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Minor League Monday: Week 12 of MiLB


Weeks 11 and 12 of MiLB action saw some more solid performances. Apologies for not having a week 11 update last week: Pronk was on the road and Caleb was sick. But we will make up for it now!


AAA - Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs are now 29-40 after going 2-4 in Toledo and 3-3 In Columbus. As an added bonus, Pronk is going to be there for the 3 games of the weekend vs. Indianapolis, August 6-8.

  • Afonso Rivas has a 1.030 OPS in his last 13 games. Despite having just one home run, he's got 14 hits in 41 tries, continuing to be very hot.

  • Nick Martini and Michael Hermosillo also have OPSs over 1.000.

  • Justin Steele has started 3 games and given up just 1 run in 10.2 innings. All while striking out 14.


AA - Tennessee Smokies

Tennessee split their series against the Mississippi Braves, then went 2-3 in Rocket City with a rain suspension. They are now 29-38.

  • Luis Lugo gave up 2 runs in his two starts, continuing to pitch well.

  • Cam Sanders struggled, giving up 6 runs in 10 innings over his two starts.

  • Brennen Davis is red hot, with 5 bombs in his last 11 games. He only had 10 hits in his last 41 ABs, but 8 of those are extra bases.


High-A - South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs are now 32-39. They went 4-2 to win their series vs Cedar Rapids, then dropped their series in Wisconsin, going 2-4.

  • Poor Max Bain went 0-3, with an ERA of 12 after giving up 12 in 9. 15 hits allowed and 3 Home runs will do that.

  • Delvin Zinn stole 9 bags to get to 42 for the year.


Low-A - Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Pelicans started with a 7 game bout vs. the Columbia Fireflies, which included one makeup game. They went 5-2. Then they Welcomed Charleston to town and went 2-4. They are now 33-39.

  • Pablo Aliendo, Fabian Pertuz and Ethan Hearn had OPSs over 1.000. Jordan Nwgogu just missed with a .972

  • Manuel Espinoza started two games and gave up 4 runs in his 10 innings.






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