Posted by: portersprospectreport | July 15, 2008

7/13 High A Minor League Report

There was lots of action from many solid prospects in Sunday’s High A games.  Here’s a rundown…

 

Carlos Peguero

  • 1-4 HR(12) RBI—.361 2 HR 6 RBI last 10 (K rate is coming down a little)

 

Carlos Santana

  • 2-4 2B R—.412 3 HR 10 RBI 7 BB 2 SB last 10 games

 

Austin Gallagher

  • 2-4 2R 2 RBI—.395 9 RBI 17 H last 10 games

 

Josh Reddick

  • 2-4 2B R—.351 15 HR 55 RBI 10 3B over 2 levels

 

Brian Joynt

  • 2-3 2B 3B 2R 2 RBI BB—.325 5 HR 25 RBI

 

Hank Conger

  • 1-4 HR(2) 3 RBI—.231 HR 7 RBI last 10 games

 

Daniel Mayora

  • 2-3 HR(3) 3 RBI 2R—.419 18 H 3 HR 11 RBI last 10 games

 

Josh Donaldson

  • 1-5 HR( 8 ) 4 RBI 2R—.368 2 HR 8 RBI since trade to A’s

 

Corey Brown

  • 1-3 3R RBI 2BB—.273 HR 4 RBI 11 K’s last 10 games

 

Chris Carter

  • 2-5 HR(25) 6 RBI 2B 2R—.357 5 HR 12 RBI last 10 games

 

Craig Italiano

  • .1 IP 6 H 6R BB K 2 HR allowed—Ugh…Kane County was much kinder

 

Johnny Whittleman

  • 2-6 2B R—.249 30 2B 6 HR 47 RBI 63BB/86K

Evan Frey

  • 3-7 HR(1) 2 RBI 2 SB(23) 2R—.316 65 R 8 3B

 

Kasey Kiker

  • 5 IP 5H 2 ER 4BB 3K—5-3 4.55 ERA 79K/93 IP

 

John Shelby Jr.

  • 2-4 2B R RBI BB—.274 10 HR 51 RBI 18 SB

 

Koby Clemens

  • 2-4 2B R RBI—.263 5 HR 36 RBI

 

Anibal Sanchez

  • 5.2 IP 3H 2BB 6K—1-0 2.40 ERA 13K/15IP (pitching well on the road back)

 

Scott Cousins

  • 2-4 2R HR(6) 3 RBI—.333 3 HR 7 RBI 4 SB last 10 games

 

Logan Morrison

  • 4-4 2B 2 RBI—.500 19 H HR 7 RBI last 10 games

 

Darren Ford

  • 1-2 2B 2 RBI 3BB—.230 2 HR 27 RBI 45 SB

 

Alexandre Periard

  • 7 IP 4H BB 6K (W)—8-6 3.58 ERA 73K/106IP

 

Rick Porcello

  • 4 IP 6H 5ER 2BB 4K—Has not dominated this year but held his own at High A

 

Joe Savery

  • 8 IP 4H 2BB 8K (W)—4-8 3.97 ERA 90K/111 IP

 

BUY/SELL Analysis

Hank Conger was the 1st round pick of the Los Angeles Angels in 2006 and is tabbed to be the catcher of the future for the Halos.  With plus power from both sides of the plate, Conger adeptly uses the whole field with power.  Baseball America ranked Conger as the Halos’ 4th rated prospect in 2007 after he hit .290 with 11 HR 48 RBI and 9 SB at Low A Ceder Rapids.  2008 promised to be a major breakout year for Conger, however, recovery from wrist surgery and a minor tear in his right shoulder caused for him to miss the first two months of the season.  Since his return, Conger has hit .277 with 2 HR and 21 RBI missing games intermittantly.  Conger’s 1st year cards are found in the 2006 Bowman Draft and Chrome products as well as autos in the ’06 Bowman Sterling set.  Currently, chromes sell for 50 cents to $1.00 each and his Sterling autos sell for $7.50 to 10.00 apiece.  Conger has a better chance at a longer MLB career at a different position.

 

Market Advice: When healthy, Conger is one of baseball’s top catching prospects, but this guy is a walking M.A.S.H. unit.  If you have some of his cards, I would HOLD in hopes that he can stay healthy for a sustained amount of time to produce.  If he goes on a streak and the market notices, SELL his cards and invest in someone less risky.

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