Dbacks on Deck vol. VII

We know what the Arizona Diamondbacks look like presently, but it is hard to keep up with the future because they don’t play here locally. However, most Minor League games are televised and can be viewed using the MiLB.TV package, including all D-backs affiliates. Whether you can follow the teams or not, we will keep you up to date on what you need to know. Every week we take a look at the Diamondback’s farm system and a closer look at the top 20 prospects here in 2013 and their production throughout the season.

 

1. Tyler Skaggs-LHP-Reno Aces (AAA)

Last week (Diamondbacks): 1 Start (Win), 6 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 3 walks, 9 Ks

Last week (Reno): 1 start (Win), 7.2 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 0 walks, 10 Ks, 1.17 ERA

Season (Reno): 9 starts (4-5), 51.2 innings, 54 hits, 35 runs (30 earned), 17 walks, 54 Ks, 5.23 ERA

*Notes: Best week of the season for Skaggs. First pitched into the 8th with 10 Ks and 0 walks for Reno. Then made his first start in the big leagues this season and was lights out against a good Rangers offense.

 

2. Archie Bradley-RHP-Mobile Bay Bears (AA)

Last week: 1 start (win), 6 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 5 walks, 5 Ks

Season (Mobile): 5 starts (4-0),26 innings, 14 hits, 2 runs (both earned), 13 walks, 30 Ks, 0.69 ERA

Season (Visalia): 5 starts (2-0), 28.2 innings, 22 hits, 5 runs (4 earned), 10 walks, 43 Ks, 1.26 ERA

*Notes: Opposing hitters are hitting just .154 against Bradley since he was called up to Mobile.

 

3. Matt Davidson-3B-Reno Aces (AAA)

Last 10 games: .263 AVG, 10 hits, 4 runs, 1 double, 1 home run, 6 RBI, 2 walks, 11 Ks, .286 OBP

Season: 48 games, .282 AVG, 53 hits, 22 runs, 12 doubles, 2 triples, 5 home runs, 32 RBI, 16 walks, 60 Ks, .332 OBP

*Notes: Davidson is hitting .303 with a .336 OBP and 19 RBI in May.

 

4. Adam Eaton-OF-Arizona Diamondbacks – Disabled list (Elbow)

Was brought back to Phoenix after a set back with his elbow during his rehab assignment. His latest MRI that showed no new damage to the UCL ligament in his elbow, but there is some fluid around it which he said could cause some irritation.

 

5. Chris Owings-SS-Reno Aces (AAA)

Last 10 games: .286 AVG, 12 hits, 6 runs, 1 double, 1 home run, 3 RBI, 1 walk, 7 Ks, .302 OBP

Season: 52 games, .336 AVG, 77 hits, 45 runs, 12 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs, 30 RBI, 6 walks, 43 Ks, .356 OBP

*Notes: Owings is currently riding a 16 game hitting streak and has 22 hits in that span.

 

6. Nick Ahmed-SS-Mobile BayBears (AA)

Last 10 games: .103 AVG, 3 hits, 3 runs, 1 home run, 3 RBI, 4 walks, 6 Ks, 2 stolen bases, .212 OBP

Season: 50 games, .144 AVG, 22 hits, 15 runs, 1 double, 1 home run, 11 RBI, 15 walks, 33 Ks, 5 stolen bases, .222 OBP

*Notes: Ahmed scores 40% of the time he reaches base (hit or walk). Unfortunately for him, reaching base has been a struggle this season.

 

7. David Holmberg-LHP-Mobile BayBears (AA)

Last week: 1 start (Loss), 4.2 innings, 10 hits, 5 runs (all earned), 3 walks, 2 Ks, 9.64 ERA

Season: 10 starts (1-3), 60.2 innings, 57 hits, 27 runs (19 earned), 18 walks, 41 Ks, 2.82 ERA

*Notes: Holmberg allowed 10 hits in a game for the first time this season and allowed a season high 5 earned runs in his last outing.

 

8. Zeke Sprull-RHP-Reno Aces(AAA)

Last week: 1 start (no decision), 2.2 innings, 4 hits, 2 runs (both earned), 1 walk, 0 Ks, 6.75 ERA

Season (Reno): 5 starts (1-1), 26.2 innings, 30 hits, 17 runs (15 earned), 11 walks, 12 Ks, 5.06 ERA

Season (Mobile): 5 starts (0-3), 31.2 innings, 24 hits, 7 runs (5 earned), 12 walks, 20 Ks, 1.42 ERA

*Notes: Shortest outing of the year for Sprull. He has pitched at least 5 innings in every start for Reno since being called up.

 

9. Stryker Trahan-C-AZL D-Backs (R)

First 2013 game on June 21

 

10. Anthony Meo-RHP-Mobile BayBears (AA)

Last week: Currently listed on the 7-day disabled list

Season: 8 starts (0-4), 35.1 innings, 31 hits, 26 runs (25 earned), 25 walks, 17 Ks, 6.37 ERA

*Notes: According to Diamondbacks Director, Player Development Mike Bell, Meo is going through a dead arm phase and are giving him some time to build himself back up. He was placed on the DL on 5/18 and is retroactive to 5/16.

