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August 6, 2013

Minor League Update

Games of Monday, August 5

by Zach Mortimer

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“The Good”

“The Bad”

  • James Baldwin, CF, Dodgers (Low-A Great Lakes): 0-4, 3 K. Baldwin has big-league tools, but he has not been able to put them together successfully to this point in his career.
  • Rudy Flores, 1B, Diamondbacks (Low-A South Bend): 0-4, 4 K. The typical Low-A corner infielder, Flores offers some power, but few believe he will be able to effectively tap into it against quality pitching.
  • Tyler Naquin, CF, Indians (High-A Carolina): 0-3, 3 K. Naquin has made tweaks in his swing to make it more contact-oriented, but I’m not seeing more than a solid fourth outfielder here.
  • Daniel Robertson, SS, Athletics (Low-A Beloit): 0-4, 3 K. Robertson most likely will not be able to stay at short, but I’ve spoken with multiple scouts who believe he has a chance to hit and may have enough punch to handle third. Keep an eye on him going forward.
  • Joseph Wendle, 2B, Indians (High-A Carolina): 0-4, 4 K. Wendle’s future rests solely on his bat, and, though he didn’t show it on this night, he has a chance to make enough contact to stay on the prospect radar. In a perfect world, Wendle profiles as a good utility man.

“The Anticipation x2”

I was going to come out with a new-look article for today, and had I known how slow of a day it was going to be on the prospect radar, I would have gone forward with it. Tomorrow, I will get to what I feel should be one of the more anticipated MLUs of the year.

Zach Mortimer is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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