Dbacks on Deck Vol. IX

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 Diamondback 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): 2 starts (0-1), 10.2 innings, 14 hits, 10 runs (all earned), 3 walks, 8 Ks, 8.82 ERA

Season (Diamondbacks): 3 starts (1-1), 16.2 innings, 17 hits, 10 runs (all earned), 6 walks, 17 Ks, 5.40 ERA

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

*Notes: Skaggs has been sent back to Reno after three starts with the D-backs. After the great first start against the Rangers, Skaggs has really struggled. He commented after his last start against SF that he was leaving his pitches up. He has given up 4 home runs in 3 big league starts.

 

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

Last week: 1 start (win), 6 innings, 3 hits, 2 runs (both earned), 5 walks, 4 Ks, 3.00 ERA

Season (Mobile): 7 starts (5-1), 40 innings, 25 hits, 5 runs (all earned), 21 walks, 41 Ks, 1.13 ERA

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

*Notes: Bradley allowed a home run in his last start which brings his home runs allowed total to a whole two for the season in Visalia and Mobile combined.

 

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

Last 10 games: .421 AVG, 16 hits, 4 runs, 6 doubles, 2 home runs, 5 RBI, 4 walks, 8 Ks,  .477 OBP

Season: 59 games, .309 AVG, 71 hits, 27 runs, 18 doubles, 2 triples, 8 home runs, 38 RBI, 20 walks, 68 Ks, 1 stolen base, .359 OBP

*Notes: Has at least one extra base hit in 6 of last 10 games with a slugging percentage of .737.

 

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

*Notes: Eaton began throwing again on Monday. He should be cleared to resume full baseball activities within a week or so. If all goes well, he could join the D-Backs’ lineup before the All-Star break.

 

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

Last 10 games: .400 AVG, 18 hits, 5 runs, 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 4 RBI, 0 walks, 7 Ks, .400 OBP

Season: 63 games, 96 hits, 59 runs, 14 doubles, 2 triples, 5 home runs, 34 RBI, 6 walks, 52 Ks, 11 stolen bases,  .361 OBP

*Notes: Owings has not let his foot off the gas as we have gotten into June. Has 6 mult-hit games in his last 10.

 

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

Last 10 games: .303 AVG, 10 hits, 2 runs, 6 doubles, 2 RBI, 2 walks, 4 Ks, .361 OBP

Season: 61 games, .169 AVG, 32 hits, 17 runs, 7 doubles, 1 home run, 13 RBI, 17 walks, 39 Ks, 7 stolen bases, .243 OBP

*Notes: Ahmed looks has really picked it up of late riding a 6 game hitting streak and 3 of this games are multi-hit games.

 

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

Last week: 1 start (win), 7 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 2 Ks, 0.00 ERA

Season: 12 starts (2-3), 73.2 innings, 70 hits, 30 runs (21 earned), 22 walks, 47 Ks, 2.57 ERA

*Notes: Holmberg’s left handed opposing hitters are batting .163 against him this season.

 

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

Last week: 2 starts (1-1), 17 innings, 13 hits, 4 runs (all earned), 4 walks, 4 Ks, 2.12 ERA

Season (Reno): 8 starts (2-3), 49.2 innings, 55 hits, 28 runs (26 earned), 17 walks, 20 Ks, 4.71 ERA

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

*Notes: Sprull’s last start on the 9th was a complete game, seven hit shutout.

 

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

First 2013 game on June 21

 

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

Last week: No starts. 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: Meo was placed on the DL on 5/18 and is retroactive to 5/16. Per Dbacks Director, Player Development Mike Bell, Meo is going through a dead arm phase and we they giving him some time to build himself back up.

 

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 (0-1), 2.1 innings, 2 hits, 1 run (earned), 0 walks, 3 Ks, 4.28 ERA

Season: 22 relief appearances (1-5), 2 saves, 23.2 innings, 36 hits, 19 runs (16 earned), 15 walks, 21 Ks, 6.08 ERA

*Notes: Consistency has been the main problem for Marshall. 5 of his last 10 outings have been scoreless.

