Baseball America Prospect Report

Aug. 24, 2006
Compiled by Baseball America


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

ORG LVL PLAYERS                        AB  R  H  BI   AVG
ARI AA  D'Antona, Jamie 1B  .........   4  1  2  3  .310 - 2B (26)
ARI AA  Gonzalez, Carlos PH-RF  .....   2  1  1  1  .160 - 2B (3), IBB; 3 H in AA, all 2B
ARI HiA Rahl, Chris CF  .............   5  1  3  0  .337 - 2B

ATL HiA Sammons, Clint C  ...........   4  0  3  2  .245 - 2B

BAL HiA Reimold, Nolan RF  ..........   5  1  3  1  .258 - 2B
BAL SS  Figueroa, Danny CF  .........   5  2  4  6  .250 - Cycle: HR (1), 2B (2), 3B (1)  
BAL SS  Vinyard, Chris 1B  ..........   2  2  2  1  .307 - 3B, 2B
BAL R   Adams, Ryan 2B  .............   5  1  3  0  .276 - 2B (5); second-round pick from a New Orleans HS
BAL R   Rowell, Bill 3B  ............   4  2  2  0  .307 - 2B (15); hitting .342 in Aug. with 13 of 18 extra-base hits

BOS AA  Moss, Brandon RF  ...........   4  1  2  3  .277 - HR (12), 3B (2)
BOS HiA Natale, Jeff DH  ............   4  0  3  3  .268 - 2 2B

CHC AAA Patterson, Eric 2B  .........   5  1  3  1  .550
CHC AAA Pie, Felix CF  ..............   4  1  1  0  .279 - 2B (30)

CIN AAA Denorfia, Chris RF  .........   5  1  1  0  .338 - SB (15)
CIN AA  Dickerson, Chris CF  ........   4  2  3  3  .252 - 3B (7), SB (20)
CIN AA  Votto, Joey 1B  .............   3  2  1  2  .311 - 2B (41), SB (24)

CLE AA  Crowe, Trevor CF  ...........   4  1  1  2  .286 - 3B (2)
CLE AA  Snyder, Brad RF  ............   4  0  2  1  .260 - SB (18)

COL AAA Iannetta, Chris C  ..........   5  2  4  3  .347 - 3B (2)
COL AAA Quintanilla, Omar 2B  .......   5  0  1  2  .284 - 2B (20)
COL AA  Smith, Seth CF  .............   4  0  3  2  .294 - 2B (42)

CWS AAA Fields, Josh 3B  ............   4  1  1  0  .310 - SB (26)
CWS AAA Sweeney, Ryan CF  ...........   3  0  1  0  .295 - 2B (21)
CWS R   Gerst, Kent CF  .............   4  0  2  1  .234 - SB (4); eighth-round pick from a Mo. HS

FLA SS  Mense, Hunter LF  ...........   4  0  2  1  .266 - 2B; 17th-rounder from Missouri

HOU AAA Conrad, Brooks 2B  ..........   4  2  3  4  .260 - 2 HR (16); 70 extra-base hits just 1 behind leader Brandon Wood 

KC  AA  Lubanski, Chris LF  .........   5  2  4  0  .280 - 2 2B (32)
KC  HiA Falu, Irving 2B  ............   3  1  2  2  .290

LAA AAA Murphy, Tommy CF  ...........   5  2  3  1  .306 - HR (7)
LAA AA  Evans, Terry CF  ............   4  2  4  1  .317 - 3B (2)
LAA HiA Collins, Michael DH  ........   5  0  5  3  .295 - 2 2B

LAD AAA LaRoche, Andy 3B  ...........   4  0  1  1  .310 - First game since Aug. 19

MIL AAA Rottino, Vinny C  ...........   4  1  3  0  .305 - 2B (22)
MIL LoA Gamel, Mat 3B  ..............   4  1  2  2  .293 - HR (15)

MIN AA  Span, Denard CF  ............   5  2  2  1  .277 - 2B (13), SB (21)
MIN AA  Casilla, Alexi SS  ..........   5  1  3  2  .295 - 3B (1), 2B (10)
MIN AA  Oeltjen, Trent RF  ..........   4  2  2  1  .303
MIN HiA Plouffe, Trevor SS  .........   3  2  3  0  .245 - 2B
MIN HiA Winfree, David 3B  ..........   4  1  2  4  .276 - G1: HR (11)
MIN HiA Winfree, David 1B  ..........   3  0  2  1  .282 - G2: 2B
MIN R   Valencia, Danny 3B  .........   4  2  2  1  .327 - HR (7), 2B (12); 19th-round pick from Miami

OAK AA  Melillo, Kevin 2B  ..........   3  0  2  0  .285 - 2B (29), SB (13)
OAK AA  Putnam, Danny RF  ...........   3  0  2  0  .235 - 2 2B (12)

PHI HiA Costanzo, Mike 3B  ..........   3  1  2  0  .251 - G1
PHI HiA Costanzo, Mike 3B  ..........   3  1  2  1  .253 - G2: 2B
PHI SS  Dempsey, Jake DH  ...........   4  3  2  2  .252 - HR (5); 21st-rounder from Winthrop
PHI SS  Miller, Jay LF  .............   5  3  3  2  .271 - 17th-rounder from Washington State

PIT AA  McCutchen, Andrew LF  .......   4  0  2  0  .389

SD  AA  Sinisi, Vince CF-LF  ........   5  0  3  2  .266 - 2B (28)
SD  SS  Cooper, Craig 1B  ...........   5  1  3  2  .318 - HR (6)
SD  SS  Huffman, Chad LF  ...........   4  1  1  0  .339 - 3B (1)
SD  R   Burke, Kyler RF  ............   4  1  3  3  .223 - 2 2B (3), 3B (4); 2006 supplemental first-rounder

