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Top 50 Update No. 7

Just a real quick update today as I’m kind of entrenched in Draft stuff these days. Speaking of which, be sure to join me in my Draft chat at 2 p.m. ET today.

Here are the Top 50 hitters:

For Hitter of the Week, I’ve got to go with Brett Lawrie again. Not only did the Blue jays 3B prospect go 13-for-26 with three homers and 11 RBIs, he hit in every game during the week and had five multi-hit games.  He finished off the week wiht a two-homer game on Sunday. And, to make things interesting, big league manager John Farrell took some by surprise my mentioning Lawrie as someone who could be playing in Toronto sooner rather than later

RANK PLAYER TEAM LEVEL AVG SLG OBP AB HR RBI SB
1 Trout, Mike LAA AA 0.308 0.538 0.415 143 6 17 9
2 Harper, Bryce WAS A 0.349 0.638 0.429 149 10 34 7
3 Brown, Domonic PHI MLB 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
AAA 0.341 0.537 0.431 41 2 10 1
A+ 0.368 0.737 0.429 19 2 4 0
4 Ackley, Dustin SEA AAA 0.264 0.429 0.375 182 7 23 6
6 Moustakas, Mike KC AAA 0.265 0.49 0.347 155 8 34 1
7 Hosmer, Eric KC MLB 0.288 0.525 0.348 59 3 7 1
AAA 0.439 0.582 0.525 98 3 15 3
8 Montero, Jesus NYY AAA 0.315 0.434 0.353 143 3 17 0
10 Jennings, Desmond TB AAA 0.28 0.466 0.391 161 6 19 9
15 Myers, Wil KC AA 0.284 0.392 0.357 74 2 9 2
16 Freeman, Freddie ATL MLB 0.248 0.376 0.333 157 4 14 1
23 Machado, Manuel BAL A 0.333 0.611 0.45 90 5 21 3
24 Belt, Brandon SF MLB 0.192 0.269 0.3 52 1 4 2
AAA 0.352 0.56 0.483 91 4 20 3
26 Lawrie, Brett TOR AAA 0.346 0.633 0.403 188 11 37 9
28 Singleton, Jonathan PHI A+ 0.267 0.336 0.372 116 2 15 1
30 Sanchez, Gary NYY A 0.238 0.402 0.312 122 4 21 1
34 Chisenhall, Lonnie CLE AAA 0.272 0.424 0.363 158 4 24 0
36 Franklin, Nick SEA A+ 0.255 0.412 0.352 153 3 12 7
37 Hicks, Aaron MIN A+ 0.255 0.379 0.354 153 2 17 6
39 Rosario, Wilin COL AA 0.27 0.516 0.31 122 7 15 0
40 Iglesias, Jose BOS MLB 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
AAA 0.222 0.222 0.252 99 0 5 2
42 Gordon, Dee LAD AAA 0.313 0.381 0.36 147 0 13 15
43 Mesoraco, Devin CIN AAA 0.285 0.474 0.373 137 5 21 1
44 Jackson, Brett CHI AA 0.295 0.518 0.42 112 4 17 13
47 Alonso, Yonder CIN AAA 0.329 0.535 0.39 155 5 23 5

And now, for the pitchers…

Pitcher of the Week honors go to Martin Perez of the Rangers. In two starts, the young lefty went 13 2/3 innings, allowed just two earned runs on 10 hits and five walks, while striking out 16. It looks like he’s continuing his progress quite nicely for Double-A Frisco.

