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September 5, 2012

Minor League Update

Games of September 4

by Bradley Ankrom

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We had a lighter slate of games last night as postseason play began in many of the minor leagues.

Around The Majors

Around The Minors

  • Albert Almora, CF, Cubs (Short-Season A Boise): 3-for-5, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI. Sixth-overall pick of last June’s draft; second triple of the year.
  • Gregory Bird, 1B, Yankees (Short-Season A Staten Island): 2-for-3, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, BB. Six-for-eight over his last two games; tie-breaking two-run home run in the seventh inning.
  • Tyler Collins, RF, Tigers (Advanced Class-A Lakeland): 2-for-3, HR (8). Collins’ solo homer in the bottom of the first inning proved to be the only run in Lakeland’s 1-0 win over Dunedin.
  • Phillip Evans, SS, Mets (Short-Season A Brooklyn): 2-for-4, RBI. Drove in the Cyclones’ only run in 9-1 loss to Lowell; interesting bat-first middle infielder who will likely have to slide across the bag to second base.
  • Jose Fernandez, RHP, Marlins (Advanced Class-A Jupiter): ND, 5.0 IP, 3 H, R, 2 BB, K, 0 HR. Marlins’ top pick in 2011 may have had the quietest 14-1, 1.75 ERA regular season in baseball history. Future number-two starter who  could arrive in Miami next year.
  • Deven Marrero, SS, Red Sox (Short-Season A Lowell): 2-for-5, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI. Fourteenth double of the season for Red Sox first-rounder.
  • Raul Mondesi Jr., CF, Brewers (Short-Season Helena): 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K. Nice excuse to remind you that this exists.
  • Tony Renda, 2B, Nationals (Short-Season A Auburn): 3-for-5, R, 2B, RBI, K. Second-round pick out of California has shown plenty of patience (31 walks in 71 games) but little pop (.295 SLG).
  • Joe Sclafani, SS, Astros (Short-Season A Tri-Cities): 5-for-5, 2 2B. Astros’ 14th-round pick out of Dartmouth.
  • Richie Shaffer, 3B, Rays (Short-Season A Hudson Valley): 2-for-4, 3B, R, RBI, K. Back-to-back two-hit games in which he hit a triple; Rays 2012 first-round pick hitting .298/.400/.474 overall.
  • Christian Yelich, CF, Marlins (Advanced Class-A Jupiter): 3-for-5, 2 R. Collected three of Jupiter’s seven hits in the Hammerheads’ game one playoff loss to St. Lucie. 

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