- The 7th round pick in 2017 has gone seven innings in 3 of his last 4 starts. Prior to that, he has only gone past the 5th inning once in 14 starts this season. Against Quad Cities last night, Francis struck out a career-high 10 of the 25 batters he faced. He was a Two-Start Treasure mention for the period of June 5th to June 11th. After a horrible month of May (8.06 ERA in 6 appearances with 5 starts), the 6’5″ 240 lb right-hander has seen an improvement with a 2.42 ERA and 0.923 WHIP in 4 June starts.
- Hammonds was the 29th round pick by the Orioles in 2017 and made his debut in the Gulf Coast League, where he made 4 appearances with one start. He found himself back in the GCL to start 2018, but only until the short-season leagues got underway. There’s not enough to go on with the 6’4″ 205 lefty, only that he’s a sinking baller who’s fastball ranges in the low-90’s, along with a slider and low-80’s changeup.
- Kremer went up against Chris Paddack (4 IP, 1 H, 9 K) last night and took the hard luck loss despite striking out a career-high eleven. This is 14th rounders (2016) first opportunity to make consistent starts which he is handling quite well in the California League. The Top UTR Pitcher for May 2018 is currently 5-3 with a 3.44 ERA over 73.1 innings with 110 strikeouts that leads all HiA pitchers.
Top Relief Pitcher Performance RHP Matt Brill (HiA Visalia – Arizona) 23 years old 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0.00 ERA
- 12th round pick makes his first appearance since his promotion to Visalia