Dbacks on Deck Vol. XII

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: 1 start (win) and 1 relief appearance (loss), 13.1 innings, 9 hits, 4 runs (all earned),  7 walks, 18 Ks, 2.75 ERA

Season (Reno): 13 games (11 starts) (6-6), 76 innings, 76 hits, 41 runs (36 earned), 28 walks, 87 Ks, 4.26 ERA

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

*Notes: Skaggs followed up a tough long relief outing with his best start of the season in Reno. 13 Ks in the game was the most he has tallied in one start all season.

 

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

Last week: 1 start (win), 7.2 innings, 3 hits, 3 runs (0 earned), 2 walks, 7 Ks, 0.00 ERA

Season (Mobile): 11 starts (6-3),66.2 innings, 47 hits, 18 runs (15 earned), 29 walks, 67 Ks, 2.03 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 bounced right back with a great start. His 110 strikeouts are second among all Minor Leaguers and his 1.79 ERA is tied for fourth among full-season pitchers. He has been selected to represent the Diamondbacks organization in the Futures Game during the MLB All-Star Break.

 

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

Last 10 games: .188 AVG, 6 hits, 1 run, 2 doubles, 4 RBI, 10 Ks, .229 OPB

Season: 78 games, .291 AVG, 87 hits, 34 runs, 22 doubles, 2 triples, 10 home runs, 47 RBI, 23 walks, 91 Ks, 1 stolen base, .345 OBP

*Notes: Davidson has been selected to represent the Diamondbacks organization in the Futures Game during the MLB All-Star Break.

 

4. Adam Eaton-OF-Visalia Rawhide – Rehab Assignment (Elbow)

Last Week (Visalia): 3 games, .222 AVG, 2 hits, 2 runs, 1 RBI, 6 walks, 0 Ks, 2 stolen bases

Season (Visalia): 10 games, .250 AVG, 9 hits, 7 runs, 1 double, 3 RBI, 8 walks, 3 Ks, 8 stolen bases, .400 OBP

Season (Reno): 9 games, .129 AVG, 4 hits, 4 runs, 2 doubles, 4 RBI, 3 walks, 7 Ks, .222 OBP

*Notes: Eaton has been the DH for Visalia for the first 3 games and will continue to be through the week. They will try him in the field starting this coming Saturday.

 

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

Last 10 games: .341 AVG, 14 hits, 6 runs, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 6 RBI, 2 walks, 9 Ks, 1 stolen base, .372 OBP

Season: 83 games, .355 AVG, 129 hits, 68 runs, 22 doubles, 3 triples, 7 home runs, 55 RBI, 11 walks, 71 Ks, 12 stolen bases, .376 OBP

*Notes: Owings leads the entire MiLB with 129 hits this season. 17 more than the next best player.

 

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

Last 10 games: .262 AVG, 11 hits, 9 runs, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 home run, 3 RBI, 2 walks, 5 Ks, 1 stolen base, .295 OBP

Season: 79 games, .195 AVG, 51 hits, 30 runs, 9 doubles, 2 triple, 3 home runs, 25 RBI, 20 walks, 48 Ks, 8 stolen bases, .255 OBP

*Notes: Ahmed has been one of the hottest hitters in Mobile over the last month. His average was in the mid to low .100’s going into June. As July begins he is right on the cusp of getting back over the Mendoza line.

 

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

Last week: 1 start (no decision), 8 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 8 Ks, 0.00 ERA

Season: 16 starts (4-4), 102.2 innings, 86 hits, 37 runs (28 earned), 26 walks, 72 Ks, 2.45 ERA

*Notes: Holmberg continues to be fantastic. He has faced Jacksonville 3 times in his last 10 starts. In those three he has pitched 23 innings and only given up 3 earned runs and 14 hits.

 

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

Season (Diamondbacks): 4 relief appearances, 4.1 innings, 4 hit, 1 runs, 3 walks, 5 K, 2.08 ERA

Season (Reno): 9 starts (3-3), 57.2 innings, 59 hits, 28 runs (26 earned), 19 walks, 24 Ks, 4.06 ERA

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

*Notes: Was sent back down to Reno after about a week in the Majors to make room for J.J. Putz coming off the DL. Spruill was solid in his short time with the Diamondbacks.

 

9. Stryker Trahan-C-Missoula Osprey (R)

Last week: 5 games, .217 AVG, 5 hits, 2 runs, 2 doubles, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 4 Ks,

Season: 8 games, .229 AVG, 8 hits, 5 runs, 2 doubles, 1 home run, 5 RBI, 3 walks, 8 Ks, .289 OBP

*Notes: Trahan has hit safely in 5 of the first 8 games including 3 multi-hit games.

 

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

Last week: Currently listed on the 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 they are giving him some time to build himself back up.

