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Baseball America Prospect Report -- May 1, 2019



Dylan Cease, RHP, White Sox. Cease allowed two earned runs in five innings for Triple-A Charlotte. The righthander fanned a career-high 11 batters and walked only one. Chicago’s No. 3 prospect bounced back after two rough starts in which he allowed seven earned runs in just eight and a third innings pitched.

Rico Garcia, RHP, Rockies. The Rockies’ No. 22 prospect was in a grove for Double-A Hartford, tossing a season-high six and two thirds scoreless innings. The righthander collected 11 strike outs and has stretched his scoreless innings streak to 15 and two thirds. Garcia works with a three-pitch mix that has been helped out by an uptick in arm strength and fastball velocity.

Jeter Downs, SS, Dodgers. Downs had a three-hit game for high Class A Rancho Cucamonga. He doubled and hit a home run while also scoring three times. Although the Dodgers’ No. 13 prospect shows flashes of a future above-average hit tool, he is currently batting .213/.276/.371 with eight extra-base hits in 89 at-bats.

Johan Oviedo, RHP, Cardinals. The Cardinals’ No. 20 prospect allowed one run in six innings for high Class A Palm Beach. Oviedo allowed six hits and walked three batters, but managed to work around trouble with seven strike outs. While Oviedo does get some swing and miss, he needs to iron out his control in order to profile as a starter down the road.

Michael Baumann, RHP, Orioles. Baumann tossed six and two thirds hitless innings for high Class A Frederick. The righthander didn’t walk a batter and collected 12 strike outs in his second double-digit strike out game of the season. It was a big bounce back for the Orioles’ No. 21 prospect who coughed up nine hits in three and a third innings his previous start.

Jarred Kelenic, OF, Mariners. Kelenic had two hits in four at-bats for low Class A West Virginia. He hit a solo home run in the first inning and a double later in the game. Kelenic has an above-average eye at the plate and feel to hit in addition to solid defensive skills. The Mariners’ No. 3 prospect is now batting .337/.430/.616 with 14 extra-base hits in 86 at-bats.

Jake Wong, RHP, Giants. Wong tossed a hitless six innings for low Class A Augusta. The Giants’ No. 10 prospect had six strikeouts and only walked two batters before making his exit. The righthander is a consistent strike thrower that works with a fastball-curveball combo and is developing a future average changeup.

Tucupita Marcano, 2B, Padres. Marcano had a four-hit game for low Class A Fort Wayne. The Padres’ No. 27 prospect had four base knocks and drove in two runs. Marcano is known for having an advanced approach at the plate with feel to be a plus hitter but doesn’t project to have much power.

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TEAM   CLASS   PLAYER, POS   AB   R   H   BI   AVG   Notes
ARI   LoA   Alexander, Blaze 3B   4   1   1   1   .143   2B (1), SB (2)
