• Matt Adams, 1B, Cardinals (Triple-A Memphis): 3-for-4, 2B, SB. 7-for-17 (.412) with 15 total bases in four games since return to minors.
  • Jesus Aguilar, 1B, Indians (High-A Carolina): 3-for-4, 2B, 2 HR (9), 3 R, 4 RBI. 260-pound first baseman can hit and has plus power; .310/.394/.515 in 70 games.
  • Jeremy Baltz, OF, Padres (Short-season Eugene): 3-for-5, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, K. Second-round pick has hitting ability but is a bit of a bat-only type for some; .370/.393/.481 in first six pro games.
  • Archie Bradley, RHP, Diamondbacks (Low-A South Bend): 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 6 BB, 5 K. Control has completely abandoned him at times; 3.79 ERA with 65 Ks, 50 BB in 73.2 innings.
  • Jackie Bradley, OF, Red Sox (Double-A Portland): 3-for-5, 2 BB, K. Showing no signs of slowing down at Double-A; .360/.448/.520 in first six Eastern League games.

  • Corey Brown, OF, Nationals (Triple-A Syracuse): 2-for-5, HR (17), 2 R, RBI, 3 K. First home run in 15 games, but still hitting for average; .298/.388/.578 in 72 games and deserving of another shot.
  • Gavin Cecchini, SS, Mets (Rookie-level Kingsport): 2-for-4, 3B, RBI, K. First-round pick was 1-for-11 in first three games, but 7-for-18 since.
  • Gerrit Cole, RHP, Pirates (Double-A Altoona): 1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 2 K. First bad start of the year; pulled after 33-pitch inning.
  • Kevin Comer, RHP, Blue Jays (Rookie-level Bluefield): 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K. 2011 supplemental first-rounder has big frame, plus velo and promising curveball.
  • Clint Coulter, C, Brewers (Rookie-level AZL Brewers): 2-for-4, 3B, HR (1), R, 3 RBI, BB. First pro hits for first-round pick who went 0-for-10 in first three games.
  • Caleb Cowart, 3B, Angels (High-A Inland Empire): 3-for-4, 3B, RBI, K. 7-for-18 (.389) in six games since promotion; showing excellent barrel control from both sides of the plate.
  • Cheslor Cuthbert, 3B, Royals (High-A Wilmington): 2-for-4, HR (5), 2 R, 4 RBI, K. Bat is waking up, but just a little bit; still just .227/.301/.331 on the season.
  • David Dahl, OF, Rockies (Rookie-level Grand Junction): 3-for-5, 2 3B, 2 R, 5 RBI. First-round pick is putting balls in play with just one walk and one strikeout in 30 plate appearances; .321/.367/.536 in six games.
  • Alex Dickerson, 1B, Pirates (High-A Bradenton): 2-for-4, 2B, HR (5), R, 2 RBI, K. One of the hottest hitters in the FSL with 977 June OPS; .294/.361/.424 season line still is a bit short for a 1B prospect.
  • Ramon Flores, OF, Yankees (High-A Tampa): 3-for-4, 2 HR (4), 3 R, 2 RBI. Corner outfielder profile with outstanding approach and swing but little power; .351 in June and .292/.355/.389 overall.
  • Wilmer Font, RHP, Rangers (High-A Myrtle Beach): 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K. Big Venezuela with big arm and long injury history might be finally putting things together; 21 IP, 10 H, 6 BB, 25 K in last four starts.
  • Jedd Gyorko, 2B, Padres (Triple-A Tucson): 4-for-5, 2B, HR (9), 2 R, 5 RBI. Not sure what the Padres are waiting for; .329/.369/.575 in 38 games.
  • Corban Joseph, 2B, Yankees (Triple-A Empire State): 3-for-3, 3 2B, R, BB. Hard to find a future for him in New York, but scouts like the approach and gap power; .269/.375/.495 in 25 games since promotion.
  • C.J. McElroy, OF, Cardinals (Rookie-level Johnson City): 3-for-4, 3B, 3 R, BB, SB. 2011 third-round pick has plus-plus speed; .355/.375/.452 in seven games.
  • Alen Hanson, 2B, Pirates (Low-A West Virginia): 1-for-3, HR (11), 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB. 19-year-old Dominican has shown shocking power and is heating up again; 8-for-18 with 15 total bases in last five games and .324/.389/.578 overall.
  • Aaron Hicks, OF, Twins (Double-A New Britain): 3-for-4, 3B, R, RBI, CS. Some progress here, but is it enough? .302 in June and .257/.347/.419 overall.
  • Manny Machado, SS, Orioles (Double-A Bowie): 2-for-4, HR (5), 2 R, 3 RBI. Every peripheral rate stat up significantly in June and scouts still love him; .256/.339/.396 in 74 games.
  • Deven Marrero, SS, Red Sox (Short-season Lowell): 1-for-4, HR (1), R, RBI, K. First pro home run for first-round pick; 6-for-12 in first three games.
  • Starling Marte, OF, Pirates (Triple-A Indianapolis): 2-for-5, HR (7), R, 2 RBI, CS. Could be getting close to a look with a 872 OPS in June; .270/.331/.460 in 72 games.
  • Tyler Naquin, OF, Indians (Short-season Mahoning Valley): 3-for-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI, BB. First-round pick is 7-for-16 in first four pro games.
  • Ariel Ovando, OF, Astros (Rookie-level Greenville): 2-for-4, 2B, R, RBI, K. No home runs but half of 12 hits have gone for extra bases; .387/.441/.613 in eight games.
  • Kyle Parker, OF, Rockies (High-A Modesto): 2-for-5, 2B, HR (6), R, 3 RBI, K. 2010 first-round pick has turned into walk machine with disappointing power; .281/.402/.464 in 41 games.
  • Aaron Sanchez, RHP, Blue Jays (Low-A Lansing): 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K. Longest outing of season; 0.69 ERA in 52 innings with 56 Ks and .155 opponent's average.
  • Carlos Sanchez, 2B/SS, White Sox (High-A Winston-Salem): Plus defender with no power but steady, line-drive swing; at least .300 in every month and .324/.379/.401 overall.
  • Victor Sanchez, RHP, Mariners (Short-season Everett): 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 8 K. 17-year-old Venezuelan has been every bit as good as advertised; 17 Ks in 18 IP.
  • Domingo Santana, OF, Astros (High-A Lancaster): 2-for-5, HR (10), R, 4 RBI, K. Ends 17-game homerless streak; .285/.354/.522 overall.
  • Moises Sierra, OF, Blue Jays (Triple-A Las Vegas): 3-for-4, 2B, HR (12), 2 R, 3 RBI, BB. 1106 OPS in June and .301/.373/.482 overall; creating a tough decision for Toronto between he and Snider.
  • Lucas Sims, RHP, Braves (Rookie-level GCL Braves): 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K. Pro debut for first-round pick.
  • Travis Snider, OF, Blue Jays (Triple-A Las Vegas): 2-for-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB. 1050 OPS since returning to Triple-A from injury and .336/.420/.606 overall.
  • Will Swanner, C, Rockies (Low-A Asheville): 2-for-5, R, 2 RBI, K. Scouts give him little chance to stay at catcher but he sure can hit; .340/.422/.593 in 47 games.
  • Jose Urena, RHP, Marlins (Low-A Greensboro): 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K. Longest start of year, but not the breakout many expected; 3.00 ERA with 49 Ks in 66 innings.
  • Drew Vettleson, OF, Rays (Low-A Bowling Green): 4-for-5, 2B, 2 R, 4 RBI, BB, SB, CS. Hitting .357 in June and .301/.367/.450 overall; scouts differ as to doubles turning into homers down the road.
  • Allen Webster, RHP, Dodgers (Double-A Jacksonville): 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 5 K. Brief move to the bullpen seems to have paid some dividends; 4.39 ERA overall but 1.61 in five starts since return to rotation.
  • Jesse Winker, OF, Reds (Rookie-level Billings): 3-for-3, 2B, R, RBI, 2 BB, CS. Supplemental first-round pick has plus bat and potential for power; .357/.472/.429 in eight games.

