Reno Aces 69-74 (3rd)
Mobile BayBears 1st Half: 36-32 (3rd); 2nd Half: 39-30 (2nd)
Visalia Rawhide 37-33 (2nd-t); 2nd Half: 35-35 (4th)
South Bend Silver Hawks 1st Half: 30-38 (6th); 2nd Half: 29-40 ( 7th)
Missoula Osprey 14-24 (4th); 2nd half: 14-23 (4th)
Yakima Bears 1st Half: 18-20 (3rd); 2nd Half: 25-13 (1st)
DSL Diamondbacks 34-38 (5th)
The Yakima Bears and Mobile BayBears were the only two D-backs affiliates to make the playoffs, as the Visalia Rawhide dropped five of its last six contests to lose their postseason berth. The Bears got swept by the Spokane Indians in two games while the BayBears stand on the brink of elimination down 2-games-to-1 to the Jacksonville Suns.
Still, the organization as a whole has been buoyed by an influx of pitching prospects at the trade deadline. Daniel Hudson, Patrick Corbin, and Tyler Skaggs have all posted earned run averages under 2.00 since coming over, while David Holmberg has been very solid. This has strengthened all levels of the system, and even some of the non-playoff teams finished strong. Since a nine-game losing streak essentially removed all hope of postseason play in Reno, the Aces went a remarkable 33-18 to finish the season. The DSL D-backs even went 15-6 over their final 21 games despite being the one affiliate not strengthened by the deadline dealing.
Special props go to Charles Brewer, who has sat atop the FutureBacks Power
Rankings since mid-May. Most prospects have peaks and valleys in their
first taste of a 140-game season, but Brewer took it all in stride, including a
promotion to a hitter's league in late June. There are certainly arguments
for Barry Enright, Paul Goldschmidt, or others to rank #1, but Brewer has done
nothing to lose his spot, and has been perhaps the biggest surprise of the 2010
Remember, the following rankings chronicle the hottest organizational prospects who have had good seasons and finished the year strong. They are not necessarily the best prospects in the system overall.
Mob=Mobile, SL=Southern League, PCL= Pacific Coast League
MIS=Missoula, PIO=Pioneer League, Yak=Yakima, NWL=Northwest League
DSL = Dominican Summer League SB=South Bend, MWL=Midwest League, Vis=Visalia, CL=California League
Stats are accurate through the end of the regular season. A yellow highlight indicates a recent promotion, while a red highlight denotes a player having moved down a level.
|1||1||SP||Charles Brewer||Vis||Led farm system in ERA (2.45), K (153), WHIP (1.09), and BAA (.229)|
|2||2||SP||Barry Enright||Az||1st dozen major league starts were 5 or more IP and 3 or fewer ER|
|3||4||1B||Paul Goldschmidt||Vis||CL MVP led league in HR (35), 2B (42), TB (318), SLG (.606), and OPS (.990)|
|4||5||SP||Wade Miley||Mob||2.65 ERA is one of two qualifiers in farm system under 3.38|
|5||7||OF||Adam Eaton||Yak||finished 2nd in MVP voting despite going .385/500/.575 with 20 SB|
|6||NR||SP||Daniel Hudson||Az||8 starts with Arizona: 1.91 ERA, 51 K, 11 BB|
|7||8||LF||Brandon Allen||Az||Position change to LF makes Allen twice as valuable|
|8||3||RP||Bryan Woodall||Mob||1-4 with a 3.70 ERA at Double-A, but 25 K to 3 BB|
|9||9||SP||Josh Collmenter||Mob||2-1 with a 3.18 ERA in 3 starts since rejoining Mobile, then 6 shutout IP in playoff opener|
|10||10||C||Konrad Schmidt||Mob||Led Mobile with a .315 BA and .490 SLG, plus hit .364 with 12 RBI in his final 10 games|
|11||11||OF||Collin Cowgill||Mob||Led Mobile in runs, hits, doubles, HR, and RBI|
|12||12||SP||Tom Layne||Mob||In 8 of his last 10 starts, he allowed 2 ER or fewer|
|13||13||RP||Jake Hale||Yak||Finished with absurd 0.24 ERA, then imploded in the playoffs|
|14||22||2B||Mike Freeman||Yak||2nd in NWL with a .333 BA, 4th with a .403 OBP, and a .982 Fld%|
|15||25||1B||Yazy Arbelo||Yak||Led NWL with 55 RBI, 2nd with 14 HR, and 4th with .521 SLG|
|16||16||C||John Hester||Az||Hit .370 with Reno and has a .942 OPS since his return to the D-backs|
|17||NR||RP||Daniel Stange||Mob||22 straight scoreless outings since the All-Star break|
|18||NR||SP||Patrick Corbin||Vis||1.38 ERA and .189 BAA in 8 starts with Visalia|
