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Minor League Monday: Tom Murphy, Steve Geltz, Mike Burke, Nick Sinay, Mike Kaelin

Tom Murphy - AAA Albuquerque Isotopes ( Colorado Rockies)

Murphy has more than taken care of his strikeout problem. After a brutal June, the Colorado prospect is now batting nearly .320 on the season. This could be his last year in the minors.

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****Colorado Rockies catching prospect Tom Murphy went 2-for-4 yesterday for Triple-A Albuquerque, scoring two runs against Las Vegas. He's been hot lately, hitting .417 with nine RBI over his last 10 games, and stands at .316/.348/.650 on the season. At age 25 he doesn't have much left to prove in the minors.

Steve Geltz - AAA Durham Bulls ( Tampa Bay Rays )

It's been eight games since Geltz has given up a run, which takes us all the way back to June 19th. Over that span he has driven his era from 5.94 all the way down to a respectable 3.96. He may not see Tampa again this year but Geltz is setting himself up for another shot at the bigs.

Mike Burke - A Delmarva Shorebirds ( Baltimore Orioles )

Burke's hot hand has cooled off just a bit as the season wears on. He is still pitching a bit better than last season so, hopefully, the Orioles will give him a shot at AA next year.

Mike Kaelin - A Burlington Bees ( LA Angles )

Kaelin keeps putting in solid innings for Burlington. His ERA is south of two and it's getting noticed by people who follow the Angels' farm system.

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Mike Kaelin (RHP, 22), was a 15th round pick in 2016 and in his time with the Bees he has a 1.71 ERA in 21 innings.

Nick Sinay - ROK Bluefield Blue Jays ( Toronto Blue Jays )

Sinay hit a pretty big slump in the beginning of August but seems to be getting back to form. This past week he was only two for seven but scored five runs, stole five bases, and drove in a run.

If he can keep his batting average up in the high two hundreds and continue to be that effective on the bases then he may get back to the A level this year.