Baseball America Prospect Report

July 26, 2006
Compiled by Baseball America


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

ORG LVL PLAYERS                        AB  R  H  BI   AVG
ARI AAA Barden, Brian 3B  ...........   4  2  2   1  .311 - HR (15)
ARI AAA Hairston, Scott LF  .........   5  1  2   1  .330 - HR (20), 2B (16)
ARI AAA Montero, Miguel C  ..........   4  2  3   1  .417 - HR (2)
ARI AAA Young, Chris CF  ............   5  1  3   2  .272 - HR (17), 2 SB (10)
ARI HiA Bonifacio, Emilio 2B  .......   5  2  2   0  .328 - SB (42)
ARI HiA Gonzalez, Carlos RF  ........   4  2  2   3  .311 - 2 HR (17)
ARI SS  Miller, Brad 1B  ............   5  0  2   2  .280 - 2B

ATL R   Fontaine, Chase SS  .........   4  4  3   2  .325 - 2B (8)

BAL AAA Reed, Keith RF  .............   4  2  2   4  .289 - HR (6), 2B (32), E (4)
BAL R   Rowell, Bill DH  ............   3  2  1   0  .211 - Ninth overall pick out of N.J. HS
BAL R   Pope, Kieron LF  ............   5  2  3   2  .336 - 2 2B (13)

BOS AA  Ellsbury, Jacoby CF  ........   5  1  2   1  .351 - SB (7)
BOS AA  Moss, Brandon RF  ...........   4  3  2   3  .280 - 2 HR (10)
BOS HiA Lowrie, Jed SS  .............   7  1  1   2  .233 - HR (1); finally goes deep in 233rd at-bat of year

CHC AAA Pie, Felix CF  ..............   5  2  3   0  .272
CHC HiA Craig, Matt 1B  .............   4  1  2   0  .289 - 2 2B (28)
CHC SS  Lansford, Josh 3B  ..........   5  1  2   2  .304 - HR (2)

CIN AA  Votto, Joey 1B  .............   3  1  2   0  .325 - 2B (34)
CIN R   Loo, Milton DH  .............   4  2  3   0  .345 - 2B

CLE AAA Gutierrez, Franklin CF  .....   2  0  1   0  .281 - HR (9)

COL AA  Tulowitzki, Troy SS  ........   5  2  2   0  .296 - 2 2B (26)
COL LoA Fowler, Dexter CF  ..........   5  1  2   0  .287 - 2 2B
COL LoA Young, Eric Jr. 2B  .........   4  2  2   0  .267 - 2 SB (69)
COL SS  Aguailar, Brian DH  .........   5  0  3   0  .368
COL R   Gomez, Hector SS  ...........   4  1  1   1  .339 - HR (4)

CWS HiA Kelly, Chris 3B-1B  .........   4  1  2   1  .269 - HR (16)
CWS R   Inouye, Matthew C  ..........   3  1  1   1  .330 - HR (2)

DET LoA Hernandez, Michael DH  ......   5  1  4   5  .302 - HR (8), 3B, 2B; 2nd cycle this year
DET R   Arlet, Luis DH  .............   4  2  2   1  .361 - G1: HR (4)

FLA SS  Mense, Hunter LF  ...........   4  2  3   2  .298 - 2B; 17th-rounder from Missouri

HOU AA  Pence, Hunter CF  ...........   4  1  1   1  .297 - HR (23)
HOU LoA Manzella, Tommy SS  .........   4  3  2   3  .265 – G1: HR (6)
HOU LoA Manzella, Tommy SS  .........   5  1  3   1  .271 – G2

KC  AA  Gordon, Alex 3B  ............   5  1  1   1  .298 - HR (16)
KC  LoA Vega, Miguel 1B  ............   4  1  3   2  .247 - HR (13)
KC  R   McConnell, Chris SS  ........   5  0  2   2  .415 - 2B (1)

LAA AA  Wood, Brandon SS  ...........   4  1  1   1  .284 - HR (22)
LAA HiA Collins, Michael 1B  ........   3  1  2   2  .301 - GW HR (7) in 8th; SB (6)

