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Baseball America Spring Training Prospect Report -- March 4, 2019



Sunday's Stars

Nick Senzel, CF, Reds. With Eugenio Suarez at third base and Scooter Gennett at second base, Senzel's best path to everyday at-bats in Cincinnati this season is in center field. So far he's been OK out there. He's shown the speed to handle the position although he does need some reps as expected to improve his reads and routes. What Senzel is also doing is hitting, which is the biggest case for him to be on the Opening Day roster. Senzel went 2-for-3 with a pair of triples. He's now hitting .462 (6-for-13).

Michael Chavis, 1B, Red Sox. Chavis has had an exceptional start to the spring. Chavis hit his fourth home run of the very young spring yesterday and now is tied with Chance Sisco for the spring training home run lead.

Meibrys Viloria, C, Royals. Viloria went from being ticketed for Double-A to having an outside chance to be the Royals' everyday catcher with the discouraging news about Salvador Perez's elbow. He went 2-for-3 yesterday with a pair of walks and is now hitting .571 (4-for-7). It's still most likely that the Royals go out and find a veteran to fill the job, but Viloria is a better hitter than the other internal candidate--Cam Gallagher.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B, Blue Jays. It's been a quiet spring so far for Guerrero, but yesterday he did line a ball off of the wall for a double while swinging with one hand.

Yusniel Diaz, RF, Orioles. It's going to be a rough year in Baltimore, but it will be a little easier if some of the Baltimore's young prospects step up. Diaz has impressed so far. He went 2-for-3 yesterday and is hitting .471 (8-for-17) so far.

Darwinzon Hernandez,  LHP, Red Sox. Hernandez struck out three in two scoreless innings yesterday. That gives the lefty six strikeouts in four innings this spring. One of the best pitching prospects in the Red Sox's system, Hernandez really took off in the second half of the season last year.

Colin Poche, LHP, Rays. Poche's invisible fastball was working yesterday. He struck out three of the four batters he faced.

