Aledmys Diaz has yet to draw a walk since being sent to Memphis...Harrison Bader's 2-3 game pushed his average back up over .300 and his wRC+ up to 122. He's played well this year in Memphis, not quite well enough to force his way up to the big league roster, but certainly well enough to ease concerns after his Pacific League debut last year...Luke Weaver was a late scratch after being called up to St. Louis, so yesterday was a bullpen game, and Kevin Herget drew the start...Miguel Socolovich has allowed 1 R in his last 8 appearances and shaved 6 runs off of his AAA ERA.
Magneuris Sierra drove in the lone run for the S-Cards last night. He's put up an almost identical wRC+ at three different levels this year, albeit with very different peripherals...Tommy Edman has flow through the system reaching AA in a little bit over a year. He's show the ability to take a walk so far in the Texas League, but his sub-.200 BABIP has given him an awfully ugly batting line so far...John Nogowski is a new addition to the Springfield roster, he was added as a minor league free agent last week after spending time in the A's organization...Control is still Chris Ellis' biggest issue, he has run a double-digit BB% at every stop in the high minors across 3 different seasons now.
2015 32nd round pick Thomas Spitz has a BB% over 12% again in his second crack at the Florida State League. His K% has spiked this year, but he's displayed the pitch recognition to control counts, and as long as he keeps getting on base he'll probably keep moving up the chain if only as a organizational soldier...Man, Austin Wilson. He has zero XBH in 129 FSL plate appearances...Connor Jones induced 10 groundouts to just two flyouts. He continues to run an absurd GB%, he's getting grounders at a 70% rate, which leads the FSL, the next highest number is just a hari over 60%. However, he is issuing walks at a rate that is undermining his overall performance. If he an get his walk rate back down to where it was last season he could go back to looking like Dead Ball Era Joel Pineiro.