Players named to the Vegas Summer League First-Team: Doug McDermott & Tony Snell (Chi); Otto Porter & Glen Rice Jr (Was); Donatas Motiejunas (Hou).
Read this somewhere and not sure if it is humorous or a question of deep morality, but quick compare McDermott to a non-white player. While you ponder that I will point out that he was the only member of the 2014 draft class to be selected to the first-team and one of just four to make either the first or second All-Vegas Summer League team. Dougie McBuckets finished his five games averaging 18 points on 44.2% shooting from the field and an even better percentage from long-distance at 44.4% while missing just one of his 23 free throws to go with a per game average of four boards and almost three assists numbers that would make Kyle Korver proud. Oh wait, he's white, so how about Sam Perkins?ANALYST: Michael Pichan
J.P. Crawford has been promoted to Double-A Reading.
Crawford has shown the necessary year-to-year growth teams want to see in a kid looking to advance out of High-A ball. While his ISO is not even half of what it was last season, Crawford is slashing .392/.494/.446 through 90 plate appearances and has posted an impressive 15.6-percent walk rate (up from 10.3-percent last year) while cutting his strikeout rate down from 13.7 to 10-percent. The Phillies have no need to fast-track the 20-year old shortstop right now, but the path to the majors looks pretty good for him. Analysis: Howard Bender
Kevin Frandsen was released by the Diamondbacks on Friday.
The 33-year old Frandsen was languishing in minors and the Diamondbacks just weren't interested in bringing him up at any point. He was hitting .309 through 26 games for Triple-A Reno, but in a hitter-friendly league like the PCL, you need more than just two of your 25 hits to go for extra bases. He'll look to pick up with another club for the season, but he could be ready for the retirement home if he doesn't want to carry his own bags anymore. Analysis: Howard Bender