Emaus enjoying fall trip to Hawaii
Blue Jays prospect off to strong start with the Honolulu Sharks
TORONTO -- Whether under the Florida sun or on an island of Hawaii, Bradley Emaus has used this season to show the Blue Jays that he can handle a bat. Toronto can only hope the young prospect keeps it up as he climbs the organizational ladder.
Lately, Emaus has been wearing out pitching for the Honolulu Sharks, helping the club to an 11-4 record and into the top spot in the East division of Hawaii Winter Baseball. Even after missing three games earlier this week, Emaus has been one of the statistical standouts among all the prospects in Hawaii.
Through 10 games for Honolulu, the 22-year-old Emaus -- a second baseman out of Tulane University -- has hit .367 (11-for-30) with one double, one triple, one home run and seven RBIs. Emaus has drawn eight walks and has no strikeouts, showing strong plate discipline for the Sharks.
As of Thursday, Emaus ranked first in the league with a .525 on-base percentage, second with his .367 average, third with a 1.092 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) and fifth overall with a .567 slugging percentage. Among players with at least two walks, Emaus was the only one without a strikeout.
That showing stays true to his performance this season with Class A Dunedin in the Florida State League. With Dunedin, Emaus had more walks (60) than strikeouts (56) and finished with a .380 on-base percentage in 124 games. Along the way, Emaus -- an 11th-round pick in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft -- hit .302 with 12 homers and 71 RBIs.
Arizona Fall League
J.P. Arencibia, C: Through seven games with the Phoenix Desert Dogs, the 22-year-old Arencibia (21st overall in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft) has hit just .211 (4-for-19) with one home run.
Scott Campbell, 2B: The 24-year-old Campbell -- a native of New Zealand -- has hit .375 (3-for-8) with two RBIs, a .615 on-base percentage and a .625 slugging percentage through six games with Phoenix.
Zach Dials, RHP: Dials has come out of the bullpen twice for Phoenix, going 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA in the process. The 23-year-old right-hander has four strikeouts and no walks over 2 2/3 innings.
Kyle Ginley, RHP: Ginley, 22, has made one start for the Desert Dogs. In that Oct. 11 appearance, Ginley allowed one unearned run on two hits with four walks and a pair of strikeouts over two innings.
Daryl Harang, LHP: The 25-year-old Harang has worked three games as a reliever for Phoenix, posting a 1-0 record with a 5.40 ERA. In 1 2/3 innings out of the 'pen, the lefty has two strikeouts and two walks.
Mike MacDonald, RHP: MacDonald has given up four hits in 2 1/3 innings of relief for the Desert Dogs. The 26-year-old right-hander currently owns a 7.71 ERA through his two outings out of the bullpen.
Ryan Patteron, OF: The 25-year-old Patterson has appeared in seven games for Phoenix. The right-handed hitter has batted .263 (5-for-19) with one home run, two runs scored and a pair of RBIs.
Dominican Winter League:
Pedro Lopez, INF: Lopez has appeared in just one game for Estrellas de Oriente in the DWL. During that game on Wednesday, the 24-year-old shortstop went 0-for-4 at the plate.
Celson Polanco, RHP: The 24-year-old Polanco has made just one brief appearance out of the bullpen for Azucareros del Este in the DWL. In that outing on Wednesday, Polanco gave up one hit in one-third of an inning.
Hawaii Winter Baseball
Eric Eiland, OF: The 20-year-old Eiland has played in eight games for the Honolulu Sharks, posting a .120 average (3-for-25) with four RBIs. Eiland has also drawn six walks and struck out eight times.
Venezuelan Winter League
Edgar Estanga, LHP: Estanga -- a 22-year-old lefty from Maturin, Venezuela -- has appeared in one game for Navegantes del Magallanes in the VWL. In that outing on Tuesday, Estanga retired the only batter he faced.
Danny Sandoval, INF: The 29-year-old Sandoval has hit .333 (3-for-9) in two games for Tiburones de La Guaira in the VWL. Sandoval -- a native of Lara, Venezuela -- spent most of the 2008 season with Triple-A Syracuse.
Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.