ARI   LoA   Perdomo, Geraldo SS   3   3   1   1   .261   2 BB (17), SB (6)
ARI   LoA   Thomas, Alek CF   4   0   1   1   .282    
ARI   LoA   Yerzy, Andy C   4   0   0   0   .084    
ATL   AAA   Riley, Austin 3B   4   2   2   0   .266   2B (7)
ATL   HiA   Contreras, William C   4   1   1   0   .326    
ATL   HiA   Jenista, Greyson RF   3   2   2   1   .221   2B (6), BB (11)
ATL   HiA   Ramos, Jeffrey LF   4   1   2   4   .272   HR (3)
ATL   HiA   Wilson, Isranel CF   3   0   1   0   .232    
BAL   AA   Bannon, Rylan 2B   3   1   0   0   .261   BB (10), SB (2)
BAL   AA   McKenna, Ryan CF   5   0   2   1   .198   2B (4)
BAL   AAA   Stewart, DJ RF   5   0   1   0   .217    
BAL   LoA   Encarnacion, Jean Carlos 3B   4   1   0   0   .206    
BAL   LoA   Grenier, Cadyn 2B   5   0   0   0   .228    
BAL   LoA   Hall, Adam SS   4   1   2   1   .359   HR (1), CS (3)
BOS   AA   Chatham, C.J. SS   4   0   0   0   .333    
BOS   AA   Dalbec, Bobby 3B   3   0   0   0   .188   BB (16)
BOS   AA   Netzer, Brett 2B   4   0   0   0   .263    
BOS   AA   Wilson, Marcus CF   4   0   0   0   .174    
BOS   AAA   Ockimey, Josh DH   3   0   0   0   .227    
BOS   AAA   Travis, Sam 1B   2   0   0   0   .200   BB (15)
BOS   HiA   Castellanos, Pedro 1B   4   1   2   1   .290   2 2B (9), BB (6)
BOS   HiA   Duran, Jarren CF   5   1   2   0   .418   2 SB (11)
BOS   LoA   Casas, Triston 1B   4   0   0   0   .208    
BOS   LoA   Howlett, Brandon 3B   3   2   1   1   .203   HR (1), BB (5)
BOS   MAJ   Chavis, Michael 2B   4   2   2   0   .278    
CHC   HiA   Ademan, Aramis SS   3   0   1   0   .278   2B (2), BB (12)
CHC   HiA   Amaya, Miguel C   3   1   0   1   .192   BB (13)
CHC   HiA   Herron, Jimmy CF   3   1   1   1   .186   HR (2), BB (11)
CIN   AAA   Senzel, Nick CF   4   0   1   0   .296    
CIN   HiA   Garcia, Jose SS   5   1   2   1   .300    
CIN   HiA   India, Jonathan 3B   5   0   0   0   .247    
CLE   AAA   Bradley, Bobby 1B   5   0   1   1   .261    
CLE   AAA   Mercado, Oscar CF   4   1   1   1   .295   2 SB (10)
CLE   HiA   Gonzalez, Oscar DH   4   1   1   2   .350   HR (2)
CLE   HiA   Jones, Nolan 3B   3   0   0   1   .318    
CLE   LoA   Benson, Will CF   3   0   0   1   .282   2 BB (13), SB (8)
CLE   LoA   Freeman, Tyler SS   4   1   0   1   .295   BB (13)
CLE   LoA   Naylor, Bo C   4   0   1   0   .200    
COL   AA   Boswell, Bret 3B   2   1   0   0   .180   BB (7)
COL   AA   Fernandez, Vince RF   3   1   1   0   .293   3B (1)
COL   AA   Nevin, Tyler 1B   4   0   0   0   .260    
COL   AA   Welker, Colton DH   3   0   2   1   .337   2B (8), BB (7)
COL   HiA   Vilade, Ryan SS   5   1   1   0   .293   BB (15)
COL   LoA   Lavigne, Grant 1B   3   1   1   0   .276   2B (7), 2 BB (17)
COL   LoA   MacIver, Willie DH   4   0   2   1   .321   2B (8)
COL   LoA   Montano, Daniel CF   3   1   1   0   .294   2B (6), BB (8)
COL   LoA   Vavra, Terrin SS   4   1   2   2   .310   HR (3)
COL   MAJ   Hampson, Garrett PH   1   0   0   0   .182    
CWS   AAA   Booker, Joel RF   4   1   1   0   .083    
