The Prospect Pulse: May 28th, 2012

The Prospect Pulse is a recap of some of the top prospect performances from the day before. Prospects are sorted by the league in which they play with their parent club is listed in parentheses. I will typically select 5-6 performances for each league but will vary that based on the number of games played. In addition, a hitter and pitcher of the day will be selected at the end of each article.

International League

RHP – Dylan Owen, Buffalo (NY Mets): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO

RHP – Terry Doyle, Charlotte (Chicago White Sox): 7.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO

DH – Brad Eldred, Toledo (Detroit): 3-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

RF – Leslie Anderson, Durham (Tampa Bay): 4-4, 2B, RBI, R

C – John Suomi, Lehigh Valley (Philadelphia): 4-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

2B – Lance Zawadzki, Gwinnett (Atlanta): 3-5, HR, 5 RBI, R

Pacific Coast League

DH – Wil Myers, Omaha (Kansas City): 3-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R

1B – Josh Vitters, Iowa (Chicago Cubs): 2-5, HR, 2 RBI, R

Vitters has hit 0.368/.429/.632 in his last 10 games.

CF – Matt Kata, Round Rock (Texas): 3-5, 2B, HR, RBI, R

RHP – Trevor Bauer, Reno (Arizona): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 8 SO

RHP – Erasmo Ramirez, Tacoma (Seattle): 7.1 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO

RF – Moises Sierra, Las Vegas (Toronto): 3-4, 2B, 3 RBI

Eastern League

CF- Aaron Hicks, New Britain (Twins): 2-3, RBI, BB, R

RHP – Collin McHugh, Binghamton (NY Mets): 8.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO

RHP – Paolo Espino, Akron (Cleveland): 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO

RHP – Oliver Drake, Bowie (Baltimore): 6.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO

C – Sebastian Valle, Reading (Philadelphia): 2-5, 3B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

RHP – David Buchanan, Reading (Philadelphia): 9.0 IP, 7 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO

Buchanan has allowed 1 earned run in his last 16.0 innings pitched.

Southern League

Josh Stinson (Photo Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE)

RHP – Josh Stinson, Huntsville (Milwaukee): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO

RHP – Zeke Spruill, Mississippi (Atlanta): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO

RHP – Simon Castro, Birmingham (Chicago White Sox): 8.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO

LHP – Danny Hultzen, Jackson (Seattle): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO

Hultzen gave up 5 ER over 4.0 IP in his first start of the season. In his 9 starts since he’s allowed just 5 ER in 51.2 IP.

SS – Nick Franklin, Jackson (Seattle): 2-3, 2 3B, R, BB, SB

Franklin is hitting 0.405/.500/.730 in his last 10 games.

Texas League

LF – Val Majewski, Frisco (Texas): 3-5, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

RHP – Gary Daley, Midland (Oakland): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO

RHP – Dan Houston, Tulsa (Colorado): 6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO

C – Ali Solis, San Antonio (San Diego): 3-4, 2 2B, 2 R

RHP – Richard Castillo, Springfield (St. Louis): 6.1 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO

California League

SS – Billy Hamilton, Bakersfield (Cincinnati): 3-5, 2 RBI, R, 3 SB

I remain skeptical that he will hit enough at the higher levels to be an everyday major league player, but he’s certainly running wild on the Cal League with 52 steals in 63 attempts.

1B – Jonathan Griffin, Visalia (Arizona): 3-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

RHP – Anthony Meo, Visalia (Arizona): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO

1B – Connor Powers, Lake Elsinore (San Diego): 2-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, R

RF – Jonathan Garcia, Rancho Cucamongo (LA Dodgers): 3-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R

DH – Miles Head, Stockton (Oakland): 3-5, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Miles is hitting 0.419/.457/.860 in his last 10 games.

Carolina League

RHP – J.R. Graham, Lynchburg (Atlanta): 6.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO

2B – Tyler Kelly, Frederick (Baltimore): 3-4, 3 2B, 3 RBI, R

2B – Luis Piterson, Wilmington (Kansas City): 3-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 SB

RHP – Cody Buckel, Myrtle Beach (Texas): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 SO

Not that he was bad before, but his last five starts combined result in a line of; 33.0 IP, 18 H, 3 ER, 11 BB and 40 SO.

LHP – Robbie Ray, Potomac (Washington): 6.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO

3 ER and 11 H in his last 12.1 IP is a huge improvement from 21 H and 15 ER in his previous 12.0 IP.

Florida State League

No Games Scheduled

Midwest League

RHP – Wilsen Palacios, West Michigan (Detroit): 7.2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO

SS – Orlando Calixte, Kane County (Kansas City): 4-7, 3B, HR, 3 RBI, R

C – Steven Baron, Clinton (Seattle): 4-5, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, R, BB

RHP – Jose Rosario, Peoria (Chicago Cubs): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO

C – Alejandro Segovia, Bowling Green (Tampa Bay): 3-5, 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, SB

RF – David Medina, Quad Cities (St. Louis): 3-5, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI, R

LF – Kevin Pillar, Lansing (Toronto): 4-6, 3B, 2 RBI, R, SB

South Atlantic League

C – Kevan Smith, Kannapolis (Chicago White Sox): 3-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB

RHP – Scott Swinson, Grennville (Boston): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO

2B – Rougned Odor, Hickory (Texas): 3-5, 2B, RBI, R, BB, SB

Hitting 0.412/.512/.794 in his last 10 games.

SS – Ryan Goetz, Greensboro (Miami): 2-5, HR, 4 RBI, R

RHP – Joe Biagini, Augusta (San Francisco): 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO

Biagini had allowed 17 ER in 14.1 IP before throwing this shutout.

3B – Dante Bichette Jr., Charleston (NY Yankees): 4-5, 2B, RBI, 2 R

Pitcher and Hitter of the Day

Simon Castro of the White Sox and the Mariners Nick Franklin

Topics: Honor Roll, Nick Franklin, Simon Castro

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