Deacons in the Pros - July 14
Allan Dykstra will star the Triple-A All Star game and participate in the home run derby

July 14, 2014

By Grant Shambley, WakeForestSports.com (@WakeBaseball)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The professional baseball season is now halfway over and many leagues are nearing their All-Star break. Here is how some former Demon Deacons are doing in their respective leagues.

Allan Dykstra - New York Mets (Triple-A Las Vegas 51s):
Dykstra has continued to post impressive power numbers for the Mets Triple-A Affiliate. He holds a .282 batting average with 12 home runs and 59 RBIs. His numbers have earned him a spot in the Triple-A All Star Game in Durham, NC on July 16. He will also be participating in the Triple-A Home Run Derby on July 14.

Tim Cooney - St. Louis Cardinals (Triple-A Memphis Redbirds):
Cooney has been strong in the two starts he has made in the month of July for the Redbirds, throwing 16.0 innings and giving up only three runs. He has improved his overall record to 9-5 with an ERA of 3.74 in 110.2 innings pitched.

Michael Dimock - San Diego Padres (Double-A San Antonio Missions):
Dimock was traded by the Houston Astros to the San Diego Padres in late June, and was assigned to the Padres Double-A affiliate in San Antonio. He is off to a good start with his new club, completing 11.0 innings of work and piling up 15 strikeouts while only allowing just three runs.

Justin Van Grouw - Arizona Diamondbacks (Single-A Visalia Rawhide):
Van Grouw has made six appearances since joining the Rawhide. In 10.2 innings of relief, he has an ERA of 2.53 and has struck out six batters.

Mac Williamson - San Francisco Giants (Single-A San Jose Giants):
Williamson continues his rehab from season-ending elbow surgery.

 

 

Pat Blair - Tampa Bay Rays (Single-A Bowling Green Hot Rods):
Blair has continued his solid season at the plate for the Rays Single-A affiliate in Bowling Green. In 68 games, he has driven in 28 RBIs while hitting three home runs. He has also stolen 10 bases for the Hot Rods and has scored 36 runs.

Carlos Lopez - Washington Nationals (Single-A Hagerstown Suns):
Lopez is off to a hot start in July for the Hagerstown Suns, seeing his batting average raise to .247. He has two home runs and 21 RBIs on the season and just had a nine-game hitting streak snapped.

Brian Holmes - Houston Astros (Single-A Advanced Lancaster JetHawks):
Holmes has made five starts for the Lancaster JetHawks, posting a record of 2-1 on the season. In 46.1 innings of work, Holmes has 40 strikeouts. He has also seen some time in the bullpen, notching two saves.

Jack Fischer - Detroit Tigers (Class-A Short Season Connecticut Tigers):
Fischer has been assigned to the Connecticut Tigers of the New York-Penn League to begin his professional career. In six appearances for the Tigers, Fischer has thrown 9.1 innings and has 10 strikeouts.

Conor Keniry - Washington Nationals (Gulf Coast League Nationals):
Keniry has appeared in 13 games since being assigned to the Gulf Coast League Nationals. He is batting .273 with three doubles and three RBIs.

Connor Kaden - San Francisco Giants (Arizona League Giants):
After being selected by the Giants in the 2014 MLB Draft, Kaden has been assigned to play in the Arizona League. In his first appearance, he threw a perfect inning with three strikeouts. In three total innings so far, Kaden has struck out six and given up three hits total.

John McLeod - Baltimore Orioles (Class-A Short Season Aberdeen Ironbirds):
McLeod has been assigned by the Orioles to play in the New York-Penn League for the Aberdeen Ironbirds.

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