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Hoos in the Minors

The Cavaliers have more players in the minor leagues than anyone can keep up with. Here's our weekly look at how some of them did last week and where they're all playing at.

Kyle Crockett is having just as much fun in the minor leagues as he had this season with the Cavaliers and putting up more gaudy numbers.
Kyle Crockett is having just as much fun in the minor leagues as he had this season with the Cavaliers and putting up more gaudy numbers.

Continuing our weekly updates (took last week off because of the All-Star break) on some of your favorite former Cavaliers, we spotlight five alumni this week.


Scott Silverstein - Scott got back in his groove after a disappointing outing by posting a shutout over five innings. Gave up an unearned run and struck out four while only giving up three hits.

Kyle Crockett - To say Crockett has been comfortable in his first season of professional baseball would be an understatement. After getting promoted to Lake County, Kyle finally gave up his first earned run of his career. So far, he's got a 0.79 ERA, a .150 batting average against, two runs given up, and 18 Ks in 11.1 innings pitched. Stay hot young kid.

Kevin Arico - After missing last year and most of this year due to Tommy John surgery, Kevin finally got back to the bump for the Reds. He's only got three appearances thus far, but hasn't given up an earned run to date. He's got two Ks, and an unearned run in 2.2 innings. Glad he's finally back at it.

Position Players

John Hicks - Jazz had a pretty good week last week compiling a .400 (6-15) batting average over four games. He hit his fourth home run of the season, had a lone run scored, and ran up his RBI total to 21 with three more.

Jeremy Farrell - Farrell continued his hot streak with the High-A Winston Salem Dash with a .368 (7-19) average last week. In one game alone he had two doubles, a triple, and an RBI. The rest of the week he added to those numbers with two runs scored, two more RBI, and two walks. I missed the announcement, but Jeremy was also a part of the Carolina League All-Star team and went 1-4 with two runs, an RBI, and a Home Run in the game.

Furthermore, updated their Top 100 prospect list that they come out with at the beginning of the season; they also gave a Top 20 for each team. No surprise, the Cavaliers had a number of alums on the list. Kyle Crockett makes the Indians list, Tyler Wilson and Branden Kline made the O's list, and Danny Hultzen and Chris Taylor both made the Mariners list with Hultzen coming in as the #28 prospect overall. I am a bit disappointed that Matt Packer didn't make the Indians list given his great season this year.

Where They're All At

AAA - Brandon Guyer (Durham Bulls) (DL), Phil Gosselin (Gwinnett Braves), Greg Miclat (Round Rock Express), Michael Schwimer (Buffalo Bisons) (DL), Andrew Carraway (Tacoma Rainiers), Danny Hultzen (Tacoma Rainiers) (DL), David Adams (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders)

AA - Chris Taylor (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) (DL), Stephen Bruno (Daytona Cubs) (DL), Jeff Lorick (Dayton Cubs), Sean Lucas (Bakersfield Blaze), Steven Proscia (High Desert Mavericks)

Low-A - Reed Gragnani (Greenville Drive), Scott Silverstein (Vancouver Canadians), Kyle Crockett (Lake County Captains)

Rookie - Kenny Swab (Idaho Falls Chukars), Kevin Arico (AZL Reds)