AA Dish: Sanchez Goes Deep Twice

Southern League

Prospect of the Day

First baseman Gaby Sanchez (Marlins) picked up a couple bad habits at the plate in the first half of last year, as he uncharacteristically chased bad pitches and struggled against quality arms. He came back with a strong second half, and now he’s continued to improve at Carolina. The fourth rounder out of Miami went 3-for-4 Wednesday. He smashed two home runs, pushing his total up to nine for the year, and also doubled and walked. He knocked in five runs and is now hitting .317/.408/.494 with 57 RBIs this year.
Prospect Nuggets

West Tenn catcher Adam Moore (Mariners) broke open a close game in the seventh inning Wednesday. With the bases loaded and two out, Moore sent a grand slam into the seats, his 10th bomb of the season. . . A pair of Chattanooga prospects were at it again. Shortstop Chris Valaika and right fielder Sean Henry (Reds) combined for five hits, a run and an RBI. . . Huntsville shortstop Alcides Escobar had a team-high two hits Wednesday. He’s hitting .339/.368/.445 this year.

What to Watch for

Righthander Brett Sinkbeil (Marlins) will get the start tonight as Carolina visits Mississippi. Sinkbeil is 3-8, 5.33 this year.

Texas League

Prospect of the Day

Northwest Arkansas righthander Julio Pimentel (Royals) pitched 7 1/3 strong innings and left with the lead, but didn’t come away with the win. He scattered eight hits but gave up just one run, striking out five and walking one. A 14th-round pick out of high school in 2007, Pimentel has a fastball that clocks in at 90-93 mph, a changeup with late fade, and a curveball with sharp movement. He still needs to command the curve better and pitch less to contact to maintain his success.

Prospect Nuggets

Springfield center fielder Jon Jay (Cardinals) had three hits Wednesday and came around to score twice. . . Tulsa second baseman Eric Young (Rockies) hit  his 15th double and also walked in the game. . . It wasn’t such a good day for Tulsa righthander Casey Weathers (Rockies). The former closer of the year in the Alaska League was unable to close out Wednesday’s contest. First he blew the save, then got tabbed with the loss, as he gave up two runs on two hits in just 2/3 of an inning.

What to Watch for

The Texas League will feature a prospect-laden pitcher’s duel tonight at 8 p.m. Corpus Christi righthander Bud Norris (Astros) will be pitted against Midland righthander Trevor Cahill (Athletics). San Antonio’s Matt Buschmann (Padres) will also be in action today against Frisco.

Note: The Eastern League was off for its All-Star break.

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