Ex-Wildcat Glenn earns Double-A All-Star nod
Brad Glenn has played in 71 of Double-A New Hampshire's 81 games this season. The University of Arizona alum has been a stalwart in the middle of the Fisher Cats lineup with a .280 average, 10 home runs and a team-high 46 RBIs.
Glenn was rewarded for his work with the Toronto Blue Jays' Double-A affiliate by being selected last week to play for the Eastern Division in the Eastern League All-Star Game on July 10 in New Britain, Conn.
It's the second midsummer award of the right fielder's five-year pro career. His previous selection came in 2011, when he played in the Florida State League All-Star Game representing the High-A Dunedin Blue Jays.
Kurt Heyer • RHP, Palm Beach Cardinals (Cardinals' High-A affiliate)
• Heyer had arguably his best start at the High-A level Saturday, pitching seven shutout innings for his second win with Palm Beach. The ex-Cat gave up only two hits and had seven K's.
Cole Frenzel • 1B, Savannah Sand Gnats (Mets' Class-A afilliate)
• The Arizona alum hit .318 last week and hit his fifth home run of the season Sunday, setting a new career high for Frenzel. He also compiled a .333 batting average in June.
Jason Stoffel • RHP, Oklahoma City RedHawks (Astros' Triple-A affilliate)
• The ex-UA closer earned his second victory of the season Friday after tossing 1.2 scoreless innings of relief for the RedHawks in Nashville. Stoffel now has a 1.72 ERA in 22 games.
Alan Garcia • RHP, Great Lake Loons (Dodgers' Class-A affiliate)
• The Tucson High product was placed on the disabled list Thursday after yielding two hits, one walk, and one run in a third of an inning for Great Lakes four days earlier.
Stefen Romero • LF, Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners' Triple-A affiliate)
• The Pima College and Sunnyside alum sat out most of the week battling a wrist injury, but played Saturday in Las Vegas, going 0 for 4, including a game-ending strikeout.
Alex Mejia • SS, Palm Beach Cardinals (Cardinals' High-A affiliate)
• The ex-Wildcat batted .120 last week and had three throwing errors in a span of four games at shortstop. Meja had no errors this season before making two errant throws Tuesday.
Player of the week
Steve Selsky • RF, Bakersfield Blaze (Reds' High-A affiliate)
The former Wildcat went on a tear in June, hitting .350 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs in 26 games. Selsky's June average is .124 points higher than his clip for the month of May.
This past week, Selsky hit .379 and tied his season-record with a seven-game hitting streak. Five of those seven games were multi-hit performances, including a three-hit night against Lancaster on Tuesday.
One of the highlights from Selsky's big week came in Bakersfield's 7-4 win at Visalia on Thursday. The right-handed batter was involved in back-to-back home runs for the Blaze in the top of the eighth, with an opposite field home run to start the inning.
Selsky, who has been splitting time between the outfield and first base, is in his third year of professional baseball. The Cincinnati Reds selected him in the 33rd round of the 2011 draft.
The big number
Strikeouts for Catalina High product Jose Samayoa, two games into his professional career with the Arizona League Rangers. The right-hander has yet to allow an earned run in five innings pitched.
Saturday: The High-A Brevard Country Manatees and Tampa Yankees meet up for a four-game series featuring Rafael Neda and Manny Barreda, 2007 high school graduates of Amphitheater and Sahuarita.
He said it
"Pretty confident I lost 10 pounds tonight pitching; in fact, I'm going to say that's the minimum amount,"
Mike Colla, on Twitter, after pitching Tuesday in a humid game in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Arizona alum battled through the weather to toss seven shutout innings and earn his third win for Double-A Montgomery.
Andrew Cockrum is a Tucson-based freelance writer who operates baseballtucson.com. Reach him at email@example.com. On Twitter @baseballtucson