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Alumni Winter League Stats (Through 11/21)

Arizona Fall League (FINAL STATS):

Peoria Javelinas:
Kentrail Davis (’10): 23 games; .325/.429/.519; HR, 12 RBI
Scooter Gennett (’10): 22 games; .411/.470/.556; 2HR, 14 RBI
Adam Moore (’06): 15 games; .259/.355/.315; 0HR, 8RBI
Jed Bradley (??): 5 games, 2 starts; 1-0, 6.48ERA; 8.1IP, 4BB, 8K
Santo Manzanillo (’10): 3 games; 0-1, 6.75ERA; 2.2IP; 2BB, K
Daniel Meadows (’09): 10 games; 0-0, 6.57ERA; 12.1IP; 7BB, 5K
Casey Medlen (’11): 8 games; 1-2, 5.84ERA; 12.1IP; 4BB, 12K
Cody Scarpetta (’09): 5 games, 4 starts; 0-3, 19.64ERA; 7.1IP; 13BB, 7K
Tyler Thornburg (’11): 3 games; 1-0, 3.38ERA; 5.1IP; 4BB, 3K

Surprise Saguaros:
Nathan Adcock (’08): 6 games, 6 starts; 2-2, 4.44ERA; 24.1IP; 4BB, 23K
Jeremy Jeffress (’10): 11 games; 0-1, 4.91ERA; 11IP; 8BB, 15K

Australian Baseball League:

Adelaide Bite:
Denny Almonte (’08): 7 games; .320/.414/.520; HR, 2RBI

Perth Heat:
Jamie McOwen (’07): 11 games; .311/.392/.400; 0HR, 3RBI

Sydney Blue Sox:
Craig Anderson (’00): 3 games, 3 starts; 1-1, 3.20ERA; 19.2IP; 4BB, 11K

Venezuela Winter League:

Aguilas del Zulia:
Carlos Maldonado (’99): 19 games; .125/.300/.208; 0HR, RBI
Austin Bibens-Dirkx (’06): 7 games, 6 starts; 3-2, 3.51ERA; 33.1IP; 12BB, 23K

Bravos de Margarita:
Edgar Trejo (’09): 6 games; 1-for-7

Cardenales de Lara:
Johan Limonta (’06): 9 games; .276/.333/.379; 0HR, RBI
Oswaldo Navarro (’05): 30 games; .277/.351/.406; 3HR, 10RBI
Michael Saunders (’06): 16 games; .148/.292/.259; HR, 4RBI
Luis Valbuena (’06): 32 games; .234/.354/.364; 2HR, 11RBI
Caesar Jimenez (’03): 10 games; 1-1, 4.38ERA; 12.1IP; 2BB, 8K

Caribes de Anzoategui:
Luis Oliveros (’02): 6 games; .235/.350/.235; 0HR, 4RBI
Mike Wilson (’05): 29 games; .217/.354/.446; 7HR, 13RBI

Navegantes del Magallanes:
Lorenzo Cain (’09): 9 games; .212/.333/.333; HR, 2RBI
Bryan LaHair (’04): 24 games; .264/.391/.560; 7HR, 14RBI

Dominican Winter League:

Aguilas Cibaenas:
Edward Paredes (’08): 7 games; 0-1, SAVE, 4.91ERA; 3.2IP; 4BB, 3K
Juan Sandoval (’03): 12 games; 2-0, 1.69ERA; 16.0IP; 4BB, 10K

Estrellas de Oriente:
Leury Bonilla (’07): 5 games; 1-for-2

Gigantes del Cibao:
Carlos Peguero (’07): 24 games; .315/.379/.663; 8HR, 18RBI
Aquilino Lopez (’00): 4 games, 3 starts; 1-1, 3.18ERA; 11.1IP; 2BB, 6K
Wily Peralta (’09): 6 games, 4 starts; 1-3, 4.68ERA; 25.0IP; 7BB, 21K

Leones del Escogido:
Jorge Sosa (’01): 6 games, 6 starts; 1-2, 2.30ERA; 27.1IP; 11BB, 25K

Tigres del Licey:
Carlos Triunfel (’07): 8 games; .227/.227/.273; 0HR, 2RBI

Puerto Rican Winter League:

