Besides the typical excitement from first-round picks and some exciting lines from Alec Hansen, it was the strong debuts from Nick Hostetler’s third- and fourth-round picks that supposedly set the draft class apart.
But Alex Call and Jameson Fisher really haven’t distinguished themselves this season. Call hasn’t played since April 15 due to a strained muscle in his chest. Fisher has also battled a couple of injuries, which might be why he’s fared worse than one might expect from a collegiate on-base champ in low-A ball.
That said, Fisher finally might have found a groove after coming back from a disabled list stint on May 19. He’s hit .444/.519/.756 over his last 13 games, including five multi-hit games over his last seven. That’s raised his season line to .303/.390/.477, with a strikeout rate of 23 percent and falling.
- Eddy Alvarez went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Nick Basto, 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Matt Cooper: 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
- Joel Booker was 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a strikeout.
- Jameson Fisher, 1-for-3 with a double.
- Micker Adolfo was 0-for-2 with a strikeout and an HBP.
- Bernardo Flores: 5 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
- Joel Booker was 2-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Jameson Fisher singled twice and walked twice.