Eric Jagielo - Jagielo is showing up with power and consistency, and last week was no exception. In six games to start May, the third baseman had 10 hits with 2 home runs. He also collected 3 RBI and drew 4 walks for the Trenton Thunder.
Jagielo is a big (literal and figurative) bright spot in the New York Yankees organization and making a successful jump to Double-A is a major test he's passing. The team's 2013 first round pick is also doing so early and fast. Whether his big power translates to the next level and more advanced pitching is the next test. Despite positive results, he's so young and rushing him would be a mistake.
Brent Honeywell - Tampa Bay Rays 8th best prospect (as ranked by MLB.com)Brent Honeywell created big buzz with a 7 inning no-hit performance Sunday for the Bowling Green Hot Rods, against the Fort Wayne TinCaps.
Earlier this season he spoke exclusively with this blog about his focus, saying he was, "Especially working the breaking ball and curve ball." (Thank you to Luke Williamson for the suggestion. Follow him on Twitter @ltw0303)
A few Washington Nationals minor leaguers headed to a movie after a game, and, no, it wasn't to see 'The Avengers'. Hagerstown Suns Andrew Cooper (@ehcooop), Grant DeBruin (@GrantDeBruin), and Matt Reistetter (@mattreis10) excitedly tweeted about seeing Pitch Perfect 2. Reistetter added hashtag #NoShame to a tweet about the outing, proudly proving that the whole wide world loves Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson. (new walk-up music maybe?)
The Visalia Rawhide have the best record in the California League, going 28-10 and maintaining a 7.5 game lead on the second place Modesto Nuts. They've won 8 of their last 10 and lead the league in several categories, including innings pitched (354.2), strikeouts (373), and have the lowest WHIP (1.12). Offensively, they're 2nd in hits (356), doubles (86), and RBI (180). The Diamondbacks Advanced-A affiliate is firing on all cylinders to kick off the summer.