The Prospect Pulse: June 30th, 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

Elizabethton’s Niko Goodrum and Missoula’s Andrew Barbosa with an honorable mention to Pawtucket’s Andy LaRoche.

Now on his 5th organization LaRoche turned in a big game on Saturday (Photo Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE)

Appalachian League (Rk)

SS – Niko Goodrum, Elizabethton (Minnesota): 4-5, 2B, 3B, HR, 4 RBI, R

Now with a cycle under his belt, the Twins 2010 2nd round pick is hitting 0.333/.440/.810 with as many walks as strikeouts (8) on the season.

DH – Michael Bernal, Kingsport (NY Mets): 3-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB

C – Troy Snitker, Danville (Atlanta): 4-4, 3 2B, 2 RBI, RBI

C – Ernesto Genoves, Greeneville (Houston): 3-5, 2 2B, RBI, 2 R

CF – Courtney Hawkins, Bristol (Chicago White Sox): 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI, 5 R, BB, SB

RF – Juan Ramirez, Bristol (Chicago White Sox): 2-4, 2 3B, RBI, 2 R

Pioneer League (Rk)

RHP – Jonathan Casey, Great Falls (Chicago White Sox): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO

C – Michael Perez, Missoula (Arizona): 3-3, 2B, 3 RBI, R, BB

LHP – Andrew Barbosa, Missoula (Arizona): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 13 SO

In his first 16.0 professional innings Barbosa has allowed only 4 hits and 7 walks while striking out 24. Not a bad start for a 36th round pick.

CF – Jeremy Rathjen, Ogden (LA Dodgers): 3-4, 2 RBI, 3 R, BB, 2 SB

LF – Jeffrey Popick, Grand Junction (Colorado): 2-4, 2 2B, RBI, 2 R, BB

New York-Penn League (A-)

CF – Brandon Nimmo, Brooklyn (NY Mets): 2-4, HR, 4 RBI, R

RF – Dan Gulbransen, Tri-City (Houston): 3-3, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB

Houston’s 2012 16th Round pick is off to a great start hitting 0.344/.488/.594 in his first 32 AB.

RHP – Luis DeJesus, Mahoning Valley (Cleveland): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO

1B – Christopher Serritella, Williamsport (Philadelphia): 3-4, 2 2B, 5 RBI, R, BB

2B – Tony Renda, Auburn (Washington): 3-5, 2 2B, RBI, 2 R

Northwest League (A-)

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

RHP – Blake Perry, Yakima (Arizona): 9.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO

Midwest League (A)

2B – Jose Ramirez, Lake County (Cleveland): 5-5, 2B, 2 R, SB

SS – Juan Perez, Dayton (Cincinnati): 3-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

RHP – A.J. Cole, Burlington (Oakland): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 SO

Cole now has a 2.58 ERA and 43-6 SO-to-BB in 38.1 IP since being bumped down from the California League.

LHP – Kyle Hald, Quad Cities (St. Louis): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO

DH – Ji-Man Choi, Clinton (Seattle): 4-6, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

South Atlantic League (A)

RF – Justin Gominsky, Lexington (Houston): 2-4, 2 2B, RBI, R

C – William Swanner, Asheville (Colorado): 2-5, HR, 5 RBI, 2 R

CF – Brian Goodwin, Hagerstown (Washington): 3-5, 2 2B, 2 R, BB, SB

Goodwin is hitting 0.368/.457/.711 with 12 runs scored in his last 10 games.

2B – Alejandro Villalobos, Lakewood (Philadelphia): 3-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, 2 R

California League (A+)

DH – Tommy Medica, Lake Elsinore (San Diego): 3-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, R

CF – Leon Landry, Rancho Cucamonga (LA Dodgers): 4-5, 2B, RBI, 2 R, SB

3B – C.J. Retherford, Rancho Cucamonga (LA Dodgers): 3-5, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI, R

LF – Grant Hogue, Lancaster (Houston): 4-4, 3B, RBI, 3 R, BB, 2 SB

Hogue is hitting 0.563/.611/.750 in 12 games this season.

