Triple-A — Portland 5, Sacramento 0
Peter Ciofrone (RF): 2-for-5
Chase Headley: 1-for-3, 2B, BB, HBP
Brian Myrow: 1-for-5
Chip Ambres (CF): 1-for-4, HR
Nick Hundley: 1-for-4, HR
Craig Stansberry (SS): 0-for-4
Matt Antonelli: 0-for-3, BB
Clay Hensley: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 2 BB, 3 SO
Wade LeBlanc: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 3 BB, 5 SO
Carlos Guevara: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 0 BB, 1 SO
No Texas League games scheduled.
High-A — Lake Elsinore 7, Lancaster 1
Javis Diaz: 0-for-4, BB
Cedric Hunter: 2-for-4, 2B
Eric Sogard (DH): 1-for-4
Rayner Contreras: 1-for-3, 2B, SB, HBP
Mitch Canham: 0-for-2, BB, SF
Kellen Kulbacki: 0-for-1, 2 BB, HBP
Ernesto Frieri: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 BB, 6 SO, 2 HBP
No Midwest League games scheduled.
Draft Watch: Casey Kelly
I’m looking at players who might be available when the Padres make their first pick at #23 and who I think would be a good fit. My draft philosophy doesn’t necessarily align with that of the Padres, so you may see players here that they aren’t targeting.
I’d like to see the club aggressively pursue middle infielders, guys with on-base skills, and power arms. But I’m not the one spending money to sign these players, nor is my head on the proverbial block if things go wrong, so it’s easy for me to make such pronouncements.
That said, here’s another guy on my list…
Kelly, son of former big-league infielder Pat Kelly, is a tremendous athlete who is committed to play quarterback at Tennessee. (The Padres failed to sign the last one of those they drafted — Todd Helton — and he turned out to be a pretty good player.) There is some question about how much Kelly will hit. Some scouts like him better as a pitcher (although he reportedly prefers shortstop), and there are signability concerns.
- Scouting report with video (MiLB.com)