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Oswaldo Arcia, OF, Twins (High-A Fort Myers): 4-for-4, HR (5), R, RBI.

Arcia was seen as a potential breakout candidate in 2011, but after a great start to the season, elbow surgery delayed things. That left him far too off the radar, as the 21-year-old Venezuelan is off to another great start, going 10-for-15 in his last four games to lift his season averages to .314/.365/.512. With a plus hit tool, the potential for plus power and more than enough arm for right field, Arcia is the kind of offensive prospect the Twins desperately need, and a healthy, productive season could move him into Top 100 territory.

Others Of Note:

  • Jorge Bonifacio, OF, Royals (Low-A Kane County): 3-for-5, 2B, HR (4), 2 R, 4 RBI. Third straight multi-hit game and home runs in back-to-back ones; .319/.378/.462 on the season.
  • Archie Bradley, RHP, Diamondbacks (Low-A South Bend): 4.1 IP, 6 H, 9 R (8 ER), 2 BB, K. Has hit disturbing rough spot; 14.1 IP, 16 H, 16 R, 9 BB, 8 K in last three strarts.
  • Drake Britton, LHP, Red Sox (High-A Salem): 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K. There's been some real progress of late with 2.10 ERA in five May starts and 29 Ks in 25.2 innings.
  • Domonic Brown, OF, Phillies (Triple-A Lehigh Valley): 3-for-5, HR (1), R, RBI. First home runs comes in 35th game as enigma continues; .264/.302/.380 overall.
  • Alex Castellanos, 2B, Dodgers (Triple-A Alburquerque): 3-for-4, 2B, HR (5), R, RBI, 2 SB. 7-for-16 with 13 total bases since return to lineup and .379/.476/.759 overall; could get a look soon.
  • Travis D'Arnaud, C, Blue Jays (Triple-A Las Vegas): 3-for-5, 2B, R, RBI, K. You want hot? How about 16-for-32 in seven games with 36 total bases? Up to .328/.385/.603 overall and among the top prospects in the game.
  • Garin Cechini, 3B, Red Sox (Low-A Greenville): 2-for-4, HR (3), R, 2 RBI, SB. Hitting .346 in May and .312/.394/.457 overall with scouts projecting future power.
  • Michael Choice, OF, Athletics (Double-A Midland): 4-for-5, HR (4), 3 R, RBI, BB, K. SB. Most shocking aspect to season is 41 of 50 hits being singles; .263/.352/.353 in 49 games.
  • Keury De La Cruz, OF, Red Sox (Low-A Greenville): 3-for-4, 2 R, K. Featured earlier in the week and just keeps hitting; .315/.363/.570 in 48 games.
  • Matt Den Dekker, OF, Mets (Double-A Binghamton): 2-for-4, 2B, HR (7), 2 R, 2 RBI, K. Plus-plus centerfielder is shocking scouts with hitting ability; .310/.375/.533 overall.
  • Wilmer Flores, 3B, Mets (High-A St. Lucie): Home runs in three of last five games and .321/.361/.533 on the season; time to take him more seriously.
  • Scooter Gennett, 2B, Brewers (Double-A Huntsville): 2-for-5, R, RBI. 13-game hitting streak and batting .362 in 27 May games; .319/.365/.432 overall.
  • Angelo Gumbs, 2B, Yankees (Low-A Charleston): 2-for-3, 2B, HR (5), 2 R, RBI. Here comes the power? Home runs in three of last five games and up to .268/.318/.430 overall.
  • Allen Hanson, SS, Pirates (Low-A West Virginia): 3-for-4, HR (7), 2 R, 2 RBI. Trying to finish ugly May with a bang; 9-for-15 in last four games and .345/.404/.597 overall.
  • Rymer Liriano, OF, Padres (High-A Lake Elsinore): 2-for-4, R, 2 RBI, BB, 2 K, SB. Ugly start is firmly is rear view mirror with .330/.393/.453 line in 27 May games.
  • Tyler Matzek, LHP, Rockies (High-A Modesto): 8 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 9 K. Season-high Ks and has suddenly reeled off three straight excellent starts; 2.64 ERA with 66 strikeouts in 58 innings.
  • Rougned Odor, 2B, Rangers (Low-A Hickory): 3-for-4, 2B, 2 R, SB, CS. 15-for-32 during eight game hitting streak and .300/.363/.494; will have to hit all the way up the ladder, and looks like he can.
  • Mike Olt, 3B/1B, Rangers (Double-A Frisco): 2-for-4, 2B, R, RBI, K. Twenty total bases in his last seven games and up to .290/.396/.542 overall; would have been a reasonable addition to this week's piece on blocked prospects.
  • Rafael Ortega, OF, Rockies (High-A Modesto): 3-for-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI, BB, CS. Has shown improved plate discipline to go with line drive bat and excellent defense; .325/.376/.423 in 37 games.
  • Chris Parmelee, 1B, Twins (Triple-A Rochester): 3-for-4, HR (3), 2 R, 5 RBI, BB, K, CS. Home runs in three straight game and 23 total bases in eight games since demotion.
  • Matt Purke, LHP, Nationals (Low-A Hagerstown): 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 BB, K. Official pro debut; stuff was way off with 86-90 mph fastball and little command.
  • Trayvon Robinson, OF, Mariners (Triple-A Tacoma): 3-for-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI. Third straight multi-hit game and hitting after drawing just three walks in April, he's back to patient ways with 17 in May; .270/.332/.417 overall.
  • Aderlin Rodriguez, 3B/1B, Mets (Low-A Savannah): 2-for-4, 2 HR (8), 2 R, 2 RBI. Crazy raw power, but enough hitting skills to tap into? .254/.336/.459 in 49 games.

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Still looks like Liriano's power is a little low for the California League. Any concern there or are we waiting for it to develop with age?
He's just starting to figure things out. Still projects for average power down the road.
Max Stassi is on a roll and up to .276/.321/.469. Could he develop into a top catching prospect, as was expected when he was drafted in 2009?
Yes. With his defense, he just needs to hit a little bit.
How do Austin Hedges and Stassi compare?
I was about to say I was surprised by Purke's line, but then I realized that I probably would'be been equally surprised if he came out and dominated. But FB topping out at 90? That's cause for real concern.
3 Mets....times, they are a changin.
I believe the last time the Mets had three in the daily roundup was Alex Escobar, Yusmeiro Petit, and Esix Snead.

The Magic is Back.
Sounds like time for some base sneetchin'!
Fantastic article Rangers well represented,but no Reds--why?