Rookie Dish: Galloway Burns Up Basepaths

Prospect Of The Day

Isaac Galloway hasn’t transitioned from high school to professional ball as smoothly as he would have liked, but yesterday’s line is probably something similar to what the Marlins expected out of their eighth-round draft pick. Galloway batted third in a win over the GCL Nationals and finished the game 3-for-5 and added a run and two RBIs, with one of them coming on a triple. He also swiped his third bag of the season in the first inning, and his stolen base total will probably climb once he becomes more proficient in reaching base.

Prospect Nuggets

Jon Gilmore extended a hitting streak to seven, going 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI in Danville’s (Braves) win. His 18th double of the season came in the ninth inning, making him the Appy League’s leader in the category . . . After striking out 16 in a game earlier this season, Danville (Braves) righthander David Francis is shaping himself up as quite the strikeout artist. Against Bluefield (Orioles), he fanned eight in seven shutout frames, walking none . . . The GCL Orioles got considerable production from the top of their order yesterday, as both center fielder Xavier Avery and second baseman L.J. Hoes were 2-for-5. Hoes scored two runs and contributed his seventh stolen base of the season, while Avery also scored and drove in a run . . . Fernando Cruz, an 18-year-old signed out of Puerto Rico, went 2-for-4 with a run scored, driving his average up to .248 through 145 at-bats . . . Supplemental first rounder Brett DeVall threw two scoreless innings in the third start of his professional career, allowing one hit and striking out one. The GCL Braves are slowly building up the southpaw’s arm strength, as he has thrown just 6 2/3 innings this year, but has yet to give up a run . . . Second baseman Daniel Pertusati has been a steady contributor from the leadoff spot this season for the GCL Marlins. He accounted for two of the team’s 12 total hits, including an RBI-double and two runs . . . Showing the power that placed him among the nation’s leaders in home runs while a senior at the College of Charleston, Elizabethton (Twins) right fielder Michael Harrington hit his eighth home run of the season and finished 1-for-3 . . . In the day’s other impressive display of speed, GCL Blue Jays shortstop Tyler Pastornicky stole three bases to bring his total to 18, also batting 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI.

What To Watch For Today

Idaho Falls (Royals) righthander Ryan Morgan, a 26th-round draft selection out of Rockhurst College, will attempt to put the first blemish on Billings (Reds) home record this season, which currently stands at 6-0.

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