Continuing our weekly updates on some of your favorite former Cavaliers, we spotlight six(or seven) alumni this week.
Jarrett Parker - Parker has had himself a pretty successful year in his first full season playing for the AA Richmond Squirrels. Last week might have been his best yet, putting together a .346 average which included a double, two RBI, five runs scored, and two stolen bases.
Chris Taylor - I mentioned Taylor's hot start in Jackson a few weeks ago, but he did it again last week batting .370 with three runs scored, a double, five walks, and two stolen bases. The hot week raised his season average to .332 which includes a .323 average in AA alone. Unfortunately, CT has some traffic between him and the big leagues which could spell a position change if he stays this hot.
Stephen Bruno - In some unfortunate news, Stephen Bruno let everyone know that he had to under go Tommy John surgery last week which means he will be out for the rest of the season. The good news is since Bruno is an infielder, and not a pitcher, his rehab should not take quite as long, and he should be ready for the start of next season (hopefully!).
Will Roberts - Will got to pitch in front of his hometown crowd last week and did not disappoint! He put together his best start at AA by going 6.2 shutout innings and only allowed three hits while striking out three. I heard he even touched 96 on the radar!
Scott Silverstein - After only one start in rookie ball, Scott was shipped off to Vancouver to pitch for the Canadians. After a rough first start, Scott settled down in his second holding the Hillsborough Hops to a single earned run and hit over four innings while striking out four. Scott should be on a strict pitch limit given his shoulder history and innings pitched for the Cavaliers this year, but he's doing great in the minors thus far.
Matt Packer/Tyler Wilson - The two alumni squared off last week in Bowie and represented the Cavaliers very well. Matt gave up only a single run over six innings while striking out five and Tyler only gave up two runs while striking out four over his six innings. Both are having great years at AA and could be promoted to AAA by the end of the season.
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)(DL)(on rehab assignment with Everett Aquasox), Danny Hultzen (Tacoma Rainiers)
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), Sean Lucas (Bakersfield Blaze)
Low-A - Reed Gragnani (Lowell Spinners), Kevin Arico (Dayton Dragons) (DL), Scott Silverstein (Vancouver Canadians)
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