Life on the Farm: Diamondbacks Minor League Weekly Report

By Chuck Jackson
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March 7, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Nick Evans (71) catches a hit in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Reno Aces, AAA

The Aces had an interesting week in which they went 1-6, but scored 47 runs (6.7 runs per game). In their lone win, they scored 12. In their losses, they scored 3, 8, 9, 6, 8, and 1. I think it is safe to say the offense is not the reason for the team’s struggles at the moment.

In player news, Peter O’Brien, Danny Dorn, and Nick Evans (pictured above) have been doing all they can to show they are ready for the big club. O’Brien has struggled with his defense at catcher, but has fared fairly well elsewhere in the field. As far as his development as a hitter, O’Brien is leading the PCL in hitting at .344 and is second in home runs and RBI. Last week he hit three home runs and added 12 RBI.

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Danny Dorn actually put up less at the plate this week than he has been since returning to AAA from the big club. He went 11-for-29 to lower his season average to .379.

And then there is Nick Evans. The former New York Mets prospect hit .483 with five doubles and three home runs. He added 13 RBI and played in all seven games. An interesting note about Evans: he has nine games left in May and already has tied the team record with 27 RBI in a month (May).