Near the start of each month during the baseball season, this is a blog post dedicated to updating fans on what former York Revolution players are doing in the majors or affiliated ball. With 12 former Revs falling into that category, it may be hard to keep track of everything that’s happening. So here’s a blog post to help make sense of it all (all stats are through June 4 unless otherwise noted):
LHP Scott Rice, New York Mets: In his first season in the majors in his 15th year as a pro, Rice has been solid for the New York Mets. Well, at least he was until his most recent outing at Miami on Monday night, when he blew a two-run sixth-inning lead for the Mets by walking the bases loaded before giving up a two-run, game-tying double to Marcell Ozuna followed by an RBI groundout from Chris Coghlan. Rice (3-4) took the loss in the Marlins’ 11-6 win. Overall on the season, the 6-foot-6 left-hander has a 4.00 ERA in 32 relief appearances, holding opponents scoreless in all but five of those games. He has struck out 22 and walked 18.
RHP Shawn Hill, Class AAA Toledo (Detroit Tigers): After throwing a complete game in his fourth start of the year May 5, the rest of the month of May wasn’t kind to Hill. In his next five starts, he gave up a combined 25 runs (23 earned) in 23.2 innings of work. In his last start June 4, Hill went just an inning after getting tagged for eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits. For the season, the former big leaguer has an 0-7 record and 6.38 ERA in 13 starts for Toledo, striking out 46 and walking 17.
LHP Ian Thomas, Class AA Mississippi (Atlanta Braves): In his first season at Class AA in his fifth season as a pro, the 26-year-old Thomas has been stellar for the Mississippi Braves. A 6-foot-4 left-hander, Thomas has posted a 3-2 record and 1.80 ERA in 22 relief appearances, striking out 47 and walking 10.
LHP Ryan Feierabend, Class AAA Round Rock (Texas Rangers): A former big leaguer, Feierabend has been a dependable starter for Round Rock, compiling a 3-1 record and 4.02 ERA in seven starts, striking out 30 and walking 16. He’s only gone beyond six innings in just one of those seven starts. Feierabend earned the call-up to triple-A after going 1-2 with a 3.86 ERA in five starts at Class AA Frisco earlier this season.
RHP Omar Javier, Class AA Richmond (San Francisco Giants): In his first season at Class AA in his six-year pro career, Javier is 4-0 with a 3.63 ERA in 16 games, including two starts, at Richmond. As a reliever, the right-hander is 4-0 with a 3.18 ERA. In his two starts, Javier has a 5.68 ERA. For the year, the Dominican Republic native has struck out a total of 26 and walked 18.
LHP Justin Hampson, Class AAA Las Vegas (New York Mets): With a scoreless third-of-an-inning on Tuesday, Hampson has now held opponents scoreless in his last six relief appearances to improve his ERA to 4.38. In 27 games for Las Vegas this season, the former big leaguer has a 2-0 record with 19 strikeouts and 10 walks.
OF Michael Hernandez, Class High A Lakeland (Detroit Tigers): After batting .289 in 11 games at Class A West Michigan earlier this season, Hernandez earned a promotion to Class High A Lakeland, where he is hitting .236 with four homers, 20 RBIs and 14 runs scored in 35 games. One of those homers came June 4 in a 2-for-4, four RBI, one run scored performance at the plate.
RHP Mike DeMark, Class AA Midland (Oakland Athletics): After beginning the year in extended spring training with the A’s, DeMark got a job at Midland, where he is 0-1 with a 5.63 ERA in 13 relief appearances, striking out 15 and walking 11 in 16 innings pitched.
RHP Josh Judy, Class AA Arkansas (Los Angeles Angels): Since being plucked off the Revs’ roster last month by the Angels, Judy has done well at Arkansas, holding opponents scoreless in seven of nine relief appearances thus far. The right-hander owns a 1.80 ERA over 10 innings of work, striking out 12 and walking three.
1B/OF Johan Limonta, Class AA San Antonio (San Diego Padres): Limonta has picked right up where he left off in York after getting signed by the Padres last month. In 23 games so far at San Antonio, the Cuban defector is holds a .284 batting average, which is good enough for fourth on the team (through June 5). He has one homer with four doubles, five RBIs and 11 runs scored.
RHP Matt Fox, Class AAA Las Vegas (New York Mets): Fox has already made four starts since joining Las Vegas after pitching for York earlier this year. The right-hander has gone 1-1 with a 4.09 ERA in 22 innings of work to this point, striking out 13 and walking two. A former big leaguer, Fox gave up a combined six earned runs in 10 innings over his first two starts with Las Vegas for holding opponents to four combined runs over 12 innings in his last two starts.
SS Andy Gonzalez, Class AA Reading (Philadelphia Phillies): Gonzalez left York to return to his native Puerto Rico for personal reasons, but has already played in four games with Reading after being picked up by the Phillies on May 31. So far, the former major leaguer is 2-for-15 at the plate (.133 through Wednesday) with an RBI and a run scored.Read More