Minor League Level Review (AA): Bradley, Wisler Debut, Salazar and Turley Promoted

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Jason Hunt takes a look at some of the top prospects in the three AA leagues, including Yasiel Puig, Archie Bradley, Anthony Ranaudo, Christian Yelich and many more in this week's installment of Minor League Level Review.

Every other Wednesday, I will be taking a quick look at some of the top prospects at the AA level, including their stats for the season so far. All statistics are courtesy of Fangraphs.com, and are through the games of Monday, 5/13/13. Have a question about a specific prospect or player? Post it in the comments and we'll discuss it.

Player

AB

R

HR

RBI

BB

K

SB

CS

AVG

OBP

SLG

Anthony Rendon (3B-WAS)

82

13

4

21

28

28

1

0

0.367

0.470

0.540

Arismendy Alcantara (SS-CHC)

135

16

4

16

13

36

13

0

0.237

0.305

0.363

Brad Miller (SS-SEA)

124

23

5

21

18

27

4

2

0.298

0.392

0.484

Brian Goodwin (OF-WAS)

148

25

2

6

17

47

7

7

0.250

0.335

0.399

C.J. Cron (1B-LAA)

131

11

2

19

5

21

4

0

0.321

0.373

0.458

Cesar Puello (OF-NYM)

96

16

5

19

6

24

8

0

0.281

0.349

0.510

Christian Bethancourt (C-ATL)

64

6

1

11

1

13

3

2

0.313

0.318

0.453

Christian Yelich (OF-MIA)

82

17

3

18

11

23

2

2

0.317

0.389

0.610

Domingo Santana (OF-HOU)

97

17

7

17

16

37

4

0

0.247

0.360

0.546

George Springer (OF-HOU)

134

31

13

31

18

47

10

2

0.291

0.387

0.657

James Ramsey (OF-STL)

25

4

0

0

6

10

0

0

0.320

0.452

0.320

Jared Mitchell (OF-CHW)

14

2

1

3

6

4

1

1

0.214

0.450

0.429

Joc Pederson (OF-LAD)

135

31

8

19

17

24

10

2

0.356

0.425

0.630

Joe Panik (2B-SF)

138

21

0

15

19

13

3

1

0.304

0.386

0.399

Jose Ramirez (2B-CLE)

117

23

1

10

13

13

14

4

0.248

0.321

0.299

Kaleb Cowart (3B-LAA)

135

13

2

11

11

34

5

2

0.207

0.272

0.319

Keenyn Walker (OF-CHC)

133

25

0

13

21

45

15

4

0.195

0.323

0.256

Kyle Parker (OF-COL)

137

20

7

18

10

25

1

3

0.277

0.327

0.482

Mikie Mahtook (OF-TAM)

143

21

3

27

15

26

9

3

0.238

0.323

0.462

Miles Head (3B-OAK)

116

11

2

5

8

33

0

1

0.207

0.268

0.284

Randal Grichuk (OF-LAA)

126

21

6

14

9

23

1

2

0.206

0.270

0.452

Reymond Fuentes (OF-SD)

138

27

3

11

16

31

17

5

0.333

0.408

0.486

Ronald Torreyes (2B-CHC)

84

14

0

6

14

6

2

0

0.274

0.388

0.357

Todd Glaesmann (OF-TAM)

147

20

6

23

7

33

3

0

0.245

0.287

0.429

Tyler Austin (OF-NYY)

131

22

2

19

25

39

1

0

0.260

0.380

0.374

Tyler Collins (OF-DET)

108

23

8

25

15

22

0

4

0.269

0.359

0.565

Xander Bogaerts (SS-BOS)

115

20

2

14

15

33

3

0

0.296

0.382

0.452

Yasiel Puig (OF-LAD)

95

15

5

20

7

20

5

3

0.274

0.337

0.516

  • George Springer is now leading the minors in home runs with 13 (and tied with Justin Upton for the organized baseball lead), and was the first player to reach double digit steals and home runs in the minors this year.
  • Tyler Austin has been treading water at AA, which given his age isn't a surprise. Josh Norris of the Trentonian had notes from a scout on Austin as well, and that report on Austin is discouraging:

I don't think he's an everyday guy, for me. I think the swing gets long. I think he comes off the outside. With that said, he's got pop and he's got juice in that bat. He's gonna put some charges into some balls. I think, if I'm projecting him, he's going to be a fourth outfielder, an offensive fourth outfielder that's going to be able to come off the bench and play a couple of times a week in the big leagues. But I think if he plays every day in the big leagues I think his bat gets exposed. I think he's a big leaguer, but I just don't think he's an everyday corner guy.


