Posted by: portersprospectreport | August 9, 2008

8/7 Low-A Minor League Report

Neftali Soto

  • 1-4 HR( 8 ) RBI—.409 2 HR 6 RBI 18H last 10 games


Mike McCardell

  • 8 IP 5H 2ER BB 7K (W)—8-3 2.82 ERA 112K/109IP


Mike Moustakas

  • 2-5 2B R 2 RBI—.375 11R 6 HR 13 RBI last 10 games


Danny Duffy

  • 6 IP 0H 2BB 4K (W)—5-2 1.61 ERA 58K/50IP last 10 games


Nick Noonan

  • 2-5 HR(6) 2 RBI 2B R—.282 6 HR 55 RBI 23 SB 65 R


Angel Villalona

  • 2-5 2B R RBI—.251 13 HR 48 RBI 17BB/102K


Ryan Adams

  • 2-5 HR(10) 3 RBI R—.455 3 HR 15 RBI 20 H 9 R last 10 games


Caleb Gindl

  • 1-3 2R 2 RBI 3B 2BB—Could be special once he cuts down the K’s


Steffan Wilson

  • 3-4 2R RBI BB—.285 16 HR 80 RBI 72 R


Eric Fryer

  • 3-5 R 2 RBI—.341 8 HR 54 RBI 13 SB (Another fine Brewers catching prospect)


Cody Johnson

  • 2-5 2HR(20) 6 RBI 2R—.326 4 HR 12 RBI 11 R last 10 games


Jesus Montero

  • 2-2 2B 2 RBI R 3BB—.385 3 HR 8 RBI 8R last 10 games


Austin Romine

  • 2-4 HR(21) 3 RBI BB—.283 7 HR 34 RBI


BUY/SELL Analysis

Quiet breakout season for O's 2B prospect

Quiet breakout season for O's 2B prospect

Again, we will dip way below the radar to examine a 2B prospect for the Baltimore Orioles, Ryan Adams.  A 2nd round pick in the 2006 MLB draft, Adams has had a pretty non-descript beginning to his major league career at two short season stops.  ’08 has been a better story for Smith at Low-A Delmarva where he has boosted his average to .317 with 10 HR 47 RBI and 55 runs.  Adams is 21 years old and the top ranked 2B prospect in the Orioles’ system.  He played SS as a high schooler, but switched to 2B where he has good range and a strong arm.  The biggest draw to Adams, however, is his bat which produces gap power and, with his excellent hand-eye coordination, should produce a high average.  Adams like many young prospects needs to hone his plate discipline (26 BB/87 K in 99 games).  Adams’ only 1st year cards are autographs in the 2007 Bowman Chrome Prospects set.  They are selling for $3-4 while his refractors and x-fractors can all be had for the $6-10 range.

Market Analysis: I think the best is yet to come from Adams.  Granted, he still has areas of his game that he needs to improve and his ceiling is not as high as other all-star caliber prospects, but I think he will develop into a MLB player.  Regardless, Adams will make it onto the Orioles top 30 prospect chart this year, even as their system has improved greatly.  That will open some eyes of other prospectors, putting Adams on their radar screens.  BUY his autos at these prices.



  1. I have that Bowman Chrome auto and was quite upset when I pulled it instead of the Joba or Timmy.

  2. Understandibly so! Adams is not near the prospect that Joba, Lincecum, or F-Mart is. Trevor Cahill has also ascended to make a fearsome foursome in that set. I just won an Adams refractor auto for $5.00 (shipping included) though and feel pretty good about paying that for his stuff.

    Aside: Gotta believe Lincecum’s the best auto in that set now that Joba the Hutt is down.

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