Let’s take a leisurely ride downstream on the Mississippi and check on the Memphis Redbirds.
Prospects on Top 20 list:
Evan MacLane was traded for and Oneli Perez was picked up from the Independent League to help bolster the Redbirds pitching staff that was beset by injuries and call-ups.
MacLane hasn’t been fooling too many people, but he has been eating innings. Perez has 12 fingers and has 12 strikeouts over 16 innings so far.
The Dan Band
2009 Hot Prospect Daniel Descalso was promoted to Memphis on July 3rd and continued his hot streak. He’s slashing: .333/.373./.426 so far in AAA.
I Thought You Were Supposed to Bring the Bats?
The Redbirds are 3rd to last in AVG and 2nd to last in all the other slash categories in the PCL.
We are at .500 How?
The Redbirds are 5th in ERA to make up for their atrocious hitting.
Getting Off The Schneid
Adam Ottavino didn’t break out this year so much and just plain broke. He started the season 0-9 and now sits at 2-9 as he finally got his first wins of the year in his last two starts. His numbers aren’t terrible, but he got hurt by the lack of offense for Memphis.
Clayton Mortensen earned a quick callup to the big league club for a cup of coffee, but has shown some good stuff in AAA. His K/BB is almost 2 to 1
Old Man Muscles
Jarrett Hoffpauir is second on the team with 10 HRs and got enough attention from the brass to earn himself a callup to St. Louis as well.
*Stats of July 20th.