On Tuesday, BP's Kevin Goldstein offered a look at National League prospects, separating the up-and-comers from the down-and-outers.
Regarding Iowa catcher Geovany Soto, Goldstein wrote, "Soto has added power to his game, batting .341/.412/.584 at Triple-A Iowa; why he’s still at Triple-A when the big league team lacks a single big league catcher is a bit of a mystery."
About Soto's teammate, Ronny Cedeno, who Goldstein wrote about last week, he now asks, "Will (Cedeno) (.383/.457/.611 at Triple-A Iowa) get another chance to fill the parent club's gaping hole at shortstop?
On the flip side, Goldstein points out that very wealthy Notre Dame alum, Jeff Samardzija, currently toiling for Class A Daytona, has been tagged for 102 hits in 80 innings, while fanning just 31. And heraled lefty Donnie Veal, pitching at Class AA Tennessee, has pitched to a 5.57 ERA.