Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Checking in on the top 50 hitters...

1. Cameron Maybin - Majors
Really had a rough go of it in the majors, hitting just .202/.280/.310. He showed terrible plate discipline and rarely hit the ball with authority. Cam was sent down to AAA New Orleans to try and regain his confidence (and perhaps hit a breaking pitch)

2. Logan Morrison - Jacksonville
Fractured his thumb, out up to 2 months

3. Michael Stanton - Jupiter
Continues to hit the ball hard with the Hammerheads. He's hitting .281/.364/.553 with 7 homeruns, 14 walks and 29 strikeouts.

4. Matt Dominguez - Jupiter
Still struggling in in the FSL with a line of .233/.295/.319 in 116 at bats. He has just 1 homerun, to go with 10 walks and 25 strikeouts. In his last 40 at bats, he's hitting just .200 with 2 doubles, 2 walks and 9 strikeouts

5. Gaby Sanchez - New Orleans
Out with a knee injury for the next 4-6 weeks. Hitting .345/.414/.517 in 87 at bats before injury

6. Chris Coghlan - New Orleans
Came on strong over the past several weeks, OPSing .944 before getting called up to the bigs over the weekend. He'll play second, third and left field with the Fish.

7. Kyle Skipworth - Jupiter
In the SALLY, Skip is hitting just .176/.225/.284 in 74 at bats. He does have 5XBH but just 5 walks to 27 strikeouts. Definitely a little concerning.

8. Scott Cousins - Jacksonville
Power has started to come around in May, and now sits at .243/.317/.402 in 107 at bats. His last 10 games, he's hitting .310 with 7XBH with 3bb and 9k

9. Jake Smolinski - Jupiter
Came back a few weeks earlier than anticipated. He's 1 for 10 with 1bb and 2k

10. Isaac Galloway - Greensboro
After a strong start with the Grasshoppers, Galloway has struggled as of late and now finds himself on the DL. He was hitting .286/.325/.442 in 77 at bats

11. Bryan Petersen - Jacksonville
Another Suns outfielder struggling to hit for power in the Southern League, Petersen is hitting .264/.325/.377 with just 7 extra base hits in 106 at bat

12. John Raynor - New Orleans
He had a .602 OPS when we first checked in on JR, and things haven't gotten any better over the past 70 at bats or so. He's hitting .225/.287/.315 in 111 at bats with no signs of any power and he has just 9 walks to 25 strikeouts

13. Thomas Hickman - Jupiter
He's still struggling mightily in the FSL, hitting just .129/.274/.229 in 70 at bats. He does have an impressive 14 walks, but also has struck out 33 times

14. Greg Burns - Jupiter
He's hitting just .253/.355/.358 in 95 at bats so far with the Hammerheads. No one has questioned his ability to walk, but his lack of hitting and 0 power could be his downfall.

15. Jai Miller - New Orleans
Repeating the PCL, Jai is off to a .254/.354/.373 start with the Zephyrs. He's gotta start showing some more power, but considering he's on the 40 man roster, he'll be one of the first up to the big club if an outfielder goes down with injury. He's on the DL right now.

16. Paul Gran - Greensboro
The ultimate utility man is hitting .262/.333/.346 in his first 107 Greensboro at bats. Hitting just .194 over his last 10 games

17. Torre Langley - Greensboro
He's been absolutely terrible as Skipworth's backup hitting just .122/.234/.122 in 41 at bats in the SALLY

18. Brett Hayes - New Orleans
Has turned it on as of late, hitting .299/.347/.322 in 87 at bats with NOLA. Not hitting for power but the average and obp are there.

19. Jose Ceballos - Extended Spring Training
No stats on him at this point. Prob open up at Jamestown

20. Ryan Anetsberger -
Released at the start of the year

Blast from the Past
Mike Ryan - OF - Former Minnesota Twins outfielder is still pounding the ball, OPSing .872 in 108 at bats in NOLA.

Did we overlook someone?
Andy Jenkins - UTIL - He can play all over the place and is now hitting .316/.350/.408 in 98 at bats with the Jacksonville Suns

Someone test the water in Greensboro
Ben Lasater - 1B/3B/OF - He's too old for the league, but that hasn't stopped him from hitting .380/.437/.667 with 21XBH in 108 at bats with the Grasshoppers. He will hopefully be promoted sooner than later.

Brandon Turner - UTIL - Lasater's bash brother teammate is smashing the ball at a .328/.449/.469 clip in 64 at bats. With as bad as Jupiter's offense is, he too could be on his way up soon.


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