Won't somebody please think of the children?
A few Minor League lines presented without comment. Just guys I’ve noticed from reading the box scores and game reports. Unfortunately, with no notebooks anymore, there is no more “Baby ‘Birds,” though we do have a daily Minor League report on the site (look on the bottom left of the page for the link).
Quad Cities: Pete Kozma, with a 2-for-4, 2B, RBI, SB game on Sunday, is now at .341/.421/.500 for the year. He has 11 walks against 15 Ks.
Palm Beach: Daryl Jones is at .322/.394/.492 with a couple of triples and three steals in four tries. He’s still only 20.
Springfield: Jaime Garcia does it again, with a 6 2 2 1 4 7 line for the win on Sunday. He has a 2.17 ERA, 36 Ks, 13 walks and NO homers in 29 innings.
Springfield: Jon Jay, the official prospect of Bird Land, had ANOTHER multihit game this afternoon to bring him to 326/394/517 on the year. In his last nine games, he’s 18-for-36 with five XBH and four walks. Yowza.
Springfield: Clayton Mortensen had a rough one, allowing five runs in four innings, but still is having a fine year. In five starts, he has a 3.86 ERA in 25 2/3 innings, 21 Ks, 6 walks, 1 homer allowed and a 2.24 groundout/flyout ratio. Not bad for pitching at Double-A in his first full pro season.
Springfield: Shane Robinson, a personal favorite of mine since he was a star at Florida State, is off to a terrific and surprising start. He’s hitting .423 in 71 at-bats, but what really stands out is that he has 9 XBH for a .183 isolated slugging. Robinson was a terrific on-base guy in college, but if he doesn’t show at least a little power, he’ll never draw any walks.
Memphis: David Freese has to be the most encouraging guy in the early going, hitting .288/.321/.525 so far. The 23 Ks vs 4 BB isn’t too great, but you have to like the 10 XBH in 80 at-bats.