By Scott Barancik, Editor

Here are your minor-league highlights from the week of August 27-September 2, 2018:

Jewish Baseball News Hitter of the Week: Zack Kone (Pirates)



SS Zack Kone (Pirates/A-short-season), a 2018 draftee, hit .433 (13-for-30) with 4 doubles, one triple, an RBI, 2 stolen bases, and a .514 on-base percentage.



Jewish Baseball News Pitcher of the Week: Kenny Rosenberg (Rays)

P Kenny Rosenberg (Rays/High-A) won 2 games last week to improve his season record to 11-2. His best performance came September 1, when he gave up one earned run on 5 hits and zero walks over 6 innings while striking out 7.

Mazel tov

Other highlights

  • C Garrett Stubbs (Astros/AAA) hit .500 (4-for-8) with a double, 5 RBIs and a .363 on-base percentage.
  • C Ryan Gold (Blue Jays/A) went 4-for-4 with a sacrifice fly and 2 RBIs on September 1.
  • P Jeremy Bleich* (Athletics/AAA) pitched 4 scoreless innings across 3 games, yielding 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4.
  • P RC Orlan* (Indians/AAA) pitched 2.2 scoreless innings across 3 games, yielding 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3. He hasn’t given up an earned run since July 24.
  • P Dean Kremer* (Orioles/AA) — recently interviewed by the Baltimore Sun — gave up 3 earned runs on 6 hits and 2 walks over 6 innings on August 31 while striking out 10. He leads all minor leaguers with 178 strikeouts.
  • P Jake Fishman (Blue Jays/High-A) pitched 3 perfect innings across 2 games, striking out 2.
  • P Sam Delaplane (Mariners/A) pitched 3.2 scoreless innings across 2 games, giving up a hit and 2 walks while striking out 8 batters and earning his 10th save in 11 chances. His average of 15 strikeouts per 9 innings ranks among the Top 5 minor leaguers.
  • P Andy Rohloff (Giants/rookie) pitched 2 perfect innings of relief and struck out 3 on August 27.


  • P Zack Weiss, who made his MLB debut earlier this season but struggled afterward in the minors, was released by the Cincinnati Reds on September 1.
  • 1B Cody Decker* (Diamondbacks/AAA) came off the disabled list on August 31.
  • P RC Orlan* (Indians/AAA) was promoted to Triple-A on August 29.
  • P Max Fried (Braves/AAA) was reassigned to Triple-A on August 27.
  • C Nick Rickles* (Phillies/AAA) came off the disabled list on August 27.

Free agents

Disabled list

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