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-Jantzen Witte has 5 RBI in his last three games for Triple-A Pawtucket (Red Sox), where he's now hitting .316 with 1 HR and 17 RBI through 30 games.

 

-Durbin Feltman has rebounded nicely after a rough stretch in early May skyrocketed his ERA at Double-A Portland (Red Sox) to 11.00.  In his last 8.1 IP, he's given up just 4 hits and 1 earned run.  He's now 1-1 with a 6.23 ERA through 15 relief appearances.

 

-Jerrick Suiter has a 4-game hit streak going for Double-A Altoona (Pirates), where he's now hitting .265 with 1 HR and 22 RBI though 46 games.

 

-Evan Skoug is 5-for-10 with 2 HR and 6 RBI in his last two games for Advanced-A Winston Salem (White Sox), where he's now hitting .250 with those 2 bombs, 9 total RBI and a .915 OPS through 8 games since his promotion.

 

-Luken Baker went deep last night for Advanced-A Palm Beach (Cardinals), where he's now hitting .258 with 3 HR, 19 RBI and .744 OPS through 42 games.

 

 

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A couple of redemptive developments for guys that had been struggling:

 

-Alex Young has tallied 10 K's across his last two starts for Triple-A Reno (D'Backs), both W's in which he pitched 5 innings.  He's now 4-2 on the year with a 6.23 ERA - down from 7.32 in early May.

 

-Durbin Feltman is pitching to an ERA of 1.35 across his last 10 relief outings, totaling 13.1 IP for Double-A Portland (Red Sox), improving to 2-1 along the way and lowering his ERA from over 11.00 in early May down to 5.24 currently.  

 

-Sean Wymer gave up 2 runs in 6.2 IP last time out for Class A Lansing (Blue Jays), picking up his first W in over a month.  He's now 3-5 on the season with a 7.57 ERA.

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Did some digging on the "appear to be out of baseball" guys. 
- Matt Purke, at least as late as May 28th, is/was playing for the Sugar Land Skeeters (managed by my hero Pete Incaviglia) in the independent Atlantic League. He still shows on the roster on their web page, but I can't find anything that verifies he's still there.
- Cam Warner did play for the Canberra Calvary in the Australian league last season (season looks like it ended in January). Even found a trading card on eBay of him with the Calvary. 

 

Everybody else appears to be confirmed retired except for Chad Huffman. I'm guessing he's retired, but he's still listed as a "free agent" on most tracking pages.

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37 minutes ago, MercenaryLibrarian said:

Did some digging on the "appear to be out of baseball" guys. 
- Matt Purke, at least as late as May 28th, is/was playing for the Sugar Land Skeeters (managed by my hero Pete Incaviglia) in the independent Atlantic League. He still shows on the roster on their web page, but I can't find anything that verifies he's still there.

 

 

Started on June 8th.

 

 

http://gd.mlb.com/content/game/ind/year_2019/month_06/day_08/gid_2019_06_08_slsind_smdind_1/bis_boxscore.html

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21 hours ago, MercenaryLibrarian said:

Did some digging on the "appear to be out of baseball" guys. 
- Matt Purke, at least as late as May 28th, is/was playing for the Sugar Land Skeeters (managed by my hero Pete Incaviglia) in the independent Atlantic League. He still shows on the roster on their web page, but I can't find anything that verifies he's still there.
- Cam Warner did play for the Canberra Calvary in the Australian league last season (season looks like it ended in January). Even found a trading card on eBay of him with the Calvary. 

 

Everybody else appears to be confirmed retired except for Chad Huffman. I'm guessing he's retired, but he's still listed as a "free agent" on most tracking pages.

 

My old company had season tickets to the Skeeters. Its a cool stadium with cheap beer.

 

Are the Fort Worth Cats still around?

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4 minutes ago, DirtyThirdFrog said:

 

Are the Fort Worth Cats still around?

Not at present. LaGrave field was pretty much abandoned and overgrown with weeds. There is an attempt to bring them back though, but we'll see if happens.

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13 minutes ago, DirtyThirdFrog said:

Are the Fort Worth Cats still around?

 

They folded after the 2014 season, but there's hope here locally that the ballpark can get brought back up to speed and get a team (presumably another incarnation of the Cats) playing there either next year or the year after:

 

Ballpark Digest: LaGrave agreement could pave way for Cats' return

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Riley Ferrell has begun another rehab assignment - this one with the Marlins' Advanced A-Ball affiliate, the Jupiter Hammerheads.  He registered 1 strikeout in a perfect inning of relief first time out.

