Ricardo Cubillan has arrived in Full-A ball. He hasn’t had many opportunities yet, but the 20-year-old shortstop is off to a promising (4-for-9) start.
C.J. Chatham holds a .351/.377/.491 slashline. I’m interested to see how long he’s in Full-A, as he’s showing that when healthy he’s going to do nothing but rake. The arrival of Cubillan could give Chatham the opening to move to Double-A.
Meanwhile, Victor Acosta went from a .345/.424/.414 slash line last week to a .352/.417/.481 line this week. He hasn’t produced many runs, but that line is incredibly hard to ignore.
Michael Osinski‘s strong start has been momentarily derailed by an injury and subsequent trip to the disabled-list. It will be interesting to see how he returns. Hopefully the stint won’t cool him off.
Cole Brannen‘s bat is still somewhat of a question mark. He holds a .169/.281/.229 slash line at the moment. The speed isn’t in question though. Despite barely getting on base, he’s already stolen seven bases and scored 13 runs. He’s got the potential to be ridiculously dangerous. It’s also important to note, he’s 19 – give him time.
Enmanuel De Jesus got his first appearance of the season under the belt this week. He threw four shutout innings, allowing three hits and eight strikeouts. The 21-year-old has struggled in Full-A in the past. Maybe this is the year he’s got it all figured out.
Marcos Lantigua allowed three runs combined in his first two appearances (3 2/3 innings). Since then, he’s thrown 11 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run. He has a 1.80 ERA and 0.93 WHIP. In 15 innings opponents are hitting .189 against the right-hander and have struck out 12 times.