Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Sunday, 4-14: Juan Silverio, Bakersfield. The Dominican native, a third baseman who spent five years in the White Sox organization--Baseball America once ranked him as Chicago's 10th best prospect, and viewed him as perhaps the club's future shortstop--before the Reds picked him up in the offseason, went 3-3 with a double, triple, and a walk.
Of course, Silverio's chances were helped by the fact that the Bats pulled Tony Cingrani after two innings, during which time he allowed no hits and struck out five.
"Give me the mace and I'll drive the pumpkin down Whitey Ford's throat." -- Ping Bodie, when asked in 1960 whether he could have hit contemporary pitchers.