Minor League Level Review (High-A): Concerns about Mason Williams, Tons of Players Hit Disabled List

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Jason Hunt takes a look at some of the top prospects in the three High-A leagues, including Mason Williams, Garin Cecchini, Javier Baez, Clayton Blackburn and many more in this week's installment of Minor League Level Review.

Every other Sunday, I will be taking a quick look at some of the top prospects at the High-A level, including their stats for the season so far All statistics are courtesy of Fangraphs.com, and are through the games of Friday, 5/10/13.

Player

AB

R

HR

RBI

BB

K

SB

CS

AVG

OBP

SLG

Aaron Altherr (OF-PHI)

125

22

4

24

13

34

8

0

0.336

0.397

0.576

Addison Russell (SS-OAK)

92

14

2

8

19

34

3

0

0.185

0.321

0.348

Alen Hanson (SS-PIT)

131

16

0

15

12

27

10

5

0.252

0.313

0.321

Austin Hedges (C-SD)

70

13

1

8

11

11

1

3

0.229

0.324

0.357

Blake Swihart (C-BOS)

86

9

0

10

12

14

2

0

0.256

0.347

0.407

Cory Spangenberg (2B-SD)

124

21

3

18

11

30

13

1

0.323

0.382

0.548

Courtney Hawkins (OF-CHW)

79

10

7

17

7

45

3

1

0.177

0.247

0.456

Delino DeShields Jr (2B-HOU)

83

16

0

4

11

24

5

6

0.241

0.344

0.386

Deven Marrero (SS-BOS)

51

9

0

2

9

10

5

0

0.294

0.400

0.451

Eddie Rosario (2B-MIN)

129

27

3

22

8

23

3

2

0.349

0.380

0.527

Francisco Lindor (SS-CLE)

127

19

1

13

12

14

8

3

0.346

0.407

0.488

Garin Cecchini (3B-BOS)

111

22

4

20

19

16

9

4

0.369

0.462

0.649

Gary Sanchez (C-NYY)

127

20

6

27

13

29

1

0

0.260

0.340

0.465

Gregory Polanco (OF-PIT)

122

16

4

19

13

19

13

5

0.303

0.379

0.475

Jace Peterson (SS-SD)

120

14

1

17

9

15

9

3

0.250

0.301

0.358

Javier Baez (SS-CHC)

131

20

6

22

5

42

3

0

0.244

0.280

0.489

Jorge Bonifacio (OF-KC)

116

13

1

18

13

20

0

1

0.302

0.376

0.440

Jorge Soler (OF-CHC)

93

19

5

14

12

16

2

1

0.290

0.374

0.559

Luis Sardinas (SS-TEX)

122

18

0

5

12

25

9

2

0.270

0.343

0.320

Maikel Franco (3B-PHI)

139

21

6

29

9

23

0

0

0.288

0.331

0.518

Mason Williams (OF-NYY)

128

18

2

11

20

24

3

3

0.234

0.340

0.344

Max Muncy (1B-OAK)

127

28

9

23

30

28

0

1

0.276

0.420

0.520

Miguel Sano (3B-MIN)

119

29

10

31

16

37

3

2

0.378

0.460

0.723

Nick Delmonico (1B-BAL)

40

7

2

9

11

11

0

0

0.325

0.471

0.600

Nolan Fontana (SS-HOU)

124

33

3

23

33

27

6

3

0.339

0.478

0.516

Rougned Odor (IF-TEX)

116

20

3

20

9

23

9

1

0.284

0.356

0.474

Sean Coyle (2B-BOS)

91

22

9

17

7

25

6

0

0.264

0.313

0.637

Stephen Piscotty (OF-STL)

104

17

7

16

8

12

1

0

0.317

0.377

0.567

Trevor Story (SS-COL)

117

8

1

8

9

43

4

0

0.171

0.242

0.256

Will Swanner (C-COL)

77

5

1

5

7

41

1

1

0.156

0.235

0.247

I was talking to (another) scout and he was like ‘Mason Williams is hitting like Ichiro.' He's taking a step toward first. I didn't see him drive one ball, not one. He can really play center still. He can run. He throws good, but I'm concerned with the off-field makeup. He didn't run anything out. He trots down the line almost every at-bat. Every groundball, you look (at your stop watch), and you're like ‘I can't get a good time off this because he doesn't run.'

