AA Dish: Snider’s Big Night

EASTERN LEAGUE

Prospect Of The Day
Sure, there have been plenty of strikeouts this year for New Hampshire (Blue Jays) DH Travis Snider. But when he connects, watch out. Snider went 3-for-4 yesterday with two home runs and a double, bringing him to .228/.350/.465 through 28 Double-A games.

Prospect Nuggets
Bowie (Orioles) right fielder Nolan Reimold went 0-for-2, but he reached base three times via the walk . . . Akron (Indians) lefthander Chuck Lofgren found hard times against Altoona (Pirates). Lofgren walked five and struck out two in 4 2/3 innings, allowing three runs.

What To Watch For Today
Snider will try to build upon last night’s performance as the Fisher Cats visit Bowie (Orioles).



SOUTHERN LEAGUE

Prospect Of The Day
No player separated himself from the pack last night, so today’s honor goes to the Jacksonville pitching staff, which used four pitchers to hold Carolina to no runs, two hits, one walk and eight strikeouts. The group only includes one legitimate prospect—lefthander Clayton Kershaw, who left after one inning, but it also included righthander Rick Asadoorian, a 1999 first-round pick as an outfielder. Asadoorian pitched five scoreless innings and allowed just one hit and one walk. In fact, Asadoorian went 2-for-3 with a home run, giving him more hits than hits allowed on the night.

Prospect Nuggets
Huntsville (Brewers) shortstop Alcides Escobar and third baseman Mat Gamel each went 2-for-4, while DH Matt LaPorta went 1-for-4 with his second triple . . . Montgomery righthander Wade Davis lasted 5 1/3 innings, leaving after allowing three runs, nine hits, three walks and four strikeouts.

What To Watch For Today
Jacksonville righthander James McDonald pitches tonight—presumably for more than one inning—at Carolina (Marlins), while Mississippi (Braves) righthander Tommy Hanson looks to bounce back from a rough start in his last outing at Tennessee (Cubs).

TEXAS LEAGUE

Prospect Of The Day
Another day, another homer for Max Ramirez (Rangers), his TL-leading 11th of the season. Read more about this week’s top dog on our Prospect Hot Sheet.

Prospect Nuggets
Henry Rodriguez’s Double-A struggles continued at Northwest Arkansas (Royals). The Athletics righthander pitched four innings and allowed eight runs (seven earned) with five walks to raise his ERA to 8.89 . . . Springfield (Cardinals) righthander Adam Ottavino lasted just three innings and allowed three runs (two earned), but believe it or not the outing lowered Ottavino’s ERA to 8.78 through seven starts.

What To Watch For Today
Can Ramirez make it onto another Hot Sheet? He’ll try to start this week off strong against righthander Brandon Hynick at Tulsa (Rockies).

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