AA Dish: Big Night For A Cubs Catcher

Eastern League

Prospect of the Day

Nick Evans (Mets) is often criticized for being a one-dimensional player whose only value is tied to his power at the plate. The Mets’ 20th-ranked prospect is not considered above average in hitting, running, fielding or throwing — it his power that makes him a prospect.

However, he showed off more than just power yesterday, scattering three singles in four at-bats, driving in a run and scoring another. He is now hitting .311 for the year.

Prospect Nuggets

Robert Ray
(Blue Jays) pitched a complete game shutout, allowing five hits and no walks and striking out 10. He improved to 3-0 with a 0.78 ERA…Jason Berken (Orioles) also threw well, throwing seven shutout innings and striking out seven . . . Adam Loewen threw a scorless inning for Bowie, he’s now thrown five scoreless innings since joining Bowie on June 18 . . . Michael Bowden (Red Sox) held Connecticut to five hits and three runs in seven innings, he struck out six while walking no one.

What to Watch For Today

Bowie limited Akron to just one total run in a doubleheader sweep yesterday, and they now hold a 2-1 lead in the five-game set. The fourth matchup is tonight at 7:05.

Southern League

Prospect of the Day

Last year, Willington Castillo (Cubs) established himself as the best defensive catcher in the Cubs system. Scouts agreed that it was his bat that would determine his major league potential.

That bat was on display yesterday, as Wellington finished 3-for-5, with three RBIs and two runs. He also hit his third home run of the season, and he’s now batting .340.

Prospect Nuggets

Lucas May (Dodgers) hit his ninth home run and also doubled to knock in a total of three runs, while teammate James McDonald pitched five innings and allowed one run…Matt Craig scattered four hits, including two doubles, to bump his average up to .366…Doug Deeds (Cubs) had a triple and two singles as part of a two-run, two-RBI day…Cameron Maybin (Marlins) hit two doubles and scored twice, and teammate Manuel Mayorson had four hits.

What To Watch For Today

Tennessee put up 12 runs, including four in the ninth, against West Tennessee yesterday. The two teams will square off again today at 11:05 a.m.

Texas League

The Texas League had the day off.