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Baseball America Prospect Report – May 22, 2018



Monday's Stars

Juan Soto, OF, Nationals. On the first pitch he saw in his first start in the big leagues, Soto crushed an opposite-field home run. He also added a single and showed that even as a 19-year-old, he's not overawed by the big league experience.

Eloy Jimenez, OF, White Sox. Jimenez is moving on a more traditional timetable than Soto, but he also is mashing. After arriving in Birmingham late because of a minor spring training injury, Jimenez hit his eighth home run of the season last night in his 31st game of the year.

M.J. Melendez, C, Royals. Melendez has gotten off to an outstanding start to his first full pro season. The catcher went 3-for-6 with two doubles and a home run yesterday. The athletic catcher is now hitting .271/.326/.627.

Gleyber Torres, 2B, Yankees. Torres had his best day as a big leaguer with a pair of home runs yesterday. Torres now has six home runs and a .317/.380/.573 slash line in 24 MLB games. He's given the Yankees yet another youth infusion in a lineup filled with home grown power.

Matt Krook, LHP, Rays. Krook still walks way too many batters (6 BB/9 this season), but the insane movement he gets on his fastball can also make him unhittable. Krook struck out seven batters in three scoreless innings of relief yesterday even though he threw strikes with just 52 percent of his pitches.

