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MadFriars San Diego Padres Daily Prospect Report: June 21

With two All Star Games going on tonight, only three teams were in action. Renfroe, Blash, and Hedges all homer in a Chihuahua win while the Missions continue to struggle to score runs.

Chihuahuas 11 – Salt Lake Bees 6

Key Stats: RHP Bryan Rodriguez 5 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, BB, 3 K; CF Manuel Margot 2-5, RS; 2B Carlos Asuaje 2-5, RS, 3B, 2 RBI; RF Hunter Renfroe 1-5, HR (16), 2 RS, 2 RBI; LF Jabari Blash 2-4, HR (6), 2 RS, 2 RBI; DH Austin Hedges 3-4, 2B, GS (5),2 RS, 4 RBI; 3B Casey McElroy 3-3, BB, 3B, RBI

Prospect Watch: On a team that is hitting .309 as a team, when it comes to prospect watch you can take your pick.  Six Chihuahuas had multi-hit games, five had at least one extra base hit, and a guy who is supposed to be a glove-first catcher came within a triple of the cycle. Hunter Renfroe crushed a ball to deep left-center for his 16th home run of the year.  That home run officially took over the team lead in home runs from Ryan Schrimpf.  It also put him second in the PCL in homers and RBIs (59)… While Austin Hedges still doesn’t have 100 plate appearances in El Paso, with every multi-hit game it becomes harder and harder to ignore his offense.  Yes, it is a hitter friendly league, but his OPS is well over .900 and continues to offer plus defense behind the plate.  After starting 0-for-10 when he came off the disabled list, Hedges hasn't been showing any ill-effects of his hamate surgery and has seven hits in his last three games.

Corpus Christi Hooks 5 – Missions 1

Key Stats: RHP Aaron Northcraft 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K (L, 1-1); RHP Tayron Guerrero IP, 2 K; LF Nick Torres 2-4, RS; RF Nick Schultz 1-1, 3 BB

Prospect Watch:  It has been a really tough year for former fifth round pick Auston Bousfield.  The speedy centerfielder was always known as a glove-first player, but nobody expected him to be sitting at 168/.266/.258 at this point in the year.  While he's connected on a few homers, his strikeouts are up, his hard contact is down, and while he does have more muscle and thus more power, he hasn't been able to make solid enough contact to show off that extra muscle.  He has just eight stolen bases on the season mainly due to his inability to reach base.  

Carolina League 6 – Cal League 4 

David has the recap from the Cal League All Star Game

MWL East 11 – MWL West 10

Key Stats: RF Michael Gettys 0-2, BB, 2 SB, outfield assist; C Austin Allen 0-2, RHP Jean Cosme 0 IP, 4 H, 4 ER; RHP Jacob Nix IP

Prospect Watch: Not the greatest start for RHP Jean Cosme.  On the night that the Padres faced the player he was traded for (Odresimer Despagne), Cosme was awarded with the start in the All Star Game and then failed to retire a batter.  Fellow TinCap Jacob Nix came in and cleaned up the inning but the damage was done… While Michael Gettys did not have a hit, he reached base twice (once on an error), stole two bases, and absolutely nailed a runner trying to go from first to third on a single.  He still looked like every bit the prospect that is expected to get promoted tomorrow. Our colleagues at Oakland Clubhouse have the on-site coverage.

Spokane Indians 8 – Dust Devils 3

Key Stats: RHP Braxton Lorenzini 1.2 IP, 4 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K; RHP Jesse Scholtens 2 IP, 2 H, R, BB, 3 K; RHP Jose Castillo IP, K; RF Alan Garcia 2-5, RS, RBI; 3B Boomer White 0-4, BB

Prospect Watch: Literally minutes after signing his pro contract with the Padres, infielder Boomer White was on a plane to Pasco, Washington to join the Dust Devils.  He went 0-4 in his debut with a walk.  He became the highest drafted position player on the team.  Ninth-round pick Jesse Scholtens made his second appearance, giving up an unearned run in two innings… Josh Magee, one of several 2015 draftees in the Tri-City outfield, went 0-3 but did walk twice, scored a run, and stole a base. He was taken out of high school in the fifth round last year.

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