Double-A (Portland Sea Dogs)
C.J. Chatham finally hit his first career Double-A home run.
The shortstop is hitting .318 on the season and has 14 doubles to go along with that first blast. He’s driven in 21 runs and scored 19 more, stealing four bases. I’d love to see Chatham get a look at a higher level sooner rather than later.
Jhon Nunez is hitting .303 but the catcher is on the IL and hasn’t played a game since June 18.
Bobby Dalbec is down to a .233 average at the moment. He’s shown he can get hot quick though, so don’t worry about the average. The third baseman has 14 homers and 38 RBI to go along with a .370 OBP.
Jarren Duran had a multi-hit game on Monday and has a three-game hitting streak. His average is still low, but the .208 it currently sits at is higher than it’s been in a while. Expect it to continue climbing.
Eduard Bazardo‘s made the jump to Double-A. In two innings, he allowed just one hit and one walk – striking out two. The righty was lights-out in Advanced-A and now gets to show off his talents in Portland.
Dedgar Jimenez got rocked in his lone start this week (six earned runs in 2 1/3 innings). That rocketed his ERA to 4.00 on the year in Double-A. Still, though, this is what the left does. He might have a few bad starts, but it’s usually superb pitching on the mound. No reason to worry about one bad outing.
Denyi Reyes now has a 4.79 ERA after giving up four earned runs in six innings. The righty definitely isn’t dominating like he did last season, but he’s in a new league and is still churning out some dominant starts on occasion.
Durbin Feltman is down to a 4.45 ERA, but the 21 walks in 28 1/3 innings is still a concern. The righty has a 1.35 ERA in his last 10 appearances (13 2/3 innings) so things are definitely trending in an extremely positive direction. His .175 BAA shows the elite potential.
Jake Cosart now has 10 Double-A innings under his belt this season – still rocking a 0.00 ERA. The righty has a .152 BAA and 0.90 WHIP. His 12 strikeouts in that time show there’s nothing to dislike about Cosart’s game at the moment.