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Midlanders in the Majors, Aug. 6

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MIDLANDERS IN THE MAJORS

Player, School, Team, AB, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG

Cody Asche, Nebraska, Phillies, 17, 1, 0, 1, 0, .059

Andrew Brown, Nebraska, Mets, 65, 15, 3, 8, 0, .231

Conor Gillaspie, Millard North, White Sox, 281, 68, 9, 25, 0, .242

Alex Gordon, Lincoln SE/NU, Royals, 414, 111, 10, 55, 6, .268

Darin Ruf, Westside/CU, Phillies, 77, 23, 3, 5, 0, .299

Pitcher, School, Team, W-L, ERA, SV, IP, BB, SO

Joba Chamberlain, Lincoln NE/NU, Yankees, 2-0, 4.94, 1, 27.1, 14, 26

Jake Diekman, Wymore/Doane, Phillies, 0-2, 3.79, 0, 19, 10, 15

Brian Duensing, Millard South/NU, Twins, 4-1, 4.65, 1, 40.2, 18, 37

*Jeremy Horst, IWCC, Phillies, 0-2, 6.23, 0, 26, 12, 21

Dan Jennings, Nebraska, Marlins, 1-2, 3.70, 0, 24.1, 10, 22

Tony Watson, Nebraska, Pirates, 3-1, 3.33, 2, 51.1, 12, 41

MIDLANDERS IN THE MINORS

Player, School, Team, Org., Class, AB, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG

Trever Adams, Lincoln SE/CU, Myrtle Beach, Rangers, High A, 402, 104, 8, 63, 7, .259

Anthony Bemboom, IWCC/CU, Inland Empire, Angels, High A, 25, 7, 0, 3, 0, .280

Federico Castagnini, Creighton, Aberdeen, Orioles, Short A, 30, 4, 0, 0, 1, .133

Chad Christensen, Nebraska, GCL Twins, Twins, Rookie, 96, 24, 1, 13, 3, .250

Iseha Conklin, IWCC, GCL Red Sox, Red Sox, Rookie, 53, 8, 0, 2, 1, .151

Tyson Gillies, IWCC, Lehigh Valley, Phillies, AAA, 165, 34, 3, 7, 8, .206

Dan Johnson, IWCC/NU, Scranton/W-B, Yankees, AAA, 384, 95, 18, 59, 1, .247

Matty Johnson, Bellevue U., Portland, Red Sox, AA, 68, 19, 0, 3, 6, .279

>> The 25-year-old former undrafted free agent and independent ball player jumped back up to Class AA this week. At three levels (including one Class AAA game) for the season, he’s hitting .249 with 17 RBIs and 15 stolen bases in 56 games.

Kale Kiser, Nebraska, Kannapolis, White Sox, Low A, 312, 74, 4, 30, 12, .237

Ben Kline, Om. Central/NU, Charlotte, Rays, High A, 49, 9, 0, 3, 0, .184

Chance Ross, Creighton, Inland Empire, Angels, High A, 39, 9, 1, 4, 1, .231

Randy Ruiz, Bellevue U., Scranton/W-B, Yankees, AAA, 186, 55, 14, 32, 0, .296

Elliot Soto, Creighton, Daytona, Cubs, High A, 75, 19, 0, 10, 2, .253

Richard Stock, Nebraska, Lake County, Indians, Low A, 133, 40, 5, 17, 1, .301

Jimmy Swift, Creighton, Arkansas, Angels, AA, 212, 56, 4, 17, 2, .264

Justin Toole, CB Lewis Central, Carolina, Indians, High A, 143, 31, 0, 18, 3, .217

Pitcher, School, Team, Org., Class, W-L, ERA, SV, IP, BB, SO

Joe Bircher, Om. Roncalli, Quad Cities, Astros, Low A, 3-1, 2.96, 2, 45.2, 9, 27

Joe Bisenius, SC Heelan/IWCC, Gwinnett, Braves, AAA, 3-4, 5.91, 0, 35, 16, 24

Ty Blach, Creighton, San Jose, Giants, High A, 11-3, 2.64, 0, 112.2, 14, 103

>> After beating Bakersfield on Friday by allowing two runs on four hits in seven innings, the 22-year-old lefty, drafted in the fifth round in 2012, leads the California League in ERA (no other qualifier is better than 2.97), winning percentage and fewest walks per nine innings (1.05), is second in fewest baserunners per nine innings (9.7) and tied for second in wins, and ranks third in WHIP (1.09).

