By Adrian Noche, AngelsWin.com Minor League Reporter -
1.) Jake Jewell, Relief Pitcher, Burlington Bees
Last five appearances: 0-0 1 Save 15.0 IP 1.20 ERA 11 H 3 BB 24 SO 0.93 WHIP
Overall: 3-1 2 Saves 35.1 IP 2.55 ERA 25 H 8 BB 44 SO 0.93 WHIP .207 BAA
Jake Jewell was drafted by the Angels in the 5th round of the 2014 draft. Jewell has been used in the bullpen in outings longer than 1.0 inning. Only 2 of Jewell’s appearances this season have been only 1.0 innings long. So far this season, Jewell has been dominating the opposition. Jewell has pitched 35.1 innings, boasting an ERA of 2.55, 0.93 WHIP and an opposing batting average limited to just .207. Jewell has done a fantastic job racking up the strikeouts (11.2 SO9) while also limiting his walks (2.0 BB9)
2.) Andrew Daniel, Second Baseman, Burlington Bees
Past 10 games: .359 AVG 14 H 2 Doubles 1 Triple 3 HR 2 SB
Andrew Daniel was the Angels’ 11th round draft pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of San Diego. Daniel is known to possess an advanced bat in the middle infield out of college and that bat is starting to show up for the Burlington Bees. Daniel hit home runs in consecutive games on Monday and Tuesday and leads the team with 7. Daniel also has 2 doubles and a triple. Daniel had a 7 RBI performance on Tuesday.
3.) Kyle McGowin, Starting Pitcher, Arkansas Travelers
Last two starts: 1-0 12.0 IP 0.00 ERA 6 H 3 BB 6 SO 0.75 WHIP
Overall: 4-2 48.1 IP 4.66 ERA 51 H 17 BB 33 SO 1.41 WHIP .274 BAA
Kyle McGowin was a regular on our prospect hotlists last year before running into elbow problems. McGowin has struggled to start the season but has started to turn the corner in a big way. McGowin has not allowed more than 3 earned runs in his last 4 starts. Also, McGowin has pitched his second straight start in which he has not allowed an earned run to score (12.0 innings). Kyle’s season ERA is growing smaller and smaller after each start and now sits at 4.66.
4.) Tyler DeLoach, Starting Pitcher, Salt Lake Bees
Last two starts: 1-0 14.0 IP 2.57 ERA 13 H 1 BB 13 SO 1.00 WHIP
Overall: 4-2 52.0 IP 2.08 ERA 38 H 12 BB 47 SO 0.96 WHIP .211 BAA
Tyler DeLoach continued to pitch the ball well for the Arkansas Travelers. DeLoach’s last 3 starts saw him only allowing 4 earned runs in 20.0 innings pitched, striking out 21 while allowing just 15 hits and 4 walks. DeLoach’s season ERA now sits at a minuscule 2.08 with a 0.96 WHIP and opposing batting average of .211. DeLoach also boasts a solid SO:BB ratio at 47:12. DeLoach was promoted to Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday.
5.) Jake Yacinich, Shortstop, Burlington Bees
Past 10 games: .286 AVG 10 H 1 Doubles 0 Triples 0 HR 1 SB
Jake Yacinich was arguably the Bees’ best hitter before landing on the Disabled List. Yacinich’s return to the lineup is a must needed spark to the Burlington Bees offense. Since his return on Monday, Yacinich already has 4 multi hit games and has 9 hits in 30 at-bats (.300) and has scored 5 runs and driven in 3. Yacinich’s slash line in 29 games games played this season is .297/.357/.339
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Triple-A Salt Lake Bees
The Bees went 2-4 this past week and currently sit 5.0 GB of the Pacific Southern Division with an overall record of 23-26. Relief pitcher, Kurt Spomer, has pitched in 3 games (7.1 IP) since his promotion from Arkansas and has yet to allow a run to score. Like Spomer, Gott was promoted from Arkansas as well and has yet to allow a run to score in 3.2 innings. CJ Cron has been mashing since his demotion from the big club, batting .421 in 4 games with 2 home runs, 2 doubles and 1 triple. Kyle Kubitza hit 2 home runs this week along and added 2 doubles to his league leading total. Outfielder, Roger Kieschnick, hit his 6th home run of the season on Thursday.
Double-A Arkansas Travelers
Arkansas played 8 games this week (double-header Monday) and won 6 of those games. The Travelers now sit 3.5 GB with an overall record of 28-21. Nate Smith pitched a quality start on Wednesday, going 6.0 innings while only allowing 3 earned runs to go along with 4 hits, 1 walks and 6 strikeouts. Smith’s season ERA is currently at 3.79. Albert Suarez continued his strong campaign with 6.1 shutout innings thrown on Saturday. Austin Wood gave up 1 earned run in a combined 5.0 innings pitched across two outings this week. Sherman Johnson collected 7 hits and 5 walks in 26 at-bats this week.
High-A Inland Empire 66ers
The 66ers went 1-5 this week and 5.5 GB the Cal League South with an overall record of 23-25. Sean Newcomb ran into command problem during his start on Wednesday, giving up 5 walks in 3.1 innings pitched (5 H 3 ER 3 SO). Victor Alcantara struck out 9 batters in 5.0 innings pitched while giving up 5 hits, 3 walks and 1 earned run on Sunday. Eric Aguilera stretched his hitting streak to 12 games and has a season slash line of .309/.351/.459. Mike Fish was added to 7-Day DL on Tuesday.
Low-A Burlington Bees
The Bees went 3-5 this week and own an overall record of 26-25 (9.0 GB). Jeremy Rhoades bounced back from a rough start with a stellar outing on Friday. Rhoades pitched 7.0 shutout innings, surrounding just 5 this and 1 walk while striking out 9 batters. Third baseman, Zachary Houchins, had a 2-homer game on Tuesday. Alex Abbott, the Angels 6th round draft pick from the 2014 draft made his low-A debut on Wednesday and is currently 1-for-11 with a run scored in 4 games played.