Mid-Season Top-50 Review- Part II

Dinkelman was an EL All-Star in 2009.

In this edition of mid-season Top-50 review, we take a look at how our 31-40 selections from our preseason Top-50 have fared so far in 2009. We take a look at some highlights from the first half, as well as how it has affected their stock.

Note* All statistics as of August 1, 2009

40. Alexander Soto
Soto started off the season with Beloit, but when the Fort Myers Miracle needed some backstops, he was promoted to High-A. He has not hit well this season, but he is one of the better signal callers in the organization. After batting .240 for Beloit, he is batting .243 for Fort Myers, and is starting to get hot.
Status: Promoted

39. Ryan Mullins
Every season, Ryan Mullins impresses, and this season is no different. He has been an anchor for the New Britain pitching staff in 2009, and continues to get better with every start. He is a guy I feel that will definitely be in Minnesota one day. For the season, Mullins has seven wins, and has topped the 100 strikeout mark.
Status: Moving Up the Prospect Ranks

38. Brian Dinkelman
Dinkelman was an Eastern League All-Star this season, and is currently hovering near the .300 mark for New Britain. Over his past ten games, Dinkelman is batting .353, and he has homered in two of his last three. The infielder should be in Rochester very soon.
Status: Continues to Hit

37. Dan Osterbrock
After being named Appalachian League Pitcher of the Year in 2008, Osterbrock has struggled in his first taste of full-season ball. Playing the entire season as a starter for the Beloit Snappers, Osterbrock has an earned run average near 6.00, and has never really gotten himself started. He has one of his better starts of the season on June 13, where he went 7.0 innings of one-run ball.
Status: Need to Rebound

36. Yohan Pino
Recently, Pino has been one of the top starters in the Twins organization, and cruised through Double-A before being promoted to Rochester this past month. The right-hander appeared in 32 games for the Rock Cats, making four starts, and has since started all three of his games for Rochester. He was great the last time out, throwing 6.2 innings of one run ball.
Status: Moving On Up

35. Daniel Ortiz
Ortiz has not played in 2009.
Status: Incomplete

34. Jonathan Waltenbury
After being selected as an Appalachian League All-Star in 2008, Waltenbury was shuttled to Beloit in 2009, and has had an up-and-down season. He has shown flashes of brilliance at some points, but has also struggled with consistency. He is one of the top power prospects in the organization, but he has only four home runs this year.
Status: Need to Turn It Around

33. Brad Tippett
Tippett has been the best starter for the Beloit Snappers in 2009, and will likely anchor the pitching staff in Fort Myers in 2010. The 21-year old right-hander is 8-4 this season, with a 2.47 earned run average, and opponents are batting only .225 against him. He is showing why he was an Appalachian League All-Star in 2008.
Status: On Fire

32. Tyler Ladendorf
The Twins parted ways with Ladendorf in the Orlando Cabrera trade, as the Oakland Athletics got one of the top middle infield prospects in the Twins organization.
Status: Traded

31. Evan Bigley
Bigley got off to a blazing start to the 2009 season, as he opened the year with the Beloit Snappers. The budding slugger batted over .300 in the Midwest League, before being promoted to Fort Myers. Since his promotion, Bigley has done well against Florida State League pitching, and is likely to repeat there in 2010.
Status: On the Rise

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