Join Date: Jul 2007
Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Thursday, Fourth of July: Shaun Ellis, Pensacola . . . 7 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K. Kind of fitting that a guy from Philly should take the honors for Independence Day. And a former Independent Leaguer, at that. Last year, Ellis was out of the game. This year, he sports a 1.74 ERA for the Blue Wahoos in six starts. Go figure. (As a reliever, he hasn't been nearly as good.) Quite a find, although at 6-4, 226, he's kind of hard to miss.
Also notable . . .
Jacob Constante (DSL Reds): The club's big international investment for the year checks in with a 1.15 ERA after yesterday's line of 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K.
Sammy Diaz (Dayton): 4-4, R, RBI.
Daniel Pigott: 2-4, HR, 3 RBI, SB. The outfielder from Florida seems to be gaining some traction.
Tanner Rahier: 3-4, 2 2B, R.
Ismael Guillon: 6 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K. It's still early to say that his control issues are behind him, but the numbers are definitely trending in that direction.
Denis Phipps: 2-3, 2B. Plays good defense. Great arm. Decent speed. Hits lefties. Hmm.
Jose Guzman (Billings): 5.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K.
Ty Washington: 2-4, 3B, 2 RBI, R.
Phil Ervin: 2-4, R, SB.
Steve Selsky: 3-3, 2B, RBI, SB. If Bakersfield ever gets a big-league franchise . . .
Juan Silva: 1-3, BB, 3 R, 2 SB.
Juan Silverio: 1-3, HR, 3 RBI.
Junior Arias: 2-4, 2 RBI. So far, the higher level hasn't slowed him down.
Francis Azcona (DSL Rojos): 2-3, R, RBI. His daily listing.
"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; 07-05-2013 at 11:52 AM.