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Seattle Mariners Prospect Vinnie Catricala May Be The Best Player You’ve Never Heard Of

He was not a Seattle Mariners Top 15 Organizational Prospect to begin the season, but what Vinnie Catricala has become is perhaps the most under the radar prospect currently at the Double-A or Triple-A level. The numbers he has put up between the High-A High Desert Mavericks and the Double-A Jackson Generals in 2011 are eye popping. The 22 year old is hitting a combined .348 with 46 Doubles, 4 Triples, 22 Home Runs, 101 RBI’s, and 16 Stolen Bases. The most impressive thing is Catricala has hit for a higher slugging percentage after leaving the hitter friendly California League and moving to the Southern League which houses some of the best pitching prospects in the game. In the story link below you will find an in depth interview with Catricala conducted by Rick Randall, a must follow on twitter @RandallBall. In the piece Catricala talks about flying under the radar in high school, playing for the University of Hawaii, learning to play the outfield after being a corner infielder most of his playing career, his hitting approach, and much more. It’s an outstanding read that will introduce you to a must watch prospect heading into the 2012 season.

SeattleClubhouse Q&A: Vinnie Catricala — Seattle Clubhouse

Baseball Prospect Report: Double-A Southern League Hitters & Pitchers To Watch

Here is a list of players in the Double-A Southern League who are worth keeping an eye on. All players will be 24 or younger on 2012 opening day. These players have made strides during the 2011 season and may be in the mix for their respective big league clubs at some point during the 2012 season. Stats represent the cumulative totals across all levels for the 2011 season.

Southern League Hitters To Watch
Josh Phegley Chicago White Sox – .244, 23(2B), 2(3B), 9HR, 50RBI

Jon Gilmore Chicago White Sox – .302, 10(2B), 1(3B), 3HR, 23RBI

Jose Martinez Chicago White Sox – .303, 22(2B), 4(3B), 5HR, 43RBI

Brandon Short Chicago White Sox – .274, 27(2B), 3(3B), 13HR, 56RBI

Yasmani Grandal Cincinnati Reds – .296, 26(2B), 14HR, 63RBI

Didi Gregorius Cincinnati Reds – .295, 15(2B), 3(3B), 6HR, 39RBI, 10SB

Henry Rodriguez Cincinnati Reds – .319, 32(2B), 1(3B), 11HR, 75RBI, 29SB

Miguel Rojas Cincinnati Reds – .282, 9(2B), 26RBI, 13SB

Neftali Soto Cincinnati Reds – .259, 19(2B), 3(3B), 26HR, 68RBI

Josh Fellhauer Cincinnati Reds – .283, 25(2B), 1(3B), 5HR, 50RBI

Gorman Erickson Los Angeles Dodgers – .287, 22(2B), 4(3B), 13HR, 60RBI

Jake Lemmerman Los Angeles Dodgers – .290, 27(2B), 2(3B), 10HR, 60RBI, 10SB

Scott Van Slyke Los Angeles Dodgers – .343, 42(2B), 4(3B), 16HR, 82RBI (25 years old)

Brian Cavazos Galvez Los Angeles Dodgers – .269, 26(2B), 4(3B), 10HR, 47RBI, 13SB

