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Down On The Farm: July 11

Hak-Ju Lee along with 86% of Rays minor leaguers, didn't play yesterday, credit <a href="">Jim Donten</a>
Hak-Ju Lee along with 86% of Rays minor leaguers, didn't play yesterday, credit Jim Donten

Bit of a slow day yesterday...

AAA Durham Bulls (43-49)

Durham is on their All-Star break.

AA Montgomery Biscuits (11-8)

Montgomery was off.

High-A Charlotte Stone Crabs (6-12)

Charlotte was off.

Low-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (10-8)

Bowling Green was off.

Short Season-A Hudson Valley Renegades (12-10)

Hudson Valley was off.

Rookie Princeton Rays (11-10)

Princeton was off.

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (8-11)

After scoring quickly in the top of the first, the GCL Rays fell behind and lost to the GCL Orioles 5-1. With two outs, the rehabbing Nevin Ashley singled and came around to score on an Armando Araiza double. The Orioles would then score five runs over the first five innings to cruise to victory. As their DH, Ashley went 1/4 with a strikeout. Jorge Rodriguez started and was charged with all five runs, but only two of them were earned. In his third pro appearance, Nolan Ganon struck out three in three scoreless innings. Benjamin Kline collected two more hits and walked, so his average remains over .500.


Star of the day- The schedule makers in the minors that made this very easy for me.

Goat of the day- Jorge Rodriguez could've been better.

Today's games (probables courtesy of

PCL All-Stars v. IL All-Stars 7 PM (MLBN)

Montgomery @ Jacksonville 7:05 PM
Nick Barnese* (0-0, 5.11) v. TBA

Charlotte v. Lakeland 6:30 PM
Braulio Lara* (4-8, 6.94) v. Jared Wesson (0-1, 5.25)

Bowling Green @ Burlington 7:30 PM
TBA v. A.J. Cole (4-1, 2.44)

Hudson Valley v. Batavia 7:05 PM
Reinaldo Lopez* (1-0, 1.98) v.Kyle Helisek* (1-0, 1.50)

Princeton @ Danville 7 PM
Eli Echarry (0-0, 8.40) v. Eduardo Castillo* (1-2, 9.61)


*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Jacksonville Suns (Miami)
8-11 (3rd in SL South)
Offense: 358 R (7th) .667 OPS (9th)
Pitching: 3.88 ERA (5th) 1.31 WHIP (3rd)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Kyle Jensen (19), RHP A.J. Ramos (20), C Kyle Skipworth (21), RHP Joey O'Gara (25)

Lakeland Flying Tigers
9-7 (2nd in FSL North)
Offense: 375 R (5th) .711 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 3.92 ERA (6th) 1.39 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Alex Burgos (8), OF Tyler Collins (13), LHP Brian Flynn (24), SS Dixon Machado (25), RHP Kevin Eichhorn (26), OF Daniel Fields (27), 2B Hernan Perez (30)

Burlington Bees (Oakland)
11-7 (1st in MWL West)
Offense: 427 R (3rd) .724 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 4.16 ERA (13th) 1.37 WHIP (12th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP A.J. Cole (4), RHP Raul Alcantara (27), OF Aaron Shipman (8), OF Bobby Crocker (10), 2B Chih-Fang Pan (25)

Batavia Muckdogs (St. Louis)
14-8 (2nd in Pinckney)
Offense: 110 R (3rd) .742 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 2.60 ERA (1st) 1.09 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: 3B Patrick Wisdom

Danville Braves
14-7 (1st in APP East)
Offense: 134 R (2nd) .775 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 3.87 ERA (5th) 1.26 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Carlos Perez (25)

GCL Red Sox
10-9 (1st in GCL South)
Offense: 81 R (6th) .613 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 3.21 ERA (7th) 1.26 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: None