Baseball America Prospect Report

July 25, 2006
Compiled by Baseball America


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

ORG LVL PLAYERS                        AB  R  H  BI   AVG
ARI HiA Bonifacio, Emilio 2B  .......   4  1  3   0  .327 - 2B (25), 3B (6)

ATL AA  Saltalamacchia, Jarrod C  ...   4  1  2   1  .208 - HR (7); game-winner in 13th inning

BAL AAA Reed, Keith RF  .............   5  3  4   2  .287 - 2B (31); nice comeback season from Os former No. 1 prospect
BAL R  Pope, Kieron LF  .............   4  1  2   2  .324 - HR (3), 2B (11)

BOS AAA Pedroia, Dustin SS  .........   4  1  2   0  .309
BOS AA  Ellsbury, Jacoby CF  ........   4  1  2   0  .346 - 2B, CS

CHC HiA Harvey, Ryan RF  ............   5  1  2   3  .226 - 2B (15)

CIN R  Valaika, Chris SS  ...........   4  3  3   1  .315 - E (7)

CLE AA  Barton, Brian CF  ...........   3  1  2   3  .471 - HR (3), SB (4)
CLE AA  Mulhern, Ryan 1B  ...........   4  2  2   1  .266 - 2B, 3B

COL AA  Stewart, Ian 3B  ............   5  2  2   3  .274 - 2B (31)
COL AA  Koshansky, Joe 1B  ..........   4  3  2   2  .304 - HR (25)
COL LoA Young, Eric 2B  .............   3  2  2   1  .264 - 2B, SB (67), CS (27)

CWS AAA Rogowski, Casey 1B  .........   4  1  3   2  .293 - 2B (23), SB (24)
CWS HiA Kelly, Chris 1B  ............   5  0  2   2  .266 - 2B (25)

DET LoA Maybin, Cameron CF  .........   4  1  2   3  .314 - HR (5)

HOU R  Henriquez, Ralph C  ..........   3  1  2   2  .252 - 2B (6), PB (5)

KC  AA  Gordon, Alex 3B  ............   5  1  1   1  .299 - HR (15)
KC  AA  Lubanski, Chris LF  .........   3  2  2   5  .268 - 2 HR (9); .571 SLG in July
KC  R  McConnell, Chris SS  .........   5  1  2   0  .417

LAA AAA Aybar, Erick SS  ............   4  1  3   0  .315 - 2B (14), 2 SB (12)

LAD AAA Kemp, Matt CF  ..............   4  0  2   0  .324 - SB (1)
LAD AA  Hu, Chin-Lung SS  ...........   4  0  1   1  .265

MIL AAA Cruz, Nelson RF  ............   4  1  2   1  .306 - 2B (22)
MIL HiA Katin, Brendan RF  ..........   4  2  3   1  .287 - 2 2B (29)
MIL R  Bouchie, Andy C  .............   4  3  2   3  .287 - HR (3); 7th round from Oral Roberts

MIN AA  Casilla, Alexi SS  ..........   5  1  1   2  .250 - HR (1)
MIN AA  Moses, Matt 3B  .............   4  0  3   0  .256
MIN AA  Oeltjen, Trent RF  ..........   5  1  3   0  .302
MIN LoA Kelly, Paul SS  .............   4  2  3   1  .280

NYM AAA Milledge, Lastings CF  ......   5  1  2   2  .278 - 2B (20), CS (8)
NYM AA  Gomez, Carlos CF  ...........   5  2  3   3  .274 - 2B (15)

NYY AA  Duncan, Eric 1B  ............   4  1  1   1  .285 - HR (9)

OAK AAA Johnson, Dan DH  ............   5  2  2   3  .474 - HR (4), 2B (4)

PHI HiA Moss, Tim 2B  ...............   4  1  3   4  .300 - GS (3)

PIT AAA Duffy, Chris CF  ............   5  1  4   1  .358 - 2B (6)

SD  AAA McAnulty, Paul 3B  ..........   5  2  3   1  .326 - 2B (24)
SD  AAA Kottaras, George C  .........   5  0  2   2  .269 - 2B (3)
SD  AA  Cruz, Luis SS  ..............   6  1  2   1  .273 - HR (9) 
SD  LoA Venable, Will LF  ...........   3  2  2   3  .321 - 2B

SEA AAA Clement, Jeff DH  ...........   4  0  2   0  .238

SF  AAA Niekro, Lance 1B  ...........   4  1  3   4  .381 - HR (5), 2B (2), E (3)
SF  HiA Bowker, John RF  ............   5  1  4   0  .274 - 2B (22)

STL AA  Haerther, Cody LF  ..........   4  2  1   2  .254 - HR (10); .309, 5 HR in July
STL LoA Greene, Tyler SS  ...........   4  2  3   1  .291 - 3B, 2B
STL LoA Hamilton, Mark 1B  ..........   5  1  3   4  .600 - 2B, Low A deubt
STL LoA Jay, John DH  ...............   6  3  5   2  .348

