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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Ott yawns through another outing

The New York-Penn League continued to provide little resistance to Travis Ott

Ryan Miller is the Ott stopper
Ryan Miller is the Ott stopper
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After an eight-day absence, Adrian Rondon was back on the field for Princeton, and he played the entire game.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (55-72)

Curt Casali's walkoff single gave Durham a 11-inning, 3-2 win over Norfolk. With one out and runners on the corners, Casali's single to center scored Jaff Decker. Just two innings later, the Bulls were down to their last out when Taylor Motter sent the game to extras with a game-tying single. Earlier in the game, Richie Shaffer hit his 10th home run. Jaime Schultz struck out six and walked six in three innings, and four relievers combined to toss eight scoreless frames.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (29-24)

Brent Honeywell went pitch-for-pitch with former No. 4 pick Kohl Stewart, but Montgomery fell short in a 2-1 loss to Chattanooga. Jake Bauers scored on a Granden Goetzman groundout in the second inning, but that would be it for the Biscuits. Meanwhile, Honeywell dominated the Lookouts through six scoreless innings, striking out five, walking none and yielding just four hits. Chattanooga took the lead with two outs in the eighth against Kyle Winkler.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (28-24)

Charlotte was postponed.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (34-19)

Kevin Padlo ended a home run drought in Bowling Green's 5-2 win over Great Lakes. The Loons actually went up 1-0 early, but David Rodriguez singled to tie the game in the fifth, and the go-ahead run scored on a double play. Rodriguez gave the Hot Rods the lead again with an RBI single in the seventh, and Kevin Padlo's two-run dinger an inning later, his first home run since July 30, added insurance. Jose Mujica threw seven strong innings, allowing two runs on four hits and no walks with five strikeouts.

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (35-22)

After allowing a first-inning run, Travis Ott dominated his old club in Hudson Valley's 2-1 win over Auburn. It took just three batters for the Doubledays to take a lead, but the Renegades evened it up in their half of the inning. Ott cruised from there, allowing just the run on three hits and a walk in six innings with five strikeouts. Both runs were conceded by Auburn on groundouts.

Rookie Princeton Rays (28-24)

Princeton trailed 4-0 after just one half inning, but it battled back for an 11-6 win over Kingsport. Starter Edrick Agosto would be charged with all six runs -- four earned -- in 3 1/3 innings, and neither Orlando Romero nor Reign Letkeman out of the bullpen were charged with runs. Princeton scored one in the first and three in the second, and Emilio Gustave's two-run homer in the third gave it its first lead. After Kingsport went ahead again in the fourth, Princeton sent nine to the plate in the bottom half of the inning and scored five times. Adrian Rondon returned to the lineup and had a hit and a walk.

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (23-26)

Jesus Sanchez and Jose Tonton homered in the GCL Rays' 16-5 drubbing of the GCL Orioles. Tonton's two-run shot capped a four-run second inning before the GCL Orioles answered with three of their own. However, a two-run double by Juan Carlos Arias helped power another four-run frame for the GCL Rays in the third. Aside from that three-run second, Jhonleider Salinas -- acquired in last month's Brandon Guyer trade -- pitched well in his first win in his new organization, allowing three runs on four hits and a walk in five innings.

The preceding stories were not generated by the Associated Press computer using data from and in cooperation with MLBAM.


Notable Performances


SS Jake Hager: 0-for-5, 1 K
3B Daniel Robertson: 1-for-4, 2 BB
OF Jaff Decker: 3-for-6, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 K
UT Taylor Motter: 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K
OF Richie Shaffer: 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
1B Casey Gillaspie: 0-for-0
OF Johnny Field: 3-for-5, 1 2B, 1 K
OF Jake Goebbert: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K

RHP Jaime Schultz: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 6 BB, 6 K
RHP Parker Markel: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
RHP Steve Geltz: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K


SS Willy Adames: 0-for-4, 2 K
1B Jake Bauers: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB
OF Justin Williams: 1-for-4, 1 K

RHP Brent Honeywell: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K


3B Kevin Padlo: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K

RHP Jose Mujica: 7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
RHP Fernando Baez: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K


