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Guarding The Farm Report 2

Cleveland Guardians weekly minor league report continues with the week of 4/18 to 4/24.



Lynchburg Hillcats (Low A)


The Hillcats sit at 7-8 in 3rd place in the Carolina League North Division. They have rattled off four wins in a row averaging 14 runs per game in that span. This past week saw some big individual games by their catchers Richard Paz, Victor Planchart and Joe Donovan. Let's take a look at the top performers through 15 games.


IF- Milan Tolentino: .366, 4 2B, 7 RBI, 6 BB, 2 SB, .901 OPS

C- Victor Planchart: .333, 2 2B, 6 RBI, .407 SLG

IF- Dayan Frias: .298, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 11 BB, .441 OBP

C- Richard Paz: .276, 1 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 4 BB, .414 SLG

P- Will Dion: 1.69 ERA, 10.2 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 15 K, .220 AVG

P- Jack Leftwich: 0.90 ERA, 10 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 11 K, .229 AVG

P- Davis Sharpe: 1.23 ERA, 7.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 10 K, .125 AVG


Highlights of the Week: Richard Paz goes 4/5 with 3 singles, a double and 4 RBI's at Carolina on 4/22.


Will "lil Kershaw" Dion throws 4 hitless innings with no walks and six strikeouts at Carolina on 4/21.



Lake County Captains (High A)


The Captains are off to a 7-8 start. They currently sit in third place in the Midwest League East Division. They won their last two games at Great Lakes to split the 6-game series. Jhonkensy Noel has gotten hot hitting three HR's in the last two games. Guardians 2021 top pick Gavin Williams had another solid start touching triple digits once again. Here are the top performers through 15 games.


IF- Angel Martinez: /323, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 8 BB, 4 SB, .475 OPB, .862 OPS

1B- Joe Naranjo: .317, 4 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 15 RBI, 12 BB, .756 SLG, 1.247 OPS

3B- Jhonkensy Noel: .263, 2 2B, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 7 BB, .632 SLG, 1.015 OPS

OF- Jonathan Rodriguez: .289, 1 2B, 2 3B, 4 RBI, 4 BB

P- Tanner Bibee: 0.00 ERA, 8.2 IP, 7 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 13 K, .219 AVG

P- Hunter Stanley: 0.84 ERA, 10.2 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 8 K, .216 AVG

P- Gavin Williams: 2.63 ERA, 13.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 6 BB, 24 K, .111 AVG

P- Aaron Davenport: 1/35 ERA, 6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, .160 AVG


Highlight of the week: Jhonkensy Noel blasts 2 HR"s at Great Lakes on 4/24.



Akron Rubberducks (AA)


Common theme...like Lynchburg and Lake County the Rubberducks are also off to a 7-8 start. They are in 5th place in the Eastern league Southwest Division. After losing four straight Akron has won the last two. While scoring runs has been an issue for Akron early this season, the pitching has been fun to watch especially Daniel Espino, Logan T. Allen and Tanner Burns along with some elite bullpen outings. Here are the Ducks top performers through 15 games.


OF- Will Brennan: .375, 6 2B, 12 RBI, 6 BB, .500 SLG, .921 OPS

P- Tanner Burns: 2.13 ERA, 12.2 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 8 BB, 16 K, .186 AVG

P- Daniel Espino: 2.63 ERA, 13.2 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 30 K, .128 AVG

P- Logan T. Allen: 2.93 ERA, 15.1 IP, 12 H, 5 ER, 5 BB, 24 K, .214 AVG

P- Nick Enright: 1.17 ERA, 7.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, .091 AVG

P- Kevin Kelly: 0.00 ERA, 9.1 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 12 K, .118 AVG

P- Andrew Misiaszek: 0.00 ERA, 9.2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 16 K, .103, AVG


Highlight of the week: Daniel Espino strikes out 14 batters in 5 innings including the first 11 straight at Bowie on 4/22. He touched triple digits at least 10 times in his 5 IP.



Columbus Clippers (AAA)


The Clippers are off to a good start at 12-6 which is good for 2nd place in the International League West Division. They lead their division with 106 runs scored to this point. After winning 9 straight they dropped three of the last five games at Indianapolis. Power has been driving the Clippers offense as they have hit 27 HR's good for 3rd in the league. Here are their top performers through 18 games.


OF- Oscar Gonzalez: .288, 3 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 13 RBI, .576 SLG, .895 OPS

OF- Alex Call: .282, 3 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 8 BB, .641 SLG, 1.072 OPS

IF- Jose Fermin: .268, 3 2B, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 10 BB, 4 SB, .915 OPS

P- Kirk McCarty: 0.79 ERA, 11.1 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 12 K, .179 AVG

P- Peyton Battenfield: 2.70 ERA, 20 IP, 16 H, 6 ER, 6 BB, 17 K, .213 AVG

P- Jamie Arias-Bautista: 2.45 ERA, 11 iP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 9 K, .111 AVG

P- Ben Krauth: 0.00 ERA, 9 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 10 K, .037 AVG

P- Nick Mikolajchak: 0.00 ERA, 6.2 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 7 K, .136 AVG

P- Thomas Ponticelli: 1.00 ERA, 9 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 7 BB, 9 K, .140 AVG


Highlight of the week: Jose Fermin gets four hits and drives in four runs at Indianapolis on 4/21.



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