Lake Elsinore Storm

MadFriars San Diego Padres Daily Prospect Report: June 7

The story of the night was the starters. In Triple-A and Double-A Frank Garces and Bryce Morrow combined to walk 11 in just 10 innings as both teams fell. In High-A and Low-A Chris Huffman and Jean Cosme allowed just three hits over 12 innings as both teams won.

Fresno Grizzles 7 – Chihuahuas 1

Key Stats: LHP Frank Garces 4 IP 7 H 5 ER 6 BB 2 K; CF Manuel Margot 3-5, 2B, outfield assist; DH Ryan Schimpf 1-2, 2 BB.

Prospect Watch: El Paso's eight game winning streak came to an end on Tuesday, as did the hitting streaks for Carlos Asuaje, Alex Dickerson and Hunter Renfroe.  Centerfielder Manuel Margot was the only one to have a multi-hit game, or even an extra-base hit.  Margot now has a ten game hitting streak, including eight multi-hit games.  He is hitting nearly .500 (22-48) during the hit streak…  One of the things the Padres were trying to work with right fielder Hunter Renfroe on this year is striking out less.  In each of the past two years Renfroe struck out more than 130 times in each season.  This year he is on pace for only 93.  While this is great news and one of the biggest reasons why his batting average has gone up, it also means his walk rate has gone down.  While we all make light of Matt Kemp’s failure to walk, Renfroe has not drawn a walk since May 6th, and has only seven on the season.   

Frisco Roughriders 3 - Missions 2

Key Stats: RHP Bryce Morrow 6 IP 3 H 2 ER 5 BB, K; RHP Tayron Guerrero 2 IP H ER BB 4 K; RHP Yimmi Brasoban 1.0 IP 3 K; SS Jose Rondon 0-4, 2 RS; LF Nick Torres 2-4, 2B, RBI.

Prospect Watch:  Despite missing a month earlier in the season the Padres felt RHP Yimmi Brasoban was ready for a promotion to Double-A.  He responded by striking out the side in his debut for San Antonio.  He had gone 13.1 IP, 8 H, BB, 13 K in Lake Elsinore and was a perfect  5-5 in save opportunities.  Brasoban signed as a 16 year old out of the Dominican Republic,  struggled in 2011 in the DSL, struggled again in 2012 in AZL, 2013 in in short-season Eugene and in 2014 in Fort Wayne before turning it around last year with the TinCaps.  Last season Brasoban, who has one of the best sliders in the organization, turned it around and posted a 2.26 ERA and Midwest League hitters hit only .199 against him.  This year he had a 0.68 ERA for the Storm before his promotion.    

Storm 9 - High Desert Mavericks 1

Key Stats: RHP Chris Huffman 6 IP 2 H 2 BB 5 K (W, 6-1); RHP Phil Maton 1.0 IP 1 H 2 K; 2B Luis Urias 3-5, 2B, RS, RBI; 3B Josh VanMeter 1-3, 2 RS, RBI, 2 BB, SB (6); LF Luis Tejada 2-2, 2 RS, 2 BB; SS Javier Guerra 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB.

Prospect Watch:  No more Lamet?  No problem.  Chris Huffman is ready to take over the reins.  In his last two starts, Huffman has gone 12 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 K.  In fact, it has now been over a month (five starts) since Huffman allowed more than one earned run in a game and he could be in-line for the next promotion to Double-A. Huffman doesn't rely on big stuff, and he strikes out fewer than you'd like to see, but it's hard to argue with his results. …Make it a six game hitting streak now for Javier Guerra, who is hitting .360/.452/.600 this month…Josh VanMeter was drafted as a plus glove and somewhat light-hitting shortstop when he was taken in the fifth round of the 2013 draft.  He was initially seen professionally as a second baseman who could play shortstop but thanks to some impressive improvement in his body - he is no longer the slight middle infielder he was in the AZL when he was drafted - he now is a legitimate prospect as a third baseman.  VanMeter is hitting .295/.367/.477 with more home runs this year (six) then he had in his other two and a half seasons combined. 

TinCaps 1 – Bowling Green HotRods 0

Key Stats: RHP Jean Cosme 6 IP H BB 4 K (W, 6-2); LF Kodie Tidwell 1-4, 2B, RS; SS Ruddy Giron 1-3, 2 K.

Prospect Watch: Before the game five TinCaps were named to the All-Star Game including CF Michael Gettys as a starter, C Austin Allen as a backup, and pitchers Jean Cosme, Enyel De Los Santos, and Jacob Nix, although De Los Santos will be promoted to the Storm. The TinCaps then responded by giving Gettys the day off. ... Jean Cosme turned in his best performance of the year.  Over his six innings of work, not only did Cosme not allow a run, but he also never allowed a runner into scoring position.  The 20 year-old has allowed just two earned runs in his last four starts, and has an 1.32 ERA since May 1st.      

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