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Baseball America Prospect Report -- September 12, 2018



Tuesday's Stars

Juan Soto and Ronald Acuna, OF, Nationals and Braves. The National League Rookie of the Year race keeps getting more interesting. Acuna went 1-for-3 with a triple and two walks yesterday. Soto went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double and two home runs. Acuna is now hitting .298/.368/.578 while Soto is hitting .306/.421/.529. Soto is 83 plate appearances short of the 504 needed to meet qualifying standards to lead the league with 17 games remaining. He would need to average a highly unlikely five plate appearances a game to clear that bar, but if he somehow does, he has a chance to lead the league in on-base percentage. His .421 OBP matches Joey Votto for the best in the league. Paul Goldschmidt is currently second in the league with a .403 OBP.

Nick Pratto, 1B, Royals. Pratto went 2-for-3 with a triple, walk and a stolen base as his outstanding playoff run continues.

M.J. Melendez, DH, Royals. Melendez went 2-for-4 with his first playoff home run.

Jackson Kowar, RHP, Royals. Kowar helped set the stage for Pratto and Melendez's heroics as he threw five scoreless innings, striking out five while allowing two hits as Lexington evened the South Atlantic League championship series at 1-1.

Nick Burdi, RHP, Pirates. Burdi made his MLB debut yesterday. But the moment he has long dreamed of did not go as hoped. Burdi gave up two hits and a walk, a long home run to Tyler O'Neill and four runs (three earned). Burdi, a Rule 5 pick from the Twins, has spent the entire season rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. He's been activated now and will fulfill the first month of the 90 days he will have to spend on the active roster to meet Rule 5 requirements. He will have to be kept on the Pirates 25-man roster for the first two months of next season, but if he does so after that he will be eligible to be optioned next year like any other young big league pitcher.

Kohl Stewart, RHP, Twins. Stewart had one of the odder lines we'll see this month. He worked 3.1 innings, allowing two hits, three runs and five walks. Most disconcertingly, he struck out no one. Stewart now has 15 runs allowed, 15 walks and 14 strikeouts, which is not a ratio that is conducive to long-term success.

 

 

