The farm went a perfect 4-0, as Memphis and Quad Cities combined to score a total of 18 runs.
- James Rapoport led off and went 3-5 with 1 RBI
- Matt Carpenter smacked 2 doubles and collected 4 RBI’s, finishing 3-4 with a walk
- Ramon Vazquez hit 2-5 with 2 RBI’s in the DH spot
- Pete Kozma hit 9th and was 1-3 with a walk and RBI
- P.J. Walters gave up 10 hits, 7 runs, and 3 walks in 5 IP
- Shane Peterson had a HR and 4 RBI’s against his former team
Baseball America Top 10 – Oakland Athletics
5. Jemile Weeks (2B, 1/26/1987) led off and went 2-5. Brother of Rickie Weeks, Jemile is also a 2nd baseman who was drafted out of the 1st round in the 2008 draft. Also like his brother, he has trouble staying healthy. He’s a switch-hitter who hits well on both sides of the plate. He has very good bat speed and shows plus power as a 2nd baseman. He also displays good speed on the bases, which will allow him to be a very effective leadoff hitter in the majors. I feel like I just described Rickie.
- Niko Vasquez and Jose Garcia both hit solo shots
- Tommy Pham led off and went 1-4 with 3 K’s
- Ryan Jackson hit his 11th double on the year and finished 1-3
- Matt Adams will eventually get tired of running out all these extra-base hits, but tonight he settled for a double. He also committed his 5th fielding error at 1st base.
- Michael Blazek had a solid line only giving up 1 run, 7 hits, and 1 walk in 6 innings. 8 of the 10 outs recorded in the field were on the ground.
- Kevin Thomas, Sam Freeman, and Jesse Simpson each pitched a scoreless inning of relief
Baseball America Top 15 – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of California of the United States of America
1. Mike Trout (see scouting report in 5/9 DFR) recorded two doubles and finished 3-5. No stolen bases
11. Trevor Reckling (LHP, 5/22/1989) struck out 8 in 7 innings of work. He gave up 6 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk, and 2 home runs. Reckling started 23 games in the Texas League as a 19-year old in 2009 finishing with a 2.93 ERA, 106 K’s, and 75 walks. He was pushed even further in 2010 in the PCL, but was hammered to the tune of an 8.53 ERA, 11 HR’s in 70 IP, and wild control. The poor performance may have been the result of diminished velocity on his fastball that hit 88-90 mph; the wild control the result of an odd herky-jerky delivery. Outside of his fastball, he shows two versions of a slider that are described by BA as a “sweepy mid-70’s slider to lefties and a harder low-80’s offering with tilt to righties.” He has the potential for three average or better pitches, but needs to gain better control at the mound to hope to advance with any success.
- Zack Cox returned to the lineup and hit 2-5 with 1 RBI
- Adam Melker also went 2-5 with 2 RBI’s
- D’Marcus Ingram, Xavier Scruggs, Rainel Rosario, and Travis Tartamella each added a single
- Ingram stole 2 bases
- John Gast gave up 1 run in 7 innings of work. He gave up 4 hits, 2 walks, 1 run, and threw a wild pitch
- Chase Reid struck out 2 and gave up 2 hits in 1.1 IP
- Chase Utley hit 1-4 in his first rehab appearance of the year
Baseball America Top 15 – Philadelphia Phillies
2. Jonathan Singleton (1B/OF, 9/18/1991) was 1-3 with a walk and K. He has a simple and compact swing and projects to have plus power. The Phillies are trying him out in a corner outfield spot for the obvious fact that he’s blocked at first in the majors by Howard. Although his swing can tend to get long and he’s yet to display the power in his early debut in the Texas League, he’s still young for the league and is already showing good patience at the plate.
6. Sebastian Valle (C, 7/24/1990) hit 2-4 with a double. Valle plays solid defense with improving arm strength, throwing out 33% of basestealers last season. He has the potential for good power but has displayed little patience at the plate and tends to be pull-happy. He’s also a free swinger, which has led to high K totals, but he’s hitting the ball well this year, despite only walking once in 89 at bats.
7. Jiwan James (OF, 4/11/1989) led off and finished 1-4. James is a switch-hitter who hits much better from the left side. He doesn’t use his lower half in his swing, has poor pitch recognition, and projects to have little power, but he is a very good athlete who has plus speed. His speed helps to give him a lot of range in the outfield, and with a solid arm he has the potential to play plus defense. He also has the ability to hit for a relatively high average, especially with his speed.
- Oscar Taveras went a perfect 3-3 before being replaced by Nick Longmire
- Cody Stanley hit cleanup and finished 4-5 with a double
- Jonathan Rodriguez was 2-3 with a 3-run blast
- Patrick Elkins was 2-3 with a walk and RBI
- Seth Blair was wild, throwing 2 wild pitches and walking 5 batters, but he only gave up 1 run on 3 hits and struck out 5
Baseball America Top 15 – Seattle Mariners
4. Taijuan Walker (RHP, 8/13/1992) was hit pretty hard in just 2.1 innings of work. He gave up 5 hits, 3 runs, 3 walks, and struck out 4. Drafted as a supplemental pick in the 1st round of the 2010 draft, Walker was a two-sport star in high school. He hit 91-95 mph with his fastball in high school but started to sit at 95 and top out at 98 with heavy sink when pitching in instructional league. He has a 12-to-6 curveball that has the potential to be a potential plus pitch, and he also has a changeup that he’s working on this season. He’s relatively new to pitching, so the Mariners are still fine tuning his mechanics and working out his control issues.