— BATTERS —
 
TEAM   CLASS   PLAYER, POS   AB   R   H   BI   AVG   Notes
ARI   MAJ   Kelly, Carson C   3   0   1   1   .300   2B (2)
ARI   MAJ   Leyba, Domingo 3B   3   0   0   0   .286    
ARI   MAJ   Varsho, Daulton C   1   0   1   0   .667    
ARI   MAJ   Young, Andy 2B   1   0   0   0   .200    
ATL   MAJ   Contreras, William PR-C   2   0   0   0   .429    
ATL   MAJ   Jackson, Alex DH   2   1   2   1   .417   HR (2)
ATL   MAJ   Waters, Drew CF   1   0   0   0   .273    
ATL   MAJ   Wilson, Isranel PH-DH   1   0   0   0   .200    
BAL   MAJ   Diaz, Yusniel RF   3   0   2   0   .471   CS (1)
BAL   MAJ   Hays, Austin LF   2   2   1   1   .364   HR (2), BB (1)
BAL   MAJ   Jackson, Drew SS   0   0   0   1   .357    
BAL   MAJ   Mountcastle, Ryan 3B   1   1   1   0   .188    
BAL   MAJ   Stewart, DJ RF   0   0   0   0   .333   BB (1)
BOS   MAJ   Chatham, C.J. SS   2   1   2   3   .273   2B (1), BB (1)
BOS   MAJ   Chavis, Michael 1B   2   1   1   1   .353   HR (4)
BOS   MAJ   Ockimey, Josh 1B   1   1   1   0   .231   2 BB (3)
CHC   MAJ   Short, Zack SS   2   0   1   0   .222    
CIN   MAJ   Friedl, T.J. PH-CF   2   1   2   0   .444   CS (1)
CIN   MAJ   Joe, Connor 1B   3   1   1   0   .214   2B (2)
CIN   MAJ   Rodriguez, Alfredo PH-SS   2   0   0   0   .308    
CIN   MAJ   Senzel, Nick CF   3   2   2   1   .462   2 2B (3)
CIN   MAJ   Siri, Jose PH-DH   1   0   0   0   .083    
CIN   MAJ   Trammell, Taylor PH-LF   2   1   1   0   .273    
CLE   MAJ   Bradley, Bobby PH-DH   1   0   0   0   .000    
CLE   MAJ   Chang, Yu 2B   3   0   1   1   .333    
CLE   MAJ   Clement, Ernie SS   3   0   1   0   .385   2B (2)
CLE   MAJ   Freeman, Tyler 2B   1   0   1   0   .500    
CLE   MAJ   Haase, Eric C   1   0   0   0   .375    
CLE   MAJ   Johnson, Daniel RF   1   0   0   0   .083    
CLE   MAJ   Mercado, Oscar PR-CF   2   0   1   0   .357    
COL   MAJ   Boswell, Bret PR-2B   2   1   2   0   .750   SB (1)
COL   MAJ   Hampson, Garrett 2B   2   0   0   0   .364    
COL   MAJ   Hilliard, Sam PR-RF   2   2   1   0   .308    
CWS   MAJ   Adolfo, Micker PH-DH   1   0   0   0   .000    
CWS   MAJ   Collins, Zack C   2   0   1   0   .333    
CWS   MAJ   Jimenez, Eloy LF   3   0   0   0   .143    
CWS   MAJ   Madrigal, Nick 2B   1   0   0   0   .250    
CWS   MAJ   Rutherford, Blake RF   1   0   0   0   .308    
DET   MAJ   Alcantara, Sergio 3B   1   0   0   0   .125    
DET   MAJ   Cameron, Daz CF   3   0   1   0   .250   3B (1)
DET   MAJ   Castro, Willi SS   3   0   0   0   .214    
DET   MAJ   Clemens, Kody 2B   1   0   0   0   .000    
DET   MAJ   Deatherage, Brock CF   1   0   0   0   .000    
DET   MAJ   Lugo, Dawel 2B   3   0   0   0   .154    
DET   MAJ   Paredes, Isaac 3B   1   0   0   0   .500    
DET   MAJ   Perez, Wenceel SS   1   0   0   0   .000    
DET   MAJ   Robson, Jacob RF   1   0   0   0   .000    
DET   MAJ   Rogers, Jake C   1   0   0   0   .250    
DET   MAJ   Stewart, Christin LF   3   0   0   0   .333    
DET   MAJ   Woodrow, Danny CF   3   2   2   0   .417    
HOU   MAJ   Alvarez, Yordan LF   1   0   0   0   .400    
HOU   MAJ   Straw, Myles PR-CF   2   0   1   0   .429    
HOU   MAJ   Toro, Abraham 3B   1   0   0   0   .333    
HOU   MAJ   Tucker, Kyle RF   2   0   0   0   .357    
KC   MAJ   Lopez, Nicky 2B   3   0   0   0   .250    
KC   MAJ   Viloria, Meibrys C   3   2   2   2   .571   2 BB (3)
LAA   MAJ   Jones, Jahmai 2B   2   0   0   0   .100    
LAA   MAJ   Rojas, Jose 1B   1   1   1   1   .417   HR (1)
LAA   MAJ   Thaiss, Matt 1B   3   0   0   0   .462    
LAA   MAJ   Walsh, Jared PR-DH   1   0   0   0   .571    
LAD   MAJ   Beaty, Matt 1B-3B   1   0   0   0   .400    
LAD   MAJ   Estevez, Omar 2B   3   2   2   1   .364   HR (2)
LAD   MAJ   Lux, Gavin SS   2   1   0   0   .214   BB (1)
LAD   MAJ   Peters, DJ CF   1   0   0   0   .200    
LAD   MAJ   Rios, Edwin 3B   3   0   1   0   .222   2B (2)
LAD   MAJ   Smith, Will C   1   0   0   0   .125    
LAD   MAJ   Verdugo, Alex LF   3   2   2   2   .313   2 2B (2)
MIA   MAJ   Harrison, Monte CF   2   0   1   1   .250    
MIA   MAJ   Miller, Brian CF   1   0   0   0   .125    
MIL   MAJ   Erceg, Lucas 3B   1   0   0   0   .214    
MIL   MAJ   Hiura, Keston 2B   4   0   2   1   .143   2B (1)
MIL   MAJ   Lutz, Tristen RF   1   0   0   0   .000    
MIL   MAJ   Nottingham, Jacob 1B   1   0   0   0   .143    
