Inside The Dugout: Who's Hot

In our latest edition of Who's Hot, we look at the top ten performances of the past ten games. Some of these players might not be top prospects, but they have put together the best performances of anybody in the organization. Here is a look at Who's Hot for the last ten games.

10. Erik Lis, 1B/LF- Beloit Snappers:
7 G, .290 BA, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 3 R, 5 BB, 6 SO, 0 SB
Lis enjoyed a nice run during his past ten games, as he homered in consecutive games on April 19-20. The slugging first baseman has been trying his hand in left-field this season, although his stats are much better when he is at first. During the past ten games, he has three multi-hit games, and currently has a three-game hitting streak.

9. Daniel Powers, RHP- Beloit Snappers:
4 G, 0-0, 2 SV, 0.88 ERA, 10.2 IP, 10 H, 8 K, 2 BB, .345 BAA
Though he did let up ten hits in 29 at-bats during his team's last ten games, Powers was dominant out of the bullpen, saving two games in his four appearances. He struck out at least two in three of the four games, and went five innings out of the bullpen in relief in the marathon game against Lansing. On the season, he has an 0.47 earned run average.

8. Matthew Moses, 3B- New Britain Rock Cats:
10 G, .313 BA, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 6 R, 2 BB, 7 SO, 0 SB
Moses led all prospects in the past ten games, smacking three home runs during that span. The slugging third baseman, has seen his average dip a bit in the past ten games, but he is still hitting the ball hard all over the park. In his last ten games, he has four multi-hit games, and he hit home runs in consecutive games from April 14-15.

7. Angel Garcia, RHP- Fort Myers Miracle:
4 G, 1-0, 0 SV, 0.00 ERA, 9.1 IP, 7 H, 10 K, 3 BB, .212 BAA
Garcia picked up his second win of the season during the Miracle's last ten games, as he is becoming one of the better relievers on the team. The 6'7'' right-hander struck out ten batters in his 9.1 innings of work, and currently has an ERA of 0.59 through his first seven appearances. He has struck out at least two batters in four of his first seven games, and has allowed more than one hit only twice.

6. Garrett Guzman, OF- Fort Myers Miracle:
9 G, .361 BA, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 5 R, 4 BB, 3 SO, 0 SB
Guzman has been one of the more steady bats in the Miracle lineup this season, and the last ten games were no different. He batted a team-best .361 over that span, and hit his first home run of the season. He definitely does not look like he missed all of the 2005 season, and he may be getting a call-up to New Britain sometime in the near future. On the year, he is batting .324, and is currently riding a six-game hitting streak.

5. Adam Harben, RHP- New Britain:
3 G, 2 GS, 0-0, 0 SV, 0.00 ERA, 12 IP, 3 H, 8 K, 6 BB, .103 BAA
Harben has taken a liking to the Eastern League in his first season in New Britain, and threw an absolute gem on April 21 against Reading. In six innings, the right-hander allowed only one hit, and struck out five in a no-decision. He has allowed one earned run all season long, and his ERA currently sits at 0.60.

4. Matt Garza, RHP- Fort Myers Miracle:
2 G, 2 GS, 1-0, 0 SV, 0.00 ERA, 8.1 IP, 7 H, 13 K, 3 BB, .137 BAA
After leaving his start on April 17 after being hit in the back with a baseball by his own teammate, Garza came back with a vengeance, tossing 6.2 innings of shutout ball in a winning effort against Lakeland. In 18.1 innings of work this season, Garza has struck out 27 batters, and his ERA is at a miniscule 0.49. A promotion could be on the horizon for Garza, who seems to get better with each outing.

3. Boof Bonser, RHP- Rochester Red Wings:
2 G, 2 GS, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 12.0 IP, 7 H, 10 K, 4 BB, .167 BAA
Boof Bonser is having one of the better starts in all of the International League, as he is leading one of the best pitching staffs to start to 2006 season. He has really surprised some people who felt he may be more suited for a bullpen role. He has gone at least six innings in all four of his starts, holding batters to a .143 batting average, and posting an ERA of 0.75. For the season, he has only walked eight batters.

2. Daniel Matienzo, 1B- New Britain Rock Cats:
9 G, .355 BA, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 5 R, 3 BB, 7 SO, 0 SB
Matienzo is finally showing the batting prowess that made him one of the most feared hitters in the Eastern League in 2005. He smacked his first home run of the season this past week, and is currently riding a four-game hitting streak. In the past ten games, he has lifted his batting average from .120 to .250, and is driving the ball again.

1. Josh Rabe, LF- Rochester Red Wings:
10 G, .436 BA, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 11 R, 5 BB, 3 SO, 2 SB
Rabe is turning a lot of heads within the organization with his hot start, as he continues to tear apart International League pitching. He currently has a five-game hitting streak, and has hit safely in 12 of his first 17 games this season. He has ten multi-hit games, and has driven in at least one run in the past four games.


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