MLB Prospects: Hottest Hitting Prospects at Every Minor League Level

Mike RosenbaumMLB Prospects Lead WriterJuly 5, 2012

MLB Prospects: Hottest Hitting Prospects at Every Minor League Level

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    With the second half of the 2012 minor league season underway and numerous top prospects from each organization having already received a promotion, it’s time to once again take a look at the hottest hitters from each minor league level.

    This time, however, I’m going to highlight these prospects in a different manner, emphasizing their performance over the last 10 games at their respective level.

    I’ve decided not include those prospects playing in either Low-A Short Season or Rookie-level leagues, as those seasons are no more than 20-games deep and therefore feature a ton of position prospects off to hot starts.

    So, here are the top hitters at each minor league level—with an emphasis on players who have the potential to place within Prospect Pipeline’s Top 100 prospects—over their last 10 games.

Triple-A

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    Starling Marte, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates

    .290/.349/.497, 36 XBH (11 3B), 50 RBI, 17 SB, 70 K/22 BB (80 G)

    Last 10 games: .444/.490/.844, 9 XBH, 14 RBI, 8 K/4 BB

     

    Andrew Brown, OF, Colorado Rockies

    .304/.355/.578, 45 XBH (16 HR), 75 RBI, 77 K/26 BB (77 G)

    Last 10 games: .425/.489/.825, 5 HR, 11 RBI, 13 K/5 BB

     

    Josh Vitters, 3B, Chicago Cubs

    .300/.353/.508, 36 XBH (13 HR), 47 RBI, 50 K/21 BB (83 G)

    Last 10 games: .395/.455/.711, 7 XBH, 10 RBI, 7 K/5 BB

     

    Moises Sierra, OF, Toronto Blue Jays

    .303/.375/.487, 28 XBH (14 HR), 51 RBI, 65 K/31 BB (80 G)

    Last 10 games: .375/.457/.675, 6 XBH, 13 RBI, 5 K/6 BB

     

    Zack Cox, 3B, St. Louis Cardinals

    .254/.299/.401, 27 XBH (22 2B), 23 RBI, 57 K/12 BB (72 G)

    Last 10 games: .366/.366/.537, 5 XBH, 6 RBI, 5 K/0 BB

Double-A

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    Eric Campbell, 3B, New York Mets

    .333/.444/.509, 24 XBH (6 HR), 34 RBI, 6 SB, 34 K/40 BB (64 G)

    Last 10 games: .343/.465/.543, 3 XBH, 5 K/7 BB

     

    Gary Brown, OF, San Francisco Giants

    .273/.346/.368, 24 XBH (19 2B), 28 RBI, 22 SB, 51 K/25 BB (83 G)

    Last 10 games: .405/.479/.690, 8 XBH (7 SB), 3 K/4 BB

     

    Manny Machado, SS, Baltimore Orioles

    .266/.348/.414, 30 XBH (21 2B), 46 RBI, 10 SB, 54 K/35 BB (82 G)

    Last 10 games: .351/.442/.622, 5 XBH, 14 RBI, 2 K/6 BB

     

    Robbie Grossman, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates

    .253/.358/.404, 28 XBH (19 2B), 28 RBI, 8 SB, 64 K/44 BB (76 G)

    Last 10 games: .400/.543/.600, 5 XBH, 6 K/10 BB

     

    Marc Krauss, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks

    .295/.417/.518, 38 XBH (11 HR), 49 RBI, 71 K/54 BB (84 G)

    Last 10 games: .378/.467/.568, 5 XBH, 5 K/7 BB

     

    Hak-Ju Lee, SS, Tampa Bay Rays

    .267/.326/.348, 18 XBH (6 3B), 28 SB, 69 K/30 BB

    Last 10 games: .383/.388/.511, 4 XBH, 3 SB, 11 K/1 BB

     

    Oscar Taveras, OF, St. Louis Cardinals

    .322/.373/.597, 44 XBH (17 HR), 62 RBI, 43 K/24 BB (77 G)

    Last 10 games: .282/.302/.667, 7 XBH (4 HR), 16 RBI

     

    Kolten Wong, 2B, St. Louis Cardinals

    .316/.390/.449, 21 XBH (7 HR), 34 RBI, 15 SB, 39 K/32 BB (76 G)

