Short-Season Dish: Cashner, Holt Disappoint

Prospect Of The Day

The young Marlins catcher we’re supposed to be ga-ga over is Kyle Skipworth, but Miguel Fermin (Marlins) is the one producing results at the plate. Fermin went 2-for-3 with a solo home run on Tuesday and the catcher from the Dominican Republic leads the NYP League in home runs and average (.367). At 23 years old, he is too old for the league, but his results can’t be ignored. Fermin hit .336/.386/.474 in 116 at-bats in the Dominican Summer League in 2007.

Prospect Nuggets

Andrew Cashner’s (Cubs) debut with Boise did not go so well. He missed plenty of bats, but walked four in 1 2/3 innings. Cashner allowed an unearned run and struck out three. . . Brad Holt (Mets) didn’t deliver a good start either. The Brooklyn righthander gave up three runs in 3 1/3 innings, but walked seven. His string of two straight Hot Sheet appearances is certainly over. . . Williamsport righthander Robert Roth (Phillies) allowed five runs in five innings and took his first loss of the season and easily his pitched his worst game so far in the NYP. Roth walked a season high four. . . Hudson Valley rightfielder Jason Corder (Rays) returned to action for the first time since July 12 and prompylt went 3-for-5 with a home run and a triple. . . While Lonnie Chisenhall (Indians) is supposed to be the steady bat in Mahoning Valley’s lineup, third baseman Jeremie Tice (Indians) has been very solid as the cleanup hitter. Tice went 2-for-5 with his fourth home run and eighth double on Tuesday.

What To Watch For Today

Williamsport runs into Batavia at the wrong time. The Crosscutters have lost five in a row, while the Muckdogs have won four in a row. The Northwest League is idle tonight.