Saturday Farm Report: Switch-hitting, switch-throwing Draft Prospect
Anthony Seigler is one of the more intriguing prospects in this year's first-year player draft, and in Baseball America's latest projected draft the publication projects him to go to the Rockies, who will pick 22nd.
The basics: Seigler, a native American, is listed as a catcher from the Atlanta suburb of Cartersville, Ga.. He has committed to Florida if he takes the college route.
Here's where it gets interesting. He is a switch-hitter and a switch-pitcher. Yes, switch-pitcher. There is even talk that he is a good enough athlete he could be a middle infielder. The 5-11, 200-pounder is more a doubles hitter than home run hitter, but he is an athlete.
He is a more polished pitcher left-handed with a fastball that sits 88 miles per hour, a mile or two below his efforts right-handed.
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Last week the Rockies projection was right-handed pitcher Kumar Rocker, also a high school prospect out of the Atlanta area. This week, Baseball America has him falling to the Royals with the 33rd selection.
In Friday's Games
AAA Albuquerque (21-21) lost 9-7 to Reno. Jordan Patterson was 2-for-4 with his 11th home run, tied with Tom Murphy for the team lead. The Isotopes also had home runs from Michael Tacuhman, who was 4-for-5, and Ryan McMahon. David Holmberg (2-3, 7.45) gave up five runs in the first and finished with a line of 4 2/3 innings, 11 hits, nine runs, six earned, two walks and two strikeouts.
AA Hartford (22-19) lost 15-3 to Akron. Brendan Rodgers tripled and scored a run. He is 9-for-25 with seven RBI and seven runs scored in his last six games, raising his season average to .290. Parker French suffered the loss, allowing seven earned runs in four innings.
High A Lancaster (22-20) won 5-3 at Inland Empire. Matt Dennis (3-6) allowed one run on five hits and three walks, striking out two, in five innings. Reid Humphreys earned his 10th save, most in the Cal League. Vince Fernandez (.341) was 2-for-4 with a double, triple and two RBI.
Low A Asheville (14-26) lost 6-5 at Rome. Lucas Gilbreath (3-2, 8.07) gave up six runs on eight hits in five innings, but five of those runs came in the first inning. Chad Spanberger hit his ninth home run.