2011 Washington Nationals Top 15 Prospects Post Season Report Card

With the 2011 minor league season complete we check in on the progress of each of the Washington Nationals preseason Top 15 prospects as ranked by our prospect ranker J.P. Schwartz. The post season grading report was done by the publisher of Top Prospect Alert, not Mr. Schwartz, and reflects only the 2011 season and not future upside or downside of the individual prospect. Our 2012 preseason rankings will be published in the coming months.

#1 Bryce Harper GRADE: B
Harper batted a combined .297 with 24 Doubles, 2 Triples, 17 Home Runs and 58 RBI’s between the Low-A Hagerstown Suns and the Double-A Harrisburg Senators. He walked 59 times and struck out 87 times in 109 games.

#2 Wilson Ramos GRADE: A-
Ramos batted .267 with 22 Doubles, 1 Triple, 15 Home Runs and 52 RBI’s for the Nationals. He walked 38 times and struck out 76 times in 113 games.

#3 Sammy Solis GRADE: B+
Solis went a combined 8-3 with a 3.26ERA between the High-A Potomac Nationals and Double-A Harrisburg. He walked 23 and struck out 93 in 96.2 innings. Opposing batters hit .268 against Solis on the year.

#4 Derek Norris GRADE: C+
Norris batted .210 with 17 Doubles, 1 Triple, 20 Home Runs and 46 RBI’s for Double-A Harrisburg. He walked 77 times and struck out 117 times in 104 games. He also stole 13 bases on the season.

#5 A.J. Cole GRADE: B
Cole went 4-7 with a 4.04ERA for Low-A Hagerstown. He walked 24 and struck out 108 in 89 innings. Opposing batters hit .251 off Cole on the season.

#6 Danny Espinosa GRADE: B
Espinosa batted .236 with 29 Doubles, 5 Triples, 21 Home Runs and 66 RBI’s for the Nationals. He also stole 17 bases. Espinosa walked 57 times and struck out 166 times in 158 big league games.

#7 Chris Marrero GRADE: A-
Marrero batted .300 with 30 Doubles, 14 Home Runs, and 69 RBI’s for the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs. He walked 58 times and struck out 97 times in 127 games. In the majors, Marrero hit .248 with 5 Doubles and 10 RBI’s in 31 big league games.

#8 Tyler Moore GRADE: A-
Moore batted .270 with 35 Doubles, 4 Triples, 31 Home Runs and 90 RBI’s for Double-A Harrisburg. He walked 30 times and struck out 139 times in 137 games.

#9 Eury Perez GRADE: B+
Perez batted .283 with 9 Doubles, 2 Triples, 1 Home Run and 41 RBI’s for High-A Potomac. He also stole 45 bases. Perez walked 22 times and struck out 63 times in 119 games.

#10 Brad Peacock GRADE: A+
Peacock went a combined 15-3 with a 2.39ERA between Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Syracuse. He walked 47 times and struck out 177 in 146.2 innings of work. Opposing batters hit just .188 against Peacock. In 12 big league innings with the Nationals, Peacock went 2-0 with a 0.75ERA.

#11 Robbie Ray GRADE: A-
Ray went 2-3 with a 3.13ERA for the Low-A Hagerstown Suns. He walked 38 batters and struck out 95 in 89 innings. Opposing batters hit just .221 off Ray on the year.

#12 Destin Hood GRADE: B+
Hood batted .276 with 29 Doubles, 5 Triples, 13 Home Runs and 83 RBI’s for High-A Potomac. He also stole 21 bases on the season. He walked 58 times and struck out 96 times in 128 games.

#13 Steve Lombardozzi GRADE: A Lombardozzi batted a combined .309 with 25 Doubles, 9 Triples, 8 Home Runs and 52 RBI’s between Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Syracuse. He also stole 30 bases. He walked 39 times and struck out 78 times in 134 games. In the majors, Lombardozzi batted .194 with 1 Double and 1 RBI in 31 at-bats with the Nationals.

#14 Rick Hague NO GRADE
Hague played just four games with the Potomac Nationals before a season ending shoulder injury.

#15 Yunesky Maya GRADE: C-
Maya went 4-9 with a 5.00ERA for Triple-A Syracuse. He walked 28 and struck out 98 in 129 innings. Opposing batters hit .265 off Maya. In the majors, Maya was 1-1 with a 5.23ERA in 32.2 innings. Major league hitters batted .323 against him.

2011 Toronto Blue Jays Top 15 Prospects Post Season Report Card

With the 2011 minor league season complete we check in on the progress of each of the Toronto Blue Jays preseason Top 15 prospects as ranked by our prospect ranker J.P. Schwartz. The post season grading report was done by the publisher of Top Prospect Alert, not Mr. Schwartz, and reflects only the 2011 season and not future upside or downside of the individual prospect. Our 2012 preseason rankings will be published in the coming months.

#1 Kyle Drabek GRADE: D
Drabek went 4-5 with a 6.06ERA for the Blue Jays. He walked 55 and struck out 51 in 78.2 innings. Opposing big leaguers hit .289 against him. For the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s, Drabek fared even worse going 5-4 with a 7.44ERA. He walked 41 and struck out 45 in 75 innings. Opposing minor leaguers hit an absurd .355 against Drabek on the year.

#2 Brett Lawrie GRADE: A+
Lawrie batted .293 with 8 Doubles, 4 Triples, 9 Home Runs, and 25 RBI’s in 43 big league games with the Blue Jays. In the minors, Lawrie hit .353 with 24 Doubles, 6 Triples, 18 Home Runs, and 61 RBI’s in 69 games for Triple-A Las Vegas. He also stole 13 bases.

