Monday, June 9, 2008

Prospect Update: Hitters

So the minor league season has been going on for a little over two months, and its time to check in on the prospects who are having success.
AAA Scranton Wilkes/Barre:
Matt Carson- I don't know much about him, and he's almost 27, but he has an .825 OPS after OPSing .875 in Trenton
Brett Gardner- He's getting on base a ton and has stepped up the slugging percentage to the tune of an .862 OPS. He also has great speed, with 25 SB's on the year. If Melky continues to struggle, expect a callup.
Juan Miranda- The Cuban defector has been hampered by injuries and lefty pitchers, but he is still OPSing .825 in 107 ABs
Eric Duncan- I'm still not very high on him, but the former first rounder has seen his OPS climb to .776
AA Trenton:
Edwar Gonzalez- All he does is hit doubles. The OF has an .824 OPS
Austin Jackson- A-Jax got off to a slow start, but he's getting on base and has a .776 OPS
A+ Tampa:
Not much hitting on this team, but one of my personal favorite prospects, 2B Damon Sublett has a .739 OPS
A- Charleston:
This is the fun part
OF Wady Rufino has an .854 OPS but has spent some time on the DL
IF Justin Snyder walks a lot and mashes too- .809 OPS
3B Brad Suttle- .778 OPS
C Jesus Montero- .777 OPS. He's really cooled down after a torrid start. These things happen in your first full season of pro ball
CF Abe Almonte- .749 OPS with 15 SB and 5 HR- Power and Speed

That's all for now. I'll do an update for the pitchers sometime in the near future.