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May 22, 2012

Future Shock Blog

Minor League Update: Games of May 21

by Kevin Goldstein

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  • James Baldwin, OF, Dodgers (Low-A Great Lakes): 5-for-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI, 2 SB. A strange game for a toolsy, but very raw player who was hitting just .163 heading into the game; now at .202/.269/.248.
  • Ryan Brett, 2B, Rays (Low-A Bowling Green): 5-for-5, SB. Another one of those little second baseman who can just flat out hit; .318/.358/.416 in 36 games.
  • Corey Brown, OF, Nationals (Triple-A Syracuse): 2-for-4, HR (9), 2 R, RBI. Five home runs in last ten games and up to .282/.394/.518 overall; could get a look soon.
  • Gary Brown, OF, Giants (Double-A Richmond): 2-for-4, 2 R, RBI, K. Third straight two-hit game but still at just .254/.335/.302 in 43 games.
  • Nick Castellanos, 3B, Tigers (High-A Lakeland): 2-for-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI. 1-for-9 weekend dropped him below .400; .396/.463/.543 in 42 games.
  • Brett Cecil, LHP, Blue Jays (Double-A New Hampsire): 5.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K. Finally some progress with 10.2 shutout innings in last two starts.
  • Andrew Chafin, LHP, Diamondbacks (High-A Visalia): 7 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 12 K. Career high in innings and ties career high in Ks; 3.20 ERA with 66 Ks in 50.2 innings.
  • David Cooper, 1B, Blue Jays (Triple-A Las Vegas): 2-for-3, HR (6), R, 3 RBI, 2 BB, K. Not much power, but ability to not make outs could get him another look; .308/.381/.513 in 40 games.
  • C.J. Cron, 1B, Angels (High-A Inland Empire): 2-for-3 HR (6), R, 3 RBI, BB, K. 13-for-26 in last seven games with 24 total bases; .284/.339/.451 in 44 games.
  • Corey Dickerson, OF, Rockies (High-A Modesto): 2-for-4, HR (9), R, 2 RBI, SB. Just keeps hitting with fourth straight two-hit game and needs to be taken more seriously; .361/.416/.661 in 45 games.
  • Derek Dietrich, SS, Rays (High-A Charlotte): 3-for-5, 2 2B, HR (4), 2 R, 5 RBI, 2 K. SB. Unheralded offensive infielder who profiles better at third base; .273/.362/.487 in 41 games.
  • Yasmani Grandal, C, Padres (Triple-A Tucson): 3-for-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI. Mixed reviews on defense but no question that he can hit; .317/.430/.512 in 25 games.
  • Jedd Gyorko, 2B/3B, Padres (Triple-A Tucson): 2-for-5, 2B, HR (1), 2 R, 2 RBI. .300/.348/.550 in first five Triple-A games, but interesting to note that he's played third base in the last three.
  • Brett Jackson, OF, Cubs (Triple-A Iowa): 0-for-5, 4 K. 7-for-46 (.152) with 21 strikeouts in last 12 games; .228/.324/.430 in 40 games.
  • Luke Jackson, RHP, Rangers (Low-A Hickory): 6.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 9 K. Getting out of rough stretch; had 1.31 ERA in first four starts, and 12.64 in the four starts before this.
  • Marc Krauss, OF/1B, Diamondbacks (Double-A Mobile): 2-for-3, 2B, HR (7), 2 R, RBI, K; 2-for-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI. Big, immovable object with power, patience and strikeouts; .287/.404/.553 in 45 games.
  • Rymer Liriano, OF, Padres (High-A Lake Elsinore): 3-for-5, 3B, 2 R. Finally coming to life with nine game hitting streak (14-for-39, .359); .252/.322/.387 in 42 games.
  • Manny Machado, SS, Orioles (Double-A Bowie): 3-for-4, 2B, 2 R, K. Hitting .328/.419/.484 in May; .279/.374/.435 overall.
  • Mikie Mahtook, OF, Rays (High-A Charlotte): 2-for-4, HR (1), 2 R, 4 RBI, BB. First home run comes in 42nd game of the year; .280/.343/.369 in full-season debut.
  • Starling Marte, OF, Pirates (Triple-A Indianapolis): 2-for-4, 3B, 2 R, RBI, K. Snaps out of 3-for-27 (.111) slump; .246/.314/.408 in 39 games.
  • Carlos Peguero, OF, Mariners (Triple-A Tacoma): 3-for-4, 2 HR (6), 2 R, 4 RBI. 6 home runs in 52 at-bats but also 16 strikeouts; .365/.450/.827 in 14 games.
  • Jurickson, Profar, SS, Rangers (Double-A Frisco): 3-for-5, HR (5), R, 2 RBI, K. Batting average hits season-high at .300/.358/.518 in 42 games.
  • Miguel Sano, 3B, Twins (Low-A Beloit): 0-for-4, K. In brutal 1-for-21 slump but still hitting .256/.371/.551 overall; Defense is showing no signs of improvement.
  • Matt Szczur, OF, Cubs (High-A Daytona): 2-for-4, R, RBI, BB, K. 18-for-52 (.346) in last 13 games and .265/.358/.387 in 39 games with 18 stolen bases.

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