By Scott Barancik, Editor

Here are your minor-league highlights for the week of April 29-May 5, 2019:



Hitter of the Week: Rhett Wiseman (Nationals)

RF Rhett Wiseman (Nationals/AA/Harrisburg Senators) is our Hitter of the Week for the third time this season. He hit .391 (9-for-23) with 2 home runs, a double, 4 RBIs, a stolen base, and a .417 on-base percentage. Wiseman is batting .333 this season with 10 HRs (tied for #6 among all minor leaguers), 24 RBIs, and a .383 OBP, and he’s currently enjoying an 8-game hitting streak.



Pitcher of the Week: Kenny Rosenberg (Rays)

Kenny Rosenberg (Rays/AA/Montgomery Biscuits) pitched 6 scoreless innings on May 3 en route to a win, yielding 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 8. The southpaw is 2-0 this season with a 2.08 ERA and has given up just 1.19 walks/hits per inning.

Other highlights

  • C Garrett Stubbs (Astros/AAA/Round Rock Express) hit .364 (4-for-11), all singles.
  • 2B Ty Kelly (Angels/AAA/Salt Lake Bees) hit .313 (5-for-16), all singles. Kelly is hitting .321 this season with a .400 OBP.
  • C Ryan Lavarnway (Yankees/AAA/Scranton-Wilkes Barre RailRiders) hit .273 (3-for-11) with 2 RBIs and a .429 on-base percentage.
  • P Robert Stock (Padres/AAA/El Paso Chihuahuas) pitched 3 scoreless inning across 2 games, yielding 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4.
  • P Brandon Gold (Rockies/AA/Hartford Yard Goats) pitched 5 scoreless innings en route to his second win on May 3, yielding 6 hits and a walk while striking out 2.
  • P Jake Fishman (Blue Jays/AA/New Hampshire Fisher Cats) pitched 3 scoreless innings across 2 games, yielding a hit and a walk while striking out 4.
  • P Simon Rosenblum Larson (Rays/High-A/Charlotte Stone Crabs) pitched 1.1 perfect innings on May 3 and struck out 3 to earn his 4th save in a row. He is 0-1 this season with a 1.50 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 12 innings.
  • P Kenny Koplove (Rockies/High-A/Lancaster JetHawks) pitched 3 scoreless innings on May 4, yielding a hit and a walk while striking out 2. Koplove, who signed with Colorado in the offseason, played independent ball in 2018.
  • P Jake Miednik (Indians/A/Lake County Captains) pitched 3.2 innings across 2 games, yielding a hit and 2 walks while striking out 4 and lowering his season ERA to 2.61.

Odds and ends

  • It’s been a crazy few weeks for Dodgers prospect Blake Gailen (AAA/Oklahoma City Dodgers), a 34-year-old outfielder who has played in just two games this season, his first in affiliated ball since 2017. On April 16, Gailen took the mound and tossed 3.1 scoreless innings en route to a walk-off win. On May 4, Gailen came off the injured list to go 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk. A day later, he was back on the injured list.
  • Houston picked a funny time to assign SS Michael Wielansky (Astros/A) to the Quad Cities River Bandits (A). Recent flooding in Iowa has left the team’s stadium “an emerald island surrounded by a sea of muddy brown floodwater” (see article).


  • P Rob Kaminsky (Indians/AA/Akron RubberDucks) came off the injured list on May 1.
  • P Kenny Koplove (Rockies) was promoted to High-A (Lancaster JetHawks) on May 4.
  • 2B Michael Wielansky (Astros) was assigned to Single-A (Quad Cities River Bandits) on May 4.
  • Former White Sox and Orioles prospect Alex Katz has signed with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League.

Free agents

Injured list

  • P Zack Weiss (Twins/AAA/Rochester Red Wings), since April 1.
  • P Mitchell Osnowitz (Cardinals/High-A/Palm Beach Cardinals), since April 4.
  • P Ryan Sherriff (Rays/AAA/Durham Bulls).
  • SS Scotty Burcham (Rockies/AA/Hartford Yard Goats), since May 3.
  • OF Blake Gailen (Dodgers/AAA/Oklahoma City Dodgers), since May 5.

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.

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