Saturday, April 6, 2013

Mizzou Baseball in the Minors 2013


Nick Tepesch (08-10) began the season on the roster of the Round Rock Express and pitched a single game prior to being moved up to his new role as the Texas Rangers' 5th starter.

CLASS AAA

♦ Brock Bond (06-07) Fresno Grizzlies (Pacific Coast League) San Francisco Giants organization
  • Bond was invited to the Giants Major League spring training camp and was awarded the Harry S. Jordan Award, as the"player in his first big league camp whose performance and dedication in Spring Training best exemplifies the San Francisco Giants spirit."  But he did not make the Giants roster.
  • 2012 Stats: .332 BA (112-for-337), 106 G, 59 R, 15 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 31 RBI, 48 BB, 41 SO, 3/5 SB, .422 OBP, .398 SLG 
 Evan Frey (05-07) Reno Aces (Pacific Coast League) Arizona Diamondbacks organization).
  • Frey was moved down to Mobile from the AAA Reno Aces on May 20th last season.  Frey's numbers took a slump after the move from AAA to AA, but by August his numbers were back up to his usual production level, with a .364 BA in September.
  • 2012 AA Mobile Stats:  .256 (92-for-360), 95 G, 47 R, 14 2B, 3 3B, 0 HR, 23 RBI, 50 BB, 50 SO, 29/36 SB, .348 OB%, .311 SLG
♦ Kyle Gibson (07-09) Rochester Redwings  (International League)  Minnesota Twins organization
  • Gibson returned to the pitching mound in 2012 after recovering from Tommy John surgery.  He posted a 2.45 ERA in 14.2 innings pitched in the Gulf Coast League, a 2.57 ERA in 7 IP in  the Florida State League, and a 9.45 ERA in 6.2 IP with Rochester. 
  • Gibson is expected to be promoted to the Minnesota Twins at some point this season, as soon as he builds his strength and consistency following his surgery and rehab.
♦ Doug Mathis (05)  New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League) Miami MArlins organization
  • Mathis joined the Chiba Lotte Marines of the Nippon Professional Baseball League after spending most of the 2012 season with the Pawtucket Red Sox (International League) Boston Red Sox organization

CLASS AA

♦ Tyler Clark (08-10): Erie Sea Wolves (Eastern League) Detroit Tigers organization
  • Clark was moved up to Double-A Erie on August 6th
  • 2012 AA Erie Stats: 0-0, 7.36 ERA, 7.1 IP, 7 G, 8 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 1 HR, 6 BB, 7 SO, OPP BA .276
  • 2012 Single-A Lakeland Stats: 6-1. 0.63 ERA, 42.2 IP, 31 G, 9 SV, 19 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 HR, 17 BB, 59 SO, .137 BA

    ♦ Ryan Lollis (06-09) Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern League) San Francisco Giants organization
    • 2012 Stats at Fresno: .309 BA (54-for-175), 50 G, 27 R, 9 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 21 RBI, 25 BB, 26 SO, 2/5 SB, .393 OBP, .434 SLG
    ♦ Phil McCormick (08-11) Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern League) San Francisco Giants organization
    • 2012 Stats: .3-1, 3.48 ERA, 61 G, 1 SV, 51.2 IP, 46 H, 21 R, 20 ER, 1 HR, 20 BB, 54 SO, .242 OPP BA
    ♦ Brett Nicholas (10) Frisco Rough Riders (Texas League) Texas Rangers organization
    • Nicholas has been very consistent at the plate, maintaining an average around .285 throughout the season.
    • 2012 Myrtle Beach Stats: .285 BA (127-for-446), 122 G, 49 R, 33 2B, 0 3B, 8 HR, 63 RBI, 44 BB, 84 SO, 5/6 SB, .351 OB%, .415 SLG
    • Nicholas now plays at 1st base much more often than as a catcher, which may have increased his playing time and his prospects.
    Matt Stites (11) San Antonio Missions (Texas League) San Diego Padres organization
    ♦ Rick Zagone (06-08): Bowie Bay Sox (Eastern League) Baltimore Orioles organization
    • Zagone is currently on the the 7-day Disable List
    • Zagone saw time in AA, AA and High A ball last season (some of those spots more than once).  He was moved back up to AA Bowie in late June, then pitched twice back in AAA Norfolk at the end of the season.
    • Overall 2012 stats:  9-5. .341 ERA, 28 G, 22 GS, 1 SV, 142.2 IP, 114 H, 61 R, 54 ER, 11 HR, 60 BB, 90 SO, .224 OPP BA
    CLASS A - Advanced

    ♦ Aaron Senne (07-10) Jupiter Hammerheads (Florida State League) Miami Marlins organization
    CLASS A

    ♦ Blake Brown (10-12) Rome Braves (South Atlantic League) Atlanta Braves organization
    • 2012 Danville Stats:  .201 (36-for-179), 53 G, 27 R, 6 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 20 RBI, 25 BB, 72 SO, 10/14 SB, .313 OB%, .313 SLG
    ♦ Eric Garcia (10-12) Rome Braves (South Atlantic League)  Atlanta Braves organization
    • 2012 Overall Stats: .228 (34-for-149), 41 G, 24 R, 7 WB, 1 3B, 3 HR, 19 RBI, 26 BB, 35 SO, 5/9 SB, .352 OB%, .349 SLG
    ♦ James Hudelson (11) Kannapolis Intimidators (South Atlantic League) Chicago White Sox organization
    • 2012 Overall Stats: 1-3, 5.46 ERA, 23 G, 2 SV, 29.2 IP, 31 H, 20 R, 18 ER, 1 HR, 15 BB, 28 SO, .258 OPP BA 
    ♦ Ben Turner (09-12) Augusta Greenjackets (South Atlantic League) San Francisco Giants organization

      CLASS A ROOKIE



      ♦ Blake Holovach (12) Everett Aquasox (Northwest League) Seattle Mariners organization  
      • Holovach is still listed as being with the Aqua Sox, but they are a short-season team whose roster and season won't begin until June.  Holovach is more than likely in Extended Spring Training at this time.
      • 2012 Stats:  1-5, 3.91 ERA, 14 G, 10 GS, 48.1 IP, 49 H, 29 R, 21 ER, 3 HR, 22 BB, 30 SO, .261 OPP BA

        INDEPENDENT LEAGUES

        The independent league rosters will not be finalized until sometime in May

        RELEASED OR RETIRED

        ♦ Mike Liberto (09-10) was released by the Kansas City Royals organization during spring training.

        MINOR LEAGUE COACHING

        ♦ Landon Brandes (2000): Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, Washington Nationals

        ♦ Torre Tyson (95-98): Hitting Coach, Frederick Keys, Baltimore Orioles organization

        ♦ Jayce Tingler (00-03) Minor League Field Coordinator, Texas Rangers

        Spring Training Secret: Most Roster Decisions Are Set In Advance (Baseball America)
        Simple logic explains why spring training doesn’t weigh heavily in teams’ decisions. The minor league spring training season lasts roughly 15 games—three starts for most pitchers and less than 50 at-bats for many position players.

        Teams don’t make decisions on who moves up or moves down during the regular season based on a good or bad two weeks. Similarly, they see the spring training games and they take note of them, but in many cases, the decisions were largely made before the players ever stepped onto the field for the first spring training minor league game.

        So what does decide who gets cut? ...

        If you have further information about any of these players, or corrections to my info, please e-mail me at simmonsfield@hotmail.com

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