Posted by: portersprospectreport | August 28, 2008

8/26 High-A Minor League Report

Here’s a nice compilation of prospect performances from the California, Carolina, and Florida State leagues…

Jon Still

  • 1-5 HR(22) RBI—Slumping lately (5-32 2 HR 6 RBI last 10 games)

 

Jason Place

  • 1-4 HR(17) RBI—.246 17 HR 58 RBI 144 K’s

 

Yamaico Navarro

  • 3-5 HR(11) 3 RBI 2B—.429 11 R 18 H last 10 games

 

Chris Carter

  • 1-4 HR(37) RBI—Latest player to reach 100 RBI mark

 

Eric Campbell

  • 2-3 HR( 18 ) 3 RBI—.252 18 HR 64 RBI 47BB/53K

 

Jason Heyward

  • 0-6 K—Tough debut at Myrtle Beach in double header (no worries about him long term)

 

Scott Diamond

  • 7 IP 5H BB K (W)—15-3 2.89 ERA 123K/153IP

 

Brandon Erbe

  • 7 IP 2H BB 9K (W)—Back to back super outings following two bad outings

 

Brandon Snyder

  • 3-5 2 2B 2R RBI—.417 15 H 7 R last 10 games

 

Michael Burgess

  • 1-2 HR(24) 2 RBI BB—.278 4 HR 12 RBI 8 R last 10 games

 

Tyler Herron

  • 7 OP 2H 2BB 6K—7-7 4.17 ERA 102K/138IP

 

Michael Taylor

  • 2-5 HR( 18 ) RBI—.316 3 HR 8 RBI 7 R last 10 games

 

Sean West

  • 7 IP 3H 8K (W)—4-2 1.81 ERA 51K/55IP

 

Christian Garcia

  • 7 IP 7H ER 2BB 10K—4-2 2.90 ERA 60K/50IP in 10 games at Tampa

 

BUY/SELL Analysis

Won't be overlooked for long

Won't be overlooked for long

Yamaico Navarro was almost not included on Baseball America’s Top 30 Boston Red Sox prospects list.  The Red Sox have a treasure trove of highly talented SS prospects like Jed Lowrie, Oscar Tejeda, Will Middlebrooks, and Argenis Diaz.  Of all of them, though, Navarro is having the best offensive season.  Only 5-11 and 170 lb., Navarro has surprsing pop and great bat speed.  Navarro has caught fire in the month of August, hitting .417 with 40 hits 21 runs 2 HR and 15 RBI at Lancaster.  Navarro doesn’t always play with maximum effort and his plate discipline is inconsistent at times.  Navarro is one of the 2008 Bowman Chrome debutants and his regular chrome cards comand a price of 75 cents to $1.00 each.

Market Advice: The Red Sox have found something special in Jed Lowrie.  Fortunately for Navarro, he already has experience of playing 3B and his range, hands, and arm strength would make him a good one.  Right now, Navarro is making a strong case for future consideration by the Red Sox, but with Middlebrooks’ recent move to 3B, Navarro may find himself to be trade bait to another team.  Regardless of where he plays, the price of his cards are a great BUY right now considering the season he is having as a future Fenway fielder.

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