Rookie Dish: Beckham’s Big Night

Prospect of the Day

It seems that every start he makes lands Elizabethton (Twins) righthander Bradley Tippet in this spot. Tippet picked up his fifth win in Appalachian League play last night with a flawless seven-inning outing. Tippet threw seven shutout innings, while scattering six Greeneville Astro hits. The native of Mone Vale, Australia struck out eight and only surrendered one walk. The only knock on Tippet is that this is his second year in the Appalachian League, but his solid performacnce (just four earned runs in his last 28 innings) could have him in line for a promotion to low Class A Beloit, where he opened the season.

Prospect Nuggets

Bristol (White Sox) shortstop Juan Silverio showed flashes of his enormous potential on Tuesday night against Danville. Arguably the top infield prospect in the White Sox system, Silverio has struggled in his first year of professional ball, but his 2-for-4 night on Monday propelled Bristol to an 11-6 win. Silverio launched a three-run home run in the third inning before finishing the game with four RBIs. . .Kingsport (Mets) catcher Dock Doyle went 2-for-5 in the Mets’ 7-6 12-inning win over Johnson City. Doyle scored twice in the victory and notched his first double of the season. . .Johnson City (Cardinals) shortstop Niko Vasquez committed just his second error of the year in the loss, but went 2-for-5 with his eighth double of the season. . .It has taken a few weeks, but Tim Beckham (Rays) finally had a big game in the Appalachian League. The top overall pick in this year’s draft went 2-for-5 with a double in a 9-6 Princeton win. Beckham, used as the DH in Monday’s game, had a pair of RBI and two runs scored in the game. . .AZL Athletics left fielder Rashun Dixon continued his destruction of Arizona League pitching, belting a grand slam in the fourth inning of the AZL Athletics 10-0 win over the AZL Royals. The athletic outfielder who turned down a football scholarship from Mississippi State has had an extra-base hit in five of his last seven games. . .AZL Padres outfielder Jaff Decker missed nearly a week of games with an illness, but his return to the outfield went well on Monday. Decker,who was the team’s DH on Saturday, was back in center field for a matchup against the AZL Brewers. The first supplemental round pick out of an Arizona high school was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI in a 7-6 Padre win. . .AZL Brewers righthander Jake Odorizzi drew the start on Monday against the AZL Padres.  Making his second pro start, Odorizzi was dominant, delivering three shutout innings and striking out five. In five professional innings, Odorizzi has yet to surrender a run and only given up two hits. . .GCL Orioles second baseman L.J. Hoes had three singles in a 9-7 loss to the GCL Reds. The Orioles’ third-round pick has raised his average over 100 points since July 4th when he was batting just .179. . .The second-round pick of the Detroit Tigers, Cody Satterwhite, picked up his first professional save for the GCL Tigers in a win over the GCL Braves on Monday. The righthander from Ole Miss, threw a scoreless inning, working around two hits and a walk.

What to Watch for Today

The Pioneer League will get a day off, while Tim Beckham looks to build off his 2-for-5 night that included his first professional extra-base hit as he takes on Burlington again.