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Minor League Barometer: Davidson's Twiddling His Thumbs

Jesse Siegel

Jesse Siegel

Siegel covers college football, college basketball and minor league baseball for RotoWire. He was named College Sports Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

This week's diamond in the rough is Zach Borenstein, a 23-year-old outfielder selected in the 23rd round of the 2011 draft out of Eastern Illinois. Borenstein has taken advantage of the friendly-hitting confines of the California League. He is slashing .346/.395/.639 with 21 home runs, 78 RBI and four steals through 87 games for High-A Inland Empire. Borenstein has been even better over his last 10 contests, hitting a robust .429/.523/.743 with two home runs and 10 RBI. He'll need to draw more walks at the higher levels, as well as prove he can hit outside of the California League. However, it's tough to argue with the results thus far in 2013.

Next up, here are five more minor league notes:

1. Xander Bogaerts at third ...

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