#40- Xavier Paul, of. After two mediocre seasons, Paul revved his game up to another level at Vero Beach with a consistent .285-13-49.
#39- Eric Stults, lhp. Stults is an able deceptive pitcher who doesn't overpower people but knows how to get outs. Threw well for Las Vegas (10-11, 4.23) to earn a promotion to L.A.
#38- Jesus Castillo, rhp. Castillo came back from Tommy John surgery to pitch very capably. His record was only 2-5 but that was due to lack of runs. He held batters to a .241 mark and posted a 2.88 ERA.
#37- Brent Leach, lhp. Was a proficient starter for Columbus (4-2, 3.27) so was moved up to Vero Beach where he was placed in the bullpen and didn't do nearly as well (3-4, 4.56) possibly because he was bothered by a bad rash on his pitching hand which made gripping the ball difficult.
#36- Jon Meloan, rhp. At the beginning, he was sidelined with a tender arm so was limited in innings when he came back. Then he blew through the system - 1-1,
1.54 at Columbus, 1-0, 2.50 at Vero and , finally, 1-0, 1.69 at Jacksonville. Along the way he struck out 91 batters in 52 innings. Quite a year.
#35- Scott Van Slyke, of. At Ogden, he didn't do well at first but got with it more and more as the season wore on. .256-2-17.
#34- Steve Johnson, rhp. Had a couple of sparkling emergency appearances at Jacksonville, then went to Ogden where he was generally the most consistent pitcher- 5-5, 3.89 with 86 strikeouts in 74.2 innings.
#33- Juan Rivera, ss. Always capable in the field but doubtful at bat. Didn't do well at Columbus early on so was sent to Ogden where he managed only .238-1-7. Back up to Columbus, he began hitting more crisply to finish .256-2-15.
#32- Josh Wall, rhp. He throws in the low to mid-90's so has a promising upside but he left too many balls in the hitting zone at Ogden- 3-5, 5.86.
#31- Cody Ross, of. Made the Dodgers out of spring training , then was traded to the Marlins.
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