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Panthers In The Pros




Aug. 18, 2014

 

Panthers In the Pros is a new weekly feature that will take a look at how former Pitt baseball players are doing in the professional ranks. Check back every Monday throughout the regular season to see how your favorite Panther Pros are performing. Click on each player to be directed to their pro bio page.

Corey Baker (Palm Beach Cardinals - Class A Advanced | Florida State League): In two relief appearances last week, Baker went 0-1. He gave up three runs in 0.2 innings against Charlotte. He threw 3.1 innings and suffered the loss at Fort Myers after allowing three runs in the extra inning affair.

Statistics  
  ERA W-L App GS CG SHO SV IP H R/ER BB SO AVG
SPR 5.19 0-0 5 0 0 0 0 8.2 12 5/5 2 1 .353
PMB 2.23 5-2 28 3 0 0 2 72.2 54 18/18 14 54 .203
2014 2.55 5-2 33 3 0 0 2 81.1 66 23/23 16 55 .220



Raymond Black
(Augusta GreenJackets - Class A | South Atlantic League): Black tossed two scoreless innings in two relief outings over the past week, allowing one hit and two walks compared to five strikeouts. With the two near-perfect innings, Black lowered his ERA to 3.86 from 4.13.

Statistics  
  ERA W-L App GS CG SHO SV IP H R/ER BB SO AVG
AUG 3.86 1-3 32 0 0 0 1 30.1 16 15/13 14 64 .151



David Chester
: (Portland Sea Dogs - Double-A | Eastern League): Chester began a three-game hitting streak at the end of the week, hitting safely in each game of the series against Richmond helping the Sea Dogs to a sweep. Overall in four games last week, Chester batted .214 (3-14) with a solo shot in the series finale.

Statistics  
  AVG. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-A OBP SLG
POR .251 51 179 18 45 9 0 6 29 14 58 0-2 .313 .402
SAL .220 22 82 11 18 3 2 3 15 13 18 0-0 .323 .415
2014 .241 73 261 29 63 12 2 9 44 27 76 0-2 .316 .406



Luke Curtis
(Wisconsin Timber Rattlers - Class A | Midwest League): Curtis made one relief appearance last week, allowing one run and striking out three in a season-high three innings. Curtis has cut his ERA down in every outing since July 11, going from 14.73 to his current 5.17 ERA with the Rattlers.

Statistics  
  ERA W-L App GS CG SHO SV IP H R/ER BB SO AVG
WIS 5.17 0-0 8 0 0 0 1 15.2 11 11/9 4 15 .193
HEL 4.15 0-2 5 0 0 0 2 4.1 4 2/2 1 5 .250
2014 4.95 0-2 13 0 0 0 3 20.0 15 13/11 5 20 .205



Adam Dian
(AZL Rangers - Rookie | Arizona League): In his second career professional performance, Dian was just as dominant as his first, striking out two in one inning. In two contests, Dian has struck out three in two innings and given up only two hits.

Statistics  
  ERA W-L App GS CG SHO SV IP H R/ER BB SO AVG
RAN 0.00 0-0 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 0/0 1 3 .200



Joe Harvey (Staten Island Yankees - Class A Short Season | New York-Penn League): Harvey made the most of his one outing last week, pitching a scoreless two innings. He struck out one and yielded just one hit and one walk.

Statistics  
  ERA W-L App GS CG SHO SV IP H R/ER BB SO AVG
SI 2.70 0-2 11 0 0 0 1 13.1 13 5/4 3 12 .250
YAN 0.00 0-0 2 1 0 0 1 2.1 2 0/0 2 3 .250
2014 2.30 0-2 13 1 0 0 2 15.2 15 5/4 5 15 .250



Matt Iannazzo (Bridgeport Bluefish - Independent League): Iannazzo started two games last weeek, taking the loss in one.
At Southern Maryland, he lasted 4.2 innings, giving up seven runs and striking out two. Four days later Iannazzo was handed the loss after allowing four runs in 3.2 innings.

