I'll be filling in for the shoes of un-fillable Minda for this weeks minors report. I'm a virgin to this article series so please forgive any nervousness, painful groans, or premature happenings. Just take your time with me, listen to what I have to say, and then go easy on me.
We'll start at the top:
The Chasers of Storms went 3-4 this week. Minor league schedules are always kooky and Omaha's last few series have shown that as displayed below:
7/17-7/20: New Orleans
7/25-7/28: @New Orleans
Must squeeze every New Orleans and Memphis game into a two week span.
Christian Colon: .385/.370/.615 1 HR
Johnny Giavotella: .182/.308/.227
Justin Maxwell: .250/.375/.400 1 HR
Jimmy Paereds: Sent to Baltimore
Carlos Peguero: .240/.240/.560 2 HR
Buddy Baumann: 8 IP 2.25 ERA 3K 1BB 5H
Clayton Mortensen: 9.2 IP 9.31 ERA 18H 2BB 6K
Joe Saunders: 6 IP 6.00 ERA 10H 1BB 1K
Aaron Brooks: 7 IP 2.57 ERA 6H 1BB 7K
As you'd expect they were a bunch of meh guys doing eh things. A completely unexciting and old roster.
Jorge Bonifacio: .217/.296/.217
Orlando Caxito Calixte: .174/.222/.217
Cheslor Cuthbert: .391/.462/.739 1 HR 3 Doubles 1 Triple
Hunter Dozier: .083/.154/.125
Mitch Maier: .250/.357/.333 1 Double
Christian Binford: 13 IP 0.68 ERA 13H 1BB 13K
Tim Mellvile: 10.2 IP 5.06 ERA 16H 4BB 6K
Rough week for hitters not named Cheslor Cuthbert. Christian Binford continues to do things that his repertoire suggest he shouldn't be able to necessarily do. Although the 13 hits in 13 innings might be a predictor of his stuff not playing quite as well in AA than it did in A+.
Cam Gallagher: .313/.353/.438 2 Doubles
Jack Lopez: .273/.304/.364 2 Doubles
Raul Mondesi: .130/.167/.304 2 Doubled 1 Triple
Daniel Rockett: .105/.150/.368 1 HR 1 Triple
Bubba Starling: .360/.385/.600 1 HR 1 Double 1 Triple
Ramon Torres: .118/.167/.118
Brandon Finnegan: 7 IP 0.00 ERA 3H 1BB 9K
Sean Manaea: 12 IP 0.75 ERA 8H 7BB 11K
Miguel Almonte: 3.2 IP 0.00 ERA 1H 2BB 2K
Starling continue his hot stretch. Over the past 15 games he's hit .322/.375/.475 and for the month of July he's at .298/.359/.452.
Finnegan has pushed his scoreless pro debut streak to 11 innings now.
Miguel Almonte got some long relief work out of the pen due to a rain postponed game the prior day.
Samir Duenez: 0-3 back from injury
Humberto Arteaga: .150/.150/.200 1 Double
Elier Hernandez: .238/.238/.381 1 Double 1 Triple
Alexis Rivera: .067/.125/.067
Luke Farrell: 4.2 IP 7.71 ERA 8H 2BB 0K
Pedro Fernandez: 6IP 0.00 ERA 1H 2BB 4K
Jake Junis: 4.2IP 7.71 ERA 7H 0BB 8K
Some good Latin American talent in Lexington, but mostly struggle-city for them.
Ryan O'Hearn: .524/.630/.714 1 Double 1 Home Run
Eric Skoglund: 2.2 IP 10.13 ERA 5H 1BB 3K
Bryan Brickhouse: 3.1 IP 2.70 ERA 5H 1BB 5K
IDF is pretty barren this year except for Skoglund really and Ryan O'Hearn who continues to destroy Rookie Ball hitters like they are London in the late 1940's.
Dominique Taylor - .500/.500/.500 on rehab
Ryan Dale: .250/.375/.250
Amalani Fukofuka: .143/.143/.214 1 Triple
Martin Gasparini: 1-3 (only played one game this week due to lingering injury)
Chase Vallot: .083/.313/.167
Logan Moon: .182/.217/.273 1 Triple
Scott Blewett: 3 IP 3H 3.00 ERA 0BB 2K
Foster Griffin: 2.2IP 3.38 ERA 4H 2BB 2K
Carter Hope: 6IP 3.00 ERA 5H 3BB 4K
Julio Pinto: 0.2 IP 3ER 3H 0BB 0K
Niklas Stephenson: 5IP 0.00 ERA 3H 0BB 4K
Law young and raw talent down here. Vallot continues to show his rawness, but he also can't legally buy cigarettes either. The Italian wunderkind Gasparini is making his way back from injury, or trying to. It's a beautiful thing to see Dom Taylor back in action.
Some tweets about Blewett:
Blewett goes 3, his longest pro outing. Pic of my notes on him: pic.twitter.com/zRRz5mnCdM— Nathaniel Stoltz (@stoltz_baseball) July 26, 2014
More good stuff from Blewett in the second. 92-94, CB 78-81, both solid-avg.— Nathaniel Stoltz (@stoltz_baseball) July 26, 2014
Scott Blewett 92-93 T94 in the first. Really like the body and delivery. One power CB 80, one change 85.— Nathaniel Stoltz (@stoltz_baseball) July 26, 2014
Okay that's it for this week guys. It's been a beautiful experience, and I've enjoyed every moment of it. Hopefully I'll be a little more relaxed next time. Sorry if this was frustrating for you, but I was uncomfortable at first but slowly got in the mood. You just had to get me warmed up.