Brock Stewart and Imani Abdullah both fan 10 in minor league starts
While Nick Tepesch was proving why he was a one start nonsolution for the major league club, Brock Stewart was making sure they pay attention to him the next time they might need someone to fill the void in the rotation. Brock struck out ten for the second game in a row for the Oklahoma City Dodgers, but this time, he walked one. In his last two games at AAA, Brock has struck out 20, walked 1, and given up 3 runs in 13 innings. By my count, Brock has recorded 39 outs, and struck out over 1/2 of them, while walking just one. In the short period of three months, Brock has pitched at three levels, dominating each level before moving up. Is his next start going to mean another promotion?
Imani Abdullah does his work at the lower levels of the minor league system. The 19–year-old Imani pitches for the Great Lakes Loons in the A level midwest league. Imani struck out 10, walked none, gave up two runs in five innings. This was by far the best outing of the 2015 11th round draft pick.