Originally written on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes. 1. An Especial Puerto Rican Box Score 2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Arizona Fall League League 3. Two-Year-Old Video: Cleveland Prospect Roberto Perez An Especial Puerto Rican Box Score The reader, because he’s In the Know, is surely aware that Thursday represented the start of the Puerto Rican League. Of particular note, however, was a game between Gigantes de Carolina and Indios de Mayaguez that featured a number of players who are worth monitoring for various reasons — reasons which are (mostly) articulated below. First, here’s the relevant box score for Carolina: And also the one for Mayaguez: And here are notes which correspond to the highlighted players above: 1. Carlos Correa, a shortstop from Puerto Rico in the Minnesota system, was the first overall pick in the 2012 draft — and, not for nothing, is considered one of the great young talents in the game. 2. This Micah Owings playing left field for Gigantes is the selfsame Micah Owings who (a) has pitched 483.0 innings in the majors and (b) established himself as one of the league’s best-hitting pitchers while so doing. Fact that’s mostly fun: Owings has actually posted a higher WAR as a batter (2.4) than as a pitcher (2.2). 3. Angel Sanchez is not an elite prospect — or a prospect at all, in fact. What he is, though, is a player who (a) posted a 40:25 walk-to-strikeout ratio this past season in 344 Triple-A plate appearances and (b) can handle shortstop. He’s probably less talented than, but has a similar skill set to, Maicer Izturis, whose place he might very well be taking after having signed a minor-league deal with the Angels. 4. Giant person Kennys Vargas, 22, is an under-heralded first-base prospect in the Minnesota system who posted one of the highest regressed home-run rates in all of Class A. 5. Eddie Rosario is another Twins prospect — and played second base alongside Vargas this past season at Beloit in the Midwest League. The now 21-year-old was ranked second among all Twins prospects by Marc Hulet before the 2012 season, and did little to diminish his prospect status by posting a 129 wRC+ in 429 plate appearances. 6. Cleveland prospect Roberto Perez is known chiefly for his catch-and-throw skills, but has also demonstrated considerably better-than-average plate discipline throughout his minor-league career — leading, for example, to walk and strikeout rates of 14.0% and 19.2%, respectively, at Double-A Akron this past season. While his batting averages have been consistently low (.234 in 1398 minor-league PAs), the offensive bar is also rather low for a catcher with plus defense. SCOUT Leaderboards: Arizona Fall League Below are the SCOUT leaderboards for the Arizona Fall League, current through Tuesday. (Players listed with most recent team. Click here for more on what is SCOUT.) SCOUT Leaderboard: Arizona Fall League Hitters (Overall) Below is the current SCOUT batting leaderboard for the Arizona Fall League. SCOUT+ is calculated using regressed home-run, walk, and strikeout rates, where 100 is average and above 100 is above average. Player MLB Age PA xHR% xBB% xK% SCOUT+ Christopher Mcguiness Rangers 24 83 2.6% 11.3% 16.3% 122 Kent Matthes Rockies 25 76 2.6% 11.2% 18.5% 117 Jonathan Schoop Orioles 20 74 1.9% 13.8% 19.5% 116 Joe Panik Giants 21 69 1.6% 10.5% 13.5% 114 Jonathan Singleton Astros 20 94 2.2% 13.3% 20.8% 114 Trayce Thompson White Sox 21 55 2.1% 13.7% 21.3% 113 Adalberto Santos Pirates 24 70 1.6% 12.0% 16.7% 112 David Adams Yankees 25 71 2.0% 11.4% 17.9% 112 Josh Prince Brewers 24 87 1.5% 11.6% 15.7% 112 Matt Szczur Cubs 22 90 1.5% 11.0% 14.7% 112 SCOUT Leaderboard: Arizona Fall League Hitters (Prospects) Here is the SCOUT batting leaderboard for the Arizona Fall League, but only populated with players who are 22 or under — i.e. something more like “prospect” age relative to the league. Player MLB Age PA xHR% xBB% xK% SCOUT+ Jonathan Schoop Orioles 20 74 1.9% 13.8% 19.5% 116 Joe Panik Giants 21 69 1.6% 10.5% 13.5% 114 Jonathan Singleton Astros 20 94 2.2% 13.3% 20.8% 114 Trayce Thompson White Sox 21 55 2.1% 13.7% 21.3% 113 Matt Szczur Cubs 22 90 1.5% 11.0% 14.7% 112 Ricky Oropesa Giants 22 47 2.1% 13.1% 21.7% 111 Nick Franklin Mariners 21 67 2.0% 11.1% 18.4% 110 Cory Spangenberg Padres 21 34 1.8% 11.2% 18.8% 108 Nick Ahmed Braves 22 61 1.7% 9.9% 16.5% 107 Brian Goodwin Nationals 21 74 2.3% 11.3% 22.1% 107 SCOUT Leaderboard: Arizona Fall League Pitchers (Overall) Below is the current SCOUT pitching leaderboard for the Arizona Fall League. SCOUT- is calculated using regressed strikeout and walk rates where 100 is average and below 100 is above average. Player MLB Age G GS IP TBF xK% xBB% SCOUT- Mark Montgomery Yankees 21 8 0 9.1 34 26.8% 10.0% 86 Chase Anderson Diamondbacks 24 4 4 13.2 55 25.3% 9.8% 88 Kyle Gibson Twins 24 4 4 15.0 67 24.4% 9.3% 89 Kevin Quackenbush Padres 23 8 0 8.1 29 24.8% 9.8% 89 Kevin Rhoderick Cubs 23 9 0 9.1 35 24.7% 9.7% 90 Kevin Siegrist Cardinals 22 5 4 15.0 60 24.7% 9.8% 90 Nick Tropeano Astros 21 9 1 12.0 49 24.8% 10.0% 90 Nicholas Bucci Brewers 21 5 5 15.0 74 24.1% 9.5% 90 Grant Dayton Marlins 24 8 0 9.0 42 24.4% 10.4% 92 Robbie Erlin Padres 21 5 5 14.2 57 23.7% 9.8% 92 SCOUT Leaderboard: Arizona Fall League Pitchers (Starters) Here is the SCOUT pitching leaderboard for the Arizona Fall League, but only populated with pitchers who’ve made at least half of their appearances as starts. Player MLB Age G GS IP TBF xK% xBB% SCOUT- Chase Anderson Diamondbacks 24 4 4 13.2 55 25.3% 9.8% 88 Kyle Gibson Twins 24 4 4 15.0 67 24.4% 9.3% 89 Kevin Siegrist Cardinals 22 5 4 15.0 60 24.7% 9.8% 90 Nicholas Bucci Brewers 21 5 5 15.0 74 24.1% 9.5% 90 Robbie Erlin Padres 21 5 5 14.2 57 23.7% 9.8% 92 Seth Blair Cardinals 23 5 5 17.1 72 23.7% 10.3% 93 James Paxton Mariners 23 5 5 12.2 57 23.1% 10.0% 94 T.J. House Indians 22 5 5 22.0 86 22.5% 9.8% 94 Boone Whiting Cardinals 22 5 5 17.1 72 22.4% 9.7% 94 Dennis Tepera Blue Jays 24 5 5 16.2 81 21.9% 9.4% 95 Two-Year-Old Video: Cleveland Prospect Roberto Perez Here’s video from two years ago, courtesy Indians Prospect Insider, of Cleveland catching prospect Roberto Perez (mentioned above).
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