Criollos de Caguas:
Efrain Nieves (’10): 6 games, 0-1, 3.86ERA; 4.2IP; BB, 3K

Gigantes de Carolina:
Daniel Carroll (’08): 12 games; .214/.320/.357; HR, 4RBI
Jeffrey Dominguez (’06): 13 games; .267/.358/.578; 4HR, 10RBI
Rene Rivera (’03): 4 games; .333/.385/.500; 0HR; 0RBI

Indios de Mayaguez:
Martin Maldonado (’09): 12 games; .361/.415/.556; HR, 7RBI
Wilfredo Quintana (’01): 1 game; 0-for-1
Josue Matos (’99): 3 games, 2 starts; 0-0, 4.32ERA; 8.1IP, 5BB, 7K

Prospects, All-Stars, & Arizona Wrap

John Steinberg from the Brewers has this feature about Kentrail Davis, who wrapped up his Arizona Fall League season yesterday, on the John & Cait…Plus Nine blog.

 “For me, it is an honor to be here,” said the 23-year old. “Obviously, the Brewers believe in me and believe in what I can do. I am very happy to have this chance to show everyone a little more of what I can do. It is a good opportunity for me to show the organization that I can hit good pitching and play with the best.”

Davis is 5-9 and weighs 195 pounds; he uses his athleticism and speed at the plate, on the base paths and in the outfield.

“I just go out there and play,” said Davis. “If it is hitting, or stealing a bag, or running a ball down in the outfield, I use that athleticism and my ability to prove I can play.”

The final stats of the former Rattlers on the Peoria Javelinas:

Kentrail Davis (’10): 23 games; .325/.429/.519; HR, 12RBI
Scooter Gennett (’10): 22 games; .411/.470/.556; 2HR, 14RBI
Adam Moore (’06): 15 games; .259/.355/.315; 0HR, 8RBI

Jed Bradley (??): 5 games, 2 starts; 1-0, 6.48ERA; 8.1IP; 4BB, 8K
Santo Manzanillo (’10): 3 games; 0-1, 6.75ERA; 2.2IP; 2BB, K
Daniel Meadows (’09): 10 games; 0-0, 6.57ERA; 12.1IP, 7BB, 5K
Casey Medlen (’11): 8 games; 1-2, 5.84ERA; 12.1IP, 4BB, 12K
Cody Scarpetta (’09): 5 games, 4 starts; 0-3, 19.64ERA; 7.1IP, 13BB, 7K
Tyler Thornburg (’11): 3 games, 1-0, 3.38ERA; 5.1IP, 4BB, 3K

Former Rattlers Nathan Adcock (’09) and Jeremy Jeffress (’10) are with Surprise, one of the teams that will be in the AFL Championship Game on Saturday.

MiLB.com has a list of their top 15 prospects in the Arizona Fall League.  Two of them are Brewers prospects; One gets a writeup:

16. Jed Bradley, LHP, Brewers: The No. 15 overall pick in June’s Draft joined Hultzen in Peoria here and there was a little bit of a split about this southpaw. He might have slightly better pure stuff than Hultzen, but not as much polish. He didn’t pitch much — he had a groin issue early — but he did show hints of the repertoire that made him one of the better college arms in the Draft class.

Scooter comes in at #24, but does not get a writeup.

MiLB.com also put together Brewers Organizational All-Stars for the 2011 minor league season.

Here is the team.  Click through for the full article.  I’ll pull out the extended writeups on the players who spent part or all of 2011 with the Timber Rattlers.

C: Martin Maldonado (’09)
1B: Mat Gamel
2B: Scooter Gennett (’10)
3B: Taylor Green (’09)
SS: Yadiel Rivera (’11)

Shortstop — Yadiel Rivera, Helena (74 games), Wisconsin (32 games): Rivera celebrated his first full year in the Minors with a Pioneer League postseason All-Star selection. Selected in the ninth round of the 2010 Draft, the shortstop hit a combined .236 with nine homers and 43 RBIs over 106 games.

He also smacked 16 doubles, legged out eight triples and scored 53 runs. No shortstop in the system had more homers, triples or RBIs than Rivera, who struggled in his first look at the Midwest League but looked much more comfortable playing rookie ball in the second half.

