Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.
Heaters Abroad: Edition 1
Let's take a look at how our Heaters Abroad are faring
04/11/2018 3:52 AM ET
 (CURTIS COMPTON)

With the MLB and Minor Leagues seasons both underway, let's take a look at how our Heaters are faring in Edition 1 of Heaters Abroad.

Warwick Saupold (Detroit Tigers, MLB/ Toledo Mud Hens, AAA)

Tigers - 4 G, 0.00 ERA, 3.1 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB Mud Hens - 1 G, 7.71 ERA, 2.1 IP, 2 ER, 0 H, 2 BB

After starting the season with 3.1 scoreless innings for the Detroit Tigers, Wazza was surprisingly moved down to Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens to accommodate for the returning Mike Fiers.

Don't panic though Heat fans, as Saupold was likely moved down because he has plenty of minor league options left, meaning his contract gives the Tigers more flexibility to move him up between the majors and minors.

The four-time ABL Champion will see time in the Toledo rotation with the aim for him to return to Detroit later in the season.

In a pitch-count start, Wazza walked two batters in 2.1 innings without surrendering a hit in a 9-6 win over the Indianapolis Indians and is slated to start again on Sunday against the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Peter Moylan (Atlanta Braves, MLB) 6 G, 0.00 ERA, 3.2 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 6 K, 6 BB

Like a fine wine, Moylan just keeps on getting better with age. The 39-year-old is yet to be scored on in six outings for the Braves this season and has become an important part of their bullpen.

Having appeared in 79 games last season for the Kansas City Royals, expect the former Heater to appear in a similar amount of games in 2018 if he stays healthy.

Liam Hendriks (Oakland Athletics, MLB) 5 G, 9.00 ERA, 3.0 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 1 K, 3 BB

Hendriks has been a bit of a mixed-bag to start the MLB season, pitching to a 9.00 ERA through his first five games.

After conceding a run in his opening outing of the season, the former Wanneroo Giant pitched 2.2 scoreless innings to start April before giving up two earned runs without recording an out against the LA Dodgers on Tuesday to balloon his ERA.

Mychal Givens (Baltimore Orioles, MLB) 6 G, 7.2 IP, 6 ER, 8 H, 9 K, 5 BB

For a player who was expected to challenge for saves at the Orioles this season, Givens will be disappointed with the way he has started the MLB season.

After two dominant outings to start the year, the former Heat infielder has struggled in the last week, highlighted by conceding three runs in 1.2 innings against Toronto.

The 27-year-old will look to return to his best in the coming weeks after a strong 2017 season where he pitched to a 2.75 ERA.

Mike Ohlman (Pawtucket Red Sox, AAA) 1 G, .200 BA, 1.000 Fielding %

The 2012-13 Heat alumni has taken to the field just once in the Opening Week of Minor League Baseball season, going 1-5 and playing catcher for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Having signed with the Texas Rangers in free agency, Ohlman was traded to the Boston Red Sox just before the season and will battle with Dan Butler for playing time behind the dish.

Mike Brosseau (Montgomery Biscuits, AA) 4 G, .214 BA, 1 RBI, 2 Doubles, 1.000 Fielding %

After an impressive start to his MiLB career, and a standout season for the Heat, Brosseau was rewarded with a spot in Tampa Bay's AA-side; the Montgomery Biscuits.

In a tough start for the Biscuits, Brosseau has hit .214 with two doubles and an RBI whilst seeing time at third base and DH.

The 24-year-old will hope to stay in AA for the whole season and continue his way up the Rays ladder.

Zac Law (Bowling Green Hot Rods, A) 4 G, .188 BA, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1.000 Fielding %

After a brief stint with the Heat before Christmas, Law finds himself back at the Bowling Green Hot Rods in 2018.

Having only recently transitioned from an outfielder to a catcher, Law will spend more time in A-ball to develop his defensive skills.

Expect the 21-year-old to have a great year for the Hot Rods, as he has already blasted a home run within his side's opening four games.

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.