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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Promotions continue as season winds down

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Durham has received a few contributors from High-A.

Durham Bulls vs Jacksonville Jumbo Shirmp Set Number: X163612 TK1

Even late in the season, players are being promoted to new levels. In the infield, Curtis Mead and Alika Williams have contributed to Durham, and Ian Seymour made a great start for the Bulls. Now in High-A, Osleivis Basabe is continuing his strong finish to the season.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (72-42, 1st out of 7)

Myers solid despite loss
Bulls roll behind Kelly’s big game
Seymour sharp in surprise AAA start
Romero strikes out career-high 13 in dominant start
Bulls drop doubleheader opener
Baz dominant in nightcap
Durham rallies to win series

Vidal Brujan: 5-for-18, 4 R, 3 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 BB, 3 K, 1-for-1 SB (.818)
Josh Lowe: 2-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K (.908)
Taylor Walls: 1-for-6, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-for-1 SB (.860)
Curtis Mead: 10-for-22, 4 R, 6 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-for-1 SB (1.333)
Alika Williams: 5-for-20, 4 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 6 BB, 3 K (.925)
Miles Mastrobuoni: 3-for-18, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 BB, 7 K (.777)

Nick Anderson: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Shane Baz: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K (1.76)
Tommy Romero: 7 23 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 13 K (4.14)
Brent Honeywell Jr.: 4 13 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K (3.82)
Tobias Myers: 11 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 5 BB, 16 K (5.15)

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (58-55, T-2nd out of 4)

Biscuits’ offense quiet again
Bats nowhere to be found
Biscuits’ slide continues
Montgomery shut out by Mississippi
Biscuits end losing streak
Montgomery shuts out Mississippi

Xavier Edwards: 9-for-22, 3 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-for-3 SB (.725)
Blake Hunt: 0-for-11, 5 K (.321)
Jonathan Aranda: 4-for-16, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 6 K (.953)
Ruben Cardenas: 3-for-22, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 6 K, 0-for-1 SB (.750)

Chris Gau: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K (2.31)
Easton McGee: 5 23 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 7 K (4.03)
Justin Sterner: 4 13 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K (3.96)

High-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (79-35, 1st out of 7)

Hot Rods lose early lead
Williams stays hot as Bowling Green wins opener
Hot Rods unable to sweep doubleheader
Bowling Green edges Winston-Salem
Wisely, Bradley lead Hot Rods over Dash
Bowling Green wins finale to take series

Osleivis Basabe: 9-for-28, 6 R, 1 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K, 1-for-2 SB (.964)
Brett Wisely: 7-for-21, 3 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K (1.008)
Grant Witherspoon: 12-for-24, 8 R, 2 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 BB, 4 K, 2-for-2 SB (.851)

Taj Bradley: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K (2.14)
John Doxakis: 10 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 10 K (4.80)
Evan McKendry: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K (3.38)

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs (80-34, 1st out of 4)

RiverDogs drop opener against Pelicans
Johnson, bats lead Charleston over Myrtle Beach
Home runs lift RiverDogs over Pelicans
Bats stay hot in doubleheader sweep
Charleston falls to Myrtle Beach
RiverDogs shut out in finale

Matt Dyer: 9-for-19, 3 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 4 K, 1-for-3 SB (.984)
Diego Infante: 6-for-16, 5 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 0 BB, 4 K, 0-for-1 SB (.899)
Johan Lopez: 5-for-12, 4 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 4 BB, 1 K, 1-for-1 SB (.799)

Seth Johnson: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K (2.94)
Franklin Dacosta: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K (2.65)
Sandy Gaston: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 7 K (3.08)

Florida Complex League Rays (38-14, 1st out of 8)

Seymour leads late rally
Vernon, FCL Rays sweep doubleheader against FCL Red Sox
FCL Rays shut out FCL Red Sox again
FCL Rays crush FCL Orioles Black
FCL Rays win again with relentless offense
FCL Rays edged in pitchers’ duel

Carson Williams: 5-for-14, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 0-for-1 SB (1.186)
Cooper Kinney: 5-for-14, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 3 BB, 3 K, 1-for-1 SB (.961)
Ryan Spikes: 3-for-15, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 4 K, 1-for-1 SB (.550)

JJ Goss: 5 13 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
Anthony Molina: 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K (2.61)
Ben Peoples: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K (2.55)

Stats are from Baseball Reference.