SF  AA  Horwitz, Brian RF  ..........   3  0  2  2  .283 - 2B (7)
SF  LoA Copeland, Ben LF  ...........   3  2  2  2  .282 - HR (4), 2B

TB  AAA Young, Delmon RF  ...........   4  1  2  0  .322 - 2B (21)
TB  R   Jennings, D.J. CF  ..........   5  1  2  4  .261 - 2B (8), SB (27)
TB  R   Ashley, Nevin DH  ...........   3  1  3  2  .345 - 2B (8)

TEX AA  Nickeas, Mike C  ............   4  1  3  2  .229 - HR (2)

TOR AAA Lind, Adam LF  ..............   3  0  1  1  .369
TOR R   Chavez, Yohermyn RF  ........   4  1  3  4  .301 - 2 2B (8); 17-year-old from Venez.


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

ORG LVL PITCHERS                        IP  H  R  ER  BB  SO    ERA
ARI AA  Ohlendorf, Ross  ...........   7.0  1  1  1  1  6  3.19 - W (9-8)

ATL AA  Harrison, Matt  ............   5.0  9  3  1  0  5  3.22 - L (3-3)
ATL R   Sencion, Carlos   ..........   4.2  3  0  0  2  6  2.40

BAL AA  Olson, Garrett  ............   7.0  7  1  1  1  4  3.21 - W (5-4)
BAL SS  Beato, Pedro  ..............   4.0  7  5  2  0  2  3.72

CHC HiA Holliman, Mark  ............   5.0  5  5  5  2  5  4.51 - L (7-11)

CIN AA  Bailey, Homer  .............   5.0  4  0  0  3  4  1.16 - W (6-0)

CLE AA  Laffey, Aaron   ............   5.2  5  2  2  2  4  3.33

COL AAA Jimenez, Ubaldo  ...........   7.0  5  1  1  1  6  5.56 - W (4-2)
COL AA  Morillo, Juan  .............   7.0  4  4  3  4  6  4.66 - W (11-8)
COL HiA Morales, Franklin  .........   6.0  4  2  2  3  9  3.78 - W (9-9)

CWS AA  Malone, Corwin  ............   6.1  2  3  2  7  5  4.24 - L (9-10)
CWS HiA Liotta, Ray   ..............   0.2  6  6  5  1  0  8.92 - No longer a Good Fella
CWS R   Moreno, Juan  ..............   7.0  4  0  0  1  4  5.02 - W (6-5)

DET AAA Tata, Jordan  ..............   7.0  6  3  3  1  4  3.77 - W (10-6)
DET AA  Vasquez, Virgil  ...........   9.0  6  1  1  1  6  4.03 - W (7-11)

FLA LoA Thompson, Aaron   ..........   2.0  0  0  0  0  1  3.63

HOU AA  Reineke, Chad  .............   3.0  2  1  1  2  3  3.38 - W (1-3)
HOU HiA Paulino, Felipe  ...........   6.0  5  2  2  1  7  4.45 - W (8-7)

KC  AA  Buckner, Billy  ............   6.1 10  6  5  1  6  5.66 - L (4-3)
KC  R   Fisher, Brent   ............   4.0  5  1  1  2 10  2.27 - Royals seventh-rounder in 2005; 90 Ks in 63 IP

LAD R   Nunez, Jhonny   ............   6.0  2  0  0  2  8  0.00

MIL AAA Eveland, Dana  .............   7.0  3  0  0  2  4  2.15 - W (5-4)
MIL LoA Inman, Will  ...............   6.0  4  0  0  1  6  1.30 - W (10-1)

MIN HiA Manship, Jeff  .............   4.0  4  2  2  1  6  2.08 - G2
MIN HiA Swarzak, Anthony  ..........   5.2  3  2  2  3  5  3.25 - G1: W (10-6)
MIN R   Kirwan, Brian  .............   1.0  5  7  7  2  2  5.98 - L (4-5); rough start for big righthander

NYY AAA White, Steven  .............   6.0  7  3  3  4  6  4.99
NYY AA  DeSalvo, Matt  .............   6.0  3  5  1  3  3  6.48 - L (3-4)

PIT LoA Redmond, Todd  .............   7.0  4  0  0  1  6  2.78 - W (11-6)

SD  AAA Wells, Jared  ..............   8.0  4  3  0  2  3  6.97 - L (2-7); 10-10 groundouts-flyouts

SEA R   Adcock, Nathan   ...........   4.0  5  0  0  0  4  2.90

SF  HiA Sack, Darren  ..............   7.0  6  3  2  1  2  1.36 - L (7-2)

STL AA  Hawksworth, Blake   ........   6.0  5  2  2  4  2  3.38
STL SS  Degerman, Eddie  ...........   6.0  6  2  2  2  5  2.59

TB  AA  Talbot, Mitch   ............   8.0  2  2  2  3  5  2.22
TB  HiA Barratt, Jonathan  .........   5.0  6  3  3  0  8  3.07 - L (8-6)
TB  R   Hayes, Tyree  ..............   5.0  7  4  4  2  5  2.65 - W (3-0); Charlie’s son

TEX SS  Kiker, Kasey  ..............   4.0  4  2  2  5  4  4.15 - L (0-6)
TEX R   Brigham, Jake   ............   5.0  4  1  0  0  5  3.81

WAS AA  Balester, Collin   .........   6.0  5  2  2  2  1  3.00
WAS AA  Perrin, Devin  .............   1.0  2  4  4  3  1  4.92 - L (3-4)



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