13-12 Second Place in TEX North Division of the Texas League.
Daryl Jones (#3) .600 OPS, 16 K/9 BB, .315 OBP
Eduardo Sanchez (#5) .68 ERA, 13 K/3 BB
Pete Kozma (#14) .734 OPS, 14 K/10 BB, .305 OBP, 4 HRs
Adam Reifer (#15) 5.59 ERA, 12 K/2 BB
Adron Chambers (#20) .745 OPS, 14 K/10BB, .370 OBP, 3 triples
Francisco Samuel (#17) was activated from extended spring and started at Palm Beach and only pitched 1 inning so far for Springfield.
Other noteworthy performances:
Scott Gorgen: 1.21 ERA, 29.2 IP, 31 K/10 BB
Blake King: 2.25 ERA, 12 IP, 15 K/8 BB
Aaron Luna .905 OPS, 13 K/12 BB, .467 OBP
James Rapoport .854 OPS, 12 K/9 BB, .405 OBP
Andrew Brown .843 OPS, 23 K/12 BB, 8 HRs
Scott Gorgen is the star of the squad so far and if his fastball is in the low-90s as reported by Jeff Luhnow, then Gorgen will find himself comfortably in the top 20 next season. He has been great getting strikeouts and limiting walks.
Pete Kozma got off to a slow start with a below the Mendoza line average for the first few weeks. He has been the victim of a bit of bad luck with a .253 BABIP on the season. He has a lot of errors (11) but it is hard to even understand minor league errors let alone project them forward.
DJ Tools’s 600 OPS is not exactly what you would like to see from a top 5 prospect in AA especially when he had already spent a year plus in Springfield. His strikeouts and walks are about career norms, but he is hitting more ground balls and less flyballs and line drives. Jones also has a Kozma-level BABIP of .262, which is low for the league. However, he will have to start hitting more balls in the air if he wants his numbers to rise to the 2008 level.
Eduardo Sanchez is just being Eduardo as usual. Lots of strikeouts, very few runs and few walks. This is the same work we have seen from him in the recent past. He’s good a good reliever people, very good.
I liked Aaron Luna much more when he played 2B and he was a Dan Uggla clone. Now, he hasn’t played 2B since Palm Beach and his bat is less valuable in LF.
Springfield is 3rd in the league in OPS but lead the league in HRs with 22. On the pitching side they are 4th in the league in ERA, so their record is pretty much about where they should be sitting – about the middle.
Stats via Milb.com and minorleaguesplits.com 5/5/10