Jul 06, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Baseballs sit in a bin during batting practice prior to the game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. The Braves defeated the Phillies 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Prospect Pulse: August 21st, 2012 – Erik Castro and Rick VandenHurk


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 – Silfredo Garcia, Johnson City (St. Louis): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO

CF – Jabari Henry, Pulaski (Seattle): 3-3, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, SB

Pioneer League (Rk)

CF – Joel Capote, Orem (LA Angels): 4-4, 2B, 3 RBI, R, BB

New York-Penn League (A-)

RHP – Jesse Hahn, Hudson Valley (Tampa Bay): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO

Northwest League (A-)

DH – Gabriel Quintana, Eugene (San Diego): 3-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, R

RHP – Joan Gregorio, Salem-Keizer (San Francisco): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO

Midwest League (A)

LHP – Daniel Jimenez, Lake County (Cleveland): 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO

SS – Stephen Wickens, Beloit (Minnesota): 4-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R, BB

South Atlantic League (A)

RHP – Ben Alsup, Asheville (Colorado): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO

RHP – Michael Foltynewicz, Lexington (Houston): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 10 SO

DH – Caleb Ramsey, Hagerstown (Washington): 3-3, 2 3B, 3 RBI, R, BB, SB

California League (A+)

1B – Erik Castro, Lancaster (Houston): 3-5, 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3 R

RHP – Sean Murphy, Stockton (Oakland): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 SO

Carolina League (A+)

SS – Orlando Calixte, Wilmington (Kansas City): 3-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, R, SB

LHP – Matthew Grace, Potomac (Washington): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO

Florida State League (A+)

Five of the six scheduled FSL games were postponed on Tuesday and no one really stood out in the one game that was played (Bradenton v Fort Myers).

Eastern League (AA)

3B – Cody Asche, Reading (Philadelphia): 3-5, 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R

2B – Marquez Smith, Portland (Boston): 3-6, 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI, R, BB

Southern League (AA)

RHP – J.R. Graham, Mississippi (Atlanta): 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO

LHP – Kyle Lobstein, Montgomery (Tampa Bay): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO

Texas League (AA)

CF – Reymond Fuentes, San Antonio (San Diego): 4-5, HR, RBI, R

International League (AAA)

LHP – Dana Eveland, Norfolk (Baltimore): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO

RHP – Rick VandenHurk, Indianapolis (Pittsburgh): 7.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO

Pacific Coast League (AAA)

SS – Jeff Bianchi, Nashville (Milwaukee): 4-4, 2 2B, HR, RBI, 3 R, BB

SS – Andrew Romine, Salt Lake (LA Angels): 3-5, 3B, HR, 5 RBI, 4 R, BB

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