Diamond ‘Noles In The Pros: Week of 5/23
(via Ivy Ceballo/Tampa Bay Times)

Diamond ‘Noles In The Pros: Week of 5/23

Another week is in the books, so that means seven more days of former FSU players living out their dreams in Major League Baseball. Let’s take a look at how our guys fared:

Buster Posey, C, San Francisco Giants

Posey has turned back the clock in his 12th professional season, and even though he didn’t have a stellar week at the plate, he still provided fireworks. The veteran catcher appeared in 5 games, starting 4 and pinch-hitting in the other. In those 5 games, he went 3 for 17 (.176), but did manage to launch his 150th career home run. He also added 3 runs scored, 4 RBI, 4 walks, and 4 strikeouts.

On the season, Buster currently holds a .331 batting average, with 10 homers, 21 RBI, and 25 runs scored.

DJ Stewart, OF/DH, Baltimore Orioles

Stewart went just 3 for 20 in the past week, but all three hits went over the fence for round-trippers. His trio of homers and 4 RBI were the only notable moments for DJ, as he struck out 7 times and failed to draw a walk. He did manage to reach base after being hit by a pitch, but overall, it wasn’t his best week.

Stewart’s batting average dropped from .209 to .198, but he did raise his slugging percentage from .641 to .681, thanks to his bombs.

Taylor Walls, SS, Tampa Bay Rays

Since making his debut May 22, Walls has played in every game for Tampa. Still finding his footing at the plate, Walls has gone 3 for 18 (.167) since debuting, but he’s shown his value in to Kevin Cash with his efforts on defense. The rookie accounted for 4 runs scored, 2 RBI, 4 walks, and 6 strikeouts on the week, and should continue to see plenty of opportunity for Tampa.

Luke Weaver, P, Arizona Diamondbacks

After being removed from his last start May 16 due to discomfort in his shoulder, the Diamondbacks officially shut down the right hander for at least a month. He was officially diagnosed with a subscapularis strain in the rotator cuff of his right shoulder, and was placed on the 60-day injured list on May 27. We’re wishing Luke a speedy recovery.

Kevin Cash, Manager, Tampa Bay Rays

Cash’s Rays have won 15 of their last 16 games and are in first place in the division. Their only loss as of late was a 2-1 defensive duel against the Kansas City Royals on May 25.

John Nogowski, 1B, St. Louis Cardinals

Nogowski was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on May 27 and did not appear in a Major League game this week.

-Dustin

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