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By Scott Barancik, Editor

Here are your minor-league highlights from the week of August 14-20, 2017:

Bishop

Bishop

Jewish Baseball News Hitter of the Week: Braden Bishop

CF Braden Bishop (Mariners/AA) hit .458 (11-for-24) with a home run, 5 doubles, 4 RBIs and 2 walks. Since being promoted to Double-A on July 22, the 23-year-old is hitting .358 with a .437 on-base percentage.

Delaplane

Delaplane

Jewish Baseball News Pitcher of the Week: Sam Delaplane

  • P Sam Delaplane (Mariners/rookie), a 2017 draftee, pitched 3 innings of near-perfect relief on August 16, yielding one walk and no hits while striking out 2. His average of 13.86 strikeouts per nine innings ranks #3 among all Arizona League pitchers with at least 20 innings under their belt.

Other highlights

  • LF Blake Gailen* (Dodgers/AA) hit .375 (8-for-8) with 2 doubles, 3 RBIs and a walk.
  • 1B Cody Decker* (Mets/AAA) hit .276 (8-for-29) with 2 HRs, 3 doubles, 8 RBIs and a walk.
  • C Mitchell Kranson (Twins/High-A) hit .333 (5-for-15) with 5 RBIs and a walk.
  • SS Scotty Burcham* (Rockies/High-A) hit .438 (7-for-16) with 3 doubles, 2 RBIs and 2 walks.
  • RF Rhett Wiseman (Nationals/High-A) hit .350 (7-for-20) with 2 doubles, an RBI and 3 walks.
  • 2B Zane Gurwitz (Angels/rookie), a 2017 draftee, hit .429 (9-for-21) with 2 doubles, 6 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. His .436 batting average is #1 among all Arizona League batters with at least 50 plate appearances.
  • OF Justin Cohen (Marlins/rookie) hit .350 (7-for-20) with a triple, 4 RBIs, 3 walks and a stolen base. He has an active 11-game hitting streak.
  • C Andy Yerzy (Diamondbacks/rookie) hit .350 (7-for-20) with a home run, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs and 4 walks. He extended his active hitting streak to 20 games.
  • C Ryan Gold (Blue Jays/rookie) hit .333 (4-for-12) with a home run, 2 doubles and 4 RBIs. Despite having only 115 at-bats, his 31 RBIs are tied for #11 in the Appalachian League.
  • C Jason Goldstein (Athletics/A) hit .308 (4-for-13) with a home run, 2 RBIs and a walk.
  • P Ryan Sherriff* (Cardinals/AAA) pitched 2.1 scoreless innings over 2 games, yielding one walk and no hits. He is giving up an average of just 0.99 walks/hits per inning, #4 among Pacific Coast League pitchers with 50-plus innings.
  • P Scott Effross (Cubs/High-A) pitched 3.2 scoreless innings across 2 games, yielding 3 hits and no walks while striking out 5 and earning his 7th and 8th saves of the season.
  • P Kenny Rosenberg (Rays/A) earned his fourth straight decision, yielding 3 earned runs on 7 hits and a walk over 6 innings on August 16. Rosenberg’s 7 strikeouts raised his season total to 117; he’s averaging 10.74 strikeouts per 9 innings, #2 in the Midwest League among pitchers with 90-plus innings.
  • P Jared Lakind( (Marlins/A) pitched 4 scoreless innings across 2 games, yielding 3 hits and no walks while striking out 3.
  • P Spencer Kulman (Padres/rookie), a 2017 draftee, pitched 3 scoreless innings across 2 appearances, yielding 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3. For the season, he’s 1-0 with a 1.37 ERA and 3 saves in 3 chances.

Transactions

  • CF Joc Pederson (Dodgers/AAA) was optioned to Triple-A on August 19.

Free agents

  • Players believed to be seeking employment include minor leaguer Corey Baker* and former major leaguer Sam Fuld*.

Disabled list

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By Scott Barancik, Editor

Here are your minor-league highlights from the week of August 7-13, 2017:

Borenstein

Borenstein

Jewish Baseball News Hitter of the Week: Zach Borenstein*

LF Zach Borenstein* (Diamondbacks/AAA) hit .458 (11-for-24) with 4 HRs, 2 doubles, a triple and 12 RBIs last week. All 4 HRs and 11 of his RBIs came during a incredible two-game stretch on August 9-10. We’re not the only ones to honor Borenstein; the Pacific Coast League also named him its Player of the Week. Now in his second full season at the Triple-A level, the 27-year-old is hitting .283 with 20 HRs, 75 RBIs, 25 doubles, 5 triples, a .361 on-base percentage and a .578 slugging percentage.

