Down on the Farm - 7/3/22
Francisco Álvarez (NYM) gets promoted, Joey Bart (SF) hits one nearly 500 ft., Brayan Rocchio (CLE) stays hot, Jaime Melendez (HOU) strikes out 10, Brian O'Keefe (SEA) hits three homers
Player of the Day 🌟
Brayan Rocchio (21) - CLE (AA) 3-6, HR, 2 2B
Brayan Rocchio went 3 for 6 with a home run and two doubles last night for Akron (AA) — It’s the second time in three day Rocchio has been the Player of the Day. After a slow start to the season, the Guardians prospect has really started to turn it on lately. I said the other day “Rocchio has a plus hit tool and is currently running a batting average on balls-in-play of .256 — something tells me he is about to go on a heater.” He’s now hitting .241/.331/.404 (103 wRC+) on the season with seven home runs and seven steals. The switch-hitting shortstop is also carrying a career high walk rate of 11% and has reduced his strike out rate from last season.