The Prospect Pulse: July 15th, 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

Giovanni Soto of the Akron Aeros for his no-hitter and Bill Rice of the Kannapolis Intimidators who hit for the cycle on Sunday.

Appalachian League (Rk)

RHP – Daniel Hernandez, Burlington (Kansas City): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO

C – Nick DeSantiago, Danville (Atlanta): 3-3 2B, RBI, 4 R, 2 BB

DH – Terrell Joyce, Greeneville (Houston): 2-3, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

RHP – Frederick Tiburcio, Greeneville (Houston): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 SO

Pioneer League (Rk)

RHP – Robert Stephenson, Billings (Cincinnati): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 SO

1B – Carlos Sanchez, Billings (Cincinnati): 2-4, HR, 6 RBI, R

2B  - Carlos Garcia, Idaho Falls (Kansas City): 4-4, R

DH – Tyrone Taylor, Helena (Milwaukee): 3-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, BB

1B – Adam Giacalone, Helena (Milwaukee): 3-5, 2 2B, RBI, 2 R

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

New York-Penn League (A-)

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

1B – Matt Snyder, Staten Island (NY Yankees): 4-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, R, BB

LF – Larry Greene, Williamsport (Philadelphia): 3-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, BB

Northwest League (A-)

RHP – Shane Broyles, Tri-City (Colorado): 8.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO

LF – Shaun Cooper, Yakima (Arizona): 2-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

RF – Joseph Loftus, Yakima (Arizona): 2-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

LF – Matt Newman, Vancouver (Toronto): 2-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

RHP – Justin Hancock, Eugene (San Diego): 5.1 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO

Midwest League (A)

3B – Gustavo Pierre, Lansing (Toronto): 3-4, 2 3B, 3 RBI, R

DH – Cameron Seitzer, Bowling Green (Tampa Bay): 4-5, RBI, R

LF – Ben McMahan, Wisconsin (Milwaukee): 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI

CF – Luigi Rodriguez, Lake County (Cleveland): 4-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, SB

South Atlantic League (A)

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

RF – Bill Rice, Kannapolis (Chicago White Sox): 4-5, 2B, 3B, HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

LHP – Tyler Anderson, Asheville (Colorado): 7.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO

CF – Ben Gamel, Charleston (NY Yankees): 4-5, 2B, 3 R, SB

RF – Kelly Dugan, Lakewood (Philadelphia): 4-4, 2 2B, RBI, 3 R

California League (A+)

CF – George Springer, Lancaster (Houston): 3-5, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

CF – James Jones, High Desert (Seattle): 3-5, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

LHP – Ryan Bradley, San Jose (San Francisco): 7.1 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO

Carolina League (A+)

CF – Carlos Moncrief, Carolina (Cincinnati): 3-5, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

3B – Ty Kelly, Frederick (Baltimore): 4-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

Florida State League (A+)

1B – Jim Murphy, Clearwater (Philadelphia): 3-5, 3 2B, RBI, 2 R

RHP – Tyler Pill, St. Lucie (NY Mets): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO

RHP – Jesse Hernandez, Dunedin (Toronto): 6.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO

2B – Hernan Perez, Lakeland (Detroit): 3-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Eastern League (AA)

RHP – Phil Irwin, Altoona (Pittsburgh): 8.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO

LHP – Giovanni Soto, Akron (Cleveland): 9.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO

1B – Allan Dykstra, Binghamton (NY Mets): 4-4, 2B, 3 R, BB

RF – Dustin Martin, Binghamton (NY Mets): 2-5, 2 3B, 4 RBI, 2 R

RHP – Zach Clark, Bowie (Baltimore): 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO

RF – Juan Perez, Richmond (San Francisco): 4-4, 3B, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB

Southern League (AA)

2B – Stefen Romero, Jackson (Seattle): 2-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, R

LF – Joseph Dunigan, Jackson (Seattle): 2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, SB

3B – Erik Morrison, Birmingham (Chicago White Sox): 3-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R

LF – Kyle Russell, Chattanooga (LA Dodgers): 3-5, 2 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, R

2B – Philip Gosselin, Mississippi (Atlanta): 3-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Texas League (AA)

RHP – Brandon Hynick, Tulsa (Colorado): 7.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO

RHP – John Hellweg, Arkansas (LA Angels): 8.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO

LHP – Andrew Werner, San Antonio (San Diego): 6.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO

C – Manny Pina, NW Arkansas (Kansas City): 3-4, 2B, HR, RBI, R

CF – Adam Melker, Springfield (St. Louis): 2-4, 2B, HR, RBI, 2 R

International League (AAA)

CF – Che-Hsuan Lin, Pawtucket (Boston): 2-6, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, R

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

1B – Ernesto Mejia, Gwinnett (Atlanta): 3-3, 2B, HR, RBI, R, BB

1B – Joe Mahoney, Norfolk (Baltimore): 3-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, R, BB

Pacific Coast League (AAA)

2B – Adrian Cardenas, Iowa (Chicago Cubs): 4-5, 2B, 3 RBI, R

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

CF – Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Springs (Colorado): 2-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

CF – Logan Schafer, Nashville (Milwaukee): 2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

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