By Adrian Noche, AngelsWin.com Staff Reporter -
1. Tyler DeLoach, Starting Pitcher, Inland Empire 66ers
Last two starts: 2-0 11.0 IP 0.00 ERA 6 H 3 BB 13 SO 0.81 WHIP .152 BAA
Overall: 10-4 3.21 ERA 112.0 IP 87 H 49 BB 122 SO 1.19 WHIP .213 BAA
Tyler DeLoach has quietly become one of the California League’s finest pitchers this season. The 6’6’’ southpaw is among the league leaders in many pitching categories this season: Wins - 10 (1st), ERA - 3.21 (3rd), IP - 112.0 (8th), Strikeouts - 122 (1st) and WHIP - 1.21 (3rd). DeLoach tossed his 7th straight quality start on Monday, hurling 6 shutout innings while giving up 3 hits, no walks and striking out 7. DeLoach has also won his last 4 starts, bringing his record to 10-4 on the season.
2. Andrew Daniel, Second Baseman, Orem Owlz
Past 10 games: .372 AVG 16 H 3 Doubles 0 Triple 2 HR 4 SB
Andrew Daniel continued his strong hitting in the Pioneer League this week, recording multi-hit games in all but one game this week . The second baseman has raised his average from .359 last week to .367. Along with his .409 average for the week (5 games), Daniel has also chipped in 2 doubles, 1 home run, 7 runs and 3 stolen bases in 3 attempts.
3. Harrison Cooney, Starting Pitcher, Burlington Bees
Last two starts: 0-1 11.0 IP 0.00 ERA 7 H 3 BB 10 SO 0.91 WHIP .175 BAA
Overall: 8-5 2.19 ERA 102.2 IP 81 H 36 BB 69 SO 1.14 WHIP .216 BAA
Since Cooney’s complete game shutout on May 30th, Harrison has tossed 9 straight quality starts for the Burlington Bees. During that stretch, (including his shutout) Cooney is 5-2 with a 1.98 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 59.0 innings pitched. Despite his low strikeout numbers (5.7 SO/9), Cooney has sustained success due to allowing just 3.2 BB/9 and an opposing average of just .216 so far this season. Cooney’s latest start on Sunday saw him go 5.0 innings, allowing 1 run (0 earned) on 4 hits, 2 walk and 7 strikeouts.
4. Cam Bedrosian, Relief Pitcher, Arkansas Travelers
Last 5 appearances: 0-0 4 Saves 6.0 IP 3 H 0 BB 14 SO .142 BAA
Overall: 1-0 14 Saves 1.19 ERA 30.1 IP 9 H 9 BB 42 SO 0.64 WHIP .094 BAA
Despite his rocky stints in the big leagues, Cam continued being lights out for the Travelers this season. In 30.1 innings pitched for the Travs, Bedrosian has struck out 52 (49.1 K-rate) while allowing just 9 walks (8.5 walk-rate). Cam has pitched a perfect inning in 5 of his last 6 appearances, striking out the side twice.
5. Trevor Gott, Relief Pitcher, Arkansas Travelers
Overall: (4 appearances w/ Travelers): 0-0 0.00 ERA 7.1 IP 2 H 3 BB 8 SO 0.68 WHIP .095 BAA
Trevor Gott was the other player acquired by the Angels alongside Huston Street in the trade that sent top prospects Taylor Lindsey, R.J. Alvarez, Jose Rondon and Elliot Morris to the Padres. Since being acquired by the Angels, Gott has been brilliant filling in for Alvarez as a late-innings guy for the Arkansas Travelers. Gott has made 4 appearances for the Travelers, putting up a 0.00 ERA in 7.1 innings pitched, striking out 8 with just 2 hits allowed and before Sunday, no walks. Gott was drafted in the 6th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft by the Padres out of a successful career with the Kentucky Wildcats. In Gott’s final year, he set the program-record for saves with 12 in 30.0 innings. In those 30.0 innings, Gott struck out 35 and walked just 5. According to Baseball Prospectus, Gott is armed with a plus-fastball that sits in the mid-90s and a plus-curveball. Being drafted in 2013 and already in AA, Gott has been a fast-riser and could probably contribute to the Angels’ pen as early as next year.
Minor League Affiliate Report
Triple-A Salt Lake Bees
The Bees went 3-4 this week, which puts them in last place with an overall record of 45-64 (15.5 GB). Outfielder, Brennan Boesch, launched his 16th home run of the season on Friday while Roberto Lopez led the team with 13 hits on the week (.565 AVG). Jarret Grube pitched a nice game on Tuesday, going 6.0 innings without giving up an earned run while allowing 5 hits, 1 walk and striking out 5. Newly acquired Chris Volstad bounced back from a rough debut last week. Volstad pitched a quality start, giving up 2 earned runs on 4 hits, 2 walks in 6.0 innings pitched while striking out 3.
Double-A Arkansas Travelers
The Travelers had another winning week, going 4-3 and bringing their 2nd half record to 20-17 (1st place in Texas League North). 1st baseman, Brian Hernandez, is currently on a 6-game hitting streak where he is hitting .320 with 2 doubles. Nate Smith pitched 6.0 shutout innings on Thursday, striking out 8 while allowing just 2 hits and 1 walk. The southpaw now owns a 2.89 ERA and has 67 strikeouts in 62.1 innings pitched. Relief pitcher, Michael Brady, extended his scoreless inning streak to 8.2 and has struck out 7 and walked just one during that span.
High-A Burlington Bees
Burlington managed to split 6 games this week, going 3-3 and bringing their record to 19-16 for the second half (3.0 GB). Third baseman, Angel Rosa, collected 9 hits and 3 doubles for Burlington this week. Rosa is now batting .251 on the season. Victor Alcantara lowered his season ERA to 3.91 after his start on Saturday. The Futures Game participant struck out 6 and allowed just 1 run on 4 hits and 0 walks in 5.0 innings pitched. Yency Almonte pitched 5.2 innings on Wednesday and allowed just 1 earned run on 3 hits and 1 walk (5 strikeouts). Garrett Nuss struck out 8 in 5.0 innings pitched on Friday, allowing 1 earned run on 4 hits and 3 walks. Ben Carlson, Brian Loconsole, Greg Mahle and Cole Swanson allowed 0 runs on 17.2 innings pitched this week.
Class-A Short Season Orem Owlz
The Owlz’s first half ended on Saturday, sitting at first place with a 24-14 first half record and won their first game of the second half on Sunday. Catcher, Michael Strentz, raised his season average to .377 after picking up 6 hits in three games played this week. Ryan Seiz homered for the 7th time this season on Tuesday. Outfielder, Caleb Adams, homered as well, giving him 5 on the season. Jordan Kipper extended his scoreless streak to 8.0 innings. He has allowed just 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 10 during that stretch. Jacob Kopra has yet to be scored upon this season in 8.0 innings pitched. Jonah Wesely continued to pitch well, going 3.0 innings without an earned run on 3 hits and 1 walk (4 strikeouts) on Thursday.
The AZL Angels won their first two games of the second half after ending their first half with an overall record of 18-10 (1st place in Arizona League East). 1st baseman, Fran Whitten, collected 7 hits this week and currently has an average of .340 on the season. Austin Wood pitched in 2 games this week, going a combined 6.0 innings and only allowed 2 hits and 1 walk while striking out 4. Kyle McGowin appeared in his first rehab game and struck out 2 in 2.0 scoreless innings (2 hits, 1 walk).