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April 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Minor Notes: Notes from the field; rain hurting Portland's field

Here are Monday's minor league notes:

Players of the Week

Jerry Downs, 1B, Salem
6 G, 20 AB, 8 H, 3 2B, 3 R, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K, .400/.435/.550

The 24-year-old is in the midst of his third professional season, and so far, this is his best statistically. He is slashing .337/.404/.482 in the early going, though with 20 strikeouts to five walks. Downs has hits in eight of his last 10 games, including three on Sunday. He has recorded three base hits in three of his last 10 games.

Kutter Crawford, RHP, Salem
2 GS, 10 IP, 0-0, 0.90 ERA, 10 H, 3 BB, 15 K, 1.30 WHIP

Crawford was selected out of Florida Gulf Coast in the 16th round of the 2017 Draft and after pitching one inning in Lowell last season, he earned a promotion to Salem where he has pitched very well to begin the year. Crawford has struck out 36 batters to only six walks in 24 innings, which is 13.5 K/9 and a 6.00 K/BB ratio. The tiny walk number also has contributed to a 1.12 WHIP. Hitters have only been able to slash .223/.284/.266 against him in 2018.

Photo Credit: Kutter Crawford by Kelly O'Connor