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Catching Up With The Cats: July 7th

(UK Athletics)

(UK Athletics)

(UK Athletics)

Cats in the Majors

Collin Cowgill, Los Angeles Angels- A wrist injury has sidelined Cowgill for over a month, and he will be out a lot longer. The Angels transferred Cowgill to the 60-Day DL from the 15-Day after he began hitting again last week. He can be activated in late July.

Trevor Gott, Los Angeles Angels- Labeled as a “Baby Faced Assassin” by the LA Daily News, Gott allowed his first run last night after nine consecutive scoreless innings to begin his major league career. Gott set the record for consecutive scoreless outings to begin an Angels’ career and is 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA this season.

Alex Meyer, Minnesota Twins- The Twins called top prospect Alex Meyer up after being in the minors since 2011. Meyer was moved to the bullpen in his two games with the big league club where he allowed five runs in 2.2 innings. He was sent down to Triple-A yesterday, meaning that the stay was meant to get his feet wet and he will return to the bigs.

Cats in the Minors

Austin Cousino, Clinton Lumberkings– Cousino was rehabbing and playing his first games of the season for the Seattle Mariners’ AZL Team. Through six games, Cousino is batting .429 with four RBIs and six runs. The assignment to the AZL Team was temporary as Cousino is playing in his first games of the season after returning from the disabled list. Cousino was promoted to Clinton yesterday from the Arizona League.

Cousino is hitting .429 since returning. UK Athletics

Cousino is hitting .429 since returning. UK Athletics

A.J Reed, Lancaster Jethawks– With 21 home runs, Reed is now in second place for the MiLB home run crown. The 2014 Golden Spikes Award Winner put his talent on display when he was the runner up in the California League Home Run Derby last month. Reed is hitting .334 with 75 RBIs and an OBP of .440. He was named to the Prospect Team of the Week in June, and is deserving of a promotion to Double-A in the second half of the season.

Corey Littrell, Palm Beach Cardinals- Littrell has been used in different roles for Palm Beach this year, but his current role as ace has been nice. Littrell hasn’t allowed a run in his last two starts and did not walk a batter. In the 11.2 innings he has pitched in his last two games, Littrell has 11 strikeouts and only eight hits allowed.

Logan Darnell, Rochester Red Wings- Similar to Littrell, Darnell has not allowed a run in some time. The last time Darnell allowed a run was June 8th, a string of six consecutive scoreless outings has followed. Last weekend, Darnell struck out six in four innings of relief as he picked up his second win of the season.

Ka’ai Tom, Mahoning Valley Scrappers- Selected by the Indians in the fifth round of last month’s Draft, Tom was assigned to Cleveland’s short season team. Tom reached base in eight of his first nine games and boasts an OBP of .383. On the fourth of July, Tom went 3/4 with an RBI and a stolen base.

Cats in Summer Leagues

JaVon Shelby, Hyannis Harbor Hawks- The Kentucky second baseman is spending his summer in the prestigious Cape Cod League. Shelby is batting .268 with one home run and seven runs batted in. He received praise from Baseball Prospectus’ Al Skorupa earlier this week.

Riley Mahan, Zach Logue, Brad Schaenzer, Amsterdam Mohawks- All three current Cats are playing for Amsterdam this summer. Schaenzer is filling in nicely at the starter position with a 2.90 ERA in six starts and 31 innings. Logue has seen immense improvement for the Mohawks. He has 29 strikeouts in 33 innings with an ERA of 2.72. Mahan is batting .300 with 11 RBIs and nine stolen bases.



Article written by Trey Huntsman

The KSR Baseball guy. Follow me on Twitter @TreyHuntsmanSEC.