1. At ESPNNY, Adam Rubin talks to Savannah catcher Cam Maron, who grew up admiring Mike Piazza, this week. The lefthanded hitting Maron’s game is structured very differently than Piazza’s as he relies on contact and plate discipline rather than power. Maron is 11th in the SAL in batting average at .303/.394/.410 in 81 games with the Gnats with 41 walks against 66 strikeouts.
2. At Amazin’ Avenue, Rob Castellano profiles the Brooklyn rotation. He writes:
The Brooklyn rotation is the rare staff that offers top tier stuff, long-term projection and last but not least excellent results from top to bottom. And they feature six starters to boot. This group of hard-throwing righthanders all fall within the NYPL top 21 in ERA while almost to a man featuring excellent K rates balanced with stellar command.
Here’s the thing. Rob is right, the Brooklyn rotation is very talented. It’s also just not as good as the group that was in Savannah in June that included RHP Jacob deGrom, RHP Rafael Montero, RHP Michael Fulmer, RHP Domingo Tapia, RHP Logan Verrett, RHP Tyler Pill and LHP Alex Panteliodis.