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.
Mike Carp, 1B/LF
Carp has altered his swing and looks like he might have a professional bat after all… maybe.
Alex Liddi, 3B/1B
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
If you needed me to tell you he’s real, you must not follow baseball.
Carlos Triunfel, SS
Become interested but don’t get too excited. Oh and he’s playing pretty awesome defense too. Settle down now.
Kyle Seager, 2B/3B
Just.Continues.To.Hit. Great line drive swing. Good defense between second and third. Very interesting prospect.
Erasmo Ramirez, RHSP
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
Love the walks, solid stolen bases, reinvented himself. Nate Tenbrink 2.0?
Mario Martinez, 3B
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
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
Why is he still in High Desert? I ask myself this every morning before I get up. Why is James Gillheeney still in HD?
Forrest Snow, RHSP
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
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
Hit 99 on the radar gun this week. True story. This kid is sick.
James Paxton, LHSP
95 mph, shaking off rust and dominating his competition.
Jabari Blash, RF
Awesome Junior college find from last year. Forget the batting average 30 walks to 19 strike outs?!? MONEYball… I love it.