Greetings people who I mostly have never met. Minda normally does these every week. This is Shaun. I am not Minda nor will I pretend to be Minda. She is irreplaceable. She is squarely well above replacement level. Myself...yeah let's not even go there.
However one place we can go to is how the minor league teams fared over the week that happened. Let's start from the top. I'm going to do my recap a little different than how the irreplaceable Minda does hers. I will mainly just highlight how the more relevant prospects or players did at each level than an all encompassing look.
*All information through the evening of 5/23/16
The team went 3-3 after losing two to Albuquerque but taking three of four from Reno. Hunter Dozier stayed hot, and Brett Eibner homered in three consecutive games. Balbino Fuenmayor also joined the home run club too.
Hunter Dozier: 8-22 (.364) 3HR 1 2B 1BB 6K
Jorge Bonifacio: 5-19 (.263) 4BB 8K 1 3B 0 HR
Brett Eibner: 7-19 (.368) 3HR 5BB 2K
Luke Farrell: 6IP 4H 3ER 2BB 6K
Miguel Almonte: 6IP 3H 1ER 3BB 3K
Mike Minor: 5IP 5H 4ER 3BB 5K
Christian Binford: 8IP 4H 0ER 2BB 7K
Jonathan Dziedzic: 5IP 8H 3ER 1BB 7K
Northwest Arkansas (AA)
The Naturals went 2-5, losing three to Arkansas and splitting a four game series against Tulsa. Mike Moustakas had a short two game rehab assignment. Kyle Zimmer also made a brief appearance before being pulled for shoulder soreness.
Pedro Fernandez was demoted to the Arizona League for reported shoulder soreness. Meanwhile Bubba Starling did not play Friday through Monday.
Mike Moustakas: 2-8 (.250) 0BB 2K
Ryan O'Hearn: 7-19 (.368) 1 2B 1 3B 5Bb 6K
Ramon Torres: 7-20 (.350) 1 2B 1HR 3BB 4K
Zane Evans: 2-8 (.250) 2HR 1BB 2K
Eric Skoglund: 6IP 2H 0ER 0BB 4K
Jake Junis: 6.1IP 4H 2ER 2BB 7K
Matt Strahm: 6.2 IP 5H 1ER 3BB 4K
Alec Mills: 6IP 2H 3BB 5K
Kyle Zimmer: 1IP 1H 1ER 2BB 2K
The east coast (or at least the states making up the Carolina League) was hit with a lot of rain over the weekend and rained out two games for Wilmington. Frederick took 2 of 3 from the Blue Rocks before Wilmington split a doubleheader against Carolina.
Alfredo Escalera: 11-26 (.423) 2 2B 2BB 4K
Brandon Downes: 9-24 (.375) 1 HR 3BB 9K
Corey Toups 3-18 (.167) 4BB 4K
Elier Hernandez: 2-21 (.095) 2BB 7K
Foster Griffin: 11IP 3ER 10H 5BB 11K
Josh Staumont: 4IP 2ER 2H 5K 6BB
Lexington also had some rain and saw their Friday game postponed to a doubleheader on Saturday. The Legends also went .500 over the week span against Greenville and and Hickory. Future Royals reliever Matt Ditman, I'm staking my claim here, got his first save in A-Ball.
Chase Vallot: 3-9 (.333) 1 2B 1HR 3BB 5K
Samir Duenez: 8- 26 (.308) 2 2B 3BB 3K
Amalani Fukofuka: 6-24 (.250) 2BB 9K
DJ Burt: 6-24 (.250) 1 2B 4BB 7K
Cody Jones: 6-19 (.316) 1 2B 1BB 5K
Ben Johnson: 4-21 (.190) 1 2B 1HR 2BB 6K
Travis Maezes: 2-14 (.143) 1 2B 3BB 8K
Marten Gasparini: 2-20 (.100) 1 2B 1BB 11K
Scott Blewett: 11IP 3ER 5BB 9K 2HR
Nolan Watson: 5IP 3H 0ER 2BB 4K
Minda will be back next week for your usual excitement.