Posted by: portersprospectreport | August 13, 2008

8/12 High-A Minor League Report

Lots of super performances from Tuesday night!

Michael Taylor

  • 2-4 HR(14) RBI—.415 3 RBI 17 H 7 R 8 2B last 10 games


Collin DeLome (in double header)

  • 3-6 3 HR(21) 7 RBI BB SB(14)—.249 22 HR 67 RBI 14 SB over two levels


Rick Porcello

  • 5 IP 6H ER 2BB 2K (W)—4-0 2.61 ERA 27K/51IP last 10 games


John Drennen

  • 1-3 2B 2R RBI BB—Showing signs of breaking season slump (6-15 2 HR 8 RBI last 6 games)


Zach McAllister

  • 5 IP 4H BB 5K (W)—7-6 2.03 ERA 55K/80 IP in 13 games @ Tampa


Taylor Green

  • 2-4 2B R BB—.308 3 HR 8 RBI last 10 games


Brent Brewer

  • 2-6 HR(1) 3 RBI—Heating up .300 12H 7R last 10 games


Derrick Robinson

  • 2-4 2R RBI SB(56)—.308 8R 8BB 6SB last 10 games


Paulo Orlando

  • 2-5 HR(10) RBI 3R SB(29)—Traded from White Sox (intriguing sub-radar prospect)


Brandon Snyder

  • 2-5 HR(12) 2 rbI 2R—.303 12 HR 73 RBI 29 2B


Billy Rowell

  • 1-4 HR(6) RBI—.230 6 HR 31 RBI 22 2B 90K/99 games


Michael Burgess

  • 2-4 2B 2R 3 RBI—Hitting well in two games at Harrisburg


David Cooper

  • 2-5 2B RBI—Hitting machine .343 22 2B 5 HR 44 RBI in 209 AB’s over 3 levels


Kevin Pucetas

  • 6 IP 2H ER BB 7K (W)—10-0 2.47 ERA 87K/109IP


Cedric Hunter

  • 2-5 HR(7) RBI 2B—.317 6 Hr 64 RBI 82 R 37BB/39K


Ryan Mount

  • 2-5 HR(12) 3 RBI—HR’s in 4 straight games (undervalued prospect)


Hank Conger

  • 1-3 R 2 RBI—.295 8 HR 53 RBI in 54 games


Johnny Whittleman

  • 4-5 HR(7) 2 RbI 2R—Red hot .408 18 H 6 RBI last 10 games


Ian Gac

  • 1-5 HR(27) 2 RBI 2R—.295 27 HR 91 RBI 140 K’s over 2 levels


BUY/SELL Analysis

Homeruns Mount-ing

Homeruns Mount-ing

Ryan Mount was lauded as a toolsy middle infielder when drafted in in the 2nd round of the 2005 draft by the L.A. Angels.  Mount since being drafted has had season after season of injuries that have severely hampered his progress as a prospect.  This season was no exception as Mount missed the first two months of the season with a strained quad, but has become increasingly potent at the plate hitting .241 in June, .309 in July, and .370 so far in August.  Homers in four straight games gives an illustration of Mount’s ability to get leverage and power from his left-handed swing.  Mount has RC’s in the ’05 Bowman Draft and Chrome, Bowman Sterling and Bowman Heritage sets.  HIs chrome and Sterling cards are most popular and can be had at 40 cents to 75 cents each.

Market Advice: The injuries are really the biggest detractor from Mount’s game.  Chronic problems never seem to go away and they may keep Mount from being the power-hitting middle infielder he has the potential to be.  When healthy, he reminds me of a left hand hitting version of another Angels 2B prospect Sean Rodriguez.  Mount’s cards get very little attention so far as his injury issues have caused many prospectors to turn away.  He is a low cost prospect to collect who has very limited 1st year card exposure.  He does have autographs in the ’07 Bowman Sterling set that sell for $2.50-4.00 each.  These may be nice BUY options as Mount’s only autographed cards.  If you purchase Mount’s cards, cross your fingers and hope for a full season of good health at AA Arkansas.  If so, he could be a solid .280 20 HR 80 RBI hitter and will open more eyes.


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