“He’s got great potential, and he’s playing guys who are two, three and four years older than he is,” said [Reid] Nichols. “He’s still growing. He’s an inch or two taller than he was at the start of spring, and he’s going through some changes with his body that he’s adjusting to. He’s got some leverage in his swing, and he’s at the right place at the right time defensively. The game slows down for him. I think he’ll be average across the board with the bat and above-average defensively.”

Added [Darnell] Coles: “He’s something special — 6-foot-3, maybe 6-foot-4. He may outgrow shortstop. He’s got some kind of easy power. If you watch him take batting practice, he almost swings like [16-year Major League veteran] Wally Joiner. He doesn’t swing very hard, but the ball jumps off his bat. He’s a special talent.”

OF: Brock Kjeldgaard (’09)
OF: Khris Davis (’10)
OF: TJ Mittelstaedt (’11)

T.J. Mittelstaedt, Wisconsin (113 games): After appearing in just 45 games in his rookie season in the Arizona League last year, Mittelstaedt spent all of 2011 in the Class A Midwest League. He hit .293 and drew 76 walks, giving him a .410 on-base percentage that ranked second in the league.

The 23-year-old, who hit in every spot in the lineup, smacked a dozen homers, swiped 28 bases and scored 72 runs. He predominantly manned left field, but he also saw time in right, at second base and as the team’s designated hitter. Completing his utility makeup, Mittelstaedt also pitched in two games, tossing a scoreless inning on each occasion.

“T.J. has done a great job coming in as a guy battling for a position, but he’s shown our organization that he can take pitches, take close pitches, work the count, see a lot of pitches per at-bat and help the guys behind him and the guys in front of him,” Nichols said.

“He’s a fantastic utility guy who swings the bat well,” said Coles. “He puts the ball in play. He’s a headsy player like Willie Bloomquist. He plays every place well, he understands when to bunt and he reads the game well.”

Utility: Hunter Morris (’10)
Utility: Mike Walker (’11)
Utility: Kentrail Davis (’10)

RH Starting Pitcher: Mike Fiers (’09)
LH Starting Pitcher: Dan Merklinger (’09)
Relief Pitcher: Santo Manzanillo (’10)

Baseball America has their list of the top 10 prospects in the Brewers System.  From Tom Haudricourt’s introduction:

Milwaukee didn’t need much help from the minor leagues [in 2011], though third baseman Taylor Green parlayed a big season at Triple-A into a late-August callup and a spot on the postseason roster. After dropping to 30th in Baseball America’s rankings following the Greinke and Marcum deals, the farm system rallied in 2011 and showed some promise for the future.

The Brewers won’t necessarily have openings for them, but Green, outfielders Logan Schafer and Caleb Gindl and righthander Michael Fiers have proven themselves in Triple-A and could help at the major league level in 2012. Righthander Wily Peralta, the orgnization’s No. 1 prospect, allowed just seven runs in five Triple-A starts at the end of the season and isn’t far behind.

The list (with Rattlers alumni in bold):
1.  Wily Peralta, rhp
2.  Taylor Jungmann, rhp
3.  Jed Bradley, lhp
4.  Tyler Thornburg, rhp
5.  Scooter Gennett, 2b
6.  Logan Schafer, of
7.  Cody Scarpetta, rhp
8.  Taylor Green, 3b/2b
9.  Jorge Lopez, rhp
10. Jimmy Nelson, rhp

One other news item to pass along in this post.  Baseball America’s Prospect Blog has the players release by Milwaukee in the last week.  There were a few Rattlers on that list.

RHP Dan Britt
RHP Skyler Crawford
RHP Greg Davis
RHP Alex Jones
RHP Jose Oviedo
LHP Charly Bashara
C Doug Elliot
C Steve Felix
OF Robbie Garvey

Updated Alumni Stats (As of 11/13/11)

Arizona Fall League:

Peoria Javelinas:
Kentrail Davis (’10): 20 games, .324/.432/.485; HR, 9RBI
Scooter Gennett (’10): 18 games, .419/.482/.541; 2HR, 11RBI
Adam Moore (’06): 13 games, .234/.345/.298; 0 HR, 7RBI
Jed Bradley (??): 4 games, 1 start, 0-0; 6.35ERA; 5.2IP, 3BB, 5K
Daniel Meadows (’09): 9 games; 0-0, 6.35ERA; 11.1IP, 7BB, 5K
Casey Medlen (’11): 7 games, 1-2, 6.35ERA; 11.1IP, 4BB, 11K
Cody Scarpetta (’09): 5 games, 4 starts, 0-3; 19.64; 7.1IP, 13BB, 7K

Surprise Saguaros:
Nathan Adcock (’08): 5 games, 5 starts, 1-2, 5.59ERA; 19.1IP, 4BB, 18K
Jeremy Jeffress (’10): 9 games, 0-1, 6.00ERA; 9.0IP, 7BB, 13K

Australian Baseball League:

Adelaide Bite:
Denny Almonte (’08): 7 games, .320/.414/.520; HR, 2RBI

Perth Heat:
Jamie McOwen (’07): 7 games, .300/.364/.367; 0HR, RBI

Sydney Blue Sox:
Craig Anderson (’00): 2 games, 2 starts, 1-0, 1.35ERA; 13.1IP, 2BB, 9K

Venezuelan Winter League:

Cardenales de Lara:
Johan Limonta (’06): 3 games, 2-for-8
Oswaldo Navarro (’05): 27 games, .261/.330/.402; 3HR, 10RBI
Michael Saunders (’06): 16 games, .148/.292/.259; HR, 4 RBI
Luis Valbuena (’06): 27 games, .244/.370/.389; 2HR, 10RBI
Caesar Jimenez (’03): 8 games, 1-1, 3.60ERA; 10.0IP, BB, 6K

Aguilas del Zulia:
Carlos Maldonado (’99): 17 games; .143/.321/.238; 0HR, RBI
Austin Bibens-Dirkx (’06): 6 games, 5 starts, 2-2, 3.86ERA; 28.0IP; 11BB, 19K
Jose Escalona (’08): 9 games, 0-0, 7.20ERA; 5IP, 5BB, 0K

Bravos de Margarita:
Edgar Trejo (’09): 6 games, 1-for-7

Caribes de Anzoategui:
Luis Oliveros (’02): 5 games, .228/.318/.281, 0HR, 4RBI
Mike Wilson (’05): 23 games, .208/.348/.417; 5 HR, 10 RBI

Navegantes del Magallanes:
Lorenzo Cain (’09): 9 games; .212/.333/.333; HR, 2 RBI
Bryan LaHair (’04): 24 games, .264/.391/.560; 7HR, 14RBI

Puerto Rican Winter League:

Criollos de Caguas:
Efrain Nieves (’10): 4 games, 0-1, 9.00ERA; 2IP, BB, 0K

Gigantes de Carolina:
Daniel Carroll (’08): 7 games, .185/.290/.222; 0HR, 2RBI
Jeff Dominguez (’06): 8 games, .379/.438/.862; 4HR, 9RBI
Rene Rivera (’03): 2 games, .333/.429/.333; 0HR, 0RBI

Indios de Mayaguez:
Martin Maldonado (’09): 7 games; .429/.458/.667; HR, 5RBI
Hiram Burgos (’10): 2 games, 2 starts; 0-2, 17.18ERA; 3.2IP, 2BB, K

Dominican Winter League:

Aguilas Cibaenas:
Edward Paredes (’08): 6 games; 0-1, save, 5.40ERA; 3.1IP, 4BB, 2K
Juan Sandoval (’03): 9 games; 2-0, 0.71ERA; 12.2IP, 3BB, 10K

Estrellas de Oriente:
Leury Bonilla (’07): 5 games, 1-for-2
Juan Diaz (’08): 10 games, .115/.207/.115 0HR, 0RBI

Gigantes del Cibao:
Carlos Peguero (’07): 19 games, .338/.407/.732 7HR, 15RBI
Aquilino Lopez (’00): 2 games, 1 start, 0-1, 11.57ERA; 2.1IP, 0BB, 0K
Wily Peralta (’09): 5 games, 4 starts, 0-3, 5.57ERA, 21.0IP, 7BB, 16K

Leones del Escogido:
Alex Liddi (’08): 3 games, 0-for-7
Jorge Sosa (’01): 4 games, 4 starts, 1-0, 1.45ERA; 18.2IP, 9BB, 16K

Tigres del Licey:
Carlos Triunfel (’07): 7 games, .238/.238/.286; 0HR, 2RBI

The week in the Fall/Winter Leagues

First the action in the Rising Stars Game (aka The Arizona Fall League All-Star Game).

