Right-hander D.J. Myers had it going in his seventh start of the year, pitching seven innings of one-run ball for the Augusta GreenJackets. It's the second time in his last three outings that Myers has thrown seven frames, doing so on April 26 at Lexington — a day after teammate Domenic Mazza was perfect.
Myers set a season-high in swinging strikes at 15, helping him to strike out six. He owns a 24.1 strikeout rate so far, which isn't anything to gawk at, but with a reasonably-good walk rate of 6.6%, it balances things out. Also note that Myers, in 58.1 innings with the AZL Giants in 2016, issued just five walks, culminating in a stellar 2.1 BB%.
Here's a look at Myers from his debut season in Arizona, just months after being selected in the 15th round out of UNLV.
— Another update on Frandy De La Rosa, the player received from Texas for Clayton Blackburn. The good: 13.6 BB%, .209 ISO. The bad: 30.9 K%, 4 CS. The caught-stealing issue is previously noted, so that shouldn't come as a surprise. He was caught 23 times in 2016, while only successfully taking a base 19 times.
— Sam Coonrod gave up a good chunk of hard contact Wednesday, but struck out eight in 4.2 innings thanks mostly in part to his sharp-biting slider.
— Chris Shaw played his third game in left field in a week. He's still crushing the ball, going 2-for-4 on Wednesday with a double. He's now rocking an isolated slugging percentage of .219. For more on Shaw's transition to left field, read this great column from Baseball America's Kyle Glaser.
- Sacramento: Dan Slania (8.75 ERA, 1.99 WHIP)
- Richmond: Matt Lujan (5.55 ERA, 1.56 WHIP)
- San Jose: Michael Connolly (2.30 ERA, 1.21 WHIP)
- Augusta: Matt Solter (3.86 ERA, 1.52 WHIP)
TOP-30 PROSPECTS ROUNDUP
- Tyler Beede: DNP
- Christian Arroyo: 2-for-5, 2B, SO
- Bryan Reynolds: DNP
- Steven Duggar: DNP
- Chris Shaw: 2-for-4, 2B, SO
- Sandro Fabian: 0-for-5
- Heath Quinn: DNP
- Joan Gregorio: DNP
- Jordan Johnson: DNP
- Andrew Suarez: DNP
- Ty Blach: DNP
- Steven Okert: DNP
- Sam Coonrod: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 2 BB, 8 K
- Matt Krook: DNP
- Aramis Garcia: 0-for-3, BB, 2 SO
- C.J. Hinojosa: 1-for-3, R, BB
- Reyes Moronta: DNP
- Rodolfo Martinez: DNP
- Austin Slater: DNP
- Kelvin Beltre: 1-for-4, SO
- Dan Slania: DNP
- Cory Taylor: DNP
- Chris Stratton: DNP
- Chase Johnson: DNP
- Jalen Miller: DNP
- Melvin Adon: DNP
- Garrett Williams: DNP
- Dylan Davis: 0-for-3, BB, 2 SO
- Ryder Jones: DNP
- Hunter Cole: DNP