SS – Rolando Gomez, Inland Empire (LA Angels): 3-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, R

CF – Rafael Ortega, Modesto (Colorado): 3-3, HR, 5 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB

Carolina League (A+)

RHP – Gus Schlosser, Lynchburg (Atlanta): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO

RHP – Yordano Ventura, Wilmington (Kansas City): 5.2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 10 SO

Ventura now has a 95-27 SO-to-BB in 73.2 innings pitched.

RHP – Matthew Heidenreich, Winston-Salem (Chicago White Sox): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO

LHP – Trent Howard, Frederick (Baltimore): 5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO

Florida State League (A+)

LHP – Kevin Siegrist, Palm Beach (St. Louis): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO

RF – Marcell Ozuna, Jupiter (Miami): 3-6, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

Ozuna is slugging 0.500 this month just like he did in May but his BA has dipped from 0.280 to 0.220 in June.

RHP – Robert Morey, Jupiter (Miami): 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 SO

CF – Jake Marisnick, Dunedin (Toronto): 2-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, R, BB

RHP – Asher Wojciechowski, Dunedin (Toronto): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO

Eastern League (AA)

DH – Chris Herrmann, New Britain (Minnesota): 2-5, 2B, 3B, 2 R

C- Daniel Rohlfing, New Britain (Minnesota): 4-5, 2B, 3 RBI

DH – Corey Jones, Erie (Detroit): 3-5, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, R

LF – Chris Rahl, Harrisburg (Washington): 3-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

1B – Matt Curry, Altoona (Pittsburgh): 3-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, R

Curry is now hitting 0.385/.455/.821 with 10 XBH in his last 10 games. His two doubles on the day give him 23 in 58 games this season.

Southern League (AA)

RHP – Brett Lorin, Mobile (Arizona): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO

1B – Curt Smith, Jacksonville (Miami): 3-5, 2 2B, 2 R

3B – Omar Luna, Montgomery (Tampa Bay): 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, R

Texas League (AA)

2B – Jurickson Profar, Frisco (Texas): 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB

2B – Kolten Wong, Springfield (St. Louis): 4-4, 2B, 2 R, BB, SB

Wong is hitting 0.342/.419/.395 in his last 10 games.

CF – Oscar Taveras, Springfield (St. Louis): 2-3, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, BB

SS – Dusty Coleman, Midland (Oakland): 4-4, 2 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 R

International League (AAA)

3B – Andy LaRoche, Pawtucket (Boston): 4-5, 3 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 3 R

RF – Jason Repko, Pawtucket (Boston): 3-5, 3B, HR, 6 RBI, 3 R

C – Mike Rivera, Pawtucket (Boston): 3-4, 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI, R

RHP – Justin Germano, Pawtucket (Boston): 8.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 SO

DH – Danny Valencia, Rochester (Minnesota): 3-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

LHP – Casey Crosby, Toledo (Detroit): 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO

Pacific Coast League (AAA)

CF – Brett Jackson, Iowa (Chicago Cubs): 2-4, 2B, HR, RBI, R, BB, SB

CF – Adron Chambers, Memphis (St. Louis): 5-6, 2B, RBI, 4 R, BB

LF – Mark Hamilton, Memphis (St. Louis): 3-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB

2B – Eric Sogard, Sacramento (Oakland): 3-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, R, BS

RHP – Andrew Carraway, Tacoma (Seattle): 9.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO

2B – Andy Parrino, Tuscon (San Diego): 3-4, 3 2B, 2 RBI, 3 R, BB

Topics: Andrew Barbosa, Andy LaRoche, Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, Elizabethton Twins, Minnesota Twins, Missoula Osprey, Niko Goodrum, Pawtucket Red Sox

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