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There are no legitimate position player prospects at AA or AAA.  The only promising starting pitchers at these levels are Jay Jackson (8.19 K/9, 3.72 BB/9, 0.60 HR/9 in 75 IP at AA) and Andrew Cashner (7.44 K/9, 3.23 BB/9, 0.16 HR/9 in 55.2 IP between high-A/AA).

Starlin Castro is not exactly mashing, but is more than holding his own at high-A (.306/.337/.405) while being young for the level.  Any word on his defense at SS?

While Vitters can hit, does his horrendous plate disciple (2.4 BB%) bring back memories of failed/failing prospects like Ryan Harvey, Brian Dopirak, and Tyler Colvin to anyone else?

Chris Carpenter (low-A/high-A) is looking like his Cardinals synonym (8.13 K/9, 3.81 BB/9, 0.50 HR/9 in 81 IP).

Tony Campana (low-A/high-A), while not a high-profile prospect, is fast (44SB/9CS).

Hak-Ju Lee will be 18 through the end of the season and is off to a good start at low-A (.327/.396/.429, 11SB/3CS, 98 AB)

2009 first-round signee Brett Jackson is off to a solid start at low-A, as well (.289/.448/.400, 45AB).

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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