Some Encouraging Numbers From Minor Leaguers

This year the Minor Leagues kind of got off to a slow start with a few guys not hitting very well and our pitchers just haven’t pitched very well. But I thought it was time to high light some of the things that have gone well so far this season.

All numbers are taken at the end of the day on Friday…after the jump.

Tacoma Rainiers

Mike Carp, 1B/LF

Year Age Tm Lev PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2011 25 Tacoma AAA 194 28 53 12 0 12 39 5 1 16 38 .310 .373 .591 .964

Carp has altered his swing and looks like he might have a professional bat after all… maybe.

 

Alex Liddi, 3B/1B

Year Age Tm Lev PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2011 22 Tacoma AAA 207 46 46 13 0 9 29 4 1 21 63 .257 .338 .480 .819

Liddi started off slow but is now knocking the crap off the ball and power is improved 2010 ISO: .195, 2011 ISO:  .223

 

Dustin Ackley, 2B

Year Age Tm Lev PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2011 23 Tacoma AAA 236 35 55 12 1 7 24 6 3 35 27 .279 .386 .457 .843

If you needed me to tell you he’s real, you must not follow baseball.

 

Jackson Generals

Carlos Triunfel, SS

Year Age Tm Lev PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2011 21 Jackson AA 172 23 46 13 1 4 17 3 4 7 27 .288 .333 .456 .790

Become interested but don’t get too excited. Oh and he’s playing pretty awesome defense too. Settle down now.

Kyle Seager, 2B/3B

Year Age Tm Lev PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2011 23 Jackson AA 191 20 48 14 0 4 29 3 5 17 26 .286 .361 .440 .802

Just.Continues.To.Hit. Great line drive swing. Good defense between second and third. Very interesting prospect.

 

Erasmo Ramirez, RHSP

Year Age Tm Lev W L ERA IP H ER HR BB SO BF WHIP BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2011 21 Jackson AA 4 2 3.76 55.0 59 23 4 2 39 230 1.109 0.3 6.4 19.50

Unquestioned best pitching prospect above High Desert right now. Not missing a ton of bats but not having too.

 

High Desert Mavericks

Daniel Carroll, LF

Year Age Tm Lev PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2011 22 High Desert A+ 213 41 51 9 1 8 21 25 4 30 58 .293 .410 .494 .904

Love the walks, solid stolen bases, reinvented himself. Nate Tenbrink 2.0?

 

Mario Martinez, 3B

Year Age Tm Lev PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2011 21 High Desert A+ 139 26 38 6 3 4 20 0 1 11 38 .304 .360 .496 .856

Amazing glove, is this the year we see his bat finally take a step forward too? Hopefully it’s real. Not a lot of walks to go with wiffs.

Vincent Catricala, 3B/LF/1B

Year Age Tm Lev PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2011 22 High Desert A+ 198 29 62 6 1 9 34 4 1 20 29 .363 .431 .567 .999

I called this one earlier in spring training. I knew he was going to destroy this league. I just hope it doesn’t ruin his swing or impact his approach. I really hate the Cal League.

 

James Gillheeney, LHSP

Year Age Tm Lev W L ERA IP H ER HR BB SO BF WHIP BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2011 23 High Desert A+ 2 2 4.31 48.0 45 23 7 12 47 207 1.188 2.2 8.8 3.92

Why is he still in High Desert? I ask myself this every morning before I get up. Why is James Gillheeney still in HD?

 

Clinton Lumberkings

 

Forrest Snow, RHSP

Year Age Tm Lev W L ERA IP H ER HR BB SO BF WHIP BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2011 22 Clinton A 1 7 4.45 56.2 52 28 3 15 57 243 1.182 2.4 9.1 3.80

Forrest Snow, one of the biggest pitching finds for the Mariners out of the draft in the last 5-10 years possibly?

 

Brandon Maurer, RHSP

Year Age Tm Lev W L ERA IP H ER HR BB SO BF WHIP BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2011 20 2 Teams A-A+ 1 4 2.88 50.0 38 16 3 14 57 200 1.040 2.5 10.3 4.07
2011 20 Clinton A 1 3 3.41 37.0 28 14 2 14 44 151 1.135 3.4 10.7 3.14
2011 20 High Desert A+ 0 1 1.38 13.0 10 2 1 0 13 49 0.769 0.0 9.0

Finally healthy, finally doing what we all thought he was capable. (BTW, no walks in 13 innings in HD as a 20 year old!)

 

Taijuan Walker, RHSP

Year Age Tm Lev W L ERA IP H ER HR BB SO BF WHIP BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2011 18 Clinton A 2 2 4.03 22.1 23 10 1 10 30 99 1.478 4.0 12.1 3.00

Hit 99 on the radar gun this week. True story. This kid is sick.

 

James Paxton, LHSP

Year Age Tm Lev W L ERA IP H ER HR BB SO BF WHIP BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2011 22 Clinton A 1 1 2.22 28.1 22 7 1 17 38 118 1.376 5.4 12.1 2.24

95 mph, shaking off rust and dominating his competition.

 

Jabari Blash, RF

Year Age Tm Lev PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2011 21 Clinton A 100 11 14 2 0 2 7 4 1 30 19 .200 .440 .314 .754

Awesome Junior college find from last year. Forget the batting average 30 walks to 19 strike outs?!? MONEYball… I love it.

Tags: Alex Liddi Brandon Maurer Carlos Triunfel Daniel Carroll Dustin Ackley Erasmo Ramirez Forrest Snow Jabari Blash James Gillheeney James Paxton Kyle Seager Mario Martinez Mike Carp Taijuan Walker Vincent Catricala

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