Down on the farm: Big week for Charlton County grad Talley; JU’s Baumann back in bigs

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Mike Baumann throws a pitch to the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader, Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The area is well-represented in professional baseball. Each Friday during the season, we’ll update how area players are doing in minor league baseball. Want to know how local products are doing in Major League Baseball? That update is published on Thursday. All stats are through Sept. 14 games.

How locals are faring in the minor leagues

Pos., Player, Local tie, Level, Team, MLB affiliate

P, Skylar Arias, Oakleaf, High-A, Winston-Salem, White Sox, Is 2-1 with 40 Ks, 4.44 ERA, 4 saves in 24.1 IP in 26 games this season.

P, Hunter Barco, Bolles, TBA, TBA, Pirates, Recent second-round draft pick will miss the year after undergoing Tommy John surgery in the spring.

P, Michael Baumann, JU, Triple-A, Norfolk, Orioles, Is 2-6 with 4.20 ERA, 81 Ks in 60 IP this season in the minors. Is 1-3 with 4.76 ERA, 11 Ks in 17 IP in the majors this year. Was called back up to bigs this week.

P Kyle Bird, Flagler, Triple-A, Tacoma, Mariners, Is 5-1 with 6.91 ERA, 43 Ks in 43 IP. Career 25-9 hurler in the minors with 23 saves.

P, Bo Bonds, Suwannee, Rookie, FCL Blue Jays, Blue Jays, Recent draft pick signed with Toronto on July 26; assigned to FCL Blue Jays last month but still hasn’t played.

P, Zach Bryant, JU, Double-A, Portland, Red Sox, Is 1-4 with 30 Ks, 7.64 ERA in 33 IP. Place on 7-day injured list on Aug. 9.

IF, Tyler Callihan, Providence, High-A, Dayton, Reds, Hitting .250 with 7 HR, 33 RBI, 15 stolen bases and 45 runs scored.

P, Blair Calvo, Nease/Flagler, Double-A, Hartford, Rockies, Is 5-2 with 46 Ks, 3.00 ERA in 36 IP.

LF, Willie Carter, Fort White, High-A, Rome, Braves, Hitting .221 with 28 RBI, 25 runs scored and 5 SBs. Placed on 60-day injured list on Sept. 6.

P, Bradford Depperman, UNF, High-A, South Bend, Cubs, Is 3-1 with 22 Ks, 3.68 ERA in 22 IP.

CF, Donnie Dewees, UNF, Triple-A, Tennessee, Cubs, Hitting .286 with 6 RBI, HR, 8 runs scored and 4 stolen bases. Hasn’t played since April 27 due to injury. Transferred from 7-day injured list to 60-day injured list on June 25.

P, Austin Drury, UNF, Double-A, Tulsa, Dodgers, Was 4-1 with 4.34 ERA, 30 Ks in 37.1 IP before his release on July 30.

IF, Max Ferguson, Bolles, High-A, Greenville, Red Sox, Hitting .214 with 95 runs scored, 7 HR, 60 RBI and 61 stolen bases.

P, JC Flowers, Trinity Christian, Double-A, Altoona, Pirates, Is 7-6 with 62 Ks, 2.88 ERA, 3 saves in 68.2 IP. Placed on 7-day injured list on Aug. 29.

P, Chris Gau, JU/University Christian, Double-A, Montgomery, Rays, Is 5-3 with 58 Ks, 3.35 ERA, save in 53.2 IP.

P, Frank German, UNF, Triple-A, Worcester, Red Sox, Is 5-2 with 2.72 ERA, 64 Ks in 49.2 IP.

P, Zach Greene, Atlantic Coast, Triple-A, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Is 9-0 with 3.45 ERA, 86 Ks in 62.2 IP.

C, Nathan Hickey, Providence, High-A, Greenville, Red Sox, Hitting .263 with 62 RBI, 16 HR, 50 runs scored.

P, Michael Darrell-Hicks, JU, Class-A, Inland Empire, Angels, Recent undrafted free agent signee is 2-1 with 10 Ks, 10.61 ERA in 9.1 IP.

P, AJ Labas, Trinity Christian, Class-A, Fort Myers, Twins, Is 1-1 with 18 Ks, 5.14 ERA in 14 IP.

P Justin Lawrence, First Coast/JU, Rockies, Rockies, He’s been back and forth between the minors and the bigs this season. Is 1-0 with a save, 49 Ks in 29.1 IP in Triple-A. Is 3-1 with 4.46 ERA, 42 Ks in 34.1 IP with Colorado.

OF, Todd Lott, First Coast/Trinity Christian, High-A, Peoria, Cardinals, Hitting .245 with 55 RBI, 14 HR, 65 runs scored. Homered on Wednesday night against Tulsa.

CF, Austin Martin, Trinity Christian, Double-A, Wichita, Twins, Hitting .239 with 32 RBI, 34 stolen bases and 57 runs scored.

P, Chris Mauloni, Oakleaf/JU, High-A, West Michigan, Tigers, Has not seen action this season as he remains on the injured list. Is 3-5 with a pair of saves, 87 Ks, 4.34 ERA in one season of minor league ball.

IF, Hueston Morrill, Suwannee, Rookie, FCL Yankees, Yankees, Recent free agent signee was placed in rookie ball but hasn’t played yet.

OF, Tanner Murphy, Bartram Trail/UNF, Class-A, St. Lucie, Mets, Hitting .236 with 23 RBI, 28 runs scored.

P Tyler Myrick, Columbia, Class-A, San Jose Giants, Giants, Is 2-3 with 41 Ks, 6 saves, 2.85 ERA in 41 IP.

C, Brian Navarreto, Arlington CD, Triple-A, Nashville, Brewers, Hitting .267 with 12 RBI, 16 runs scored, 2 HR.

P, Trent Palmer, JU, Double-A, New Hampshire, Blue Jays, Is 2-3 with 3.90 ERA, 69 Ks in 55.1 IP. Will miss rest of season after being moved from 7-day injured list to full season injured list on Aug. 5.

P, Zach Rafuse, Baker County, High-A, Lansing, Athletics, A career 4-2 hurler with 1.91 ERA, 46 Ks in 47 IP before release,

P, Tyler Santana, JU, Class-A, Myrtle Beach, Cubs, Has been unreal this season. Is 11-1 with 93 Ks, save, 2.28 ERA in 98.2 IP.

OF, DJ Stewart, Bolles, Triple-A, Norfolk, Orioles, Hitting .280 with 6 HR, 20 runs scored, 18 RBI. Had 3 at-bats in the bigs this season before being sent to Triple-A. Remains on 7-day injured list.

P, Spencer Stockton, JU, Double-A, Chattanooga, Is 6-3 with 66 Ks, 3.63 ERA in 62 IP.

2B, L.J. Talley, Charlton County, Triple-A, Buffalo, Huge week. Belted 2 homers, drove in 9 runs since our last updated. Went 10 for 26 in that span, including 5-RBI game against Syracuse on Sept. 13. Hitting .269 with 49 RBI, 44 runs scored, 11 HR, 11 stolen bases.

2B, Brett Wisely, Sandalwood, Double-A, Montgomery, Rays, Hitting .274 with 15 HR, 56 RBI, 31 stolen bases and 84 runs scored. Homered in a Sept. 11 game against Rocket City.

OF, Jacob Young, Ponte Vedra, Fredericksburg, Class-A, Nationals, Hitting .262 with 52 stolen bases, 46 RBI and 122 runs scored.

About the Author:

Justin Barney joined News4Jax in February 2019, but he’s been covering sports on the First Coast for more than 20 years.