Baseball America Prospect Report

April 25, 2006
Compiled by Baseball America


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-------------------------  Batters ------------------------ 

ORG LVL PLAYERS                        AB  R  H  BI   AVG
ARI AAA Drew, Stephen SS  ...........   3  1  2   1  .325 - 3B
ARI HiA Bonifacio, Emilio 2B  .......   5  2  3   3  .262 - 2 2B, HR
ARI HiA Rahl, Chris CF ..............   5  2  3   1  .342 - second straight 3-hit game

ATL AAA Thorman, Scott 1B  ..........   3  1  1   1  .270 - HR (2)
ATL AA  Escobar, Yunel SS  ..........   4  1  3   1  .250
ATL AA  Saltalamacchia, Jarrod C  ...   5  0  1   3  .258 - 2B (5); 2 SB, 2 CS vs. him
ATL AA  Blanco, Gregor CF  ..........   2  2  1   0  .299 - 3 SB (8)
ATL HiA Hernandez, Diory SS  ........   4  1  2   1  .197 - walk-off HR
ATL LoA Campbell, Eric 3B  ..........   4  2  2   1  .277 - HR (1)

BAL HiA Reimold, Nolan RF  ..........   5  2  2   0  .317 - 2 2B

BOS HiA Ellsbury, Jacoby CF  ........   3  1  0   0  .294 - SB (7); 1 for last 17 drops AVG from .373

CHC AAA Pie, Felix CF  ..............   3  0  1   0  .320
CHC AA  Patterson, Eric 2B  .........   5  1  1   2  .278 - HR (2)
CHC AA  Montanez, Luis RF  ..........   4  0  2   0  .317 - SB (2)
CHC HiA Fuld, Sam CF  ...............   5  1  4   4  .297 - 2B

CIN AAA Denorfia, Chris CF  .........   3  1  2   2  .356 - HR (2), 2B
CIN AA  Perez, Miguel C  ............   3  0  2   1  .214 - CS

CLE AAA Marte, Andy 3B  .............   2  1  2   0  .318 - SB (1)
CLE AA  Mulhern, Ryan 1B  ...........   5  2  4   1  .307 - 2 2B (5)
CLE HiA Whitney, Matt 3B  ...........   3  2  3   2  .184 - HR (3); first multi-hit game of year

COL AA  Stewart, Ian 3B  ............   4  1  1   2  .300 - HR (2), E (4)
COL HiA Miller, Matt LF  ............   5  1  2   2  .364 - HR (4)
COL HiA Wimberly, Corey 2B  .........   5  2  2   0  .344 - 2 SB (9)

CWS AAA Sweeney, Ryan RF  ...........   3  0  2   0  .260 - 2B
CWS AA  Valido, Robert SS  ..........   5  0  2   1  .234 - CS
CWS AA  Schnurstein, Micah 3B  ......   5  1  2   1  .230 - 2B (4)
CWS AA  Molina, Gustavo C-1B  .......   4  1  1   2  .200 - HR (2)
CWS LoA Cunningham, Aaron LF  .......   4  3  3   2  .317 - 2 HR (3)

DET AAA Raburn, Ryan LF  ............   5  0  3   2  .190 - SB (2)
DET HiA Frazier, Jeff LF  ...........   2  2  2   4  .303 - HR, SB

FLA HiA Psomas, Grant DH  ...........   5  1  2   3  .358 - HR (3); continues to rake

HOU AA  Anderson, Josh CF  ..........   6  2  5   0  .356 - SB (6), CS

KC  AA  Butler, Billy LF  ...........   4  2  2   4  .325 - HR (5)
KC  AA  Lubanski, Chris CF  .........   3  1  2   0  .239 - 2B (5)

LAA AAA Aybar, Erick SS  ............   4  3  2   1  .346 - 2B
LAA AAA Morales, Kendry 1B  .........   5  2  2   2  .243 - HR (3)
LAA AA  Wood, Brandon SS  ...........   4  1  2   2  .321 - HR (5)
LAA HiA Rodriguez, Sean SS  .........   4  2  2   1  .397 - HR (3), SB (4)

