By Wade Haugen
Koda Glover, pitcher, Washington Nationals
Koda Glover is nursing a “severely inflamed rotator cuff” and is on the 60-day DL for the first-place Washington Nationals. Glover, a former Oklahoma State pitcher, was the Nationals’ closer before his injury. His stats were less than stellar, however, as he had a 5.12 ERA in 19.1 innings pitched. Glover is done for the season and will look to be healthy before spring training in February.
Class A Advanced
Thomas Hatch, pitcher, Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Chicago Cubs)
Thomas Hatch, the Cowboys’ ace during their College World Series run last summer, has been pitching well as of late. Over his past three starts, Hatch has gone five innings and given up only one earned run in each start. He’s on an innings limit, so five innings are the most he ever goes. Over the course of his first full minor league season, Hatch has gone 5-10 with a 3.90 ERA.
Donnie Walton, shortstop, Modesto Nuts (Seattle Mariners)
Donnie Walton, son of Oklahoma State pitching coach Rob Walton, has weathered the storm in his first minor league season and is finishing the season on a tear. Walton is hitting .271 on the season with a .344 OBP. He also added four home runs and 27 RBIs. With the season coming to an end, it’s likely Walton will be knocking on the door of Double A ball early next season, if not from the start.