LAD AAA Guzman, Joel 1B  ............   5  2  3   3  .294 - 3B (2), SB (7)
LAD AAA Kemp, Matt CF  ..............   5  3  4   4  .385 - 3 2B (6), 2 SB (3)
LAD AAA Loney, James LF  ............   5  2  3   2  .380 - E (11)
LAD AAA Young, Delwyn RF  ...........   6  3  4   2  .282 - HR (14), 2B (30), E (6)

MIL HiA Iribarren, Hernan 2B  .......   5  2  2   3  .329 - HR (2), SB (17)
MIL LoA Gamel, Mat 3B  ..............   3  1  2   0  .278 - 2B

MIN HiA Plouffe, Trevor SS  .........   4  0  2   1  .233 - 2B (17); 10 for last 22
MIN R   Olson, Garrett 3B  ..........   5  0  3   1  .297

NYM R   McCraw, Sean C  .............   4  1  2   2  .282 - HR (4)

NYY AA  Duncan, Eric 1B  ............   3  1  1   1  .286 - HR (10)

OAK SS  Myers, Casey DH  ............   3  0  3   1  .240 - 2B

PHI R   Cardenas, Adrian SS  ........   4  0  3   0  .316 - G1

PIT SS  Negrych, Jim 2B  ............   4  1  3   0  .228

SD  SS  Cooper, Craig 1B  ...........   5  2  2   3  .306 - HR (3)

SEA HiA Johnson, Brent CF  ..........   5  1  4   1  .287 - 2B (17)

SF  AAA Niekro, Lance 1B  ...........   5  1  2   1  .383 - HR (6)
SF  R   Schoop, Sharlon SS  .........   4  1  3   1  .421 - 24-for-57 in AZL repeat

STL R   Shorey, Mark LF  ............   4  1  1   4  .261 - HR (7); 31st-round pick out of N.C. HS

TB  AAA Upton, B,J. 3B  .............   4  1  1   1  .268 - HR (8), 2 E (32)
TB  AAA Young, Delmon RF  ...........   3  0  2   0  .343 - 2B (12)
TB  HiA Brignac, Reid SS  ...........   5  0  3   2  .315
TB  LoA Groce, Garrett RF  ..........   5  2  2   3  .276 - HR (5), SB
TB  R   Jennings, Desmond CF  .......   4  2  2   1  .266 - 2B (4), 2 SB (16)
TB  R   Lopez, Andy LF  .............   4  1  2   2  .286 - 2B (7)

TEX HiA Frostad, Emerson C  .........   5  2  3   3  .297 - HR (9)
TEX SS  Davis, Christopher LF  ......   4  1  3   1  .243 - 3 2B
TEX SS  Cadena, Nick 2B  ............   4  1  2   1  .301 - 2 2B

TOR SS  Campbell, Scott 2B  .........   5  4  4   1  .275 - 3 2B; 10th-rounder from Gonzaga
TOR SS  Jeroloman, Brian C  .........   6  2  3   1  .261
TOR R   Snider, Travis RF  ..........   3  0  2   0  .311

WAS HiA Bernadina, Rogearvin CF  ....   4  1  3   0  .279 - 2B (15), 2 SB (22)


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

ORG LVL PITCHERS                        IP  H  R  ER  BB  SO    ERA
ARI AA  Mock, Garrett   .............   3.1  9  6   6   0   2   4.72
ARI R   Neighborgall, Jason  ........   0.0  0  0   0   3   0   12.38 - 3 batters, all walks

ATL LoA Thomson, John  ..............   1.2  3  2   2   0   0   10.80 - L (0-1); rehab
ATL R   Broadway, Mike  .............   3.0  3  0   0   0   2   1.86 - W (3-0)

BAL LoA Spoone, Chorye  .............   6.0  6  0   0   2   6   2.93

BOS LoA Bowden, Michael  ............   4.0  3  3   3   6   4   3.23
BOS R   Doubront, Felix   ...........   6.0  3  1   1   2   2   1.70 

CHC HiA Veal, Donald  ...............   5.0  4  1   1   3   9   1.12

CIN LoA Ward, Zach   ................   5.0  3  0   0   6   2   2.29 - Yes, six walks

COL HiA Reynolds, Greg  .............   5.0  2  0   0   1   0   2.65 - No. 2 overall pick getting the hang of the Cal League
COL LoA Lindsay, Shane  .............   4.2  5  3   3   6   5   5.79 - This ain't the NWL!

