Commentary

Hynick throws perfect game

Updated: July 1, 2009, 1:19 PM ET
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus

El Perfecto!

Brandon Hynick, RHP, Rockies (Triple-A Colorado Springs)
Tuesday's stats: 7 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K
Sure, it was only seven innings, but it was the second game of a doubleheader, and those only go seven innings, so 21 up and 21 down later Hynick has the Pacific Coast League's first perfect game since Milwaukee's Manny Parra tossed one two years ago. While he's not a huge prospect, he is a guy many see as having a big league future, as he makes up for average-at-best stuff with fantastic command and control.

Making adjustments …

Cameron Maybin, OF, Marlins (Triple-A New Orleans)
Tuesday's stats: 3-for-4, R, BB, K, SB
Strikeouts have also been the ultra-toolsy Maybin's biggest bugaboo, but he has reduced them significantly with a shorter swing that is quicker into the zone and more designed for contact. While that seems to have sapped him of his power for the time being, there is certainly some kind of progress here, as he finished June with a .382/.489/.500 batting line in 22 games. There's still something here, folks; actually, there's a lot here.

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