Austin Rock Stars are next up on the "Down on the farm" report.
1. Al Camacho...... When we originally got the list for Austin, Camacho was in AA. There he was hitting a cool .425 So his stats are now from AA/AAA combined. He is hitting .387 with 9 doubles, 1 triple, 2 homers and 33 RBI'S. He is by no means a power hitter, but he sure is a nice top of the line-up table setter. His OBP is .462. A switch hitter with decent splits, he should be a nice .300 hitter and have a .400 OBP in the ML.
2. Richard Graham....... Graham is in AA this season. He has 2 decent pitches, with 2 others that are projected in the 40's. Good stamina, great control, and below average splits. So far he is 6-2 with a 3.56 ERA. In 68 innings, he has surrendered 66 hits, 6 homers, 22 walks, while fanning 56. He could make the ML as a long relief, or bottom of the rotation starter.
3.D'Angelo Sanchez.......D' Angelo is in AA as well. In just over 28 innings, he has given up 32 hits, 1 homers, 3 walks, while fanning 22. He is 3-2 with 2 saves in 3 chances, while supporting a 2.54 ERA. Besides he low splits, I believe he could be a decent relief pitcher in the ML.
4.Clint Cedeno........Clint is making the best of his season in AA this year. He is showing tremendous power, while hitting for a high average. He has 16 doubles, 1 triple, and 26 homers, and a modest 79 RBI'S in just 50 games. He is hitting .368, with an OBP of. 416 and a total OPS of 1.214. Clint will probably be a power hitting DH in the ML.
5.Tyler Hooper......Tyler is a pesky hitter that is going to cause nightmares as a base stealer. He has excellent speed, and is a very good gap hitter. He will not hit alot of homers, but he sure will be a wonderful top of the line-up hitter. He will set the table and serve the dessert to the big hitters. He is hitting .319 with an OBP of .403. He also has 18 doubles, 6 triples, and a homer to go with his 42 RBI'S. He has also walked 24 times and has stolen 20 of 22 bases. If he cuts down on his strike outs, he should even be better. And being left handed does not hurt either.
6. Alejandro Martin.......Alejandro is a super power hitter so far this season in High A. In 50 games he has already almost matched his total from last season. In 221 at bats this season, he has hit .348, with 12 doubles, 1 triple and 31 homers, while driving in 84. He also has 17 walks and 44 strike outs. His overall OBP is .394. If he develops a better eye at the plate, he could be a very good hitter in the big leagues.
7.Tiny Simmons.......Tiny "don't call me Gene" Simmons is a player that probably will not make the big leagues. Right now in his 2nd season in High A, Tiny is 7-2 with a respectable ERA of 3.44. In 73 innings, he has given up 83 hits,7 homers, while walking 21 and fanning 50. He could be a nice inning eater as well in the minors.
8.Jerrod Koskie......... Jerrod will probably not be an impact pitcher in the big leagues. He may not ever get the chance to get his feet wet, unless he takes a shower in their locker rooms while they Ml players are in the field. In Low A he is 3-2 with a 2.18 ERA. In 20 innings, he has given up 17 hits, 1 homer, 3 walks, while fanning 20. His sinker may make him a good AAA pitcher, but would be surprising to see him in the ML in the future.
9.Raymond Stone.......Raymond is hitting the cover off the ball in Low A so far this season. He is hitting .433, with a .500 OBP. His total OPS is 1.084. He has 15 doubles, 4 homers, 37 RBI'S, while walking more (24) than he has fanned (23). He has decent splits, a good pitch caller, and super make-up.
10. Ozzie Hyun......Ozzie is doing a fine job in AAA. Although he is not performing like the "Prince of darkness", he is doing a good enough job to be considered a future big league player. In 19 innings, he has given up 10 hits, 5 walks 0 homers, and 22 punch outs. All this with a 0.98 ERA. He should be a nice sleeper.