Ronnier Mustelier; Brandon Laird; Preston Claiborne; Kevin Mahoney; Brett Marshall; Tyler Austin; Gary Sanchez; Bryan Mitchell; Peter O’Brien; Evan Rutckyj

Minor Leagues Report — By on August 11, 2012 11:36 pm

Scranton:

Defeated Buffalo, 5-1.

*Ronnier Mustelier: *1-for-4, HR (9), 2 RBI, RS – .292/.349/.457 in 291 AB *Brandon Laird: *2-for-4, 2B (29), HR (14), RBI, RS – .253/.311/.425; at the end of June, Laird had four HR. *Chris Dickerson: *1-for-4, 2 RS, BB, 2 SB (14) – We should at least see him in September. *Eduardo Nunez: *1-for-4, 2B (3), RBI, RS, SB (7) – 19-for-79

*Kelvin Perez: *2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (Triple-A debut for the 26-year old right-hander. Had a 1.14 ERA in 71.1 IP for Trenton with a 60/35 K/BB ratio. Not a prospect, but he has pitched well overall this season) *Preston Claiborne: *2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (6.53 ERA; 20.2 IP, 22 H, 16 R, 15 ER, 2 HR, 9 BB, 15 K) – 1.69 ERA in 5.1 IP in August with 6/1 K/BB ratio. Small sample – but so was his terrible beginning. ——————- Trenton:

Lost to Altoona, 5-4.

*Kevin Mahoney: *3-for-4 (.258/.341/.426 in 244 AB for the 25-year old left-handed hitting infielder; 4-for-37 slide) *Zoilo Almonte: *2-for-5,RS(.274/.318/.481 in 339 AB with 14 steals in 18 attempts) – Zoilo has shined this year – especially lately – but does own a 85/19 K/BB ratio which is obviously far from ideal. *Abraham Almonte: *1-for-5, 2B (17), RBI – .287/.362/.407 in 307 AB. Walked 36 times and has struck out 55 times. 30-for-35 sb *JR Murphy: *1-for-2, 2B (5), RBI, BB – .213/.304/.427 in 75 AB

*Brett Marshall: *6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K (2.91 ERA; 136 IP, 123 H, 50 R, 44 ER, 11 HR, 46 BB, 95 K, 1.27 GO/AO) – Last time he gave up more than three runs in a game was on June 16th. K rate has climbed lately. *Mark Montgomery: *2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K (2.77 ERA; 13 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 20 K) – Allowed a run or more in three straight appearances. This is really his first mini slump as a professional, which will probably be good for him in the long run. ——————— Tampa:

Lost to Brevard County, 6-2.

*Tyler Austin: *2-for-4, 2B (4) – 20-for-70 with Tampa. *Gary Sanchez: *1-for-3, RBI – .279/.344/.432 in 111 AB for Tampa; .291/.350/.492 in 372 AB overall. Staking his claim to be the #1 prospect in the organization heading into 2013.

*Shane Greene: *1 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 K (4.67 ERA; 94.1 IP, 91 H, 62 R, 49 ER, 4 HR, 53 BB, 85 K) – Owns a hard fastball that he (obviously) has trouble commanding at times. Strikeout pitch is a good slider. Bullpen could be calling his name, but regardless of his role, he has to harness the stuff that he has. *Branden Pinder: * 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K (2.95 ERA; 61 IP, 64 H, 25 R, 20 ER, 1 HR, 24 BB, 62 K) – In 25.1 IP since the All-Star Break, Pinder has a 1.42 ERA with a 26/7 K/BB ratio. This surge should be more than enough to get him to Trenton in 2013. *Jeremy Bleich: * 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K ———————- Charleston:

Lost to Hagerstown, 2-0, in 6 innings.

*Ali Castillo: *3-for-3, 2B (15), 2 CS (12) – OK, someone needs to tell him to stop stealing bases. But again, for someone who is hardly even a fringe prospect, he has definitely done the job: .333/.413/.450 in 222 AB. He is 23 years old and plays second base. *Robert Refsnyder: *0-for-1, BB, SB (5)

*Bryan Mitchell: * 4 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 8 K – Talk about your run-of-the-mill no contact performance. (7-10, 5.03 ERA; 102 IP, 93 H, 67 R, 57 ER, 7 HR, 68 BB, 106 K) – He is blessed with one of the bigger arms that has a chance to stick in the rotation; just needs work and patience. ——————– Staten Island:

Lost to Tri-City, 6-3.

*Peter O’Brien: *2-for-4, HR (3), 2 RBI, RS – All three HR in last six games, but is only 20-for-110 with Staten Island. *Taylor Dugas: *1-for-4, RBI, BB – .311/.458/.384

*Evan Rutckyj: *5 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K (3-5, 4.34 ERA; 58 IP, 60 H, 33 R, 28 ER, 2 HR, 28 BB, 51 K) – The 20-year old has a career high 82 IP this season and is a very intriguing left-handed pitching prospect who is light years away.

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