CWS   AAA   Collins, Zack C   4   0   1   0   .262   2B (4)
CWS   HiA   Madrigal, Nick 2B   5   1   1   1   .271   3B (2)
CWS   HiA   Walker, Steele CF   5   1   1   0   .200   2B (1)
CWS   LoA   Bush, Bryce RF   3   1   2   2   .213   2B (3), SB (3)
DET   AA   Alcantara, Sergio SS   4   0   1   0   .246   CS (2)
DET   AA   Paredes, Isaac 3B   4   0   1   1   .280    
DET   AA   Rogers, Jake C   4   0   0   0   .224    
DET   AAA   Cameron, Daz CF   3   0   0   0   .195   CS (2)
DET   AAA   Castro, Willi SS   4   2   2   0   .337   3B (2)
DET   AAA   Lugo, Dawel 3B   4   1   1   0   .307    
DET   AAA   Robson, Jacob DH   1   0   0   0   .225   2 BB (14), CS (2)
DET   AAA   Woodrow, Danny LF   4   1   1   0   .280    
DET   HiA   Clemens, Kody 2B   4   0   0   0   .171    
DET   HiA   Deatherage, Brock CF   4   0   1   0   .217    
DET   MAJ   Turnbull, Spencer P   3   0   0   0   .000    
HOU   HiA   Arauz, Jonathan SS   2   0   0   0   .208   BB (11)
HOU   HiA   Beer, Seth 1B   4   0   1   0   .293    
HOU   LoA   Adolph, Ross RF   3   0   0   0   .107    
HOU   LoA   McKenna, Alex CF   4   1   1   0   .250    
HOU   LoA   Pena, Jeremy SS   4   1   1   0   .244   BB (14), SB (8)
KC   AAA   Lopez, Nicky 2B   2   3   1   0   .357   3 BB (12), 2 SB (5)
KC   HiA   Hicklen, Brewer LF   3   0   0   0   .217    
KC   HiA   Matias, Seuly RF   3   1   0   0   .198   BB (11)
KC   HiA   Melendez, M.J. DH   3   1   0   1   .134   BB (10)
KC   HiA   Perkins, Blake PH-CF   0   1   0   0   .161   BB (21)
KC   HiA   Pratto, Nick PH-1B   0   1   0   0   .149   BB (11)
LAA   AAA   Briceno, Jose C   2   0   1   0   .265    
LAA   AAA   Lund, Brennon CF   3   0   0   0   .177    
LAA   AAA   Rojas, Jose 2B   2   0   0   0   .325    
LAA   AAA   Thaiss, Matt DH   3   0   0   0   .281    
LAA   AAA   Walsh, Jared 1B   2   0   0   0   .250    
LAA   MAJ   Rengifo, Luis 2B   3   0   1   0   .250   2B (2)
LAD   HiA   Downs, Jeter SS   4   3   3   2   .213   2 2B (4), HR (2)
LAD   HiA   Rincon, Carlos DH   5   1   2   3   .210   HR (4)
LAD   MAJ   Beaty, Matt PH   1   0   1   0   1.000    
LAD   MAJ   Verdugo, Alex RF   0   0   0   0   .333   BB (3)
MIA   AAA   Brigham, Jeff P   0   0   0   0   --    
MIA   AAA   Dean, Austin PH   1   0   0   0   .411    
MIA   AAA   Diaz, Isan 2B   4   0   0   0   .216    
MIA   AAA   Harrison, Monte CF   4   0   0   0   .301    
MIA   HiA   Devers, Jose SS   3   0   0   0   .323   BB (2), SB (3)
MIA   HiA   Mahan, Riley 2B   4   0   1   0   .217   2B (3)
MIA   HiA   Mesa, Victor Victor CF   4   0   1   0   .226    
MIA   HiA   Nelson, James 3B   4   0   0   0   .169    
MIA   MAJ   Alcantara, Sandy P   1   0   0   1   .125    
MIL   HiA   Feliciano, Mario DH   5   0   1   0   .276    
MIL   HiA   Henry, Payton C   4   1   1   0   .297   BB (4)
MIN   AAA   Raley, Luke RF   5   2   1   1   .234   2B (4)
MIN   AAA   Wade, LaMonte LF   3   2   1   0   .288   BB (18)
MIN   HiA   Baddoo, Akil CF   4   0   0   0   .212    
