Lone Star Dugout Prospect Hot List 7/14-7-25

The Lone Star Dugout Prospect Hot List returns with another look around the Rangers organization. Who's sitting on top of this weeks list? Find that out and more.

Who's hot?

1. Marcus Lemon (SS, Bakersfield) –
If you're trying to find one player in the Rangers organization whose bat has been white-hot, look no further than Marcus Lemon. The shortstop is hitting a scorching .471 (20-for-47) since July 14th and has looked impressive at the plate all month long for the Blaze. The next step for Lemon should be cutting down on his errors: Recently, he committed his 31st miscue of the season.

2. Nelson Cruz (OF, Oklahoma) – On Thursday night, Cruz belted his 34th dinger of the season giving him the most in any level of professional baseball. Oklahoma's right fielder has been on quite a tear over the last ten contests, hitting .350 (14-for-40) with eight homers and 14 driven in.

3. Derek Holland (LHP, Clinton) – He may have taken the loss in his most recent outing, but lefty Derek Holland has looked dominating on the mound in his past two outings. He struck out ten batters in a losing effort on July 24th, and five days before that fanned nine and allowed just two hits in a complete game shutout over Class-A Visalia.

4. Justin Pickett (C, Spokane) – Pickett has swung a hot bat for Spokane over the last two weeks, hitting .340 (16-for-47) with eight runs batted in. He went the distance behind the plate in a marathon 12-inning contest against Salem-Kaizer and fared very well for himself, collecting five hits in six at-bats.

5. Ben Harrison (OF, Frisco) – Harrison owns a cool .333 (11-for-33) since July 15th, and is clubbing .327 with three homeruns and 15 runs driven in this month. Back on Monday night, he collected his 17th homerun and stolen base of the season in a 4-2 victory over the Hooks.

6. Renny Osuna (SS, Bakersfield) – Osuna is the proud owner of a six game hit-streak and has a .376 average since becoming a member of the Blaze last month. He's also hitting .313 (15-for-48) over his last ten ballgames.

7. Ian Gac (1B, Bakersfield) – Gac has hardly skipped a beat since his promotion to Bakersfield about a month ago. The first baseman owns a .310 average (13-for-42) over the last couple of weeks, and has is hitting just under .300 since becoming a member of the Blaze.

8. Chris Gradoville (C, Bakersfield) – Bakersfield's backstop has been on a bit of a hot streak lately; due in part to a modest five gave hit-streak. Its part of a ten game span of baseball that has seen the catcher hit .341 (14-for-41) for the Blaze.

9. Mitch Moreland (OF, Clinton) – Always the plate disciplinarian, Moreland put together an excellent.at-bat in the 8th inning of Wednesday nights affair with Great Lakes and delivered a three-run homerun, his 11th of the season, to put the L-Kings in front for good. The rightfielder owns a .308 average (12-for-39) in his last ten games, hitting four dingers and driving in 10 runs.

10. Mike Ballard (LHP, Frisco) – Ballard recently wrapped up a successful Double-A campaign by going six innings in his first Triple-A start, allowing just two runs on six hits and picked up the win in a 6-5 victory over the Memphis Redbirds.

Who's not?

1. John Mayberry Jr. (OF, Oklahoma) –
Mayberry's bat has cooled considerably since his eye-popping appearance on the scene with Triple-A Oklahoma. He's hitting just .128 (5-for-39) over the last two weeks and has struck out 11 times.

Michael Schlact (RHP, Frisco) – Schlact's struggles continued for his fourth outing in a row recently for the Roughriders. On Tuesday night, the righty allowed eight runs on eight hits over five innings of work against the Rockhounds. Overall, Schlact owns an unsightly 13.26 ERA in his last four starts and has allowed 36 hits in 19 innings in that span.

3. Dustin Majewski (OF, Frisco) – Majewski has struggled at the plate for Frisco, collecting just five hits in his last 29 at-bats and is hitting just .172 over his last ten ballgames..

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