Big Day in the M’s Minor League System
The M’s finally announced a big international signing today, a month after the July 2nd deadline. Welcome to the M’s organization, Luis Gohara! Gohara’s a Brazilian pitcher who just turned 16 – he actually wasn’t able to sign on July 2nd, as he was still 15 then. Despite his age, he’s reportedly touched 94mph over the past year, and BA had him as the 7th best international prospect this year.
In addition, today marks the first time that
all three of the M’s big pitching prospects will take the hill on the same day. [Edit: Awww, it's not to be. Anthony Fernandez has been announced as the game 2 starter, not Taijuan Walker]
Jackson’s playing a double-header against the Braves’ affiliate, and James Paxton starts game one (at 3:05pm Pacific) and Anthony Fernandez starts game two. And as JY mentioned the other day, the Generals have a new catcher in the fold, Mike Zunino, who’ll be making his AA debut. In Nashville, Danny Hultzen makes his first start since late July; it’s going to be fascinating to see if his command’s better after the long layoff. The best pitching prospect in the low minors, Everett’s Victor Sanchez, starts for Everett at Spokane.