Justin Upton

Chesapeake native Justin Upton, shown hitting a triple Sunday against the New York Mets in Flushing, often has been hot for the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports / April 20, 2014)

Player, Level, Team, Org., Pos., Avg., G, AB, R, H, HR, RBI, OPS;
Jake Cave, Advanced A, Tampa (Fla.), Yankees, OF, .279, 20, 86, 8, 24, 0, 4, .737;
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Michael Cuddyer, MLB, Colorado, Rockies, RF/1B, .317, 16, 60, 11, 19, 3, 10, .906;
Ben Guez, AAA, Toledo (Ohio), Tigers, OF, .203, 17, 59, 8, 12, 1, 5, .565;
Brendan Harris, AAA, Albuquerque (N.M.), Dodgers, SS, .333, 6, 15, 1, 5, 0, 1, .874;
*Chad Pinder, Advanced A, Stockton (Calif.), Athletics, SS, .276, 18, 76, 9, 21, 5, 17, .900;
Chris Rahl, AAA, Rochester (N.Y.), Twins, LF, .266, 19, 64, 7, 17, 1, 10, .670;
Mark Reynolds, MLB, Milwaukee, Brewers, 1B/3B, .197, 17, 61, 7, 12, 5, 8, .744;
Will Rhymes, AAA, Syracuse (N.Y.), Nationals, 2B, .279, 19, 68, 12, 19, 0, 4, .718;
Chris Taylor, AAA, Tacoma (Wash.), Mariners, .366, 18, 71, 14, 26, 2, 12, 1.020;
B.J. Upton, MLB, Atlanta, Braves, CF, .205, 20, 78, 8, 16, 1, 2, .582;
Justin Upton, MLB, Atlanta, Braves, LF, .299, 21, 77, 14, 23, 5, 12, .927;
Ben Verlander, A, West Michigan, Tigers, OF, .250, 20, 84, 6, 21, 1, 14, .607;
David Wright, MLB, New York, Mets, 3B, .275, 22, 91, 9, 25, 1, 12, .660;
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Ryan Zimmerman, MLB, Washington, Nationals, 3B, .364, 10, 33, 4, 12, 2, 6, 1.042.


Pitcher, Level, Team, Org., W-L, ERA, G, (IP), H, BB, SO;
Logan Billbrough, AA, Springfield (Mo.), Cardinals, 1-1, 4.82, 7, (9 1/3), 9, 2, 7;
Coby Cowgill, A, Fort Wayne (Ind.), Padres, 0-0, 0.00, 1, (4), 2, 1, 3;
Kyle Crockett, AA, Akron (Ohio), Indians, 0-0, 0.00, 7, (7 1/3), 2, 1, 6;
Matt Davenport, A, West Michigan, Tigers, 1-1, 3.38, 5, (10 2/3), 9, 5, 5;
*Kyle Hald, AA, Springfield (Mo.), Cardinals, 1-0, 1.80, 1, (5), 5, 4, 2;
Will Lamb, Advanced A, Myrtle Beach (S.C.), Rangers, 0-0, 0.00, 2, (4), 4, 0, 5;
Mark Montgomery, AAA, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Pa.), Yankees, 0-0, 0.00, 8, (10), 4, 4, 12;
Neil Ramirez, AAA, Iowa, Cubs, 0-0, 7.71, 6, (7), 7, 5, 11;
Josh Richardson, A, Fort Wayne (Ind.), Padres, 0-0, 16.88, 4, (5 1/3), 17, 3, 3;
B.J. Rosenberg, MLB, Philadelphia, Phillies, 1-0, 7.11, 8, (6 1/3), 13, 3, 4;
Zeke Spruill, AAA, Reno (Nev.), Diamondbacks, 0-1, 6.30, 7, (10), 17, 5, 9;
Ian Thomas, MLB, Atlanta, Braves, 0-0, 1.69, 7, (5 1/3), 5, 0, 6;
Justin Verlander, MLB, Detroit, Tigers, 3-1, 2.18, 5, (33), 33, 12, 27;
Tyler Webb, Advanced A, Tampa (Fla.), Yankees, 0-0, 4.00, 6, (9), 7, 1, 15.

Key: Org.: major-league organization; Avg.: batting average; G: games played: AB: at-bats; R: runs scored; H: hits; HR: home runs; RBI: runs batted in; OPS: on-base percentage plus slugging percentage; W: wins; L: losses; ERA: earned-run average; IP: innings pitched; BB: bases on balls; SO: strikeouts.

*Notes: Cuddyer is on the 15-day disabled list because of cramping in his left hamstring. ... The A's moved Pinder from third base last year to shortstop this year. ... Zimmerman has been on the 15-day disabled list since April 13, when he broke his right thumb sliding while trying to avoid a pickoff attempt, and is expected to be out until at least mid-May. ...

Hald was promoted from Class-A Palm Beach (Fla.), where he was 2-0 with a 2.13 ERA in 12 2/3 innings, striking out 9 and walking 2.


WHERE THEY'RE FROM
Batters
Jake Cave: Hampton (Kecoughtan High), Peninsula Pilots; Michael Cuddyer: Chesapeake (Great Bridge); Ben Guez: William and Mary; Brendan Harris: W&M; Chad Pinder: Poquoson High, Virginia Tech, Pilots; Chris Rahl: Chesapeake (Great Bridge), W&M, Pilots; Mark Reynolds: Virginia Beach (First Colonial), U.Va.; Will Rhymes: W&M; Chris Taylor: Virginia Beach (First Colonial), U.Va.; B.J. Upton: Chesapeake (Greenbrier Christian); Justin Upton: Chesapeake (Great Bridge); Ben Verlander: ODU; David Wright: Chesapeake (Hickory); Ryan Zimmerman: Virginia Beach (Kellam), U.Va., Pilots.

Pitchers
Logan Billbrough: W&M; Coby Cowgill: Norfolk (Maury High), VMI, Pilots; Kyle Crockett: Poquoson High, U.Va.; Matt Davenport: Chesapeake (Nansemond-Suffolk Academy), W&M, Pilots; Kyle Hald: ODU, Pilots; Will Lamb: York High, Clemson, Pilots; Mark Montgomery: Bruton High, Longwood University, Pilots; Neil Ramirez: Virginia Beach (Kempsville); Josh Richardson: Chesapeake (Greenbrier Christian); B.J. Rosenberg: born in Newport News (University of Louisville); Zeke Spruill: Born in Chesapeake (Kell High in Marietta, Ga.); Ian Thomas: Virginia Beach (Kellam), VCU; Justin Verlander: ODU; Tyler Webb: Northampton High, University of South Carolina.

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