By Scott Barancik, Editor

Here are your minor-league highlights for the week of April 8-14, 2019:

rhett wiseman senators mugHitter of the Week: Rhett Wiseman (Nationals)

RF Rhett Wiseman (Nationals/AA/Harrisburg Senators) hit .476 (10-for-21) last week with 4 HRs, 2 doubles, 8 RBIs, a stolen base, a hit-by-pitch, and a .577 on-base percentage. For his efforts, Wiseman was named Eastern League Player of the Week. Wiseman leads the league in home runs (6), extra-base hits (9), total bases (35), slugging percentage (1.061), and OPS (1.561). He ranks second in batting average (.424), hits (14/tied), RBIs (13), and OBP (.500/tied)

jake fishman fisher cats mugPitcher of the Week: Jake Fishman (Blue Jays)

Jake Fishman (Blue Jays/AA/New Hampshire Fisher Cats) pitched 4.1 scoreless innings across 2 games, yielding just one hit and no walks while striking out 4 and earning his first win of the season.

Mazel tov

  • A warm welcome to RF Mike Spooner (Reds/A/Dayton Dragons), the newest ballplayer to be listed on Jewish Baseball News. A Stetson University alum, Spooner was an undrafted free agent when Cincinnati signed him to a minor-league contract in 2018.

Other highlights

  • 1B Cody Decker (Diamondbacks/AAA/Reno Aces) had quite a week. In addition to batting .308 (4-for-13) with a .438 OBP, Decker hit his 198th career minor-league home run, played in his 1,000th minor-league game, and tossed an inning of scoreless relief.
  • C Garrett Stubbs (Astros/AAA/Round Rock Express) hit .385 (5-for-13) with an RBI, a stolen base, and a .500 OBP.
  • P Rob Kaminsky (Indians/AA/Akron RubberDucks) pitched 3.1 scoreless innings across 2 games, yielding a hit and a walk while striking out 3.
  • P Matthew Gorst (Red Sox/AA/Portland Sea Dogs) pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless relief on April 12, striking out one and walking zero.
  • P Kenny Rosenberg (Rays/AA/Montgomery Biscuits) pitched 5 innings of one-run ball on April 13, yielding 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4.
  • P Kenny Koplove (Rockies/A-short-season/Boise Hawks) made the most of his one-game promotion to Triple-A on April 9, yielding 2 hits and an earned run over 3 innings of relief while striking out 5.
  • P Max Lazar (Brewers/A/Wisconsin Timber Rattlers) pitched 4 innings on April 13, yielding one earned run on 4 hits and a walk while striking out 4.


  • P Robert Stock (Padres) was reassigned down to Triple-A (El Paso Chihuahuas).
  • P Kenny Koplove (Rockies) was briefly assigned to Triple-A (Albuquerque Isotopes) before being reassigned to A-short season (Boise Hawks).
  • Jake Miednik (Indians) was assigned to Single-A (Lake County Captains).

Free agents

Disabled list

  • P Zack Weiss (Twins/AAA/Rochester Red Wings), since April 1.
  • OF Blake Gailen (Dodgers/AAA/Oklahoma City Dodgers), since April 3.
  • P Mitchell Osnowitz (Cardinals/High-A/Palm Beach Cardinals), since April 4.

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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