DPL Alumni Duanel Jones Shines for Fort Wayne Tincaps

Third Baseman Leads Midwest League in Batting By John Nolan / Fort Wayne TinCaps 04/28/2015 10:35 PM ETFORT WAYNE, Ind. — The TinCaps tallied 10 hits Tuesday night at Parkview Field, but lost to the Dayton Dragons, 9-1, in the opener of a three-game series. Third baseman Duanel Jones, who finished the game 3-for-4 at the plate, gave Fort Wayne a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning with an RBI single. For Jones, it was his team-leading 13th RBI of the year. The 21-year-old from the Dominican Republic is now hitting .388 — tops in the Midwest League. His 13 RBIs rank fourth. However, the TinCaps lead didn’t last long. Dayton (10-9) put up three runs in the top of the fourth inning and broke the game open with a six-run seventh.… Read More

Rafael DePaula makes his Padres debut after trade by Yankees

While it was Chase Headley whose move garnered most of the headlines in this week’s Padres-Yankees trade, Rafael De Paula made his name known on Saturday night. De Paula allowed one hit — a solo homer — over six innings in his San Diego organizational debut as Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore held off visiting Bakersfield, 3-1. “He was calm, cool and collected,” Storm pitching coach Bronswell Patrick said of the newest addition to his rotation. “He was ready to go. He threw a bullpen the first day he got here and he was ready to go tonight. He showed it. He kept himself poised and went out and threw strikes.” De Paula (1-0) retired the first six batters he faced before surrendering a leadoff home run to Harold Riggins in the third.… Read More