Of all the players who started the season with the Shuckers and made the jump to Triple-A, outfielder Kyle Wren has been the best of the bunch.
The speedy Wren is batting .393 in 20 games with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. He also has a .464 on-base percentage in 61 at-bats. Wren, a Georgia Tech product has also stolen three bases and accounted for 15 runs scored.
While Wren has excelled on his return to Triple-A, other players who started the 2016 campaign in Biloxi are finding the transition a little tougher.
While his numbers are still among the best on a staff that has to deal with the thin air of Colorado Springs, former Shuckers ace Josh Hader has found the going a little tougher at Triple-A. After going 2-1 with 0.95 ERA in 11 starts at Biloxi, he is 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA in four starts for the Sky Sox.
Former Shuckers closer Jaye Chapman, who didn't allow a run in 11 1/3 innings and had 10 saves at Biloxi, has a 4-1 record and a 6.41 ERA in 17 appearances for Colorado Springs.
Rene Garcia, who backed up Shuckers catcher Jacob Nottingham early in the season, is doing well at Triple-A with a .333 batting average in six games there.
Some of the players who had standout seasons in 2015 at Biloxi are also still trying to find their footing at Colorado Springs:
Jorge Lopez, who was the 2015 Southern League Pitcher of the Year at Biloxi, is 1-5 with a 6.05 ERA in 13 appearances for the Sky Sox.
Outfielder Michael Reed is batting .250 with three homers and 27 RBIs at Triple-A.
Johnson let go: The Milwaukee Brewers announced Tuesday that Shuckers left-handed reliever Hobbs Johnson has been released.
Johnson moved back to the bullpen this season after working in the starting rotation for the Shuckers a year ago. Johnson had a 1-0 record with a 6.04 ERA in 16 appearances out of the bullpen for Biloxi this season.
He was 7-8 with a 3.84 ERA in 25 starts for the Shuckers last season.
Nice debut: One of the latest additions to the Shuckers roster, shortstop Angel Ortega, has swung the bat well since playing his first game with the team on June 23.
In his first five games with the team, Ortega is batting .353 with a pair of RBIs. He had two hits in three straight games from June 24-26 and is 6-for-17 overall at Biloxi.
Ortega batted .275 in 67 games at Class-A Brevard County (Fla.) before receiving the promotion.
Woodruff update: Former Mississippi State hurler Brandon Woodruff put in some quality starts shortly after he joined the Shuckers in mid-May, but it's been a bumpy road of late for the 6-foot-4 right-hander.
He gave up seven earned runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings in a 9-2 loss to Montgomery on Monday. night. He gave up three runs in just 1/3 of an inning on June 15 and allowed two runs and walked three in 3 2/3 innings on June 16.
Woodruff is 2-5 with a 5.68 ERA in eight starts for the Shuckers this season. He has 36 strikeouts and 17 walks in 38 innings after going 4-1 with a 1.83 ERA in eight starts at Brevard County to start the season.