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July 17, 2014

Minor League Update

Games of Wednesday, July 16

by Jeff Moore


Hitter of the Night: Danry Vasquez, OF, Astros (Lancaster, A+): 3-3, 3 R, 3 HR. Vasquez is an intriguing hitting prospect who still has a long way to go, but who some believe has more power than he’s shown in games thus far. A three-homer game on Wednesday is a good start, but it gives him just four on the season. The hit tool is going to have to carry Vasquez, but he’ll need to start turning more of his doubles into home runs.

Pitcher of the Night: Jonathan Gray, RHP, Rockies (Tulsa, AA): 5 2/3 IP, H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K.
This is more like the dominant Gray we were hoping to see from college. The Rockies have had him working on stuff, so don’t put too much stock in his numbers. The power arm that got him drafted so high is still very much intact.

Best of the Rest

Dawel Lugo, SS, Blue Jays (Lansing, A-): 4-4, R, 2B, HR. Lugo has been holding his own as a 19-year-old in full-season ball this year, but he hasn’t been driving the ball consistently like this. That’s okay, though—most 19-year-olds don’t at this level. It’s an unrefined approach, but the ability is there and the hit tool should continue to improve moving forward.

Clint Coulter, C, Brewers (Wisconsin, A-): 2-3, R, HR, BB, K. Coulter started off the year red hot but has cooled of late and has hit just .184 in July. Still, even when he’s not hitting, he gets on base at a strong clip, keeping his value up.

Wuilmer Becerra, OF, Mets (Kingsport, R): 5-5, R, 2 2B. Becerra is best known for being the fourth guy in the R.A. Dickey trade, but he could end up being a lot more than that. His hit tool is legitimate, even though the whole package has a long way to go. He’s still filling into his frame and learning how to use his size, but he has an idea of how to hit and is just 19. He also just got arrested last week for drag racing his car, which seems worth mentioning.

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