Prospect Of The Day
After enduring a recent power lapse, Casper (Rockies) catcher Wilin Rosario helped the Ghosts to a narrow 8-7 victory, slugging two solo home runs in the fourth and sixth innings. The 19-year-old backstop was 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs on the night. This is Rosario’s second season with Casper, as he batted just .209/.283/.296 last year, but has bolstered his prospect stock this season with a .328/.388/.587 line through 189 at-bats.
GCL Red Sox shortstop Casey Kelly was 2-for-3 with a run scored after going seven consecutive games without a multi-hit effort . . . AZL Athletics left fielder Rashun Dixon was slow out of the gate, but after going 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI last night, is batting .364 in his last 10 contests . . . Lefthander Brett DeVall surrendered the first earned run of his professional career, tossing three innings, allowing two hits and striking out four for the GCL Braves . . . Yesterday’s performance marked consecutive three-hit games for Helena (Brewers) right fielder Cutter Dykstra, finishing with a double, a home run and three RBIs. The roundtripper was his fourth in eight games . . . Tyler Kuhn snapped a seven-game hitting streak, as the Great Falls (White Sox) shortstop went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts . . . Righthander Brandon Hamilton, Detroit’s 2007 supplemental first rounder, fanned 10 in 5 2/3 innings and allowed two earned runs to improve to 5-0 with the GCL Tigers. His ERA sits at 1.93 for the season . . . Kingsport (Mets) shortstop Wilmer Flores was 1-for-3 and added his second stolen base of the year, but has not adjusted as well in the field, committing his 14th error of the season in a loss against Danville (Braves) . . . Recently signed Conor Gillaspie went 3-for-6 with a run, a double and five RBIs in the third game of his career while playing third base for the AZL Giants . . . Jeremy Accardo started the game for the GCL Blue Jays and threw one scoreless inning as part of a rehab stint.
What To Watch For Today
Today’s Gulf Coast League slate features Kingsport (Mets) against Danville (Braves), each of whom is occupying second place in their respective divisions. The season series is tied at 2-2 thus far with just one more meeting scheduled after tonight’s.