TRIPLE-A, DURHAM BULLS
International League South
(61-35, first place, 10.5 GA)
RHP Merrill Kelly, with 14 straight shutout innings, is 4-0 with a 1.70 ERA in six starts.
RHP J.D. Martin has quality starts in seven of his last eight games and is 10-4 with a 3.16 ERA.
RHP Kirby Yates has given up nine hits and no earned runs in his last 17.2 innings.
IF Cole Figueroa is hitting .426 in July and .307 this season.
HIGH-CLASS A, CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS
Florida State League South
(12-10, second place, 1.5 GB)
SS Jake Hager has a .341 on-base percentage and 42 runs scored in 74 games.
RHP Roberto Gomez has 15.2 shutout innings in his last two starts.
1B Jeff Malm has eight RBIs in his last nine games.
LOW-CLASS A, BOWLING GREEN HOT RODS
Midwest League Eastern
(15-7, first place, 1 GB)
CF Joey Rickard has nine hits and 11 walks in 11 games this month.
SS Leonardo Reginatto is hitting .306.
SHORT-SEASON A, HUDSON VALLEY RENEGADES
New York-Penn League McNamara
(14-12, second place, 1 GB)
LHP Kevin Brandt has gien up one run in his last 13 innings.
RHP Austin Pruitt has a 1.14 ERA in 23.2 innings.
ROOKIE, PRINCETON RAYS
Appalachian League East
(5-15, fifth place, 7 GB)
C Jesus Araiza is hitting .419 in his nine-game hitting streak.
RHP Isaac Gil has given up one run in 10 innings.
ROOKIE, GCL RAYS
Gulf Coast League South
(7-12, fourth place, 3.5 GB)
3B Alexander Simon has scored 11 times in his last 12 games. He's hitting .323.
Those who strayed from the Rays
LHP Chris Rearick is out for the rest of the season with a torn knee ligament. He was 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA in 35 games for Double-A San Antonio (Padres).
1B Matt Fields has a .253 average and 22 home runs with Double-A Northwest Arkansas (Royals).
RHP Ryan Reid is 6-1 with an 0.70 ERA in 22 games with Triple-A Indianapolis (Pirates).
RF Delmon Young is hitting .268 for the Philadelphia Phillies.
RHP Evan Meek has moved into the rotation at Triple-A Round Rock (Rangers). He's 3-4 with a 4.50 ERA.
RHP Jose Veras has a 3.20 ERA and 18 saves for the Houston Astros.
1B Rhyne Hughes has a .221 average at Double-A Binghamton (Mets).
C John Jaso is hitting .273 for the Oakland A's.
IF Omar Luna has a .308 average in 14 games for Double-A Mississippi (Braves).
RHP Nick DeBarr is 0-6 with a 6.75 ERA for independent Long Island.
IF Daniel Mayora is hitting .323 with independent Bridgeport.