Posted by: portersprospectreport | July 29, 2008

7/28 Low A Minor League Report

Blake Beavan

  • 6 IP 3H ER 4K (W)—Solid 1st full season (7-6 2.45 47K/92IP)


Given Kutz

  • 7 IP 4H BB 5K—If baseball doesn’t work for this guy, he’s got a future as a barber 🙂


Mike Moustakas

  • 2-3 HR(15) 2 RbI 2R—.345 3 HR 7 RBI 15 R last 10 games


Mauricio Robles

  • 7 IP H 2BB 7K—4-1 2.48 ERA 54K/62IP


Jemile Weeks

  • 2-4 2B 3B R—.301 HR 8 RBI 6 SB 13BB/12K in 18 games (8 errors)


Neftali Soto

  • 3-4 2B—.336 6 HR 25 RBI


Wynn Pelzer

  • 7 IP 3H 10K (W)—5-2 1.99 ERA 38K/45IP last 10 games


Terrence Warren

  • 1-3 HR(1) RBI—Raw athleticism in this 6-4 195 lb. 19 year old Phillies OF


Madison Bumgarner

  • 7 IP 5H 6K (W)—10-3 1.81 ERA 116K/109IP


Logan Schafer

  • 5-6 2 2B R—.373 9 RBI 10 R in 14 games at West Virginia


Lee Haydel

  • 4-6 2 RBI 2B R SB(31)—.441 19 H 11 R last 10 games


BUY/SELL Analysis

Is the Mous Finally Loose?

Is the Mous Finally Loose?

Mike Moustakas got off to a very slow start hitting only .190 in the month of April.  July has been a different story, as the 3rd pick in the 2007 draft has hit .328 in 16 games with 16 runs scored 3 HR and 8 RBI.  Moustakas has a lightning quick bat with flawless technique and sound strike zone judgement.  While he will likely be a corner infielder eventually, Moustakas is not slouch in the field either.  Moustakas has several 2007 first year cards available including autographs (#’ed to 999) in 2007 Donruss Elite Extra that sell for $35-40 each.  Oddly, his Turn of the Century subset autos sell for just $5 more but are numbered to just 345.  Also, his 2007 Bowman Draft and Chrome cards are easy to find online selling at $2.25-3.50 each. 

Market Advice: Moustakas is no less an offensive prospect than fellow ’07 draftees Jason Heyward, Matt LaPorta, Freddie Freeman, and Matt Wieters.  I am encouraged by his turnaround and think that his ’07 Elite Extra autos have some potential for growth.  I like Kansas City’s future and I think that they are a team that could enjoy the same rise to success that Tampa Bay has encountered this year.  If you can BUY an auto at $35 or less, it could double with a fine start to 2009.  I think that the Royals would like to fast track Moustakas to the major leagues, perhaps as a shortstop.  If he stays at SS, his value amongst collectors will be greater than if he moves to a corner infield spot.  Power hitting shortstops are a valuable commodity in this industry and Moustakas is at or near the top of the list.


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