Low A Dish: Burgess, Montero Have Big Days

A trio of highly-touted South Atlantic League prospects had big Sundays.

MIDWEST LEAGUE

PROSPECT OF THE DAY

Lansing (Blue Jays) has quite the trio of teenage-prospects. John Tolisano will take today’s honor, but could easily be joined by his teammates Kevin Ahrens and Justin Jackson. Tolisano was 2-for-5 with a home run and five RBIs in an 18-6 thrashing of Great Lakes (Dodgers).

PROSPECT NUGGETS

Ahrens was 3-for-6 with a double and two runs scored while Jackson was 2-for-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI. All together the three young stars went a combined 7-for-16 with six RBIs and six runs scored…Brandon Hamilton was roughed up again, pitching 4 1/3 innings of relief and allowing six runs (five earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out five… Jordan Walden (Angels) threw a six-inning shutout against Kane County in which he allowed just three hits and two walks while striking out four… Jamie Richmond (Athletics) took the loss in the same contest, throwing seven innings, allowing three unearned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR TODAY

The Midwest League has June 16 off as part of the all-star break.

SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE

PROSPECT OF THE DAY

Michael Burgess (Nationals) started off the season hitting for power but not average, but as the season has matured so has Burgess’ bat. Burgess hit his 14th home run on Sunday, his second in two days. But he also extended a four-game hitting streak and is now hitting .367 (11-for-30) in his past 10 games.

PROSPECT NUGGETS

Cole Rohrbough (Braves) gave up only eight runs in 61 innings last year. He gave up half that many on Sunday, as he was hit around for four runs, four hits and five walks in four innings against Columbus. Rohrbough has now given up a run an inning or more in three of his six appearances with Rome . . . It’s hard to find anyone in the minors with a better name than shortstop Zelous Wheeler (Brewers). Wheeler went 4-for-5 on Sunday, raising hit average to .303/.385/.448 . . . Charles Shirek (White Sox) had a streak of 19 scoreless innings earlier this year, now the righthander could be starting another streak. Shirek allowed one hit in six scoreless innings . . . Angel Villalona (Giants) extended his hitting streak to four games with a ninth-inning home run against Greenville . . . Jesus Montero (Yankees) went 4-for-5 with a double. It was Monreto’s second four-hit game in the past week.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR TODAY

The South Atlantic League has June 16 off as part of the all-star break.

 

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