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Legends On Deck

Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: April 9th-12th

This is the first in a series that “Legends On Deck” will run every Monday using accumulated stats from Monday – Sunday of the previous week, to determine Who’s Hot and Who’s Not.

As I’m sure most of you know the minor league baseball season just started on Thursday, so for this week I’ll only have four games of data at my disposal.

Triple-A

International League 

Who’s Hot
Infield: Dixon Machado (SS), Toledo (Tigers) 7-17, 1 SB
Outfield: Bryce Brentz (LF), Pawtucket (Red Sox) 7-18, HR
Pitcher: Scott Copeland (RHP) Buffalo (Blue Jays) 7 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 K’s

Who’s Not
Infield: Francisco Lindor (SS) Columbus (Indians) 2-15, 3 K’s
Outfield: Dariel Alvarez (CF) Norfolk (Orioles) 2-16, 1 K
Pitcher: Jason Berken (RHP) Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 3.1 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 1 K

Pacific Coast League

Who’s Hot
Infield: Carlos Rivero (3B) Tacoma (Mariners) 9-15, 2 HR’s
Outfield: Peter O’Brien (LF-RF) Reno (Diamondbacks) 9-20, HR
Pitcher: Andrew Heaney (LHP) Salt Lake City (Angels) 7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 8 K’s

Who’s Not
Infield: Kevin Plawecki (C) Las Vegas (Mets) 0-12, 2 K’s
Outfield: Juan Perez (RF) Sacramento (Giants) 0-19, 6 K’s
Pitcher: Aaron Northcraft (RHP) El Paso (Padres) 1.2 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 3 K’s

Double-A

Eastern League

Who’s Hot
Infield: Trevor Story (SS) New Britain (Rockies) 7-14, SB
Outfield: Jake Cave (CF) Trenton (Yankees) 8-15, HR, 5 BB’s
Pitcher: Luis Cessa (RHP) Binghamton (Mets) 7 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 8 K’s

Who’s Not
Infield: Jason Esposito (3B) Bowie (Orioles) 0-11, 6 K’s
Outfield: Brandon Nimmo (CF) Binghamton (Mets) 1-17, HR, 4 K’s
Pitcher: Simon Mercedes (RHP) Portland (Red Sox) 3 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 0 K’s

Southern League

Who’s Hot
Infield: Orlando Arcia (SS) Biloxi (Brewers) 8-15, 2 BB’s
Outfield: Zach Borenstein (LF) Mobile (DBacks) 7-16, SB
Pitcher: Tyler Duffey (RHP) Chattanooga (Twins)

Who’s Not
Infield: D.J. Peterson (3B) Jackson (Mariners) 0-15, 2 K’s
Outfield: Jacob May (CF) Birmingham (White Sox) 1-16, 5 K’s
Pitcher: Daniel Wright (RHP) Pensacola (Reds) 2.2 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 4 BB’s, 0 K’s

Texas league

Who’s Hot
Infield: Tony Kemp (2B) Corpus Christi (Astros) 9-18, SB
Outfield: Mike Bianucci (RF) Northwest Arkansas (Royals) 7-17, 3 HR’s
Pitcher: Colin Rea (RHP) San Antonio (Padres) 7 IP, 7 H, 0 ER, 6 K’s

Who’s Not
Infield: Trea Turner (SS) San Antonio (Padres) 1-14, 6 K’s
Outfield: Hunter Renfroe (RF) San Antonio (Padres) 2-16, HR, 6 K’s
Pitcher: Thomas Lee (RHP) Springfield (Cardinals) 4 IP, 8 H, 8 ER, 2 BB, 2 K’s

Single-A Advanced

Carolina League

Who’s Hot
Infield: Keon Barnum (1B) Winston-Salem (White Sox) 6-16, HR
Outfield: Aneury Tavarez (RF) Salem (Red Sox) 7-14, SB
Pitcher: Jacob Dahlstrand (RHP) Salem (Red Sox) 6 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 4 K’s

Who’s Not
Infield: Nellie Rodriguez (1B) Lynchburg (Indians) 1-15, 5 K’s
Outfield: Nick Basto (LF) Winston-Salem (White Sox) 1-16, 7 K’s
Pitcher: Jake Junis (RHP) Wilmington (Royals) 4 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 K’s

Florida State league

Who’s Hot
Infield: Bruce Caldwell (3B) Palm Beach (Cardinals) 7-12, 5 BB’s
Outfield: Champ Stuart (CF) St Lucie (Mets) 7-14, 1 HR, 5 SB’s
Pitcher: Nick Travieso (RHP) Daytona (Reds) 6.2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K’s

Who’s Not
Infield: Zach Green (1B) Clearwater (Phillies) 1-17, 9 K’s
Outfield: Raphael Rhymes (LF) Lakeland (Tigers) 2-15, 5 K’s
Pitcher: Sal Romano (RHP) Daytona (Reds) 4.2 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 3 BB’s, 3 K’s

California League

Who’s Hot
Infield: Ryan McMahon (3B) Modesto (Rockies) 7-15, HR, 5 extra base hits
Outfield: Nick Schulz (LF) Lake Elsinore (Padres) 6-12, HR
Pitching: Victor Alcantara (RHP) Inland Empire (Angels) 7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB’s, 5 K’s

Who’s Not
Infield: David Mayfield (2B) Lancaster (Astros) 0-12, 2 K’s
Outfield: Yale Rosen (LF) Lake Elsinore (Padres) 1-12, 2 K’s
Pitcher: Matthew Shepherd (RHP) Lake Elsinore (Padres) 1.2 IP, 6 H, 7 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Single-A

South Atlantic League

Who’s Hot
Infield: Jonah Arenado (3B) Augusta (Giants) 7-16, 2 HR’s
Outfield: Wes Rogers (CF) Asheville (Rockies) 7-13, 7 SB’s
Pitcher: John Means (LHP) Delmarva (Orioles) 6 Inn, 3 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K’s

Who’s not
Infield: Austin Davidson (2B) Hagerstown (Nationals) 0-17, 6 K’s
Outfield: Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado (CF) Lexington (Royals) 1-13, 5 K’s
Pitcher: Michael Mader (LHP) Greensboro (Marlins) .2 IP, 4 H, 7 ER, 2 BB’s, 2 K’s

Midwest League

Who’s Hot
Infield: Fran Whitten (1B) Burlington (Angels) 6-13, 2 2B’s
Outfield: Mike Gerber (RF) West Michigan (Tigers) 7-14, 2 SB’s
Pitcher: Kodi Medeiros (LHP) Wisconson (Brewers) 6 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K’s

Who’s Not
Infield: Jose Munoz (3B) Kane Country ( DBacks) 0-12, 7 K’s
Outfield: Brandon Diaz (CF) Wisconson (Brewers) 1-15, 5 K’s, 3 SB’s
Pitcher: Jeremy Kivel (RHP) Dayton (Reds) 1.1 IP, 6 H, 7 ER, 4 BB’s, 2 K’s

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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