Posted by: portersprospectreport | August 15, 2008

8/13 AA Minor League Report


Tons and tons of performances in AA ball for your viewing pleasure…

Brad Mills

  • 7 IP 4H BB 9K—12-4 1.89 ERA 147K/133IP .224 BAA


Jose Tabata

  • 4-4 2B 2R—13-36 2 HR 9 RBI 7 R since trade to Pirates


Lars Anderson

  • 2-3 2B 2R BB—’08 Bowman Chrome Auto will be gem of the set!


Josh Reddick

  • 1-4 HR(20) RBI—.219 3 HR 15 RBI 13 R in 19 games w/Portland


Kris Johnson

  • 5.2 IP 6H ER 8K (W)—8-7 3.38 ERA 98K/120IP


Nolan Reimold

  • 1-3 2 RBI 2R 2BB—.289 19 HR 72 RBI 78 R (nothing left to prove at Bowie)


Matt Wieters

  • 2-3 2B RBI 2R 2BB—.362 9 HR 43 RBI 1.091 OPS at Bowie (nothing left to prove in MILB)


David Hernandez

  • 5 IP 7H 2ER 2BB  5K (W)—3-3 1.98 ERA 65K/55IP last 10 games


Sean Henry

  • 1-3 HR(11) RBI—.299 11 HR 68 RBI 19 SB


Michael Brantley

  • 2-4 2R—.335 4 HR 39 RBI 44BB/22K 25 SB in 89 games


Cole Gillespie

  • 3-4 2R 2 RBI—.438 8 RbI 6R last 10 games


Ivan DeJesus

  • 2-4 HR(4) RBI—.309 4 HR 52 RBI 13 SB 72 R


Heath Rollins

  • 7 IP 4H ER 9—Nice AA debut


Gerardo Parra

  • 3-3 2 3B R 2 RBI—Breaking out of August funk


Jordan Schafer

  • 3-4 HR(6) 3B 2 RBI—.342 HR 6 RBI last 10 games


Brandon Allen

  • 3-5 HR(22) 2 RBI 2R 2B—.277 7 HR 17 RBI 19 R .994 OPS in AA


Tyler Colvin

  • 3-6 2 RbI 2R—.364 HR 11 RBI 16 H last 10 games


Jake Fox

  • 1-4 HR(27) 3 RBI 2R BB—HR’s in 3 of last 4 games


Adam Moore

  • 2-2 2 RbI 2BB—Slumping .188 5 RBI 12K last 10 games


Dan Cortes

  • 6 IP 3H ER 3BB 9K—6-1 4.47 ERA 46K/50IP last 10 games


Chris Nelson

  • 3-5 4 RbI 2B R BB—Awful season, not ready for AA


BUY/SELL Analysis

Highlight of the new Bowman Chrome set

Highlight of the new Bowman Chrome set

Lars Anderson has taken a gigantic step forward this season as one of baseball’s best young power-hitting prospects.  After a torrid start at High-A Lancaster, Anderson was promoted to AA Portland where he is surpassing the numbers he posted in the California League hitting .333 with 5 HR 23 RBI and 19 Runs in 25 games.  Anderson is just 20 and has yet to fully fill out his 6-4 215 lb. frame.  When he does, he will evolve into a 30-40 HR hitter in the mold of Jason Morneau.  Kevin Youkilis and Mike Lowell are both signed by the Red Sox through 2010 which gives the Red Sox ample time to be patient with Lars, though the rapid and successful development of Greenville 1B Anthony Rizzo will continually press Anderson to keep performing.  Anderson’s first cards have just been released as autographs in the new ’08 Bowman Chrome set and there is not nearly enough market data yet to accurately represent what they will be selling for.  I think one could expect to pay $50-75 for a regular chrome auto.  I did see one that sold with one bid for $20.  That price is an aberration for sure!

Market Advice: Anderson is much hyped and will be expensive, but he also is destined to do great things in Boston.  There are few flaws in Anderson’s game, aside from his K rate (which isn’t at an unacceptible level) and speed.  His power will develop for sure and if you can get an auto for $40-50, BUY it.



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