Player

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

K

ERA

WHIP

Alex Meyer (MIN)

37.2

38

17

15

0

18

47

3.58

1.49

Alex Wood (ATL)

38

25

3

2

0

9

43

0.47

0.89

Anthony Ranaudo (BOS)

39

23

7

6

3

10

41

1.38

0.85

Archie Bradley (ARI)

14

7

1

1

0

6

20

0.64

0.93

Brandon Workman (BOS)

40.2

29

19

16

3

10

48

3.54

0.96

Brian Flynn (MIA)

23

18

4

4

2

3

25

1.57

0.91

Burch Smith (SD)

31.1

17

8

4

1

6

37

1.15

0.73

Carlos Pimentel (TEX)

41

31

14

14

5

11

51

3.07

1.02

Chad Bettis (COL)

36

39

18

16

4

5

37

4.00

1.22

Danny Salazar (CLE)

33.2

27

10

10

1

10

51

2.67

1.10

David Holmberg (ARI)

41

34

17

9

4

13

31

1.98

1.15

J.R. Graham (ATL)

35.2

39

16

16

0

10

28

4.04

1.37

Jameson Taillon (PIT)

44.2

39

17

14

1

16

47

2.82

1.23

Jesse Biddle (PHI)

36.2

16

12

11

2

18

45

2.70

0.93

Jimmy Nelson (MIL)

42

38

19

11

2

8

47

2.36

1.10

Kevin Gausman (BAL)

40.1

40

20

15

3

4

39

3.35

1.09

Matt Barnes (BOS)

31

35

16

16

3

12

38

4.65

1.52

Matt Wisler (SD)

5

2

3

3

1

3

6

5.40

1.00

Nick Tropeano (HOU)

37

33

10

7

3

8

36

1.70

1.11

Nik Turley (NYY)

34.1

35

21

19

4

19

37

4.98

1.57

Rafael Montero (NYM)

46.2

40

21

18

2

6

54

3.47

0.99

Sean Nolin (TOR)

9.1

10

3

2

0

3

11

1.93

1.39

Taijuan Walker (SEA)

40.1

25

14

10

3

22

46

2.23

1.17

Trevor May (MIN)

39.1

30

14

14

3

19

37

3.20

1.25

Tyler Matzek (COL)

34.2

36

18

17

2

22

28

4.41

1.67

Yordano Ventura (KC)

34.1

21

7

6

1

14

47

1.57

1.02

Zach Lee (LAD)

41.1

40

16

12

2

14

36

2.61

1.31

  • Wisler and Bradley were both promoted to AA in the past two weeks, and Bradley just kept right on rolling through AA competition despite having to leave his second start earlier due to an injury suffered sliding into second base.
  • John Sickels posted in Monday's Minor League Gameday Thread about Anthony Ranaudo, including a quote mentioning that we may want to be a bit cautious in reading just the performance of Anthony Ranaudo.
  • Carlos Pimentel's numbers jumped off the leaderboard page with 51 strikeouts in 41 innings, especially given that he did not show up on any top prospect lists, including the community-driven top 30 list from Lone Star Ball. I need to do a little more research and see if this is legitimate or not.
  • Danny Salazar of the Indians is an interesting prospect who was promoted to AAA earlier in the week after striking out 38 and walking just 5 over his last 21 innings (4 starts) at AA. He is already on the 40-man roster, and could potentially be in line for a call up at some point if the Indians need another starting pitcher.


For more on the minor leagues and the draft, check out SBNation's Minor League Ball. You can follow me on Twitter @jasonsbaseball.

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