Minor League Level Review (High-A): Dylan Bundy, C.J. Cron, Alex Meyer

July 9, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; USA pitcher Alex Meyer (17) delivers a pitch in the seventh inning of the 2012 All Star Futures Game at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

Please note: Jason will be on vacation next week, so there will be no posts from him after Friday of this week.

Every other Wednesday I take a look at how some of the top prospects in the High-A leagues are performing. There's an absolute ton of top hitting prospects in those leagues right now, along with some of the game's elite pitching prospects. All stats are courtesy of Baseball Reference, are through Monday's games, and only for the High-A level.

Player

Team

League

G

R

HR

RBI

SB

AVG

OBP

SLG

Brad Miller

SEA

CAL

97

89

11

56

19

.339

.412

.524

George Springer

HOU

CAL

98

92

20

76

26

.327

.407

.564

Domingo Santana

HOU

CAL

86

56

17

78

5

.295

.365

.533

C.J. Cron

LAA

CAL

104

54

19

101

3

.288

.322

.488

Cory Spangenberg

SD

CAL

67

40

1

33

21

.288

.330

.384

Mikie Mahtook

TAM

FSL

92

44

5

41

19

.292

.354

.428

Matt Szczur

CHC

FSL

78

68

2

34

38

.295

.394

.407

Christian Yelich

MIA

FSL

77

55

11

40

16

.316

.392

.531

Xander Bogaerts

BOS

CAR

97

52

15

59

3

.287

.364

.485

  • Cron may be in the running for the top prospect spot in the Angels' system with last week's trade of Jean Segura, and I have to imagine that at some point in the next year we seem him traded. With Pujols locked in for years and Trumbo floating around as well, Cron could be a nice piece for someone else to have in their farm system.
  • Mahtook was promoted to AA on the 24th, and I'm wondering if we might have a chance of seeing him in Tampa by the end of next season. The Rays are notorious for not moving players through the system quickly, but if he can duplicate his performance in AA I wonder if we might see him start next season at AAA instead.
  • Szczur was also promoted to AA, but I wonder more what he will actually be at this point. Despite being old for the level, he did not show very much power there and I wonder if he is going to show any at all if he gets to the Majors.
  • We still don't have a particularly good idea what George Springer could be. The numbers are eye popping, but it's Lancaster in the California League.

Player

Team

League

W

ERA

IP

H

BB

K

Andrew Chafin

ARI

CAL

4

5.66

90.2

87

53

115

Jameson Taillon

PIT

FSL

5

4.09

110

96

34

88

Tyler Matzek

COL

CAL

5

4.80

108.2

101

78

115

Enny Romero

TAM

FSL

4

4.08

99.1

72

64

80

Dylan Bundy

BAL

CAR

4

2.98

42.1

39

13

48

Alex Meyer

WAS

CAR

1

0.00

12

5

2

12

Matt Barnes

BOS

CAR

5

3.36

72.1

67

16

80

Jose Fernandez

MIA

CAR

2

3.60

25

23

7

22

  • Alex Meyer was recently promoted to High-A, and has pitched very well in both of his starts so far. I could see him getting to AA for the start of the 2013 season.
  • Matt Barnes and Jose Fernandez have been rising steadily on prospect lists as the season has progressed, and both seem to me like they could be top 20 prospects at the end of the year. I'm wondering if Barnes might see a bit of time in AA before the end of the year as well.
  • Matzek has been better this year than in the past, but I just don't ever see it coming together for him. The control still remains a huge issue, and I wonder if at some point the Rockies include him in a trade.
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