Braves SS Josh Wilson (Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE)

Prospect Pulse: Josh Wilson and Nick Maronde the Class of July 17th, 2012

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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.

After putting together The Prospect Pulse feature every day for the last two months, I’ve started to ponder ways to make it more useful to our readers. As a result you will start seeing some changes to the format and and information provided in the next several days. If you have enjoyed what I’ve been doing, fear not, the spirit of the series will remain. Fewer players will be included from each league each day, but I plan on adding comments and background on the majority of the guys that do make my cut. I’m also considering giving the series a new name and if I do so will rework the titling to include the names of the players selected for the Hitter and Pitcher of the Day honors.

Today’s edition is the start of the transition so please bear with me as this will be a work in progress. Feedback on anything I am doing with this series is welcomed if you feel like leaving a comment, sending an email or dropping a note on our Facebook page or Twitter accounts.

Appalachian League (Rk)

LHP – Colin Rodgers, Burlington (Kansas City): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO

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

1B – Jean Batista, Greeneville (Houston): 3-5, 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R

Pioneer League (Rk)

C – Wagner Gomez, Billings (Cincinnati): 2-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

RHP – Eddie Butler, Grand Junction (Colorado): 5.1 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO

1B – Jarrod Parks, Orem (LA Angels): 3-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

New York-Penn League (A-)

SS – Anthony Caronia, Aberdeen (Baltimore): 4-4, 3B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 R

Northwest League (A-)

RHP – James Pugliese, Boise (Chicago Cubs): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO

DH – Mike Zunino, Everett (Seattle): 3-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

The 3rd overall pick in the 2012 draft, Zunino has hit in each of his first four games and has three home runs in the last two days.

Midwest League (A)

No Scheduled Games

South Atlantic League (A)

RHP – Brett Gerritse, Charleston (NY Yankees): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO

DH – Matt Smith, Greensboro (Miami): 3-5, 2B, HR, RBI, 3 R

RHP – Nicholas Kingham, West Virginia (Pittsburgh): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO

C – Jorge Alfaro, Hickory (Texas): 3-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 R

California League (A+)

LHP – Nick Maronde, Inland Empire (LA Angels): 7.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 10 SO

RHP – Matt Branham, Lake Elsinore (San Diego): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 SO

Carolina League (A+)

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

LF – Kevin Keyes, Potomac (Washington): 3-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R

Keyes is hitting just 0.218/.289/.465 in 74 games this year but is 11-36 with 6 HR and a 0.889 SLG in his last 10.

RHP – Luke Jackson, Myrtle Beach (Texas): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 12 SO

Florida State League (A+)

RHP -Rafael Montero, St. Lucie (NY Mets): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 SO

Since being bumped up to the FSL, Montero has a 2.30 ERA and 33-8 SO-to-BB in 31.1 IP.

LHP -Austin Wright, Clearwater (Philadelphia): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO

LHP – Nik Turley, Tampa (NY Yankees): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO

Eastern League (AA)

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

RHP – Mike MacDonald, Portland (Boston): 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO

SS – Niuman Romero, Erie (Detroit): 5-5, 2B, RBI, R

Southern League (AA)

RF – Kentrail Davis, Huntsville (Milwaukee): 3-3, 2 3B, HR, RBI, 2 R

Texas League (AA)

C – Ali Solis, San Antonio (San Diego): 3-5, 2B, HR, RBI, R

LHP – Josh Outman, Tulsa (Colorado): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO

International League (AAA)

CF – Chris Dickerson, Scranton/WB (NY Yankees):3-5, 3B, HR, RBI, R

SS – Ray Olmedo, Charlotte (Chicago White Sox): 5-5, 2B, RBI

SS – Josh Wilson, Gwinnett (Atlanta): 4-4, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, SB

RHP – Jeremy Hefner, Buffalo (NY Mets): 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO

Pacific Coast League (AAA)

1B – Brett Wallace, Oklahoma City (Houston): 3-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

CF – A.J. Pollock, Reno (Arizona): 4-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, R

CF – Collin Cowgill, Sacramento (Oakland): 4-6, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

Pitcher and Hitter of the Day

Lake Elsinore’s Nick Maronde and Gwinnett’s Josh Wilson

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