LAD AAA Guzman, Joel LF  ............   4  1  2   1  .325 - HR (4)
LAD HiA Carter, Ryan DH  ............   4  0  2   3  .290 - 2B (6), 3B (5)
LAD LoA Mitchell, Russ 1B  ..........   4  1  3   0  .333 - 2B (10)

MIL AAA Cruz, Nelson CF  ............   3  2  2   3  .333 - HR (6), SB (5), CS
MIL AAA Hart, Corey RF  .............   5  2  2   1  .261 - 2B
MIL AA  Palmisano, Lou C  ...........   4  1  2   3  .229 - 2B (2)

MIN AAA Kubel, Jason RF  ............   4  1  2   0  .375 - 2B, 3B

NYM AAA Milledge, Lastings CF  ......   3  1  1   0  .403 - BB; 10-game hit streak
NYM HiA Bowman, Shawn 3B ............   5  1  3   0  .242 - E (5)
NYM LoA Evans, Nick 1B  .............   4  2  2   4  .260 - HR (4); grand slam in ninth to tie the game

NYY LoA Tabata, Jose DH  ............   4  0  2   2  .329 - 2B (9)

OAK AAA Barton, Daric 1B  ...........   4  0  2   2  .311  

PHI AAA Roberson, Chris CF  .........   4  0  1   1  .286 - 2B, CS, threw out runner at plate
PHI AA  Bourn, Michael CF  ..........   5  2  2   0  .232 - 3B (3)

PIT AA  Boeve, Adam RF  .............   5  1  2   2  .357 - HR (3)

SD  AAA McAnulty, Paul 1B  ..........   3  1  1   3  .311 - HR (2)
SD  AA  Kottaras, George C  .........   5  2  2   5  .283 - 2 HR (5)
SD  HiA Kazmar, Sean 2B  ............   5  3  3   3  .265 - 2 2B
SD  LoA Blanks, Kyle 1B  ............   4  2  2   4  .310 - HR (3)

SEA AAA Cabrera, Astrubal SS  .......   4  1  3   3  .421 - 2B
SEA AAA Choo, Shin-Soo LF  ..........   4  1  1   1  .364 - HR (5); .364/.447/.621 start 
SEA AAA Jones, Adam RF  .............   4  2  2   0  .284
SEA AA  Balentien, Wladimir RF  .....   5  1  2   3  .284 - HR (3), 2B (6)

SF  AAA Lewis, Fred LF  .............   5  1  2   2  .333 - HR (2)
SF  HiA Horwitz, Brian DH  ..........   4  0  2   1  .361 - 9-game hitting streak

STL AA  Haerther, Cody LF  ..........   4  1  3   1  .323 - 2 2B
STL LoA Rasmus, Colby CF  ...........   4  2  2   0  .272 - SB; raised his average 100 points in seven games

TB  AAA Dukes, Elijah LF  ...........   4  2  3   1  .288 - 2B
TB  AAA Young, Delmon RF  ...........   5  0  1   0  .333 - 2B
TB  HiA Brignac, Reid SS  ...........   6  1  3   3  .389 - 2B (4), E (8)
TB  HiA Perez, Fernando CF  .........   4  2  3   0  .281 - 2B, 2 SB (8)
TB  HiA Jaso, John DH  ..............   4  2  3   1  .341 - 2B

TEX HiA Harrison, Ben DH  ...........   6  0  2   3  .350 - 2B; dialed in
TEX LoA Mayberry, John RF  ..........   5  3  2   2  .235 - HR(4); homered in last three games

TOR LoA Patton, Cory DH  ............   4  0  4   1  .278 - 3 2B, SB


-------------------------  Pitchers ----------------------- 

ORG LVL PITCHERS                        IP  H  R  ER  BB  SO    ERA
ARI AAA Nippert, Dustin  ...........   5.0  7  2   2   3   6   5.06 - W (2-0)
ARI AA  Owings, Micah  .............   6.0  4  0   0   1   5   2.31

