- 10th round pick in 2017 made a statement in his HiA debut by setting a career-high with 10 strikeouts. Bettinger made 12 appearances (11 starts) at LoA Wisconsin with 5-4 record, 4.02 ERA, and an almost 3:1 K:BB ratio. He did pickup a UTR Two Start Treasure mention from May 8th to 14th.
- The righty out of Panama had his longest outing of his career last evening, throwing seven scoreless innings and only allowing one hit. He made his U.S. debut in 2016 with the GCL Astros and asserted himself in his first full season by reaching Buies Creek to begin 2017.
- Valdez missed all of last season after a strong DSL debut in 2016.
- The young Dominican looked solid during a spot start at HiA St Lucie in late April before being sent down to LoA Columbia, where he made 3 appearanaces. Look for him to be a rotational staple with the Cyclones now that the short-season has begun.
Top Relief Pitcher Performance RHP James Carter (LoA Great Lakes – Los Angeles Dodgers) 24 years old 3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 3.94 ERA
RADAR BLIP RHP Ryan Lillie (LoA Greensboro – Miami) 22 years old 6 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 2.27 ERA, Win 6-1