Written for Jays Journal
The Vancouver Canadians’ season could be coming to an end.
The Northwest League’s playoff format is one of two halves, and although the C’s have shown bright spots this year, their timing of wins has been such that their effect on the standings has been minimal.
As much as winning is an important factor in any sport, the minor leagues of baseball are meant for player development, with the ultimate goal being a World Series championship for the major league team.
As the season draws to a likely playoff-less closure for the C’s, we can start to look at what prospects will be finding their way up the ladder to the Lansing Lugnuts, or will be seeing their season come to an end. Lansing is right in the thick of a playoff pursuit, much more so than the C’s are at this point in time, and could benefit from the promotion of some of the organization’s best prospects.
Yorman Rodriguez, Vancouver’s leader, in every offensive category, already finds himself in Lansing where he has continued his hot streak, batting .389 through his first eight games.
Other than Rodriguez who could be sent up? Who are some of the standout performers from this season?