Posted by: portersprospectreport | July 31, 2008

7/29 AA Minor League Report

Lots of action Tuesday night!  Here’s a breakdown…

 

Michael Daniel

  • 2-5 2 HR(11) 2 RBI—.333 3 HR 6 RBI last 10 games

 

Josh Rodriguez

  • 3-3 2B R BB—.255 7 HR 44 RBI 62 BB 10 SB (Mediocre season for former Rice SS)

 

Matt Wieters

  • 4-5 HR(21) 5 RBI 2B 2R—.393 3 HR 17 RBI 8BB/3K last 10 games

 

Nolan Reimold

  • 2-4 2R 2B BB—.289 18 HR 59 RBI 48 BB

 

Zack Daeges

  • 4-5 HR(5) 4 RBI 3R 2B BB—.351 2 HR 10 RBI 8R last 10 games

 

Josh Reddick

  • 2-5 HR( 18 ) RBI BB—First HR at AA Portland (.240 BA in 6 games)

 

J.P. Arencibia

  • 2-5 2B 2 RBI R—.308 3 HR 11 RBI 9R last 10 games

 

Jeremy Hellickson

  • 6 IP 3H ER BB 9K—Has been Jekyll/Hyde like since promotion to AA

 

Lorenzo Cain

  • 2-2 HR( 8 ) 2 RBI BB—Played at 3 levels in ’08 (Likened to Corey Hart)

 

Ivan DeJesus

  • 2-4 2 2B R RBI—.292 2 HR 42 RBI 11 SB 60 BB/65K

 

Aaron Poreda

  • 7 IP 5H 2 ER 2BB 3K—7-7 3.60 84K/125IP over two levels

 

Jordan Schafer

  • 1-4 2B 3 RBI SB( 8 )—.361 7 RBI 12K last 10 games

 

Tyler Colvin

  • 1-4 HR( 8 ) 2 RBI—.234 8 HR 54 RBI (lots of talent that has been reluctant to develop)

 

Elvis Andrus

  • 2-4 HR(3) 2 RBI 2 SB(42)—.294 49 RBI 43 SB at Frisco as a teenager (love this kid!)

 

Julio Borbon

  • 2-5 HR(4) RBI—.304 4 HR 45 RBI 44 SB (one of a trifecta of speed demons at Frisco)

 

Tommy Everidge

  • 4-5 HR(20) 2 RBI—.400 3 HR 14 RBI 18 hits last 10 games

 

Corey Wimberly

  • 2-3 3R 2BB RBI 3 SB(52)—Juan Pierre reincarnated

 

Daryl Jones

  • 3-4 HR( 8 ) 2 RBI 2B—Starting to adjust to AA pitching (4 game hitting streak)

 

BUY/SELL Analysis

Elvis Andrus came over to the Rangers in the Mark Teixeira trade last season and has blossomed since.  Baseball America ranked Andrus as the top prospect in Texas’ farm system for 2008 and he has not disappointed.  Playing against older competition, the 19 year old Andrus has hit .294 with 3 HR 49 RBI and 43 SB this season.  Andrus has been regarded as a gifted SS with great range, rocket arm, and strong work ethic. Andrus’ 1st year cards can be found in the 2006 Bowman Chrome Prospects and Bowman Sterling sets.  Singles from each set can be had at $2.50-3.00 each.

Market Advice: I think Andrus is a future all-star who may get a shot in Texas as early as next spring.  With Hank Blalock most likely being bought out of the last year of his contract, the Rangers may consider moving Michael Young to 3rd opening a spot for Andrus.  Granted, this is just a prognostication on my part.  Regardless, I think that Andrus will play in Arizona this fall, as he does fit into Texas ’09 plans at some point.  BUY his cards liberally and joyfully at less than 3 bucks a pop.

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