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Hector Luna drops another bomb - Top Dodger Prospect Performances and Minor League Box Scores - Aug 23rd, 2009

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Hector Luna with another home run and four RBI's.  For those who want to just attribute what Luna is doing to the PCL fine, but they were saying the same thing about Jake Fox back in June. The difference is that Fox is a lousy catcher trying to play 3rd base, while Luna is an ex major league  middle infielder playing 3rd base. When we tried to find a RHH who could punish LHP we found very few major league bench players who fit the bill. Luna is crushing LHP with an OPS against them sitting at 1.399.  He's also produced an OPS over 1.000 at both home and away. I recently read a comment attributing his excellent season to playing at home for the Isotopes but the splits would seem to negate that argument. The man is simply hitting wherever he plays against both Left and Right handed pitchers. Early in the year I said Milton could help us and he did until he got hurt. I said Haeger could help us and he's done a hell of a job so far. I'm saying that Hector Luna deserves a shot to strengthen our bench. Just because a man is 29 years old does not mean he can't resume his major league career. It doesn't happen often but history is peppered with  players like Olmedo Saenz and Geronimo Berroa who got late starts and became excellent part time players into their 30's.

Jon Michael Redding pitching one of his best games this year to pick up his 14th win. That 14th win leads all of the minor leagues. If he can garner a few more wins in the last several weeks of minor league ball he can always lay claim to the fact he led all of the minor leagues in wins in 2009. While the kids are going 3/4 innings Mr. Redding has no leash on him and he made the most of it going seven shutout innings(2 unearned).

Scott Elbert only went four innings but they were a good four innings. One earned run, only one walk, and six strikeouts.

Trayvon Robinson with his first two hit game and first stolen base for AA.

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Check out the  Dodger Draft Scorecard.

Don't forget to check out the latest from Jon Chapper 

Aug 13th - Jon Chapper Dodger Minor League Report

Dodger Minor League Pride Awards for July

Jon Chapper Minor League Report

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Kensai Minor League Reports:

August 20-Down on the Farm - Dominican Dreaming

August 19-Down on the farm, Arizona Heat

August 14-Down on the farm, Rookies Galore

August 12-Low A
August 11-High A
August 10-Double A
August 7-Triple A
July 25-Rookie

Kensai Player Profiles:

August 13-Geison Aguasviva
August 10-Jesus Castillo
August 5-Steven Caseres

August 17-Prospect Profiles - Danny Danielson

August 20-Prospect Profiles - Chris Jacobs

 

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Mid Season Prospect Ranking - True Blue LA
Mid Season Dodger Prospect Ranking from Kensai/Canuck/Phil

Check out these links and let us know what you think. From the above links you can see the daily Dodger minor league box scores, a recap of the best Dodger performances, and a recap of all of baseballs top prospect performances, along with a recap of simply the best minor league performances even if they aren't considered prospects. The Hector Luna performances if you will.

From the First Inning site you can check out the leaderboards for each league including advanced statistics like wOBA and FIP. From the minor league split web site you can click on the player link and check every which way they are doing.


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