By Scott Barancik, Editor

Here are your minor-league highlights from the week of June 25-July 1, 2018:



Jewish Baseball News Hitter of the Week: Ryan Gold

C Ryan Gold (Blue Jays/A) hit .421 (8-for-19) last week with a double, triple, 4 RBIs, stolen base and a .450 on-base percentage.



Jewish Baseball News Pitcher of the Week: Max Fried

  • P Max Fried (Braves) was called up to the Majors on June 30 and trounced the Blue Jays that same night, yielding 4 hits and 3 walks over 6.2 scoreless innings while striking out 11. It was the 6th start of his MLB career.

Mazel tov

  • LF Zach Borenstein* (Mets/AAA) was named to the Pacific Coast League’s All-Star Game, the only member of his team to receive that honor. The game takes place July 11.
  • C Garrett Stubbs (Astros/AAA) was named to the Pacific Coast League’s All-Star Game, which takes place July 11.
  • Former Cardinals prospect Adam Ehrlich, now catching for the Quebec Capitales of the independent CanAm League, tossed out four base-stealers on June 22 to tie a league record, three of them in the 6th inning alone. Joining Ehrlich on the Capitales is former minor-league prospect Maxx Tissenbaum.

Other highlights

  • C Jason Goldstein (Athletics/High-A) hit .333 (4-for-12) last week with a double and a .385 OBP.
  • C Andy Yerzy (Diamondbacks/A-short season) hit .360 (9-for-25) wit a home run, double, 3 RBIs and a .385 OBP.
  • P Matthew Gorst (Red Sox/AA) pitched 4 scoreless innings of relief across 2 games, yielding just one hit and one walk while striking out 3 and earning his first Double-A save — and 9th save overall in 9 chances this season.
  • P Brad Goldberg (Diamondbacks/AA) pitched 1.2 scoreless innings across 2 games, yielding zero hits and one walk while striking out 2. Since the D’backs acquired him from the White Sox last month, Goldberg is 1-0 with a 1.04 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 3 saves in 3 chances.
  • P Craig Breslow* (Blue Jays/AA) earned his first win of the season with a scoreless inning of relief on June 27.
  • P Jake Fishman (Blue Jays/High-A) held opponents scoreless in three relief appearances, yielding two hits and zero walks across 3.1 combined innings while striking out 3 and earning his 3rd save.
  • P Alex Katz (Orioles/A) pitched 2 no-hit innings across 2 games, yielding one walk and striking out one.
  • P Sam Delaplane (Mariners/A) earned his 4th save on June 27, yielding a hit and a walk over one inning while striking out 3. Delaplane is 3-0 this season and has struck out 52 batters in 32.2 innings.
  • P Spencer Kulman (Padres/rookie) pitched 2 no-hit innings across 2 games, yielding 2 walks and striking out 2.
  • P Jake Miednik (Indians/rookie), a 2018 draftee, pitched a perfect inning of relief and earned a save on June 27. In 3.2 innings across 3 games since turning pro, he has yet to give up a walk or hit and has struck out 7 of the 12 batters he has faced.
  • P Simon Rosenblum-Larson (Rays/rookie), a 2018 draftee, pitched 3 innings of scoreless relief on June 28, yielding a hit and a walk while striking out 4.

Draft update

  • P Zack Leban (Marlins/rookie), a 2018 draftee, made his pro debut on June 29.
  • OF Albee Weiss (Twins/rookie), a 2018 draftee, hit his first professional home run on July 1.


  • P Max Fried (Braves) was called-up to the Majors on June 30.
  • LF Jake Thomas (Blue Jays/High-A) retired from pro baseball on June 25. A 2015 draft pick, the 24-year-old had a career .253 batting average and .380 on-base percentage.
  • 1B Cody Decker* (Diamondbacks/AAA) came off the disabled list on June 30.
  • P R C Orlan* (Indians/AA) came off the disabled list and is on a rehab assignment with the franchise’s rookie-league teams.
  • C Michael Barash (Angels/AA) was assigned Double-A.
  • SS Preston Grand Pre (Dodgers/rookie) was placed on the 60-day disabled list.

Free agents

Disabled list

  • SS Preston Grand Pre (Dodgers/rookie), since June 29.
  • SS Scotty Burcham* (Rockies/AA), since June 21.
  • P Ryan Sherriff (Cardinals/AAA), since May 18. Out for season with Tommy John surgery.
  • P Mitchell Osnowitz (Cardinals/High-A), since April 9.

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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