Jorge Salgado

MadFriars San Diego Padres Daily Prospect Report: June 12

A group of Chihuahuas hitters continue to lobby for a look with the Padres and the TinCaps' many all-stars lead the way to another victory while the Storm and Missions continue to scuffle.

Chihuahuas 11 Sacramento River Cats 3

Key Statistics: RF Hunter Renfroe 3-for-5, 2B, HR (14), 5RBI; 3B Ryan Schimpf 2-for-4 HR (15), BB, 2RBI; DH Jabari Blash 2-for-5, HR (4), SB (1); RHP Daniel McCutchen 6IP, 2H, 1R (0ER), 6K, 2BB

Prospect Watch: Last Monday, the PCL announced Ryan Schimpf as the player of the week. All he's done since then is go 12-for-23 with three homers and four doubles. He now has a league-best .735 slugging percentage and ridiculous-sounding 1.164 OPS. He's appeared everywhere on the diamond but center and catcher already this year, doing everything in his power to force his way onto a big league roster with little depth on the infield. ... Hunter Renfroe will almost certainly have to wait longer for his own big-league call-up, but the slugger is answering all the questions he can as well. The 2013 first round pick still isn't walking in the PCL, but with his 14th homer and 21st double of the year today, he's now fourth in the league - and third on his own team - with a .598 slugging percentage. He's also now dropped his strikeout rate below 18 percent for the year. ... Daniel McCutchen turned in his third straight strong start, yielding only one unearned run in six innings. Over his last 18 innings, he's only given up one earned run, averaging just one hit per inning. The 33-year-old righty began his professional career a decade ago this month and debuted in the majors in 2009, but has made only two appearances in the big leagues since 2011.

Corpus Christi Hooks 3 - Missions 2

Key Statistics: SS Jose Rondon 1-for-4, 2B; RHP Kyle Lloyd 4.2IP, 5H, 3ER, 6K, 4BB

Prospect WatchThe Missions continued their limp toward the end of the first half of the season, dropping their third straight game. They've won only six games on the road so far this year. Jose Rondon's double was the club's only extra-base hit of the day against the Hooks' staff, and the shortstop now has as many two-baggers as he managed all of last season. ... Kyle Lloyd continues to struggle since moving back into the rotation. While the big righty with the nasty split-fingered fastball struck out a season-high six hitters, he also walked four for the second time in five outings. After yielding three earned runs in fewer than five innings today, he's got an ERA of 5.82 as a starter for the Missions.

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 5 - Storm 2

Key Statistics: RF Franmil Reyes 2-for-4, 2B, R, OF Assist; SS Javier Guerra 1-for-2, BB, SAC; RHP Walker Lockett 6IP, 7H, 3R (2ER), 7K, 0BB, WP, 2HBP

Prospect Watch: The Quakes finished off their sweep of a four game series at The Diamond as Hyun-Jin Ryu continued his rehab assignment in the Cal League. Right fielder Franmil Reyes extended his hitting streak to five games as he collected a double against the big-leaguer and added a single in the fifth. The big man has been on fire this month, hitting .364/.417/.659. a marked improvement over the sub-.600 OPS he brought into the month. For all of his struggles, Reyes doesn't turn 21 until next month and has shown flashes of the sort of offensive firepower on display right now. ... Starter Walker Lockett took the loss after giving up two earned runs in the first and an unearned tally in the fifth. Over the last four outings, he's posted a 2.00 ERA with a 19:2 strikeout-to-walk ratio. While he hasn't issued a free pass in his last two starts, he uncorked a wild pitch and hit two batters on Sunday.

TinCaps 7 - Dayton Dragons 3

Key Statistics:  CF Michael Gettys 3-for-5, 2B, BB, CS (9); DH Austin Allen 3-for-5, 2RBI, BB; C AJ Kennedy 4-for-5, 2 2B, 2R; RHP J.C. Cosme 6IP, 4H, 2ER,

Prospect Watch: Michael Gettys was one of five TinCaps hitters to collect multiple hits on Sunday as he continued his assault on the Midwest League. The centerfielder had his fifth multi-hit game of the week to raise his average to .322 and move into the Midwest League top 10 for the first time this year. The 20-year-old has posted an OPS north of .900 since the start of May and will likely see a promotion to Lake Elsinore after he appears in the Midwest League All-Star Game. ... Catcher AJ Kennedy has had a challenging start to his career, shuttling up to Double-A to fill an organizational need after starting the season in extended spring training. The 22-year-old from Orange County had the best day of his nascent career, blasting a pair of doubles among his four hits.They were his first two extra-base hits of the year.

For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards


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