August 25 Pro Ball Update: Program 15 Alums Excelling At The Next Level

August 26, 2019

Mateo Gil continues to put together a strong first full professional season as he continues his climb up the St. Louis Cardinals farm system to the major leagues.

Just 19 years old, last year’s third-round draft pick has excelled with Johnson City at the rookie ball level, and recorded two-multi hit games over the past week, including a 2-for-5 performance on Sunday in which he hit a homer and had four RBI.

Gil was a participant in the inaugural International Week event held in Sugar Land, Texas in 2017.

Daniel Espino, who was a standout in the second installment of International Week at Camelback Ranch last year, has also quickly made a big impact in professional baseball in only a short amount of time.  The first-round selection of the Cleveland Indians this past year dazzled in only his second career start in A-Ball, striking out nine batters in just four innings of work on Saturday while with Mahoning Valley in the New York-Penn League.

All stats are accurate as of August 25, 2019:

Grayson Rodriguez, Orioles, Delmarva (A-): 9-4, 2.86 ERA, 19 GS, 122 K, 35 BB, 88 IP

Noah “Bo” Naylor, Indians, Lake County (A-): 101 GP, .245, 10 HR, 58 RBI

Dominic Pipkin, Phillies, Lakewood (A-): 3-4, 5.15 ERA, 24 GP, 12 GS, 44 K, 45 BB, 71.2 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) 3-3, 4.42 ERA, 13 GP, 13 GS, 25 BB, 56 K, 59 IP

Mateo Gil, Cardinals, Palm Beach (A+): 2 GP, .000, 0 HR, 0 RBI + Johnson City (R): 48 GP, .267, 7 HR, 28 RBI

Sean Guilbe, Padres, Tri-City (SS-A): 48 GP, .238, 6 HR, 15 RBI

Alberto Gonzalez, Reds, Billings (R): 10 GP, 0 GS, 0-0, 7.00 ERA, 18 IP, 11 BB, 24 K + Greeneville (R): 7 GP, 0-0, 7.36 ERA, 8 BB, 12 K

Joel Ibarra, Dodgers, Dominican Summer League – Bautista (R): 40 GP, .177, 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 + Mahoning Valley (SS-A): 0-1, 5.14 ERA, 2 GS, 7 IP, 2 BB, 12 K

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

Yeancarlos Lleras, Orioles, GCL Orioles: 10 GP, 1 GS, 1-0, 6.27 ERA, 18.2 IP, 9 BB, 12 K

Dilan Rosario, Giants, AZL Giants Black: 48 GP, .213, 5 HR, 30 RBI

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

Glenallen Hill, Jr., Diamondbacks, AZL D-Backs: 42 GP, .206, 3 HR, 18 RBI

Dasan Brown, Blue Jays, GCL Blue Jays: 14 GP, .222, 0 HR, 5 RBI

T.J. Schofield-Sam, Athletics, AZL Athletics Gold: 6 GP, .071, 0 HR, 1 RBI + AZL Athletics Green: 16 GP, .233, 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, 8 GP, 2 GS, 0-3, 3.38 ERA, 21.1 IP, 11 BB, 31 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