High A Dish: It Must Be A Homer, Simpson

Home runs were the highlight of last night’s action as two prospects had two-homer games.

California League

Prospect Of The Day

We’ve been patiently waiting for results out of Lancaster (Red Sox) first baseman Lars Anderson now that he’s in the California League. His first 22 games were a lot quieter than most would expect, but last night he broke out big.

Anderson’s average jumped 33 points last night to .300 after going 4-for-4. His on-base percentage went up 24 points, while his two home runs and a double spiked his slugging percentage by 102 points. He now sits at .300/.400/.544 in 90 at-bats with five home runs.

Prospect Nuggets

Bakersfield (Rangers) third baseman John Whittleman was 2-for-3 with his third home run of the season while his teammate, outfielder Julio Borbon, went 4-for-6 with three runs scored and a stolen base … Bakersfield lefthander Kasey Kiker made his second start, throwing seven innings and allowing three runs on five hits. He struck out four and walked two in the victory.



What To Watch For Today

Righthanders Sean O’Sullivan (Angels), Fautino de los Santos (Athletics) and Barry Enright (Diamondbacks) are all scheduled to start today. Enright and de los Santos should face each other in the Stockton-Visalia contest.

Carolina League

Prospect Of The Day

Beau Mills’ advancement rests on his bat and Kinston (Indians) hopes to get more of what he provided against Salem (Astros). Mills went 3-for-5 last night with two home runs and six RBIs. His first of the night was a grand slam in the second inning.

Prospect Nuggets

Lynchburg (Pirates) lefthander Daniel Moskos struggled again in five innings last night. He gave up six runs (five earned) on six hits while striking out two and walking two…The 6-7-8-9 hitters for Myrtle Beach (Braves) each had two hits and drove in five runs against Moskos and the rest of the Lynchburg staff…The two other Carolina League games (Winston-Salem @ Potomac, Frederick @ Wilmington) were postponed due to weather.

What To Watch For Today

The postponed games will be made up today, giving the Carolina League two doubleheaders. Righthander Pedro Beato will take the hill in Frederick’s (Orioles) second game, while lefthander Ross Detwiler will start Potomac’s (Nationals) first game.

Florida State League

Prospect Of The Day

Sarasota (Reds) shortstop Chris Valaika started as the designated hitter last night against Dunedin (Blue Jays) and lit up Gustavo Chacin and his staff with a 5-for-5 performance. Valaika hit his fifth home run of the season and added three runs and two RBIs to his credit.

Prospect Nuggets

Outfielder Drew Stubbs hit his first home run of the season and raised his line to .348/.425/.543 after going 3-for-5…Gustavo Chacin’s rehab with Dunedin (Blue Jays) isn’t going well if you’re looking at just stats. He last 4 1/3 last night, giving up six runs on seven hits, dropping him to 0-3, 7.77 in 22 innings…Lefthander Tyler Robertson and righthander Luis Marte went toe-to-toe last night in a Fort Myers-Lakeland matchup. Robertson was bounced after six innings in which he gave up just two runs on five hits while striking out six. Marte went seven innings, allowing only four hits and striking out four, but got a no decision after a blown save and Miracle rally…Jupiter (Marlins) lefthander Graham Taylor walks less than one batter per nine innings. He went eight innings last night against Daytona (Cubs) allowing only six hits and no walks while striking out five. He’s walked only four batters in 41 innings this season.

What To Watch For Today

The Florida State League has the day off.

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