The Marlins reportedly signed RHP Taylor Braley, their sixth round selection in this season’s draft. That leaves fourth-rounder RHP Colton Hock as the lone selection from the first 10 rounds who is still unsigned.
SS Rony Cabrera was promoted from Batavia to Greensboro, and the Grasshoppers placed 2B Riley Mahan on the seven-day DL with a groin injury.
SS Yeremin Lara and RHP Enmanuel Mercedes were assigned to the DSL Marlins from the Muckdogs.
The Marlins assigned RHP Tyler Frohwirth, late of the Baltimore Orioles, to the Muckdogs.
The Jumbo Shrimp sent LHP Dillon Peters to the GCL Marlins on a rehab assignment.
Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 1, Omaha Storm Chasers 2
Kelvin Marte started for the Baby Cakes (31-45), and earned no-decision in a 2-1 loss to the Storm Chasers (39-45) with 4,829 on hand at Shrine on Airline.
Marte allowed one earned run on four hits over 3 1/3 innings, then Brandon Cunniff (2-2, 4.01) took the loss, giving up the game winning run on one hit and two walks over 2 2⁄3 innings. Opposing starter Yender Caramo (2-6, 4.86) was sharp in victory, allowing an unearned run on six hits and zero walks over eight innings. He struck out three.
The Cakes and the Chasers traded runs in the first, Omaha on a Ryan O’Hearn RBI-single and New Orleans on a Moises Sierra RBI-single. The score remained until the fifth, when legacy Raul Mondesi hit an RBI-single to right field for a 2-1 lead. Sierra led the Cakes with two hits in the game. No other Baby Cake finished with more than one.
Elsewhere in the PCL
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 3, Montgomery Biscuits 5
Mike Kickham (5-5, 2.61) allowed four earned runs on eight hits and a walk in five innings, taking the 5-3 loss to the Biscuits (43-40) with 1,971 in attendance at Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium.
John Norwood and David Vidal each collected a pair of hits for the Shrimp (38-45), one of Norwood’s was a solo home run. Cam Maron hit a double, and that was it as far as offense.
Elsewhere in the SL
Chattanooga Lookouts 5, Tennessee Smokies 3
Mobile BayBears 6, Mississippi Braves 3
Biloxi Shuckers 6, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 4
Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 10, Florida Fire Frogs 4
Trailing 4-3 after six innings, the Hammerheads (39-42) scored seven in the seventh for a 10-4 win over the Fire Frogs (31-48) with 411 in the house at Osceola County Stadium.
Jeff Brigham gave up four earned runs in five innings, on five hits and three walks while striking out six. He earned no decision against the Frogs, the high-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. Jose Quijada (4-1, 2.70) got the victory despite allowing three baserunners in his inning of work, striking out two. Eric Alonzo whiffed three in two shutout innings.
Jupiter opened scoring in the second on a Cleuluis Rondon RBI-single, then added a pair in the fourth on a Brian Schales two-RBI double for a 3-0 lead. The Fire Frogs scored twice in the fourth on a non-RBI GIDP from Braxton Davidson and an RBI-single from Brett Cumberland. They added two more in the fifth on a Brigham wild pitch and a Alejandro Salazar RBI-single.
With the Frogs leading by a 4-3 count after six innings, the Hammerheads came alive in the seventh for seven runs. John Silviano, Dustin Geiger, Stone Garrett, and Dexter Kjerstad hit RBI-singles, followed by an RBI-groundout from Gunner Pollman and a two-RBI single from Mason Davis.
Boo Vazquez and Kjerstad finished with a single and a double each for Jupiter.
Elsewhere in the FSL
South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers (43-38)
The Grasshoppers and the Hagerstown Suns (48-34) were rained out, and it will be made up as part of a doubleheader tomorrow.
