Wednesday, May 2, 2007

1. Nick Adenhart SP, Class AA Arkansas (Angels)

So, it’s hard to move a guy down when in his only start since last Wed’s Prospect Hotlist, Adenhart threw zeroes for 7 innings, fanning 4. His ERA currently sits at 0.80 and has established himself as one of the top 3 prospect pitchers in all of baseball.

2. Brok Butcher, SP, Class A, Rancho Cucamonga (Angels)
Butcher debuted on the Hotlist last week for the first time and with two starts in which he didn’t give up a run, 14 innings total, he lowered his ERA to a minor league Halos best (Among starting pitchers) to 0.78. Butcher fanned 12 in those 14.1 innings.

3. Nathan Haynes, OF, Class AAA Salt Lake (Angels)
It’s hard to ignore what Haynes has been doing in Salt Lake. With a league leading .380 batting average going into tonight’s game, Haynes also leads the Bees with 17 RBI’s from the leadoff spot (WOW). Besides the batting average, Haynes has been getting his fair share of walks as well (15) which has resulted in a .484 on base pct.

4. Douglas Brandt, SP, Low Class A, Cedar Rapids (Angels)
Brandt since being moved into the rotation has given up only 1 run in two starts, while fanning 10 in those 10 innings pitched as a member of the Kernels rotation. This is a guy to keep an eye on and we’ll find out a lot more about his arsenal from Eddie Bane in our May edition of “The Bane Connection”.

5. Nick Green, SP, Class AA Arkansas (Angels)
Green has notched 3 quality starts in a row to earn his way back onto the Prospect Hotlist. Green, in his last 3 starts (20.1 innings) has given up only 3 runs, while fanning 12. His last two starts he went 7 innings each time out, giving up only 1 run vs. Tulsa, twice.

6. Christopher Pettit, OF, Low Class A Cedar Rapids (Angels)
Petit leads the Kernels in batting average (.329), OBP (.402), Home Runs (4), Slugging Pct. (.589 and second to Bourjos in Stolen Bases with (7). Look for him to debut in Rancho Cucamonga by June if he keeps this up.

7. Darren O’Day, RP, Class A Rancho Cucamonga (Angels)
It’s hard not to recognize what O’Day has done late in the game for the Quakes as he’s yet to give up a run in 7.1 innings, fanning 8, while saving 6 games for Rancho. O’Day had success with Orem and Cedar Rapids in 2006, so his start to the season isn’t a fluke. He’s another kid that we’ll be asking Bane about in our May edition of “The Bane Connection”.

8. Freddy Sandoval, 3B, Class AA Arkansas (Angels)

It’s hard not to like Sandoval, a manager’s player that can play multiple positions, has a strong work ethic and gives 110%. Sandoval plays mostly third base, where he’s playing this year, but is red hot of late. Freddy has upped his BA to .303 and has an impressive 13/13 walk to strikeouts rate, while playing solid D at the hot corner. Sandoval, who stole 30 bases for the Quakes in ’06, has 6 with the Travelers thus far.

9. Tommy Murphy, OF, Class AAA Salt Lake (Angels)
Murphy has been hitting, as he did in ’06 with the Bees since being sent down over a week ago. Tommy has posted a .360 batting average, with 2 doubles, 2 triples and 4 stolen bases while flashing his range and arm in the outfield.

10. Bradley Coon, OF, Class A Rancho Cucamonga (Angels)
Coon who is tied for the lead in stolen bases (Cal League) with 16 has continued to excel as a leadoff hitter, posting a .327 batting average, .386 on base pct. And showing some extra base power of late ( 7 doubles, 1 triple and smacked his first home run of the season vs. Visalia on Sunday).

Keep an eye on: David Herndon – The Angels have a ton of starting pitching depth, but Herndon is intriguing as he possesses a large frame (6’6, 200 lbs) and has a heavy fastball and developing secondary pitches. Herndon gave up 1 run in 7 innings in his last start.

On the outside looking to get in soon:
Brandon Wood, Sean Rodriguez, Terry Evans, Stephen Marek, Kendry Morales, Matt Brown, David Herndon, Robert Mosebach, Jeff Mathis, Ryan Aldridge, Timothy Schoeninger, Peter Bourjos, Matthew Sweeney, Jose Arredondo, Sean O'Sullivan, Jeremy Haynes, Steven Shell, Trevor Bell, PJ Phillips, Amalio Diaz, Nick Gorneault, Hank Conger, Jordan Renz, Andrew Hill, Michael Collins, Mark Trumbo, Anthony Ortega, Kevin Jepsen, and Hainley Statia.
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