This week’s games

Durham

Tuesday, Sept. 14 @ Charlotte 7:04 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Wednesday, Sept. 15 @ Charlotte 7:04 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Thursday, Sept. 16 @ Charlotte 7:04 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Friday, Sept. 17 @ Charlotte 7:04 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Saturday, Sept. 18 @ Charlotte 7:04 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Sunday, Sept. 19 @ Charlotte 6:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)

Montgomery

Tuesday, Sept. 14 vs. Birmingham 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Wednesday, Sept. 15 vs. Birmingham 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Thursday, Sept. 16 vs. Birmingham 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Friday, Sept. 17 vs. Birmingham 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Saturday, Sept. 18 vs. Birmingham 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Sunday, Sept. 19 vs. Birmingham 4:33 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)

Bowling Green

Tuesday, Sept. 14 vs. Wilmington 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Wednesday, Sept. 15 vs. Wilmington 12:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Thursday, Sept. 16 vs. Wilmington 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Friday, Sept. 17 vs. Wilmington 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Saturday, Sept. 18 vs. Wilmington 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Sunday, Sept. 19 vs. Wilmington 1:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)

Charleston

Tuesday, Sept. 14 @ Down East 7 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Sept. 15 @ Down East 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Sept. 16 @ Down East 7 p.m. ET
Friday, Sept. 17 @ Down East 7 p.m. ET
Saturday, Sept. 18 @ Down East 6 p.m. ET
Sunday, Sept. 19 @ Down East 1 p.m. ET

Florida Complex League Rays

Tuesday, Sept. 14 vs. FCL Twins 12 p.m. ET
Thursday, Sept. 16 @ FCL Twins 12 p.m. ET
Friday, Sept. 17 @ FCL Braves 10 a.m. ET
Saturday, Sept. 18 vs. FCL Braves 10 a.m. ET

Scouting the opposition

Charlotte Knights (White Sox)
44-70 (7th out of 7)
Offense: 535 R (9th out of 20) .743 OPS (10th out of 20)
Pitching: 5.19 ERA (17th out of 20) 1.43 WHIP (14th out of 20)
Top-30 prospects: 3B Jake Burger (9), RHP Jimmy Lambert (12), RHP Jonathan Stiever (13), OF Micker Adolfo (18), OF Blake Rutherford (20)

Birmingham Barons (White Sox)
62-52 (2nd out of 4)
Offense: 545 R (1st out of 8) .751 OPS (1st out of 8)
Pitching: 3.98 ERA (3rd out of 8) 1.28 WHIP (4th out of 8)
Top-30 prospects: OF Yoelqui Cespedes (2), SS Jose Rodriguez (10), 2B Yolbert Sanchez (15), SS Lenyn Sosa (16), RHP Jason Bilous (21), RHP Caleb Freeman (30)

Wilmington Blue Rocks (Washington)
51-61 (4th out of 5)
Offense: 523 R (8th out of 12) .692 OPS (9th out of 12)
Pitching: 4.79 ERA (9th out of 12) 1.39 WHIP (9th out of 12)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Cole Henry (9), SS Yasel Antuna (11), 1B Drew Mendoza (21), C Israel Pineda (22), LHP Evan Lee (24), LHP Mitchell Parker (25), C Drew Millas (28)

Down East Wood Ducks (Texas)
68-46 (1st out of 4)
Offense: 617 R (6th out of 12) .726 OPS (6th out of 12)
Pitching: 4.31 ERA (4th out of 12) 1.38 WHIP (3rd out of 12)
Top-30 prospects: Luisangel Acuna (7), OF Aaron Zavala (11), RHP Owen White (21)