South Bend's Alex Glenn hit two home runs last night flashing some of the power potential projected for this 22-year-old outfielder. That gives him 5 for the year to go with 20 RBI, a .256 BA and a .778 OPS. Those aren't electric numbers but they keep him on the radar as a breakout candidate who has a nice combination of power, speed and athleticism. Glenn was drafted in the 12th round of the 2012 draft and had a nice rookie season between the AZL Rookie League and Missoula combining for 10 home runs, 40 RBI and an .889 OPS in 187 at bats. He's playing well enough to deserve a watchful eye going forward and he's someone I really like to keep moving up the system. I wouldn't quite put him in Keon Broxton's class as far as athleticism and defense go and he's basically the same age and playing two levels lower. But he still has potential.
Around the leagues, Reno fell 4-0 as Chase Anderson was decent but the offense was pretty bad. Mobile got 2 home runs from Keon Broxton and a good start by Mike Bolsinger in their 4-2 win. Keith Hessler pitched Visalia to a 5-2 win. And Alex Glenn's two home runs led South Bend to a 9-1 rout of Dayton.
3 Stars: Alex Glenn, South Bend 3 for 5, 3 R, 2 HR (5), 3 RBI
2 Stars: Keon Broxton, Mobile 2 for 4, 2 R, 2 HR (3), 4 RBI
1 Star: Keith Hessler, Visalia 7 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 7 K, 2 ER, W (3-1)
0 Stars: Michael Perez, Visalia 0 for 4, 3 K
Triple A: Reno 0 @ Round Rock 4. Chase Anderson started and was good enough to keep his team in the hnt with 4 runs allowed on 6 hits and 2 walks with 7 strikeouts over 7 innings. But the offense did not show up picking up just 4 singles on the night. Adam Eaton had one of the singles and played CF.
Double A: Mobile 4 @ Pensacola 2. Keon Broxton broke out of his prolonged slump with 2 home runs accounting for all four of the team's runs, and Mike Bolsinger had a fine start allowing 2 runs in 5+ innings. Bolsinger allowed 8 hits and no walks but had no strikeouts. The bullpen added 3+ innings of scoreless relief with Eric Smith getting his 3rd save.
High A: Visalia 5 @ Modesto 2. Keith Hessler had a terrific start going 7 innings allowing 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7. Tom Belza went 2 for 4 with a triple and 2 RBI, and Jake Lamb hit his 5th homer of the year and walked twice.
Low A: South Bend 9 Dayton 1. The Silver Hawks pounded Dayton as Alex Glenn clubbed 2 home runs. Brandon Sinnery had another fine outing going 6 innings allowing 1 run on 6 hits and a walk with 3 strikeouts. Breland Amadova went 2 for 3 with 3 RBI.