RANK PLAYER TEAM LEVEL W L ERA IP H R ER BB SO AVG
5 Chapman, Aroldis CIN MLB 2 0 6.92 13 6 11 10 20 15 0.143
9 Teheran, Julio ATL MLB 0 1 5.19 8.2 10 5 5 4 2 0.286
AAA 3 0 1.91 37.2 28 11 8 12 32 0.211
11 Pineda, Michael SEA MLB 6 2 2.16 58.1 41 15 14 14 61 0.194
12 Montgomery, Mike KC AAA 2 1 4.01 49.1 45 27 22 27 40 0.245
13 Turner, Jacob DET AA 1 1 2.53 53.1 42 16 15 12 44 0.211
16 Taillon, Jameson PIT A 1 1 2.84 19 19 7 6 3 18 0.257
17 Britton, Zach BAL MLB 5 2 2.14 59 43 15 14 19 33 0.210
18 Miller, Shelby STL A+ 2 3 3.13 46 37 19 16 19 69 0.216
19 Minor, Mike ATL MLB 0 1 10.38 4.1 7 5 5 4 2 0.389
AAA 2 2 2.56 52.2 47 17 15 14 54 0.244
20 Kelly, Casey SD AA 4 1 4.29 50.1 53 26 24 16 38 0.268
21 Perez, Martin TEX AA 1 0 2.31 46.2 37 13 12 23 48 0.226
24 Moore, Matthew TB AA 2 3 3.28 46.2 35 18 17 13 65 0.203
26 Parker, Jarrod ARI AA 3 3 6.39 38 38 30 27 21 29 0.273
28 Lyles, Jordan HOU AAA 2 3 3.57 53 53 21 21 15 40 0.273
30 Matzek, Tyler COL A+ 0 3 8.72 32 31 32 31 41 35 0.254
31 Lamb, John KC AA 1 2 3.09 35 33 15 12 13 22 0.246
32 Banuelos, Manny NYY AA 1 0 1.96 36.2 29 10 8 20 34 0.223
34 Odorizzi, Jake KC A+ 4 0 2.28 43.1 35 13 11 9 59 0.223
37 Gibson, Kyle MIN AAA 1 3 4.25 42.1 42 21 20 8 41 0.251
40 Scheppers, Tanner TEX AAA 0 0 13.5 2 4 3 3 0 3 0.4
44 Archer, Christopher TB AA 1 2 5.98 43.2 56 32 29 22 38 0.32
46 Friedrich, Christian COL AA 3 3 4.95 43.2 46 25 24 12 33 0.269
47 Cosart, Jarred PHI A+ 4 3 3.17 54 42 20 19 19 38 0.22
48 Skaggs, Tyler ARI A+ 3 3 3.29 52 42 22 19 22 64 0.219

Top 50 Update No. 3

Hello all, I hope everyone enjoyed their respective holidays and perhaps some time off.

No rest for the weary at B3 (actually, I’m not weary, it just seemed like the thing to say). Time for another update of the Top 50 prospects. I guess the big news is Brandon Belt being sent down to Triple-A to work on his swing. So far, so good, as you’ll see. Let’s start with a Top 50 Player and Pitcher of the week, shall we?

Hitter of the Week: Brett Lawrie, Blue Jays

Yes, he’s playing in Triple-A Las Vegas, which is a nice place to hit. But I don’t care where you call home, starting a season .425/.468/.712 is just insane. And he’s just 21. This past week, the third baseman had a two-homer game. After going 0-for-4 in his first game of the week, he proceeded to go 11-for-22 (yes, that’s .500) with a double, three homers, five RBIs and two stolen bases. He also committed his sixth error (though it was his only one for the week) as he continues to learn how to play the hot corner. That might be the only reason he’s not getting the call yet.
And here’s all of the hitters to date:

