MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: September 1

With the beginning of September upon us, a slew of moves across the organization, most notably Wil Myers heading to Lake Elsinore.

Las Vegas 51s 8 - Chihuahuas 7

Key Statistics: RHP Jason Lane 4 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 5 K (L, 10-10); RF Hunter Renfroe 2-5, HR (20); 3 RBI; CF Rymer Liriano 2-3, 2 HR (13); 3 RS, 2 RBI, BB; C Rocky Gale 3-4, 2 RS, 2B.

Prospect Watch This was a back and forth game that the Chihuahuas ended up losing. Down by four Renfroe blasted his sixth home run in just 14 games in AAA, a three run shot that brought them back to within one. He then came up in the eighth with the bases loaded and two out, but this time was retired to end the inning. Renfroe still ended the night with another multi-hit game giving him seven in 15 AAA games. Renfroe is now tied for the organizational lead with 20 home runs…OF Alex Dickerson was named the PCL Rookie of the Year…In the second half Liriano is hitting .295/.376/.494.

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

Midland Rockhounds 4 - Missions 2

Key Statistics: RHP Bryan Rodriguez 6 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, BB, 4 K; LHP Brandon Alger (L,3-6) 1.0 IP 2 H R ER BB K; LF Alberth Martinez 2-5; 3B Gabriel Quintana 1-4, HR (3), 2 RBI.

Prospect Watch Remember when Duanel Jones was the talk of AA? He got to the point that people were even considering him to be a Top 20 prospect in the organization. That was before August. This month he has hit a robust .115/.160/.149 with only one extra-base hit. His .309 OPS in August was just two points better than his .307 bating average in July and way below his .327 batting average he had in Fort Wayne.

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

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 8 - Storm 5

Key Statistics: RHP Travis Radke 3.2 IP, 9 H, 7 ER, BB, 3 K (L, 0-4); CF Wil Myers 1-3, BB; C Miguel Del Castillo 3-4, 2 2B, RS, RBI; 2B Fernando Perez 3-5, RS.

Prospect Watch The home town Storm put four runs up in the first and it was down hill from there...Those that thought Wil Myers would start off slow getting into the game as a DH and then work his way back towards the outfield would have been wrong. Myers started the game in center and led off the game with a single. He was thrown out the very next play when a sharply hit grounder went off the shortstop when he tried to advance to third base. All in all Myers played six innings, walking in his final at bat, before giving way to Donovan Tate in center field…With tonight's loss the Storm are now 40 games under .500.

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

TinCaps 6 – Lansing Lugnuts 4

Key Statistics: LHP Jose Castillo 5.2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 5 BB, 2 K (W, 1-1); 1B Trae Santos 2-5, 2B, RS; DH Franmil Reyes 4-4, 2 HR (8), 2 RBI; LF Franchy Cordero 3-4, RS, RBI, BB.

Prospect Watch Not a bad day on the diamond for Franmil Reyes. As the TinCaps extend their lead to four games with six left to play, Reyes was the story of the night. After hitting just one home run over his last 55 games, he started September off with a bang (or two). Even with the eight home runs this year, Reyes is still three behind his total from last year. On the positive side Reyes had 37 extra-base hits last year with 59 RBI, this year he has 36 extra-base hits with 57 RBI. Six games left, still optimistic he can beat those numbers.

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

Dust Devils 8 – Vancouver Canadiens 6

Key Statistics: RHP Emmanuel Ramirez 5 IP, 4 H, ER, 2 BB, 7 K (W, 1-1); SS Peter Van Gansen 1-3, 2 BB, RBI; 3B Carlos Belen 2-4, RS, RBI,BB; C Austin Allen 2-5, RS, RBI.

Prospect Watch Emmanuel Ramirez has spent the better part of the last three years pitching in the DSL. He even started off 2015 in the DSL this year before coming stateside to pitch in the AZL. Ramirez was promoted a few weeks ago and has improved with every start. Over his last two starts he has thrown a combined 11 innings, 6 hits, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K…After a brutal August, .198/.289/.384, Belen had a pair of hits tonight. The highly touted prospect hd 41 strikeouts in 23 games last month.

For further reading on the Dust Devils, see the Tri-City Herald.

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

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