AA Dish: Snider Flashes Power Stroke

Been a late night/morning, so let’s crank out today’s trading deadline Double-A dish.

EASTERN LEAGUE

Prospect Of The Day

Travis Snider is really, really good. The New Hampshire (Blue Jays) right fielder went 3-for-4 yesterday with a home run (his 17th) and a double (his 20th), putting the 20-year-old at .266/.356/.474 in 342 at-bats with the Fisher Cats.

Prospect Nuggets

Matt Wieters (Orioles) is also really, really good. Wieters continues to prove that even Double-A pitching is no match for him, going 2-for-3 with a walk and a pair of doubles to raise his slash stats to .359/.459/.621 in 103 at-bats with Bowie … Danny Murphy (Mets) has been Binghamton’s utility man this year, and scouts believe he will hit enough to big leaguer. Murphy went 3-for-5 with a home run and a double yesterday and played second base.

What To Watch For Today

Wieters continues his assault on minor league pitching at home tonight against New Britain.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE

Prospect Of The Day

Brett Sinkbeil (Marlins) has had a rough season, but yesterday went well for the Carolina righthander. Sinkbeil limited Jacksonville to two runs in 7 1/3 innings, walking two and striking out two to lower his ERA to 4.71. It was surprising that Sinkbeil returned to the mound in the seventh inning, his velocity had already dipped as early as the third inning; his fastball averaged 92.1 mph in the first three innings and 90.7 mph the rest of the game. The bite on his slider had decreased and he looked visibly fatigued on the mound. So that just made it even more surprising that he went back out there to start the eighth inning, but not quite as surprising that he recorded just one out in the inning and allowed a double, a walk and hit a batter before leaving. Sinkbeil still battled through, and has allowed just four earned runs in his last four starts.

Prospect Nuggets

Righthander James McDonald (Dodgers) matched up against Sinkbeil but struggled with his command. McDonald left several pitches up in the zone, working with an 88-91 mph fastball that occasionally touched 92 and a nice curveball/changeup combination that lacked consistency last night, as McDonald appeared to struggle getting a good grip on the ball all night. McDonald lasted six innings, allowed four runs (including two homers), seven hits and three walks and struck out four.

What To Watch For Today

Lefthander Aaron Thompson pitches for Carolina tonight against Jacksonville.

TEXAS LEAGUE

Prospect Of The Day

Casey who? It’s just a few games, but Mark Trumbo (Angels) sure knows how to time a hot streak. The Arkansas first baseman went 2-for-4 yesterday with a home run, giving him nine hits in 13 at-bats, three home runs and a double since his promotion to Double-A on Monday.

Prospect Nuggets

Frisco shortstop Elvis Andrus has been one of the best players in the TL since the all-star break. Andrus, 19, went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks yesterday, though he was erased on the basepaths once by getting caught stealing and another time by getting picked off first base.

What To Watch For Today

Righthander Will Inman pitches for San Antonio (Padres)

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