With a few not-so-minor adjustments, what was once old becomes new again.
I’ve been listing some of the performances in MiLB each day since around mid-May under the heading of the Prospect Pulse, a series name that I carried forth from our previous Editor, Scott Keltner. Of course I’ve changed the focus and the scope of this series over the last couple months to the point that the “prospect” in the series title didn’t fit things as well as it should.
Between the minor league veterans and guys that are in each organization to “fill out” rosters at the various levels, not every player is a prospect. Whether they are a prospect or not, any player in the minors can have a standout day at the plate or on the mound and all of them deserve some recognition for their efforts.
Today I’m relaunching the series under the heading of Standout Sprouts which, by my estimation, fits the scope of my daily efforts better and also ties it to the site a little more tightly.
As you will surely notice, however, the changes don’t end with a new title. I will still be selecting up to two players from each league from the Pacific Coast and International on down to the Appalachian and Pioneer. However instead of listing them by league, I will be breaking them up by hitters and pitchers and then listing each group alphabetically by their parent organization. I hope this will make it easier for fans of a specific team to find their players that make the cut and make it more meaningful for all readers to compare apples to apples as they read.
As I have been all along, I will continue to pick a hitter and pitcher of the day. On the days that I have time, I will also write up a couple paragraphs on the HotD and PotD. Today however, since I’ve been messing with the format and given that it’s the weekend, things are basic and straightforward.
Arizona – CF Brian Billigen, South Bend (A): 3-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
Arizona – RF Cole Gillespie, Reno (AAA): 2-2, 2 2B, RBI, R, 3 BB
Chicago Cubs – 3B Jeimer Candelario, Boise (A-): 3-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R
Cleveland – DH Giovanny Urshela, Carolina (A+): 2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
Detroit – C Adolfo Reina, Lakeland (A+): 4-5, HR, 4 RBI, R
LA Dodgers – 2B Jake Lemmerman, Chattanooga (AA): 3-4, 2 2B, 4 RBI, R, BB
LA Dodgers – C Jose Capellan, Ogden (Rk): 3-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI, R, BB,
NY Yankees – DH David Adams, Trenton (AA): 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
Pittsburgh – DH Dallas McPherson, Indianapolis (AAA): 3-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R
San Francisco – CF Jarrett Parker, San Jose (A+): 3-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, R, SB
Cleveland – RHP Jordan Cooper, Carolina (A+): 7.0 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO
Colorado – RHP Eddie Butler, Grand Junction (Rk): 6.2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO
Houston – LHP David Rollins, Lexington (A): 7.2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 SO
Houston – RHP Paul Clemens, Corpus Christi (AA): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO
NY Mets – RHP Hansel Robles, Brooklyn (A-): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO
NY Mets – LHP Chase Huchingson, St. Lucie (A+): 8.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO
Pittsburgh – LHP Kris Johnson, Altoona (AA): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO
San Fransisco – LHP Edwin Escobar, Augusta (A): 8.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 SO
Seattle – RHP Rigoberto Garcia, Pulaski (Rk): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO
Seattle – RHP Erasmo Ramirez, Tacoma (AAA): 7.1 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO
Toronto – LHP Alonzo Gonzalez, Bluefield (Rk): 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO
Washington – LHP John Lannan, Syracuse (AAA): 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO