Surprisingly it was very hard to find players who had truly bad weeks last week. Many players had less playing time because of the All Star Breaks and most every put together at least moderately good performances. A couple of low level guys get some love with their smoking performance to start the season.
- William Beckwith, Danville Braves - 8-22, 3 2B, 3B, HR, 8 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K, SB - I hope you guys aren't tired of me singing the praises of this guy, because really I'm not going to stop until he stops hitting. His numbers this week translate into a .363/.416/.727 line. Looking at pictures of him you would really never think he is an athlete but he has shown an excellent eye at the plate with superb power and he is even 5/5 in stolen base attempts this season.
- Edward Salcedo, Rome Braves - 9-22, 2B, 3B, HR, 4 RBI, BB, 2 K, SB, CS - Salcedo is currently putting together his best month of the season and I expect he will spend his last month in Lynchburg. He hit .409 for the week and if you fudge the numbers and add last Sunday in you get - 12-26, 4 2B, 3B, HR, 5 RBI, BB, 2K, SB, CS which comes out to .461/.481/.808. I'll take that from a 19 year old in A ball.
- Oriel L Caicedo, DSL Braves - 11 IP, 5 H, 1 R(0 ER), 3 BB, 7 K, 13-6 GB:FB - Caicedo was one of the Braves top international signings a year ago and already he is showing them what their money is worth. He has a .97 ERA on the season, good for the best in the league among players with more than one start. His strikeouts aren't mind blowing but you can't deny his performance has been phenomenal.
- Arodys Vizcaino, Mississippi Braves - 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K - With every good outing Arodys Vizcaino moves back up the prospect charts. Baseball America and Keith Law released their mid season lists this week and Arodys was firmly inside the top 20 on both.
Honorable Mention: Gwinnett - Eirc, Cordier, MIke MInor, Todd Redmond, Juan Abreu; Mississippi - Ernesto Mejia, Cory Harrilchak; Lynchburg - Joey Terdoslavich, Blaine Sims, Aaron Schafer; Rome Braves - Matt Lipka, Chris Garcia; Danville - Brandon Drury, Lucas La Point.
- David Rohm, Rome Braves - 0-19, 1 BB, 2 K, - There weren't a whole lot of truly bad players in the Braves system this past week but it is difficult to be worse than Rohm was. He had been putting together his best month to date, but this week has turned it into his worst month of the year.
- Caleb Brewer, Rome Braves - 8.1 IP, 10 H, 12 R(11 ER), 2 HR, 7 BB, 6 K - Brewer was the best pitcher on this team for most of the first half of the season, but over his last seven starts he has been a runs geyser. I would expect more than doubling his career high in innings has probably had something to do with that.
- David Filak, Danville Braves - 3.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 1 K - For the year Filak has a combined 8.22 ERA between Rome and Danville and he has allowed 91 hits in 65.1 innings of work along with 41 walks and just 47 strikeouts. It just hasn't been a great year.
- Rome Braves - After being the worst team in their division in the first half, Rome continues their (non)dominance in the second half with the worst record in the league. They sport the third worst OPS and ERA in the league which just makes them all around bad.