The Prospect Pulse is a review of prospect performances, good or bad, from the day before. Prospects are sorted by the league in which they play.
Pacific Coast League
- Matt Adams, 1B, Memphis: 2-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI
- Martin Perez, LHP, Round Rock: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
- A.J. Pollock, OF, Reno: 5-5, 3 2B, 3 R, RBI
- Casey Kelly, RHP, Tuscon: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
- Jarrod Parker, RHP, Sacramento: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Matt Adams continues his hot start by hitting his second homer in as many days. Martin Perez needed just 70 pitches to work his way through 6 innings. Kelly and Parker both registered quality starts, but neither was dominate or pitched to their potential
- Alex Torres, LHP, Durham: 4 1/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 7 K
- Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, Columbus: 2-4, HR, RBI
- Dellin Betances, RHP, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
- Starling Marte, OF, Indianapolis: 1-4, 3B, RBI
- Mandatory Bryce Harper Update: 1-4, K
Torres needed 94 pitches to go just over four innings. Needless to say this is not a good habit. While the strikeouts are good, hitters will eventually adjust to Torres’ lack of control and will stop swinging at his good off-speed stuff. Betances’ first start was encouraging
- Gary Brown, OF, Richmond: Game 1: 0-3 Game 2: 3-3
- Jarek Cunningham, 2B, Altoona: 2-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI
- Zack Wheeler, RHP, Binghamton: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
- Trevor May, RHP, Reading: 5 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
- Jeff Kobernus, 2B, Harrisburg: 2-5, R, SB
Wheeler and May had less than stellar outings and both will need to regain their control before the will find success at the Double-A level. Kobernus registered his third stolen base of the young season.
- Trey McNutt, RHP, Tennessee: 3 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 K
- Christian Bethancourt, C, Mississippi: 0-4, 2 K, Caught a runner stealing
- Zeke Spruill, RHP, Mississippi: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
- James Paxton, LHP, Jackson: 5 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 K
The Southern League was dominated by a pair of young pitchers in Spruill and Paxton. Paxton’s outing ties Orioles farmhand Dylan Bundy for the best performance of the day. McNutt continued to struggle with his control and needs to regain it if he wants to ever reach the major leagues.
- Wil Myers, OF, Northwest Arkansas: 1-5, HR, 2 RBI, SB
- Jake Odorizzi, RHP, Northwest Arkansas: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K
- Keyvius Sampson, RHP, San Antonio: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
- Jurickson Profar, SS, Frisco: 0-4
- Mike Olt, 3B, Frisco: 2-4, HR, RBI
- Kolten Wong, 2B, Springfield: 3-4, R, 2 3B, 3 RBI
Odorizzi and Wong split the title for best performance in the Texas League. Odorizzi showed some of his best stuff and dominated hitters all night long. Wong’s ability to barrel balls showed Friday night with his two triples. Look for Wong to quickly climb up the Cardinals’ organizational depth charts.
- C.J. Cron, 1B, Inland Empire: 2-3, RBI
- George Springer, OF, Lancaster: 2-4, R
- Joe Panik, SS, San Jose: 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI
The offensively minded Cal league didn’t have much to offer up in the way of prospects Friday night. 2011 first round draft picks George Springer and C.J. Cron had quality games to hopefully get their 2012 season off on the right foot.
- Anthony Rendon, 3B, Potomac: 1-3, BB
- Cheslor Cuthbert, 3B, Wilmington: 1-2, 2 BB
The Carolina League had their Opening Day on Friday and Rendon/Cuthbert were the only two significant prospects to have a game worth recapping.
Florida State League
- Jake Marisnick, OF, Dunedin: 2-4, BB, R
- Nick Castellanos, 3B, Lakeland: 2-3, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI
- Arismendy Alcantara, SS, Daytona: 3-3, HR, 4 RBI, BB
Alcantara isn’t a prospect by some people’s standards, but when you get a hit in every at bat and hit a home run all in one game, your odds of making The Pulse grows exponentially. I’m happy to see Marisnick take a walk, an area that hasn’t been a strong suit for him in the past.
South Atlantic League
- Dylan Bundy, RHP, Delmarva: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K
- Luke Jackson, RHP, Hickory: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K
- Jose Campos, RHP, Charleston: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
- Josh Bell, OF, West Virgina: 2-5, RBI, 3 K
The Sally league was dominated by young pitchers yesterday. Bundy made his professional debut and he lived up to the hype that proceeded him. Some people called Bundy the best pitcher in the minor leagues prior to the season and yesterday he showed why. Luke Jackson showed control of his pitches, which with consistency will lead to big strides in his development.
Noah Syndergaard showed off his bat missing repertoire in a short outing due to a limited pitch count. Sano hit the first of what he and the Twins hope are many home runs.
Prospect of the Day: Dylan Bundy, RHP, Delmarva Shorebirds & James Paxton, LHP, Jackson Generals