Minor League All Stars - AL West

Seattle Mariners

Tyler Pike P (Low A) - He was 7-4, 2.37 and opponents only hit .194 against him.  The downside is his 57 walks in 110 innings pitched and 12 runs crossing the plate that were unearned.  Not a lot of dominating stuff and only 6′0″ but he throws lefthanded. 

Tyler Smith SS (rookie) - He was voted the MVP of the Appalachian League hitting .320 with 12 stolen bases and playing a critical position well. 

Ian Miller utl (rookie) - Ian didn’t show a lot of power but he hit .297, stole 14 bases and covered a lot of ground in centerfield.  After getting promoted to the Northwest League he hit .333 but all his 14 hits were singles.

Edwin Diaz p (rookie) - he was voted pitcher of the year in the Appalachian League giving the Mariners a sweep in the MVP and pitcher’s award.  Edwin was 5-2, 1.43 in 13 starts with 79 whiffs in 69 innings, limiting the opposition to a .191 average.  The Puerto Rican third rounder throws a fastball in the 92-94 mile per hour range but could fill out to throw it harder.

Emilio Pagan relief (rookie) - Emilio did not give up a run in his 15 Appalachian League appearances, striking out 27 in 20 innings.  Opponents only hit .127 off him.  He did not have as much success when promoted to the Northwest League allowing hitters to hit him at a .320 clip in five appearances.

Houston Astros

Max Stassi C (AA) - Max was traded by the Athletics to the Astros with a number of other players for Jed Lowrie.  Max made his major league debut with the Astros after hitting .277, 17, 60 at AA Corpus Christie.  He will go as far as his average defense will allow him. 

George Springer OF (AA) - He was voted the MVP of the Texas League after hitting .297, 19, 55 but produced better numbers when promoted to AAA with .311, 18, 53.  He still strikes out a ton (161) which could impact his average, but a power/speed combination matched by few. 

Mike Foltynewitz p (AA) - Mike generates a fastball that hits triple digits making him difficult to hit.  He went 5-3, 2.87 limiting the opposition to a .207 average.  He needs to cut down on his walks (52 walks in 103 innings pitched). 

David Martinez P (AA) - He was voted pitcher of the year in the Texas League after going 14-2, 2.02.  The Venezuelan made his major league debut (7.15) but lacks a swing and miss pitch and turned 26 in AA. 

Matt Duffy 3B (A) - He raked in the California League (.323, 19, 84), but after leaving the hitter’s parks there was not as successful in the Texas League (.247, 5, 10).  He had a poor 3/22 walk to whiff ratio.

Andrew Aplin OF (A) - Andrew only hit nine homeruns, but it was good enough to drive in 107 runs.  He also had an 83/63 walk to whiff ratio.  His average tools may destine him for a fourth outfielder role.

M.P. Cokinos utl (A) - Another player who walked more (47) than he struck out (41).  The slugging first baseman hit .313 with 13 homeruns to drive in 94.  For a 31 st pick in 2012 he has hit .320 and .313 in his first two years.

Carlos Correa SS (Low A) - Many feel he will eventually switch to third, but Carlos is determined to stay at short.  He could be voted one of the top five prospects in baseball next year.  In his first full season Carlos hit .320 while showing some pop with 9 homeruns.  In 111 at bats he hit .432 against lefthanders. 

Yonathan Mejia DH (rookie) - He didn’t hit for a lot of power but his .324 average was his third year in the Gulf Coast League.

Texas Rangers

Brett Nicholas DH (AA) - The slugger hit .289 with 21 homeruns and 91 RBIs.  The Rangers were impressed enough to give him an invite to the Arizona Fall League.

Neil Ramirez P (AA) - Selected as a Ranger but currently a Cub, one of the prospects the Rangers traded to get Matt Garza.  He was 9-3, 3.84 ERA but his best hopes will be as a back end of the rotation starter. 

Trever Adams 1B (A) - He didn’t hit much for average (.257) but he was a good run producer with 82 RBIs.  His slugging average was only .385.

