High A Dish: Pitching To Wieters Is Dangerous

California League

Prospect Of The Day

Before last Thursday, Lancaster (Red Sox) first baseman Lars Anderson hadn’t had a home run in 14 games. Since Thursday he is 10-for-16 with two home runs, one of which he added last night with a 3-for-5 performance. He also knocked in two runs, giving him five in his last four games.

Anderson’s average has climbed over thirty points and his season line is now a respectable .277/.383/.484.

Prospect Nuggets

Lefthander Kasey Kiker tossed six innings, allowing five runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out eight, but he was bailed out of the loss when Bakersfield (Rangers) tied the game in the ninth inning, only to lose in the bottom half…Lake Elsinore (Padres) center fielder Cedric Hunter was in the No. 3 spot last night and went 2-for-5 with his first home run of the season, two runs scored and three RBIs…Stockton (Athletics) Sean Doolittle knocked in a run, part of a 2-for-3 performance that included his 12th double of the season…A prospect matchup didn’t go quite as one would expect when San Jose (Giants) righthander Tim Alderson and Stockton lefthander Brett Anderson went head-to-head. Alderson pitched well enough and had plenty of run support to earn the win. He went five innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five. Anderson wasn’t so fortunate. He last just 1/3 of an inning, allowing eight runs on seven hits and a walk. The lone out he recorded was a strikeout.

What To Watch For Today

One game ahead of San Jose in the Northern Division, Stockton hands the ball to righthander Trevor Cahill tonight who is 5-0, 1.81 on the season.

Carolina League

Prospect Of The Day

Only two games were played yesterday because of weather, but Frederick (Orioles) catcher Matt Wieters probably would have taken the cake on any day. The switch-hitting Wieters went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBIs, giving him 11 long balls on the year. He also threw out the only runner that tried to steal on him.

He is now batting .338/.419/.618 in 136 at-bats.

Prospect Nuggets

Not much else to talk about, but Frederick first baseman Brandon Snyder hit his eighth double of the season and scored two runs…Shortstop Brandon Hicks was 2-for-3 with a run scored in Myrtle Beach’s (Braves) 8-6 loss…Righthander Deunte Heath didn’t fare as well as his past few starts, lasting four innings and allowing eight runs (seven earned) on six hits and three walks while striking out four.

What To Watch For Today

The Carolina League has today off.

Florida State League

Prospect Of The Day

Righthander Jonah Nickerson has been nearly perfect twice this season. He flirted with history again last night, tossing 7 2/3 innings, allowing just one hit while walking one, hitting one and striking out eight.

He was perfect after five innings, then hit a batter in the sixth. He kept the no-hitter until the eighth inning when he gave up a two-out single. He was removed after walking the next batter. He is now 4-3, 4.67 in 52 innings.

Prospect Nuggets

Righthander Deolis Guerra went six innings allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk while striking out four. He did not get a decision as Jupiter (Marlins) tied the game with four runs in the bottom of the ninth, only to be bested by Fort Myers (Twins) in 12 innings…Left fielder Todd Frazier went 2-for-4 with a double and run scored for Sarasota (Reds). In 10 games at high Class A, he has played four positions (LF, 1B, 3B, DH) and hasn’t been at one for more than two consecutive games.

What To Watch For Today

Vero Beach (Rays) righthander Jeremy Hellickson remains perfect (4-0, 1.35) as he takes the mound against Tampa (Yankees).

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