Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes
W: Rucinski (3-4, 5.43); L: Jurrjens (1-1, 3.81)
Not even Cristhian Adames's three hit game, including a double and his sixth home run of the year, helped the Topes overcome Jair Jurrjens's first bad start of the year. Rex Brothers had a nice two strikeout to zero walk performance but did allow a run in the loss.
Double-A: New Britain Rock Cats
W: Doyle (7-1, 2.37); L: Marshall, B (0-3, 6.51); SV: Givens (13)
The Rock Cats continued their tailspin that began in mid-May and was exacerbated with the loss of David Dahl. Hopefully, upon his return, Dahl helps right an offense that has largely gone quiet since he left. Trevor Story collected his 20th double of the season, but his two strikeouts are symptomatic of issues that have him hitting just .211 in the month of June.
High-A: Modesto Nuts
Modesto 4, San Jose 3
W: Carasiti (2-5, 4.86); L: Slania (2-3, 2.12)
Ryan McMahon had a two hits, including his 25th double of the season, but PuRP outfielders Raimel Tapia and Jordan Patterson combined for a 1-10, six strikeout, day.
Johendi Jiminian pitched his second game in his last three where he didn't allow an earned run. He's had a couple of bad outings, where Jiminian allowed 16 of his 43 earned runs in just two starts. If you remove those two starts the 22 year old has a 3.57 ERA. This has been his MO for a while, as last year in 28 games he had five games where he allowed five or more earned runs and three or fewer in all of the others, including five scoreless outings.
Single-A: Asheville Tourists (33-39)
Asheville 7, Kannapolis 4
W: Lomangino (2-1, 4.24); L: Lowry (8-3, 4.04); SV: Michalec (14)
Forrest Wall had a three hit night, collecting his eighth triple of the season and driving in four runs. The 19 year old second baseman has had some encouraging and some discouraging moments in the SAL this year. The true breakout star for Asheville has been Omar Carrizales. The 20 year old center fielder had another multi-hit game, and his .333/.380/.483 line with 15 stolen bases in 44 games sort of came out of nowhere. On the defensive side, Emerson Jimenez may just force the team to move him to pitcher because shortstop isn't working out so well. His 31st error of the season and .189 batting average but incredibly strong could see him moving to Sergio Santos/Esmil Rogers territory.
Short Season-A: Boise Hawks
Boise 11, Everett 10
W: Quintin (1-0, 3.60); L: Scott (2-1, 2.84)
Kevin Padlo had a bit of a rough debut in Asheville. The 18 year old third baseman is just one month older than Brendan Rodgers, but even with his hard time in the SAL he had a bit of a coming out party in Boise last night. Padlo was 3-5 with 2 doubles and home run, and the Hawks needed every one of his six RBI to win this one. Max George also went 3-5 with two doubles. The former Regis Jesuit shortstop has a career line of .293/.419/.470. George is sort of a mini-Trevor Story. If he can continue his power and speed numbers as he advances, he will present an interesting case study of production versus tools.
Rookie: Grand Junction Rockies
Grand Junction 2, Idaho Falls 0
W: Killian (1-0, 0.00); L: Gordon (0-1, 4.82); SV: Thoele (1)
After a week of feasting (80 runs scored in their first six games) the Grand Junction Rockies offense hit a little famine, scoring just two runs in this contest. Fortunately, ninth round pick and for Arkansas high school player of the year Trey Killian and his relievers were up for the challenge, shutting Idaho Falls out, allowing six hits and no walks while striking out seven. Brendan Rodgers was the DH for the evening and went hitless with four strikeouts in his second game.
It is amazing how quickly the Rockies broke him.
DSL Rockies (11-13)
DSL Rockies 2, DSL Twins 1
W: Rodriguez, Jose A. (1-0, 4.26); L: Bellorin (1-2, 1.47); SV: Fernandez, J (1)
I feel like every DSL update could be written about Pedro Gonzalez. The 17 year old shortstop signed for 1.3 million dollars and was ranked the #12 international prospect by Baseball America in last year's class
In this contest, the talented youngster had yet another multi-hit game, including a triple in the third inning. Eighteen year old center fielder Manuel Melendez was the star of the show, however, reaching base five times with three hits and two walks. He drove in both runs. Jorge Oviedo, a 2013 signee, pitched seven strong innings, allowing one run on two hits. He struck out eight but also issued his first walk of the year. In five starts, Oviedo has a 26-1 K/BB ratio.
Triple-A Albuquerque: Jon Gray (according to MiLB.com)
Double-A New Britain: Shane Carle
High-A Modesto: Alex Balog
Single-A Asheville: Carlos Polanco
Short Season-A Boise: Colin Welmon
Rookie Grand Junction: TBD