#3 J.P. Arencibia GRADE: B+
Arencibia batted .219 with 20 Doubles, 4 Triples, 23 Home Runs and 78 RBI’s for the Blue Jays. He walked 36 times and struck out 133 times in 129 games.

#4 Carlos Perez GRADE: C+
Perez batted .256 with 17 Doubles, 6 Triples, 3 Home Runs and 41 RBI’s for the Low-A Lansing Lugnuts. He walked 37 times and struck out 74 times in 95 games.

#5 Deck McGuire GRADE: A-
McGuire went a combined 9-5 with a 3.02ERA between the High-A Dunedin Blue Jays and the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats. He walked 45 and struck out 124 batters in 125.1 innings. Opposing batters hit .232 against McGuire on the season.

#6 Asher Wojciechowski GRADE: C
Wojciechowski went 11-9 with a 4.70ERA for High-A Dunedin. He walked 31 batters and struck out 96 in 130.1 innings. Opposing batters hit .292 against him on the season.

#7 Aaron Sanchez GRADE: C+
Sanchez went a combined 3-3 with a 5.30ERA between the Rookie League Bluefield Blue Jays and the Short-A Vancouver Canadians. He walked 26 and struck out 56 in 54.1 innings. Opposing batters hit .292 off Sanchez on the year.

#8 Adeiny Hechavarria GRADE: B
Hechavarria batted a combined .264 with 28 Doubles, 8 Triples, 8 Home Runs and 57 RBI’s between Double-A New Hampshire and Triple-A Las Vegas. He also stole 20 bases. He walked 33 times and struck out 99 times in 136 innings.

#9 Travis d’Arnaud GRADE: A
d’Arnaud batted .311 with 33 Doubles, 1 Triple, 21 Home Runs and 78 RBI’s for Double-A New Hampshire. He walked 33 times and struck out 100 times in 114 games.

#10 Zach Stewart TRADED TO CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Stewart was traded to the White Sox as part of the three team trade with the Cardinals that brought Colby Rasmus to the Blue Jays. Stewart went a combined 2-6 with a 5.88ERA in 67.1 big league innings between the Blue Jays and White Sox. Stewart was 5-5 with a 4.20ERA at Triple-A Las Vegas prior to the trade.

#11 Dickie Joe Thon GRADE: C-
Thon batted .223 with 3 Doubles, 3 Home Runs and 15 RBI’s for the Rookie League GCL Blue Jays. He walked 23 times and struck out 44 times in 45 games.

#12 Anthony Gose GRADE: A-
Gose batted .253 with 20 Doubles, 7 Triples, 16 Home Runs and 56 RBI’s for Double-A New Hampshire. He also stole 70 bases. Gose walked 62 times and struck out 154 times in 137 games.

#13 Jake Marisnick GRADE: A
Marisnick batted .320 with 27 Doubles, 6 Triples, 14 Home Runs and 77 RBI’s for Low-A Lansing. He walked 43 times and struck out 91 times in 118 games. He also stole 37 bases on the season.

#14 Chad Jenkins GRADE: B-
Jenkins went 9-12 with a 3.70ERA between High-A Dunedin and Double-A New Hampshire. He walked 41 batters and struck out 118 in 167.2 innings. Opposing batters hit .255 against Jenkins on the season.

#15 Adonis Cardona GRADE: B-
Cardona went 1-4 with a 4.55ERA for the Rookie League GCL Blue Jays. He walked 12 and struck out 35 in 31.2 innings. Opposing batters hit .256 off Cardona on the season.

2011 Texas Rangers Top 15 Prospects Post Season Report Card

With the 2011 minor league season complete we check in on the progress of each of the Texas Rangers preseason Top 15 prospects as ranked by our prospect ranker J.P. Schwartz. The post season grading report was done by the publisher of Top Prospect Alert, not Mr. Schwartz, and reflects only the 2011 season and not future upside or downside of the individual prospect. Our 2012 preseason rankings will be published in the coming months.

#1 Martin Perez GRADE: B-
Perez went a combined 8-6 with a 4.33ERA between the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders and the Triple-A Round Rock Express. He walked 56 and struck out 120 in 137.1 innings. Opposing batters hit .284 off of Perez on the season.

#2 Jurickson Profar GRADE: A+
Profar batted .286 with 37 Doubles, 8 Triples, 12 Home Runs and 65 RBI’s for the Low-A Hickory Crawdads. He also stole 23 bases on the season. He walked 65 times and struck out 63 times in 115 games.

#3 Tanner Scheppers GRADE: B-
Scheppers went a combined 4-1 with a 3.71ERA and 2 Saves between Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock. He walked 21 batters and struck out 44 in 43.2 innings. Opposing batters hit .252 off Scheppers on the year.

#4 Robbie Erlin TRADED TO SAN DIEGO
Erlin went to the Padres in the Mike Adams deal. He went a combined 9-4 with a 2.99ERA between the Low-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Double-A Frisco, and the Padres Double-A San Antonio affiliate. He walked just 16 batters while striking out 154 in 147.1 innings.

#5 David Perez GRADE: C
Perez went 1-4 with a 8.60ERA for the Short-A Spokane Indians. He walked 29 and struck out 43 in 30.1 innings. Opposing batters hit .223 against him on the season.

#6 Mike Olt GRADE: B+
Olt batted .264 with 15 Doubles, 15 Home Runs, and 46 RBI’s between a four game rehab stop with the Rookie League AZL Rangers and 69 games with High-A Myrtle Beach. He walked 49 times and struck out 75 times in 73 at-bats.