MIN   HiA   Larnach, Trevor DH   4   0   0   0   .247    
MIN   HiA   Lewis, Royce SS   4   0   2   0   .198    
MIN   HiA   Miranda, Jose 2B   4   0   0   0   .218    
MIN   HiA   Rortvedt, Ben C   3   0   1   0   .246   2B (5), BB (11)
NYM   AA   Gimenez, Andres SS   4   0   1   0   .221    
NYM   AA   Toffey, Will 3B   3   1   1   0   .254    
NYM   AAA   Guillorme, Luis SS   4   1   3   2   .400   BB (3)
NYM   AAA   Hanhold, Eric P   0   0   0   0   --    
NYM   HiA   Cortes, Carlos 2B   3   1   1   0   .221   BB (6)
NYM   LoA   Mauricio, Ronny SS   5   0   0   0   .283    
NYM   LoA   Newton, Shervyen 2B   4   1   2   1   .167    
NYM   LoA   Vientos, Mark 3B   4   0   1   0   .240    
NYM   MAJ   Alonso, Pete 1B   4   0   0   1   .292    
NYM   MAJ   Zamora, Daniel P   0   0   0   0   --    
NYY   LoA   Breaux, Josh C   5   2   3   4   .288   2 HR (4)
NYY   MAJ   Estrada, Thairo 2B   3   0   0   0   .353    
OAK   HiA   Allen, Nick SS   5   0   2   2   .286   2B (9), SB (6)
OAK   HiA   Armenteros, Lazaro LF   3   1   1   2   .241   HR (5), BB (18), SB (4)
OAK   HiA   Beck, Austin CF   3   0   0   0   .236    
OAK   HiA   Eierman, Jeremy 2B   3   1   2   0   .159   2B (4), BB (8)
OAK   HiA   Hannah, Jameson RF   4   0   0   0   .226    
OAK   HiA   Rivas, Alfonso 1B   3   1   1   0   .273   BB (13)
PHI   AA   Gamboa, Arquimedes SS   3   0   0   0   .109    
PHI   AA   Listi, Austin 1B   4   0   1   1   .081   2B (2)
PHI   AA   Moniak, Mickey CF   4   0   0   0   .195    
PHI   AAA   Dohy, Kyle P   0   0   0   0   --    
PHI   AAA   Garcia, Edgar P   0   0   0   0   --    
PHI   HiA   Bohm, Alec 3B   4   1   2   0   .500   BB (1)
PHI   HiA   Duran, Rodolfo C   5   0   0   0   .137    
PHI   HiA   Ortiz, Jhailyn RF   4   0   0   0   .186   BB (5)
PHI   HiA   Vierling, Matt LF   2   0   1   1   .310   2 BB (9), SB (6)
PHI   LoA   Garcia, Luis 2B   2   0   0   0   .175    
PHI   LoA   Marchan, Rafael C   4   0   2   0   .315    
PIT   AA   Oliva, Jared CF   3   1   1   1   .255   3B (1), BB (4)
PIT   AAA   Hayes, Ke'Bryan 3B   5   0   1   0   .256    
PIT   AAA   Kramer, Kevin 2B   3   0   0   0   .185   BB (5)
PIT   AAA   Newman, Kevin LF   4   1   1   1   .316   2B (1), BB (3)
PIT   HiA   Mitchell, Calvin RF   4   0   3   3   .290    
PIT   HiA   Stafford, Deon C   5   0   0   0   .000    
PIT   HiA   Swaggerty, Travis CF   4   1   2   0   .272    
PIT   LoA   Davis, Jonah CF   4   0   0   0   .089    
PIT   LoA   Sanchez, Lolo LF   5   0   3   0   .342   SB (7)
PIT   MAJ   Reynolds, Bryan LF   5   2   2   1   .455   2B (4), HR (1)
PIT   MAJ   Tucker, Cole SS   5   1   2   0   .281    
SD   AAA   Allen, Austin C   5   0   2   1   .343   2B (7)
SD   AAA   Naylor, Josh RF   5   1   2   0   .323    
SD   AAA   Urias, Luis SS   4   2   1   0   .400    
SD   HiA   Arias, Gabriel SS   2   1   2   0   .300   CS (3)
SD   HiA   Campusano, Luis C   4   0   1   0   .357   2B (7), BB (10)
SD   HiA   Ornelas, Tirso RF   5   0   2   0   .274   2B (5)
