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Noles In The Minors Update



May 8, 2013

By: Scott Moriak, FSU Sports Information

Matt Diaz was called up to the MLB Miami Marlins on May 2. He went .341 (29-of-85) with two home runs and 10 RBI in 23 games this spring as a member of the AAA New Orleans Zephyrs. This now marks the fifth MLB team he has been a member of in his 15-year professional baseball career. Previously, Diaz has played for Tampa Bay, Kansas City, Pittsburgh and most recently Atlanta. Diaz has already played left field in four games for the Marlins and is batting .111 (1-for-9) with a double and a run scored.

Another former Seminole great got a phone call from their parent club on May 5 as James Ramsey was promoted to the Springfield Cardinals - the AA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. Ramsey had been a member of the Single-A Palm Beach Cardinals where he batted .361 (22-of-61) with five doubles, seven RBI and 17 runs scored in 18 games so far this spring. He joins a Springfield team that is in first place in their division and is looking to repeat as Texas League champions.

John Gast was named the St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Player of the Month for April for his five great outings on the mound. He went 3-0 without surrendering a run over 29.2 innings of work and only allowed 20 hits and seven walks while striking out 29. Gast finally proved he is human by giving up a run in his most recent start on May 3 when he went 5.0 innings allowing only one run on two hits with five strikeouts. It caused his ERA to go up to 0.26 for the season.


Former Seminoles in the Minors:

Triple A
Barrett Browning - RP - Memphis (St. Louis)
Season (9 games): 0-1, 4.73 ERA, 13.1 IP, 14 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 5 BB, 10 SO, .280 BAA

Matt Diaz - LF - New Orleans (Miami) - Called up to MLB (5/2/13)
MLB Season (4 games): .111 (1-9), 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 3 SO, .422 OPS
AAA Final 10: .342 (13-38), 4 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 5 BB, 3 SO, 3 SB, .945 OPS
AAA Season (23 games): .341 (29-85), 8 R, 4 2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 6 BB, 7 SO, 6 SB, .843 OPS

John Gast - SP - Memphis (St. Louis)
Season (6 games): 3-0, 0.26 ERA, 34.2 IP, 22 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 11 BB, 34 SO, .193 BAA

Sean Gilmartin - SP - Gwinnett (Atlanta)
Season (6 games): 2-1, 2.70 ERA, 36.2 IP, 34 H, 13 R, 11 ER, 15 BB, 20 SO, .246 BAA

Bryan Henry - RP - Reno (Arizona)
Season (2 games): 0-0, 5.79 ERA, 4.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, .400 BAA

Elih Villanueva - SP - New Orleans (Miami) - Currently on 7-day DL
Season (4 games): 1-2, 3.47 ERA, 23.1 IP, 19 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 5 BB, 19 SO, .226 BAA

Double A
Tyler Holt - CF - Akron (Cleveland)
Last 10: .317 (13-41), 8 R, 3 2B, 2 3B, 3 BB, 3 SO, 2 SB, .851 OPS
Season (30 games): .273 (33-121), 25 R, 7 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 15 BB, 22 SO, 6 SB, .746 OPS

Rafael Lopez - C - Tennessee (Chicago Cubs)
Last 10: .333 (9-27), 3 R, 3 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 8 BB, 7 SO, 1.041 OPS
Season (21 games): .231 (15-65) 6 R, 5 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 13 BB, 14 SO, .713 OPS

James Ramsey - CF - Springfield (St. Louis) - Called up to AA (5/5/13)
Last 10: .250 (2-8), 1 R, 2 BB, 2 SO, .650 OPS
Season (21 games): .348 (24-69), 18 R, 5 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 14 BB, 14 SO, 1 SB, .993 OPS

Tony Thomas, Jr. - OF - Portland (Boston)
Last 10: .308 (12-39), 6 R, 4 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 3 BB, 7 SO, .947 OPS
Season (27 games): .248 (27-109), 16 R, 10 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR, 20 RBI, 9 BB, 27 SO, .789 OPS

Class A Advanced
Taiwan Easterling - OF - Daytona (Chicago Cubs)
Last 10: .219 (7-32), 3 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 13 SO, 2 SB, .515 OPS
Season (21 games): .224 (15-67), 7 R, 4 2B, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 7 BB, 23 SO, 4 SB, .626 OPS

Mike McGee - LF - High Desert (Seattle)
Season (9 games): .231 (6-26), 6 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 9 BB, 10 SO, .763 OPS

Geoff Parker - RP - Modesto (Colorado)
Last 10: 2-1, 2.79 ERA, 19.1 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 13 BB, 16 SO, .149 BAA
Season (12 games): 2-2, 3.38 ERA, 21.1 IP, 15 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 14 BB, 17 SO, .197 BAA

Robby Scott - RP - Salem (Boston)
Season (7 games): 1-2, 4.97 ERA, 12.2 IP, 15 H, 10 R, 7 ER, 6 BB, 7 SO, .288 BAA

Class A
Robert Benincasa - RP - Hagerstown (Washington)
Season (10 games): 0-1, 4.50 ERA, 6 SV, 10.0 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 14 SO, .262 BAA

Jayce Boyd - 1B - Savannah (NY Mets)
Last 10: .278 (10-36), 5 R, 1 2B, 6 RBI, 5 BB, 5 SO, .687 OPS
Season (30 games): .381 (43-113), 20 R, 10 2B, 2 HR, 28 RBI, 19 BB, 14 SO, .996 OPS

Sherman Johnson - 2B - Burlington (LA Angels)
Last 10: .243 (9-37), 5 R, 4 2B, 4 RBI, 5 BB, 7 SO, 1 SB, .677 OPS
Season (24 games): .264 (23-87), 15 R, 7 2B, 6 RBI, 15 BB, 21 SO, 2 SB, .707 OPS

Devon Travis - 2B - West Michigan (Detroit)
Last 10: .361 (13-36), 6 R, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 8 BB, 4 SO, 1 SB, .944 OPS
Season (29 games): .364 (39-107), 24 R, 3 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 22 RBI, 14 BB, 12 SO, 4 SB, .992 OPS

Class A Short Season
Hunter Scantling - Connecticut (Detroit) - Season has not started yet

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