Posted by: portersprospectreport | June 26, 2008

6/25 Minor League Report

My apologies for not posting results from Tuesday 6/24 games.  I have been a bit under the weather since my return from vacation.  Feeling better now and ready to give you Wednesday’s AA performers.

J.P. Arencibia

  • 1-4 HR(16) RBI—.344 2 HR 9 RBI in 8 games at AAA Syracuse

 

Brett Cecil

  • 5IP 5H BB 4K—3-1 3.21 ERA 49K/48IP at AAA

 

Trevor Crowe

  • 4-5 2R 2 RBI—Multi-hit games in 6 of last 7 outings

 

Joshua Rodriguez

  • 2-5 2 2B RBI —.263 4 HR 30 RBI (Hasn’t replicated last season’s power numbers)

 

Jose Tabata

  • 3-4 2B 2 RBI—Has struggled at AA (.236 2 HR 31 RBI 10 SB) but still just 19 yrs. old

 

Tyler Colvin

  • 2-5 HR(6) 3 RBI—Struggled at AA this year .230 6 HR 37 RBI

 

Michael Wilson

  • 2-4 2 HR(18) 3 RBI—Nice repeat season @ AA (.270 18 HR 52 RBI)

 

Michael Brantley

  • 2-4 2B 2R RBI BB SB(24)—Ignitor of superb Huntsville offense

 

Jordan Schafer

  • 2-4 3B 3 RBI—.343 9 RBI 10 BB over last 10 games

 

Tommy Hanson

  • 9IP 0H 3BB 14K—Best performance by a pitcher this season WOW!

 

BUY/SELL Analysis

Lots of fine prospects here and with his performance yesterday, Tommy Hanson seems to be the most likely candidate to cover.  Hanson began the season at Myrtle Beach making a mockery of High A hitters holding them to an anemic .115 BA and punching out 49 in just 40 innings.  Hanson earned a promotion to AA Mississippi after just 7 outings.  Hanson, before last night, has not been as dominant at AA but has compiled 6 quality starts out of 9 outings.  Hanson began the season as Atlanta’s 9th best prospect, but has outperformed the other pitchers ahead of him, Cole Rohrbaugh and Jeff Locke.  At 6-6 210 lb, Hanson still has some room to fill out and become an inning eating #2 or 3 starter by the middle or end of next season.  Hanson’s sole 1st year cards are in the 2007 Bowman Chrome Prospects and Bowman Heritage sets.  Until the no-hitter, there has been very little online activity, as collectors seemingly were waiting for a performance like this to put their stuff online. 

Market Advice: Hanson is back on the radar screens of collectors, and if he follows up this performance with another dominant outing, he will jump up to the top of many prospect lists.  If you have refractors and other short prints of his cards, I would SELL, as they will be in high demand.  If you can get the chromes or heritage in bulk lots for 50-60% of Beckett, BUY a batch and wait for him to rise to the top of Atlanta’s top prospect charts.  I like Hanson as an MLB regular, but his stuff is a tick below the arms of Kershaw, Buchholz, Hellickson, and several others.

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