Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
There will be no selection today, since all the U.S. teams had the night off.
There were some mild notables among the two DSL clubs. The Rojos played (lost) a doubleheader . . .
Jose Siri (Reds): 2-4, 2B, R. The 17-year-old outfielder (18 next week) boasts a slugging percentage of .500.
Hector Vargas: 2-4. The 18-year-old is batting .362 with a .447 OBP while holding down shortstop.
Luis Gonzalez (Rojos): 4-7, SB (2 G). The SS will turn 19 later this month.
Olvis Jimenez: 3-5, 2B, R (2 G). A 6-4, left-handed, 19-year-old outfielder.
Francis Azcona: 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI. The switch-hitting second baseman, who won't be 18 until November, sports a slash line of .345/.428/.496/.923.
Jose Monegro: 2-3, RBI.
Jose Raga: 1-2, BB, RBI.
"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.