BAL AAA Penn, Hayden  ..............   5.0  4  0   0   1   5   0.00 - First start of season
BAL AA  Stahl, Richard  ............   4.2  5  3   1   2   2   2.04
BAL AA  Salas, Marino  .............   2.0  0  0   0   2   4   2.53

BOS AA  Vaquedano, Jose  ...........   5.0  1  1   1   2   4   6.35
BOS HiA Jackson, Kyle  .............   3.0  0  0   0   1   3   0.66 - S (1); has given up 1 R in 13.2 IP
BOS LoA Rozier, Mike  ..............   3.2  9  7   3   0   4   7.15 - 2 HR allowed

CHC AAA Hill, Rich  ................   6.0  2  1   1   2  10   1.44 - Tie game suspended by rain

CIN AA  Dumatrait, Phil  ...........   5.0  7  1   1   1   4   3.21 - W (1-1)
CIN LoA Cueto, Johnny  .............   5.0  3  0   0   0   8   3.15 - W (2-1); 29-2 K-BB this season

CLE AA  Pesco, Nick  ...............   5.0  1  0   0   2   7   5.82 - W (1-1)

COL AA  Jimenez, Ubaldo  ...........   4.2  3  2   2   6   6   4.70

CWS AA  Rodriguez, Ryan  ...........   7.0  2  0   0   2   5   1.88 - W (1-1)

DET HiA Jurrjens, Jair  ............   7.0  7  2   2   0   7   2.25 - W (2-0)

HOU AA  Douglass, Chance  ..........   5.0  7  3   2   1   4   4.91

LAA LoA Marek, Stephen  ............   5.2  4  2   2   3   6   2.31 - L (1-1); big money D/F

LAD AAA Broxton, Jonathan  .........   0.2  1  0   0   0   0   0.00
LAD HiA Johnson, Blake .............   7.0  5  3   0   1   5   3.57

MIL HiA Wahpepah, Josh  ............   6.0  6  1   1   2   6   1.23

MIN LoA Mullins, Ryan  .............   6.0  7  4   4   2   1   5.40

NYY LoA Stephens, Jason  ...........   5.0  2  0   0   1   4   1.66 - W (2-1)

OAK AAA Meyer, Dan  ................   5.0  8  3   3   1   2   5.12
OAK HiA McBeth, Marcus  ............   1.0  0  0   0   0   2   0.00 - S (7)
OAK LoA Italiano, Craig  ...........   6.0  3  2   0   2   5   3.50

PHI AA  Haigwood, Daniel  ..........   6.0  4  1   1   4   3   2.61
PHI LoA Maloney, Matt  .............   6.0  5  2   1   2  10   2.74

PIT AA  Shortslef, Josh  ...........   6.0  4  2   2   2   4   2.05
PIT AA  Sharpless, Josh  ...........   2.0  0  0   0   0   3   0.87 - W (2-0)

SD  AA  Thompson, Sean  ............   6.1  5  2   1   1   4   4.87

SEA AAA Fruto, Emiliano  ...........   2.0  0  0   0   1   1   3.38

SF  AA  Misch, Pat  ................   6.0  6  1   0   1   4   1.12

STL AA  Parisi, Mike  ..............   6.0  6  4   3   2   2   4.37 - W (2-0)
STL AA  Worrell, Mark  .............   1.0  0  0   0   1   2   4.32 - S (4)

TB  AAA Seddon, Chris  .............   6.0  4  0   0   1   3   1.17 - W (3-0)

TEX HiA Kometani, Kea  .............   6.0  5  1   0   0   4   2.62

TOR AAA Purcey, David  .............   4.0  1  1   1   3   5   2.70

WAS AAA Hughes, Travis  ............   2.0  1  0   0   0   2   1.80


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