CWS AAA Tracey, Sean  ...............   7.0  7  1   1   2   4   3.41 - L (7-5); good, but went up against Garza
CWS AA  Broadway, Lance  ............   6.0  8  3   3   1   6   2.85 - L (6-7); last start in organization?
CWS HiA Torres, Carlos  .............   6.1  3  0   0   0   7   4.24 - W (3-5)
CWS R   McCulloch,Kyle  .............   5.0  4  0   0   0  10   1.61 - W (1-1); last 2 outings: 11 IP, 16 K, 1 BB

DET AAA Durbin, Chad   ..............   9.0  3  1   1   4   7   2.98 – He’s 28, but gotta acknowledge the fine season
DET LoA Badenhop, Burke  ............   7.0  5  0   0   0   8   3.01 - W (10-2)
DET R   Aponte, Eleazar   ...........   7.0  5  0   0   0   1   1.91 - G2: W (3-0)

FLA LoA West, Sean  .................   6.0  7  4   3   3   4   3.18 - W (4-4)
FLA R   Gonzalez, Jose   ............   5.0  4  0   0   1   6   0.71

HOU AA  Patton, Troy  ...............   5.2  4  2   1   3   6   1.59 - L (0-1); AA debut
HOU LoA Bogusevic, Brian  ...........   4.0  3  5   3   5   1   7.39

KC  AAA Bautista, Denny  ............   3.0 11 11  11   3   1   7.42 - L (2-4)

LAA R   Herndon, Ken   ..............   6.0  2  1   1   0   7   2.64 - Fifth-rounder from Gulf Coast CC
LAD R   Morris, Bryan  ..............   3.2  4  5   2   2   6   3.71 - L (1-2)

MIN AAA Garza, Matt  ................   9.0  3  0   0   2   8   2.05 - W (2-1); 126-pitch SHO, 5-13 groundouts-flyouts
MIN AA  Slowey, Kevin  ..............   5.1  9  4   4   1   7   3.16 - L (3-3)
MIN LoA Smit, Alexander   ...........   5.0  4  2   2   3   8   3.56
MIN R   Burnett, Alex  ..............   5.0  3  4   4   1   7   3.43 - W (3-1)

NYM LoA Niese, Jon  .................   5.1  3  1   1   1   6   3.42 - W (10-6)
NYM SS  Smith, Joe  .................   1.0  1  0   0   0   3   0.53 - S (8)

NYY AA  Clippard, Tyler  ............   8.0  5  1   1   2   2   3.86 - W (7-10)

OAK HiA Braden, Dallas  .............   5.0  5  3   3   2   6   10.12 - W (1-0)
OAK SS  Bailey, Andrew  .............   6.0  1  0   0   0   8   1.50 

PHI AAA Mathieson, Scott  ...........   8.0  3  1   1   2   7   3.32 - W (3-0); 5-11 groundouts-flyouts
PHI LoA Wolf, Randy  ................   5.0  0  0   0   1   5   1.12 - Rehab
PHI R   Olson, Matt  ................   6.0  5  2   2   1   2   3.31 - G2: L (2-3)

PIT LoA Lincoln, Brad  ..............   5.0  8  2   2   0   3   8.38 - W (1-1)

SD  HiA Meek, Evan  .................   6.0  3  0   0   3   4   4.78

SF  AAA Taschner, Jack  .............   1.0  0  0   0   1   1   3.43 - S (11)

STL AAA Thompson, Brad   ............   6.0  5  2   2   0   6   3.32
STL LoA Ottavino, Adam  .............   5.0  3  2   1   1   7   1.80
STL SS  Furnish, Brad  ..............   6.0  7  3   3   0   3   4.04

TB  AA  Sonnanstine, Andy  ..........   6.0  6  2   2   1   5   2.80 - W (11-6)
TB  LoA McGee, Jacob  ...............   6.0  2  1   1   2  11   2.71

TEX SS  Ballard, Michael  ...........   6.0  4  3   1   0   7   4.54 



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