Florida Marlins top Prospect Mike Stanton has been seeing the ball very well the last couple of days hitting two home runs Sunday and adding three more Monday night. Monday’s three taters each went to a different field, right, left, and center.
The three Home Runs raises Stanton’s season total to 9 in only 17 games. He also holds a .338 batting average with a ridiculous 1.282 OPS. Stanton is arguably the top power prospect in the minor leagues and was considered just a notch under the Atlanta Braves uber-prospect Jason Heyward in the spring, so the production is not un-expected. With Chris Coghlan struggling in Florida, Stanton may be a player to watch in fantasy leagues as the season goes on.
Other Minor League news.
Stephen Strasburg had his scheduled start rained out. His ERA continues to stand at 0.73 after 3 starts and 12.1 innings pitched.
The Arizona Diamondbacks voided the contract of Socrates Bristo after he was suspended 50 games for use of PEDs.
New York Mets minor league pitcher Angel Calero was also suspended 50 games for use of PEDs.
Minor League Pitchers of the Week
Aneury Rodriguez – Durham
Radhames Liz – Portland
Phillippe Aumont – Reading
Amuary Rivas – Huntsville
Edgar Osuna – Northwest Arkansas
Joshua Collmenter – Visalia
Michael Montgomery – Wilmington
Austin Hyatte – Clearwater
Daniel Osterbrock – Beloit
Graham Stoneburner – Charleston
Minor League Hitters of Week
Roger Bernadina – Syracuse
Brad Snyder – Iowa
Paco Figueroa – Bowie
Carlos Peguero – West Tennessee
Mike Moustakas – Northwest Arkansas
Kyle Russell – Inland Empire
Oscar Tejada – Salem
Corban Joesph – Tampa
Jerry Sands – Great Lakes
Daniel Butler – Greenville
Tags: Baseball, Jason Heyward, MILB, Stephen Strasburg