System Prospect Notes: July 18, 2013


Kentrail Davis has impressed since his promotion to the triple-A Pacific Coast League. /

A few things to take note of from Thursday around the system.

Triple-A Nashville (35-65): Won, 3-1

  • Robinzon Diaz led the way for Nashville with 2 RBI on a 2-for-5 performance at the plate, extending his current hit streak to four games. He’s now batting .395/.409/.512 in his first 13 games with the Sounds since being promoted from double-A earlier in the season.
  • Kentrail Davis went 1-for-3 out of the No. 6 hole in the lineup. He’s now hit safely in each of his first five games with the club since his promotion a few days ago 
  • R.J. Seidel turned in 5.2 innings of one-run baseball, allowing just four hits while walking none and striking out seven, lowering his season ERA to 5.52.

Double-A Huntsville (40-54): Won, 1-0

  • Drew Gagnon tossed a gem of an outing, lasting 6.2 innings of shutout ball, allowing eight hits, two walks while striking out three. It was his first truly impressive outing since making the jump from high-A ball a few weeks back. I took some scouting notes on his outing last night.
  • Chadwin Stang made a few nice plays in center field last night and went 1-for-4 at the plate, scoring the game’s only run in the top of the first. He’s batting .281/.344/.316 since his promotion from high-A Brevard County earlier this seaosn.

High-A Brevard County (51-41): Won, 3-2

  • D’Vontrey Richardson recorded his first multi-hit game at the high-A level this season since re-entering the system a few weeks back, going 2-for-4 with an RBI from the leadoff spot in the order.
  • Nick Ramirez extended his reached-base-safely streak to a relatively impressive nine games, going 1-for-4 with an RBI, walk and two strikeouts from the No. 3 spot in the lineup. His season slash line now stands at .260/.328/.488.
  • Skipping around from high-A to double-A frequently this season, Mark Williams threw two scoreless innings of relief. He’s held opponents to a .553 OPS over his last seven appearances. 

Low-A Wisconsin (40-51): Lost, 5-6

  • Michael Reed went 1-for-5 with a double out of the No. 2 spot in Matt Erickson’s lineup after going hitless (0-for-4) from the plate on Wednesday. Over his last 19 games, he’s batted .342/.457/.474 with a .397 BABIP and six extra-base hits.
  • Victor Roache’s 3-for-4 performance included his 11th home run of the season, extending his current hit streak to five games. He’s produced exceptional numbers since the start of July, posting a slash line of .297/.343/.594 with nine extra-base hits in 16 games. His BABIP over that span is .349.

Rookie-level Helena (15-12): Lost, 6-17

  • 2013 10th-round pick Michael Ratterree went 3-for-4 with his second home run in as many consecutive games, extending his hit streak to nine games and meanwhile improving his brief season line to .341/.412/.600. The 22-year-old has already tallied 23 RBI, 20 R and 51 total bases over 22 games.
  • Right-handed starter Anthony Banda recorded one of the strangest lines you’ll ever see, allowijng six unearned runs to cross home over just 0.2 total innings. His season ERA dipped to 4.39 with the outing.
  • Adam Giacalone has now gone 8-for-15 (.533) with his 1-for-4 Thursday performance after being demoted from low-A ball a few days back.

AZL Brewers (8-15): Won, 5-0

  • Tucker Neuhaus went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, extending his current hit streak to four games and raising his season line to .225/.296/.315. Plate discipline has been a problem thus far for the 2013 second-round pick, striking out 23 times over 22 games with just nine walks.
  • RHP Gian Rizzo lowered his season ERA to 2.45 thanks to 2.1 innings of scoreless relief. He’s held opponents to a .200/.218/.282 slash line since his promotion from the Dominican Summer League back on June 22.

DSL Brewers (10-27): 1-1, suspended game

  • Miguel Diaz, 18, threw seven complete innings of scoreless ball, striking out five, walking two and allowing just three hits. Over his last four starts, he owns a 2.70 ERA, striking out 20 batters and allowing just 17 hits over 23.1 innings.

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