Join Date: Jul 2007
Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Tuesday, July 9: Werleen Taveras, Billings . . . 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K. The smallish (5-11, 170) righthander preserved his 0.00 ERA and got the win as he closed out the game and the Mustangs rallied late. For the season, the 22-year-old Dominican's line now stands at 11.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 13 K, all out of the bullpen and featuring a nice mix of fastball, curve, change, and poise. Taveras threw only a few innings last year in the AZL, but in 2011 he put up a 1.96 ERA in the DSL, mostly as a starter.
Also notable . . .
Eury Cantalizo (DSL Reds): 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K. It's hard to deny a starter who goes five no-hit innings, but Cantalizo has the advantage of being 21 years old in the DSL. His ERA stands at 2.33.
Raynar Guerrero: 2-3, HR.
Diohanky Mejia: 2-3, R. Batting .364.
Michael Beltre: 1-2, 3B.
The Other Junior Arias: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K. The DSL Reds played two.
Junior Arias: 2-4, 2 2B, 3 R, RBI. Quite possibly the most improved player in the system.
Steve Selsky: 2-4, 3 RBI, 2 SB.
Chris Berset: 1-2, HR, BB.
Juan Silverio: 2-4, 2 2B, R, RBI. A nice pickup, in spite of not walking much ("much" being a generous description).
Carlos Contreras: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K.
Gabriel Rosa: 2-4, HR, BB, RBI, 2 R. Rosa played the role of a 6-foot-4 leadoff man and left fielder.
Jhimmy Lopez: 3-3, 2B, BB, R.
Jose Ortiz: 2-run, game-winning HR for Billings in the ninth. It was the 4th HR in 36 AB for the just-turned-19-year-old catcher from Puerto Rico.
Neftali Soto: 3-4, 2B, R, RBI.
Sharky Rogers: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K. Holding his own in Triple-A.
Jose Diaz: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, Sv (5). That's one save for every 60 pounds.
"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; 07-10-2013 at 10:36 AM.