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How the PuRPs performed in May


We are coming up to our summer PuRP polling. There are two players that are breaking out right now that should be considered on our next list in the names of Johendi Jiminian and Corelle Prime. There will also be 2 or 3 draft picks to include on our lists. We only had 1 player graduate from PuRPdom as Chad Bettis spent enough time in the Majors to disqualify him. In May some PuRPs picked up the pace while others regressed. Here are the May stats as well as the overall stats for the year. I also make a few comments and would like to hear yours.

1. Jon Gray; Tulsa Stock; Steady

IP 30.0 H 26 ERA 3.90 HR 4 BB 6 SO 21 WHIP 1.07

IP 53.2 H 47 ERA 3.86 HR 6 BB 10 SO 46 WHIP 1.06

Gray’s May was similar to his April. I think Gray could use the full year in the minors and maybe some time in the AFL before starting next year competing for a rotation spot.

2. Eddie Butler; Tulsa Stock; Steady

IP 37.1 H 37 ERA 2.17 HR 2 BB 12 SO 15 WHIP 1.31

IP 68.2 H 62 ERA 2.49 HR 3 BB 19 SO 40 WHIP 1.18

Eddies WHIP went up in May but his ERA went down. Whether that is because he is working on hitting to contact or if the League is getting a better scouting report, I don’t know but he is still good.

3. David Dahl; Asheville Stock; Steady

AB 110 R 18 H 31 2B 8 3B 4 HR 4 BB 9 SO 19 SB 4 CS 3 AVG 273 OPS 855

AB 203 R 33 H 56 2B 12 3B 5 HR 9 BB 14 SO 38 SB 10 CS 2 AVG 276 OPS 840

David Dahl is playing great defense from what I’ve heard and has a strong accurate arm that can throw out runners at the plate. Offensively, he has been steady. He strikes out a bit more than I’d like but not enough that at20 and in A ball to worry much about.

4. Rosell Herrera; Modesto Stock; Falling

AB 3 R 0 H 0 2B 0 3B 0 HR 0 BB 1 SO 0 SB 0 CS 0 AVG .000 OPS .250

AB 75 R 6 H 19 2B 1 3B 0 HR 0 BB 3 SO 12 SB 2 CS 4 AVG .264 OPS .562

Rosy just came off the 7 day DL so now he has to make up for his poor pre DL stint numbers.

5. Kyle Parker; Colorado Springs Stock; Steady

AB 117 R 13 H 35 2B 9 3B 2 HR 3 BB 6 SO 23 SB 2 CS 2 AVG 299 OPS 821

AB 206 R 32 H 59 2B 16 3B 3 HR 6 BB 16 SO 46 SB 2 CS 2 AVG 286 OPS 818

Parker hasn’t been great considering his #5 ranking but hasn’t been bad either. His May was much like April.

6. Trevor Story; Modesto Stock; Rising

AB 67 R 10 H 18 2B 4 3B 3 HR 1 BB 6 SO 20 SB 2 CS 1 AVG .269 OPS 791

AB 164 R 32 H 53 2B 15 3B 6 HR 3 BB 23 SO 53 SB 18 CS 3 AVG .323 OPS .952

Story had a mini slump early in the month and was starting to come out of it when he was hit by a pitch. He should be back at any time and it will be interesting to see how he hits with protection (Valaika) in the lineup or if he is promoted with Rosy back.

7. Ryan McMahon; Asheville Stock; shaky

AB 108 R 21 H 19 2B 16 3B 1 HR 1 BB 9 SO 33 SB 0 CS 2 AVG 269 OPS 788

AB 187 R 40 H 52 2B 21 3B 1 HR 10 BB 24 SO 59 SB 1 CS 2 AVG 278 OPS 918

McMahon had a killer April but May has a definite regression. He is also striking out more and walking less. At 19 he has time to work out issues.

8. Tom Murphy; Tulsa Stock; steady-injured

AB 36 R 8 H 10 2B 4 3B 0 HR 2 BB 7 SO 7 SB 0 CS 0 AVG .278 OPS .951

AB 94 R 16 H 20 2B 4 3B 0 HR 5 BB 14 SO 27 SB 0 CS 0 AVG .213 OPS .736

Murphy had an injury that slowed him in April and he was just getting back to normal when he was felled by another injury. Rough year.

