Anderson Espinoza, after two so-so outings, reminded us this week why scouts are excited to watch him pitch. In terms of innings, this week’s six inning start was the longest of the season for the 18 year old Venezuelan. He also allowed two hits, no walks, and struck out three while throwing only 67 pitches. Espinoza has a 3.86 ERA over 39.2 innings this season, walking 13 and striking out 45 while allowing a .241 batting average against him.
Josh Ockimey had an odd last five games where he went just three for 15 but all three hits went for extra bases, a homer and two doubles. The first baseman walked twice while driving in six runs and scoring four. For the season, his slash line stands at .287/.436/.552 with 12 doubles, a triple and eight homers in 43 games.
Joseph Monge moved up the ladder to Salem this week so he will be under that team’s summary in the future. Monge left Greenville on a high note, rapping four hits in five at-bats in his last game there. The Bronx native posted a batting line of .338/.392/.472 at Greenville this season. In his first two games at Salem he was one for seven with a double and three strikeouts
Roniel Raudes could be another player who moves up if he continues to excel as he has this season. He had his second scoreless outing of the season this week, allowing three hits and no walks, striking out eight over six innings. Raudes has walked just eight in 38 innings this year while striking out 38 and posting a 2.61 ERA.
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