By Scott Barancik, Editor


Here are your minor-league highlights from the week of May 28-June 3, 2018:



Jewish Baseball News Hitter of the Week: Zach Borenstein*

LF Zach Borenstein* (Mets/AAA) hit .333 (8-for-24) with 3 HRs, a double, 7 RBIs, a stolen base and a .429 on-base percentage. He leads the Las Vegas 51s with 11 HRs and 35 RBIs.



Jewish Baseball News Pitcher of the Week: Dean Kremer*

  • P Dean Kremer* (Dodgers/High-A) pitched five shutout innings in a June 1 win, giving up just one hit and one walk while striking out 9. The dual American-Israeli citizen leads the California League with 83 strikeouts. This is Kremer’s second straight Pitcher of the Week nod; he tossed 6 no-hit innings on May 27.

Mazel tov

  • Rancho Cucamonga Quakes teammates Dean Kremer* and Jason Richman teamed up for a shutout on June 1. Kremer, the starter, earned the win with 5 scoreless innings, while closer Richman earned the save with 2 scoreless innings.

Other highlights

  • C Garrett Stubbs (Astros/AAA) hit .455 (5-for-11) with 2 doubles, 4 RBIs and a .600 on-base percentage. He his hit safely in 10 straight games.
  • 1B Cody Decker* (Diamondbacks/AAA) hit .333 (4-for-12) with a home run, 3 RBIs and a .467 on-base percentage.
  • P Jeremy Bleich* (Athletics/AAA) pitched 2 scoreless innings across 2 relief appearances, yielding 2 hits and no walks while striking out 3. In his last 10 appearances, he is 1-0 with a 0.56 ERA.
  • P Max Fried (Braves/AAA) pitched in both the majors and minors last week. He tossed 5 innings of one-run ball for Atlanta on May 28, and did the same in Triple-A on June 2.
  • P Brad Goldberg* (White Sox/AAA) pitched 1.1 perfect innings on May 29 while striking out 3. He was traded later in the week (see below).
  • P Matthew Gorst (Red Sox/High-A) pitched 2 perfect innings across 2 games, striking out 2 batters and earning his 7th save in 7 chances.
  • P Jason Richman (Dodgers/High-A) pitched 4 scoreless innings across 2 games, yielding 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4 and earning his 3rd save.
  • P Jake Fishman (Blue Jays/High-A) pitched 2 scoreless innings across 2 games, yielding one hit and zero walks while striking out 3. He has walked just 3 batters in 23 innings.
  • P Sam Delaplane (Mariners/A) pitched 5.1 innings of one-run ball across three games, yielding one hit and two walks while striking out 6. He is averaging 14.42 strikeouts per 9 innings — and just 3.7 walks.


  • P Max Fried (Atlanta Braves) was called up from Triple-A on May 28. He pitched that day and then was returned to Triple-A on May 29.
  • P Brad Goldberg* was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Arizona Diamondbacks. If the D’backs send him to Triple-A rather than Double-A, he’ll be reunited with Team Israel teammate Cody Decker*.

Free agents

Disabled list

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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