How players with Hampton Roads connections fare in majors and minors – Daily Press

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Houston’s Justin Verlander leads the majors in wins and earned run average.

Kyle Cave made his way to the major leagues for the first time this season, putting himself in the thick of the American League Central race with Minnesota.

PJ Higgins was able to play in the second “Field of Dreams”, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2.

Andre Lipcius earned a promotion from Double-A Erie to Triple-A Toledo.

(listed with jersey number, name: position, level, team, organization)

PASTA

18 Battle of Kyle: DE, A, Tampa, Yankees; 40 games, .181 batting average (23 for 127), 14 R, 2 HR, 11 RBI, .567 OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage).

18 Judge Bigbie: 1B, A, Lakeland, Tigers; 80 G, .249 (72 for 289), 35 R, 2 HR, 38 RBI, .682 OPS.

36 Jake’s Cave: DE, MLB, Minnesota, twins; 7 G, .240 (6 for 25), 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, .776 OPS. With AAA St. Paul, 84 G, .273 (88 for 322), 63 R, 14 HR, 57 RBI, .879 OPS. Promoted to MLB on August 2.

2 PJ Higgins: C/1B/3B, MLB, Chicago, Cubs; 41 G, .280 (28 per 100), 16 R, 5 HR, 17 RBI, .867 OPS.

7 Great Cullen: 3B, AAA, Buffalo, Blue Jays; 89 G, .252 (79 for 314), 34 R, 5 HR, 39 RBI, .705 OPS.

22 André Lipcius: 2B, AAA, Toledo, Tigers; 8 G, .179 (5 for 28), 2 R, 0 HR, 3 RBI, .464 OPS. With AA Erie, 88 G, .264 (80 for 303), 52 R, 9 HR, 39 RBI, .818 OPS. Promoted to Toledo on August 3.

8Brandon Lowe: 2B/DH/OF, MLB, Tampa Bay, Rays; 51 G, .242 (47 for 194), 29 R, 8 HR, 24 RBI, .753 OPS.

9Vinnie Pasquantino: 1B, MLB, Kansas City, Royal; 39 G, .246 (35 for 142), 13 R, 6 HR, 10 RBI, .742 OPS. With AAA Omaha, 69 G, .280 (70 for 250), 51 R, 18 HR, 67 RBI, .948 OPS.

10 Chad Pinder: OF/2B/3B, MLB, Oakland, Athletics; 76 G, .239 (64 for 268), 27 R, 10 HR, 34 RBI, .671 OPS.

26 Chase Pinder: FC, AA, Springfield, Cardinals; 48 G, .284 (46 for 162), 32 R, 9 HR, 41 RBI, .939 OPS.

3Chris Taylor: OF/SS/2B, MLB, Los Angeles, Dodgers; 78 G, .234 (62 for 265), 34 R, 7 HR, 30 RBI, .726 OPS. He returned from the injured list on August 5 after recovering from a broken foot he suffered on July 4.

8 Justin Upton: DE, MLB, Seattle, Mariners; 17 G, .125 (6 for 48), 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, .471 OPS. Was optioned on July 22 and elected free agency.

2Bryce Windham: C, AA, Tennessee, Cubs; 61 G, .204 (39 for 191), 32 R, 3 HR, 22 RBI, .625 OPS.

PITCHERS

28 Eddie Butler: Independent, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, 20 G (20 starts), 10-2, 4.62 ERA, 117 IP, 146 H, 26 BB, 74 K.

45 Jharel Cotton: AAA, St. Paul, Twins, 3-1, 3.29 ERA, 13 2/3 IP, 11 H, 5 BB, 20 K. With MLB Minnesota; 25 G (0 starts), 2-2, 2.83 ERA, 35 IP, 23 H, 16 BB, 31 K. Downgraded to Triple-A Aug. 5.

41Daniel Hudson: MLB, Los Angeles, Dodgers; 25 G (0 starts), 2-3, 2.22 ERA, 24 1/3 IP, 17 H, 5 BB, 30 K. Out for the rest of the season with an ACL injury.