— BATTERS —
 
TEAM   CLASS   PLAYER, POS   AB   R   H   BI   AVG    
ARI   AA   Duplantier, Jon P   1   1   0   0   .250   BB (1)
ARI   AA   Leyba, Domingo 2B   4   0   0   0   .250    
ARI   AA   Querecuto, Juniel 3B   4   0   2   0   .386    
ARI   AAA   Cron, Kevin 3B   3   0   0   0   .259   BB (2)
ARI   AAA   Perez, Michael C   3   0   1   0   .315   BB (10)
ARI   AAA   Vargas, Ildemaro 2B   4   0   1   2   .236    
ARI   AAA   Walker, Christian 1B   3   2   2   0   .308   BB (2)
ARI   LoA   Chisholm, Jazz SS   5   0   2   0   .286    
ARI   LoA   Diaz, Eduardo RF   4   0   1   0   .161    
ARI   LoA   Maciel, Gabriel CF   4   0   2   0   .283   BB (8)
ATL   AAA   Riley, Austin 3B   4   0   0   0   .286    
ATL   LoA   Contreras, William DH   4   1   1   0   .266   2B (3)
ATL   LoA   Encarnacion, Jean Carlos 3B   4   0   0   0   .296    
ATL   LoA   Lugbauer, Drew C   2   0   0   0   .194    
ATL   LoA   Ramos, Jeffrey LF   4   1   1   0   .243   2B (8)
ATL   LoA   Waters, Drew CF   4   0   1   0   .245    
ATL   LoA   Wilson, Isranel RF   3   0   1   0   .189    
ATL   MAJ   Acuna, Ronald LF   4   0   0   0   .253    
BAL   AAA   Nunez, Renato 3B   5   1   2   2   .348   2B (4)
BAL   AAA   Stewart, DJ RF   4   1   1   0   .271   BB (19)
BAL   HiA   Reyes, Jomar 3B   3   0   1   0   .236   BB (7)
BOS   AAA   Lin, Tzu-Wei 3B   4   0   0   0   .200    
BOS   AAA   Travis, Sam LF   4   0   0   0   .231    
BOS   HiA   Baldwin, Roldani DH   4   0   0   0   .273   BB (4), SB (2)
BOS   HiA   Dalbec, Bobby 3B   3   0   1   0   .206   BB (23)
BOS   HiA   Netzer, Brett 2B   5   0   2   1   .298   2B (7)
BOS   LoA   Suarez, Kervin 2B   5   1   2   2   .267   HR (2)
CHC   AA   Rucker, Michael P   1   0   0   1   .000    
CHC   AA   Vosler, Jason 3B   3   1   1   0   .200   BB (19)
CHC   AAA   Bote, David 3B   5   0   0   0   .287    
CHC   AAA   Zagunis, Mark RF   4   0   1   1   .279    
CHC   HiA   Ademan, Aramis SS   3   1   0   1   .212   BB (9)
CHC   LoA   Amaya, Miguel C   3   0   0   0   .258   BB (15)
CHC   LoA   Velazquez, Nelson RF   4   0   0   0   .156    
CIN   AA   Aquino, Aristides RF   3   0   0   0   .224    
CIN   AA   LaValley, Gavin 1B   3   0   0   0   .200    
CIN   AA   Long, Shed 2B   2   0   0   0   .294   BB (16)
CIN   AA   Longhi, Nick LF   0   0   0   0   .236    
CIN   AAA   Ervin, Phillip RF   4   0   1   0   .154   2B (2)
CIN   HiA   Friedl, T.J. LF   3   0   2   0   .295   2B (8), BB (24), SB (5)
CIN   HiA   Isabel, Ibandel DH   4   0   0   0   .274    
CIN   HiA   Siri, Jose CF   4   1   1   0   .273   SB (3)
CIN   HiA   Stephenson, Tyler C   4   0   1   1   .293    
CIN   HiA   Trammell, Taylor RF   3   0   1   0   .289   BB (23)
CLE   AAA   Chang, Yu SS   4   1   2   2   .260   2B (11)
CLE   AAA   Haase, Eric DH   4   1   1   3   .230   HR (3)
CLE   AAA   Mejia, Francisco C   4   1   2   1   .193    
CLE   HiA   Capel, Conner CF   4   1   0   0   .284   BB (21)
CLE   HiA   Ice, Logan C   4   0   1   1   .188    
COL   AAA   Fuentes, Josh 3B   3   1   1   3   .347   HR (5)
COL   AAA   Hampson, Garrett 2B   4   0   0   0   .250    
COL   AAA   McMahon, Ryan 1B   2   0   1   0   .233   2 BB (8)
COL   AAA   Murphy, Tom C   3   0   0   0   .294    
COL   LoA   Boswell, Bret DH   4   1   2   2   .299   CS (3)
COL   LoA   Spanberger, Chad 1B   5   1   2   4   .308   HR (10)
