I know it shouldn’t be all-that-shocking anymore, but it still amazes me how good Bryan Mata can be. The 19-year-old now has a 2.95 ERA in Advanced-A ball this season. Salem’s ace broke a streak of seven straight outings going at least five innings when he went just four his last time out. He still allowed just one earned run though, and opponents are hitting .206 (one home run) on the year against him.
Roniel Raudes also went just four innings his last outing. He also lowered his ERA though, giving up zero earned runs. The 20-year-old has a 3.67 ERA on the season and has allowed just two home runs over 54 innings in Advanced-A in 2018.
Daniel Gonzalez joined his teammates in lowering his ERA over the week. He did it in over more innings though, throwing seven innings without giving up an earned run in a start. The 22-year-old has a 2.91 ERA over 65 innings this year. He has a 7-1 record, while also recording two saves.
Tanner Houck‘s odd season continues. Over his last two starts he’s allowed seven earned runs (six walks) in 10 1/3 innings. He’s also struck out 16 however. The 22-year-old has a 5.32 ERA on the season.
Santiago Espinal is gone, but C.J. Chatham is still here. The shortstop is hitting .303 with 21 RBI and has recently been showing off some speed, stealing three bases over his last three games. He now has five steals in Advanced-A and six in total.
Speaking of steals, Tyler Hill has been on a tear at the plate. The outfielder is hitting .393 over his last nine games and has risen his average to .252 on the year. As mentioned before, his main attraction is steals, as he’s picked up 18 this season.
Bobby Dalbec is hitting .222. Not great, right?
He also has 20 doubles and 15 home runs. Then there’s the ridiculous 57 RBI and 39 runs scored. That .222 average doesn’t seem so bad now, does it?
Michael Osinski has made his way to Advanced-A. The third baseman is 4-for-12 with three RBI and a steal. He was showing he could drive in runs in Full-A and that doesn’t appear to be slowing down at the next level.