K-State Summer Baseball Update: July 9
July 9, 2012
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Each week throughout the summer, k-statesports.com takes look at current and former Wildcats in collegiate summer leagues and in the professional ranks.
California Collegiate League
Cape Cod League
Perfect Game Collegiate League
Texas Collegiate League
Walter Johnson Baseball League
Kayvon Bahramzadeh (Rookie Arizona League: AZL Athletics/Oakland): A 24th-round selection this year by Oakland, Bahramzadeh also started his first game as a professional on Saturday for the AZL Athletics of the Rookie Arizona League… Bahramzadeh allowed just one hit with a walk and two strikeouts in three innings of a predetermined pitch count start at the AZL Diamondbacks… In four games this year, the right-hander is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA, allowing four runs on seven hits with a walk and 14 strikeouts in 10 innings… His 14 strikeouts are tied for first among pitchers in the Arizona League that have thrown 10 innings or less… The AZL A’s lead the east division with an 11-3 record, just percentage points ahead of the AZL Cubs.
Justin Bloxom (Double A: Harrisburg/Washington): Bloxom homered three times last week for the Harrisburg Senators of the Double A Eastern League… Bloxom, a 2009 draft pick by Washington, went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI at Bowie on Thursday and duplicated that line at Erie on Saturday… The third baseman finished his week with a solo homer against the SeaWolves on Sunday… Bloxom is hitting .221 (15-for-68) with two doubles, four home runs and 12 RBI in his 18 games with the Senators… He was hitting .259 with 13 doubles, 12 homers and 34 RBI for High A Potomac before being promoted… His 12 homers for the P-Nats are still tied for fourth the Carolina League, while he is tied for eighth in slugging percentage (.478)… The Senators are second in the Eastern League Western Division with a 48-40 record, 2.5 games behind Akron.
Jake Brown (Rookie: Bristol/Chicago AL): A 30th-round selection in this year’s draft by the Chicago White Sox, Brown saw action in six games last week for the Bristol White Sox of the Rookie Appalachian League… The shortstop began his week with a two-hit game against Johnson City on Monday, producing a double and a RBI… He also singled in games at Burlington on Wednesday and Greeneville on Sunday… Brown is 5-for-27 (.185) in nine games this season with a double and two RBI… Bristol is fourth in the west division at 6-14.
Jared Goedert (Triple A: Columbus/Cleveland): Goedert tallied six hits in four games last week for the Columbus Clippers of the International League… Goedert, a ninth-round pick by Cleveland in 2006, was 2-for-4 with a double and a RBI at Toledo on Tuesday before another two-hit game with a double on Friday against Indianapolis… He also hit a two-run homer against the Indians on Saturday… Goedert is hitting .287 with 10 doubles, eight home runs and 34 RBI in 43 games in Triple A… His .494 slugging percentage would rank ninth in the league if he had met the required minimum of at-bats… He began his year playing for Double A Akron, hitting .395 (49-for-124) with 10 doubles, one triple, five homers and 17 RBI in 35 games… The Clippers are second in the International League West Division with an even 45-45 record.
Wade Hinkle (Rookie: Orem/Los Angeles AL): Hinkle, a 27th-round selection by the Los Angeles Angels in this year’s draft, continues to dominate Pioneer League pitching as he recorded a hit in six of seven games – including four multi-hit games – last week for the Orem Owlz… Hinkle drove in two runs on Monday against Grand Junction and then went 1-for-2 with a homer against the Rockies on Tuesday… He followed that up with a two-hit game with a homer and two RBI on Wednesday, a three-hit game with a double and three RBI at Ogden on Thursday, two more RBI on Friday and back-to-back two-hit games against Idaho Falls on Saturday and Sunday… In 21 games as a professional, Hinkle is hitting .338 (24-for-71) with three doubles, six home runs and 21 RBI… Hinkle’s 21 RBI leads the Pioneer League, while he is tied for first in home runs and walks (15), second in total bases (45) and OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage;1.107) and third in both on-base percentage (.473) and slugging percentage (.634)… The Owlz are fourth in the south division with a 9-12 record but are one game out of a tie for second and four games out of first.
Kyle Hunter (Low A: Clinton/Seattle): Hunter threw in three games last week for the Clinton LumberKings of the Low A Midwest League… Hunter, a 31st-round draft pick last year by Seattle, began his week on Tuesday by tossing a scoreless inning with two strikeouts at Burlington before giving up two runs on four hits in 1.1 innings on Thursday against Beloit… The left-hander was able to bounce back on Sunday with 2.1 scoreless innings with four strikeouts at Quad Cities… In 23 relief appearances this year, Hunter is 0-5 despite a low 3.35 ERA, allowing 16 earned runs in 43.0 innings with only five walks and 35 strikeouts… Clinton is tied for first in the western division during the second half with a 10-7 record and is 33-52 overall.
