Saturday, August 12, 2006

System check

International League South
C Shawn Riggans is 9-for-28 in his last seven games. He's hitting .293 with nine home runs and 48 RBIs this year.
RHP Jason Hammel struck out a season-high 10 and walked none over 5.1 innings in a no-decision Friday. He gave up two earned runs.
RF Delmon Young was 3-for-5 Friday to extend a hitting streak to nine games. In the streak, he has seven RBIs. This year, Young has a .339 average, six homers and 51 RBIs in 69 games.
RHP Chad Orvella is 4-1 with a 1.73 ERA. He's struck out 51 and walked nine in 36.1 innings.
LF Joel Guzman has eight hits, including three solo homers, in his last five games.
RHP Juan Salas gave up his third earned run Thursday on a solo homer and picked up his first loss. He's 1-1 with two saves, a 1.27 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 21.1 innings.
RHP Doug Waechter is 1-8 with an 8.48 ERA.

California League North
C Josh Johnson was 2-for-3 in his Oaks debut Thursday. Johnson has played at four levels this season (in order): Montgomery, Durham, Princeton and Visalia.
C Josh Arhart has a .305 average, 21 doubles, 13 home runs and 54 RBIs.
CF Fernando Perez has scored twice in each of his last three games, giving him 100 runs scored in 112 games.
OF Sergio Pedroza is hitting .261 with one homer after eight games.
RHP Jarod Matthews is 0-7 with a 5.06 ERA.

Midwest League East
RHP Greg Dupas allowed three runs in one inning last Sunday, matching the runs he allowed in his previous 21 appearances. He's 4-2 with 24 saves and a 1.76 ERA.
RHP Kevin Lynn is 7-1 with a 1.94 ERA in 40 relief appearances. Lynn has 65 strikeouts and eight walks in 65 innings.
3B Cesar Suarez is hitting .305 with 39 runs scored and 30 RBIs in 69 games. He has 21 doubles.

New York-Penn League McNamara
1B Matt Fields knocked in 16 runs in a 12-game stretch that ended Friday. He has three homers, all in his last eight games, 23 RBIs and a .269 average.
LF Ryan Royster has at least one hit in 17 of his last 18 games. He's hitting .266.
RHP Jeremy Hellickson is 2-3 with a 2.12 ERA. He's walked one and struck out 20 in his last three starts.
RHP Woods Fines allowed one earned run and walked a season-high two over seven innings of a no-decision Friday, snapping a four-start win streak. He's 5-2 with a 3.05 ERA.
CF John Matulia has a .257 average, no homers and 12 RBIs in 40 games.

Appalachian League East
C Nevin Ashley is 15-for-24 in his current seven-game hit streak. He had three hits and four RBIs Wednesday. Ashley has a .345 average and 22 RBIs this year.
RHP Tyree Hayes' 19-inning shutout streak ended Wednesday with a five-run, five-inning no-decision. He's 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA.
CF Desmond Jennings is 25-for-29 on steals and has scored 37 runs. He's hitting .281.
RHP Aneudi Cuevas has an 0.93 ERA in 10 appearances. He's allowed seven hits, walked six and struck out nine.

Those who strayed from the Rays
2B Fernando Cortez has a .249 average for Class AAA Omaha (Royals). He's started his last three games in center field and has played five different positions since joining the team.
RHP Jose Diaz has given up seven earned runs in four appearances with Class AAA Omaha (Royals).
C Iker Franco is 1-for-12 in three games since coming off the disabled list at Class AA Springfield (Cardinals).
2B Dan DeMent has a .234 average, 18 home runs and 114 strikeouts for Class AA Harrisburg (Nationals).
RHP John Webb is 5-10 with a 4.63 ERA at Class AAA Memphis (Cardinals).
3B Rico Washington has a .225 average with Class AAA Memphis (Cardinals).
RF Brian Martin is 2-for-15 in his last five games at Class AAA Memphis (Cardinals), lowering his average to .268.
RHP Carlos Hines has a 2-4 record, two saves and a 4.98 ERA with Class AAA Fresno (Giants).
RHP Travis Minix is 0-3 with three saves at Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Phillies). He has a 2.32 ERA.
RHP Dewon Brazelton is 4-4 for Class AAA Portland (Padres). He gave up five runs in seven innings in a loss Wednesday.
C Robinson Cancel has a .292 average and is 23-for-26 on steals at independent Edinburg.
RHP Josh Parker is 4-7 with a 4.48 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 90.1 innings for independent Amarillo.
RHP Willie Glen has a 7-4 record and a 4.04 ERA with independent Gary.
RHP Cam Smith is 4-5 with a 5.20 ERA at independent Lancaster. He's walked 57 and struck out 47 in 53.2 innings.

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