By Scott Barancik, Editor

Here are your minor-league highlights from the week of April 23-29, 2018:

Jewish Baseball News Hitter of the Week: None

  • No standout performances worth noting last week.

robert stock mugJewish Baseball News Pitcher of the Week: Robert Stock

  • P Robert Stock (Padres/AA) had 2 perfect relief appearances, yielding no hits or walks across 2 total innings and earning his first save of the season. He is 1-0 with a 2.00 ERA this season, has struck out 15 batters against 3 walks and earned a WHIP (walks/hits per inning) of 1.11. Earlier today (April 30), Stock was promoted to Triple-A for the first time in his pro career.

Mazel tov

  • Three members of Team Israel’s 2017 World Baseball Classic roster — Zach Borenstein*, Cody Decker* and Ty Kelly* — each have six HRs so far this season, tying them for 4th best in the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
  • P Corey Baker, who recently retired after a distinguished career as a St. Louis Cardinals prospect (and member of Team Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic), is earning plaudits as the Minnesota Twins’ new replay coordinator.

Other highlights

  • OF Zach Borenstein* (Mets/AAA) hit just .231 last week (6-for-26), but 2 of his hits went for homers, and his 5 RBIs gave him 20 for the season, tied for 4th best in the Pacific Coast League.
  • C Garrett Stubbs (Astros/AAA) hit .300 (3-for-10) with a double, 2 RBIs and a walk. He is hitting .357 this season, with 2 triples, 5 doubles and 10 RBIs in 56 at-bats. Stubbs also has thrown out 5 of 12 base-stealers.
  • 1B Rowdy Tellez (Blue Jays/AAA) hit .333 (4-for-12) with a double. He has hit safely in 6 of his last 7 games.
  • RF Rhett Wiseman (Nationals/High-A) hit just .214 (3-for-14) but homered and managed to drive in 6 runs. His 13 RBIs are tied for 3rd on the Potomac Nationals.
  • P Jeremy Bleich* (Athletics/AAA) bounced back from a rough outing on April 26 (0.2 IP, 4 ER) to toss 3.1 scoreless innings on April 29.
  • P Matthew Gorst (Red Sox/High-A) pitched 2.1 shutout innings and earned his second save across 2 relief appearances, striking out 4 while yielding one hit and zero walks. So far this season he is 0-1 with a 1.54 ERA, 2 saves in 2 chances, 14 strikeouts against just 2 walks, and a WHIP of just 0.86.
  • P Zack Weiss (Reds/AAA) held opponents scoreless in outings of 1 inning and 0.2 innings, yielding no hits and one walk while striking out 3 and earning his second win of the season. He is 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA. 


  • P Robert Stock (Padres/AAA) was promoted to Triple-A from Double-A on April 30.
  • C Andy Yerzy (Diamondbacks/A), who spent his first two pro seasons in rookie ball, reportedly will begin 2018 with Arizona’s Single-A team.
  • C Jason Goldstein (Oakland/High-A) was placed on the disabled list on April 24.
  • P Ryan Sherriff (St. Louis Cardinals) was sent to Triple-A on a rehab assignment on April 27.

Free agents

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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