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This Week in the Minors: Hunter Dozier stays hot

The Bull Dozier.

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

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

Omaha (AAA)

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

Wilmington (A+)

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 (A)

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.