Buddy Carlyle, Bellevue East, Buffalo, Blue Jays, AAA, 3-1, 3.78, 0, 50, 16, 65

Tyler Cloyd, Bell. East/UNO, Lehigh Valley, Phillies, AAA, 4-8, 5.42, 0, 89.2, 21, 76

>> The 26-year-old, drafted in the 18th round in 2008, seems to have put a difficult first half (not counting his big-league success) behind him. In his last 23 innings over five appearances he’s allowed three runs (1.17 ERA) while going 3-0.

Jonas Dufek, Millard West/CU, Corpus Christi, Astros, AA, 1-0, 0.00, 0, 7, 0, 8

Steve Edlefsen, Nebraska, Fresno, Giants, AAA, 1-2, 7.11, 0, 44.1, 37, 36

Logan Ehlers, Neb. City/NU, Connecticut, Tigers, Short A, 2-0, 0.84, 0, 10.2, 3, 8

^Jeremy Horst, IWCC, Lehigh Valley, Phillies, AAA, 0-0, 4.50, 0, 2, 0, 3

Jon Keller, Nebraska, GCL Orioles, Orioles, Rookie, 0-0, 0.00, 0, 3.0, 0, 3

Zach Kroenke, Om. Northwest/NU, Nashville, Brewers, AAA, 5-13, 4.40, 0, 100.1, 39, 72

Jake Kuebler, Lincoln SE, Savannah, Mets, Low A, 2-6, 2.99, 1, 69.1, 12, 48

Michael Mariot, Nebraska, Omaha, Royals, AAA, 3-5, 4.95, 8, 43.2, 15, 52

Mike Nesseth, Nebraska, Reading, Phillies, AA, 1-3, 1.70, 7, 37, 12, 20

Jake Petricka, IWCC, Charlotte, White Sox, AAA, 2-0, 1.35, 1, 13.1, 5, 16

Kurt Spomer, Honey Creek, Iowa/CU, Burlington, Angels, Low A, 2-3, 3.08, 4, 49.2, 17, 39

Storm Throne, Mill. South/M’side, Kannapolis, White Sox, Low A, 0-3, 6.12, 0, 32.1, 10, 31

+Pat Venditte, Omaha Central/CU, Tampa, Yankees, High A, 0-0, 0.00, 0, 1, 1, 1

T.J. Walz, Omaha Skutt, Stockton, Athletics, High A, 4-1, 5.64, 0, 52.2, 26, 59

Thad Weber, Friend/NU, Buffalo, Blue Jays, AAA, 5-4, 2.64, 0, 75, 15, 62

Mike Zagurski, Millard North, Scranton/W-B, Yankees, AAA, 6-1, 1.99, 2, 40.2, 16, 68

EX-OMAHA CLASS AAA PLAYERS IN THE MAJORS

Player, Years in Omaha, Team, AB, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG

*Tony Abreu, 2012, Giants, 79, 21, 1, 7, 0, .266

Joaquin Arias, 2011, Giants, 134, 39, 0, 12, 1, .291

Mike Aviles, 2006-08, 2010-11, Indians, 249, 66, 6, 29, 8, .265

Carlos Beltran, 2000, Cardinals, 381, 115, 19, 58, 2, .302

Yuniesky Betancourt, 2012, Brewers, 306, 65, 12, 38, 0, .212

*Wilson Betemit, 2010, Orioles, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, .000

