Triple A Oklahoma City
Gavin Stone is closing out his season with a bang, as he had his best outing yet at the Triple A level:
The athletic righty generated 13 whiffs for an exceptional whiff rate of 34%.
Stone, whom the Dodgers named their Minor League Pitcher Of The Year, had a remarkable week all around, as he was in Dodger Stadium with fellow award recipient Diego Cartaya on the night that Albert Pujols got to hit his 699th and 700th homers in his real home ballpark:
As for this photo — Cartaya is listed at 219 lbs, and Stone is listed at 175 lbs. If anyone needed evidence that they should take the listed weights with a grain of salt, welp, here ya go.
As for Oklahoma City, they have three games left on their season schedule, as they host the Salt Lake Bees from September 26th to the 28th. Stone is currently scheduled to toe the rubber one last time, in Monday night’s affair.
On the offensive side of things, James Outman is wrapping up an exceptional run of his own for Oklahoma City:
That was Outman’s 30th homer of the season, and it was one of three homers that the former Sacramento State Hornet hit during a week that saw him post an OPS of 1.153.
With the aforementioned three games left to play, Outman is slashing .279/.383/.603 in the Pacific Coast League, with a wRC+ of 136 heading into Sunday’s action. Clearly, he should be in the mix for a big league job of some sort come 2023.
Double A Tulsa
There isn’t a whole heck of a lot to say about the end of Tulsa’s season, what with them being swept out of the playoffs in two lopsided games that had a combined score of 28-2. Yeesh.
The offense was 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position, and they left 17 runners on base. The pitching staff issued a whopping 15 walks. It was rough in about every way imaginable.
That said, it was a club that lost several excellent prospects due to promotions, like the aforementioned Stone and Outman, along with Bobby Miller, Miguel Vargas, and Michael Busch, all of whose absences were definitely felt. The Drillers should receive a bumper crop come 2023, as Cartaya, Eddys Leonard, Jorbit Vivas, and Jose Ramos should all either be in the mix to start their season in the Texas League, or will arrive there relatively early in the campaign, with Dalton Rushing not too far behind.
That’s all for the week that was, enjoy your Monday, folks.