Prospect Watch: Making his sixth start of the year, Anthony Bass was finally able to go more than five innings. Bass kept the ball down in the zone and in the strike zone (85 pitches, 56 strikes). Over his last three starts Bass has only allowed five earned runs.
For further reading on the Tucson Padres please see the Arizona Daily Star
Prospect Watch: Back to back completely dominating starts by Keyvius Sampson. In his last two outings Sampson has gone a commanding 14 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 22 K. Over the last month Sampson has been using his slider more, which has led to more swing and misses. Sampson has found his control, generated more strikeouts, and has finally seemed to master both control and feel for his fastball, change, and slider.
Prospect Watch: CF Travis Jankowski stole his 48th and 49th bases of the season. While he leads the league by far in stolen bases, he had not stolen a base in over a week. Jankowski, who just turned 22 on the 15th, managed to hit more extra base hits in June (9) then he did in April and May combined (8). While he is still thought of as a primarily average and speed guy, the slight increase in power should be enough to keep outfielders honest.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
Prospect Watch: Joe Ross continues to not be the same since his debacle during the MWL all star game. In his two starts since the all star game Ross has allowed 12 runs on 22 hits. During his three starts prior to the break Ross had gone 18.2 innings, allowing only 2 runs on 11 hits. Ross currently has thrown 76 innings this year, already 22 more than he threw all of last year.
For further reading on the TinCaps' please see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Eugene Emeralds 4 – Hilsboro Hops 0
Prospect Watch: Catcher is probably the deepest position in the Padres' organization and so far this year the best position player in Eugene has been Michael Miller. Through 11 games Miller is hitting .345/.406/.414. With Dane Phillips and Rodney Daal in Fort Wayne he should be there for the full season
AZL Giants 8 – AZL Padres 5
Prospect Watch: Tommy Medica should be just about ready to return to the Texas League after a pair of doubles and escape the scorching heat of Phoenix. There are still quite a few 2013 draft picks unsigned so we should see more coming into Eugene and the AZL in the next week or two.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.