Join Date: Jul 2007
Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Wednesday, June 26: Billy Hamilton, Louisville . . . 2-4, HR (5), 2 R, 2 RBI, SB (49). His second RBI proved to be the game-winner. For all of his statistical shortfalls this year, Hamilton has demonstrated some of the power that many believed was problematically lacking.
Also notable . . .
Ryan Wright: 2-3, 2B, HR (6), BB, 4 RBI. Statistically, Wright probably deserves to be at the top of the post. But it's the California League, Bakersfield lost, and the other guy has the advantage of being Billy Hamilton. Wright, though, has proven this year that his breakout games are the equal of anyone's.
Yovan Gonzalez: 2-4, 2 RBI, 2 R. The 23-year-old catcher, a product of Puerto Rico, is batting .331 for the Blaze in well over 100 ABs.
Zach Vincej: 3-3, 2B on a night when nobody else for Dayton hit much.
Phil Ervin: 2-4, HR, 2 RBI. The first-rounder checks in at .429 for Billings.
Avain Rachal: 2-4, 2 R.
Daniel Wright: The recent draftee out of Arkansas State (R 10, signed for just $10,000) put up a nice relief line of 3 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K.
Cory Thompson: 2-4, BB, R. The teen shortstop, batting .417, has hit in all six of his professional games since being drafted out of high school in the fifth round.
Alberti Chavez: 2-5, R, 2 SB.
Logan Uxa: 1-3, 2B, BB, 3 RBI.
Ty Boyles: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K. The hefty righty has looked sharp out of the gate.
Nevin Ashley: 3-4, 2B, R, RBI. Having a very nice offensive season (.895 OPS) for a catcher.
Josh Fellhauer: 2-4, R, RBI.
Ryan LaMarre: 1-3, 3B, BB, R, RBI.
Wendolyn Bautista (DSL Rojos): 6 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K. A 20-year-old righthander (born on my 41st birthday).
Henderson Peralta (DSL Reds): 3-5, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 SB. He's 22, which is old for the DSL, but a switch-hitter, which is handy.
Jacob Constante: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K. The prize of this year's Caribbean class is sporting an early 1.54 ERA.
"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; 06-27-2013 at 12:35 PM.