Join Date: Jul 2007
Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Sunday, June 23: Daniel Paula, Billings . . . 3-4, 2B, HR, 2 R. It was the first professional home run for the 20-year-old catcher, who last year batted .341 in his limited debut with the AZL Reds. He's now 6 for 11 on the season, which makes him somebody to watch until he indicates otherwise.
Also notable . . .
Jose Guzman: The Billings starter, a 21-year-old righthander, put up a line of 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K.
Ty Washington: 2-4, 2B, R, RBI. A lot of folks like his athletic ability.
Avain Rachal: 2-4, BB, SB. Got a hunch about this guy. And my hunches are money. (Not.)
Luis Durango: 2-3, 2B, BB, R, RBI.
Steve Selsky: 2-4, 2B, R, RBI.
Zach Vincej: 2-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI.
Joe Terry: 2-4, 2 R, RBI.
Seth Mejias-Brean: 2-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI.
Denis Phipps: 2-3, BB, R.
Billy Hamilton: 2-5, R, 2 RBI, SB (47).
Neftali Soto: 1-3, HR (9), BB.
J. R. Reynolds (AZL Reds): 1-2, HR, BB. The 22-year-old catcher had a memorable professional debut. He's out of Moeller HS and Ohio U.
Ty Boyles: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 R, 0 BB, O K. A nice debut, also, for the large (6-3, 255) righthander with the penchant for tweeting.
Bernardo Moreta: 5IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K.
Kevin Garcia: 1-3, HR.
"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.