CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

<< Previous Article
Premium Article Future Shock: Monday-M... (08/08)
<< Previous Column
Future Shock Blog: Min... (08/04)
Next Column >>
Premium Article Future Shock Blog: Min... (08/10)
Next Article >>
Premium Article Divide and Conquer, NL... (08/09)

August 9, 2011

Future Shock Blog

Minor League Update: Games of August 8

by Kevin Goldstein

the archives are now free.

All Baseball Prospectus Premium and Fantasy articles more than a year old are now free as a thank you to the entire Internet for making our work possible.

Not a subscriber? Get exclusive content like this delivered hot to your inbox every weekday. Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

Subscribe for $4.95 per month
Recurring subscription - cancel anytime.


a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Purchase a $39.95 gift subscription
a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

  • Brandon Allen, 1B/OF, Athletics (Triple-A Sacramento): 3-for-4, 2B, 3B. Went 2-for-19 in first five games after trade, 5-for-8 since.
  • Phillippe Aumont, RHP, Phillies (Triple-A Lehigh Valley): 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K. Has seemingly returned to dominant ways; 5.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 11 K since return to Triple-A.
  • Xander Bogearts, SS, Red Sox (Low-A Greenville): 4-for-5, HR (11), 2 R, RBI, K. Heating up again; 18-year-old has eight hits, 16 total bases in last five games to lift line to .246/.316/.509.
  • Matt Carpenter, 3B, Cardinals (Triple-A Memphis): 3-for-5, 2B, 2 R, RBI, BB. Remains a consistent on-base machine; .400+ OBP in every month of the year and .306/.429/.464 overall.
  • Michael Choice, OF, Athletics (High-A Stockton): 2-for-3, HR (28), 2 R, RBI, 2 BB, K. First home run since return from DL; .294/.389/.579 overall in 97 games.
  • Zack Cox, 3B, Cardinals (Double-A Springfield): 2-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB. Hitting .399 in 35 games since the calendar flipped to June; .306/.377/.430 overall.
  • Cito Culver, SS, Yankees (Short-season Staten Island): 3-for-4, 2 R, K, SB. Snaps 0-for-15 slump; .276/.350/.375 in 48 games.
  • Alex Dickerson, 1B, Pirates (Short-season State College): 2-for-6, 2B, HR (2), 2 R, 4 RBI. 2010 third-round pick has quick bat but varying opinions on power ceiling; .280/.355/.463 in 22 games.
  • Robbie Erlin, LHP, Padres (Double-A San Antonio): 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 9 K. Two straight outstanding starts since trade; is 2012 debut suddenly a realistic possibility?
  • Taylor Green, 3B, Brewers (Triple-A Nashville): 2-for-5, HR (20), R, 2 RBI. Hitting .394/.492/.707 since the All-Star break and .332/.414/.586 overall.
  • Drew Hutchinson, RHP, Blue Jays (High-A Dunedin): 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K. Fifth straight quality start while allowing five runs over 30 innings; Low-90s fastball up to 95 and slider that is at least a plus pitch.
  • Brett Jackson, OF, Cubs (Triple-A Iowa): 2-for-5, 2B, RBI, 2 K. 14 of 27 Triple-A hits have gone for extra bases; .297/.393/.615 overall.
  • Hak-Ju Lee, SS, Rays (High-A Charlotte): 2-for-4, HR (4), R, RBI, SB, CS. Has slowed down by hitting just .281 since the All-Star break; still at .316/.389/.443 overall.
  • Taylor Lindsey, 2B, Angels (Short-season Orem): 3-for-5, 2 2B, HR (8), 3 R, 2 RBI. Last year's supplemental first-round pick projects as offense-first second baseman and is showing why; 26 total bases in last four games and .366/.402/.646 overall.
  • Tyler Lyons, LHP, Cardinals (High-A Palm Beach): 7 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K. Not a big prospect (4.20 ERA), but you have to love the no-hitter; 2010 9th-rounder gets by on command and changeup.
  • Manny Machado, SS, Orioles (High-A Frederick): 1-for-4, HR (3), R, RBI, BB, K. First home run in a month as Sally League power surge has not carried over; .267/.342/.415 in 37 games.
  • Jake Marisnick, OF, Blue Jays (Low-A Lansing): 2-for-5, 3B, HR (11), R, 4 RBI, K. If anything, he's getting better; 8-for-13 in last three games and .317/.389/.495 overall.
  • Chris Marrero, 1B, Nationals (Triple-A Syracuse): 2-for-4, 2B, HR (14), R, 2 RBI, BB. Former first-round pick might turn into a prospect after all;. Four home runs in last six games and .308/.380/.467 overall.
  • Carlos Martinez, RHP, Cardinals (High-A Palm Beach): 2.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R (4 ER), 3 BB, 1 K. Could be tiring in first full-season; 6.75 ERA in last four starts.
  • Marcel Ozuna, OF, Marlins (Low-A Greensboro): 3-for-5, 2 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI. Arguably the streakiest prospect around; 16-for-32 during eight game hitting streak, yet just .263/.326/.471 overall.
  • Carlos Peguero, OF, Mariners (Triple-A Tacoma): 1-for-5, HR (10), R, 2 RBI, K. Three home runs in last four games and .330/.377/.555 overall; big league stint showed the weaknesses.
  • Cord Phelps, 2B, Indians (Triple-A Columbus): 4-for-4, 2B, 3B, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB. Doomed to a utility role with Kipnis and Chisenhall in big leagues but might deserve better fate; .307/.396/.494 in 82 games.
  • Todd Redmond, RHP, Braves (Triple-A Gwinnett): 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 10 K. Overshadowed by several other arms in the system, and with good reason; plus-plus command of sub-standard stuff and 2.91 ERA in 23 starts.
  • Jake Skole, OF, Rangers (Low-A Hickory): 2-for-4, HR (6), 2 R, RBI, BB, K. 2010 first-round pick has impressed with tools as well as in-season improvements; home runs in back-to-back games and .272/.377/.380 overall.
  • Andrelton Simmons, SS, Braves (High-A Lynchburg): 3-for-5, 3B, R, 7 RBI, SB. Continues to be huge offensive surprise despite empty average; 14-for-35 (.400) in last eight games and .300/.336/.387 overall.
  • Corey Spangenberg, 2B, Padres (Low-A Fort Wayne): 2-for-3, 2B, 3B, R, RBI, BB, K, SB. Hit .145 in first 20 Midwest League games but has three straight multi-hit games.

