Gus Schlosser and Williams Perez made shutout starts, while Trenton Moses, Jackson Laumann, and Joey Terdoslavich slugged their way onto the Hot Sheet. Kyle Kubitza and David Rohm had trouble getting hits to fall, while Brent Leach, Aaron Northcraft, and Lucas Sims had no trouble letting them fall.
Gus Schlosser RHP, Lynchburg Hillcats - 1 GS, 1-0, 8 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 6 K - Schlosser only made one start this week, but the 23 year old dominated the Potomac Nationals over 8 innings on Wednesday, striking out 6 while allowing just 1 hit over 8 shutout innings. In his last 4 starts, he has a 0.69 ERA, a 0.65 WHIP, 3 walks, and 22 strikeouts in 26 innings.
Trenton Moses 3B, Danville Braves -8-14, 2B, HR, 4 RBI - The Braves 26th round selection from this year's draft went on a tear this week, raking at a .571 clip with a 1.428 OPS for the week. Overall, the 23 year old is hitting .304 with a .762 OPS in 69 at bats.
Jackson Laumann 1B, GCL Braves -10-21, 2B, 2 RBI, BB - The Braves drafted Laumann in the 31st round in 2011, but he didn't make his debut until this June when the GCL season started. The 18 year old has made up for lost time, hitting .310 with a .755 OPS in 84 total at bats, and he really turned things on this week, hitting .476 with a 1.024 OPS.
Joey Terdoslavich 1B, Mississippi Braves -9-22, 4 2B, RBI, 3 BB - Everyone knows about Terdoslavich's struggles this year, the 23 year old began the season by hitting .180 with a .515 OPS in 194 at bats for Gwinnett, but since his demotion to Mississippi, he's turned things around, hitting .304 with a .814 OPS in 148 at bats. He got back to his doubling ways of last year, rapping out 4 to help him to a .409 average and a 1.071 OPS this week.
Williams Perez RHP, Danville Braves - 1 GS, 6 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 7 K - Perez, a 21 year signed out of Venezuela in 2009, dominated the Burlington Royals on Wednesday in his lone start, striking out 7 while allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk over 6 shutout innings. It was a nice comeback after allowing 8 earned runs in 10 innings in his first 2 starts.
Honorable Mention: Ernesto Mejia, Jose Constanza, Jaye Chapman, Cory Gearrin, Gwinnett Braves; Zeke Spruill, Todd Cunningham, Mississippi Braves; Braeden Schlehuber, Adam Milligan, Lynchburg HIllcats; Alex Wood, Tony Mueller, Rome Braves; Clint Wright, Edison Sanchez, Danville Braves; Tyler Tewell, Luis Madrid, Justin Black, GCL Braves
Kyle Kubitza 3B, Rome Braves -1-19, 9 K - Kubitza hit a real slump this week, finishing with a punchless .053 average while striking out in 47% of his at bats. The 22 year old has been consistently inconsistent this year, starting off with a .280 average and a .977 OPS in April, slumping to a .213 average and a .687 OPS in May, rebounding to a .287 average and a .819 OPS in June, and falling hard in July with a .125 average and a .436 OPS. His overall numbers have suffered, as his average has dipped to .232 and his OPS is down to .747, though he has walked in 14% of his at bats, giving him a healthy .346 OBP.
Brent Leach LHP, Gwinnett Braves -1 GS, 0-1, 0.1 IP, 7 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 1 K - The 29 year old Leach, who had a 5.75 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP in 20.1 innings over 38 appearances with the Dodgers in 2009, began the year with AAA Albequerque, posting a 7.02 ERA and a 2.04 WHIP in 16.2 innings over 10 appearances before being released. The Braves signed him and sent him to AA Mississippi, where he excelled with a 1.59 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP in 17 innings over 7 appearances. He joined Gwinnett on Saturday to take Randall Delgado's place in the rotation and was absolutely shelled, allowing 7 earned runs while recording just 1 out, and was sent back to AA immediately following the game.
David Rohm OF, Lynchburg Hillcats -2-20, RBI, 3 K - Rohm struggled to a .100 average this week, and the 22 year old has struggled overall this year, hitting .230 with a .620 OPS in only 200 at bats. He was hoping to build off the .289 average and .763 OPS he posted for Rome last season, but an April foot injury that caused him to miss nearly two months might have derailed his season.
Aaron Northcraft RHP, Lynchburg Hillcats - 2 GS, 0-2, 10.1 IP, 12 ER, 17 H, 2 BB, 11 K - Northcraft made 2 stars this week, losing both while putting up a 10.45 ERA and a 1.84 WHIP. Since throwing a 7 inning no hitter on June 22nd, the 22 year old has allowed a 6.14 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP in 29.1 innings over 5 starts.
Lucas Sims RHP, Danville Braves -Professional baseball wasn't posing much of a challenge for the Braves 1st round selection, as he had allowed just 1 earned run in 9.1 innings over his first 4 starts between the GCL and Danville, giving up only 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 12, but he a real challenge in the Burlington Royals on Thursday, allowing 3 earned runs, 4 hits, and 2 walks in just 1.1 innings.
Dishonorable Mention: Cole McCurry, Billy Bullock, Randall Delgado, Jose Lugo, Gwinnett Braves; Sean Gilmartin, David Hale, Mark Lamm, Joe Leonard, Mississippi Braves; Ryne Harper, Mike Lee, Ian Marshall, Bobby Stevens, Edward Salcedo, Caleb Brewer, Cody Martin, Lynchburg Hillcats; Will Skinner, David Starn, William Beckwith, Brandon Drury, Robby Hefflinger, Rome Braves; Josh Elander, Aris Alcantara, Carlos Franco, Levi Hyams, Jose Peraza, Blake Brown, Felix Marte, Frank Lareniere, Charlie Robertson, Ronald Luna, Danville Braves; Luis Merejo, Mike Dodig, Fernelys Sanchez, GCL Braves