Six Rafters chosen for Major League Dreams Showcase
For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters will be well-represented at the 2019 Major League Dreams Showcase in Madison, with six players headed to the event hosted by the Madison Mallards at Warner Park on Aug. 6.
The Dreams Showcase features 100 of the top prospects from around the Northwoods League, selected by major-league scouts. The participants form four teams of prospects to work out and play a doubleheader, giving the selected Rafters a unique opportunity to perform in front of professional scouts.
Right-handed pitchers Jimmy Borzone, Brayden Bonner, and Zack Hunsicker will represent a Rafters pitching staff that holds the second-lowest ERA in the league. Infielder Edarian Williams and outfielder Davion Downey were also selected. CJ Willis earned a spot in the prestigious event, but will not be participating due to injury.
Borzone, a sophomore from Dixie State, boasts a 1.42 ERA and has 28 strikeouts with five saves this summer. Brayden Bonner, also a Dixie State product, leads the team with six saves and holds a 1.71 ERA with a 3-1 record out of the bullpen. Central Florida’s Zack Hunsicker has 16 strikeouts in eight appearances.
After a stellar freshman season at UNLV, Williams is hitting .241 with 14 RBIs and 20 walks. Downey has driven in 18 runs while hitting .356 for Rapids. The Baylor sophomore has a .477 on-base percentage and 12 stolen bases.