A Trip Around the Minors...

This week's edition features a new addition, in that we are replacing Sean Gallagher with news on Rich Hill. Off we go...

Rich Hill-Hill pitched in his first I-Cubs game, throwing 5 innings of 2 run ball. The good news was he actually pitched 5 innings and that he only walked one. The 7 hits he gave up were a little concerning, but one start isn't going to decide anything.

Kevin Hart-Hart wasn't on the list until now, because he was on the Big Boy Club. Hart has been starting for Iowa, stretching out his arm. He has only thrown 6 and 2/3 innings in his two starts, giving up 2 runs. But his WHIP is 0.90 and he has 8/1 K to walk ratio.

Bonus-Hector Carassco made his I-Cubs debut (seem's to be a theme in this week's ATAtM). Inning, 1 run, 2 walks.

Tyler Colvin-Colvin's numbers are still down, hitting a mere .231 (down .005 from last week) and his K total is up to 36 in 34 games.

Jeff ND-Samardzija's ERA is down .33 from last week. Through 36+ innings, he's only yielded 1 HR.

Donnie Veal-Veal ERA's is up a quarter of a point, but still is a good 2.67. A little concerning is that he is lasting less than 5 innings a start. May be just the early season and getting the guys up to speed, but we'll see how that continues.

Bonus-Grant Johnson, a second round pick of the Cubs, was moved to AA after one appearance in Daytona (coming off the DL). He threw one inning, walking two. Seems to be a theme among AA pitchers.

Tony Thomas-Thomas had a rough week and his BA suffered. It dropped over 30 points and he had 15 K's.

Jose Ceda-Ceda's ERA is on the rise, up nearly half a run since last week. On the positive side, he is striking out more than a batter an inning.

Bonus-Grant Johnson pitched a perfect frame in his 2 days with Daytona.

Josh Donaldson-Donaldson continues to rebound form a slow start and his BA is finally over the Mendoza line, at .202. 3 RBI's this week. He also has 4 SB's in 5 tries.

Josh Vitters-Vitters was sent back to Extended Spring Training after only about 10 days in Peoria.

Bonus-Jovan Rosa, a 22nd round draft pick in 2006 as a draft and follow player, has 28 hits in 99 AB's, good for a solid .283 average. But in his 28 hits, half of them have been for extra bases, including 12 doubles.

Comment (1)


May 10, 2008 at 6:18 AM

Nice work Lionel. I'm a big fan of these minor league updates.

One question-what's up with Vitters?