 

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

Last week: 2 relief appearances, 1 save, 2 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 Ks, 0.00 ERA

Season: 23 relief appearances (2-0), 14 saves, 23 innings, 16 hits, 3 runs (all earned), 8 walks, 29 Ks, 1.17 ERA

*Notes: Barrett has not allowed an earned run in 6 straight appearances dating back to May 23rd.

 

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

Last 10 games: .231 AVG, 9 hits, 3 runs, 2 doubles, 2 RBI, 1 walk, 9 Ks, 2 stolen bases, .250 OBP

Season: 62 games, .207 AVG, 44 hits, 27 runs, 10 doubles, 1 triple, 14 RBI, 29 walks, 76 Ks, 7 stolen bases, .312 OBP

*Notes: Marzili is looking to bounce back in June after hitting just .180 in the month of May.

 

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

Last 10 games: no games played, disabled list.

Season: 37 games, .287 AVG, 37 hits, 25 runs, 11 doubles, 8 home runs, 24 RBI, 29 walks, 43 Ks, .415 OBP

*Notes: Was placed on the DL back on June 4th. It is his second trip to the DL this season. When healthy he has been very productive.

 

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

Last Week: 1 start (no decision), 6 innings, 5 hits, 3 runs (all earned), 3 walks, 4 Ks, 4.50 ERA

Season (Mobile): 7 starts (2-4), 43.2 innings, 43 hits, 18 runs (14 earned), 21 walks, 28 Ks, 2.89 ERA

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

*Notes: Chafin continues to be rock solid since being called up to Mobile. Has pitched at least 6 innings and hasn’t given up more than 4 earned runs in every start.

 

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

Last week: 1 start (no decision), 5 innings, 7 hits, 2 runs (both earned), 3 walks, 8 Ks, 3.60 ERA

Season: 11 starts (3-6), 60.2 innings, 75 hits, 46 runs (37 earned), 21 walks, 59 Ks, 5.49 ERA

*Notes:  Anderson’s starts have been up and down but he still continues to wrack up the strikeouts. He has at least 6 Ks in 6 of his last 10 starts.

 

19. Kyle Winkler-RHP-South Bend Silver Hawks (A)

Last Week: 1 start (no decision), 6 innings, 5 hits, 3 runs (all earned), 2 walks, 1 K, 4.50 ERA

Season (South Bend): 2 starts (1-0), 12 innings, 7 hits, 3 runs (all earned), 2 walks, 7 Ks, .25 ERA

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

*Notes: Two very quality starts for Winkler since being sent down to South Bend. Threw six strong innings in both.

 

20. Kila Ka’aihue-1B-Reno Aces (AAA)

Last 10 games: .270 AVG, 10 hits 6 runs, 1 double, 5 home runs, 8 RBI, 6 walks, 6 Ks, .372 OBP

Season: 53 games, .313 AVG, 60 hits, 38 runs, 9 doubles, 1 triple, 16 home runs, 50 RBI, 38 walks, 41 Ks, .426 OBP

*Notes: Home runs are 50% of Ka’aihue’s hits in his last 10 games and for the season has a slugging percentage of .620.

 

Top 20 prospect outstanding performer last week: Matt Davidson, 3B – Reno

 

Diamondbacks full minor league statistical hitting leaders:

-Hits: Chirs Owings, SS, Reno Aces – 96 hits

-Home runs: Kila Ka’aihue, 1B, Reno Aces – 16 home runs

-Runs batted in: Kila Ka’aihue, 1B, Reno Aces – 50 RBI

 

Diamondbacks full minor league statistical pitching leaders:

-Wins: Daniel Watts, LHP, South Bend – 8 wins

-Strikeouts: Archie Bradley, RHP, Visalia/Mobile – 84 Ks

-Earned Run Average: Archie Bradley, RHP, Visalia/Mobile – 1.18 ERA

 

Check out stories on two future Dbacks on Deck selected in the MLB Draft last week. Braden Shipley and Jamie Westbrook.