DeJesus is Indians Minor League Player of the Week and Minor League Roundup
By Sean Tuttle
The Cleveland Indians announced Luis DeJesus as their Minor League Player of the Week Tuesday afternoon. DeJesus was also named the New York-Penn League Pitcher of the Week.
The 20-year old righty from Diboll, Texas was drafted by the Tribe in the 11th round of the 2011 Amateur Draft out of Angelina College.
In 13 appearances with the Arizona League Indians, DeJesus went 3-2 with a 3.33 ERA in 46 innings of work. He gave up 41 hits, allowed 20 runs with 17 earned and walked 11 batters, while striking out 45 and hitting one.
This season he has split time between Lake County and Mahoning Valley. In four games with Lake County, DeJesus is 0-1 with a 7.50 ERA in 12 innings of work. He has finished two games and has one save. DeJesus gave up 15 hits, allowed 11 runs with 10 of them being earned. He walked six, struck out 12, and gave up two home runs.
In nine starts with Mahoning Valley, DeJesus, is 4-0 with a 1.41 ERA in 51 innings of work. He has given up 34 hits, allowed 11 runs with eight earned. He has given up one home run, allowed ten walks, struck out 33 batters, and hit one.
Luis DeJesus is at the beginning of his journey. He has a long road in front of him on his path to Cleveland, and this award is just the first of hopefully many along that route. It is encouraging to see these kind of results, but the question is can he be consistent with the production? A promotion to Double-A most likely will not happen until next season.
Minor League Roundup
As of Aug 6th, the Columbus Clippers (AAA) are 61-56 overall, currently sit in second place, ten games out of first in the division. They are currently in third place in the Wild Card standings, three games out. Infielder, Cord Phelps, has hit safely in 12 of his last 14 games (.327 AVG, 16-49, four doubles, a triple, three home runs, six RBI’s). Outfielder, Tim Fedroff, has hit safely in 13 of his last 16 games (.431 AVG, 28-65, five doubles, four home run, 10 RBI’s). Infielder, Gregorio Petit, has hit safely in 11 of his last 14 games (.333 AVG, 15-45, two doubles, six RBI’s). Left-handed pitcher, Eric Berger, made his13th appearance/6th start on the road this season where he is 1-3 with a 6.42 ERA (24 ER/33.2 IP) compared to being 1-1 with a 3.62 ERA (11 ER/27.1 IP) in 8 appearances/3 starts at home.
The Akron Aeros (AA) are 67-46 overall, currently sit in first place, nine games ahead in the division. Matt Lawson has hit safely in 20 of his last 21 games (.381 AVG, 32-84, nine doubles, two triples, home run, 10 RBI’s). Over his last 38 games, Infielder, Adam Abraham, is batting .331 (46-139) with 13 doubles, seven home runs, and 25 RBI’s to raise his batting average from .213 to the current .260 mark. Over his last 43 games, Infielder, Juan Diaz, is batting .304 (49-161) with 13 doubles, two triples, six home runs, and 31 RBI’s to raise his batting average from .225 to the current .261 mark. Over his last 17 games, Outfielder, Thomas Neal, is batting .433 (29-67) with two doubles, two home runs, and 10 RBI’s raising his average from .300 to the current .321 mark.
The Carolina Mudcats (A) are 54-59 overall, 22-21 in the second half of the season, currently sit in third place, four games out of first. Infielder, Tony Wolters, is batting .340 (49-144) with nine doubles, three triples, three home runs, and 20 RBI’s over his last 36 games. Outfielder, Bo Greenwell, has hit safely in 21 of his last 24 games (.337 AVG., 31-92, six doubles, a triple, a home run, and nine RBI’s). Infielder, Ronny Rodriguez, has hit safely in six of his last seven games (.391 AVG, 9-23, a double, thee RBI’s). Left-handed pitcher, Mike Rayl, is 4-2 with a 5.01 ERA (33 ER/59.1 IP) in 11 home starts compared to being 3-6 with a 3.73 ERA (26 ER/62.2 IP) in 11 road starts.
The Lake County Captains (A) are 54-58 overall, 23-20 in the second half of the season, currently sit in fourth place, four games out of first. Left-handed Pitcher, Shawn Morimando, has thrown at least five innings in 11 of his last 12 starts and is 4-2 with a 3.18 ERA (65.0IP/23ER) in those contests. Over his last 33 games, Infielder, Jerrud Sabourin, is hitting .339 (39-115) with seven doubles, a triple, home run, and 15 RBI’s. Infielder, Jose Ramirez, has hit safely in 16 of his last 17 games (.441 AVG., 30-68, two doubles, a triple, two RBI’s). In his last 10 games, Outfielder, Bryson Myles, is batting .375 (15-40) with three doubles and five RBI’s. Outfielder, Jordan Smith, has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games (.308 AVG, 12-39, a double, a home run, and 11 RBI’s).
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers (A) are 23-24 overall, currently sit in fourth place, five games out of first in the division. They are currently riding a three game losing streak. Mahoning Valley fell to Tri-City last night by a score of 5-1. Infielder, Evan Frazar, went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Infielder, Joe Sever, went 1-for-4 with a run scored. Designated Hitter, Mitch Nilsson, went 1-for-3 and Infielder, Joey Wendle, went 1-for-4. Right-handed Pitcher, Jacob Lee, earned the no decision, tossing four innings, allowing a hit, no runs, two walks with five strikeouts. Left-handed Pitcher, Geoffrey Davenport (1-3, 4.54), took the loss in relief, tossing two innings, allowing five hits, three runs with a strikeout.
As of Aug. 6th, the Arizona League Indians (Rookie) are 19-18 overall, currently sit in second place, three games behind first in the division. They are currently riding a two game winning streak. The Indians knocked off the Mariners last night by a score of 8-4. Outfielder, Anthony Santander, went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Infielder, Claudio Bautista, went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a triple, and three RBI’s. Designated hitter, Josh McAdams, went 2-for-4 with a double, and two RBI’s. Catcher, Nelson Rodriguez, went 2-for-5 with a triple. Left-handed pitcher, Luis Lugo, earned a no decision, tossing 4.1 innings, allowing two hits, three runs, two walks with five strikeouts. Right-handed pitcher, Breily Puerta (3-1, 4.21), allowed no runs while earning the win in relief after tossing 2.2 innings.
Transferred Bryan Price from Akron to Columbus
Transferred Matt Packer from Akron to Columbus
Retroactive to August 1st Placed Chad Huffman on DL in Columbus with a Left Groin Strain
Trey Haley transferred from Carolina to Akron
Danny Salazar transferred from Carolina to Akron
JD Reichenbach activated from 7 day DL in Carolina
Jeff Johnson transferred from Lake County to Carolina
Vinny Rottino placed on optional assignment in Columbus
Brett Brach transferred from Carolina to Akron
Roberto Hernandez transfer of rehab from Columbus to Lake County