Kruml Promoted To Triple-A

To say that the promotion of outfielder Ray Kruml to Triple-A Scranton puts a dent in the Trenton Thunder’s playoff chances would be like saying the Yankees franchise has had a little success.


The move was first reported by The Trentonian’s Josh Norris.

The 26-year-old speedster led the Thunder with 37 stolen bases, but it was his ability to hit for average that was his most reliable tool.  He played all three outfield spots, hit in seven of the nine available spots in the batting order, and despite hitting 46 points lower in his games after the All-Star break (.255 to .301) he still was tops on the team with a .290 batting average as well.

Versatility, thy name is Ray Kruml.

No corresponding roster move was immediately made, but DeAngelo Mack would seem to be a solid candidate to return from High-A Tampa.  Mack, who was sent down after his initial Double-A promotion after not playing for a few days following a stint on the shelf with a hand injury, is hitting .389 in 15 games since his return to the Florida State League.

Should an outfielder not be added, Trenton still has Austin Krum (.266/2/22), Melky Mesa (.235/7/33), Zoilo Almonte (.256/3/21) and Damon Sublett (.271/2/22) available to them.

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT


5 Responses to “Kruml Promoted To Triple-A”

  1. Jon Kantrowitz Says:

    Krum for Kruml? – net loss – one l.

  2. Jim Amato (@otamamij) Says:

    Any idea why the called up Kruml instead of Krum this time? Have they given up on Krum?

  3. thunderbaseball Says:

    They like Kruml. He’s a more consistent and slightly more toolsy version of Krum. But he’s also 26…needs to move now.

  4. Jim Amato (@otamamij) Says:

    Sorry this is so late… forgot to come back and check for the answer…

    Why did they call up Krum earlier this year instead of Kruml then? I was surprised when Krum came back.

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