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Sherriff

Jewish Baseball News Pitcher of the Week: Ryan Sherriff*

  • P Ryan Sherriff* (Cardinals/AAA) pitched 2.1 perfect innings across 3 relief appearances last week, yielding no hits or walks while striking out 3 and earning his 6th save in 7 chances. The 27-year-old is 5-1 with a 3.33 ERA and is holding opponents to just 1.01 walks/hits per inning, 4th-best among Pacific Coast League pitchers with 50+ innings.

Other highlights

  • 1B Rowdy Tellez (Blue Jays/AAA) hit .400 (10-for-25) with 2 doubles, 5 RBIs and 4 walks, extending his hitting streak to 12 games.
  • 1B Cody Decker* (Mets/AAA) hit .353 (6-for-17) with 2 HRs and 2 RBIs. He also released his latest video.
  • Garrett Stubbs (Astros/AAA) hit .294 (5-for-17) with 7 RBIs in his first full week at the Triple-A level.
  • CF Braden Bishop (Mariners/AA) hit .360 (9-for-25) with a double, 2 RBIs, 3 walks and a stolen base. Since his promotion to Double-A, he is hitting .329 with 6 RBIs in 85 at-bats and a .420 on-base percentage.
  • RF Rhett Wiseman (Nationals/High-A) hit .333 (7-for-21) with a HR, 2 doubles, a triple, 5 RBIs and 2 walks.
  • OF Justin Cohen (Marlins/rookie) hit .467 (7-for-15) with a double, RBI and 3 walks. He notched four consecutive 2-hit games.
  • C Andy Yerzy (Diamondbacks/rookie) hit .389 (7-for-18) with a home run, double, 3 RBIs and 4 walks. His hit streak has reached 15 games.
  • P Josh Zeid* (Cardinals/AAA) pitched 3.1 scoreless innings across 2 games, yielding 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5.
  • P Scott Effross (Cubs/High-A) pitched 5 scoreless innings across 3 relief appearances, yielding 3 hits and a walk while striking out 6 and earning his 6th save. He has a 1.93 ERA in his last 10 games.
  • P Spencer Kulman (Padres/rookie), a 2017 draftee, earned his first 2 professional saves, yielding one run, one hit and one walk over 4 combined innings while striking out 3.
  • P Keith Weisenberg (Braves/rookie), a 2017 draftee, pitched 5 scoreless innings across 2 games, yielding 3 hits and no walks while striking out 4 and earning his first professional save.
  • P Sam Delaplane (Mariners/rookie), a 2017 draftee, pitched 5 innings of one-run ball across 2 games, yielding 5 hits and a walk while striking out 9. He has 36 strikeouts and just 5 walks in 21.2 innings.

Transactions

  • C Ryan Lavarnway* (Athletics/AAA) was sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland on August 7.
  • P Craig Breslow, who signed a minor-league contract with the Cleveland Indians on August 4, made his debut with the franchise’s Triple-A club on August 9.

Free agents

  • Players believed to be seeking employment include minor leaguer Corey Baker* and former major leaguer Sam Fuld*.

Disabled list

Note to readers: Minor-League Monday does not include stats for all current Jewish minor-leaguers. Click here for a complete list of players, and then click on a player’s name to be taken to his stat page.

Members of Team Israel’s 2017 squad are marked with an asterisk.

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By Scott Barancik, Editor

Here are your minor-league highlights from the week of July 31-August 6, 2017:

Gailen

Gailen

Jewish Baseball News Hitter of the Week: Blake Gailen*

LF Blake Gailen* (Dodgers/AA) had a career game on August 5, going 3-for-5 with 2 HRs and 6 RBIs. It was his second two-homer game since being signing with Los Angeles out of the independent Atlantic League on June 29. For the week, Gailen hit .333 (6-for-18) with 3 HRs, 8 RBIs and a walk.

Rosenberg

Rosenberg

Jewish Baseball News Pitcher of the Week: Kenny Rosenberg

  • Kenny Rosenberg (Rays/A) won his third straight decision in dominant fashion on August 3, pitching 7 shutout innings on 3 hits, one walk and 9 strikeouts. His 107 strikeouts in just 86 innings amount to 11.2 per 9 innings, tops among all Midwest League pitchers with 80-plus innings.

