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May 15, 2014

Minor League Update

Games of Wednesday, May 14

by Jeff Moore


Hitter of the Night: Rymer Liriano, OF, Padres (San Antonio, AA): 3-6, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 K.
One of the few impact position players in the Padres farm system that is close to being major-league ready, Liriano is hitting for more power now than he did before missing the 2013 season due to Tommy John surgery. He is still an overly aggressive hitter. which could hurt him in the majors.

Pitcher of the Night: Eddie Butler, RHP, Rockies (Tulsa, AA): 7 IP, 6 H, 0 R, BB, 4 K.
Butler’s strikeout rates are down this season, but he is generating lots of weak contact thanks to his heavy sinking fastball.

Best of the Rest

Preston Tucker, OF, Astros (Corpus Christi, AA): 2-5, 2B, BB, K. Tucker doesn’t do much terribly well on a baseball field, but he can hit, and that’s enough to keep him moving up the Astros organizational ladder.

Taylor Naquin, OF, Indians (Akron, AA): 2-4, R, HR, K. The more scouts see Naquin, the more they differ on his future. There’s no doubting that the arm and the glove should play in center, but the power is still very much up in the air.

Scott Lyman, RHP, Marlins (Jupiter, A+): 9 IP, 5 H, R, 0 BB, 6 K. Lyman is pitching over his head right now, as it’s incredibly difficult to sustain a 1.80 ERA with just a 6.1 K/9 rate. He features a fastball that sits 88-92, and his best off-speed pitch is a changeup at 76-80, but he profiles as a back-end starter.

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