High A Dish: Jeffress Rebounds, Triunfel Returns

California League

Prospect Of The Day

Visalia (Diamondbacks) righthander Barry Enright seems to have found a groove. He’s now had three consecutive quality starts and has picked up two wins. Last night he allowed just three unearned runs on five Bakersfield (Rangers) hits in seven innings of work while striking out six and walking none. He is now 3-3, 6.02 on the year.

Prospect Nuggets

High Desert (Mariners) shortstop Carlos Triunfel has returned from his suspension for violating team rules and he picked up right where he left off. He went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBIs in a 13-8 win over Inland Empire (Dodgers) … Sean O’Sullivan gets to start his own games now with John Lackey back in the big leagues and it looks like he has to adjust again. He lasted 3 1/3 last night, allowing six runs on six hits and four walks while striking out just one. He was bailed out though when the Quakes rallied to beat Lake Elsinore (Padres) … Cedric Hunter has also found a groove, homering in his third straight game as part of a 3-for-4 night in which he scored three times.

What To Watch For Today

Righthander Kevin Pucetas is still perfect at 5-0, 2.25. He takes the mound against Modesto (Rockies) tonight.

Carolina League

Prospect Of The Day

Righthander Jake Arrieta got the best of his matchup with John Ely. Arrieta threw eight innings, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out five to lift him to 5-0, 1.51 on the year.

Prospect Nuggets

Ely pitched a quality start, but once again the offense didn’t have much to say for itself. Ely allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks over six innings while striking out nine batters…Left fielder Nick Weglarz went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and his fifth home run of the season…First baseman James Van Ostrand connected for two doubles, giving him nine on the year, as part of his 3-for-5 night with two RBIs and one run scored.

What To Watch For Today

Righthander Tim Bascom will make his first start of 2008 tonight against Winston-Salem (White Sox). Bascom had been on the disabled list with back spams that were a result of an oblique injury.

Florida State League

Prospect Of The Day

Jeremy Jeffress’ first start didn’t go so well. His second start, however, was quite an improvement. Last time he took the hill it was against Jupiter (Marlins), not the worst offensive team in the league, but not quite as good as Sarasota (Reds), who has Todd Fraizer, Juan Francisco and Drew Stubbs in the middle of the order. Jeffress shut them down, tossing five innings, allowing just four hits and one walk while striking out ten. Frazier, Francisco and Stubbs each struck out once against Jeffress.

Prospect Nuggets

If not for Jeffress’ day, lefthander Joe Savery probably would have received the honor after throwing seven innings and allowing just one run on five hits and a walk. The lone run was a home run by shortstop Darwin Barney. Savery struck out seven in the contest…Catcher J.P. Arencibia picked up his 13th double of the season and finished the night 3-for-3 with a couple runs and RBIs…Righthander Rick Porcello went five innings in a no decision, allowing four runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out three.

What To Watch For Today

If you’re reading this, then you obviously enjoy Baseball America’s content, which means you should be equally excited for today’s highlight. Lefthander David Price, the first overall pick in the 2007 draft will make his professional debut against Clearwater (Phillies) tonight.

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