Minor league rosters were set this week. Most of the transactions were merely assignments to the various clubs.
Rochester and New Britain remain unbeaten. Evan Bigley and Miguel Sano each hit a grand slam. Jason Marquis pitches for the Rock Cats this afternoon.
Twins affiliates were 2-2 to start the season. Drew Butera was a hero. Scott Baker faced only three batters.
Position Player: Trevor Plouffe was .261/.333/.551 in 69 at-bats in April with five home runs. Honorable mention: Rene Tosoni hit .286/.389/.500 in 70 at-bats.
Pitcher: Kyle Gibson was 0-1, 3.15, 1.05 WHIP in 20 innings (four starts). He has struck out 21 and walked four. Honorable mention: Scott Diamond was 1-1, 3.48, 1.16 WHIP in 20.2 innings (four starts). He has struck out 16 and walked nine.
Position Player: Yangervis Solarte was .359/.367/.577 in 78 at-bats. Honorable mention: Chris Parmelee is .273/.378/.442 in 77 at-bats.
Pitcher: Cole DeVries is 0-0, 0.00, 0.27 WHIP in April in 14.2 innings (seven appearances). He had four saves, walked one, and struck out 21. Honorable mention: Steve Hirschfeld is 1-0, 2.05, 0.91 WHIP in 22 innings (four starts). He has walked five and struck out 18.
Position Player: Brian Dozier is .312/.443/.455 in 77 at-bats in April. Honorable mention: Danny Rams is .338/.408/.500 in 68 at-bats.
Pitcher: Kane Holbrooks is 0-4, 2.43, 1.11 WHIP in 29.2 innings (five starts). He has walked six and struck out nine. Honorable mention: Daniel Osterbrock is 2-0, 2.95, 1.15 WHIP in 18.1 innings (three starts, one relief appearance). He has walked two and struck out nine.
Position Player: Danny Ortiz is .377/.429/.768 with six home runs in 69 at-bats in April. Honorable mention: Oswaldo Arcia is .352/.420/.704 with five home runs in 71 at-bats.
Pitcher: Logan Darnell is 1-1, 2.78, 0.66 WHIP in 22.2 innings (four starts). He has walked three and struck out 16. Honorable mention: Blayne Weller is 2-0, 0.00, 1.40 WHIP in 14.1 innings (seven appearances). He has walked six and struck out twelve.
Where they stand: Ft. Myers is 7-6, second in the FSL South, four games behind St. Lucie.
Who’s hot: Chris Herrmann is hitting .370/.423/.565 in 46 at-bats. Nate Hanson is at .333/.352/.510 in 51 at-bats. Bruce Pugh is 0-0, 0.00 with three saves in 5.1 innings (four appearances). He has allowed six hits and a walk and struck out eight. Miguel Munoz is 1-0, 1.59 in 5.2 innings, allowing two hits and four walks.
Who’s cold: Steven Liddle is batting .121/.211/.152 in 33 at-bats. Tom Stuifbergen is 0-2, 10.00, 2.00 WHIP in two starts (nine innings). He does have eight strikeouts. Edgar Ibarra is 0-0, 6.14, 2.18 WHIP in 7.1 innings (four appearances). Ryan Mullins is 0-1, 6.00 in six innings.
Transactions: Ryan Mullins was sent from Rochester to Ft. Myers. Daniel Rohlfing was promoted from Ft. Myers to New Britain. Reggie Williams was promoted from Beloit to Ft. Myers.
What’s next: The Miracle starts a six-game homestand, hosting Bradenton for three and Charlotte for three.