Rookie Dish: Delmonico’s Extra-Base Bonanza

Prospect Of The Day

Prior to the June draft, scouts questioned Tony Delmonico’s power potential. Over the weekend, he answered his critics resoundingly. He hit home runs in both Friday’s and Saturday’s games, and then went 3-for-5 with three doubles, two runs and four RBIs yesterday for Ogden (Dodgers). Predictably, his slugging percentage skyrocketed in the process, climbing from .621 to .736 over the three-day stretch as he helped the Raptors extend their winning streak to eight games.

Prospect Nuggets

GCL Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks stole his 11th base of the season yesterday, also contributing a run and an RBI while going 1-for-3 . . . Dock Doyle played in his first game since July 30, going 3-for-5 with two doubles, a run and two RBIs while serving as Kingsport’s (Mets) designated hitter . . . The doubles are coming in bunches for Danville third baseman Jon Gilmore, who laced his 20th of the season and went 2-for-5. He has had two hits in each of his last five games, with three doubles in that span . . . Righthander Julio Teheran started the game for Danville, allowing three earned runs in 2 1/3 innings to raise his ERA to 6.92 for the season . . . Roberto Lopez is flirting with .400 again after hitting safely in just three of his last 17 at-bats, going 4-for-5 with three runs and three RBIs for Orem (Angels). The Owlz totaled 18 hits in the game as part of a 17-4 rout of Missoula (Diamondbacks) . . . In another slugfest, 10th round selection Rashun Dixon was 2-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs as the AZL Athletics defeated the AZL Angels 17-2 . . . Elizabethton (Twins) outfielder Evan Bigley went 4-for-5 with two runs, two RBIs and his third triple of the season . . . Jaff Decker notched his first multi-hit game since July 20, going 2-for-3 with his third home run of the season and scoring three runs for the AZL Padres . . . Helena (Brewers) center fielder Cutter Dykstra continued to scorch Pioneer League pitching since his return from a groin injury. His three-run homer was part of a 3-for-5 line with two runs and three RBIs.

What To Watch For Today

A pair of streaking teams will meet in doubleheader action in the Gulf Coast League, as the GCL Phillies (four-game streak) and GCL Yankees (three games) attempt to preserve their respective momentum.