Here's a look at how the 7 MLB Frogs faired July 1-15, 2015:
Jake Arrieta (P/Chicago Cubs) - Arrieta has played 3 great games over the past couple weeks. The Cubs played the Mets on July 2, and Arrieta pitched 8 innings, allowing just 1 run on 5 hits. With 7 strikeouts and no walks, Arrieta had a pretty uneventful game—which is exactly how we like it for our pitchers! Cubs won 6-1. On July 7, the Cubs were home against the Cardinals. Arrieta pitched a little more than 6 innings and allowed 2 runs on 7 hits. Cubs won 7-4. He returned to the mound on July 12 against the rival White Sox. He pitched 7 innings and only allowed 1 run on 2 hits. To top it all off, he helped his cause with a home run of his own. Cubs won 3-1. Arrieta's ERA is getting lower and lower, as it currently sits at 2.66. He has an outstanding WHIP of .99 and has only allowed 3 runs in the past 33 innings he's pitched. You can see more stats from his 2015 season here.
Matt Carpenter (3B/St. Louis Cardinals) - The Cardinals played the Padres on July 2. Even though they lost 2-1, Carpenter got on base 4 times and had an RBI, 2 walks, and 2 runs, which was a much-needed help for his AVG. On July 7, Carpenter went had one and 1 run against the White Sox in a 5-3 loss. He had 2 hits and 1 run scored against the Pirates in a 4-1 win July 9. Carpenter had a homerun on July 10 against the Pirates in a 5-2 loss. He scored 3 runs the following day, but the Cardinals lost 6-5 in extra innings. Carpenter's AVG is currently .266. For more stats from Carpenter's 2015 season, click here.
Andrew Cashner (P/San Diego Padres) - Cashner faced the Cardinals on July 3. In 6 innings, he only allowed 1 run on 3 hits. He struck out 3, and the Padres won 2-1 in the 9th landing Cash with a no-decision. On July 8, he faced the Pirates for 7.2 innings, allowing only 1 run in the first 6 innings, but he proceeded to allow 3 more runs in the 7th and 8th. He had 5 strikeouts. His ERA now sits at 4.10 with a WHIP of 1.34. For more of Cashner's stats, click here.
Taylor Featherston (3B/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) - The Angels played Colorado on July 8. Featherston came in to pinch-run for David Freese in the 9th and ended up scoring on a single. He played 3rd base in the bottom of the 9th for a 3-2 win. The Angels are still finding a good fit for Featherston on the field, and his AVG is currently .115. You can see more of his season here.
Brandon Finnegan (P/Kansas City Royals) - Finnegan faced the Twins on July 4. He came into pitch the top of the 6th and stayed through most of the 7th. He allowed 1 run on 2 hits and struck out 2 in a 5-3 win. On July 7, the Royals played the Rays. Finnegan came in the top of the 6th and stayed through most of the 7th again. Finny didn't allow any hits or men to reach base. The Royals won 7-1. On July 9, the Royals continued their series against the Rays, where Finnegan came in again to pitch the 6th and allowed 2 hits and 1 walk. He kept the Rays from scoring and helped the Royals stay ahead for a win 8-3. July 11 saw the Royals at home against the Blue Jays. Finny came in for the 9th and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits, including a homerun. The Royals lost 6-2, which hurt Finny's ERA. It currently sits at 3.22. For more on Finnegan's season, you can go here.
And here is how our Frogs in the MiLB are doing (click any name for complete stats):
Tyler was the 65th overall pick in the second round of the MLB draft this year, even though ranked only number 327 by Baseball America.
The Tigers had previously drafted Alexander in 2013, as a high school pitcher, but at that point he chose to go to TCU. So far Tyler has pitched 10 innings in 3 starts with the Tigers, and no one has earned a run on him.
Trey Teakell - Connecticut Tigers (Detroit Class A-Short Season) Seasons at TCU: 2011-2015. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2015-present. In 12 innings pitched in 3 (Trey) games so far, Trey has a 1.50 ERA and a win to his credit.
Keaton Jones - Lakeland Flying Tigers (Detroit Class A-Advanced) Seasons at TCU: 2012-2015. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2015-present. Keaton has just moved from the Connecticut Tigers to the Lakeland Flying Tigers in the Florida South League. Video of an emotional farewell with Tyler and Trey has not yet surfaced, but they look forward to a reunion in Detroit!
Nick Frey - State College Spikes (St. Louis Class-A Short Season) Seasons at TCU: 2011-2013. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2011-present. In 20+ innings pitched in 8 games at Peoria and State College this season, Nick has a 4.43 cumulative ERA, and an impressive .341 with the bat.
Jantzen Witte - Portland Sea Dogs (Boston AA) Seasons at TCU: 2009-2013. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2013-present. The Seadogs hosted the Eastern League All Start Game on July 15. The Sea Dogs have what is reputed to be one of the nicest Minor League parks going, including a replica of Fenway's Green Monster called "The Maine Monster," and a home run celebration in the form of a lighthouse that emerges from hiding accompanied by fireworks. Witte's creating some fireworks of his own with 36 runs (4 of those going yard) and 48 RBI's this season.
Jason Coats - Charlotte Knights (Chicago White Sox AAA) Seasons at TCU: 2009-2012. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2013-present. At Birmingham and Charlotte for the season, Jason is batting .305 with 90 hits in 85 games, and has a fielding percentage of .987.
Stefan Crichton - Delmarva Shorebirds (Baltimore Class A) Seasons at TCU: 2011-2013. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2013-present. Stefan has pitched 52 innings in 21 games this season, for 3 wins, 3 losses, and a .294 ERA. He's also sporting a .246 batting average.
Matt Purke - Hagerstown Suns (Washington Class A) Seasons at TCU 2010-2011. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2011-present. Matt's now pitched 32+ innings in 8 games this season, and has a 3.03 ERA - significantly better than his last 2 seasons. Here's to a full recovery and comeback for one of my favorites!
Andrew Mitchell - Kannapolis Intimidators (Chicago White Sox Class A) Seasons at TCU: 2011-2013. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2013-present. Andrew has remained on their DL since our last report.
Riley Ferrell - Quad Cities River Bandits (Houston Class A) Seasons at TCU: 2013-2015. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2015-present. Riley has now seen 7 innings on the mound in 5 games, and has a 1.29 ERA and .240 batting average.
Cody Jones - Idaho Falls Chukars (Kansas City) Seasons at TCU: 2013-2015. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2015-present. Since our last report, Cody has relocated to the Chukars and, in 37 at bats over 10 games there, is sporting a .351 average.
Trevor Seidenberger - Brevard County Manatees (Milwaukee A-Advanced) Seasons at TCU: 2013. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2013-present. Trevor has also moved in the last two weeks, and has pitched in 13 games for the Manatees resulting in a 3 win and 1 loss record for him, with an ERA of 1.35
Kyle Winkler - Arkansas Travelers (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim AA) Seasons at TCU: 2009-2011. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2011-present. Kyle still hasn't seen a lot of action in the Texas League, but has 7 innings in 5 games under his belt for a 2.57 ERA.
Kevin Cron- Visalia Rawhide (Arizona Class A-Advanced) Seasons at TCU: 2012-2014. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2014-present. Kevin has slugged 18 HR's and 69 RBI's in 351 at bats over 86 games this season. Here's one of the home runs.
Jordan Kipper - Inland Empire 66ers (Los Angeles Angels Class A Advanced) Seasons at TCU: 2014. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2014-present. Jordan has pitched 88+ innings in 17 starts this season. His ERA is 4.57, and he's batting .268.