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April 18, 2017

Minor League Update

Games of April 17

by Steve Givarz


Hitter of the Day:
Ryan McMahon, 3B, Colorado Rockies (Double-A, Hartford): 5-7, 3B, HR, 6 RBI, BB, 2 K
Jeffrey Paternostro attended this outing for McMahon and these were his comments to us during the game, “McMahon is going to hit balls straight out of this stadium. As long as they aren’t breaking balls. He still looks lost against spin.”

Pitcher of the Day:
Jack Flaherty, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals (Double-A, Springfield): 7 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 9 K
Flaherty can get lost in the shuffle between their high-octane arms, but he is a quality arm with more pitchability then you would expect. While his fastball lacks plus velocity, his changeup and slider are both plus offerings and he throws his entire arsenal for strikes.

Other Notable Performances:

Dakota Chalmers, RHP, Oakland Athletics (Low-A, Beloit): 4 IP, H, 0 BB, 10 K, 49 pitches
Chalmers has always had tantalizing offerings, but he has never been consistent with them, nor has he always thrown strikes. The path has been slow for the former 2015 third-rounder, but his fastball and curveball are potential plus offerings, with a usable changeup. If he throws strikes, he is the classic mid-rotation starter, if not then he could be a monster bullpen arm.

Anthony Dimino, C, P?, New York Mets (High-A, St. Lucie): IP, H, S
Dimino is the backup catcher, he got a save in a 11-10 game. I don’t have anything else to say.

Jeffrey Diehl, OF, P?, New York Mets (High-A, St. Lucie): 2-3, 2R, HR, 3 RBI, BB, K, 1/3 IP, H, K
Not only did Dimino pitch, Diehl got the last out in the eighth to cap off his day. Likewise with Dimino I don’t have anything else to add.

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