Donald Lutz: German first baseman/designated hitter Donald Lutz ended his homerun drought on Wednesday with a pair of long balls lifting his Dayton Dragons (Single-A, Cincinnati Reds) to a 3-1 victory. Lutz is currently sporting a seven-game hitting streak, although the two-homerun game was his first multi-hit appearance of the streak. Overall he is hitting .279 (OBP .310/SLG .541) with seven homeruns, eight doubles, 18 runs and 15 RBI. He is tied for third place in the Midwest League with his seven homeruns.
Kai Gronauer: German catcher Kai Gronauer also has cooled down a bit following his strong start at the Double-A level. He has just two runs and two RBI in his last ten appearances for the Binghamton Mets. Overall he is hitting .221/.313/.279 with one homerun, a double, seven runs and six RBI in 23 games.
Alex Liddi: Italian third baseman Alex Liddi isn’t a RBI machine yet in May, but still is productive for the Tacoma Rainiers in Triple-A. He scored ten runs in his last ten games. He has multi-hit outings in three of his last eight games. In May he is hitting .267/.313/.578 with four homeruns, 13 runs and six RBI after going .210/.292/.358 with two homeruns, 15 runs and eleven RBI in April.
Loek van Mil: Dutch reliever Loek van Mil has so far three appearances for the Arkansas Travelers (Double A) under his belt. In 2 1/3 innings he has allowed three hits, a run and two walks, while striking out one.
Tom Stuifbergen: Dutch starting pitcher Tom Stuifbergen is back in action since missing the second half of April. After two scoreless relief innings, he got hit hard in his first start back on May 7, issuing five runs (1 ER) on five hits and a bb in 1 2/3 innings. Overall he has a 0-2 record with an ERA of 7.82 for Fort Myers Miracle (High-A) in the Florida State League.
Jair Jurrjens: Right-handed pitcher Jair Jurrjens of the Atlanta Braves is back as his old himself of the 2009 season, dominating the National League. After his latest start against the Philadelphia Phillies he is 4-0 with a NL-leading ERA of 1.50 in five starts. He has struck out 20 batters in 36 innings, walking six.
Roger Bernadina: Since being recalled from Triple-A to the MLB, outfielder Roger Bernadina could have a chance to stick as the primary center fielder and leadoff man for the Washington Nationals this season. After a brief stint in the big leagues in April, he came back last weekend due to the injury to Rick Ankiel. So far he has four hits in 17 at-bats in the MLB this season.