Here are a pair of highlights to get you through your afternoon.
Last night the Altoona Curve won 4-3, thanks to four different solo home runs. The game winner came off the bat of Willy Garcia, who hit a line drive home run to the left-center gap. Garcia has a ton of raw power, as shown by this home run. His big drawback is that he lacks plate patience, leading to a lot of strikeouts and not a lot of walks. That's going to be a big test for him in his jump to Altoona this year.
Cody Dickson is a sleeper prospect to watch, and is my sleeper pitcher in West Virginia this year. He got off to a great start to the season over the weekend, striking out seven batters in five shutout innings. Imokemp (who you should be following on Twitter), GIFed the seven strikeouts, which can be seen ...
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