A look at the bottom half of the system, with a good deal of talent to talk about.
Brody Colvin, 19, 17 games, 5-6 with a 3.87 ERA; 93 IP 82H 31BB 80K, 1.21 WHIP, .234 opp. avg., 1.11 GO/AO; .217 vs. LH, .245 vs. RH, .209 with RISP. Colvin may be the biggest bright spot among the pitchers in the organization since May. Since May 1, he is 4-3 with a 2.43 ERA in 13 starts, walking 22 and striking out 71 in 77.2 innings of work.
Trevor May, 20, 16 games in Clearwater, 5-5 with a 5.01 ERA; 70 IP 53H 61BB 90K; .212 opp. avg., 0.76 GO/AO, 1.63 WHIP. Has made two starts in Lakewood with a line of: 11IP 11H 7ER 5BB 13K. May’s problems are well documented as his control. He has as much talent as anyone in the organization but needs to find the plate. He is currently averaging 7.33 BB/9, while also averaging 11.44 K/9. Continue reading Around the System, Bottom Half
Recap: The BlueClaws went 4-3 on the week. Colby Shreve and Jon Pettibone were the standouts on the pitching side. Jiwan James was the most notable on the hitting side as he extended his hitting streak to 19 games, moving within 2 games of the Lakewood record. After winning the first half championship, the ‘Claws are again on top of the SAL North with a 12-5 record, 2 1/2 games ahead of Hickory. Baseball America ranked Lakewood as perhaps the single most talented team in the entire minor leagues. In personnel notes, Trevor May made his first two starts for Lakewood, while Matt Way and Jordan Ellis both moved on to Clearwater. And tooting my own horn, I won four tickets to a future ‘Claws game via Twitter by coming up with the best Springsteen-related reference they can use on the air (home run call: “The Big Man has joined the band”.)
Continue reading Lakewood Weekly Report (7/5-7/11)