No games in the PCL on Wednesday.
Double-A — San Antonio 4, Frisco 1
Drew Macias: 1-for-2, 2 BB
Chad Huffman: 0-for-4
Kyle Blanks: 0-for-2, SF, HBP
Craig Cooper: 1-for-3
Seth Johnston: 1-for-3, 2B
Colt Morton: 0-for-3
Stephen Faris: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 6 SO
Jonathan Ellis: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 2 BB, 1 SO, HBP
More coverage at the San Antonio Express-News.
High-A — Inland Empire 8, Lake Elsinore 5
Kulbacki has homered in each of the past three games, and in four out of the past five. Good to see him crawl out of his season-long funk.
Low-A — Fort Wayne 4, Great Lakes 3
Lance Zawadzki (SS): 1-for-5
Justin Baum: 0-for-4, BB
Felix Carrasco: 2-for-4
Shane Buschini: 1-for-3, 2B, BB
Yefri Carvajal: 1-for-4
Wynn Pelzer: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 HR, 1 BB, 5 SO
Aaron Breit: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 2 SO
Good to see Breit back in action… Off-field, Chad informs us that three Wizards are headed to the Midwest League All-Star game, including Ducksnorts fave Felix Carrasco. He’ll be joined by second baseman Andrew Parrino and right-hander Derek McDaid. Congrats to all!
Draft Watch: Tyler Ladendorf
We’ll have a full draft preview going a little later this morning, but I wanted to throw one more name at you before then. This guy won’t go at #23, but there’s a good chance he’ll be available at #42 and based on what I know, I think he’d make a great fit…
Ladendorf is a legitimate shortstop who offers a nice power/speed package on offense. There is some concern that his unconventional batting style (“he doesn’t have enough weight on his back side”) may cause problems against better competition. He’s also added some bulk this year, and although he’s still viewed as a solid defender, there is talk that he may eventually move to a less demanding position.
- Scouting report with video (MiLB.com)