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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

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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