Photo credit: Jay Gehres/Courtesy Columbus Clippers


Triple-A – Columbus Clippers 14, Buffalo Bisons 3
Double-A – Akron RubberDucks 5, Richmond Flying Squirrels 2
High-A – Lake County Captains 8, Cedar Rapids Kernels 7
Single-A – Lynchburg Hillcats 6, Delmarva Shorebirds 4


Trenton Brooks (Columbus, starting 1B): 4-4, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI – Brooks hasn’t appeared much under the Highlights heading this season, but he certainly earned the inclusion in this edition.  A perfect day at the plate is impressive enough, but the double, home run, and four RBI take it to another level.  Hopefully, his name is one we see featured more here in ATF down the stretch.

Angel Martinez (Akron, 2B): 2-3, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 K, 1 SF – Martinez has been consistently inconsistent to start his Double-A career, but the highs have been extremely impressive as he has alternated hitless and 3+ total base games over his six as a RubberDuck.

Jorge Burgos (Lynchburg, RF): 4-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI – Burgos capped off a week of utterly dominating the Delmarva Shorebirds pitching staff (9-for-22 with a double, two homers, and eight RBI) with this absolute masterpiece.


Cody Morris (Columbus, RP): 2 IP, perfect, 4 K – Morris was utterly dominant in the finale of his last full series of rehab eligibility.  The question seems to be if he will get an outing this week at Huntington Park against the Iowa Cubs or if his next appearance will be at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario.

Bryan Lavastida (Akron, C): 0-4, 2 K – An uneventful day in the most unusual rehab assignment I’ve ever seen.


Will Brennan (Columbus, CF): 1-6, 1 RBI, 1 K – Brennan’s second-inning 4-3 groundout drove in his 95th run of the season (including Akron).

Brayan Rocchio (Columbus, 2B): 1-6, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI – Rocchio tripled his Triple-A RBI total with his first home run as a Clipper in the 4th.

Bo Naylor (Columbus, starting DH): 1-3, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 SB – Naylor has an eight-game hitting streak after going 3-for-30 (.100) in his previous eight games.

Gabriel Arias (Columbus, SS): 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K – After seeing hit and on-base streaks end over the past couple days, Arias rebounded with a two-run effort that included his twelfth homer of the season.

George Valera (Columbus, LF): 0-2, 2 R, 1 RBI, 4 BB, 1 K – Valera’s 66th RBI (59 of them for Akron) set a new career high for Valera, who still has a whole month to better it, while his quartet of walks bring him within one of his career high (both previous career-highs from his first full season in 2021).

Ernie Clement (Columbus, 3B): 2-6, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 K – After a rough start to August post-option, Clement now has a hit in nine of his last eleven games, raising his Triple-A OPS from an August 12 low of .472 to .662.

David Fry (Columbus, C): 3-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K – Fry continues to mash in August, slashing .304/.407/.435 following his third three-hit game of the Buffalo series.

Tim Herrin (Coluymbus, RP): W (1-3), 1.2 IP, perfect, 2 K – Herrin earned his first Triple-A individual victory by setting down all five batters he faced on Sunday in order.

Jhonkensy Noel (Akron, LF): 2-4, 2 R, 2 2B,1 K – Noel has improved his Double-A slash line from .186/.274/.414 to .227/.312/.472 over the course of his eight-game hit streak, part of an on-base streak exactly twice that long.

Micah Pries (Akron, 1B): 2-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB,1 SB – Pries has twelve extra-base hots (seven doubles, two triples, and three homers) out of 28 total August hits, good for a .522 slugging percentage and .888 OPS for the month.

Mason Hickman (Akron, RP): H (1), 1 IP, 2 BB, 2 K – Hickman still hasn’t allowed a run in his first 5.1 Double-A innings.

Cade Smith (Akron, RP): S (6), 1 IP, 1 H,1 K – Smith’s sixth Akron save surpasses the five he earned for Lake County earlier in the season.

Joe Naranjo (Lake County, 1B): 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB – Naranjo compiled 13 total bases in Cedar Rapids, getting three or four each in four of the six games.

Christian Cairo (Lake County, 2B): 1-3, 3 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 BB – Cairo has alternated multi-total base and hitless games over the last week-and-a-half (seven games).

Connor Kokx (Lake County, LF): 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 SB – Kokx, who couldn’t reach the Mendoza Line in July (.186), is slashing .309/.391/.545 this month that last number being higher than his July .480 OPS.

Micael Ramirez (Lake County, C): 2-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 CS – The majority of Ramirez’s total bases this month (six of eleven) came this past week against the Kernels.

Yordys Valdes (Lake County, SS): 0-4, 1 E – Valdes went hitless in his High-A debut.

Raymond Burgos (Lake County, RP): W (7-3), 3 IP, 1 H, 2 K – Burgos came in and dominated the third through fifth frames after Valdes’ fielding miscue in the second exacerbated an uneven start by Doug Nikhazy (4 R – only 1 earned – on 3 H and 5 BB in 2 IP).

Victor Planchart (Lynchburg, C): 1-4, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 E – Planchart’s two RBI bring his August total to nine, equaling August 2018 with the DSL Indians/Brewers for his best month of his career.  Also of note:  Not only was his stolen base his first non-complex steal, but also his first in the United States (first five came in the DSL).

Cesar Idrogo (Lynchburg, LF): 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 SF – Idrogo drove in the other Hillcat run on a seventh-inning sac fly that extended his productive plate appearance streak to 25 games despite his on-base streak ending at 24.

Isaiah Greene (Lynchburg, CF): 1-4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB – Greene’s on-base streak, on the other hand, continued and  reached the twenty-game mark yesterday as his stolen base mark increased to 36.

Juan Zapata (Lynchburg, SP): ND, 4.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R (earned), 4 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP – Zapata impressed in his second straight one-run start.

Franco Aleman (Lynchburg, RP): W (3-8), 3 IP, 1 H, 4 K – Aleman hurled a pair of three-inning, one-hit outings against the Shorebirds last week.

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