Farmers Only Featured Farmhand: Dave Sappelt

3556546617_df5047047d_medium

via farm4.static.flickr.com

  • Dave Sappelt was drafted in the 9th round last year out of Coastal Carolina.  He was big in talent, despite playing in a weaker conference, but he was the Big South Player of the Year and a 3rd team All-American.  Possessing power and speed, the fact that he fell to the 9th round is still a mystery.
  • In his senior year, he batted .349/.415/.636 with 18 HR and 70 RBI. 
  • He then went to Billings, where he hit .299/.354/.496 with 7 HR in 62 games.  Very solid for a his pro debut.
  • He started this season at Dayton, where he batted .269/.322/.392 and stole 26 bases.  He's been the anchor of a weak Dayton lineup, batting leadoff and playing CF most of the time.
  • Recently he was promoted to Sarasota (with the addition of Josh Fellhauer to Dayton), and caught fire there.  In his first 5 games, he's batting .350/.391/.500 with 1 HR, 3 RBI, and 3 SB.
  • Louisville lost a pitchers' duel against Toledo 2-1Kevin Barker continued his hot hitting, going 3-for-4 with a solo HR.  Ramon Ramirez pitched a good game, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits in 7 innings of work.  Unfortunately, no run support.  Up next: Ben Jukich tries to build off of his great outing last time at 7.
  • Lee Tabor came up big time as Carolina blanked Tennessee 6-0.  Filling in the decimated rotation, Tabor gave up only 4 hits in 6 innings.  Canadian sensation Phil Valiquette and Ramon Geronimo closed out the shutout.  El Nino Destructor went 2-for-3 with a homer.  Up next: The Mudcats have the day off.
  • After leading 1-0 going into the 9th, Sarasota lost a tough one 2-1 to Charlotte in 12 innings.  Scott Carroll continued his dominance on the mound, going 6 innings of shutout ball.  Denis Phipps, Jason Bour, and Shane Carlson all had two hits each as well.  Up next: Jeremy Horst takes on Fort Myers at 7:05.
  • Dayton lost to West Michigan 5-4Enrique Rojas had three hits and drove in three runs, and Tony Brown added two doubles.  Up next: The Dragons take on Clinton at 8, with Matt Fairel likely to start.
  • Despite their best efforts, Billings held onto an early lead to beat Orem 8-7Alexis Oliveras was the star for the offense, going 3-for-5 with a HR.  Sean Conner and Mariekson Gregorius added two hits each.  Tim Crabbe and Bryan Gardner combined for 5 innings of a solid start, before the bullpen gave up 6 runs in the final 4 innings to make it close.  Up next: Justin Walker takes on Orem at 9:05.
  • The GCL Reds beat the GCL Rays in 8 innings, 3-1Billy Hamilton had two hits to lead the way, and on a rehab start from Sarasota, Alex Buchholz went 1-for-4 in the DH spot.  Good to see.  Tzu-Kai Chiu had a good start, going 5 innings and giving up 1 unearned run, and Nathan Driessen and Raul Rodriguez closed out the game with three scoreless.  It looks like they were supposed to get a second game in, but it didn't happen.  Up next: They take on the GCL Orioles at noon, with Blair Carson likely to start.
  • Roster Moves: The Reds appear to have signed RHP Kip Wells and assigned him to AAA Louisville.  He was 0-2 with a  6.29 ERA in 23 relief appearances in Washington.
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Red Reporter

You must be a member of Red Reporter to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Red Reporter. You should read them.

Join Red Reporter

You must be a member of Red Reporter to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Red Reporter. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker