July 17-23

Scoreboard

Heating Up: Little Rock had the highest winning percentage in the league this week, at .800 (16-4)

Cooling Off: Boise had the lowest winning percentage in the league this week, at  .200 (4-16)

Game Highlights

2 players tied for the league lead with 4 Game Highlights this week

Transactions

Waivers

  • Geoff Buckley (SP-Wichita) has cleared waivers and is available in a deal
  • Fernando Gandarilla  (RP-Wichita) could be on the move
  • Jason O’Keefe (SS-Scranton) cleared waivers before he was dealt
  • Jim Stevens (RP-Wichita) faces an uncertain future
  • Braden Griffith (RP-Wichita) must play knowing he is viewed as expendable
  • Bennie Ontiveros (SP-Wichita) may be seeing his 7 year run with Wichita end
  • Ramon Yang (3B-Wichita) can breathe a sigh of relief after clearing waivers
  • Erubiel Jacquez (SS-Wichita) joins the long list of Fighting Sea Otters on the Wire
  • Octavio Mateo (2B-Wichita) has cleared waivers
  • Alex Arroyo (LF-Wichita) will continue to play in Wichita after clearing Waivers
  • Andre Griffin (C-Boise) awaits his fate on the Wire
  • Cookie Casilla (1B-Augusta) was designated for assignment & waived
  • George Bland (C-Santa Fe) was waived
  • John Kida (LF-Santa Fe) has cleared waivers
  • Eliezer Familia (C-Santa Fe) has cleared waivers
  • Rube Cole (3B-Santa Fe) has cleared waivers
  • BC Diaz (RP-Santa Fe) has cleared waivers
  • Tony Komatsu (SP-Santa Fe) has cleared waivers
  • Erubiel Castillo (SP-Santa Fe) has cleared waivers
  • Joe Edwards (SP-Santa Fe) has cleared waivers
  • Yeico Olmeda (RP-Santa Fe) has cleared waivers
  • Fred James (SP-Santa Fe) has cleared waivers
  • Frankie Ross (RF-Santa Fe) has cleared waivers
  • Neifi Astacio (1B-Santa Fe) has cleared waivers
  • Ricardo Matos (RP-Santa Fe) has cleared waivers
  • Tony Vizquel (CF-Santa Fe) has cleared waivers
  • Tomas James (RP-Santa Fe) has cleared waivers
  • Yoshinori Katou (SS-Santa Fe) has cleared waivers
  • Yimi Samuel (LF-Santa Fe) has cleared waivers
  • Richie Bradford (2B-Santa Fe) has cleared waivers
  • Alex Komatsu (RF-Santa Fe) has cleared waivers
  • Clete Montgomery (RP-Boise) awaits his fate on the Wire
  • Morgan Ross (LF-Boise) is facing an uncertain future
  • Eliezer Nunz (LF-Boise) isn’t sure if he will finish the season in a Spuds uniform
  • Hooks Reed (3B-Boise) could be nearing the end of his tenure with the Spuds
  • Deivi Terrero (2B-Boise) may not find employment again if the Spuds let him go
  • Todd Reynolds (RP-Boise) was unable to clear waivers
  • Pablo Johnson (SS-Boise) has cleared waivers
  • Al Sanchez (SP-Boise) has cleared waivers
  • Sergio Fisher (SS-Scranton) was designated for assignment & waived
  • King McMillan (DH-Anaheim) may be nearing the end of his 8 year run with the Stars
  • Cooper Gibbs (C-Anaheim) awaits his fate on the Wire
  • Brutus Simon (1B-Anaheim) faces an uncertain future
  • Chet House (LF-Anaheim) might not be in a Stars uniform by Game #162
  • Gene Kelleher (SP-Anaheim) is wondering what the front office’s plans for him are
  • Shaggy Phelps (RP-Anaheim) doesn’t know what the future holds for him yet

