Re: Saturday 8-6-11 Minor League Updates
Jefry Sierra is not playing tonight, but when he does, Dayton has a fascinating foursome of speedsters. When Bowe and Sierra bat at the bottom of the lineup, with Hamilton and Torreyes at the top, I'd have to think that no other team in the game can match that run of speed.
What's additionally interesting, though, is the contrast between that lineup and Carolina's. With Costanzo back and Puckett soon to return, Carolina can string together a pretty impressive run of power hitters: Soto, Grandal, Rhinehart, Campbell, Costanzo and Puckett, in whatever order. Trouble is, first base is probably the best position for Soto, Rhinehart and Costanzo. But Rhinehart has been playing the outfield and Costanzo third base, which moves Campbell to the outfield.
I'm pretty sure the organization hasn't deliberately put the speed in Dayton and the power in Carolina, but it's a notable development.