch Seeing Trea Turner perform so well has to be bittersweet. He is up near the league leaders in batting average (.336), on-base percentage (.413), slugging (.529), runs (22), and RBI (21). All while playing a slightly above-average shortstop. In the month of May Turner is hitting .391/.469/.652… and this is a shortstop who was drafted just 11 months ago… Despite the four hits Casey Kelly has still not allowed an earned run since April 19th. He threw 33 pitches today only 6 balls, and has now walked just one batter in his last seven innings.

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

Storm 1 – Visalia Rawhide 3

Key Statistics: RHP Ronald Herrera 6 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, BB, 2 K (L, 2-4); 3B Gabriel Quintana 2-4, 2B, RS; RF Yale Rosen 1-2 2B, RBI.

Prospect Watch Not a lot to cover as the Storm managed just six runners while striking out 13 times… Despite his 2-4 record Herrera has only allowed three earned runs or less in six of his eight Cal League starts. Considering the hitter-friendly nature of the Cal League, Herrera could easily be 4-2 or 5-1 right now if this team could hit the ball… On May 12th Jose Rodon got his average back over .300 with his second consecutive multi-hit game. In the week since he has gone a staggering 2-24, where he only has two runs scored, a home run, a pair of RBI, three base-on-balls and six strikeouts. His averaged has dropped from .303 down to .266.

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

Fort Wayne Tin Caps 3 – Lake County Captains 4

Key Statistics: RHP T.J. Weir 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K (L, 2-1); SS Rudy Giron 2-4, RS, 3B; LF Franchy Cordero 3-3, HR (2), 2 RBI.

Prospect Watch You know you had a hot start, when you have a multi-hit game and it lowers your batting average. After a 2-4, day Giron’s average “dropped” to .692… It looks like the Cordero SS experiment might be over as he has now not appeared in a game at short in over a week. Starting in left field, Cordero looked unstoppable. After a tough start there are signs that Cordero is finally coming out of it. Namely the fact that his OPS has increased by over .200 points from month to month (although we are talking about from .452 to .675), still we will take it, considering last year he was demoted after having a robust .472 OPS in Fort Wayne in April.

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

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


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