Baseball America Prospect Report—April 30, 2021
Luis Garcia, RHP, Astros — Houston’s top pitching prospect showed off on Thursday afternoon. The 24-year-old righthander whiffed six over five one-run innings against the Mariners, albeit in a one-run loss. The outing was his longest of the season. His fastball topped at 96 mph, and he induced 12 swings and misses in 73 pitches (16.4%).
Casey Mize, RHP, Tigers — In his final start as a prospect, Mize was solid. The 2019 No. 1 overall pick, got 13 swings and misses in 87 pitches (14.9%) and held the White Sox scoreless until the fifth inning. The outing served as a nice rebound from his last outing, in which he allowed six earned runs in 4.2 innings against the Royals. He also kept the White Sox in the ballpark, which was a welcome result after allowing five home runs in 9.2 innings over his previous two outings.
Shane McClanahan, LHP, Rays — After getting his first taste of the big leagues last year in the playoffs, McClanahan on Thursday got his first of regular-season ball. The Rays’ supplemental first-round pick in 2018 showed off a blazing fastball—he topped at 101 mph—with at times dastardly movement away from righthanders. In all, he struck out five and walked none, and left with only a Matt Chapman home run blemishing his ledger. McClanahan got swinging strikes with all four of his pitches.
Luis Patiño, RHP, Rays — After Shane McClanahan exited, the Rays went to their bullpen for another big-armed prospect. This time it was Patiño, who came over from the Padres as part of the package for lefty Blake Snell. In his second outing of the season, Patiño limited the A’s to just one hit while striking out a pair and walking nobody. He got four swings and misses in his outing, three of which came on his slider.
|ARI||MAJ||#9||Pavin Smith 1B||5||0||2||1||.263||2B (6)|
|ARI||MAJ||#2||Daulton Varsho PH||1||1||1||0||.500||2B (1)|
|BAL||MAJ||#5||Ryan Mountcastle 1B||4||0||1||0||.187|
|BOS||MAJ||#3||Bobby Dalbec 1B||3||0||0||0||.221|
|CWS||MAJ||#27||Zack Collins C||1||1||1||0||.242||2B (2), BB (6)|
|CWS||MAJ||#9||Luis Gonzalez LF||0||0||0||0||--|
|CWS||MAJ||#3||Nick Madrigal 2B||3||2||3||1||.310||BB (5)|
|CWS||MAJ||#1||Andrew Vaughn LF||4||2||3||0||.279||2 2B (5)|
|DET||MAJ||#17||Akil Baddoo CF-LF||2||0||0||0||.241|
|DET||MAJ||#21||Derek Hill PH-CF||1||0||0||0||.000|
|HOU||MAJ||#12||Chas McCormick RF||3||0||0||0||.160|
|LAD||MAJ||#11||Sheldon Neuse 2B||4||0||0||0||.211|
|OAK||MAJ||#30||Seth Brown PH-RF||1||0||0||0||.263|
|PHI||MAJ||#10||Nick Maton SS||4||1||2||0||.361||2B (4)|
|SEA||MAJ||#29||Sam Haggerty LF||4||0||0||0||.229|
|SEA||MAJ||#6||Taylor Trammell CF||3||1||1||1||.157||HR (4)|
|STL||MAJ||#1||Dylan Carlson CF||4||0||0||0||.286|
|STL||MAJ||#8||Andrew Knizner C||4||1||2||0||.300|
|STL||MAJ||#27||Edmundo Sosa SS||2||1||1||0||.167||BB (1), CS (1)|
|STL||MAJ||#15||Justin Williams RF||3||0||0||0||.175||BB (10)|
|TB||MAJ||#2||Randy Arozarena LF||4||0||0||0||.292|
|ATL||MAJ||#5||Bryse Wilson||3.0||7||4||4||2||1||6.75||L (1-2)|
|CHC||MAJ||#5||Adbert Alzolay||6.0||4||2||2||1||6||4.71||W (1-2)|
|DET||MAJ||#3||Casey Mize||6.0||4||3||3||3||6||5.06||L (1-3)|
|HOU||MAJ||#2||Luis Garcia||5.0||3||1||1||0||6||2.70||L (0-3)|