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Scooter Gennett, 2B, Brewers (Double-A Huntsville): 3-for-4, 2 HR (2), 2 R, 4 RBI

All Gennett does is hit. He's small, he doesn't walk enough, he's just an average runner and his defense at second base can get sloppy, but he hits. He hits everything. He hits velocity, he hits off-speed, he hits inside, he hits outside, he just barrels everything. Whether that proves to be enough is still debatable, but with a .321/.345/.472 line in his first 12 games, proving himself at the upper levels is helping his cause.

Others Of Note:


  • Matt Adams, 1B, Cardinals (Triple-A Memphis): 3-for-4. .413/.449/.696 in 12 games.
  • Aaron Altherr, OF, Phillies (Low-A Lakewood): 3-for-4, 2B, 3B, R. 21-year-old tool shed looking much better in second try at Lakewood: .286/.348/.476 in 11 games.
  • Tyler Austin, OF, Yankees (Low-A Charleston): 2-for-4, 3B, 3 R, RBI, BB, K, SB. 14-for-27 in last six games and .444/.487/1.028 overall as 11 of 16 hits have gone for extra bases.
  • Dellin Betances, RHP, Yankees (Triple-A Empire State): 4.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 BB, 4 K. This is not progress.
  • Archie Bradley, RHP, South Bend (Low-A South Bend): 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K. Because he's making full starts, one could easily argue that he's been as impressive as Bundy; 16 IP, 6 H, 6 BB, 22 Ks in three outings.
  • Jose Campos, RHP, Yankees (Low-A Charleston): 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 7 K. And that's his worst start in three turns; Sally League hitting .093 against him.
  • Alex Castellanos, 2B, Dodgers (Triple-A Albuquerque): 2-for-5, 3B, HR (1), R, 2 RBI, K. Ex-Cardinal can really hit (.340/.441/.640), but reviews at second base are mixed.
  • Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, Indians (Triple-A Columbus): 3-for-5, 2 2B, HR (4), R, 2 RBI. 9-for-18 with 15 total bases in last five games; .380/.404/.720 in 12 games and quickening his return to Cleveland.
  • Zach Cone, OF, Rangers (Low-A Hickory): 3-for-4, HR (3), R, 2 RBI. Supplemental first-round pick last June looked lost in pro debut but now at .310/.383/.619 in first 11 games.
  • Sean Coyle, 2B, Red Sox (High-A Salem): 3-for-4, 2B, 2 R, K. First three-hit game it what has been otherwise slow start; .256/.293/.385 in nine games.
  • Matt Davidson, 3B, Diamondbacks (Double-A Mobile): 2-for-5, 2B, HR (1), R, 3 RBI, K. Power finally arrives with eighth multi-hit game in last nine; .455/.571/.682 in 12 games.
  • David Filak, RHP, Braves (Low-A Rome): 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 11 K. 2011 draftee has size and arm strength but profiles as a reliever; 22 Ks in 15 innings.
  • Mike Foltynewicz, RHP, Astros (Low-A Lexington): 7 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 6 K. 2010 first-rounder is repeating the level but finally putting up some good numbers; size and stuff are still there.
  • Christian Friedrich, LHP, Rockies (Triple-A Colorado Springs): 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 6 K. Some signs of life from former top prospect; PCL hitting .182 against him in three starts.
  • Kyle Gaedele, OF, Padres (Low-A Fort Wayne): 2-for-4, 2B, HR (1), R, 2 RBI, 2 K. Athletic but quite raw for a 22-year-old; .276/.371/.448 in nine games.
  • Johnny Giavotella, 2B, Royals (Triple-A Omaha): 2-for-6, HR (2), R, 3 RBI, K. Not sure why he was sent down in the first place, not sure why he won't be back up soon.
  • Justin Grimm, RHP, Rangers (Double-A Frisco): 6.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K. 0.50 ERA and .115 opponent's average in three starts; scouting reports are strong with more convinced he can start long term.
  • Billy Hamilton, SS, Reds (High-A Bakersfield): 2-for-5, 2B, R, SB. 12-for-21 in last six games and .385/.489/.667 overall in 11 games; the 10 stolen bases is not a surprise, but seven of his 15 hits going for extra bases sure is.
