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This may be the last standalone update for professional baseball we do on the site this year. Most of the minor league seasons are wrapping up and it does not look like any of the Bulls are on teams that will see the postseasons of their respective leagues.

After this week the only pro Bull left would be Steve Geltz and perhaps Tommy Murphy in the event the Rockies call him up when the AAA season is over.

Steve Geltz - Tampa Bay

Geltz had two appearances this week. He threw 1.2 solid innings against Kansas City but then on Sunday against the Yankees he came out with a walk-single-walk performance.

Still solid numbers on the year but when you're a short reliever you don't get to start your night in such a manner as he did New York. The Rays are still in spitting distance of the second wild card spot in the American League, sitting 4.5 games back from Texas.

Tommy Murphy - Albuquerque (AAA)

I had thought that there was a good chance Murphy would go on to the bigs this September. Instead the Rockies are sending him to the Arizona Fall League. The Arizona Fall League is an off-season league owned and operated by Major League Baseball which operates during the autumn in Arizona.

Each August, Major League Baseball clubs hold a position draft to determine the players who will go to Arizona. This year Murphy will be going.

Colorado Rockies prospects Tommy Murphy, Jordan Patterson among 5 headed to Arizona Fall League - Purple Row
Murphy (PuRP No. 11) started 2015 at Double-A New Britain before a midseason promotion to Triple-A Albuquerque. There, the 24-year-old catcher owns a .283/.315/.604 line with 18 extra-base hits, including seven homers, in just 111 plate appearances. Murphy, who missed most of 2014 with a shoulder injury, has 20 combined homers between his two minor league stops this season.

Jason Kanzler - Fort Myers ( A+ )

Kanzler finished his season this week.

G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS GO/AO
100 344 41 77 126 9 8 8 35 25 1 96 17 9 .224 .295 .366 .662 1.49

Mike Burke - Delmarva ( A )

The big news for Burke this week is that he got his first start at the A level. He pitched four innings and gave up just two hits and a walk. He might get some work tonight but chances are his season is over.

W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
2 2 3.36 28 1 0 0 1 1 67.0 58 27 25 5 2 10 0 53 .238 1.01 0.64

Not a bad season for Burke. Among Delmarva pitchers with 50 innings or more he was 5th on the team in ERA and more importantly he finished strong with two wins in August.

Nick Sinay - Bluefield (ROK)

Sinay and Bluefield finished their season last week.

G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS GO/AO
33 88 13 20 27 4 0 1 8 15 0 23 6 3 .227 .382 .307 .689 1.88

Sinay finished the season second on the team in on base percentage. He also led the Blue Jays in stolen bases. Altogether he may be able to swing a move up to the A level next season.