MIL   MAJ   Ray, Corey CF   3   0   0   0   .313    
MIL   MAJ   Stokes, Troy LF   2   0   1   0   .182    
MIN   MAJ   Arraez, Luis 2B   0   0   0   0   .111   BB (1)
MIN   MAJ   Celestino, Gilberto CF   1   0   0   0   .000    
MIN   MAJ   Gordon, Nick SS   2   0   0   0   .231    
MIN   MAJ   Jeffers, Ryan PH-DH   2   0   0   0   .000    
MIN   MAJ   Kirilloff, Alex DH   3   0   1   1   .182    
MIN   MAJ   Raley, Luke RF   3   0   0   0   .250    
MIN   MAJ   Rooker, Brent LF   1   0   0   0   .167    
MIN   MAJ   Rortvedt, Ben PH-DH   1   0   1   0   .333   2B (1)
MIN   MAJ   Wade, LaMonte LF   3   0   0   0   .385    
NYM   MAJ   Guillorme, Luis SS   4   2   2   2   .500   HR (1)
NYY   MAJ   Estrada, Thairo 2B   3   0   0   0   .308    
NYY   MAJ   Florial, Estevan CF   3   0   0   0   .286    
OAK   MAJ   Barrera, Luis RF   3   0   1   1   .167   2B (1)
OAK   MAJ   Beck, Austin CF   1   0   0   0   .000    
OAK   MAJ   Bolt, Skye PR-LF   1   0   0   0   .111    
OAK   MAJ   Deichmann, Greg RF   1   0   0   0   .000    
OAK   MAJ   Mateo, Jorge SS   3   1   1   0   .188    
OAK   MAJ   Merrell, Kevin SS   1   0   0   0   .000    
OAK   MAJ   Murphy, Sean C   1   0   0   0   .143    
OAK   MAJ   Neuse, Sheldon 3B   0   0   0   0   .250    
PHI   MAJ   Gamboa, Arquimedes SS   0   0   0   0   .000    
PHI   MAJ   Haseley, Adam CF   3   0   0   0   .133    
PHI   MAJ   Listi, Austin 1B   0   0   0   0   .167    
PHI   MAJ   Moniak, Mickey RF   1   0   0   0   .250    
PHI   MAJ   Vierling, Matt CF   1   0   0   0   .000    
PIT   MAJ   Craig, Will 1B   2   0   1   1   .455    
PIT   MAJ   Hayes, Ke'Bryan 3B   2   0   1   0   .455   2B (3)
PIT   MAJ   Kramer, Kevin 2B   2   0   0   0   .077    
PIT   MAJ   Newman, Kevin SS   3   0   2   0   .273    
PIT   MAJ   Reyes, Pablo CF   1   1   1   1   .333   HR (2)
PIT   MAJ   Reynolds, Bryan RF   2   0   0   0   .154    
PIT   MAJ   Tucker, Cole SS   1   1   1   0   .250   BB (1)
SD   MAJ   France, Ty 3B   2   0   0   0   .500    
SD   MAJ   Mejia, Francisco C   1   0   0   0   .364   BB (2)
SD   MAJ   Reed, Buddy PR-CF   1   0   0   0   .400   SB (5)
SD   MAJ   Tatis, Fernando SS   3   0   0   0   .286    
SD   MAJ   Urias, Luis 2B   3   1   1   0   .313    
SEA   MAJ   Bishop, Braden PH-CF   1   0   1   1   .375    
SEA   MAJ   Fraley, Jake CF   2   0   0   0   .333    
SEA   MAJ   Lewis, Kyle PR-RF-CF   1   1   0   0   .400   SB (1)
SEA   MAJ   Long, Shed LF   3   0   1   0   .250   2B (1)
SEA   MAJ   Thompson-Williams, Dom RF   0   0   0   0   .231    
SEA   MAJ   Vogelbach, Daniel DH   2   0   0   1   .444    
SF   MAJ   Avelino, Abiatal SS   4   0   1   0   .125   2B (1)
SF   MAJ   Howard, Ryan PR   0   0   0   0   .250    
SF   MAJ   Shaw, Chris PH-DH   1   0   0   0   .250    
STL   MAJ   Carlson, Dylan LF   2   0   0   0   .250    
STL   MAJ   Edman, Tommy PH   0   0   0   1   .417    
STL   MAJ   Garcia, Adolis RF   4   1   1   0   .067   BB (2), 2 SB (2)
STL   MAJ   Hurst, Scott CF   2   1   1   0   .667   3B (1)
STL   MAJ   Knizner, Andrew C   3   0   1   0   .250   2B (2)
STL   MAJ   O'Neill, Tyler LF   2   1   1   2   .214   HR (3), BB (4)
STL   MAJ   Schrock, Max PH-3B   4   0   1   0   .313    
STL   MAJ   Sosa, Edmundo PR-SS   3   1   2   0   .333   3B (1), CS (1)
TB   MAJ   Gomez, Moises PH-DH   2   0   0   1   .167    
TB   MAJ   Velazquez, Andrew CF   2   0   0   0   .154    
TEX   MAJ   Arias, Diosbel PR-3B   1   0   0   0   .000    
TEX   MAJ   Huff, Sam PH-DH   3   1   1   1   .333    
TEX   MAJ   Taveras, Leody LF   1   0   1   0   .500    
TEX   MAJ   Tejeda, Anderson SS   1   0   0   0   .000    
TEX   MAJ   Thompson, Bubba CF   1   0   0   0   .000    
TEX   MAJ   White, Eli CF   2   0   0   0   .063   BB (1), CS (1)
TOR   MAJ   Alford, Anthony RF   1   0   0   0   .125    
TOR   MAJ   Biggio, Cavan 1B   1   0   0   0   .200    
TOR   MAJ   Guerrero, Vladimir 3B   3   0   1   0   .250   2B (2)
TOR   MAJ   McGuire, Reese C   1   0   0   0   .000    
TOR   MAJ   McKinney, Billy RF   3   1   1   1   .250   HR (1)
TOR   MAJ   Tellez, Rowdy 1B   3   1   1   2   .250   HR (1)
WAS   MAJ   Garcia, Luis 2B   1   0   0   0   .000    
WAS   MAJ   Kieboom, Carter SS   1   0   0   0   .364    
WAS   MAJ   Read, Raudy DH   2   0   1   0   .333   BB (1)
WAS   MAJ   Robles, Victor CF   2   2   1   0   .308   BB (4), SB (3)
— PITCHERS —
 
