July 24, 2007 July 24, 2007Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
Bobby Brownlie pitching in Somerset in June (Ashmore)
Brownlie An Indian: The Newark Bears today sold the contract of RHP Bobby Brownlie to the Cleveland Indians. The Indians are one team with a constant scout in the stands throughout the season and liked what they saw.
The former Rutgers product went 8-4 with a 3.41 ERA in 14 starts this season. He also struck out 79 batters and walked just 24. The 79 K’s are good for first in the league and his ERA is the A.L.’s third best. – Scott Stanchak
NOTE: Word out of Trenton is that Brownlie has been assigned to Double-A Akron. I hope to contact Brownlie shortly… – MA
Hessletine To Camden: The league website lists Charlie Hessletine as having been assigned to Camden. Under the assumption that this is true, which isn’t a safe one to make apparently, the Road Warriors have lost five players in the last two weeks.
Manny Ulloa went to York, Sandy Aracena went to Bridgeport and Trevor Marcotte and Nick Valdez were supposedly sent to Lancaster, although Marcotte apparently pitched for the Road Warriors last night.
NOTE: Any mention of Marcotte and Valdez has been removed (I think) from the league site. I’m sure there’s some sort of explanation for posting transactions that didn’t actually happen, but I honestly don’t care enough to get one.
Atlantic League Perspective On Coolbaugh Tragedy: Ryan Dunleavy of The Courier News wrote an article about the tragic death of Mike Coolbaugh, in which he got the thoughts of Patriots manager Sparky Lyle, third base coach Kevin Dattola, and ex-Coolbaugh teammates Brett Jodie, Brandon Knight and the Ducks Ed Yarnall.
Coolbaugh and Somerset’s Alan Zinter had a very similar career path, playing in a seemingly endless string of minor league games before finally getting that elusive call-up. In a USA Today article published before the start of the season, Coolbaugh and Zinter were included in a list with several other players for their long minor league careers.
Clearing The Fleming Out: The Camden Riversharks have assigned C Fleming Baez to the Road Warriors. There was some speculation that it would be C Josh Noviskey instead, but the decision was made and Baez was sent to the road.
Baez and Noviskey posted similar numbers since joining the club, with Baez hitting .286 with no home runs and an RBI in six games for Camden, and Noviskey batting .250 with no home runs and two RBI in five contests.
Noviskey’s versatility likely kept him in Camden, as he’s played a little outfield as well since joining the team.
Baez will share catching duties on the Road Warriors with Manny Mejia, who will likely see the majority of the time after Bridgeport claimed Sandy Aracena.
No word on if Trevor Marcotte and/or Nick Valdez have actually joined Lancaster from the Road Warriors, as it says they have on the league website. – Mike Ashmore