Rising Stars West 11, Rising Stars East 2

Of note:
Nathan Adcock (’08): IP, H, R, HR, 0BB, 0K
Jeremy Jeffress (’10): IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
Jed Bradley: IP, 0H, 0R, 2K

Arizona Fall League Regular Season:

Peoria Javelinas:
Kentrail Davis (’10): 17 games, .316/.400/.474; HR, 7RBI, 4SB, CS
Scooter Gennett (’10): 14 games, .383/.448/.533; 2 HR, 9RBI
Adam Moore (’06): 11 games, .205/.326/.256; 0 HR, 6 RBI
Jed Bradley: 3 games; 0-0, 4.50ERA, 4IP, BB, 3K
Daniel Meadows (’09): 8 games; 0-0, 2.61ERA; 10.1IP, 5BB, 4K
Casey Medlen (’11): 6 games; 1-1, 3.86ERA; 9.1IP, 2BB, 11K
Cody Scarpetta (’09): 5 games, 4 starts; 0-3, 19.64ERA; 7.1IP, 13BB, 7K

Surprise Saguaros:
Nathan Adcock (’09): 4 games, 4 starts; 1-2, 5.65ERA, 14.1IP, 4 BB, 13K
Jeremy Jeffress (’10): 8 games, 1-1, SAVE, 5.40ERA, 8.1IP, 5BB, 11K

Australia Baseball League:

Adelaide Bite:
Denny Almonte (’08): 3 games; .091/.091/.182

Perth Heat:
Jamie McOwen (’07): 3 games; .364/.462/.545

Sydney Blue Sox:
Craig Anderson (’00): 1 game, 1 start; 6.1IP, 2H, R, 0BB, 4K

Dominican Republic:

Aguilas Cibaenas:
Edward Paredes (’08): 6 games; 0-1, SAVE, 5.40ERA; 3.1IP, 4BB, 2K
Juan Sandoval (’03): 7 games; 2-0, 0.93ERA; 9.2IP; 3BB, 8K

Estrellas de Oriente:
Leury Bonilla (’07): 4 games, 1-for-2
Juan Diaz (’08): 10 games; .115/.207/.115

Gigantes del Cibao:
Carlos Peguero (’07): 15 games; .362/.431/.793; 6 HR, 13 RBI
Wily Peralta (’09): 4 games, 4 starts; 0-2, 6.19ERA; 16IP, 7 BB, 11K

Leones del Escogido:
Jorge Sosa (’01): 3 games, 3 starts; 0-0, 2.13ERA; 12.2IP, 5BB, 13K

Tigres del Licey:
Rene Rivera (’03): 4 games; .417/.462/.417
Carlos Triunfel (’07): 2 games; 1-for-4
Santo Manzanillo (’10): 1 game; 0-0, *.**ERA, 0.0IB, BB, 0K

Puerto Rico:

Criollos de Caguas:
Efrain Nieves (’10): 1 game; IP, 0BB, 0K

Gigantes de Carolina:
Jeffrey Dominguez (’06): 3 games, 6-for-10, 2 HR, 2RBI

Indios de Mayaguez:
Martin Maldonado (’09): 3 games, 3-for-8
Hiram Burgos (’10): 1 game, 1 start; 0-1, 11.57ERA; 2.1IP, 2BB, 0K
Josue Matos (’99): 1 game, 2IP, BB, 3K

Venezuela:

Aguilas del Zulia:
Carlos Maldonado (’99): 13 games, .091/.250/.152; HR, 5 RBI
Austin Bibens-Dirkx (’06): 5 games, 4 starts; 2-2, 2.28ERA; 23.2IP, 9BB, 16K
Jose Escalona (’08): 7 games; 0-0, 7.71ERA; 4.2IP, 4BB, 0K