SD   HiA   Rosario, Jeisson CF   3   0   0   0   .185   2 BB (20)
SD   HiA   Ruiz, Esteury 2B-3B   4   0   0   0   .218    
SD   LoA   Edwards, Xavier 2B   4   1   2   1   .329   3B (1)
SD   LoA   Marcano, Tucupita 3B   5   0   4   2   .268    
SD   MAJ   France, Ty 3B   4   0   0   0   .250    
SD   MAJ   Mejia, Francisco C   3   0   0   0   .146    
SD   MAJ   Paddack, Chris P   2   0   0   0   .000    
SD   MAJ   Wingenter, Trey P   0   0   0   0   --    
SEA   AAA   Curletta, Joey 1B   2   0   1   0   .227   BB (9)
SEA   AAA   Long, Shed LF   3   0   0   0   .250    
SEA   HiA   Raleigh, Cal C   5   1   1   1   .225   HR (4), BB (10)
SEA   HiA   Rizzo, Joe 3B   5   1   0   0   .300    
SEA   LoA   Kelenic, Jarred CF   4   1   2   1   .337   2B (9), HR (5)
SEA   MAJ   Bishop, Braden CF   3   0   0   0   .000    
SEA   MAJ   Vogelbach, Daniel PH   0   0   0   0   .310   BB (20)
SF   AA   Howard, Ryan SS   4   1   3   0   .208   BB (15)
SF   AA   Miller, Jalen 2B   5   1   1   0   .260   SB (6)
SF   AA   Quinn, Heath RF   4   0   0   0   .164   BB (7)
SF   AA   Shaw, Chris DH   5   1   1   1   .254   HR (3)
SF   LoA   Gonzalez, Jacob 3B   3   0   2   2   .246   2B (6), 3B (1), BB (14)
STL   AAA   Edman, Tommy 2B   4   0   1   0   .308    
STL   AAA   Garcia, Adolis RF   4   0   2   0   .236    
STL   AAA   Helsley, Ryan P   0   0   0   0   .000    
STL   AAA   Knizner, Andrew C   4   0   0   0   .342    
STL   AAA   Ponce de Leon, Daniel P   2   0   0   0   .000    
STL   AAA   Schrock, Max 3B   3   0   0   0   .253   BB (14)
STL   AAA   Thomas, Lane LF   4   0   0   0   .240   SB (2)
STL   HiA   Baker, Luken 1B   5   0   0   1   .240    
STL   MAJ   O'Neill, Tyler RF   1   0   1   0   .303    
TB   AAA   Velazquez, Andrew SS   4   0   2   0   .325   2B (8), BB (6)
TB   HiA   Brujan, Vidal 2B   5   1   2   0   .302   2 SB (14)
TB   HiA   Gomez, Moises RF   3   1   1   0   .210   2B (4), BB (9)
TEX   AAA   White, Eli SS   4   0   1   0   .290   CS (2)
TEX   HiA   Arias, Diosbel 2B   4   2   1   0   .347   BB (8)
TEX   HiA   Martinez, Julio Pablo CF   3   1   1   1   .146   2B (3), BB (5)
TEX   HiA   Reed, Tyreque 1B   3   0   1   1   .241    
TEX   HiA   Taveras, Leody RF   5   0   1   0   .301    
TEX   HiA   Tejeda, Anderson SS   5   1   2   0   .297   3B (1)
TEX   LoA   Huff, Sam DH   3   1   1   1   .325   HR (13), BB (5)
TEX   LoA   Ornelas, Jonathan 2B   4   1   1   1   .328   BB (9), SB (4)
TOR   AA   Smith, Kevin SS   2   0   0   0   .200   2 BB (6)
TOR   AA   Spanberger, Chad DH   4   0   0   0   .195    
TOR   AAA   Biggio, Cavan 3B   1   1   1   3   .386   HR (6), 2 BB (21), SB (4)
TOR   AAA   McGuire, Reese C   1   0   0   1   .192   BB (6)
TOR   HiA   Noda, Ryan LF   4   0   0   0   .293    
TOR   HiA   Stevenson, Cal CF   4   2   1   2   .192   HR (2), BB (10)
TOR   MAJ   Guerrero, Vladimir 3B   2   0   0   0   .214   2 BB (3)
TOR   MAJ   McKinney, Billy PH-RF   2   0   0   1   .229    
TOR   MAJ   Tellez, Rowdy 1B   4   0   0   0   .221    