Alfredo Silverio Los Angeles Dodgers – .306, 37(2B), 16(3B), 15HR, 78RBI, 10SB

Sean Halton Milwaukee Brewers – .295, 34(2B), 1(3B), 7HR, 58RBI

Khris Davis Milwaukee Brewers – .287, 26(2B), 2(3B), 16HR, 77RBI, 10SB

Vincent Catricala Seattle Mariners – .353, 43(2B), 4(3B), 19HR, 94RBI, 15SB

Nick Franklin Seattle Mariners – .290, 12(2B), 6(3B), 6HR, 23RBI, 15SB

Francisco Martinez Seattle Mariners – .280, 17(2B), 5(3B), 8HR, 59RBI

Gabriel Noriega Seattle Mariners – .266, 19(2B), 6(3B), 3HR, 55RBI

Rich Poythress Seattle Mariners – .263, 25(2B), 3(3B), 10HR, 56RBI

Johermyn Chavez Seattle Mariners – .218, 13(2B), 3(3B), 13HR, 45RBI

Chih Hsien Chiang Seattle Mariners – .313, 41(2B), 4(3B), 18HR, 83RBI

Jake Shaffer Seattle Mariners – .282, 20(2B), 6(3B), 11HR, 45RBI

Kyle Jensen Florida Marlins – .308, 20(2B), 1(3B), 26HR, 71RBI

Jake Smolinski Florida Marlins – .262, 24(2B), 7HR, 31RBI

Matthew Kennelly Atlanta Braves – .252, 10(2B), 2HR, 25RBI

Braeden Schlehuber Atlanta Braves – .244, 14(2B), 4HR, 22RBI

Cory Harrilchak Atlanta Braves – .254, 22(2B), 4(3B), 6HR, 50RBI

Mycal Jones Atlanta Braves – .256, 20(2B), 1(3B), 7HR, 33RBI, 11SB

Jacob Elmore Arizona Diamondbacks – .267, 17(2B), 1(3B), 2HR, 35RBI, 15SB

Ryan Wheeler Arizona Diamondbacks – .299, 29(2B), 2(3B), 15HR, 79RBI

Adam Eaton Arizona Diamondbacks – .313, 22(2B), 6(3B), 9HR, 62RBI, 31SB

Marc Krauss Arizona Diamondbacks – .242, 23(2B), 6(3B), 16HR, 63RBI

A J Pollock Arizona Diamondbacks – .306, 36(2B), 5(3B), 7HR, 67RBI, 31SB

Cole Figueroa Tampa Bay Rays – .283, 18(2B), 5(3B), 5HR, 48RBI

Hak Ju Lee Tampa Bay Rays – .303, 16(2B), 13(3B), 5HR, 27RBI, 31SB

Kyeong Kang Tampa Bay Rays – .276, 13(2B), 3(3B), 11HR, 35RBI

Junior Lake Chicago Cubs – .282, 19(2B), 5(3B), 12HR, 51RBI, 35SB

Josh Vitters Chicago Cubs – .281, 24(2B), 2BB, 12HR, 67RBI

Jae Hoon Ha Chicago Cubs – .271, 30(2B), 3(3B), 10HR, 67RBI

Nelson Perez Chicago Cubs – .274, 18(2B), 2(3B), 12HR, 48RBI

Southern League Pitchers To Watch
Hector Santiago Chicago White Sox – 7-8, 4.07ERA, 108.1IP, 44BB, 99K, .247BAA

Steven Ames Los Angeles Dodgers – 1-2, 14SV, 2.06ERA, 43.2IP, 12BB, 60K, .236BAA

Ethan Martin Los Angeles Dodgers – 8-6, 5.93ERA, 85IP, 54BB, 94K, .265BAA

Javier Solano Los Angeles Dodgers – 3-3, 4SV, 3.71ERA, 68IP, 20BB, 65K, .291BAA

Shawn Tolleson Los Angeles Dodgers – 7-2, 23SV, 1.26ERA, 64.1IP, 17BB, 102K, .209BAA

