August All-Stars

Minor League Baseball

Brian Pellegrini

With the last full month of the minor league season in the books I thought we’d look at the best performances from August on each of the Bluegrass minor league teams.

Lexington Legends

  • 1B Brian Pellegrini — Pellegrini batted .262 with six home runs and 17 RBI.  Brian walked 19 times for a .394 on-base percentage; he also slugged .495 for the month with an .889 OPS.  Pellegrini led the Legends in home runs and RBI for the month.
  • LHP David Duncan — Duncan was tied for the Legends’ August lead with three wins.  David also lost one decision in five starts.  Duncan had a 4.85 ERA with 22 strikeouts and four walks in 26 innings.
  • LHP Brad Dydalewicz — Dydalewicz also had a 3-1 record in August but had a 4.94 ERA.  He struck out 23 and walked 15 in 31 innings.
  • RHP Brian Wabick — Wabick was the best Lexington reliever in August with a 2-1 record and 1.50 ERA in 10 games.  Brian struck out 19 and walked four in 24 innings.

Bowling Green Hot Rods

  • OF Kyeong Kang — Kang batted .366 with two home runs a 12 RBI in August.  Kyeong walked 12 times for a .459 on-base percentage; he also slugged .620 to finish the month with a 1.079 OPS.  The Futures Game representative led the Hot Rods in batting average, hits and home runs for the month.
  • OF Jason Corder — Corder batted .315 with no home runs and 15 RBI in the month.  Jason also had a .398 on-base percentage and .479 slugging percentage with an .877 OPS.
  • LHP Josh Satow — The Bowling Green closer was a perfect 7-7 in save opportunities with a 2.25 ERA in 10 games.
  • Matthew Moore was the only Bowling Green starting pitcher with multiple wins in the month.  He was 2-1 with a 4.62 ERA.

Louisville Bats

  • OF Juan Francisco — Francisco was the Bats’ best hitter in August in the 16 games since his promotion from AA.  Francisco batted .364 with five home runs and 18 RBI for the month.  Juan led the team in batting average and OPS.
  • OF Chris Heisey — Heisey continued his breakout season with a strong August.  The Futures Game representative batted .283 with a team-high six home runs and 15 RBI for the month.  Heisey was the only Bat to play in all 29 games in August.
  • RHP Matthew Klinker — Klinker was Louisville’s best starting pitcher in August and may have to serve as the Bats’ ace in the playoffs with Matt Maloney’s promotion to Cincinnati.  Klinker was 2-2 with a 2.48 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 29 innings.
  • RHP Logan Ondrusek — The Louisville closer was 8-9 in save opportunities and had a 2.45 ERA in 13 games.  Logan had eight strikeouts in 14.2 innings.
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