Tuesday, August 14, 2007

1. Kendry Morlaes, 1B, Class AAA Salt Lake Bees
OH THERE IT IS! Kendry finally got off the homerless snide at AAA and went yard not once but twice last night. Over his past 10 games he is 19-42 (.452) with 4 doubles, a triple, two long balls, and 7 RBI. He has raised his season avg. to .329. The Cuban switch hitter just turned 24 in June and is still relatively new to the professional ranks. Hopefully someday he will be good enough for us to be able to say, “That’s just Kendry being Kendry”.

2. Bobby Wilson, C, Class AAA Salt Lake Bees
Bobby has performed very well after his call up to the Bees. In 77 at bats he is hitting .338 with 9 doubles, two homeruns and a triple. He also has 16 RBI in 24 games and has shown enough patience at the plate with a 30/38 bb/k ratio for the whole season. He hit .286 with 9hr, 53RBI, and had a bb/k ratio of 33/47 last year with the Travs. From his numbers, it appears Bobby knows how to handle the stick a bit.

3. Hanley Statia, SS, Class A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
“Pooka Shells” has put together a nice ten game stretch with 16 hits in his last 43 at bats for a .375 avg. On the season Statia has 63 RBI with the aid of only one HR. It helps when you are hitting .362 with runners in scoring position. Hanley has also swiped 22 bags in 27 attempts this year.

4. Sean O’Sullivan, SP, Low Class A Cedar Rapids Kernels
Sean has been great over his last two outings. He has thrown 13.2 innings and only given up 1 run and ten hits while striking out 8. Over his last ten starts he has not given up more than 3 earned runs, and on the season he has an ERA of 2.37 and has limited opponents to a .230avg.

5. Brandon Wood, 3B, Class AAA Salt Lake Bees
Brandon has had a nice run the last four games going 8-18 (.444) and raising his overall season avg. to .271. Even with missing out on some plate appearances while being up with the big club, Wood has 20 doubles, 19hrs, and 70 RBI with an OPS of .832 in 365 at bats. His overall bb/k ratio is 42/96, and he has mashed lefties to the tune of a .935OPS. After seeing the kid play, he reminds me of a more athletic Paul Konerko. I think we could all live with that.

6. Tobin Mason, SP, Short Season, Class A Orem
After dominating in the AZL to the tune of a 0.95 ERA in 28.1 innings with 32 k’s and only 7 walks, Mason has made his call up to Orem seem like a very wise choice. He has thrown 11 innings while giving up only two earned runs and 4 hits. In his first start with the Owlz, he didn’t allow a hit going five innings and striking out five.

7. Ryan Brasier, RP, Short Season, Class A Orem
After giving up single runs in back to back outings, the 19 year old right-hander has been “lights out” his last 9.1 innings giving up only 5 hits and striking out 8. On the season, 6’0” Texas native has pitched 20.2 innings and only allowed 14 hits while fanning 22. He has also logged 6 saves as he learns how to close out ballgames early in his career.

8. Clayton Fuller, OF, Rookie League, AZL Angels
Clayton has been hot as of late with 15 hits in his last 42 at bats (.357) which has raised his season avg. to .318. On the year he has 7 doubles, 4 triples, 3 homeruns, 21 RBI and 17 steals in 129 at bats. The switch hitter has put up similar numbers from both sides of the plate.

9. Jeff Kennard, RP, Class AA Arkansas Travelers
Jeff has been pretty solid for the Travs since he came over in the Molina trade – especially in his last 3 games where he has thrown 4.1 innings while giving up zero runs and only one hit. As a part of the Angels org he has seen time in 8 games going 10.2 innings and has 9 punch-outs and a 3.38era.

10 Jeremy Moore, OF, Short Season, Class A Orem
Jeremy had a game to remember on Aug 7th in which he went 4-4 with 2 hrs, 6RBI, 3 runs scored and a BB. Over the last ten games he has been top notch hitting .375 with 3hrs and 10rbi. On the season he has 8 doubles, 4 triples, 8 homeruns and 32 RBI in 166 at bats. He has also safely stolen 9 bags in 13 tries.

Player to keep an eye on:
Trevor Bell, SP, Low Class A Cedar Rapids Kernels
Trevor has done some nice work in his last 2 starts giving up only one earned run over a 15 innings span. In that stretch he has also fanned 11 while walking only one batter. He will need a few more starts like these to work his way back from a poor 5 start string that is the main culprit of his season ERA being 4.53.

On the outside looking: Jose Arredondo, Brad Coon, Jordan Renz, Anthony Ortega, Young-Il Jung, Chris Garcia, Matt Sweeney, Freddy Sandoval, Jeremy Haynes, Brok Butcher, Jordan Walden, Mark Trumbo, Robert Mosebach, PJ Phillips, David Herndon, Steven Marek, Chris Pettit, Warner Madrigal, Sean Rodriguez, Andrew Romine, Chris Armstrong, Matt Brown, Michael Anton, Barrett Browning, Jay Brossman, Gordon Gronkowski, Nick Adenhardt, Doug Brandt, Miguel Gonzalez, Nick Green, Terry Evans, Tommy Mendoza, Cliff Remole, Rich Thompson, Hank Conger and Ben Johnson
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