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Diamondbacks Minor League Hitters Update - 04/26/2010 | April
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The Diamondbacks' minor league affiliates have all played around 18 games this season. Let's check in and see how the hitters are doing so far.Brandon Allen, Bobby Borchering AAA - Reno Aces
Player AB R H HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
John Hester 9 3 3 1 2 0 2 3 .333 .455 .778
Jeff Bailey 66 12 23 3 8 1 9 11 .348 .434 .606
Doug Deeds* 57 8 19 2 10 3 11 14 .333 .441 .596
Cole Gillespie 46 7 13 1 3 2 10 9 .283 .411 .457
Eddie Rogers 56 9 19 1 8 2 2 12 .339 .383 .464
Sean Coughlin* 25 5 7 1 4 1 3 5 .280 .357 .480
Ryan Roberts 63 11 16 0 6 2 6 14 .254 .338 .381
Brandon Allen* 64 7 11 3 8 1 12 18 .172 .316 .344
Pedro Ciriaco 19 2 3 1 4 1 1 2 .158 .238 .421
Yunesky Sanchez# 47 7 12 1 4 1 2 2 .255 .280 .340
Mark Hallberg 56 5 13 0 5 1 4 6 .232 .283 .268
Drew Macias* 21 1 3 1 1 0 1 7 .143 .182 .286
Chris Rahl 18 1 3 0 0 0 1 7 .167 .211 .167
Carlos Corporan# 39 2 6 0 6 0 0 7 .154 .150 .179
The best hitter at Reno has been Jeff Bailey, who has been getting on base and hitting for power. At age 31, Bailey is no longer a prospect, but could be a solid bench bat if needed. He's been playing LF, RF, and 1B for the Aces. Right behind Bailey has been 29 year old Doug Deeds, who has been playing all three outfield positions. The top prospect on the team, 1B Brandon Allen (age 24), is off to a slow start, batting only .172 so far. But Allen does lead the team in walks with 12, and is tied with Bailey for the HR lead with 3. Allen has also played 5 games in LF and has looked adequate so far. The other real prospect on the team, 24 year old SS Pedro Ciriaco, has just returned from an injury. The slick fielding SS hit a HR in his first game back, but must improve his on-base skills if he wants to advance to the majors. AA - Mobile Bay Bears
Player AB R H HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
Konrad Schmidt 62 10 20 3 8 4 3 8 .323 .364 .532
Evan Frey* 70 10 25 0 10 4 8 5 .357 .423 .471
Collin Cowgill 62 10 18 1 6 6 12 8 .290 .408 .435
Ricardo Sosa 16 1 4 1 3 0 1 3 .250 .294 .500
Bryan Byrne* 60 8 16 2 8 2 10 12 .267 .361 .417
Taylor Harbin 58 7 19 0 5 4 3 9 .328 .361 .397
Jacob Elmore 47 9 14 0 8 2 4 14 .298 .340 .404
Ollie Linton* 55 5 14 0 2 1 6 15 .255 .339 .309
Chris Rahl 12 2 3 0 1 0 1 4 .250 .308 .333
Cyle Hankerd 29 4 6 0 1 0 4 4 .207 .324 .241
Sean Coughlin* 14 2 2 0 1 0 1 3 .143 .250 .286
Peter Clifford* 21 1 4 0 4 0 4 7 .190 .308 .190
Ed Easley 20 0 2 0 2 1 3 5 .100 .217 .150
Jake Wald 62 2 8 0 4 0 7 30 .129 .217 .145
Catcher Konrad Schmidt (24) has been the hottest hitter for Mobile so far, leading the team with 3 HR and a .532 SLG. CF Evan Frey (24) is repeating the AA level after struggling offensively in 2009, but has a solid .423 OBP to start the season. RF Collin Cowgill (24) is finally healthy and has been getting on base at a .408 clip. OF Ollie Linton (24) is off to a slow start, with only a .643 OPS and 15 strikeouts in 15 games. The Mobile team as a whole has not hit for power at all, with only 7 HR and a .360 SLG in 17 games. High A - Visalia
Player AB R H HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
Marc Krauss* 52 14 19 2 8 0 9 13 .365 .459 .596
Kyle Greene* 27 5 9 1 8 0 7 7 .333 .472 .481
Paul Goldschmidt 63 11 18 3 8 1 5 16 .286 .338 .508
Ryan Wheeler* 64 6 18 0 6 1 6 12 .281 .352 .375
Rossmel Perez# 38 2 12 0 1 0 4 3 .316 .381 .342
Dan Kaczrowski 43 3 9 1 5 2 5 6 .209 .306 .395
Alfredo Marte 61 8 17 1 5 0 3 6 .279 .313 .377
Brent Greer 65 6 15 0 4 1 9 18 .231 .333 .338
Reynaldo Navarro# 66 7 14 1 5 2 7 17 .212 .284 .273
Josh Ford 34 3 6 0 9 0 4 4 .176 .275 .235
Chris Davis 9 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 .111 .273 .111
Tim Sherlock* 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000
22 year old LF Mark Krauss, a second round pick in the 2009 draft, has a 1.055 OPS and continues to show why many consider him the best pure hitter in the Diamondbacks' farm system. Fellow 2009 draftee 1B Paul Goldschmidt (22), who hit 18 HR in 74 games with Rookie League Yakima last year, has continued to show good power, but his plate discipline has not been as good (5 BB/16K). A third 2009 draftee, Ryan Wheeler (21), has hit OK, but is also learning to play 3B and LF in addition to his usual 1B. Class A South Bend Silver Hawks
Player AB R H HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
Matthew Davidson 67 6 23 1 9 0 1 19 .343 .384 .478
Chris Owings 67 16 21 1 8 0 3 12 .313 .352 .507
Keon Broxton 64 10 16 1 7 1 6 22 .250 .314 .469
Errol Hollinger 32 4 10 0 1 0 3 2 .313 .371 .344
David Nick 63 6 18 1 4 1 5 13 .286 .348 .365
Bobby Borchering# 65 5 14 0 10 0 7 16 .215 .284 .323
Victor Estevez 26 1 6 0 2 0 1 6 .231 .259 .346
Bobby Stone* 55 3 11 1 5 0 4 19 .200 .250 .309
Ryan Babineau 36 1 7 0 3 0 3 11 .194 .256 .250
David Narodowski 39 3 7 0 0 1 2 13 .179 .220 .231
Alberto Diaz 55 3 10 0 3 1 2 13 .182 .220 .200
Ender Inciarte* 43 3 6 0 1 0 3 7 .140 .213 .186
The Class A hitters at South Bend are very young, with most of the top players 20 years old or younger. So far, power has been a problem for this team too, with only 5 HR and a .350 SLG in 18 games. 19 year old 3B Matt Davidson has been the best hitter so far, with a .861 OPS, but Davidson also has 19 strikeouts and only 1 walk. 3B Bobby Borchering (19), the Diamondbacks' first selection in the 2009 draft, has started slowly, but does lead the team with 10 RBI. SS Chris Owings (18), a supplemental 1st Round pick last year, has been impressive. OF Keon Broxton (20) continues to show impressive tools, with 5 triples in 16 games played, but he has also struck out 22 times in 64 AB.