The Osprey welcome in a new player, infielder Adam McConnell, when they take the field against the Helena Brewers tonight at Ogren Park Allegiance Field. There’s more info about the moves in the notes section of today’s post (which is after the jump), but here’s a refresher on McConnell, a 29th round draft pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2012 MLB Draft. McConnell was hitting .240 in limited action with Short Season-A Yakima before the move:
Round 29 – Adam McConnell, SS, Richmond/Yorktown, VA – R/R – 6-0, 187
Previously drafted in the 30th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2011 MLB Draft … Hit .283 this past spring with six doubles, two triples, two home runs, 24 walks, 12 stolen bases, and 24 RBIs … Tied for seventh in the Atlantic 10 in runs scored (45) … Ranked fifth in program history with 64 career stolen bases … Redshirted in 2011 after sustaining a hip injury following the 2010 campaign … Hit .288 in 2010 with nine doubles, 21 stolen bases and 29 walks against 23 strikeouts … Led the team in at bats (215) and steals (21), was second in walks (29) and third in on-base percentage (.390) … Also struck out the fewest times among everyday starters (23) … Named to the Ping Baseball Freshman All-America Team and Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team … Enjoyed one of the most prolific seasons by a Richmond freshman by leading the club in hitting (.355) with a school freshman record 31 stolen bases, which was the most by a rookie in the NCAA in 2009 and tied for the third-most by a Spider in a season … Selected as a top prospect at the Perfect Game National Underclass Showcase and picked as one of the state’s top prospects by Virginia Preps … Was a First Team All-District, All-Region and All-State selection on the heels of his senior season … Batted .604 in 2008 with 19 RBIs and 25 stolen bases after batting .340 as a junior … The speedster swiped 42 bases in his final two years… Other senior-year honors included the Daily Press Player of the Year, District Player of the Year and the Tabb HS Male Athlete of the Year … Honorable Mention All-State pick as a junior … Lettered three years in both baseball and indoor track.
As the ebb and flow of minor league baseball goes, that may or may not be the last of the moves made. It’s hard to tell for certain. One thing we do know, the trade deadline passed without a whole lot of pieces moving involving former Osprey. In fact, as it stands now, only Bobby Borchering (2009) was involved in a non-waiver trade. The possibilities are not done yet, either – especially with Lyle Overbay (1999) getting designated for assignment on Monday. Rumors had a potential deal with the Cincinnati Reds, but that did not materialize before the deadline. However, we shall see what happens when Overbay likely hits the waiver wire.
Anyway, here’s the lineups and game notes for tonight’s game. O’s manager Andy Green is tonight’s pre-game show guest, as we dive in a little bit of the process of learning the game. We’re on the air tonight at 6:50, with the first pitch slated for 7:05 on AM 930 KMPT and online at MissoulaOsprey.com.
|Overall: 1-1, 14-26|
|Manager: Jeff Isom|
|5||Raul Mondesi, Jr.||RF||.212||3||19|
|Starting Pitcher Stats||W-L||ERA||G-GS|
|Overall: 1-1, 19-21|
|Manager: Andy Green|
|Starting Pitcher Stats||W-L||ERA||G-GS|
|Umpires:||Home Plate||Clinton Vondraic|
|First Base||Mitchell Morgan|
The Osprey close out their two-game series with Helena, and their five-game homestand, with Halloween in July tonight at Ogren Park Allegiance Field.
Last Time Out:
O’s make roster moves:
On the Mound Tonight:
The Brewers will counter tonight with right-hander Tyler Wagner, who is looking to pitch better than he did in his first start at Ogren Park Allegiance Field this season. Wagner (0-1, 8.56) was the starter on June 27, the night when the Osprey scored 20 runs against the Brewers. Wagner will be making his third start away from Helena, and is 0-1 with a 16.20 ERA in those two outings. However, Wagner has also only allowed six earned runs in the month of July, in four starts, spanning 9 2/3 innings pitched. In his last outing against Missoula, in a relief effort at Kindrick Legion Field, Wagner logged a scoreless fifth inning.
Thursday, August 2
Friday, August 3
Saturday, August 4
Peanut Inning Tally:
In Peanut Inning (Bottom of 6th at home):
By The Numbers:
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|Trail After 5:||
|Longest Winning Streak:||
|Longest Losing Streak||
|HR total at home:||
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|Pitching K/9IP Ratio:||
D-backs Minor League Report/Osprey Alumni Update:
|AZL D-backs||Alumni Briefing: We will keep you up to date as the season rolls along on the former Osprey playing in the AZL.
|DSL D-backs||Update: The DSL D-backs are a half-game ahead of the DSL Rockies for first in the Baseball City Division.
|SS-A Yakima||Alumni Briefing: The Bears had Monday off.|
|Record: 3-3, 24-20|
|Next: vs. Tri-City|
|Class A South Bend||Alumni Briefing: Chris Ellison (2011) had his second straight three-hit night, while Tom Belza (2011) had two hits, including a home run and four RBIs in a tough, 9-8 loss to Lansing on Monday. Eric Groff (2010-11) and Raul Navarro (2010) each had a hit and a RBI, while Matt Helm (2009-10) and Roidany Aguila (2009-11) each added a hit and a run scored. Kable Hogben (2009) pitched a scoreless inning of relief.
UPDATE: Belza had another two hits, but the Silver Hawks lost on Tuesday to Fort Wayne, 3-2. Belza drove in a run, while Ryan Court (2011), Helm and Ellison added base hits. 2011 Osprey teammates Frank Santana and Matt Sample combined for three shutout innings of relief.
|Record: 18-19, 53-54|
|Next: vs. Fort Wayne|
|Class A Advanced Visalia||Alumni Briefing: Taylor Siemens (2011) pitched seven solid innings and struck out eight batters, while Ender Inciarte (2009) had three hits as the Rawhide rolled past the JetHawks, 11-4. Siemens went seven innings allowing three runs – none earned – while scattering four hits. Keon Broxton (2009) added two hits, including a home run, while Jon Griffin (2011) added a base hit, a RBI and two runs scored. Jeremy Erben (2010) pitched the ninth to close out the game.|
|Record: 19-18, 50-57|
|Next: vs. Modesto, with Bradin Hagens (2009) getting the start for the Rwhide|
|Double-A Mobile||Alumni Briefing: The BayBears had their game rained out with the Suns on Monday. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Tuesday at Hank Aaron Stadium.|
|Record: 14-22, 54-52|
|Next: vs. Jacksonville (DH)|
|Triple-A Reno||Alumni Briefing: Adam Eaton (2010) had four hits, including a double and a two-run, inside-the-park home run, as the Aces knocked off Sacramento, 9-7. Charles Brewer (2009) allowed just three runs on eight hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings pitched, striking out five to get the win on the mound, improving to 7-6 on the season. Taylor Harbin (2007) drove in a pair of runs, while Jake Elmore (2008) drew three walks and scored a run.|
|Next: vs. Sacramento|
Former Osprey with the Arizona Diamondbacks:
|Paul Goldschmidt (2009)||.292 BA, 14 HR, 51 RBI, .886 OPS||Gerardo Parra (2006)||.290 BA, 6 HR, 30 RBI, .784 OPS|
|Miguel Montero (2002-03)||.284 BA, 11 HR, 58 RBI, .832 OPS||Lyle Overbay (1999)*||.292 BA, 2 HR, 10 RBI, .815 OPS|
TEAM: 51-51, 3rd in NL West, 3.5 GB … 6.5 GB in wildcard
*-Overbay was designated for assignment on Monday.