July 12, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Heading into weekend action, here is a look at how the 2013 Lobos are faring so far this summer, either in summer ball or their first professional stints.
*All stats as of July 12
IN SUMMER BALL
Chase Harris, Edenton Steamers, Coastal Plain League – Has literally played all over the field for Edenton. He has started in each outfield spot, and in the Steamers’ most recent game he was even forced to start at second base, where he was perfect in three chances. Like with UNM last season he has not made an error. He’s currently hitting .243 in 20 games. He has scored nine runs with two doubles and a homer while driving in six batting mostly out of the leadoff spot. Is on a mini six-game hitting streak during which he is hitting .350 (7-for-20).
Alex Real, Victoria HarbourCats, West Coast League – He has been one of the best players in the West Coast League. He is fourth in the league with a .360 batting average, tied for 13th with 31 hits, tied for 10th with seven doubles, tied for third with one triple, tied for fifth with three home runs, tied for sixth with 18 RBI, and he leads the league with a .570 slugging percentage. He was named HarbourCats Player of the Week on July 8 after he had a game-winning two-run triple on Monday July 1 and a go-ahead grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning Sunday, July 7.
Ryan Padilla, Hyannis Harbor Hawks, Cape Cod League – Is hitting an even .250 in 13 games for the first-place Harbor Hawks. He has shown signs of heating up lately as he is 3-for-8 over his last three games, including his first home run of the summer on July 8. He has also chipped in two doubles so a third of his nine hits have gone for extra bases and his .389 slugging percentage ranks fifth on the team.
Sam Haggerty, Eau Claire Express, Northwoods League – Currently leading his team in hitting with a .333 average (23-for-69) in 19 games. He has hits in seven of his last nine games, is slugging .435 courtesy of two home runs, and boasts a .403 on base percentage thanks to eight walks. His slugging also leads the team, he is second in OBP, and his OPS of .838 also tops the Express.
Taylor Duree, Eau Claire Express, Northwoods League – Has made six appearances, including four starts, as a teammate of Haggerty’s in Eau Claire. He has a record of 0-1 but with a solid 3.13 ERA. He has struck out 13 in 23 innings while allowing only eight earned runs. His best start came June 8 against La Crosse when he allowed two earned runs in 5.2 innings as part of a 6-4 Eau Claire victory.
Drew Bridges, Eau Claire Express, Northwoods League – He completes the trio of Lobos on Eau Claire, but his summer action has been limited. He pitched in only four games for a total of 7.2 innings. He earned his only win in his last appearance on June 26. He owns a 5.87 ERA with seven strikeouts.
Jered Meek, Duluth Huskies, Northwoods League – Has struggled with Duluth, hitting only .137, but, before a recent 0-for-4 streak, had gone 5-for-23 to raise his average. He has scored 10 runs and has four RBI, including two via his only home run of the summer so far back on June 13.
Josh Alexander, Duluth Huskies, Northwoods League – He redshirted for the Lobos last season, but is showing some skills at the plate for the Huskies. He is hitting only .204 but his six doubles rank sixth on the team and his 14 RBI are fifth. He is batting .300 (12-for-40) since June 23, though, with four doubles and nine RBI. He is also perfect in stolen bases, going 3-for-3.
Victor Sanchez, Acadania Cane Cutters, Texas Collegiate League – Sports a 2-1 record and 3.17 ERA in five appearances, including four starts. His last start was a three-hit complete game win over the Victoria Generals on July 5. He allowed just one run and walked just one batter while striking out eight. He has struck out 16 and walked only nine in 22.2 innings.
IN THE PROS
DJ Peterson, Everett AquaSox, Northwest League, Class Short-Season A – Leads the first-place AquaSox with six doubles, five home runs, 23 RBI and a .536 slugging percentage. His home run and RBI totals also lead the entire Northwest League. He is hitting .286 (24-for-84) with 13 runs scored in 21 games.
Sam Wolff, Spokane Indians, Northwest League, Class Short-Season A – Has not allowed a run in seven appearances spanning 11.1 innings for the first-place Indians. Pitching entirely out of the bullpen, he has more strikeouts (14) than baserunners allowed (nine: four walks, five hits) and owns a 2-0 record. He has been nothing short of brilliant to start his professional career.
Mitch Garver, Elizabethton Twins, Appalachian League, Rookie League – Playing for the first-place Twins, he has been one of their leading hitters. He is 14-for-50 (.280) in 14 games with two doubles, two triples, a home run and eight RBI. His triple total places him second on the team and his RBI are tied for third. He is one of only eight players on the team to hit a home run thus far. He has split his time between catcher and designated hitter, but while in the field he has yet to commit an error in 61 chances.
Alex Allbritton, AZL Angels, Arizona League, Rookie League – He is hitting .275 (14-for-51) in 13 games for the Angels. He has one double and one triple with four RBI and nine runs scored. He has also stolen four bases and been caught just once. Playing primarily third base, with the occasional appearance at short stop thrown in, he has been perfect in the field in 53 chances, including three double play opportunities.
Will Mathis, Pulaski Mariners/AZL Mariners, Appalachian League/Arizona League, Rookie League – He made one appearances for Pulaski before being moved to Arizona. He has made five appearances overall totaling 6.1 innings. He is 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA and five strikeouts.
Jake McCasland, AZL Giants, Arizona League, Rookie League – Has only been with the team for two weeks, and in four appearances totaling 3.0 innings, he has allowed two earned runs while striking out two and walking two.
Gabe Aguilar, Winnipeg Goldeyes, American Association, Independent League – Playing for the only Canadian team in the Independent League, he has made 10 appearances and sports a 4.41 ERA. In 16.1 innings he has eight strikeouts versus three walks, but has given up 23 hits.