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June 20, 2014

Minor League Update

Games of Thursday, June 19

by Jeff Moore


Hitter of the Night: Trevor Story, SS, Rockies (Modesto, A+): 3-3, 2 R, 3B, HR.
Story returned from a month on the DL (broken finger) with gusto, falling a double short of the cycle. Before the DL stint, he was performing more like the dynamic offensive player that he was thought to be entering last season, though he still hasn’t shown the power he’s thought to have to go with the strikeouts he already racks up in bunches.

Pitcher of the Night: Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Pirates (Bradenton, A+): 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K.
Control has been an issue for Glasnow, but he hasn’t allowed a run in four straight starts and has permitted just two runs total in his last six outings. He’s still raw, making up for missing the first month of the season and missing a ton of bats, all of which the Pirates will take.

Best of the Rest

Kaleb Cowart, 3B, Angels (Arkansas, AA): 2-3, 4 R, 3B, HR, BB. It hasn’t come together for Cowart the way his 2012 or Thursday’s stat line would suggest. Cowart is backing up a terrible 2013 with a similar performance, removing what little shine remains on his prospect luster.

Matt Olson, 1B, A’s (Stockton, A+): 3-4, R, 2B, HR. It’s tough to live up to the bar set by being a first-base-only prospect, especially when labeled with that distinction out of high school. Olson may not quite have the hit tool to pull it off, but he does have the power and the eye at the plate, giving him a chance.

Kenny Wilson, OF, Blue Jays (New Hampshire, AA): 4-6, 2 R, K, SB. Time is running out, if it hasn’t already, for the 24-year-old speedster, who is in his seventh professional season with a career .228 batting average.

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gavo1794

heh

Jun 20, 2014 04:50 AM
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MaineSkin

Bryant or Sano if you wanted to start a franchise with a power hitting 3B, eventually 1B?

Jun 20, 2014 05:12 AM
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mvanheuv

How does Peraza not make it in here? Promote to AA as a 20 year old, goes 3-5 with a 3B.

Jun 20, 2014 06:15 AM
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Cromulent

I was thinking the same thing. Peraza still seems under the radar but he won't stop hitting. A deeper report would be awesome. Some mention seems overdue.

Jun 20, 2014 06:37 AM
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Cromulent

I guess I should be clear: I'm not under any illusion that this list has to be a complete catalog of every good performance every day. I'm hoping, though, that you can enlighten us a bit on Peraza. Thanks.

Jun 20, 2014 09:25 AM
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Nojsztat

Jose Peraza got promoted? Awesome! He's one of my favorite under the radar guys on my dynasty farm team.

Jun 20, 2014 12:06 PM
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bigchiefbc

Teoscar Hernandez - 2/5, 2B, HR, R, 4 RBI, BB

Jun 20, 2014 06:58 AM
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iorg34

I'm a bit surprised Travis D'Arnaud hasn't made the MLU yet. He's torching AAA: .419/.468/.977 over his last 10 games, with 6 HR. Hoping he can translate it, finally, in the Big Apple.

Jun 20, 2014 11:56 AM
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Cdub2k

That Pancake comment got a smile out of me :-)

Jun 21, 2014 18:47 PM
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