On the Farm: Austin Jackson and Andrew McCutchen Tearing Up Minors

Giants27Analyst IApril 13, 2009

BRADENTON, FL - MARCH 8: Andrew McCutchen #76 of the Pittsburgh Pirates stands ready at bat during a Spring Training game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on March 8, 2007 at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. Pittsburgh won the game 5-2. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

This is my second minor league player focused article, and this as some of you know is about minor leaguers you should be targeting.

Now keep in mind for this week and the following I will not include guys such as David Price and Matt Wieters who we know will come up any day now.

So, I don't want comments saying "Where's David Price," "You forgot Matt Wieters," cause I know I forgot them.

And before you ask any questions after each player I'll have the CBS Standard Weekly Scoring score for the week (i.e. if he was in the majors how many points he'd have).


BBI - Walks Issued-1 point
BS - Blown Saves-2 points
ER - Earned Runs-2 points
HA - Hits Allowed-1 point
INN - Innings3 points
K - Strikeouts1 point
L - Losses-5 points
S - Saves5 points
SO - Shutouts5 points
W - Wins7 points


Neftali Feliz, Oklahoma City RedHawks (TEX)

Although it's early on in the season it never hurts to have a good ERA. And after one four inning (ignore that they're protecting his arm) start his is 0.00. In his start against the Memphis Redbirds (STL), he gave up four hits and registered four strikeouts.

The only problem is that he gave up six walks which could push back the date the Rangers were targeting him for, however watch for him in the big leagues at some point this year.

CBS Standard League Weekly Score: 6 points


Aaron Poreda, Birmingham Barons (CHW)

Poreda took the loss in Birmingham's game against the Chattanooga Lookouts (LAD) but that was his only blemish. In four innings (again the arm thing) of work, he allowed three hits, gave up one earned run, and then another unearned run. He also have up four walks and struck out four. His 2.25 ERA is stellar but I wouldn't expect to see him in the majors anytime soon, most likely around late June, early July.

CBS Standard League Weekly Score: 7 points


Chris Perez, Memphis Redbirds (STL)

Perez is the only reliever listed on here and with good reason. In three innings of work over the course of two games the only other stats he got were a win, a save two walks and three strikeouts. He didn't give up a hit, he also never gave up a run.

CBS Standard League Weekly Score: 22 points


1B - Singles1 point
2B - Doubles2 points
3B - Triples3 points
BB - Walks (Batters)1 point
CS - Caught Stealing-1 point
HP - Hit by Pitch1 point
HR - Home Runs4 points
KO - Strikeouts (Batter)-0.5 points
R - Runs1 point
RBI - Runs Batted In1 point
SB - Stolen Bases2 points


Gaby Sanchez, 1B, New Orleans Zephyrs (FLA)

Yeah, yeah I know the season just started but this top notch minor league first baseman is batting .450 in four games. In 20 at bats, he has nine hits, scored five runs, a double and a home run. He has also driven in five RBI. Also only four strikeouts to his credit only strengthen his numbers.

CBS Standard League Weekly Score: 13 points


Austin Jackson, OF, Scranton W/B Yankees (NYY)

Jackson is hitting even better than Sanchez, sporting a .500 batting average. In 22 at bats, he has 11 hits, scored four runs, driven in another six, he also has a triple. One stolen base and three walks improve his stats. But he's a strikeout machine registering six.

CBS Standard League Weekly Score: 15 points


Andrew McCutchen, OF, Indianapolis Indians (PIT)

McCutchen is batting .278 in his 18 at bats. In those he has five hits, he's touched the plate three times, hit a double, a triple and driven in a run. He also has three walks and only two strikeouts. Two stolen bases only help him. With a thin Pittsburgh outfield, don't be surprised to see him in the majors by at least mid May.

CBS Standard League Weekly Score: 15 points