COL   LoA   Vilade, Ryan SS   4   1   1   1   .213   BB (23)
CWS   AA   Collins, Zack C   3   1   1   0   .246   BB (38)
CWS   AA   Jimenez, Eloy DH   4   1   1   1   .328   HR (8)
CWS   AA   Polo, Tito CF   4   0   0   0   .218    
CWS   HiA   Adolfo, Micker DH   3   0   0   0   .305    
CWS   HiA   Call, Alex CF   4   1   1   0   .286    
CWS   HiA   Rutherford, Blake RF   4   0   1   1   .307    
CWS   HiA   Sheets, Gavin 1B   3   0   0   0   .258    
CWS   HiA   Yrizarri, Yeyson SS   3   0   0   0   .223    
CWS   LoA   Gonzalez, Luis RF   5   0   1   0   .329   SB (4)
DET   AA   Alcantara, Sergio SS   3   0   1   1   .295    
DET   AA   Montgomery, Troy PR-LF   0   0   0   0   .235    
DET   AA   Rogers, Jake C   4   1   1   1   .167   HR (2)
DET   AAA   Lugo, Dawel 2B   5   0   0   0   .260    
DET   AAA   Stewart, Christin LF   4   0   0   0   .291   BB (18)
DET   HiA   Cameron, Daz RF   3   0   1   0   .281   3B (1), BB (19)
DET   HiA   Paredes, Isaac SS   3   0   0   0   .227    
HOU   AA   Straw, Myles CF   3   0   0   0   .355   BB (26)
HOU   AAA   Reed, AJ 1B   3   0   1   1   .266   BB (25)
HOU   AAA   Tucker, Kyle DH   5   1   1   0   .289    
HOU   LoA   Arauz, Jonathan SS   3   0   2   0   .262   2B (8), BB (26), SB (6)
HOU   LoA   Sierra, Miguelangel 2B   4   0   0   0   .273    
KC   AA   Dewees, Donnie CF   5   0   0   0   .253    
KC   AA   Hernandez, Elier RF   4   1   1   1   .267   3B (1)
KC   AA   Lopez, Nicky 2B   4   1   1   0   .315    
KC   AAA   Gallagher, Cam C   3   1   0   0   .292   BB (6)
KC   AAA   O'Hearn, Ryan 1B   5   1   1   1   .259   HR (4)
KC   HiA   Lee, Khalil DH   4   0   2   0   .248   2B (7)
KC   HiA   Rivera, Emmanuel 3B   4   0   0   0   .248    
KC   HiA   Viloria, Meibrys C   4   0   1   0   .218    
KC   LoA   Melendez, M.J. DH   6   2   3   6   .271   2 2B (8), HR (8)
KC   LoA   Pratto, Nick 1B   5   3   3   3   .272   2B (8), BB (10), SB (5)
KC   MAJ   Dozier, Hunter 1B   3   0   0   0   .217    
LAA   AA   Lund, Brennon CF   3   0   0   0   .240    
LAA   AA   Thaiss, Matt 1B   2   1   2   0   .287   BB (16)
LAA   AA   Ward, Taylor 3B   3   0   1   0   .345    
LAA   AAA   Fletcher, David 3B   4   0   2   0   .364    
LAA   LoA   Hunter, Torii LF   5   0   2   0   .290    
LAD   AA   Peters, DJ RF   3   1   1   1   .271   HR (9), 2 BB (21)
LAD   AA   Robinson, Errol SS   4   0   1   0   .258    
LAD   AA   Ruiz, Keibert DH   4   1   2   2   .293   HR (6)
LAD   AAA   Farmer, Kyle 3B   3   0   1   1   .400    
LAD   AAA   Locastro, Tim 1B   3   0   0   0   .340   BB (13)
LAD   AAA   Verdugo, Alex CF   4   0   2   0   .297    
LAD   MAJ   Buehler, Walker P   2   0   0   0   .077    
MIA   AA   Harrison, Monte DH   3   2   1   1   .243   BB (15)
MIA   AAA   Sierra, Magneuris CF   4   0   0   1   .229    
MIA   HiA   Dunand, Joe SS   4   0   2   0   .287    
MIA   HiA   Mahan, Riley 2B   4   0   0   0   .223    
MIA   HiA   Miller, Brian RF   4   1   2   0   .329   SB (15)
MIA   LoA   Devers, Jose SS   4   0   2   0   .243    
MIA   LoA   Jones, Thomas LF   4   1   1   0   .288   SB (4)
MIA   MAJ   Anderson, Brian RF   3   0   0   0   .272   BB (18)
MIA   MAJ   Brinson, Lewis CF   4   0   0   0   .164    
MIL   AA   Erceg, Lucas 3B   4   1   1   1   .215   BB (13)
