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Guarding the Farm: Week 6

Your weekly recap and updates for the Cleveland Guardians affiliates and prospects.



Lynchburg Hillcats (Low A)


The Hillcats took the 6-game series at Salem 4-2 winning the first four and dropping the last two on Saturday and Sunday putting them at 21-17 on the season in 1st place in the Carolina League North Division. They moved up to 2nd (tied w/ Charleston) in team average at .253 but have only hit 10 HR's. Their 210 runs scored rank 3rd. The pitching staff is 4th in ERA at 4.17 and 6th in strikeouts with 407 in 321.2 IP.


Top performers:


IF- Milan Tolentino: .379 / 12 2B / 1 HR / 19 RBI / 24 BB / 8 SB / .509 SLG / .988 OPS

IF- Yordys Valdes: .282 / 4 2B / 2 3B / 20 RBI / 11 BB / 3 SB

P- Rodney Boone: 2.02 ERA / 35.2 IP / 26 H / 8 ER / 8 BB / 50 K / .205 AVG

P- Trey Benton: 0.00 ERA / 13 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 5 BB / 21 K / .025 AVG

P- Will Dion: 1.91 ERA / 28.1 IP / 13 H / 6 ER / 6 BB / 35 K / .222 AVG

P- Elvis Jerez: 1.69 ERA / 10.2 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 6 BB / 16 K / .143 AVG

P- Jack Leftwich: 2/35 ERA / 23 IP / 19 H / 6 ER / 6 BB / 31 K / .226

P- Davis Sharpe: 1.42 ERA / 19 IP / 11 H / 3 ER / 3 BB / 29 K / .164 AVG


Highlight of the Week: Milan Tolentino's 3-hit day including a pair of run scoring doubles on 5/18 at Salem.




Lake County Captains (High A)


The Captains won the series at Cedar Rapids 4-2 improving them to 18-20 on the season in 3rd place in the Midwest League East Division. Offensively they are last in the league with a .212 average and 11th in runs scored with 142. Pitching has been their strength as evident by their 3.53 ERA which is ranked 3rd and 120 earned runs allowed ranked 2nd.


Top performers:


IF- Angel Martinez: .287 / 6 2B / 2 3B / 1 HR / 8 RBI / 14 BB / 6 SB / .829 OPS

IF- Jhonkensy Noel: .233 / 8 2B / 10 HR / 23 RBI / 12 BB / .550 SLG / .866 OPS

P- Gavin Williams: 1.54 ERA / 35 IP / 17 H / 6 ER / 13 BB / 52 K / .148 AVG

P- Tanner Bibee: 1.30 ERA / 27.2 IP / 20 H / 4 ER / 6 BB / 45 K / .202 AVG

P- Zach Hart: 1.23 ERA / 7.1 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 4 BB / 13 K / .083 AVG

P- Matt Turner: 1.83 ERA / 19.2 IP / 17 H / 4 ER / 9 BB / 19 K / .218 AVG


Highlight of the Week: Zach Hart returns to the mound 5/17 at Cedar Rapids striking out all 6 batters he faced!




Akron Rubberducks (AA)


The Ducks had a stellar week of baseball at Binghamton taking 5 of 6 to move to 23-16 on the season good for 1st place in the Eastern League Southwest Division. They moved up from 12th to 8th in batting with a .226 team average. Their 3.73 team ERA ranks 4th and they continue to lead the league in strikeouts with 471 in 342.1 IP paced by Logan Allen's 62. We mentioned last week that Gavin Williams was moving up to Akron, but that turned out to not be the case.


Top performers:


OF- Will Brennan: .311 / 12 2B / 1 3B / 3 HR / 37 RBI / 16 BB / 5 SB / .864 OPS

C- Bo Naylor: .281 / 6 2B / 3 3B / 2 HR / 14 RBI / 23 BB / 7 SB / .902 OPS

P- Hunter Gaddis: 2.53 ERA / 32 IP / 24 H / 9 ER / 8 BB / 45 K / .203 AVG

P- Joey Cantillo: 2.25 ERA / 28 IP / 18 H / 7 ER / 13 BB / 45 K / .180 AVG

P- Tim Herrin: 2.01 ERA / 22.1 IP / 17 H / 5 ER / 6 BB / 37 K / .210 AVG

P- Kevin Kelly: 0.39 ERA / 23 IP / 12 H / 1 ER / 5 BB / 30 K / .145 AVG

P- Andrw Misiaszek: 0.45 ERA / 20 IP / 12 H / 1 ER / 6 BB / 34 K / .182 AVG


Highlight of the Week: George Valera goes deep twice including a grand slam 5/18 at Binghamton!




Columbus Clippers (AAA)


The Clippers split the series with the Iowa Cubs and now sit at 27-15 in 2nd place in the International League West Division. Their offense is in the middle of the pack in team average at .245 and 4th in HR's with 55. They are 2nd in the league in runs scored with 239. The staff ERA sits just under 4 at 3.99 and they are in the middle of the pack in most pitching categories.


Top performers:


IF- Mitchell Tolman: .328 / 11 2B / 5 HR / 21 RBI / 25 BB / .552 SLG / 1.003 OPS

OF- Oscar Gonzalez: /287 / 8 2B / 2 3B / 9 HR / 33 RBI / .521 SLG / .831 OPS

P- Peyton Battenfield: 2.37 ERA / 49.1 IP / 41 H / 13 ER / 18 BB / 31 K / .225 AVG

P- Ben Krauth: 1.93 ERA / 18.2 IP / 9 H / 4 ER / 5 BB / 20 K / .145 AVG

P- Kirk McCarty: 1.64 ERA / 22 IP / 16 H / 4 ER / 8 BB / 18 K / .216 AVG


Highlight of the Week: Mitchell Tolman goes 3/4 w/ his 5th HR of the season 5/20 at Iowa.






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