Definitely not what you want to hear about a top prospect, and definitely worth watching to see if it continues throughout the season.

  • I wrote about Miguel Sano last week, and all he keeps doing is hitting home runs and, really everything else that's thrown his way as well.Twinkie Town recapped what Sano and the rest of their top 25 prospects did this week on the 8th.
  • A name that is really, really interesting to me is the Astros' Nolan Fontana. The approach is very good, and his strike zone judgment appears to be good so far. Whether his ability to draw all these walks is just him seeing a lot of pitches or not remains to be seen, but I love seeing that kind of slash line so far.
  • Courtney Hawkins is absolutely amazing to me at this point, having hit 7 home runs and stuck out 45 times already He's currently on the disabled list with an injured shoulder.
  • We saw a number of top prospects placed on the disabled list, including Austin Hedges, Deven Marrero, Delino DeShields, and Nick Delmonico of the Orioles, who has been on the concussion DL since April 19th.

Player

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

K

ERA

WHIP

A.J. Cole (WAS)

37

39

17

15

2

9

41

3.65

1.30

Aaron Sanchez (TOR)

34.2

20

12

10

0

10

34

2.60

0.87

Archie Bradley (ARI)

28.2

22

5

4

1

10

43

1.26

1.12

Clayton Blackburn (SF)

33

24

13

11

4

6

42

3.00

0.91

D.J. Baxendale (MIN)

36.1

24

7

6

2

6

35

1.49

0.83

Drew Granier (OAK)

39

30

11

10

2

21

50

2.31

1.31

Eduardo Rodriguez (BAL)

36

34

19

16

2

10

32

4.00

1.22

Edwin Escobar (SF)

26.2

23

9

9

1

6

38

3.04

1.09

Henry Owens (BOS)

32

17

9

8

2

11

40

2.25

0.88

Jesse Hahn (TAM)

20

14

4

3

0

5

21

1.35

0.95

John Lamb (KC)

24

26

14

13

2

7

18

4.88

1.38

Justin Nicolino (MIA)

34.2

40

16

15

1

8

15

3.89

1.38

Kyle Crick (SF)

9.2

10

6

1

0

9

12

0.93

1.97

Kyle Zimmer (KC)

29

21

14

13

3

12

40

4.03

1.14

Matt Wisler (SD)

31

22

7

7

1

6

28

2.03

0.90

Nick Kingham (PIT)

39.2

31

14

13

3

7

47

2.95

0.96

Noah Syndergaard (NYM)

38

35

13

11

1

13

38

2.61

1.26

Tyler Anderson (COL)

39.2

33

15

14

6

10

36

3.18

1.08

Victor Payano (TEX)

35.2

27

18

17

2

15

48

4.29

1.28

  • We saw two different pitchers in two different organizations get promoted to AA in the past two weeks, as both Archie Bradley of the Diamondbacks and Matt Wisler of the Padres were sent to their respective affiliates. Bradley has since gotten hurt trying to slide into a base, but has not been placed on the disabled list as of Saturday afternoon.
  • Nick Kingham is a name that gets lost a bit in the Pittsburgh system with the three potential aces they have in the organization, but could be a mover as well if he can keep his control in check.
  • Victor Payano has struck out at least 8 batters in four of his seven starts so far this year, including 9 in his last outing against Salem on Friday night.
  • Kyle Crick and Tyler Anderson are both on the disabled list at this time.
For more on the minor leagues, be sure to check out SBNation's Minor League Ball. You can follow me on Twitter @jasonsbaseball.

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