July 8, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; USA pitcher Danny Hultzen delivers a pitch during the third inning of the 2012 All Star Futures Game at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-US PRESSWIRE
By the time you're reading this, I should be shortly on my way back from a weekend in Las Vegas, so if it's not 100% timely, well that could be because I wrote it up after the AAA All-Star game on Wednesday. As you might also imagine, as a result, this one will be a bit more brief than normal.
Wil Myers (KC) - Myers went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI in the AAA All-Star Game on Wednesday, and this was after going 2 for 4 with 3 RBI in the Futures Game on Sunday. I'm honestly wondering when we start hearing about #FreeWilMyers.
Ryan Wheeler (ARI) - Yes, it's the PCL. Yes, it's Reno, a known hitters haven as well. But Wheeler still has 14 home runs and 88 RBI at the break to go along with a .356 batting average and a .581 slugging percentage. I don't know honestly if he is the long term solution for the Diamondbacks at 3B, but if they think he can play the position they probably ought to try him there next season.
Matt Harvey (NYM) - There are rumors that Harvey may be called up to the Majors with the news that Dillon Gee will likely miss the rest of the season due to surgery, and he may be better than their other options at the moment. That said, the walk rate still concerns me a bit on him (42 in 98 innings), but he could be good for some much needed strikeouts for fantasy owners if he gets called up.
Tyler Skaggs (ARI) - Skaggs wasn't involved with the AAA All-Star Game, but was called up to AAA Reno once Trevor Bauer was summoned to the Majors a couple weeks ago. So far in 10 innings pitched, Skaggs has struck out 6 and walked 2, but allowed 14 hits including 2 home runs. It's early, and it's Reno. Let's see a few more starts before we even think of worrying about him.
Danny Hultzen (SEA) - Hultzen pitched better in his last outing before the All-Star break, going 5 innings and striking out 6. He did walk 3 and allow 6 hits though, but I think we'll start to see him normalize a bit more as he continues to make starts for Tacoma.