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 listed in parentheses. In each of the 14 leagues this series follows I will select what I feel is the single best performance and may mix in a few “honorable” mentions as well. Then at the end of each days’ recap I will pick a hitter and pitcher of the day from among the 14+ players covered.
Appalachian League (Rk)
RHP – Williams Perez, Danville (Atlanta): 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO
Thanks to his latest outing the 21-year old Venezuelan dropped his ERA from 5.21 to 3.96 and now has a 28-5 SO-to-BB in 25.0 IP this season.
Pioneer League (Rk)
No Games Scheduled
New York-Penn League (A-)
LHP – Kyle Helisek, Batavia (St. Louis): 6.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO
The Cardinals 30th round pick in the 2012 draft, Helisek has allowed just 11 H and 5 BB in his first 22.0 professional innings while striking out 14.
Northwest League (A-)
SS – Matthew Duffy, Salem-Keizer (San Francisco): 3-5, HR, 6 RBI, 2 R
Duffy, the Giants 18th round pick in the 2012 draft, had just 2 RBI in 28 games before his outburst last night.
SS – Eugenio Suarez, West Michigan (Detroit): 4-4, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, BB, SB
RHP – Trevor Miller, Clinton (Seattle): 9.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO
Suarez may be a member of the 2012 Fish Watch list but Miller had me at complete game. A 2011 40th round pick, he became the 71st player selected from San Joaquin Delta College with Eddie Guardado and Phil Coke two of the more recognizable names.
South Atlantic League (A)
No Games Scheduled
California League (A+)
RF – Kyle Parker, Modesto (Colorado): 3-4, 2B, 3 RBI, R, BB
Surprisingly little to choose from in the Cal League yesterday, but that’s okay because Parker deserves some attention for the tear he’s been on recently. In his last 10 games he’s hit 0.526/.625/.711 with 10 R, 10 RBI and 10 BB and he’s 15-21 (!) in his last 5. If you’re looking for the baseball definition of white hot, Kyle Parker is your guy.
Carolina League (A+)
2B – Sean Coyle, Salem (Boston): 2-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB
RHP – Gus Schlosser, Lynchburg (Atlanta): 8.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO
Schlosser has allowed just 14 hits, 3 walks and 2 earned runs in his last 26.0 innings pitched while striking out 22. Overall on the season he has a 3.22 ERA and 95-24 SO-to-BB in 19 starts.
Florida State League (A+)
LHP – Egan Smith, Dunedin (Toronto): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO
2B – Hernan Perez, Lakeland (Detroit): 3-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, SB
The second Tiger to make this list, Perez was signed out of Venezuela just like Eugenio Suarez up above. Hernan however has not had nearly the season of his countryman and has hit just 0.239/.276/.316 in 297 AB.
Eastern League (AA)
DH – Jeremy Hazelbaker, Portland (Boston): 3-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 4 R, BB, SB
This marks the second day in a row that Hazelbaker has been included in the Prospect Pulse. That’s not a bad accomplishment for Boston’s 2009 4th round pick considering he’s hitting 0.256/.339/.451 on the season.
CF – Gary Brown, Richmond (San Francisco): 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
Southern League (AA)
No Games Scheduled
Texas League (AA)
CF – Engel Beltre, Frisco (Texas): 2-4, 3B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
Second straight multi-hit game for the 22-year old who’s hitting 0.286/.333/.524 with 6 SB in his last 10.
International League (AAA)
RHP – Jeurys Familia, Buffalo (NY Mets): 8.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 SO
DH – Dallas McPherson, Charlotte (Chicago White Sox): 3-5, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, R
Baseball America’s #12 prospect heading into the 2005 season, McPherson has been unable to stick in the majors thanks in large part to his propensity to strike out. He’s hitting 0.268/.348/.464 in 48 games while striking out in 32.8% of his plate appearances.
CF – Travis Snider, Las Vegas (Toronto): 4-5, 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3 R
Snider is hitting 0.412/.535/.706 in his last 10 games.
RHP – Daniel Straily, Sacramento (Oakland): 8.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO
His latest start is just par for the course since Straily was promoted to the PCL. In six Triple-A starts he has a 1.10 ERA, 54-13 SO-to-BB and has allowed just 17 hits in 41.0 IP.
Pitcher and Hitter of the Day
Clinton LumberKings righty Trevor Miller and Las Vegas 51s CF Travis Snider