5/7 AA Minor League Report

Multiple HR performances speckled the AA landscape yesterday as a trio of Detroit Tigers farmhands took turns accomplishing the task.  First baseman Ryan Strieby hit his sixth and seventh in the first game of the double header, driving in four runs and scoring three times, while Cale Iorg hit his first two dingers in the second game of the double dip.  Iorg’s double play partner Scott Sizemore hit a homerun in each game of the double header, doubling his season totals.  In other news, Collin DeLome hit number nine, while Hank Conger, Brandon Allen, and Marvin Lowrance each hit their fourth HR’s.  On the mound, Cubs righthander Jay Jackson tossed another seven innings shutout gem, punching out 10 for his second win.  Hector Rondon moved to 5-0 and Troy Patton allowed just two hits over six victorious innings.

Today’s top player is someone who jumped onto my radar screen last season after a fast track, two level performance at Low-A Kane County and High-A Stockton, hitting .266 with 30 HR 83 RBI and 16 SB.  Corey Brown was a highly recruited two sport athlete who chose to play baseball at Oklahoma State University.  He had some difficulty with strike zone discipline (58 BB/168 K) last season, but seems to have made some strides in the early going this year.  In just 13 games, Brown is hitting a robust .435 with 4 HR 11 RBI 2 SB and 11 runs scored.  He doesn’t strike me as a high average guy, but the athleticism and adeptness in the field makes him, in my mind, a poor man’s Grady Sizemore.  He should play most or all of the season at AA this year with a likely audition for an MLB job in spring of 2010. 

AA Player of the Day—COREY BROWN


Other Notable Performances


  • Luis Durango—2-4 2R BB SB(17)
  • Justin Smoak—2-4 R
  • Chad Tracy—1-4 HR(6) 2 RBI
  • Josh Horton—3-3 2R RBI 2 BB
  • Corey Brown—3-5 2 HR(4) 4 RBI 2B 2R
  • Josh Donaldson—1-3 HR(2) 3 RBI BB
  • Kurt Mertins—2-4 HR(1) RBI
  • Collin DeLome—1-4 HR(9) RBI
  • Brett Wallace—3-5
  • Todd Cruz—2-4 2 2B RBI
  • Hank Conger—1-4 HR(4) RBI
  • Matt Mangini—2-3 2B 3 RBI
  • Scott Cousins—2-4 R RBI SB(6) (Game 1)…..1-4 HR(3) 2 RBI
  • Jaime Hoffmann—2-3 2B 3B 3 RBI R
  • Justin Sellers—2-2 2B 2 BB 3R SB(3)
  • Darwin Barney—4-6 3 RBI R SB(2)
  • Tony Thomas—3-5 2 2B 3B 2R BB (Game 1)…..2-3 2B R BB (Game 2)
  • Travis Jones—3-3 2B 2 BB 2R (Game 1)…..2-3 2B (Game 2)
  • Brandon Hicks—3-5 2 RBI R
  • Ty Wright—3-4 2 RBI 2R
  • Pedro Ciraco—3-4 R RBI SB(6)
  • Mark Hallberg—2-5 2B 2 RBI
  • Chris Heisey—4-5 2B HR(5) 2 RBI
  • Todd Frazier—2-4 2B R
  • Brandon Allen—3-4 HR(4) 2 RBI 2B 2R BB
  • Dayan Viciedo—2-5 2R RBI SB(3)
  • Beau Mills—2-4 R RBI
  • Carlos Santana—2-3 2B RBI BB
  • Brad Emaus—2-5 2B R 2 RBI
  • Sean Shoffit—2-5 2B 2 RBI R
  • Jonathan Diaz—2-5 2 2B 2R RBI
  • Brad Corley—2-3 3R HR(3) RBI
  • Brandon Snyder—1-3 HR(3) 2 RBI
  • Scott Sizemore—2-5 HR(3) RBI 2R (Game 1)…..2-4 HR(4) 2 RBI 2B
  • Ryan Strieby—3-3 2 HR(7) 4 RBI 3R BB
  • Marvin Lowrance—3-4 HR(4) RBI 2R
  • Cale Iorg—2-3 2 HR(2) 2 RBI 2R
  • Aaron Bates—4-5 2B 2 RBI R
  • Lucas Duda—2-4 2B 2R 2 RBI
  • Shawn Bowman—3-4 2B RBI R


  • Michael Antonini—6.2 IP 5H ER 2 BB 6K
  • Jay Jackson—7 IP 5H BB 10K W (2-3)
  • Jarrod Parker—6 IP 8H 2 ER 6K W (1-1)
  • Hector Rondon—6.1 IP 3H ER BB 4K W (5-0)
  • Brett Omogrosso—6 IP 2H ER 2 BB 4K W (3-0)
  • Troy Patton—6 IP 2H BB 6K W (3-0)
  • Will Inman—8 IP 5H 2 ER BB 5K W (3-1)
  • Omar Poveda—7 IP 3H UER 2 BB K
  • Jason Fernandez—8 IP 5H 2 ER 4K W (3-3)
  • Dan Cortes—6 IP 5H ER 4 BB 8K
  • Tyler Herron—7.1 IP 3H 2 ER BB 8K L (1-2)
  • Trevor Reckling—7 IP 2H BB 7K
  • Chaz Roe—6.2 IP 4H 2 ER 2 BB 4K
  • Kyle Winters—4 IP 5H 3 ER 3 BB 7K
  • Josh Lindblom—5 IP 3H ER BB 6K

About Jeremy

I live in the Pacific Northwest with my wife Amber and 9 year old son Derek. While I am passionate about sports and sports cards, I also love to spend time playing in the outdoors with family and friends. I am always eager to get to know more about other collectors and aspiring speculators in this World Wide community. Don't hesitate to say hello and tell me a little about yourself! Thanks for checking out my blog and happy prospecting! Jeremy
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