June 5, 2014
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- While the season may be over for the current members of the Tennessee team, the year is in full swing for former Vols playing professional baseball at every level.
R.A. Dickey - SP, Toronto Blue Jays
Season: 6-4, 4.25 ERA, 13 G, 78.1 IP, 75 H, 43 R, 37 ER, 36 BB, 65 K
The Opening Day starter for the Toronto Blue Jays, R.A. Dickey, is 6-4 with a 4.25 ERA through his first 13 starts this season. He ranks second on the team with 78.1 innings pitched. Dickey has collected 65 strikeouts and opponents are hitting .245 off of him. He has been particularly effective against left-handers, limiting them to a .228 batting average. Dickey won his sixth game on Wednesday night, and has five wins in his last eight starts.
Yan Gomes - C, Cleveland Indians
Season: .267, 50 G, 25 R, 47 H, 8 2B, 6 HR, 19 RBIs
In his second season with the Cleveland Indians, Yan Gomes is hitting .267 with six home runs and 19 RBIs through his first 50 games. He is hitting a respectable .288 against left-handed pitching, which ranks him second on the team. During the Indians' most recent series against the Boston Red Sox, Gomes posted a 2-for-4 performance helping lead the Indians to a 5-3 victory.
Chase Headley - 3B, San Diego Padres
Season: .199, 42 G, 15 R, 29 H, 5 2B, 5 HR, 19 RBIs
In his sixth full season at the Major League level, all with the San Diego Padres, Chase Headley is hitting .199 with five home runs and 19 RBIs in 42 games with the San Diego Padres. His best game of the young season came on April 11 against the Detroit Tigers. Headley posted an impressive 2-for-4 performance with one home run, three RBIs, and six total bases. Headley has recorded five doubles and has one stolen base.
Luke Hochevar - SP, Kansas City Royals
Luke Hochevar underwent Tommy John surgery on March 18, 2014. He will miss the entire 2014 season and is expected to return for the 2015 season.
J.P. Arencibia - C, Round Rock Express (AAA - Texas Rangers)
In his first season with the Texas Rangers, J.P. Arencibia was the Rangers' starting catcher on Opening Day. He appeared in 20 games, hitting .133 with one home run and six RBIs. His best game of the young season included a 2-for-4 effort with one home run and two RBIs. Arencibia was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on May 20. Since being optioned to Triple-A, Arencibia has found his swing and is hitting .286 with three home runs and nine RBIs in 15 games with the Express.
Julio Borbon - OF, Norfolk Tides (AAA - Baltimore Orioles)
Season: .256, 52 G, 31 R, 44 H, 3 2B, 4 HR, 23 RBIs
After spending three seasons in the Major Leagues, Julio Borbon was selected, from the Chicago Cubs, by the Baltimore Orioles in the minor-league portion of the Rule 5 draft prior to the 2014 season. He has played 52 games with the Norfolk Tides, Orioles' Triple-A club. During those 52 games, Borbon is hitting .256 with four home runs, 13 stolen bases and 23 RBIs. During the Tides' most recent game, Borbon boasted a 3-for-5 performance with a solo home run and two runs scored to help lead the Tides to a 7-6 victory over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
Kentrail Davis - OF, Huntsville Stars (AA - Milwaukee Brewers)
Season: .252, 43 G, 21 R, 38 H, 9 2B, 2 HR, 17 RBIs
In his third stint with the Huntsville Stars, Kentrail Davis is hitting .252 with two home runs, nine doubles, five stolen bases and 17 RBIs in his first 43 games this season. A supplemental first-round pick by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009, Davis is currently riding a 3-game hitting streak (June 1-3) in which he is 3-for-7 (.429) with six walks and three runs scored.
Matt Duffy - 3B, Oklahoma City RedHawks (AAA - Houston Astros)
Season (AAA): .050, 7 G, 2 R, 1 H, 0 2B, 0 HR, 1 RBI
Season (AA): .302, 49 G, 23 R, 61 H, 11 2b, 1 3B, 6 HR, 35 RBI
Matt Duffy was promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City on May 28. During his first stint in Triple-A, Duffy is off to a rough start. He is hitting 1-for-20 to start his Triple-A campaign. Before being promoted to Triple-A, Duffy was hitting an impressive .302 with six home runs and 35 RBIs through 49 games with the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks.
Blake Forsythe - C, Midland RockHounds (AA - Oakland Athletics)
Season: .209, 25 G, 13 R, 18 H, 4 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBIs
Prior to the 2014 season, Blake Forsythe was traded from the New York Mets to the Oakland Athletics. He was optioned to the Athletics' Double-A squad, the Midland RockHounds. During his second stint in Double-A, Forsythe is hitting .209 with three home runs and eight RBIs through 25 games with the RockHounds. Forsythe is having no problem hitting at home. He is hitting an impressive .324 with all three home runs coming during his ten games at Midland's Security Bank Ballpark.
Zack Godley - RP, Daytona Cubs (A-Advanced - Chicago Cubs)
Season: 1-1, 9.00 ERA, 8 G, 10.0 IP, 16 H, 13 R, 10 ER, 7 BB, 12 K
Zack Godley was promoted to the A-Advanced Daytona Cubs on May 9. During his debut with the Daytona Cubs, Godley fired 2.0 no-hit innings while striking out three. He has appeared in eight games and is 1-1 with a 9.00 ERA through 10.0 innings. Before being promoted, Godley appeared in 11 games with the Single-A Kane County Cougars. He was 1-1 with an outstanding 1.80 ERA through 15.0 innings of work with the Cougars.
