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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Bradley continues to impress for Charleston

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Taj Bradley may be the biggest riser in the organization in 2021.

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Who were some of the organization’s top performers in July? After his major league debut, Vidal Brujan has been very good since being optioned back to Durham, splitting time between second base, left field, and center field. In 50 plate appearances, he’s batting .405 with a .500 on-base percentage and .548 slugging percentage. He has six steals in eight tries with eight walks and just three strikeouts.

In 75 July plate appearances, Charleston’s Garrett Hiott batted .383/.507/.633 with three homers, seven extra-base hits, and six steals in eight tries.

On the mound, Taj Bradley’s breakout season in Charleston continued. In 25 innings, he allowed just two runs with a 28.7% strikeout rate and 8% walk rate. John Doxakis has adjusted to his new level with 30 strikeouts and just four walks in 29 innings with a 2.48 ERA.

Jacob Lopez’s strong season has continued, and he earned a promotion to Double A. Across two levels in July, he had a 2.16 ERA in 25 innings with a 37:3 K:BB ratio.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (51-26, 1st out of 7)

Archer has strong rehab appearance
Durham’s late rally erased
Bulls swept in doubleheader
Durham’s offense rebounds with 3 homers
Bulls fall in rain-shortened game
Durham’s late rally stuns Norfolk
Archer appears, but Bulls drop finale

Vidal Brujan: 8-for-20, 4 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 3-for-3 SB (.851)
Taylor Walls: 2-for-19, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 5 K (.824)
Josh Lowe: 6-for-24, 1 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 8 K, 1-for-1 SB (.885)
Kevin Padlo: 1-for-19, 1 R, 8 K (.676)

Chris Archer: 4 23 IP, 3 H, 3 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 4 K
Brent Honeywell: 3 23 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K (3.86)
Joey Krehbiel: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K (3.60)

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (42-34, 2nd out of 4)

Cardenas, Biscuits rally to open series
Montgomery can’t rally again to sweep doubleheader
Biscuits roll behind Hulsizer grand slam
Montgomery falls in Lopez’s Double-A debut
Biscuits lose despite Valverde’s solid start
Offense struggles in doubleheader sweep
Hulsizer’s 3 extra-base hits lead Montgomery
Biscuits earn series split with big 9th inning

Xavier Edwards: 8-for-21, 4 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 2-for-2 SB (.785)
Moises Gomez: 3-for-19, 4 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 8 K (.601)
Austin Shenton: 1-for-10, 1 K (.200)

Jacob Lopez: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K (3.60)
Alex Valverde: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K (4.83)
Mikey York: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K (3.95)

High-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (55-23, 1st out of 7)

Hunt’s homers power Hot Rods
Bowling Green hangs on for win
Witherspoon homer helps Hot Rods edge IronBirds
Bowling Green tops Aberdeen in wild 10-inning game
Home runs help Hot Rods to another win
Bowling Green unable to complete sweep

Greg Jones: 5-for-18, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 9 K, 2-for-2 SB (.894)
Blake Hunt: 3-for-19, 3 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 6 K (.748)
Pedro Martinez: 3-for-21, 3 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 8 K, 3-for-5 SB (.583)

John Doxakis: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K (3.72)
Michael Costanzo: 5 23 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K (4.94)
Miller Hogan: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K (3.00)

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs (54-23, 1st out of 4)

RiverDogs get 1 hit in doubleheader opener
Charleston splits doubleheader with Basabe walk-off single
Johnson sharp in RiverDogs win
Charleston wins on Hernandez’s walk-off homer
RiverDogs pile up 17 hits in win
Charleston’s rally falls short
Ramirez homer not enough in series finale

Alika Williams: 4-for-22, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 4 K, 0-for-1 SB (.619)
Heriberto Hernandez: 12-for-21, 8 R, 3 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 6 BB, 5 K, 1-for-2 SB (.851)
Brett Wisely: 7-for-20, 4 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 BB, 5 K, 1-for-2 SB (.832)

Seth Johnson: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K (4.20)
Taj Bradley: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K (1.76)
Ian Seymour: 4 13 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 8 K (3.54)

Florida Complex League Rays (17-6, 1st out of 8)

McKay pitches another inning
FCL Rays fall in slugfest
FCL Rays pile up late runs in rout
Quiroz, Brundage rehab assignments aid FCL Rays
McKay’s rehab assignment continues in win

Freddvil Chavez: 6-for-20, 6 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K (.779)
Tanner Murray: 5-for-14, 4 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 BB, 1 K, 2-for-2 SB (1.441)
Willy Vasquez: 5-for-16, 3 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 3 K, 1-for-1 SB (.764)

Nick Anderson: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Brendan McKay: 2 23 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 2 K
Sandy Gaston: 7 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 ER), 5 BB, 13 K (3.20)

Stats are from Baseball Reference.

