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August 26, 2011

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Minor League Update: Games of August 25

by Kevin Goldstein

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  • Trevor Bauer, RHP, Diamondbacks (Double-A Mobile): 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 7 K. Now 23 strikeouts in 15 Double-A innings; MLB debut this year is still in the range of possibilities.
  • Dante Bichette, 3B, Yankees (Rookie-level GCL): 2-for-4, 2 2B, RBI. Sixteen doubles in 50 games leads the Gulf Coast League; .339/.442/.503 overall.
  • Aaron Brett, 2B, Rays (Rookie-level Princeton): 3-for-5, 2B, HR (3), 2 R, 2 RBI, K, SB. Little guy who can really hit; .300/.368/.462 in 56 games.
  • Gary Brown, OF, Giants (High-A San Jose): 5-for-5, 2 2B, 2 HR (12), 5 R, 4 RBI. Already having a great year, yet OPS goes up 25 points in one night; hitting .370/.431/.652 in August and .331/.400/.507 overall.
  • Alex Castellanos, OF, Dodgers (Double-A Chattanooga): 3-for-5, 2B, HR (3), 2 R, 2 RBI, K. Maybe early-season explosion with Cardinals wasn't such a fluke; .370/.443/.696 in 23 games since trade.
  • Jose Campos, RHP, Mariners (Short-season Everett): 8 IP, 4 H, 2 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 12 K. 19-year-old Venezuelan has plus command and truckloads of projection; 2.12 ERA with 82 Ks in 76.1 innings.
  • Zeke DeVoss, 2B/OF, Cubs (Short-season Boise): 3-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, K. Has been moved to center field over last week; .333/.489/.390 in 30 games.
  • Jedd Gyorko, 3B, Padres (Double-A San Antonio): 3-for-6, 2 R, RBI. Up to .276/.364/.400 since promotion, and the overall minor league leader in hits (175).
  • Jae-Hoon Ha, OF, Cubs (Double-A Tennessee): 2-for-4, 2B, HR (3), 2 R, 2 RBI, BB. 10-for-18 in last five games and up to .281/.317/.422 in 52 Southern League games.
  • Billy Hamilton, SS, Reds (Low-A Dayton): 2-for-5, R, RBI, 3 K. Fourth straight multi-hit game, but no stolen bases, so he's still eight short of 100 with a little more than a week to go.
  • Reese Havens, 2B, Mets (Double-A Binghamton): 2-for-3, HR (5), 3 R, 2 RBI, BB. Still provides rare secondary skills for a middle infielder when healthy; .295/.379/.454 in 50 games.
  • Manny Machado, SS, Orioles (High-A Frederick): 2-for-4, HR (5), R, 3 RBI. Warming up a bit; .258/.324/.409 line still impressive for a kid who just turned 19.
  • Jesus Montero, C, Yankees (Triple-A Scranton): 2-for-3, 2 HR (17), 2 R, 4 RBI, BB, K. Has a 1000 OPS in August and .288/.348/.466 overall line is close to last year's numbers.
  • Adrian Nieto, C, Nationals (Low-A Hagerstown): 3-for-3, R, BB. One of the most pleasant surprises of the second half; .333/.382/.587 in 17 games since moving up to Sally League.
  • Mike Olt, 3B, Rangers (High-A Myrtle Beach): 2-for-5, 2 HR (13), 2 R, 2 RBI, K. 6-for-18 with three home runs and five walks since return; .290/.302/.541 overall.
  • Francisco Peguero, OF, Giants (Double-A Richmond): 4-for-5, 2 R, K. Batting average is up nearly 20 points in last two weeks at .313/.325/.455; that middle figure shows you the problem with his game.
  • Julio Rodriguez, RHP, Phillies (7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K). Limiting the Florida State League to a .191 batting average while striking out more than a batter per inning. Solid stuff with movement and deception.
  • Eddie Rosario, OF, Twins (Rookie-level Elizabethton): 3-for-5, 2 HR (19), 3 R, 5 RBI, BB. Eight home runs in last nine games and .319/.376/.637 overall; short-season player of the year?
  • Keyvius Sampson, RHP, Padres (Low-A Fort Wayne): 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 9 K. Quietly having a great year; 2.54 ERA, 133 strikeouts in 109.2 innings and opponent’s average of 185.
  • Jerry Sands, OF/1B, Dodgers (Triple-A Albuquerque): 4-for-5, 2B, HR (27), 2 R, 3 RBI, SB. Three home runs in last four games and .277/.339/.599 overall; just .183/.235/.415 away from extremely friendly home park.
  • Oscar Taveras, OF, Cardinals (Low-A Quad Cities): 4-for-5, R, RBI. 12-for-19 in last four games and up to .376/.437/.562 in 70 games.
  • Tyler Thornburg, RHP, Brewers (High-A Brevard County): 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 10 K. Beginning to dominate in High-A; 26 IP, 14 H, 9 BB, 35 K in four August starts.
  • Dan Vogelbach, 1B, Cubs (Rookie-level AZL): 3-for-5, 2B, HR, 2 R 3 RBI, BB. First professional home run for over slot draftee.
  • Brett Wallace, 1B, Astros (Triple-A Oklahoma City): 4-for-5, 2 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI, K. Hitting .359/.465/.462 since demotion; still looking for first home run after 22 games.
  • Tim Wheeler, OF, Rockies (Double-A Tulsa): 3-for-5, HR (31), 2 R, 2 RBI, K. Goes deep in back-to-back games after month-long drought; .281/.369/.547 overall.
  • Joe Wieland, RHP, Padres (Double-A San Antonio): 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K. 1.71 ERA in four starts with Padres, but is it sustainable with 12 strikeouts over 21 innings?
  • Christian Yelich, OF, Marlins (Low-A Greensboro): 3-for-5, HR (13), R, 3 RBI, 4 BB. This is the kind of line you can put up in a 19-inning game; Hitting a whopping .359/.429/.573 in last 50 games.

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Ian Miller

#freegarybrown

Aug 26, 2011 10:16 AM
rating: 3
 
aso5018

Starling Marte homers last night and WALKS....Come on KG, 3 walks in his last 3 games.

Aug 26, 2011 10:16 AM
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Cromulent

The number of times Starling Marte was mentioned on MLU this season: 12.

Aug 26, 2011 11:01 AM
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BP staff member Kevin Goldstein
BP staff

People are keeping track of this?

Aug 26, 2011 12:17 PM
 
goiter6

All you have to do is click on the player's page and count.

Aug 26, 2011 12:56 PM
rating: 3
 
preams

I believe that Miguel Montero should be Jesus Montero.

Aug 26, 2011 10:26 AM
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Aaron Moreno
(314)

We all do.

Aug 26, 2011 12:03 PM
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BillJohnson

It seems like Oscar Taveras is showing up at least twice a week in these updates -- and this is a guy who's the third youngest player in the league that he's destroying. How high would he rank on your overall prospect list now, Kevin? It seems hard to escape the conclusion that he's for real.

Aug 26, 2011 10:30 AM
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Vriez10

What kind of stuff does Campos have? Velo, secondary pitches?

Aug 26, 2011 10:56 AM
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BP staff member Kevin Goldstein
BP staff

Low-90s, flashes plus breaking ball and developing change, but is inconsistent with them.

Aug 26, 2011 12:18 PM
 
bcanfield

Typo in Olt's slash line. His OBP should be .402.

Aug 26, 2011 11:22 AM
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Gavin1000

Do you think it is a blunder that Gary Brown is still in High-A? What else does he have to prove/learn there?

Aug 26, 2011 11:30 AM
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Sacramento

Additionally, what are the chances of him staying at CF?

Aug 27, 2011 07:35 AM
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moehk21

He's a 70-80 defender. 100%..

Aug 27, 2011 08:33 AM
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Drew Miller

What's Brett Wallace's power on the scouting scale? Did he lose some between being drafted and the bigs?

Aug 26, 2011 11:38 AM
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BP staff member Kevin Goldstein
BP staff

There were plenty of debates about Wallace's power coming out of the draft.

Aug 26, 2011 12:19 PM
 
Drew Miller

Speaking as a layman, and based on what he's done, Wallace right now looks like a 40, which isn't good. I have an even less-educated opinion about DeVoss, but he looks like one of your 20s.

Aug 26, 2011 13:19 PM
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dpc1178

Is everyone in the White Sox minor leagues bad? I'm not trying to be "that guy", but I haven't seen one listed since July.

Aug 26, 2011 12:15 PM
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BP staff member Kevin Goldstein
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It's not good. Viciedo went deep but has been slumping big time.

Aug 26, 2011 12:19 PM
 
timber

I hear that Addison Reed is pretty good.

Aug 26, 2011 14:42 PM
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lemppi

Kevin, I know you can't write up everyone, every day.....but Alex Burgos at West Michigan had another solid outing last night in the Tigers' chain. What's the outlook for him from what you may have heard/seen? Thanks.

Aug 26, 2011 12:24 PM
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nschneider

Hmmm. Unfortunately, not all players seem to have a complete page. I was wondering whether Dante Bichette had beaten that number--he seems to have been here every other day this month.

Aug 26, 2011 13:03 PM
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buddaley

I think the Rays prospect at Princeton is Ryan Brett, not Aaron.

Aug 26, 2011 13:37 PM
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bixology

Just realized that Kyler Burke was converted into a pitcher.... Probably nothing exciting, but it there anything at all worth mentioning about the move?

Aug 26, 2011 16:54 PM
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BobbyRoberto
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I saw Campos pitch last night and he looked great. His defense let him down in the inning that the other team scored 2 runs. I was surprised to see him go 8 innings and face 30 batters, though. I couldn't find a pitch count for him for the game but facing 30 batters, with 12 strikeouts, I would expect it was up there for a 19-year-old kid in A ball.

Aug 26, 2011 20:41 PM
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Morris Greenberg

Does Francisco Peguero have the tools to be a major league outfielder? Every time I hear him mentioned in an article on any website, it mainly points out his terrible plate discipline. How good are his good tools?

Aug 28, 2011 07:21 AM
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