At Baseball Prospectus, Kevin Goldstein took a look at the two players in each National League farm system who made a “great leap forward.”
Daniel Murphy hit .308/.374/.496 at Double-A Binghamton and has been one of many pleasant surprises filling in for an injured Moises Alou in left field, batting .357/.444/.536 in 34 big-league games while being used only against righties. He's in over his head, but he's done enough to prove his doubters wrong.
Runner-up: After struggling in Double-A last year, first baseman Mike Carp repeated the level and upped his OPS by nearly 150 points with a .299/.403/.471 campaign. He still struggles against good left-handers, and scouts are hoping for even more power, as it's a tough road to come up as a first-baseman without it.
Kevin is holding a live chat at BP at 2 PM Eastern Monday here. Stop by.