Various tidbits from down on the farm.
AAA Louisville Bats
Carlos Marmol was placed on the restricted list yesterday for leaving the Triple-A Louisville club without permission. Marmol has posted a 7.36 ERA over 3.2 IP where he allowed 2H, 6 BB, with 6 K. He obviously had not begun to solve the control issues that landed him back in the minors. Brett Marshall and Trevor Bell are both with the Bat’s on rehab assignments. One would suspect that both of these pitchers will be assigned to the Bats once they are removed from the Major League DL.
AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos
The Blue Wahoos will send six players to the Southern League All-Star Game in June 17. IF Rey Navarro (.272/.337/.464/.801), OF Steve Selsky (.300/.409/.360/.769), OF Yorman Rodriguez (.236/.276/.322/.598), RHP Michael Lorenzen (2.41), RHP Jon Moscot (2.27), and RHP Robert Stephenson (3.49) were all selected to the South Division roster. Rodriguez was a late addition to the roster and I’ll let you play which one doesn’t look like the other. For goodness sake, if you had to have an OF from the Blue Wahoos to add to the roster, Juan Duran (.234/.283/.427/.710) is at least putting up a league average OPS. 3B Juan Silverio (.284/.323/.483/.805) and RHP Daniel Corcino (3.13) deserved some consideration also.
High A Bakersfield Blaze
The Bakersfield Blaze earned a postseason berth on Saturday night with 8-7 win over Rancho Cucamonga. The Blaze are 43-24 and have clinched the Northern Division First Half title. 1B Marquez Smith (.290/.408/.545/.954) and LF Jesse Winker (.308/.410/.538/.949) are 2nd and 3rd in OPS in the California league. They each homered twice in last nights game.
Low A Dayton Dragons
The Dragons are sending four players to play in the 2014 Midwest League All-Star Game on June 17. SS Carlton Daal (.311/.357/.350/.707), RHSP Nick Travieso (3.29), RHSP Sal Ramano (3.42), and LHSP Ismael Guillon (2.79) have been selected to play for the Eastern Division team in the All-Star Game. One has to wonder how the 16 Midwest League managers failed to nominate and vote in Sebastian Elizalde (.316/.441/.515/.956) who is second in the Midwest League in OPS.