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  • Raul Alcantara, RHP, Red Sox (Rookie-level GCL): 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 11 K. Combination of plus velocity and command has led to 0.75 ERA in 48 innings.
  • James Baldwin, OF, Dodgers (Rookie-level Orgen): 2-for-5, 2B, HR (7), 2 R, 5 RBI, BB, K. Fantastic tools with a lot of swing-and-miss; .266/.348/.492 in 30 games.
  • Dante Bichette, 3B, Yankees (Rookie-level GCL): 2-for-2, 2 BB. Top Yankees pick in June has a .458 on-base percentage in first 39 pro games.
  • Gary Brown, OF, Giants (High-A San Jose): 2-for-4, 2B, 3 R, RBI, BB, K. Very little not to like about hit .318/.388/.471 line; He could use more walks, but has already made significant progress in that department.
  • Cito Culver, SS, Yankees (Short-season Staten Island): 3-for-5, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI, SB. Snaps out of 3-for-28 slump; .272/.342/.374 overall.
  • Randall Delgado, RHP, Braves (Triple-A Gwinnett): 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K. Now has 13 shutout innings since promotion; opposing hitters are 6-for-43 (.140) with 15 strikeouts.
  • Alex Dickerson, 1B, Pirates (Short-season State College): 2-for-3, 2 2B, R, 3 RBI, BB. Has raised OPS 74 points in four games; .286/.368/.484 in 25 games.
  • Sean Gilmartin, LHP, Braves (Low-A Rome): 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K. Low-A debut for first-round pick.
  • Ryan Lavarnway, C, Red Sox (Triple-A Pawtucket): 0-for-2, R, 2 BB, K. 5-for-34 (.147) in last ten games but still at .328/.410/.651 on the season.
  • Zach Lee, RHP, Dodgers (Low-A Great Lakes): 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 7 K. Has not given up more than two earned runs in a game since mid-June; 3.13 ERA in 92 innings.
  • Steve Lombardozzi, 2B, Nationals (Triple-A Syracuse): 3-for-5, 2B, 2 R. 18-for-49 (.367) during ten-game hitting streak and up to .327/.364/.441 in 48 games since promotion.
  • Brett Marshall, RHP, Yankees (High-A Tampa): 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K. Up and down season leads to solid-but-unspectacular 3.88 ERA; scouting reports vary wildly based on the day they see him.
  • Brian Matusz, LHP, Orioles (Triple-A Norfolk): 9 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K. Needed just 105 pitches; next start on Tuesday likely in the big leagues.
  • Joe Panik, SS, Giants (Short-season Salem-Keizer): 2-for-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB, 2 SB. Mildly surprising first-round pick has been making the Giants look smart with .339/.402/.438 line in first 49 games.
  • Eddie Rosario, OF, Twins (Rookie-level Elizabethton): 3-for-4, 2 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 SB. Has just one home runs in his last sixteen games, but he's still hitting; 8-for-14 in last four and .313/.361/.582 overall.
  • Cory Spangenberg, 2B, Padres (Low-A Fort Wayne): 2-for-4, 2B, HR (1), 2 R, 2 RBI. First-round pick seems to be finally finding his swing after brutal start to full-season ball; .190/.257/.270 in 26 games.
  • Donavan Tate, OF, Padres (Short-season Eugene): 4-for-5, R, 3 RBI, BB. Still think writing him off is a mistake; .308/.407/.433 in 26 games.
  • Mason Williams, OF, Yankees (Short-season Staten Island): 2-for-3, 3B, R, 3 RBI, BB, CS. Tools galore and performance are a wonderful combination; hitting .500 (21-for-42) in August and .369/.414/.517 overall.
  • Tony Wolters, SS, Indians (Short-season Mahoning Valley): 2-for-4, 2B, 3 R, RBI, SB. Has been among best pure hitters in New York-Penn League; .308/.399/.398 in 51 games.
  • Kolten Wong, 2B, Cardinals (Low-A Quad Cities): 2-for-5, 3B, RBI, 2 K. Hitting .432 in last ten games and .327/.386/.500 overall; scouts are also pleasantly surprised by his defense.
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Scott44
8/12
Still a few days away, but thoughts if the Jays don't sign Beede? Big plate of crow on the menu?
benharris
8/12
Kevin, thanks for the updates, they are appreciated. Are you going to write an NL West draft recap?
benharris
8/14
Does Alcantara have any secondary pitches to speak of? If not, is that the reason his strikeout numbers have not been as spectacular as his ERA (excepting this game of course).
rweiler
8/15
Shouldn't Tommy Joseph get an honorable mention? Granted he was only 1/5 yesterday, but over the 3 games prior, he was 11/15 with 5 HR which brought his triple slash line up to 269/311/457. Or is Lancaster just a really good place to hit?
delatopia
8/15
It's an EPIC place to hit. Along with High Desert, those are the two California League parks that come to mind as being especially favorable bandboxes.