6/1 Minor League report

Thursday’s games

Brett Jackson hit a RBI single and a sac fly in Iowa’s 4-1 win in the first game of a doubleheader against Omaha. Rafael Dolis pitched 1 1/3 innings for a save. In the second game, Mike Montgomery limited the I-Cubs to two hits in a complete game 10-1 win. Jackson hit his sixth homer of the season in the sixth for Iowa’s only run. Chris Volstad was scheduled to start Friday against Omaha in the series finale. Anthony Rizzo did not play in the twinbill; he has not played in a game since Sunday when he left with a sore right wrist.

Eric Jokisch took a no-hitter into the fifth and combined with three relievers to lead Tennessee to a 4-1 win over Huntsville. Mike Burgess homered and Junior Lake hit a RBI double.

Roni Torreyes hit a walkoff homer in the ninth to give Daytona a 7-6 win over Brevard. Torreyes entered the game batting .175. Nelson Perez gave Daytona a 5-3 lead with a grand slam in the third.

Burlington’s Sean Jamieson homered off Austin Reed in the seventh to hand Peoria a 3-2 loss. Yasiel Belaguert hit a two-run single in the sixth. Gerardo Concepcion posted a quality start.

Wednesday’s games

Junior Lake had two hits, including his third homer, and Michael Brenly hit his first homer with Tennessee in a 6-4 loss to Huntsville. Dallas Beeler took the loss, giving up four earned runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Greg Rohan had two hits, including his 10th homer, and Micah Gibbs hit his second in Daytona’s 6-5 win over Brevard County. Tony Zych earned the win in relief.

Wes Darvill had two hits in Peoria’s 10-1 loss to Burlington. Hunter Cervenka struck out six over 2 1/3 innings in relief.

 — Carrie Muskat


What I keep looking for in our minor league system is a 3rd baseman who will be MLB ready in the next year or two. Preferably one with power. Do we have such a player?

Not exactly… If Vitters keeps on his current pace then he is an option but he doesn’t have crazy power and lacks good defense. Lake could play 3B but he is so inconsistent and prolly won’t be ready till late 2014. Baez is projected as eventually playing 3B but he is even farther away but should play good defense with the most power out of all of our 3B. Alcantra is the interesting spec. Not as well known but is making a name for himself. He doesn’t have the power but has good defense and amazing contact bat. As of right now as a 20 yr old he is putting up numbers very similar to what Castro did at 19 in the same league. I am not saying that means he is going to be that good but it does perk my interest to see what he can do. He may be one that can make the jump from AA to the ML much like Castro. I personally don’t care if they hit homers as long as they can produce an OPS over 750 (league average this year is 723)

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