Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Luna to Stone Crabs; Mayora to Bulls

Several sources are reporting that Omar Luna has been sent to the Charlotte Stone Crabs, the Rays’ A+ team in Port Charlotte, Florida. Coming up to the Bulls from the Montgomery Biscuits will be 25 year-old infielder Daniel Mayora.

Not on anyone’s prospect list, Mayora spent several years in the Colorado Rockies’ system until signing on with the Rays this year and being assigned to AA Montgomery. Primarily playing third base for the Biscuits, he’s bringing a very respectable line of .305/.388/.482 and a wOBA of .388 (best on the Biscuits) to AAA. He’s never played AAA ball, so could be interesting. Career stats are here. He was part of the big spreadsheet done on Rays' minor leaguers over on Rays Prospects a couple of days ago.

He recently played third base in the Southern League all-star game where he got some attention from the Montgomery Advertiser’s Stacy Long.

Of interest to trivialists is that he had a season with the Asheville Tourists (2007). That means he has played in the legendary McCormick Field, the place where Crash Davis hit his record-breaking home run (run that one down film trivia buffs!). Thus, if he hangs around long enough and the Bulls go back to the DAP, he will earn a place in obscure Durham Bulls/Bull Durham trivia history.

Quite a few errors on the season (10), so doesn’t look like the Bulls are getting a great glove.

On paper, he looks like an improvement in our infield, given Luna’s year to date. To keep track of Omar Luna, keep an eye on Jim Donten’s Blog, Claw Digest.

At a guess he will join the Bulls in Charlotte tonight.

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