Minor League Box Scores 05.08.12 | Disciples of Uecker

Disciples of Uecker

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Nashville Sounds: (9-21), 12.0 GB

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 0
Albuquerque 1 0 0 3 0 3 1 0 x 8 9 0

RHP Brian Baker:  (L, 1-2) 4.1 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 K — 6.65 ERA
RHP Amaury Rivas:  1.2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR — 4.08 ERA
RHP Johnnie Lowe:  2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K — 0.00 ERA

SS Jeff Bianchi:  2-3, 2B, 2 BB, 2 R — .667 AVG
2B Hainley Statia:  2-4, 2B, 3 RBI, K — .305 AVG
LF Jordan Brown:  2-4, R, K — .294 AVG

Huntsville Stars: (18-14), 2.0 GB

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Huntsville 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 6 12 1
Jackson 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 5 7 1

RHP Tyler Thornburg:  (W, 4-0) 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 7 K, 1 HR — 1.98 ERA
RHP Jesus Sanchez:  2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K — 0.78 ERA
RHP Rob Wooten:  (S, 7) 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K — 2.00 ERA

LF Juan Sanchez:  2-3, HR (1), 2 RBI, BB, R, K — .286 AVG
SS Matt Cline:  1-4, HR (1), RBI, R — .174 AVG
CF Josh Prince:  3-4, 2B, BB — .227 AVG

Brevard County Manatees: (13-18), 8.0 GB

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brevard County 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 5 1
Palm Beach 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 x 6 13 0

RHP Jimmy Nelson:  (L, 2-2) 4.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 6 K — 2.45 ERA
RHP Eric Arnett:  1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K — 3.52 ERA
RHP Brandon Kintzler:  1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K — 0.00 ERA

3B Mike Walker:  2-4, RBI, K — .245 AVG
SS Nick Shaw:  0-2, 2 BB, R — .260 AVG

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers: (20-11), — GB

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Cedar Rapids 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Wisconsin 0 0 1 1 0 0 x 2 4 0

RHP Andy Moye:  (W, 2-0) 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K — 1.71 ERA
RHP Jacob Barnes:  (S, 1) 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K — 1.72 ERA

3B Brandon Macias:  2-3, 2B, HR (1), RBI, R — .272 AVG
LF Ben McMahan:  1-3, HR (1), RBI, R — .229 AVG

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Cedar Rapids 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 6 0
Wisconsin 0 0 0 3 0 0 x 3 7 0

RHP Matt Miller:  (W, 2-3) 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR — 4.63 ERA
RHP Seth Harvey:  (S, 5) 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K — 2.70 ERA

1B Jason Rogers:  1-2, HR (3), 2 RBI, BB, R — .283 AVG
RF Max Walla:  1-2, BB, R, K — .246 AVG
C Rafael Neda:  1-3, RBI — .161 AVG

Prospect of the Day:  RHP Eric Arnett

The former first-round draft pick in the 2009 MLB Draft has largely been a disappointment in his professional career, but significant hope exists amongst people in the organization for Arnett’s future with the club. I spoke with one member of the media who stated that he or she spoke with a baseball executive who believed 2012 was poised to be an extremely positive year in his development. The right-hander has been rebuilding his mechanics and his confidence and everything will hopefully begin to come together this year.

Arnett has been pitching out of the bullpen, but the early results have been solid. Aside from a 1.2 inning outing in which he surrendered six runs (only two earned), the right-hander has only allowed one run on the year. His ERA sits at 3.52 and he has struck out almost a batter per inning at this point.

The 24-year-old has yet to regain his velocity that he possessed in college, though. He is only throwing in the upper-80s with the fastball. Still, he has a slider that flashes plus and that he can throw for strikes, especially against right-handed batters on the outside corner. That slider has helped him keep righties to a .222 batting average this year. Lefties, however, are teeing off and hitting .462, largely due to the fact that Arnett is strictly a two-pitch guy at this point in time, and lefties can feast on his fastball/slider combination with relative ease.

Keep an eye on Arnett this summer. He is far away from becoming a legitimate prospect worth projecting to reach the highest level, but the potential remains just below the surface. Can he begin to scratch that potential and become the pitcher the entire organization hoped he would become when they drafted him as the 26th-overall selection in the 2009 Draft?

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  1. Corey says: May 8, 2012

    Is there any chance that Bianchi gets a shot at SS with the big club? it would be nice to have someone with at least a little offense at that position. they could still use izturis as a defensive replacement late in close games…. Is he a Casey part 2?

  2. AKittell says: May 8, 2012

    Tyler Thornburg has proved he can handle Double-A. I think it’s time he gets the promotion. This way we can see how he handles professional hitters and forecast his future as a closer or starter a little better.

    • 19er says: May 8, 2012

      I agree but i think others would agree that most prospects (legitimate future big leaguers) are in AA. Where as AAA is a lot of journeyman and washed up older prospects. Look at the Brewers AAA team, it has been ransacked from all the injuries in the big leagues. So keeping him in AA isnt the worst and maybe a couple of starts in AAA late in the year before a Sept. call up is in the works.

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