It was one other good week down on the farm within the Arizona Diamondbacks’ organization.
Not only did the 9 affiliates mix to go 28-21 on the week, the overall reconstruction of the minor league system continues to get attention. MLB.com author Jonathan Mayo ranked Arizona as the second-most improved minor league system, behind solely the Miami Marlins, in a current article.
There’s not as much elite-level talent at this point, but this is as deep a system as there’s, with more players with general 50 grades (on the 20-to-80 scouting scale) than some other organizational prime 30 listing.
- 1 Reno Aces (Triple-A Pacific Coast League)
- 2 Jackson Generals (Double-A Southern League)
- 3 Visalia Rawhide (Excessive-A California League)
- 4 Kane County Cougars (Single-A Midwest League)
- 5 Hillsboro Hops (Brief-season-A Northwest League)
- 6 Missoula Osprey (Rookie Pioneer League)
- 7 D-backs (Rookie Arizona League)
- 8 D-backs1 (Dominican Summer time League)
- 9 D-backs2 (Dominican Summer time League)
Reno Aces (Triple-A Pacific Coast League)
For the week: 5-1
For the season: 56-62 (2nd place in Pacific Northern Division; 7.5 video games behind Sacramento)
The Aces used two six-run innings on their approach to a 15-6 romp over the Omaha Storm Chasers Monday night time. Within the third, Andy Young had a three-run homer followed by a solo shot from Juniel Querecuto and a two-run triple by Joshua Rojas to put Reno up 8-4. The Aces acquired six more on the board in the seventh, because of run-scoring hits from Ildemaro Vargas, Kevin Cron, Blake Swihart and Querecuto.
Younger homered two extra occasions Wednesday night time in leading the Aces to an Eight-Three street win at New Orleans and had a solo shot the subsequent night time in a 6-2 loss. He led all D-backs minor leaguers with 5 house runs last week. The 25-year-old acquired from St. Louis in the Paul Goldschmidt commerce has boosted his power since arriving in Reno, with 16 homers in just 47 games. His 24 mixed residence runs at two levels in 2019 is a new career excessive.
Make it 2️⃣ for Andy Younger!
The #Dbacks’ No. 23 prospect goes deep twice for the @Aces, his second-straight recreation with a dinger and the fourth multi-homer recreation of his career.
More on Young on the @Dbacks’ Prime 30: https://t.co/qXBpAE23hA pic.twitter.com/6OnQmBXr9n
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) August 8, 2019
Taylor Clarke combined with 4 relievers on a powerful one-hitter in a 6-1 street win over Oklahoma City Saturday night time. Clarke started and went three innings, allowing just a single in the third inning. Braden Shipley, Joey Krehbiel, Ricky Nolasco and Ben Taylor completed up the final six innings to prime off the win.
Rojas continues to smoke the baseball. Since coming over from the Houston group in the Zack Greinke commerce, the 25-year-old has had two four-hit video games and only one recreation (Saturday towards Oklahoma City) that he hasn’t had successful. MiLB.com revealed an article about how every little thing went down and landed Rojas enjoying for the organization in his house state.
Shipley pitched three scoreless innings in Reno’s 6-1 win over Oklahoma Metropolis Saturday night time and picked up the win in the process. It also made him the franchise’s all-time chief in that category.
Congrats @shipley25 on turning into the franchise chief in wins! #Aceball♠️ | #AllInForAceball | @NevadaBaseball pic.twitter.com/vIQ4T5rs55
— Reno Aces (@Aces) August 11, 2019
Speaking of milestones, Kevin Cron received in on the act in the identical recreation.
