Prospect Watch It seems like every few months we see a top prospect tear the cover off the ball. Last year we saw it with Reymund Fuentes, earlier this year we saw it with Jace Peterson. Now we are seeing it with Rymer Liriano. In 11 games he is hitting .477. For someone who is a notoriously slow starter a 1.200 OPS is mind boggling.He is currently riding a nine game hitting streak where seven of the nine games are multi-hit games.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Day off for San Antonio
Storm 7 – Inland Empire 66ers 12
Prospect Watch 18 baserunners including eight walks, but only 4-17 with RISP. Travis Jankowski continued his rehab with 0-2 with three walks. He now has spent as many games in other minor league affiliates as he has in San Antonio. To his credit he has 16 walks and 13 stolen bases in 32 games so far this year.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
TinCaps 4 – Lansing Lugnuts 3
Prospect Watch Kyle Lloyd has flown under the radar. He might only be 5-4 with a 4.13 ERA but the 23 year-old has 120 strikeouts in just 93 innings. Since the All-Star break Lloyd has 62 strikeouts in 45 innings. His ERA and hits allowed do not match his strike outs, but it is great to see all the swing and misses from someone who wasn’t even on the prospect map five months ago.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
All-Star break for the Ems
For further reading on the Emeralds, see the Eugene Register-Guard.
AZL Padres 3 – AZL Reds 4
Prospect Watch BJ Guinn sighting. The SS/2B who hasn’t appeared in a game since early May finally made an appearance as the DH.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.