TEAM   CLASS   PLAYER   IP   H   R   ER   BB   K
ARI   MAJ   Lopez, Yoan   1.0   0   0   0   0   1
ATL   MAJ   Weigel, Patrick   1.0   0   0   0   0   0
ATL   MAJ   Wentz, Joey   0.1   3   2   2   1   0
BAL   MAJ   Araujo, Pedro   1.0   0   0   0   0   2
BAL   MAJ   Kline, Branden   0.2   2   1   1   0   1
BOS   MAJ   Hernandez, Darwinzon   2.0   1   0   0   2   3
CHC   MAJ   Maples, Dillon   1.0   2   2   2   0   2
CIN   MAJ   Gutierrez, Vladimir   2.0   0   0   0   0   2
CLE   MAJ   Hentges, Sam   2.0   0   0   0   1   3
COL   MAJ   Garcia, Rico   1.0   3   1   1   0   2
DET   MAJ   Funkhouser, Kyle   2.0   1   0   0   0   1
DET   MAJ   Soto, Gregory   0.2   2   2   2   3   0
DET   MAJ   Turnbull, Spencer   2.0   2   2   2   0   3
HOU   MAJ   Solomon, Peter   1.0   0   0   0   0   1
KC   MAJ   Griffin, Foster   2.0   1   0   0   0   3
LAA   MAJ   Curtiss, John   1.2   0   0   0   1   1
LAA   MAJ   Jerez, Williams   0.1   2   1   1   0   0
LAA   MAJ   Jewell, Jake   1.0   0   0   0   0   1
MIN   MAJ   Gonsalves, Stephen   3.0   3   1   1   2   2
NYM   MAJ   Smith, Drew   1.1   2   0   0   0   2
NYY   MAJ   Abreu, Albert   2.0   1   0   0   0   2
NYY   MAJ   Stephan, Trevor   1.1   3   4   3   1   0
OAK   MAJ   Holmes, Grant   1.0   0   0   0   0   0
PIT   MAJ   Escobar, Luis   1.0   0   0   0   2   1
PIT   MAJ   Holmes, Clay   1.2   0   2   2   3   1
PIT   MAJ   Keller, Mitch   1.0   3   4   4   2   0
SD   MAJ   Paddack, Chris   2.2   4   2   2   1   3
SEA   MAJ   Festa, Matt   1.0   0   0   0   0   2
SEA   MAJ   McKay, David   1.0   0   0   0   0   2
SF   MAJ   Adon, Melvin   1.0   1   1   1   0   1
STL   MAJ   Gallegos, Giovanny   1.2   2   3   3   1   3
STL   MAJ   Hudson, Dakota   1.2   4   2   2   0   2
STL   MAJ   Ponce de Leon, Daniel   3.0   4   3   3   0   2
TB   MAJ   Poche, Colin   1.0   0   0   0   1   3
TEX   MAJ   Burke, Brock   2.0   0   0   0   0   3
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