Baseball America on catching recruit Andrew Murray

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“Scouts don’t see another Top 200 prospect in the high school ranks in New Jersey, but they do see players with intriguing tools. Catcher Andrew Murray was a two-sport standout at Westfield High, the same high school that Stanford righthander Chris Jenkins attended. Murray is well put together at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds thanks to his time as a football player, but he’s let scouts know that he wants to play on the diamond. He has power and can handle the bat, but has below-average receiving skills and will likely end up as a first baseman or DH, putting a lot of pressure on his bat. He is committed to Georgia Tech.”

Alumni In The Pros: Monday Action

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May 30, 2011 action

Alumni In The Majors

  • Cardinals’ PH Tyler Greene (.227) grounded into a force play in his only at-bat.
  • Diamondbacks’ RHP Micah Owings faced four batters in relief. His line: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO.
  • Padres’ RF Eric Patterson (.189) went 2-for-5 with a strikeout and a stolen base (7).
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.258) was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer (16) and a strikeout.  Teixeira has driven in at least one run in six straight games.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.270) went 1-for-4.

Brandon Cumpton

Alumni In The Minors

  • LF Brandon Boggs (.308) was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
  • PH/RF Charlie Blackmon (.344) drew a walk in his only plate appearance as his hitting streak remained intact at 17 games.
  • RHP Brandon Cumpton posted his sixth straight win as West Virginia beat Hickory 8-6.  His line: (W,6-3) 7 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR, 2 HBP.
  • SS Derek Dietrich (.284) was 1-for-4 including a strikeout.
  • 3B Michael Fisher (.300) went 3-for-6 with a solo home run (3).
  • LHP Lee Hyde faced six batters in relief.  His line: 1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1 WP, 1 HBP.
  • C Cole Leonida (.212) was 1-for-3 with a two-run triple.
  • C Mike Nickeas (.204) went 0-for-5.
  • LF Jeff Rowland (.256) was 3-for-3.


Alumni In The Pros: Sunday Action

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May 29, 2011 action

Alumni In The Majors

  • Tyler Greene pinch-ran and stayed in the game to play second base for the Cardinals.
  • PH/CF Eric Patterson (.174) was 0-for-2.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.258) went 1-for-5 with an RBI single.
  • Red Sox’ C Jason Varitek (.208) was 1-for-3 with a double and strikeout.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.271) went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.

Alumni In Japan

  • RF Matt Murton (.282) went 1-for-4 including a strikeout.

Alumni In The Minors

Luke Murton

  • CF Charlie Blackmon (.344) extended his hitting streak to 17 games by going 2-for-5 with two walks and two RBI.
  • LF Brandon Boggs (.333) went 2-for-4 with a double.
  • SS Derek Dietrich (.285) was 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and two strikeouts.
  • 3B Michael Fisher (.278) snapped an 0-for-20 slump while going 1-for-5 with a solo home run (2) and walk.
  • RHP Tim Gustafson was not involved in the decision in his debut for Class AA Carolina. His line: 3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO.
  • RHP Chris Hicks made his second appearance of the season in relief. His line: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.
  • DH Wes Hodges (.231) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • C Cole Leonida (.204) was 0-for-3 with two walks and a strikeout.
  • 1B Luke Murton (.263) went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a game-deciding two-run homer (4).
  • C Mike Nickeas (.227) was 1-for-2 with a double and a walk.
  • Danny Payne (.000) struck out as a pinch-hitter.
  • DH Tony Plagman (.254) was 0-for-3 with two walks.
  • LF Jeff Rowland (.227) went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.

 

Alumni In The Pros: Saturday Action

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May 28, 2011 action

Alumni In The Majors

Matt Murton

  • Cardinals’ RF Tyler Greene (.230) was 1-for-2 with an RBI ground-rule double.
  • Padres’ RF Eric Patterson (.179) went 0-for-3 including a strikeout.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.259) was 1-for-3 with a two-run homer (15) and three walks.

Alumni In Japan

  • RF Matt Murton (.283) returned to the leadoff spot in the Hanshin lineup and went 3-for-4 with a double and an HBP.

