Prospect Pulse: Stock Falling

<b>Prospect Pulse</b> takes a day off from interviewing minor league players, and looks at the players in the system that have their stock falling. There are many interesting names on this list, and some surprises early in the season. Prospect Pulse returns on Monday interviewing the players in the Jays farm system.

All stats as of Thursday morning April 21.

Jason Alfaro, Syracuse: Alfaro was a candidate to win a backup infielders job out of spring training, however, did not, and as a result could be down on himself. The infielder is struggling with Syracuse posting just a .224 batting average in forty-nine at bats.

Scott Downs, Syracuse: Downs was signed to a minor league contract this past winter, however, is not performing well through three starts for the SkyChiefs. He is 0-2 with a 7.53 ERA. There is a bright spot though, as Downs as walked just one batter and struck out fifteen in fourteen innings of work.

Ryan Glynn, Syracuse: Glynn has started off the year allowing thirteen hits and eight runs in just eight innings of work for the SkyChiefs. The right-hander has seen his share of action at the major league level, but must now get under the mindset of pitching in Triple-A and reproving himself.

Miguel Negron, New Hampshire: The former first round draft choice is just in a tremendous slump early this year having picked up just six hits in forty-six at bats. The outfielder is batting .130 with no homers and two RBI while accumulating eleven strikeouts. If he keeps this up, Negron will prove everyone who is calling him a bust absolutely correct.

Ron Davenport, New Hampshire: Davenport came into the season with many eyes on him, asking ‘can he do it at Double-A.' So far, the answer is no. The outfielder is hitting just 9-45 for a .2000 average and has struck out ten times this season.

Yuber Rodriguez, Lansing: Many have high hopes for this young centerfielde, however, he has yet to find his groove with the Lugnuts. Rodriguez is hitting 9-50 for a .180 average and has struck out eleven times this season.

Ryan Klosterman, Lansing: Klosterman is batting just .222 this season in thirty-six at bats, however, he has hit three homers and has walked ten times.

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