In case you missed it in the comments ex - TBLA editor Andrew Grant has come up with a new web site called Minor League Central to fill the void left when minor league splits stopped publishing. We will do a post on it later, but just wanted to make sure that those of you who don't read the comments were aware of this great new website
Minor League Player of the Day – Ivan DeJesus slugged two home runs including a grand slam, giving him six home runs in August and a .963 OPS. Best thing about DeJesus is his rising walk rate each month this summer 3-4-7-10-16 with five more days to go in August. Season OBP now upto .388 so those of you jumped off his bandwagon because the excellent plate he showed before his broken leg can feel free to jump back on.
AAA – The Isotopes won 13 - 3 behind POTD DeJesus but they also got some help from Federowicz who launched his fifth home run since becoming an Isotope. As Brandon noted Sands is doing the every other day thing and today was his day as he knocked out four hits including his 27th home run.
AA – Alex Castellanos might be the hottest hitter in all of the minor leagues. Alex had three more hits tonight giving him a TSL of .370 / .443 / .696. The Lookouts won 10 - 4 with Webster picking up the win. Aames however was the pitching star notching five k's in two perfect setup innings. Tolleson finished up with one shutout inning of his own but since he didn't strike out anyone we should probably write him off.
HiA – If I hadn't already given the POTD award to DeJesus then Red Patterson would have won it with his complete game four hit shutout. Over his last four starts Patterson has thrown 29 innings giving up only three earned runs, 2 walks, 22 K's. Songco had two more hits giving him a 1.200 OPS in his last 10 games and a August OPS of 1.098.
LoA – The Loons lost 9 - 0 even with Wilborn striking out 11 in five innings of work. Leon Landry had three hits as tries to make something of his lost season. The 22 year old center fielder is on fire with 12 hits in his 15 at bats. Throw in three walks with only one K you have a man doing everything.
Rookie Ogden – One of Brandon's fave's Brandon Martinez pitched the Raptors to a 12 - 0 victory with six shutout innings. The offense was provided by Pederson and Wingo who both homered and doubled. Pederson drove in five runs while Wingo got on base four times.
Rookie Arizona –
Albuquerque Isotopes Box Score (AAA)
Chattanooga Lookouts Box Score (AA)
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Box Score (HiA)
Great Lakes Loons Box Score (LoA)