 

11. Michael Perez-C-Missoula Osprey (R)

First 2013 game on June 20

 

12. Jose Munoz-SS-AZL D-backs (R)

First 2013 game on June 21

 

13. Evan Marshall-RHP-Reno Aces (AAA)

Last week: 2 relief appearances, 3 innings, 2 hits, 1 run (unearned), 0 walks, 2 Ks, 0.00 ERA

Season: 18 relief appearances (1-3), 18.1 innings, 30 hits, 16 runs (14 earned), 13 walks, 15 Ks, 6.87 ERA

*Notes: Marshall has allowed 14 hits in his last 10 innings pitches and 7 earned runs in that span

 

14. Jake Barrett-RHP-Visalia Rawhide (A+)

Last week: 3 relief appearances (1-0), 6 saves, 3 innings, 2 hits, 1 run (earned), 5 walks, 0 Ks, 3.00 ERA

Season: 18 relief appearances (2-0), 12 saves, 18 innings, 10 hits, 3 runs (all earned), 7 walks, 23 Ks, 1.50 ERA

*Notes: Has saved four games in his last five chances and has allows runs in just 2 of his 18 appearances this season.

 

15. Evan Marzilli-OF-Visalia Rawhide (A+)

Last 10 games: .194 AVG, 7 hits, 1 run, 2 doubles, 5 RBI, 1 walk, 12 Ks, 1 stole base, .211 OBP

Season: 50 games, .196 AVG, 33 hits, 23 runs, 8 doubles, 1 triple, 11 RBI, 27 walks, 67 Ks, 5 stolen bases, .320 OBP

*Notes: Hitting lefties has been Marzilli’s biggest problem. He is hitting .163 against them this season.

 

16. Jake Lamb-3B-Visalia Rawhide (A+)

Last 10 games: .171 AVG, 6 hits, 8 runs, 2 doubles, 1 home run, 1 RBI, 9 walks, 13 Ks, .341 OBP

Season: 33 games, .289 AVG, 33 hits, 20 runs, 10 doubles, 5 home runs, 17 RBI, 26 walks, 38 Ks, .418 OBP

*Notes: Lamb has cooled off a bit but he is still drawing walks at an incredible rate. 9 in his last 10 games

 

17. Andrew Chafin-LHP-Mobile BayBears (AA)

Last Week: 2 starts (0-2), 12 innings, 14 hits, 7 runs (4 earned), 4 walks, 8 Ks, 3.00 ERA

Season (Mobile): 5 starts (1-4), 30 innings, 33 hits, 14 runs (10 earned), 15 walks, 20 Ks, 3.00 ERA

Season (Visalia): 6 starts (3-1), 31 innings, 32 hits, 16 runs (all earned), 14 walks, 32 Ks, 4.65 ERA

*Notes: Though the record might not show it, Chafin has quality starts in all 5 of his starts since being called up to Mobile.

 

18. Chase Anderson-RHP-Reno Aces (AAA)

Last week: 2 starts (0-2), 10 innings, 13 hits, 10 runs (7 earned), 4 walks, 11 Ks, 6.30 ERA

Season: 10 starts (3-6), 55.2 innings, 68 hits, 44 runs (35 earned), 18 walks, 51 Ks, 5.66 ERA

*Notes: Anderson’s last star was the first time in his last 6 outings that he hasn’t pitched at least into the 6th inning.

 

19. Kyle Winkler-RHP-Visalia Rawhide (A+)

Last Week: 2 starts (0-2), 11.2 innings, 15 hits, 13 runs (all earned), 5 walks, 11 Ks, 10.45 ERA

Season: 10 starts (1-5), 46 innings, 67 hits, 48 runs (39 earned), 28 walks, 41 ks, 7.63 ERA

*Notes: Winkler allowed a combined 5 home runs in his two starts last week. He’s allowed 10 home runs in his last 10 games.

 

20. Kila Ka’aihue-1B-Reno Aces (AAA)

Last 10 games: .205 AVG, 8 hits, 5 runs, 1 double, 4 home runs, 7 RBI, 4 walks, 10 Ks, .279 OBP

Season: 50 games, .317 AVG, 58 hits, 37 runs, 9 doubles, 1 triple, 15 home runs, 49 RBI, 35 walks, 40 Ks, .426 OBP

*Notes: Ka’haihue is tied for the minor league lead in home runs

 

Top 20 prospect outstanding performer last week: Tyler Skaggs, LHP, Reno Aces/Arizona Diamondbacks

 

Diamondbacks full minor league statistical hitting leaders:

-Hits: Chirs Owings, SS, Reno Aces – 77 hits

-Home runs: Kila Ka’aihue, 1B, Reno Aces – 15 home runs

-Runs batted in: Kila Ka’aihue, 1B, Reno Aces – 49 RBI

 

Diamondbacks full minor league statistical pitching leaders:

-Wins: Daniel Watts, LHP, South Bend Silver Hawks – 7 wins

-Strikeouts: Archie Bradley, RHP, Visalia/Mobile – 73 Ks

-Earned Run Average: Archie Bradley, RHP, Visalia/Mobile – 0.99 ERA