Life on the Farm: Diamondbacks Minor League Weekly Report

By Chuck Jackson
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Mar 3, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Braden Shipley against the Arizona State Sun Devils during a spring training baseball game at Salt River Fields. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Mobile BayBears, AA

The Bay Bears went 5-2 and broke to .500 barrier at 29-27 on the season. They are currently in 3rd place in the division.

The BayBears had a pretty newsworthy week bringing in infielder Jack Reinheimer and outfielder Gabriel Guerrero as part of the Mark Trumbo trade with the Seattle Mariners. Reinheimer was the Mariners’ 5th round selection in the 2013 draft out of East Carolina University. Previous to that the Braves selected him as a prep player in the 31st round of the 2010 draft. in general, Reinheimer is a middle of the road level prospect who may end up a utility guy, but may not.

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Guerrero on the other hand is a solid prospect who continues to rise up prospect rankings. In case you all didn’t know, Gabriel is the nephew of slugger Vladimir Guerrero. Interestingly, he looks like his uncle when is in the box. He swings at things he should and still makes hard contact. It must be in the DNA. He was the true big return in that trade.

As for the rest of the BayBears, Braden Shipley finally turned it on. He went six scoreless, giving up only four hits with five K’s and one walk. Aaron Blair continue to pitch well with two wins, bringing his season total to six, tied for the lead in the Southern League.