Full-A (Greenville Drive)
Marino Campana seems to be benefitting from being sent back down to Full-A. The 21-year-old outfielder is hitting .278 in five games so far. A right-handed power bat, he has just two home runs on the year between Advanced-A and Full-A, but more will come.
Jecorrah Arnold is now in Full-A for the first time in his career, being called up from Rookie Ball. The 20-year-old shortstop is 3-for-10 with a walk so far. Small sample size, but it should be fun to watch him if he’s given a lot of playing time.
Triston Casas has been hot-and-cold recently. He’s currently sitting at a .219 average with two home runs and 11 RBI. However, the 19-year-old left-handed hitter has shown that he can get hot. He also only had four at-bats in his minor league career heading into this season, so you can forgive a slower start from him pretty easily.
Tyler Esplin is down to .211 and still hasn’t hit a home run this season. The left-handed hitting outfielder is expected to have a power bat, and at 19 still has plenty of time to find his stroke.
Kole Cottam has a .200 average and six RBI. Although he’s struck out 20 times, he’s also drawn 11 walks, giving him a .355 OBP. There’s a lot of offensive potential for the 21-year-old catcher, don’t let a slow start fool you.
Brandon Howlett‘s also off to a slow start. The 19-year-old third baseman is hitting .197 with four doubles and no home runs. However, the right-handed hitter looked great last year and should be given some time to find himself at a new level.
Alex Scherff‘s last start was absolutely dominant. The right-handed pitcher threw six shutout innings, allowing just one hit while striking out nine. He now has a 1.89 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 19 innings. Scherff has a .185 BAA and 1.05 WHIP. Clearly, his finish to last season was no fluke as the 21-year-old looks better than ever.
Brayan Bello allowed two runs in five innings and rose his ERA to 1.89 this week. He has 16 strikeouts in 19 innings so far and the righty has yet to allow a home run. The 19-year-old has a 1.16 WHIP and .229 BAA on the season.
Yoan Aybar still just has that one bad appearance of five runs without getting an out. Outside of that, the 21-year-old left-handed pitcher eight shutout innings. His 5.63 ERA looks bad, but all-in-all he’s been dominant. Aybar’s big problem has been walks (seven) but he tends to negate that by striking out batters (10). His dominance is shown by a .188 BAA. Now if we could just erase that one appearance.