On-Deck with the Captains: 7/10/13 - 7/16/13
Last week wasn’t as glamorous for the Lake County Captains in comparison to others as they went 1-5. Three of their losses were one-run games and it was the bullpen that let the team down in most of the decisions. As they return home for a week, perhaps the team will find friendlier outcomes in the confines on Classic Park this week.
Richard Stock, C
3 G, .600 BA, .600 OBP, 1.200 OPS, 8-for-13, 1 R, 0 RBI, 3:0 K:BB
Stock hit a bit of a slump in June as he hit .175 for the month, but July has been a huge turnaround for him offensively. Through his last 10 games, he’s hit .472 – though only one of those 17 hits was for extra bases. Stock hits for average but he doesn’t drive the ball, which may be concerning when combined with his lack of walks.
Grant Sides, RHP
2 G, 0-0, 0.00, 4 IP, 1 H, 4:2 K:BB
Sides’ return to Lake County has fared him well so far. He struggled in high-A Carolina before his demotion, so it seems he has some things to work on. Sides wore a Captains’ uniform briefly last season as he started the year there and pitched himself to a 1.05 ERA through 18 games before he was promoted to Carolina.
Logan Vick, OF
5 G, .407 BA, .537 OBP, 1.027 OPS, 5-for-16, 3 R, 1 RBI, 7:5 K:BB
Yet again, Vick remains on the hot list. He’ll probably be on the season’s overall hot list, considering he’s the team’s most reliable bat. Vick’s made a strong case for himself in his first full season, and it’ll be interesting to see how he manages the remainder of the year.
Walking the Plank
Jack Wagoner, RHP
2 G, 0-2, 32.73 ERA, 1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 HR, 2:3 K:BB
This is the second-straight week Wagoner has made this list and this week was uglier than the previous. It seems Wagoner cannot close out games and crumbles when put in pressure situations. His season ERA has jumped to 4.58 and has been 9.24 over his last 10 games.
Todd Hankins, 3B
5 G, .140 BA, .237 OBP, .377 OPS, 3-for-21, 4 R, 0 RBI, 5:1 K:BB
Since joining the Captains in June, Hankins has struggled at the dish. He hasn’t hit well his entire career, but now he’s 23 years old in low-A ball. Hankins had trouble in high-A too, as he hit .216 through 14 games there.
Taking On Water
Leo Castillo remains on the 7-day disabled list. He has not played since July 2.
LeVon Washington departed for Arizona last Wednesday. Washington had been suffering dehydration issues and has been rehabbing with the Arizona League Indians.
No new players joined the Lake County roster this week.
On the Horizon
The Captains return home on Wednesday for a six-game home stand. They’ll play three against the Cedar Rapids Kernels and three with the Quad Cities Bandits before they begin a long road trip.
Stephanie is a crime and general assignment reporter for The Morning Journal in Lorain, Ohio. She’s an alumna of Cleveland State University with a degree in Journalism and Promotional Communication. You can follow her on Twitter @7thInningSteph.
Was a little surprised by lineup for the Captains on Monday. Vick and Sever both sat against Johnny Hellweg (sent down from Brewers major league club)