Baseball America Prospect Report

Aug. 14, 2006
Compiled by Baseball America


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

ORG LVL PLAYERS                        AB  R  H  BI   AVG
ARI AAA Young, Chris CF  ............   4  0  1   1  .278 - 2B (31)
ARI HiA Gonzalez, Carlos RF  ........   5  2  2   1  .303 - 2B (21)
ARI SS  Hankerd, Cyle LF  ...........   5  1  4   3  .387 - 2B (16), HR (4); get this guy out of this league!

ATL AA  Hernandez, Luis SS  .........   5  1  2   0  .271
ATL R   Fontaine, Chase SS  .........   4  1  1   2  .319 - HR (4), E (15)

BAL AAA Reed, Keith RF  .............   4  1  2   2  .279 - HR (10), 3B (2)
BAL AA  Fiorentino, Jeff CF  ........   3  2  2   0  .245
BAL R   Rowell, Bill 3B  ............   3  0  1   0  .292 - 2B (11), 2 E (12)

BOS HiA Lowrie, Jed SS  .............   5  1  3   2  .244 - E (22)

CHC AAA Pie, Felix CF  ..............   4  1  1   1  .276 - HR (11)

CIN AAA Harris, Brendan SS  .........   5  1  3   4  .289 - HR (3), 2B (10)
CIN LoA Szymanski, B.J. CF  .........   5  2  4   1  .251 - 2B
CIN R   Valaika, Chris SS  ..........   5  1  1   2  .325 - 3B (2); extends hitting streak to 21 games
CIN R   Turner, Justin DH  ..........   5  2  2   3  .329 - 2 HR (3)

CLE AAA Kouzmanoff, Kevin 3B  .......   4  2  4   1  .378 - 2B (5)
CLE HiA Head, Stephen 1B  ...........   5  2  2   1  .226 - HR (13)
CLE R   Rivero, Carlos SS  ..........   6  1  2   1  .214 - HR (1); hit .284/.334/.373 for GCL Indians

COL AA  Gaetti, Joe LF  .............   4  2  2   1  .289 - 2B (20)
COL AA  Stewart, Ian 3B  ............   4  1  1   2  .277 - 2B (38)
COL HiA Herrera, Jonathan SS  .......   6  1  2   1  .304 - HR (5); one of seven HRs for Modesto
COL SS  Mayora, Daniel SS  ..........   4  3  3   1  .315 - 2 2B (15); 21-year-old Venezuelan making strides

CWS AAA Fields, Josh 3B  ............   4  1  2   3  .314 - HR (17), SB (22)

DET LoA Maybin, Cameron CF  .........   4  1  2   1  .322 - HR (7)

HOU AA  Anderson, Josh CF  ..........   5  2  3   0  .320 - SB (39)

KC  AA  Gordon, Alex 3B  ............   4  2  2   4  .320 - 2 HR (24)
KC  AA  Butler, Billy RF  ...........   4  1  2   1  .327

LAA AAA Willits, Reggie LF-CF  ......   4  2  2   0  .327 - 2B (18), SB (31)
LAA AA  Wood, Brandon SS  ...........   4  1  2   3  .276 - 3B (4), 2B (41)
LAA AA  Evans, Terry CF  ............   3  0  3   0  .295
LAA LoA Statia, Hainley SS  .........   3  1  3   1  .300

LAD AAA LaRoche, Andy 3B  ...........   4  0  2   1  .308

MIL LoA Cain, Lorenzo RF  ...........   4  1  2   2  .309 - HR (6)
MIL R   Brewer, Brent SS  ...........   4  0  4   1  .267 - Nice afternoon for Brewers' second rounder
MIL R   Gillespie, Cole CF-LF  ......   5  2  3   4  .339 - 2 HR (3); big day for the ex-Beaver

NYM R   Garcia, Emmanuel SS  ........   5  2  1   2  .273 - SB (15)

NYY LoA Battle, Tim CF  .............   4  3  3   1  .276 - 2B
NYY LoA Vechionacci, Marcos 3B  .....   4  1  2   1  .264 - 2 2B

