High A Dish: Still Trotting Around The Bases

California League

Prospect Of The Day

Lancaster (Red Sox) first baseman Jon Still started the season with four home runs in 15 at-bats. His pace slowed down some, but yesterday he dialed long distance twice as part of a 3-for-5 night. The home runs were his 11th and 12th on the year and he added six RBIs, but it wasn’t enough as Bakersfield (Rangers) held onto a late lead and won 10-9.

Propsect Nuggets

Third baseman John Whittleman did his part in the win over Lancaster, going 4-for-5 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI. That gives him 15 doubles on the year…Cedric Hunter went 41 games without a home run this season, hit his first on Sunday and followed up with his second yesterday. He finished the night 2-for-5 with two RBIs…Righthander Trevor Cahill was exposed as actually being human. He last five innings against San Jose (Giants), allowing eight runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out six…Third baseman Ryan Rohlinger was responsible for some of that damage, going 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBIs.

What To Watch For Today

The California League has a day off today.

Carolina League

The Carolina League had Monday off and returns to action today. Lefthander Ross Detwiler will face Wilmington (Royals) with a 3-2, 4.58 record.

Florida State League

Prospect Of The Day

After a stellar debut and six-start derailment, righthander Kenny Rodriguez has shown the ability to bounce back. Last night he went seven innings, allowing just two runs on five hits and no walks, while striking out six. It was his second consecutive victory, making him 3-4, 3.67 on the year with a 42-7 K-BB ratio in 49 innings.

Prospect Nuggets

Drew Stubbs was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles, but stole his 15th bag of the year…Jeremy Hellickson’s outing wasn’t pretty, but it got the job done. He lasted five innings, surrendering four runs on seven hits while striking out three. He didn’t walk anyone, keeping his total for the year at a very miniscule three. His K-BB ratio is now 61-3, excluding four hit batters. That was the most earned runs he has allowed in a game since August 10 when he allowed six in five innings, but still struck out 10.

What To Watch For Today

Tyler Robertson (1-2, 3.53) and Jeff Allison (2-4, 2.47) square off in a Fort Myers (Twins) vs. Jupiter (Marlins) contest.