• James Baldwin, OF, Dodgers (Low-A Great Lakes): 5-for-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI, 2 SB. A strange game for a toolsy, but very raw player who was hitting just .163 heading into the game; now at .202/.269/.248.
  • Ryan Brett, 2B, Rays (Low-A Bowling Green): 5-for-5, SB. Another one of those little second baseman who can just flat out hit; .318/.358/.416 in 36 games.
  • Corey Brown, OF, Nationals (Triple-A Syracuse): 2-for-4, HR (9), 2 R, RBI. Five home runs in last ten games and up to .282/.394/.518 overall; could get a look soon.
  • Gary Brown, OF, Giants (Double-A Richmond): 2-for-4, 2 R, RBI, K. Third straight two-hit game but still at just .254/.335/.302 in 43 games.
  • Nick Castellanos, 3B, Tigers (High-A Lakeland): 2-for-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI. 1-for-9 weekend dropped him below .400; .396/.463/.543 in 42 games.
  • Brett Cecil, LHP, Blue Jays (Double-A New Hampsire): 5.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K. Finally some progress with 10.2 shutout innings in last two starts.
  • Andrew Chafin, LHP, Diamondbacks (High-A Visalia): 7 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 12 K. Career high in innings and ties career high in Ks; 3.20 ERA with 66 Ks in 50.2 innings.
  • David Cooper, 1B, Blue Jays (Triple-A Las Vegas): 2-for-3, HR (6), R, 3 RBI, 2 BB, K. Not much power, but ability to not make outs could get him another look; .308/.381/.513 in 40 games.
  • C.J. Cron, 1B, Angels (High-A Inland Empire): 2-for-3 HR (6), R, 3 RBI, BB, K. 13-for-26 in last seven games with 24 total bases; .284/.339/.451 in 44 games.
  • Corey Dickerson, OF, Rockies (High-A Modesto): 2-for-4, HR (9), R, 2 RBI, SB. Just keeps hitting with fourth straight two-hit game and needs to be taken more seriously; .361/.416/.661 in 45 games.
  • Derek Dietrich, SS, Rays (High-A Charlotte): 3-for-5, 2 2B, HR (4), 2 R, 5 RBI, 2 K. SB. Unheralded offensive infielder who profiles better at third base; .273/.362/.487 in 41 games.
  • Yasmani Grandal, C, Padres (Triple-A Tucson): 3-for-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI. Mixed reviews on defense but no question that he can hit; .317/.430/.512 in 25 games.
  • Jedd Gyorko, 2B/3B, Padres (Triple-A Tucson): 2-for-5, 2B, HR (1), 2 R, 2 RBI. .300/.348/.550 in first five Triple-A games, but interesting to note that he's played third base in the last three.
  • Brett Jackson, OF, Cubs (Triple-A Iowa): 0-for-5, 4 K. 7-for-46 (.152) with 21 strikeouts in last 12 games; .228/.324/.430 in 40 games.
  • Luke Jackson, RHP, Rangers (Low-A Hickory): 6.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 9 K. Getting out of rough stretch; had 1.31 ERA in first four starts, and 12.64 in the four starts before this.
  • Marc Krauss, OF/1B, Diamondbacks (Double-A Mobile): 2-for-3, 2B, HR (7), 2 R, RBI, K; 2-for-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI. Big, immovable object with power, patience and strikeouts; .287/.404/.553 in 45 games.
  • Rymer Liriano, OF, Padres (High-A Lake Elsinore): 3-for-5, 3B, 2 R. Finally coming to life with nine game hitting streak (14-for-39, .359); .252/.322/.387 in 42 games.
  • Manny Machado, SS, Orioles (Double-A Bowie): 3-for-4, 2B, 2 R, K. Hitting .328/.419/.484 in May; .279/.374/.435 overall.
  • Mikie Mahtook, OF, Rays (High-A Charlotte): 2-for-4, HR (1), 2 R, 4 RBI, BB. First home run comes in 42nd game of the year; .280/.343/.369 in full-season debut.
  • Starling Marte, OF, Pirates (Triple-A Indianapolis): 2-for-4, 3B, 2 R, RBI, K. Snaps out of 3-for-27 (.111) slump; .246/.314/.408 in 39 games.
  • Carlos Peguero, OF, Mariners (Triple-A Tacoma): 3-for-4, 2 HR (6), 2 R, 4 RBI. 6 home runs in 52 at-bats but also 16 strikeouts; .365/.450/.827 in 14 games.
  • Jurickson, Profar, SS, Rangers (Double-A Frisco): 3-for-5, HR (5), R, 2 RBI, K. Batting average hits season-high at .300/.358/.518 in 42 games.
  • Miguel Sano, 3B, Twins (Low-A Beloit): 0-for-4, K. In brutal 1-for-21 slump but still hitting .256/.371/.551 overall; Defense is showing no signs of improvement.
  • Matt Szczur, OF, Cubs (High-A Daytona): 2-for-4, R, RBI, BB, K. 18-for-52 (.346) in last 13 games and .265/.358/.387 in 39 games with 18 stolen bases.
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The Blue Jays' low-A pitchers have been getting all the press/raves, but what can you tell me about Sean Nolin at high-A Dunedin (2.34 ERA, 5.3-1 K/BB)? And since I checked the league stats to see whether Nolin's numbers were just a symptom of the league, what about C. J. Reifenhauser (0.70 ERA and 10-1 K/BB)? Neither of these guys made your pre-season organization top-20's.
Not mentioned in your write-up, but I notice that Josh Sale was pulled from the game shortly after his second AB, a double. Any information on why?
KG - On Dickerson, the theory was looking at his home/road splits last year, that he was the benefactor of a tremendous home park for hitting. This year, in the CAL, I understand his home park is fairly neutral, all things considered for that league, but his power is seemingly on the road (in the more 'hitter friendly' enviornments). How much weight do you put into this when evaluating him as a prospect? Thanks.
Looks like the David Cooper zealots finally got to you, KG.
Wasn't Brown's main knock that he didn't have good plate discipline? I know his season is less than stellar, but has his approach become better, as it seems like he is walking a lot?
Carlos Peguero reminds a lot of Glenallen Hill. I have a soft spot in my heart for the guys who strikeout a ton but when they make contact, it goes far. Also, I like any excuse to post this link:
Interesting that Cron and Cooper are back-to-back here. Kind of remind me of one another, in a way. Wonder who has the better MLB career...
Kevin, what should we make of Gyorko playing 3B?