Ronnier Mustelier; Corban Joseph; Matt Tracy’s Triple-A Debut; Zoilo Almonte; Tyler Austin’s Double-A Debut; Vidal Nuno; Tom Kahnle’s Double-A Debut; Dante Bichette; Brett Gerritste; Pete O’Brien; Andrew Benak

Minor Leagues Report — By on September 3, 2012 11:01 am

Scranton:

Defeated Pawtucket, 6-2.

*Ronnier Mustelier: *3-for-4,RBI, RS – .303/.359/.455; 18-for-39 stretch. Yet, we have Jayson NIx, Steve Pearce, etc. chewing up at-bats in the big leagues rightnow.*Corban Joseph: *2-for-5, 2B (25), 2 RBI, RS – .267/.368/.478 for Scranton; .277/.377/.468 in 408 AB overall with 29 doubles, 15 home runs, and 62 runs batted in. He has walked 68 times while striking out 70 times. *Kevin Russo: *1-for-4, BB, 2 RS *Austin Romine: *0-for-2, RBI, 2 BB

*Matt Tracy: * 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 4 K – Triple-A debut for the 24-year old left-hander who put up a 3.27 ERA in 18 starts for Tampa (99 IP, 88 H, 47 R, 36 ER, 3 HR, 39 BB, 64 K, 2.18 GO/AO). Having him pitch very late in the Triple-A season is not necessarily a sign of anything, but by the same token, it is nice to see him make this start and be successful. Scranton likely had a gap in their rotation, and it was on Tracy’s day to pitch. ————————————– Trenton:

Lost to Binghamton,5-4,as Ryan Pope blew a 4-2 lead in the 9th.

*Zoilo Almonte: *2-for-4, HR (21), RBI, RS – .277/.322/.487. Only 25 walks and he has struck out 103 times, so keep that in my mind. Has .891 OPS vs. right-handers; only .606 vs. lefties. *Addison Maruszak: *2-for-4, 2 2B (24), RS – .276/.329/.455. He is 41 for 110 vs. left-handed pitching this year (1.117 OPS). *Rob Segedin: *1-for-4, 2B (6), RBI – .191 in 162 AB for Trenton; .259/.325/.389 in 452 AB overall. *JR Murphy: *1-for-4, 2B (12), RS – .231/.306/.408 in 147 AB for Trenton; .248/.316/.386 in 412 AB overall with 42 walks and 73 strikeouts. The offense may not jump out at you, but remember he is a 21-year old catcher.

*Tyler Austin: *1-for-4 – Double-A debut. At 3 levels in 2012 (Well, 4 levels – he batted 6 times in a rehab stint with the GCL squad), Austin is hitting .322/.400/.561 in 410 AB.

*Vidal Nuno: *5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K (2.45 ERA; 114 IP, 109 H, 40 R, 31 ER, 10 HR, 27 BB, 100 K) – Overall, Nuno has been fantastic this season. Has allowed five runs in his last four starts, covering 23 innings. *Tom Kahnle: *2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K – Double-A debut after going 2-1 with 2.45 ERA in 30 games for Tampa. In 55 innings, he struck out 72 while walking 24. As I have stated a few times, Kahnle is more of your traditional, here-it-is-hit-it kind of relief pitcher. He has a good breaking ball, but his bread and butter will be that fastball. —————————————- Tampa:

Lost to Lakeland, 6-0.

*Slade Heathcott: *1-for-4 (.307/.378/.470 in 215 AB) – Very modest 6-game hitting streak, as he has exactly one hit in five of those games. *Kyle Roller: *2-for-4 – .266/.357/.471 with 18 HR and 85 RBI for the 24-year old left-handed slugger.

*Shane Greene: *5 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K (5.22 ERA; 112 IP, 113 H, 80 R, 65 ER, 5 HR, 63 BB, 101 K, 1.53 GO/AO) – Some things to like (low HR rate; solid ground ball rate; solid strikeout rate), things not to like (walks). *Kennedy Agramonte: *1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K – Tampa debut. Put up 2.25 ERA in 11 games for GCL squad with 21/4 K-BB ratio. Started for the DSL Yankees in 2010. *Nick Goody: *1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K – Between three levels, Goody has a 1.13 ERA in 32 IP with a 52/9 K-BB ratio. 2012 draftee. ———————————— Charleston:

Defeated Augusta, 5-1.

*Dante Bichette: *3-for-4, 2B (23), RS – .244/.317/.325 in 467 AB; 13 hits in his last 37 at-bats, which is nice to see. *Robert Refsnyder: *1-for-4, 2B (8), RS, BB – .234/.311/.361 in 158 AB *Ben Gamel: *1-for-4, RS, BB – .306/.342/.394 in 444 AB with 19 steals in 29 tries. Nice season for the 20-year old OF (who played a lot of center this year)

*Brett Gerritse: *4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K (3.83 ERA; 94 IP, 90 H, 44 R, 40 ER, 4 HR, 35 BB, 70 K) – Nice job by the 21-year old right-hander. Hadn’t thrown more than 36.2 innings in any season prior to this one. *Zach Arneson: * 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K – 9th round pick in 2011. First appearance in a full-season league. Has only 18 games of experience to date, with one start. ———————————– Staten Island:

*Pete O’Brien: *2-for-4, 2B (8), HR (10), RBI, RS – .211/.255/.411 in 190 at-bats. He has definitely proven to everyone that his power is likely real. At least at this level; we’ll see what 2013 brings for the catcher drafted in this year’s draft out of Miami. O’Brien’s HR was the game’s only run. *Greg Bird: *1-for-3, BB – 10-for-32 *Taylor Dugas: *0-for-3, BB – .311/.468/.379

*Andrew Benak: *5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K (5-5, 3.98 ERA; 61 IP, 62 H, 30 R, 27 ER, 2 HR, 24 BB, 35 K) – Allowed one run in his last three starts, covering 16 innings. *James Pazos: * 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (1.83 ERA; 39.1 IP, 28 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 0 HR, 19 BB, 38 K, 3.39 GO/AO) – If he can maintain that GO/AO ratio, well – he’d probably make history. 21-year old left-hander and 2012 draftee. *Taylor Garrison: *1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K (2.45 ERA; 25.2 IP, 19 H, 9 R, 7 ER, 0 HR, 8 BB, 25 K)

1 Comment

  1. RobertGKramer@AOL.Com says:

    The Trenton defense made three errors behind Pope in that 9th inning including the walk-off play!

Leave a Comment