I'll just mention the important details of last night's games, which included Shawn Chacon's meltdown at Colorado Springs in a rehab start, a flawless three innings of rehab by Aaron Cook at our short-season Tri-Cities affiliate, and Cole Garner's first professional HR in the wrong side of a rout for Casper. One other note was the return of Samuel Deduno to Asheville, he got hit hard but also showed some good stuff in his first game back from his shoulder troubles. Frankie Morales relieved him and also got himself in trouble as the Tourists lost. The Citizen Times meanwhile has a short piece on a snubbed but no bitter Dustin Hahn heading into the South Atlantic League all-star break.
Today behind Mike Esposito Colorado Springs looks to be breaking its nine game losing streak. Ryan Spilborghs has two doubles already and Jeff Baker continues to have a hot hand of late with a double of his own (he's two for two with a walk)
Okay, here are some organizational leaders in various categories, with a note for players to watch who might be out due to park factors or age or not enough games but are meritorious nonetheless (50 Games minimum to qualify):
- Ryan Spilborghs, Tulsa/Colorado Springs .423
- Brian Buchanan, Colorado Springs .402
- Chris Ianetta, Modesto .396
- Tony Miller, Tulsa .395
- Todd Helton, Colorado .390
- Joe Koshansky, Asheville .388
Jordan Czarniecki, Modesto in 41 games thus far has an OBP of .416 and Dustin Hahn and Jeff Salazar are a little behind Koshansky.
- Koshansky, .599
- Ryan Shealy, Colorado/Colorado Springs .570
- Miller, .545
- Tim Olson, Colorado Springs .540
- Spilborghs, .525
- Joe Gaetti, Modesto .522
- Clint Barmes, Colorado .516
Probably Christian Colonel who only has 34 games but has an SLG of .575 for Modesto.
I'll put more in an edit or in the comments later.
- Koshansky 18
- Miller 14
- Gaetti 13
- Preston Wilson, Colorado 12
- Olson 11
- Justin Nelson, Asheville 10
The short porch at McCormick Field makes this category Tourist heavy, but Tony Miller's nine at Driller Stadium are pretty impressive and Ian Stewart has six now but should be moving up in the category soon and at his age and level it's not a bad thing at all. Barmes had eight before he was injured.
I'll switch to a couple of pitching stats now:
Opponents' Batting Average Against (minimum 25 IP):
- Joshua Newman, Modesto .192
- Samuel Deduno, Asheville .196
- Brian Fuentes, Colorado .198
- Jay Witasick, Colorado .202
- Enmanuel Ulloa, Tulsa .206
- Larry Robles, Asheville .209
- Jim Miller, Modesto .210
- Frankie Morales, Asheville .217
Jamey Burch (.224) and Ubaldo Jiminez(.232) are just outside the top six. Watch Shane Lindsay of Tri-Cities on this stat as he looked very difficult to hit in his first start of the year the other day. Robles apparently has been promoted to Modesto. Oops, I didn't even look to see if any of our pitchers in Denver were on this list, Fuentes, Witasick, and possibly Shawn Chacon might be.
- Juan Morillo Asheville/Modesto 87
- Ubaldo Jiminez, Modesto 78
- Sandy Nin, Modesto/Tulsa 64
- Dragon Lo, Asheville 63
- Jeff Francis, Colorado 61
- Steven Register, Modesto 59
Jason Young is just out with 59, he should be passing Register and Francis soon, however at the rate he's going.