The Salt Lake Bees, along with the rest of the Pacific Coast and International Leagues, begin the week with a three-day break leading into the Triple-A All-Star Game. One player who won’t be taking time off is Infielder Sean O’Malley, who will represent the Bees in Durham, North Carolina this year.
Following the Triple-A All-Star break, the Bees resume the season by hosting the 51s. Slugging outfielder Brennan Boesch was named PCL Player of the Month for June. Another Bees player to watch is J. B. Shuck, who currently is ranked 2nd in the league with a .331 AVE and a miniscule 18 SO in 260 AB.
Managing the Ogden Raptors this season is ex-major leaguer and Cy Young winner “Black Jack” McDowell. Raptors starting pitcher Abdiel Velasquez is ranked fifth in the league with a 2.86 ERA. Outfielder Jaylen Harris is second in the league with seven stolen bases.
The Orem Owlz have the best win-loss record, 18-8, in the Pioneer League and lead the South division by three games ahead of the Grand Junction Rockies. Hot hitting shortstop Zachary Houchins leads the league with 27 RBI, closely followed by outfield teammate Bo Way, with 21 RBI.
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