Diamondbacks affiliates won three out of seven games played on Saturday, with the Dominican Summer League teams having the day off. Instead of Snake Stars, I'd like to do something different. I am going to use a Minor League Notes section to highlight noteworthy performances, statistical quirks, and really anything that I think merits discussio
Minor League Notes
Going through Diamondback prospects by wRC+, there are 36 players with a wRC+ 100 or higher. The highest by a clear margin is Kevin Cron's insane 195 wRC+. Kristian Robinson follows in second with a 167 wRC+, which is more impressive as he’s an 18 year old center fielder and very young for low A. Following in third is Alek Thomas with a 153 wRC+, which also as a 19 year old center fielder in A ball is quite impressive. On the complete other end of the spectrum, we have Andy Yerzy with a 52 wRC+, one above last among qualifying Diamondbacks minor leaguers.
Taylor Widener pitched just three and a third innings, with five runs allowed on seven hits, a wild pitch, and three walks. Lucas Luetge relieved Widener and inherited three runners with only one out, and got out of the inning with just one run scoring. Luetge pitched another inning, ,an inning and two thirds total, and allowed a run on three hits and a walk, while striking out three. Robby Scott followed the next inning, allowed three runs on two hits and a walk, thanks to a three run homer. Joey Krehbiel pitched a scoreless inning with just a walk allowed, and Jimmy Sherfy struck out all three batters he faced on 14 pitches.
Yasmany Tomas was 2-5 with a homer and Carlos Asuaje was 2-3 with a home run and a walk. He Murphy was 3-4 with a double, and Juniel Querecuto doubled and a stole base.
Matt Peacock went all five innings of this shortened contest, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks. Peacock struck out just three, but induced nine ground outs to just two fly outs.
Jeffrey Baez was 2-2 with a pair of two run home runs. Drew Ellis singled and knocked in a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth, but was thrown out thing to stretch it into a double.
Taylor Clarke tossed six scoreless innings with just three hits allowed, and three strikeouts. Clarke was incredibly efficient throwing just 70 pitches, with ten grounds outs to just one fly ball out. Luis Castillo struck out four in two innings, with one run allowed on a hit and two walks. Breckin Williams allowed a pair of runs in the ninth.
Eduardo Diaz doubled, scoring Luis Alejandro Basabe in the first inning for he Rawhide's first run of the game. They added another in the second after Anfernee Grier doubled, stole third, and scored on a sac fly. The Rawhide loaded the bases in the seventh for JanCarlos Cintron, who singled, scoring a pair of runs. One more crossed the plate in the eighth after Luis Alejandro Basabe doubled and scored on an Alex King single.
Adrian Del Moral pitched five innings and allowed five runs (four earned). Jose Almonte allowed two runs while only getting an out. Ryan Miller pitched two and two thirds scoreless, with a pair of hits allowed and a pair of strikeouts.
The Cougars didn't get board until the fifth when they were down 5-0 and scored three runs thanks to three walks, a sac fly, and a Geraldo Perdomo triple. One more run crossed the plate in the eight after Dominic Fletcher singled, advanced on a wild pitch, then a fly ball, and scored on a wild pitch strikeout.
Ryne Nelson pitched a scoreless inning to start the game, but Wilfry Cruz allowed three runs (two earned) in three innings, and Frankly Soriano allowed three more in an inning and two thirds. Justin Garcia did however pitch two and a third scoreless with a just pair of walks allowed to end the game.
The Hops didn't get a run across the plate until the sixth, when Nick Grande knocked in a pair of runs with a single. Andy Yerzy added a solo shot in the top of the seventh.
Nick Marchese allowed three runs in two innings of work, with the scoreless outings of Bobby Ay (1IP), Dustin Lacaze (3IP), Oliver Rosario (2.2IP), and Landon Whitson (.1IP) going to waste thanks to low offense. The only offense at all was a two run Francis Martinez home run in the sixth.
Jon Duplantier's second rehab outing was much more successful, with an unearned run crossing the plate and a hit allowed in his one inning of work. Raibel Custudio followed with a scoreless inning, and Tyler Holton a scoreless inning and two thirds. Dan Swain allowed a run in his inning a third of work. Jesus Munoz a scoreless inning of work, and Tyler Mark allowed a run in two innings and Nick Snyder a run in his inning of work.
The AZL D-backs took advantage of the seven walks issued with eleven hits. Wilmer Flores, who is on rehab assignment, was 2-4 with a pair of doubles,