Brandon Davis gets a little Baseball America love, while Omar Estevez hopes July never ends
The Great Lake Loons waltzed to a 13 – 1 win last night led by the double play combination of Brandon Davis and Omar Estevez. Not often you will feel the need to write about two players in low A ball hitting .233 and .237 respectively but these aren’t ordinary players.
Estevez is only eighteen years old, and Davis just a year older at nineteen. Davis got a little write-up today in the Baseball America daily prospect link:
Brendon Davis, 3b, Dodgers: Davis is hitting only .233/.292/.331 this year. But he’s one of the most interesting prospects in the Midwest League anyway because of his tools and the glimpses of potential he shows. Davis slides between shortstop and third base, although he probably will end up at the hot corner full-time eventually. He was 2-for-4 with a home run, a stolen base and 4 RBIs last night.
I will admit to finding it a bit curious that BA choose to write about Davis and not Estevez because Estevez had just as big a night, is a 1/2 year younger, and is just tearing up July. As noted Estevez is only hitting .237 overall, but in July he is hitting .326 | .371 | .573 with five home runs. Omar hit zero home runs in April, one in May, and one in June, so this outburst of power by an eighteen-year-old in a pitchers league is something to keep an eye on.
- The Tulsa Trio went zero for ten, and newly promoted Edwin Rios went hitless as well
- No one is hotter than Rob Segedin who rocked three more hits, and now has seventeen hits in his last thirty-eight at-bats, including four home runs.
- Just turned 21-year-old Johan Mieses hit his seventeeth home run, tying him for second in the California League.