1. Anthony Kay, UConn, LHP (Mets, Class A-Advanced): 2016 first-round draft pick missed all of last season after Tommy John surgery, but rebounded to go 7-10, 4.34 ERA between Columbia and St. Lucie this year. Rated as the Mets’ No. 7 overall prospect, per mlb.com.
2. Tim Cate, Manchester/UConn, LHP (Nationals, Class A): Second-round pick in June pitched well in New York Penn League and got promotion to Hagerstown. Has gone 2-6, 5.28 ERA overall. Considered the Nats’ No. 10 overall prospect by mlb.com.
4. Michael Burrows, Waterford, RHP (Pirates, Rookie): Surprised everyone by eschewing UConn for pros and has tossed 14 innings of shutout ball in his first four outings (three starts).
6. Wills Montgomerie, Lakeville/UConn, RHP (Dodgers, Class A-Advanced): Last year’s sixth-round pick earned late-season promotion to High-A and has gone 2-3, 3.26 ERA overall.
7. P.J. Poulin, UConn, RHP (Rockies, Class A short-season): An 11th-round draft pick in June, has notched seven saves and posted 2.08 ERA at Boise.
8. Patrick Ruotolo, UConn, RHP (Giants, Double-A): Notched 10 saves and posted a 2.03 ERA in Richmond before hitting the disabled list a month ago.
17. John Russell, UConn, RHP (Giants, Class A-Advanced): Posted 2.54 ERA, seven saves out of Class-A Augusta’s bullpen while striking out 70 batters in 601/3 frames. Earned promotion to San Jose on Wednesday.
18. Zac Susi, Southington/UConn, C (Pirates, Rookie): A 12th-round pick in June, has hit .234 between a pair of stops this summer.
>Aaron Hill of the Lake Erie Crushers has won the Jason Simontacchi Rookie of the Year award. The middle infielder from the University of Connecticut has hit .296 so far this season while collecting 98 hits. The Gorton, Connecticut native has also collected 20 doubles, five triples, four homeruns, 22 runs batted in and 13 stolen bases.<