Cam Collier hit two home runs, Ruben Ibarra had four hits, Ariel Almonte hit a laser beam of a home run, and Ricardo Cabrera and Hector Rodriguez both picked up 3-hit games.

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The Louisville Bats were postponed

They will play a doubleheader on Friday with the first game scheduled for 5:30pm ET.

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 4-0. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons lost 7-6 in 10. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas won 8-4 in 11. Box Score

  • Johnny Ascanio went 2-5 with a home run (2) and 2 runs.
  • Ricardo Cabrera went 3-5 with a double and a run.
  • Ariel Almonte went 1-4 with a walk, home run (2), 2 runs, and 2 RBI.
  • Connor Burns went 1-4 with a walk, run, and an RBI.
  • Yerlin Confidan went 2-4 with a walk, triple, run, and 2 RBI.
  • Gabriel Aguilera was charged with an unearned run in 4.0 innings with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts.
  • Jose Montero allowed 2 runs in 4.0 innings with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts.
  • Cody Adcock was charged with an unearned run in 3.0 innings with 5 walks and 4 strikeouts.

4/19 Game Preview

Team Record Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Watch
Louisville 7-10 5:30pm Gilbert/Spiers Here Here Here
Chattanooga 3-8 7:35pm Aguiar Here Here Here
Dayton 6-6 7:05pm Lowder Here Here Here
Daytona 6-6 6:30pm Serwinowski Here Here Here


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8 Responses

  1. The Duke

    Great to see the power output from Collier recently, he’s up to 16 RBI in 11 games played . After hitting only 6 HR in 111 games in Low A last year, he has 5 in 11 games this year. Just to pick a nit, he does have only 1 BB vs 10 Ks, but it’s hard to be too critical when he’s hitting .340 and has a 1.035 OPS. Hopefully when the hot streak cools off a little bit, we see him taking a couple more walks.

    Sal Stewart is on the opposite hot streak, taking plenty of walks, hitting for average, still has an .888 OPS, but the power has been limited to 2 doubles and 1 HR. Hard to be too critical of a guy hitting .325 with a .438 OBP, but his isolated Power of .125 is low given his size and bat speed. Stewart DH’d the game I saw, but he’s been playing 2B in addition to 3B, I wonder how he has looked there.

    • DaveCT

      You can really see the bat speed scouts were impressed with going into the draft and the exit velo’s backing that up. I think MK said Collier’s been effective opening his hips and (my words) ripping the bat through the zone. I said somewhere else that Collier’s swing reminds me of Dan Driessen, The Cobra. Really impressive bat speed.

  2. The Duke

    I look forward to the days where Lowder or Serwinowski pitch, and we get both today!

  3. MK

    Not a typically built second baseman. Plays pretty acceptable second base for this level. Similar to India type play.

  4. Stock

    5 non-pitchers whose performance thus far in Dayton has me encouraged their prospect status:

    1. Cam Collier
    Encouraging: He is showing elite power early on. April is a difficult month for power in the midwest league. Collier has 5 of the Dragons 11 home runs thus far. He is also hitting fewer GB thus far.
    Concerns: Where did the walks go?
    2. Sal Stewart
    Encouraging: Learning a new position. Though not as impressive as last year the K/BB ratio is still very impressive.
    Concerns: Where did the power go? That said it is April in the midwest and the cold air will supress the power.
    3. Jay Allen
    Encouraging: The power is back if only in limited playing time. Looking forward to seeing if he can reblossom this year.
    Concerns: He spends more time on the IL than he does between the white lines.
    4. Hector Rodriguez
    Encouraging: All he has ever done is hit. He is a hitting machine and though the power is only average right now it will improve as the year progresses.
    Concerns: I guess you would have to say he rarely walks.
    5. Ethan O’Donnell
    Encouraging: On base machine thanks to a 25% BB%. His 18% K% works too.
    Concerns: Where is the power from last year? Again it is April in the midwest. Also his GB% right now is at 56%. It was 34% in Daytona last year so sample size may correct this.

  5. Stock

    Three pitchers in Dayton who have impressed thus far.

    1. Rhett Lowder
    Encouraging: 22.7% K%-BB%. 66.7% GB%. 70% of his pitches are strikes.
    Concern: Why did he start in Dayton.

    2. Brody Jessee
    Encouraging: 53.8% K%. 42.3% K%-BB%. 3.00 ERA early in spite of a .625 BABIP.
    Concerns: Has always had a high BABIP. Is it possible that contact comes when he has a hanging slider and suddenly he goes from elite to very hittable? Can he keep his BB% under 12%?

    Bryce Hubbart – Is he breaking out this year?

    • DaveCT

      I watched Gabriel Aguilera pitch yesterday for the Tortugas. His changeup looked fantastic. The proverbial ball on a kite string that you pull back just as it reaches home plate. Very nice breaking pitch, too. Fastball mostly 91-ish, spotted well. Reminded me of Acuna and Javi Rivera, and a bit of Aguiar, though not near the velocity.

  6. Zach

    Glad to see Collier developing power in strides. I’m not worried about the Ks as they are only at 21%. History says his walk rate will go up, but I’d prefer the power over taking too many walks. He’s not built for speed.