MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: April 17

PETCO wasn't the only place for a pitchers duel. The top three affiliates played games ending in a score of 2-1, 3-1vand 4-1. The only non-pitchers duel ended with the TinCaps winning in a walk-off.

Chihuahuas 1 - Albuquerque Isotopes 2

Key Statistics CF Cameron Maybin 0-4; 2B Brooks Conrad 2-3, 2B, BB; 3B Alex Castellanos 1-4, HR (1), RBI; RHP Matt Branham 3 IP, 2 H, BB 2 K.

Prospect Watch: After a day off Cameron Maybin continues his rehab and continues to struggle to get on base. He is now 0-15 since a double in his first at bat, but he is healthy… With Burch Smith on the DL, Matt Branham was called up to make the start. Since he has been working out of the pen he was on a pitch count. Despite that he still was able to equal the longest start this year by Smith, which should tell you that something isn't right with the him.

For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.

Missions 4 – Midland Rockhounds 1

Key Statistics CF Travis Jankowski 1-4, 2 RS, BB, SB (3); 1B Jason Hagerty 2-4, HR (1), RBI; 2B Bridger Hunt 2-5, HR (1), 2 RBI; RHP Devin Jones 5 IP, 7 H, ER, 2 BB, 4 K (W, 2-1), Johnny Barbato IP, K (S, 5).

Prospect Watch: Welcome off the DL Jason Hagerty, the catcher and possibly turned first baseman got into his first game of the year, and started off with a bang hitting a home run to get the Missions on the board. Hagerty did previously play first one time in 2013, and nine times in San Antonio back in 2011. For those of us who had Hagerty pegged as one of the better prospects in the system after stellar 2011/12 campaigns, it is just nice to see him back in the lineup… Jace Peterson played 3B… just sayin'

For further reading on the San Antonio Missions, see the San Antonio Express-News.

Storm 1 – Modesto Nuts 3

Key Statistics RF Corey Adamson 1-4, HR (2), RBI; RHP Bryan Rodriguez 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, ER, BB, 7 K (L, 0-2); RF Hunter Renfroe 0-4, 2 K.

Prospect Watch: Storm manage only three hits. Aussie Corey Adamson has been in the organization since 2009 when he was a highly touted international signee with "five tool potential." Which means that as fans we have followed him for five years now. While we have seem glimpses of most of these tools, we have yet to see power. His best home run season was three, and that was last year in 117 games. Hopefully this is the year we see him develop that power. With his second home run already coming in April he should easily beat that record.

For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.

TinCaps 6 – Peoria Cheifs 5

Key Statistics RF Franmil Reyes 2-2, 2B, 2 RS, RBI, BB, HBP; CF Mallex Smith 2-4, RS, CS (3); 2B Josh VanMeter 2-4, 2 2B, RS, 2 RBI; RHP Pete Kelich 6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 4 K.

Prospect Watch: Correction to yesterday. Franmil Reyes did not pitch. MiLB.com had it misreported as Franmil Reyes instead of Geninson Reyes… who is an actual pitcher. It was still a great game yesterday and another great one today. As I seem to report every day this week, Franmil Reyes is on fire. Over his last six games he is 11-22 (.500), 4 2B 2 HR and an OPS of 1.496… Pete Kelich hasn't quite had the same success that he did last year in the AZL when he walked one in 58 innings with a stellar 1.40 ERA. While his BAA has increase by nearly 100 points (.200 vs .290), he is still striking out more than 10 per 9 innings, and one walk in 14.1 innings is nothing to be ashamed of.

For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.

For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.

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