On Monday night, Mel Rojas Jr. hit his first home run since being promoted to Indianapolis. He has been hitting well since his promotion, batting an even .300 through 28 games, with an .811 OPS. On the season, Rojas is hitting .302/.382/.439 in 285 at-bats, with six homers and seven stolen bases.

Two Altoona highlights from the past few days. The first is an RBI double from Stetson Allie, his 11th double of the season. He also has 12 homers. Allie is batting just .224 this year, with 72 strikeouts in 62 games. He does however have a .785 OPS, thanks to the power numbers and 35 walks. He will need to cut down on the strikeouts to succeed at the higher levels, but the combination of walks and plus power give him a chance to develop into a valuable first baseman. It's important to reme...

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