The GCL is literally a training camp for A ball and nothing more. Wins and losses don't matter, and stats don't matter. It is intended to only be a league that gives young rookies an opportunity to work out their game mechanics and get some exposure before moving up to Tri City and then Low A.
Therefore let's not freak out about Correa. It's pretty safe to assume he'll only play at Greenville for the majority of next season, with maybe a promotion to Tri City in July/August. Therefore he isn't likely to get a taste of Lexington ball(which is when stats REALLY matter) until mid 2014 at best, and isn't probable to make Lancaster before opening day 2015. Followed by a Corpus Christi call-up in late 2015, all leading up to a (hopefully) cup of coffee in the show by mid 2016.
Yeah Correa has a long ways to go, But we all knew that. So calm down about his GCL stats. They're about as important as...(Fill in joke/punchline here)
~June 30th, 2012~
AAA Oklahoma City RedHawks: 20-6 loss to Memphis
-> Brandon Barnes: 2-for-5, 2B, HR, RBI, 2 R-> Mike Hessman: 2-for-5, solo HR-> J.B. Shuck: 2-for-5-> Brett Wallace: 1-for-2-> Jordan Kreke: 1-for-3, R-> Jimmy Paredes: 1-for-5, RBI, SB, R-> Fernando Martinez: 1-for-5, RBI-> Angel Sanchez: 0-for-2, RBI, 2 BB-> Landon Powell: 0-for-3, R, 2 BB-> Marwin Gonzalez: 1-for-1 (pinch-hitter)
SP Brian Bass: 4.2 IP, 6 R (1 ER), 5 H, 1 BB, 3 K (loss)RP Enerio Del Rosario: 0.1 IP, 4 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 0 KRP Sergio Perez: 1.2 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 2 KRP Jonnathan Aristil: 1.1 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 0 KRP Juan Abreu: 0.0 IP, 6 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 0 KRP J.B. Shuck: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K
AA Corpus Christi Hooks: 13-7 win over Northwest Arkansas
-> Austin Wates: 3-for-5, RBI, R-> Jose Martinez: 2-for-3, BB, HR, 3 R, 5 RBI-> Jonathan Villar: 2-for-3, RBI, 2 BB, 3 R-> Andrew Simunic: 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R-> Andrew Locke: 2-for-4, BB, 2B, RBI-> Andrew Muren: 1-for-4, BB, RBI, 2 R-> Kody Hinze: 1-for-5, RBI, R-> Jonathan Singleton: 0-for-4, BB, RBI-> Jair Fernandez: 0-for-4, BB, R
SP Bobby Doran: 6.0 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 4 K (win)RP Arcenio Leon: 1.0 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 KRP Erick Abreu: 2.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K
A+ Lancaster JetHawks: 8-7 win over Rancho Cucamonga
-> Grant Hogue: 4-for-4, BB, 3B, RBI, 2 SB, 3 R-> Enrique Hernandez: 2-for-3, BB, 3B, R-> Domingo Santana: 2-for-4, BB, RBI, R-> George Springer: 1-for-4, BB, RBI, R-> Rene Garcia: 1-for-4, R-> Alex Todd: 0-for-1, RBI, SB, 2 BB-> Erik Castro: 0-for-3, R, 2 BB
SP Zachary Grimmett: 6.0 IP, 4 ER. 8 H, 2 BB, 3 K (win)RP Kirk Clark: 2.0 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 1 KRP Andrew Robinson: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K (save)
A- Lexington Legends: 13-8 loss to Asheville
-> Matthew Duffy: 3-for-5, 2B, 3 RBI-> Justin Gominsky: 2-for-4, RBI, R, 2 2B-> Ruben Sosa: 2-for-4, 2 RBI-> Roberto Pena: 2-for-5, 2 R-> Chan Moon: 1-for-3, R-> Brandon Meredith: 1-for-4, BB, solo HR-> Zachary Johnson: 1-for-4, BB, 2B, R-> Jordan Scott: 0-for-3, R, SB, 2 BB-> Delino DeShields: 0-for-4, BB, RBI, R, 3 SB
SP Michael Foltynewicz: 6.0 IP, 6 R (5 ER), 6 H, 2 BB, 4 K (loss)RP Nathan Pettus: 0.1 IP, 7 R (6 ER), 1 BB, 1 KRP Mitchell Lambson: 1.1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 KRP Dayan Diaz: 0.1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 KRP Luis Alvarez: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K
SS Tri-City ValleyCats: 14-5 win over Connecticut
-> Daniel Gulbransen: 3-for-3, 2B, HR, 2 BB, 2 R, 5 RBI-> Austin Elkins: 3-for-4, 2 R-> Joe Sclafani: 2-for-4, R, 2 RBI-> Jesse Wierzbicki: 2-for-4, BB, 2 R-> Andrew Aplin: 1-for-2, SB, 2 RBI, 2 R-> Neiko Johnson: 1-for-3, SB, 2 BB, 2 R-> Jobduan Morales: 1-for-5, GRAND SLAM-> Ryan Dineen: 0-for-2, RBI, 2 BB, 2 R-> Tyler Heineman: 0-for-3, BB
SP Vincent Velasquez: 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 7 K (win)RP Brad Propst: 2.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 3 KRP Jamaine Cotton: 1.0 IP, 2 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K
RK Greeneville Astros: 13-4 win over Danville
-> Jose Monzon: 3-for-4, HR, R, 4 RBI-> Ariel Ovando: 3-for-5, RBI, 2 R-> Ernesto Genoves: 3-for-5, RBI, 2 2B, 2 R-> Michael Martinez: 2-for-3, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R-> Angel Ibanez: 2-for-4, RBI, 2 R-> Ricky Gingras: 1-for-2-> Marc Wik: 1-for-4, BB, R-> Jean Batista: 1-for-5, HR, R, 2 RBI-> James Howick: 1-for-5, 2 R
SP Richard Rodriguez: 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 9 K (win)RP Scott Zuloaga: 2.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 2 KRP Jordan Jankowski: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K
Boy oh boy, 20 runs. Nothing to talk about on the pitching side, aside from Shuck tossing an inning (a perfect one, how about that?) Four game hit streak for Barnes, a .862 OPS over his last ten games. Paredes is also on a four game hit streak with seven hits in that span. Five game hit streak for F-Mart, he's hitting .406/.441/.500 over his last ten games. Wallace has a 1.169 OPS over his last ten games.
