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On a night when Jarred Kelenic went yard and Kyle Seager continued his rehab assignment, there were a few pitching performances to note, too.

Here’s the day down on the farm:

Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)– Pacific Coast League

No. 1 Justus Sheffield, LHS
WED: 7 IP, 7 H, ER, BB, 2 SO
2019: 45 IP, 38 H, 19 ER, 29 BB, 34 SO, 3.89 ERA

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
WED: 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
WED: 0-3, BB, SO
2019: .295/.373/.492, 8-2B, 6 HR, 23 RBI, 16 BB, 32 SO


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

5.21.2019 — Swanson threw 54 pitches, 32 strikes and didn’t quite seem himself in this one. But it’s still curious why he was removed after 54 pitches and three frames.


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


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


No. 37 Tim Lopes, 2B
WED: 0-4, SO
2019: .322/.377/.530, 14-2B, 3B, 5 HR, 24 RBI, 14 BB, 28 SO, 8 SB


MLB Kyle Seager, 3B (rehab) — 0-3, BB

Seager is now 9-35 with two doubles, three walks and seven strikeouts on his rehab assignment.


MLB Sam Tuivailala, RHR (rehab)
WED: DNP
2019: 7 G, 7 IP, H, ER, 2 BB, 7 SO

5.21.2019 — Tui’s first outing with Tacoma during his rehab stint went well, including 12 of 19 pitches for strikes.


No. 23 Gerson Bautista, RHR (rehab)
WED: DNP
2019: 6 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 9 SO, 3 WP

5.21.2019 — Bautista’s stuff looked good again, touching 100 mph with the fastball, and the slider showed some vertical depth at 88-89. His control was spotty after the first batter but he didn’t let the inning get away from him.


Arkansas Travelers (AA) — Texas League

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

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5.20.2019 — Dunn was ejected in the 5th inning Monday after a disputed ground ball-HBP was overturned after the umpires gathered. Not ideal, but there is good news.

Dunn was pretty solid again despite a 4-5 batters span where he fought his control and command and surrendered two runs, one earned, raising his pitch count. In the end, he threw 70 pitches, 43 for strikes.


No. 6 Kyle Lewis, OF
WED: Game 1: 0-4, RBI, SO  Game 2: 0-4, SO
2019: .230/.352/.379, 8-2B, 3B, 3 HR, 23 RBI, 23 BB, 49 SO, 2 SB


No. 7 Evan White, 1B
WED: Game 1: 1-3, RBI, BB, SO  Game 2: 0-2, 2 BB, SO
2019: .242/.327/.351, 4-2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 14 BB, 27 SO


No. 16 Ricardo Sanchez, LHS
WED: Game 1: 5 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO
2019: 49 IP, 56 H, 22 ER, 13 BB, 41 SO, 4.04 ERA


No. 17 Dom Thompson-Williams, OF
WED: Game 1: DNP  Game 2: DNP
2019: .262/.346/.461, 4-2B, 3-3B, 6 HR, 18 RBI, 17 BB, 41 SO, 8 SB


No. 18 Jake Fraley, OF
WED: Game 1: 2-4, 2-2B, SO  Game 2: 3-4, 2B, RBI
2019: .321/.394/.506, 10-2B, 2-3B, 5 HR, 24 RBI, 14 BB, 40 SO, 10 SB


No. 26 Wyatt Mills, RHR
WED:
Game 1: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 SO
2019:
19.1 IP, 25 H, 11 ER, 9 BB, 19 SO, 2 SVS


No. 25 Art Warren, RHP
WED: 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
WED: DNP
2019: 8 GS, 3.74 ERA, 45.2 IP, 47 H, 3 BB, 40 SO


Modesto Nuts (A+) — California League

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


No. 9 Cal Raleigh, C
WED: 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
2019: .216/.297/.419, 5-2B, 7 HR, 23 RBI, 16 BB, 38 SO


No. 15 Ljay Newsome, RHS
WED: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 SO
2019: 10 GS, 58.1 IP, 46 H, 13 ER, 7 BB, 82 SO, 2.01 ERA

Newsome threw 77 of 94 pitches for strikes (81.9%). which is ridiculous. Striking out 10 batters while poudning 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
WED: 1 IP, H, 2 SO
2019: 13 G, 18 IP, 10 H, 9 BB, 30 SO, 4.26 ERA

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No. 21 Joey Gerber, RHP
WED: DNP
2019: 14 G, 15.1 IP, 11 H, 5 ER, 7 BB, 23 SO, 2.93 ERA, 5 SV


No. 27 Luis Liberato, CF
WED: 0-4, 3 SO
2019: .288/.362/.448, 5-2B, 7 HR, 19 BB, 40 SO, 4 SB

Liberato has the same number of extra-base hits as 45-year-old rookie Jason A. Churchill since May 11, a span of 10 games.


No. 36 Joe Rizzo, 3B
WED: 2-4, 2B, SO
2019: .331/.390/.438, 12-2B, 2 HR, 19 RBI, 16 BB, 30 SO


No. 40 Connor Kopach, 2B
WED: DNP
2019: .269/.340/.398, 6-2B, 3B, 3 HR, 11 BB, 35 SO, 11 SB


UR J.T. Salter
WED: DNP
2019: 4 G, 6 IP, 0 H, 2 BB 7 SO


West Virginia Power (A) — South Atlantic League

No. 2 — Jarred Kelenic, OF
WED: 2-3, 3B, HR, RBI, BB
2019: .305/.393/.551, 13-2B, 3B, 8 HR, 22 RBI, 22 BB, 41 SO, 7 SB


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


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

Casetta-Stubbs is in full struggle mode with his control and command and the stuff is lagging a bit, too, especially the movement on his fastball. He’s shown plenty early on to be excited about but there’s a fix or three to be made here — which is not at all surprising, considering he was pitching in high school a year ago.


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


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


No. 34 Joseph Rosa, 2B
WED: 0-4, 2 SO
2019: .254/.381/.333, 5-2B, 2 HR, 22 BB, 33 SO, 5 SB


No. 35 Dean Nevarez, C
WED: 0.2 IP, H, ER
2019: .259/.344/.574, 5-2B, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 6 BB, 16 SO


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


UR Deivy Florido, RHS
WED: DNP
2019:  3 G, 2 GS, 11.1 IP, 9 H, ER, 2 BB, 12 SO

5.19.2019 — Florido, 18, is a strike-throwing machine at this point and in the SALLY League it’s working just fine. The right-hander threw 69 pitches, 52 for strikes (75%) in covering his five innings.

Everything is pretty raw right now, but keep an eye on Florido for a few years, regardless of his performances. There’s some physical projection here and he’s alreayd working with above-control and fringe-average command.

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