Brett Jackson is relevant because of his slugging. In the last 3 games he has 3 HR's and a bunch of strikeouts like always. His average is in the 200's his OBP in the 300's but he is slugging over .500 and thats not a bad thing to have. Josh Vitters went 1-3 and is now batting .287 on the year. The guys over at Cubs Den were looking at some numbers the other day and while Vitters looks at very few pitches per AB he also almost never swings outside of the zone. He seems to be selectively aggressive which is what you want to have. He also has a very high contact rate for pitches in the zone which is another good sign.
When I saw that Peoria had scored 12 runs I was hoping 8 of them came from Javier Baez but sadly he only went 1-5 with a run scored. Most of the damage was caused by Zeke DeVoss who was 1-3 with a HR and 2 BB and his 17th SB to boot. Dustin Geiger also had a game going 1-4 with a HR. On the pitching side Yao Lin Wang earned another save even though he should really be starting.
Lots to talk about with Boise. Over the weekend Jeimer Candelario just continues to crush everything in sight. He now has a 1.070 OPS on the year and 4 HR's in his last 5 games. And he is 18. This is good. Candelario is not the only guy tearing up short season as Gioskar Amaya has been just as hot. Amaya went oppo last night and is sporting a .375/.432/.650 line. Both of these guys are names to watch in BA's top 100 next year. Shawon Dunston Jr also went yard last night his first pro HR. Our system has some good bats but we lack pitching just about everywhere.