Dave Michael

MadFriars San Diego Padres Daily Prospect Report: June 20

While the Storm and the TinCaps are at the all-star break, the AZL Padres opened play with the first of 56 games in the stifling Arizona heat. All the teams in action Monday lost, including the Missions who went down in extras.

Sacramento RiverCats 7, Chihuahuas 3

Key Statistics: C Austin Hedges, 2-for-4, RBI; 1B Jason Hagerty, 2-for-4, 2 RS, HR (4), RBI; RHP Carlos Pimentel, 4 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K; RHP Michael Dimock (L, 1-1) 2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, BB, 2 K. 

Prospect Watch: El Paso lost three-of-four in Sacramento and sit 10 games above .500 at the halfway point of the season ... Catcher Austin Hedges had a pair of singles to raise his to .319. In a limited sample of 72 at-bats for El Paso in 2016, the former second-rounder has a .913 OPS ... First baseman and sometimes catcher Jason Hagerty hit his fourth homer of the year in the loss. Hagerty, 28, has hit well in the PCL, in-between a couple of trips to the disabled list. Hagerty has been in the organization since 2009. On the year, the former Miami Hurricane is hitting a useful .293/.376/.537. 

Corpus Christi Hooks 5, Missions 3 (11 innings)

Key Statistics: SS Jose Rondon, 3-for-5, (2) 2B, RBI; RF Nick Schulz, 2-for-5, 2B; 3B Gabriel Quintana, 2-for-4, HR (7), BB, RBI; C Ryan Miller, 2-for-5, 3B; RHP Dinelson Lamet, 5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K; LHP Jose Torres, 1.2 IP, H; RHP Jason Jester, 2 IP, H, BB, 4 K; LHP Kyle McGrath (L, 0-2) IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 K. 

Prospect Watch: The Missions finished a putrid first half with another loss. San Antonio finished the first half with 48 losses -- a new franchise record, per a Missions source. The Missions also have a chance for a dubious record: San Antonio finished the first half with a .314 winning percentage. The worst winning percentage in San Antonio history was .309 -- way back in 1914 ... Despite the losses, shortstop Jose Rondon had three hits, including two doubles. Rondon is fourth in the circuit with 16 doubles and already has a career-high four home runs. The one blemish in Rondon’s game continues to be plate discipline; The Venezuelan infielder has walked in just 2.3% of his plate appearances in 2016 ... RHP Dinelson Lamet had his best start since being promoted to San Antonio but he did not factor in the decision. The hard-throwing righty lasted 5.1 innings and allowed a pair of earned runs on four hits with six strikeouts. Lamet, 23, is averaging a strikeout per inning in the Texas League but spotty command of his fastball has led to 10 walks in 15 innings. 

Storm -- The Storm are at the All-Star break. However, the team did host a home run contest on the U.S.S. Midway. Read the recap here. 

TinCaps -- The TinCaps have reached the All-Star break. They will play next on Thursday. 

Spokane Indians 7, Dust Devils

Key Statistics: 2B Nate Easley, 1-for-5; CF Josh Magee, 2-for-4, 3B, RBI; RHP Jordan Guerrero (L, 0-1) 1.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 2 ER, BB; LHP Joey Lucchesi, 3 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 K. 

Prospect Watch: The Dust Devils lost their series opener to Spokane at Gesa Stadium ... Outfielder Josh Magee was the lone bright spot offensively for Tri-City, as the speedy outfielder had an RBI triple in the loss. Magee was drafted in the fifth round last June and is getting his first taste of playing in front of actual people while earning a paycheck ... RHP Jordan Guerrero was pounded in his season debut and took the loss for the Dust Devils. The 6’5 righty was drafted in the sixth round last spring and he recorded just five outs while allowing five runs (two earned) ... 2016 fourth-rounder Joey Lucchesi made his professional debut and allowed a pair of runs in three innings, striking out a pair. 

AZL Mariners 9, AZL Padres 6

Key Statistics: 3B Tyler Selesky, 2-for-4, RS, BB, RBI; DH Hudson Sanchez-Potts 1-for-5, RBI; SS Ariel Ortega, 2-for-4, BB; RHP Jean Garcia (L, 0-1) 3.2 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, BB, 3 K; RHP Mayky Perez, 1.1 IP, BB, ER, K. 

Prospect Watch: First pitch was at 7:05, with a game-time temperature of 109 degrees ... Undrafted free agent Tyler Selesky had a pair of hits, including an RBI.  He played his college ball at Florida Gulf Coast ... Hudson Sanchez-Potts made his professional debut and started at designated hitter. He had a single in five plate appearances. 


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