Hot or Not

The concern for both Maikel Franco and Jesse Biddle is rising with “funks”, now turning into pattern.  Approaching half way through the season, the body of work is far below expectations for both…Outstading week for Aaron Altherr, who is really starting to put it together…Roman Quinn is moving back to CF and celebrates with a .400 week…Very productive week for Brian Pointer in a season with very little production…Mark Leiter’s struggles seem to have been turned around with 2 solid starts…Keep an eye on Ryan O’Sullivan, In his last 10 outings dating back to May 13th, O’Sullivan is 1-0 with an 0.75ERA, 0.71WHIP, and .169 opponents batting average.

Hot Hitters: Aaron Altherr (.464, 4R, HR, 6RBI, SB); Brian Pointer (.438, 6R); Roman Quinn (.400); KC Serna (.400, 4RBI); Carlos Alonso (.393, 9R); Edgar Duran (.364); Albert Cartwright (.355, 3SB); Logan Moore (.350); Andrew Pullin (.321, 4R); Cameron Perkins (.304)

Not Hot Hitters: Tyler Henson (.000, 0-12); Peter Lavin (.050); Andreas Blanco (.071); Wilmer Oberto (.076); Mitch Walding (.091); ANdrew Knapp (.100);  Maikel Franco (.120); Anthony Hewitt (.130); Art Charles (.136); Brandon Short (.143)

Hot Starters: Ryan Demmin (7IP 4H 0ER 1BB 7K); Brad Lincoln (6IP 1H 0ER 1BB 7K); Jeb Stefan (6IP 3h 0ER 0BB 5K); Mark Leiter (2 starts, 12IP 12H 1ER 2BB 13K); Jon Prosinski (7IP 4H 1ER 2BB 8K); Sean O’Sullivan (7IP 5H 1ER 1BB 3K); Ethan Stewart (7IP 7H 2ER 1BB 5K);

Not Hot Starters: Jesse Biddle (2 starts, 5.1IP 9H 9ER 8BB 5K); Barry Enright (2 starts, 6.1IP 15H 7ER 2BB 7K); Perci Garner (3.1IP 5H 3ER 6BB 1K)

Hot Relievers: Yacksel Rios (6IP 3H 0ER 1BB 9K, 1SV); Ryan O’Sullivan (5.2IP 1H 0ER 2BB 3K); Hector Neris (4IP 1H 0ER 1BB 4K); Christopher O’Hare (4IP 1H 0ER 2BB 6K); Cody Forsythe (3.2IP 3H 0ER 1BB 5K, SV); Shawn Camp (2.2IP 2H 0ER 0BB 1K); Colton Murray (5.2IP 3H 1ER 1BB 8K); Luis Garcia (2IP 2H 0ER 1BB 3K, SV). Honorable Mention: Oviedo, Joaquin, Jiminez

Not Hot Relievers: Mark Meadors (1.1IP 1H 4ER 3BB 0K); Dan Child (3.2IP 8H 4ER 1BB 2K); Kevin Walter (1.1IP 3H 3ER 1BB 2K); Austin Wright (2.1IP 2H 3ER 5BB 2K); Neifi Oganso (4IP 9H 5ER 2BB 3K)

15 thoughts on “Hot or Not

  1. I was waiting to see what crawford would do in this slump, He is hitting 184 over his last 10 games, but the thing i love is the 326 obp. Imo shows he can adjust, and not go after a lot of bad pitches to try to break slump. but does he derserve promotion like some had said, now that quinn is going to center, or is marrero ticketed for clearwater??

  2. Yesterday’s Lakewood boxscore was eye popping for Leiter. He gave up 2 unearned runs in the 1st because of an error by Crawford but then settles it down giving up only 4 hits over the next 6+ innings. He gives up no runs with 7 Ks and no BBs plus he had a 14-1 GO to FO. That’s pretty dominant. He’s had an up and down year but maybe he’s stringing some good outings together.

    1. Yeah, but he was a college senior and he’s now in his second year at low A ball. In my view,he’s kind of an afterthought as a prospect at this point.

  3. Biddle’s performance is starting to become quite worrisome. Lots of people blew off concerns last year based on reported injury and sickness, but he’s been pretty bad the last 1.5 months. Not what you want to see from your #4 prospect repeating a level.

  4. Wait … Quinn is moving to CF? Where does this come from? It would seem odd give the strides he’s made defensively.

    1. Really odd since Quinn defense have really improved and less errors, dnt know what the reason for the switch to CF but I think he will be productive anywhere they move him

      1. If Quinn moves to the outfield then it is likely that one or maybe more of the Clearwater outfielders will be moved down or released. Two would probably go if indeed Crawford comes up to play shortstop and Nola is added to the pitching staff.

    1. I wouldn’t panic just yet. He struggled mightily in Lakewood the first half of the season two years ago and then made the necessary adjustments and was lights out the rest of the year. I’d give him at least another month before I’d even consider a demotion

    2. Seriously Riggs….he will come around , maybe in 2/3 weeks, but he needs to have this slump to bring him some ‘humble pie’ and see it doesn’t come easy. Best thing for him in the long run.

  5. In regard to Biddle, if you watch the games, it appears as though he chugs along well until “something” happens, typically an error by him or another player. After that error, the wheels start to come off. He has 44 runs allowed but only 31 earned. That disparity is quite significant. Thoughts in regard to this being in his head?

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