July 17, 2014
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The Vols have 20 former players playing professional baseball at every level. One former Vol, Julio Borbon, had a tremendous week for the Norfolk Tides of the Baltimore Orioles organization. Get the full breakdown of the VFLs in professional baseball right here.
R.A. Dickey - SP, Toronto Blue Jays
Season: 7-9, 3.82 ERA, 20 G, 125.0 IP, 115 H, 63 R, 53 ER, 50 BB, 104 K
R.A. Dickey was charged with his ninth loss of the season this week (July 13). He tossed 6.0 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out five. In the month of July, Dickey is 1-2 with a 1.71 ERA. He has allowed four earned runs through 21.0 innings, while striking out 16 hitters.
Yan Gomes - C, Cleveland Indians
Season: .261, 80 G, 37 R, 75 H, 12 2B, 1 3B, 12 HR, 36 RBIs
Yan Gomes appeared in three games this week (July 10-16) for the Cleveland Indians. Gomes went 3-for-10 with a homer, one run scored and three RBIs. He is hitting an impressive .341 against left-handed pitching this season.
Chase Headley - 3B, San Diego Padres
Season: .226, 74 G, 26 R, 60 H, 10 2B, 1 3B, 7 HR, 29 RBIs
After a big week last week, Chase Headley played in four games this week (July 10-16) for the San Diego Padres. Headley went 4-for-17 (.235) with a homer, two runs scored and two RBIs. During July, Headley is hitting .327 with a two doubles, a triple, a homer, five runs scored and six RBIs.
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)
J.P. Arencibia played in four games this week (July 10-16) for the Round Rock Express. He continued his hot stretch by going 6-for-17 (.353) with a doubles, two home runs, three runs scored and eight RBIs. In the month of July, Arencibia is hitting .333 with three doubles, five homers and 16 RBIs.
Julio Borbon - OF, Norfolk Tides (AAA - Baltimore Orioles)
Season: .288, 88 G, 50 R, 92 H, 6 2B, 4 3B, 5 HR, 32 RBIs
Julio Borbon went 8-for-20 (.400) with his fifth homer, four RBIs, three stolen bases and four runs scored through five games this week (July 10-16) for the Norfolk Tides. Borbon had a big night on July 12, going 4-for-4 with three RBIs in the first game of the double header, and 1-for-3 with a run scored in the second game.
Kentrail Davis - OF, Huntsville Stars (AA - Milwaukee Brewers)
Season: .265, 78 G, 40 R, 72 H, 17 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 31 RBIs
Kentrail Davis played in five games this week (July 10-16) for the Huntsville Stars. He went 1-for-11 with one RBI.
Matt Duffy - 3B, Oklahoma City RedHawks (AAA - Houston Astros)
Season (AAA): .227, 43 G, 18 R, 34 H, 4 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 21 RBIs
Season (AA): .302, 49 G, 23 R, 61 H, 11 2b, 1 3B, 6 HR, 35 RBI
Matt Duffy played in five games for the Oklahoma City RedHawks this week (July 10-16). He went 2-for-18 with two runs scored.
Blake Forsythe - C, Midland RockHounds (AA - Oakland Athletics)
Season: .228, 45 G, 17 R, 36 H, 8 2B, 4 HR, 15 RBIs
Blake Forsythe went 2-for-14 with a double, a homer, two runs scored and two RBIs through four games this week for the Midland RockHounds.
Zack Godley - RP, Daytona Cubs (A-Advanced - Chicago Cubs)
Season: 3-1, 4.81 ERA, 18 G, 24.1 IP, 27 H, 18 R, 13 ER, 12 BB, 28 K
Zack Godley made three appearances and threw 3.0 innings for the Daytona Cubs this week (July 10-16). He earned his third win by firing a perfect inning on July 14. He allowed only one hit while striking out three hitters this week.
Steven Gruver - RP, Fort Myers Miracle (A-Advanced - Minnesota Twins)
Season: 1-5, 3.31 ERA, 30 G, 51.2 IP, 50 H, 22 R, 19 ER, 25 BB, 37 K
Steven Gruver appeared in two games and threw 2.0 innings this week for the Fort Myers Miracle. He allowed three runs on four hits, but received two no-decisions. He is 0-1 with 2.81 ERA for the month of July.
Deunte Heath - RP, Charlotte Knights (AAA - Chicago White Sox)
Season: 5-1, 3.22 ERA, 22 G, 64.1 IP, 54 H, 27 R, 23 ER, 32 BB, 73 K
Deunte Heath did not log any innings this week.
Nick Hernandez - SP, Winnipeg Goldeyes (Independent - American Association)
Season: 5-2, 4.03 ERA, 11 G, 67.0 IP, 74 H, 31 R, 30 ER, 12 BB, 55 K
Nick Hernandez was hit with his first and second losses of the season this week (July 10-16) for the Winnipeg Goldeyes. Hernandez threw 7.2 innings on July 10, allowing two earned runs on eight hits while striking out four. He tossed 6.0 innings on July 16, allowing five earned runs on seven hits while striking out two.
Will Maddox - 3B, Connecticut Tigers (A-Short Season - Detroit Tigers)
Season: .250, 12 G, 6 R, 9 H, 0 2B, 0 HR, 2 RBIs, 2-2 SB
Will Maddox went 0-for-4 in his only game this week with the Connecticut Tigers (July 12).
Khayyan Norfork - 3B, Potomac Nationals (A-Advanced - Washington Nationals)
Season: .255, 71 G, 35 R, 64 H, 14 2B, 5 3B, 2 HR, 29 RBIs
Khayyan Norfork had a hit in four of five games this week (July 10-16) with the Potomac Nationals. He went 5-for-15 (.333) with two runs scored, one RBI and two stolen bases.
Zach Osborne - SS, Asheville Tourists (A - Colorado Rockies)
Season: .279, 42 G, 19 R, 38 H, 8 2B, 1 HR, 15 RBIs
Zach Osborne played in four games this week with the Asheville Tourists. He went 4-for-17 with a double, one run scored and one RBI.
Scott Price - 1B, AZL Giants (Rookie - San Francisco Giants)
Season: .282, 12 G, 6 R, 11 H, 2 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBIs
Scott Price played in four games this week (July 10-16) with the AZL Giants. He went 1-for-6 with an RBI triple and one run scored.
Matt Ramsey - RP, Jacksonville Suns (AA - Miami Marlins)
Season: 3-0, 0.92 ERA, 27 G, 8 SV, 39.0 IP, 18 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 24 BB, 53 K
Matt Ramsey was traded to the Miami Marlins organization on Tuesday (July 8). He was optioned to AA Jacksonville Suns. Ramsey picked up two saves this week (July 10-16), firing 3.1 shutout innings while striking out five.
Taylor Smart - SS, Everett AquaSox (A-Short Season - Seattle Mariners)
Season: .226, 25 G, 8 R, 21 H, 2 2B, 0 HR, 9 RBIs
Taylor Smart appeared in five games this week (July 10-16) with the Everett AquaSox. He went 6-for-22 (.273) with one run scored. Smart picked up a hit in all five games, extending his hitting streak to six games.
Nick Williams - SP, GCL Marlins (Rookie - Miami Marlins)
Season: 0-4, 4.50 ERA, 5 G, 14.0 IP, 11 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 7 BB, 11 K
Nick Williams fired 4.0 shutout innings and struck out five hitters, but received a no-decision in his only appearance this week (July 15).