Bravos de Margarita:
Edgar Trejo (’09): 6 games; .143/.250/.143

Cardenales de Lara:
Alex Liddi (’08): 14 games; .136/.269/.250 HR, 4RBI
Oswaldo Navarro (’05): 21 games; .306/.370/.486; 3 HR, 10 RBI
Michael Saunders (’06): 16 games; .148/.292/.259; HR, 4RBI
Luis Valbuena (’06): 21 games; .243/.333/.419; 2 HR, 9 RBI
Caesar Jimenez (’03): 6 games; 1-1, 2.25ERA; 8IP, 0BB, 5K

Caribes de Anzoategui:
Luis Oliveros (’02): 4 games; .364/.500/.364; 0 HR, 4 RBI
Mike Wilson (’05): 18 games; .180/..282/.328; 3HR, 8 RBI

Leones del Caracas:
Mike Fiers (’09): 3 games, 2 starts; 1-1, 2.25ERA; 12IP, 5BB, 8K

Navegantes del Magallanes:
Lorenzo Cain (’09): 9 games; .212/.333/.333; HR, 2RBI
Bryan LaHair (’04): 18 games; .290/.402/.667; 7 HR, 14RBI

Arizona Fall League Report (Games of November 2)

Peoria 4, Salt River 2

Peoria:
Scooter Gennett (’10): 3-for-4, RUN, RBI
Kentrail Davis (’10): 1-for-4
Adam Moore (’06): 1-for-3, RUN

The game story from MLB has this little bit on Scooter’s day:

Javelinas leadoff man Scooter Gennett, the Brewers’ No. 4 prospect, and No. 9 hitter Ryan Jackson (Cardinals) each went 3-for-4. It was the second straight three-hit game for Gennett, who raised his average to .383, while Jackson struck out on four pitches in the eighth inning to fall a homer shy of the cycle.

AFL All-Stars

The Arizona Fall League announced the rosters for their “Rising Stars” game.  The game will be held on November 5.  November 5 may have been here before they were done announcing the rosters on twitter.

Anyways, there are a few former Timber Rattlers who were named to the West squad.

Nathan Adcock, who is on twitter as @NathanAdcock47, and Jeremy Jeffress are both playing for Surprise in the AFL this fall and were announced as part of the team.

Jed Bradley is not an ex-Timber Rattlers player – but he is a 2011 Milwaukee Brewers first round draft pick.  He is also on the West squad.

As coincidence would have it all three of those pitchers, um, pitched in AFL games yesterday.

@Surprise 7, Mesa 5

Surprise:
Nathan Adcock (’08): 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
Jeremy Jeffress (’10): .2IP, 3H, 2R, ER, BB, 0K

@Scottsdale 6, Peoria 4

Peoria:
Scooter Gennett (’10): 3-for-4, RUN
Kentrail Davis (’10): 1-for-3, RUN, 3B, 2 RBI
Jed Bradley: 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K

Arizona Report for 10/31/11

The Peoria Javelinas won 8-0 over Salt River on Monday afternoon.

Ex-Rattlers in action for Peoria:

Kentrail Davis (’10): 2-for-4, Run, SB
Daniel Meadows (’09): IP, H, 0R, 0BB, K

Peoria is at Scottsdale today.  Game time is 8:35pm CDT.

The Week in Rattlers Alumni

Carlos Peguero continues to hit well in the Domican Winter League; Lorenzo Cain has heated up in Venezuela; Kentrail Davis has picked up some hits to raise his slash line in Arizona; and Casey Medlen with 9 Ks & 1 walk in 7-1/3 innings pitched in Arizona.

Here is a look at how they and the other former Timber Rattlers are doing in the various Fall & Winter Leagues:

Arizona Fall League:

Peoria Javelinas:
Kentrail Davis (’10): 12 games; .316/.435/.500; HR, 4RBI, 3SB, 1 CS
Scooter Gennett (’10): 12 games; .327/.407/.500; 2 HR, 8RBI, 2SB, 0 CS
Adam Moore (’06): 10 games; .194/.310/.250; 0HR, 6RBI
Jed Bradley (’12???): 2 games, 0-0, 9.00; 2IP, 2H, 3R, 2ER, BB, 2K
Daniel Meadows (’09): 6 games, 0-0, 2.25ERA; 8IP, 8H, 3R, 2ER, 4BB, 2K
Casey Medlen (’11): 5 games, 1-1, 3.68ERA; 7.1IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 9K
Cody Scarpetta (’09): 4 games, 3 starts, 0-2, 11.57; 7IP, 9H, 10R, 9ER, 11BB, 6K