Promotions

  • Darrin Blackwell (C-Huntington) made his team debut to fill Taylor’s roster spot
  • Tsubasa Shinjo (SS-Anaheim) made his season debut, going 0-for-3 vs. Monterrey
  • Al Matos (SS-Little Rock) is set to make his ML debut
  • Samuel McNeil (RP-Buffalo) is ready for his season debut
  • Arlie Kennedy (3B-Scranton) returns to the ML team to fill DeSoto’s roster spot

Free Agency

  • Everth Guapo (3B) signed a 1 year, $1.2M contract with Santa Fe
  • Esteban Moya (RP) will hit the open market after his release from Huntington
  • Louie Viriato (RP) signed a 1 year, $920k deal with Santa Fe
  • Bruce Kubel (LF) signed a 1 year, $750k deal with Las Vegas

Trades

To Scranton To Wichita 
Jason O’Keefe (SS) Jose Sanches (RP)

Weldon O’Neil (SP)

International Free Agency

  • Ernesto Guillen (2B-Chicago, AL) signed a minor league deal with a $50k signing bonus
  • Edgar Mateo (RP-Boise) signed a minor league deal with a $1.8M signing bonus
  • Jimmie Rodriguez (RF-Cleveland) signed a minor league deal with a $360k signing bonus
  • Alex Tejada (SP-Cleveland) signed a minor league deal with a $65k signing bonus
  • Jung-Lee Woo (LF-Austin) signed a minor league deal with a $6.7M signing bonus
  • Erisbel Urena (RP-Chicago, NL) signed a minor league deal with a $1.5M signing bonus
  • Virgil Diaz (P-Montreal) signed a minor league deal with a $6.4M signing bonus and Spring Training Invite for S38

DL Report

Placed on the DL this week:

  • Pete Taylor (C-Huntington): Torn Ankle Ligament, 15 day DL
  • Josh Black (3B-Seattle): Torn Ankle Ligament, 15 day DL
  • Don Bong (RP-Santa Fe): Shoulder Tendonitis, 15 day DL
  • Woody Phelps (CF-New York): Torn Ankle Ligament, 60 day DL {out for season} 
  • Eugenio Campos (1B-Las Vegas): Forearm Nerve Irritation, 60 day DL {out for season}
  • Charles Christopher (2B-Little Rock): Sore Shoulder, 15 day DL
  • Albert Sierra (SP-Santa Fe): Strained Pectoral Muscle, 15 day DL {after he cleared waivers}
  • Jimmie DeSoto (2B-Scranton): Strained Hamstring, 15 day DL
  • Marquis Cannon (2B-Las Vegas): Herniated Disk, 60 day DL {out for season}

Removed from the DL this week: 

  • Birdie Grimsley (1B-Wichita): Bulging Neck Disk, 15 day DL
  • Matty West (CF-Augusta): Hip Inflammation, 15 day DL
  • Hooks Reed (3B-Boise): Strained Hamstring, 15 day DL
  • Neil Cardona (SP-Augusta): Shoulder Tendonitis, 15 day DL
  • Craig Howell (CF-Monterrey): Pulled Hamstring, 15 day DL
  • Jorge Solano (SP-Kansas City): Strained Shoulder, 15 day DL
  • Lance DeHart (1B-Wichita): Torn Groin Muscle, 60 day DL

Noteworthy Games

  • Cliff Zobrist (DH-Buffalo) went 4-for-6 with 2 HR & 8 RBI to lead the Clouds to a 12-1 victory mid-day Thursday

Misc. 

  • Gill Fryman was the Player of the Week for July 16-23, posting a stat line of .361, 4 HR, 13 RBI, 5 SB & 4 “+” plays in 20 games over that span.
  • Pascual Machado was the Pitcher of the Week for July 16-23, posting a stat line of 29 IP, 15 H, ER, 25 K, 7 BB en route to a 4-0 record in 4 starts over that span.
  • If you have not already, please let me know if you plan on returning for S38. The sooner I have answers from everyone the sooner we can start recruiting, which will result in a fast rollover when the time comes.
  • Other blog posts in production:
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