(Photo of Joseph Rosa by Joe Williams)

Here’s the day down on the farm:

Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)– Pacific Coast League

No. 1 Justus Sheffield, LHS
FRI: DNP
2019: 45 IP, 38 H, 19 ER, 29 BB, 34 SO, 3.89 ERA

5.22.2019 — Sheffield showed better control and better command Wednesday — though still not where it needs to be. His slider was fringe-average and his changeup was below average, perhaps explaining the low strikeout total, but this may be a sign of something fixed in the delivery.

The lefty threw 94 pitches, 57 for strikes, and generated 13 ground ball outs.


No. 8 Shed Long, 2B/3B/OF
FRI: Recalled 5.21.2019
2019: .293/.362/.510, 6-2B, 4-3B, 6 HR, 23 RBI, 16 BB, 35 SO


No. 11 Braden Bishop, CF
FRI: DNP
2019: .287/.368/.478, 8-2B, 6 HR, 23 RBI, 17 BB, 34 SO


No. 12 Erik Swanson, RHS
FRI: DNP
2019: 1 GS, 5 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 SO


No. 23 Gerson Bautista, RHR (rehab)
FRI: DNP
2019: 7.1 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 12 SO, 3 WP


No. 24 David McKay, RHR
FRI: Recalled 5.20.2019
2019: 14 G, 5.91 ERA, 21.1 IP, 17 H, 14 BB, 34 SO


No. 33 Matt Festa, RHR
FRI: DNP
2019: 9 G, 5.25 ERA, 12 IP, 11 H, 5 BB, 15 SO


No. 37 Tim Lopes, 2B
FRI: 1-5, 2B, SO
2019: .310/.364/.513, 15-2B, 3B, 5 HR, 25 RBI, 14 BB, 29 SO, 8 SB


MLB Kyle Seager, 3B — Rehab complete. Officially on Tacoma roster as of May 24, but no longer with team. Will be activated Saturday, May 25 and start for the Mariners in Oakland.


MLB Sam Tuivailala, RHR (rehab)
FRI: 1 IP, H, ER, SO
2019: 8 G, 8 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO

Tuivailala threw 15 of 20 pitches for strikes. While the Mariners have until June 2 before they hit the rehab limit of 30 days, I’d expect Tui to be activated sometime a bit before then, perhaps in time for the Angels series May 30.


Arkansas Travelers (AA) — Texas League

No. 3 Justin Dunn, RHS
FRI: DNP
2019: 37.1 IP, 34 H, 14 ER, 10 BB, 50 SO, 3.51 ERA


No. 6 Kyle Lewis, OF
FRI: 0-4, SO
2019: .219/.326/.342, 8-2B, 3B, 3 HR, 22 RBI, 24 BB, 51 SO, 2 SB

Lewis is hitless in his last 15 at-bats.


No. 7 Evan White, 1B
FRI: 1-4, SO
2019: .234/.325/.327, 4-2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 14 BB, 30 SO


No. 16 Ricardo Sanchez, LHS
FRI: DNP
2019: 49 IP, 56 H, 22 ER, 13 BB, 41 SO, 4.04 ERA


No. 17 Dom Thompson-Williams, OF
FRI: DNP
2019: .262/.346/.461, 4-2B, 3-3B, 6 HR, 18 RBI, 17 BB, 41 SO, 8 SB


No. 18 Jake Fraley, OF
FRI: 2-4, SO
2019: .321/.399/.500, 10-2B, 2-3B, 5 HR, 26 RBI, 16 BB, 41 SO, 11 SB

Fraley has two or more hits in six of his last eight games.


