Players of the Week
Pitcher - RHP, Drew Anderson, Williamsport… 2 starts… 0-0, 0.90 ERA (1 ER, 10.0 IP), 6 H, R, ER, BB, 9 SO… Earns POTW honors for the 2nd time this season… Anderson was selected in the 21st round of the 2012 draft out of Galena High School in Reno, Nev. and signed by Joey Davis.
Player - C, Andrew Knapp, Williamsport… 9 G… Batted .343 (12-35), 6 R, 6 2B, 5 RBI, 3 BB… Knapp earns POTW honors for the 1st time this season… Knapp was selected in the 2nd round (53rd overall) of this year's First-Year Player Draft out of the University of California at Berkley.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs - International League North Division…72-72, 4th place… 3-6 for the week… INF/OF Michael Martinez batted .333 (9-27), 2B,3B, HR… INF Freddy Galvis recorded 8 H including 2 2B and a 3B… INF/OF Cesar Hernandez swiped his club-best 32nd bag of the season… Hernandez ranked 6th in the IL in SB this season… OF Leandro Castro had 8 H and swiped his 20th SB of the season… INF Josh Fields batted .600 (6-10) with 4 RBI… RHP Mike Nesseth threw 6.0 scoreless innings in relief while allowing just 1 H… Nesseth retired the final 17 hitters he faced in order to end the week… LHP Mauricio Robles made 3 scoreless relief appearances (3.0 IP) as he extended his scoreless streak to 19.0 IP with LV… In his 3 appearances Robles picked up 2 wins and a SV… RHP Luis Garcia continued to pitch well at triple-A as he tossed another 4.0 hitless innings before being promoted to PHI… Garcia has a 0.82 ERA (1 ER, 11.0 IP) in 11 appearances this season at LV… LHP Jay Johnson struck out 6 over 4.2 scoreless innings of relief… RHP Phillippe Aumont and LHP Joe Savery combined for 4.0 scoreless innings.
Reading Fightin Phils - Eastern League Eastern Division…62-80, 6th place… 5-3 for the week… INF Maikel Franco batted .412 (14-34), 9 R, 3 2B, 2 HR over his final 8 G of the season… 1B Jim Murphy batted .355 (11-31), 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI this week… Murphy finished his season with a career-best 23 HR… OF Anthony Hewitt batted .407 (11-27), 3 2B, 3 SB… OF Kelly Dugan batted .308 (8-26), 2B, HR… Dugan slugged 7 HR in August… SS Troy Hanzawa batted .346 (9-26), 2 2B, SB… RHP Kyle Simon (5 G, 6.1 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 2 SO) finished strong, having arguably the best week of his season… RHP Tyler Knigge totaled 6.0 scoreless innings over 3 relief appearances (0 R, 1 H, 9 SO)…. RHP Severino Gonzalez made his double-A debut in his final start of the season… Gonzalez went 6.2 IP, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO… LHP Mario Hollands posted a 2.25 ERA (3 ER, 12.0 IP) in 2 starts… RHP Hector Neris picked up 2 W in relief in his 4 appearances this week… LHP Austin Wright allowed 1 ER in 4.1 innings of relief… Wright, a 6-foot-4 lefty, averaged 10.69 SO/9.0 IP (16 SO, 19.0 IP) in 11 relief appearances this season.
Clearwater Threshers - Florida State League North Division…First Half - 35-33, 4th place… Second Half - 32-35, 3rd place… 2-6 for the week… 3B Harold Martinez batted .333 (8-24) this week… Martinez hit .330 (33-100) with a .387 OBP in 29 G during the month of August… OF Cameron Perkins hit his 30th 2B of the season as he collected 6 H in 6 G… OF Aaron Altherr swiped 2 bases bringing his season total to 23… 1B Chris Serritella belted his 12th HR this season… RHP Steven Inch allowed only 3 H with 5 SO in 7.0 IP (2 G) of relief… RHP Severino Gonzalez posted a 2.02 ERA in 20 G for CLR this season before his promotion to REA… In his final start for CLR, Gonzalez allowed 1 ER over 7.0 IP… RHP Daniel Child (18th round selection, 2013 draft) did not allow a H in 2.0 scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
Lakewood BlueClaws - South Atlantic League North Division - First Half-26-41, 7th place… Second Half - 30-39, 6th place… 3-3 for the week… INF/DH Willie Carmona batted .409 (9-22), 3 2B, HR… Carmona finished the year with 34 2B… 1B Art Charles batted .350 (7-20) and belted his team-high 11th HR of the season… OF Brian Pointer batted .313 (5-16), 2B, 3B... RHP Mark Leiter continued to pitch well for LWD as he picked up the W in his only start, going 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 8 SO… Leiter has a 0.00 ERA since being promoted to LWD (3 GS, 0 ER, 16.0 IP)… RHP Jeb Stefan picked up the W in both of his starts (2-0, 4 ER, 13.0 IP, 7 H, 7 SO)… RHP Miguel Nunez went 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 SO in his only start… Over 5 starts in the month of August Nunez went 2-1, 3.12 ERA (9 ER, 26.0 IP) with a 6.0 SO/BB ratio (24 SO, 4 BB)… RHP Zach Cooper tossed 3.0 scoreless innings in relief.
Williamsport CrossCutters - New York Penn League Pinckney Division - 35-38, 4th place… 5-4 for the week… Williamsport played 9 games in 8 days this week including the resumption of a suspended game from 6/25 vs Batavia… C Andrew Knapp earned POTW honors as he batted .343 (12-35), 6 R, 6 2B, 5 RBI… Knapp finished the week tied with teammate 3B Zach Green for the NYPL lead in 2B (20)… OF Dylan Cozens batted .314 (11-35), 12 R, 5 2B, 2 HR, 5 BB… Cozens ended the week with 9 HR and 19 2B on the season… The aforementioned Green batted .310 (9-29), 2B, 3 HR… Green held the NYPL-lead in 2B, HR and total bases through 9/1… SS Malquin Canelo batted .444 (8-18), 2 2B, 3B, HR, 2 SB, 7 RBI… Canelo, who turns 19 today, went 3-for-4 with a walk-off HR in the 10th inning of WIL's win on 9/1 vs Jamestown… RHP Drew Anderson earned POTW honors as he made 2 starts going 10.0 IP, 6 H, R, BB, 9 SO… Anderson has a 2.00 ERA (17 ER, 76.1 IP) at WIL through 15 starts and has the club-lead in W (6)… RHP Shane Martin made 2 starts going 1-0, 9.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 ER, BB, 7 SO… RHP Felix Santos didn't allow an ER in 7.0 innings of relief… RHP Mark Meadors struck out 6 over 5.1 IP allowing only 1 ER.
Gulf Coast League Phillies - 30-30, 2nd place… 2-2 for the week… GCL concluded their season with only 4 G this week… 2B Robinson Torres batted .333 (5-15), 2 2B, 2 SB… 1B Wilmer Oberto had 3 RBI this week as he finished the season with a GCL leading 45 (next: 35, Mikolas, YAN)… C Deivi Grullon had 4 H (2 2B) in 8 AB… 1B Trey Williams belted his 3rd HR of the season… RHP Tyler Viza tossed 3.0 scoreless innings… RHP Will Morris picked up a SV over 2.0 scoreless innings in relief… LHP Cody Forsythe (2.1 IP), RHP Ronald Mendez (2.0 IP) & RHP Richard Bielski (1.0 IP) all made scoreless appearances.