Martin Perez went the distance on the PCL on Thursday but Hernandez stole the show in the Appy (Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE)

The Prospect Pulse: June 21st, 2012


The Prospect Pulse is a recap of some of the top performances in the minors from the previous day. 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.

Pitcher and Hitter of the Day

Burlington’s Daniel Hernandez and Orem’s Wade Hinkle

Appalachian League (Rk)

3B – Joe De Pinto, Bristol (Chicago White Sox): 2-4, 2 2B, 4 RBI, R

RHP – Daniel Hernandez, Burlington (Kansas City): 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO

A glorious return to action for Hernandez – the Royals 2010 12th round pick – after he missed all of 2011 following Tommy John surgery.

1B – Jean Batista, Greeneville (Houston): 5-6, RBI, R

RF – Ariel Ovando, Greenville (Houston): 4-5, 2 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, 3 R

1B – Jeremy Schaffer, Johnson City (St. Louis): 2-4, 2B, HR, RBI, 2 R

2B – Reid Redman, Princeton (Tampa Bay): 3-4, 2 2B, RBI, 3 R, SB

Pioneer League (Rk)

LF – Yoandy Barroso, Great Falls (Chicago White Sox): 4-4, 2 2B, RBI, 2 R

RHP – Salvatore Romano, Billings (Cincinnati): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO

1B – Wade Hinkle, Orem (LA Angels): 4-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 4 R

RHP – Gabriel Perez, Orem (LA Angels): 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO

New York-Penn League (A-)

1B – Saxon Butler, Staten Island (NY Yankees): 2-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI, R

SS – Anthony Melchionda, Batavia (St. Louis): 3-5, 2B, RBI, R

3B – Dreily Guerrero, Lowell (Boston): 3-5, 2B, RBI, 2 R, BB, 2 SB

RHP – Raynel Velette, Lowell (Boston): 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO

2B – Jodaneli Carvajal, State College (Pittsburgh): 3-3, 2 3B, 2 RBI, R, 2 BB

LHP – Luis Heredia, State College (Pittsburgh): 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO

Northwest League (A-)

3B – Jeimer Candelario, Boise (Chicago Cubs): 3-4, HR, 2 RBI

RHP – Hayden Simpson, Boise (Chicago Cubs): 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO

Things have not gone well for the Cubs 2010 1st round pick so a wonderful relief outing in the Northwest League qualifies as encouraging.

DH – Nick Urbanus, Spokane (Texas): 2-5, 2 2B, 2 R

Midwest League (A)

No Games Scheduled

South Atlantic League (A)

LF – Trever Adams, Hickory (Texas): 2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, R

DH – Kevin Torres, Hickory (Texas): 2-4, 2 2B, 2 R

3B – Jose Flores, Augusta (San Francisco): 3-5, 2 2B, 3 R

1B – Christopher Duffy, Lakewood (Philadelphia): 3-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, R

LHP – Ervis Manzanillo, Lakewood (Philadelphia): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO

RF – Taylor Lewis, West Virigina (Pittsburgh): 3-4, 3B, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

California League (A+)

CF – Chris Lofton, San Jose (San Francisco): 3-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

SS – Billy Hamilton, Bakersfield (Cincinnati): 4-5, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB, 2 SB

RF – Steve Selsky, Bakersfield (Cincinnati): 2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, BB

C – Tucker Barnhart, Bakersfield (Cincinnati): 5-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R

RHP – Matthew Andriese, Lake Elsinore (San Diego): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER,1 BB, 8 SO

CF – Rafael Ortega, Modesto (Colorado): 5-5, 2B, R, BB, SB

Carolina League (A+)

RHP – Wilmer Font, Myrtle Beach (Texas): 6.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO

SS – Tony Wolters, Carolina (Cleveland): 2-3, 2 2B, R, BB

1B – Jesus Aguilar, Carolina (Cleveland): 3-4, HR, 3 RBI, R, BB

Florida State League (A+)

CF – Mikie Mahtook, Charlotte (Tampa Bay): 3-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, R

LHP – Ryan Sherriff, Palm Beach (St. Louis): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO

LHP – Austin Kirk, Daytona (Chicago Cubs): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO

1B – James Robbins, Lakeland (Detroit): 3-4, HR, 3 RBI, R

Eastern League (AA)

RF – Josh Barfield, Bowie (Baltimore): 3-6, 2 2B, 2 R

SS – Manny Machado, Bowie (Baltimore): 3-4, HR 4 RBI, R, BB

LF – Peter Hissey, Portland (Boston): 3-3, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 R

1B – Eric Campbell, Binghamton (NY Mets): 3-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI, R

3B – Tim Kennelly, Reading (Philadelphia): 3-5, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 R

Southern League (AA)

3B – Junior Lake, Tennessee (Chicago Cubs): 4-5, 2B, R, SB

RHP – Nicholas Struck, Tennessee (Chicago Cubs): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO

SS – Hak-Ju Lee, Montgomery (Tampa Bay): 3-5, 2B, R, SB

DH – Ian Gac, Mississippi (Atlanta): 2-4, 2 2B, RBI, R, BB

Texas League (AA)

LHP – Carlos Hernandez, Midland (Oakland): 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO

1B – Kiel Roling, Tulsa (Colorado): 3-4, 2B, HR, RBI, R

1B – Matt Carpenter, Springfield (St. Louis): 3-3, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB

International League (AAA)

C – Stephen Vogt, Durham (Tampa Bay): 4-6, 2 2BI, 4 R

DH – Brian Dinkelman, Rochester (Minnesota): 3-5, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, R

2B – Tony Thomas, Pawtucket (Boston): 2-3, 2B, HR, RBI, R, BB

SS – Paul Janish, Louisville (Cincinnati): 2-2, 2B, HR, 2 RBI 3 R, 3 BB

LF – Conor Jackson, Charlotte (Chicago White Sox): 3-4, 3 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R

Pacific Coast League (AAA)

LHP – Martin Perez, Round Rock (Texas): 9.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO

3B – Zack Cox, Memphis (St. Louis): 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB

LHP – Everett Teaford, Omaha (Kansas City): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO

2B – Brandon Hicks, Sacramento (Oakland): 2-3, 2B, HR, 4 RBI 2 R, BB

RHP – Daniel Straily, Sacramento (Oakland): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 SO

CF – Anthony Gose, Las Vegas (Toronto): 3-4, 2B, RBI, R, BB, 2 SB

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