We are now two weeks into the minor league schedule.Ã‚Â Let’s check in on a hitter or two from each of the four teams playing.Ã‚Â We’ll look more at the fringe type prospects rather than the top prospects you hear about all the time.
AAA Louisville Bats
Steve Selsky had a good game on Wednesday, 4 for 5 with 2 2B, to raise his slash line this year to .370/.433/.667/1.100 in 27 AB.Ã‚Â Selsky swings RH and plays the OF corners and a little 1B.Ã‚Â His career minor league slash line is a solid .293/.379/.463/.842.Ã‚Â He has maintained a good OBP in the higher minors (.369 AA and .359 AAA), but has not shown much in the way of SLG (.313 AA and .371 AAA).Ã‚Â He’s not anyone you’ll see on a top prospect list, but he could find his way onto the bench as a 5th OF and RH bat off the bench someday if he keeps hitting at the AAA level.
Josh Satin has a slash line of .267/.351/.500/.851.Ã‚Â He’s my pick to be recalled to the Reds for the RH pinch hitter bench spot that Devin Mesoraco is holding down until he is able to catch again.Ã‚Â I prefer Satin (Career Minor League .300/.396/.461/.856) over Chris DominguezÃ‚Â (Career Minor League .268/.308/.435/.743) due to his better OBP skills.
AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos
It’s really good to see Seth Mejias-Brean start hitting at AA.Ã‚Â He now has a .250/.351/.438/.789 slash line this year after struggling for the first time in his pro career last year at AA with a .239/.339/.341/.680 slash line.
Second Baseman Ryan Wright is off to a quick start .269/.321/.615/.937.Ã‚Â He’s got a solid Minor League Career slash line of .274/.320/.429/.749.Ã‚Â Much like Mejias-Brean, it is good to see him rebound from a rough AA slash line of .205/.248/.288/.536 last year.
High A Daytona Tortugas
Catcher Cam Maron is off to a .286/.412/.500/.912 start.Ã‚Â He was obtained last winter in the minor league phase of the Rule V draft.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â He is a LH hitting catcher with a Minor League Career line of .284/.388/.373/.761.Ã‚Â It will interesting to see if he can continue to hit with some power to go with his good on base skills.
Third baseman Taylor Sparks is hitting .282/.317/.487/.804.Ã‚Â He has homered twice and struck out 15 times in 41 PA.Ã‚Â The top prospect has big power and will be working all season on cutting down on the strikeouts.
Low A Dayton Dragons
Ronald Bueno is switch hitting 2B and off to a .316/.381/.421/.802 start.Ã‚Â The 22 year old batted .253/.310/.324/.634 last year for Dayton in 204 PA.Ã‚Â He has seen time at both SS and 3B also while with the Reds organization.
Wendell Soto is a 23 year old switch hitting IF who is off to .214/.421/.429/.850 start.Ã‚Â The Reds signed him over the off season after he had spent five years in the Angels organization.Ã‚Â He played SS last year in the Pioneer League where he hit .259/.358/.420/.777.