Dbacks on Deck vol. VIII

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): Takes the mound against the Cardinals Tuesday night.

Last week (Reno): No stars with Reno since last start with Dbacks

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

*Notes: After great first start in the bigs and McCarthy on the DL, Skaggs could spend significant time with the Dbacks.

 

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

Last week: 2 starts (1-1), 14 innings, 11 hits, 3 runs (all earned), 8 walks, 11 Ks, 1.93 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 was named Diamondbacks minor league pitcher of the month for the month of May

 

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

Last 10 games: .395 AVG, 15 hits, 6 runs, 3 doubles, 3 home runs, 7 RBI, 3 walks, 7 Ks, .419 OBP

Season: 54 games, .300 AVG, 64 hits, 25 runs, 15 doubles, 2 triples, 7 home runs, 37 RBI, 17 walks, 65 Ks, 1 stolen base, .345 OBP

*Notes: Through 54 games, Davidson has tallied 104 total bases. He is swinging a very hot bat of late.

 

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

Check out Eaton’s rehab latest here

 

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

Last 10 games: .356 AVG, 16 hits, 6 runs, 3 doubles, 2 home runs, 6 RBI, 10 Ks, 1 stolen base, .356 OBP

Season: 58 games, .348 AVG, 89 hits, 49 runs14 doubles, 2 triples, 4 home runs, 33 RBI, 6 walks, 49 Ks, 10 stolen bases, .365 OBP

*Notes: The Diamondbacks named Owings their minor league player of the month for the month of May

 

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

Last 10 games: .143 AVG, 4 hits, 2 runs, 1 double, 1 home run, 3 RBI, 3 walks, 7 Ks, 1 stolen base, .250 OBP

Season: 56 games, .141 AVG, 24 hits, 15 runs, 2 doubles, 1 home run, 12 RBI, 15 walks, 37 Ks, 6 stolen bases, .217 OBP

*Notes: Ahmed makes things happen when he gets on base with his great speed (40 stolen bases in 2012). But getting on base continues to be the problem

 

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

Last week: 1 start (no decision), 6 innings, 9 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 2 walks, 4 Ks, 3.00 ERA

Season: 11 starts (1-3), 66.2 innings, 6 hits, 30 runs (21 earned), 20 walks, 45 Ks, 2.84 ERA

*Notes: Holmberg has pitched into the 6th inning in 4 of last 5 starts.

 

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

Last week: 2 starts (0-2), 14 innings, 18 hits, 11 runs (all earned), 5 walks, 6 Ks, 7.07 ERA

Season (Reno): 7 starts (1-3), 40.2 innings, 48 hits, 28 runs (26 earned), 16 walks, 18 Ks, 5.75 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 opponents are hitting .306 off of him since he was called up to Reno

 

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: 3 relief appearances (0-1), 5 innings, 5 hits, 3 runs (1 earned), 2 walks, 5 Ks, 1.80 ERA

Season: 20 relief appearances (1-4), 2 saves 21.1 innings, 34 hits, 18 runs (15 earned), 15 walks, 18 Ks, 6.33 ERA

*Notes: Marshall is a road warrior in relief for Reno. His ERA on the road is 3.00 in 9 innings. However his ERA at home is 8.10 in 6.2 innings.

 

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

Last week: 2 relief appearances, 1 save, 2 innings, 0 runs, 0 walks, 4 Ks

Season: 20 relief appearances (2-0), 13 saves, 20 innings, 13 hits, 3 runs (all earned), 7 walks, 27 Ks, 1.35 ERA

*Notes: Has allowed at least 1 hit in 5 of last six outings but has only allowed one run in that time frame.

 

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

Last 10 games: .250 AVG, 9 hits, 2 runs, 1 double, 5 RBI, 1 walk, 8 Ks, 1 stolen base, .263 OBP

Season: 56 games, .205 AVG, 39 hits, 25 runs, 9 doubles, 1 triple, 13 RBI, 28 walks, 69 Ks, 5 stolen bases, .318 OBP

*Notes: Marzilli’s batting average is beginning to climb as he has hit safely in 6 of the last 10 games.

 

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

Last 10 games: .184 AVG, 7 hits, 9 runs, 2 doubles, 3 home runs, 7 RBI, 7 walks, 13 Ks, .311 OBP

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 (win), 7.2 innings, 5 hits, 1 run (earned), 6 walks, 9 Ks, 1.17 ERA

Season (Mobile): 6 starts (2-4), 37.2 innings, 38 hits, 15 runs (11 earned), 18 walks, 24 Ks, 2.63 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 in Mobile. Has thrown at least 6 innings in every start with his most recent being his best yet.

 

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

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

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

*Notes: Anderson has struck out at least six in four of his last 5 starts.

 

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

Last Week (South Bend): 1 start (win), 6 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 6 Ks

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

*Notes: Visalia had been a struggle for Winkler so he was sent to South Bend where in his first start, he put out his best performance of the season thus far.

 

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, .371 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: Ka’aihue has a hit in eight of his last 10 games. Half of the hits in that time frame are home runs.

 

Top 20 prospect outstanding performer last week: Andrew Chafin, LHP, – Mobile

 

Diamondbacks full minor league statistical hitting leaders:

-Hits: Chirs Owings, SS, Reno Aces – 89 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: Archie Bradley, RHP, Mobile and Daniel Watts, LHP, South Bend – 7 wins

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

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