Minor League Player of the Day –Hard to beat slugging a two run home run in the biggest minor league all-star game of the year. Some members were panning the choice of Silverio but he earned the spot with his sensational bat work this year for the Lookouts.
Representing the World, Silverio's two-run homer to left center in the sixth inning at Chase Field against U.S. southpaw Drew Pomeranz was one of the shining moments of the Futures Game, claimed 6-4 by the U.S. It was the latest installment in a season of highlights for Silverio, a late bloomer from the Dominican Republic.
"I'm having my best year since I led the Gulf Coast League [in 2007] in hitting [.373] and RBIs [46 in 51 games]," Silverio said. "It means a lot to be here with all these guys. I've been working hard, and it's paying off."
Silverio had struck out and grounded out before launching a 93 mph fastball for the first two World runs. He flied to right in his final at-bat.
At Double-A Chattanooga, the 6-foot, 205-pound athlete is batting .314 with a .566 slugging mark built on 28 doubles, 12 triples and 10 homers, with 57 RBIs.
Improved bat speed and pitch selection have Silverio on his way to his best professional season.
Silverio is described by Lorenzo Bundy, manager of the Dodgers' Triple-A Albuquerque affiliate, as "an all-around player with a good bat who plays all three outfield positions.
Also a brief almost useless scouting report from Baseball Intellect on Ryan Christenson
Ryan Christenson | LHP | Los Angeles Dodgers
Christenson is a sleeper pitching prospect. He’s a lefty pitching in the Midwest League for the Dodgers. He has ordinary — though decent — stuff, but he throws lots of strikes, and flashes an ability to precisely his command his fastball for decent stretches at a time. He can really work the corners well and he can do it to both sides of the plate.
AAA –Isotopes lose 9 -5 as Snell was booed off the mound according to our live TBLA reporter. DeJesus launched his first home run of the year, he was seen flexing toward AJ Ellis in LA as he rounded 3rd. After five straight two hit games since returning from LA, Dee Gordon said the hell with this shit and pounded out three hits, including his third triple during this stretch.
AA – With my rose colored glasses on, I noticed that Chris Withrow threw a no - hitter yesterday. When I took them off for a second I noticed that the word wild would not have described the debacle of him on the mound yesterday. The Lookouts won 6 -4 behind this sterling effort. Denker, Ochoa, and Van Slyke all went deep for the Lookouts.
HiA –Quakes lose in a home run fest 9 - 8 in Lancaster where home runs are as common as foreclosed houses. Lemmerman, Wise, Barajas, and Jackson all went yard for the Quakes. Jon Redding started and did not last three innings.
LoA –Loons busted out the bats yesterday plating 10 runs. The carnage was led by the top of the lineup as Grider and Landry delivered three hits a piece. Landry easily had his best game as a Loon collecting three hits, two triples, and two walks. Heck that is Player of the Day worthy. Chatsworth star Bobby Coyle hit his seventh home run, his 3rd in the month of July. Angel Sanchez had his second bad outing in a row after getting us all titillated with his May/June work.
Rookie Ogden –.Raptors tore out a 9 - 5 victory behind the first home runs of the year for Jan Vazquez and Jeff Hunt. The 20 year old Hunt is having an outstanding offensive season so far for the Raptors and is taking off in July.
Rookie Arizona –