Atlanta Sports Cards
Minor League Update
Games of June 15th, 2011
By Jamie Kennedy
Manny Machado, Lo-A Orioles
1-5, bating .295
Its been announced by the Baltimore Sun Times that Machado will be promoted right after the Sally Lge All-Star Game
Sammy Solis, Lo-A Nationals
7 IP, 5H, 2ER, 2 BB, 6K, ERA: 3.47
Bryce Harper’s teammate, a 2011 Bowman Autograph subject, continues to improve.
HOTTEST PITCHER IN THE MINORS
Tyler Thornburg, Lo-A Brewers
7 IP, 2H, ER, 4 BB, 9K, W (7-0), ERA- 1.57
Mr. Thornburg, like Taijuan Walker, doesn’t get his due pitching in the Midwest League, but buzz has already started on his cards, notably 2010 EEE, and high-end refractors of 2010 Bowman Draft. After a night like this (and many others as he hasn’t lost), and a BAA of just .203, Thornburg is poised to gain hobby acclaim sooner than later. He’s a lock for Fridays Baseball America Hot Sheet, and our weekend Hot Sheet.
TIE- HOTTEST PITCHER IN MINORS
Shelby Miller, AA-Cardinals
8 IP. 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8K
Also could be lock for BA.com’s #1 on HS Friday. His cards are getting expensive….
Hunter Morris, Hi-A Brewers
1-3, HR (9), 3 RBI, R
Robbie Erlin, AA Rangers
5IP, 10H, 6ER, 2BB, 5K, W (6-0)
After being promoted after a crazy stint at Hi-A, Erlin has pitched well, sans this outing where he got rocked, but still earned a win. On the year, his BB/K ratio is an amazing 9/83
HOTTEST HITTER IN THE MINORS
Tommy Mendonca, AA-Rangers
3-4, 2R, 3B, 3 RBI (51), batting .477 in his last 10.
No-Brainer for the weekend hot lists…
Casey Kelly, AA-Padres
5 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, BB, 4K, W (6-2)
Kelly starting to heat up concurrently with the rise of 2008 Razor
James Darnell, AA-Padres
2-4, R, 2b (24), continues hot streak.
HEATING UP BIG TIME
Arodys Vizcaino, AA-Braves
7.2 IP, 5H, ER, BB, 9K
Dellin Betances, AA-Yankees
5 IP, 3H, ER, 4 BB, 8 K, ERA lowers to 1.76 on year.
Primed for late season call-up if he can harness control.
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