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ChatterRed
08-19-2006, 03:00 PM
Per Lance McAlister's blog:

1. Drew Stubbs, (CF Billings) .247-4-20, .365 OBP, .388 SLG, 170 ab's, 13 extra base hits, 18 sb's
2. Sean Watson (P Billings/Dayton) 1-0 1 sv, 4.35, 14 g, 33.1 ing, 33 hits, 30 k's, 10 bb
3. Chris Valaika (SS, Billings): Ranks among Pioneer League leaders in RBI (1st, 54), Hits (1st, 69), Runs (2nd, 46), Extra-Base Hits (2nd, 27), Slugging (3rd, .530), Doubles (5th, 17), Batting Average (T8th, .321)...is currently riding a Pioneer League season high 25-game hitting streak.
6. Jordan Smith (RHP, Billings) Ranks among Pioneer League leaders in Wins (T1st, 5) and ERA (2nd, 1.99)....hasn't allowed a run in his last 2 starts (11.0ip, 2h, 5bb, 9k).
7. Justin Turner (IF/OF, Billings): Ranks 2nd in the Pioneer League with a .337 batting averageā€¦currently working on a 14-game hitting streakā€¦reigning Pioneer League Batter of the Week.
8. Travis Webb (LHP, Billings) His 5 wins tie him with teammate Jordan Smith for the Pioneer League lead.
9. Jeremy Burchett (RHP, Billings) Promoted to Billings from GCL Reds last month...2-1-1 with a 0.73 ERA in 9 games with Billings (24.2ip, 14h)....Pioneer League batters are hitting just .165 against him.
11. Brandon Rice (RHP, GCL Reds) 1-1, 2.70 in 9 games with the Reds (30ip, 9er)...didn't allow a run in his previous 2 starts (10.2ip, 4h, 4bb, 6k).
12. Logan Parker (1b, Billings) .309, 7hr, 35rbi
17. Chris Heisey (OF, Billings) .303, 6hr, 33rbi,Pioneer Batter of the Week for 6/26-7/2
30. Lee Tabor (LHP, Sarasota) Promoted to Sarasota from GCL on Wednesday...2-1, 3.69 with GCL Reds in 9 games (13er/31.2ip-3.69era)
32. Danny Dorn (OF, Billings) Ranks 2nd in the Pioneer League with a .429 on-base percentage and 3rd with a .333 batting average.
posted by lance1530homer at 2:25 PM

NJReds
08-19-2006, 04:09 PM
Is it a little scary that everyone seems to be raking at Billings except for our #1 draft pick?

edabbs44
08-19-2006, 04:39 PM
How about that everyone seems to be at Billings? It would be nice to see more than that in A (or higher) ball

icehole3
08-20-2006, 08:39 AM
Im very impressed with Turner, Ive seen him listed at just about every position besides 1b and c.

Doc. Scott
08-20-2006, 01:07 PM
He ignored 5th-rounder Josh Ravin, who got promoted to Billings already after pitching well in the GCL. As a high school pick, that's fairly impressive.

Doc. Scott
08-20-2006, 01:12 PM
Others:

29th-rounder 3B Jason Louwsma is hitting over .300 and playing every day for the Mustangs.

26th-rounder Anthony Gressick has taken every turn in the Billings rotation, although he's faded after a very strong start.

24th-rounder Anthony Esquer, a catcher, has hit over .300 in Billings (although his defense has been shaky).

16th-rounder Jamie Arneson, a LHP, has done pretty well in all sorts of roles in Billings.

Rick Burleson really runs a meritocracy out there in Montana. You do well, you play. So if a guy's playing every day, that's a sign that he's... well, you get it. Astonishingly simple concept, eh?