Lexington Legends May Awards

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May awards for the Lexington Legends:

Hitter of the month: OF J. D. Martinez

  • Stats: 27-109 (.339), 5 HR, 22 RBI, 24 R
  • Honorable Mention: Kody Hinze, Jose Altuve, Miguel Arrendell

Pitcher of the month: RHP Robert Donovan

  • Stats: 3-1, 1.50 ERA, 5 GS, 10 SO, 23 IP
  • Honorable Mention: Arcenio Leon, Jose Trinidad, Wander Alvino, David Duncan, Kirk Clark
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BluGrass Baseball Lexington Legends April Awards

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The second of our monthly awards posts will look at the low A Lexington Legends. Lexington was 11-12 in April and sits in fourth place in the South Atlantic League Southern Division. Check out the BluGrass Baseball April awards for the team below:

Hitter of the Month: OF J. D. Martinez

  • Stats: .365/.419/.521 — 2 HR, 19 RBI, 21 R
  • Martinez leads the Legends in batting average, on-base percentage, runs scored and OPS. The 2009 20th-round pick out of Nova Southeastern University was one of three Legends to play in all 23 games in April.
  • Honorable Mention: 1B Kody Hinze, 3B Jonathan Meyer, 2B Jose Altuve

Pitcher of the month: RHP Tanner Bushue

  • Stats: 1-1, 2.81 ERA, 5 GS, 26 SO/11 BB, 25.2 IP
  • Bushue entered 2010 as the Legends’ most highly touted pitcher and has done nothing to disappoint so far this season. He led Lexington starters in ERA, strikeouts and innings pitched in April.
  • Honorable Mention: RHP Robert Donovan, RHP Arcenio Leon

2010 Lexington Legends Opening Day Roster

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The Lexington Legends have announced their 2010 Opening Day roster after the parent club Houston Astros confirmed Minor League player assignments Sunday. The team will be headlined by 2009 first-round pick shortstop Jiovanni Mier, ranked the No. 2 prospect in the Astros’ organization by Baseball America. Fourteen of the new Legends were 2009 draft picks. Pitchers David Duncan, Arcenio Leon and Jose Trinidad, infielder Kody Hinze and infielder-outfielder Andy Simunic each spent part of 2009 with the Legends and catcher Jonathan Fixler was a Legend in 2008. Four Opening Day Legends were ranked by Baseball America as one of the top 30 prospects in the Astros’ organization, and I’ve included their rankings in parentheses when applicable. Each pitcher is listed by throwing arm, and batters’ information is listed bats/throws. (Numbers have not yet been assigned.)

Pitchers

  • RHP — Bushue, Tanner (BA #7) — 2nd round (2009)
  • RHP — Cisnero, Jose — NDFA (2007)
  • RHP — Clark, Kirk —  FA (2009)
  • RHP — Donovan, Robert — 23rd round (2009)
  • LHP — Duncan, David — 5th round (2008)
  • RHP — Leon, Arcenio (BA #19) — NDFA (2005)
  • RHP —  MacDonald, James — 18th round (2009)
  • RHP — Minaya, Juan — NDFA (2008)
  • LHP —  Pitkin, Colton —  41st round (2007)
  • RHP — Sarisky, Daniel — 40th round (2009)
  • RHP — Schurz, Michael — 44th round (2009)
  • RHP — Trinidad, Jose — NDFA (2006)
  • RHP — Walker, Brandt — 8th round (2009)

Catchers

  • Fixler, Jonathan — R/R — 19th round (2007)
  • Garcia, Rene — R/R — 35th round (2008)

Infielders

  • Altuve, Jose  — R/R — NDFA (2006)
  • Arrendell, Miguel — L/R — NDFA (2006)
  • Bray, Aaron — L/R — 27th round (2009)
  • Hinze, Kody — R/R — FA 2008
  • Meyer, Jonathan (BA #18) — S/R — 3rd round (2009)
  • Mier, Jiovanni (BA#2) — R/R — 1st round (21st overall pick) (2009)
  • Simunic, Andrew — R/R — 17th round (2008)

Outfielders

  • Goebbert, Jacob — L/L — 13th round (2009)
  • Hogue, Grant — S/R — 35th round (2009)
  • Kemp, Brian — R/R — 19th round (2009)
  • Martinez, Julio — R/R — 20th round (2009)

BluGrass Baseball rankings in BA’s 2010 Prospect Handbook

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The Baseball America Prospect Handbook is simply a must-have for any minor-league baseball fan. My handbook, in which Baseball America ranks the top 30 prospects in each organization, came in today, and since I ordered it straight from BA they included a 31st prospect supplement for each team. I’m listing where Kentucy players rank in their organizations below, but I’ll leave all BA’s analysis out as incentive for you to go buy their great product.

