LHP Chase Huchingson struck out a season-high 11 batters in his final regular season start of the year: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 11 K. I still think that if the long lefty has a big league future, it’s in the bullpen. However, for what it’s worth, he has slight reverse platoon splits this year as lefties have a .729 OPS against him in 140 AB while righties have a .689 OPS in 321 AB.
RF Cesar Puello was 1-for-2 with a triple, a walk and a HBP. The 21-year old is hitting .284/.377/.537 in 21 games in August, but still has fanned 16 times and walked just three times even in his best stretch of the year. It’s going to be a problem at higher levels.
LF Alonzo Harris (.288/.355/.429) was 2-for-5 and stole his 40th base of the year. He’s running at an 80% clip (40-for-50) and has swiped 28 bags in the 62 games since the All-Star Break while hitting .301/.360/.438. He’s earned his promotion to AA to start 2013.
DH Cam Maron was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run in his final game in Savannah before he was promoted to advanced-A St. Lucie. The 21-year old leaves the Gnats as a .300/.403/.408 hitter in 93 games with 53 walks against 73 strikeouts. He threw out 13% of opposing base stealers (10 of 80).
LHP Alex Panteliodis was ok without the kind of peripherals I look for: 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR