HOUSTON,TX-JUNE 07: Carlos Correa, the Astros first-overall selection in the 2012 MLB First Year Player Draft takes infield practice on June 7, 2012 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
With the short season leagues getting started in the past two weeks, I'll be shifting the coverage from just the two Low-A leagues every other Wednesday to those and the 6 short-season leagues as well. With the short season leagues having around 6-8 games in so far, this week's recap will be primarily just to recap where some prospects have been sent in those leagues.
Full Season Low A: Midwest League
The Midwest League held its' All-Star Game last Tuesday, and for prospect people the game was chock full of them.
Noah Syndergaard (TOR) - Syndergaard pitched 1 scoreless inning in the game last Tuesday, and is currently leading the Midwest League in K/9 with 11.8.
Archie Bradley (ARI) - It's been a bit of a mixed bag for Bradley, as he has 60 strikeouts in his 69 innings pitched. Unfortunately that goes with 44 walks in that time as well. He still appeared in the ASG, but I'm interested to see how the reports on him appear at the end of the season.
Francisco Lindor (CLE) - A bit of a point of contention in our shortstop rankings, Lindor went 2-4 with a run and an RBI in the ASG. Lindor is hitting .278/.364/.395 with 4 HR and 17 stolen bases on the season so far.
Full Season Low A: South Atlantic League
The Sally League held it's All-Star Game last Tuesday as well, and while it wasn't as star-studded as the MWL's game, there were still a few top notch prospects there.
Jose Fernandez (MIA) - Fernandez finished his time in the SAL with a league leading 99 strikeouts in just 79 innings pitched. He was promoted up to High-A after the game on Tuesday.
Nick Delmonico (BAL) - A bit of an ignored name to this point, Delmonico won the game's MVP award with a 2 for 4 effort with 2 runs scored and a double. He gets a bit lost in the Orioles system behind the big names, but he could be an interesting prospect for those of you in really deep leagues.
Gary Sanchez (NYY) - Sanchez is repeating the level, but I'm wondering for how much longer. He is now at .313/.360/.551 with 13 home runs, 54 RBI, and 10 stolen bases.
Short Season Low A: New York-Penn League: Tyler Naquin (CLE), Deven Marrero (BOS), Taylor Guerrieri (TAM), Chris Bostick (OAK), Kevin Plawecki (NYM), Brandon Nimmo (NYM), Ravel Santana (NYY)
Short Season Rookie: Appalachian League: Gavin Cecchini (NYM), Courtney Hawkins (CHW), Bubba Starling (KC), Dwight Smith Jr (TOR), Travis Harrison (MIN), Kenny Diekroeger (KC)
Short Season Rookie: Arizona League: Addison Russell (OAK), Stryker Trahan (ARI), Orlando Arcia (MIL), Vicmal de la Cruz (OAK), Ronald Guzman (TEX), Chris Stratton (SF), Dorssys Paulino (CLE), Joey Gallo (TEX), Lewis Brinson (TEX)
Short Season Rookie: Gulf Coast League: Carlos Correa (HOU), Byron Buxton (MIN), D.J. Davis (TOR), Stetson Allie (PIT), Lance McCullers Jr (HOU)
Short Season Rookie: Pioneer League: David Dahl (COL), Cameron Gallagher (KC), Robert Stephenson (CIN)