Elsewhere in the SAL
Lexington Legends 6, West Virginia Power 2 (suspended, 3)
Augusta GreenJackets 5, Columbia Fireflies 3
Rome Braves 3, Greenville Drive 0
Hickory Crawdads 7, Kannapolis Intimidators 4
Charleston RiverDogs 10, Asheville Tourists 9 (10)
Augusta GreenJackets 7, Columbia Fireflies 2
Delmarva Shorebirds 2, Lakewood BlueClaws 0
New York-Penn League
Batavia Muckdogs 1, Auburn Doubledays 9
Edward Cabrera (0-1, 6.59) started for the Muckdogs (7-9) and lost, allowing four earned runs on six hits and three walks in 3 1⁄3 innings, striking out three. New addition Tyler Frowirth whiffed four and allowed just one hit in two relief innings.
Aside from Frowirth’s contribution, there wasn’t much to write home about in this one. Doubleday (4-12) pitching held the Muckdogs to just two base hits. A double by Mathew Brooks and a single from Ben Fisher with 1,669 in attendance at Falcon Park. Auburn is the Short-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals.
Elsewhere in the NYPL
Brooklyn Cyclones 10, Tri-City Valleycats 1
Lowell Spinners 5, Aberdeen Ironbirds 3
Staten Island Yankees 7, Hudson Valley Renegades 5
Vermont Lake Monsters 6, Connecticut Tigers 4
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 4, West Virginia Black Bears 1
Williamsport Crosscutters 6, State College Spikes 3
Gulf Coast League
GCL Marlins 3, GCL Cardinals 5
The GCL Cardinals (4-4) topped the GCL Marlins (4-4) at Roger Dean Stadium early this afternoon. Dillon Peters (0-1, 3.38) took the loss, allowing three runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks. Encouragingly, he whiffed four Cardinals while inducing two groundouts and two strikeouts.
The Marlins scored first, when Cameron Baranek scored on a first inning balk by opposing pitcher Kevin Hamann. Leandro Cedeno tied it in the bottom of the frame on an RBI-double.
The Cardinals took the lead for good in the third, scoring two runs on a Baranek fielding error for a 3-1 lead. They tacked on another in the fifth on another Cedeno RBI-double. The Marlins scored a run in the sixth on a Denis Karas RBI-single, but the Cards got it back in the seventh on a Cedeno solo home run. Alberto Guaimaro scored a run on a throwing error by opposing catcher Zach Jackson to set the final score.
Michael Hernandez went three-for-three with a walk and a triple for the good guys, but no other Marlins’ batter finished with more than one hit.
Elsewhere in the GCL
Dominican Summer League
DSL Marlins 10, DSL Braves 9
The DSL Marlins (15-13) topped the DSL Braves (10-17) by a 10-9 final score on Wednesday morning.
Rafael Eysseric started for the Baby Fish and struck out three in as many innings, giving up a run on three hits and a walk. Raul Brito (2-2, 2.08) earned the win despite blowing a save in the ninth.
Omar Lebron raised his average to .250 by going four-for-five with a double, a walk, and three RBI. Daniel Paulino and Brhayan Campos each hit two singles and a double, and Paulino also collected three RBI.
Elsewhere in the DSL
Angels 7, Cardinals 4
Rangers1 10, Astros Orange 3
Athletics 10, Astros Blue 6
Blue Jays 4, Padres 2
Tigers 9, Brewers 6
Cubs2 7, D-backs2 4
D-Backs1 6, Giants 1
Royals 3, Dodgers1 2
Indians 2, Indians/Brewers 0
White Sox 6, Mariners 2
Rockies 5, Mets1 2
Phillies Red 7, Nationals 6 (10)
Phillies White 16, Rojos 5
Pirates 7, Dodgers2 1
Mets2 7, Rangers2 4
Rays2 7, Cubs1 3
Red Sox 6, Rays1 4
Reds 5, Orioles 4 (11)
Twins 11, Yankees 10
Marlins’ Minor Leaguers of the Day
Tyler Frowirth struck out four batters in two shutout innings, allowing one hit in Batavia’s loss to the Doubledays.
