Here's a look at how the 7 MLB Frogs fared the week of September 17-23, 2015:
Jake Arrieta (P/Chicago Cubs) - Arrieta dominated against the Brewers on September 22. He pitched nine innings and allowed three hits but no runs. He struck out 11 and only walked one. He even hit a single in bottom of the 7th, but his teammates couldn't get him back home. The Cubs shutout the Brewers 4-0 for Arrieta's 20th win of the season. Arrieta's ERA dropped to 1.88 and he has a WHIP of .90. You can see more stats from his 2015 season here.
Matt Carpenter (3B/St. Louis Cardinals) - Carpenter had a fantastic week. On September 17, the Cardinals met the Brewers one the road. Carpenter scored in the top of the 1st and top of the 3rd. In the top of the 6th, he hit a home run to right field. He totaled three runs for the night, which surely helped the Cardinals get the 6-3 victory. On September 18, the Cards played the Cubs in Chicago. Carpenter didn't have much luck and neither did the rest of the team. The Cardinals lost 8-3. On Septemeber 19, Carpenter faced the Reds. He was out of luck until the top of the 9th, when he hit a two-run homer to right field, bringing in Greg Garcia. But it was too little too late and the Cardinals lost 5-4. In a game against the Cubs on September 20, Carpenter hit a nice double in the top of the 3rd. He was able to get home on a single by Jhonny Peralta. That ended up being the game-winning run for the Cards, who came away with the 4-3 win. On September 21 against the Reds, Carpenter was hit by a pitch in the top of the 3rd, but seemed okay after. He was out at second to end the inning and didn't have much luck the rest of the night. The Cardinals managed to score two runs in the bottom of the 8th to win the game. On September 22, Carpenter hit a ground rule double in the bottom of the 3rd. He scored when Thomas Pham hit a double deep to center. He had a single later in the bottom of the 7th but couldn't make anything of it. The Cardinals still managed the win 3-1. On September 23, Carpenter faced our Frog Finnegan. While it was a rough game for Finny, it was a great game for Carpenter. Carpenter hit a nice 2-run homer to right field in the bottom of the 3rd off of Finnegan. He followed that with another 2-run homer off of Finnegan in the bottom of the 5th. He played both 2nd and 3rd base during the game that ended with a hefty 10-2 Cardinals victory. Carpenter has now logged 26 home runs, 81 RBIs, and his AVG is currently .268. For more stats from Carpenter's 2015 season, click here.
Andrew Cashner (P/San Diego Padres) - Cashner and the Pads played the Giants at home on September 23. In six innings, Cashner allowed two hits for two runs. He walked five while striking out six for a 5-4 win. Woohooo! Cashner lowered his ERA to 4.21 and has a WHIP of 1.42. For more of Cashner's stats, click here.
Taylor Featherston (3B/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) - Featherston had a great game against the Twins on September 17. He hit a single in the top of the 2nd and was brought in on a home run by Mike Trout. In the top of the 3rd, he hit his own home run to left center. The Angels won 11-8. The Angels played a double-header against the Twins on September 19. In the first game and in true Horned Frog fashion, Featherston stole second in the top of the 3rd. He was hit by a pitch in the third and was brought in by another great hit by Trout. The Angels won 4-3. In the second game, Featherston successfully got a piece of the ball, but just couldn't beat the Twins' throwing. The Angels still managed to win 5-2. On September 20, Featherston had two groundouts in a tough 8-1 loss. On September 21, the Angels faced the Astros in Houston. Featherston didn't have any luck and the Angels lost 6-3. On September 22, things went the same way for Featherston, but the Angels managed to squeak by on a 4-3 victory. On September 23, Featherston flied out and fouled out before bunting to get on base in the top of the 7th. Unfortunately nothing came of it. The Angels still pulled off a 6-5 win. Featherston's AVG is at .157. You can see more of his MLB season here.