This week’s games

Durham

Tuesday, Aug. 3 vs. Memphis 6:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Wednesday, Aug. 4 vs. Memphis 6:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Thursday, Aug. 5 vs. Memphis 6:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Friday, Aug. 6 vs. Memphis 6:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Saturday, Aug. 7 vs. Memphis 6:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Sunday, Aug. 8 vs. Memphis 5:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)

Montgomery

Tuesday, Aug. 3 vs. Tennessee 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Wednesday, Aug. 4 vs. Tennessee 5:30 p.m. ET DOUBLEHEADER (MiLB.TV)
Thursday, Aug. 5 vs. Tennessee 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Friday, Aug. 6 vs. Tennessee 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Saturday, Aug. 7 vs. Tennessee 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Sunday, Aug. 8 vs. Tennessee 4:33 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)

Bowling Green

Tuesday, Aug. 3 @ Wilmington 7:05 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Aug. 4 @ Wilmington 7:05 p.m. ET
Thursday, Aug. 5 @ Wilmington 7:05 p.m. ET
Friday, Aug. 6 @ Wilmington 7:05 p.m. ET
Saturday, Aug. 7 @ Wilmington 6:05 p.m. ET
Sunday, Aug. 8 @ Wilmington 1:05 p.m. ET

Charleston

Tuesday, Aug. 3 vs. Augusta 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Wednesday, Aug. 4 vs. Augusta 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Thursday, Aug. 5 vs. Augusta 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Friday, Aug. 6 vs. Augusta 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Saturday, Aug. 7 vs. Augusta 6:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Sunday, Aug. 8 vs. Augusta 5:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)

Florida Complex League Rays

Tuesday, Aug. 3 vs. FCL Pirates Black 10 a.m. DOUBLEHEADER
Thursday, Aug. 5 @ FCL Pirates Black 12 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 6 @ FCL Braves 6 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 7 vs. FCL Braves 10 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 9 vs. FCL Red Sox

Scouting the opposition

Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis)
38-40 (5th out of 7)
Offense: 340 R (17th out of 20) .709 OPS (16th out of 20)
Pitching: 4.85 ERA (13th out of 20) 1.45 WHIP (12th out of 20)
Top-30 prospects: LHP Matthew Liberatore (2), 3B Nolan Gorman (3), LHP Zack Thompson (5), RHP Johan Oviedo (10), RHP Angel Rondon (14), OF Justin Williams (15), RHP Kodi Whitley (16), RHP Seth Elledge (22), RHP Junior Fernandez (23), RHP Jake Woodford (25)

Tennessee Smokies (Cubs)
33-40 (4th out of 4)
Offense: 337 R (6th out of 8) .709 OPS (5th out of 8)
Pitching: 4.43 ERA (6th out of 8) 1.35 WHIP (5th out of 8)
Top-30 prospects: OF Brennen Davis (2), C Miguel Amaya (4), 3B Christopher Morel (9), 2B Chase Strumpf (10)

Wilmington Blue Rocks (Washington)
32-46 (4th out of 5)
Offense: 348 R (8th out of 12) .692 OPS (9th out of 12)
Pitching: 4.99 ERA (9th out of 12) 1.44 WHIP (10th out of 12)
Top-30 prospects: SS Yasel Antuna (7), 1B Drew Mendoza (14), C Israel Pineda (15), LHP Evan Lee (17), LHP Mitchell Parker (18), RHP Joan Adon (24)

Augusta GreenJackets (Atlanta)
34-44 (4th out of 4)
Offense: 345 R (11th out of 12) .694 OPS (10th out of 12)
Pitching: 5.25 ERA (9th out of 12) 1.47 WHIP (8th out of 12)
Top-30 prospects: IF Vaughn Grissom (15), RHP Joey Estes (18), RHP Jared Johnson (27)