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Games played Wednesday June 19, 2024

Last updated: 06-20-2024 at 12:22 pm ET

Schreck wins award

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Top Stories

  • LF RJ Schreck (Mariners/High-A), a 2023 draftee, is named Northwest League Player of the Week for June 10-16 after hitting .438 (7-for-16) with 2 HRs, 2 doubles, one HBP, one walk, and 5 RBIs. Schreck is drawing 1.33 walks for every strikeout, ranking him #6 among all minor-league hitters. He also ranks high among hitters in Northwest League, where he is tied for #1 with 9 HRs, tied for #2 with 8 HBPs, and tied for #6 with 31 RBIs (6/18/2024)
  • LHP Ryan Prager (Texas A&M) is star of 5-1 win over University of Kentucky in quarterfinals of College World Series, pitching 6.2 innings of 2-hit ball while walking one batter and striking out four. Winner of June 19 game between Texas A&M and either University of Kentucky or University of Florida will advance to semifinals (6/17/2024)
  • SS Assaf Lowengart (New York Boulders) makes professional debut, going 1-for-2 with double, walk, and stolen base in 4-3, extra-inning win over New Jersey Jackals of independent Frontier League. Lowengart thus becomes first native Israeli to play professional baseball in United States. He joins LF David Vinsky on Boulders roster (6/18/2024)

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News and Stats

  • Scott Effross (Yankees), out with injury since October 3, 2022, begins rehab assignment today with Single-A team (6/19/2023)
  • Yankees bench coach Brad Ausmus replaces Aaron Boone as team’s manager for part of today’s game so Boone can attend son’s graduation, and New York goes on to beat Orioles 4-2. Ausmus, who served as manager of Tigers from 2014-17 and Angels in 2019, thus becomes first Jewish manager in Yankee history (6/18/2024)
  • 2B Zack Gelof (Athletics) provides Oakland with margin of victory in 7-5 win over Royals, going 2-for-4 with 3-run HR and stolen base (6/18/2024)
  • Max Lazar (Phillies/AAA) earns 5th save of month in 9-5 victory over Orioles affiliate, tossing scoreless inning on one HBP and 3 strikeouts. His 10 saves across Triple-A and Double-A are tied for #6 among all minor-league pitchers (6/18/2024)
  • RHP Jacob Steinmetz (Diamondbacks/High-A) struggles in first start since promotion to High-A. Third-round pick out of high school in 2021 draft is pulled after just 0.2 innings en route to 6-0 loss to Mariners affiliate. Among those Steinmetz faces is LF RJ Schreck, who is hit by pitch (6/18/2024)
  • RHP Jake Bird (Rockies), playing for first time in month due to injury, tosses scoreless inning, yielding a hit and walk while striking out 2. Among all MLB pitchers who have thrown at least 20 innings thjis season, Bird’s walk-to-strikeout ratio of 1.14 ranks third-worst in Majors (6/17/2024)

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