Surprise Saguaros:
Nathan Adcock (’08): 3 games, 3 starts, 1-2, 7.15ERA; 11.1IP, 16H, 10R, 9ER, 3BB, 11K

Venezuela Winter League:

Cardenales de Lara:
Daniel Carroll (’08): 1 game, 1-for-3
Alex Liddi (’08): 14 games; .136/.269/.250; HR, 4RBI
Oswaldo Navarro (’05): 15 games; .294/.373/.490; 2 HR, 7RBI
Michael Saunders (’06): 12 games; .163/.308/.302; HR, 4 RBI
Luis Valbuena (’06): 15 games; .235/.339/.412; HR, 5RBI
Cesar Jimenez (’03): 3 games; 0-0, 2.08ERA; 4.1IP, 6H, 3R, ER, 0BB, 2K

Aguilas del Zulia:
Carlos Maldonado (’99): 11 games; .103/.257/.172 0HR, RBI
Austin Bibens-Dirkx (’06): 4 games, 3 starts, 1-2, 3.24ERA; 16.2IP; 15H, 6R, 6ER, 8BB, 11K
Jose Escalona (’08): 5 games, 0-0, 9.00ERA; 4IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 4BB, 0K

Caribes de Anzoategui:
Luis Oliveros (’02): 2 games; .333/.500/.333
Mike Wilson (’05): 13 games; .191/.291/.383, 3 HR, 8RBI

Bravos de Margarita:
Edgar Trejo (’09): 6 games; .143/.250/.143 0HR, 0RBI

Leones del Caracas:
Michael Fiers (’09): 2 games; 1 start; 1-0, 0.00ERA; 7IP; 3H, 4BB, 4K

Navegantes del Magallanes:
Lorenzo Cain (’09): 9 games; .212/.333/.333; HR, 2 RBI
Bryan La Hair (’04): 13 games; .314/.417/.745; 6HR; 12 RBI

Dominican Winter League:

Aguilas Cibaenas:
Edward Paredes (’08): 6 games; 0-1, SAVE, 5.40ERA; 3.1IP, 4H, 2R, ER, 4BB, 2K
Juan Sandoval (’03): 5 games; 2-0, 1.35ERA, 6.2IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 7K

Estrellas de Oriente:
Leury Bonilla (’07): 3 games; 0-for-1
Juan Diaz (’08): 9 games; .120/.185/.120 0HR, 0RBI

Gigantes del Cibao:
Carlos Peguero (’07): 12 games; .354/.415/.792; 5HR, 11RBI
Wily Peralta (’09): 3 games, 3 starts, 0-2; 7.94; 11.1IP, 13H, 10R, 10ER, 5BB, 8K

Leones del Escogido:
Jorge Sosa (’01): 2 games, 2 starts, 0-0, 1.13ERA; 8IP, 8H, R, 3BB, 8K

Tigres del Licey:
Rene Rivera (’03): 4 games; .417/.462/.417 0HR, RBI
Carlos Triunfel (’07): 2 games; .250/.250/.250 0HR, 0RBI
Santo Manzanillo (’10): 1 game, 0-0, *.**ERA; 0.0IP, 0H, R, ER, BB, K

The Australian Baseball League and the Puerto Rican Winter League both start this week.  Jamie McOwen (’07) is back in Australia.  I have not seen a full roster for any of the teams in either league yet.  When I know, you’ll know.

Rough day for ex-Rattlers

Tough day for Scooter Gennett (’10) in the Arizona Fall League.  The Peoria Javelinas beat Phoenix 7-5 in 11 innings.

Scooter went 0-for-5 with an RBI, a walk, and three strikeouts.

Logan Schaefer, a fellow Brewers minor leauger, also went 0-for-5 in that game.

But, that all pales when compared to the night for Mark Lowe (’05).   When he was a Rattler, Lowe made 22 starts and went 6-6 with an ERA of 5.47.  In 103.2 innings pitched, Lowe allowed 107 hits – 12 homers – walked 49 and struck out 72.

