Rangers Farm Report: Games of Saturday 15 April

Box Scores

AAA: Round Rock 2, Tacoma (SEA) 10
Round Rock: 6 hits, 1 walk, 12 strikeouts
Opponent: 14 hits, 4 walks, 10 strikeouts
Record: 8-5, 2.5 GB

SP Kyle Cody: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 SO, 65 P / 38 S, 5.79 ERA
DH JP Martinez: 2-4, SB (6), .400/.512/.657

So far, Kyle Cody’s mix is 35% fastballs, 35% sliders, 30% changeups. Back in the day, Cody’s likelihood of becoming an MLB starting pitcher was uncertain, but he had a credible backup plan as power reliever. His fastball still averages a respectable 92.7 in 2023, but the 2021 pace was nearly three tics higher. Cody had Tommy John surgery in early 2018 and missed most of 2021-2022 with shoulder trouble. He threw 126 innings in 2017 alone. Since then, a total of 78.

OF Nomar Mazara signed a minor league deal with Washington.

AA: Frisco 1, at San Antonio (SDG) 4
Frisco: 5 hits, 2 walks, 13 strikeouts
Opponent: 8 hits, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts
Record: 4-4

SP TK Roby: 6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 7 SO, 78 P / 56 S, 6.52 ERA
RP Marc Church: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2.70 ERA
SS Luisangel Acuna: 2-4, 3B

Ms. Farm Report had dinner with a friend, so I entertained Farm Report Daughter instead of observing TK Roby’s start. A quick peek revealed a fastball in the 94-96 range.

Luisangel Acuna’s rapped a sharp, low liner to the left-center gap that appeared to be a double at best. Some tee-ball-level outfielding allowed Acuna to race home well ahead of the ball. Acuna was awarded a triple plus run-scoring error.

Hi-A: Hickory 2, at Wilmington (WAS) 3
Hickory: 5 hits, 4 walks, 8 strikeouts
Opponent: 5 hits, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts
Record: 3-3

SP Mitch Bratt: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 SO, 68 P / 45 S, 2.08 ERA
2B Jayce Easley: 2-5, 2 2B

Texas assigned former Phil and McNeese State alum Aidan Anderson to high-A. He entered with three Bratt runners aboard and one out in the 5th. One scored on a sac fly, and Anderson then worked a scoreless 6th.

The Rangers have Aidan Anderson, Aidan Curry, Adrian Rodriguez, and Andy Rodriguez on their A-level rosters. All are right-handed pitchers. I assume the Rangers signed Anderson to spite me.

Lo-A: Down East 0, at Augusta (ATL) 2
Down East: 4 hits, 2 walks, 12 strikeouts
Opponent: 5 hits, 2 walks, 10 strikeouts
Record: 5-2

SP Adrian Rodriguez: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 8 P / 5 S, 0.00 ERA
RP Aidan Curry: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 5 SO, 2.35 ERA
RP Dylan McCarty: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO, 0.00 ERA

Aidan Curry was listed as the starter but instead followed an inning from Adrian Rodriguez. Augusta’s very intermittent camera gun wasn’t functioning at all yesterday, but the announcer said Rodriguez’s fastball peaked at 99.5 in an earlier outing earlier. Down East couldn’t manage another late comeback.

Today’s Starters
AAA: Dugger
AA: Garcia
Hi-A: Rocker

Five Years Ago Yesterday
David Hurlbut and Tyler Wagner started Round Rock’s doubleheader at Colorado Springs. Making at least five starts for the ’18 Express were those two, Adrian Sampson, Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Michael Roth, Yohander Mendez, Yovani Gallardo, David Ledbetter, Richelson Pena, Chris Rowley, and Chris Jensen. Six of the 11 would not pitch in affiliated ball beyond that season.