Other highlights

  • CF Braden Bishop (Mariners/AA) hit .333 (9-for-27) with a double, 4 RBIs, a walk and a stolen base. He began the week with a bang, going 8-for-14 in the first three games before going 1-for-13 in the last four.
  • 1B Rowdy Tellez (Blue Jays/AAA) hit safely in all 6 games he played last week, hitting .381 (8-for-21) with 2 doubles, 2 walks and 4 RBIs.
  • SS Elliott Barzilli (Marlins/rookie), a 2017 draftee, hit .375 (3-for-8) with a home run, double and 3 RBIs.
  • OF Justin Cohen (Marlins/rookie), a former catcher now playing in the outfield, hit .333 (5-for-15) with a double, triple and 3 walks.
  • C Mitchell Kranson (Twins/High-A) hit .400 (6-for-15) with a HR, 5 RBIs and a walk.
  • C Ryan Gold (Blue Jays/rookie) hit .417 (5-for-12) with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs.
  • C Jason Goldstein (Athletics/A) hit .444 (4-for-9) with 2 doubles and 3 walks.
  • 2B Adam Walton (Diamondbacks/A) hit .407 (11-for-27) with a homer, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs and a stolen base.
  • 2B Zane Gurwitz (Angels/rookie), a 2017 draftee, hit a torrid .533 (8-for-15) after returning from Single-A to L.A.’s rookie-league team. He smacked 3 doubles and stole 2 bases.
  • P Ike Davis* (Dodgers/rookie) — yes, you read that right: pitcher Ike Davis — struck out the side in an inning of relief with L.A.’s rookie-league team. As this article explains, the Dodgers hope to repurpose the power-hitting first baseman as a pitcher.
  • P Ryan Sherriff* (Cardinals/AAA) pitched 2.1 perfect innings of relief on August 4, yielding no runs, hits or walks while striking out 5. So far this season he is 5-1 with a 3.49 ERA, 5 saves in 6 chances, and is yielding just 1.06 walks/hits per innings, 10th-best in the Pacific Coast league among pitchers with at least 40 innings.
  • P Jeremy Bleich* (Dodgers/AAA) pitched 4 shutout innings over 3 appearances and earned his first save of the season. Since being promoted to Triple-A, he is 4-0 with a 2.11 ERA, 34 strikeouts in 38.1 innings, and just 4 walks.
  • P Robert Stock (Reds/AA), who played catcher during his first three minor-league seasons, remains agile with a bat. His pinch-hit single on August 6 left him with a .750 season average (3-for-4). In his last 10 appearances on the mound, Stock is 3-1 with a 1.71 ERA.
  • P Matthew Gorst (Red Sox/High-A) pitched 3 scoreless innings across 2 games, yielding 3 hits and no walks while striking out one.
  • P Kenny Koplove (Marlins/A-short-season) pitched 2 near-perfect innings on August 6, yielding no hits or earned runs and one walk while striking out 3.
  • P Sam Delaplane (Mariners/rookie), a 2017 draftee, pitched 4 shutout innings of relief on August 2, yielding 4 hits and no walks while striking out 5. The Eastern Michigan University alum has 27 strikeouts in 16.2 innings this season but just 4 walks.
  • P Spencer Kulman (Padres/rookie), a 2017 draftee, pitched 2.1 innings of scoreless relief on August 1, yielding 2 hits and no walks while striking out 4.

Transactions

  • P Max Fried (Braves) was promoted from Double-A to Atlanta’s major-league roster on August 5.
  • C Nick Rickles* (Phillies/AAA) was promoted to Triple-A on August 4. At Double-A, he hit .274 with 4 home runs and 12 RBIs in 95 at-bats.
  • C Ryan Lavarnway* (Athletics/AAA) was designated for assignment by Oakland on August 4.
  • C Garrett Stubbs (Astros/AAA) was promoted from Double-A to Triple-A on August 5.
  • P Craig Breslow, who was released by the Minnesota Twins on July 29, signed a minor-league contract with the Cleveland Indians on August 4.
  • 1B Ike Davis* (Dodgers/rookie) came off the disabled list on July 31 and was assigned to the franchise’s rookie-league team on August 3.
  • C Tim Remes (Tigers/AA) was promoted from High-A to Double-A on August 1.
  • P Marc Huberman (Cubs/High-A) was promoted from Single-A to High-A on August 5.
  • P Matthew Gorst (Red Sox/Salem) was promoted from Single-A to High-A on August 3.
  • Adam Sonabend (Giants/A) came off the disabled list on August 5.
  • 2B Zane Gurwitz (Angels/rookie) was reassigned from Single-A to L.A.’s rookie-league club on August 1.

