Week 3: MLB/MiLB Top Tier Alumni / Coaches Roundup

by Matt Plante
Vice President

Week 3: MLB/MiLB Top Tier Alumni / Coaches Roundup:
Performances of TT Alumni / Coaches in Professional Baseball

MLB Roundup:

Paul DeJong, St. Louis Cardinals

DeJong started off this week playing against the Cubs where he hit another blast into the bleachers to move him to 5 homers on the year. The Cardinals split with the Cubs and that was DeJong’s lone hit in the two-game series. But then it was off to play the Cincinnati Reds in a 3-game set. DeJong was on fire collecting a hit in every game in the series, going 4 for 12 hitting .333 with 2 more long balls, 2 doubles and collecting 5 RBI’s. The Cardinals went on to sweep the Reds and improve to 13-8, which now leads the NL Central. DeJong is hitting .260 on the year with 7 home runs and 13 RBI’s.

Tanner Roark, Washington Nationals

Roark had a great start this past week vs. the NL East leading New York Mets. Roark was winning when he left the game in the 8th, but the Nationals bullpen couldn’t keep the Mets offense down. Roark went 7 innings giving up only 2 runs on only 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 6. The Nationals are now 10-13 overall and Roark has a 3.24 ERA on the year so far.

MiLB Roundup:

Rob Scahill, Charlotte Knights (Affiliate of Chicago White Sox) Triple A

Scahill made two relief appearances this past week. In his 1st appearance this past week, he went 1 inning giving up 1 run on 2 hits while striking out 2. In his 2nd outing he picked up the save going 1.1 innings of work giving 0 runs on 0 hits while striking out 2. On the year, Scahill has a 5.40 ERA out of the bullpen.

Casey Crosby, Rochester Red Wings (Affiliate of Minnesota Twins) Triple A

Crosby has decided to make a comeback, getting picked up by the Twins this year after taking a 3-year leave from professional baseball. Crosby who was once up in the big leagues with the Tigers, has battled many injuries that forced him to step away for a little bit. But now he is back at it showing his dominance once again. In his 1st outing back he went 1 inning of relief with the Red Wings to get the save giving up 0 runs on 1 hit while striking out 1. To read more on Casey Crosby’s comeback into professional baseball click on the link below:
Crosby comeback Article

Ryan Borucki, Buffalo Bisons (Affiliate of Toronto Blue Jays) Triple A

Borucki got roughed up a little bit in his 2nd start at Triple A level this past week. Borucki was only able to last 3.2 innings giving up 4 runs on 10 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3.

Jeremy Rhoades, Mobile BayBears (Affiliate of Los Angeles Angels) Double A

Rhoades was perfect this week, picking up  2 big wins in relief out of the bullpen. In his 1st relief win he went 1 inning giving up 0 runs on 0 hits while striking out 2. In his 2nd relief win he went 3 innings giving up 0 runs on 0 hits while striking out 3. Rhoades was absolutely dominant and because of it his ERA is now down to 4.66.

Karch Kowalczyk, Tulsa Drillers (Affiliate of Los Angeles Dodgers) Double A

Kowalczyk made 3 more relief appearances this past week going a total of 4 innings giving up 2 earned runs on 5 hits and 3 walks whiles striking out 5. On the year, Karch has a 4.35 ERA out of the Tulsa bullpen.

Blake Hickman, Winston-Salem Dash (Affiliate to Chicago White Sox) High A

Hickman made only one relief appearance this past weekend. Hickman after being perfect in his 1st three outing, finally showed he is human by giving up in his 1st run. In his 2.2 innings of relief he gave up 1 run on 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 1. Hickman now has a 1.23 ERA out of the bullpen.

Adam Walton, Visalia Rawhide (Affiliate to Arizona Diamondbacks) High A

Walton after finishing last week strong offensively, picked up right where he left off collecting a hit in every game but one this past week. Walton collected 6 hits this past week in 5 games and had a homerun, 2 doubles and collected 6 RBI’s. After a slow start, Walton has now gotten his batting average up to .243 on the year.

Danny Mayer, Clearwater Threshers (Affiliate to Philadelphia Phillies) High A

Mayer went 5 for 13, hitting .385 in his first week of play at the High A level this past week. Mayer is a physical beast at the plate and looks to be a key piece to the Threshers lineup.

Jason Goldstein, Stockton Ports (Affiliate to Oakland Athletics) High A

Goldstein got his opening starts this past week for the High A club, collecting hits in the both of the games he played and starting the year off hitting .333.

Connor Riley, Inland Empire 66ers (Affiliate of Los Angeles Angels) High A

Riley after getting roughed up last week it looks like it may be due some soreness or injury he sustained in his last start. Due to that fact the Angels have placed Riley on the 7-Day disabled list.

Zach Lewis, Kannapolis Intimidators (Affiliate to Chicago White Sox) Low A

Lewis made 2 appearances out of the bullpen this past week. Lewis was near perfect this past weekend going a total of 3.1 innings giving up 0 runs on 0 hits and 1 walk while striking out 2. On the year, Lewis has been great out of the bullpen and holds a 1.23 ERA.

Ryan Koziol, Augusta GreenJackets (Affiliate to San Francisco Giants) Low A

Koziol is coming back from surgery and should be back in action soon. As of right now for precaution the Giants have put Koziol on the 7-Day disabled list.

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