Prospect Pulse: August 7th, 2012 – Lance Ray and Kyle Smith

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)

RF – Jorge Rivero, Kingsport (NY Mets): 4-5, 2B, 2 R
RHP – Ernesto Silva, Danville (Atlanta): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO

Pioneer League (Rk)

LHP – Taylor Wall, Helena (Milwaukee): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO
LHP – Sam Selman, Idaho Falls (Kansas City): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 11 SO

New York-Penn League (A-)

RHP – Gabriel Ynoa, Brooklyn (NY Mets): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO
CF – Andrew Aplin, Tri-City (Houston): 2-5, 3B, 3 RBI, 4 R, BB, SB

Northwest League (A-)

DH – Mike Zunino, Everett (Seattle): 3-4, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 R, BB

Midwest League (A)

RHP – Starling Peralta, Peoria (Chicago Cubs): 7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 14 SO
2B – Zeke DeVoss, Peoria (Chicago Cubs): 4-4, 2 2B, 3B, 4 R, SB
RHP – Kyle Smith, Kane County (Kansas City): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 12 SO

South Atlantic League (A)

No Games Scheduled

California League (A+)

1B – Erik Castro, Lancaster (Houston): 3-5, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 3 R
CF – Joc Pederson, Rancho Cucamonga (LA Dodgers): 3-5, 2 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, BB
3B – Garrett Weber, Visalia (Arizona): 3-5, 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

Carolina League (A+)

3B – Giovanny Urshela, Carolina (Cleveland): 3-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R
RHP – Erik Johnson, Winston-Salem (Chicago White Sox): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO

Florida State League (A+)

RHP – Rafael Montero, St. Lucie (NY Mets): 7.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO
LF – Alonzo Harris, St. Lucie (NY Mets): 4-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R
DH – Lance Ray, Fort Myers (Minnesota): 4-6, 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 2 R

Eastern League (AA)

DH – Tony Plagman, Erie (Detroit): 3-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB
CF – Aaron Hicks, New Britain (Minnesota): 2-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB

Southern League (AA)

LHP – Jose Alvarez, Jacksonville (Miami): 8.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO
RHP – Wirfin Obispo, Pensacola (Cincinnati): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO
3B – Nate Tenbrink, Jackson (Seattle): 3-3, 2B, RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, SB

Texas League (AA)

No Games Scheduled

International League (AAA)

RHP – Adam Warren, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (NY Yankees): 8.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 SO
RHP – Liam Hendriks, Rochester (Minnesota): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO

Pacific Coast League (AAA)

DH – Brad Nelson, Round Rock (Texas): 3-4, 2B, HR, RBI, 2 R
C – Hank Conger, Salt Lake (LA Angels): 3-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, R, BB

Pitcher and Hitter of the Day

Kane County’s Kyle Smith and Lance Ray of the Fort Myers Miracle

Topics: Fort Myers Miracle, Kane County Cougars, Kansas City Royals, Kyle Smith, Lance Ray, Minnesota Twins

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