More thoughts on the Royals MiLB 1st half

Inspired by Alex Duval’s excellent post yesterday, I’ll toss in a few more names that I feel deserve promotions:

  1. Humberto Arteago — Humberto has long ago proven everything he can prove at AAA and deserves a shot to come off the bench for the Big Boys.
  2. Brett Phillips — We all know he is a plus defender, with a plus-plus arm and plus speed. All he has to do is hit enough. Last 2 weeks the bat has been pretty good and he is already on the 40-man.
  3. Kyle Zimmer — looks settled in and pumping gas at 95-96 regularly. Frankly, I can’t want Boxberger any longer and say lets go with Zim.
  4. Conner Greene — Conner sure looks the part in relief, as he’s been working out of the ‘pen in Skoglund’s rehab starts. I’d like to see him get a shot in the Omaha bullpen when Zimmer is promoted.
  5. Blake Perkins — Moving Gigliotti up will require other moves to free up a spot. Blake will need to prove he can stay at AA.

I gathered the box scores and it looks like the top ten hitters last week were:

 PlayerPosAVGOBP SLG OPS Lev
1Brett PhillipsRF0.4290.6430.8571.500AAA
2Deivy PenaSS0.4120.7650.6471.412DR2
3Junior Calderon3B0.3810.4760.9051.381DR1
4Brewer HicklenLF0.4290.6670.6671.333A HI
5Jecksson Flores3B0.4760.4760.8571.333AAA
6Eric ColeRF0.4290.6190.6191.238A LO
7Khalil LeeCF0.3890.6110.6111.222AA
8Kevin ReyesSS0.2220.7780.2221.000DR1
9Rothaikeg SeijasRF0.4000.6000.4001.000DR1
10Michael GigliottiCF0.4400.6400.5201.160A LO

 

Top 5 Starters (By WHIP):

 PlayerK/9ERAWHIPLev
1Marcelo Martinez10.501.500.50A HI
2Jackson Kowar7.711.290.71A HI
3Evan Steele5.401.800.80A LO
4Austin Cox6.750.000.88A LO
5Jon Heasley12.003.001.00A LO

Top 5 Relievers (also by WHIP):

 PlayerIPK/9ERAWHIPLev
1Luis De La Rosa3.009.000.000.00DR1
2Andres Sotillet3.335.410.000.30AA
3C.J. Eldred2.6710.110.000.37A HI
4Tad Ratliff2.337.730.000.43A HI
5Jake Newberry2.3311.593.860.43AAA

Looking forward to Burlington’s Opening Night tonight, as well as the Arizona League Royals. So much baseball, so little time….

Photo Credits: Kent Sievers, Omaha World-Herald

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