BBDP April 21st: Rafael is cool but rude

Rafael-DePaulaBBD MVP: Rafael DePaula: 5 IP, 10 K, 0 ER.

Triple-A RailRiders: W 5-1 vs Syracuse. W: Nuno (2-0)

Corban “CoJo” Joseph: 2/5, R, 2B, RBI (.317) On an absolute tear. Hit two homeruns in the double header yesterday. 15 for his last 39 (.385/.442) with three homeruns. Beastly.
Melky Mesa: 0/4, K (.254)
Zoilo “Zee” Almonte: 1/3, 2B, RBI, K (.275) He’s also been on fire. 12 for his last 34 (.353/.452/.559/1.011) with a homerun
Austin “BRomine” Romine: 2/4, R, K (.400) Good to see he’s back and hitting.
David Adams: 1/3, R, 2B, RBI, BB, E (2) (.342)
Luke Murton: 1/4 (.235)
Addison Maruszak: 1/4, R, RBI (.233)
Vidal Nuno: 5.2 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 6 K (1.54 ERA) His dominance has been unbelievable.
Cody Eppley: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, K (0.00 ERA)

Double-A Trenton: W 10-6 vs Erie. W: Hall (3-0)

Ramon “Ray-Flo” Flores: 3/6, R, 3B, RBI (.328) 16 hits in his last 39 at bats (.410/.458/.590/1.048). The only thing missing is homeruns.
Jose Pirela: 1/5, R, HR (1), RBI (.226)
Tyler Austin: 0/3, 3 BB, PO (.250) His patience has been impressive at this level. He has a .377 OBP this season.
JR Murphy: 0/4, BB, 2 K (.333) A rare 0 for day. He already has four homeruns in just 13 games.
Kyle “K-Roll” Roller: 3/5, 2 R, HR (4), 2 RBI, K (.348) Another one who has been en fuego. 17 for his last 44 (.386)
Slade Heathcott: 0/3, 2 R, 2 BB, SB (2) (.191) It’s only a matter of time before he makes the right adjustment and goes on a tear.
Rob Segedin: 2/3, 2 R, 2B, 2 BB, K (.333) Another one off to a hot start.
Neil Medchill: 2/4, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI (.344) Something seems to be clicking this season, I wonder if he’s made an adjustment.
Ali Castillo: 2/5, 3B, 3 RBI, K, E (.176)
Zach Nuding: 6.0 IP, 6 H, ER, BB, 4 K (1.83 ERA) Yet another good start. I believe this is going to be a big season for him.
Jeremy Bleich: 0.1 IP, H, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 BB (2.19 ERA) Ugly.
Shaeffer Hall: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 K (0.00 ERA) He’s a win hawk and continues to strike out about 9/9 innings.
Branden Pinder: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, K (8.38 ERA)

High-A Tampa: L 8-3 vs Brevard County. L: C Black (1-1)

Mason Williams: 0/4, BB, K (.274) The surgery seems to have sapped his power a bit, but I’m sure this is temporary.
Robert Refsnyder: 1/3, R, E (1) (.375) He’s done nothing but hit this year. Just got promoted to High-A because they needed a second baseman. He already looks up to the task.
Ben Gamel: 1/4, R, K (.328) Love this kid.
Gary Sanchez: 0/2, BB, K (.317) Three homeruns in 16 games. His defense has reportedly improved yet again. The catching this season is stellar at every level.
Saxon Butler: 0/4, RBI (.200)
Anderson Feliz: 0/4, RBI, E (2) (.176)
Corey Black: 4.2 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 3 K (4.79 ERA). Got roughed up a bit but wasn’t helped by all of the errors.

Low-A Charleston:

Game one: L 10-2 vs Hickory. L: Vargas (1-1)

Taylor Dugas: 0/1, 2 R, BB (.262)
Cito Culver: 0/3, K, E (5) (.231)
Greg Bird: 1/3, RBI, K (.276) Off to a nice start, I got to interview him this Saturday, and I’ll post it later.
Dante Bichette Jr: 1/3, RBI, K (.179) Ugly start. Hopefully he can turn it around. I grow more and more skeptical each day though.
Cesar Vargas: 4.2 IP 7 H, 7 R, 6 ER, BB, 4 K, 2 HR (5.4 ERA) Apparently this stadium is a sandbox, and apparently there was some really poor defense behind him.

Game Two: L 1-0 vs Hickory. L: Alex Smith (2-1)

Taylor Dugas: 1/4 (.262)
Cito Culver: 0/4, 3 K (.217) He’s really cooled down after his hot start. Not so sure he’ll ever be too swift with the stick.
Greg Bird: 0/3, 2 K (.262)
Peter O’Brien: 1/3, 2B, K (.300) Two homeruns in 12 games. Yet another catcher in this system who is mashing. He still needs work on defense though.
Dante Bichette Jr: 0/3, 2 K (.171)
Rafael DePaula: 5.0 IP, 0 H, 3 BB, 10 K (3.63 ERA) If he keeps this up he will be in High-A before long. He is clearly too good for this level. He can only beat himself here.
Taylor Garrison: 2.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 4 K (0.96 ERA)

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2 Responses to BBDP April 21st: Rafael is cool but rude

  1. Fred says:

    Wow, AAA is stacked this year. Good to know consider our recent injury problems

  2. gcorcoran says:

    They have a lot more home grown talent there than they have in recent years. None of their best prospects are there but almost all of them are potential useful major leaguers. It's nice to have that.