As it has been only 4 days since my last MiL-Breakdown I'm going to leave the view at the MiL-standings out, but overall the Rays MiL organisations have gone a mere 11:15 over the last 4 days.
Prospects stats overview
Prospects stats overview
From now on I will also post the stats of the average MiL-hitter in the Rays system. This should help in order to identify some trends of the system. The stat-line of the average Rays MiL-hitter is at the bottom of the following chart. You can see (by the colours of the cells), that the Rays minor leaguers are above average in some categories while they struggle in others:
- OBP, wOBA and Spd are above average.
- ISO and OPS are below average.
- Alejandro Segovia ... .299 ISO
- Oscar Hernandez ... .259 ISO
- Kyeong Kang ... .247 ISO
- Joshua Sale ... .237 ISO
- Henry Wrigley ... .236 ISO
- Justin O'Conner ... .234 ISO
- Brandon Allen ... .229 ISO
- Brandon Martin ... .224 ISO (SURPRISE!)
- Jeff Malm ... .207 ISO
Here is the data (the horizontal black line shows you where the average Rays MiL hitter would be ... sorted by wOBA):
Prospects on the rise
- Alejandro Segovia ... While also having been strong before, he is lights out since mid-June: 1.286 OPS, .524 wOBA. And his BABIP is not very high either.
- Henry Wrigley ... He is really making a push for the majors right now. Even his K% is respectable with 21.4% on the season. His last 47 PA's: 1.261 OPS, .547 wOBA.
- Oscar Hernandez ... Next to Josh Sale's '12 performance, I was most looking forward to and keen about Oscar Hernandez' performance in '12. And man, what a start: With 18 years of age in Princeton, he has a .916 OPS with a more than solid approach at the plate (8.2 BB%, 14.8K%). While the sample size is still small, I like what I see.
- Tim Beckham ... Hopefully he has learned from his mistakes and hopefully he can continue to play like he did as of late. His last 49 PA's: .986 OPS, .443 wOBA.
- Ty Morrison ... Above average speed, good on-base skills and a hot bat as of late make him the #5 on this list. He was another tools-guy whom I was waiting to break out. And while it's way too early to say that he broke out, he is doing well in AA.
- Darryl George ... The first 67 PA's couldn't have gone much better for Darryl George. And while his excellent results might be driven by an unsustainable high batting average, this is still an encouraging sign.
- Jake Hager ... He continues to impress. Last 46 PA's: .961 OPS | Last 82 PA's: .952 OPS | Last 157 PA's: .934 OPS | Last 199 PA's: .861 OPS. Also, his plate discipline is getting better and better (June: 10 BB vs. 8 K).
- Todd Glaesmann ... His progress over the season is excellent: April: .737 OPS | May: .766 | June: .900 | July: 1.042
- Brandon Martin ... Like almost all other early 1st (and 1st supp) round picks from last year (Guerrieri, Snell, Hager, Mahtook, Ames), Brandon Martin is also doing very well. He even shows some (mostly gap-to-gap) power.
Encouraging signs from short-season ball (less than 50 PA's): Benjamin Kline, Andrew Toles (only 22 PA's), Omar Narvaez (excellent plate discipline).
Prospects to be falling
- James Harris Jr. ... Since a Brandon Allen-like start to the '12 season, it has gone nowhere but down for James Harris. No power, no ability to get on base and no ability to even hit the ball have been shown yet. The result: .522 OPS (last 39 PA's: .412 OPS).
- Deshun Dixon ... Except for his excellent BB:K ratio, he is not doing much at the plate.
- Joshua Sale ... Maybe it was injury related (as he is on the DL right now), but his results as of late haven't been the same as before mid-June.
- Matt Mangini ... With this kind of performance he is no factor for the major league club. He is no prospect either, therefore ... .
Discouraging signs from short-season ball: Cesar Perez, Yoel Araujo (way too early, but 51.5K%!!!), Marty Gantt.
All of the stats provided above are excluding the stats from the previous day. I preferrably use FanGraphs as source for the stats. Click on each stat for its explanation: