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May 21, 2013

Minor League Update

Games of Monday, May 20

by Zach Mortimer


Pitching Prospect of the Day: Andrew Heaney, LHP, Marlins (High-A Jupiter): 4.1 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K; potential plus fastball; potential plus curveball; potential average changeup; first start of the 2013 season.

Position Prospect of the Day: Jackie Bradley, CF, Red Sox (Triple-A Pawtucket): 2-4, 2B, HR, R, 2 RBI; potential plus hit tool; fringy power potential; average runner; plus-plus defensive profile; high baseball IQ; off-the-charts makeup; starting this year in the big leagues may have been a bit of a quick trigger.

Other notable prospect performances on May 20:

“The Good”

  • Arismendy Alcantara, SS, Cubs (Double-A Tennessee): 3-4, 2 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI; good bat speed; solid-average power potential; free swinger; plus runner; some question his defensive feel for the game; .270/.333/.428 with 10 2B and 5 HR in 159 at-bats.
  • Miguel Almonte, RHP, Royals (Low-A Lexington): 5.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 8 K; we’ll have a much more detailed piece on Almonte later this week; 43.1 IP, 34 H, 14 ER, 17 BB, 39 K in eight starts.
  • Matthew Bowman, RHP, Mets (High-A St. Lucie): 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 11 K; highly polished; limited stuff; plus command profile; will be tested at higher levels; 20.0 IP, 13 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 27 K in three High-A starts.
  • Keon Broxton, OF, Diamondbacks (Double-A Mobile): 2-4, 2 HR, 2 R, 4 RBI, K; solid-average power potential; plus runner; plus defensive profile; developing hit tool; struggling to make consistent contact early in his Double-A career.
  • Alex Glenn, OF, Diamondbacks (Low-A South Bend): 3-5, 2 HR, 3 R, 3 RBI; easy plus raw power; solid-average runner; good approach; developing hit tool; sleeper prospect.
  • Brian Johnson, LHP, Red Sox (Low-A Greenville): 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 K; plus fastball; potential solid-average curveball; average changeup; advanced pitchability; limited upside.
  • Christian Lopes, 2B, Blue Jays (Low-A Lansing): 4-5, 3B, HR, 2 R, RBI; potential plus hit tool; developing power; right-side-of-the-infield player; well-below-average runner; massive pressure on the hit tool; .319/.347/.425 with 6 2B, 1 3B, and 3 HR in 151 at-bats.   
  • Kent Matthes, OF, Rockies (Double-A Tulsa): 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2 K; plus power potential; plus arm; average runner; solid-average defensive profile; hit tool can be challenged by aggressiveness at the plate; .266/.319/.491 with 16 2B, 2 3B, 6 HR in 169 at-bats.
  • Roman Quinn, SS, Phillies (Low-A Lakewood): 2-4, 2B, HR, R, 2 RBI, BB; shows ability with the bat; short stroke from left side; higher power potential from right side; elite runner; will have to move to CF eventually; developing hit tool.
  • Devon Travis, 2B, Tigers (Low-A West Michigan): 4-6, 2B, 3 R; bat will be challenged at higher level; soft hands; limited range; .354/.424/.506 with 7 2B, 1 3B, and 5 HR in 158 at-bats.
  • Gabriel Ynoa, RHP, Mets (Low-A Savannah): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K; solid-average fastball with heavy sink; good command; average changeup; fringy slider; will be tested at the next level; 39.2 IP, 18 ER, 7 BB, 37 K in seven starts.

“The Bad”

  • Christian Bethancourt, C, Braves (Double-A Montgomery): 0-4, 3 K; showing much better bat-to-ball ability this year; off-the-charts arm strength.
  • Sean Gilmartin, LHP, Braves (Triple-A Gwinnett): 4.0 IP, 9 H, 7 ER, 2 BB, 1 K; low-ceiling, high-floor type of arm.
  • Jorge Soler, RF, Cubs (High-A Daytona): 1-4, 3 K; plenty of power potential is usually accompanied by plenty of swing and miss.
  • Mason Williams, CF, Yankees (High-A Tampa): 0-4, 2 K; never been one of my guys; I’m not a fan of the makeup and question the tools more than others do; .235/.330/.345 in 153 at-bats.

“The Ugly”

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