Prospect Of The Day
Adam Amar (Blue Jays) wasn’t drafted after his Memphis playing days ended and instead he tried his hand in independent ball, including a stint with Reno. Amar got looks in the spring and the Blue Jays assigned him to Auburn, where he has not disappointed. He leads the New York-Penn League in hitting (.353), is tied for third in home runs (8) and fourth in RBI (32). Yesterday, Amar went 2-for-4, hit a home run and had five RBI. However, Amar is the designated hitter at a low level in the minors.
Amar’s teammate, first baseman Michael McDade (Blue Jays) went 3-for-5 with a double and a home run to aid the Auburn offense. . . Boise’s offense was at it again. Third baseman Josh Vitters (Cubs) hit a three-run homer, shortstop Ryan Flaherty (Cubs) went 4-for-5 and fell a home run short of the cycle, and Ryan Keedy (Cubs) went 2-for-5 to boost his Northwest League-leading average to .372. . . Eugene righthander Pablo Menchaca (Padres) pitched six innings and allowed on run on five hits, while striking out six. . . Aberdeen lefthander Cole McCurry (Orioles) lost for the first time in the NYP, but still had a quality start as he allowed three runs in six innings and struck out six. McCurry is 7-1.
What To Watch For Today
Lefthander Ari Ronick (Giants) throws for Salem-Keizer tonight, as the Volcanoes host Eugene. Ronick struck out eight in four shutout innings his last time out. The New York-Penn League is off today.