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Baseball America Prospect Report—April 9, 2021



Nick Neidert, RHP, Marlins: Thrust into a starting role without a whole lot of advanced warning because of the Marlins’ multiple injuries to members of the starting rotation, Neidert’s first MLB start went better than may have been expected. He was pulled after 4.1 innings thanks to some control troubles, but he left with the lead, having allowed only one run on three hits and five walks. He struck out three. Neidert generally sat 92-93 mph, a tick above where he sat last year and he touched 95.

Ryan Mountcastle, LF, Orioles: Mountcastle hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot in the first inning. It’s been a slow start for Mountcastle as he’s hitting .179/.233/.321.

Yermin Mercedes, DH, White Sox: Chicago has gotten a big boost from a rookie DH, but it’s Mercedes, the well-traveled former MiLB Rule 5 pick who’s doing it instead of 2019 first-round pick Andrew Vaughn. Mercedes’ second home run of the season was a majestic 485-foot blast that is the longest regular season home run a White Sox has hit in the Statcast era.

Dylan Carlson, CF, Cardinals: It’s been an unusual start to the season for Carlson. He’s hitting only .182 with a .269 on-base percentage, but he’s also been one of the Cardinals’ best hitters thanks to three home runs and (on Thursday) his first double of the season. He’s slugging .636.

BATTERS

TEAM CLASS RANK PLAYER, POS AB R H BI AVG NOTES
ARI MAJ #3 Geraldo Perdomo SS 1 0 0 0 .100 BB (3)
ARI MAJ #9 Pavin Smith RF 4 1 2 1 .235 2B (2)
BAL MAJ #5 Ryan Mountcastle LF 4 1 1 2 .188 HR (1)
BOS MAJ #3 Bobby Dalbec 1B 4 0 0 0 .095  
CWS MAJ #3 Nick Madrigal 2B 3 2 1 0 .250 BB (3)
KC MAJ #6 Kyle Isbel RF 3 0 0 0 .250  
MIA MAJ #4 Jazz Chisholm 2B 1 0 0 0 .176 BB (4)
OAK MAJ #30 Seth Brown RF 2 0 0 0 .200  
SEA MAJ #29 Sam Haggerty LF 4 0 0 0 .000  
SEA MAJ #6 Taylor Trammell CF 2 0 0 0 .105 2 BB (6), CS (1)
STL MAJ #1 Dylan Carlson CF 3 0 1 0 .182 2B (1)
STL MAJ #30 John Nogowski PH-1B 2 0 0 0 .250  
STL MAJ #15 Justin Williams RF 2 0 0 0 .071 BB (1)
TOR MAJ #5 Alejandro Kirk C 0 0 0 0 .000  


PITCHERS

TEAM CLASS RANK PLAYER IP H R ER BB K ERA NOTES
BOS MAJ #17 Garrett Whitlock 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0.00  
HOU MAJ #11 Enoli Paredes 0.0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00  
HOU MAJ #25 Blake Taylor 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 3.00  
KC MAJ #15 Carlos Hernandez 0.1 3 2 2 1 0 10.80  
MIA MAJ #15 Nick Neidert 4.1 3 1 1 5 3 2.08  
MIL MAJ #13 Drew Rasmussen 1.0 1 2 2 1 3 22.50 L (0-1)
MIN MAJ #14 Jorge Alcala 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00  
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Baseball America Prospect Report—April 19, 2021

Yermín Mercedes and Jazz Chisholm are among the prospects headlining Monday's prospect report.

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