Rookie Dish: Bigley Comes Up Huge For Elizabethton

Prospect Of The Day

Left fielder Evan Bigley blasted two home runs and finished the game 2-for-4 with two runs and four RBIs in a winning effort for first-place Elizabethton (Twins). The pair of roundtrippers gives him 11 for the year, moving his season line to .308/.373/.639. Minnesota’s 10th round selection has blistered Appy League pitching of late, totaling 12 runs scored, seven home runs and 15 RBIs in his last 10 games.

Prospect Nuggets

Casey Kelly’s early struggles continued yesterday, as the GCL Red Sox shortstop went 0-for-3 and saw his average dip to .137 . . . Meanwhile, another first round shortstop found his stroke, as Tim Beckham was 3-for-5 with two runs and two doubles after hitting safely just once in his last nine at-bats for Princeton (Rays) . . . Casper (Rockies) catcher Wilin Rosario hit his first home run since July 18, going 1-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored . . . Shortstop Wilmer Flores went 3-for-4 and contributed a run and an RBI to help defeat Princeton (Rays). Flores raised his batting average to .331 before he could turn 17 today . . . Orem (Angels) extended their winning streak to three games after they used Roberto Lopez’s seventh home run of the season to defeat Casper (Rockies), making it the second day in a row he has left the yard. Right fielder Angel Castillo also contributed a two-run homer for the Owlz, finishing 1-for-4 with a run and two RBIs . . . A pair of rehabbing Pirates were on display for the GCL Pirates yesterday. Right fielder Jose Tabata hit two longballs and tallied five RBIs, while righthander Matt Capps started the game and struck out one batter in one scoreless frame.

What To Watch For Today

The AZL Padres and AZL Rangers sit atop the standings with identical 6-2 records and will face off tonight to become the rightful claimant of first place.