Here's some of the minor league position players who are not off to the greatest of starts through 5 games. As you can see some of our more important prospects populate the list.
Brandon Drury 1 for 22, .091 OPS
Michael Perez 1 for 10, .282 OPS
Stryker Trahan 2 for 17, .471 OPS
Sergio Alcantara 3 for 19, .449 OPS
Joe Munoz 0 for 12, .000 OPS
3 Stars: Caleb Clay, Reno 6 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 ER, W (1-0)
2 Stars: Marcus Solbach, Kane County 5 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 ER, W (1-0)
1 Star: Ryan Doran, Visalia 6 IP, 5 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 ER, W (1-0)
0 Stars: Brandon Drury, Mobile 0 for 5, 1 K
AAA: Reno 2 @ El Paso 1. Starter Caleb Clay pitched a gem with 6 shutout innings on 3 hits and 3 walks while striking out 5. Relievers Dan Runzler and J.C. Ramirez added shutout innings in relief before Jake Barrett struggled a bit in the 9th before closing the game out after allowing a run. Danny Dorn and Nick Evans each drove in a run while Jamie Romak and Blake Lalli each had 2 hits.
AA: Mobile 11 @ Birmingham 3. No trouble for the Bay Bears in this one as the offense put up 5 runs in the 4th and 4 more in the 7th in support of a decent start by Gabriel Arias who allowed just 2 runs over 6 innings. Mitch Haniger did the most damage with 3 hits including 2 doubles and 4 RBI. Socrates Brito And Raul Navarro also had 3 hits each.
A+: Visalia 4 San Jose 2. Ryan Doran had a very solid start allowing 1 run over 6 innings on 5 hits. The offense did just enough led by Breland Almadova's 2 hits and 2 RBI.
A: Kane County 5 @ Burlington 3. The Cougars got their first win of the season behind 5 shutout innings by Marcus Solbach who surrendered 4 hits and a walk while striking out 4. The bullpen made it interesting when they surrendered 3 runs in the 6th. But Mason closed it out with 3 strikeouts in the 9th. Steve McQuail paced the offense with 2 hits, 2 walks and 2 RBI. Marty Herum had 2 hits, a walk and 1 RBI and Fernery Ozuna added a pair of hits.