Join Date: Jul 2007
Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Tuesday, June 25: Israel Cuevas, DSL Rojos . . . 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 K. Ordinarily, I'm reluctant to select a DSL player, because that league seems so remote and mysterious. But Cuevas has just about reached the point of ridiculous. The 19-year-old Dominican, a 6-1 righthander, has now made five starts on the season and has allowed runs (2) in only one of them. His ERA, over 30 innings, is 0.60. His control seems to have greatly improved from last year, when he made an unspectacular debut in the DSL.
Also notable . . .
Jesse Winker: 3-4, 2B, 3 R, SB. The organization's best hitting prospect had been in a slump.
Nick Travieso: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K. Nice rebound from a horrid outing.
Mike Saunders: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, Sv for the Dragons.
Joe Hudson: 2-4, 3 RBI. Hot bat at the moment.
Seth Mejias-Brean: 2-5, 3 RBI, R.
Travis Mattair: 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R.
Brodie Greene: 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R.
Josh Ravin: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, W in relief of Tim Crabbe, who had a decent start for Pensacola.
Trevor Bell: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, Sv. The former first-rounder of the Angels (2005) has now thrown nine scoreless innings for the Wahoos, giving up 3 hits with 11 strikeouts. The erstwhile big-leaguer is 26.
Cory Thompson: 3-5, 2B, 2 R, RBI. The young shortstop's career is off to a dandy start.
Juan Martinez: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K in relief for the AZL Reds. He's a 20-year-old lefty who fared decently last year in the DSL.
Kevin Garcia: 2-4, 2B. The 20-year-old Venezuelan, an outfielder, has reached .400 in the early going.
Steve Selsky: 3-4. The California League is no problem for Selsky.
Juan Silverio: 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 R.
Miguel Mendez (DSL Reds): 2-5, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, .397.
Diohanky Mejia: 2-3, 2 R, RBI.
Deyvi Burgos (Rojos): 2-4, 2B, 3B.
"Give me the mace and I'll drive the pumpkin down Whitey Ford's throat." -- Ping Bodie, when asked in 1960 whether he could have hit contemporary pitchers.
Last edited by mace; 06-26-2013 at 11:38 AM.