Triple-A: New Orleans Zephyrs
L 0-5 @ Oklahoma City RedHawks
Jake Smolinski, LF: 0-for-3, 2 SO
Scott McGough, SP: 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, BB, 2 SO, HR
The Zephyrs were soundly trounced by the RedHawks in abbreviated game, as the New Orleans offense collected only four hits and was shutout.
Double-A: Jacksonville Suns
L 8-9 vs. Mobile BayBears
Anthony DeSclafani, SP: 4.1 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 2 HR
It's hard to tell if Anthony DeSclafani is still adjusting to Double-A, or if he's truly unprepared for the league. His ERA has skyrocketed from 1.67 in high Class-A to 6.04 now. He's already old for the league, so the Marlins were probably right to test him.
High Class A: Jupiter Hammerheads
Low Class A: Greensboro Grasshoppers
W 2-1 @ Kannapolis Intimidators
Jesus Solorzano, CF: 3-for-4, R, HR
Cody Keefer, LF: 0-for-2, 2 BB
Chad James, SP: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 BB, 5 SO
The switch to full-season ball has brought Jesus Solorzano's numbers down, but occasionally he will impress with a big night. At 22 years old, Solorzano needs to be hitting better than .284/.328/.444 to separate himself as a quality prospect.
The good news is he is putting his speed to good use, and his steal success rate has improved dramatically. After stealing only seven bases last year with a success rate at 54 percent, he has jumped up to 25 steals and a 89 percent success rate this year. That figure demonstrates outstanding progress from Solorzano.
Short-Season: Batavia Muckdogs
W 4-2 vs. Vermont Lake Monsters
Austin Dean, LF: 1-for-4, R, HR, SO
Ryan Aper, CF: 1-for-3, BB, SO
Max Garner, SP: 5.0 IP, 4 H, R, 2 BB, SO
Last year's fourth round draft pick, Austin Dean, homered for the first time this year. At 19 years old, Dean is far away from the majors, but he's got plenty of talent, and is putting up an impressive .281/.347/.472 line.
Rookie: GCL Marlins
W 6-1 @ GCL Cardinals
K.J. Woods, LF: 0-for-4, BB, 3 SO
Gabriel Castellanos, SP: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 9 SO
K.J. Woods's scouting report mentioned a tendency to strikeout, and thus far he has delivered, striking out approximately once per game. This hasn't ruined his professional debut, however, as he's still batting .297/.395/.351.