Minor League Box Scores: 06.12.12 | Disciples of Uecker

Disciples of Uecker

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Nashville Sounds: (25-40), 15.0 GB

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 2 2 10 9 1
Memphis 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 9 0

RHP Brian Baker:  3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 6 BB, 2 K — 6.02 ERA
RHP Vinnie Chulk:  (W, 2-0) 3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (0 ER), 2 BB, 3 K — 1.90 ERA
RHP Jim Henderson:  2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K — 1.67 ERA

RF Jay Gibbons:  1-4, HR (2), 2 RBI, 2 R, K — .171 AVG
1B Jordan Brown:  1-5, HR (4), 2 RBI, R, K — .297 AVG
3B Andy Gonzalez:  2-3, 3 RBI, BB, 2 R, K — .279 AVG

Huntsville Stars: (33-32), 6.0 GB

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

RHP Kyle Heckathorn:  4.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB,  1 K — 4.35 ERA
RHP Brandon Kintzler:  1.2 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 K — 4.82 ERA
RHP Jesus Sanchez:  0.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K — 1.36 ERA

2B Scooter Gennett:  2-3, 2 2B, BB — .304 AVG
CF Josh Prince:  1-4, HR (3), 2 RBI, R, K — .258 AVG
RF Kentrail Davis:  2-3, 3B, SB (9), 2 R, K — .246 AVG

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
Huntsville 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 1
Mobile 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 1

RHP Hiram Burgos:  6.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K — 2.80 ERA
LHP Dan Merklinger:  (L, 1-6) 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K — 5.93 ERA

2B Scooter Gennett:  1-4, 2B — .304 AVG
1B Hunter Morris:  1-3, R — .289 AVG
3B Juan Sanchez:  1-3, RBI — .228 AVG

Brevard County Manatees: (27-36), 14.5 GB

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Lakeland 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 6 11 1
Brevard County 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 5 9 2

LHP Jed Bradley:  7.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 2 K — 4.36 ERA
RHP Eric Arnett:  1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K — 2.21 ERA
RHP Casey Medlen:  (L, 2-4) 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K — 3.67 ERA

1B Cody Hawn:  3-5, RBI, K — .236 AVG
3B T.J. Mittelstaedt:  2-4, BB, SB (11), R, K — .262 AVG
LF Michael Reed:  1-3, RBI, 2 BB, K — .353 AVG

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers: (41-23), — GB

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Beloit 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 7 12 1
Wisconsin 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 8 12 0

RHP David Goforth:  4.2 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR — 5.71 ERA
RHP Chad Pierce:  3.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K — 3.20 ERA
RHP Seth Harvey:  (W, 4-0) 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K — 2.66 ERA

3B Brandon Macias:  2-4, HR (3), 3 RBI, BB, 2 R — .265 AVG
C Cameron Garfield:  2-4, HR (1), 2 RBI, 2 R — .310 AVG
SS Yadiel Rivera:  3-5, 3B, 2 RBI, R, K — .239 AVG

DSL Brewers: (3-4), 1.5 GB

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
DSL Brewers 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 6 11 10 0
DSL Tigers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 2

RHP Orlando Torrez:  (W, 1-0) 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K — 2.00 ERA
RHP Miguel Diaz:  (H, 1) 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K — 1.80 ERA
RHP Doni Arias:  1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K — 4.50 ERA

SS Carlos Belonis:  1-3, 3B, 3 RBI, BB, 3 SB (6), 2 R, K — .200 AVG
2B Alejandro Mendoza:  2-2, RBI, 2 BB, R — .300 AVG
DH Marcos Padilla:  2-3, 2 BB, SB (1), 2 R — .667 AVG

Prospect of the Day:  SS Yadiel Rivera

Two days, two walk-off hits for Yadiel Rivera. On Sunday, the 20-year-old shortstop launched a three-run home run in the 10th inning to clinch a playoff spot for the Timber Rattlers. On Monday, he lined a single to center field to score John Dishon and send the fans home happy at Time Warner Cable Field in Appleton, Wisconsin.

The Puerto Rican native is an exceedingly interesting prospect. He can really pick it at shortstop; scouts believe he should have no trouble sticking at shortstop throughout the remainder of his professional career. The problem is his bat. He is only hitting .239/.270/.423 in the Midwest League, which simply cannot play at shortstop, no matter the caliber of defense.

Of course, one should also note that Rivera absolutely manhandles left-handed pitching. He has a .338 batting average against southpaws with twelve extra-base hits in only 68 at-bats this season. That calculates to a .941 OPS, which obviously plays at shortstop with plenty to spare. It’s the putrid .197/.245/.345 slash line against right-handed pitching that depresses the overall value at the plate to the point of no return.

His approach at the plate is well below average. Aggressive and free-swinging, Rivera does not get cheated at the plate and all of his power comes to left field, which can easily be exploited by offspeed pitches on the outer half. This is the approach that lead Kevin Goldstein to say quite bluntly, “No, he can’t hit,” on Monday’s podcast.

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