#7 Engel Beltre GRADE: C-
Beltre batted .231 with 15 Doubles, 6 Triples, 1 Home Run and 28 RBI’s for Double-A Frisco. He also stole 16 bases on the season. He walked 28 times and struck out 103 times in 118 games.

#8 Roman Mendez GRADE: A-
Mendez went 9-1 with a 3.31ERA for Low-A Hickory. He walked 45 and struck out 130 in 117 innings. Opposing batters hit .259 off Mendez on the season.

#9 Neil Ramirez GRADE: A
Ramirez went a combined 5-3 with a 3.12ERA between High-A Myrtle Beach, Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock. He walked 44 and struck out 119 in 98 innings. Opposing batters hit just .215 off Ramirez on the season.

#10 Robbie Ross GRADE: A
Ross went a combined 10-5 with a 2.34ERA between High-A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Frisco. He walked 33 batters and struck out 134 in 161.1 innings of work. Opposing batters hit just .228 off Ross on the year.

#11 Miguel de los Santos GRADE: B-
de los Santos went a combined 7-6 with a 5.04ERA between a rehab start with Rookie League AZL Rangers, 12 starts at High-A Myrtle Beach and 6 starts for Double-A Frisco. He walked 46 and struck out 142 in 94.2 innings. Opposing batters hit .219 off de los Santos on the season.

#12 Jake Skole GRADE: B-
Skole batted .264 with 14 Doubles, 6 Triples, 9 Home Runs and 62 RBI’s for Low-A Hickory. He also stole 21 bases. Skole walked 65 times and struck out 138 times in 124 games.

#13 Justin Grimm GRADE: B
Grimm went a combined 7-3 with a 3.39ERA between Low-A Hickory and High-A Myrtle Beach. He walked 48 and struck out 127 batters in 140.2 innings. Opposing batters hit .247 off Grimm on the season.

#14 Kellin Deglan GRADE: C
Deglan batted .227 with 15 Doubles, 1 Triple, 6 Home Runs, and 39 RBI’s for Low-A Hickory. He walked 34 times and struck out 91 times in 89 games.

#15 Jared Hoying GRADE: C+
Hoying hit .236 with 27 Doubles, 4 Triples, 5 Home Runs and 45 RBI’s for High-A Myrtle Beach. He also stole 10 bases. Hoying walked 45 times and struck out 98 times in 116 games.

2011 Tampa Bay Rays Top 15 Prospects Post Season Report Card

With the 2011 minor league season complete we check in on the progress of each of the Tampa Bay Rays preseason Top 15 prospects as ranked by our prospect ranker J.P. Schwartz. The post season grading report was done by the publisher of Top Prospect Alert, not Mr. Schwartz, and reflects only the 2011 season and not future upside or downside of the individual prospect. Our 2012 preseason rankings will be published in the coming months.

#1 Jeremy Hellickson GRADE: A
Hellickson went 13-10 with a 2.95ERA for the Rays. He walked 72 and struck out 117 in 189 innings. Opposing big league hitters hit just .210 off Hellickson on the season.

#2 Desmond Jennings GRADE: A
Jennings batted .259 with 9 Doubles, 4 Triples, 10 Home Runs and 25 RBI’s in 63 games with the Rays. He also stole 20 bases on the season. For the Triple-A Durham Bulls, Jennings hit .275 with 19 Doubles, 3 Triples, 12 Home Runs and 39 RBI’s in 89 games. He also stole 17 bases for the Bulls.

#3 Matt Moore GRADE: A+
Moore went 12-3 with a 1.92ERA between the Double-A Montgomery Biscuits and Triple-A Durham. He walked 46 and struck out 210 in 155 innings. Opposing batters hit just .184 against Moore. For the Rays, Moore went 1-0 with a 2.89ERA in 9.1 big league innings. He also stared in the playoffs for Tampa Bay.

#4 Josh Sale GRADE: C-
Sale hit .210 with 11 Doubles, 3 Triples, 4 Home Runs, and 15 RBI’s for the Rookie League Princeton Rays. He walked 23 times and struck out 41 times in 60 games.

#5 Jake McGee GRADE: B-
McGee went 5-2 with a 4.50ERA in 37 appearances with the Rays. He walked 12 and struck out 27 in 28 big league innings. Opposing major league hitters batted .270 against him. At Triple-A Durham, McGee went 4-2 with a 2.70ERA in 24 appearances.

#6 Chris Archer GRADE: B-
Archer went a combined 9-7 with a 4.09ERA between Double-A Montgomery and two starts at Triple-A Durham. He walked 86 and struck out 130 in 147.1 innings. Opposing batters hit .263 off Archer on the year.

#7 Alex Colome GRADE: B
Colome went a combined 12-9 with a 3.82ERA between the Low-A Charlotte Stone Crabs and Double-A Montgomery. He walked 72 and struck out 123 in 157.2 innings. Opposing batters hit just .216 against Colome on the season.

#8 Hak-Ju Lee GRADE: B
Lee batted a combined .292 with 17 Doubles, 15 Triples, 5 Home Runs and 30 RBI’s. He also stole 33 bases. Lee walked 53 times and struck out 94 times in 121 games

#9 Joseph Cruz GRADE: D+
Cruz went a combined 6-5 with a 6.27ERA between the Rookie League GCL Rays, High-A Charlotte, and Double-A Montgomery. He walked 28 and struck out 64 in 74.2 innings. Opposing batters hit .312 against Cruz on the season.

#10 Enny Romero GRADE: B
Romero went 5-5 with a 4.26ERA for the Low-A Bowling Green Hot Rods. He walked 68 and struck out 140 in 114 innings of work. Opposing batters hit .245 off Romero on the season.