Roughned Odor 2B (A) - Odor is being groomed as the Rangers second baseman of the future if Jurickson Profar doesn’t fit in the outfield.  He hit .305 in the Carolina League and .306 in the Texas League in 200 less at bats.  He stole 32 bases at the two levels with 41 doubles.

Joey Gallo 3B (Low A) - One of the top sluggers in baseball with a lot of swing and miss capability.  He hit only .245 with 165 whiffs in 106 games but his 40 homeruns led all minor leaguers.  He was also a surprising 15 of 16 in stolen bases.

Nick Williams OF (Low A) - The second round 2012 pick had a nice triple double year, hitting .293 with 19 doubles, 12 triples and 17 homeruns.  The one red flag is his 15/110 walk to whiff ratio.

Ryan Rua DH (low A) - Coming into this year the 17th round 2011 pick had not hit double digits in homeruns.  He hit 32 in 2013, driving in 91 runs. 

Oakland Athletics

Stephen Vogt C (AAA) - A veteran backstop made the Athletics post season roster.  He had a heck of a year in AAA hitting .324, 13, 58.  He could make a good back up for a number of teams.

Michael Choice OF (AAA) - The Athletics 2010 number one pick has always had trouble making contact, but when he does the ball goes a long ways.  He hit a career high .302 with 14 homeruns which earned him his major league debut this year. 

Anthony Aliotti 1B (AA) - Anthony terrorized Southern League pitchers for a .350 average with 12 homeruns and 51 RBIs. 

Carlos Hernandez p (AA) - Carlos pitched well in the Texas League (7-7, 2.18), earning a promotion to AAA.  At 26 his time may be a little late.

Addison Russell SS (A) - The future shortstop of the Athletics and their number one pick of 2012 hit .275 with 10 homeruns with 21 stolen bases.  He also plays stellar defense, collecting 29 doubles and 10 triples for a triple double. 

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Efren Navarro 1B (AAA) - A 50th round pick is currently playing in Mexico.  He hit .326 in AAA with only seven homeruns but 39 doubles to drive in 81.  The Angels have a crowded group around the first base bag.

Taylor Lindsey 2B (AA) - Taylor is a first round pick in 2010 that provides some pop at second base.  He hit .274 with 17 homeruns.  Expect him to make his major league debut next year.

Brandon Hynick P (AA) - The 28 year old went 12-5, 2.80 in AA.  He has won a lot of minor league awards but has yet to make his major league debut.

Mike Snyder 1B (A) - Another slugging first baseman for the Angels hit .280, 25, 92.  At 6′4″ 230 he may be too big to survive in the outfield.

Alex Yarbrough 2B (A) - The fourth round 2012 pick had a good offensive year, hitting for a triple double.  He hit .313 with 32 doubles, 10 triples and 11 homeruns.  Those are good offensive numbers for a second baseman.  a 27/106 walk to whiff ratio is of some concern. 

Zach Borenstein DH (A) - His .337, 28, 95 year got him an invite to the Arizona League.  He is a left fielder/first baseman type with a .631 slugging percentage.

Mark Sappington P (A) - He’s 6′5″ with a mid-90s fastball that put up 12-5, 3.45 numbers in 27 starts.  The Angels are looking for starters.

Ben Carlson P (Low A) - 4-0, 1.73 ERA in 21 relief appearances but his other numbers were not impressive.

Cal Towey 3B (rookie) - His .317 average with a .543 slugging percentage with a 67/59 walk to whiff ratio will get some people to take note.  He only hit .261 with a .304 slugging against lefthanders.

Jose Rondon SS (rookie) - The Venezuelan hit .293, driving in 50 runs in 68 games despite just one homerun.  He smoked 22 doubles. 

Jonathan Van Eaton p (rookie) - Not impressive numbers, 3.79 ERA but 10 saves. 

Ismael Dianicio 2B (rookie) - He raked Arizona League pitching for a .354 average.  The third baseman has yet to hit a homerun in his five minor league seasons.

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