WAS   AA   Garcia, Luis SS   3   1   1   1   .258   2 BB (4)
WAS   AA   Sharp, Sterling P   2   0   1   0   .250   BB (1)
WAS   AA   Ward, Drew 3B   4   0   0   0   .300   BB (7)
WAS   AAA   Rainey, Tanner P   0   0   0   0   --    
WAS   HiA   Agustin, Telmito LF   2   1   0   0   .221   3 BB (12)
WAS   MAJ   Kieboom, Carter SS   4   0   0   0   .158    
WAS   MAJ   Robles, Victor CF   4   1   1   1   .255   HR (5)
— PITCHERS —
 
TEAM   CLASS   PLAYER   IP   H   R   ER   BB   K
ATL   AAA   Wilson, Bryse   4.2   3   2   2   1   7
ATL   LoA   Riley, Trey   4.0   7   5   5   2   6
BAL   AA   Pop, Zach   0.1   0   0   0   0   1
BAL   AAA   Ortiz, Luis   5.0   5   1   1   2   2
BAL   HiA   Baumann, Michael   6.2   0   0   0   2   12
CHC   HiA   De La Cruz, Oscar   4.0   3   2   1   4   6
COL   AA   Garcia, Rico   6.2   4   0   0   0   11
CWS   AAA   Cease, Dylan   6.0   5   2   2   1   11
CWS   AAA   Thompson, Zach   2.0   5   2   2   0   2
CWS   HiA   Hansen, Alec   0.2   0   3   3   3   2
DET   AA   Manning, Matt   6.0   4   5   5   3   9
DET   AAA   Baez, Sandy   2.0   0   0   0   0   3
DET   AAA   Funkhouser, Kyle   4.0   0   1   1   2   7
DET   MAJ   Turnbull, Spencer   6.0   3   1   1   2   5
HOU   MAJ   James, Josh   1.0   1   0   0   2   1
KC   AAA   Griffin, Foster   6.0   6   2   2   2   7
LAA   MAJ   Buttrey, Ty   1.0   0   0   0   0   1
LAA   MAJ   Canning, Griffin   4.1   4   3   3   1   6
MIA   AAA   Brigham, Jeff   1.0   1   1   1   1   1
MIA   HiA   Rogers, Trevor   5.1   8   5   3   2   3
MIA   MAJ   Alcantara, Sandy   5.1   7   6   4   3   1
NYM   AA   Ryan, Ryder   1.0   0   0   0   0   1
NYM   AAA   Hanhold, Eric   1.0   2   3   3   3   1
NYM   LoA   Viall, Chris   1.2   2   1   1   0   1
NYM   MAJ   Zamora, Daniel   0.0   0   0   0   1   0
NYY   AA   Abreu, Albert   6.0   3   1   0   3   4
NYY   AAA   Loaisiga, Jonathan   5.0   8   6   6   1   4
NYY   HiA   Schmidt, Clarke   5.0   6   3   3   2   3
NYY   LoA   Contreras, Roansy   5.1   5   3   2   0   4
PHI   AAA   Dohy, Kyle   2.0   4   5   5   3   2
PHI   AAA   Garcia, Edgar   1.0   0   0   0   0   2
PHI   LoA   McArthur, James   0.2   1   2   2   4   0
PIT   AAA   Holmes, Clay   1.1   2   2   2   2   1
PIT   HiA   Bolton, Cody   6.0   4   1   1   1   6
SD   MAJ   Paddack, Chris   6.0   4   2   2   1   5
SD   MAJ   Wingenter, Trey   1.0   1   0   0   0   1
SEA   LoA   Hoffman, Nolan   1.0   0   0   0   0   0
SF   AA   Menez, Conner   4.2   7   4   4   3   3
SF   LoA   Wong, Jake   6.0   0   0   0   2   6
STL   AAA   Helsley, Ryan   2.0   1   0   0   0   0
STL   AAA   Ponce de Leon, Daniel   6.0   4   3   3   2   5
STL   HiA   Oviedo, Johan   6.0   6   1   1   3   7
TB   AAA   Poche, Colin   1.0   2   2   2   0   2
TEX   AAA   Pelham, C.D.   1.0   1   0   0   0   2
TEX   HiA   Evans, DeMarcus   1.2   0   0   0   0   3
TOR   AAA   Paulino, David   6.0   4   3   0   3   3
WAS   AA   Sharp, Sterling   7.0   4   1   1   1   6
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