I found Ahmed on the OK City website yesterday, but he's not there today.
This does suggest something about his value, though. Having the ability to handle multiple positions makes him an important on-call replacement - he also split time between AA and AAA last year, his first season as a true utility player, though a very good performance at the plate with Tulsa helped, too.
The MiLB app is a very good source of minor league info with play by play summaries and box scores of each game and up to date rosters. As of this morning, Mike Ahmed is on the Tulsa Drillers roster and not the OKC Dodgers roster although he has been called up to OKC a few times this yr. On Saturday, he had 2 at bats in a game and then was replaced. I’m guessing that he may have sustained a minor injury. He is still listed on the active roster but did not play in yesterday’s game
Last Edit: Jul 9, 2018 7:17:37 GMT -5 by Xmassader
Unfortunately, my guess on Mike Ahmed’s injury status was on target. A check of the Tulsa Drillers roster a few minutes ago shows that he is on the 7 day disabled list and eligible to return next Sunday. Have not been able to find the nature of the injury as yet.
Post by WorcesterGray on Jul 18, 2018 12:59:27 GMT -5
Another solid three-inning outing (3H, 1R) on Sunday. His last three appearances all out of the pen again, where he belongs. Would be great if he could finish the month strong and get a promotion to A+ in August.
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Post by WorcesterGray on Jul 31, 2018 10:45:47 GMT -5
Two scoreless innings for King last night. In his last six relief appearances, dating back to July 8th, he has been dominant - 13 IP, 8 H, 0 BB, 14 K, 1 ER. (0.615 WHIP, 0.69 ERA). Interesting reverse splits, as he has been much better vs. LHB (.226-.305-.345) than RHB (.275-.331-.443) over the course of the season.
Has fared poorly as a starter, but that's not where his future lies. Nothing left to prove at this level, imho - get him to Myrtle Beach, Theo.
Post by WorcesterGray on Aug 6, 2018 9:45:27 GMT -5
Brendan King started yesterday, did pretty well, vs. Bowling Green, the best team in the Midwest League this year - 4IP, 2 H, 0 ER, but uncharacteristic 3 BB. Threw 57 pitches, which is a little high.
Looks like King does the official game write-ups for the team, too - have seen his name on the by line multiple times on the South Bend website. Yesterday's includes a photo of him, but modestly makes no mention of his own performance in the story itself. Very cool.
Post by KY Crusader 75 on Sept 5, 2018 9:09:25 GMT -5
Mike Lovullo is 6 for his last 18 in the past 5 games for the Tulsa Drillers (AA) and is batting .251 for the season in 65 games. He played 18 games for AAA OK City and batted .231 there.
Nick Lovullo struggles at the plate. He is 0/17 in last 5 games and is batting .200 for Salem (A+). He batted .203 for Portland (AA) in 58 games before being sent to Salem.
Brendan King got a win in his last game after yielding 3 HR's in his two prior relief appearances. He is 4-7 for the season for South Bend (A) with a 3.39 ERA. He has given up 10 home runs in 82 innings but has a very good 82 to 24 strikeout to walk ratio and I have to think the club likes that.
As Reliever. 4-2, 2.44 ERA, 0.949 WHIP, 0.92 HR/9, 5.73 SO/W (in last 13 G dating back to July 8th, 27 K and 1 walk, in 26 IP)
You can view all his splits on the link below. If you click on the game dates in which he appears, you can see the box scores - you can tell which games he started because they have a value in the "Game score" ("GSc") column. Most of the home run (and overall) damage in his starts has occurred in the third or fourth inning - i.e., his second time through the lineup. Maybe he lacks plus secondary stuff, or his velocity deserts him after a couple innings, but seems pretty clear whatever future he may have is out of the pen
King's SO/W as a reliever is outstanding - if he had enough IP to qualify, he would rank sixth in the Midwest League. It's a positive going forward, but the average age of the pitchers in the league is 22, the average batter is 21, and King's 24. Not a good sign that the Cubs didn't move him to Myrtle Beach.
HRs don't hurt as much when you're not walking people. Ferguson Jenkins was a classic example - led the majors in home runs surrendered seven times, but also fewest W/9 five times, and SO/W five times.