Texas State Baseball Prospect Update: 7/3/2014

 

Kyle Finnegan (2013)–Beloit Snappers (Oakland Athletics Class A)–RHP

Photo: Scout.com

Photo: Scout.com

  • 6-5 with a 3.18 ERA in 15 appearances (15 starts)
  • 43 K’s and 33 BB’s in 87.2 innings pitched
  • The young right-hander has done relatively well keeping the ball in the ballpark, allowing just 7 HR’s and a .226 batting average (RH: .220 LH:  .234) against him in those 87.2 innings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garrett Mattlage (2014)–Connecticut Tigers (Detroit Tigers Class A Short Season)–SS

Photo: Twitter

Photo: Twitter

  • AVG: .286 (.286 vs. LHP, .286 vs. RHP) in 12 games (42 AB’s)
  • HR: 0
  • RBI:  1
  • BB:  14
  • SO:  8
  • 2B:  4
  • OBP: .474

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taylor Black (2014)–Grand Junction Rockies (Colorado Rockies Rookie)–RHP

Photo: Twitter

Photo: Twitter

  • 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA in 6 appearances (1 start)
  • Black has shown his trademark control, walking just 4 batters and striking out 7 in 12.0 innings pitched
  • The right-hander has yet to surrender a homer while allowing a .267 batting average (RH:  .263 LH:  .269) against him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carson Smith (2011)–Tacoma Rainiers (Seattle Mariners AAA)–RHP

Photo: Seattle Times

Photo: Seattle Times

  • 0-2 with a 3.80 ERA in 23 appearances (including a 1.54 ERA in his last 10 appearances)
  • 20 K’s/8 BB’s in 23.2 innings pitched
  • Has surrendered just 1 HR, but has also allowed a .293 (27 hits in 23.2 IP) batting average (RH: .341  LH:  .250) against him

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyle Kubitza (2011)–Mississippi  Braves (Atlanta Braves AA)–3B

Photo: milb.com

Photo: milb.com

  • AVG: .306 (.378 vs. LHP, .291 vs. RHP) in 77 games (258 AB’s)
  • HR: 4
  • RBI: 26
  • 2B:  21
  • 3B:  6
  • BB:  41
  • SO:  72
  • OBP: .403
  • SB-SBA: 15-16

 

 

 

Louis Head (2012)–Akron RubberDucks (Cleveland Indians AA)–RHP

Credit: milb.com & Akron RubberDucks

Photo: milb.com & Akron RubberDucks

Overall, Head has gone 0-3 with a 3.45 ERA and 10 saves in 27 games between Class A Carolina and AA Akron this season. The stats listed here are his numbers since being promoted to AA several weeks ago.

  • Head has yet to register a decision while posting a 5.73 ERA and 1 save in 10 appearances
  • 10 K’s/8 BB’s in 11 innings pitched
  • Has allowed 2 HR’s and a .311 batting average (RH:  .280  LH:  .350) against him

 

 

Jeff McVaney (2012)–Lakeland Flying Tigers (Detroit Tigers Class A Advanced)–OF

Credit: Scout.com

Photo: Scout.com

  • AVG: .271 (.241 vs. LHP, .282 vs. RHP) in 76 games (299 AB’s)
  • HR:  7 (6 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP)
  • RBI: 49
  • 2B: 19
  • 3B: 3
  • BB: 27
  • SO: 52 (37 vs. RHP, 15 vs. LHP)
  • OBP: .343

McVaney has also showcased some of his ability on the basepaths, having gone 9-11 on stolen bases so far this season

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travis Ballew (2012)–Corpus Christi Hooks (Houston Astros AA)–RHP

Credit: milb.com and Corpus Christi Hooks

Photo: milb.com and Corpus Christi Hooks

 

  • Owns a 4-3 record with a 5.46 ERA and 3 saves in 24 appearances
  • Ballew has showcased his well-documented ability to put batters away with 28 strikeouts in 31.1 innings, but control has been a problem for the young right-hander, as he has also issued 20 walks in those 31.1 innings
  • The right-hander has allowed 4 HR’s and a .289 batting average (RH:  .258  LH: .327) against him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donnie Hart (2013)–Delmarva Shorebirds (Baltimore Orioles Class A)–LHP

Photo: Flickr

Photo: Flickr

  • Currently owns a record of 0-2 with an ERA of 4.50 in 6 appearances
  • Hart has shown an ability to put away hitters thus far, striking out 9 while issuing just 2 walks in 8.0 innings pitched.
  • Hart has been hit around a fair amount, allowing 11 hits and a .344 batting average (RH:  .333  LH:  .364) against him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austen Williams (2014)–Auburn Doubledays (Washington Nationals Class A Short Season)–RHP

Photo: kcmsports.com

Photo: kcmsports.com

  • Does not yet have a decision while posting an ERA of 1.93 in just 2 appearances (2 starts)
  • Has registered 1 strikeout while walking 2 hitters in just 4.2 innings pitched
  • Has allowed 5 hits and a .263 batting average (RH:.231  LH: .333) against him

 

 

 

 

Tyler Pearson (2014)–Arizona League Cubs (Chicago Cubs Rookie)–C

Photo: Twitter

Photo: Twitter

AVG: .273 (.000 vs. LHP, .333 vs. RHP) in 4 games (11 AB’s)

HR: 0

RBI: 2

2B: 0

3B: 1

BB: 1

SO: 3

OBP: .429

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s