Here's how the Empire State prospects performed this past week (4/19-4/25)....
Anthony Varvaro, RHP (Triple A - Gwinnett)
With Jairo Asencio's call-up to Atlanta, it looked like there was a chance that Varvaro might end up in the closer role. But over the past week, Stephen Marek has been given those opportunities. Varvaro's one appearance was in a middle relief situation.
This Week: 1 G (0-0), 1.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 K, 0 BB
Season: 6 G (0-2), 8 IP, 5.63 ERA, 5 K, 6 BB
Corey Brownsten, C (High Single A - Lynchburg)
Brownsten was placed on the 7-day DL on 4/20. The Hillcats added another catcher, Shawn McGill, the same day to fill Brownsten's spot. We should see in the next day or two what the Lockport, NY native's status is as he becomes eligible to come off the DL on Wednesday.
This Week: DNP
Season: 3 G, .182/.250/.273, 0 HR, 0 RBI
Dave Filak, RHP (Single A - Rome)
Filak had one start this week and managed to recover from the previous week's rough-up.
This Week: 1 G (0-0), 4 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 HR, 3 K, 3 BB
Season: 3 G (1-1), 11.1 IP, 5.56 ERA, 8 K, 10 BB
Dan Jurik, RHP (Single A - Rome)
The 2011 Dan Jurik saga continues. This week brought good news. The former St. John Fisher Cardinal was again brought-up to Rome from Extended Spring Training and saw some action the day after his arrival. Jurik had another dominant outing, this time in middle-inning mop-up relief. It will be interesting to see if he earns any starts or if he's only used in a relief role.
This Week: 1 G (0-0), 2.2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 5 K, 0 BB
Season: 2 G (0-0), 1 SV, 4.2 IP, 0.00 ERA, 7 K, 1 BB
Brendan Rowland, C/OF (Gulf Coast League)
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