A few minor league transactions have been made early today, and I expect more to be announced later today:
-Cole White has been promoted from West Virginia to Bradenton. White has been hitting for a .288/.347/.485 line in West Virginia this year. He's 26 years old, but was still in low-A because he spent two years with the Army, only returning to pro baseball last July.
-Justin Bencsko has been promoted from State College to West Virginia. He put up a .271/.367/.388 line in State College, although he didn't have the best numbers in July, with a .237 average and a .708 OPS. Bencsko's best tool, and possibly his only one, is speed. He might be the fastest player in the system. He's got 30 strikeouts in 85 at-bats this year, which doesn't speak well for his future chances.
-Junior Sosa has been promoted from the GCL to State College. Sosa is also a speedy outfielder, although he profiles even more as an organizational player t...
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