FOUR & MORE: Best Inland Area MiLBers
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
1. Matt Davidson, Chicago White Sox Triple-A — Crushed more than 100 MiLB home runs since drafted out of Yucaipa HS in 2009. A 6-foot-3, 230-pound third baseman has five home runs in 21 games so far this season at Charlotte of the International League.
2. Austin Barnes, Los Angeles Dodgers Triple-A — Traded from the Miami Marlins, who drafted him out of Riverside Poly in 2009, before this season. A 5-foot-10, 185-pound catcher started the season at Oklahoma City of the Pacific Coast League.
3. Matt Hobgood, Baltimore Orioles Double-A — Progressed every season since selected out of Norco HS in 2009. Listed at 6-foot-4, 245 pounds, former power hitter has zero ABs in his career as a power-throwing RHP. Started the season at Bowie of the Eastern League.
4. Ethan Chapman, Kansas City Royals Double-A — Speedster has torn up the base paths with 63 steals since drafted out of Cal State San Bernardino in 2012. Rangy 6-foot, 180-pound outfielder started the season at Northwest Arkansas of the Texas League.
Stephen Landazuri, Seattle Mariners Double-A — Drafted out of Rialto Carter HS is 2010. 6-foot, 195-pound RHP started season at Jackson of the Southern League.
Kyle Skipworth, Cincinnati Reds Double-A — Drafted out of Jurupa Valley Patriot HS in 2008. 6-foot-4, 230-pound catcher started season at Pensacola of the Southern League.
Paul Eshleman, Milwaukee Brewers Single-A — Drafted ouf of Cal State San Bernardino in 2012. 6-foot-3, 220-pound catcher started season at Brevard County of the Florida League.
OTHERS: Chance Cisco (Orioles-A); Jacob Nottingham (Astros-A); Trevor Oaks (Dodgers-A); Brooks Pounders (Royals-A); Tyler Wade (Yankees-A)