Down On The Farm: Week Of May 13 – Puig, Rasmussen, Mount, Gould, Taylor

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A couple of top prospects performed well this week in the Dodgers farm system, but the teams aren’t performing that well — especially the Great Lakes Loons. The squad can’t hit, leading to a system-low 14 wins.

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Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (3-3)

Player Of The Week

Rusty Ryal – 1B

.421/.450/.474/.924, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Kind of a slow week for Albuquerque hitters, as Ryal hit a lot of singles and not much else. He’s filling in for Scott Van Slyke while he’s busy hitting in the majors.

Pitcher Of The Week

Angel Castro – RHP

13 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 11 K

Castro, 30, isn’t a prospect, but he had a solid week on the hill for the Isotopes. He’s provided some stability for a continuously changing rotation.

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Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts (1-5)

Player Of The Week

Yasiel Puig – OF

.360/.448/.680/1.128, 1 HR, 3 2B, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 4 R, 4 SB, 3 BB, 5 K

Puig was mired in a slump before he returned from the disabled list, but he posted a solid week. Puig has a nice .314/.385/.579 triple-slash on the season, and is showing why he was given the largest international contract ever.

Pitcher Of The Week

Rob Rasmussen – LHP

6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Rasmussen is proving to be quite the useful mammal, backing up Zach Lee in the Lookouts’ rotation (not literally). He has a 2.79 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and an impressive 8.8 K/9 in his first stint in the Southern League.

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High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (3-3)

Player Of The Week

Ryan Mount – 3B

.476/.500/.810/1.310, 2 HR, 1 2B, 7 RBI, 4 R, 2 BB, 4 K

Mount continued his hot play with another fantastic week to lead the Quakes. He’s also been moved into the No. 3 spot in the lineup, which should lead to further team success as long he’s hitting well.

Pitcher Of The Week

Garrett Gould – RHP

6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K

Gould had another good start for the Quakes this week. He began the season miserably but has seemingly gotten on track. He has a 1.42 ERA in his last three starts.

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Low-A Great Lakes Loons (1-6)

Player Of The Week

Kevin Taylor – 2B

.318/.400/.545/.945, 1 HR, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 4 R, 2 BB, 6 K

Offense is scarce in Great Lakes, but Taylor has done nothing but hit since joining the club. He has a solid triple slash of .333/.412/.467 in his first 12 games.

Pitcher Of The Week

Carlos Frias – RHP

7 2/3 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Frias has helped to pick-up the slack left by some of the young starters (Zachary Bird, Jonathan Martinez, Miguel Sulbaran). The Great Lakes rotation seems to be shaping up, now the team just needs to start hitting.

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Dustin Nosler is the founder of the site Feelin’ Kinda Blue. He also co-hosts the weekly podcast Dugout Blues. Follow him on Twitter @FeelinKindaBlue or like his site on Facebook.

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