Rank Name Team level avg ab hr rbi sb slg obp
1 Trout, Mike LAA aa 0.283 53 4 9 3 0.566 0.367
3 Harper, Bryce WAS a 0.306 49 3 14 3 0.551 0.414
5 Ackley, Dustin SEA aaa 0.236 72 2 4 4 0.333 0.345
7 Moustakas, Mike KC aaa 0.239 67 2 12 0 0.373 0.311
8 Hosmer, Eric KC aaa 0.358 67 1 9 1 0.463 0.443
9 Montero, Jesus NYY aaa 0.407 59 1 4 0 0.525 0.400
11 Jennings, Desmond TB aaa 0.266 64 2 6 5 0.391 0.413
16 Myers, Wil KC aa 0.261 46 2 8 2 0.435 0.300
17 Freeman, Freddie ATL mlb 0.250 72 3 8 0 0.431 0.349
24 Machado, Manuel BAL a 0.276 58 0 8 1 0.414 0.386
26 Belt, Brandon SF mlb 0.192 52 1 4 2 0.269 0.300
Belt, Brandon aaa 0.429 7 1 4 0 1.000 0.556
28 Lawrie, Brett TOR aaa 0.425 73 4 12 4 0.712 0.468
30 Singleton, Jonathan PHI a+ 0.306 36 1 7 0 0.444 0.419
32 Sanchez, Gary NYY a 0.231 39 1 6 0 0.359 0.279
36 Chisenhall, Lonnie CLE aaa 0.224 58 1 9 0 0.362 0.324
36 Franklin, Nick SEA a+ 0.291 55 1 5 4 0.473 0.409
39 Hicks, Aaron MIN a+ 0.231 52 0 3 0 0.327 0.317
41 Rosario, Wilin COL aa 0.310 42 4 9 0 0.714 0.370
42 Iglesias, Jose BOS aaa 0.216 51 0 4 1 0.216 0.259
44 Gordon, Dee LAD aaa 0.281 64 0 7 8 0.344 0.314
45 Mesoraco, Devin CIN aaa 0.261 46 3 9 0 0.565 0.352
46 Jackson, Brett CHI aa 0.375 56 3 11 6 0.679 0.486
48 Arencibia, J.P. TOR mlb 0.245 53 3 7 0 0.528 0.310
49 Alonso, Yonder CIN aaa 0.278 54 1 2 2 0.389 0.322

Pitcher of the Week: Martin Perez, LHP, Rangers

Michael Pineda certainly gets a shout out for his six innings of shutout ball in the bigs, but this week, we’ll go with the young Rangers lefty who looks like perhaps he’s starting to figure some things out in Double-A. Still just 20, Perez tossed five spotless innings on April 19 in a weather-shortened perfecto. Over his last two starts, he’s allowed no runs while yielding just four hits and two walks while striking out 12. He’s got 15 K’s in 13 innings and a .191 batting average against. Still a small sample size, but the stuff has always been there. Now some think he’s starting to turn a corner, which could be bad news for the AL West.

Now for all of the pitchers…

Rank Name Team level w l era ip h r er hr bb so
2 Hellickson, Jeremy TB mlb 1 2 4.32 25 23 12 12 3 11 20
6 Chapman, Aroldis CIN mlb 1 0 0.00 9.2 3 1 0 0 8 9
10 Teheran, Julio ATL aaa 1 0 1.69 16 12 5 3 0 6 11
12 Drabek, Kyle TOR mlb 1 0 3.00 24 19 9 8 2 15 19
13 Pineda, Michael SEA mlb 3 1 1.78 25.1 18 6 5 0 9 21
14 Montgomery, Mike KC aaa 1 1 3.00 21 16 8 7 1 12 18
15 Turner, Jacob DET aa 0 0 1.83 19.2 13 4 4 1 3 20
19 Britton, Zach BAL mlb 3 1 3.16 25.2 20 9 9 2 10 17
20 Miller, Shelby STL a+ 0 1 2.55 17.2 16 8 5 1 3 28
21 Minor, Mike ATL mlb 0 1 10.38 4.1 7 5 5 0 4 2
21 Minor, Mike aaa 1 0 1.45 18.2 13 4 3 1 5 22
22 Kelly, Casey SD aa 1 0 4.64 21.1 21 12 11 2 7 15
23 Perez, Martin TEX aa 1 0 1.38 13 9 2 2 0 4 15
25 Sale, Chris CWS mlb 2 0 6.23 8.2 11 6 6 2 2 10
27 Moore, Matthew TB aa 0 2 5.89 18.1 21 12 12 5 3 24
29 Parker, Jarrod ARI aa 1 2 12.00 12 16 18 16 3 9 10
31 Lyles, Jordan HOU aaa 1 2 4.71 21 24 11 11 2 5 11
33 Matzek, Tyler COL a+ 0 1 6.97 10.1 10 8 8 0 10 10
34 Lamb, John KC aa 0 1 5.56 11.1 12 7 7 1 8 8
35 Banuelos, Manny NYY aa 0 0 0.00 8 6 1 0 0 3 5
37 Odorizzi, Jake KC a+ 0 0 3.46 13 12 7 5 1 4 20
40 Gibson, Kyle MIN aaa 0 0 3.86 14 13 6 6 3 2 13
43 Scheppers, Tanner TEX aaa 0 0 13.50 2 4 3 3 0 0 3
47 Archer, Christopher TB aa 0 1 6.39 12.2 21 10 9 1 6 12
50 Friedrich, Christian COL aa 1 1 5.63 16 16 11 10 3 6 12

Catching up on the prospects

Certainly was a busy day here at the Witner Meetings on Monday. I figured now would be a good time to catch everyone up on the Minor Leaguers who have changed hands so far, as well as other goings on.

