• Aug
    11

    Skanar's Hitting Prospect Report Through 8/11

    A mixed bag this week. Some of the up-and-comers (Sisco, Marin, and Ohlman) were excellent, but some of the more familiar names weren't (Schoop, Davis). Hart and Walker were both out with injuries.

    Gulf Coast
    C Chance Sisco. Season: 74 PA, .391/.481/.484 (.965) 10 BB (13.5%), 11 K (14.9%). Since 8/4: 15 PA, .400/.400/.667, 3 K.
    Sisco continues to hit well, adding some power this week. Still a very small sample size, due to the three catcher rotation, but at least the results are there.

    C Jonah Heim. Season: 51 PA, .114/.235/.159 (.394) 7 BB (13.7%), 5 K (9.8%). Since 8/4: 8 PA, .250/.250/.375, 0 K.
    Only two games this week, but at least he had two hits!

    C Alex Murphy. Season: 60 PA, .255/.361/.353 (.714) 9 BB (15.0%), 8 K (13.3%). Since 8/4: 13 PA, .154/.154/.231, 3 K.
    Murphy had a poor week, and it illustrates the issues with relying on small sample size data. This one poor week has brought his season OPS down by almost .100, from a very solid .811 to a mediocre .714. That's serious volatility.

    2B Yariel Vargas. Season: 123 PA, .252/.345/.282 (.626) 13 BB (10.6%), 26 K (21.1%). Since 8/4: 20 PA, .100/.100/.150, 6 K.
    A very poor week. Early excitement over Vargas may have been misplaced, as he has failed to add any power, and his batting average has been steadily dropping. Still, 123 PAs is a fairly small sample and it's just the GCL.

    OF Josh Hart. Season: 80 PA, .225/.329/.254 (.583) 9 BB (11.3%), 12 K (15.0%). Since 8/4: Did not play
    Injured.


    Aberdeen
    1B Trey Mancini. Season: 185 PA, .318/.359/.426 (.786) 9 BB (4.9%), 32 K (17.3%). Since 8/4: 21 PA, .250/.286/.250, 3 K.
    Another OK week, but with no power. 

    3B Hector Veloz. Season: 163 PA, .203/.256/.320 (.576) 10 BB (6.1%), 50 K (32.5%). Since 8/4: 15 PA, .154/.267/.154, 3 K.
    Veloz continues to disappoint.

    OF Mike Yastrzemski. Season: 144 PA, .310/.416/.484 (.900) 18 BB (12.5%), 24 K (16.7%). Since 8/4: 23 PA, .250/.348/.250, 4 K.
    Hits and walks but no power. Wouldn't be a bad week for most prospects, but below Yastrzemski standards.


    Delmarva
    SS Adrian Marin. Season: 361 PA, .281/.332/.367 (.698) 23 BB (6.4%), 81 K (22.4%). Since 8/4: 27 PA, .304/.407/.478, 6 K.
    Came back very strong and had an excellent week. Added a double and home run to solid hitting and 4 BBs.

    3B Torsten Boss. Hit over .500 this week. Still not enough to bring his numbers back to prospect levels.


    Frederick
    C Michael Ohlman. Season: 332 PA, .304/.407/.535 (.941) 46 BB (13.9%), 74 K (22.3%). Since 8/4: 21 PA, .368/.429/.526, 5 K.
    A great week for Ohlman, as he continued to rack up doubles, and added plenty of other hits as well. Season line is holding steady, and barring a late-season collapse, Ohlman is looking very strong.

    CF Glynn Davis. Season: 315 PA, .227/.310/.309 (.619) 33 BB (10.5%), 61 K (19.4%). Since 8/4: 24 PA, .105/.292/.105, 4 K
    Five walks and nothing else this week for Davis. Continues a poor year overall.


    Bowie
    1B Christian Walker. Season (AA only): 68 PA, .242/.319/.323 (.641) 6 BB (8.8%), 10 K (14.7%). Since 8/4: Did not play
    Injured?


    Norfolk
    SS Jonathan Schoop. Season (AAA only): 194 PA .250/.299/.408 (.707) 10 BB (5.2%), 38 K (19.6%) Since 8/4: 28 PA, .185/.214/.259, 6 K
    Schoop had a pretty bad week. Would anyone care to guess where the games were played? That's right, all eight were at home. Schoop's AAA splits now stand at a .550 OPS at home and an .843 OPS on the road. Still, the home-park excuse can only stand for so long, and I'd really like to see Schoop close out the season strongly.

    CF Xavier Avery. Season (AAA only): 278 PA, .228/.306/.308 (.614) 28 BB (10.1%), 64 K (23.0%). Since 8/4: 26 PA, .375/.423/.417, 5 K
    A very good week for Avery, and he even managed to limit the Ks (sort of). This is what he needed to do all season.


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