The Prospect Pulse: July 1st, 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

Lancaster’s Nicholas Tropeano and West Virginia’s Gregory Polanco

Appalachian League (Rk)

C – Oscar Hernandez, Princeton (Tampa Bay): 2-4, 2 2B, RBI, R

1B – Aris Alcantara, Danville (Atlanta): 3-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI, SB

LHP – Jefferson Olacio, Bristol (Chicago White Sox): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO

Pioneer League (Rk)

3B – Mike Garza, Helena (Brewers): 3-4, HR, 2 RBI, R, BB

Through 14 games Garza is hitting 0.390/.429/.576 with 34 total bases.

SS – Adalberto Mondesi, Idaho Falls (Kansas City): 3-5, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

16-year old is hitting 0.340/.411/.480 in his first 50 professional at bats.

SS – Wendell Soto, Orem (LA Angels): 3-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB

DH – Michael Snyder, Orem (LA Angels): 3-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, R

RF – Jesse Winker, Billings (Cincinnati): 4-4, 2B, RBI, BB

New York-Penn League (A-)

RHP – Luis Mateo, Brooklyn (NY Mets): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO

Mateo has allowed 7 hits and just 1 run in his first 17.2 innings this year. He also has an outstanding 22-2 SO to BB.

3B – Joseph Wendle, Mahoning Valley (Cleveland): 3-6, 2B, 4 RBI, R

LHP – Tyler Melling, Batavia (St. Louis): 5.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO

RHP – Luis Heredia, State College (Pittsburgh): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO

Northwest League (A-)

RF – Corey Adamson, Eugene (San Diego): 4-5, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, R

RF – Preston Beck, Spokane (Texas): 3-5, 2 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, R

SS – Josh Parr, Yakima (Arizona): 3-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, R, BB, SB

RHP – Josh Slaats, Tri-City (Colorado): 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO

Midwest League (A)

CF – Jamal Austin, Clinton (Seattle): 4-6, HR, 3 RBI, 4 R, SB

Austin has 9 hits in his last 11 at bats and his up to 0.306/.345/.384 on the season.

LHP – Dail Villanueva, Quad Cities (St. Louis): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO

SS – Juan Perez, Dayton (Cincinnati): 3-5, 3B, HR, 3 RBI, 4 R

CF – Todd Glaesmann, Bowling Green (Tampa Bay): 4-4, HR, 4 RBI, 4 R, BB, SB

RHP – Matthew Wisler, Fort Wayne (San Diego): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO

RHP – Aaron Sanchez, Lansing (Toronto): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO

South Atlantic League (A)

CF – Aaron Altherr, Lakewood (Philadelphia): 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, BB

Altherr is now riding an 8-game hitting streak (14-29).

SS – Trevor Story, Asheville (Colorado): 3-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 4 R, BB

LF – Alejandro Selen, Hickory (Texas): 4-5, HR, 2 RBI, R

CF – Keenyn Walker, Kannapolis (Chicago White Sox): 3-5, 2 3B, 4 RBI, R

DH – Alen Hanson, West Virginia (Pittsburgh): 3-6, 2 2B, HR, RBI, 3 R

CF – Gregory Polanco, West Virginia (Pittsburgh): 5-5, 3 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, 3 R, BB

California League (A+)

CF – Joc Pederson, Rancho Cucamonga (LA Dodgers): 3-6, 3 HR, 4 RBI, 4 R

DH – Bobby Coyle, Rancho Cucamonga (LA Dodgers): 5-5, HR, 2 RBI, 4 R

RHP – Manny Correa, Inland Empire (LA Angels): 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO

RHP – Nicholas Tropeano, Lancaster (Houston): 8.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 SO

An impressive High-A debut after he posted a 2.78 ERA and 97-26 SO-to-BB in 87.1 inning in the South Atlantic League.

2B – Carter Jurica, San Jose (San Francisco): 3-5, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 R

Carolina League (A+)

CF – Brett Eibner, Wilmington (Kansas City): 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB

1B – Aaron Baker, Frederick (Baltimore): 2-3, HR, 4 RBI, R

RF – Jeremy Williams, Myrtle Beach (Texas): 4-5, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 4 R

CF – Teodoro Martinez, Myrtle Beach (Texas): 3-4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Florida State League (A+)

1B – Jason Rogers, Brevard County (Milwaukee): 2-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, BB

After hitting 0.301/.394/.485 in the Midwest League to start the season, Rogers is hitting 0.419/.571/.710 in 31 FSL at bats.

C – Geoffrey Klein, Palm Beach (St. Louis): 3-4, 2B, RBI, 2 R

1B – James Robbins, Lakeland (Detroit): 3-4, 2B, RBI, 2 R

C – Josmil Pinto, Fort Myers (Minnesota): 3-3, 2B, RBI, R, BB

Eastern League (AA)

3B – Stefan Welch, Altoona (Pittsburgh): 4-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

CF – Gary Brown, Richmond (San Francisco): 4-5, 2B, 2 R

RHP – Michael Kickham, Richmond (San Franscisco): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO

RHP – Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Harrisburg (Washington): 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO

Southern League (AA)

LHP – Luis Avilan, Mississippi (Atlanta): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 5 SO

RHP – Cameron Bayne, Birmingham (Chicago White Sox): 6.1 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 SO

Prior to his latest start he had allowed 30 hits and 22 earned runs in his previous 12.2 innings.

LF – Bryson Smith, Pensacola (Cincinnati): 4-4, 2B

RHP – Taylor Stanton, Jackson (Seattle): 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO

Texas League (AA)

1B – Anthony Aliotti, Midland (Oakland): 3-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R

LF – Chris Swauger, Springfield (St. Louis): 3-4, 3B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Swauger is hitting 0.324/.405/.676 in his last ten games.

RHP – Sugar Ray Marimon, NW Arkansas (Kansas City): 5.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO

International League (AAA)

DH – Mauro Gomez, Pawtucket (Boston): 3-4, 2B, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

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

RHP – Billy Buckner, Pawtucket (Boston): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO

1B – Dan Johnson, Charlotte (Chicago White Sox): 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, R, BB

Pacific Coast League (AAA)

LHP – Will Smith, Omaha (Kansas City): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 SO

DH – Kila Ka’aihue, Sacramento (Oakland): 2-3, 2B, HR, RBI, R

RHP – Daniel Straily, Sacramento (Oakland): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 10 SO

1B – Brett Pill, Fresno (San Francisco): 2-5, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 R

LHP – Chad Bell, Round Rock (Texas): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO

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