* The Marcum-for-Lawrie deal became official yesterday afternoon and here’s my report on what Brett Lawrie brings to the table.

* The Diamondbacks got two power arms for Mark Reynolds. One of them, Kam Mickolio, is sort of a prospect. Here’s what I wrote about him:

kam_mickolio.jpgThe Seattle Mariners deserve credit for a nice scouting find
with the selection of Mickolio in the 18th round of the 2006 Draft.
The 6-foot-9 product of Utah Valley State reached Triple-A in his first full
season, finishing with a 2.68 ERA, better than a strikeout per inning and a
.219 batting average against. It was enough get the attention of the Baltimore Orioles,
who got Mickolio as part of the Erik Bedard trade before the 2008 season. He
got his first taste of the big leagues that year, appearing in nine games out
of the Orioles bullpen and 11 more in 2009. In the Minors, he kept racking up
strikeouts, even with injury issues – including a groin strain – keeping him
off the mound at times. In his Minor League career, Mickolio has a 9.9
strikeout per nine ratio. In his brief big-leageu stings, he’s struck out 9.4
per nine. He also has a 3.7 walks per nine ratio in the Minors (and
5.0 in the big leagues) and that’s where the issues have arisen, though he was
much better during his stint in the Arizona Fall League that recently
concluded. Mickolio is a sinker/slider guy who was clocked up to 96 mph with
his sinking fastball in the AFL. With his size, he gets a good downward angle
and his sinker can be very heavy (He had a 1.91 groundout-to-flyout ratio in
the Minors in 2010). He doesn’t always command his fastball well, not getting down in the zone consistently. At the same time, he doesn’t always throw his slider consistently well. The quality of his breaking ball comes and goes and when he doesn’t have a feel for it, he becomes a one-pitch pitcher.

* It didn’t get that much attention, but the Mariners gave $2.9 million to 17-year-old Dominican shortstop Esteilon Peguero. Here’s what one Latin American scout had to say about him:
 

Peguero is an average runner and a fair defender. His best
tool is his bat and he profiles as an above-average hitter. He may not be a
shortstop when all is said and done, but could be an offensive second baseman.
He won’t have a ton of home run power, but should hit plenty of doubles along
the way.

* And, in case you missed it, my story on Mike Moustakas coming to the Winter Meetings to get the Joe Bauman Award for topping the Minors in home runs.

Getting started at the Winter Meetings

The Winter Meetings here in beautiful Lake Buena Vista (that’s Orlando for most of you) are just getting going, but things are already rolling on the prospect front. It’s not often that two Top 50 type prospects get dealt in the span of an entire Winter Meetings, but we’ve got two — one confirmed, one likely soon to be — already changing hands.

The first, of course, was Casey Kelly, going from the Red Sox to the Padres in the Adrian Gonzalez deal. He was No. 28 on MLB.com’s Top 50 prospects list before the 2010 season and while his performance didn’t measure up, scouts still love his stuff. Take a look at the run-down on him and the two other good prospects (Anthony Rizzo and Reymond Fuentes) the Padres got for Gonzalez.

And while it’s not official — yet — it certainly appears likely the Brewers will send Brett Lawrie (No. 26 on that Top 50 list) to Toronto for Shuan Marcum at some point in time. His bat remains his best tool. Stay tuned for a run-down on him if/when that thing becomes official.

Much, much more to come from me as the week wears on. Whenever there’s a prospect involved in a trade, I’ll be there to provide analysis. And don’t forget the all-too exciting Rule 5 Draft preview — complete with potential picks — coming on Wednesday.

Today, I’ll get the chance to talk to Royals Mike Moustakas, who’s here to accept the Joe Bauman Award for topping the Minors in home runs in 2010. So stay tuned for that story later on.

Time to hit the ol’ lobby to see what the latest is…

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