OAK AA  Melillo, Kevin 2B  ..........   5  1  2   3  .283 - HR (11), 2B (26)
OAK HiA Putnam, Danny LF  ...........   5  1  4   1  .405
OAK LoA Baisley, Jeff 3B  ...........   6  2  4   3  .305

SD  AA  Sinisi, Vince LF  ...........   3  0  2   0  .261
SD  SS  Antonelli, Matt 3B  .........   4  2  3   2  .284 - 2B (8)

SEA AAA LaHair, Bryan 1B  ...........   4  3  2   3  .325 - 2 HR (9)
SEA AAA Snelling, Chris RF  .........   3  1  1   2  .210 - HR (5)

STL R   Buckman, Brandon 1B  ........   4  2  2   3  .296 - 2 HR (8)

TB  AAA Riggans, Shawn C  ...........   5  0  3   1  .296 - 2B (24)
TB  AA  Martinez, Gaby DH  ..........   4  1  3   0  .269
TB  AA  Longoria, Evan 3B  ..........   4  2  2   3  .378 - 2 HR (4)
TB  R   Lopez, Andy RF  .............   4  1  2   1  .284 - 2B (10), SB (3)

TEX HiA Murphy, Steve RF  ...........   4  1  2   0  .292 - 2B (36)
TEX SS  Marquardt, Steve 3B  ........   4  0  3   0  .277
TEX R   Rodriguez, Jose 3B  .........   5  1  2   4  .259 - 3B (1); 18-year-old out of the Dominican
TEX R   Barrios, Victor LF  .........   5  1  4   0  .309 - 2B (10); 19-year-old out of Venezuela

TOR AAA Lind, Adam LF  ..............   3  1  1   1  .352 - HR (3)
TOR LoA Pettway, Brian DH  ..........   4  1  3   1  .254 - HR (16)
TOR R   Snider, Travis RF  ..........   4  2  2   1  .335 - SB (5)

WAS HiA Vidro, Jose DH  .............   3  0  1   0  .333 - 2B; rehab



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

ORG LVL PITCHERS                        IP  H  R  ER  BB  SO    ERA
ARI AA  Jackson, Steven  ...........   6.0  5  5   3   3   4   2.78 - L (7-9)

ATL AAA Lerew, Anthony  ............   7.0  5  1   1   1   9   8.35 - W (2-4); first AAA start since June 16
ATL AA  Devine, Joey   .............   1.0  1  1   1   1   3   9.00
ATL HiA Reyes, Jo-Jo  ..............   5.0  2  0   0   2   4   4.87 - W (2-2)
ATL R   Evarts, Steve  .............   4.0  8  6   6   2   2   3.32 - Supplemental first-round pick

BAL AAA Burres, Brian   ............   6.1  6  1   1   1   5   3.10
BAL AA  Olson, Garrett   ...........   6.0  4  1   1   1   8   3.10
BAL AA  Hoey, James  ...............   2.0  2  2   1   0   1   2.57
BAL AA  Finch, Brian  ..............   5.0  5  5   5   2   2   3.88 - W (5-11)
BAL AA  Salas, Marino  .............   1.0  1  0   0   0   1   3.38 - S (17)
BAL SS  Berken, Jason   ............   6.0  6  1   1   0   5   3.03 - 6th-rounder from Clemson

BOS LoA Buchholz, Clay  ............   5.0  3  1   1   1   5   2.62 - W (9-4); Game 2
BOS SS  Farrell, Jeff   ............   5.0  0  0   0   1   2   6.27 - 5/9 of a no-hitter
BOS SS  German, Yulkin  ............   4.0  0  0   0   0   4   1.56 - (W (4-1); The other 4/9 of the no-hitter

CHC SS  Papelbon, Jeremy  ..........   3.0  2  0   0   1   3   1.07 - more solid bullpen work

CIN AA  Bailey, Homer  .............   5.0  4  0   0   3  11   1.03 - W (5-0)

CLE AA  Smith, Sean   ..............   8.0  2  0   0   0   8   3.17
CLE R   Archer, Chris  .............   3.0  0  1   0   1   4   7.98 - Pitched in relief; fifth-round pick out of N.C. HS 

