Guest Blogger: James Hilchen

May was a hectic month when it came to changes on the Isotopes roster. The month saw Mike Antonini, Alex Castellanos, Ivan DeJesus Jr., Elian Herrera, Jerry Sands, and Scott Van Slyke all get the call to Los Angeles. Albuquerque native Brian Cavazos-Galvez was called up to the Isotopes, from AA Chattanooga, along with Kyle Russell and Shawn Tolleson. Nine year major league veteran Aaron Miles also joined the Isotopes roster. In addition, Ronald Belisario, Matt Kemp, Juan Rivera, and Justin Sellers all had brief stints with the Isotopes before returning to the Dodgers. With more changes inevitable, here is a current update of players that we could potentially see in Albuquerque.

Chattanooga (AA)

Pedro Baez – (3B) Through 48 games, Baez is hitting .256 with 3 HR and 24 RBI.

Nick Buss – (CF) In 198 AB, has a .247 average with 4 HR and 25 RBI.

Nathan Eovaldi – (RHP) Eovaldi, recently called up to the Dodgers, started 8 games for the Lookouts. He threw 35 innings, giving up 30 hits and 13 walks, while striking out 30.

Matthew Magill – (RHP) Magill has started 10 games for the Lookouts. He is 5-2 with a 3.40 ERA in 53 innings.

Ethan Martin – (RHP)Martin has been very impressive for the Lookouts. He has started 10 games and has a 5-1 record with a 3.28 ERA. He has given up only 38 hits in 57 2/3 innings pitched.

Kyle Russell – (RF) Russell, who appeared in 7 games for the Topes in May, is hitting .246 with 3 HR and 13 RBI in 31 games.

Allen Webster – (RHP) Webster is the #2 prospect in the organization according to Baseball America. He has pitched 41 2/3 innings, giving up 56 hits, and has an ERA of 6.26.

Chris Withrow – (RHP) Withrow is the #7 prospect according to Baseball America. He is currently 1-1 with a 5.71 ERA in 41 innings.

Rancho Cucamonga (Hi A)

Garrett Gould – (RHP) The #6 prospect in the Dodgers organization is 1-5 with a 4.94 ERA.

Zach Lee – (RHP) The #1 prospect of the Dodgers according to Baseball America has started 8 games for the Quakes. Lee has thrown 40 1/3 innings and has a 5.13 ERA.

Chris Reed – (LHP) Reed is the #5 ranked Dodgers prospect. He has started 6 games and has a 1-4 record with a 3.09 ERA. Reed has 38 strikeouts in 35 innings pitched.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Here is an update on the whereabouts of some former Isotopes…Shane Lindsay, recently released by the Dodgers, signed a minor league contract with the Cubs and is at AAA Iowa…Lance Zawadzki, who played briefly with the Isotopes this season, signed a minor league contract with the Braves and is playing at AAA Gwinnett…Jon Link, an Isotope in 2010 and 2011, is currently pitching for AAA Norfolk, in the Orioles organization…Fan favorite John Lindsey is inflicting lots of damage to pitchers in the Mexican League. Playing for Vaqueros Laguna, Lindsey is hitting .364 with 18 HR and 53 RBI in only 58 games.

–James Hilchen

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