Rookie Dish: Dixon Rounds The Bases

Prospect Of The Day

Left fielder Rashun Dixon (Athletics) was a 10th round selection, but he has flashed speed while running the bases in the Arizona League. Two triples on Wednesday gave Dixon seven triples on the season. The amazing thing is that he still doesn’t have a double in 90 at-bats.

Prospect Nuggets

Cutter Dykstra, the Brewers’ second-round pick in June, debuted in the Arizona League and went 0-for-2. . . Shortstop Tim Beckham (Rays) went 1-for-3 and picked up two RBIs, one on a double and another on a sacrifice fly. . . Kingsport shortstop Wilmer Flores (Mets) hit a solo home run, his sixth of the season, in four at-bats. . . Casey Kelly (Red Sox) got his first hit, a double. The bad news: the first-round pick struck out twice in four at-bats and is hitting 1-for-20. . . Righthander Evan Hildenbrandt (Reds) was roughed up in the Gulf Coast League, allowing five runs on seven hits in four innings. . . Brett Oberholzer (Braves), a lefthander from New Castle, Delaware, threw six shutout innings in GCL ball and lowered his ERA to 1.90. However, he had just one strikeout. . . Burlington’s John Flanagan (Royals), a 13th-round pick, threw 4 2/3 scorelss innings. The 20-year-old lefthander gave up six hits, but walked just one and struck out five.

What To Watch For Today

Flores and Kingsport ride a five-game winning streak into tonight’s game against Princeton. The Mets now sit just one game out of first and could move into a tie with a win tonight.