Brandon Dailey, CBN POW

*INF Brandon Dailey (Brantford, Ont.) was the best of the 114 Canadians in the minors as he went 15-for-27 (.556) with a homer and six RBIs./Baseball Canada photo. 2011 Tryout camps sked (MLB, Brewers)

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By George Farelli

The best of the offensive performances for week 13 ...

 

Player / Class / Team AB R H HR RBI AVG

Brandon Dailey  -  RKIE  Arizona Reds 27 9 15 1 6 .556

Chad Stang  -  A  Wisconsin 25 5 11 - 2 .440

Mike Nickeas  -  AAA  Buffalo 12 3 5 1 4 .417

Marcus Knecht  -  A  Lansing 23 6 9 1 5 .391

Matt Skirving  -  A  State College 18 - 7 - 2 .389

Jeff Hunt  -  RKIE  Ogden 18 3 7 - 2 .389

Brad McElroy  -  A  Dunedin 22 2 8 1 4 .364

Joey Paciorek  -  A  Wisconsin 17 3 6 - 2 .353

Scott Thorman  -  AAA  Toledo 21 2 7 - 3 .333

Chase Larsson  -  RKIE  Danville 19 5 6 1 4 .316

 

Sebastian Boucher -  IND  Quebec 25 6 13 1 5 .520

Drew Miller  -  IND  Calgary 21 6 10 - 4 .476

Aaron Dunsmore  -  IND  Calgary 19 4 6 1 3 .316

Matt Rogelstad  -  IND  Edmonto 35 6 11 - 7 .314

(Minimum 10 At Bats required.)

 

The best from the mound:

 

MARK  HARDY  LHP  -   A   FT. WAYNE TINCAPS

APP    IP    H    R    ER    BB    K    W - L    SV    WHIP    WK ERA

1      7.0    4     2     1       1      5     1-0         -      0.71        1.29

Hardy had an excellent start on July 5, when he beat the West Michigan Whitecaps 5-4. He threw seven strong innings and surrendered only four hits and one earned run, while striking out five. His overall record with Midwest League’s Ft. Wayne Tincaps is now 5-7 with a 2.63 ERA.

BRIAN  SMITH   LHP  -   RKIE  ARIZONA  CUBS

APP    IP    H    R    ER    BB    K    W - L    SV    WHIP    WK ERA

1      5.0    -      -      -       3      4      1-0        -       0.60         0.00

In his second start of the season on July 2, Smith picked up his first pro victory when he earned the 5-2 win over Arizona Rangers. He was very effective tossing five innings and gave up zero hits or runs while striking out four. In his rookie season, his overall record with the AZL Cubs is now 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA.

 

ANDREW  ALBERS   RHP  -   A   FT. MYERS  MIRACLE

APP    IP    H    R    ER    BB    K    W - L    SV    WHIP    WK ERA

2      3.0    4     1     1       -      4        -         2       1.33        3.00

Continuing his outstanding season with the Miracle, Albers earned two saves this week. On June 30 he tossed one inning, surrendering three hits and one run in a 3-2 win over St. Lucie Mets, and picked up his second save of the season. On July 4 in a 9-5 win over St. Lucie, he earned his third save, closing out the game with two innings, giving up one hit and zero runs while striking out three. His overall record with the Miracle is now 4-1, three saves and a 1.61 ERA.

 

LES  WILLIAMS   RHP  -  RKIE  BLUEFIELD  BLUE  JAYS

APP    IP    H    R    ER    BB    K    W - L    SV    WHIP    WK ERA

1      3.2    3     -      -       1      2      1-0        -      1.25         0.00

Another rookie picking up his first pro win, on July 3, Williams  picked up the victory in relief, in an 8-6 win over the Princeton Rays. In 3 2/3 innings he gave up only three hits and zero earned runs, striking out 2 batters. Overall with Bluefield, his record is now 1-1 with a 1.29 ERA.

 

Player of the Week

Brandon Dailey

Rookie-class Arizona League Reds

The Brantfoird infielder was the best of the 114 Canadians in the minor. Dailey, a former Ontario Terrier, had the most hits and highest batting average going 15-for-27 (.556) with a homer and six RBIs as he made his pro debut.

Runners-up: Chad Stang, Surrey, B.C. class-A Wisconsin (Brewers), Vancouver’s Mike Nickeas triple-A Buffalo (Mets); North York’s Marcus Knecht, class-A Lansing (Jays); Mark Hardy, Campbell River, B.C. class-A Fort Wayne (Padres), Pickering’s Brian Smith, rookie-class Arizona Cubs, London’s Matt Skirving, class-A State College (Pirates); Cambridge’s Jeff Hunt, rookie-class Ogden, Andrew Albers, North Battleford, Sask., class-A Fort Myers (Twins).

Previous winners

Week 1 — LHP Mark Hardy (Campbell River, BC)

Week 2 — RHP Nick Bucci (Sarnia, Ont.)

Week 3 — 3B Brett Lawrie (Langley, BC)

Week 4 — RP Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.)

Week 5 — OF Adam Loewen (Surrey, BC)

Week x — C Mike Blanke (Granby, Que.)

Week 7 — OF Michael Crouse (Port Moody, BC)

Week 8 – Adam Loewen (Surrey, BC), Brett Lawrie (Langley, BC)

Week 9 — Brock Kjeldgaard (London, Ont.), Scott Diamond (Guelph, Ont)

Week 10 -- Taylor Green (Comox, BC)

Week 11 -- James Paxton (Ladner, BC)

Week 12 -- Brad McElroy (St. Thomas, Ont.)

