Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Minor League Roundup

Norfolk Tides

The Tides are a mediocre 3-5 so far...

J. R. House has been laying waste to AAA pitching for the first two weeks of the season, hitting .353 with 2 homers and OPSing a whopping .983.

Their best pitcher, Jim Johnson, has been dominant over two starts posting a 1.80 ERA, and 7K's against 2 BB. Hayden Penn is listed as being on the DL.

Bowie Baysox

The mighty Baysox are 5-4.

The monster with the bat here in Bowie is Nolan Reimold. Nolan is crushing the ball with a .367 average and more importantly 3 homeruns and posting an OPS of 1.157. The only troubling stat is 7 K's to 1 BB but it's not horrible for 9 games.

Lefty Oscar Alvarez is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA over the first two weeks. More significantly Jim Hoey has 3 saves in three appearances and 5 Ks over 3 IP. Impressive. He'll be in Norfolk before long and I imagine we'll see him in Baltimore again before the season's done.

Frederick Keys

The Keys are a stinky 2-5.

The bright spot on offense is speedster 2B Jonathan Tucker who is hitting .393 with 4 SB .

Top prospect RHP Brandon Erbe is sporting a 2.25 ERA but a slightly troubling 6BB vs 5Ks thus far.

Delmarva Shorebirds

The Shorebirds are struggling with a 3-7 record.

On offense, 22 year old Brandon Tripp is hitting .378 while posting an OPS 1.047 with 1 HR.

Yet another top pitching prospect is 20 yr old Pedro Beato who has rung up 10K's in 10IP with a 3.60 ERA.

Jeff Moore 1.80 9K's over 10

No comments: