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August 6, 2013

Minor League Update

Games of Monday, August 5

by Zach Mortimer


“The Good”

  • Luis Cessa, RHP, Mets (Low-A Savannah): 8.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 12 K. The Mets converted Cessa into a pitcher after the 2010 season. His positive 2013 performance, which peaked in this gem, may have scouts reevaluating Cessa’s ultimate role; 45.2 IP, 50 H, 15 ER, 7 BB, 45 K in last seven starts.
  • Onelki Garcia, LHP, Dodgers (Double-A Chattanooga): 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K. One of the few relievers to earn a mention in the MLU, Garcia offers major-league stuff. His fastball can touch the upper 90s, and he pairs that with a plus curveball. Garcia will be a bullpen arm going forward, but he has the potential to pitch effectively in the late innings.
  • Amir Garrett, LHP, Reds (Low-A Dayton): 6.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K. I love to dream on what Garrett could be versus what he currently is. The fastball can touch the upper 90s and he flashes quality secondary offerings. Command is a major question mark, simply because Garrett is an extremely raw pitcher. If he gives it a go on the mound going forward, I believe the Reds will be able to get a return on their million-dollar investment.
  • Brandon Nimmo, CF, Mets (Low-A Savannah): 3-4, 2B,

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