Rookie Leagues Dish: Double Decker

Prospect Of The Day

AZL Padres outfielder Jaff Decker simply continues to do what he does best: hit. Last night Decker went 3-for-4 with his 10th double, his ninth stolen base and an RBI as the Padres knocked off the AZL Royals, 8-4. Decker now has a seven-game hitting streak and has 18 hits in his last 15 games and is hitting .354/.533/.556 on the season.

Prospect Nuggets

GCL Marlins center fielder Issac Galloway went 1-for-3 with his 13th double on the season and teammate Kyle Skipworth banged his fifth home run on the season as the Marlins edged the GCL Mets 3-2 in a seven-inning game. . . Idaho Falls shortstop J.D. Alfaro (Royals) went 2-for-5 with his 20th double of the season. . . Helena center fielder Erik Komatsu (Brewers) went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI. The eighth-round pick out of Cal State Fullerton is now hitting .353/.419/587 on the season. . . Pulaski designated hitter Mario Martinez (Mariners) went 1-for-4 with a double in the second game of a double header against Bristol (White Sox). Pulaski fell in 10 innings, 2-1. . . AZL Giants catcher Buster Posey made his professional debut over the weekend. Yesterday he went 2-for-4 with a double and is hitting .308 through his first 13 at-bats. . . GCL Cardinals outfielder Devin Shepherd played both games of a double header against the GCL Nationals. In the first game, he went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. He followed that up by going 3-for-3 in the second game with two more runs scored and another RBI. One of the top high school prospects in California in 2006, Shepherd spent one season at Oklahoma before transferring to CC of Southern Nevada where he was an 11th-round pick this season. He’s now hitting .280/.353/.336 on the year. . . First overall pick Tim Beckham (Rays) went 2-for-5 with a run and two RBIs for Princeton, raising his average to .237.

What To Watch For Today

First baseman Eric Hosmer (Royals) did not play this weekend for Idaho Falls. Instead, he stopped in Kansas City where he spoke to the media and took batting practice with the big league club, hitting a few long home runs in the process. He will be playing for the Chuckars tonight, however, as they face off against Odgen (Dodgers).