Kevin Goldstein is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
Click here to see Kevin's other articles. You can contact Kevin by clicking here

Related Content:  Triple-A

17 comments have been left for this article.

<< Previous Article
Premium Article Future Shock: Monday-M... (08/08)
<< Previous Column
Future Shock Blog: Min... (08/04)
Next Column >>
Premium Article Future Shock Blog: Min... (08/10)
Next Article >>
Premium Article Divide and Conquer, NL... (08/09)

RECENTLY AT BASEBALL PROSPECTUS
Fantasy Article Fantasy Team Preview: Milwaukee Brewers
Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Undervalued NL Starting P...
Premium Article Rumor Roundup: A Monster Myers Move?
Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Angels Happy Re: Joyce
Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Royals Bank on a Rios ...
The Lineup Card: Unconventional Winners and ...
Daisy Cutter: The Value of Five-Plus Players

MORE FROM AUGUST 9, 2011
Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Johnny (Finally) on th...
Divide and Conquer, NL Central: The Astros v...
Fantasy Article Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for ...
Premium Article Divide and Conquer, NL West: Firm Pudding
The BP Wayback Machine: The Question

MORE BY KEVIN GOLDSTEIN
2011-08-11 - BP Podcast: Episode 61: My Dad Is The Lemona...
2011-08-10 - Premium Article Future Shock: The Advantage of Signing Early
2011-08-10 - Premium Article Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Game...
2011-08-09 - Premium Article Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Game...
2011-08-08 - Premium Article Future Shock: Monday-Morning Ten-Pack for 8/...
2011-08-04 - Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Game...
2011-08-03 - Premium Article Future Shock: Top 10 Traded Prospects
More...

MORE FUTURE SHOCK BLOG
2011-08-12 - Premium Article Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Game...
2011-08-11 - Premium Article Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Game...
2011-08-10 - Premium Article Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Game...
2011-08-09 - Premium Article Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Game...
2011-08-04 - Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Game...
2011-08-03 - Premium Article Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Game...
2011-08-02 - Premium Article Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Game...
More...