Kuhn in White Sox spring training (Photo Credit: Rick Scuteri-US PRESSWIRE)

The Prospect Pulse: June 6th, 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 – Pedro Villarreal, Louisville (Cincinnati): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO

RHP – Jeff Mandel, Syracuse (Washington): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO

RHP – Wirfin Obispo, Louisville (Cincinnati): 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 ER, 4 BB, 5 SO

DH – Tyler Kuhn, Charlotte (Chicago White Sox): 3-4, 3B, HR, RBI, 3 R

RHP – Tyler Cloyd, Lehigh Valley (Philadelphia): 8.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO

RHP – Chris Tillman, Norfolk (Baltimore): 6.2 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO

RHP – Henry Wrigley, Durham (Tampa Bay): 3-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Pacific Coast League

No Scheduled Games

Eastern League

CF – Matt Den Dekker, Binghamton (NY Mets): 3-4, 2B, 3B, R, BB

SS – Josh Rodriguez, Binghamton (NY Mets): 3-5, 2B, 3B, RBI, R

CF – Eury Perez, Harrisburg (Nationals): 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R

RHP – Jonathan Pettibone, Reading (Philadelphia): 7.0 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO

3B – Miguel Abreu, Reading (Philadelphia): 3-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, R

C – Roberto Perez, Akron (Cleveland): 3-4, 2 2B, 4 RBI

LHP – Vidal Nuno, Trenton (NY Yankees): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO

Nuno has allowed just 1 ER in 22.0 Double-A innings this season.

Southern League

CF – Denny Almonte, Jackson (Seattle): 3-4, 2B, HR, RBI, 2 R, BB

RHP – Brandon Maurer, Jackson (Seattle): 8.0 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO

RHP – David Hale, Mississippi (Atlanta): 7.2 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 11 SO

RHP – Hiram Burgos, Huntsville (Milwaukee): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO

CF – Donnie Webb, Jacksonville (Miami): 3-4, 3B, HR, RBI, 2 R

RHP – Matthew Neil, Jacksonville (Miami): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO

3B – Corey Smith, Birmingham (Chicago White Sox): 4-6, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R

Texas League

RHP – A.J. Schugel, Arkansas (LA Angels): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO

1B – Nathan Freiman, San Antonio (San Diego): 4-5, 2B, 5 RBI

RHP – Shawn Haviland, Midland (Oakland): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO

2B – Kolten Wong, Springfield (St. Louis): 2-5, HR, 2 RBI, R

Wong has quietly put together a 0.315/.378/.458 slash line thanks to a steady and consistent showing every day.

California League

1B – Ricky Oropesa, San Jose (San Francisco): 3-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R

DH – Tommy Medica, Lake Elsinore (San Diego): 3-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, 2 R, BB

RF – Rymer Liriano, Lake Elsinore (San Diego): 4-4, 3 RBI

4-hit game pushes him up to 0.500 (18-36) in his last 10.

1B – Mario Martinez, High Desert (Seattle): 2-4, 2B, HR, RBI, 2 R

RHP – Chad Rogers, Bakersfield (Cincinnati): 7.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO

Carolina League

C – David Freitas, Potomac (Washington): 5-6, RBI, R

1B – Justin Bloxom, Potomac (Washington): 2-6, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

RHP – Will Roberts, Carolina (Cleveland): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO

LHP – Dimasther Delgado, Lynchburg (Atlanta): 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO

RHP – Miguel Celestino, Salem (Boston): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO

Florida State League

LHP – Cole Nelson, Fort Myers (Minnesota): 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 SO

RHP – Yohan Almonte, St. Lucie (NY Mets): 7.0 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO

3B – Jonathan Rodriguez, Palm Beach (St. Louis): 2-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

3B – Mike Walker, Brevard County (Milwaukee): 3-5, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

After a 17-82 (0.207) start, Walker has recovered to push his slash stats to 0.283/.347/.434 on the season.

RHP – Matt Loosen, Daytona (Chicago Cubs): 5.2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO

Midwest League

LHP – Kyle Ryan, West Michigan (Detroit): 7.0 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO

3B – Josef Terry, Dayton (Cincinnati): 2-3, 2 2B, R, BB

CF – Tom Belza, South Bend (Arizona): 3-4, 3B, HR, 3 R, 2 RBI

LHP – John Pedrotty, South Bend (Arizona): 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO

RHP – Drew Granier, Burlington (Oakland): 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO

Now sporting a 1.89 ERA and 65-23 SO-to-BB in 71.1 IP this season.

RHP – David Goforth, Wisconsin (Milwaukee): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO

South Atlantic League

3B – Kyle Kubitza, Rome (Atlanta): 3-4, 2B, 3 RBI, 3 R, BB

SS – T.J. Rivera, Savannah (NY Mets): 3-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R

RHP – Logan Verrett, Savannah (NY Mets): 6.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO

LHP – Eduardo Rodriguez, Delmarva (Baltimore): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO

RHP – Jose Fernandez, Greensboro (Miami): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO

19.0 IP, 8 H, 0 ER, 4 BB and 27 SO – that’s the pitching line from his last three starts combined.

RF – Steven Souza Jr., Hagerstown (Washington): 3-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Pitcher and Hitter of the Day

Birmingham’s Corey Smith and Mississippi’s David Hale

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