First off, about last night’s win, the second straight against the Montgomery Biscuits, to start the new year. Jorge Lopez was excellent on the mound (6.0IP/0H/0ER/7SO), and the Shuckers got 11 hits off Biscuits pitching: our biggest feasters were Victor Roache (3X5/2RBI), Michael Reed (2X4/1HR/2RBI), and Mauricio Dubon (2X4). And Jacob Nottingham made this great throw to ixnay a SB attempt. Can’t help to feel good about what we’ve seen so far.
OK, now on to Mauricio Dubon. Patrick Magee at the SunHerald wrote this very good introductory article about our new shortstop, but I always like to see what other folks around baseball – not necessarily those within the Brewers organization or writing for hometown fans – have to say about our players. Here’s three that I found.
First, Trevor Hetzer at FOXSports.com back in December listed Dubon along with past Shucker Brian Woodruff and future Shucker(?) Lucas Erceg as three players who “could shoot up the prospect charts” if they were to repeat the successes they had last season.
John Sickels of MinorLeagueBall includes Dubon in his list of top 200 MLB prospects for 2017, placing him at number 118, with a grade of B, and this comment:
Dubon is probably the outlier here but I think he made real progress with his hitting in 2016.
And the suburban-Milwaukee newspaper The Gazette had this report on Dubon’s very nice progress during this year’s spring training.
He’s gone 3X9 in his first two games with us, so he’s certainly starting out fine. Here’s hoping this keeps going, and the comparisons to Orlando Arcia begin!