Jaime Garcia makes the minor league update at BP from Monday:
Garcia has now whiffed 11 in his first seven shutout innings while giving up just three hits. Just as importantly, command is often slow to come for elbow surgery survivors, and Garcia has yet to walk a batter.
Derrick Goold at BA recaps what the trading of prospects means for the system.
Mozeliak and others did not see the trades as a departure from their larger plan. Rather, they said it was a chance to outfit a contender today. Farm director Jeff Luhnow said the system’s depth helped make the trades possible.
Allen Craig, one of my favorite bats in the minors, shows up on Baseball America’s Hot Sheet with some strong offensive numbers.
Matt Baker checks in on a Nick Additon start. My money quote:
With a fastball that topped out at 87 miles per hour on the stadium radar gun and a change-up that dipped as low as 59, Additon cruised through his first six innings, issuing two hits and hitting one batter.
There are 6 qualified major league starters with fastballs that sit at or below 87mph.
Meet the new Memphis GM. He’s only 31!