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Long Islanders on the farm
MARCUS STROMAN, Patchogue-Medford
RHP | New Hampshire (Blue Jays, AA)
5-2, 3.16 ERA, 68 K, 17 BB in 12 starts
Has allowed three runs or less in each of his last nine starts.
STEVEN MATZ, Ward Melville
LHP | Savannah Sand Gnats (Mets, Class A)
3-4, 2.25 ERA, 83 K, 25 BB in 15 starts
Has struck out eight or more hitters in four of last eight starts.
SEAN NOLIN, Seaford
LHP | New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Jays, AA)
6-2, 2.09 ERA, 70 K, 14 BB in 12 starts
Hasn’t allowed a run during his last three starts, spanning 192<HS-1>/<HS-1>3 innings.
NICK TROPEANO, West Islip
RHP | Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros, AA)
3-7, 4.25 ERA, 79 K, 25 BB in 20 games (12 starts), 5 saves
During last seven games, has struck out 30 and walked seven.
WILLIE CARMONA, Hempstead
1B | Lakewood Blue Claws (Phillies, Class A)
.309 avg., .357 OBP, .436 SLG. 5 HR, 39 RBIs
Has a .389 average and 1.021 OPS in last 10 games.
JON MINCONE, H. H. Hills East
LHP | Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets, Class A)
2-1, 0.84 ERA, 10 K, 1 BB, 4 saves in 9 games
Strikeouts are impressive, but also gets 3.2 ground balls for every fly ball.
MIKE BELFIORE, Commack
LHP | Norfolk Tides (Orioles, AAA)
1-0, 3.67 ERA, 54 K, 19 BB in 26 games
Has cut down on hits (23 in last 212<HS-1>/<HS-1>3 innings) without sacrificing strikeouts (27).
KEITH COUCH, Elmont, Holy Trinity H.S., Adelphi
RHP | Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox, AA)
6-3, 3.75 ERA, 71 K, 33 BB in 22 games (eight starts)
Started season in bullpen, but last eight games have all been starts (3-1, 2.86 ERA).
DAN BURAWA, Rocky Point
RHP | Trenton Thunder (Yankees, AA)
3-2, 3.50 ERA, 45 K, 34 BB, 2 saves in 31 games
Has given up just 7 hits in last 16 innings — but also walked eight.
CHRIS BURKE, Islip
1B/3B | Fort Wayne TinCaps (San Diego Padres, A/A+/AA/AAA)
.306 avg., .367 OBP, .444 SLG., 4 HR, 21 RBIs
Has bounced between four levels, but seen most of his time at Class A, with solid production.