Prospect Pulse: August 8th, 2012 – Tony Thompson and Michael Kickham


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): 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO
RF – Max Kepler, Elizabethton (Minnesota): 4-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, R, SB

Pioneer League (Rk)

DH – Jonathan Walsh, Orem (LA Angels): 3-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, 3 R, BB
RHP – Yoimer Camacho, Missoula (Arizona): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO

New York-Penn League (A-)

RHP – Derek Varnadore, Staten Island (NY Yankees): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO
RHP – Aaron West, Tri-City (Houston): 7.0 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO

Northwest League (A-)

RHP – Ben White, Vancouver (Toronto): 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO
CF – Janelfry Zorrilla, Everett (Seattle): 2-3, 2B, HR, RBI, 2 R, BB

Midwest League (A)

RHP – Yao-Lin Wang, Peoria (Chicago Cubs): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 SO
DH – Guillermo Pimentel, Clinton (Seattle): 4-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
SS – Eric Stamets, Cedar Rapids (LA Angels): 4-6, 3 2B, 3 RBI, 3 R

South Atlantic League (A)

1B – Harold Riggins, Asheville (Colorado): 3-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R
RHP – Jose Urena, Greensboro (Miami): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO
RHP – Kyle Crick, Augusta (San Francisco): 6.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 SO

California League (A+)

SS – Joe Panik, San Jose (San Francisco): 4-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, BB
1B – Tony Thompson, Stockton (Oakland): 3-5, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3 R
RHP – Tim Crabbe, Bakersfield (Cincinnati): 6.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 SO

Carolina League (A+)

1B – Chris Garcia, Lynchburg (Atlanta): 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, BB
3B – Giovanny Urshela, Carolina (Cleveland): 3-4, 2 2B, HR, RBI, 2 R
RHP – Justin Collop, Winston-Salem (Chicago White Sox): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO

Florida State League (A+)

RHP – Brandon Williamson, Brevard County (Milwaukee): 6.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO

Eastern League (AA)

LHP – Michael Kickham, Richmond (San Francisco): 7.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO
2B – John Tolisano, New Hampshire (Toronto): 3-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB

Southern League (AA)

RHP – Chad Rogers, Pensacola (Cincinnati): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO

Texas League (AA)

LHP – Nick Maronde, Arkansas (LA Angels): 8.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO
1B – Chris McGuiness, Frisco (Texas): 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, R, BB

International League (AAA)

RHP – Jeanmar Gomez, Columbus (Cleveland): 8.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO
1B – Brandon Waring, Norfolk (Baltimore): 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Pacific Coast League (AAA)

RHP – Bruce Billings, Sacramento (Oakland): 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO
LF – Doug Deeds, Salt Lake (LA Angels): 3-4, 2 3B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R

Pitcher and Hitter of the Day

Stockton’s Tony Thompson and Richmond’s Michael Kickham

Tags: Michael Kickham Oakland Athletics Richmond Flying Squirrels San Francisco Giants Stockton Ports Tony Thompson