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July 14, 2017

Minor League Update

Games of July 13

by Wilson Karaman


Hitter of the Day:

Ronald Acuna, OF, Atlanta Braves (Triple-A Gwinnett): 3-5, BB, 3 R, HR, 2 RBI, K
Fresh off the bus from Mississippi, 19-year-old Acuna went oppo tank in his first Triple-A at-bat en route to reaching base four times in his Triple-A debut. Numbers are in no ways all, of course, but Acuna, who by the way is 19, has now posted a composite .317/.366/.516 line across three levels this year. Incredibly, he is just 19 years old.

Pitcher of the Day:

Chris Flexen, RHP, New York Mets (Double-A Binghampton): 8 IP, ER, H, BB, 9 K, HRA
Flexen, recently described by Jeffery as possessing “huge thighs” and a “bit of a belly” (be still my heart), took a no-hitter into the eighth before a hater of fun things ruined everything with a solo homer. After dominating a handful of FSL starts out of the gate, Flexen has continued on the same path since a promotion to Double A five weeks ago. In his first six starts at the level he’s whiffed 43 to just four walks, while allowing only eight runs on 24 hits across an out shy of 42 frames. Not bad, Mr. Pop-Up-Prospect. Not bad at all.

Other Prospects of Note:

Jordan Patterson, OF/1B, Colorado Rockies (Triple-A Albuquerque): 3-4, BB, 2 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI
Parks (#RIP) liked Patterson, I liked Patterson, Brendan (#RIP) liked Pattersonthe Rockies have traditionally loved dudes like Patterson...he flirted with a four-digit OPS in his ten-game debut last year, he’s slugging .500 again this year. It’s like, what’s a brother gotta do to get another crack at big-league pitching?

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