 

11. Michael Perez-C-South Bend Silver Hawks (A)

 Last week: 1 game in South Bend, 1.000 AVG, 3 hits, 2 runs, 1.000 OBP

Season (Visalia): 47 games, .173 AVG, 31 hits, 21 runs, 9 doubles, 5 home runs, 24 RBI, 11 walks, 1 stolen base, .223 OBP

*Notes: Last week Perez was sent down to South Bend. His bat has been struggling this season but got off to a great start with the Silver Hawks with his in all three at bats in his first game.

 

12. Jose Munoz-SS-Missoula Osprey (R)

Last week: 4 games, .167 AVG, 3 hits, 2 runs, 0 walks, 7 Ks, 3 stolen bases

Season: 8 games, .161 AVG, 5 hits, 4 runs, 1 walk, 11 Ks, 3 stolen bases, .188 OBP

*Notes: Munoz can beat you with his legs. His 3 stolen bases all came in one game. When he gets on base, he has a great ability to make things happen.

 

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

Last week: 2 relief appearances, 1.1 innings, 2 hits, 2 runs (both earned), 0 walks, 1 K, 16.26 ERA

Season: 30 relief appearances (2-5), 2 saves, 31.2 innings, 47 hits, 23 runs (19 earned), 19 walks, 30 Ks, 5.40 ERA.

*Notes: Marshall allowed two runs in his last outing. He had allowed two total in his nine previous appearances.

 

14. Jake Barrett-RHP-Mobile BayBears (AA)

Last week in Mobile: 2 relief appearances (1-0), 1 save, 2 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 0 Ks, 0.00 ERA

Season (Visalia): 28 relief appearances (2-1), 15 saves, 27.1 innings, 21 hits, 7 runs (6 earned), 9 walks, 37 Ks, 1.98 ERA

*Notes: Called up to Mobile last week after notching 15 saves and a 1.98 ERA in 28 appearances as the Visalia closer.

 

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

Last 10 games: .267 AVG, 8 hits, 5 runs, 3 doubles, 2 RBI, 3 walks, 5 Ks, .353 OBP

Season: 80 games, .211 AVG, 57 hits, 37 runs, 16 doubles, 1 triple, 17 RBI, 38 walks, 90 Ks, 7 stolen bases, .318 OBP

*Notes: June was the best month of the season for Marzilli accumulating the most hits and doubles and least amount of Ks of the three months this season.

 

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 (loss), 6 innings, 6 hits, 4 runs (all earned), 3 walks, 4 Ks, 6.00 ERA

Season (Mobile): 10 starts (4-5), 65.2 innings, 61 hits, 25 runs (21 earned), 27 walks, 44 Ks, 2.88 ERA.

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

*Notes: Chafin is a manager and pitching coaches dream because he consistently gives you at least 6 strong innings. Saves the arms in the pen and always puts your team in position to win.

 

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

Last week: On the Disabled list. Last start was June 10th.

Season: 12 starts (3-7), 66.2 innings, 80 hits, 50 runs, 40 earned, 24 walks, 64 Ks, 5.40 ERA

*Notes: Per Diamondbacks Director of Player Development Mike Bell, Anderson has had some arm fatigue and he has been given some time off to recover. He went on the DL June 12, retroactive to June 11.

 

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

Last Week: 1 start (loss), 4 innings, 6 hits, 7 runs (4 earned), 2 walks, 6 Ks, 9.00 ERA

Season (South Bend): 5 appearances (4 starts), 24 innings, 23 hits, 14 runs (11 earned), 8 walks, 19 Ks, 4.13 ERA

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

*Notes: Winkler was given another start after pitching in long relief in his previous appearance and was hit hard allowing an opponent batting average of .316 in 4 innings of work.

 

20. Brandon Drury-3B/1B-South Bend Silver Hawks (A)

Last Week: .250 AVG, 9 hits, 4 runs, 2 doubles, 1 home run, 5 RBI, 5 walks, 6 Ks, .341 OBP

Season: 75 games, .306 AVG, 91 hits, 48 runs, 29 doubles, 3 tripes, 11 home runs, 53 RBI, 19 walks, 48 Ks, .347 OBP

*Notes: Drury’s batting average has declined each month but his power numbers have gone up. He had 16 extra base hits total in June.

 

Top 20 prospect outstanding performer last week: Nick Ahmed, SS, Mobile BayBears

 

Diamondbacks full minor league statistical hitting leaders:

-Hits: Chirs Owings, SS, Reno Aces – 129 hits

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

-Runs batted in: Chirs Owings, SS, Reno Aces – 55 RBI

 

Diamondbacks full minor league statistical pitching leaders:

-Wins: Daniel Watts, LHP, South Bend – 10 wins

-Strikeouts: Archie Bradley, RHP, Visalia/Mobile – 110 Ks

-Earned Run Average: Archie Bradley, RHP, Visalia/Mobile – 1.79 ERA