Low A Dish: Beckham Joins The Fray

South Atlantic League

Prospect Of The Day

Shortstop Gordon Beckham’s professional career has gotten off to a flying start. The White Sox’ first-round pick joined Kannapolis (White Sox) on Friday and went 3-for-4 with a double in his pro debut against Hickory (Pirates). He went only 1-for-4 on Saturday, but got right back to it yesterday, going 3-for-3 and hitting his first professional home run, a three-run shot in the fifth inning off Crawdads righthander Francisco Ortiz.

Prospect Nuggets

On Friday, Augusta (Giants) lefthander Madison Bumgarner fanned 12 Lexington (Astros) hitters over six shutout innings, extending his shutout streak to 28 innings … Greensboro (Marlins) third baseman Matt Dominguez hit his 13th home run of the year yesterday as part of a 3-for-4 effort as the Grasshoppers outslugged Asheville (Rockies) 14-8 … Asheville’s offense was paced by Darin Holcomb, who manned second base yesterday instead of his normal position at third. Holcomb went 4-for-5 with his league-leading 43rd double, three RBIs and two runs scored.

What To Watch For Today

Beckham has helped Kannapolis become the league’s hottest team. The Intimidators have won six straight and will try to complete a four-game sweep tonight in Hickory.

Midwest League

Prospect Of The Day

Dayton (Reds) third baseman Neftali Soto wen 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored, upping his line to .313/.335/.472 in 163 at-bats for the Dragons. It was frustrating game though for Dayton, who out-hit Great Lakes (Dodgers) 17-9, but still lost 9-8 after stranding 10 men on base over the course of the game. 

Prospect Nuggets

Dayton catcher Devin Mesoraco went 2-for-4 with a home run, his eighth … Burlington (Royals) third baseman Mike Moustakas went 2-for-4 and hit his third triple of the year … Beloit (Twins) righthander Mike McCardell fanned eight in five innings against Cedar Rapids (Angels), although he also allowed four runs—two earned—on seven his and two walks. McCardell didn’t figure in the decision as Cedar Rapids went on to win 5-4 in 13 innings.

What To Watch For Today

Lefthander Danny Duffy (7-4, 2.35) goes tonight for Burlington against Quad Cities (Cardinals). The 19-year-old lefty hasn’t been beaten since July 3 and has allowed only one earned run over his last five starts.

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