By Scott Barancik, Editor

Here are your minor-league highlights from the week of June 12-18, 2017:



Jewish Baseball News Hitter of the Week: Garrett Stubbs

Garrett Stubbs (Astros/AA) hit .308 (4-for-13) with one RBI and 5 walks while striking out just once last week. The USC alum is one of only three teammates this season with at least as many walks as strikeouts.



Jewish Baseball News Pitcher of the Week: Ryan Sherriff

  • Ryan Sherriff (Cardinals/AAA) made three one-inning appearances last week, and he was perfect in the first two, including earning a save. The third was one of his worst outings of the season, yielding 4 hits and 2 earned runs. But the 2011 draftee has been remarkably consistent in 2017, holding opponents scoreless in 22 of 28 games, yielding more than one earned run only twice, and succeeding in four out of 5 save opportunities.

Other highlights

  • C Ryan Lavarnway* (Athletics/AAA) hit .333 (4-for-12) with an RBI and two walks.
  • Nick Rickles* (Phillies/AA) hit .300 (3-for-10) with a double and 2 RBIs.
  • LF Jake Thomas (Blue Jays/AA), who was promoted to Double-A this month, went 0-for-3 last week but managed to score 2 runs on 4 walks. The base-on-balls prodigy has walked 44 times this season while striking out 36 times.
  • RF Rhett Wiseman (Nationals/High-A) hit .261 (6-for-23) with a home run, 2 doubles, 5 RBIs and 3 walks.
  • P Matthew Gorst (Red Sox/A) went 1-0 in two relief appearances, yielding one earned run and 4 hits over 5 combined innings to lower his ERA to 3.60. He walked none and struck out 4.
  • P Marc Huberman (Cubs/A) pitched a combined 3.2 scoreless innings over 2 appearances, yielding 2 hits, a walk, and an unearned run while fanning 5.
  • P Dean Kremer* (Dodgers/High-A) pitched 2 innings of scoreless relief, yielding a hit and no walks while striking out 3.
  • P Jared Lakind* (Pirates/AA) earned his second save of the season on June 18. He retired all three batters he faced in the 11th inning, concluding with a game-ending strikeout.


  • P Kenny Koplove (Marlins) signed a contract with Miami and was assigned to its short-season team.
  • C Tim Remes (Tigers) was promoted to Double-A on June 15.
  • 1B Cody Decker* (Mets) was promoted to Triple-A on June 16. In 113 Double-A at-bats this season, Decker hit .257 with 7 HRs, 24 RBIs and an .854 on-base percentage.
  • P Jeremy Bleich* (Dodgers) was promoted to Triple-A on June 16. The Stanford alum has performed far better at Triple-A than at Double-A this season, as reflected in ERA (1.86 versus 6.17), WHIP (0.83 versus 1.89) and opponent batting average (.200 versus .347).
  • P Josh Zeid* (Cardinals/AAA) was activated June 13 from the temporarily inactive list.

Free agents

Disabled list

2017 draft picks

The following players selected in this month’s amateur draft are Jewish. The list may grow as additional athletes are verified by Jewish Baseball News and our friends at Jewish Sports Review.

1. Keith Weisenberg (P), Braves (Round 14, Pick #410)
2. Sam Delaplane (P), Mariners (23/693)
3. Jordan Scheftz (P), Indians (23/702)
4. Harrison Simon (P), Padres (24/708)
5. Preston Grand Pre (SS), Dodgers (24/730)
6. Zane Gurwitz (2B), Angels (26/775)
7. Elliott Barzilli (3B), Marlins (32/959)
8. Andy Rohloff (P), Giants (37/1116)
9. Dylan Horvitz (C), White Sox (38/1137)
10. Jacob Hoffman (SS), Athletics (40/1191)

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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