Much better start for Doran in his second outing in AA, quality start and no walks. 1.6 BB/9 in his first two starts. Villar is hitting .304 during his last six games. Four game hit streak for Muren, he's hitting .326/.383/.418 since his promotion, still looking for his first AA homer. Nine walks in Singleton's last ten games, he's whiffed six times in his last four games though.
Santana has 12 hits in the last seven games, and is hitting .317/.383/.463 over his last ten games. King George has a .325/.417/.450 line during his last ten games, with a bomb, a triple and three steals.
First non-quality start for Folty since May 19th, it was a nice run. Fortunately we still seem improvements; working six innings and not walking a ton of people despite not being at his best is a great sign, we didn't see this last season. Now has a 2.51 ERA, 3.3 BB/9 and 6.8 K/9 in 96.2 IP. How about DeShields? No hits, one walk, and he still manages to swipe three. Electric. 57-for-65 (87.7%) now in SB attempts. He's also walked nine times in ten games.
Great day for in Tri-City. Velasquez was excellent again, first six inning start since the TJ surgery. Currently has a 1.76 ERA, 8.2 H/9, 1.8 BB/9 and 9.4 K/9 through his first three starts, awesome to see. Gulbransen is hitting .344/.488/.594 during his first ten pro games, wow. And the first bomb for him. Elkins has a .938 OPS during his first twelve games; he's only walked twice, but he's also only whiffed four times. Slam for Morales, second bomb in nine games; he has a .977 OPS during nine games this year. We saw solid average and good OBP from him in the past, but power was the question; now he's showing that too early on. 1.091 OPS for Aplin during his first 11 pro games.
Nice day for Ovando, .364/.408/.523 in 11 games this season. Another bomb for Martinez today; he is hitting .313/.378/.531 in his first nine pro games. Another strong start for Richard Rodriguez, he has a 2.65 ERA, 2.1 BB/9 and 11.7 K/9 in his first three starts, very nice.
|==Top June Performers ==|
AAA Oklahoma City:
-> Brett Wallace: .367/.475/.714, 4 HR, 5 2B-> Jimmy Paredes: .324/.365/.454, 2 HR, 2 3B, 4 2B, 11 SB-> Mickey Storey: 16.0 IP, 0.56 ERA, 0.688 WHIP, 1.1 BB/9, 8.4 K/9
AA Corpus Christi:
-> Jonathan Villar: .292/.396/.483, 5 HR, 2 2B, 12 SB-> Andrew Muren: .327/.383/.418, 2 2B, 1 3B, 5 SB-> Jose Cisnero: 33.0 IP, 2.18 ERA, 1.182 WHIP, 2.2 BB/9, 8.5 K/9
-> George Springer: .314/.455/.547, 5 HR, 4 SB, 27 R-> Domingo Santana: .333/.402/.472, 1 HR, 5 2B, 2 SB-> Ben Heath: .407/.435/.627, 3 HR, 4 2B-> Chris Epps: .359/.438/.734, 5 HR, 18 R
-> Michael Foltynewicz: 33.1 IP, 2.97 ERA, 1.230 WHIP, 2.7 BB/9, 5.4 K/9-> Nicholas Tropeano: 28.1 IP, 2.22 ERA, 1.341 WHIP, 4.8 BB/9, 9.5 K/9-> Delino DeShields: .303/.407/.424, 2 HR, 4 2B, 25 SB, 22 R-> Chan Moon: .276/.403/.466, 2 HR, 3 2B, 4 SB
None of the short-season guys have more than 10-12 games or 2-3 starts or whatever, so I'll hold off doing a monthly report for those teams until the July edition.
Not a heck of a lot, honestly. 28th round guy, but maybe going to a minor school like that had him under the radar. Michael Martinez was playing 3B until Ibanez got to Greeneville, so I'm guessing he's at least a better defender than MM.
Here's his numbers in college: www.utpabroncs.com/custompages/Baseball%20Stats/career/histcarr.htm#17
And a story on him: www.progresstimes.net/news/local-news/2436-a-dream-fulfilled-angel-ibanez-drafted-by-astros.html
That's about all I have...
I've got tickets to tonight's Corpus Christi Hooks game, but I can't go. Game starts in an hour and a half. If anybody in here lives in the area and wants them, let me know.
Short notice, obviously. But the offer stands!