Dbacks on Deck Vol. XIV

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

Last week: 1 start (no decision), 6 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 8 Ks, 0.00 ERA

Season (Mobile): 14 starts (6-4), 82 innings, 65 hits, 26 runs (20 earned), 36 walks, 80 Ks, 2.20 ERA

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

*Notes: The 21 year old retired all three batters he faced in the futures game and picked up where he left off in his first start after the all-star break throwing 6 scoreless. Will Skaggs looking to be cemented at the big league level, Bradley is now the organizations number one prospect.

 

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

Last 10 games: .282 AVG, 11 hits, 7 runs, 1 double, 3 home runs, 9 RBI, 9 walks, 9 Ks, .417 OBP

Season: 93 games, .294 AVG, 105 hits, 44 runs, 25 doubles, 3 triples, 15 home runs, 62 RBI, 35 walks, 103 Ks, 1 stolen base, .360 OBP

*Notes: What a week it was for Davidson. Named the MVP of the futures game after hitting the go-ahead 2 run home run that gave the US the win. Plus won the PCL home run derby 24 hours later. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130716&content_id=53891682&vkey=news_ari&c_id=ari

 

3. Adam Eaton-OF-Arizona Diamondbacks

Last Week: 3 games, .222 AVG, 2 hits, 1 walk, 4 Ks,

Season (Diamondbacks): 9 games, .200 AVG, 5 hits, 2 runs, 1 triple, 2 RBI, 3 walks, 6 Ks, .286 OBP

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

Season (Visalia): 15 games, .321 AVG, 17 hits, 12 runs, 3 double, 6 RBI, 10 walks, 6 Ks, 8 stolen bases, .438 OBP

*Notes: Eaton is finally up with the big league squad but isn’t playing every day in that leadoff spot. Like the Diamondbacks did with Gregorious, they won’t rush him along to fast before making him an everyday starter.

 

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

Last 10 games: .419 AVG, 18 hits, 10 runs, 1 double, 2 triples, 3 home runs, 7 RBI, 4 walks, 8 Ks, 2 stolen bases, .468 OBP

Season: 99 games, .353 AVG, 153 hits, 82 runs, 24 doubles, 5 triples, 11 home runs, 65 RBI, 16 walks, 82 Ks, 15 stolen bases, .378 OBP

*Notes: Like Davidson, Owings participated in the futures game and PCL all-star game. Owings made some nice defensive plays during the futures game. Going into the break he was the hits leader in the entire minor leagues.

 

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

Last 10 games: .256 AVG, 11 hits, 4 runs, 2 RBI, 3 walks, 4 Ks, 3 stolen bases, .304 OBP

Season: 96 games, .218 AVG, 72 hits, 37 runs, 12 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs, 28 RBI, 25 walks, 58 Ks, 15 stolen bases, .276 OBP

*Notes: A month ago at this time, Ahmed’s average was below .200. Now he is up to .218 and because of it, his stolen base numbers are sky rocketing.

 

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

Last week: 1 start (loss), 2.2 innings, 9 hits, 8 runs (all earned), 2 walks 4 Ks, 27.00 ERA

Season: 19 starts (5-5), 118.1 innings, 105 hits, 48 runs (39 earned), 33 walks, 84 Ks, 2.97 ERA

*Notes: Holmberg had his worst star of the season right before the all-star break. He had only given up 3 home runs in his previous 9 starts before his last outing. He allowed 2 big ones in his 2.2 innings. Hopefully the all-star break was a good rest for him to bounce back to his usual form.

 

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

Last week: Currently listed on the Disabled List.

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

Season (Reno): 10 starts (3-3), 59.1 innings, 62 hits, 31 runs (26 earned), 22 walks, 27 Ks, 3.94 ERA

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

*Notes: Spruill lands on the DL after being sent back and forth from the majors to AAA. His last appearance was on July 1.

 

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

Last 10 games: .325 AVG, 13 hits, 11 runs, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 5 RBI, 4 walks, 10 Ks, .413 OBP

Season: 23 games, .272 AVG, 25 hits, 18 runs, 6 doubles, 3 home run, 15 RBI, 11 walks, 22 Ks, .362 OBP

*Notes: Trahan is on a tear. Has hit safely in 9 of 10 games, 3 of which were multi-hit games. In those ten games he is slugging .525.

 

9. Anthony Meo-RHP-Visalia Rawhide (A+)

Last week: 3 relief appearances, 3 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 1 walks, 3 Ks.

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

Season (Visalia): 8 relief appearances (1-0), 9.2 innings, 11 hits, 3 run (all earned), 6 walks, 11 Ks, 2.79 ERA.

*Notes: Meo is still being used in a relief role since coming off the DL and he has been solid. However he is allowing a few too many base runners. Hasn’t allowed a hit in only 3 of his first 8 outings with Visalia.

 

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

Last 10 games: .139 AVG, 5 hits, 1 double, 1 run, 1 double, 0 RBI, 4 walks, 10 Ks, .225 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

Season (South Bend): 15 games, .182 AVG, 41 hits, 5 runs, 6 doubles, 1 RBI, 6 walks, 19 Ks, .262 OBP

*Notes: The bat continues to be the issue for Perez even though he got off to a fast start after being sent to South Bend. The problem is against lefties. He is hitting 1 for 15 against them with 6 Ks.