TB  AAA Upton, B.J. 3B  .............   6  2  3   0  .268 - SB (41)
TB  AAA Zobrist, Ben SS  ............   5  3  2   2  .364 - 2B (2), 3B (1)
TB  AAA Young, Delmon RF  ...........   5  3  3   3  .338 - HR (3), SB (18)
TB  AAA Riggans, Shawn C  ...........   5  1  3   1  .293 - 2 2B (20)
TB  AAA Dukes, Elijah CF  ...........   4  3  2   1  .290 - HR (10)
TB  AA  Johnson, Elliot 2B  .........   4  1  2   0  .305 - 3B (10); leads SL, 4th in minors
TB  HiA Brignac, Reid SS  ...........   5  1  2   1  .312 - HR (19)
TB  HiA Longoria, Evan DH  ..........   5  3  2   1  .365 - HR (8)
TB  HiA Cumberland, Shaun RF  .......   5  2  3   2  .257 - 2 2B (13)
TB  R  Lopez, Andy RF  ..............   5  0  3   2  .277 - 3 2B (6), SB (6)

TEX AA  Hulett, Tug 2B  .............   6  3  5   2  .444 - 2 3B (3); 20-for-45 in AA

TOR AAA Cosby, Rob LF  ..............   4  1  2   1  .265 - HR (12)
TOR AA  Lind, Adam LF  ..............   5  1  2   1  .310 - HR (19)
TOR HiA Diaz, Robinzon C  ...........   4  1  3   0  .304
TOR R  Snider, Travis RF  ...........   3  0  1   1  .300 - SB (3)


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

ORG LVL PITCHERS                        IP  H  R  ER  BB  SO    ERA
ARI AAA Nippert, Dustin  ...........   7.0  7  1   1   1  11   5.13 - W (11-5); victor in duel with Salt Lakes Saunders
ARI AA  Chico, Matt  ...............   7.0  4  0   0   1   4   2.02 - W (6-2)

BAL AAA Penn, Hayden   .............   5.0  6  2   2   2   3   1.99
BAL AA  Johnson, James  ............   8.0  7  1   1   0   4   4.12 - W (9-5); Dynomite!
BAL HiA Hart, Kevin  ...............   7.0  5  2   1   1   6   4.42 - W (4-8); beat Chuck Lofgren

BOS AAA Zink, Charlie  .............   7.0  5  2   2   1   5   4.26 - W (5-1)

CLE HiA Lofgren, Chuck  ............   5.0  4  5   1   2   6   1.98 - L (13-4)

CWS R  Edwards, Justin  ............   5.0  5  0   0   0   3   4.98 - G1: W (2-2)

DET LoA Wood, Travis  ..............   6.0  3  2   2   2   11   4.05 - W (8-2)

FLA LoA Thompson, Aaron  ...........   5.0  7  5   5   2   5   3.66 - L (6-6)

HOU R  Mitchell, Ryan  .............   5.0  7  3   3   0   2   3.19 - W (3-2)

KC  AA  Greinke, Zack   ............   4.2  8  9   8   1   5   5.93 - Retired first 9, chokes up 8-0 lead
KC  R  Fisher, Brent   .............   4.1  2  0   0   3   6   1.78 - 7th rounder in 2005

LAA AAA Saunders, Joe  .............   8.0  8  3   3   0   4   2.55 - L (10-4)
LAA HiA Gelinas, Karl  .............   9.0  4  0   0   0   1   5.48 - W (2-4)
LAA R  Haynes, Jeremy   ............   4.0  1  2   2   5   8   3.60 - Strange outing from DFE

LAD HiA Thomas, Adam  ..............   7.0  4  2   2   1  14   2.85 - L (2-4); 27-year-old pitched in Taiwan last year

MIL R  Jeffress, Jeremy   ..........   6.0  3  0   0   2   4   1.65 - last 3 outings: 11.2 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 9 K

MIN AAA Bonser, Boof  ..............   6.0  7  3   2   2   8   2.86 - W (5-4)
MIN HiA Swarzak, Anthony  ..........   9.0  1  0   0   2   4   3.50 - W (6-6); wow
MIN LoA Sosa, Oswaldo  .............   6.0  2  0   0   1   8   2.74 - W (8-7)

NYM AA  Devaney, Michael  ..........   5.0  7  4   4   3  10   3.63 - W (2-0); 2 HR
NYM HiA Humber, Philip  ............   7.0  2  1   1   2   4   2.73 - W (3-1)
NYM LoA Guerra, Deolis  ............   6.0  5  1   1   0   2   2.69 - W (4-6)
NYM R  Privett, Duane  .............   5.2  6  1   1   1   4   4.03 - G1: L (1-2)

NYY HiA Wright, Chase  .............   7.0  5  1   0   1   8   2.33 - W (7-2)

OAK AAA Komine, Shane  .............   8.0  4  0   0   0   9   3.89 - W (9-7)
OAK LoA Lansford, Jared  ...........   7.  11  3   3   2   5   3.23 - W (10-5)

PHI LoA Carrasco, Carlos  ..........   6.0  2  0   0   5   7   2.48

PIT AAA Perez, Oliver  .............   6.0  7  1   1   4   5   3.41 - W (1-2)

SF  LoA Martis, Shairon  ...........   5.2  8  0   0   2   5   3.64

STL R  Hernandez, Elvis  ...........   7.0  0  0   0   0  10   3.38 - W (2-2); 7 no-hit innings in 2-hitter of Elizabethton

TB  AA  Niemann, Jeff  .............   7.0  1  0   0   2   3   3.32 - W (1-4); first pro win!

TEX AA  Hurley, Eric   .............   6.0  5  2   2   2   3   3.00 - AA debut

TOR AAA Rosario, Francisco   .......   3.0  2  0   0   2   3   3.99 - Started


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