Brandon Finnegan (P/Cincinnati Reds) - Finnegan got his first start on September 18 in Milwaukee. In five innings, he gave up three hits and one home run. He walked two and struck out four. The Reds won 5-3. Finnegan and the Reds played in St. Louis on September 23. In five innings, he allowed seven hits resulting in six earned runs, three of which were homers. Yikes. He walked one and struck out seven in a game that resulted in a 10-2 loss for the Reds. His ERA is currently 3.65, with a 1.16 WHIP. To follow his MLB stats, you can click here.
Bryan Holaday (C/Detroit Tigers) - Holaday played in one game for the Tigers this past week. On September 21, the Tigers faced the White Sox at home. Holaday played catcher throughout the game, but didn't have any luck batting. The Tigers lose 2-0. Holaday's AVG is .246. You can find his MLB stats here.
Chad Huffman (Outfielder/Chiba Lotte Marines) - Huffman continues to sit on roster for Lotte. We're keeping a watchful eye out for him on the field. In the meantime, his AVG still sits at .260. You can continue to follow his season here and here.
And here's a look at the 21 Frogs currently competing in Minor League Baseball:
(Click on a player's name for full stats. Click on a team name for full team information.)
Editor's note: Career statistics are listed for players whose season ended last week. Career stats are also listed for players competing in the postseason because MiLB does not include postseason stats in a player's season total.
Jason Coats – OF/Charlotte Knights (Chicago White Sox AAA) - Seasons at TCU: 2009-2013. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2013-Present. – Jason Coats’ minor league season is complete. While it is possible that the Chicago White Sox could call Coats up to their MLB squad, that scenario is unlikely. The Sox currently have one open spot on their 40-man roster and already carry five outfielders. See his full career stats below.
Stefan Crichton – P/Bowie Baysox (Baltimore Orioles AA) - Seasons at TCU: 2011-2013. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2013-Present. – Stefan Crichton was added to the Bowie Baysox postseason roster to add depth to the team’s bullpen. Crichton was able to provide that depth during his only appearance in the Eastern League Playoffs. With the Eastern League Finals series tied 1-1, Crichton gave the Baysox a much-needed 1.2 innings of perfect relief in game three. His only mark on the stat sheet in the appearance was a lone strikeout. While the Baysox fell 9-3 on that night, the team came back to win games four and five to be crowned Eastern League Champions. With the series win, Crichton became the second former Frog to take home a title. See his full season stats below.
Matt Purke – P/Harrisburg Senators (Washington Nationals AA) - Seasons at TCU: 2010-2011. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2011-Present. – Matt Purke’s minor league season is complete. See his full career stats below.
Kyle Winkler – P/Arkansas Travelers (Los Angeles Angels AA) - Seasons at TCU: 2009-2011. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2011-Present. – Kyle Winkler’s minor league season is complete after his Arkansas Travelers fell in the Semifinals of the Texas League Playoffs. His full career stats are listed below.
Jantzen Witte – 1B/Portland Sea Dogs (Boston Red Sox AA) - Seasons at TCU: 2009-2013. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2013-Present. – Jantzen Witte’s minor league season is complete. He remains on the team’s disabled list, a spot he has held since July 17. See his full career stats below.
Kevin Cron – 1B/Visalia Rawhide (Arizona Diamondbacks A-Advanced) - Seasons at TCU: 2012-2014. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2014-Present. – Kevin Cron was placed on the Visalia Rawhide’s Disabled List on September 16 after an undisclosed injury which limited his playing time in the California League Playoffs. The Rawhide fell in the California League Semifinals, thus ending Cron’s season. His full career stats are listed below.
Paul Hendrix – SS/Lynchburg Hillcats (Cleveland Indians A-Advanced) - Seasons at TCU: 2013. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2013-Present. – After the Lynchburg Hillcats were defeated in the Mills Cup Semifinals, Paul Hendrix’ minor league season is complete. His full career stats are listed below.
Jordan Kipper – P/Inland Empire 66ers (Los Angles Angels A-Advanced) - Seasons at TCU: 2014. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2014-Present. – Jordan Kipper’s minor league season is complete. See his full career stats below.
Trevor Seidenberger – P/Brevard County Manatees (Milwaukee Brewers A-Advanced) - Seasons at TCU: 2013. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2013-Present. – Trevor Seidenberger’s minor league season is complete. See his full career stats below.
