This week we check in on Triple-A Columbus, the affiliate with players who could help down the stretch. Right-hander Danny Salazar impressed on Wednesday night and will surely help - there are a few other pieces that could do the same.
Just the Facts
Columbus (56-64) sits in third place in the International Leagues West Division 11.0 games back of the leader and 6.5 games out of the wildcard. Because the big league team has been in contention they have had to withstand a lot of player movement all season, to the tune of 192 transactions, is a record at Columbus.
Columbus has had their struggles at the plate all season and currently rank 13th out of 14 teams in hitting (.247), 12th in runs (478), 12th in doubles (188), 10th in home runs (85), 12th in total bases (1466), 4th in walks (460), 1st in strikeouts (1011), 7th in strikeouts (97), and 12th in OPS (.693).
Things have been better on the pitching front as Columbus ranks 6th in the league in ERA (3.91), 6th for most hits allowed ...