#11 Alex Torres GRADE: B
Torres went 9-7 with a 3.08ERA for Triple-A Durham. He walked 83 and struck out 156 in 146 innings. Opposing batters hit .249 against Torres. In 8 big league innings, Torres went 1-1 with a 3.38ERA over four appearances out of the Rays pen.

#12 Drew Vettleson GRADE: B+
Vettleson hit .282 with 13 Doubles, 4 Triples, 7 Home Runs and 40 RBI’s for Rookie League Princeton. He walked 27 times and struck out 53 times in 61 games.

#13 Brandon Guyer GRADE: A-
Guyer batted .312 with 29 Doubles, 5 Triples, 14 Home Runs and 61 RBI’s for Triple-A Durham. He walked 35 times and struck out 79 times in 107 games. For the Rays, Guyer batted .195 with 1 Double, 2 Home Runs and 3 RBI’s in 41 big league at-bats.

#14 Justin O’Conner GRADE: D+
O’Conner batted .157 with 8 Doubles, 9 Home Runs and 29 RBI’s for Low-A Princeton. He walked 17 times and struck out 78 times in 48 games.

#15 Jake Thompson GRADE: B-
Thompson went 5-7 with a 2.90ERA for High-A Charlotte. He walked 37 and struck out 56 in 114.2 innings. Opposing batters hit .267 against Thompson.

2011 Seattle Mariners Top 15 Prospects Post Season Report Card

With the 2011 minor league season complete we check in on the progress of each of the Seattle Mariners preseason Top 15 prospects as ranked by our prospect ranker J.P. Schwartz. The post season grading report was done by the publisher of Top Prospect Alert, not Mr. Schwartz, and reflects only the 2011 season and not future upside or downside of the individual prospect. Our 2012 preseason rankings will be published in the coming months.

#1 Dustin Ackley GRADE: A
Ackley batted .273 with 16 Doubles, 7 Triples, 6 Home Runs and 36 RBI’s for the Mariners. He walked 40 times and struck out 79 times in 90 big league games. In the minors, Ackley batted .303 with 17 Doubles, 3 Triples, 9 Home Runs and 35 RBI’s for the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers.

#2 Michael Pineda GRADE: A
Pineda went 9-10 with a 3.74ERA for the Mariners. He walked 55 and struck out 173 in 171 innings. Opposing major league hitters batted just .211 against Pineda.

#3 Nick Franklin GRADE: B-
Franklin batted a combined .281 with 13 Doubles, 7 Triples, 7 Home Runs and 26 RBI’s between the Rookie League AZL Mariners (three rehab games), the High-A High Desert Mavericks, and the Double-A Jackson Generals. He walked 30 times and struck out 80 times in 88 at-bats.

#4 Alex Liddi GRADE: A-
Liddi batted .259 with 32 Doubles, 3 Triples, 30 Home Runs and 104 RBI’s for Triple-A Tacoma. He walked 61 times and struck out 170 times in 138 games. In 15 big league games with the Mariners, Liddi batted .225 with 3 Doubles, 3 Home Runs, and 6 RBI’s.

#5 Johermyn Chavez GRADE: C-
Chavez batted .216 with 16 Doubles, 4 Triples, 13 Home Runs and 50 RBI’s for Double-A Jackson. He walked 49 times and struck out 124 times in 126 games.

#6 Blake Beavan GRADE: B-
Beavan went 5-6 with a 4.27ERA in 15 starts with the Mariners. He walked 15 and struck out 42 in 97 innings of work. Opposing big leaguers hit .278 off Beavan. In the minors, Beavan went 5-3 with a 4.45ERA for Triple-A Tacoma.

#7 Guillermo Pimentel GRADE: B
Pimentel batted .265 with 10 Doubles, 11 Home Runs and 46 RBI’s for the Rookie League Pulaski Mariners. He walked 15 times and struck out 73 times in 65 games.

#8 Stephen Pryor GRADE: B
Pryor went a combined 3-1 with a 4.71ERA and 10 saves between High-A High Desert and Double-A Jackson. After posting a 7.67ERA in High-A, Pryor dominated in Double-A posting a 1.19ERA and holding opponents to a .123 batting average. Overall he walked 33 and struck out 61 in 49.2 innings of work.

#9 Ji-Man Choi DID NOT PLAY
Choi missed all of 2011 with a shoulder injury.

#10 Marcus Littlewood GRADE: D+
Littlewood batted a combined .192 with 13 Doubles, 2 Triples, 9 Home Runs and 36 RBI’s between the Short-A Everett AquaSox and the Low-A Clinton Lumberkings. He walked 55 times and struck out 104 times in 89 games.

#11 Carlos Peguero GRADE: B-
Peguero batted .196 with 3 Doubles, 2 Triples, 6 Home Runs and 19 RBI’s in 46 games for the Mariners. In the minors, he hit .317 with 15 Doubles, 2 Triples, 13 Home Runs and 47 RBI’s in 57 games for Triple-A Tacoma.

#12 Taijuan Walker GRADE: A
Walker went 6-5 with a 2.89ERA for Low-A Clinton. He walked 39 times and struck out 113 times in 96.2 innings. Opposing batters hit just .202 against Walker on the season.

#13 Greg Halman GRADE: C+
Halman batted .299 with 14 Doubles, 1 Triple, 3 Home Runs and 15 RBI’s for Triple-A Tacoma. He walked 13 times and struck out 53 times in 40 games. With the Mariners, Halman hit .230 with 2 Doubles, 1 Triple, 2 Home Runs and 6RBI’s in 35 big league games.

