HiA Dish: Marrero Has Heated Up

Hank Conger kept on hitting in the California League while a trio of Sarasota Reds also had big nights.

California League

Prospect of the Day

Hank Conger (Angels) smacked two hits last night, including his first triple of the season. Conger hasn’t been able to catch as he recovers from a shoulder injury, but he has shown that his bat is back to full speed. Conger is now hitting .306/.348/.500 in 62 at-bats, and he has six multi-hit games in the past 10 games.

Prospect Nuggests

Keith Weiser (Rockies) turned in a complete game shutout. He allowed five hits and a walk, but struck out six. He has struggled a bit to a 5-8 record, but his ERA is just 2.98 … After a disastrous stint in Double-A, Henry Rodriguez (Athletics) is getting back on track in Stockton. Rodriguez allowed two runs — one earned — on three hits and a walk in five innings. He struck out six. Rodriguez has struck out 16 in his last 11 innings … Josh Reddick (Red Sox) scattered three hits, including his sixth double, to boost his average to .352…James Adkins (Dodgers) got roughed up in his outing. He was able to last six innings, but he allowed five hits and five runs, all earned. His four strikeouts were matched by four walks, and he gave up two home runs.

What to Watch For

Modesto and Bakersfield are both coming off of wins in their respective series finales yesterday. Something’s got to give as they square off tonight at 10:30.

Carolina League

Prospect of the Day

He’s popped up on the Not Hot list of our Prospect Hot Sheet earlier this year, but Chris Marrero (Nationals) is making a case for the Hot Sheet this week. Marrero hit his 11th home run of the season on Wednesday as part of a 2-for-2 night. After hitting only .234 in the first two months of the season, Marrero is hitting .412 with five doubles and two home runs over his past 10 games.

Prospect Nuggets

Beau Mills (Indians) flashed some power as well. He hit his eighth home run as part of a 2-for-3, two run, two RBI night…Edward Cerraga (Royals) pitched six innings and allowed just one unearned run on three hits. He didn’t earn a decision, but he struck out five…Nick Weglarz (Indians) hit his 11th double of the year and knocked in a run.

What to Watch For

Lynchburg and Frederick were both the victim of one-run games last night, getting beat by Kinston and Wilmington, respectively. They’ll look to bounce back against those same teams tonight.

Florida State League

Prospect of the Day

As we mentioned earlier this year in a feature, Juan Francisco (Reds) is working hard on becoming more patient at the plate, but it isn’t paying off in walks–he now has a 64-to-8 strikeout-to-walk ratio. 

But what the Reds third base prospect does have is impressive power. Francisco hit his 10th home run of the season, improving his numbers to .286/.304/.476. Francisco now has three doubles and a home run in his past five games.

Prospect Nuggests

Two of Francisco’s teammates, Drew Stubbs (Reds) and Todd Frazier also had big nights. Stubbs went 2-for-3, scored twice, walked, and stole his 22nd base. While Francisco carries a .286 batting average, Stubbs is making up for his 68 Ks with 43 walks, which accounts for his .383 on-base percentage. What Stubbs hasn’t shown this year is much power, as he’s slugging only .407 . . . Frazier tripled and increased his batting average to .290 on the year…Tony Thomas (Cubs) continues to perform at the plate. Last night, it was in the form of a 3-for-5 line with two runs scored . . . Rocco Baldelli (Rays) continued an impressive rehab stint. He hit a pair of home runs in three at-bats. The first came off of Brevard County’s Jeremy Jeffress (Brewers) . . . Jeffress was reasonably effective otherwise, allowing two hits and three walks in four innings.

What to Watch For

The three Reds prospects lit up Lakeland in the series that ended with yesterday’s win. They’ll start a new series tonight with Fort Myers.

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