With Kevin Cron’s 32nd house run of the yr, he ties Christian Walker for the Aces single-season franchise report for homers! He’s performed in simply 65 games this yr for Reno👀 https://t.co/aLpqTgIu7S
— Reno Aces (@Aces) August 11, 2019
Cron, by the best way, has been an absolute nightmare for Pacific Coast League pitchers to cope with. The slugger homered once more on Sunday, his 33rd of the yr, in a 10-2 win over Oklahoma City. These 33 homers have are available 67 games — a ridiculous average of 0.49 house runs per recreation. That very same fee would have him on pace to hit 79 homers over the course of a Major League season. That’s not even figuring in Cron’s five residence runs with the D-backs and one other he hit in the Arizona League on a rehab task late final month.
Jackson Generals (Double-A Southern League)
For the week: 4-2
For the season: 29-18 (2nd place in North Division; 1.5 games behind Montgomery)
Drew Ellis knocked in Daulton Varsho with an RBI single, giving Jackson a Three-2 walk-off win over Cellular Monday night time. The Generals trailed 2-0, but tied issues up in the seventh on a two-run homer by Jeffrey Baez which set the stage for Ellis’ ninth-inning heroics.
Right-hander Emilio Vargas teamed with 4 relievers in a dominant four-hit 8-Zero shutout of Chattanooga Friday night time. Vargas allowed three hits and a stroll over five innings then handed issues off to Kenny Atkinson, Miguel Aguilar, Damien Magnifico and West Tunnell to complete off the Lookouts. The quintet combined to strike out 14 hitters whereas strolling only one.
It was the continuation of a fantastic stretch of baseball by Vargas.
Vargas, 22, earns Pitcher of the Week after tossing a pair of shutouts, going 2-0 with a Zero.00 ERA (Zero ER/12.Zero IP) for the @jacksongenerals pic.twitter.com/rs2XbNtwZ5
— The Southern League (@SLeagueBaseball) August 5, 2019
Talking of Varsho, here’s a bit extra on the D-backs’ catching prospect.
#Dbacks’ No. 5 prospect Daulton Varsho smacked a homer as a part of a multihit night time for @jacksongenerals, his 3rd homer in 6 days and 14th on the season.
More on Varsho on the @Dbacks’ Prime 30: https://t.co/spsILImudS pic.twitter.com/X9M0yWr5BP
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) August Eight, 2019
To close out the week, Varsho had three of Jackson’s 17 hits in a 6-4 win over Chattanooga Sunday, including his 15th house run of the yr.
Have your self a recreation, Daulton Varsho.
3-for-5 with a triple and a 3-run homer for @jacksongenerals, his 15th dinger of the season and second in 4 days.
He’s the #Dbacks’ No. 5 prospect: https://t.co/spsILImudS pic.twitter.com/LrFeuSvKND
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) August 11, 2019
Visalia Rawhide (Excessive-A California League)
For the week: Four-2
For the season: 30-20 (1st place in North Division; 5.0 video games behind ahead of Modesto)
A six-run fourth inning turned a 1-0 deficit into a 6-1 lead for Visalia Wednesday night time towards Stockton. The ‘Cover would go on to win the sport, Eight-4. Geraldo Perdomo, Anfernee Grier, Tim Susnara and Jancarlos Cintron all had run-scoring hits in the inning.
After falling in extras last night time, Visalia bounced again to defeat the Ports Eight-Four. Take a look at how under. https://t.co/jq1oQRfnjU
— Visalia Rawhide (@VisaliaRawhide) August 8, 2019
Visalia needed to work a bit of longer the subsequent night time, but the outcome was the same. Luis Alejandro Basabe singled in Jorge Perez and Eduardo Diaz giving the Rawhide a 3-2, 10-inning walk-off win over the Ports. Stockton had taken the lead in the prime of the 10th, but couldn’t maintain it. Diaz led the offensive attack with three hits — it was the 22-year-old outfielder’s 11th three-hit recreation of the season, and third since he joined Visalia on July 8.
RAWHIDE WIN! Luis Alejandro Basabe hit a walk-off 2-RBI single within the bottom of the 10th. Take a look at how the boys received it achieved tonight. https://t.co/792i1QC8EI
— Visalia Rawhide (@VisaliaRawhide) August 9, 2019
Ryan Weiss, a 22-year-old right-hander who simply acquired promoted to Visalia, gained the D-backs’ Minor League Pitcher of the Month Award. One take a look at his July numbers will inform you why.
