Minor League Recap: An abundance of good hitting on display.

A decent start for Cecil. but how were his mechanics? (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)


Hey, I'm back. Let's dive straight into the notables from yesterday's minor league action.

Las Vegas:

The Good:

Brett Lawrie: 3-for-5, double, triple. .373/.413/.618

Chris Woodward: 3-for-4, double, strikeout. .333/.377/.561

Jonathan Diaz: 0-for-2, 2 walks. .222/.371/.259

Danny Farquhar: 1.1 IP, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.

The Bad:

Adam Loewen: 0-for-4, 2 strikeouts. .225/.273/.350

The Other Notables:

Travis Snider: 1-for-3, walk, strikeout, stolen base. Balls in play were a groundball single and a flyout. So not that positive considering it's Moonraker in the PCL.

Brett Cecil: 6.2 IP, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO. Only 30% of the balls he allowed in play were groundballs, but he induced a very high number of popups: also 30%.

New Hampshire:

The Good:

Adeiny Hechavarria: 1-for-5, home run. .227/.244/.330. First home run of the season. Hopefully a turning point.

Moises Sierra: 3-for-4, strikeout. .328/.380/.469 and his line drive percentage (before this last game) was 29.1%. He might've been one of our best prospects if he hadn't been injured for so long.

Michael McDade: 2-for-4, double. .326/.356/.453 and so far he's struck out at lower percentage than last year in Dunedin, so that's impressive considering the difficulty of the jump to AA.

Zach Stewart: 6 IP, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO. Got 68.4% (13 of 19) balls on the ground, so that's a good outing even though we'd like to see lots of strikeouts as well.

Alan Farina: 1.2 IP, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.

The Bad:

Jack Murphy: 0-for-4, 2 strikeouts. Recently promoted from Lansing, this was his first game at AA after just 12 at bats above rookie level. Backing up Yan Gomes while d'Arnaud is on the DL.

Dunedin (doubleheader):

The Good:

Chad Jenkins: 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO. Got 50% of the balls hit in play against him on the ground, so a very good start.

Justin Jackson: 4-for-7, home run, strikeout. .347/.441/.469

Brad McElroy: 2-for-6, 2 walks, 2 stolen bases. .256/.370/.436

Brad Glenn: 2-for-7, home run, walk, 2 strikeouts. .264/.309/.473

The Bad:

Sean Ochinko: 1-for-8. .145/.213/.217

Ryan Goins: 0-for-7, 4 strikeouts. .205/.244/.333

Lansing:

The Good:

Carlos Perez: 2-for-4, 2 doubles. .329/.383/.452

Jake Marisnick: 3-for-3, double, walk, stolen base. .350/.447/.575. Has 10 stolen bases, caught stealing 3 times.

Michael Crouse: 1-for-3, walk, strikeout, 2 stolen bases (10 SB, 1 CS on the year). .239/.342/.522 With 8 BB, 12 SO, lots of power but few line drives at just 9.3% so far.

Bryson Namba: 2-for-4, home run, double. .167/.250/.306

The Bad:

Marcus Knecht: 0-for-4, 2 strikeouts. .347/.418/.571

Gustavo Pierre: 0-for-4, 2 strikeouts. .197/.265/.224

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