Alumni In The Minors

  • Brandon Boggs (.318) drove in a run with a pinch-hit single in his first game back with Class AAA Nashville.
  • RF Charlie Blackmon (.343) extended his hitting streak to 16 games by going 1-for-5 with an RBI.  Blackmon was 1-for-3 including a double while facing Andrew Kown.
  • 1B Chase Burnette (.220) went 0-for-4.
  • 3B Michael Fisher (.286) was 0-for-6 including a strikeout.  Fisher is now hitless in his last 17 at-bats.
  • 1B Wes Hodges (.238) was 1-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • LHP Lee Hyde again retired the only batter he faced in relief.
  • RHP Andrew Kown was not involved in the decision as Colorado Springs rallied to beat Fresno 8-7.  His line: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 1 BK.  Kown (.091) also went 0-for-2 at the plate.
  • C Cole Leonida (.217) went 0-for-1.
  • C Mike Nickeas (.214) was 0-for-2 with a walk.
  • PH Danny Payne (.000) grounded out in his only at-bat.
  • 1B Tony Plagman (.258) went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • RHP Andrew Robinson was credited with the win in relief as Lancaster beat Rancho Cucamonga 8-5. His line: (W,3-4) 4 IP, 2 H. 1 R. 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR.
  • LF Jeff Rowland (.236) went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk.

 


Alumni In The Pros: Friday Action

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May 27, 2011 action

Alumni In The Majors

Blake Wood

Blake Wood

  • Cardinals’ PR/2B/RF Tyler Greene (.222) went 2-for-2 with an RBI single.
  • Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (.258) was 2-for-4 with a solo home run (14) and a strikeout.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.274) went 2-for-4 including a strikeout.
  • RHP Blake Wood worked a 1-2-3 bottom of the 14th inning to get the win in relief as Kansas City outlasted Texas 12-7 in 15 innings.

Alumni In The Minors

  • RF Charlie Blackmon (.346) extended his hitting streak to 15 games by going 2-for-4 including a double.
  • DH Chase Burnette (.226) was 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a strikeout.
  • SS Derek Dietrich (.286) went 1-for-5 with an RBI double and three strikeouts.
  • 1B Wes Hodges (.240) was 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • LHP Lee Hyde retired the only batter he faced in relief.
  • C Cole Leonida (.222) went 0-for-1 including a sacrifice bunt.
  • RHP Deck McGuire was charged with the loss as St. Lucie topped Dunedin 4-2. His line: (L,3-3) 5.2 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 2 HBP.
  • DH Luke Murton (.259) was 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • DH Tony Plagman (.258) went 1-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • LF Jeff Rowland (.229) was 3-for-4 with a strikeout.

 


Alumni In The Pros: Thursday Action

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May 26, 2011 action

Alumni In The Majors

Micah Owings

  • Brewers’ OF Brandon Boggs was once again outrighted to Class AAA Nashville.
  • Diamondbacks’ RHP Micah Owings picked up his first Major League win of the season as Arizona beat Colorado 6-3.  His line: (W,1-0) 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO.  Owings (.000) also went 0-for-2 including a strikeout as a hitter.
  • Red Sox’ C Jason Varitek (.203) was 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Orioles’ PH/C Matt Wieters (.265) grounded into a double play in his only at-bat.
  • RHP Blake Wood allowed two hits and an intentional walk while failing to retire a batter in relief.

Alumni In Japan

  • RF Matt Murton (.270) went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a walk.

Alumni In The Minors

  • RF Charlie Blackmon (.343) extended his hitting streak to 14 games by going 1-for-4.
  • 1B Chase Burnette (.226) was 2-for-5 with an RBI triple.
  • SS Derek Dietrich (.289) went 2-for-7 with an RBI and two strikeouts.
  • 1B Wes Hodges (.247) was 1-for-4 including a strikeout.
  • DH Luke Murton (.265) went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI and two strikeouts.
  • 1B Tony Plagman (.257) was 2-for-3 with a sacrifice fly.
  • RF Danny Payne went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts in his Class AA debut.
  • Jeff Rowland pinch-ran and scored a run.