9. Tyler Anderson; Tulsa Stock; Ranging up-injured

IP 18 H 21 ERA 4.00 HR 0 BB 8 SO 19 WHIP 1.61

IP 43 H 39 ERA 2.93 HR 1 BB 15 SO 37 WHIP 1.26

Tyler Anderson is Tyler Anderson. He is a decent pitcher but tends to get injured.

10. Ryan Casteel; Tulsa Stock; shaky

AB 91 R 15 H 26 2B 4 3B 0 HR 2 BB 4 SO 17 SB 1 CS 1 AVG .286 OPS .715

AB 160 R 21 H 41 2B 7 3B 0 HR 4 BB 10 SO 36 SB 1 CS 1 AVG .256 OPS .680

Casteel improved slightly in May. Yet, his year is still a bit disappointing compared to expectations.

11. Dan Winkler; Tulsa Stock; Up

IP 30.2 H 16 ERA 1.76 HR 4 BB 6 SO 30 WHIP 0.73

IP 60.2 H 29 ERA 1.34 HR 5 BB 15 SO 63 WHIP 0.73

The only difference between Winkler’s April and May is that he increased the HR allowed. Winkler leads the TL in SO like he did the CAL.

12. Christhian Adames; Tulsa Stock; Steady

AB 94 R 13 H 21 2B 2 3B 0 HR 1 BB 7 SO 10 SB 2 CS 1 AVG .223 OPS .548

AB 166 R 25 H 43 2B 5 3B 2 HR 2 BB 15 SO 21 SB 4 CS 3 AVG .259 OPS .670

Seeing Adames’ and Featherston struggles in May makes me hope that the Rockies can shore up the lack of infield depth in the upper minors.

13. Tyler Matzek; Colorado Springs Stock; Up

IP 29.2 H 38 ERA 3.34 HR 3 BB 12 SO 19 WHIP 1.69

IP 56.1 H 54 ERA 3.20 HR 5 BB 25 SO 50 WHIP 1.40

Matzek is a going to be great or struggle every outing there is no middle ground and you never know which guy he’ll be that day.

14. Jason Aquino; Modesto-injured Stock; Steady

Injured no stats

H 17 IP 15 ERA 6.00 HB 2 BB 4 SO 12 WHIP 1.40

15. Raimel Tapia; Asheville Stock; up

AB 97 R 17 H 33 2B 6 3B 1 HR 3 BB 5 SO 15 SB 1 CS 2 AVG 340 OPS 896

AB 183 R 28 H 54 2B 10 3B 1 HR 4 BB 11 SO 39 SB 7 CS 6 AVG 295 OPS 765

Tapia had a bad April but May is much better. He only has occasional power but is a good player.

16. Sam Moll; injured Stock; Steady

17. Wilfredo Rodriguez; Asheville Stock; steady

AB 67 R 13 H 23 2B 3 3B 0 HR 0 BB 6 SO 5 SB 1 CS 0 AVG 343 OPS 793

AB 112 R 17 H 41 2B 8 3B 0 HR 1 BB 13 SO 10 SB 2 CS 3 AVG 366 OPS 892

Wilfredo has cooled down to a .343 AVG for May. He doesn’t have the power that plays at other position but a .350ish AVG Catcher is not a bad thing.

18. Dom Nunez; Extended Stock; Steady

19. Alex Balog; Asheville Stock; Steady

IP 35.1 H 40 ERA 4.08 HR 5 BB 7 SO 25 WHIP 1.33

IP 59.1 H 62 ERA 3.79 HR 6 BB 15 SO 40 WHIP 1.30

Balog can throw an outstanding game one day and a horrible one the next but not as extreme as Matzek. He can use a bit more consistency but not a bad pitcher.

20. Pat Valaika; Modesto Stock; Rising

SAL AB 127 R 25 H 47 2B 12 3B 1 HR 4 BB 9 SO 26 SB 12 CS 2 AVG .370 OPS 982

CAL AB 50 R 8 H 16 2B 1 3B 1 HR 1 BB 3 SO 13 SB 1 CS 2 AVG .320 OPS 858

Valaika got a rare first half call up. He continued raking at the higher level. He was probably due for some regression anyway so a slightly lower OPS at Modesto is not troublesome.

21. Taylor Featherston; Tulsa Stock; Shaky

AB 103 R 10 H 22 2B 6 3B 1 HR 2 BB 5 SO 19 SB 2 CS 2 AVG 204 OPS 587

AB 200 R 25 H 53 2B 13 3B 1 HR 3 BB 17 SO 35 SB 5 CS 5 AVG 265 OPS 714

Featherston has been consistent throughout his career so his struggling May is surprising to me.

