NWA Week in Review: May 27 – June 2

Weekly Record: 3-3
Overall Record: 23-31
Standings: 3rd, 12.0 GB
Home Record: 16-10
Road Record: 7-21
Record in Last 10: 4-6

The Draft is tonight!  I know the Royals are taking some guys tonight in the draft and I am so excited about that!  Don’t forget to buy the eBook that we have for sale as it will have profiles on a lot of the guys whose name you hear called tomorrow.  That being said, some good things happened this week for the Naturals.

Brady Singer made a start in a Naturals uniform!  Gabriel Cancel hit 3 more home runs. Nick Heath stole bases 30, 31, and 32.  Khalil Lee stole bases number 21 and 22.

Nick Heath had a .750 BABIP but struck out 10 times in 19 plate appearances.  If Heath could just put some of those two strike pitches in play he would reach base more.  His BABIP would decrease, but he would be on base more which means he would be able to steal more.

Meibrys Viloria showed some signs of life hitting .400.  Again, like Heath, he had a BABIP of .667 but struck out 6 times in 16 at bats.  If he can just clean up his two strike approach and cut down on the strikeouts he will be a better player.  I think Viloria really tried to do too much at the beginning of the year and is bringing his effort level back into his ability level.  When players over swing they lower their average, power, and on-base percentage.

Emmanuel Rivera hit two more home runs this week while hitting .471.  He is swinging a hot bat but only managed to drive in 3 runs for the Naturals.  Rivera also walked 4 times.  He is seeing the ball really well right now.

I just realized that only Kort Peterson and Meibrys Viloria’s stats are not missing Sunday’s game stats.  After some anger and thought, I’m just going to leave them.  So know that Sunday’s game is not in their stats.

The Naturals pen had seven guys post double-digit swing and miss rates.  That’s a good thing for them even though they had two loses as a unit.  Five relievers posted an ERA of 0.00 this week.

Yunior Marte had 3.0 innings allowing no runs on 1 hit and 5 strikeouts.

Conner Greene continues to struggle with giving up hits and hard hit balls.  He’s had several bad starts in the last few now.

Hopefully the Naturals get back on the positive sides of things with Singer making more starts.  I wrote last week they needed to build some momentum heading into the second half and I still believe that.  There is no chance left for the first half but they need the second half.  The road games have killed the Naturals this year as evidenced by their 7-21 road record.  Somehow this team needs to learn to play on the road.  This team can still be a playoff team in the second half, but reinforcements haven’t arrived in bulk and their guys are still not hitting like they are capable as a team.  It will happen eventually.  Just hopefully we don’t run out of time before we get there.

Northwest Arkansas Naturals Weekly Totals
Hitters G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB SBA AVG OBP SLG
Burt DJ 3 12 10 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 .200 .273 .300
Cancel Gabriel 5 21 20 5 7 0 0 3 12 1 2 0 0 .350 .381 .800
Castellano Angelo 3 9 8 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 .375 .444 .375
Esposito Nathan 1 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .500
Featherson Taylor 5 20 18 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 .222 .300 .222
Heath Nick 4 19 17 5 6 0 2 0 0 1 9 3 4 .353 .389 .588
Jones Travis 5 15 13 2 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 1 2 .308 .400 .538
Lee Khalil 4 18 16 2 5 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 3 .313 .389 .313
Miller Anderson 4 13 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 1 .083 .154 .083
Peterson Kort 5 19 17 5 7 2 0 2 2 1 3 0 0 .286 .333 .571
Rivera Emmanuel 5 21 17 7 8 1 0 2 3 4 1 0 0 .471 .571 .882
Viloria Meibrys 4 16 15 2 6 2 0 0 5 0 6 0 0 .400 .438 .533
Starting Pitchers G W L SV IP H R ER BB K ERA BA SLG Pitch SwS SwS%
Cloney JC 1 0 1 0 6.0 6 4 2 2 2 3.00 .250 98 0.0%
Garabito Gerson 1 0 0 0 7.0 7 3 3 1 4 3.86 .241 .483 105 10 9.5%
Gomez Ofreidy 1 0 0 0 4.2 6 4 4 3 4 8.57 .316 .368 85 11 12.9%
Greene Conner 1 0 1 0 3.2 9 8 6 1 5 16.88 .474 .895 79 9 11.4%
Singer Brady 1 1 0 0 5.0 4 4 2 3 1 3.60 .205 .282 90 6 6.7%
Relief Pitchers G W L SV IP H R ER BB K ERA BA SLG Pitch SwS SwS%
Beckwith Andrew 1 0 0 0 2.2 0 0 0 3 3 0.00 .000 .000 42 6 14.3%
Gavin Grant 2 0 0 0 2.1 2 0 0 2 2 0.00 .250 .375 39 6 15.4%
Marte Yunior 2 1 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 0 5 0.00 .091 .091 50 8 16.0%
Ogando Emilio 1 0 1 0 3.2 5 3 3 1 2 8.44 .417 .750 59 8 13.6%
Sheller Walker 1 0 0 0 2.1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 .333 .500 19 1 5.3%
Sotillet Andrew 2 0 0 0 2.1 2 1 1 0 1 3.86 .222 .333 41 6 14.6%
Storen Drew 2 0 1 0 1.2 4 3 3 4 1 16.20 .571 .857 46 3 6.5%
Terrero Franco 2 0 0 1 2.0 4 0 0 0 0 0.00 .400 .500 22 3 13.6%
Vines Jace 1 0 0 0 2.1 5 2 1 1 4 4.29 .417 .500 32 4 12.5%
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