I mentioned it in “Down on the Farm” below, but I just wanted to point out a kid that is raking the ball for Billings in the rookie Pioneer League. Brandon Waring is a 21 year-old 3B who was just drafted out of Wofford College, and he can flat-out hit. Last night, he went 2-4 with two solo homers. That makes 16 big flies in just 62 games. Waring has hit two homers in each of the last two games, and in three of his last 9 games.

A batting average over .300, huge power numbers, an OPS well in excess of 900. Not bad.