30 Connor Jones: AA, Arkansas, Sailors; 17 G (17 starts), 4-8, 7.02 ERA, 74 1/3 IP, 78 H, 49 BB, 64 K. Placed on 60-day disabled list Aug. 6.

52Daniel Lynch: MLB, Kansas City, Royal; 17 G (17 starts), 4-7, 4.79 ERA, 82 2/3 IP, 93 H, 33 BB, 86 K.

16 Connor Overton: MLB, Cincinnati, Reds; 4 G (4 starts), 1-0, 1.82 ERA, 24 2/3 IP, 15 H, 7 BB, 10 K. On the 60-day disabled list with a back problem.

22 Lost Hunter: High A, Beloit, Marlins; 5 G (4 starts), 1-2, 6.20 ERA, 20 1/3 IP, 17 H, 12 BB, 16 K. On seven-day disabled list.

64 Sean Poppen: AAA, Reno, Diamondbacks; 9 G (0 starts), 0-1, 3.86 ERA, 9 1/3 IP, 12 H, 0 BB, 4 K. With MLB Arizona, 26 G (0 starts), 1-2, 3.91 ERA , 25 1/ 3 IP, 24 H, 11 BB, 19 K. Was optioned at Reno on July 10.

36 Colin Selby: AA, Altoona, Pirates; 17 G (1 start), 1-2, 2.86 ERA, 22 IP, 18 H, 11 BB, 29 K.

41 Garrett Stalling: AA, Bowie, Orioles; 20 G (16 starts), 5-8, 6.57 ERA, 86 1/3 IP, 104 H, 18 BB, 97 K.

35 Justin Verlander: MLB, Houston, Astros; 21 G (21 starts), 15-3, 1.85 ERA, 136 IP, 93 H, 24 BB, 134 K.

30 Tyler Webb: Independent, Long Island Ducks, 39 G (0 starts), 2-3, 2.29 ERA, 39 1/3 IP, 36 H, 7 BB, 51 K.

48 Ryan Yarbrough: MLB, Tampa Bay, Rays, 13 G (8 starts), 0-7, 5.08 ERA, 56 2/3 IP, 62 H, 15 BB, 40 K. With AAA Durham, 7 G (7 starts), 2-2 , 4.55 ERA, 27 2/3 IP, 32 H, 12 BB, 26 K. Recalled from Durham on July 16th.

PASTA

Kyle’s Battle: Glen Allen High, Old Dominion;

Judge Bigbie: Chesapeake (Grassfield High), West Carolina;

Jake Cave: Hampton (Kecoughtan High and Hampton Christian Academy), Peninsula Pilots;

PJ Higgins: Former Dominion;

Great Cullen: James River High, William & Mary;

Andre Lipcius: Lafayette High, TN;

Brandon Lowe: Suffolk (Nansemond River High), Maryland (native of Newport News);

Vinnie Pasquantino: James River High, Old Dominion;

Chad Pinder: Poquoson High, Virginia Tech, pilots;

Chase Pinder: Poquoson High, Clemson;

Chris Taylor: Virginia Beach (Cox), UV;

Justin Upton: Chesapeake (Great Bridge);

Bryce Windham: Old Dominion (originally from Norfolk).

PITCHERS

Eddie Butler: Chesapeake (Greenbrier Christian), Radford;

Cotton Jharel: Newport News (Menchville), East Carolina, pilots;

Daniel Hudson: Virginia Beach (Princess Anne), ODU;

Connor Jones: Chesapeake (Great Bridge), U.Va. ;

Daniel Lynch: Hampton native, Douglas Freeman High, U.Va.;

Connor Overton: Atlee High, ODU;

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Hunter lost: Chesapeake (Grassfield), State of Florida.

Sean Poppen: Chesapeake (Cape Henry), Harvard;

Colin Selby: Chesapeake (West Branch), Randolph-Macon;

Garrett Stalling: Chesapeake (Grassfield).

Justin Verlander: Goochland High, ODU.

Tyler Webb: Raised of Northampton; University of South Carolina.

Ryan Yabrough: ODU.

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