Good afternoon everyone. Nick is on vacation but everything will be back to normal tomorrow with the Gameday thread. I will also have notes tomorrow for rookies Caleb Joseph of the Orioles, Carlos Contreras of the Reds, and Giants prospect Kyle Crick.
Did you know. . .
***Cubs prospect Kris Bryant hit his 38th homer yesterday. The Cubs really need to leave him in the minors for at least another week because I am hoping to get back up to Des Moines.
***White Sox outfield prospect Jared Mitchell hit an inside-the-park home run yesterday for Triple-A Charlotte, thanks to his own speed and a misplay by Pawtucket center fielder Mookie Betts.
Mitchell began the year with Charlotte but did not hit well and was sent back to Double-A Birmingham in June, where he hit .299/.367/.561 in 39 games. For Charlotte he has a .198/.338/.346 mark in 59 games though he's combined for 16 homers on the season.
Mitchell's long-standing problem with contact has dampened his prospect status to the point where most people have forgotten about him, but I wonder if a change of scenery would help. I'd love to see if another organization can do something the White Sox haven't been able to do.
Have a good evening!