Prospect Pulse: August 17th, 2012 - Jesse Biddle and Wendell Soto


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)

CF – Andrew Toles, Princeton (Tampa Bay): 3-4, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, SB

RHP – Jose Berrios, Elizabethton (Minnesota): 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 11 SO

Pioneer League (Rk)

SS – Wendell Soto, Orem (LA Angels): 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 4 R, 3 BB, SB

1B – Rainier Bello, Idaho Falls (Kansas City): 3-5, 2B, 3B, 5 RBI, R

New York-Penn League (A-)

DH – Peter O’Brien, Staten Island (NY Yankees): 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, BB

RHP – Helpi Reyes, Jamestown (Miami): 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO

Northwest League (A-)

1B – Art Charles, Vancouver (Toronto): 3-4, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, BB

Midwest League (A)

1B – K.C. Hobson, Lansing (Toronto): 3-4, 2 2B, RBI, R

RHP – Mason Radeke, Lake County (Cleveland): 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO

South Atlantic League (A)

LF – Robby Hefflinger, Rome (Atlanta): 4-5, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 R

RHP – Nicholas Martinez, Hickory (Texas): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO

California League (A+)

RF – Steve Selsky, Bakersfield (Cincinnati): 4-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, BB, SB

LHP – Kelvin Marte, San Jose (San Francisco): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO

Carolina League (A+)

1B – Drew Hedman, Salem (Boston): 3-4, 2B, 2 3B, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB

RHP – Matt Ridings, Wilmington (Kansas City): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO

Florida State League (A+)

DH – Josmil Pinto, Fort Myers (Minnesota): 4-5, 2 2B, HR, RBI, 2 R

LHP – Jesse Biddle, Clearwater (Philadelphia): 7.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 12 SO

Eastern League (AA)

RF – Juan Perez, Richmond (San Francisco): 3-5, 3 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R

RHP – Danny Salazar, Akron (Cleveland): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO

Southern League (AA)

3B – David Vidal, Pensacola (Cincinnati): 3-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

1B – Rich Poythress, Jackson (Seattle): 5-7, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI, R

Texas League (AA)

RHP – Nicholas Tepesch, Frisco (Texas): 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO

International League (AAA)

RF – J.C. Linares, Pawtucket (Boston): 3-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, R

SS – Brock Holt, Indianapolis (Pittsburgh): 3-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, R

LHP – Sean Gilmartin, Gwinnett (Atlanta): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO

Pacific Coast League (AAA)

1B – Mike Jacobs, Reno (Arizona): 3-4, 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R

RHP – Trevor Bauer, Reno (Arizona): 9.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 12 SO

Tags: Clearwater Threshers Jesse Biddle Los Angeles Angels Orem Owlz Philadelphia Phillies Wendell Soto