Danny Salazar, RHP, Cleveland Indians
33.2 IP, 2.67 ERA, .220 BAA, 51/10 K/BB (7 GS)
The hard-throwing right-hander has been the top pitcher in the minor leagues over his last four starts: 21 IP, 11 H, ER, 38/5 K/BB.
Archie Bradley, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks
36.2 IP, 1.23 ERA, .209 BAA, 54/13 K/BB (7 GS)
Currently leading all minor leaguers with 54 strikeouts this season, Bradley has continued to impress following his promotion to Double-A: 8 IP, 5 H, ER, 11/3 K/BB.
Jose Ramirez, RHP, New York Yankees
13 IP, 0.69 ERA, .140 BAA, 17/4 K/BB (3 G/2 GS)
After spending parts of four seasons between both Class-A levels, Ramirez has been excellent so far in his first taste of Double-A.
Nathan Karns, RHP, Washington Nationals
32.2 IP, 3.03 ERA, .191 BAA, 40/14 K/BB (6 GS)
After an ugly first start of the season at Double-A, the 25-year-old has been one of the top pitchers at the level over the last month. Last five starts: 29 IP, 15 H, 4 ER, 37/11 K/BB.
Matt Barnes, RHP, Boston Red Sox
26 IP, 5.19 ERA, .299 BAA, 31/9 K/BB (6 GS)
Barnes has been largely inconsistent this season at Double-A Portland, but has seemingly turned the corner over his last two starts: 12 IP, 8 H, ER, 14/3 K/BB.
Mike Foltynewicz, RHP, Houston Astros
31 IP, 3.19 ERA, .262 BAA, 38/15 K/BB (8 G/6 GS)
After a solid start to the 2013 season at High-A Lancaster, the Astros recently bumped up Foltynewicz to Double-A Corpus Christi, where he dominated in his first start at the more advanced level: 5 IP, H, 9/1 K/BB.
Yordano Ventura, RHP, Kansas City Royals
29.1 IP, 1.84 ERA, .181 BAA, 43/11 K/BB (6 GS)
With an elite fastball and steadily improving secondary offerings, Ventura has been nearly unhittable over his last two starts: 11 IP, 3 H, 20/5 K/BB (he’s fanned 10 batters in each game).
Alex Wood, LHP, Atlanta Braves
31 IP, 0.58 ERA, .198 BAA, 38/7 K/BB (6 GS)
Making the jump from Low-A to Double-A this season, I don’t think anyone expected Wood to be this good, especially against more advanced competition. So far, the left-hander has been scored on in just one start.
Taijuan Walker, RHP, Seattle Mariners
35 IP, 1.54 ERA, .150 BAA, 39/20 K/BB (6 GS)
After allowing four earned runs in his season debut, Walker has allowed a total of two earned runs over his last five starts: 30 IP, 13 H, 2 ER, 31/16 K/BB.
Chris Reed, LHP, Los Angeles Dodgers
37.2 IP, 5.02 ERA, .269 BAA, 19/15 K/BB (7 GS)
The 6’5’ left-hander hasn’t developed into the pitcher the Dodgers hoped he would when the selected him 16th overall in 2011. Last three starts: 14.2 IP, 20 H, 13 ER, 5/8 K/BB.
Jameson Taillon, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates
38.2 IP, 3.26 ERA, .247 BAA, 39/13 K/BB (7 GS)
One of the top pitching prospects in the game, the 6’6” right-hander has been inconsistent as of late after opening the season with back-to-back gems. Last four starts: 20.2 IP, 26 H, 12 ER, 19/6 K/BB.
J.R. Graham, RHP, Atlanta Braves
33.2 IP, 4.28 ERA, .290 BAA, 27/10 K/BB (7 GS)
Graham has struggled overall in his first full season at Double-A, though he’s still missing bats at a favorable rate and generating plenty of ground-ball outs (2.24 GO/AO). Last three starts: 15.2 IP, 23 H, 11 ER, 13/6 K/BB.