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Atlanta Braves Minor League Hot Sheet: 8/9-8/15

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Myke Jones has been on top of the Hot Sheet a ton this season.
Myke Jones has been on top of the Hot Sheet a ton this season.

This week Gwinnett was 4-4 (3rd, 14.5 GB), Mississippi was 2-5 (4th, 8 GB), Myrtle Beach was 3-4 (3rd, 1 GB), Rome was 0-6 (6th, 8.5 GB), Danville was 4-3 (2nd, 2.5 GB), GCL was 1-5 (5th, 6.5 GB), and DSL was 4-2 (2nd, 5 GB).

Who's Hot?

  • Myke Jones - 8-22, 2B, 4 HR, 5 RBI, 9 BB, SB - The Braves have had some dominating weekly performances this season, but none may be better than what Jones did this week. With a .954 slugging percentage, buyoed by hitting 4 homers in 4 games, he put up a 1.502 OPS for the week. His .548 OBP out of the leadoff spot was just ridiculous.
  • Matt Weaver - 12-24, 4 2B, 4 RBI, BB - While hitting .213 with a .542 OPS in 202 at bats before the All-Star break, there was reason to wonder if Weaver would ever hit as a professional, but he's been tearing it up since the break, with a .331 average and .847 OPS in 124 at bats. He hit a high point this week, with a .500 average and a 1.187 OPS.
  • Freddie Freeman - 11-29, 4 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB - Freeman hit .379 with a 1.040 OPS this week, and he's having a fantastic year. He ranks in the top 5 in several offensive categories in the International League, including batting average (2nd), slugging (4th), OPS (3rd), hits (2nd), doubles (3rd), RBI (3rd) and total bases (4th), and he ranks 7th in on base percentage.
  • Scott Diamond - 2 G, 1-0, 9.2 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 4 BB, 8 K - Diamond had 2 solid starts this week, allowing just 1 earned run between them, and after allowing 6 earned in his first AAA start, he only allowed 3 in his next 5, covering 28.2 innings.
  • Honorable Mention: Gwinnett - Mike Broadway, Cory Gearrin, Craig Kimbrel, Steve Marek, Barbaro Canizares, Matt Young; Mississippi - Ty'Relle Harris, Julio Teheran, Yasser Gomez, Mauro Gomez; Myrtle Beach - Luis Sumoza, Matt Kennelly, Cody Johnson, Gerry Rodriguez, Mike Jones, Brett Oberholtzer, Angelo Paulino; Rome - David Hale, Steve Kent, Phil Gosselin; Danville - Kenny Fleming, Joey Terdoslavich, Andrelton Simmons, Elmer Reyes; GCL - Daniel Falcon Matt Lipka

    Who's Not?

  • Edward Salcedo - 1-19, BB, 6 K - Salcedo has struggled mightly with Rome, hitting just .184 with a .538 OPS in 125 at bats. August has been a struggle, as he's hit .122 with a .338 OPS in 41 at bats. He was even worse this week, with a 0.53 average and .153 OPS.
  • Donell Linares - 2-22, HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB - Linares hit just .090 with a .394 OPS this week, just about his lowest point of the year. Overall, the 26 year old isn't having a great season, hitting .246 with a .660 OPS in 399 at bats, and since the All-Star break he's only hitting .238 with a .596 OPS.
  • Randall Delgado - 2 G, 0-2, 11 IP, 11 ER, 12 H, 7 BB, 6 K - Delgado has struggled since his promotion to AA, collecting a loss in every game he's pitched in. The bad trend continued this week, as he put up a 9.00 ERA and a 1.72 WHIP in 2 starts. His walk rate has nearly doubled since his promotion.
  • Jordan Schafer - 3-25, 2B, RBI, 4 BB, 4 K - Schafer's season just seems to be one bit of bad news followed by another, and this week was no exception, as he hit .120 with a .401 OPS. His wrist is clearly not healthy and you have to wonder if the future of his career wouldn't be better served by just shutting him down for the rest of the year.
  • Dishonorable Mention: Gwinnett - Wilkin Ramirez; Myrtle Beach - LV Ware, Cory Harrilchak, Jordan Kreke, Braeden Schlehuber, Luis Avilan, Paul Clemens, Matt Crim, Cory Rasmus; Rome - Jake Hanson, Joe Leonard, Christian Bethancourt, Julio Surinach, Riaan Spanjer-Furstenburg