Player - C, Andrew Knapp, Williamsport… 9 G… Batted .343 (12-35), 6 R, 6 2B, 5 RBI, 3 BB… Knapp earns POTW honors for the 1st time this season… Knapp was selected in the 2nd round (53rd overall) of this year's First-Year Player Draft out of the University of California at Berkley.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs - International League North Division…72-72, 4th place… 3-6 for the week… INF/OF Michael Martinez batted .333 (9-27), 2B,3B, HR… INF Freddy Galvis recorded 8 H including 2 2B and a 3B… INF/OF Cesar Hernandez swiped his club-best 32nd bag of the season… Hernandez ranked 6th in the IL in SB this season… OF Leandro Castro had 8 H and swiped his 20th SB of the season… INF Josh Fields batted .600 (6-10) with 4 RBI… RHP Mike Nesseth threw 6.0 scoreless innings in relief while allowing just 1 H… Nesseth retired the final 17 hitters he faced in order to end the week… LHP Mauricio Robles made 3 scoreless relief appearances (3.0 IP) as he extended his scoreless streak to 19.0 IP with LV… In his 3 appearances Robles picked up 2 wins and a SV… RHP Luis Garcia continued to pitch well at triple-A as he tossed another 4.0 hitless innings before being promoted to PHI… Garcia has a 0.82 ERA (1 ER, 11.0 IP) in 11 appearances this season at LV… LHP Jay Johnson struck out 6 over 4.2 scoreless innings of relief… RHP Phillippe Aumont and LHP Joe Savery combined for 4.0 scoreless innings.
Reading Fightin Phils - Eastern League Eastern Division…62-80, 6th place… 5-3 for the week… INF Maikel Franco batted .412 (14-34), 9 R, 3 2B, 2 HR over his final 8 G of the season… 1B Jim Murphy batted .355 (11-31), 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI this week… Murphy finished his season with a career-best 23 HR… OF Anthony Hewitt batted .407 (11-27), 3 2B, 3 SB… OF Kelly Dugan batted .308 (8-26), 2B, HR… Dugan slugged 7 HR in August… SS Troy Hanzawa batted .346 (9-26), 2 2B, SB… RHP Kyle Simon (5 G, 6.1 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 2 SO) finished strong, having arguably the best week of his season… RHP Tyler Knigge totaled 6.0 scoreless innings over 3 relief appearances (0 R, 1 H, 9 SO)…. RHP Severino Gonzalez made his double-A debut in his final start of the season… Gonzalez went 6.2 IP, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO… LHP Mario Hollands posted a 2.25 ERA (3 ER, 12.0 IP) in 2 starts… RHP Hector Neris picked up 2 W in relief in his 4 appearances this week… LHP Austin Wright allowed 1 ER in 4.1 innings of relief… Wright, a 6-foot-4 lefty, averaged 10.69 SO/9.0 IP (16 SO, 19.0 IP) in 11 relief appearances this season.
Clearwater Threshers - Florida State League North Division…First Half - 35-33, 4th place… Second Half - 32-35, 3rd place… 2-6 for the week… 3B Harold Martinez batted .333 (8-24) this week… Martinez hit .330 (33-100) with a .387 OBP in 29 G during the month of August… OF Cameron Perkins hit his 30th 2B of the season as he collected 6 H in 6 G… OF Aaron Altherr swiped 2 bases bringing his season total to 23… 1B Chris Serritella belted his 12th HR this season… RHP Steven Inch allowed only 3 H with 5 SO in 7.0 IP (2 G) of relief… RHP Severino Gonzalez posted a 2.02 ERA in 20 G for CLR this season before his promotion to REA… In his final start for CLR, Gonzalez allowed 1 ER over 7.0 IP… RHP Daniel Child (18th round selection, 2013 draft) did not allow a H in 2.0 scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
Lakewood BlueClaws - South Atlantic League North Division - First Half-26-41, 7th place… Second Half - 30-39, 6th place… 3-3 for the week… INF/DH Willie Carmona batted .409 (9-22), 3 2B, HR… Carmona finished the year with 34 2B… 1B Art Charles batted .350 (7-20) and belted his team-high 11th HR of the season… OF Brian Pointer batted .313 (5-16), 2B, 3B... RHP Mark Leiter continued to pitch well for LWD as he picked up the W in his only start, going 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 8 SO… Leiter has a 0.00 ERA since being promoted to LWD (3 GS, 0 ER, 16.0 IP)… RHP Jeb Stefan picked up the W in both of his starts (2-0, 4 ER, 13.0 IP, 7 H, 7 SO)… RHP Miguel Nunez went 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 SO in his only start… Over 5 starts in the month of August Nunez went 2-1, 3.12 ERA (9 ER, 26.0 IP) with a 6.0 SO/BB ratio (24 SO, 4 BB)… RHP Zach Cooper tossed 3.0 scoreless innings in relief.
Williamsport CrossCutters - New York Penn League Pinckney Division - 35-38, 4th place… 5-4 for the week… Williamsport played 9 games in 8 days this week including the resumption of a suspended game from 6/25 vs Batavia… C Andrew Knapp earned POTW honors as he batted .343 (12-35), 6 R, 6 2B, 5 RBI… Knapp finished the week tied with teammate 3B Zach Green for the NYPL lead in 2B (20)… OF Dylan Cozens batted .314 (11-35), 12 R, 5 2B, 2 HR, 5 BB… Cozens ended the week with 9 HR and 19 2B on the season… The aforementioned Green batted .310 (9-29), 2B, 3 HR… Green held the NYPL-lead in 2B, HR and total bases through 9/1… SS Malquin Canelo batted .444 (8-18), 2 2B, 3B, HR, 2 SB, 7 RBI… Canelo, who turns 19 today, went 3-for-4 with a walk-off HR in the 10th inning of WIL's win on 9/1 vs Jamestown… RHP Drew Anderson earned POTW honors as he made 2 starts going 10.0 IP, 6 H, R, BB, 9 SO… Anderson has a 2.00 ERA (17 ER, 76.1 IP) at WIL through 15 starts and has the club-lead in W (6)… RHP Shane Martin made 2 starts going 1-0, 9.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 ER, BB, 7 SO… RHP Felix Santos didn't allow an ER in 7.0 innings of relief… RHP Mark Meadors struck out 6 over 5.1 IP allowing only 1 ER.
Gulf Coast League Phillies - 30-30, 2nd place… 2-2 for the week… GCL concluded their season with only 4 G this week… 2B Robinson Torres batted .333 (5-15), 2 2B, 2 SB… 1B Wilmer Oberto had 3 RBI this week as he finished the season with a GCL leading 45 (next: 35, Mikolas, YAN)… C Deivi Grullon had 4 H (2 2B) in 8 AB… 1B Trey Williams belted his 3rd HR of the season… RHP Tyler Viza tossed 3.0 scoreless innings… RHP Will Morris picked up a SV over 2.0 scoreless innings in relief… LHP Cody Forsythe (2.1 IP), RHP Ronald Mendez (2.0 IP) & RHP Richard Bielski (1.0 IP) all made scoreless appearances.