Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Wednesday, June 5: Junior Arias, Dayton . . . 2-4, 2B, HR. Arias is repeating Dayton, having not been up to the task of the Midwest League in 2012. This year, he clearly is, and has become one of the pleasant surprises of the season for the Reds organization. Over the past 28 days, he's hitting .333 with an .824 OPS, leaving his season marks at .276 and .749. He has stolen 31 bases. He's still striking out a ton, and I haven't seen any reports on his conversion to center field (apparently, he was dismal at third base), but he has always been regarded as a hitter with high potential, and he's now showing it. This is the 21-year-old's fourth MiLPOD selection.
Also notable . . .
Beau Amaral: 2-3, 2B, 3B, BB.
Seth Mejias-Brean: 2-4, 2B.
Ismael Guillon: 5 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 3 K. Step by step.
Sean Lucas: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K. Nice 2-inning save, his eighth.
Kris Negron: 3-5.
Felix Perez: 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI.
Mike Hessman: 1-1, pinch-hit HR, his 15th and 399th at all stops.
Marquez Smith: 3-5.
Juan Silva: 2-5, HR, 3 RBI.
Juan Silverio: 3-4, 2B, 2 R.
"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.
Last edited by mace; 06-06-2013 at 11:34 AM.