Archive for the ‘Top Performers’ Category

Top Performers: Saturday, July 18, 2009

Class AAA
Jon Niese, Buffalo (International): 7 IP, 2 H
Daniel Descalso, Memphis (Pacific Coast): 3-5, HR, 5 RBI
Mitchell Boggs, Memphis (Pacific Coast): 7 IP, 2 H
John Lindsey, New Orleans (Pacific Coast): 2-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI

Class AA
Joe Savery, Reading (Eastern): first loss after twelve straight wins
Samuel Deduno, Tulsa (Texas): 7 IP, 3 H

Class A-Advanced
Cory Riordan, Modesto (California): 8 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 9 SO
Ian Gac, Bakersfield (California): 2-4, walk-off HR
Danny Duffy, Wilmington (Carolina): 7 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 7 SO
Michael Bertram, Lakeland (Florida State): 4-5, 4 RS, 2B, 3B, HR (cycle)
Christopher Carpenter, Daytona (Florida State): 5 IP, 1 H, 9 SO

Class A
Mark Sorensen, West Michigan (Midwest): 8 IP, 2 H
Stiven Osuna, Fort Wayne (Midwest): 6 IP, 1 H, 10 SO
Eric Beaulac, Savannah (South Atlantic): 5.2 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 7 SO
Kiel Roling, Asheville (South Atlantic): 2-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI

Class A-Short Season
J.D. Martinez, Tri-City (New York-Penn): 3-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI
John Servidio, Brooklyn (New York-Penn): 2-3, 2 HR, 3 RBI

Class Rookie
Gerlis Rodriguez, Pirates (Gulf Coast): 4-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI
Brian Cavazos-Galvez, Ogden (Pioneer): 3-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI
Jose Colmenares, Rays (Venezuelan Summer): 2-2, 2 HR, 4 RBI

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Top Performers: Friday, July 17, 2009

Slightly abbreviated this morning – all levels are represented except the Rookie class.

Class AAA
JD Closser, Albuquerque (Pacific Coast): 2-5, HR, 5 RBI
J.P. Arencibia, Las Vegas (Pacific Coast): 4-4, HR, 2 RS

Class AA
Kevin Randel, Jacksonville (Southern): 2-4, walk-off HR
John Ely, Birmingham (Southern): 6 IP, 1 R, 1 H
Chris Nowak, Montgomery (Southern): 2-3, 5 RBI
Graham Godfrey, Midland (Texas): 6.1 IP, 1 H, 8 SO
Jhoulys Chacin, Tulsa (Texas): 8 IP, 0 R, 3 H

Class A-Advanced
Scott Beerer, Modesto (California): 2-4, 2 HR
Skyler Stromsmoe, San Jose (California): 4-5, HR, 4 RBI
Joseph Dunigan, High Desert (California): 3-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI
Steven Hensley, High Desert (California): 7 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 10 SO
Jeremy Hefner, Lake Elsinore (California): 6 IP, 1 H
Zelous Wheeler, Brevard County (Florida State): 2-2, 5 RBI
Steve Susdorf, Clearwater (Florida State): 2-4, HR, 5 RBI

Class A
Osvaldo Morales, Quad Cities (Midwest): 1-4, HR, 5 RBI
Matt Shoemaker, Cedar Rapids (Midwest): 7 IP, 1 H
John Anderson, Lansing (Midwest): 6 IP, 1 H
Hassan Pena, Hagerstown (South Atlantic): 6 IP, 2 H

Class A-Short Season
Adam Warren, Staten Island (New York-Penn): 6 IP, 0 H

Tonkin Dominates The Gulf (Coast League)

Twins minor leaguer Michael Tonkin, a pitcher in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, had himself a nice game last night, allowing two hits and striking out a career-high fifteen in seven innings against the GCL Red Sox.

Where this game came from, I don’t know (although the fact that four Red Sox batters had batting averages below the Mendoza Line probably helped) – Tonkin only had 17 strikeouts in 22.2 career innings prior to last night.

Four fun points: Tonkin didn’t walk a batter; he struck out seven in a row in the second, third and fourth innings; the only Sox player who didn’t strike out was shortstop Jose Garcia; and Tonkin gave up only two hits, both of them triples.

MiLB.com’s inning-by-inning recap of Tonkin’s performance is after the jump.