#14 Brandol Perez GRADE: DID NOT PLAY
Perez did not play in 2011.

#15 Dennis Raben GRADE: A
Raben hit .330 with 23 Doubles, 3 Triples, 18 Home Runs and 75 RBI’s for High-A High Desert. He walked 28 times and struck out 76 times in 76 games. His season ended in late June with a knee injury that kept him sidelined for the remainder of the season. Raben’s grade reflects his work prior to the season ending injury.

2011 San Francisco Giants Top 15 Prospects Post Season Report Card

With the 2011 minor league season complete we check in on the progress of each of the San Francisco Giants preseason Top 15 prospects as ranked by our prospect ranker J.P. Schwartz. The post season grading report was done by the publisher of Top Prospect Alert, not Mr. Schwartz, and reflects only the 2011 season and not future upside or downside of the individual prospect. Our 2012 preseason rankings will be published in the coming months.

#1 Brandon Belt GRADE: B
Belt batted .225 with 6 Doubles, 1 Triple, 9 Home Runs and 18 RBI’s with the Giants. He walked 20 times and struck out 57 times in 63 big league games. In the minors Belt batted a combined .320 with 13 Doubles, 8 Home Runs and 36 RBI’s in four games with the High-A San Jose Giants and 49 games with the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies.

#2 Zack Wheeler TRADED TO NEW YORK METS
Wheeler was traded to the New York Mets in the Carlos Beltran deal. Wheeler went a combined 9-7 with a 3.52ERA between High-A San Jose and the New York’s High-A St. Lucie Mets affiliate.

#3 Gary Brown GRADE: A+
Brown hit .336 with 34 Doubles, 13 Triples, 14 Home Runs and 80 RBI’s for High-A San Jose. He also added 53 stolen bases. Brown walked 46 times and struck out 77 times in 131 games.

#4 Thomas Neal TRADED TO CLEVELAND
Neal was traded to the Cleveland Indians in the Orlando Cabrera deal. He batted a combined .289 with 14 Doubles, 3 Triples, 2 Home Runs and 26 RBI’s between Triple-A Fresno and the Indians Triple-A Columbus Clippers affiliate.

#5 Francisco Peguero GRADE: B+
Peguero batted a combined .312 with 14 Doubles, 6 Triples, 7 Home Runs and 46 RBI’s between High-A San Jose and the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels. He walked 12 times and struck out 53 times in 87 games.

#6 Eric Surkamp GRADE: A
Surkamp went a combined 11-4 with a 1.94ERA between one start at High-A San Jose and 22 at Double-A Richmond. He walked 45 batters and struck out 170 in 148.1 innings. Opposing batters hit .212 off of Surkamp. In six late season starts with San Francisco, Surkamp was 2-2 with a 5.74ERA.

#7 Jarrett Parker GRADE: B-
Parker batted .253 with 25 Doubles, 3 Triples, 13 Home Runs, 61 RBI’s for High-A San Jose. He walked 74 times and struck out 144 times in 127 games. Parker added 20 stolen bases.

#8 Chuckie Jones GRADE: C-
Jones batted .218 with 6 Doubles, 2 Home Runs and 9 RBI’s for the Short-A Salem Keizer Volcanoes. He walked 15 times and struck out 48 times in 41 games.

#9 Jorge Bucardo GRADE: DID NOT PLAY
Bucardo missed all of 2011 with an arm injury.

#10 Rafael Rodriguez GRADE: C
Rodriguez batted .236 with 15 Doubles, 2 Triples, 1 Home Run and 30 RBI’s for the Low-A Augusta GreenJackets. He walked 24 times and stuck out 69 times in 96 games.

#11 Michael Main GRADE: D
Main went 2-4 with a 6.84ERA for High-A San Jose. He walked 36 and struck out 46 in 52.2 innings. Opposing hitters batted .295 against Main on the season.

#12 Ehire Adrianza GRADE: B
Adrianza batted a combined .273 with 34 Doubles, 4 Triples, 6 Home Runs and 44 RBI’s between Low-A Augusta and High-A San Jose. He walked 41 times and struck out 78 times in 94 games.

#13 Chris Dominguez GRADE: B-
Dominguez batted a combined .266 with 32 Doubles, 3 Triples, 18 Home Runs and 85 RBI’s between High-A San Jose and Double-A Richmond. He walked 27 times and struck out 151 times in 141 games. Dominguez batted nearly 50 points less in Double-A than he did in Single-A.

#14 Heath Hembree GRADE: A+
Hembree went a combined 1-1 with a 1.86ERA and 38 saves between High-A San Jose and Double-A Richmond. He walked 25 and struck out 78 in 53.1 innings. Opposing hitters batted just .188 against Hembree on the season.

#15 Seth Rosin GRADE: B
Rosin went 2-3 with a 3.34ERA and 2 saves for Low-A Augusta. He walked 30 and struck out 93 in 89 innings. Opposing batters hit .247 against Rosin on the season.

2011 San Diego Padres Top 15 Prospects Post Season Report Card

With the 2011 minor league season complete we check in on the progress of each of the San Diego Padres preseason Top 15 prospects as ranked by our prospect ranker J.P. Schwartz. The post season grading report was done by the publisher of Top Prospect Alert, not Mr. Schwartz, and reflects only the 2011 season and not future upside or downside of the individual prospect. Our 2012 preseason rankings will be published in the coming months.

#1 Casey Kelly GRADE: B-
Kelly went 11-6 with a 3.98ERA for the Double-A San Antonio Missions. He walked 46 and struck out 105 in 142.1 innings. Opposing batters hit .278 off Kelly on the season.

