Gillespie connected for 3 long balls on Friday (Photo Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-US PRESSWIRE)

The Prospect Pulse: June 29th, 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

Reno’s Cole Gillespie and Buffalo’s Matt Harvey

Appalachian League (Rk)

LHP – Patrick Conroy, Burlington (Kansas City): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO

RHP – Mauricio Cabrera, Danville (Atlanta): 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO

RHP – Adrian Houser, Greeneville (Houston): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO

SS – Brandon Martin, Princeton (Tampa Bay): 2-6, 3B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

RHP – Jochi Ogando, Pulaski (Seattle): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO

Pioneer League (Rk)

LF – Jeffrey Popick, Grand Junction (Colorado): 3-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R

1B – Carlos Sanchez, Billings (Cincinnati): 3-4, 2 3B, HR, 3 RBI, R

3B – Michael Garza, Helena (Milwaukee): 4-5, 3B, RBI, R

New York-Penn League (A-)

1B – Cole Frenzel, Brooklyn (NY Mets): 3-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, 2 R

LHP – Chris Lamb, Vermont (Oakland): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO

LHP – Joely Rodriguez, State College (Pittsburgh): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO

CF – J.R. Higley, Auburn (Washington): 2-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, R

Northwest League (A-)

LHP – Willengton Cruz, Boise (Chicago Cubs): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO

2B – Stephen Bruno, Boise (Chicago Cubs): 2-4, 2B, 3B, R

Midwest League (A)

SS – Anthony Phillips, Clinton (Seattle): 3-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

SS – Jake Hager, Bowling Green (Tampa Bay): 5-5, 3 2B, 5 RBI, R

CF – Todd Glaesmann, Bowling Green (Tampa Bay): 4-5, 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

RHP – Roberto Gomez, Bowling Green (Tampa Bay): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO

South Atlantic League (A)

RHP – Luis Diaz, Greenville (Boston): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO

LHP – Ethan Stewart, Lakewood (Phildelphia): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO

CF – Gregory Polanco, West Virginia (Pittsburgh): 2-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R

California League (A+)

3B – Vince Belnome, Lake Elsinore (San Diego): 3-5, 2 2B, 4 RBI, R

SS – Rolando Gomez, Inland Empire (LA Angels): 4-6, 2 2B, 4 RBI, R

C – John Hicks, High Desert (Seattle): 3-6, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

RF – Kevin Rivers, High Desert (Seattle): 2-4, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, 3 R, BB

RHP – Anthony Meo, Visalia (Arizona): 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO

SS – Billy Hamilton, Bakersfield (Oakland): 3-4, 3 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 SB

Carolina League (A+)

CF – Trayce Thompson, Winston-Salem (Chicago White Sox): 2-4, 2 2B, R, SB

2B – Ronny Rodriguez, Carolina (Cleveland): 2-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, SB

RHP – Nathan Karns, Potomac (Washington): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 SO

2.57 ERA, 16 H, 13 BB and 40 SO in 28.0 innings since his promotion from the South Atlantic League.

Florida State League (A+)

3B – Wade Gaynor, Lakeland (Detroit): 3-5, 3 2B, RBI, 3 R

1B – James Robbins, Lakeland (Detroit): 3-5, 2 2B, 5 RBI, R

C – Cameron Rupp, Clearwater (Philadelphia): 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, R, BB

RHP – Matthew Hauser, Fort Myers (Minnesota): 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO

LF – Marcus Knecht, Dunedin (Toronto): 2-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, BB

2B- Ronald Torreyes, Daytona (Chicago Cubs): 3-4, 2B, HR, RBI, 2 R, BB

Eastern League (AA)

CF – Robbie Grossman, Altoona (Pittsburgh): 4-6, 2 2B, RBI, 3 R, SB

RHP – Phil Irwin, Altoona (Pittsburgh): 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO

LF – Jeremy Hazelbaker, Portland (Boston): 3-4, 2 2B, 4 RBI, R, BB, SB

1B – Rhyne Hughes, Bowie (Baltimore): 2-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI, R

Southern League (AA)

RHP – Hiram Burgos, Hunstville (Milwaukee): 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO

LF – Brahiam Maldonado, Chattanooga (LA Dodgers): 2-4, 2B, HR, RBI, R

RHP – David Hale, Mississippi (Atlanta): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO

CF – Ryan LaMarre, Pensacola (Cincinnati): 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

RHP – Daniel Corcino, Pensacola (Cincinnati): 8.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO

CF – Ty Morrison, Montgomery (Tampa Bay): 3-4, 2B, 3B, HR, 3 RBI, 4 R, BB

Texas League (AA)

RHP – Josh Geer, San Antonio (San Diego): 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO

CF – Travis Witherspoon, Arkansas (LA Angels): 2-5, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 2 R, SB

1B – Roberto Lopez, Arkansas (LA Angels): 2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, R

RHP – John Hellweg, Arkansas (LA Angels): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO

International League (AAA)

1B – Dan Johnson, Charlotte (Chicago White Sox): 2-3, 2B, HR, RBI, 3 R, 2 BB

SS – Josh Rodriguez, Buffalo (NY Mets): 4-5, 2B, HR, RBI, 3 R

RHP – Matt Harvey, Buffalo (NY Mets): 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 SO

1B – Russ Canzler, Columbus (Cleveland): 2-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, R

SS – Tim Beckham, Durham (Tampa Bay): 3-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R

Pacific Coast League (AAA)

1B – Matt Adams, Memphis (St. Louis): 4-5, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 3 R

LHP – Doug Davis, Omaha (Kansas City): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO

3B – Brendan Harris, Colorado Springs (Colorado): 4-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R

CF – Francisco Peguero, Fresno (San Francisco): 3-5, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, R

RF – Cole Gillespie, Reno (Arizona): 3-3, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 3 R, BB

RHP – Sean O’Sullivan, Las Vegas (Toronto): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO

RHP – Travis Banwart, Sacramento (Oakland): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO

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