Short-Season Dish: Former Indy Leaguer Amar Paces NYP In Hitting

Prospect Of The Day

Adam Amar (Blue Jays) wasn’t drafted after his Memphis playing days ended and instead he tried his hand in independent ball, including a stint with Reno. Amar got looks in the spring and the Blue Jays assigned him to Auburn, where he has not disappointed. He leads the New York-Penn League in hitting (.353), is tied for third in home runs (8) and fourth in RBI (32). Yesterday, Amar went 2-for-4, hit a home run and had five RBI. However, Amar is the designated hitter at a low level in the minors.

Prospect Nuggets

Amar’s teammate, first baseman Michael McDade (Blue Jays) went 3-for-5 with a double and a home run to aid the Auburn offense. . . Boise’s offense was at it again. Third baseman Josh Vitters (Cubs) hit a three-run homer, shortstop Ryan Flaherty (Cubs) went 4-for-5 and fell a home run short of the cycle, and Ryan Keedy (Cubs) went 2-for-5 to boost his Northwest League-leading average to .372. . . Eugene righthander Pablo Menchaca (Padres) pitched six innings and allowed on run on five hits, while striking out six. . . Aberdeen lefthander Cole McCurry (Orioles) lost for the first time in the NYP, but still had a quality start as he allowed three runs in six innings and struck out six. McCurry is 7-1.

What To Watch For Today

Lefthander Ari Ronick (Giants) throws for Salem-Keizer tonight, as the Volcanoes host Eugene. Ronick struck out eight in four shutout innings his last time out. The New York-Penn League is off today.