No. 26 Wyatt Mills, RHR
FRI:
DNP
2019:
19.1 IP, 25 H, 11 ER, 9 BB, 19 SO, 2 SVS


No. 25 Art Warren, RHP
FRI: DNP (IL)
2019: 1-0, 5 SV, 1.04 ERA, 8.2 IP, 6 H, 3 BB, 10 SO, 5 SVS


No. 29 Darren McCaughan, RHS
FRI: 7 IP, 4 H, ER, 0 BB, 4 SO
2019: 9 GS, 3.42 ERA, 52.2 IP, 51 H, 3 BB, 44 SO


Modesto Nuts (A+) — California League

No. 5 Logan Gilbert, RHS
FRI: DNP
2019: 29 IP, 18 H, 7 ER, 9 BB, 42 SO, 2.63 ERA


No. 9 Cal Raleigh, C
FRI: 1-3, 2B, BB, SO
2019: .226/.306/.426, 10-2B, 7 HR, 26 RBI, 17 BB, 39 SO


No. 15 Ljay Newsome, RHS
FRI: DNP
2019: 10 GS, 58.1 IP, 46 H, 13 ER, 7 BB, 82 SO, 2.01 ERA

5.22.2019 — Newsome threw 77 of 94 pitches for strikes (81.9%). which is ridiculous. Striking out 10 batters while pounding the zone like that strongly suggests his combo of stuff and command may not be enough of a challenge for him at this stage.

Fully expect Newsome to see Double-A Arkansas in 2019 and it may come before the All-Star break.


No. 20 Jake Haberer, RHR
FRI: 0.2 IP, BB
2019: 14 G, 18.2 IP, 10 H, 10 BB, 30 SO, 4.12 ERA


No. 21 Joey Gerber, RHP
FRI: 1.2 IP, H, 3 ER, BB, 4 SO
2019: 15 G, 17 IP, 12 H, 8 ER, 8 BB, 27 SO


No. 27 Luis Liberato, CF
FRI: 0-3, BB, SO
2019: .283/.360/.440, 5-2B, 7 HR, 29 RBI, 20 BB, 41 SO, 4 SB

Since May 11, Liberato has the same number of extra-base hits as 45-year-old rookie Jason A. Churchill.


No. 36 Joe Rizzo, 3B
FRI: 1-4, 2 SO
2019: .324/.385/.426, 12-2B, 2 HR, 19 RBI, 17 BB, 32 SO


No. 40 Connor Kopach, 2B
FRI: 2-2, 2 BB,
2019: .286/.356/.429, 7-2B, 2-3B, 3 HR, 11 BB, 37 SO, 11 SB


UR J.T. Salter
FRI: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO
2019: 5 G, 6.2 IP, 3 H, 5 BB 9 SO


West Virginia Power (A) — South Atlantic League

No. 2 — Jarred Kelenic, OF
FRI: 0-3, BB, 2 SO
2019: .299/.387/.534, 13-2B, 3B, 8 HR, 23 RBI, 23 BB, 45 SO, 7 SB


No. 4 — Julio Rodriguez, OF
FRI: (IL, wrist)
2019: .355/.429/.452, 3-2B, 3 RBI, 4 BB, 5 SO


No. 15 Damon Casetta-Stubbs, RHS
FRI: DNP
2019: 24.2 IP, 33 H, 17 ER, 5 BB, 20 SO, 7.82 ERA


No. 22 Ryne Inman, RHS
FRI: DNP
2019: 9 GS, 43 IP, 34 H, 18 ER, 17 BB, 56 SO, 3.77 ERA


No. 31 Nolan Hoffman, RHR
FRI: DNP (IL)
2019: 9 G, 1.08 ERA, 4 SVS, 8.1 IP, 4 H, 4 BB, 7 SO


No. 34 Joseph Rosa, 2B
FRI: 2-4, RBI, SO
2019: .274/.392/.363, 7-2B, 2 HR, 22 BB, 34 SO, 5 SB


No. 35 Dean Nevarez, C
FRI: DNP
2019: .230/.344/.574, 5-2B, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 6 BB, 19 SO


No. 38 Elias Espino, RHR
FRI: DNP (IL)
2019: 5 G, 2.77 ERA, 13 IP, 7 H, 9 BB, 17 SO


UR Deivy Florido, RHS
FRI: DNP
2019: 4 G, 3 GS, 16.1 IP, 17 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 14 SO

 

Jason A. Churchill

Churchill founded Prospect Insider in 2006 after getting his start at InsidethePark.com. He spent several years covering prep, college and pro sports for various newspapers, including The News Tribune and Seattle PI.

Jason spent 4 1/2 years at ESPN and two years at CBS Radio prior to joining HERO Sports in July, 2016.

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