22. Jordan Patterson; Asheville Stock; Falling

AB 81 R 12 H 18 2B 2 3B 0 HR 4 BB 10 SO 23 SB 8 CS 2 AVG 222 OPS 688

AB 163 R 23 H 36 2B 5 3B 0 HR 4 BB 20 SO 51 SB 8 CS 3 AVG 221 OPS 653

It’s amazing how similar May’s numbers were to April’s for Patterson which weren’t good.

23. Will Swanner; Modesto Stock; Falling

AB 90 R 10 H 19 2B 5 3B 0 HR 2 BB 11 SO 41 SB 1 CS 1 AVG .211 OPS .631

AB 183 R 23 H 46 2B 8 3B 3 HR 3 BB 21 SO 66 SB 6 CS 2 AVG .251 OPS .706

Swanner is disappointing. He is being outplayed by baby O’Dowd and he has two catchers ready to pass him at the next lower level.

24. Max White; Asheville Stock; Wavering

AB 80 R 13 H 19 2B 4 3B 1 HR 2 BB 8 SO 32 SB 4 CS 0 AVG 238 OPS 691

AB 146 R 26 H 33 2B 8 3B 2 HR 2 BB 15 SO 61 SB 8 CS 1 AVG 226 OPS 650

Max White has improved slightly in May. He just needs a high OBP to be a valuable leadoff guy. Yet, he usually hits 8th or 9th.

25. Christian Bergman; Colorado Springs Stock; Steady

IP 40.2 H 30 ERA 2.21 HR 4 BB 9 SO 25 WHIP 0.96

IP 69.0 H 63 ERA 3.91 HR 7 BB 14 SO 43 WHIP 1.12

Bergman has pitched really well in May. I still don’t know if he is MLB material. Funny thing, while pitching poorly in April, he had a 3-1 W/L record. For pitching well in May, he gets a 0-3 W/L record.

26. Tim Wheeler; Colorado Springs Stock; dying

AB 108 R 13 H 18 2B 7 3B 0 HR 0 BB 11 SO 23 SB 3 CS 2 AVG 154 OPS 482

AB 202 R 26 H 45 2B 15 3B 2 HR 4 BB 15 SO 44 SB 4 CS 5 AVG 223 OPS 675

The way Wheeler played in Spring and April, I though his power was back but May showed that not only is his power not back he is struggling to hit for average.

27. Terry McClure; Extended Stock; Steady

28. Antonio Senzatela; Asheville Stock; Rising

IP 31.1 H 28 ERA 2.01 HR 4 BB 4 SO 19 WHIP 1.02

IP 55.1 H 57 ERA 3.90 HR 8 BB 13 SO 27 WHIP 1.27

Senzatela quietly had a very good May. He is showing great control for a 19 yr. old only walking 4 this month.

29. Ryan Warner; Extended Stock; Steady

30. Jose Briceno; Asheville Stock; up

AB 56 R 11 H 20 2B 9 3B 1 HR 0 BB 3 SO 8 SB 3 CS 1 AVG 349 OPS 921

AB 112 R 13 H 36 2B 13 3B 1 HR 0 BB 4 SO 17 SB 6 CS 0 AVG 321 OPS 827

We see Briceno’s nice offensive numbers here but he has also thrown out 45% of base stealers. He needs to be better at blocking balls.

Other prospects to keep an eye on.

Devin Burke. Believe it or not, Burke had the best May ERA, 0.95 of all Rockies system starters.

Correlle Prime

AB 104 R 22 H 32 2B 12 3B 1 HR 8 BB 7 SO 23 SB 1 CS 0 AVG 308 OPS 1.021

AB 200 R 32 H 56 2B 18 3B 1 HR 11 BB 12 SO 47 SB 3 CS 2 AVG 280 OPS 860

Johendi Jiminian

IP 33.0 H 36 ERA 4.641 HR 4 BB 11 SO 26 WHIP 1.42

IP 61.1 H 56 ERA 3.08 HR 4 BB 20 SO 42 WHIP 1.24

Eat. Drink. Be Merry. But the above FanPost does not necessarily reflect the attitudes, opinions, or views of Purple Row's staff (unless, of course, it's written by the staff [and even then, it still might not]).

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