    Last 10 games: .424/.548/.515, 3 2B, 3 SB, 5 K/9 BB

     

    Oswaldo Arcia, OF, Minnesota Twins

    .279/.348/.426, 6 XBH, 13 RBI, 15 K/5 (16 G)

    Last 10 games: .342/.419/.553, 5 XBH, 10 RBI, 8 K/3 BB

High-A

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    Brad Miller, SS, Seattle Mariners

    .336/.414/.519, 41 XBH (9 HR), 42 RBI, 16 SB, 66 K/46 BB (81 G)

    Last 10 games: .404/.440/.468, 3 2B, 3 SB

     

    George Springer, OF, Houston Astros

    .315/.394/.566, 37 XBH (17 HR), 59 RBI, 17 SB, 93 K/38 BB (76 G)

    Last 10 games: .475/.542/.800, 6 XBH (3 HR), 11 RBI, 10 K/6 BB

     

    Joc Pederson, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers

    .280/.356/.418, 16 XBH (6 HR), 21 RBI, 9 SB, 42 K/21 BB (56 G)

    Last 10 games: .265/.308/.531, 4 HR, 6 RBI, 7 K/3 BB

     

    Ty Kelly, 3B, St. Louis Cardinals

    .326/.440/.459, 19 XBH (6 HR), 28 RBI, 39 K/45 BB (67 G)

    Last 10 games: .375/.490/.475, 2 XBH, 6 RBI, 7 K/9 BB

     

    Jesus Aguilar, 1B, Cleveland Indians

    .305/.386/.519, 33 XBH (11 HR), 45 RBI, 67 K/32 BB (78 G)

    Last 10 games: .333/.395/.788, 7 XBH (4 HR), 12 RBI, 7 K/4 BB

     

    Christian Yelich, OF, Miami Marlins

    .319/.391/.571, 29 XBH (10 HR), 29 RBI, 14 SB, 54 K/25 BB (56 G)

    Last 10 games: .514/.581/.892, 7 XBH (3 HR), 8 RBI, 6 K/6 BB

     

    Matt Szczur, OF, Chicago Cubs

    .279/.380/.395, 20 XBH (15 2B), 26 SB, 42 K/35 BB (61 G)

    Last 10 games: .333/.455/.528, 5 XBH, 10 RBI, 5 SB, 8 K/8 BB

     

    Kaleb Cowart, 3B, Los Angeles Angels

    .293/.348/.479, 28 XBH (9 HR), 54 RBI, 9 SB, 44 K/22 BB (66 G)

    Last 10 games: .316/.435/.553, 6 XBH, 9 RBI, 8 K/8 BB

Low-A

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    Jorge Bonifacio, OF, Kansas City Royals

    .315/.373/.468, 28 XBH (7 HR), 48 RBI, 57 K/26 BB (79 G)

    Last 10 games: .361/.425/.528, 3 XBH, 4 RBI, 7 K/3 BB

     

    Drew Vettleson, OF, Tampa Bay Rays

    .298/.358/.455, 28 XBH (8 HR), 40 RBI, 11 SB, 63 K/30 BB (79 G)

    Last 10 games: .326/.348/.512, 4 XBH, 9 RBI, 4 SB, 8 K/2 BB

     

    Miguel Sano, 3B, Minnesota Twins

    .244/.361/.509, 37 XBH (18 HR), 57 RBI, 96 K/47 BB (80 G)

    Last 10 games: .300/.432/.700, 6 XBH (3 HR), 7 RBI, 10 K/7 BB

     

    Alen Hanson, SS, Pittsburgh Pirates

    .323/.385/.587, 50 XBH (14 HR), 45 RBI, 21 SB, 72 K/32 BB (79 G)

    Last 10 games: .326/.383/.698, 8 XBH (4 HR), 8 RBI, 3 SB, 6 K/3 BB

     

    Trevor Story, SS, Colorado Rockies

    .265/.355/.495, 36 XBH (12 HR), 43 RBI, 72 K/34 BB (73 G)

    Last 10 games: .293/.370/.512, 5 XBH (2 HR), 8 RBI, 12 K/5 BB