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Heaters Abroad: Edition 10
Who got promoted to AAA? Who played alongside Jordan Zimmerman? Find out in Edition 10 of Heaters Abroad!
06/13/2018 2:32 AM ET
 (The Northern Battery)

Josh Hendrickson (Kansas City Royals - 2018 MLB Draft)

Hendrickson fulfilled a lifelong dream this past week when he was selected in the 20th Round of the MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals. The 20-year-old is the second WA player to be drafted in as many years after Robbie Glendinning was taken by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2017. Hendrickson now has a month to decide whether he wishes to sign with the Royals or not, and if he does, we could see the Team Australia U23 representative in Heat colours next season.

Warwick Saupold (Detroit Tigers, MLB)

Wazza's two outings this week could not have gone any differently. After pitching two scoreless innings to claim his fourth win of the season on Saturday, the 28-year-old gave up a grand-slam (inherited all of the runners) on Tuesday to blow Detroit's lead against Minnesota. Saupold now owns a 3.77 ERA this season, with an 8.53 ERA in June.

Peter Moylan (Atlanta Braves, MLB)

In an inning of work spread across three outings this week, Moylan gave up an earned run - increasing his season ERA to 3.32. On the positive side, opposition hitters are only hitting .231 against the 39-year-old this month.

Mychal Givens (Baltimore Orioles, MLB)

Losses in his last two outings will do nothing to help Givens' confidence as he tries to get back to his top form. After a strong May where he pitched to a 2.57 ERA, Givens has got off to a rough start in June, allowing five earned runs in 5.1 innings whilst hitting two batters.

Liam Hendriks (Oakland Athletics, MLB)

After giving up two earned runs in 1.2 innings, whilst walking three batters in his return from the DL, Hendriks bounced back with a scoreless 9th inning for the Athletics against the reigning World Series Champions; Houston Astros. The 29-year-old now owns a 7.94 ERA across eight outings.

Mike Ohlman (Pawtucket Red Sox, AAA)

Ohlman's up and down 2018 season continued after a 5-23 week where he connected on a homer and two doubles. The former Toronto Blue Jay has been able to wrestle the starting catcher's position from Dan Butler, however, and is hitting .246 on the year.

Allan De San Miguel (Omaha Storm Chasers, AAA)

Once the former Heat catcher returns to full fitness, he will report to the Kansas City Royals' AAA side Omaha Storm Chasers. The 30-year-old will be keen to make an impact to keep his MLB dream alive.

Mike Brosseau (Montgomery Biscuits, AA)

Currently hitless in his last three games, Brosseau has seen his average dip to .222. The 24-year-old is 4-20 this past week despite hitting a double and a triple on Friday against Chattanooga.

Joey Wong (Binghamton Rumble Ponies, AA/Las Vegas 51s, AAA)

This time last month, Wong was playing Independent Ball for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Now, the 30-year-old is back in AAA with the Las Vegas 51s after his promotion from AA Binghamton Rumble Ponies. Despite playing just 15 games for the Rumble Ponies, hitting .256 with a pair of homers, Wong got the call-up to AAA on Thursday where he has since gone 0-5 with two walks and a run scored.

Zac Law (Charlotte Stone Crabs, A+)

Law has started each of Charlotte's last five games - a sign management trusts him at this level. Although a 3-14 week may not jump out at you, the 21-year-old hit two doubles in that period whilst stealing three bags.

Jake Fraley (Charlotte Stone Crabs, A+)

Speaking of stealing bags, this man needs no introduction. After tearing up the 2017/18 ABL season to take home the Helm's Award, Fraley was struck down by injury on his return to Tampa Bay. This week, however, the 23-year-old outfielder got his first taste of minor league action for the season and has impressed - hitting .381 with a stolen base, double, triple and three RBIs. Fraley has a familiar face by his side, with Law playing in the same team.

Ulrich Bojarski (West Michigan Whitecaps, A)

As expected, Bojarski made his Class A debut this past week, recording his first base hit in just his second at-bat. The 19-year-old outfielder is hitting .211 through six games, smashed a home run in his third game and got to play alongside Tigers star Jordan Zimmerman who was appearing in a rehab start.

 

INDEPENDENT BALL:

Alex Boshers (Winnipeg Goldeyes)

The Heat Ace finally recorded his first win of the 2018 season - pitching 7.2 strong innings of one-run baseball, whilst fanning six. Boshers now owns a 3.69 ERA through six games. 

Dylan Thompson (Sioux Falls Canaries)

Despite being tagged with his second loss of the season, Thompson put in a solid outing of 6.1 innings, striking out four whilst giving up a couple of runs. If you take out his 4.2 inning, 13-run hammering a couple of weeks ago, Thompson is pitching to a 1.73 ERA in his other four starts.

Mike Hart (Sioux Falls Canaries)

Having established himself as an everyday player, Hart went 6-22 this past week with a pair of RBIs to keep up his strong season at the plate. The utility is now hitting .295 through 13 games for the Canaries.

Joe Van Meter (York Revolution)

It appears Van Meter's move to York's starting rotation was more than just an experiment, with the 29-year-old making his third start this past week. Despite giving up just two earned runs in 5.2 innings, Van Meter was tagged with the loss - his first of the season.

Kyle Simon (New Britain Bees)

Simon was tagged with his third loss of the season after giving up four earned runs in seven innings against York this past week. The former Baltimore Orioles prospect is pitching to a 3.97 ERA through seven starts.

Nick Kennedy (Rockland Boulders)

The Nick Kennedy we all saw playing for the Wanneroo Giants is back after the pitcher claimed his first win of the season this past week. Kennedy is going from strength to strength, pitching to a 2.82 ERA through 12 games to date.

Correlle Prime (Texas Airhogs)

After being cut by Texas Rangers, Prime was snapped up by Independent ball club; Texas Airhogs where he is hitting an impressive .357 with a home run and three RBIs through his first three games.

EUROPE:

Sam Kennelly (Twins Honkbal, Netherlands)

In three games this week, Kennelly went 5-15 to lift his average back up to .261. The 22-year-old has been shifted into the clean-up spot and will hope to build on his 10 season RBIs.

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.