Tigers prospect Jacob Turner made his third start for the AAA Toledo Mud Hens as he took on the Buffalo Bisons. The 20 year old tossed six shutout innings, while surrendering just four hits, walking one, and striking out six in a no-decision. Turner, who was rated the 7th best prospect overall according to MLB.com, was 3-5 with a 3.48 ERA, going 113.2 innings, while striking out 90 in 17 starts for AA Erie. He also made one start for the Tigers when he pitched 5.1 innings against the Angels on July 30.
Giants top prospect Gary Brown went 5-for-5 including a pair of homers and four runs driven in to help give San Jose an 11-5 victory over Stockton. Brown is certainly putting up top prospect numbers this season. He has a .331/.400/.507 line, with 30 doubles, 12 triples, 12 home runs, 74 RBI’s, and 47 stolen bases which are good for second most in the California League.
Dbacks prospect and 2011 third overall pick Trevor Bauer made his third start tonight for AA Mobile. The 20 year old pitched five innings, giving up four hits, one run, walking a batter, and fanning seven in a no-decision against the Jackson Generals. Since being with the Snakes organization, Bauer now has a 2.83 ERA, and has struckout 40 batters in 24 innings combined with High A Visalia and Mobile.
Noah Syndergaard wasn’t the only Jays pitching prospect to make his debut with a new affiliate, as Drew Hutchison made his for AA New Hampshire. He threw five scoreless frames, giving up just two hits, walking a pair, and punching out seven for his first AA victory in a 16-3 route of Trenton. Hutchison was 11-5 with a 2.68 ERA, while pitching 134.1 innings, and striking out 150 in 24 starts before being promoted to New Hampshire. Coming into this season, he was rated Toronto’s 10th best prospect according to MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo.
Blue Jays pitching prospect Noah Snydergaard made his debut tonight for the Low A affiliate Lansing Lugnuts. He pitched five innings, giving up four hits, one run, a walk, and six strikeouts in a no-decision against Bowling Green. Before being promoted to Lansing, Syndergaard was 5-2 with a 1.70 ERA, while striking out 65 in 55 innings of work between Rookie League Bluefield and Short A ball Vancouver.
Astros top pitching prospect Jarred Cosart went six innings tonight, allowing four hits, one run, walking three, and striking out a pair in a no-decision against Midland. The 21 year old has now made five starts for AA Corpus Christi since being acquired in the Hunter Pence deal at the July 31 trade deadline.
Pirates top prospect Jameson Taillon may have turned in his best outing of the season for West Virginia. The 19 year old went five innings, giving up just one hit, one run, walking three, and striking out five in a no-decision against Greensboro. Hears what he had to say about the start -”It was good. I’ve been pretty solid lately. [It's nice] to see the results come through after the work I’ve put in and the side sessions I’ve put in,” he said. “I had three pitches working tonight and had one of the better deliveries I’ve had this year, so it’s all started to come together.” Taillon has now pitched 84.2 innings , while striking out 85 in 21 starts for the Power in his first season of pro ball.
Devin Mesoraco had himself a game tonight for Louisville as they defeated Toledo 10-3. The 23 year old went 4-for-4, which included two home runs, a double, and 5 RBI’s. He also fell a triple shy of the cycle. The second home run was said to be an estimated 471 feet, which is now the sixth longest home run at Louisville Slugger Field. “That was a pretty good one, that was my farthest this year,” Mesoraco said. “It definitely felt good . As soon as I hit, I knew.” The Reds top prospect this year has a .293/.375/.498 line with 36 doubles, which is second most in the International League, 15 homers, and 68 RBI’s in 416 at bats. He certainly has Reds fans buzzing about a possible September callup. When asked about it he said – “I haven’t heard anything, but I’m looking forward to it and hoping it happens . But until then, I am going to work hard here.”
Rays top prospect Matt Moore turned in yet another solid performance tonight for Durham. He went six scoreless innings, giving up six hits, walking one, and fanning six in a no-decision against Norfolk. Moore’s ERA for Durham currently sits at 0.89 in seven starts now.