With three affiliates on all-star break and rookie ball just starting earlier this week, this Hot and Cold was pushed back a few days to allow for a bigger sample size. Now that there are six affiliates in action, it has become tougher at the top. Several players pounded the ball this week, but it’s an older prospect that took this week’s hot hitter.
Hot Hitter: Tyler Flowers, C, AAA
Flowers isn’t having a great season, but it still showing plus power and a strong walk rate. Over the last several days, he showed the best and worst of his abilities with a .400/.444/.920 line but with 10 strikeouts in 25 at-bats. Flowers has 65 strikeouts in 185 at-bats this year to go with 35 walks. Needless to say a contact rate like that won’t translate in the Majors. The 25-year-old is hitting .249/.385/.459 for the season. Honorable mentions: Tyler Saladino
(.438/.500/1.000), Brady Shoemaker (.389/.577/.611), Rangel Ravelo (.500/.579/.750), Gookie Dawkins (.368/.350/.895), Alejandro De Aza (.465/.490/.674) and Kevan Smith (.429/.478/.667).