Ex-area standouts in pro baseball: July 17, 2018

Ex-area standouts in pro baseball: July 17, 2018

MAJOR LEAGUES

OF Kevin Kiermaier, ex-Parkland, Rays

Kiermaier went 9 for 33 last week with a home run against Detroit on Wednesday to go with six RBI. He also threw out a runner at home and managed not to get hurt during two bench-clearing brawls against the Twins on Sunday.

RHP Tanner Roark, ex-Illini, Nationals

In his lone start for the week, Roark went five innings, giving up four runs and eight hits in a loss to the Mets. At the plate he became the first Nationals pitcher in more than a decade to hit a triple.

RHP Dan Winkler, ex-Parkland, Braves

A meaningless home run to Arizona's Jon Jay was the only blemish on Winkler's record last week. Overall he threw three innings over three appearances and picked up his 17th hold on Wednesday.

MINOR LEAGUES

Class AAA

RHP James Naile, ex-Parkland, Nashville (Athletics)

Naile made his team-high eighth quality start on Sunday, allowing just two runs on four hits over seven innings but took the loss against Iowa.

RHP Nick Wittgren, ex-Parkland, New Orleans (Marlins)

Two days after throwning a pair of scoreless innings against Colorado Springs the Sky Sox torched Wittgren for three runs in the ninth to drop the righthander's record.to 0-3.

Class AA

C Jason Goldstein, ex-Illini, Midland (Athletics)

The ex-Illinois backstop made his first appearance for the RockHounds on Saturday, going hitless in four at-bats against Corpus Christi.

LHP Tyler Jay, ex-Illini,Chattanooga (Twins)

Jay allowed his first run in his last five outings on Wednesday when he gave up a homer against Jacksonville. Two days later he pitched two scoreless innings against Montgomery.

Class A

INF Pat McInerney, ex-Illini, Carolina (Brewers)

McInerney continues to struggle at the plate as he went hitless in nine at-bats this last week. Since his promotion to Carolina he has just four hits in 56 plate appearances.

C Chuckie Robinson, ex-Danville, Buies Creek (Astros)

In his last start on Friday, Robinson singled twice against Winston-Salem. Defensively he has 53 putouts as opposed to just three errors on the season.

SS Adam Walton, ex-Illini, Visalia (Diamondbacks)

Walton made three starts last week, hitting .250 with three runs driven in and a double. He is hitting .296 over his last 10 games.

Class A Short-Season

OF Doran Turchin, ex-Illini, Aberdeen (Orioles)

The IronBirds leftfielder doubled and scored in his last appearance against Brooklyn. So far Turchin has better stats on the road, hitting .300 away from home as opposed to .122 in 12 home games.

Rookie

C Jordyn Muffley, ex-Parkland, Princeton (Rays)

The ex-Cobra produced his second multi-hit game of the season on Friday, singling and doubling home a run against Bluefield.

OF Bren Spillane, ex-Illini, Billings (Reds)

Spillane made five starts for the Mustangs last week driving in two runs. He leads the team with 16 walks and is second with a .413 on-base percentage.

INF Cole Taylor, ex-Salt Fork, ex-Parkland, Orem (Angels)

On Friday Taylor singled and scored twice in a 15-11 loss to Great Falls. After a rough start he is hitting .364 in July with a .727 slugging percentage.

RHP Brady Schanuel, ex-Parkland, Helena (Brewers)

Schnauel threw 12 / 3 scoreless innings in two relief appearances last week, striking out four and giving up one walk and throwing 63 percent of his pitches for strikes.

INDEPENDENT

OF Will Krug, ex-Illini, Windy City (Frontier League)

Krug went hitless in eight at-bats last week.

INF David Kerian, ex-Illini, Sioux City (American Association)

The Canaries shortstop went hitless in his first game since coming off the disabled list last Wednesday.

LHP Jesse Remington, ex-Rantoul, Bakersfield (Pecos League)

Last Monday, Remington struck out six over six innings to earn his fifth win of the season. He also contributed at the plate, too, with a double and drove in a run.

JAPAN

Nippon Professional Baseball Organization

RHP Spencer Patton, ex-Parkland, Yokohama DeNA

Patton made his one appearance last week a productive one, pitching a scoreless inning and earning his 18th hold of the season.