The second week we look back at the top performers from the previous week (Monday-Sunday). It is still a work in progress, so please feel free to share your thoughts on what you like or dislike about the format and what you would like to see.
David Vidal | C | .545/.583/1.000 | 12 PA, 5 2B, 6 RBI, 1 BB | Bakersfield Blaze
The Reds made the switch to the catching position with David Vidal this spring. He had some catching experience in junior college, but had not caught since being drafted. He had about as strong of a start as you can possibly |have, hitting .545 with five doubles in just 11 at-bats for the Blaze last week in his first action since last season.
Kristopher Negron | INF/OF | .375/.474/.875 | 20 PA, 1 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 3 BB, 8 R | Louisville Bats
Negron was a run scoring machine during the last week for the Bats as he scored eight runs. He had four extra-base hits, including two triples with just six hits on the week. He added another three walks.
Ryan Wright | 2B | .400/.423/.875 | 26 PA, 4 2B, 2 HR, 5 R, 4 RBI | Bakersfield Blaze
Ryan Wright saw his 11-game hitting streak come to an end during the week but he only got two plate appearances in that game as he came off of the bench in that game. That didn’t stop him from a torrid week though as he had 10 hits, including four doubles and two home runs.
Devin Lohman | SS | .368/.429/.579 | 23 PA, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 SB, 2 RBI | Pensacola Blue Wahoos
The shortstop hit .368 on the week with two extra-base hits and a walk while driving in two and scoring two runs. He also added a steal.
Ruben Gotay | INF | .357/.367/.607 | 30 PA, 1 2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 6 R | Louisville Bats
Ruben Gotay has been a productive hitter all year for Louisville and last week was no different. He had as many runs batted in during the week as he had hits on the week with 10. He added three extra-base hits and scored six runs.
Robert Stephenson | SP | 11.o IP, 0.00 ERA, 3 BB, 14K, 1.00 WHIP | Pensacola Blue Wahoos
After a bit of a rough stretch the right hander has turned things around lately, posting a 0.00 ERA last week in two starts where he struck out 32% of the hitters he faced with just three walks.
Ben Lively | SP | 7.0 IP, 0.00 ERA, 1 BB, 6K, 0.71 WHIP | Bakersfield Blaze
Compared to what we usually see from Lively, his start last week was probably a slight step backwards, but that just speaks to how good he has been instead of how his last start went as he fired seven shutout innings with a walk and six strikeouts.
Tim Crabbe | SP | 6.0 IP, 0.00 ERA, 2 BB, 5 K, 1.17 WHIP | Louisville Bats
Crabbe threw six shutout innings in his last start for the Bats. He walked just two batters and added five strikeouts.
Nick Travieso | SP | 10.2 IP, 1.69 ERA, 2 BB, 11K, 0.94 WHIP | Dayton Dragons
The right hander made two starts last week, allowing just two runs over 10.2 innings with two walks and striking out 11 opposing hitters.
Layne Somsen | RP | 5.1 IP, 0.00 ERA, 2 H, 0 BB, 6 K, 0.37 WHIP | Bakersfield Blaze
Layne Somsen has picked up in Bakersfield where he left off in Dayton: dominance. He threw 5.1 innings out of the bullpen last week while just allowing two base runners and striking out six.
Dan Langfield | RP | 4.0 IP, 0.00 ERA, 0 H, 0 BB, 8 K, 0.00 WHIP | Dayton Dragons
Langfield came up from extended spring training after rehabbing from a shoulder injury that cost him the 2013 season. He made two appearances that lasted two innings each. He didn’t allow a base runner over those four innings and struck out eight of the 12 batters he faced.
Lee Hyde | RP | 3.0 IP, 0.00 ERA, 2 H, 0 BB, 6 K, 0.67 WHIP | Louisville Bats
The left handed reliever threw three shutout innings for the Bats last week, allowing just two base runners while striking out six of the eleven hitters he faced.