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Minor League Ball Gameday, June 2

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Erik Davis gets the call
Erik Davis gets the call

Good evening prospect watchers.

I am very pleased with how the 2013 Minor League Ball Community Mock Draft went yesterday. There were very few glitches this year, and I felt everything proceeded quite smoothly. I hope everyone had a good time and got some enjoyment out of the exercise, and perhaps some knowledge as well. The Gameday threads will be back up in a timely manner again starting tomorrow.

***Tomorrow's Prospect of the Day will be Alex Wood of the Atlanta Braves, who was in college at the University of Georgia one year ago, waiting for the draft. ***Yasiel Puig has been promoted to the Los Angeles Dodgers roster and will be Prospect of the Day for Monday. Wood will slip until Tuesday.

Obviously, the draft will be our main focus this week, but we'll have some regular minor league coverage as well.

***Chicago Cubs prospect Javier Baez went 5-for-6 with six RBI for High-A Daytona Saturday night. He's hit .308 with four doubles and three homers in his last 10 games, giving him a season line of .277/.319/.519 with nine walks and 56 strikeouts in 206 at-bats. No change in the scouting report at this point: enormous offensive potential, but his approach remains very aggressive and could tangle him up when he gets to Double-A.

***Ten strikeouts in 6.1 innings for Minnesota Twins prospect Alex Meyer yesterday, giving him a 73/27 K/BB in 61 innings for Double-A New Britain with 53 hits allowed.

***Today's slate of minor league games, with a lot in progress already.

***The Nationals put Bryce Harper on the disabled list and promoted minor league reliever Erik Davis.

Davis was a 13th round pick out of Stanford back in 2008. I'm glad to see him make it since I picked him in the Shadow Draft way back then. His career took a big step forward after he converted to the bullpen in '12, where he's shown enough stuff (90-96 MPH fastball, changeup, knucklecurve) and command to be a competent middle reliever.