Monte Harrison: .428/.428/.952, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 7 R
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Hard to have a better week than Monte Harrison. After this monster performance, Harrison doubled his season’s homer total, raised his average 30 points and his slugging about 80 points. Harrison needed it, too. The often touted prospect has had a very rough go of things in his second year at Wisconsin. Hopefully this is a good sign for the outfielder.
Will Middlebrooks: .360/.360/.920, 4 HR, 6 RBI, 5 R
Colorado Springs Sky Sox
For four games this week, Middlebrooks hit everything. He hadn’t had a great performance with Colorado Springs up through this week, so it’s nice to see him come on.
Josh Hader: 12 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 6 BB, 17 K
Biloxi Shuckers/Colorado Springs Sky Sox
This was Hader’s last AA start and first AAA start all in one week. Hader made the most of his Sky Sox debut, walking a few but giving up only one hit, which happened to be a double. He also struck out nine Memphis batters. Even while dominating AA, Hader hadn’t struck out nine so far this season. Luckily for him, his first start for the Sky Sox wasn’t at Colorado Springs.
Cody Ponce: 4 IP, ER, 2 H, BB, 7 K
Brevard County Manatees
These stats were divided between two two-inning performances at Brevard County. Ponce had been on the DL all season leading up to these appearances, and the hyped prospect deserved to make the list for making the most out of his four innings.
Daniel Tillman: 4 IP, 2 SV, 0 ER, 2 H, BB, 6 K
Tillman has taken over the Shuckers’ closer role since Jaye Chapman moved up to AAA and has done a great job with it. This week was even better than most, limiting opponents’ on base opportunities and striking out batters for half his outs, not to mention extending his scoreless streak to 11 games.
Adrian Houser: 7 IP, W, 0 ER, 4 H, BB, 8 K
After storming into the Brewers farm system when coming over from the Carlos Gomez/Mike Fiers trade, Houser has had a poor first half of the season. He’s been coming on as of late, and this seven-inning gem is his best of the season.