 


Alumni In The Pros: Wednesday Action

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May 25, 2011 action

Alumni In The Majors

  • Cardinals’ SS Tyler Greene (.200) went 1-for-3 with two strikeouts.
  • Padres’ RF Eric Patterson (.188) was 0-for-3.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.253) went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer (13).
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.267) was 0-for-3 with a walk.

Alumni In Japan

  • RF Matt Murton (.261) went 1-for-4 including a double.

Alumni In The Minors

Brandon Cumpton

  • RF Charlie Blackmon (.345) extended his hitting streak to 13 games while going 1-for-5 with a solo home run (10) and two strikeouts.
  • 1B Chase Burnette (.219) was 0-for-1.
  • RHP Brandon Cumpton recorded his fifth straight win as West Virginia shutout Delmarva 3-0.  His line: (W,5-3) 6.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO, 1 HBP.  Over his last six outings, Cumpton has allowed only four earned runs on just 18 hits in 34 innings on the mound.
  • RHP Chris Hicks went to the mound for the first time since the 2009 season and faced eight batters in relief. His line: 1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR.
  • DH Luke Murton (.261) went 2-for-5 with a double, three RBI and a strikeout.
  • OF Danny Payne reported to the Padres’ Class AA San Antonio affiliate.
  • DH Tony Plagman (.250) was 3-for-5 with a double, a triple and three RBI.
  • RHP Andrew Robinson worked to seven batters in relief.  His line: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.

 


Baseball America releases final 2011 Draft Top 200

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Two Tech pitchers and two recruits rate among Baseball America’s Top 200 Draft Prospects.

14. Jed Bradley

49. Dwight Smith Jr.

85. Tyler Gibson

164. Mark Pope

 

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Alumni In The Pros: Tuesday Action

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May 24, 2011 action

Alumni In The Majors

Mark Teixeira

  • Brandon Boggs (.158) drew a four-pitch walk as a pinch-hitter and came around to score the deciding run on a collision at home plate as the Brewers rallied to beat the Nationals 7-6.
  • Cardinals’ SS Tyler Greene (.194) went 0-for-1.
  • Eric Patterson (.197) struck out while pinch-hitting for the Padres.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.254) was 2-for-4 with a walk and a game-ending RBI single.
  • Red Sox’ C Jason Varitek (.203) was 1-for-3 with a two-run homer (1), a walk and a strikeout.  Varitek also threw out two runners attempting to steal.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.273) went 1-for-4 with an RBI double.
  • Royals’ RHP Blake Wood faced four batters in relief.  His line: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.

Alumni In Japan

  • RF Matt Murton (.261) went 2-for-5.

Alumni In The Minors

  • RF Charlie Blackmon (.349) extended his hitting streak to 12 games while going 3-for-5 with a sacrifice fly and a three-run homer (9).
  • PH/1B Chase Burnette (.220) singled in his only at-bat.
  • 3B Michael Fisher (.326) went 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • 1B Wes Hodges (.247) was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a strikeout.
  • LHP Lee Hyde faced six batters in relief.  His line: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO.
  • 1B Luke Murton (.256) was 1-for-4.
  • C Mike Nickeas (.225) went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
  • 1B Tony Plagman (.240) was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • LF Jeff Rowland (.197) went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.


Alumni In The Pros: Monday Action

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May 23, 2011 action

Alumni In The Majors

  • Brewers’ PR/LF Brandon Boggs (.158) scored a run.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.249) went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Andrew Kown

Alumni In The Minors

  • RF Charlie Blackmon (.342) went 1-for-4 with an RBI.
  • SS Derek Dietrich (.289) was 2-for-5 including two strikeouts.
  • 3B Michael Fisher (.359) went 0-for-2 with a walk and a sacrifice bunt.
  • 1B Wes Hodges (.244) went 1-for-3.
  • RHP Andrew Kown got his Pacific Coast League-leading sixth win as Fresno beat Oklahoma City 7-5.  His line: (W,6-3) 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 1 WP. Kown (.111) also went 0-for-2 as a hitter.
  • C Cole Leonida (.227) was 0-for-4 with a walk.
  • 1B Luke Murton (.257) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • LF Danny Payne (.250) was 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, two RBI and a stolen base (3).
  • DH Tony Plagman (.246) was 1-for-3 with an RBI double, an HBP and two strikeouts.