|19||19||OF||Roberto Rodriguez||Mis||Led Osprey in runs and doubles and total bases; ranked 2nd to Eaton in nearly everything else|
|20||20||OF||Chris Rahl||Mob||Hit .333 in 17 games after rejoining the BayBears for their playoff run|
|21||6||OF||Marc Krauss||Vis||Slumped to a .248 BA after July, but led Vis with 107 runs scored|
|22||NR||P||Zach Kroenke||Az||5-1 with a 1.43 ERA in nine starts for this career reliever; struggled in MLB debut|
|23||36||RP||Kable Hogben||Yak||Final ERA of 0.72 and 10 saves (2nd in NWL)|
|24||NR||SP||Tyler Skaggs||SB||Had a 1.69 ERA and 20 K in 16 innings with SB|
|25||NR||RP||Kevin Munson||SB||2-0 with a 1.10 ERA, 17 K, and 3 SV in 16.1 IP|
|26||34||1B||Ramon Castillo||SB||Hit .351 with 12 BB after July; only drew 5 BB in his first 35 games|
|27||NR||OF||Ollie Linton||Mob||Hit a combined .313 in August and September|
|28||NR||OF||Chris Jarrett||SB||Went .305/.363/.463 with 5 3B in 20 games with South Bend|
|29||37||RP||Eury De La Rosa||Yak||1.00 ERA, .148 BA, and 9 SV (3rd-t in NWL)|
|30||NR||P||Kyler Newby||Mob||65 K, 17 BB, and a .197 BAA in his final 10 starts|
|31||NR||P||Derek Eitel||SB||2-0 with 1.80 ERA and 19 K in 15 IP with SB|
|32||NR||RP||Yonata Ortega||Vis||1.42 ERA in 13 games w/Vis; 33 SV more than double the next highest D-backs farmhand|
|33||NR||SP||Patrick Schuster||Mis||3-1 with a 3.19 ERA over his final 7 starts; 3.76 ERA ranked 3rd in PIO|
|34||26||SP||Kevin Eichhorn||Yak||Finished with a 5.00 ERA across 3 levels, but with stellar 81 K to 18 BB|
|35||NR||3B||Bobby Borchering||SB||Finished season with 16 XBH, 17 BB, and 24 RBI over his final 36 games|
|36||NR||SS||Raul Navarro||Mis||Hit .385 in his final 10 games and finished at .305|
|37||23||1B||Bobby Stone||Mis||Closed August with a 2-HR game, then slugged .111 the rest of the way|
|38||38||3B||Eric Groff||Reno||His free-swinging ways did not work well in brief Triple-A stint|
|39||NR||OF||Roberto Ortiz||Yak||Led NWL with 23 SB and ranked 6th with a .400 OBP|
|40||NR||SP||Teo Gutierrez||Yak||0.47 ERA in 4 Yak starts after a 6.97 ERA in 11 games out of the Mis pen|
|41||NR||OF||Socrates Brito||DSL||Finished with a .405 BA during a 9-game hit streak|
|42||NR||SP||Scottie Allen||SB||25 K, 1 BB, over final 5 starts; 0.58 WHIP, 1.89 ERA over final 4|
|43||NR||RP||Brian Budrow||Vis||South Bend's most consistent reliever was solid in his two CL appearances|
|44||44||RP||Justin Albert||Yak||Sturdy southpaw was solid after advancing|
|45||NR||SS||William Castillo||DSL||7 multi-hit games in final 10 (.381 BA, 5 SB, 0 CS)|
|46||14||3B||Matt Davidson||Vis||Hit just .169 in 71 post-promotion at-bats|
|47||NR||SP||Johan Jaime||DSL||Exactly 1 ER in 6 of last 7 starts, 2 ER in the other (45 K in 41.1 IP)|
|48||NR||RP||Corey Davisson||Yak||3-1 with a 1.65 ERA, 24 K, and 3 BB in final 16.1 IP|
|49||NR||RP||Frank Santana||DSL||Allowed just 1 hit in final 5 appearances (9.2 IP, 13 K, 4 SV, 1 W)|
|50||NR||P||Jose Jose||DSL||Only 1 ER in 9 IP in 2 starts; 2.50 ERA overall|
Richie Rowland (15) hit a combined .226 in August and September
Chase Anderson (17) had a 5.10 ERA over his final 30 innings pitched.
Wagner Mateo (18) had 17 K and no RBI in his final 31 at-bats (.161 BA)
Kyle Greene (21) has just a .597 on base-plus-slugging after the All-Star break.
Taylor Sinclair (24) allowed 33 earned runs over his final 37.2 innings for a 7.88 ERA
Raywilly Gomez (27) slugged .271 since the end of July.
Bryan Henry (28) had a 5.18 ERA in August and September combined.
Sam Demel (29) has a 10.80 ERA and 1.024 OPS against since recording his first major league save on August 10th.
3B Ryan Wheeler (Mobile) slugged .433 after his promotion to Double-A. The Southern League average was .390.
SP Ryan Cook (Mobile) allowed just one hit in seven frames during his final regular season start and hopes to stay hot in the postseason
RP Jordan Norberto (Arizona) has a 1.93 ERA since the trade deadline, but also 10 walks in 9.1 innings
RP Carlos Rosa (Arizona) tossed a scoreless inning in his return to the big
leagues and didn't allow a run all August with Reno
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