Vidal Brujan is one of the most talented players in the organization, and he was recognized for his quality season with a spot in the Florida State League All-Star Game. He’ll be joined by Jim Haley in Jupiter on Saturday, June 15.
Triple-A Durham Bulls (29-18)
A pair of solo home runs made a difference in Durham’s 4-3 win over Charlotte. After the teams traded two-run first innings, Nick Ciuffo went deep to give the Bulls a 3-2 lead in the second. In the eighth, Nick Solak’s seventh homer of the season provided a valuable insurance run. Arturo Reyes allowed two runs in six innings.
2B Nick Solak: 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI (.877)
1B Nate Lowe: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K (.817)
C Nick Ciuffo: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K (.533)
RHP Arturo Reyes: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 0 K (3.04)
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (29-19)
Montgomery led 5-0 through two innings, but it wasn’t enough in a 6-5 loss to Jackson. The Biscuits sent 10 to the plate in the first inning and scored four times, thanks to RBI doubles by Jesus Sanchez and Tristan Gray, plus an RBI single from Robbie Tenerowicz. Sanchez drove in another run in the second, but the offense checked out after that. Kenny Rosenberg allowed four runs — three earned — in five innings with eight strikeouts.
CF Josh Lowe: 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B (.733)
RF Jesus Sanchez: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI (.764)
SS Lucius Fox: 1-for-4 (.628)
LHP Kenny Rosenberg: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 8 K (2.25)
Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (26-23)
Charlotte’s first-inning run wasn’t enough in a 2-1 loss to Palm Beach. The Stone Crabs had four hits in that inning, but Jim Haley’s single with two outs was the only one that plated a run. They had just two hits the rest of the game. The Cardinals tied the game in the second and went ahead in the sixth. Both runs were scored against Joe Ryan, who pitched six innings and struck out eight.
SS Taylor Walls: 1-for-3, 1 BB (.729)
C Ronaldo Hernandez: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B (.696)
LF Moises Gomez: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K (.672)
RF Garrett Whitley: 0-for-4, 2 K (.721)
RHP Joe Ryan: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K (4.20)
Charlotte’s site offers this recap.
Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (29-20)
Bowling Green did a lot of damage early again in its 10-4 win over Dayton. After scoring eight times in the first five innings Friday, the Hot Rods scored seven runs in the first four innings Saturday. Chris Betts hit a two-run homer in the first inning, but the game was tied through three innings. In the fourth, the Hot Rods scored four times, capped by Betts’ bases-loaded walk. Easton McGee was charged with four runs — two earned — in five innings.
SS Wander Franco: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI (.857)
2B Ford Proctor: 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI (.762)
C Chris Betts: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K (.813)
DH Grant Witherspoon: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K (.784)
3B Osmy Gregorio: 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI (.605)
RHP Easton McGee: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 3 K (2.44)
Sunday’s games (probables courtesy of milb.com)
Durham @ Charlotte 7:04 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. Odrisamer Despaigne (3-2, 3.74)
Montgomery vs. Jackson 3:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Kenny Rosenberg (3-1, 1.88) vs. TBA
Charlotte vs. Palm Beach 12:30 p.m. ET (radio stream)
Stephen Woods Jr. (2-1, 3.95) vs. Perry DellaValle (2-2, 1.88)
Bowling Green vs. Dayton 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Shane Baz (0-0, 2.40) vs. James Marinan (2-5, 5.44)
*Listed as TBA on milb.com
Scouting the opposition
Charlotte Knights (White Sox)
26-20 (3rd in IL South)
Offense: 271 R (1st) .840 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 5.87 ERA (14th) 1.68 WHIP (14th)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Dylan Cease (3), C Zack Collins (12), RHP Ian Hamilton (13), C Seby Zavala (15), RHP Jordan Stephens (19), RHP Spencer Adams (20), OF Joel Booker (27), RHP Zach Thompson (28)
Jackson Generals (Arizona)
27-20 (2nd in SL North)
Offense: 195 R (T-1st) .730 OPS (1st)
Pitching: 3.45 ERA (5th) 1.25 WHIP (6th)
Top-30 prospects: SS Jazz Chisholm (1), C Daulton Varsho (3), 2B Andy Young (12), 1B Pavin Smith (17), 3B Drew Ellis (21), C Dominic Miroglio (23), RHP Emilio Vargas (25)
Palm Beach Cardinals
30-18 (1st in FSL South)
Offense: 191 R (5th) .687 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 2.38 ERA (1st) 1.15 WHIP (1st)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Griffin Roberts (18), 1B Luken Baker (23)
Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati)
15-34 (8th in MWL East)
Offense: 174 R (15th) .627 OPS (15th)
Pitching: 4.96 ERA (16th) 1.55 WHIP (16th)
Top-30 prospects: OF Mike Siani (8), OF Mariel Bautista (13), RHP Lyon Richardson (14), RHP James Marinan (16), 3B Juan Martinez (19), LHP Jacob Heatherly (20)
Daily news and links
Baseball America subscribers can read its latest mock draft.
MLB.com expanded its list of the top draft prospects to 200.