  • Bryce Harper, OF, Nationals (Triple-A Syracuse): 2-for-4, 2B, R, K. First two-hit game since opening day; .244/.277/.378 in 11 games.
  • Tyler Matzek, LHP, Rockies (High-A Modesto): 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K. Three-for-three in good starts this year; 1.72 ERA and .214 opponent's average.
  • Cory Mazzoni, RHP, Mets (High-A St. Lucie): 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K. 1.13 ERA in three starts; has chance to look like a back-end starter more than a reliever at this pace.
  • Melky Mesa, OF, Yankees (Double-A Trenton): 2-for-4, HR (3), R, 2 RBI. All sorts of tools but not all sorts of results; 6-for-11 with two bombs in last three games.
  • Matthew Neil, RHP, Marlins (High-A Jupiter): 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K. Big right-hander is extreme strike thrower without much pure stuff.
  • Jimmy Nelson, RHP, Brewers (High-A Brevard County): 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K. Huge right-hander's stock is rising with every start thanks to improved velocity; 21 Ks in 17 IP with just nine hits allowed.
  • Rougned Odor, 2B, Rangers (Low-A Hickory): 3-for-4, HR (2), R, 2 RBI. 18-year-old Venezuelan has gone deep in back-to-back games; .289/.353/.444 line is made all the more impressive by his age.
  • Chris Owings, SS, Diamondbacks (High-A Visalia): 3-for-4, 2B, HR (2), R, RBI, K. Tools are still impressive and is hitting .289/.319/.467 while repeating the level, but with two walks and 16 strikeouts, approach is still a major issue.
  • James Paxton, LHP, Mariners (Double-A Jackson): 4.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 8 BB, 4 K. All the strikes he threw in his first two starts went away; 33 balls and 26 strikes last night.
  • Gary Sanchez, C, Yankees (Low-A Charleston): 4-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI, K, SB. The good news is he's hitting .385 in 10 games and showing some minor progress behind the plate; the bad news is he's yet to go deep in 39 at-bats.
  • Travis Snider, OF, Blue Jays (Triple-A Las Vegas): 1-for-3, RBI, K; 2-for-3, 2B, R; Up to .439/.489/.780 in 10 games; Vegas certainly helps, but was excellent this spring as well.
  • Trevor Story, SS/3B, Rockies (Low-A Asheville): 3-for-5, 2B, HR (3), 3 R, 2 RBI. Supplemental first-round pick from last June can really hit; .333/.432/.639 in 11 games and bat should profile at third base in the end.
  • Will Swanner, C, Rockies (Low-A Asheville): 3-for-4, 2B, 2 HR (2), 4 R, 7 RBI. Your box score line of the day; catcher has very real power but is well below-average defensively.
  • Noah Syndergaard, RHP, Blue Jays (Low-A Lansing): 3 IP, 3H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K. 14 strikeouts in nine innings and 0.00 ERA; will look forward to seeing what he does once the training wheels come off.
  • Matt Szczur, OF, Cubs (High-A Daytona): 4-for-5, R. Had just five hits in first 10 games and still looking for first extra-base hit; .214/.353/.214 in 11 games.
  • Tyler Thornburg, RHP, Brewers (Double-A Huntsville): 7.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 11 K. Took perfect game into the eighth and is at 18.1 IP, 8 H, 3 BB, 24 K in first three starts. More details in upcoming scouting notebook.
  • Joey Terdoslavich, 3B, Braves (Triple-A Gwinnett): 3-for-5, R, 2 K, SB. First three-hit game at Triple-A; scouts like the bat, but the glove . . . not so much.
  • Kolbrin Vitek, 3B, Red Sox (Double-A Portland): 3-for-5, 2 2B, R. First-round pick has never stunk, yet to put up big numbers; .286/.340/.367 in 12 games.
  • Christian Yelich, OF, Marlins (High-A Jupiter): 2-for-3, 3B, 2 R, 2 BB, K, SB. Picking up where he left off after missing early part of season with elbow injury; on-base seven times in first two games.
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delorean
4/17
Matt Adams haters to the left.
