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MLB Frogs in the Pros 2020

Ride the roller coaster of emotions with our Pro Frogs in August and September

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This season is just weird. Double-headers to make up games, high-scoring games (*cough*Oakland*cough*), and I feel like there’s more games that are either partial or extra-innings. It’s just weird. And our Pro Frogs have had some weird games, too. Check out what they’ve been up to the past few weeks.

Tyler Alexander (Tigers/P)

The Tigers haven’t had much luck lately, and Alexander’s pitching has been a bit of a rollercoaster.

August was fairly, consistent, with Alexander going for about 3 innings per game. He allowed a total of 10 runs on 17 hits, while walking 5 and striking out 22. He also gave up 5 home runs and ended the month with a 2-1 record overall.

In September, his pitching has gotten a little more dialed in some ways. He’s only given up 1 home run so far, and he’s walked 4 while striking out 9 so far. He’s struggled game-to-game this month, pitching 4 innings on September 4 at home against Minnesota, yet returning on September 10 and lasting less than 2 innings on the road against St. Louis. He’s got a 0-1 record this month, making it 2-2 overall.

Statistically, Alexander has improved overall, with an improved 1.37 WHIP and a 4.01 ERA. You can see all of his stats here.

Jake Arrieta (Phillies/P)

Arrieta has struggled to find consistency this season, which was a challenge for him last season, too.

In August, Arrieta pitched anywhere from a little over 1 inning to 6 innings. He allowed 19 runs on 31 hits, including 4 home runs. His ERA for the month was 6.49. It couldn’t get a whole lot worse for the former Cy Young Winner.

September has been an improvement for Arrieta. In 3 games pitched, he’s lasted 5-7 innings. He’s allowed 6 runs on 20 hits this month, including 2 home runs. Oddly enough, his strongest game this month came on September 4 on the road vs the Mets (5-3 win), which was just 5 days after his worst game of the season on August 30 at home against Atlanta (12-10 loss). Here’s hoping that Arrieta can continue the positive streak for the rest of the month.

Arrieta currently has a 3.76 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. You can see all of his stats here.

Matt Carpenter (Cardinals/3B)

In August, Carpenter managed 11 runs on 10 hits in 57 at-bats. He had a .175 AVG. He managed 2 doubles, 11 RBI, and a home run. That being said, the entire team didn’t play from July 30 to August 15, because of being quarantined due to COVID-19.

This month, Carpenter has had 10 runs on 10 hits in 52 at-bats. He’s had 9 RBI and hit 2 doubles and 2 home runs. HIs AVG has improved to .192 for the month. He sat out 4 games this month so far, which seemed to help a bit. But Cardinals fans are still hoping he can return to being the power hitter he was in the past.

Carpenter has 21 runs, 23 hits, 5 doubles, 3 home runs, and 22 RBI this season. He has a .185 AVG for the season so far. To see Carpenter’s full stats, click here.

Stefan Crichton (Diamondbacks/RP)

Crichton has seen anywhere from 1 batter to 2 innings the last month, but he’s done fantastic in his last 4 games, helping the Diamondbacks get a win in each of those games (9/11, 9/15, 9/16, and 9/18).

Crichton ended the month with a 2-2 record. Over 13.2 innings pitched, he allowed 6 runs on 15 hits, including a home run. He walked 7 while striking out 14 over 12 games total. His ERA for the month was 3.95.

So far in September, Crichton has made appearances in 8 games. He’s pitched a total of 8 innings, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits. He hasn’t allowed any home runs and has only walked 1 so far. He’s also struck out 5. While he hasn’t pitched more than 1 inning in any of his September appearances, his pitching has improved and reached a strong level of consistency that the Diamondbacks have been able to take advantage of. His ERA is 1.13 this month.

Overall, Crichton has a 2.55 ERA and a WHIP of 1.26. He’s struck out 23 batters this season over 24.2 innings. For all of his stats, click here.

Kevin Cron (Diamondbacks/1B)

Cron struggled in August. In 13 at-bats, he had no runs and no hits. He walked twice and struck out 5 times. The Diamondbacks optioned Cron on August 28. We’re hoping to see him return to the Diamondbacks this year to join his fellow Pro Frogs and positively impact the Diamondbacks’ season.

To follow his pro season, click here.

Bryan Holaday (Orioles/C)

Holaday hasn’t gotten a ton of opportunities so far this season, and August was a little stronger for him than September. He played in 12 games and had 17 at-bats. He had 5 runs and 5 hits, including 3 RBI and a double. He struck out once. His AVG for the month was .294.

In the month of September, Holaday has really struggled. In 13 at-bats, he walked once against the Yankees on September 6. That brought Rio Ruiz home and made it 4-1 Orioles. Unfortunately, that was the only action he’s seen this month. His AVG for the month is .000.

Holaday has a .167 AVG overall. He has 5 hits and 5 runs, including 4 RBI and 1 double. He’s walked once and struck out 9 times. To see Holaday’s stats this season, click here.

Alex Young (Diamondbacks/P)

Young got off to a slow start this season. In July, he only pitched an inning or two. But he’s come a long way since then and has now averaged about 4 13 innings per game over the past 7 games.

In August, he pitched a total of 19 innings over 7 games and allowed 11 runs on 20 hits, including 6 home runs. He walked 3 and struck out 18.

This month, he’s pitched 18.1 innings over 4 games and has allowed 15 runs (13 earned) on 23 hits, including 4 home runs. He’s walked 8 and struck out 10. His ERA is 6.38 for the month.

Young’s ERA is currently 5.44, and he has a WHIP of 1.40. He has a 2-4 record. To follow Young’s stats this season, click here.