Newman @ STS:
Tyler Saladino, SS – A pleasant surprise, Saladino was the most complete prospect on the field in my eyes. Having just turned 21, he’s not young for the level, but plays the game the right way and makes the most out of the tools he does have. And while the tools may only be average across-the-board, very few players even have that to offer. Call me a fan.
More reports at the link.
From the ‘Not So Hot Sheet’ section of today’s ‘Prospect Hot Sheet’:
Jon Gilmore, 3b, White Sox: Perhaps Gilmore has run out of steam. He’s hitting just .224/.250/.241 in August and hasn’t homered since June 25. His struggles worsened last week, when he was just 2-for-23 and both were singles. More nettlesome, the big picture for Gilmore, 21, isn’t adding up. He’s hit .321 this season, but it’s fairly empty with a 27/72 walk/strikeout ratio and just 28 extra-base hits. His .355 OBP and .402 slugging marks are greatly enhanced at home (.357/.391/.446 vs. .286/.318/.359), and he’s committed 35 errors while also grounding into 18 double plays. He’s a .321 hitter, but the rest of the numbers don’t scream “prospect.”
Gilmore’s stats and splits.