 

Transactions this week

Chris Leroux (Mississauga, Ont.) - Recalled by Pittsburgh Pirates from Triple-A Indianapolis Indians.

Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) - Recalled by Oakland Athletics from from Triple-A, Sacremento River Cats on re-hab assignment.

Trystan Magnuson (Vancouver, BC) - Optioned by the Oakland Athletics to Triple-A Sacremento River Cats.

Michael Saunders (Victria, BC) - Activated by the Seattle Mariners from temporary inactive list at Triple-A Tacoma Rainers.

James Avery (Moose Jaw, Sask.) - Placed on the inactive list by Cincinnati Reds at Double-A Carolina Mudcats.

 

Jonathan Malo (Laval, Que.) - Moved by the New York Mets to Double-A Binghamton Mets from Triple-A, Buffalo Bisons.

Emerson Frostad (Calgary, Alta.) - Moved by the Houston Astros to Double-A Corpus Christie Hooks from Triple-A Oklahoma City RedHawks.

James Paxton (Ladner, BC) - Moved by the Seattle Mariners to Double-A Jackson Generals from Single-A, Clinton Lumberkings.

Guillaume Leduc (Boucherville, Que.) - Moved by New York Mets to Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats from Single-A, Brooklyn Cyclones.

Dustin Molleken (Regina, Sask.) - Activated off Disabled List by Colorado Rockies at Double-A Tulsa Drillers.

 

Jordan Wideman (Mississauga, Ont.) - Activated by Cincinnati Reds at Rookie Class Arizona Reds.

Cory Hall (Regina, Sask.) - Activated by Kansas City Royals at Rookie Class Burlington Royals.

Stephen Wickens (Whitby, Ont.) - Activated by the Minnesota Twins at Rookie Class, Gulf Coast Twins.

Dan Welch (Victoria, BC) - Activated by the Oakland Athletics at at Rookie Class Arizona Athletics.

Eric Brown (Thunder Bay, Ont.) - Activated by Toronto Blue Jays at Single-A Vancouver Canadians.

 

Brandon Kaye (Langley, BC) - Activated by Toronto Blue Jays at Single-A Vancouver Canadians.

 

Geoff Freeborn (Airdrie, Alta.) - Activated by Yuma Scorpions, IND North American League.

Kevin Young (Montreal, Que.) - Signs as a Free Agent with the Quebec Capitals, IND Can Am League.

Colin Moro (Calgary, Alta.) - Released by the Normal Cornbelters, IND Frontier League.

Garrett Reagan (Calgary, Alta.) - Released by the Windy City Thunderbolts, IND Frontier League.

 

A.J. Wideman (Mississauga, Ont.)  -  Released by New Jersey Jackals, IND Can Am League.

 

2011 Draft Pick Signings to date

Dustin Houle (Penticton, BC) - 8th Round Draft Pick signs with Milwaukee Brewers.

Chase Larssen (Vancouver, BC) - 9th Round Draft Pick signs with the Atlanta Braves.  [Assigned to Rookie Class, Danville Braves]

Adam Paulencu (Sherwood Park, Alta.) - 13th Round Draft Pick signs with the San Francisco Giants.

Nic Cuckovic (Victoria, BC) - 17th Round Draft Pick signs with the Kansas City Royals.  [Assigned to Rookie Class, Arizona Royals}

Sean Jamieson (Simcoe, Ont.) - 17th Round Draft Pick signs with the Oakland Athletics.  [Assigned to Single-A, Vermont Lake Monsters]

 

Ethan Elias (Entwhistle, Alta.) - 22nd Round Draft Pick signs with Chicago Cubs.

Jonathan Jones (Lorraine, Que.) - 23rd Round Draft Pick signs with San Francisco Giants.

Justin Atkinson (Surrey, BC) - 26th Round Draft Pick signs with Toronto Blue Jays.

Carter Bell (Courtenay, BC) - 29th Round Draft Pick signs with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Sheldon McDonald (Spuce Grove, Alta.) - 33rd Round Draft Pick signs with the Chicago Cubs.

 

Stephen Wickens (Whitby, Ont.) - 33rd Round Draft Pick Signs with Minnesota Twins.  [Assigned to Rookie Class, Gulf Coast Twins]

Les Williams (Toronto, Ont.) - 37th Round Draft Pick signw with Toronto Blue Jays.  [Assigned to Rookie Class, Bluefield Blue Jays ]

Jalen Harris (Toronto, Ont.) - 41st Round Draft Pick signs with the Milwaukee Brewers.  [Assigned to Rookie Class, Arizona Brewers]

Shane Davis (Belmont, Ont.) - 42nd Round Draft Pick signs with Toronto Blue Jays.  [Assigned to Single-A, Vancouver Canadians]

Robert Nixon (Welland, Ont.) - 46th Round Draft Pick signs with Cleveland Indians.  [Assigned to Single-A, Mahoning Valley Scrappers]

 

Eric Brown (Thunder Bay, Ont.) - 42nd Round Draft Pick signs with Toronto Blue Jays.  [Assigned to Single-A, Vancouver Canadians]

 

 

Brandon Kaye (Langley, BC) - Signs as an Undrafted Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.  [Assigned to Single-A, Vancouver Canadians]

Marc Bourgeois (Granby, Que.) - Signs as an Undrafted Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.  [Assigned to Single-A, Yakima Bears]

Dan Welch (Victoria, BC) - Signs as an Undrafted Free Agent with the Oakland A’s. [Assigned to Rookie Class, Arizona Athletics]

Cory Hall (Regina, Sask.) - Signs as an Undrafted Free Agent with the Kansas City Royals. [Assigned to Rookie Class,  Burlington Royals]