OF Jake Fraley: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 SB
OF Garrett Whitley: 0-for-4, 3 K

LHP Travis Ott: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Rookie (Princeton)

SS Adrian Rondon: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
C Rafelin Lorenzo: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
3B Joshua Lowe: 1-for-5, 1 R, 2 K
OF Emilio Gustave: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
C Blake Grant-Parks: 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K

RHP Edrick Agosto: 3 1/3 IP, 7 H, 6 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 2 K
RHP Reign Letkeman: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Rookie (GCL Rays)

OF Jesus Sanchez: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
IF Michael Brosseau:1-for-2, 3 R, 2 BB, 1 K
3B Juan Carlos Arias: 1-for-3, 3 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K
SS Kevin Santiago: 3-for-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI
OF Jose Tonton: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

RHP Jhonleider Salinas: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Today's games (All probables courtesy

Durham v. Norfolk 6:35 PM ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Austin Pruitt (8-8, 3.33) v. Odrisamer Despaigne (1-7, 3.48)

Montgomery @ Chattanooga 7:15 PM ET (radio stream)
Chris Kirsch (6-6, 3.49) v. Ryan Eades
(5-5, 4.67)

Charlotte v. Bradenton 6:05 PM ET (radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER
TBA v. Stephen Tarpley (5-3, 4.60)
TBA v. Buddy Borden (0-4, 7.82)

Both games will be seven innings

Bowling Green v. Great Lakes 7:35 PM ET (radio stream)
Michael Velasquez (7-7, 4.64) v. Imani Abdullah (3-4, 3.74)

Hudson Valley @ Tri-City 7 PM ET (radio stream)
TBA v. Austin Nicely (5-2, 6.10)

Princeton v. Kingsport 7 PM ET (radio stream)
TBA v. Adonis Uceta (3-5, 6.05)

GCL Rays v. GCL Orioles 10 AM

Both games will be seven innings

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Norfolk Tides (Baltimore)
55-72, T-3rd in IL South
Offense: 456 R (12th) .687 OPS (11th)
Pitching: 3.58 ERA (8th) 1.30 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: 1B Trey Mancini (8), RHP Mike Wright (10), OF Dariel Alvarez (13), 1B/OF Christian Walker (14), RHP Oliver Drake (21), RHP Parker Bridwell (22), OF Mike Yastrzemski (25)

Chattanooga Lookouts (Minnesota)
28-25, 3rd in SL North
Offense: 552 R (3rd) .701 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.68 ERA (6th) 1.31 WHIP (6th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Tyler Jay (5), RHP Kohl Stewart (8), LHP Stephen Gonsalves (9), RHP Nick Burdi (10), C Stuart Turner (16), SS Engelb Vielma (18), RHP Felix Jorge (24), RHP Trevor Hildenberger (27), LHP Mason Melotakis (28), RHP Ryan Eades (31)

Bradenton Marauders (Pittsburgh)
25-29, 5th in FSL South
Offense: 568 R (1st) .716 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.64 ERA (8th) 1.32 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Cole Tucker (7), RHP Nick Kingham (13), OF Jordan Luplow (14), RHP Yeudy Garcia (16), LHP Stephen Tarpley (17), IF Kevin Kramer (28), RHP Buddy Borden

Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers)
25-28, T-4th in MWL East
Offense: 474 R (11th) .656 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 3.49 ERA (9th) 1.23 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: 2B Omar Estevez (10), IF Brendon Davis (25), RHP Jordan Sheffield, RHP Mitchell White

Tri-City ValleyCats (Houston)
32-27, T-2nd in NYPL Stedler
Offense: 303 R (1st) .752 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 4.22 ERA (13th) 1.34 WHIP (13th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Daz Cameron (5), SS Miguelangel Sierra (25), OF Ronnie Dawson

Kingsport Mets
19-36, 5th in AL West
Offense: 246 R (7th) .695 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 4.65 ERA (8th) 1.46 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: None

GCL Orioles
21-28, 4th in GCL South
Offense: 192 R (10th) .607 OPS (16th)
Pitching: 3.00 ERA (4th) 1.22 WHIP (6th)
Top 30 Prospects: None