Prospect Pulse: August 13th, 2012 – Ismael Guillon and Luis Antonio Jimenez


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)

C – Josh Elander, Danville (Atlanta): 2-3, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Pioneer League (Rk)

LHP – Ismael Guillon, Billings (Cincinnati): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 10 SO

The 20-year old Guillon has improved his hit, walk and strikeout rate in his second season with Billings. He’s now sporting a 2.29 ERA in 51.0 IP with 39 H, 24 BB and 63 SO and looks to be making good on some of the promise he showed when he was one of the top international free agents back in 2008.

RF – Socrates Brito, Missoula (Arizona): 2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R

New York-Penn League (A-)

No Games Scheduled

Northwest League (A-)

RHP – Ben White, Vancouver (Toronto): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO

LHP – Rusty Shellhorn, Everett (Seattle): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO

Midwest League (A)

LHP – Eswarlin Jimenez, Cedar Rapids (LA Angels): 8.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO

LHP – Matt Tomshaw, Beloit (Minnesota): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO

South Atlantic League (A)

DH – Eric Avila, West Virginia (Pittsburgh): 3-4, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 2 R

California League (A+)

No Games Scheduled

Carolina League (A+)

SS – Ronny Rodriguez, Carolina (Cleveland): 3-4, 2B, HR, RBI, 3 R

RHP – Brooks Pounders, Wilmington (Kansas City): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO

Florida State League (A+)

No Games Scheduled

Eastern League (AA)

1B – Darin Ruf, Reading (Philadelphia): 2-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Southern League (AA)

No Games Scheduled

Texas League (AA)

RF – Jamie Romak, Springfield (St. Louis): 2-3, 2B, HR, RBI, R, 2 BB

International League (AAA)

3B – Henry Rodriguez, Louisville (Cincinnati): 4-5, 2 2B, RBI, 3 R

LHP – Hector Santiago, Charlotte (Chicago White Sox): 6.2 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO

Pacific Coast League (AAA)

CF – Leonys Martin, Round Rock (Texas): 3-5, 3B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R

DH – Luis Antonio Jimenez, Tacoma (Seattle): 3-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

The 30-year old veteran is having his finest professional season since he hit 0.375/.474/.597 with the Bluefield Orioles back in 2002. In his last 10 games he’s 16-37 with 6 HR and 15 RBI and he’s now pushed his overall season slash line to 0.311/.387/.515.

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