Omar Lebron drew a walk, stole a base, hit three singles, a double, and collected three RBI for the DSL Marlins in their win over the Braves.
Fish Stripes Top 30 Prospect Watch (dynamic tracker)
#1 James Nelson @WoahitsNelly
#2 Braxton Lee @Brax_Lee went 0-for-3 with a walk and is hitting .329 in the Southern League between the Biscuits and the Shrimp.
#3 Trevor Richards @trvrchrds
#4 Dillon Peters @dillypickz lost in his first rehab start since going down earlier this season with a broken finger on his pitching hand. He was pretty sharp, though, striking out four batters in 2 2⁄3 innings. He issued a pair of walks and three hits for three runs, but only one was earned.
#5 Drew Steckenrider @asteckenrider20 allowed a hit in 1⁄3 of an inning for parent club Miami, and currently has a 3.86 ERA.
#6 Mike Kickham @MikeKickham4 gave up four runs in five innings, on eight hits and a walk. He struck out four in the loss, and sports a 2.61 ERA for the Shrimp.
#7 Brian Anderson @AndersonBrian01 went 0-for-3 with a walk, hitting .258 with the Shrimp.
#8 Boo Vazquez went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, and two strikeouts. He’s hitting .367 since joining the Hammerheads.
#9 Austin Dean @AustinDean_3
#10 Kyle Barrett @kbarrett_4 went 0-for-4 and is hitting just .207 with Jacksonville.
#11 Michael King
#12 Sam Perez @SCPerez_
#13 Shao-pin Ho
#14 Brian Miller @B_Millz05
#15 Jeff Brigham @Jbrigs34 earned no decision, allowing four earned run son five hits and three walks. He struck out six and watched his ERA rise to 3.00 for the Hammerheads. W
#16 Trevor Rogers
#17 Riley Mahan @RizzMahan
#18 Dustin Beggs @dbizzzzle
#19 Tayron Guerrero @TyronGuerrero7
#20 Matt Tomshaw @MatthewJTomshaw
#21 John Norwood @Norwood_10 went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk, and two runs scored. He’s at .273 with Jacksonville.
#22 Sean Reynolds @Sean___Reynolds went 1-for-4 with a run and two strikeouts for GCL. He’s hitting .300 for the season so far.
#23 Cody Poteet @PoTweet_34
#24 Brian Schales @BrianSchales hit a double, scored a run, drew a walk, struck out, and collected a pair of RBI. He’s at .263 with the Hammerheads.
#25 Mason Davis @_Maeday20 went 1-for-4 with a run, two RBI, two walks and a strikeout. He’s hitting .296 with Jupiter.
#26 Joseph Dunand @Joedunand
#27 Colby Lusignan @ColbyLusignan
#28 Ethan Clark @ethanclark22
#29 Eliezer Rodriguez
#30 Demetrius Sims @_D1Sims
The DSL Rays1 (7-21) will host the DSL Marlins starting at 10:30AM.
At noon, the GCL Marlins will host the GCL Mets (3-5) at Roger Dean Stadium.
Beginning at 4:35PM, the Hagerstown Suns will host a pair of scheduled seven-inning contests with the Grasshoppers. Kolton Mahoney (3-3, 3.06) will start the first one.
At 7:05PM, the Muckdogs will face the Doubledays in the rubber match of their three-game series. Manuel Rodriguez (1-1, 9.39) will get the start.
Also at 7:05PM, Scott Squier (2-6, 4.00) will start opposite the Fire Frogs.
Beginning at 8PM, New Orleans’ Chris O’Grady (3-5, 3.29) will take the hill opposite the Omaha Storm Chasers.
8:05PM will see the Biscuits host the Jumbo Shrimp. Chris Mazza (1-4, 2.71) will get his turn on the hill.
Andy Beltre of the Jumbo Shrimp will turn 24 on Thursday. GCL Marlins’ pitcher Doug Domnarski turns 23 on Saturday.
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