Continuing our weekly updates on some of your favorite former Cavaliers, we spotlight a different six alumni this week.
Danny Hultzen - Hultzen returned from his stint on the DL this week and returned to the form everyone loves to see. In his first start back he pitched a solid six innings and only allowed two hits and a walk. He added six strikeouts to the shutout to solidify his return. On the season he's got a 2.20 ERA and 31 strikeouts in only 28.2 innings.
Andrew Carraway - Carraway did a little rehabbing of his own this week travelling to the Everett Aquasox for a start. Andrew threw a no-hitter through four innings and struck out five while not even allowing a walk. Hopefully this means Andrew is back to healthy and can rejoin Hultzen in AAA soon.
Matt Packer - Packer was named to the AA Eastern League All-Star game last week and followed it up with a quality start. Against Altoona last week, Packer gave on only one run via four hits while striking out four. He's got an impressive 2.56 ERA and a 6-5 record on the season. With the way things are going in Cleveland, hopefully Packer could earn a call up to AAA, if not the Indians.
Jeremy Farrell - Farrell had yet another great week for Winston Salem including six hits and four RBI which lead to six runs scored for the third baseman. After being let go by the Pirates, Jeremy has found a home with the White Sox and has had a great season so far. A .254 average, nine home runs, 50 RBI, and 47 runs scored should lead to a promotion soon.
Brandon Guyer - After being shipped back and forth between AAA and Tampa in 2011, Brandon worked through some injuries that kept him out for much of last year. This year, he has torn up the International League. This past week he had 5 hits, two RBI, four doubles, and five runs scored. On the season he has a .290 average, six home runs, 35 RBI, and 58 runs scored. I'm not all the familiar with the Rays outfield situation, but Brandon can't be that far from a return trip to Tampa.
Reed Gragnani - Last month's draftee has settled in quite nicely with the Lowell Spinners posting a .250 average, two doubles, and three RBI. As he gets more accustomed to playing with wooden bats and the competition I'd expect those numbers to go up which should allow him to earn a trip to Salem.
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), Sean Lucas (Bakersfield Blaze)
Low-A - Reed Gragnani (Lowell Spinners), Kevin Arico (Dayton Dragons) (DL), Scott Silverstein (Vancouver Canadians)
Rookie - Keith Werman (Pulaski Mariners)