Allen Webster Los Angeles Dodgers – 9-5, 4.10ERA, 134IP, 51BB, 127K, .268BAA

Chris Withrow Los Angeles Dodgers – 4-6, 4.55ERA, 112.2IP, 66BB, 113K, .249BAA

Kyle Heckathorn Milwaukee Brewers – 5-10, 4.97ERA, 116IP, 38BB, 89K, .277BAA

Santo Manzanillo Milwaukee Brewers – 1-1, 14SV, 1.87ERA, 22BB, 57K, .200BAA

Cody Scarpetta Milwaukee Brewers – 8-5, 3.91ERA, 112.2IP, 59BB, 96K, .237BAA

James Gillheeney Seattle Mariners – 6-8, 5.64ERA, 129.1IP, 35BB, 121K, .283BAA

Brian Moran Seattle Mariners – 4-3, 4.83ERA, 54IP, 19BB, 55K, .255BAA

Stephen Pryor Seattle Mariners – 3-1, 7SV, 5.20ERA, 45IP, 33BB, 57K, .213BAA

Jose Alvarez Florida Marlins – 8-9, 3.90ERA, 129.1IP, 38BB, 102K, .278BAA

Ramon Benjamin Florida Marlins – 7-2, 3.88ERA, 58IP, 28BB, 52K, .278ERA

Kyle Kaminska Florida Marlins – 3-2, 2.64ERA, 85.1IP, 18BB, 77K, .236BAA

Jhan Martinez Florida Marlins – 3-8, 3.81ERA, 52IP, 38BB, 63K, .226BAA

Omar Poveda Florida Marlins – 7-6, 4.32ERA, 145.2IP, 51BB, 107K, .255BAA

Luis Avilan Atlanta Braves – 3-8, 4.84ERA, 89.1IP, 32BB, 63K, .280BAA

Billy Bullock Atlanta Braves – 2-1, 10SV, 4.93ERA, 31BB, 63K, .202BAA

Benino Pruneda Atlanta Braves – 2-7, 10SV, 3.57ERA, 36BB, 64K, .248BAA

Zeke Spruill Atlanta Braves – 9-10, 3.48ERA, 152.2IP, 35BB, 103K, .243BAA

Andrew Wilson Atlanta Braves – 2-3, 6SV, 2.72ERA, 14BB, 55K, .239BAA

Trevor Bauer Arizona Diamondbacks – 1-1, 2.84ERA, 19IP, 8BB, 33K, .203BAA

Charles Brewer Arizona Diamondbacks – 4-1, 2.82ERA, 44.2IP, 12BB, 41K, .264BAA

Patrick Corbin Arizona Diamondbacks – 9-7, 4.01ERA, 150.1IP, 35BB, 134K, .271BAA

Jarrod Parker Arizona Diamondbacks – 11-7, 3.89ERA, 115.2IP, 54BB, 103K, .237BAA

Tyler Skaggs Arizona Diamondbacks – 8-6, 3.12ERA, 138.1IP, 44BB, 172K, .224BAA

Chris Archer Tampa Bay Rays – 8-6, 4.21ERA, 130IP, 75BB, 115K, .263BAA

Nick Barnese Tampa Bay Rays – 6-7, 3.51ERA, 115.1IP, 54BB, 88K, .241BAA

Alex Colome Tampa Bay Rays – 12-7, 3.48ERA, 142.1IP, 63BB, 113K, .209BAA

Rafael Dolis Chicago Cubs – 8-5, 14SV, 3.19ERA, 67.2IP, 31BB, 46K, .223BAA

Marcus Hatley Chicago Cubs – 4-1, 11SV, 2.89ERA, 53IP, 27BB, 56K, .216BAA

Eric Jokisch Chicago Cubs – 9-3, 3.15ERA, 122.2IP, 34BB, 105K, .247BAA

Oswaldo Martinez Chicago Cubs – 5-0, 2.06ERA, 43.2IP, 12BB, 41K, .234BAA

Kevin Rhoderick Chicago Cubs – 8-0, 3.23ERA, 64IP, 38BB, 69K, .189BAA

Ryan Searle Chicago Cubs – 6-4, 2.94ERA, 98IP, 48BB, 85K, .228BAA

Larry Suarez Chicago Cubs – 1-2, 2.41ERA, 41IP, 10BB, 45K, .248BAA

Robert Whitenack Chicago Cubs – 7-0, 1.93ERA, 60.2IP, 14BB, 47K, .202BAA

White Sox Prospect Tyler Kuhn Gains Experience In Brief Jump To Triple-A

Birmingham Barons second baseman Tyler Kuhn who currently leads the Double-A Southern League in hitting with a .368 average, talks about what he learned in his brief promotion to Triple-A and the prospects for a September call up with the White Sox.

Kuhn ‘on the map now’ for majors with White Sox — DailyMail.com