Lowe has joined a club with Pat Darcy, Charlie Leibrant, and Mitch Williams as the other members.  All four pitchers have given up “walk-off” home runs in Game Six of a World Series.

Carlton Fisk’s 12th inning homer at Fenway Park gave the Red Sox a 7-6 win over Cincinnati in 1975.
Kirby Puckett’s 11th inning homer at the Metrodome gave the Twins a 4-3 win over Atlanta in 1991.
Joe Carter’s 9th inning homer at Skydome gave the Blue Jays an 8-6 win over Philadelphia in 1993.

Mark Lowe in the Rangers dugout after Game 6 of the 2011 World Series PHOTO: Louis DeLuca/Dallas Morning News

I found an AP article with comments from Lowe

Rangers’ Lowe wanted Game 6 in his hands

“If you don’t want to be in that situation I was in as a pitcher,” Lowe said, “you’re in the wrong business. This is what I’ve worked for my whole career and I was where I wanted to be.”

Too bad his pitch wasn’t.

Lowe’s change-up drifted over the plate and Freese tattooed it to center field, the winning homer sending the record crowd of 47,325 at Busch Stadium into a delirious frenzy. The homer gave St. Louis a dramatic 10-9 victory and forced the first Game 7 in the World Series since 2002.

“I didn’t have the results I wanted,” Lowe said, “but tomorrow’s a new day and I could get in there and get a big out and nobody remembers this game. That’s baseball.”

I hope that Lowe does get another chance, but history says probably not. Neither Darcy nor Leibrandt got a chance to redeem themselves in the Game 7 that was played the next day. Williams did not get the opportunity because Carter’s home run ended the series.

However, the way the Rangers bullpen was used up last night, he may.

Speaking of last night’s game. I am not sure how many of you are into Win Expectancy Graphs, but take a look at this over at Baseball Reference.  The graph shows how likely it is that one team will win the game.  The line moves on each play.  The more the line swings to one team, the more likely that team is to win the game.

To put it in words:
After Neftali Feliz struck out Ryan Theriot for the first out of the ninth inning, the Rangers win expectancy was 96%.
After Josh Hamilton hit his home run in the 10th, the Rangers win expectancy was 93%.

Just head over and look at the roller coaster.

Arizona & Ratings & twitter

Down in the Arizona Fall League yesterday:

Nathan Adcock (’08) got the start for Surprise against Salt River.  Salt River won 6-2 and Adcock took the loss.

Adcock: 5IP, 10H, 5R, 4ER, 0BB, K, HR

Peoria lost 7-6 in ten innings to Phoenix.

Ex-Rattlers in action for Peoria:
Adam Moore (’06): 1-for-4
Casey Medlen (’11): IP, H, R, 0BB, 2K, HR, Loss

Brewers minor leaguers in action for Peoria:
Logan Schafer: 2-for-4, 2 RUNS, 2B,
Zelous Wheeler: 1-for-4
Jed Bradley: IP, 2H, 3R, 2ER, BB, 2K, HR

This piece has been up over at Bernie’s Crew for the last couple of days, so it’s about time I put a link to it here.  I’ll put Jim’s introduction here, but you’ll need to click the link to see how pitchers in the Brewers Minor League system are lined up by certain categories.

Every year, members of the media and fans spend far too much time breaking down the ERA of minor league pitchers.

I have yet to talk to a scout who legitimately believes ERA illustrates much of anything in terms of talent in a young pitcher. It’s all about the projectability of the stuff, the skill set on the mound, and the relative age to his opponents.

Pinpointing the ultimate projectability of a pitcher’s repertoire is an artform that is often honed, but never mastered. It’s not as objective as simply standing in the scout’s section of the ballpark with a radar gun and logging velocity readings. It’s about understanding mechanics. It’s about understanding what could be there, rather than what already is.

One of the easiest ways to grab a snapshot of the Brewers’ minor league system is to categorize them according to the three main skills on the mound: ground-ball percentage, walk rate, and strikeout rate.

Last thing today: Look at the latest Rattlers Alumni on twitter

Nick Bucci  is @nickbooch
Cameron Garfield is @CAMgGARFIELD
Maverick Lasker is @LaskerMaverick

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