Minor League Box Scores 04.15.12 | Disciples of Uecker

Disciples of Uecker

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Nashville Sounds: (3-7), 5.0 GB

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New Orleans 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 13 5
Nashville 0 4 0 3 2 0 0 0 x 9 7 0

RHP Seth McClung:  4.0 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K — 9.00 ERA
RHP Amaury Rivas:  (W, 1-0) 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K — 1.50 ERA
RHP Mike McClendon:  1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K — 0.00 ERA

C Martin Maldonado:  2-4, 2B, HR (2), 2 RBI, 2 R, K — .276 AVG
SS Edwin Maysonet:  2-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, 2 R — .241 AVG
RF Caleb Gindl:  1-4, 2B, 3 RBI — .256 AVG

Huntsville Stars: (4-6), 3.0 GB

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Huntsville 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 1
Birmingham 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 x 6 8 2

RHP R.J. Seidel:  (L, 0-2) 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 2 K — 6.75 ERA
RHP Darren Byrd:  2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 1 K — 7.50 ERA
RHP Roque Mercedes:  2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K — 5.40 ERA

C Jason Jaramillo:  2-4, RBI, K — .250 AVG
CF Josh Prince:  1-5, 3B, R, K — .156 AVG
SS Domnit Bolivar:  1-2, RBI, BB — .286 AVG

Brevard County Manatees: (6-3), 1.0 GB

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Dunedin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Brevard County 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 0

RHP Austin Ross:  5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K — 0.90 ERA
LHP Brian Garman:  3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K — 0.00 ERA
RHP Casey Medlen:  (W, 1-0) 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K — 1.80 ERA

SS Nick Shaw:  2-3, 2B, R — .300 AVG
CF Reggie Keen:  1-3, 2B — .250 AVG
1B Mike Walker:  0-3, RBI, K — .241 AVG

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers: (5-4), 1.0 GB

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Peoria 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 8 1
Wisconsin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 7 0

RHP David Goforth:  4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR — 3.00 ERA
RHP Chad Pierce:  4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K — 0.00 ERA
RHP Seth Harvey:  (W, 1-0) 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K — 2.08 ERA

LF Benjamin McMahan:  1-4, 2B, RBI, K — .200 AVG
RF John Dishon:  1-1, 2B, RBI — .182 AVG
1B Jason Rogers:  1-3, 2B, RBI, BB, R, 2 K — .323 AVG

Prospect of the Day:  C Martin Maldonado

Maldonado enjoyed a big day at the plate, continuing the fine play of Brewers catchers in the higher levels of the system. Half of his eight base hits this year have been of the extra-base variety, though he still shows relatively no patience at the plate. He is the classic free-swinging player, who crushes opposite-handed pitching, flashes power, and walks very little. If the young man were merely average defensively or played a non-premium defensive position, he wouldn’t be much of a prospect. However, his skills behind the plate are superb, especially his arm.

I saw the 25-year-old catcher in spring training. He hit a couple of home runs while I was there, he flashed some good leather, but his arm was the most impressive. He possesses a quick release and gets the baseball to second base on a line; no late run to the first base side that makes the baseball difficult to handle for the second baseman or shortstop attempting to slap a tag on a potential base stealer.

Maldonado will be a major league catcher at some point. Teams should not expect him to every secure a starting job, as he will not offer much at the plate. As a backup catcher, however, he provides a solid-average glove, a plus-arm, and will run into a few at the plate and provide some home run power. His lack of plate discipline will always limit his productivity, but he should carve out a very useful career as a reserve catcher in the major leagues.

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  1. Tom says: April 15, 2012

    He’s not on here, but Khris Davis had another couple hits last night, and is off to a hot start early hitting .382 with a HR and 3 doubles.

    Could we be seeing another Cal State Fullerton product who just hits his way through to the majors? I know his only tool is really his bat, but maybe has a chance as a 1B/OF that is a RH power bat off the bench, sort of like Brett Pill (another Cal State Fullerton alum) has for the Giants. Your thoughts, Jim?

  2. Chris says: April 15, 2012

    Maldonado sounds like Henry Blanco.

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