A periodic look at how former Cedar Rapids area preps and Iowa baseball players are faring in the pros.
Jake Adams (Iowa) — First baseman was promoted last week from low-A Quad Cities to high-A Buies Creek in the Astros system. Adams hit .277, with eight homers and 31 RBIs in 48 games for QC. He is 0-for-10 in three games for Buies Creek.
Joel Booker (Iowa) — Outfielder hitting .271 in 46 games for high-A Winston-Salem (White Sox). Had a four-game stretch last week in which he had seven hits, including his fifth homer of the season.
Matt Dermody (Iowa) — Pitcher remains on disabled list at Triple-A Buffalo (Blue Jays), where he had a 7.20 earned run average in five relief outings.
Nick Gallagher (Iowa/Iowa City West) — In nine games for low-A Lake County (Indians), has 0-2 record, a save and 4.50 earned run average. Has struck out 32 in 30 innings.
Blake Hickman (Iowa) — Reliever for high-A Winston-Salem (White Sox) has no record and 4.05 ERA in 15 games. Has 28 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings.
Mitch Keller (Cedar Rapids Xavier) — It was six shutout innings against Reading in his last start for the promising right-handed pitcher for Altoona (Pirates). Is 6-2 with a 3.27 ERA in 11 starts this season, allowing just 55 hits in 66 innings and striking out 63.
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Mason McCoy (Iowa) — Shortstop with Delmarva (Orioles) of low-A South Atlantic League is hitting .241 in 52 games, with a homer and 17 RBIs.
Nick Roscetti (Iowa) — Infielder also was promoted out of the Midwest League last week, going from Wisconsin (Brewers) to Carolina of the high-A Carolina League. Hit .326 in 39 games for Wisconsin. Went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his first game for Carolina.
Tyler Peyton (Iowa) — Relief pitcher is 2-1 with five saves and a 1.52 ERA in 17 appearances for high-A Myrtle Beach (Cubs). Picked up three saves last week.
Scott Schebler (Cedar Rapids Prairie) — Cincinnati Reds outfielder has improved his batting average to .291, with eight homers and 23 RBIs. Is 14 for 28 over his last seven games and 20 for 55 (.355) over his last 15 games.