Tejay Antone – P/Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati Reds A-Full Season) - Seasons at TCU: 2013. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2014-Present. – Tejay Antone’s minor league season is complete. See his full career stats below.
Nick Frey – P/Peoria Chiefs (St. Louis Cardinals A-Full Season) - Seasons at TCU: 2011-2014. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2014-Present. – Nick Frey’s Peoria Chiefs fell just two games short of a Western Division Championship in the Midwest League. His season is now complete. See Frey’s full career stats below.
Andrew Mitchell – P/Kannapolis Intimidators (Chicago White Sox A-Full Season) - Seasons at TCU: 2011-2013. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2013-Present. – Andrew Mitchell will continue his rehab during the offseason. Mitchell spent the entire 2015 season on the Kannapolis Intimidators’ disabled list after suffering an injury at the end of the 2014 season. His full career stats are listed below.
Jerrick Suiter – OF/West Virginia Power (Pittsburgh Pirates A-Full Season) - Seasons at TCU: 2012-2014. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2014-Present. – After a surprising defeat in the South Atlantic League Semifinals, Jerrick Suiter’s season is over. His full career stats are shown below.
Trey Teakell – P/West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit Tigers A-Full Season) - Seasons at TCU: 2011-2015. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2015-Present. – Trey Teakell joined Alex Young and Stefan Crichton as former Frogs to win MiLB Championships this season after the West Michigan Whitecaps defeated the Cedar Rapids Kernels in five games in the Midwest League Championship Series. Teakell appeared in game one of the series where he allowed one earned run on four hits while striking out two in 2.1 innings of work. The Whitecaps fell 5-0 on that night, but came back to win game two 4-1. After West Michigan dropped game three 3-2, Teakell appeared in game four, shutting the door on the Kernels to force a deciding game five. He picked up a hold after pitching a scoreless three innings in which he allowed just one hit while striking out one. After Teakell’s dominant game four performance, the Whitecaps went on to win a thrilling game five 3-2, taking home the Midwest League Championship trophy. Teakell’s full stats from his Championship season are listed below.
Tyler Alexander – P/Connecticut Tigers (Detroit Tigers A-Short Season) - Seasons at TCU: 2014-2015. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2015-Present. – Tyler Alexander’s minor league season is complete. See his full career stats below.
Keaton Jones – SS/Connecticut Tigers (Detroit Tigers A-Short Season) - Seasons at TCU: 2012-2015. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2015-Present. – Keaton Jones’ minor league season is complete. See his full career stats below.
Preston Morrison – P/Eugene Emeralds (Chicago Cubs A-Short Season) - Seasons at TCU: 2012-2015. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2015-Present. – Preston Morrison’s minor league season is complete. See his full career stats below.
Alex Young – P/Hillsboro Hops (Arizona Diamondbacks A-Short Season) - Seasons at TCU: 2013-2015. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2015-Present. – Alex Young became the first TCU alum to capture an MiLB Championship this season. His Hillsboro Hops were crowned the Northwest League Champions after defeating the Tri-City Dust Devils. See Young’s full career stats below.
Riley Ferrell – P/GCL Astros (Houston Astros Rookie League) - Seasons at TCU: 2013-2015. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2015-Present. – Riley Ferrell’s minor league season is complete. See his full career stats below.
Cody Jones – OF/Idaho Falls Chukars (Kansas City Royals Rookie League) - Seasons at TCU: 2013-2015. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2015-Present. – Cody Jones’ season came to a painful end in the deciding game of the Pioneer League Finals last week. His full stats from his first season in the Minors are listed below.
Patrick O'Brien - P/GCL Yankees2 (New York Yankees Rookie League) - Seasons at TCU: 2013. Seasons in Pro Baseball: 2015-Present. – Patrick O’Brien’s minor league season is complete. See his full career stats below.
The MiLB season may be complete, but stay tuned to see Jake Arrieta, Matt Carpenter, and Taylor Featherston gear up for the MLB Postseason!