The Prospect Pulse: April 21-22, 2012

 

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; their parent club is listed in parentheses.

Pacific Coast League

  • (4/21) OF Leonys Martin, Round Rock (Texas): 2-3, HR, 3 RBI, 2B, BB
  • (4/21) LHP Martin Perez, Round Rock (Texas): 5 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 5 BB, 3 K
  • (4/21) 2B Alex Castellanos, Albuquerque (Los Angeles Dodgers): 3-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, BB (4/22) 3-5, RBI, 2 BB, R
  • (4/21) 1B Chris Carter, Sacramento (Oakland): 1-4, 2 RBI, BB (4/22) 3-4, 3 HR, 5 RBI, Error

Chris Carter (Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE)

  • (4/21) RHP Jarrod Parker, Sacramento (Oakland): 2 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K
  • (4/21) 2B Charlie Culberson, Fresno (San Francisco): 2-5, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 2 R, BB
  • (4/22) LHP Chris Rusin, Iowa (Chicago Cubs): 8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
  • (4/22) RHP Neil Ramirez, Round Rock (Texas): 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K
  • (4/22) OF Anthony Gose, Las Vegas (Toronto): 2-4, 2B, RBI, R, BB, SB

Chris Carter showed off his serious power Sunday and has four home runs on the season. Parker was pulled from his start on Saturday in expectation that he will be pitching in Oakland on Wednesday. Anthony Gose is starting to turn around from his slow start. Alex Castellanos has been hot all season, and could be a could addition to the dodgers as he can play 2B and both corners of the outfield.

International League

Bryce Harper (Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE)

  • (4/22) RHP Jeurys Familia, Buffalo (New York Mets): 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K
  • (4/22) RHP Dellin Betances, Scranton Wilkes/Barre (New York Yankees): 4 1/3 IP, 3 H, 5 R (2 ER), 6 BB, 3 K

Middlebrooks continues to hit home runs, this one being his 7th of the season. Mega-prospect Bryce Harper hit his first home run of the season. Familia and Betances both continue their struggles on the season.

Eastern League

  • (4/21) C Rob Brantly, Erie (Detroit): 3-4, 2 2B, RBI, R

Rob Brantly (Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE)

  • (4/22) OF Gary Brown, Richmond (San Francisco): 0-2, 2 BB, R, 2 SB
  • (4/22) RHP Collin McHugh, Binghamton (New York Mets): 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R (o ER), 2 BB, 6 K

The Eastern League had a rainy weekend that featured lots of rain outs. Gary Brown didn’t get a hit, but he has found ways to reach base throughout the season despite just having 12 hits in 60 at bats. Brown has been caught stealing twice in his five attempts.

Southern League

  • (4/21) RHP Zeke Spruill, Mississippi (Atlanta): 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K
  • (4/21) LHP James Paxton, Jackson (Seattle): 2 1/3 IP, 7 H, 7 R (6 ER), 5 BB, 1 K
  • (4/21) RHP Trevor Bauer, Mobile (Arizona): 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K

Trevor Bauer (Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE)

  • (4/22) SS Andrelton Simmons, Mississippi (Atlanta): 2-5, 2B, 4 RBI, R
  • (4/22) LHP Sean Gilmartin, Mississippi (Atlanta): 8 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
  • (4/22) RHP Taijuan Walker, Jackson (Seattle): 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
  • (4/22) 2B Brodie Greene, Pensacola (Cincinnati): 4-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI, BB
  • (4/22) RHP Daniel Corcino, Pensacola (Cincinnati): 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 6 K

Trevor Bauer showed improved efficiency with his pitch count, and better control and command of his pitches. Both of these will need to continue for a promotion. Sean Gilmartin and Zeke Spruill are both low ceiling, high floor players that should see promotions before the end of the season.

Texas League

  • (4/21) OF Wil Myers, Northwest Arkansas (Kansas City): 1-2, HR, RBI, BB
  • (4/21) SS Jean Segura, Arkansas (Los Angeles Angels): 2-4, 2 3B, 3 RBI, R
  • (4/21) SS Jonathan Villar, Corpus Christi (Houston): 3-4, 3B, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB
  • (4/21) LHP Robbie Erlin, San Antonio (San Dieg0): 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K
  • (4/22) 3B/2B Jedd Gyorko, San Antonio (San Diego): 3-5, HR, 4 RBI

Jedd Gyorko (Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE)

  • (4/22) LHP Juan Oramas, San Antonio (San Diego): 2 2/3 IP, 6 H, 7 ER, 3 BB, 8 K
  • (4/22) 3B Mike Olt, Frisco (Texas): 2-4, HR, 2 RBI
  • (4/22) RHP Jarred Cosart, Corpus Christi (Houston): 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

Jean Segura and Jonathan Villar are a pair of toolsy middle infielders that haven’t had success in 2012. Erlin and Oramas both showed impressive bat missing ability. Mike Olt is starting t0 heat up at the plate hitting .300 over the past 10 games. The Padres announced that they would try and move Jedd Gyorko to other side of the infield, and have him learn second base.