[email protected] went 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA, .225 opponent average, 1.10 WHIP and 23 strikeouts in 5 July begins for the @KCCougars. He led the Midwest League in wins and opened the month with 19 straight innings with out allowing an earned run. pic.twitter.com/jL2FqvcSdO
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) August 6, 2019
Kane County Cougars (Single-A Midwest League)
For the week: 4-3
For the season: 33-16 (1st place in Western Division; 4.0 games forward of Cedar Rapids and Clinton)
Luis Frias and Chester Pimentel combined on a clean three-hit shutout because the Cougars beat Quad Cities Three-Zero Monday night time. Frias, a 21-year-old right-hander, pitched six innings in his Kane County debut, permitting simply three singles and one walk while hanging out six. Pimentel pitched three innings of hitless aid (although he did walk two) to select up his eighth save of the yr. Zack Shannon gave the Cougars all of the offense they’d want with a two-run house run in the fourth inning, but Kane County tacked on an insurance run in the fifth when Keshawn Lynch stole house.
Have a debut, Luis Frias!
The #Dbacks‘ No. 5 prospect spins six scoreless frames in his first @KCCougars begin.
📰: https://t.co/uGWBFTFq96 pic.twitter.com/6Zqof6nGT2
— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) August 6, 2019
Welp #Dbacks fans, Luis Frias appeared implausible in his Midwest League debut. 6 IP, 0 R, Three H (all singles), 6 Okay.
FB topped at 96. Great change/breaking pitches.
— Joe Model (@Joe_Brand1) August 6, 2019
Cuban lefty Michel Gelabert celebrated his return to Kane County in fashion Wednesday, pitching six shutout innings while putting out 5 in a Three-1 win over Cedar Rapids. Kristian Robinson, the D-backs’ second-best prospect in response to MLB Pipeline, drove in two runs with a double in the sixth inning. The RBIs have been the first for Robinson since his promotion to Kane County on Aug. 3.
Robinson would experience another first the subsequent night time — his first Midwest League house run. The 18-year-old hit a solo shot in the sixth inning, and Shannon added a three-run clout in the seventh to do the bulk of the offensive injury in an 8-Zero win over Cedar Rapids. In the meantime, Levi Kelly and Ryan Fritze have been cruising on the mound. Kelly, a 20-year-old right hander, went six innings and scattered just three hits and walked three to select up one other win — his fifth with no loss this season. Kelly has 113 strikeouts in just 87.1 innings in 2019 to go together with a 1.96 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP. Fritze completed things off for his first Midwest League save.
It didn’t take lengthy for Kristian Robinson to get used to the Class A degree.
In just his fifth recreation with the @KCCougars, the #DBacks No. 2 prospect has a triple and a homer, both Class A firsts.
Examine him out on our updated #MLB Prime 100 Prospects record: https://t.co/aG46Y0calQ pic.twitter.com/J4GNboUODW
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) August 9, 2019
Hillsboro Hops (Brief-season-A Northwest League)
For the week: 1-3
For the season: 10-6 (1st place in South Division; 1.Zero recreation forward of Eugene and Salem-Keizer)
The Hops had loads of representation in the annual All-Star Recreation towards the Pioneer League Tuesday night time in Boise, Idaho. Jesus Marriaga began in left subject for the Northwest League All-Stars whereas Dayni Olivero and Marcos Tineo noticed time on the mound in the recreation, which was gained by the Pioneer League, 11-7. Olivero pitched the fifth inning and allowed two hits, however struck out three. Tineo acquired touched up for 4 runs (three earned) in the sixth, and truly took the loss within the contest.