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Brandon Williamson has been assigned to the Everett AquaSox of the Class-A Short Season Northwest League by the Mariners.  

 

Other team assignments for newbies are still pending.

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Johnny RIzer was assigned to the Aberdeen IronBirds of the Class-A Short Season New York-Penn League by the Orioles.  He went 2-for-3 with a double in his professional debut on Saturday.

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Josh Watson was assigned to the AZL Athletics Green of the Arizona Rookie League by the A's organization.  He went 0-for-2 with two walks, a run scored and two strikeouts in his professional debut on Monday.

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Jared Janczak has been assigned to the AZL Indians Blue of the Arizona Rookie League by the Indians organization.

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-Nick Lodolo has been assigned to the Billings Mustangs of the (Rookie) Pioneer League by the Reds' organization.

 

-Johnny Rizer has hit safely in every professional game he's ever played.  Through 4 games for Low-A Aberdeen (Orioles), he's hitting 7-for-15 (.467) with 3 doubles, a triple, 4 RBI, 2 walks and a robust 1.329 OPS

 

-Josh Watson collected his first professional hit last night, a single, for the AZL Athletics Green of the Arizona Rookie League.

 

 

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Made some updates

In the Show:

-Alex Young - Reno (D'Backs) STATS

 

AAA:

-Riley Ferrell - Corpus Christi (Astros) STATS 

-Tyler Alexander - Toledo (Tigers) STATS

-Jason Coats - Durham (Rays) STATS

-Jantzen Witte - Pawtucket (Red Sox) STATS

-Stefan Chrichton - Reno (D'backs) STATS

-Kevin Cron - Reno (D'backs) STATS

 

AA:

-Durbin Feltman - Portland (Red Sox) STATS

-Brian Howard - Midland (A's) STATS

-Jerrick Suiter - Altoona (Pirates) STATS

-Brian Trieglaff - Trenton (Yankees) STATS (INJURED)

-Jordan Kipper - Bowie (Orioles) STATS (INJURED)

-Taylor Featherston - NW Arkansas (Royals) STATS

 

Advanced A-Ball:

-Austen Wade - Lynchburg (Indians) STATS (INJURED)

-Luken Baker - Palm Beach (Cardinals) STATS

-Evan Skoug - Winston Salem (White Sox) STATS

-Josh Watson - Stockton (A's) STATS

 

A-Ball: 

-Sean Wymer - Lansing (Blue Jays) STATS

 

Short-Season A & Rookie Leagues:

-Brandon Williamson - Everett (Mariners) STATS

-Johnny Rizer - Aberdeen (Orioles) STATS

-Jared Janczak - AZL Indians Blue (Indians) STATS

-Nick Lodolo - Billings (Reds) - STATS

-Alex Isola - Elizabethton (Twins) - STATS

 

Independent Leagues:

-Matt Purke - Sugar Land Skeeters

 

Status Uncertain:

-Brandon Finnegan - (Reds) - was working in extended spring training, not assigned yet for this season

-Jake Guenther - (Rays) - not assigned yet

-Jake Eissler - (Indians) - not assigned yet/holding out hope he'll come back for his senior season

 

Guys who appear to be out of baseball, at least for now:

-Chad Huffman (last played in the Tigers' system last year)

-Preston Morrison (last pitched in the Cubs' system last year)

-Nolan Brown (last played in the White Sox' system last year)

-Mitchell Traver (last pitched in the Angels' system last year)

-Cam Warner (last played in the Tigers' system last year - I believe he may be playing back in Australia)

-Jerome Pena (last played for the Aguascalientes Railroaders in the Mexican League last year)

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The first full update in a while:

 

Guys currently in The Show:

-Jake Arrieta, Phillies

-Andrew Cashner, Orioles

-Matt Carpenter, Cardinals

-Bryan Holaday, Marlins

-Kevin Cron, D'Backs

-Alex Young, D'Backs

 

Triple-A:

-Tyler Alexander was optioned back to Toledo after making his MLB debut for the Tigers in a spot start earlier this week (5 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 4 K, 0 BB).  He's 2-9 on the year with a 6.23 ERA on the season for Toledo.

 

-Stefan Crichton has tossed 4 scoreless innings for Reno (D'Backs) since being sent back down following his 8-appearance stint with Arizona in The Show (4.50 ERA in 10 IP).  Through 24 total Triple-A apperances this year, he's 1-2 with a 3.27 ERA and 42 K's against 14 BB.