MIL   AA   Gatewood, Jake 1B   4   2   4   3   .241   3 2B (8), BB (14)
MIL   AA   Ray, Corey CF   4   2   1   1   .263   3B (4), 2 BB (21), SB (9)
MIL   HiA   Hiura, Keston 2B   4   0   2   0   .306   2B (14), CS (5)
MIL   LoA   Henry, Payton C   4   0   0   0   .300    
MIL   LoA   Lutz, Tristen RF   4   0   1   0   .226    
MIN   AA   Gordon, Nick SS   5   1   2   1   .333   HR (5)
MIN   AA   Rooker, Brent 1B   4   1   1   1   .236   2B (9), BB (7)
MIN   AAA   Granite, Zack LF   5   1   1   0   .203    
MIN   HiA   Arraez, Luis DH   4   0   1   0   .205   2B (4)
MIN   HiA   Blankenhorn, Travis 2B   3   0   1   0   .254   BB (8)
MIN   HiA   Diaz, Lewin 1B   4   0   1   0   .231   2B (3)
MIN   LoA   Bechtold, Andrew 3B   3   0   0   0   .168    
MIN   LoA   Kirilloff, Alex RF   4   0   1   1   .317    
MIN   LoA   Lewis, Royce SS   3   0   1   1   .307    
MIN   LoA   Miranda, Jose DH   3   1   1   0   .198   BB (9)
MIN   MAJ   Garver, Mitch C   3   0   1   0   .254   BB (5)
NYM   LoA   Brodey, Quinn CF   5   0   1   0   .224   CS (2)
NYM   LoA   Sanchez, Ali C   5   0   2   0   .239    
NYM   MAJ   Guillorme, Luis 3B   3   0   0   0   .308    
NYY   AAA   Ford, Mike PH   1   0   0   0   .217    
NYY   AAA   McKinney, Billy RF   4   0   0   0   .000    
NYY   AAA   Wade, Tyler SS   5   1   1   0   .222    
NYY   HiA   Castillo, Diego SS   5   2   3   0   .240    
NYY   HiA   Gilliam, Isiah RF   4   0   1   0   .275   BB (8)
NYY   LoA   Cabrera, Oswaldo 2B   4   0   0   0   .184    
NYY   LoA   Garcia, Dermis 3B   4   0   0   0   .133    
NYY   MAJ   Torres, Gleyber 2B   3   2   2   3   .317   2 HR (6)
OAK   AA   Martin, Richie SS   4   0   0   0   .276    
OAK   AA   Ramirez, Tyler DH   4   0   0   0   .302    
OAK   AAA   Barreto, Franklin 2B   4   0   1   0   .231    
OAK   AAA   Boyd, B.J. LF   4   0   0   0   .270    
OAK   AAA   Laureano, Ramon RF   2   2   2   2   1.000   HR (1)
OAK   AAA   Mateo, Jorge SS   3   0   2   2   .205   SB (9), 2 CS (6)
OAK   AAA   Neuse, Sheldon 3B   2   0   1   1   .197   2B (9), BB (12)
OAK   LoA   Allen, Nick SS   4   0   1   0   .202   CS (2)
OAK   LoA   Beck, Austin CF   4   0   0   0   .287    
PHI   AA   Randolph, Cornelius LF   3   0   0   0   .200   BB (14)
PHI   AAA   Cozens, Dylan RF   3   0   0   0   .226   BB (18)
PHI   LoA   Brito, Daniel PR-2B   1   0   0   0   .214   BB (9)
PHI   LoA   Ortiz, Jhailyn RF   4   0   1   0   .164    
PHI   MAJ   Alfaro, Jorge C   4   0   1   0   .255   2B (2)
PHI   MAJ   Kingery, Scott SS   3   1   1   0   .216    
PIT   AAA   Kramer, Kevin 2B   3   0   0   0   .269   BB (14)
PIT   AAA   Newman, Kevin SS   4   1   2   0   .325   CS (3)
PIT   LoA   Cruz, Oneil SS   5   0   0   0   .267    
PIT   LoA   Martin, Mason 1B   4   0   0   0   .217    
PIT   LoA   Mitchell, Calvin LF   4   1   2   1   .307   2B (11), BB (14)
PIT   LoA   Sanchez, Lolo CF   5   0   0   0   .182    
SD   AA   Gettys, Michael CF   4   1   2   0   .225   CS (1)
SD   AA   Naylor, Josh DH   4   0   1   0   .335    
SD   AA   Tatis, Fernando SS   4   0   0   0   .240    
SD   AAA   Urias, Luis 2B   4   1   1   2   .274   HR (4)
SEA   AA   Bishop, Braden CF   5   0   1   1   .224    
SEA   LoA   Adams, Johnny SS   3   0   0   1   .278   BB (14)
SEA   LoA   Rosa, Joseph 2B   4   1   2   1   .248   BB (11), SB (11)
SF   AAA   Beede, Tyler P   1   0   0   0   .000    
