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Guarding the Farm: Week 7

Your weekly update on the Cleveland Guardians affiliate teams and prospects.



Lynchburg Hillcats (Low A)


The Hillcats split the 6-game series with Columbia winning every other game. The split puts them at 24-20 on the season in 2nd place in the Carolina League North Division. They are batting .247 as a team good for 4th in the league and 4th in doubles with 69. The pitching continues to be solid with a 4th ranked team ERA of 3.78 and tied for 3rd in strikeouts with 483.


Top performers:


Milan Tolentino: .362 / 12 2B / 1 HR / 21 RBI / 26 BB / 8 SB / .465 OBP / .942 OPS

VIctor Planchart: .325 / 4 2B / 1 3B / 9 RBI / 10 BB / .409 OBP / .812 OPS

Will Dion: 1.41 ERA / 38.1 IP / 25 H / 6 ER / 9 BB / 51 K / .180 AVG

Rodney Boone: 2.11 ERA / 42.2 IP / 33 H / 10 ER / 8 BB / 57 K / .216 AVG

Elvis Jerez: 1.54 ERA / 11.2 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 7 BB / 18 K / .132 AVG

Jack Leftwich: 2.00 ERA / 27 IP / 20 H / 6 ER / 7 BB / 36 K / .208 AVG

Davis Sharpe: 1.25 ERA / 21.2 IP / 14 H / 3 ER / 3 BB / 34 K / .179 AVG


Highlight of the Week:


Victor Planchart with the walk-off winning hit on 5/28 vs Columbia!



Lake County Captains (High A)


It was a great week for Lake County as they took 5 of 6 at Peoria moving them to 23-21 in 3rd place in the Midwest League East. The Captains are last in the league in hitting with a .209 average and 11th with 165 runs scored. Pitching is their strength as their 3.56 ERA ranks 2nd and 142 earned runs allowed also ranks 2nd.


Top performers:


Joe Naranjo: .250 / 6 2B / 2 3B / 9 HR / 27 RBI / 28 BB / .522 SLG / .911 OPS

Jhonkensy Noel: .224 / 10 HR / 25 RBI / 12 BB / .483 SLG

Gavin Williams: 1.40 ERA / 38.2 IP / 20 H / 6 ER / 13 BB / 59 K / .155 AVG

Tanner Bibee: 1.60 ERA / 33.2 IP / 27.H / 6 ER / 6 BB / 52 K / .221 AVG

Aaron Davenport: 2.89 ERA / 28 IP / 20 H / 9 ER / 15 BB / 29 K / .200 AVG


Highlight of the Week:


Christian Cairo goes DEEP for his 1st HR of the season for the Captains at Peoria 5/24.



Akron Rubberducks (AA)


The Ducks continue to play solid ball taking 4 of 6 from New Hampshire and have won 16 of their last 21 games. They still sit in first place in the Eastern League Southwest Division at 27-18. Akron sits 9th in batting with a .230 average and 7th in runs scored with 210. Their team ERA of 3.86 ranks 4th and they continue to lead the league in strikeouts with 528 in 396.1 innings.


Top performers:


George Valera: .269 / 7 2B / 1 3B / 7 HR / 27 RBI / 26 BB / .476 SLG / .860 OPS

Bo Naylor: .263 / 6 2B / 2 3B / 3 HR / 14 RBI / 28 B / 8 SB / .841 OPS

Joe Cantillo: 1.91 ERA / 33 IP / 19 H / 7 ER / 14 BB / 52 K / .164 AVG

Andrew Misiaszek: 0.74 ERA / 24.1 IP / 16 H / 2 ER / 8 BB / 39 K / .198 AVG

Kyle Marman: 1.65 ERA / 16.1 IP / 13 H / 3 ER / 10 BB / 19 K / .217 AVG


Highlight of the Week:


Micah Pries ends up a single short of the cycle 5/25 vs New Hampshire


Joey Cantillo with 5 more shutout innings 5/26 vs New Hampshire. He pitched 22 scoreless innings in the month of May covering 5 games.



Columbus Clippers (AAA)


Columbus went 1-5 vs Buffalo this week before beating Toledo 9-1 on Memorial Day. They are now 29-20 and in 2nd place in the International League West Division. Their .243 team average ranks 13th and they are 3rd in homeruns with 63. Pitching wise they are 4th in ERA at 3.97 and ranked 5th with a 1.33 WHIP.


Top performers:


Mitchell Tolman: .297 / 12 2B / 1 3B / 5 HR / 21 RBI / 26 BB / .507 SLG / .920 OPS

Alex Call: .270 / 7 2B / 1 3B / 5 HR / 14 RBI / 18 BB / .864 OPS

Peyton Battenfield: 2.78 ERA / 55 IP / 47 H / 17 ER / 18 BB / 34 K / .232 AVG

Kevin Kelly: 1.11 ERA / 24.1 IP / 14 H / 3 ER / 9 BB / 32 K / .157 AVG

Eli Lingos: 2.70 ERA / 16.2 IP / 9 H / 5 ER / 5 BB / 13 K / .161 AVG

Nick Mikolajchak: 1.17 ERA / 15.1 IP / 9 H / 2 ER / 8 BB / 14 K / .167 AVG

Thomas Ponticelli: 0.96 ERA / 18.2 IP / 11 H / 2 ER / 13 BB / 18 K / .180 AVG


Highlight of the Week:


Bobby Bradley with the walk-off single 5/28 vs Buffalo






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