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April 14, 2014

Minor League Update

Weekend Games of April 11-13

by Jeff Moore


Friday, April 11

Mike Montgomery, LHP, Rays (Durham, AAA): 5 IP, 3 H, R, BB, 5 K. It should tell us something about where Montgomery stands within the Rays organization that, even after two solid starts to begin this season and with a rash of injuries to their majo- league pitching staff, Montgomery is still in Triple-A. He’s off to a good start, missing bats and throwing strikes, but his inconsistent mechanics and fringy off-speed stuff still have him destined for a bullpen role.

Jonathan Singleton, 1B, Astros (Oklahoma City, AAA): 2-4, 3 R, HR, BB, K. Singleton’s hot Friday night was just the start of a great weekend during which he went 7-for-13 with two doubles and two home runs. He’s red-hot right now, but he’ll remain in Triple-A until at least June for contractual reasons.

Tim Wheeler, OF, Rockies (Colorado Rockies, AAA): 3-6, 3 R, 2B, HR, K. It took Wheeler until July 9 to hit his first home run last year, so this is a good sign that at least a little of his once-plus power is returning. At this point, however, he’s probably nothing more than a fourth outfielder.

James Ramsey, OF, Cardinals (Springfield, AA): 2-3, 3 R, HR, BB, K. Ramsey ended the weekend hitting .429 and has three home runs already on the season, giving him more success than he had in a half-season in Double-A in 2013. He could be in Triple-A by mid-summer and will be among the first names called if the Cardinals have an injury.

Chris Reed, LHP, Dodgers (Chattanooga, AA): 6 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 K. Reed’s strikeout totals have diminished as he’s moved up the organizational ladder, so seeing miss bats like this is a good sign. Many scouts see him as a potential reliever because of his secondary stuff, but when he commands his fastball, he can be quite effective even as a starter. It the when that’s the problem.

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