Three Midwest League players were named to MLB Pipeline’s Prospect Team of the Week for July 10-16.
Taylor Trammell of the Dayton Dragons is one of the three outfielders named to the team. He batted .400 with two homers, a triple, a double, three stolen bases, eight runs batted in, and six runs scored in six games during that period. The Cincinnati Reds prospect has a .285 batting average with eight homers, 54 RBI and 27 stolen bases in 87 games this season.
Gregory Soto of the West Michigan Whitecaps was honored as the left-handed starting pitcher of the week after dominating the Cedar Rapids Kernels last Friday. He struck out 11 batters while scattering three hits and one walk over six scoreless innings. The Detroit Tigers prospect is 8-1 with a 2.44 ERA, 94 strikeouts and 44 walks in 81 innings (15 starts) this season.
Right-hander Hansel Rodriguez was honored as the relief pitcher of the week after retiring all nine batters he faced last week. He struck out five batters and earned a save in his three innings of work. The San Diego Padres is 3-8 with a 4.76 ERA, three saves, 70 strikeouts and 26 walks in 70 innings (19 games/10 starts) this season. MLB Pipeline notes that Rodriguez has been more effective since moving to the bullpen in mid-June, posting a 2.66 ERA with 23 strikeouts and four walks in 20.1 relief innings, vs. a 5.62 ERA with 47 strikeouts and 22 walks in 49.2 innings as a starter.
The Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for July 10-16 also were announced Monday. Neither was named to the MLB Pipeline Prospect Team of the Week. You can read about them in my previous post here.