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Monday Morning Manager: July 2nd, 2012


This update will be brief, as my professional life is taking up all my time right now and I am, at this point, still on TCU sports vacation (I think I earned it!).


- From the draft corner of TCU Baseball land, we lost two over the last week or so. Cody "Kody" Eaves signed with the Angels and will head to the rookie summer league and Kyle Von Tungeln signed with the Rockies and is headed to short season low-A. Best of luck to both.

- Andrew Cashner returned to the Padres last week for his first REAL start of 2012, and it was a good one. Cashner went 6.1 innings giving up two earned runs while striking out nine. He ended up with a no decision but overall is was an impressive outing for the righty.

- Jake Arrieta had two iffy performances last week, with one strong six inning outing vs. the Nationals and one three inning effort vs. the Indians. This week is Jake's season in a nutshell, fantastic stuff with inconsistent results. Jake has things to work on, but he will get there, I have no doubt.

Here is an update to the TCU Summer Baseball Roster, with Travis Evans added:

Glacier Pilots (Anchorage Summer League)
Trey Teakell
Axel Johnson (n/a)

Vermont Mountaineers (New England Collegiate Baseball League)
Brett Johnson
- .273 BA, 8 Games, 4 2B, 7 RBIs, 3 SB

Kamuela Panilolos (Hawaiian Summer Baseball League)
Travis Gauntt
- .179 BA, 7 Games, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 SB

McKinney Marshalls (Texas Collegiate League)
Travis Evans
- 1-0 (1 Game), 1.80 ERA, 5IP, 6/3 SO/BB



Triple AAA
Sam Demel (Diamondbacks)- Reno Aces
Chad Huffman (Indians)- Columbus Clippers
Bryan Holaday (Tigers)- Toledo Mud Hens

Double AA
Matt Curry (Pirates)- Altoona Curve

High A
Greg Holle (Brewers)- Brevard County Manatees
Kyle Winkler (Diamondbacks)- Visalia Rawhide

Low A
Taylor Featherston (Rockies)- Asheville Tourists
Tyler Lockwood (Red Sox)- Greenville Drive
Matt Purke (Nationals)- Potomac Nationals

Low A Short Season
Jerome Pena (Orioles)- Aberdeen Ironbirds
Kyle Von Tungeln (Rockies)- Tri City Dust Devils

Rookie League
Josh Elander (Braves)- Danville Braves
Kevin Allen (Royals)- Idaho Falls Chukars
Erik Miller (Reds)- Billings Mustangs

Independent League
Steven Maxwell- Joliet Slammers
Joseph Weik- Gateway Grizzlies