Rangers Farm Report: Games of Tuesday 2 April

Box Scores

AAA: Round Rock 8, @ El Paso (SDP) 4
Round Rock: 12 hits, 4 walks, 7 strikeouts
Opponent: 8 hits, 4 walks, 5 strikeouts
Record: 3-1, tied for first

SP Tim Brennan: 4.1 IP, 6 H (1 HR), 3 R, 3 BB, 1 SO, 61 P / 34 S, 6.23 ERA
RP Jonathan Hernandez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0.00 ERA
RP Austin Pruitt: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0.00 ERA
RP Marc Church: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 4.50 ERA
LF Dustin Harris: 2-5, 2 HR, (2)
C Sam Huff: 3-5, 2 3B, HR (1)
DH Andrew Knapp: 2-4, HR (1)
CF Derek Hill: 2-4, SB (1)

Dustin Harris homered twice. These were not subsidized by the hitter-friendly conditions of El Paso. Both were in excess of 100 MPH off the bat and in my “almost always a homer” classification, noteworthy because that matches his total in that class out of 179 balls in play in AAA last year.

Sam Huff hit three balls at 100+ and fell a double short of a cycle.

Me, 8 Sep 2022: “Unfortunately, Tim Brennan crumpled to the ground with pain in his arm after releasing his 52nd pitch. There’s no news and I’m not going to speculate, but it certainly didn’t look good.” It wasn’t. 19 months and a healed elbow later, Brennan returned to game action, unfortunately in El Paso, where his 6.23 ERA for the night passes for league-average.

Jonathan Hernandez breezed through a rehab inning. Marc Church was in much sharper form than his shaky close last Saturday.

Signings Elsewhere
RHP Scott Engler, Minnesota
IF Dio Arias, Diablos Rojos, Mexican League
RHP Noah Bremer, Lancaster, indy Atlantic League
IF Ti’Quan Forbes, Charleston, indy Atlantic League (via trades from Frontier and Mexican Leagues)
LHP Joe Palumbo, indy Atlantic League
IF Anderson Tejeda, Charleston, indy Atlantic League (missing from any action outside of winter ball for nearly two years)
RHP Kyle Cody, Lake Country, indy American Association
IF Anthony Calarco, Chicago, indy American Association
OF Juremi Profar, Lake Erie, indy Frontier League (yes, listed as OF)

Five Years Ago Yesterday
An old version of the Daily Primer included 21-or-younger pitchers in the system who’d thrown 140+ innings in a season during 2007-2018. No updating necessary!

Tommy Hunter: 163.2 (2008)
Wilfredo Boscan: 163.2 (2010)
Eric Hurley: 162.0 (2007)
Blake Beavan: 163.0 (2009)
Ariel Jurado: 157.0 (2017)
Omar Poveda: 153.2 (2007)
Zach Phillips: 151.2 (2007)
Derek Holland: 150.2 (2009)
Michael Schlact: 149.0 (2007)
Joe Wieland: 148.0 (2010)
Robbie Ross: 146.0 (2010)
Cody Buckel: 144.2 (2012)
Zach Phillips: 144.2 (2009)
Carlos Pimentel: 142.1 (2011)
Wilfredo Boscan: 141.0 (2011)
Neil Ramirez: 140.1 (2010)
Omar Poveda: 140.1 (2009)