During tonight’s Durham Bull’s game, Devil Rays top prospect Delmon Young threw his bat which subsequently hit the home plate umpire in the chest. Young had just been ejected after arguing with the umpire about a called-third strike. There is no word yet if Young intentionally threw the bat at the umpire. Either way, he is facing a suspension. If the action was intentional, the suspension will be lengthy.
This is bound to be a very public story for two reasons. First, Young is considered the top prospect in all baseball. Second, the umpire that Young hit was a replacement umpire as the minor league umpires are currently on strike.
Highly-touted prospect throws bat at umpire [Yahoo! Sports]