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Standout Sprouts: September 2nd, 2012 - Brock Peterson and Dan Straily

Standout Sprouts 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.

Hitter of the Day:

STL – 1B Brock Peterson, Memphis (AAA): 3-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R

The Twins 49th round pick in the 2002 draft, Peterson is now 28-years old and far from a prospect. That of course hasn’t stopped him from chasing his dream of reaching the majors. He’s hitting 0.250/.329/.544 in 20 games with Memphis this year after spending the bulk of the season, and all of 2011, with the Bridgeport Bluefish in the Independent Atlantic League. Peterson holds a special place in my heart not only because he was a Twins draft pick, but also because he was the subject of one of the first articles I ever published with FanSided back in early 2009.

Pitcher of the Day:

OAK – RHP Dan Straily, Sacramento (AAA): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 SO

Technically you could make the argument that both Ethan Martin and Erik Goeddel were slightly better than Straily on Sunday, but they had exactly the same stat line and I didn’t want the PotD award to be shared. So I went with Straily who threw one less inning and walked a batter but also picked up an extra strikeout. Those 9 Ks put him over 200 on the season with 108 in the Texas League, 82 in the Pacific Coast and another 12 in the majors. It only took him 169.0 innings to crack the 200 K barrier and he issued just 46 walks in the process.

Standouts at the Plate:

ARZ – 3B Matt Davidson, Mobile (AA): 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, R

ARZ – DH Garrett Weber, Visalia (A+): 3-5, 3B, HR, 5 RBI, 3 R

ATL – 3B Edward Salcedo, Lynchburg (A+): 3-4, HR, RBI, 3 R, SB

CHC – SS Javier Baez, Daytona (A+): 2-3, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB

CWS – C Zachary Fisher, Great Falls (Rk): 2-3, 2B, HR, RBI, 2 R, BB

MIN – LF Max Kepler, Elizabethton (Rk): 3-5, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, SB

PIT – 2B Hector Luna, Indianapolis (AAA): 4-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

STL – RF Jamie Romak, Springfield (AA): 2-3, 3B, HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, BB

TB – 3B Richie Shaffer, Hudson Valley (A-): 2-3, 2B, 3B, RBI, 4 R, BB

TEX – LF Trever Adams, Hickory (A): 3-5, HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

TOR – C Chris Schaeffer, Lansing (A): 2-4, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 R

WAS – SS Jose Lozada, Harrisburg (AA): 2-3, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB

Standouts on the Mound:

BAL – RHP Tyler Wilson, Frederick (A+): 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 SO

HOU – RHP Asher Wojciechowski, Corpus Christi (AA): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO

LAA – LHP Aaron Meade, Inland Empire (A+): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO

LAD – RHP Zach Lee, Chattanooga (AA): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO

LAD – RHP Lindsey Caughel, Ogden (Rk): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO

NYM – RHP Erik Goeddel, St. Lucie (A+): 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO

NYY – RHP – Andrew Benak, Staten Island (A-): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO

PHI – RHP Ethan Martin, Reading (AA): 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO

STL – RHP Bradley Watson, Quad Cities (A): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 0 SO

TB – RHP Chris Archer, Durham (AAA): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO

*No scheduled games in the Northwest League on 9/2


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Tags: Brock Peterson Dan Straily Memphis Redbirds Oakland Athletics Sacramento River Cats St. Louis Cardinals

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