Minor League Box Scores: 07.19.12 | Disciples of Uecker

Disciples of Uecker

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Nashville Sounds: (42-55), 15.5 GB

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Round Rock 0 3 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 8 12 0
Nashville 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 9 1

RHP Seth McClung:  (L, 2-12) 3.1 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 4 BB, 3 K — 5.97 ERA
RHP Tim Dillard:  2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K — 0.00 ERA
RHP Jesus Sanchez:  1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K — 0.00 ERA

1B Sean Halton:  2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R — .274 AVG
LF Corey Patterson:  2-4, HR (8), RBI, R, K — .280 AVG
DH Taylor Green:  2-4, RBI — .286 AVG

Huntsville Stars: (10-16), 6.5 GB

Did not play.

Brevard County Manatees: (15-11), 2.0 GB

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brevard County 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 9 1
St. Lucie 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 7 12 3

LHP Jed Bradley:  4.2 IP, 11 H, 7 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 HR — 5.01 ERA
LHP Thomas Keeling:  (W, 2-5) 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K — 5.24 ERA
RHP Casey Medlen:  (S, 13) 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K — 3.46 ERA

LF Brock Kjeldgaard:  1-3, RBI, 2 BB, R, K — .171 AVG
CF Reggie Keen:  2-4, BB, 2 SB (32), 2 R — .270 AVG
RF John Dishon:  1-5, 3 RBI, 3 SB (7), R, K — .150 AVG

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers: (13-12), 1.0 GB

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Great Lakes 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 0
Wisconsin 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 9 0

RHP Chad Thompson:  3.0 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K — 5.18 ERA
RHP Jacob Barnes:  6.1 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K — 2.91 ERA
LHP Stephen Peterson:  (W, 3-2) 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K — 3.93 ERA

1B Nick Ramirez:  1-4, HR (10), 2 RBI, BB, 2 R, 2 K — .254 AVG
C Cameron Garfield:  1-5, HR (5), RBI, R — .300 AVG
LF Ben McMahan:  2-5, 2B, HR (8), 2 RBI, R, K — .298 AVG

Helena Brewers: (10-19), 9.0 GB

Did not play.

AZL Brewers: (6-14), 8.5 GB

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
AZL Brewers 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 9 12 1
AZL Padres 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 5 3

RHP Nick Bucci:  1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HR — 18.00 ERA
RHP Zach Quintana:  (W, 2-1) 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K — 3.00 ERA
RHP Daniel Keller:  (H, 1) 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K — 12.39 ERA

LF Jose Garcia:  2-5, 3B, HR (1), 3 RBI, R — .316 AVG
C Clint Coulter:  2-4, BB, R, K — .222 AVG
RF Jose Pena:  1-4, 3B, RBI, BB, SB (1), 2 R — .358 AVG

DSL Brewers: (18-15), 2.5 GB

Box Score for game against DSL Tigers not yet available.

Prospect of the Day:  OF Jose Garcia

A 6-foot-3 outfielder out of the Dominican Republic, the Brewers signed Jose Garcia for a $550,000 signing bonus in 2007 — which, at the time, was the second-highest international bonus doled out by the Brewers in franchise history. Of course, the largest international bonus ever agreed upon by the Milwaukee Brewers was for right-hander Rolando Pascual in 2005, and that did not pan out.

Garcia is now 21-years-old and has not performed as well as the organization had hoped. His best season came in 2011, when he hit .250/.279/.372 in the Arizona League. This year, things have gotten a little better, but he has only appeared in six ballgames. He is not an everyday starter in the outfield for the AZL Brewers, which hints at what the organization sees in him as a prospect at this point in his career.

16-year-old international signings are always extremely risky. That’s obvious. The vast majority of the picks do not pan out. That does not mean the Brewers should not play the game, however, as the rewards are potentially vast, especially once one considers players such as Alcides Escobar was signed for $33,000, Wily Peralta was signed for $450,000, and Hernan Iribarren was signed for $15,000.

It’s admittedly a lottery on the international market. The chances of acquiring an impact talent at a fraction of the price of what it would cost in the MLB Draft — even with the recent CBA changes — should not be ignored, and the organization has been participating more in the international market in recent seasons. For example, the Brewers signed shortstop Carlos Belonis for $550,000, which is a healthy bonus considering the Brewers’ history in that market.

Garcia is just an example of a raw, toolsy talent that wasn’t able to put it together and translate his physical gifts into useable baseball skills.

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  1. Mathdude says: July 19, 2012

    It’s great to see Bucci back on the mound.

  2. corey says: July 19, 2012

    How can you not give the prospect of the day to barnes? 6+ innings of shutout pitching from the bullpen! I was at the game, and I dont think any of those 6 hits were hard hit balls that I can remember. Very impressive.

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