Las Vegas outfielder Brandon Nimmo and Oklahoma City right-hander Trevor Oaks have been tabbed the PCL Player and Pitcher of the Week for August 15-21, the league office announced Monday. Nimmo batted .452 (14-for-31), while hitting a two-run walk-off home run in the 12th inning August 16 vs. Round Rock. Oaks struck out 11 in a complete game victory over El Paso.
August can be a difficult month for Minor Leaguers, but Astros outfield prospect Jon Kemmer is enjoying a highly productive month while leading Fresno's push for a playoff spot.
Even before injuries decimated the Dodgers' rotation, fans wondered when Jose De Leon would join the team. For now, the club's No. 2 prospect is thriving with Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Ty Blach has made impressive strides in his second season with the Sacramento River Cats, so impressive that the Giants' No. 23 prospect has put himself in position for a September callup.
A rising star in the Giants system, first-year River Cats manager Jose Alguacil talks to Ben Hill about his personable approach to coaching, the benefits of art and the challenges of Triple-A.
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