Its time for another check around the Diamondbacks Minor League System with about three weeks gone since the MLB First Year Player Draft. All of the Snakes affiliates are having great seasons.
Triple A Reno: The Aces are currently 44-38 which puts them 2.5 games back in the Pacific Northern divison in second place behind the Sacremento River Cats the Triple A affiliate of the Oakland A’s. OF Alfredo Marte has struggled when he has been given an oppurtunity to play at the big level, but has done just fine with Pacific Coast League pitching. In 178 at bats, Marte is batting .354 and has a .407 avearge in his last 6 games. He might just need a change of scenery.
Double A Mobile: The Bay Bears won the first half Southern League South Division and are currently 4-5 so far in the second half. RHP Jimmie Sherfy hasn’t done very well since being promoted from High A Visalia. In 16 innings with Mobile so far he has a 6.19 era. Everybody talks about Archie Bradley, and Braden Shipley when it comes to Dbacks starting pitching talent, but many forget about Andrew Chafin who in 9 starts is 4-1 with a 1.96 era.
High A Visalia: Visalia finished third in the first half and are currently third. Socrates Brito is a guy we really havent talked about for this team but he is starting to heat up. He has had a great month of June hitting .333 with a 3.64 on base and a .500 slugging percentage. He has the hightest batting average on the team among qualified players. He also has a team leading 20 stolen bases.
Low A S0uth Bend: The SilverHawks finished second in their division 0.5 games back of the West Michigan Whitecaps the affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. RF Stryker Trahan continues to struggle batting just .200. Catcher Jose Queliz still has the highest batting average on the team at .391 which is suprising. Meanwhile Braden Shipley who is headed to the Futures Game continues to pitch well at 4-2 and a 3.74 era in 8 starts. He could see a promotion coming his way sonner rather than later.
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