Last year's top 2017 picks had a HOT Saturday.

David Peterson shouted, "Here is why I was a 1st rounder" with a brilliant 6 inning, 9 K, 1 hit, no walk near-perfecto.  Nice.

2nd rounder Mark Vientos was on twice with 2 more ribbies, giving him 39 RBIs in 43 games and a .305/.384/.527 season split.

3rd rounder Quinn Brodey had 6 RBIs last night, getting on base 4 times.  Although he has not hit great since being drafted, in 622 career at bats, he has 97 RBIs and 50 extra base hits, so he may be ready to make a move higher. 20 of 25 in career steals, too.

Besides them, 2016 4th rounder Michael Paez is at a solid .274/.344/.421 for St Lucie after a strong night last night, and this year's first rounder Jarred Kelenic is hitting well once again, with 5 for 10 over his last 2 games.

And 17 year old 2nd rounder Simeon-Woods Richardson has not allowed an earned run in 8.1 IP and fanned 11 in his happy debut season so far.

All good stuff, folks.


Mack Ade said...

Morning Tom

Brodey needs to finish the season strong to warrant the picking of him this high.

Thomas Brennan said...

True - Brodey as a left hitter just seems to fan too much

Thomas Brennan said...

Paez has 20 errors in about 100 games, almost all at 3rd. He needs to do a lot better on D.

He is over .300 since the beginning of Jul.

Thomas Brennan said...

I did overlook Justin Dunn, who tossed a nice game with 6.2 IP and 8 K last night - another step closer.

Pablo Grullon said...

Our farm system is slowly creeping back to respectability. In excited about the pitchers in AA and the position players at Kingsport. Good to see

Reese Kaplan said...

The problem with the farm system is at the upper levels where you have Alonso and...? There's not another standout you expect to be a long term solution.

Thomas Brennan said...

Reese, I think AA is upper, or at least lower-upper, and so Dunn and perhaps Toffey are in that standout category.

Mack Ade said...

I think it is far too early to analyze a draft less than 2 years ago

That being said, love the first 3 pks.

My darkhorse - 1B Jeremy Vasquez

Thomas Brennan said...

Jeremy has done well, but the climb is a steep one...except for Tim Tebow :)

Thomas Brennan said...

Pablo, I agree.

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