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September 14, 2012

Minor League Update

Games of September 13

by Bradley Ankrom

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Around The Majors

Around The Minors

  • Tyler Anderson, LHP, Rockies (22) (Low-A Asheville): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K. Colorado’s first-round pick (20th overall) out of Oregon in 2011, Anderson spent all year at Asheville despite being advanced for the South Atlantic League; has more command than stuff but keeps the ball down, which bodes well for his potential future in Denver.
  • Bryce Brentz, RF, Red Sox (23) (Triple-A Pawtucket): 0-for-4, 4 K. Two golden sombreros in a month (last was August 21).
  • Matt Davidson, 3B, Diamondbacks (21) (Double-A Mobile): 2-for-5, HR (2), 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 K. Hit .330 in April but just .246 the rest of the way; finished the regular season at .261/.367/.469.
  • Jake Lamb, 3B, Diamondbacks (21) (Rookie Missoula): 2-for-4, HR (1), 2 R, 2 RBI. Diamondbacks’ sixth-round pick this year out of Washington; has an inside-out swing that limits his game power.
  • Jiovanni Mier, SS, Astros (22) (High-A Lancaster): 3-for-5, 2B (2), 2 R, 2 RBI, K. Hit well (.292/.396/.409) around a hamstring injury that limited him to 204 plate appearances.
  • Jared Mitchell, LF, White Sox (23) (Triple-A Charlotte): 2-for-3, R, At Double-A Birmingham, Mitchell hit .341 in April but was down to .240 by the time Chicago promoted him to Charlotte; hit .237/.358/.420 with 179-78 K-BB overall.
  • Domingo Santana, RF, Astros (20) (High-A Lancaster): 3-for-4, 2 R, RBI. Hit .302/.385/.536 as a 19-year old in the California League, but handled himself well away from hitter-friendly Lancaster (.300/.374/.521); strong arm and plus power give Santana the perfect right-fielder profile.
  • Trevor Story, SS, Rockies (19) (Low-A Asheville): 2-for-5, HR (2), 2 R, 2 RBI, 3 K. Home runs in each of his last two games; hitting .320 during the postseason.
  • Taijuan Walker, RHP, Mariners (20) (Double-A Jackson): 5.1 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K. Back-to-back strong starts in the postseason; 0.71 ERA, 13-4 K-BB in 12.2 innings.
  • Mike Zunino, C, Mariners (21) (Double-A Jackson): 2-for-4. Now hitting .400 in the Southern League playoffs; Mariners’ top pick (third overall) in last June’s draft.

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