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July 1, 2014

Minor League Update

Games of Monday, June 30

by Jeff Moore


Hitter of the Night: Zach Green, 3B, Phillies (Lakewood, A-): 4-8, R, HR, K.
Green hasn’t shown much of the power he’s going to need in order to make it at third base, but his size should allow him to grow in to more of what we saw in the NYPL last season. The bat speed is there for more power, but the hit tool may limit it’ transition to in-game production.

Pitcher of the Night: Anthony Ranaudo, RHP, Red Sox (Pawtucket, AAA): 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K.
There are still some questions about Ranaudo’s future, but there’s little left for him to prove in the minors, and he has answered some questions about his inconsistency with yet another strong season thus far. If the Red Sox trade Jake Peavy and Felix Doubront proves ineffective again, Ranaudo could be the one to get the call.

Best of the Rest

Edward Salcedo, OF, Braves (Gwinnett County, AAA): 2-5, 2 R, 2B, HR, K. Salcedo has shown decent game power, but the tools have never fully developed into a good enough overall hitter to be an everyday third baseman. A recent move to the outfield only raises the offensive bar and isn’t a step in the right direction.

Jacob Gatewood, SS, Brewers (AZL, R): 3-4, R, 2B, BB. Much has been made the past few days about the number of strikeouts Gatewood has had (extremely many) early on in his professional career. Considering they totaled almost half of his plate appearances, the criticism was fair. But he’s extremely talented and will have games like this one (and better), and it’s a testament to just how tough the jump is from high school baseball to even the lowest levels of the professional game.

Kris Bryant, 3B, Cubs (Iowa, AAA): 2-4, 2 R, HR, BB. As though Bryant needed any help hitting minor-league pitching, he now has the best right-handed hitter of the previous generation protecting him in the lineup and giving him advice in the dugout. This should only end well for Bryant.

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