Leo Rojas, C, Salem-Keizer: 4-5, 2 2b, 1 r, 2 rbi
Rojas, a 15th round selection in 2012 out of Miami Dade CC, recently made his 2013 debut after sitting out 50 games for a violation of MLB’s banned substance policy. He’s played in all of four games this year, and is 8-11 over the last three days, including a HR and 7 RBI. Last night, he was the DH for Salem-Keizer, and helped lead the way to an exciting 11-10 win over Everett.
Christian Arroyo, SS, Arizona Giants: 3-3, 1 2b, 3 r, 2 rbi.
The Giants’ rookie league affiliate continues to roll in Arizona, and 1st round pick Arroyo continues to be one of its strongest hitters. The shortstop has been consistent at the plate all summer since making his professional debut, and his 3-hit effort last night pushed his batting average near .300 again.
Nick Vander Tuig, RHP, Salem-Keizer: 1.2 ip, 6 h, 6 er, 1 bb, 1 k.
Vander Tuig was the Giants’ 6th round draft choice this summer, and is having a rocky start to his professional career. Last night, Everett knocked him around pretty good to the tune of 6 runs before he could make it out of the 2nd inning. If you recall, Vander Tuig was a College World Series hero this summer for UCLA, dominating South Carolina in the championship game. He was also the Bruins’ workhorse this year, and the Giants are likely being very careful with him. At this point, it seems like he may be tiring a bit after a long college season.