With all the sports seasons over, the summer doldrums are upon us. Since fearless leader thinks you guys read year round and not just during the school year we're trying to come up with some more coverage to keep you satiated. One of the things I have wanted to cover, but have just been too lazy to write the articles are some updates on the guys still chasing the dream in the minor leagues.
Every week we'll highlight a few pitchers and position players who were hot the week before. (I'd cover them all, but there are 20+ former Hoos in the minor leagues and nobody wants to read 1000 words written by me.) Today we start that......
Cody Winiarski - Cody has been on fire this month for the High-A Winston Salem Dash. He's been in a relief role and been dominant, to say the least. In the six games he's appeared in, Cody has compiled a 0.00 ERA in eight innings while only give up three hits and striking out twelve. For his hard work he was rewarded with his seventh and eighth saves of the season.
Tyler Wilson - After getting promoted to AA Bowie, Wilson took to the mound and didn't look back. In his three games started at AA he has a 2-0 record and a 3.86 ERA along with twelve strikeouts. His .183 batting average against is something that I am sure the Orioles are very impressed with.
Robert Morey - Big Game Bob has spent the entire season with AA Jacksonville and has struggled just a bit. However, in his last start on Saturday, Bobby went the distance against Huntsville. Over the nine innings he only surrendered a single earned run and five hits to go along with his four strikeouts.
Chris Taylor - Like Tyler Wilson, Chris was recently promoted to AA and didn't cool down. In his four games at the new level he has a .286 average, one double, three runs scored, one RBI, and a stolen base. The Mariners are loaded with young (UVa) talent, but if Chris keeps this up, he could find himself in AAA Tacoma before the end of this year.
Steven Proscia - Steven P had quite a series over the weekend when Mobile came to visit Jackson. Over the three games P went five for ten, but saved his best game of the season for last night. In the Sunday night finale, Proscia strung together three hits in four at bats that included two home runs, 4 RBI, and 3 runs. Hopefully he is able to use Sunday night as a jumping off point to turn his season around.
Phil Gosselin - This one isn't about putting up stats, but getting another promotion and one step closer to the big leagues. Phil got the call to AAA after his Saturday night game with the AA Mississippi Braves. In his first start with Gwinnett, Gosselin did go 1-3; not a bad start. Congrats to Phil, only one step from the bigs!
Where They're All At
AAA - Brandon Guyer (Durham Bulls), Phil Gosselin (Gwinnett Braves), Greg Miclat (Round Rock Express), Michael Schwimer (Buffalo Bisons) (DL), Andrew Carraway (Tacoma Rainiers), Danny Hultzen (Tacoma Rainiers) (on rehab assignment in Arizona Rookie League)
AA - Chris Taylor (Jackson Generals), Steven Proscia (Jackson Generals), John Hicks (Jackson Generals), Robert Morey (Jacksonville Suns), Jarrett Parker (Richmond Squirrels), Tyler Wilson (Bowie Baysox), Will Roberts (Akron Aeros), Matt Packer (Akron Aeros)
High-A - Jeremy Farrell (Winston-Salem Dash), Cody Winiarski (Winston-Salem Dash), Dan Grovatt (Bradneton Marauders), Stephen Bruno (Daytona Cubs) (DL), Jeff Lorick (Dayton Cubs), Kenny Swab (Wilmington Blue Rocks)
Low-A - Reed Gragnani (Lowell Spinners), Kevin Arico (Dayton Dragons) (DL)
Rookie - Scott Silverstein (Bluefield Blue Jays), Keith Werman (Pulaski Mariners)