COL AAA Jimenez, Ubaldo  ...........   5.2  7  6   5   3   4   5.94 - L (3-2)
COL AA  Morillo, Juan  .............   6.0  3  2   2   3   6   4.82 - W (9-8)
COL HiA Deduno, Samuel  ............   6.0  5  5   5   3   7   3.97 - W (5-7)

CWS AA  Malone, Corwin  ............   5.0  5  5   5   7   5   4.31 - L (9-9)
CWS HiA Egbert, Jack  ..............   7.0  8  4   4   2   8   2.94 - L (9-8)

DET AAA Tata, Jordan  ..............   5.1  4  3   2   2   2   3.97 - L (8-6)
DET LoA Vasquez, Sendy  ............   8.0  3  1   0   1   5   2.86 - W (10-6)

FLA SS  Winters, Kyle  .............   7.2  4  2   1   0   5   2.47 - W (5-4)

HOU R   Trinidad, Polin  ...........   6.0  6  4   4   0   4   2.04 - L (3-3)

KC  LoA Cordier, Erik  .............   5.2  7  5   4   3   4   2.70 - W (3-1)

LAA AAA Moseley, Dustin  ...........   7.0  6  3   3   3   3   4.61 - W (10-7)
LAA HiA Adenhart, Nick  ............   4.2 11  5   5   2   1   3.78 - L (5-2); High Desert is a tough place to pitch
LAA R   O'Sullivan, Sean   .........   6.0  4  2   1   0   2   1.62 - Angels 2005 third-rounder dominant since signing this year

MIL AA  Parra, Manny   .............   5.0  7  6   3   0   6   3.60
MIL R   Rogers, Mark  ..............   1.0  3  0   0   0   1   0.00 - Second rehab appearance in AZL
MIL R   Jeffress, Jeremy  ..........   4.0  5  4   4   2   4   4.72 - L (2-3)

MIN AA  Slowey, Kevin  .............   7.0  2  0   0   2   7   3.19 - W (4-3)
MIN LoA Morlan, Eduardo  ...........   7.0  1  0   0   3   9   2.66 - W (4-5)

NYY AAA White, Steven  .............   6.2  6  4   4   3   6   5.24 - L (2-8)
NYY AA  Hughes, Philip  ............   5.0  2  0   0   2   9   2.50 - W (8-3)

OAK R   Cahill, Trevor   ...........   1.0  0  2   1   2   1   9.00 - A's first pick (second round) makes first appearance

PHI AA  Gonzalez, Gio   ............   4.0  3  3   2   3   4   4.30
PHI LoA Carrasco, Carlos  ..........   7.0  0  1   1   5   9   2.25 - W (9-6); yes, that is no hits

PIT LoA Redmond, Todd   ............   7.0  5  1   1   1   8   2.92

SD  LoA Leblanc, Wade  .............   3.2  5  2   2   2   3   3.06 - L (1-1)

SEA AA  Blackley, Travis  ..........   6.0  6  5   2   4   3   3.87 - L (8-10)
SEA SS  Orta, Ricky  ...............   6.0  7  2   2   0   1   5.79 - W (3-3); fourth-rounder from Miami

SF  HiA Martinez, Gregorio  ........   5.0  8  4   4   1   5   3.53 - W (8-6)
SF  SS  Cowart, Adam  ..............   5.2  5  0   0   0   4   0.29 - W (8-0); beat first-rounder Kasey Kiker

STL AA  Pomeranz, Stuart  ..........   2.1  6  5   5   3   3   4.35 - L (7-4)
STL SS  Daley, Gary  ...............   7.0  3  1   1   1   7   3.78
STL R   Herron, Tyler  .............   6.0  7  3   1   1   7   3.66 - W (4-5); look out: won last 4 starts, 3-0, 0.46 in Aug.

TB  AA  Talbot, Mitch  .............   7.0  4  0   0   5   7   2.31 - W (2-3)

TEX AAA Tejeda, Robinson  ..........   5.0  3  1   1   2  10   3.15 - W (6-2)

TOR AA  Purcey, David  .............   6.0  8  5   5   3   5   5.95 - L (3-4)

WAS HiA Balester, Collin  ..........   6.0  8  2   2   1   2   5.35


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