Statistics  
  ERA W-L App GS CG SHO SV IP H R/ER BB SO AVG
BDG 4.48 3-6 26 13 0 0 0 84.1 108 53/42 23 46 .321



Joe Leonard (Gwinnett Braves - Triple-A | International League): Leonard lost his seven game hitting streak, going just 1-for-9 in three games last week.
His one hit went for a double and Leonard also walked and scored in that game.

Statistics  
  AVG. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-A OBP SLG
GWN .235 35 115 9 27 4 1 1 14 5 25 0-0 .264 .313
MIS .246 36 114 11 28 3 0 0 7 10 25 2-3 .304 .272
2014 .240 71 229 20 55 7 1 1 21 15 50 2-3 .285 .293



Ethan Mildren (Fort Myers Miracle 0 Class A Advanced | Florida State League): Mildren was 0-1 in two starts last week, pitching five innings on both occassions. Against St. Lucie, Mildren struck out two and surrendered six runs, with only four earned. In the next game, Mildren was one-off his seaosn high with five strikeouts and gave up two runs.

Statistics  
  ERA W-L App GS CG SHO SV IP H R/ER BB SO AVG
FTM 2-2 5.66 8 8 0 0 0 41.1 50 28/26 16 26 .299
CR 3-5 4.03 14 13 0 0 0 73.2 78 35/33 16 54 .277
2014 5-7 4.62 22 21 0 0 0 115.0 128 63/59 32 80 .285



Nate Reed (Salem Red Sox - Class A Advanced | Carolina League): Reed was called upon to pitch for the first time in nine days, picking up a win against Myrtle Beach in extra innings. He went three innings, striking out two and walking two while allowing no hits.

Statistics  
  ERA W-L App GS CG SHO SV IP H R/ER BB SO AVG
POR 0-1 6.75 6 0 0 0 1 13.1 23 10/10 6 11 .383
SAL 2-1 3.43 16 0 0 0 2 42.0 33 16/16 30 33 .229
2014 2-2 4.23 22 0 0 0 3 55.1 56 26/26 36 44 .275



John Schultz (Evansville Otters | Independent League): Schultz extended his hit-streak to 10 games, before it came to an end on Saturday. However, with two walks in that game, Schultz has now reached base safely in 12 consecutive contests. Last week Schultz had three multi-hit games and hit .438 (7-16) and walked eight times for an on-base percentage of .625.

Statistics  
  AVG. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-A OBP SLG
EVN .292 69 274 46 80 8 4 8 35 40 51 5-10 .381 .438



Kevan Smith (Birmingham Barons - Double-A | Southern League): Smith continyed his tear at the plate, growing his hitting streak to
13 straight games. During the stretch, Smith had a three-hit game against Jackson last week. In five contests, Smith batted .389. He also drove in two runs in the finale against Jackson to help the Barons win by one.

Statistics  
  AVG. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-A OBP SLG
BING .305 96 351 43 107 20 3 9 46 41 61 1-2 .389 .456



Elvin Soto (Hillsboro Hops - Class A Short Season | Northwest League): Soto played in three games, but was crucial in Hillsboro's 5-4 victory
against Boise. The catcher had two hits, including a ground rule RBI double and scored an insurance run in the eighth inning after stealing second to get into scoring position.

Statistics  
  AVG. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-A OBP SLG
HIL .245 41 155 19 38 8 5 1 20 12 36 2-4 .302 .381



Matt Wotherspoon (Staten Island Yankees - Class A | Short Season New York-Penn League): Wotherspoon was called on in relief just once last week, surrendering one run on three hits in 2.2 innings of work. He also struck out and walked two apiece.

Statistics  
  ERA W-L App GS CG SHO SV IP H R/ER BB SO AVG
SI 2.10 2-2 14 0 0 0 0 25.2 19 10/6 5 24 .200