Minor League Recap: Games of June 28, 2014

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A dearth of offense on the farm last night, with Corpus Christi as the odd exception behind strong performances from Kemp, DeShields and Aplin

AAA: Omaha (KC) 7, Oklahoma City 4

Preston Tucker achieved a nice milestone in a losing effort last night; he hit his first AAA homer, a good sign for the left fielder who has struggled in his limited time since being promoted. Robbie Grossman also homered behind four innings of work from Asher Wojciechowski, who's still easing his way back into the rotation. 

Robbie Grossman: 2-2. HR, 2 BB
Marc Krauss: 1-3, BB
Domingo Santana: 2-4, 2B
Preston Tucker: 1-4, HR
Matt Duffy: 2-4

Woj: 4 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

AA: Corpus Christi 10, Tulsa (COL) 1

The Hooks had a nice showing from an offense that's been pretty dormant of late. The team combined for 15 hits and had mult-hit games from the likes of Kemp, DeShields, Aplin and Heras. Tommy Shirley had a nice outing, striking out six while Kyle Smith continued his nice run, striking out six in three innings of work.

Tony Kemp: 3-5, 3B
Delino DeShields: 3-5, BB, 3 SB (29)
Andrew Aplin: 2-6, 2B
Leo Heras: 2-4, 3 RBI, 2 SB

Tommy Shirley: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
Kyle Smith: 3 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K

A+: Lake Elsinore (SD) 7, Lancaster 4

Conrad Gregor stole the show among prospects tonight, contributing three hits in a losing effort. He's now hitting an even .400 in 103 A+ at-bats. Brandon Meredith homered and Kyle Westwood took the loss put continues to show strong peripherals that could have him in AA soon. 

Chan Moon: 1-5
Teoscar Hernandez: 1-5, 3 K
Conrad Gregor: 3-5, 2B 
Brandon Meredith: 2-5, HR
Rio Ruiz: 1-4, 2B
Danry Vasquez: 0-4

Kyle Westwood: 4.1 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

A: Peoria Chiefs 7, Quad Cities 4

James Ramsay: 2-5, 2B, 3B
Brett Phillips: 0-2, BB
Chase McDonald: 0-4
Ronnie Mitchell: 2-3, BB

Adrian Houser: 5 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Kevin Comer: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 K

A+ Short-Season: Connecticut Tigers (DET) 10, Tri-City

Bobby Boyd: 1-3
A.J. Reed: 0-3, BB
J.D. Davis: 1-3
Ariel Ovando: 1-4
Terrell Joyce: 1-4, 2B

Austin Chrismon: 3 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

A-ball Rookie League: Burlington Royals (KC) 5, Greeneville 1

Jason Martin: 0-4, 2 K
Yonathan Mejia: 1-3, 2B, BB, K
Connor Goedert: 1-4, 2B

Jose Montero: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

GCL: Pirates 4, Astros 3

Kristian Trompiz: 2-4
Dexture McCall: 0-4
Jake Bowey: 0-3
Randy Cesar: 1-4. 2B

DSL: Astros Blue 14, Rays 5
Astros Orange 3, Mets 2

One guy really worth highlighting from the DSL yesterday is Wilson Amador. The Dominican shortstop had four hits and earned a shoutout from scouting director Kevin Goldstein on Twitter. If you haven't followed the younger international prospects on these DSL teams yet, Franco is another valuable lottery ticket that you can keep an eye on.

Wander Franco: 1-4, BB
Connor MacDonald: 2-3, 2 BB
Joan Mauricio: 2-4, BB, 3B
Nestor Tejada: 0-4, BB
Wilson Amador: 4-4, 2B

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