In his defense, Tyler Townsend
is not lighting the world on fire. It means that guys may not exactly pitch to him.
He did have two hard hits that were un-lucky and he is playing against grown men. The class of pitching night in and night out have two or three average offerings for the level or better. These guys make less mistakes and if they do, most are decent enough to work them out quickly. Manny is adjusting to the change up and tough time getting square on it. He is still fouling off more than in play, but you see the foundation. No way I am worried about this kid one bit at this time.
The dry spell bug is effecting Schoop as well. If Manny was a bit more repsonsive, maybe Schoop gets a few more fastballs or it floats in the zone. Both of these guys show a lot of promise and still need to slightly compact the swing at times. Neither have logged enough innings or at bats in general, much less the Sally League to be alarmed.
You need to remember, even the best need at least 500 at bats in the minors before they finally improve. Some guys need 750-1000. It is good to struggle in the minors, you learn to make constant adjustments to your game. You can never rest on your approach at the plate or on the mound. Only by constantly tweaking your game, do you stay ahead of the field and continue your growth as a ballplayer.