Prospect Pulse: August 5th, 2012 – Robert Shore and John Lindsey

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.

Editor’s Note: Due to site downtime and technical issues, this article was published on 8/9 and backdated.

Appalachian League (Rk)

RHP – Miller Diaz, Kingsport (NY Mets): 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO

Pioneer League (Rk)

1B – Jesus Valdez, Ogden (LA Dodgers): 3-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, BB
SS – Corey Seager, Ogden (LA Dodgers): 4-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, BB, SB
1B – Adam Giacalone, Helena (Milwaukee): 3-4, 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB

New York-Penn League (A-)

DH – Zach Kirksey, Connecticut (Detroit): 2-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R
1B – Jake Davies, Lowell (Boston): 3-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI, R

Northwest League (A-)

LF – Michael Mergenthaler, Salem-Keizer (San Francisco): 4-5, 3 2B, 4 RBI, 2 R
RHP – Justin Hancock, Eugene (San Diego): 5.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 SO

Midwest League (A)

DH – Jeffrey Hunt, Great Lakes (LA Dodgers): 2-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R
LF – Kerry Jenkins, South Bend (Arizona): 2-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R
RHP – Robert Shore, Clinton (Seattle): 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 SO

South Atlantic League (A)

LF – Brandon Meredith, Lexington (Houston): 4-6, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R
2B – Joey DeMichele, Kannapolis (Chicago White Sox): 2-3, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, 3 R, BB
LHP – Edwin Escobar, Augusta (San Francisco): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO

California League (A+)

RHP – Josh Smith, Bakersfield (Cincinnati): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO
CF – Chad Oberacker, Stockton (Oakland): 3-5, 2B, 3B, RBI, R

Carolina League (A+)

SS – Tony Wolters, Carolina (Cleveland): 3-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R
CF – Teodoro Martinez, Myrtle Beach (Texas): 2-3, 2 2B, RBI, R, BB, SB

Florida State League (A+)

1B – Richard Lucas, St. Lucie (NY Mets): 3-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R
RHP – Jose Fernandez, Jupiter (Florida): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO

Eastern League (AA)

RF – Bryce Brentz, Portland (Boston): 3-5, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 R
CF – Joe Benson, New Britain (Minnesota): 3-5, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 3 R

Southern League (AA)

2B – Brodie Greene, Pensacola (Cincinnati): 2-4, 2B, 3B, RBI

Texas League (AA)

RHP – Seth Maness, Springfield (St. Louis): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 SO
1B – Xavier Scruggs, Springfield (St. Louis): 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

International League (AAA)

DH – John Lindsey, Toledo (Detroit): 5-7, 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 R, 3 BB
LHP – T.J. McFarland, Columbus (Cleveland): 8.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO

Pacific Coast League (AAA)

RHP – Casey Coleman, Iowa (Chicago Cubs): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO
DH – Luis Antonio Jimenez, Tacoma (Seattle): 4-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, R
2B – Ivan De Jesus, Albuquerque (LA Dodgers): 4-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R

Pitcher and Hitter of the Day

Toledo’s John Lindsey and Clinton’s Robert Shore

Topics: Clinton LumberKings, Detroit Tigers, John Lindsey, Robert Shore, Seattle Mariners, Toledo Mud Hens

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