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June 17, 2014

Minor League Update

Games of Monday, June 16

by Jeff Moore


There are a few leagues on their all-star breaks this week, but luckily for us, short-season leagues began to help pick up the slack.

Hitter of the Night: Steven Moya, OF, Tigers (Erie, AA): 3-5, 2 R, HR, K.
Moya is a massive human being and has great raw power that is actually playing more in games than it ever has before. That said, he still has a horribly aggressive approach at the plate and a complete lack of pitch recognition, which will ultimately hold him back.

Pitcher of the Night: Trevor May, RHP, Twins (Rochester, AAA): 8 1/3 IP, 3 H, R, 2 BB, 11 K.
The overall product has never quite added up to the sum of the parts for May, but now in Triple-A, he’s cut his walk rate down to more acceptable levels, which gives him a chance to stick as a starter. He’s always missed bats and feels like he’s been in the minors forever, which could be a recipe for a promotion sometime soon. He may still end up in a relief role because of his lack of control, but for now, he’s putting it together more than he has during his trek through the minors.

Best of the Rest

Nick Tropeano, RHP, Astros (Oklahoma City, AAA): 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, BB, 6 K. There’s not much else Tropeano can do in Triple-A, or in the minors for that matter. The ceiling isn’t high, but he gets the most out of his game by throwing a ton of strikes and keeping hitters honest with a plus changeup that he’ll throw any time to any hitter. The next time the Astros need another starter, there’s a good chance Tropeano gets the call.

Jorge Lopez, RHP, Brewers (Brevard County, A+): 7 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, BB, 6 K. Lopez has been excellent in the Florida State League this season, but he’s getting away with throwing less than quality strikes and without a real changeup. The one he throws is between 87-89 MPH (his fastball sits 92-94) and looks and acts more like a two-seam fastball, giving him little to change speeds with. Despite his success, it’s a middle-relief profile until he gets something slower to go with his fastball/curveball mix.

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