TRIPLE-A, DURHAM BULLS
International League South
(79-47, first place, 17.5 GA)
IF Elliot Johnson, who was 4-for-4 with two home runs and a double Tuesday, is hitting .316. He has a .377 on-base percentage, 64 runs scored and 52 RBIs.
CF Desmond Jennings has a .338 average in August. His 32 steals are second in the league.
RHP Richard De Los Santos, with wins in six straight starts, is 13-5 with a 3.59 ERA. He’s tied the team’s Triple-A record for wins.
LHP Darin Downs is 6-1 with a 4.88 ERA.
HIGH-CLASS A, CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS
Florida State League South
(27-28, third place, 4.5 GB)
RHP Joe Cruz is 12-6 with a 3.07 ERA and leads the league in wins. He’s won his last five starts.
LHP Matt Moore gave up three runs in five innings to lose Wednesday. He’s 4-11 with a 3.66 ERA and leads the minors with 187 strikeouts.
RHP Zach Quate has a 1.42 ERA and a .197 average against.
C Stephen Vogt is hitting a league-best .334.
LOW-CLASS A, BOWLING GREEN HOT RODS
Midwest League Eastern
(22-31, seventh place, 15 GB)
LHP Kyle Lobstein allowed four hits over seven shutout innings Wednesday and improved to 8-6 with a 4.20 ERA.
RHP Alex Colome threw three no-hit innings Monday in his first appearance since July 22. He had been out with a clavicle injury.
RHP Scott Shuman is 0-3 with an 8.25 ERA in seven August appearances.
SHORT-SEASON A, HUDSON VALLEY RENEGADES
New York-Penn League McNamara
(28-30, third place, 11 GB)
C Mayo Acosta is 11-for-27 with three home runs and seven runs scored in his last seven games.
1B Phillip Wunderlich has a .335 average to rank second in the league.
ROOKIE, PRINCETON RAYS
Appalachian League East
(27-29, third place, 5 GB)
LF Cesar Guillen has nine hits and eight RBIs in his last five games, giving him a .322 season average.
LHP Braulio Lara is 5-3 with a 2.62 ERA after giving up one run in six innings Monday.
ROOKIE, GCL RAYS
Gulf Coast League South
(31-22, first place, 2 GA)
RHP Eduar Quinonez threw five shutout innings Wednesday and has a 3.69 ERA.
C Luke Bailey has a .318 average and two home runs in August.
Those who strayed from the Rays
3B Gabriel Martinez hit .316 with nine RBIs to lead Saltillo in a five-game series win over Puebla for the Mexican League championship. He had 22 RBIs in 19 playoff games.
RHP Jean Machi has allowed one earned run in his last nine appearances for Triple-A Indianapolis (Pirates).
2B Fernando Cortez is hitting .303 at Triple-A Charlotte (White Sox).
1B Chris Nowak has a .265 average and 26 RBIs in 34 games with Double-A Huntsville (Brewers).
RHP Eduardo Morlan has a 2.68 ERA in 29 games with Double-A Huntsville (Brewers).
LHP James Houser has a 3.60 ERA in 18 games for Triple-A New Orleans (Marlins).
LHP Brandon Mann has been released at Class A Inland Empire (Dodgers). He had a 4.13 ERA.
OF Sergio Pedroza has a .339 average with independent Orange County. He has 12 homers and 59 RBIs.
C Josh Arhart is hitting .341 with 15 homers and 51 RBIs for independent Victoria.
LHP Jeff Ridgway has a 3.06 ERA at independent Southern Maryland.
LHP Ryan Morse has a 4.99 ERA with independent St. Paul.