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Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: April 13th-19th

Ben Gamel of the Scranton/WB RailRiders Photo by Gabe Rodriguez/Legends on Deck

Ben Gamel of the Scranton/WB RailRiders Photo by Gabe Rodriguez/Legends on Deck

Here is the next installment of the weekly series where I highlight a few players in each league that are “Hot” or “Not”, from the second week of the minor league season. This weeks list covers games played April 13-19.

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Triple-A

International League

Who’s Hot
Infield – Carlos Sanchez, Charlotte – 15-for-28, 4 2B’s
Outfield – Ben Gamel, Scranton/WB – 11-for-19, 2 3B’s
Pitcher – Pat Dean, Rochester – 6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K’s

Who’s Not
Infield – Donald Lutz, Louisville – 1-for-13, 5 K’s
Outfield – Jared Mitchell, Charlotte – 2-for-18, 7 K’s
Pitcher – Alex Meyer, Rochester – 3.2 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 5 BB, 6 K’s

Pacific Coast League

Who’s Hot
Infield – Adam Duvall, Sacramento – 14-for-30, 2 HR’s
Outfield – Jarrett Parker, Sacramento – 8-for-20, 3 HR’s
Pitcher – Yohan Pino, Omaha – 7 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K’s

Who’s Not
Infield – Andy Parrino, Nashville – 1-for-22, HR, 12 K’s
Outfield – Daniel Robertson, Salt Lake – 2-for-27, 4 K’s
Pitcher – John Gast, Memphis – 3.2 IP, 10 H, 8 ER, 1 BB, 2 K’s

Double-A

Eastern League

Who’s Hot
Infield – Tommy Murphy, New Britain – 12-for-24, 2 HR’s
Outfield – Roman Quinn, Reading – 11-for-26, 6 SB’s
Pitcher – Zach Eflin, Reading – 8 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K’s

Who’s Not
Infield – Erik Gonzalez, Akron – 4-for-23, 7 K’s
Outfield – Daniel Carbonell, Richmond – 3-for-20, 6 K’s
Pitcher – Tim Berry, Bowie – 9.2 IP, 15 H, 12 ER, 7 BB’s, 4 K’s

Southern League

Who’s Hot
Infield – Dan Vogelbach, Tennessee – 9-for-16, 2 2B’s
Outfield – Mallex Smith, Mississippi – 14-for-25, 1 HR, 4 SB’s
Pitcher – Tyler Duffey, Chattanooga – 7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K’s

Who’s Not
Infield- Patrick Leonard, Montgomery – 3-for-23, 6 K’s
Outfield- Carlos Lopez, Jacksonville – 3-for-17, 3 K’s
Pitcher – Greg Peavey, Chattanooga – 2.2 IP, 13 H, 10 R, 1 K

Texas League

Who’s Hot
Infield – Corey Seager, Tulsa – 14-for-26, 2 HR’s
Outfield – Nick Williams, Frisco – 11-for-23, 1 HR, 1 SB
Pitcher – Julio Urias, Tulsa – 5.2 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB 10 K’s

Who’s Not
Infield- J.T. Wise, Frisco – 2-for-20, 6 K’s
Outfield – Jaycob Brugman, Midland – 1-for-13, 2 K’s
Pitcher – Bryan Rodriguez, San Antonio – 4 IP, 11 H, 7 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Class-A Advanced

Carolina League

Who’s Hot
Infield – Wilmer Difo, Potomac – 12-for-29, 3 HR’s, 3 SB’s
Outfield – Bubba Starling, Wilmington – 10-for-23, 1 HR, 2 SB’s
Pitcher – James Dykstra, Wilmington – 7 I, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K’s

Who’s Not
Infield- Levi Hyams, Carolina – 1-for-14, 4 K’s
Outfield – Mike Papi, Lynchburg – 2-for-27, 10 K’s
Pitcher – Lucas Sims, Carolina – 2.1 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K’s

Florida State League

Who’s Hot
Infield – Felix Munoz, Jupiter – 12-for-27, 1 HR
Outfield – Michael Conforto, St Lucie – 10-for-27, 3 HR’s
Pitcher – Blake Snell, Charlotte – 5 IP, 1 H, 2 BB’s, 8 K’s

Who’s Not
Infield – Angel Ortega, Brevard County – 2-for-18, 4 K’s
Outfield – Cameron Flynn, Jupiter – 3-for-27, 6 K’s
Pitcher – Trey Nielsen, Palm Beach – 3 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 K’s

California League

Who’sHot
Infield – Fidel Pena, Visalia – 9-for-21, 3 2B’s
Outfield – Brett Phillips, Lancaster – 13-for-30, 1 HR, 1 SB
Pitcher – Edison Frias, Lancaster- 5 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K’s

Who’s Not
Infield – Brian Ragira, San Jose – 2-for-22, 9 K’s
Outfield – Jeremy Baltz, Lake Elsinore –  1-for-19, 5 K’s
Pitcher – Michael Johnson, Rancho Cucamonga – 7.2 IP, 7 H, 8 ER, 8 BB’s, 4 K’s

Class-A

South Atlantic League

Who’s Hot
Infield – Brett Austin, Kannapolis – 9-for-16, 2B, 3B
Outfield – Carlos Tocci, Lakewood – 11-for-25, 4 2B’s, HR, 2 SB’s
Pitcher – Jordan Guerrero, Kannapolis – 6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 11 K’s

Who’s Not
Infield – Tanner Murphy, Rome – 0-for-12, 7 K’s
Outfield – Elier Leyva, Delmarva – 1-for-17, 7 K’s
Pitcher – Adam Parks, Hickory – 6 IP, 12 H, 8 ER, 1 BB, 6 K’s

Midwest League

Who’s Hot
Infield – Jamie Ritchie, Quad Cities – 9-for-17, 1 HR, 2 SB’s
Outfield – Nick Torres, Fort Wayne – 12-for-28, 4 2B’s
Pitcher – Stephen Gonsalves, Cedar Rapids – 7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K’s

Who’s Not
Infield – Stryker Trahan, Kane County – 1-for-19, 6 K’s
Outfield – Alex Jackson, Clinton – 2-for-24, 9 K’s
Pitcher – Tom Jameson, Kane County – 1 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 3 BB’s , 1 K

John Calvagno

John is a staff writer for legends on deck. A Red Sox fan and Minor league enthusiast, he's usually writing about minor league baseball.John also loves Bruins hockey and Syracuse basketball.
John is married with two grown daughters and lives in Asheville, NC.
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