#2 Simon Castro GRADE: C
Castro went a combined 7-8 with a 5.63ERA between Double-A San Antonio and the Triple-A Tucson Padres. He walked 34 and struck out 94 batters in 115 innings. Opposing batters hit .286 off Castro.

#3 Anthony Rizzo GRADE: A-
Rizzo batted .141 with 8 Doubles, 1 Triple, 1 Home Run and 9 RBI’s for the big league Padres. He walked 21 times and struck out 46 times in 49 games. Rizzo was a monster at Triple-A Tucson batting .331 with 34 Doubles, 1 Triple, 26 Home Runs and 101 RBI’s in just 93 games.

#4 Cory Luebke GRADE: A
Luebke went 6-10 with a 3.29ERA for San Diego. He walked 44 and struck out 154 in 139.2 big league innings. Major league hitters batted just .209 against Luebke.

#5 Donavan Tate GRADE: C
Tate batted a combined .288 with 10 Doubles, 4 Triples and 22 RBI’s between the Short-A Eugene Emeralds and Low-A Fort Wayne Tin Caps. He also stole 19 bases. Tate played in just 39 games due to injury and a 50 game suspension for a second failure of a drug test. If he can ever stay healthy and away from issues, he showed glimpses of what he could be.

#6 Rey Fuentes GRADE: B
Fuentes batted .275 with 15 Doubles, 9 Triples, 5 Home Runs, and 45 RBI’s for the High-A Lake Elsinore Storm. He also stole 41 bases. Fuentes walked 44 times and struck out 117 times in 124 games.

#7 Jedd Gyorko GRADE: A+
Gyorko batted a combined .333 with 47 Doubles, 2 Triples, 25 Home Runs and 114 RBI’s between High-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A San Antonio. He also had 12 stolen bases on the season. Gyorko walked 64 times and struck out 114 times in 140 games.

#8 Jaff Decker GRADE: B
Decker batted .236 with 29 Doubles, 2 Triples, 19 Home Runs and 92 RBI’s for Double-A San Antonio. He also stole 13 bases. Decker walked 103 times and struck out 145 times in 133 games.

#9 Edinson Rincon GRADE: A-
Rincon batted .329 with 24 Doubles, 1 Triple, 8 Home Runs and 50 RBI’s for High-A Lake Elsinore. He walked 32 times and struck out 59 times in 74 games.

#10 Matt Lollis GRADE: C
Lollis went 4-8 with a 5.35ERA for High-A Lake Elsinore. He walked 45 and struck out 114 in 119.1 innings of work. Opposing batters hit .285 against Lollis on the season.

#11 James Darnell GRADE: A
Darnell batted a combined .310 with 29 Doubles, 1 Triple, 23 Home Runs and 79 RBI’s between Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A Tucson. He walked 68 times and struck out 78 times in 111 games. In the big leagues with the Padres, Darnell batted .222 with 2 Doubles, 1 Home Run and 7 RBI’s in 18 games.

#12 Everett Williams NO GRADE
Williams tore his ACL 6 games into the season at Low-A Fort Wayne and missed the remainder of the 2011 season.

#13 Zach Cates GRADE: C+
Cates went 4-10 with a 4.73ERA for Low-A Fort Wayne. He walked 53 batters and struck out 111 in 118 innings. Opposing batters hit .244 of Cates on the year.

#14 Juan Oramas GRADE: B+
Oramas went a combined 10-6 with a 3.49ERA between Double-A San Antonio and one start at Triple-A Tucson. He walked 29 and struck out 106 in 108.2 innings. Opposing batters hit .255 against Oramas on the season.

#15 Drew Cumberland RETIRED
Cumberland retired due to complications from concussions and a rare inner ear disease. You can Follow This Link to learn more about Cumberland’s condition.

2011 St Louis Cardinals Top 15 Prospects Post Season Report Card

With the 2011 minor league season complete we check in on the progress of each of the St Louis Cardinals preseason Top 15 prospects as ranked by our prospect ranker J.P. Schwartz. The post season grading report was done by the publisher of Top Prospect Alert, not Mr. Schwartz, and reflects only the 2011 season and not future upside or downside of the individual prospect. Our 2012 preseason rankings will be published in the coming months.

#1 Shelby Miller GRADE: A
Miller went a combined 11-6 with a 2.77ERA for the High-A Palm Beach Cardinals and the Double-A Springfield Cardinals. He walked 53 and struck out 170 in 139.2 innings. Opposing batters hit just .219 against Miller on the season.

#2 Zack Cox GRADE: A-
Cox batted a combined .306 with 27 Doubles, 13 Home Runs and 68 RBI’s between High-A Palm Beach and Double-A Springfield. He walked 40 times and struck out 98 times in 135 games.

#3 Carlos Martinez GRADE: B
Martinez went a combined 6-5 with a 3.93ERA between the Low-A Quad Cities River Bandits and High-A Palm Beach. He walked 44 and struck out 98 in 84.2 innings. Opposing batters hit .234 against Martinez on the season. His ERA in High-A was nearly three runs higher than in Low-A.

#4 Tyrell Jenkins GRADE: B-
Jenkins went 4-2 with a 3.86ERA for the Rookie League Johnson City Cardinals. He walked 13 and struck out 55 in 56 innings. Opposing batters hit .296 off Jenkins on the year.

#5 Eduardo Sanchez GRADE: A
Sanchez went 3-1 with a 1.80ERA and 5 Saves in 26 big league appearances with the Cardinals. He walked 16 and struck out 35 in 30 innings. Opposing major league hitters batted just .144 against Sanchez on the season. In the minors, Sanchez went 1-1 with a 2.45ERA in 7.1 innings between Double-A Springfield and the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds.