Carter Jurica (High A: San Jose/San Francisco): A pair of two-hit games highlighted Jurica’s week for the San Jose Giants of the High A California League… Jurica, a third-round selection by San Francisco in 2010, went 2-for-4 at Stockton on Tuesday before recording a pair of doubles and four RBI against Modesto on Wednesday… He also drove in a run against the Nuts on Thursday and against Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday… Jurica is hitting .274 with eight doubles, two triples, two home runs and 30 RBI in 58 games this year… San Jose is 7-11 during the second half to sit in a tie for third in the north division, while the Giants are 45-43 overall.
Jason King (Low A: West Michigan/Detroit): King has not played for the West Michigan Whitecaps of the Low A Midwest League since going on the disabled list following a game on June 26… A fourth-round draft pick by Detroit last year, King is hitting .233 with 10 doubles, three home runs and 16 RBI in 45 games after starting his season late due to an injury… West Michigan is tied for fifth in the eastern division with an 8-9 second-half record and is 44-43 overall.
Dan Klein (Class A Short-Season: Vancouver/Toronto): Klein, a 28th-round pick by Toronto this year, played in four games last week for the Vancouver Canadians of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League… The catcher drove in a run on Tuesday against Salem-Keizer before a two-hit game against the Volcanoes on Friday… In 14 games this season, Klein is hitting .191 (9-for-47) with three doubles, two home runs and nine RBI… The Canadians are second in the west division with a 14-9 record, 2.5 games behind first-place Everett.
Evan Marshall (Double A: Mobile/Arizona): Marshall earned the win in his only appearance last week for the Mobile BayBears of the Double A Southern League… A fourth-round selection by Arizona in 2011, Marshall worked two scoreless innings, allowing just one hit, on Thursday at Montgomery to pick up his fourth victory of the season… The right-hander, who was named the Diamondbacks Minor League Pitcher of the Month for June, holds a 4-1 record and a 1.53 ERA with a league-leading 16 saves… His 16 saves are tied for first among all Double A pitchers… Marshall has allowed just five earned runs on 28 hits in 29.1 innings with five walks and 17 strikeouts… The BayBears, who won the first-half south division title, are in third place during the second half at 8-10 and are 48-40 overall.
Nick Martini (Low A: Quad Cities/St. Louis): A seventh-round selection of St. Louis last year, Martini played in seven games last week for the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Low A Midwest League… The outfielder had two hits, including a double, on Wednesday at Kane County, while he singled and scored against the Cougars on Friday before another RBI single on Saturday against Clinton… In 83 games this season, Martini is hitting .249 with 11 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 33 RBI… Martini leads the Midwest League with 60 runs scored and is second in walks with 52… The River Bandits are in a four-way tie for first in the western division during the second half at 10-7, while they are 45-41 overall.
A.J. Morris (High A: Daytona/Chicago NL): Morris pitched twice last week and earned a victory on Sunday for the Daytona Cubs of the High A Florida State League… Morris, a fourth-round draft choice of Washington in 2009, allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits in one inning at Dunedin on Thursday… He was able to rebound on Sunday at Lakeland when he tossed two scoreless innings, allowing one hit with two strikeouts to pick up his fourth win of the season… Morris holds a 4-2 record and a 3.00 ERA in 25 games this year, allowing 10 earned runs on 20 hits in 30 innings to go along with eight walks and 24 strikeouts… Daytona is fifth in the north division with a 9-9 record during the second half but is just 1.5 games out of first place… The Cubs are 39-47 overall this season.
Nate Tenbrink (Double A: Jackson/Seattle): Tenbrink, a seventh-round draft pick by Seattle in 2008, played in six games last week for the Jackson Generals of the Double A Southern League… The third baseman drove in a run on Tuesday against Montgomery, singled at Mississippi on Friday and also recorded a RBI at Montgomery on Sunday… Tenbrink is hitting .237 (9-for-38) with a double, two home runs and seven RBI in 12 games in Double A… He started his season late due to off-season surgery and played in one game for the AZL Mariners on a rehab assignment, going 4-for-4 with a triple and two RBI… Jackson, which captured the first-half north division title, is in second place during the second half at 10-8, one game behind Chattanooga, and holds a league-leading 52-36 overall record.
Carlos Torres (MLB: Colorado): Torres was called up for the third time this season by the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday and pitched twice at St. Louis… The right-hander entered Wednesday’s game with two Cardinal runs home and two runners on base in the eighth inning and was able to induce an inning-ending ground out… Torres also shut down St. Louis with a perfect eighth inning the next night, striking out Yadier Molina before two ground outs ended the inning… A 15th-round pick of the White Sox in 2004, Torres has pitched in six games for Colorado, holding a 3.68 ERA after allowing three earned runs on five hits with five walks and five strikeouts in 7.1 innings… The Rockies enter the All-Star Break fifth in the National League West Division with a 33-52 record… Torres began his week pitching one inning of relief with three strikeouts on Monday at Sacramento for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox of the International League… Torres has pitched in 14 games for the Sky Sox with 13 starts, holding a 5-4 record and a 3.98 ERA… Colorado Springs is second in the Pacific Northern Division at 45-44.