Joe Mahoney – As I discussed in the “Players of the Month” post, Mahoney has put up video game numbers during his time with the Baysox. He’s displaying, the ability to hit for average, and even some plate discipline. Has he unseated Brandon Snyder as the #1 first base prospect in the system?
Tyler Townsend – After posting a .336 AVG and .944 OPS with the Shorebirds, Townsend earned a late July promotion to Frederick, but shortly afterward he found himself on the DL with a hamstring injury. During July, Townsend hit .319 with a .571 SLG%.
Kipp Schutz – While he’s a little old for the New York-Penn League, Schutz has hit .349 through 39 games with the IronBirds. I’ve received good reports on his defense, as it’s improved lately, and his BB/K rate had actually looked very nice before his last 10 games. A teammate told me, “Schutz can flat out hit”. I think it’s time for a promotion.
Michael Ohlman – Right when he started to hit with the Shorebirds, Ohlman was sent to extended ST and a few days later found himself playing for the Bluefield Orioles. Ohlman has actually hit worse with Bluefield than he did with the Shorebirds, as his strikeouts have gone up, his walk rate has gone down and his power has decreased.
Garabez Rosa – Plate discipline has always been a problem for Rosa, and he continued that trend, failing to draw a walk in July while striking out 26 times. The early season stud has disappeared, and Rosa’s average has dropped almost 100 points since the end of May.
Greg Miclat – After posting an .806 OPS with the Keys, Miclat earned a promotion to Bowie in late June. Miclat found Bowie to be much harder, as he’s posted a .255 average while striking out in more than 25% of his at-bats.