Standout Sprouts: August 26th, 2012 – Miguel Sano and Deivy Estrada


Standout Sprouts Pulse is a recap of what I consider to be the top performances in the minors from the previous day. These are broken out into two groups: hitters and pitchers and players are listed within those groups by the organization to which they belong. At least one player will be included from each league in AAA on down through the Pioneer and Appalachian. Where possible I will select both a hitter and pitcher for each league, but at times will only pick one or the other. From the 14-28 players that make this list each day, I will pick an overall hitter and pitcher of the day and (time permitting) will write a few paragraphs on them.

Hitting:

ARZ – C Michael Perez, Missoula (Rk): 3-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, R

ARZ – 1B Jonathan Griffin, Visalia (A+): 4-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R

ATL – C Nick DeSantiago, Danville (Rk): 3-5, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 2 R

CLE – SS Tony Wolters, Carolina (A+): 3-5, 2 2B, 2 R

CLE – 1B Russ Canzler, Columbus (AAA): 3-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

LAA – 1B Paul McAnulty, Arkansas (AA): 3-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

MIA – 1B Ben Lasater, Jacksonville (AA): 2-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

MIN – 3B Miguel Sano, Beloit (A): 4-6, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI, R, BB, SB

He’s already a household name and was a consensus Top-100 prospect heading into the 2012 season. Sano checked in at #33 on the 2012 S2S Top-100 and there’s no question he will be moving up quite a bit when we reveal our 2013 edition of the list this fall. The casual observer may look at the 0.262 average or the 142 SO in 125 games and come away thinking that he’s not having the year many expected even though he’s hit 28 2B and 27 HR. However we have to remember that he just turned 19 in May and after hitting 0.220 in 191 at bats between May and June, he’s clearly adjusted and is 51/168 (0.304) over the last two months. Sano has also picked up his BB rate. After drawing 34 free passes in his first 78 games of the year (April-June), he’s collected 36 walks in his last 47 games. His defense remains an issue and he may have to move off 3B but his OPS is 0.903 this season and 0.920 for his career (252 G).

NYY – 1B Gregory Bird, Staten Island (A-): 4-5, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, R

SF – LF Xavier Nady, Fresno (AAA): 3-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

TEX – 1B Trever Adams, Hickory (A): 5-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, R, SB

TOR – RF Matt Newman, Vancouver (A-): 3-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, R

TOR – 3B Gabe Jacobo, New Hampshire (AA): 4-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, BB

Pitching:

ATL – LHP Alex Wood, Rome (A): 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO

ATL – RHP J.R. Graham, Mississippi (AA): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO

CHC – LHP Jeffry Antigua, Peoria (A): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO

COL – LHP Roberto Padilla, Tri-City (A-): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO

COL – RHP Cory Riordan, Colorado Springs (AAA): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO

CWS – RHP Keegan Linza, Great Falls (Rk): 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO

HOU – RHP Asher Wojciechowski, Corpus Christi (AA): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO

KC – RHP Jason Adam, Wilmington (A+): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO

PIT – RHP Jameson Taillon, Altoona (AA): 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO

SEA – LHP Roenis Elias, High Desert (A+): 6.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO

TB – RHP Jesse Hahn, Hudson Valley (A-): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO

TOR – RHP Deivy Estrada, Bluefield (Rk): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 11 SO

Toronto signed Estrada out of Venezuela back in November of 2008 when he was 16. Now 20-years old, he’s still working to break out of rookie ball. On the season he has a 4.29 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and a 49-15 SO-to-BB in 56.2 IP and while those numbers aren’t fantastic, they represent an across the board improvement from his performance with Bluefield in 2011

WAS – RHP Jeff Mandel, Syracuse (AAA): 9.0 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO

*All 8/26 games on the Florida State League schedule were cancelled

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Tags: Beloit Snappers Bluefield Blue Jays Deivy Estrada Miguel Sano Minnesota Twins Toronto Blue Jays