Scoreboard Triple-A: Omaha Storm Chasers 10, Columbus Clippers 8Double-A: Akron RubberDucks 3, Richmond Flying Squirrels 0High-A: Lake County at Dayton Dragons- Rained OutLow-A: Fredericksburg Senators at Lynchburg Hillcats – Rained […]
Triple-A: Omaha Storm Chasers 10, Columbus Clippers 8
Double-A: Akron RubberDucks 3, Richmond Flying Squirrels 0
High-A: Lake County at Dayton Dragons- Rained Out
Low-A: Fredericksburg Senators at Lynchburg Hillcats – Rained Out
Joey Cantillo (SP, Akron): 5IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 6K – This was nice to see from Cantillo. He filled up the strike zone with his fastball and was 91-93 and hit 95. He showed off a cutter/slider as well, heavily. His control, mainly with his fastball, has been shaky this year so that was a big part of his turnaround in this start.
Oscar Gonzalez (RF, Columbus): 3-5, HR, RBI, K – The beat goes on for Gonzalez. He keeps smacking homers but with a very aggressive approach and out front swing that sort of cheats to get him to more pull power. It’s easy power and we know he doesn’t swing and miss as much as someone with his aggressiveness should and with his type of swing. But the approach is highlight unlikely to be viable.
David Fry (1B, Columbus): 3-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI,2 K – We might really see how Cleveland feels about Fry now that Trenton Brooks is back and Bobby Bradley is in Columbus again. Fry has almost exclusively played 1B so far for Columbus. He played seven innings at third. He hasn’t caught yet despite being a catcher in his past. A C/1B/3B role with his power and contact skills would be a nice piece on a major league bench, but he hasn’t caught yet, which makes you think Cleveland doesn’t think he can. If he’s just a 1B, his at bats are going to be limited unless they prioritize him above Brooks and Bradley. And when Nolan Jones comes back? It’s going to be interesting. But the power and previous positional flexibility are interesting.
Andrew Misiaszek (RP, Akron): 3IP, 4K – Pretty solid relief outing for anyone, especially someone who throws 88-92. His fastball is a bit sneaky and the slider is good. So far his control has been about average this year, which is an improvement for him. Still, he probably doesn’t have the utility to be more than an optionable relief arm. But hard to see how he fits onto Cleveland’s crowded 40 man situation. Could be an easy R5 target for someone.
Best of the Rest
Brayan Rocchio (SS, Akron): 1-3, 1B, BB, SB – Another solid day for Rocchio who is starting to see more hits fall. And he made an impact throughout the game with two times on base, one via a hit, one via a walk, and managed to steal a base. He also turned in a gold glove caliber play at short.
Tyler Freeman (SS, Columbus): 2-5, 2B, RBI – Freeman is still settling back in and getting his timing down and he’s facing the most advanced pitching he’s seen in his career. It hasn’t been spectacular yet and his double tonight wasn’t hard hit, but it’s nice to see him collect a two-hit night on his way back to being the hitter he’s been before.
Mitchell Tolman (3B, Columbus): 2-3, HR, RBI, BB – Tolman has been a nice fit for Columbus, moving around the diamond and has shown some pop.