Steven Gruver - RP, Fort Myers Miracle (A-Advanced - Minnesota Twins)
Season: 1-4, 3.48 ERA, 19 G, 33.2 IP, 35 H, 16 R, 13 ER, 17 BB, 23 K
Steven Gruver is in his second season with the A-Advanced Fort Myers Miracle. He was promoted from the Single-A Cedar Rapids Kernels during the 2013 season. Gruver is currently 1-4 with a modest 3.48 ERA through 33.2 innings pitched. He leads the team with 19 appearances. Gruver has had no trouble against left-handed hitters as he boasts an impressive 2.63 ERA while holding southpaws to a .231 batting average. He has also faired very well on the road, posting an incredible 0.79 ERA while holding opposing hitters to a miniscule .194 batting average through 11.1 innings of work.
Ty'Relle Harris - SP, Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent - Atlantic League)
Season: 0-5, 7.55 ERA, 7 G, 31.0 IP, 32 H,30 R, 26 ER, 24 BB, 22 K
In his second season with the Bridgeport Bluefish, Ty'Relle Harris is off to a rough start. Harris is 0-5 with a 7.55 ERA through 31.0 innings of work. Harris will look to regain his composure and match his numbers from the 2013 season in which he went 2-3 with 2.76 ERA through 29.1 innings.
Deunte Heath - RP, Charlotte Knights (AAA - Chicago White Sox)
Season: 1-0, 1.72 ERA, 15 G, 31.1 IP, 10 H, 10 R, 6 ER, 15 BB, 30 K
Deunte Heath is currently pitching at the Triple-A level with the Charlotte Knights in the Chicago White Sox organization. In 15 appearances, including one start, the 6-4 right hander is 1-0 with a 1.72 ERA. He is averaging 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings with 30 punchouts through 31.1 innings of work so far this season. Heath has held opposing hitters to a .223 batting average, allowing 25 hits. He has not allowed an earned run through his last six appearances, totaling 7.2 innings of work.
Nick Hernandez - SP, Winnipeg Goldeyes (Independent - American Association)
Season: 0-0, 7.90 ERA, 3 G, 13.2 IP, 26 H, 12 R, 12 ER, 3 BB, 11 K
In his first season with the Winnipeg Goldeyes, Nick Hernandez holds a 0-0 record with a 7.90 ERA through 13.2 innings of work. He has started three games and has yet to receive a decision. During his last outing, May 29, Hernandez tossed 4.2 innings allowing four earned runs and striking out four.
Bryan Morgado - RP, Camden Riversharks (Independent - Atlantic League)
Season: 0-1, 1.69 ERA, 15 G, 10.2 IP, 12 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 9 K
In his first season with the Camden Riversharks, Bryan Morgado is currently sporting a 0-1 record with an impressive 1.69 ERA through 10.2 innings. He is currently tied for the team lead with 15 appearances.
Khayyan Norfork - 3B, Potomac Nationals (A-Advanced - Washington Nationals)
Season: .260, 41 G, 24 R, 39 H, 7 2B, 2 HR, 19 RBIs
Khayyan Norfork was promoted to the A-Advanced Potomac Nationals early during the 2014 season. He is currently hitting .260 with two home runs and 19 RBIs through 41 games with the Nationals. During the Nationals' last game, Norfork went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and one run scored, but the Nationals fell 5-3 to the Wilmington Blue Rocks. He is hitting an impressive .308 with runners on throughout the 2014 season.
Zach Osborne - SS, Asheville Tourists (A - Colorado Rockies)
Season: .267, 24 G, 13 R, 20 H, 6 2B, 1 HR, 12 RBIs
In his second stint with the Single-A Asheville Tourists, Zach Osborne is currently hitting .267 with one home run and twelve RBIs through 24 games. He has been a force to reckon with at home games this season. Osborne is hitting .395 with one home run and eight RBIs during his 11 games in Asheville. On May 27, he posted an impressive 4-for-5 night to help lead the Tourists to a 10-9 victory over the Lexington Legends.
Matt Ramsey - RP, Montgomery Biscuits (AA - Tampa Bay Rays)
Season: 1-0, 1.12 ERA, 12 G, 16.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 9 BB, 25 K
Prior to the 2014 season, Matt Ramsey was promoted to the Double-A Montgomery Biscuits. During his debut with the Biscuits, Ramsey fired 1.0 no-hit innings but received a no-decision. He recorded his first win on May 19 against the Jackson Generals by throwing 1.2 innings of relief during a 11-9 victory. Ramsey is 1-0 with a team leading 1.13 ERA through 16.0 innings of work. During his last outing, he recorded his first save by tossing 1.1 shutout innings of relief against the Mississippi Braves.
Andy Simunic - OF, Oklahoma City RedHawks (AAA - Houston Astros)
Season: .263, 30 G, 11 R, 25 H, 5 2B, 1 HR, 10 RBIs
In his fourth stint with the Triple-A Oklahoma City RedHawks, Andy Simunic is hitting .263 with one home run and 10 RBIs through 30 games. He posted a five-game hitting streak (May 17-22) in which he went 6-for-16 (.375) with four runs scored, four RBIs and five walks. Simunic has hit extremely well when he is ahead in the count. When ahead in the count, he is hitting an outstanding .429 with one home run, compared to hitting .184 when behind in the count.
Aaron Tullo - SP, Camden Riversharks (Independent - Atlantic League)
Season: 0-3, 16.20 ERA, 4 G, 10.0 IP, 19 H, 18 R, 18 ER, 15 BB, 7 K
During his second stint with the Camden Riversharks, Aaron Tullo is currently off to a rough start with a 0-3 and a 16.20 ERA through 10.0 innings pitched. He will be looking to match his numbers from his first sting with the Riversharks. During the 2013 season, Tullo went 3-1 with a 3.99 ERA through 17 games.