 

-Jason Coats has 8 hits during his current 5-game hit streak for Durham (Rays).  Through 49 total games, he's hitting .265 with 11 HR, 28 RBI and an .809 OPS.

 

-Jantzen Witte went deep on the 4th of July for Pawtucket (Red Sox), extending his short hit streak to 3.  Through 66 total games this year between Pawtucket and Double-A Portland, he's hitting .267 with 7 HR, 29 RBI and a .719 OPS.  

 

Double-A:

-Durbin Feltman has a 2.13 ERA across his last 10 relief appearances for Portland (Red Sox), but his rough start to the season is still haunting him.  Through 26 total appearances, he's 2-2 with a 4.65 ERA 31 K's against 23 BB.

 

-Brian Howard has pitched at least 6 innings in his last 4 starts for Midland (A's), picking up W's in the last two.  Through 17 total starts, BGH is 7-5 with a 2.92 ERA and 83 K's against 33 BB.  

 

-Jerrick Suiter is currently mired in a 1-for-24 slump for Altoona (Pirates), which has seen his batting average tumble .10 points in the last week.  Through 81 games, he's hitting .239 with 3 HR, 30 RBI and a .598 OPS.

 

-Riley Ferrell has thrown 3 scoreless innings in his first two outings for Corpus Christi (Astros) after being returned to the Houston organization after being waived by the Marlins.

 

-Taylor Featherston has 4 hits across his last 3 games for NW Arkansas (Royals).  Through 69 games, he's hitting .266 with 7 HR, 32 RBI and a .738 OPS.

 

-Jordan Kipper (Bowie/Orioles) and Brian Trieglaff (Trenton/Yankees) have both been dealing with injuries all year and have yet to pitch in 2019.

 

Advanced A-Ball:

-Luken Baker had two base hits last time out for Palm Springs (Cardinals).  Through 72 games, he's hitting .233 with 5 HR, 29 RBI and a .679 OPS.

 

-Evan Skoug has reached base safely in his last three games for Winston-Salem (White Sox).  Through 20 games since his promotion, he's hitting .213 with 3 HR, 13 RBI and a .783 OPS.

 

-Josh Watson quickly earned a promotion after 7 games with the A's AZL League entry.  Through 5 games at Stockton, he's hitting 3-for-17 (.176) with 1 HR, 2 RBI and an .804 OPS.

 

-Austen Wade has been injured and hasn't played since May 8th for Lynchburg (Indians).  Through 23 games, he'd started the year hitting .266 with 1 HR, 6 RBI and a .757 OPS.

 

Class A:

-Sean Wymer struck out 7 against 0 walks in his last start for Lansing (Blue Jays), but took the L.  Through 16 starts, he's 3-7 with a 6.67 ERA and 52 K's against 19 BB's.

 

Short-Season A-Ball and Rookie Leagues:

-Nick Lodolo is scoreless across 4.1 IP in his first three starts for Billings (Reds), taking no-decisions in all three.  His sterling 0.00 ERA matches nicely with 6 K's against zero walks.

 

-Johnny Rizer has hit safely in 3 of his last 4 for Aberdeen (Orioles), but cooled off a tad after his insane start to his pro career which included taking Noah Syndagaard deep.  Through 13 games, he's hitting .306 with 1 HR, 9 RBI and an .892 OPS.

 

-Alex Isola has hit safely in 5 of his first 6 games for Elizabethton (Twins).  He's currently hitting .400 with 1 HR, 8 RBI and a 1.029 OPS.

 

-Jake Guenther has hit safely in his first 3 games for Princeton (Rays).  He's currently hitting .600 with 1 RBI and a 1.292 OPS.

 

-Jared Janczak picked up his first professional W in his last outing for the Indians' AZL League entry.  Through 4 total relief appearances, he's 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 5 K's against zero walks.

 

-Brandon Williamson has yet to pitch for Everett (Mariners)

 

Independent Leagues:

-Matt Purke is 2-4 with a 5.84 ERA through 15 total appearances for the Sugar Land Skeeters, which includes 6 starts.

 

Status uncertain:

-Brandon Finnegan appears to be assigned to Billings by the Reds organization, but has yet to pitch in 2019.

-Jake Eissler does not appear to have signed yet with the Indians.

 

 

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Alex Isola has been promoted to Class A by the Twins' organization, where he'll join the Cedar Rapids Kernels.

 

In 7 games in the Rookie Leagues, Isola hit 10-for-25 (.400) with 2 doubles, 1 HR, 8 RBI and a 1.029 OPS.

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