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Daily Farm Report: Another DeJong Dong

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Triple A: Memphis 9 - Fresno 0

  • Luke Voit (1B): 1-4, R, RBI, BB, 2 K
  • Patrick Wisdom (3B): 2-4, 3 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, BB, K
  • Paul DeJong (2B): 3-5, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI
  • Patrick Wisdom (3B): 1-5, R, HR, 2 RBI, 2 K
  • Harrison Bader (CF): 4-5, 2 R, 2B
  • John Gant(SP): 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K
  • Mark Montgomery (RP): 1 IP, 1 K
  • John Brebbia (RP): 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K

Memphis has 12 position players with 60 or more plate appearances and 10 of those players have a wRC+ of 110 or higher (get it together Breyvic Valera and Wilfredo Tovar), 9 have a wRC+ of 120 or higher. Everybody is hitting, even Nick Martini is hitting. I have no idea what in the hell is happening, or how long they’ll keep this up, but it’s fun to watch right now, especially with Weaver, Gant, and Marco Gonzales all health(ish) and joining the rotation…DeJong’s homer was his team-leading 10th of the year, and his average now sits at exactly .300. The 3.8% walk rate still holds down his overall line, and it has gone down every time he’s moved up a level so this may just be who he is, but the power numbers we saw in the low minors have improved every step of the way too. He may not profile as an everyday player in the bigs right now, but a guy who has plus power and can at least fake it at shortstop is a pretty handy to have around. And he still has plenty of time to figure everything else out.

Double A: Springfield 4 - NW Arkansas 0

  • Oscar Mercado (LF): 1-4, RBI
  • Magneuris Sierra (CF): 0-4, 2 K
  • Jose Adolis Garcia (RF): 3-3, R, HR, RBI, BB, SB, CS
  • Bruce Caldwell (2B): 1-4, K
  • Anthony Garcia (DH): 1-4
  • Jacob Wilson (3B): 1-3, R, HR, RBI, BB, K
  • Jack Flaherty (SP): 7.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 3 K

Magneuris Sierra’s 11 game hitting streak, which began in the Florida State League, continued for 7 big league games and before making its way to the Texas League finally came to an end last night…As much as I am enjoying the extremely young trio of Plummer, Denton and Carlson in Peoria, the Springfield outfield may be my favorite in the Card’s system. Sierra’s 2017 has been a lot of fun so far, Oscar Mercado is changing from an all-glove no-stick shortstop into Drew Stubbs or Carlos Gomez right before our eyes, and Adolis Garcia was a complete Wild Card headed into the season. Also there was a cameo by the impeccably named Blake Drake…The final line didn’t look great, but 7.1 more shutout innings from Flaherty, including 10 groundouts seems fine.

Class A Advanced: Palm Beach 6 - Lakeland 1

  • Darren Seferina (2B): 1-5, 4 K
  • Randy Arozarena (LF): 4-5, R, HR, 2 RBI
  • Edmundo Sosa (SS): 1-3, 2B, K
  • Chris Chinea (1B): 1-5, 2 K
  • Jose Godoy (C) : 0-2, RBI, BB
  • Austin Wilson (DH): 0-4, 3 K
  • Junior Fernandez (SP): 7.1 IP, 9 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Randy Arozarena has been red hot over the last week or so. He hit a low point on May 13th, since then he’s added 40 points to his batting average with 5 doubles and 2 homers thrown in for good measure. This hot streak has gotten his wRC+ up to 105…That isn’t what I thought 7.1 innings of 1 run ball from Junior Fernandez would look like, but I’ll take it just the same.

Class A: Quad Cities 5 - Peoria 1

  • Nick Plummer (CF): 0-4, 4 K
  • Andy Young (2B): 1-4, K
  • Andrew Knizner (C): 0-4, K
  • Juan Yepez (3B): 0-3, 2 K
  • Dylan Carlson (RF): 0-3, K
  • Jose Martinez (SS): 0-2, BB, 2 K
  • Ian Oxnevad (SP): 7.2 IP 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, HR

Nick Plummer had reached base safely in his previous 8 games before last night’s 0-4. He’s only 71 plate appearances into his season, but he has looked the best of the three extremely young and inexperienced outfielders so far. Patience and power has been enough to offset his extremely high K%. The power is especially encouraging for a young player coming off of a wrist surgery...Oh hey it’s Juan Yepez.

Today’s Probables

MEM - Mike Mayers


PB - Zac Gallen

PEO - Steven Farinaro