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Panthers In The Pros




Sept. 1, 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 the final week of the regular season, Baker was promoted back up to the Springfield Cardinals of the Double-A level. He started his second straight game, however produced similar results to his prior appearance with Palm Beach. In four innings, he surrendered three runs on six hits while striking out four. Baker didn't earn a decision in the game.

Statistics  
  ERA W-L App GS CG SHO SV IP H R/ER BB SO AVG
SPR 5.68 0-0 6 1 0 0 0 12.2 18 8/8 3 5 .353
PMB 2.33 5-2 30 4 0 0 2 77.1 61 21/20 14 57 .214
2014 2.80 5-2 36 5 0 0 2 90.0 79 29/28 17 62 .235



Raymond Black
(San Jose Giants - Class A | California League): Black continued to pitch well since his recent call up to San Jose. He pitched in two games, tossing an inning in each. The first outing was a scoreless inning while despite giving up a run in his second, Black struck out three batters.

Statistics  
  ERA W-L App GS CG SHO SV IP H R/ER BB SO AVG
AUG 3.73 1-3 33 0 0 0 1 31.1 16 15/13 14 64 .147
SJG 3.00 1-0 3 0 0 0 0 3.0 1 1/1 1 5 .111
2014 3.67 5-2 36 0 0 0 1 34.1 17 16/14 15 69 .144



David Chester
: (Portland Sea Dogs - Double-A | Eastern League): Chester only had one day off last week, playing is six of the Sea Dogs' games. He batted .211 (4-19) with two RBIs and two runs scored. Chester hit his 10th homer of the year in the series opener against Reading, and in the finale, had a multi-hit game

Statistics  
  AVG. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-A OBP SLG
POR .236 60 208 21 49 9 0 7 31 18 67 0-2 .303 .380
SAL .220 22 82 11 18 3 2 3 15 13 18 0-0 .323 .415
2014 .231 82 290 32 67 12 2 10 46 31 85 0-2 .309 .390



Luke Curtis
(Wisconsin Timber Rattlers - Class A | Midwest League): Curtis continues to pitch well with Wisconisn, lowering his ERA all the way down to 3.86 from 14.73 just a month and a half ago. In two relief appearances lasting 4.2 innings, Curtis went 1-0 with three strikeouts.

Statistics  
  ERA W-L App GS CG SHO SV IP H R/ER BB SO AVG
WIS 3.86 1-0 11 0 0 0 1 23.1 17 14/10 7 21 .207
HEL 4.15 0-2 5 0 0 0 2 4.1 4 2/2 1 5 .250
2014 3.90 1-2 16 0 0 0 3 27.2 21 16/12 8 26 .214



Adam Dian
(AZL Rangers - Rookie | Arizona League): Dian made two appearances last week, struggling in one, but boucing back for a soild performance in the second. After allowing two runs on two hits in just 0.2 innings earlier in the week, Dian gave up just one hit in 1.1 innings on Sunday

Statistics  
  ERA W-L App GS CG SHO SV IP H R/ER BB SO AVG
RAN 5.06 0-0 2 0 0 0 0 5.1 5 3/3 6 7 .278



Joe Harvey (Staten Island Yankees - Class A Short Season | New York-Penn League): In his only appearance last week, Harvey struck out two and yielded just two hits in two innings of work. Harvey lowered his ERA for the seventh consecutive game, dropping to a measley 1.96 on the year with Staten Island.

Statistics  
  ERA W-L App GS CG SHO SV IP H R/ER BB SO AVG
SI 1.96 0-2 13 0 0 0 1 18.1 16 5/4 3 16 .229
YAN 0.00 0-0 2 1 0 0 1 2.1 2 0/0 2 3 .250
2014 1.74 0-2 15 1 0 0 2 20.2 18 5/4 5 19 .231



Matt Iannazzo (Bridgeport Bluefish - Independent League): Iannazzo dropped his fifth straight decision on Thursday, giving up four runs on six hits in six inning to Lancaster.

Statistics  
  ERA W-L App GS CG SHO SV IP H R/ER BB SO AVG
BDG 4.34 3-8 28 15 0 0 0 97.1 119 58/47 28 52 .311



Joe Leonard (Gwinnett Braves - Triple-A | International League): Leonard hit safely in both of the games he played in last week, going a combined 3-for-7. He closed out the regular season batting .405 (17-42) in the month of August to raise his average from .184 to .256

Statistics  
  AVG. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-A OBP SLG
GWN .256 40 129 12 33 5 1 1 14 11 29 0-0 .312 .341
MIS .246 36 114 11 28 3 0 0 7 10 25 2-3 .304 .272
2014 .251 76 243 23 61 8 1 1 21 21 54 2-3 .308 .309



Ethan Mildren (Fort Myers Miracle - Class A Advanced | Florida State League): Mildren returned to the winning column last week, pitching seven innings of three-hit, scoreless ball to grab the win against Jupiter.

Statistics  
  ERA W-L App GS CG SHO SV IP H R/ER BB SO AVG
FTM 3-3 5.47 10 10 0 0 0 52.2 62 34/32 18 29 .292
CR 3-5 4.03 14 13 0 0 0 73.2 78 35/33 16 54 .277
2014 6-8 4.63 24 23 0 0 0 126.1 140 69/65 34 83 .283



Nate Reed (Salem Red Sox - Class A Advanced | Carolina League): Reed made two releif appearances, tossing two innings total and picking up the win to improve to 301 with Salem. He retired all six batters he faced.

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 3-1 3.83 20 0 0 0 2 47.0 39 20/20 33 36 .238
2014 3-2 4.48 26 0 0 0 3 60.1 62 30/30 39 47 .277



John Schultz (Evansville Otters | Independent League): In only two games, Shultz was hitless in five at-bats with two walks and a run scored.

Statistics  
  AVG. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-A OBP SLG
EVN .281 73 285 47 80 8 4 8 35 43 55 5-10 .374 .421



Kevan Smith (Birmingham Barons - Double-A | Southern League): Smith hit .214 (3-14) in four games last week, hitting safely in three of them. He homered in a 6-3 win against Pensacola and and walked and scored a run two days earlier as well.

Statistics  
  AVG. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-A OBP SLG
BING .293 105 386 45 113 21 3 10 48 45 67 1-2 .377 .440



Elvin Soto (Hillsboro Hops - Class A Short Season | Northwest League): Soto cooled down after a hot week, going just 1-for-9 in four games. He added two walks and a run

Statistics  
  AVG. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-A OBP SLG
HIL .258 50 178 26 46 10 5 3 23 18 43 2-4 .328 .421



Matt Wotherspoon (Staten Island Yankees - Class A | Short Season New York-Penn League): Following a tough outing where he gave up a run and two hits in 0.1 innings, Wotherspoon went three innings, striking out two and allowing just a hit against Vermont.

Statistics  
  ERA W-L App GS CG SHO SV IP H R/ER BB SO AVG
SI 1.97 2-3 17 0 0 0 2 32.0 22 11/7 9 29 .193