The NWL misplaced but these three younger men played arduous and represented the Hops and @Dbacks so incredibly nicely. Very pleased with them!#AllHoppedUp #ASGinBoise pic.twitter.com/wECcImSDbw
— Hillsboro Hops (@HillsboroHops) August 7, 2019
Corbin Carroll, the D-backs’ prime draft decide in June, saw his keep in the Arizona League come to an end as he acquired the call as much as Hillsboro this week.
We’re again baby!
Welcome to Hillsboro @Dbacks 1st decide @corbin_carroll! He bats sixth. Please additionally welcome 8th spherical decide @dacanzone of @OhioStateBASE ! He bats 2nd for us tonight. Liover Peguero additionally joins us. 🔥
First pitch at 6:35 in Salem on @RipCityRadio620. #AllHoppedUp pic.twitter.com/eisHDev633
— Hillsboro Hops (@HillsboroHops) August 8, 2019
I’d say things are going fairly properly for Carroll early on together with his new club.
#Dbacks 2019 1st round decide OF Corbin Carroll went 2 for Three with a triple, RBI, Three R, RBI, and a couple of BB tonight. He’s batting .400 with an 1.171 OPS in 4 video games since being promoted to the @HillsboroHops. #DbacksMinors
— Jesse Friedman (@JesseNFriedman) August 11, 2019
Missoula Osprey (Rookie Pioneer League)
For the week: 2-2
For the season: 8-5 (Tied with Billings for 1st place in North Division; 2.5 games ahead of Great Falls)
5 members of the Osprey — Liover Peguero, Tristen Carranza, Lui Fuenmayor, Patrick McGuff and Josh McMinn — all noticed time for the Pioneer League All-Stars in their 11-7 win over the Northwest League on Tuesday. Peguero began at shortstop and went 1-for-2 with a stroll. Carranza, the best fielder, also went 1-for-2 with a run scored. Fuenmayor acquired the ultimate two outs of the fourth inning, McGuff allowed 4 runs in 0.2 innings and McMinn retired two batters in the sixth inning.
5 current Osprey representing the PBL, and 3 Osprey from 2018 repping the NWL that they’ll sq. off with tomorrow night time! – however they still have love for Missoula! pic.twitter.com/44uuIZcjsL
— Missoula Osprey (@ospreybaseball) August 6, 2019
Alex Valdez, Jared Liebelt and Jhonny Valdez combined on a three-hit, seven-inning shutout in a 1-0 win over Orem Friday night time. Alex Valdez pitched the first five innings and allowed just one hit while fanning 4. Liebelt was in command in the sixth, registering three strikeouts and Jhonny Valdez navigated by way of the seventh to select up his second save.
D-backs (Rookie Arizona League)
For the week: 2-Three
For the season: Eight-7 (4th place in East Division; 4.Zero games behind Giants Orange)
Brennan Malone, an 18-year-old right-hander picked in the first round out of IMG Academy in June, received his first professional win as the D-backs took down the Mariners 4-1 Wednesday night time. Malone pitched two innings of aid and didn’t permit a baserunner while putting out one. Malone has but to allow successful, though he’s made only three appearances within the Arizona League spanning four innings.
D-backs1 (Dominican Summer time League)
For the week: 2-Four
For the season: 24-35 (sixth place in Baseball City Division; 16.5 video games behind Reds)
Cristian Estrella, a 17-year-old outfielder from the Dominican Republic, broke out of a stoop in an enormous means Friday with four hits and two RBIs in a 13-9 win over the White Sox. Estrella had singles in the second, fourth and fifth innings, then doubled house two runs within the sixth to provide the D-backs a 10-2 lead.
D-backs2 (Dominican Summer time League)
For the week: Four-2
For the season: 37-23 (1st place in San Pedro Division; 2.Zero video games ahead of Cubs2)
Outfielder Danyer Sanabria had a strong week for the D-backs2. The 17-year-old from Venezuela batted .381 (Eight-for-21) with three residence runs and five RBI. His seven house runs on the season are tied for the fourth-most within the Dominican Summer time League.
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