Free agents

  • Players believed to be seeking employment include minor leaguer Corey Baker* and former major leaguer Sam Fuld*.

Disabled list

Note to readers: Minor-League Monday does not include stats for all current Jewish minor-leaguers. Click here for a complete list of players, and then click on a player’s name to be taken to his stat page.

Members of Team Israel’s 2017 squad are marked with an asterisk.

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By Scott Barancik, Editor

Here are your minor-league highlights from the week of July 24-30, 2017:

Thomas

Thomas

Jewish Baseball News Hitter of the Week: Jake Thomas

LF Jake Thomas (Blue Jays/High-A) hit .389 (7-for-18) with 2 doubles, 3 RBIs and 5 walks last week. His .436 on-base percentage ranks 8th-best among all minor leaguers this season.

Richman

Richman

Jewish Baseball News Pitcher of the Week: Jason Richman

  • P Jason Richman (Dodgers/High-A) was near-perfect in three relief appearances last week, giving up no runs, no hits and one walk across 5 innings while striking out 2 and earning a win. Richman was released by the Texas Rangers on May 31 but signed with Los Angeles two weeks later.

Other highlights

  • LF Zach Borenstein* (Diamondbacks/AAA) hit .375 (9-for-24) with a home run, 2 doubles, 6 RBIs and a walk, although he also struck out 10 times. For the season, Borenstein is hitting .273 with 15 HRs and 59 RBIs.
  • C Andy Yerzy (Diamondbacks/rookie) hit .333 (6-for-18) with a home run, a double, 4 RBIs and 3 walks.
  • SS Scotty Burcham* (Rockies/High-A) hit .318 (7-for-22) with 2 doubles, 4 RBIs, a walk and 2 stolen bases.
  • CF Braden Bishop (Mariners/AA) hit .318 (7-for-22) with a double, 2 walks and 2 stolen bases. He is hitting .303 since being promoted to Double-A on July 22.
  • RF Rhett Wiseman (Nationals/High-A) hit .318 (7-for-22) with a home run, double, 3 walks and 4 RBIs.
  • LF Blake Gailen* (Dodgers/AA) hit .313 (5-for-16) with 3 doubles and 4 RBIs.
  • C Michael Barash (Angels/High-A) hit just .200 (4-for-20) but made the most of it, stroking 2 doubles and a home run while driving in 5 runs and adding 2 walks.
  • P Jake Fishman (Blue Jays/A-short-season) pitched 3.1 scoreless innings across two games. In nine games this season, including one at the rookie-league level, he has a 0.00 ERA with 16 strikeouts and just 2 walks. Fishman recently was profiled by a Canadian website.
  • P Keith Weisenberg (Braves/rookie), a 2017 draftee, was perfect in two relief appearances, yielding no hits or walks across 4.2 innings while striking out 7.
  • P Spencer Kulman (Padres/rookie), a 2017 draftee, pitched 2 perfect innings on July 27, yielding no hits or walks while striking out one. In five games since being signed, he is 1-0 with a 1.74 ERA.
  • P Zack Weiss (Reds/AA) earned 2 more saves to bring his season total to 8. In his last 10 games, Weiss is 2-1 with 7 saves and a 1.69 ERA.
  • P Max Fried (Braves/AA), a former 1st-round draft pick who is struggling this season (2-11, 6.21 ERA), pitched his second straight scoreless start on July 27, yielding one hit and 2 walks over 3 innings while striking out 2.
  • P Kenny Koplove (Marlins/A-short-season) pitched 2.1 scoreless innings across 2 games, yielding one hit and no walks while fanning 2.
  • P Troy Neiman* (Rockies/AA) pitched 6 innings of one-run ball across 3 appearances, yielding 5 hits and a walk while striking out 6.
  • P R.C. Orlan* (Nationals/High-A) pitched 2 scoreless innings across 2 games, yielding 2 hits and no walks while striking out one.

Transactions

  • C Ryan Lavarnway* (Athletics) was called-up from Triple-A on July 27.
  • P Craig Breslow was designated for assignment by the Minnesota Twins on July 24 and released outright on July 29.
  • LF Jake Thomas (Blue Jays/High-A) was sent down from Double-A to High-A on July 24.
  • SS Preston Grand Pre (Dodgers/rookie), a 2017 draftee, was placed on the 60-day disabled list on July 30.

Free agents

  • Players believed to be seeking employment include major leaguer Craig Breslow and minor leaguer Corey Baker*. Former major leaguer Sam Fuld* recently said he may be at the end of his career.