SF   AAA   Duggar, Steven CF   5   0   1   0   .244    
SF   LoA   Gonzalez, Jacob 3B   4   0   1   0   .239   SB (5)
SF   LoA   Ramos, Heliot CF   4   0   2   0   .220    
STL   AA   Edman, Tommy SS   5   0   0   0   .239    
STL   AA   Sosa, Edmundo 2B   4   1   3   3   .266   HR (5)
STL   AAA   Garcia, Adolis RF   4   0   1   0   .218    
STL   AAA   Gomber, Austin P   2   0   1   0   .286   BB (1)
STL   AAA   Mercado, Oscar CF   4   0   1   0   .318    
STL   AAA   Schrock, Max 2B   3   0   1   1   .301    
STL   AAA   Voit, Luke 1B   3   0   1   0   .239   BB (12)
STL   HiA   Carlson, Dylan LF   4   0   2   2   .226   CS (2)
STL   LoA   Hurst, Scott CF   3   0   1   0   .301    
STL   MAJ   Munoz, Yairo PR-SS   1   0   0   0   .100    
STL   MAJ   O'Neill, Tyler RF   4   1   2   4   .368   2B (1), HR (3)
TB   AA   Boldt, Ryan CF   4   0   2   4   .256   2B (6), BB (11), SB (6)
TB   AA   Cronenworth, Jake 2B   4   1   0   0   .110   BB (13)
TB   AA   Lowe, Brandon LF   5   2   2   1   .291   SB (7)
TB   AA   Palacios, Jermaine SS   4   1   1   0   .197   2B (5)
TB   AA   Solak, Nick DH   3   1   0   0   .316   2 BB (26)
TB   AAA   Adames, Willy SS   5   1   2   2   .311   HR (4)
TB   AAA   Bauers, Jake 1B   4   1   0   0   .281   BB (16)
TB   AAA   McCarthy, Joe LF   3   1   1   1   .261   2B (8), 2 BB (21)
TB   AAA   Williams, Justin RF   4   1   1   0   .244   BB (12)
TB   HiA   Fox, Lucius SS   4   0   0   0   .304   2 SB (9)
TB   HiA   Lowe, Josh CF   3   0   0   0   .262   2 BB (11)
TB   HiA   Sanchez, Jesus RF   5   2   2   2   .350   HR (6)
TEX   AA   Perez, Yanio 3B   4   1   1   0   .292    
TEX   AA   Robinson, Drew CF   3   1   0   0   .125   BB (1), SB (1)
TEX   AA   Tocci, Carlos DH   2   1   1   0   .318   2 BB (4), 2 SB (3)
TEX   AA   Trevino, Jose C   4   0   1   0   .245    
TEX   AAA   Calhoun, Willie LF   5   2   2   0   .269    
TEX   AAA   Ibanez, Andy 2B   3   0   0   0   .311   2 BB (17)
TEX   HiA   Taveras, Leody CF   4   0   0   0   .257    
TEX   HiA   Tejeda, Anderson SS   3   0   0   0   .231   BB (17)
TEX   HiA   Whatley, Matt C   2   0   0   0   .161   2 BB (4)
TEX   LoA   Reed, Tyreque 1B   4   0   0   0   .211    
TEX   LoA   Thompson, Bubba CF   5   0   1   1   .250    
TEX   MAJ   Guzman, Ronald 1B   3   1   1   1   .191   HR (3)
TOR   AAA   Gurriel, Lourdes SS   3   0   1   1   .200   2B (1), BB (1), SB (2)
TOR   AAA   Jansen, Danny C   2   1   0   0   .300   BB (16), SB (4)
TOR   AAA   McGuire, Reese DH   3   0   0   0   .170   BB (6)
TOR   AAA   Tellez, Rowdy 1B   3   1   2   3   .264   HR (2), SB (3)
TOR   LoA   Noda, Ryan LF   4   0   0   0   .184    
TOR   LoA   Smith, Kevin SS   3   1   1   1   .353   SB (10)
TOR   LoA   Vicuna, Kevin 2B   2   0   1   0   .313   2 BB (5), SB (5), CS (5)
WAS   AAA   Marmolejos, Jose 1B   4   0   3   0   .245    
WAS   HiA   Kieboom, Carter SS   4   0   2   0   .263    
WAS   HiA   Perkins, Blake CF   3   0   0   0   .226    
WAS   HiA   Reetz, Jakson C   4   0   2   0   .271   2 2B (3)
WAS   LoA   Antuna, Yasel SS   3   0   0   0   .193    
WAS   LoA   Garcia, Luis 3B   4   0   0   0   .244    
WAS   MAJ   Severino, Pedro C   4   1   1   0   .247   2B (6)
WAS   MAJ   Soto, Juan LF   4   2   2   3   .400   HR (1)
WAS   MAJ   Stevenson, Andrew PH   1   0   0   0   .227    

