Seitzer finished his college career off nicely with a solid junior season at OU, a season in which he hit .358. But scouts have projected him as more of a line drive hitter, with perhaps not enough power to be the prototypical Major League first baseman. This caused Seitzer to slip into the 11th round of the 2011 Amateur Draft, but Cameron says the key for him is to keep the approach he has at the plate.
"The biggest thing for me is sticking with my approach," Seitzer revealed. "Maybe I'm not as powerful as other first baseman, but I'm more concerned with getting on base and helping my team win."
See also Adam's pieces on Josh Sale and Ian Kendall.
Jerry Crasnick weighs in on Montgomery shortstop Tim Beckham:
The more Beckham floundered, the more fun revisionist historians had second-guessing the 2008 draft. In picking Beckham, the Rays passed on Eric Hosmer, who went to Kansas City in the third spot, and Buster Posey, who landed in San Francisco with the No. 5 pick. Among the other players selected in the first round: Justin Smoak, Jemile Weeks, Brett Wallace, Ike Davis, Lonnie Chisenhall and Casey Kelly.
"He's a decent athlete, but his lower half is getting bigger, and I'm not sure if he has the instincts to play short,'' said an NL talent evaluator. "But the bottom line is, he's a 21-year-old kid playing in a tough hitters' league, and he's holding his own. I don't think he's going to be a superstar. But he's going to play in the big leagues, and he has a chance to be an everyday guy.''
Yuma player-manager Jose Canseco tossed six innings of one-run ball, Joey Gathright played catcher and virtually the entire lineup was made of pitchers. Oh, and the last-place Scorpions defeated the first-place Fielders 8-3 in Zion, Ill.
As if that isn't enough hijinks, Willy Aybar is also on the Yuma Scorpions roster.
I'll miss reading FreeZo with the end of The Process Report:
So, as of tonight, we’re going to close the doors here, because sometimes you just have to admit something isn’t worth continuing, and right now, it’s difficult to justify keeping this place active.
Oscar Hernandez had a single in four at-bats, was hit by a pitch, and scored two runs yesterday for the VSL Rays. He's batting .405 on the season.
Moves: John Jaso to Tampa DL (right oblique strain, retro to 7/10); Jose Lobaton and Jake McGee promoted to Tampa; Trevor Shull to GCL on rehab (still on Bowling Green DL); Wilking Rodriguez to Bowling Green DL (shoulder); Julio Cedeno activated from Bowling Green DL.
Alex Cobb only pitched two innings for Durham last night so he can start for Tampa on Monday or Tuesday. Andy Sonnanstine should take Cobb's next turn in the rotation for Durham. This is starting to look like a lost year for Rodriguez, only 3 starts so far between Hudson Valley and Bowling Green and now back on the DL.
Stat 'O The Day: Walks >= strikeouts (minimum 10 walks):
Batter Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Robby Price* BWG 268 67 12 2 2 31 9 5 56 45 .250 .409 .332 .741 Tyler Bortnick CHA 308 93 19 5 3 50 27 2 49 40 .302 .416 .425 .841 Cole Figueroa* MTG 251 68 14 3 2 27 5 3 30 30 .271 .357 .375 .731 Dan Johnson* DHM 161 39 12 0 3 18 0 1 30 27 .242 .361 .373 .734 Adderly Rosa# DSL 102 27 4 0 1 9 10 4 26 23 .265 .417 .333 .750 Robi Estrada# BWG 118 29 2 2 3 13 7 1 22 21 .246 .359 .373 .732 Taylor Motter PRI 69 23 4 0 1 5 14 2 15 8 .333 .459 .435 .894 Julian Morillo# GCL 56 11 3 0 0 6 2 3 10 10 .196 .324 .250 .574Trivia: What do the two righthanded-only batters in the list above have in common?