California League

  • (4/21) RHP Donn Roach, Inland Empire (Los Angeles Angels): 7 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • (4/21) RHP Zach Lee, Rancho Cucamonga (Los Angeles Dodgers): 6 1/3 IP, 10 H, 5 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 9 K

Zach Lee (Source: www.checkoutmycards.com)

  • (4/21) RHP Kyle Lotzkar, Bakersfield (Cincinnati): 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 K
  • (4/22) SS Billy Hamilton, Bakersfield (Cincinnati): 2-4, 2B, 2 R, BB, 2 SB
  • (4/22) RHP Daniel Renken, Bakersfield (Cincinnati): 6 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 9 K
  • (4/22) LHP Chris Reed, Rancho Cucamonga (Los Angeles Dodgers): 7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K
  • (4/22) 1B Steven Proscia, High Desert (Seattle): 2-4, HR, RBI, 2B

The Dodgers first round picks the past two seasons, Lee and Reed, combined to have a great weekend. Both showed impressive bat missing stuff. Billy Hamilton’s hitting streak ended Saturday, but he came back Sunday and registered another multi-hit game.

Carolina League

The Carolina League played TWO of their scheduled ten games. Rain was the big story of the weekend, but Cuthbert turned in a good line.

Florida St. League

  • (4/21) OF Christian Yelich, Jupiter (Miami): Game 1: 2-3, HR, RBI, BB, Game 2: 2-4, 2B, 3B (4/22) 3-5, HR, 3 RBI
  • (4/21) RHP Taylor Jungmann, Brevard County (Milwaukee): 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 4 K
  • (4/21) SS/2B Levi Michael, Ft. Myers (Minnesota): 2-4, HR, 3 RBI
  • (4/22) RHP Jimmy Nelson, Brevard County (Milwaykee): 6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
  • (4/22) LHP Austin Wright, Clearwater (Philadelphia): 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 10 K
  • (4/22) SS Daniel Muno, St. Lucie (New York Mets): 3-5, HR, 3 RBI, 2B
  • (4/22) 2B Starlin Rodriguez, Palm Beach (St. Louis): 3-5, HR, 5 RBI, 3B, 2 R
  • (4/22) OF Matt Szczur, Daytona (Chicago Cubs): 1-3, RBI, R, BB, 3 SB

Yelich continues his white-hot start to the season. Brewer prospects Jungmann and Nelson both faced their first rough outings of 2012. Daniel Muno is hitting .322 a little over 10% of the way through the season. Matt Szczur raised his average up to .200 with his 1-3 day.

South Atlantic League

  • (4/21) RHP Luke Jackson, Hickory (Texas): 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K
  • (4/21) RHP Michael Foltynewicz, Lexington (Houston): 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
  • (4/21) SS Cito Culver, Charleston (New York Yankees): 2-3, RBI, 2 R, BB, 2 SB, Error
  • (4/22) 3B Kyle Kubitza, Rome (Atlanta): 2-5, HR, RBI, 2 R
  • (4/22) OF Jordan Scott, Lexington (Houston): 1-4, R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, CS
  • (4/22) RHP Jose Campos, Charleston (New York Yankees): 6 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Jackson and Campos are the big stories here, both have dominated the SAL in 2012. Jordan Scott has been stuck in a mini slump hitting just .158 over his past 10 games, his average is just three points shy of .300. Kubitza’s homer was his fifth of the year.

Midwest League

  • (4/21) LHP Jarret Martin, Great Lakes (Los Angeles Dodgers): 5 1/3 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 11 K
  • (4/21) RHP Archie Bradley, South Bend (Arizona): 5 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 4 K
  • (4/21) RHP Noah Syndergaard, Lansing (Toronto): 2 2/3 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
  • (4/22) 2B Eddie Rosario, Beloit (Minnesota): 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R, SB
  • (4/22) SS Eugenio Suarez, West Michigan (Detroit): 2-4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R
  • (4/22) RHP Drew Gagnon, Wisconsin (Milwaukee): 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
  • (4/22) LHP Eswarlin Jimenez, Cedar Rapids (Los Angeles Angels): 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K

Eswarlin Jiminez made his first start of the season and it went wonderfully. Gagnon didn’t show the bat missing ability that he has in earlier starts. Bradley showed a very rare loss of control, but still didn’t yield many hits. Syndergaard gave the Blue Jays a reason to keep him in Lansing for a few more starts.

 

Prospect of the Weekend: Christian Yelich, OF, Jupiter, Florida Marlins

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