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You think Snider is a AAAA guy?
He's 24. The injury came at a bad time, but I'm not sure what else he really needs to do in the minors: walk-rate is up, strikeout-rate is down, hitting for average, hitting for power, BABIP is high but not ridiculous given that conditions in Las Vegas and the PCL.
Gerrit Cole was hit by not one, but TWO line drives in the first inning of that game.
Have you heard any scouting reports about Hicks? Is he still too passive at the plate?
What's the timetable for Marrero???
(Note: Complete sarcasm.)
Sarcasm does not exist in this dojo
Kove FTW.
Let Las Vegas pick 11 major league pitchers after each franchise protects 5 guys - and with their offense I am sure they would finish 3rd in the AL West.
Big Matt Adams with an SB ...he had worked with Cardinals hitting instructors and made an adjustment 3 days before his demotion ... he hit in St Louis his last couple games before Carpenter came off the DL ... the adjustment is working.
can you tell us what the adjustment actually was or is that a secret
With Matt Adams in mind (Travis Snider as well), are there cases where it is beneficial for a hitter to be in the majors even if they aren't getting full time at bats. I feel like a hitter like Adams, for example, isn't going to gain anything and will continue to rake at the triple-A level.

I suppose I'm thinking that the non-toolshed hitters are just as well in the majors as they are in the minors as they can gain something from the clubhouse and making adjustments at the major league level.
Loving Hak-Ju Lee's June -- 8-game hitting streak and 16 hits in his last 10 games