Gregor Blanco, 2011, Giants, 317, 80, 1, 29, 10, .252

John Buck, 2009, Mets, 334, 72, 14, 56, 2, .216

Billy Butler, 2007-08, Royals, 374, 103, 9, 55, 0, .275

Lorenzo Cain, 2011-12, Royals, 330, 85, 4, 41, 12, .258

Alberto Callaspo, 2008, Athletics, 304, 74, 5, 36, 0, .243

Endy Chavez, 2001, Mariners, 245, 67, 2, 13, 1, .273

David DeJesus, 2003-04, 2006, Cubs, 243, 65, 6, 27, 3, .267

*Matt Diaz, 2005, Marlins, 18, 3, 0, 1, 0, .167

Jarrod Dyson, 2010-13, Royals, 102, 27, 2, 10, 16, .265

*Chris Getz, 2010, 2012-13, Royals, 153, 32, 1, 14, 8, .209

Alex Gordon, 2009-10, Royals, 414, 111, 10, 55, 6, .268

Brett Hayes, 2013, Royals, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, .000

Eric Hosmer, 2011, Royals, 412, 119, 11, 48, 9, .289

Raul Ibanez, 2001, Mariners, 334, 84, 24, 58, 0, .251

Jeff Keppinger, 2006, White Sox, 338, 79, 2, 31, 0, .234

David Lough, 2010-13, Royals, 217, 65, 4, 23, 3, .300

Ed Lucas, 2008-10, Marlins, 186, 47, 2, 14, 1, .253

Mike Moustakas, 2010-11, Royals, 329, 74, 10, 26, 1, .225

Wil Myers, 2012, Rays, 152, 50, 8, 30, 5, .329

Brayan Pena, 2008-09, Tigers, 148, 41, 3, 17, 0, .277

*Salvador Perez, 2011-12, Royals, 335, 93, 4, 43, 0, .278

Derrick Robinson, 2012, Reds, 167, 43, 0, 7, 3, .257

Pitcher, Years in Omaha, Team, W-L, ERA, SV, IP, BB, SO

*Jeremy Affeldt, 2004-05, Giants, 1-4, 3.51, 0, 33.1, 17, 21

Jesse Chavez, 2011, Athletics, 2-3, 4.14, 1, 37, 13, 29

Bruce Chen, 2009-11, Royals, 4-0, 2.03, 0, 57.2, 16, 45

Louis Coleman, 2010-13, Royals, 1-0, 0.00, 0, 14.2, 2, 17

Tim Collins, 2010, Royals, 2-5, 4.38, 0, 39, 21, 38

Jorge De La Rosa, 2008, Rockies, 10-6, 3.31, 0, 130.1, 46, 89

Kyle Farnsworth, 2009, Rays, 2-0, 5.40, 0, 28.1, 7, 18

Zack Greinke, 2004, Dodgers, 8-3, 3.43, 0, 105, 31, 82

JC Gutierrez, 2012, Angels, 0-2, 3.97, 0, 34, 10, 20

Kelvin Herrera, 2011, 2013, Royals, 4-5, 4.38, 2, 39, 17, 47

Luke Hochevar, 2007-09, Royals, 3-1, 1.65, 1, 43.2, 13, 43

Greg Holland, 2009-11, Royals, 2-1, 1.67, 29, 43, 12, 68

J.P. Howell, 2005-06, Dodgers, 2-0, 2.17, 0, 45.2, 17, 39

Vin Mazzaro, 2011-12, Pirates, 6-2, 2.92, 1, 49.1, 12, 33

Luis Mendoza, 2010-11, Royals, 2-6, 5.32, 0, 86.1, 39, 52

Zach Miner, 2011, Phillies, 0-0, 0.00, 0, 2.2, 1, 2

Sean O’Sullivan, 2011-12, Padres, 0-2, 3.72, 0, 19.1, 12, 10

Joel Peralta, 2006, 2008, Rays, 1-4, 2.89, 1, 46.2, 21, 48

Will Smith, 2012-13, Royals, 1-1, 3.86, 0, 16.1, 1, 15

Jamey Wright, 2003-04, Rays, 2-1, 3.45, 0, 47, 16, 44

*Disabled list. ^On major league rehab assignment. +On minor league rehab assignment.

Statistics through Sunday. Midlanders in the minors includes those who played high school or college baseball in Nebraska or western Iowa.

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