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)
LHP – Steven Matz, Kingsport (NY Mets): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 SO
Third straight 6.0 inning shutout for Matz has dropped his ERA to 1.55 in 6 starts.
3B – Matthew Dean, Bluefield (Toronto): 4-4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R
Pioneer League (Rk)
No Games Scheduled
New York-Penn League (A-)
C – Reynaldo Mateo, Vermont Lake (Oakland): 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, R
A strong NYPL debut for Mateo after he hit 0.400/.419/.760 in 19 AZL games prior to his promotion.
Northwest League (A-)
RHP – Blake Perry, Yakima (Arizona): 8.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO
RHP – Javier Avendano, Vancouver (Toronto): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO
Avendando has a 1.80 ERA, with a 42-13 SO-to-BB and 31 hits allowed in 40.0 innings as a starter this season.
Midwest League (A)
RHP – James Allen, Dayton (Cincinnati): 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO
RHP – Chad Pierce, Wisconsin (Milwaukee): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER , 2 BB, 8 SO
DH – Mike Gallic, Fort Wayne (San Diego): 5-5, 3 2B, 2 R
LF – Alejandro Selen, Hickory (Texas): 3-4, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, R
Selen is hitting 0.389/.395/.833 with 5 HR in his last 10 games.
LHP – Alex Panteliodis, Savannah (NY Mets): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 SO
California League (A+)
SS – Charlie Mirabal, Rancho Cucamonga (LA Dodgers): 3-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, 2 R
RHP – Daniel Renken, Bakersfield (Cincinnati): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO
Carolina League (A+)
RHP – Erik Johnson, Winston-Salem (Chicago White Sox): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO
His first Carolina League start was decent, this one went much better. Johnson now has a 2.47 ERA and 43-21 SO-to-BB in 51.0 IP between his time with Kannapolis and Winston-Salem.
Florida State League (A+)
1B – Alex Dickerson, Bradenton (Pittsburgh): 4-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R
2011 3rd rounder has been consistent in his first professional season hitting 0.293/.356/.453 overall with a SLG above 0.500 the last two months.
Eastern League (AA)
C – Tommy Joseph, Richmond (San Francisco): 4-6, HR, 3 RBI, R, BB
2012 Futures Game participant has picked up his production this month with a 0.310/.375/.535 slash line.
Southern League (AA)
C – Kyle Skipworth, Jacksonville (Miami): 3-4, 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI, R
Skipworth has been underwhelming at the plate since the Marlins used their first round pick on him back in 2008. That trend has continued this season but he’s picked it up of late hitting 0.333/.415/.861 in his last ten games.
RHP – Taijuan Walker, Jackson (Seattle): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO
Texas League (AA)
RHP – Nicholas Tepesch, Frisco (Texas): 8.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO
RHP – Matthew Heidenreich, Corpus Christi (Houston): 8.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO
A successful debut in the Astros organization for the recently traded White Sox prospect.
LF – Tim Fedroff, Columbus (Cleveland): 3-4, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 4 R, BB
Fedroff continues to be scorching hot at the plate upping his average to 0.528 in his last 10 games and 0.383 in 34 games since joining Columbus.
Pacific Coast League (AAA)
LHP – Colt Hynes, Tuscon (San Diego): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO
LF – Shane Peterson, Sacremento (Oakland): 4-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R
While not quite as white-hot as Fedroff, Peterson is hitting a robust 0.462/.563/.654 in his last 10 games. He’s also the owner of an outstanding 0.453 OBP between his time with Midland and Sacremento.
Pitcher and Hitter of the Day
Alex Panteliodis of Savannah and Tim Fedroff of Columbus