A few notes here on Ole Miss’ drafted baseball players early in their minor league careers.
It’s been a good start for R.J. Hively, though his manager is clearly taking him slowly into pro ball with 6.1 innings spread over five appearances.
Hively has allowed just one hit, with no runs, no walks and eight strikeouts. Opponents are hitting .050 against him.
Alex Yarbrough has been able to jump into pro ball more quickly with 60 at-bats in 14 games. He’s hitting .267 with two doubles, three triples, eight RBIs and 24 total bases.
He’s with Cedar Rapids in the Class A Midwest League, an affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels.
Matt Snyder has gotten off to a slower start, just six hits in 42 at-bats (.143). Only one of those six hits has gone for extra bases, a double. He’s walked eight times and struck out four. He’s with Staten Island in the New York-Penn League, a Class A short season affiliate of the Yankees.
Zach Kirksey is also in the New York-Penn League with Connecticut Tigers, a Detroit affiliate. He’s hitting .207 with a home run. He’s struck out 12 times in 29 at-bats and has not drawn a walk.
Dylan Chavez, with the Lowell Spinners, the Boston affiliate in the New York-Penn League, has pitched one inning in one appearance with no hits, no runs and two strikeouts.