#6 Jordan Swagerty GRADE: A
Swagerty went a combined 5-3 with a 1.83ERA and 8 Saves between Low-A Quad Cities, High-A Palm Beach, and Double-A Springfield. He walked 23 and struck out 89 in 93.2 innings. Opposing batters hit just .204 off Swagerty on the season.

#7 Joe Kelly GRADE: B
Kelly went a combined 11-6 with a 3.68ERA between High-A Palm Beach and Double-A Springfield. He walked 59 and struck out 113 in 132 innings. Opposing batters hit .258 off Kelly on the year.

#8 Allen Craig GRADE: A
Craig batted .315 with 15 Doubles, 11 Home Runs and 40 RBI’s for the big league Cardinals. He walked 15 times and struck out 40 times in 75 games. In the minors, Craig batted .244 in 12 games between Double-A Springfield and Triple-A Memphis.

#9 Oscar Taveras GRADE: A+
Taveras batted .386 with 27 Doubles, 5 Triples, 8 Home Runs and 62 RBI’s for Low-A Quad Cities. He walked 32 times and struck out 52 times in 78 games.

#10 John Gast GRADE: C+
Gast went a combined 9-8 with a 4.02ERA between High-A Palm Beach and Double-A Springfield. He walked 61 batters and struck out 113 in 161.1 innings. Opposing batters hit .269 against Gast on the season.

#11 Nick Longmire GRADE: C+
Longmire batted .242 with 22 Doubles, 8 Home Runs and 42 RBI’s for Low-A Quad Cities. He also stole 10 bases. He walked 29 times and struck out 83 times in 97 innings.

#12 Cody Stanley GRADE: B
Stanley batted .264 with 24 Doubles, 2 Triples, 11 Home Runs and 66 RBI’s for Low-A Quad Cities. He walked 27 times and struck out 92 times in 101 games.

#13 Lance Lynn GRADE: B
Lynn went 1-1 with a 3.12ERA in 18 big league appearances with the Cardinals. He walked 11 and struck out 40 in 34.2 innings. Opposing major league hitters batted .203 against Lynn on the year. In the minors, Lynn went 7-3 with a 3.84ERA for Triple-A Memphis.

#14 Daniel Descalso GRADE: B+
Descalso batted .264 with 20 Doubles, 3 Triples, 1 Home Run and 28 RBI’s for the Cardinals. He walked 33 times and struck out 65 times in 148 major league games.

#15 Anthony Garcia GRADE: A-
Garcia batted .308 with 14 Doubles, 4 Triples, 6 Home Runs and 31 RBI’s for Rookie League Johnson City. He walked 21 times and struck out 36 times in 51 games.

2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Top 15 Prospects Post Season Report Card

With the 2011 minor league season complete we check in on the progress of each of the Pittsburgh Pirates preseason Top 15 prospects as ranked by our prospect ranker J.P. Schwartz. The post season grading report was done by the publisher of Top Prospect Alert, not Mr. Schwartz, and reflects only the 2011 season and not future upside or downside of the individual prospect. Our 2012 preseason rankings will be published in the coming months.

#1 Jameson Taillon GRADE: B
Taillon went 2-3 with a 3.98ERA for the Low-A West Virginia Power. He walked 22 and struck out 97 in 92.2 innings of work. Opposing batters hit .249 off of Taillon on the season.

#2 Stetson Allie GRADE: C-
Allie went 0-2 with a 6.58ERA for the Short-A State College Spikes. He walked 29 and struck out 28 in 26 innings of work. Opposing batters hit .208 off Allie on the year.

#3 Luis Heredia GRADE: B-
Heredia went 1-2 with a 4.75ERA for the Rookie League Gulf Coast League Pirates. He walked 19 and struck out 23 in 30.1 innings of work. Opposing batters hit .257 off Heredia.

#4 Tony Sanchez GRADE: C+
Sanchez batted .241 with 14 Doubles, 1 Triple, 5 Home Runs and 44 RBI’s for the Double-A Altoona Curve. He walked 47 times and struck out 76 times in 118 games.

#5 Starling Marte GRADE: A
Marte batted .332 with 38 Doubles, 8 Triples, 12 Home Runs and 50 RBI’s for Double-A Altoona. He also stole 24 bases. He walked 22 times and struck out 100 times in 129 games.

#6 Jeff Locke GRADE: B
Locke went 8-10 with a 3.70ERA between Double-A Altoona and the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians. Locke walked 55 and struck out 139 in 153.1 innings. Opposing batters hit .249 against him. In 16.2 innings with the big league Pirates covering four starts, Locke went 0-3 with a 6.48ERA.

#7 Andrew Lambo GRADE: C-
Lambo hit a combined .236 with 28 Doubles, 11 Home Runs and 58 RBI’s between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis. He hit just .184 in 60 Triple-A games. Lambo walked 43 times and struck out 107 times in 129 games.

#8 Zack Von Rosenberg GRADE: C-
Von Rosenberg went 5-9 with a 5.73ERA for Low-A West Virginia. He walked 23 and struck out 114 in 125.2 innings. Opposing batters hit .290 off Von Rosenberg on the season.

#9 Bryan Morris GRADE: B-
Morris went 3-4 with a 3.35ERA and 3 Saves for Double-A Altoona. He walked 33 and struck out 64 in 78 innings. Opposing batters hit .252 against Morris on the season.

