Bluefield Blue Jays 3B Mitch Nay follows up a swing in Bluefield, VA on July 19, 2013. Mandatory Credit: Jay Blue
The 20-year-old third baseman from Chandler, Arizona was rated to have the best strike zone discipline in the organization before the 2014 season by Baseball America, and he has been showing all season long why he earned that title. Even during the month of May, when he had an abysmal .233 batting average, Mitch Nay managed to walk just as many times as he struck out (15:15), and he has since gone on to rebound and terrorize opposing pitchers during the months of June and July. He has hit .338 over 130 AB during that timeframe and set himself up to have a huge second half after being named a midseason all-star in the Midwest League for Lansing.
Nay will almost definitely be promoted to Dunedin either sometime this season or to start the next, where he should continue to refine his craft. The home of the D-Jays, Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, is known for being tough on hitters, but if Nay can continue to mash the ball there he will certainly be in line to receive some consideration for the Futures Game.