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April 16, 2014

Minor League Update

Games of Tuesday, April 15

by Jeff Moore


Hitter of the Night: Joc Pederson, OF, Dodgers (Albuquerque, AAA): 4-4, 2 R, 2B, 2 HR, BB.
This is the kind of power production the Dodgers are going to need from Pederson if/when he shifts to a corner outfield position, though barring injuries, that won’t be happening in L.A. any time soon. Pederson looks like he’s close to being ready to help a major-league team right now, which could make him among the most sought-after prospects this July.

Pitcher of the Night: Andrew Heaney, LHP, Marlins (Jacksonville, AA): 6 IP, H, 0 R, BB, 5 K.
The Marlins are still searching for a minor-league level that will provide Heaney with a challenge, but it doesn’t look thus far like they’ve found it in the Southern League. He could continue to move quickly, even by Marlins standards.

Best of the Rest

George Springer, OF, Astros (Oklahoma City, AAA): 3-4, 4 R, HR, BB. You’ve been spared another rant about service time manipulation. The Astros called Springer up to the majors late last night.

Mike Foltynewicz, RHP, Astros (Oklahoma City, AAA): 5 IP, 4 H, ER, 2 BB, 6 K. Unlike Springer, his teammate and run supporter, Foltynewicz is not in the minors because of financial considerations. The power-armed Foltynewicz, capable of hitting 100 mph on the radar gun with ease, is still learning how to use his velocity for effective pitching purposes. After back-to-back starts in which he failed to get out of the third inning, Folty was more pitcher than thrower on Tuesday night, a promising sign that the Astros will need to see more of if he wants to remain a starter.

Mikie Mahtook, OF, Rays (Durham, AAA): 4-5, R, 2B, 3B, K. The former LSU star now has nine hits in the last two days.

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