MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: April 26

Fried turned in the first quality start of his career as he gave Fort Wayne a chance to win against a very good Kane County team. Elsewhere Roach got knocked around as his sinker didn't sink

Colorado Springs Sky Sox 3 – Tucson Padres 0

Key Statistics Tim Stauffer 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K; CF Daniel Robertson 1-4, 2B; C Rene Rivera 3-4.

Prospect Watch: After a slow start to the season Tim Stuaffer has found his groove. Over his last three starts Stauffer has gone 17 IP, 17 H, 5 ER, 7 BB, 13 K 2.65 ERA. He has an out clause that lets him leave on June 1 if he is not called up by then. If he continues to pitch like this he will make the Padres' decision an easy one… Offense struggled once again with Robertson really being the only bright spot this season. Rpbertson is hitting a crisp .358/.438/.531 on the season.

For further reading on the Tucson Padres please see the Arizona Daily Star.

Midland Rockhounds 11 – San Antonio Missions 4

Key Statistics RHP Donn Roach 4.2 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 0 K; RF Reymond Fuentes 2-5, 2 RS; 1B Tommy Medica 2-4, 2B, HR (6), 2 RBI; CF Rico Noel 2-5, RS.

Prospect Watch: The issue with a sinker ball pitcher is that when/if they lose control of their sinker, they can get hit HARD. Sadly for Roach and the Missions, that day was today. Roach was constantly falling behind hitters, and leaving balls up in the zone. In fact his GO/FO ratio was a season worse of 7:4. It will be interesting to see how he rebounds in five days.

For further reading on the San Antonio Missions please see the San Antonio Express-News.

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 5 – Lake Elsinore Storm 1

Key Statistics 2B Cory Spangenberg 1-3, BB, SB (11); LF Luis Domoromo 2-3, RS.

Prospect Watch: Storm had four hits, all singles, and committed four errors. Clearly not the best night of baseball. While Alger and the pitching staff were not great, the Storm offense, which was hyped as the best offense in the system, continued to fall flat.

For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.

Fort Wayne TinCaps 6 – Kane County Cougars 5 (10 innings)

Key Statistics LHP Max Fried 6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K; 3B Gabriel Quintana 4-5, 2B, RS, 2 RBI; CF Alberth Martinez 2-4, 2 RS, 2B, BB .

Prospect Watch: Fried continued his development, by showing signs of greatness but struggled with consistency. On the plus side, Fried got 17 batters out; 4 strikeouts, 13 groundouts, and 0 flyouts. That is a remarkable ratio for any pitcher… Corey Adamson continues to lead the team in most offensive categories. Between 2012 and 2013, Adamson's Fort Wayne OPS has increased .500 points!

For further reading on the TinCaps' please see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.

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