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Blue Sox infielder Jacob Younis who signed with the Twins as a non drafted free agent in May 2010 has been released.
Jacob had two seasons with the Twins, both in the rookie league (Gulf Coast League). He played in 23 games in his 1st season hitting .219 in 105ABs. This year he had fewer games (12) and hit a disappointing .139 in only 36ABs.
For the Blue Sox he has played in 13 games hitting .190 in 42ABs.
Sam Gibbons collected his 4th win when the GCL Twins shut out the Orioles 2-0 in Rookie League action today.
Sam came on in the 5th and threw 4 scoreless innings giving up only 1 hit and a walk with 1 strike out. His ERA is 2.29.
Jacob Younis returned to playing today after being sidelined with a nagging shoulder injury since July 13th. He went 0-3.
One is in AA, the other in Rookie Ball. But both threw scoreless innings today.
Hayden Beard threw 1.2 scoreless innings for the AA San Antonio Missions in their 2-1 loss to Springfield. He allowed only 1BB in his outing.
The Pirate’s Jackson Lodge also threw 1.2 scoreless innings for the GCL Pirates. It was Jackson’s 2nd scoreless outing this month. He gave up 2H whilst striking out 2 and has lowered his ERA to 3.23.
Jacob Younis has a type 2 slap tear in his left labrum (shoulder) and will be out action for a couple of weeks. Fortunately surgery is not required.
This season has seen some outstanding performances by some of the new breed of players. Using the ABL’s definition of *’Rookie’ we have taken a closer look at some of the young players who attracted attention this season.
Roxburgh, in his rookie season, hit .283/.333/.396 with 3HR, 3 doubles and 16 RBI over his 28 games this year. He ended the season even better than he started, batting .414/.514/.690 over his last 10 games and finished the year on a 6 game hitting streak.
Older than most rookies, the 25-year-old Roxburgh was representing his club ball team in a Brisbane All-Stars game against the Bandits prior to the beginning of the ABL season, and put on a show impressive enough for manager Kevin Jordan to add him to the Bandits’ lineup. Obviously a good call by Kevin.
Sookee was signed by the Angels after his appearances in the 2009 U18 National Championships in Perth. In 2010 he appeared in 14 games with the Angels’ Rookie League team for a W1-2 and a 4.60ERA and in 2011 he had an almost identical season, throwing in 14 games for W3-3 and a 4.63ERA.
He had a less than impressive introduction to the ABL last season when he appeared in 4 games but did pick up a win but also a 24.92ERA. Not too much should be read into that number of course as ERA’s can jump all over the place in such a small number of games. However, this year he has appeared out of the pen in 7 games for a season ERA of 5.40. Whilst again not too much should be made of such a high ERA what is encouraging is that in 3 of his games he threw scoreless innings, twice against the hard hitting Cavalry and once against Adelaide. Scouts comment on his smooth delivery and steady personality so provided he can bring that ERA down a little you can expect to see a lot more of him in the future.
Younis was signed as a 16yr old by the Twins veteran scout Howie Norsetter in 2010 but had to remain in Australia to finish his HSC and attended the MLBAAP on the Gold Coast. He has represented both NSW and Australia at the Junior Level, principally as a short stop.
In his 1st season with the Twins in Rookie Ball he hit .219 in 105 ABs. This season for the Blue Sox he played in 37 games for 131 ABs and has gone .252/.319/290. That’s a lot of game time for a Rookie so the Blue Sox clearly think he has the talent to develop into a 1st class infielder.
*Rookies must be Australian Residents and have had less than 50ABs or 8 pitching appearances in previous Australian senior national competitions (Claxton Shield or ABL) and/or the Senior National Team (WBC, Olympic Games, World Cup events only).
Jacob Younis was 1-5.
The Braves showed little sympathy for the GCL Pirates pitchers today, outhitting the Pirates 15-1 in their 11-1 win. Jackson Lodge was one of the pitchers treated harshly when he came into the game in the 9th, giving up 5 runs [4 earned] on 5 hits including a home run.
Dylan Child struck out in his one at bat.
He has not given up a run in 6 of his last 10 games and his ERA over that period is 3.38.
Josh is hitting .276.
Jacob Younis walked in his 1 at bat.
The GCL Twins had a decisive 7-1 win over the Red Sox with the Aussies playing a significant role in the result.
The GCL Pirates and the Blue Jays played out a marathon today with both Wilson Lee and Jackson Lodge contributing on the mound for the Pirates. Tied at 8 all the game went into extended innings until the Blue Jays were finally able to prevail in the 14th winning 9-8. Wilson threw the 6th & 7th innings giving up 1 run on 2 hits and a walk.
Jackson who has struggled of late was brought on in the 10th and threw his best game of the season despite being tagged with the loss. He threw 4 perfect innings getting 12 outs in order. However, in his 5th inning [the 14th of the game] he allowed 2 hits which scored the go ahead run for the Jays. Despite being the pitcher of record with a loss it was his best effort of the season and would be a bitter sweet outing for him.
The GCL Twins won both games of a double header against the Rays today. In game 1 Jacob Younis went 0-4 but his bat was more alive in game 2 when he hit an RBI double and scored 2 runs whilst Joshua Hendricks was 2-3. Jacob is hitting .222 and Josh .255.
Tim Atherton started for the Elizabethton Twins today but it was his Aussie team mate Todd Van Steensel who registered the win when the Twins defeated Johnson City 7-6 whilst RR helped in the cause going 2-3 including a double and scoring 2 runs leaving him with a .284AVG. Tim threw 4 innings for 3H, 2R, HR, 0BB and stuck out 6. He was then relieved by Todd who went 3.1 innings for 3H, 3R [1 earned] 0BB and struck out 7 to take the win giving him a record of W,5-2.
Lots of double headers in the Gulf Coast League today as they make up lost games due to the recent inclement weather across Florida.
In the 7 inning game Mark came on in the 5th with 2 out and 1 on after the Orioles had blown the game apart scoring 5 runs. Mark immediately settled things inducing a fly ball to CF to close out the inning. He returned for the 6th, walked 2 and then once again settled down to retire the side with no runs scoring.
Mark has not given up a run in his last 8 outings, that’s 12.2 scoreless innings. He does however put himself under added pressure by giving up 8 walks in those outings. That is an improvement though on his earlier performances when he walked 6 in his first 3 games. His 1.15 ERA is impressive.
The GCL Pirates split the results with the Braves. In game 1 they won 2-1 with Dylan Child going 0-2 and in game 2 which they lost 1-5 Wilson Lee threw 1.1 scoreless innings extending to 4 his run of scoreless outings.