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August 11 Pro Ball Update: Program 15 Alums Excelling At The Next Level

August 12, 2019

Although there’s been plenty of focus on the 2019 MLB Draft class members of the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series powered by Program 15 alumni group, the original’s from 2017 International Week made their mark in a big way over the past week.

Grayson Rodriguez dazzled once again, turning in one of the best performances of his professional career on Saturday night with five no-hit innings for Delmarva against Kannapolis in which he tied a season-high with 10 strikeouts.

Bo Naylor now has hits in nine of his last ten games — including four multi-hit games — but added two more home runs (on Monday and Sunday) to give himself ten on the season, his first double-digit homer season as a pro.

Mateo Gil, however, might just take the cake for the week; he hit two home runs on Saturday, just two days removed from another longball.  He’s hitting .368 in his last ten games, and has upped his average a whopping 34 points over that time period to a solid .270 mark for Johnson City.

All stats are accurate as of August 11, 2019:

Grayson Rodriguez, Orioles, Delmarva (A-): 9-3, 2.69 ERA, 17 GS, 111 K, 33 BB, 80.1 IP

Noah “Bo” Naylor, Indians, Lake County (A-): 90 GP, .245, 10 HR, 50 RBI

Dominic Pipkin, Phillies, Lakewood (A-): 3-4, 5.62 ERA, 22 GP, 11 GS, 39 K, 43 BB, 65.2 IP

Damon Casetta-Stubbs, Mariners, Modesto (A+): 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GP, 0 GS, 3 K, 2 BB, 2 1/3 IP + West Virginia (A-) 3-5, 7.11 ERA, 10 GP, 10 GS, 30 K, 12 BB, 38 1/3 IP + Everett (SS-A) 3-1, 4.00 ERA, 10 GP, 10 GS, 20 BB, 41 K, 45 IP

Mateo Gil, Cardinals, Palm Beach (A+): 2 GP, .000, 0 HR, 0 RBI + Johnson City (R): 37 GP, .270, 6 HR, 20 RBI

Sean Guilbe, Padres, Tri-City (SS-A): 39 GP, .229, 6 HR, 12 RBI

Alberto Gonzalez, Reds, Billings (R): 10 GP, 0 GS, 0-0, 7.00 ERA, 18 IP, 11 BB, 24 K + Greeneville (R): 3 GP, 0-0, 17.18 ERA, 5 BB, 3 K

Joel Ibarra, Dodgers, Dominican Summer League – Bautista (R): 35 GP, .175, 0 HR, 10 RBI

Wendell Marrero, Reds, AZL Reds (60-Day IL): 30 GP, .324, 3 HR, 21 RBI

Daniel Espino, Indians, AZL Indians: 0-1, 1.98 ERA, 6 GS, 16 K, 5 BB, 13.2 IP

Xavier Valentin, Rangers, Down East Wood: 0 GP (60-Day DL)

Yeancarlos Lleras, Orioles, GCL Orioles: 8 GP, 1 GS, 0-0, 5.93 ERA, 13.2 IP, 8 BB, 6 K

Dilan Rosario, Giants, AZL Giants Black: 34 GP, .224, 5 HR, 25 RBI

Kyren Paris, Angels, AZL Angels: 3 GP, .300, 0 HR, 2 RBI

Glenallen Hill, Jr., Diamondbacks, AZL D-Backs: 33 GP, .205, 2 HR, 16 RBI

Dasan Brown, Blue Jays, GCL Blue Jays: 11 GP, .200, 0 HR, 1 RBI

T.J. Schofield-Sam, Athletics, AZL Athletics Gold: 6 GP, .071, 0 HR, 1 RBI + AZL Athletics Green: 12 GP, .273, 0 HR, 5 RBI

Adam Macko, Mariners, Everett (SS-A): 1 GP, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 IP, 1 BB, 1 K + AZL Mariners, 6 GP, 1 GS, 0-3, 3.65 ERA, 12.1 IP, 9 BB, 17 K

Johzan Oquendo has signed with the Cubs, but has not been assigned a team.  Enger Castellanos signed as an international free agent with the Yankees, but has not been assigned a team.

Mike Ashmore

Mike Ashmore is a veteran baseball writer with 15 years experience in the business.He's covered the last four World Series, and has also worked everything ranging from the MLB All-Star Game to the World Baseball Classic.In addition to his role working for Program 15, the 34-year-old New Jersey native currently serves as the beat writer of the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League as well as national hockey writer and New York Giants beat reporter for The Trentonian.Ashmore has worked the Super Bowl, Stanley Cup Final, Frozen Four, Daytona 500, major UFC events and much more as he approaches 2,000 games covered in his career.
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