Fifth round pick Tommy Kahnle has agreed to terms and will join the Staten Island Yanks tomorrow. His physical isn’t until Monday, and once he passes that he’ll jump right into the team’s bullpen. Kahnle made 13 total appearances in the Cape Cod League this summer, striking out 14 in nine innings of work. The bad news? Ten walks.
Meanwhile, Baseball America posted a list of ten prospects who have increased their stock since the start of June (sub. req’d). Jesus Montero (“A scout who saw Montero this month didn’t see the outstanding raw power than Montero has shown in the past, but noted that Montero consistently drove the ball into the gaps even if he did bail on the breaking ball on occasion.”) came in at number two, David Phelps (“His secondary stuff is fringy, but he mixes a slurvy curveball, a short slider and a change with solid sink and throws them all for strikes, making him an option for the back of the rotation or middle-relief work.”) at number eight.
Triple-A Scranton (7-1 win over Norfolk)
Kevin Russo, LF: 0 for 4, 1 BB, 2 K
Eric Bruntlett, DH: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 K
Eduardo Nunez, SS: 2 for 3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 SB – nine for his last 28 (.321)
Chad Tracy, 3B, Chad Huffman, RF & Greg Golson, CF: all 1 for 4 – Tracy drove in a run & scored another … Golson doubled
Jesus Montero, C: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 K – eight of his 11 homers have comes in the last six weeks or so … Conor Foley breaks the long balls down for you
Jorge Vazquez, 1B & Reegie Corona, 2B: both 2 for 4 – JoVa doubled, scored a run & K’ed … Corona plated a run
Jason Hirsh: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 3-7 GB/FB – 62 of his 99 pitches were strikes
Romulo Sanchez: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 4-1 GB/FB – 31 of 53 pitches were strikes (58.5%)
Royce Ring: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1-0 GB/FB – four of his six pitches went for strikes