High A Dish: Carter Double Dips

California League

Prospect Of The Day

We haven’t seen him do much lately, but Stockton’s (Athletics) Chris Carter deserves some credit for last night’s performance. Carter was 2-for-4 with three RBIs on two home runs giving him 24 on the season. Sounds like one of his typical big nights, but a closer look reveals that he was playing third base, his sixth straight start there and 10th in the last 11 games.

Prospect Nuggets

The top four hitters in Lancaster’s (Red Sox) batting order went a combined 10-for-19 with six runs scored and seven RBIs. Outfielder Jason Place and first baseman Lars Anderson both went 3-for-5 with a home run while catcher Jon Still went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs…Lake Elsinore (Padres) outfielder Cedric Hunter went 3-for-5 with his 22nd double and three RBIs in the 8-5 loss to Lancaster.
What To Watch For Today

First-half division winner San Jose (Giants) holds a 2 1/2 game lead over Visalia (Diamondbacks) and Modesto (Rockies). The Giants look to rebound from last night’s loss and pull away from Visalia in the standings.

Carolina League

Prospect Of The Day

Frederick (Orioles) righthander Jake Arrieta was named the most outstanding pitcher of the California-Carolina League all-star game and now has a POTD honor to go with it. He didn’t get a decision, but against Winston-Salem (White Sox) he threw seven innings, allowing just one hit and three walks while striking out seven.

Prospect Nuggets

Frederick first baseman Brandon Snyder has been on a tear in July, hitting .387/.375/.742. Sure, he needs to bring the walk total up some, but he went 1-for-5 last night with a home run. Seven of his 12 hits this month have been for extra bases…Potomac (Nationals) lefthander Ross Detwiler had one of his better outings of the season, allowing only three hits and a walk over six innings, while striking out five.

What To Watch For Today

Mother Nature has been pushing for a blog mention these days, drenching the East Coast with torrential storms. Kinston (Indians) and Lynchburg were washed out yesterday, forcing them to play a doubleheader today.

Florida State League

Not much to talk about in the FSL today, but Daytona (Cubs) shortstop Darwin Barney had a perfect night, going 3-for-3 with a run scored leading his team to a 6-2 win.

Prospect Nuggets

Somebody should tell Logan Morrison that the FSL is suppose to favor pitchers. The Jupiter (Marlins) first baseman was 1-for-2 with his first triple, two runs scored and an RBI, raising his average to .337. Lakeland (Tigers) shortstop Cale Iorg was 3-for-5 with a double and run scored…Clearwater (Phillies) outfielder Quintin Berry was 3-for-5 with a double, run scored and RBI.

What To Watch For Today

St. Lucie (Mets) and Tampa (Yankees) have been rained out four times in the last three days. The series opener was rained out, so they scheduled a doubleheader for Tuesday. That was a wash so the doubleheader moved to Wednesday. They got one game in, but not two. So the Mets and Yankees will try again today with another doubleheader beginning at noon in hopes of beating the weather.

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