 

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

Last 10 games: .462 AVG, 18 hits, 7 runs, 5 doubles, 3 home runs, 17 RBI, 4 walk, 8 Ks, .512 OBP.

Season: 23 games, .292 AVG, 26 hits, 12 runs, 5 doubles, 4 home runs, 21 RBI, 6 walks, 29 Ks, 3 stolen bases, .337 OBP

*Notes: Munoz rose his average from .160 to .292 in just two weeks. He along with Trahan have been punishing the ball in the middle of the Missoula lineup. In his last 3 games he has 11 RBI and 9 hits. Insane numbers.

 

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

Last week: 2 relief appearances (1-0), 2.1 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 3 Ks, 0.00 ERA

Season: 37 relief appearances (3-5), 2 saves, 40.2 innings, 53 hits, 23 runs (19 earned), 24 walks, 43 Ks, 4.20 ERA.

*Notes: Marshall’s scoreless streak has extended to 9.1 innings and has dropped his ERA from over 5 to 4.20. In that time he has a strikeout to walk ratio of 13:5.

 

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

Last week: 3 relief appearances, 1 save, 3 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 1 walks, 2 Ks

Season (Mobile): 9 relief appearances (1-0), 5 saves, 9.1 innings, 6 hits, 1 run (earned), 2 walks, 3 Ks, 0.96 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: Barrett has only allowed 1 runs since being called up to Mobile to be their closer. One great stat on Barrett is he has not allowed one hit with runners in scoring position while with Mobile. Thats 7 outs not allowing a hit and just one walk.

 

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

Last 10 games: .281 AVG, 9 hits, 4 runs, 2 doubles, 3 RBI, 6 walks, 12 Ks, .385 OBP

Season: 100 games, .221 AVG, 73 hits, 48 runs, 18 doubles, 1 triple, 25 RBI, 47 walks, 108 Ks, 11 stolen bases, .327 OBP

*Notes: Marzilli has 9 hits in his last 7 games including 4 multi-hit games. He has seen on-base percentages above .300 in June and now well over it in July.

 

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

Last 10 games: On Disabled List. Hamate injury in hand.

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. According to Visalia Rawhide radio voice Donny Baarns, Lamb was originally supposed to be out for the year but could be back near the end of July.

 

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

Last Week: Has not yet started since the All-star break

Season (Mobile): 13 starts (6-5), 82.2 innings, 79 hits, 31 runs (27 earned), 32 walks, 55 Ks, 2.94 ERA.

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

*Notes: It was a solid first half for Chafin especially since being called up to Mobile. In July to this point he has a 3.18 ERA in 17 innings pitched.

 

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

Last week: 1 relief appearance (Win), 1 inning, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 Ks, 0.00 ERA

Season: 13 appearances, 12 starts (3-7), 67.2 innings, 80 hits, 50 runs, 40 earned, 24 walks, 66 Ks, 5.32 ERA

*Notes: Anderson made his first appearance since coming off the DL because of arm fatigue. However, for the first time this year the appearance was in relief where he pitched a perfect inning.

 

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

Last Week: 1 relief appearance, 2 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 Ks, 0.00 ERA

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

Season (South Bend): 9 appearances (6 starts), 40.1 innings, 38 hits, 22 runs (18 earned), 12 walks, 31 Ks, 4.02 ERA

*Notes: Winkler is still switching off as a starter and reliever. He has not allowed a run in all 3 of his relief appearances which have all been in a long relief role lasting more than 2 innings.

 

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

Last 10 games: .308 AVG, 12 hits, 4 runs, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 10 RBI, 2 walks, 7 Ks, .357 OBP

Season: 94 games, .315 AVG, 118 hits, 55 runs, 36 doubles, 4 triples, 12 home runs, 68 RBI, 24 walks, 60 Ks, .356 OBP

*Notes: Drury has been an RBI machine of late. He has also reached base in each of his last 10 games via hit or walk. To break it down even further, in the 3 games he did not get a hit in the last 10, he still reached base via the walk. The man is a playmaker in South Bend.

 

20. Felipe Perez-RHP-Missoula Osprey (R)

Last week: 1 start (Win), complete game, 2 hits, 1 run (0 earned), 3 walks, 4 Ks, 0.00 ERA

Season: 6 starts (4-2), 2 complete games, 1 shutout, 43.2 innings, 33 hits, 19 runs (12 earned), 8 walks, 22 Ks, 2.47 ERA

*Notes: Perez is new to the top 20 list. In just over a month of games for Missoula, he has quickly become one of the organizations rising stars with already two complete games in just 6 starts.

 

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

 

Diamondbacks full minor league statistical hitting leaders:

-Hits: Chirs Owings, SS, Reno Aces – 153 hits

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

-Runs batted in: Brandon Drury, 3B, South Bend Silver Hawks – 68 RBI

 

Diamondbacks full minor league statistical pitching leaders:

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

-Strikeouts: Archie Bradley, RHP, Visalia/Mobile – 123 Ks

-Earned Run Average: Brad Keller, RHP, AZL D-Backs – 1.29 ERA