Another day, another home run for Rancho’s Johan Mieses
Mieses has now hit eight home runs in his last twelve games giving him twenty-four for the season and making the Baseball America hot sheet.
The Scoop: The muscle-bound Dominican has a lot of swing-and-miss to his game, but when he gets a hold of one, the ball is a safe bet to clear 400 feet with ease. He has done that plenty recently, homering in four of six games this week to continue a torrid streak. Mieses now has 11 home runs in his past 17 games—he’s hitting .403/.440/.985 in that span—to move into second place in the Cal League with 24.
Mieses just turned twenty-one last month and is primarily a centerfielder. His fielding splits in 2016 so far have been 62 games in CF, 17 games in LF, and 13 games in RF.
MLB had him ranked as the 27th best prospect in the Dodger organization at the mid-season.
In other Dodger minor league news, Omar Estevez slammed a dramatic grand slam in the 9th inning of the Loons come from behind victory. The home run comes complete with a bat flip causing some annoyance with the opposing team’s catcher.