#10 Chase d’Arnaud GRADE: B-
d’Arnaud batted .217 with 6 Doubles, 2 Triples, and 6 RBI’s for the Pirates. He walked four times and struck out 36 times in 48 big league games. He also stole 12 bases. At Triple-A Indianapolis, d’Arnaud batted .267 with 12 Doubles, 6 Triples, 4 Home Runs and 37 RBI’s in 74 games. He also stole 20 bases at Indy.

#11 Mel Rojas Jr GRADE: C+
Rojas Jr batted .246 with 16 Doubles, 7 Triples, 5 Home Runs and 46 RBI’s for Low-A West Virginia. He also stole 23 bases. Rojas Jr walked 46 times and struck out 119 times in 131 games.

#12 Rudy Owens GRADE: C-
Owens went 9-7 with a 5.05ERA for Triple-A Indianapolis. He walked 32 and struck out 71 in 112.1 innings. Opposing batters hit .289 off Owens on the season.

#13 Colton Cain GRADE: B
Cain went 6-8 with a 3.64ERA for Low-A West Virginia. He walked 31 and struck out 81 in 106.1 innings of work. Opposing batters hit .234 against Cain on the year.

#14 Jorge Bishop GRADE: D+
Bishop batted a combined .179 with 2 Doubles, 1 Home Run and 11 RBI’s between the Rookie GCL Pirates and Short-A State College. He walked 13 times and struck out 16 times in 39 games.

#15 Exicardo Cayones GRADE: C-
Cayones batted a combined .228 with 5 Doubles, 3 Triples, and 12 RBI’s between the Rookie GCL Pirates and Short-A State College. He walked 15 times and struck out 34 times in 38 games.

2011 Philadelphia Phillies Top 15 Prospects Post Season Report Card

With the 2011 minor league season complete we check in on the progress of each of the Philadelphia Phillies preseason Top 15 prospects as ranked by our prospect ranker J.P. Schwartz. The post season grading report was done by the publisher of Top Prospect Alert, not Mr. Schwartz, and reflects only the 2011 season and not future upside or downside of the individual prospect. Our 2012 preseason rankings will be published in the coming months.

#1 Domonic Brown GRADE: C+
Brown batted .245 with 10 Doubles, 1 Triple, 5 Home Runs and 19 RBI’s in 56 games with the Phillies. He walked 25 times and struck out 35 times. In the minors Brown hit a combined .274 with 7 Doubles, 5 Home Runs and 19 RBI’s five games with the High-A Clearwater Threshers and 41 with the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

#2 Jonathan Singleton TRADED TO HOUSTON
Singleton was traded to the Astros as part of the Hunter Pence deal. Singleton batted a combined .298 with 23 Doubles, 1 Triple, 13 Home Runs and 63 RBI’s between Clearwater and the Astros’ High-A Lancaster Jethawks.

#3 Brody Colvin GRADE: C
Colvin went 3-8 with a 4.71ERA for High-A Clearwater. He walked 42 and struck out 78 in 116.2 innings of work. Opposing batters hit .289 off Colvin on the season.

#4 Jarred Cosart TRADED TO HOUSTON
Cosart was traded to the Astros as part of the Hunter Pence trade. Cosart went a combined 10-10 with a 4.12ERA between High-A Clearwater and the Astros’ Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks.

#5 Trevor May GRADE: A
May went 10-8 with a 3.63ERA for High-A Clearwater. He walked 67 and struck out 208 in 151.1 innings. Opposing batters hit just .221 off May on the season.

#6 Jesse Biddle GRADE: A-
Biddle went 7-8 with a 2.98ERA for the Low-A Lakewood BlueClaws. He walked 66 and struck out 124 in 133 innings. Opposing batters hit .219 off of Biddle on the season.

#7 Cameron Rupp GRADE: B-
Rupp batted .272 with 19 Doubles, 1 Triple, 4 Home Runs and 44 RBI’s for Low-A Lakewood. He walked 31 times and struck out 96 times in 99 games.

#8 Domingo Santana TRADED TO HOUSTON
Santana was the player to be named later in the Hunter Pence trade. He batted a combined .287 with 33 Doubles, 4 Triples, 12 Home Runs and 53 RBI’s between Low-A Lakewood and the Astros’ Low-A Lexington Legends.

#9 Jiwan James GRADE: B-
James batted .268 with 26 Doubles, 6 Triples, 4 Home Runs and 38 RBI’s for High-A Clearwater. He also stole 31 bases. James walked 40 times and struck out 120 times in 130 games.

#10 Nick Hernandez GRADE: DID NOT PLAY
Hernandez missed all of the 2011 season following shoulder surgery.

#11 Eric Pettis GRADE: B
Pettis went a combined 2-3 with a 2.84ERA and 5 Saves between Low-A Lakewood and High-A Clearwater. He walked 16 and struck out 55 in 69.2 innings. Opposing batters hit .230 off Pettis.

#12 Gauntlett Eldemire DID NOT PLAY
Missed the entire 2011 season due to a wrist injury.

#13 Aaron Altherr GRADE: C
Altherr batted a combined .243 with 18 Doubles, 2 Triples, 6 Home Runs, and 46 RBI’s between the Short-A Williamsport Crosscutters and Low-A Lakewood. He also stole 37 bases. Altherr walked 24 times and struck out 99 times in 112 games.

#14 Perci Garner GRADE: B+
Garner went 1-1 with a 1.20ERA for Short-A Williamsport. He walked 9 and struck out 30 in 30 innings. Opposing batters hit .252 off of Garner on the season.

#15 Phillippe Aumont GRADE: A-
Aumont went 2-5 with a 2.68ERA and 7 saves between the Double-A Reading Phillies and Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He walked 25 and struck out 78 in 53.2 innings. Opposing batters hit just .216 off of Aumont on the season.