Prospect Pulse: August 23rd, 2012 – Ronnie Welty and Jose Valdespina

Baseballs in the dugout (Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE)

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

LHP – Todd Kibby, Bristol (White Sox): 8.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 6 SO

Pioneer League (Rk)

2B – Chris McFarland, Helena (Milwaukee): 3-4, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

New York-Penn League (A-)

RF – Jesse Wierzbicki, Tri-City (Houston): 4-5, 2B, 3B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

RHP – Jeff Ames, Hudson Valley (Tampa Bay): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO

Northwest League (A-)

RHP – Jose Valdespina, Spokane (Texas): 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 10 SO

CF – Albert Almora, Boise (Chicago Cubs): 4-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 3 R

Midwest League (A)

RHP – Boone Whiting, Quad Cities (St. Louis): 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO

RF – Zachary Borenstein, Cedar Rapids (Oakland): 3-5, 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

South Atlantic League (A)

RHP – Jerad Eickhoff, Hickory (Texas): 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB 3 SO

RF – Robert Refsnyder, Charleston (NY Yankees): 3-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 4 R, BB, SB

California League (A+)

RHP – Max Perlman, Stockton (Oakland): 6.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO

2B – Steven Proscia, High Desert (Seattle): 4-5, 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 4 R

Carolina League (A+)

LHP – Dimasther Delgado, Lynchburg (Atlanta): 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO

Florida State League (A+)

CF – Ramon Flores, Tampa (NY Yankees): 3-3, 2 2B, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 SB

LHP – Jesse Biddle, Clearwater (Philadelphia): 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 SO

Eastern League (AA)

RF – Ronnie Welty, Bowie (Baltimore): 3-4, 3B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 3 R

Southern League (AA)

RHP – Daniel Corcino, Pensacola (Cincinnati): 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO

Texas League (AA)

CF – Yem Prades, NW Arkansas (Kansas City): 4-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R

RHP – Jarrett Grube, Arkansas (LA Angels): 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO

International League (AAA)

CF – Melky Mesa, Scranton-Wilkes/Barre (NY Yankees): 2-5, 2B, HR, RBI, R

Pacific Coast League (AAA)

SS – Taylor Harbin, Reno (Arizona): 2-2, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB

Topics: Baltimore Orioles, Bowie Baysox, Jose Valdespina, Ronnie Welty, Spokane Indians, Texas Rangers

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