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April 4, 2014

Minor League Update

Games of April 3

by Jeff Moore


The minor-league season is upon us. After the pageantry of major-league Opening Day (and opening series, opening night, and more home openers to come), the minor-league season kicked off with a bang on Thursday night all across the country. With radar guns and rug rats in tow, scouts and parents alike descended on all levels of minor league parks to catch a glimpse of the stars of tomorrow.

Hitter of the Day
Mookie Betts, 2B, Red Sox (Portland, AA): 4-4, 3 R, HR. The only tool in which Betts is not above average is power, so when that’s on display, it’s really fun to watch.

Pitcher of the Day
Henry Owens, LHP, Red Sox (Portland, AA): 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 9 K. Unfortunately, it’s going to all be downhill from here for Owens, after he tossed a rain-shortened no-hitter on Opening Day. Owens gave us a glimpse of what he can do when his command is on, which is use his 6’6” frame to create a difficult-to-hit downward plane and keep hitters off balance.

Best of the Rest

Matt Davidson, 3B, White Sox (Charlotte, AAA): 3-3, 2 2B, BB. Davidson still has some flaws, but he offers significantly more power potential than any of the White Sox’ other third-base options. It won’t be long before he’s playing there.

Randal Grichuk, OF, Cardinals (Memphis, AAA): 3-4, 3 R, 2B, HR, BB, K. Grichuk is determined not to get overshadowed by Stephen Piscotty and Oscar Taveras in a prospect-laden Memphis outfield, and may just be able to do it.

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Sharky

Jeff, so glad you're back providing commentary on "real" games.

Apr 04, 2014 07:18 AM
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Nojsztat

Yay for the MiLB season!

Apr 04, 2014 07:37 AM
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jlebeck66

I'll just get the "thank you" out of the way for this series. Thank you!

Apr 04, 2014 08:15 AM
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huztlers

Nice work

Apr 04, 2014 10:02 AM
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misterjohnny
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LOL at Latos hitting Bryant. Looks like Reds-Cubs games will have added fun next season.

Apr 04, 2014 10:57 AM
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kohlmss07

One of my favorite sleeper arms, Taylor Williams with MIL was electric last night, 5 IP, 1 H, 1BB, 7K's. He'll be a top 10 milwaukee prospect by year end without doubt, although as of now that may not seem like an accomplishment.

Apr 04, 2014 11:20 AM
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Lloyd Cole

Welcome back MLUs that count! One of the best parts of BP.

Apr 04, 2014 11:56 AM
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Ace Black

You forgot Parks favorite, Tim Anderson 0-3, 2 K, 2 E, 1 CS

Apr 04, 2014 11:58 AM
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Nojsztat

Eek. Not a good day.

Apr 04, 2014 13:47 PM
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oldbopper

Worth noting that this is the 4th time Owens has not allowed a hit in one of his starts.

Apr 04, 2014 19:52 PM
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melotticus

Lookin sharp. I dig the new layout.

Apr 04, 2014 21:13 PM
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