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Top Performers: Thursday, July 16, 2009

Class AAA
Yurendell de Caster, Pawtucket (International): 2-4, walk-off HR
Brian Barden, Memphis (Pacific Coast): 4-5, 4 RBI
Kevin Richardson, Oklahoma City (Pacific Coast): 3-6, 2 HR, 3 RBI

Class AA
Dave Krynzel, Bowie (Eastern): 4-6, 2 3B, 2 RS, 2 RBI
Joseph Nowicki, Bowie (Eastern): 4-5, 4 RBI
Jared Goedert, Akron (Eastern): 3-6, HR, 6 RBI
Madison Bumgarner, Connecticut (Eastern): 5.1 IP, 1 H

Class A-Advanced
Bryan Shaw, Visalia (California): 5 IP, 3 H, 8 SO
Paolo Espino, Kinston (Carolina): 8 IP, R, 3 H, 8 SO
Yamaico Navarro, Salem (Carolina): 2-5, HR, 5 RBI, walk-off grand slam

Class A
Kenny Smalley, Kane County (Midwest): 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H
Ethan Hollingsworth, Asheville (South Atlantic): 5.2 IP, 10 SO
Dexter Carter, Kannapolis (South Atlantic): 8 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 9 SO
Isaias Velasquez, Bowling Green (South Atlantic): 4-4, 4 RS
Ryan Lavarnway, Greenville (South Atlantic): 2-5, 2 HR, 6 RBI

Class A-Short Season
Robert Taylor, Jamestown (New York-Penn): 2-4, walk-off HR
Logan Watkins, Boise (Northwest): 5-6, 3 RS
Ryan Ortiz, Vancouver (Northwest): 2-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI

Class Rookie
Audry Perez, Johnson City (Appalachian): 1-1, pinch-hit walk-off HR
Geoffrey Baldwin, Royals (Arizona): 3-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 4 RS
Pedro Pena, Cardinals (Dominican): 8.1 IP, 10 SO
Cesar Ciurcina, Twins (Dominican): 7 IP, R, 3 H, 8 SO
Adan Velazquez, Padres (Dominican): 2-5, 2 HR
Brent Weaver, Marlins (Gulf Coast): 2-5, HR, 5 RBI
Michael Tonkin, Twins (Gulf Coast): 7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 15 SO
Matt Kramer, Braves (Gulf Coast): 2-2, 2 HR, 6 RBI
Eliezer Mesa, Casper (Pioneer): 4-5, 4 RBI

Top Performers: Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Class AA

Texas League
Jhon Florentino, Corpus Christi: 3-4, 2B, HR, RBI, 2 RS
John Whittleman, Frisco: 1-5, HR, 4 RBI (walk-off grand slam)
James Rapoport, Springfield: 3-4, HR, 2 RBI, 3 RS

Class A-Advanced

Carolina League
Robert Widlansky, Frederick: 4-4, 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 RS
Yamaico Navarro, Salem: 3-5, HR, RBI, 2 RS

Class A

South Atlantic League
Juan Nicasio, Asheville: 7 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 8 SO
Bartolo Colon, Kannapolis: 7 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 8 SO
Isaias Velasquez, Bowling Green: 3-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI, RS
Erik Morrison, Hickory: 5-5, HR, RBI, 3 RS
Cole McCurry, Delmarva: 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 8 SO

Class A-Short Season

New York-Penn League
Sebastian Valle, Williamsport: 3-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 RS
Tyler Sexton, Aberdeen: 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 5 SO
Trenton Lare, Staten Island: 7 IP, 0 R, 6 H, BB, 5 SO

Rookie

Arizona League
Alex Gonzalez, Rangers: 3-5, 2 2B, RBI, 3 RS
Richard Jones, Cubs: 2-3, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 RS
Robert Wagner, Cubs: 3-4, HR, RBI, 2 RS
Yeudy Brazoban, Athletics: 3-5, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, RS
Julio Morban, Mariners: 4-5, 2B, 3B, RBI, RS

Dominican Summer League
Joaquin Martinez, Angels: 4-5, RS, RBI
Eswarlin Jimenez, Angels: 7 IP, R, 2 H
Dioris Robles, Indians: 3-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, 2 RS
Pedro Rodriguez, Orioles/Brewers: 3-4, 2B, 3 RS, 2 RBI
Henry Perez, Mariners: 6 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 7 SO
Cesar Guillen, Rays: 3-4, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 2 RS
Francisco de los Santos: 6 IP, 0 R, 0 H
Romy Trinidad, Twins: 3-4, HR, 3 RS
Jesus Morales, Nationals: 3-4, HR, 2 RBI, 2 RS
Jose Quintana, Yankees 2: 4 IP, R, 2 H, 8 SO

Gulf Coast League
Dominic Brown, Phillies: 3-3, 2 3B
Kevin Angelle, Phillies: 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H

Venezuelan Summer League
Deimer Bier, Cardinals: 7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 9 SO