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June 27, 2013 5:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 26


Zach Mortimer

Things went well for Keyvius Sampson and Max Stassi, and not so well for Patrick Wisdom, in yesterday's action.

Pitching Prospect of the Day: Keyvius Sampson, RHP, Padres (Double-A San Antonio): 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 12 K. potential plus fastball; potential solid-average changeup; fringy curveball. Sampson offers a major-league quality arsenal, but has yet to find consistent command. The stuff is more than enough to start, but he may land in the bullpen because of an inconsistent breaking ball and shaky fastball command; 59.1 IP, 18 ER, 24 BB, 60 K in 12 Double-A outings.

Position Prospect of the Day: Max Stassi, C, Astros (Double-A Corpus Christi): 4-5, 2B, 2 HR, 3 R, 8 RBI. Offensively, Stassi has a few question marks. He will expand the zone, which may cause the hit tool to only have a below-average ceiling. Some teams believe he has enough thump to make up for his contact deficiencies, but opinions vary throughout the scouting community. Defensively, Stassi is a fantastic receiver and has average arm strength that will play up due to accuracy. He will need to show he can hit enough to be put on a major-league roster, and his future is most likely to be in a backup role; .212/.280/.327 with 10 2B and 1 HR in 113 at-bats before tonight’s game.

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