16-11 Third Place in MID Western Division of the Midwestern League.
Other noteworthy performances:
Scott Schneider 2.33 ERA 28 K/ 9 BB
Niko Vasquez .883 OPS 24 K/ 29 BB 13 RBI
Matt Adams .928 OPS 19 K/11 BB 15 RBI
Deryk Hooker 1.89 ERA 24 K/ 9 BB
Jorge Rondon 1.47 ERA 17 K/ 7BB
Scott Schneider was named the Cardinals minor league pitcher of the month for April when he had an ERA under 1. He came back down to Earth in his first outing in May giving up 6 runs in 4 innings.
Folk Hero Niko Vasquez is 21 and is in his 3rd stint in QC. That being said, considering the poor numbers he put up there last year, his early good start is a good sign. His walks are up which is a big plus.
Robert Stock is struggling with the lowest average and OPS on the team. He has fewer than 10% line drives and a BABIP of .250. He hasn’t made great contact so far this season. I am willing to cut him slack as he has only been hitting full time since getting drafted last summer, but I would love to see some solid contact…like soon.
Jorge Rondon will come back to Earth a little bit as well, but he is getting 55% GB% and allowing less than 10% line drives. Those numbers should regress, but he has averaged 2 to 1 strikeout to walk in his career and should continue with that.
Deryk Hooker also continues to deal as he is actually below his career norms with 3/1 strikeout to walk. Also with Rondon, he has 55% GB and less than 10% LD, both are good signs that both are not allowing a lot of solid contact.
Other quick name players at QC: Ryan Jackson (.820 OPS – hopefully he can keep the offense up because his defense is still rock solid), D’Marcus Ingram (5 steals and 3 triples so far)
The River Bandits have 10 pitchers with a 2 to 1 or greater strikeout to walk ratio. They are second in the league in strikeouts, but 6th to last in ERA. They are also 3rd in the league in OPS and lead the league in OBP.
Stats via Milb.com and minorleaguesplits.com 5/6/10