Disabled list

Note to readers: Minor-League Monday does not include stats for all current Jewish minor-leaguers. Click here for a complete list of players, and then click on a player’s name to be taken to his stat page.

Members of Team Israel’s 2017 squad are marked with an asterisk.

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By Scott Barancik, Editor

Here are your minor-league highlights from the week of July 17-23, 2017:

Wiseman

Wiseman

Jewish Baseball News Hitter of the Week: Rhett Wiseman

RF Rhett Wiseman (Nationals/High-A) hit .364 (8-for-22) last week with 2 home runs, a triple and 6 RBIs. In his last 10 games, he is hitting .432 with 2 HRs and 8 RBIs.

Effross

Effross

Jewish Baseball News Pitcher of the Week: Scott Effross

  • Scott Effross (Cubs/High-A) pitched 5 scoreless innings in only the second start of his pro career, yielding just 2 hits and a walk while striking out 4 to earn the win. In his last 10 appearances, he is 3-0 with a 1.52 ERA and a save.

Other highlights

  • C Andy Yerzy (Diamondbacks/rookie), a 2nd-round pick in the 2016 draft, hit .294 (5-for-17) with 2 home runs, 6 RBIs and 2 walks. His 24 RBIs (in 98 at-bats) are tied for 8th in the Pioneer League.
  • C Dalton Blumenfeld (Angels/rookie) hit .417 (5-for-12) with a homer and 2 doubles while driving in 6 runs.
  • C Ryan Lavarnway* (Athletics/AAA) hit just .214 (3-for-14) but managed 2 home runs and 5 RBIs.
  • P Jake Fishman (Blue Jays/A-short-season) pitched 3 scoreless innings across 2 outings, yielding 3 hits and no walks while striking out 3. He has yet to yield a run in 12 innings this season, giving up 8 hits and 2 walks while striking out 15.
  • P Marc Huberman (Cubs/A) pitched 3 scoreless innings across 2 outings, yielding 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 2. In his last 10 appearances, he is 2-1 with a 1.62 ERA.
  • P Alex Katz (Orioles/High-A) pitched 5.1 scoreless innings across 2 outings, yielding just 2 hits and a walk while striking out 2. In his last 10 appearances, he is 2-0 with a 2.04 ERA.
  • P Mitchell Osnowitz (Red Sox/A-short season) pitched 7 innings of one-run ball across 2 outings, yielding just 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 8.
  • P Sam Delaplane (Mariners/rookie), a 2017 draftee, pitched 4.2 innings of scoreless relief across two appearances last week, yielding 2 hits and no walks while striking out 8. In 6 games as a pro, he has struck out 20 batters in 11 innings while walking just 4.
  • P Spencer Kulman (Padres/rookie), a 2017 draftee, pitched 5 innings of scoreless relief across 2 games last week, yielding 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 6.
  • P Jordan Scheftz (Indians/rookie), a 2017 draftee, pitched 1.1 innings of scoreless relief, yielding one hit and no walks while striking out 3.
  • P Keith Weisenberg (Braves/rookie), a 2017 draftee, pitched 2.2 scoreless innings across 2 games, yielding a hit and 2 walks.

Pro debut

  • P Max Lazar (Brewers/rookie), a 2017 draftee, made his pro debut on July 21, pitching a scoreless inning of relief on one hit and a strikeout.

Transactions

  • P Brad Goldberg* (White Sox) was called up from Triple-A for the second time this season.CF Braden Bishop (Mariners/AA) was promoted from High-A to Double-A on July 22.
  • 1B Cody Decker* (Mets/AAA), whose 182 career HRs make him the active leader among all minor leaguers, tossed a scoreless inning of relief on July 20, yielding one hit and no walks on 15 pitches. It was the third career outing on the mound for Decker, who has played six of the nine field positions since 2009.
  • P Andy Rohloff (Giants/A-short season), a 2017 draftee, was promoted from rookie league to A-short-season on July 21.
  • 2B Zane Gurwitz (Angels/A), a 2017 draftee, was promoted to from rookie league to Single-A on July 20.
  • C Tim Remes (Tigers/High-A) was sent down from Double-A to High-A on July 18.
  • P Craig Breslow (Twins) was designed for assignment on July 24.

Free agents

  • Players believed to be seeking employment include minor leaguer Corey Baker*. Former major leaguer Sam Fuld* recently said he may be at the end of his career.

Disabled list

Note to readers: Minor-League Monday does not include stats for all current Jewish minor-leaguers. Click here for a complete list of players, and then click on a player’s name to be taken to his stat page.

Members of Team Israel’s 2017 squad are marked with an asterisk.

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