Scooter1027
4/17
Love seeing 3 Brewers on here. As down as this system has been, particularly post-Grienke trade, it's nice to see some improvement. Suddenly this pitching quintet of Wily Peralta, Tyler Thornburg, Jed Bradley, Taylor Jungmann, and Jimmy Nelson has been a lot of fun to follow.
igoinsane67
4/17
FYI, Christian Friedrich plays in the Rockies org., not the Royals
faithdies
4/17
Quick question about Eldemire. I know it's early and small sample size is 100% in effect but should Phillies fans hold off on getting excited on what he can offer until he's promoted? In 10 games he's batting .333/.467/.500 with 14 runs, 9 bb's and 8 sb's to 1 cs.
nikitos1979
4/17
Never too early to get excited!
kgoldstein
4/17
You can get a bit excited, but keep in mind that he's 23 years old, in Low-A and whiffing in a quarter of his at-bats.
faithdies
4/17
Exactly why I was curious if we should HIGHLY temper our enthusiasm. Thanks.
oakiegu007
4/17
I'm surprised there's no mention of Luke Jackson. It's very encouraging (as a fan, not a scout!) to see what he's been doing this year, in comparison to last. Any current scouting reports?
jparks77
4/17
Not Kevin, but I have a report on Jackson: FB working anywhere from 91-95 and touching as high as 97; CB continues to take steps forward but is only flashing plus at present; shows tight rotation and good depth, but not consistent. CH will show good action (fade to armside) and flash above-average potential as well; needs to stay in delivery more and finish pitches; overthrows at times; the raw stuff is very good; needs to pitch more than throw.
oakiegu007
4/17
Thanks Jason. I know you're quite the Texas guy. On a related fantasy note, I grabbed The Legend in a late round dynasty draft based on your reports :)
jparks77
4/17
You will probably win the league. #ElOso
BPKevin
4/17
With PCL hitters hitting only .182 off Christian Friedrich, do you think his pitching will fit well at Coors? 3 GS, CG, 19.1 IP, 3.22 ERA, 12 H, 18/3 K/BB
jahoffmn
4/17
I'm sure this is a burning question on the minds of gringos everywhere: How do you pronounce Rougned?
timber
4/18
I see this question asked all the time, but I have yet to see an answer. Therefore, my belief is nobody has a clue.
buffum
4/17
Isn't being named "Scooter" worth like 20 points of OBP when evaluating a prospect?
kgoldstein
4/17
He's not very patient, unfortunately. That said, he's like 5-9, skinny as a rail and wears his socks high, so there are few players in the game who LOOK more like a Scooter.
johnorpheus
4/17
What about my main man The Big "O", Oscar Taveras. 3 for 5 with a triple. .311/.326/.622 so far. Gotta love the pop.
BPKevin
4/17
Sorry, "Post Reply" not working but Rougned Oder pronounced ROOG-ned Oh-DOOR. http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/04/05/3864641/texas-rangers-top-prospects.html
BPKevin
4/17
spelling correction Rougned Odor, not Oder. Sorry
gilgamesh
4/17
Thought that smelled a little funny. Sorry.
carp1626
4/17
What are your thoughts on high school pitchers (Mitch Sewald a LSU signee and Emerson Gibbs a Tulane Signee) throwing 154 and 193 pitches in an extra inning game? Are they viewed as draft propsects? Dylan Bundy racked up a high pitch counts, but was also the top HS pitcher. Do teams avoid fringe prospects that have been abused by amateur coaches or at least take note of it?
Asinwreck
4/17
Kyle Gaedele looks like he can take a walk. In that way -- if not his physique -- he resembles Uncle Eddie.
sam19041
4/17
Was wondering if he is related. Unusual spelling. Is he?
Lassaller
4/20
Kyle Gaedele is a great-nephew of Eddie Gaedele. http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2011/jun/07/eddie-gaedels-great-nephew-drafted-padres/
bheikoop
4/17
Wow, and 14 of Paxton's 26 strikes went on the board by default (strikeouts*3+hits). How many of those 14 were out of the zone?
faztradamus
4/17
Betances to the bullpen looks like it will come sooner rather than later.