• Lars Anderson, 1B, Red Sox (Triple-A Pawtucket): 3-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, K. .290/.390/.490 line since All-Star Break provides some optimism, not that he has a future in Boston.
  • Phillippe Aumont, RHP, Phillies (Triple-A Lehigh Valley): 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K. 35 strikeouts in 21.2 Triple-A innings; in line for September debut?
  • Trevor Bauer, RHP, Diamondbacks (Double-A Mobile): 1.2 IP, 8 H, 10 R, 3 BB, 3 K. Still talk he could be in big league bullpen come September, but there's a good chance that Arizona won't even need him.
  • Tim Beckham, SS, Rays (Triple-A Durham): 3-for-4, 2B, 2 R, CS. Hitting .277/.302/.506 in 19 games since promotion; AFL stint should leave him even more prepared for 2012 debut.
  • Jarred Cosart, RHP, Astros (Double-A Corpus Christi): 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K. Has allowed one or zero runs in five of six starts as Astro, but still not missing as many bats as one would like with 18 strikeouts in 32.1 innings.
  • Jaff Decker, OF, Padres (Double-A San Antonio): 2-for-3, HR (18), 2 R, 2 RBI, K. Power, tons of walks, but will he hit enough? .239/.377/.422 in 127 games.
  • Corey Dickerson, OF, Rockies (Low-A Asheville): 1-for-4, HR (32), 2 R, 2 RBI, BB, K, SB. Five home runs in last six games and .290/.363/.646 overall; home/road home run split now 26/6.
  • Brian Dozier, SS/2B, Twins (Double-A New Britain): 2-for-4, HR (7), 3 R, 4 RBI, 2 BB. Scouts believe in him as a max-effort type who gets the most from his tools; .316/.383/.500 in 71 games.
  • Brett Eibner, OF, Royals (Low-A Kane County): 2-for-3, 2B, 3 BB, K. Toolsy outfielder is hard to figure out; tons of secondary skills but just doesn't hit, with .211/.340/.414 overall line.
  • Phillip Evans, SS, Mets (Short-season Kingsport): 2-for-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI, K. Over-slot ($650K) 15th-round pick is bat-first middle infielder who will likely have to move to second down the road.
  • Darin Gorski, LHP, Mets (High-A St. Lucie): 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K. Has half-run lead in the Florida State League ERA race with 2.08 mark in 27 games to go with more than a strikeout per inning; not just a finesse guy as stuff took a step forward this year as well.
  • Justin Grimm, RHP, Rangers (High-A Myrtle Beach): 6 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 8 K. Last year's fifth-round pick has plus velo and at times plus curve; 3.39 ERA in 16 Carolina League starts.
  • Jedd Gyorko, 3B, Padres (Double-A San Antonio): 3-for-4, 2 R, RBI, K. Hitting .302/.383/.472 in August and bound for Arizona Fall League after the season; leads all of minors with 182 hits.
  • Jack Leathersich, LHP, Mets (Short-season Brooklyn): 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K. Fifth-round pick has low 90s fastball and deception; 26 strikeouts in 12.2 innings.
  • Eddie Rosario, OF, Twins (Rookie-level Elizabethton): 3-for-5, 2 R, RBI, K. Fourth straight multi-hit game and tenth in last 16; .337/.397/.670 overall.
  • Josh Sale, OF, Rays (Rookie-level Princeton): 2-for-2, HR (4), R, 2 RBI, 2 BB. 2010 first-rounder was signed for ability to hit, but at just .210/.289/.346 in 60 games.
  • Tony Sanchez, C, Pirates (Double-A Altoona): 3-for-3, 2B, 2 R. Batting average at highest point since early July; one of the most disappointing prospect seasons sits at .245/.345/.326.
  • Miguel Sano, 3B/SS, Twins (Rookie-level Elizabethton): 2-for-5, 2 2B, R, 2 RBI, 2 K. 23 of 34 August hits have gone for extra bases; .292/.352/.637 overall.
  • Angelo Songco, OF/1B, Dodgers (High-A Rancho Cucamonga): 3-for-5, 2 2B, HR (27), 4 R, 3 RBI, BB. Has a 1026 OPS in the second half while hitting .312/.364/.576 overall; slightly older, bat-only type who will need to prove it at every level.
  • Ronald Torreyes, 2B, Reds (Low-A Dayton): 3-for-5. Third straight multi-hit game for little 18-year-old Venezuelan; .359/.404/.463 in 63 games.
  • Josh Vitters, 3B, Cubs (Double-A Tennessee): 3-for-5, 2B, 5 RBI, K. Finishing the year on a good note with a .324/.372/.461 August.
  • Allen Webster, RHP, Dodgers (Double-A Chattanooga): 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 4 K. Best start since 117-pitch shutout in late July; 5.04 ERA overall.
  • Austin Wright, LHP, Phillies (Low-A Lakewood): 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 K. Eighth-round pick in June throws strikes and has good velocity for southpaw; 36 strikeouts in 30 Sally League innings.

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Boy howdy, Bauer sure got knocked around.

Even before that, though, if I'm the D'Backs there's zero chance he pitches in the majors this year.
Thanks, as always, KG. Curious about the suggested 2012 debut for Tim Beckham. Given Desmond Jennings just logged almost 1000 PA at Durham, with more polish than Beckham has displayed, I see Beckham as more of a 2013 mid-season callup. Do you think he'll be ready sooner?
My guess is they want Hak-Ju Lee to play at AAA and they really have nothing else at SS. (But I think you're right - they just kept Jennings in AAA...)
Why did they leave Gorski in Hi-A all year? seems like he should have gotten a promotion with the way he's pitched.
was just about to ask the same. it's not like he is young at all.
Kevin, have you heard or seen any scouting reports on Sale? I want to be encouraged by the fact that his strikeout/walk data isn't too bad, but then why isn't he hitting with more authority?
A lot of groundballs to the right side and infield popups.
Thanks! I'm surprised I missed that piece.
<---- Mets fan excited to see three Mets on here. Thanks Sandy!!
KG - who's the better Twins prospect, sano or rosario??
Sano is a about 20 months younger than Rosario and is still notionally an infielder.

Couple that with the relative power projections -- Sano's being described as prodigious while Rosario's rates in the 50-60 range per KG in the comment section a few days ago -- and it's gotta be Sano by a healthy margin at this point.
It's Sano, no question, and I'm a big Rosario fan.