Fisher with 12 RBI Debut Breaks California League Record

Derek Fisher hit .305 in Low A with 6 homeruns and 24 RBIs. That resulted in a promotion to High A. In his debut he showed he was ready for the higher level. The Astros 2014 supplemental first round pick drove in 12 runs in his debut with three homeruns. The production is half of what he did in 39 games in Low A in both homeruns and RBIs. A solo homerun in the first and two grand slams in the next two innings gave him three homeruns and 9 RBIs in his first three at bats. Things slowed down a bit after that, but in the seventh he had a bases clearing 3-run double to break the California League RBI record of 11 held by Robert Rivich since 1954.

Normally a 4 for 6 day with 5 RBIs and two homeruns would get you the minor league player of the day. For the Padres Jose Rondon he will have to settle for the bridesmaid award. He was a double short of the cycle, the Venezuelan hitting his third triple in addition to his second and third homeruns. Jose also scored three runs. The first four hit game of the year for Jose raised his average to .269.

Cuban potential superstar Yoan Moncada hit his first homerun and first double of the year in a 2 for 5 day. He drove in three runs. The Red Sox prospect has gotten off to a slow start in Low A hitting just .257 with a .297 OBA. A propensity for striking out (11 in 9 games) has hurt his average.

After watching Kyle Schwarber scatter line drives all over the Tennessee Smokie ballpark on Thursday he powered two over the fence yesterday, number 11 and 12 for the season. The Cubs 2014 first round pick has almost surpassed the 14 homeruns he hit last year in his professional debut. Kyle has three consecutive multiple hit games in which he has gone 6 for 12 with 5 RBIs and 5 runs scored and is now batting .322. Myworld saw too many pitches end up at the backstop, but much of that was with no men on base.

Clint Frazier, the Indians 2013 first round pick, also went deep twice. He has hit all six of his homeruns in the month of May, driving in 23 runs. The strikeouts (53 in 48 games) are a bit of a concern leaving his average at .262.

Brewers prospect Michael Reed was a double short of the cycle. He drove in four runs in a 4 for 6 day, hitting his fourth homerun. The Brewers 2011 fifth round pick is hitting an impressive .340 courtesy of an 8 game hitting streak.

The Rockies 2013 sixth round pick Dom Nunuz also had a 4 for 6 day. The catcher had been struggling with a .194 average until the outburst. He drove in three runs and the double was one of five extra base hits he has hit all season, all of them doubles. For the year his line is .219/.292/.263. More days like the 4 for 6 of yesterday will improve that line.

Alen Hanson does not have an opening in Pittsburgh. In five at bats he failed to make an out, going 3 for 3 with two walks. He hit his seventh double and his third homerun to drive in three runs. Four of the last six games in a six game hitting streak have been multiple hit games for a 11 for 22 streak. The Pirates could use a .309 average with a .457 slugging and 13 stolen bases in their middle infield.

On the pitching front Matt Wisler was the most dominant. The Braves most recent acquisition tossed eight plus innings of two hit shutout ball, striking out seven. After an April in which his ERA was 6.75 Matt has bounced back with a 1.78 ERA in May.

Amir Garrett was the K man of the day, striking out 12 in his seven innings of work. He did allow two unearned runs to cross the plate, but still picked up his second win. With a 2.40 ERA you would think Amir would be better than 2-4, but his previous outing he gave up three unearned runs in a loss and a lack of offensive support has resulted in his three other losses.

Tyler Beede, the Giants first round pick in 2014, tossed seven innings of four hit shutout ball striking out 11. Beede had originally been a first round selection of the Blue Jays in 2011 but never signed. This was his second consecutive shutout outing. In his previous outing he had thrown six shutout innings. His ERA now sits at a healthy 2.24. Tyler still gives up too many hits against lefthanders (.269 average compared to .232 against righthanders).

The Blue Jays may ultimately regret not signing Beede, but their 2014 second round pick, Sean Foley-Reid threw five innings of one hit shutout ball, striking out 10 of the 19 hitters he faced. Born in Guam but attending high school in Jacksonville, the five plus innings was his longest outing of the year.

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