Tyler Pastornicky continues to make AAA look easy.
Tyler Pastornicky had a hit in every game this week, Elmer Reyes hit for the cycle, and brothers Kurt and Kenny Fleming starred for Danville to highlight this week's performances in the Atlanta Braves organization.
- Tyler Pastornicky SS, Gwinnett Braves - 9-24, 2B, HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB, SB - AAA continues to be little challenge for the 21 year old Pastornicky, as he hit .375 with a .949 OPS this week. He had a hit in all 6 games he played in this week, extending his hitting streak to 12 games. During that streak he's hit .408 with a 1.279 OPS.
- Elmer Reyes 2B, Danville Braves - 12-31, 3 2B, 3B, HR, 5 RBI - Reyes had the biggest game of the week, hitting for the cycle on Friday. For the week, the 20 year old Nicaraguan hit .387 with a 1.020 OPS, helping him improve his numbers with Danville to a .278 average and a .737 OPS, much better than the .178 average and .474 OPS he put up at the start of the year with Rome.
- Kurt Fleming CF and Kenny Fleming LF, Danville Braves - 22-47, 5 2B, 2 3B, 7 RBI, 4 BB, 2 SB - It's a huge thrill for brothers Kurt and Kenny to get to play together, and this week only made things sweeter as the pair combined to hit .468 with a 1.170 OPS. 19 year old Kurt hit in all 7 games he played in, with a .429 average and 1.127 OPS, and 21 year old Kenny was even better, hitting .526 with a 1.240 OPS while getting a hit in every game he played in.
- Joey Teroslavich 1B and Todd Cunningham CF, Lynchburg Hillcats - 16-45, 8 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 4 BB, SB - Cunningham returned after nearly two months on the DL, and did a great job setting the table, with a .417 average and a .464 OBP, even adding a .667 slugging percentage to end the week with a 1.131 OPS. Terdoslavich was equally impressive at clearing the table, as all 6 of his hits on the week went for extra bases, with 4 doubles, to push his league leading total to 45, and 2 homers, to push his team leading total to 16. Combined, the pair hit .356 with a 1.119 OPS.
- Randall Delgado RHP, Gwinnett Braves - 1-0, 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 3 BB, 9 K - Delgado's AAA debut couldn't have gone much better, as the 21 year old Panamanian shut out the Charlotte Knights on Saturday over 6 innings, striking out 9.
Honorable Mention: Gwinnett Braves: Cory Gearrin, Todd Redmond, Wil Nieves, Wilkin Ramirez; Mississippi Braves: Donell Linares, Matt Kennelly, Dan Nelson, Myke Jones, Luis Avilan; Lynchburg Hillcats: Ryan Buchter, Andrew Russell, Joe Leonard, LV Ware, Keenan Wiley, Chris Masters, Andrelton Simmons; Rome Braves: Ronan Pacheco, Matt Lipka, David Rohm: Danville Braves: Greg Ross, William Beckwith, Edison Sanchez, Lucas La Pointe, JR Graham, Dan Winnie, Fernando de los Santos: GCL Braves: Gerardo Reyes, Hector Garcia, Felix Marte
- Nick Ahmed SS, Danville Braves - 2-26, RBI, 2 BB, 3 K, 2 SB - Ahmed, the Braves 2nd round pick in this year's draft, started his season strong, hitting .314 with a .842 OPS in June, before struggling a little with a .245 average and a .702 OPS. Things got worse this week, as the 21 year old hit just .077 with a pathetic .220 OPS. His season numbers are fairly ugly as well, with a .233 average, .319 OBP and a .656 OPS in 163 at bats.
- Caleb Brewer RHP, Rome Braves - 0-1, 3 IP, 7 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 2 K - After putting up a 3.32 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP in the first, numbers that earned him a Sally League All-Star appearance, Brewer has come apart in the second half, with a 9.80 ERA and a 1.86 WHIP. A lack of control has done him in, as he went from a 4.3 BB/9 and a 1.6 K/BB in the first half to a 5.7 BB/9 and a 1.2 K/BB in the second half.
- Chase Larsson LF, Danville Braves - 4-27, 2B, 4 BB, 7 K - Larsson's overall numbers are pretty good, a .241 average and a .799 OPS, but he struggled mightily this week, hitting just .148 with a .466 OPS. His 7 strikeouts this week accounted for 29% of his strikeouts for the season.
- Mauro Gomez 1B, Gwinnett Braves - 2-21, HR, 2 RBI, 5 BB, 5 K - Gomez is having a great year for Gwinnett, as the 26 year old Dominican is hitting .276 with a .819 OPS, 19 homers, and 68 RBI, but he was ineffective this week, hitting .095 with a .507 OPS. After hitting .287 with a .828 OPS in the first half, he's slumped a little in the second half, with a .235 average and a .784 OPS.
- Erik Cordier RHP, Gwinnett Braves - 0-1, 3.2 IP, 6 R, 5 ER, 6 H, 5 BB, 3 K - Cordier started out his season decently, with a .4.37 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP in his first 9 starts, but in his last 4 starts he has a 9.17 ERA and a 2.21 WHIP. Walks have done him in, as he's put up 5.3 BB/9 and 1.2 K/BB on the year.
Dishonorable Mention: Gwinnett Braves: Ruben Gotay, Brandon Hicks, Stefan Gartrell, Julio Teheran; Mississippi Braves: Cory Harrilchak, Aaron Shafer, Ed Lucas; Lynchburg Hillcats: Christian Bethancourt, Phil Gosselin, Marcus Lemon; Danville Braves: Nick DeSantiago, David Filak