James Paxton, CBN POW

*LHP James Paxton (Ladner, BC) beat Quad Cities River Bandits throwing 6 and 1/3 innings, giving up four hits and one earned run, while striking out a season high 13 batters.

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By George Farelli

 

The best of the offensive performances for week 11 ...

Player / Class / Team AB R H HR RBI AVG

Joey Paciorek  -  RKIE  Helena  12 4 7 2 3 .583

Tim Smith  -  AA  NW Arkansas 17 5 8 1 5 .471

Jonathan Malo  -  AA  Binghamton 11 3 5 1 3 .455

Michael Crouse - A  Lansing 14 2 6 2 4 .429

Pete Orr  -  AAA  Lehigh Valley 12 3 5 - - .417

Emerson Frostad  -  AA  Corpus Christie 20 3 8 1 2 .400

Jim Van Ostrand  -  AA  Corpus Christie 18 3 7 1 5 .389

Adam Loewen  -  AAA  Las Vegas 29 5 11 1 3 .379

Leo Ochoa  -  RKIE  Arizona Giants 10 - 3 - 2 .300

 

Aaron Dunsmore  -  IND  Calgary 13 4 6 - 1 .462

Matt Rogelstad  -  IND  Edmonton 31 10 14 - 5 .452

Drew Miller  -  IND  Calgary 23 5 9 2 5 .391

Joel Collins  -  IND  Lake Erie 18 6 7 1 3 .389

Patrick D’Aoust -  IND  Quebec 19 2 7 - 2 .368

(Minimum 10 At Bats required)

 

 

The best Pitching performances this week ...

JAMES  PAXTON  RHP  -   A  CLINTON  LUMBERKINGS

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

1      6.1    4     1     1       2     13     1-0        -       0.98         1.48

Another excellent start for Paxton on June 16th, when he beat Quad Cities River Bandits 5-1. He threw 6 and 1/3 innings, giving up four hits and one earned run, while striking out a season high 13 batters. Thus far Paxton has struck out 73 Midwest League hitters in only 50 innings pitched. His overall record with the Lumberkings improved to 3-3 with a 2.70 ERA.

 

TRYSTAN  MAGNUSON  RHP  -   AAA  SACREMENT RIVER  CATS

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

2      3.0    1     -      -       3      4      1-0        -       1.33         0.00

Continuing his very consistent performance, Magnuson made two more relief appearances for Sacremento.  On June 18th, pitched one inning in a 3-0 loss to Fresno Grizzlies, giving up one hit, no runs while striking out two batters. On June 21st, he pitched 2 innings in a 4-3 win over Tucson Padres, surrendering no hits, no runs and struck out two, picking up his third win of the season. Overall his record with the River Cats is now 3-2, four saves with a 2.12 ERA.

 

ANDREW  ALBERS  RHP  -   A   FT.  MYERS  MIRACLE

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

2      3.0    3     -      -       -       3      1-0        -       1.00        0.00

Two more solid outings in relief for the Ft. Myers reliever, on June 20th he threw one inning in 6-3 win over Palm Beach Cardinals, giving up two hits and zero runs, picking up his 4th win of the season. On June 22nd, he pitched two innings giving up one hit, zero runs and struck out two, but was not involved in the decision. A mainstay in the Miracles bullpen, his overall record is now 4-1, with one save with a 1.64 ERA.

 

NATHAN  FORER  RHP  -   A   CHARLESTON  RIVER  DOGS

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

1      2.0    1     -      -       -       2        -         1      0.50        0.00

Forer made one appearance in this week, on June 19th in a 7-4 win over the Hickory Crawdads, he threw 2 innings giving up only one hit and zero runs with two strikeouts, and picked up his third save of the year. His overall record with Charleston is now 1-4, 3 Saves with a 4.34 ERA.

 

Player of the Week

LHP James Paxton

Ladner, BC

The former Blue Jays selection is finding his legs at class-A Clinton, striking out 13 in 6 1/3 inningsd to earn honours as the best of the 102 Canucks in the minors. The Seattle Mariners draft has fanned 73 in 50 with a 3-3 record and a 2.70 ERA.

Runners-up: Joey Paciorek, Maple Ridge, B.C. rookie-class Helena (Brewers); Toronto’s Tim Smith, double-A Northwest Arkansas (Royals); Laval’s Jonathan Malo, double-A Binghamton (Mets); Vancouver’s Trystan Magnuson, triple-A Sacremento (A’s); Michael Crouse, Port Moody, B.C., class-A Lansing (Jays); Andrew Albers, North Battleford, Sask., class-A Fort Myers (Twins); Newmarket’s Pete Orr, triple-A Lehigh Valley (Phillies).

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)

 

Transactions this week

Rich Harden (Victoria, BC) -- Moved by the Oakland A’s to Triple-A Sacremento River Cats on Re Hab Assignment.

Michael Saunders (Victoria, BC) -- Placed on the inactive list by the Seattle Mariners at Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers.

Phillippe Aumont (Gatineau, Que.) -- Moved by Philadelphia Phillies to Triple-A Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs from Double-A, Reading Phillies.

Sammie Starr (Toronto, Ont.) -- Moved by the Baltimore Orioles to Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds from Single-A Frederick Keys.

 

Chad Stang (Surrey, BC) -- Activated by the Milwaukee Brewers at Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

Joey Paciorek (Maple Ridge, BC) -- Activated by Milwaukee Brewers at Rookie-Class Helena Brewers.

Brandon Dailey (Brantford, Ont.) -- Activated by the Cincinnati Reds at Rookie-Class Arizona Reds.

 

Matt McDonald (Dartmouth, NS) -- Signs as a Free Agent with the Worcester Tornadoes, IND Can Am League.

Aaron Wideman (Mississauga, Ont.) -- Re signs with New Jersey Jackals, IND Can Am League.

Jonathan Waltenbury  (Oshawa, Ont.) -- Placed on the Inactive List by Evansville Otters, IND Frontier League.

 

2011 Draft Pick Signings to date

Chase Larssen (Vancouver, BC) – 9th Round Draft Pick signs with the Atlanta 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.

 

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 Seattle Mariners.

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.) -- 50th 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.

Marc Bourgeois  (Granby, Que.) – Signs as an Undrafted Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Dan Welch (Victoria, BC) -- Signs as an Undrafted Free Agent with the Oakland A’s.