                                                                                                                                                                                        

— PITCHERS —
 
TEAM   CLASS   CARD CODE   IP   H   R   ER   BB   K
ARI   AA   Duplantier, Jon   6.0   2   0   0   2   6
BAL   AAA   Lee, Chris   1.2   4   2   2   2   3
BAL   AAA   Ramirez, Yefry   1.2   7   8   8   1   1
BAL   HiA   Peralta, Ofelky   5.0   4   3   2   5   4
BAL   LoA   Fenter, Gray   2.0   2   1   1   0   4
BAL   LoA   Hanifee, Brenan   6.0   4   0   0   2   2
BOS   AAA   Beeks, Jalen   6.0   7   4   3   0   6
BOS   AAA   Maddox, Austin   1.0   0   0   0   4   1
BOS   AAA   Velazquez, Hector   1.0   0   0   0   0   1
BOS   HiA   Houck, Tanner   6.0   5   1   1   3   0
CHC   AA   Rucker, Michael   6.0   4   2   2   2   8
CHC   AAA   Maples, Dillon   1.0   2   1   1   2   1
CHC   AAA   Mills, Alec   5.0   4   2   2   4   2
CIN   AAA   Herget, Jimmy   1.0   0   0   0   0   0
CIN   AAA   Rainey, Tanner   1.0   0   0   0   1   2
CIN   HiA   Santillan, Tony   7.2   8   4   4   0   5
CLE   HiA   Morgan, Eli   5.0   5   3   3   2   5
COL   LoA   Gaddis, Will   3.0   9   5   5   1   2
CWS   AA   Clarkin, Ian   5.0   5   5   5   5   3
CWS   AAA   Stephens, Jordan   6.1   5   3   1   2   4
CWS   AAA   Vieira, Thyago   1.0   1   2   2   2   0
CWS   HiA   Flores, Bernardo   7.0   10   4   3   1   6
CWS   LoA   Henzman, Lincoln   5.0   7   5   4   0   3
DET   AA   Funkhouser, Kyle   7.0   6   3   2   2   2
DET   HiA   Soto, Gregory   7.0   5   2   2   2   7
HOU   AA   Valdez, Framber   4.0   2   2   2   2   5
HOU   HiA   Alcala, Jorge   4.0   1   0   0   1   7
HOU   LoA   Javier, Cristian   4.0   3   0   0   1   9
KC   AAA   Lovelady, Richard   1.2   1   0   0   0   1
LAA   AA   Castillo, Jesus   2.1   7   6   6   2   1
LAD   MAJ   Buehler, Walker   7.0   2   1   1   0   6   2.38    
MIA   AAA   Gallen, Zac   4.0   8   5   5   2   3   2.94    
MIL   AA   Medeiros, Kodi   5.0   8   6   5   1   6   3.52   W (4-1)
MIL   HiA   Supak, Trey   6.0   3   0   0   2   7   1.66    
MIN   AA   Jay, Tyler   1.2   2   1   1   0   0   1.93    
NYY   HiA   Abreu, Albert   4.0   4   7   7   2   6   5.40   L (1-1)
PHI   MAJ   Dominguez, Seranthony   1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0.00    
SD   AAA   Wingenter, Trey   1.0   0   0   0   1   0   4.50   W (2-2)
SEA   AA   Festa, Matt   1.1   2   1   1   0   1   2.57   Sv (6)
SF   AAA   Beede, Tyler   4.1   6   8   8   5   5   6.94   L (1-5)
SF   LoA   Doval, Camilo   1.0   1   0   0   0   0   7.07    
STL   AAA   Gomber, Austin   8.0   6   1   1   2   9   4.04   W (3-3)
TB   AA   Krook, Matt   3.0   1   0   0   2   7   1.88   W (1-1)
TB   AAA   Castillo, Diego   1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0.89    
TEX   AAA   Mendez, Yohander   4.1   6   5   3   2   6   5.73   L (0-4)
TOR   LoA   Diaz, Yennsy   6.0   2   0   0   4   3   2.08   W (5-1)
WAS   AAA   Voth, Austin   5.0   6   5   5   3   4   5.58    
WAS   LoA   Tetreault, Jackson   6.0   5   1   1   1   5   6.51   L (0-5)
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Although the big league team is in flux, the Royals' minor leagues are bursting with pitching prospects who helped their teams win four championships.

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