Houston Astros

  • 3) — RHP Jordan Lyles — 2009 Lexington Legends
  • 4)  — RHP Sammy Gervacio — 2005/2006 Lexington Legends
  • 6) — RHP Ross Seaton — 2009 Lexington Legends
  • 8 — OF Jay Austin — 2009 Lexington Legends
  • 11) — SS Tommy Manzella — 2006 Lexington Legends
  • 12) — RHP Daniel Meszaros — 2009 Lexington Legends
  • 14) — LHP Fernando Abad — 2008 Lexington Legends
  • 15) — RHP Matt Nevarez — 2009 Lexington Legends
  • 19) — RHP Arcenio Leon — 2009 Lexington Legends
  • 20) — C/OF Koby Clemens — 2006/2007 Lexington Legends
  • 21) — OF Brian Bogusevic — 2006 Lexington Legends
  • 23) — RHP Evan Englebrook — 2005 Lexington Legends
  • 25) — OF Collin DeLome — 2008 Lexington Legends
  • 26) — LHP Polin Trinidad — 2007 Lexington Legends
  • 27) — RHP Henry Villar — 2009 Lexington Legends
  • 28) — RHP Ashton Mowdy — 2009 Lexington Legends
  • 29) — LHP Brad Dydalewicz — 2009 Lexington Legends
  • 30) — RHP Kyle Greenwalt — 2009 Lexington Legends

Oakland Athletics

  • 27) — LHP Justin Marks — University of Louisville

Toronto Blue Jays

  • 1) — RHP Zach Stewart — 2009 Louisville Bats
  • 7) — RHP Josh Roenicke — 2009 Louisville Bats
  • 20) — RHP Daniel Webb — Ashland, Ky. (Blazer)
  • 22) — RHP Trystan Magnuson — University of Louisville

Atlanta Braves

  • 22) — LHP Richard Sullivan — Louisville, Ky. (Ballard)

St. Louis Cardinals

  • 27) — LHP Ben Jukich — 2009 Louisville Bats

Arizona Diamondbacks

  • 9) — OF Collin Cowgill — University of Kentucky

San Francisco Giants

  • 18) — 3B Chris Dominguez — University of Louisville

Baltimore Orioles

  • 31) — C Craig Tatum — 2009 Louisville Bats

Philadelphia Phillies

  • 24) — RHP B. J. Rosenberg — University of Louisville

Texas Rangers

  • 7) — LHP Robbie Ross — Lexington, Ky. (LCA)

Tampa Bay Rays

  • 4) — LHP Matt Moore — 2009 Bowling Green Hot Rods
  • 6) — SS Tim Beckham — 2009 Bowling Green Hot Rods
  • 10) — RHP Nick Barnese — 2009 Bowling Green Hot Rods
  • 13) — RHP Joe Cruz — 2009 Bowling Green Hot Rods
  • 26) — LHP Frank De Los Santos — 2009 Bowling Green Hot Rods
  • 29) — C Jake Jefferies —  2009 Bowling Green Hot Rods
  • 31) — OF Keyong Kang — 2009 Bowling Green Hot Rods

Cincinnati Reds

  • 1) — INF/OF Todd Frazier — 2009 Louisville Bats
  • 2) — 1B Yonder Alonso — 2009 Louisville Bats
  • 4) — OF Chris Heisey — 2009 Louisville Bats
  • 5) — 3B Juan Francisco — 2009 Louisville Bats
  • 7) — LHP Travis Wood — 2009 Louisville Bats
  • 8 — LHP Matt Maloney — 2009 Louisville Bats
  • 12) — SS/2B Chris Valakia — 2009 Louisville Bats
  • 14) — RHP Logan Ondrusek — 2009 Louisville Bats
  • 19) — RHP Enerio Del Rosario — 2009 Louisville Bats
  • 22)  — LHP Pedro Viola — 2009 Louisville Bats

Colorado Rockies

  • 2) — LHP Christian Friedrich — Eastern Kentucky University
  • 24) — RHP Chaz Roe — Lexington, Ky. (Lafayette)

Kansas City Royals

  • 19) — OF Jordan Parraz — 2007 Lexington Legends

Detroit Tigers

  • 11) — 1B Ryan Strieby — University of Kentucky
  • 24) — 3B Wade Gaynor — Western Kentucky University
  • 28) — RHP Scott Green — University of Kentucky

Minnesota Twins

  • 5) — OF Ben Revere — Lexington, Ky. (Lex Cath)

Chicago White Sox

  • 25) — OF John Shelby — University of Kentucky
  • 26) — RHP Nathan Jones — Northern Kentucky University

Season-Review Minor League Overall Leaderboard

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Matt Moore

Now that the minor-league season is officially over for the three teams in the Bluegrass I thought we’d look at where their players ranked in various categories among full-season minor leaguers. Players were on the roster of each team at the end of the season unless noted; the ranking number is among all full-season players.

Home Runs

  • 2) Brian Pellegrini — LEX — 34

Hits

  • 11) Chris Heisey — LOU — 162

Doubles

  • 3) Todd Frazier — LOU — 45

ERA

  • 2) Travis Wood — LOU — 1.77

Strikeouts

  • 1) Matt Moore — BG — 176
  • 4) Jordan Lyles — LEX — 167

Strikeouts/Nine Innings

  • 1) Matt Moore — BG — 12.88
  • 6) Jordan Lyles — LEX — 10.39

Batting Average Against

  • 1) Matt Moore — BG — .195
  • 4) Travis Wood — LOU — .204

Hit the jump to see more rankings.