— BATTERS —
 
TEAM   CLASS   PLAYER, POS   AB   R   H   BI   AVG    
ARI   AA   Leyba, Domingo 2B   4   0   1   0   .250   2B (1)
ARI   AA   Miller, Jared P   0   0   0   0   --    
ARI   AA   Widener, Taylor P   1   0   0   0   .000    
ARI   HiA   Chisholm, Jazz SS   5   0   1   0   .200    
ARI   HiA   Ellis, Drew 3B   4   1   1   1   .250   HR (1)
ARI   HiA   Grier, Anfernee CF   4   0   1   1   .250    
ARI   HiA   Smith, Pavin 1B   3   1   1   0   .333   BB (1)
ARI   HiA   Varsho, Daulton C   3   1   2   1   .667   HR (1), BB (1)
ARI   HiA   Wilson, Marcus DH   3   0   0   0   .000   BB (1)
CHC   SS   Sierra, Jonathan RF   4   1   1   0   .182    
CHC   SS   Velazquez, Nelson LF   3   1   1   0   .364   2B (1), BB (1)
CHC   SS   Weber, Andy 3B   4   0   0   1   .167   BB (1)
CLE   AA   Clement, Ernie SS   5   0   1   0   .200    
CLE   AA   Krieger, Tyler DH   4   0   0   0   .000   BB (1)
CLE   AA   Mathias, Mark 2B   4   0   0   0   .000    
COL   R   Lavigne, Grant 1B   3   2   0   0   .000   2 BB (2)
COL   R   Montano, Daniel CF   1   0   0   0   .000    
CWS   R   Sosa, Lenyn SS   6   2   2   0   .333    
HOU   AAA   Alvarez, Yordan DH   3   1   1   0   .333   BB (1)
HOU   AAA   Reed, AJ 1B   4   0   0   0   .000    
HOU   AAA   Straw, Myles CF   5   0   1   1   .200   2B (1)
HOU   AAA   Stubbs, Garrett C   4   1   2   2   .500   2B (1)
HOU   AAA   Tucker, Kyle RF   4   0   1   0   .250   BB (1)
HOU   HiA   Arauz, Jonathan SS   4   0   0   1   .000    
HOU   HiA   Beer, Seth DH   5   0   0   0   .000    
HOU   HiA   Matijevic, J.J. LF   3   0   0   0   .000   2 BB (2)
KC   LoA   Isbel, Kyle CF   4   2   2   0   .400    
KC   LoA   Melendez, M.J. DH   4   2   2   2   .375   HR (1)
KC   LoA   Pratto, Nick 1B   3   0   2   1   .375   2B (1), BB (2), SB (1)
LAD   AA   Jackson, Drew 2B   5   1   1   0   .200    
LAD   AA   Lux, Gavin SS   4   1   1   0   .250   BB (1)
LAD   AA   Peters, DJ CF   4   0   0   0   .000    
LAD   AA   Ruiz, Keibert C   4   1   1   1   .250   BB (1)
LAD   HiA   Kendall, Jeren CF   4   0   0   0   .000    
LAD   HiA   Santana, Cristian 3B   4   1   1   0   .250    
LAD   HiA   Wong, Connor C   4   0   2   0   .500    
MIL   AA   Erceg, Lucas 3B   4   1   2   2   .500   2B (1)
MIL   AA   Grisham, Trent RF   5   1   2   0   .400   2B (1)
MIL   AA   Hiura, Keston 2B   4   1   0   0   .000    
MIL   AA   Ray, Corey CF   4   1   1   0   .250   2B (1), BB (1)
NYY   AAA   Ford, Mike DH   3   0   0   0   .000   BB (1)
PHI   LoA   Muzziotti, Simon CF   4   0   1   0   .143    
PHI   LoA   Ortiz, Jhailyn RF   4   0   2   0   .375   2B (1)
PHI   LoA   Vierling, Matt LF   4   1   1   0   .125    
SD   AA   Allen, Austin C   4   0   0   1   .000    
SD   AA   Baez, Michel P   1   0   0   0   .000    
SD   AA   Miller, Owen SS   5   0   1   0   .200    
SD   AA   Naylor, Josh LF   5   1   2   0   .400   SB (1)
SD   AA   Potts, Hudson 3B   4   1   2   1   .500   HR (1)
STL   AAA   Arozarena, Randy LF   4   2   1   0   .250   BB (1)
STL   AAA   Edman, Tommy 2B   5   2   4   3   .800   2B (1), HR (1)
STL   AAA   Knizner, Andrew C   4   2   1   0   .250   BB (1)
STL   AAA   Schrock, Max 3B   4   1   0   0   .000   BB (1)
STL   AAA   Williams, Justin RF   5   1   1   0   .200    
TB   AAA   Cronenworth, Jake SS   4   0   0   0   .000    
TB   AAA   McCarthy, Joe LF   3   0   1   0   .333   BB (1)
TB   AAA   Meadows, Austin CF   4   0   1   0   .250   2B (1)
TOR   AA   Bichette, Bo SS   4   0   0   0   .000   SB (1)
TOR   AA   Pentecost, Max C   3   0   0   0   .000   BB (1)
TOR   AA   Ramirez, Harold RF   4   0   1   0   .250    
TOR   AA   Wall, Forrest CF   4   0   2   2   .500   2B (1)
WAS   HiA   Agustin, Telmito LF   4   0   0   0   .000    
WAS   HiA   Garcia, Luis SS   5   0   1   0   .200    
ARI   MAJ   Walker, Christian PH   1   0   0   0   .206    
ATL   MAJ   Acuna, Ronald LF   3   1   1   0   .290   3B (3), 2 BB (41)
BAL   MAJ   Mullins, Cedric CF   3   0   0   0   .250   BB (11)
BAL   MAJ   Nunez, Renato 3B   3   0   0   0   .237    
BAL   MAJ   Wynns, Austin C   0   0   0   0   .259    
BOS   MAJ   Lin, Tzu-Wei PR   0   1   0   0   .196    
CHC   MAJ   Bote, David PH-3B   0   0   0   0   .245   BB (15)
CHC   MAJ   Caratini, Victor C   3   0   2   2   .260   2B (7)
CIN   MAJ   Ervin, Phillip LF   4   0   0   0   .270    
CLE   MAJ   Allen, Greg CF   0   0   0   0   .238   BB (12)
CLE   MAJ   Gonzalez, Erik 3B   0   0   0   0   .285    
COL   MAJ   Hampson, Garrett PR   0   0   0   0   .261    
COL   MAJ   McMahon, Ryan 1B   4   0   1   0   .237    
COL   MAJ   Musgrave, Harrison P   0   0   0   0   .000    
DET   MAJ   Greiner, Grayson C   2   0   0   0   .234   BB (12)
DET   MAJ   Lugo, Dawel 2B   4   1   1   1   .273    
DET   MAJ   Reyes, Victor PR-DH   0   0   0   0   .241    
DET   MAJ   Stewart, Christin LF   3   0   1   0   .250   2 BB (2)
KC   MAJ   Dozier, Hunter 3B   4   0   1   2   .233   CS (3)
KC   MAJ   O'Hearn, Ryan 1B   3   1   1   0   .265   3B (2), BB (14)
KC   MAJ   Viloria, Meibrys C   2   0   0   0   .125    
LAA   MAJ   Fletcher, David 2B   3   0   0   0   .278    
LAA   MAJ   Ohtani, Shohei DH   3   0   0   0   .291    
LAD   MAJ   Locastro, Tim PR   0   0   0   0   .182    
LAD   MAJ   Verdugo, Alex CF   3   0   0   0   .254   BB (7)
MIA   MAJ   Anderson, Brian 3B   4   2   2   1   .272   3B (4)
MIA   MAJ   Brinson, Lewis CF   4   0   1   2   .206   2B (9)
MIA   MAJ   Sierra, Magneuris RF   0   0   0   0   .160    
MIL   MAJ   Woodruff, Brandon P   0   0   0   0   .250    
NYY   MAJ   Andujar, Miguel 3B   4   1   2   0   .299    
NYY   MAJ   Torres, Gleyber 2B   3   0   0   0   .277    
NYY   MAJ   Voit, Luke 1B   3   0   0   0   .312    
OAK   MAJ   Laureano, Ramon CF   5   0   0   0   .277    
PHI   MAJ   Alfaro, Jorge C   0   0   0   0   .258    
PHI   MAJ   Cozens, Dylan PR   0   0   0   0   .095    
PHI   MAJ   Crawford, J.P. PH   1   0   0   0   .198   SB (3)
PHI   MAJ   Dominguez, Seranthony P   0   0   0   0   .000    
PHI   MAJ   Kingery, Scott SS   1   0   0   0   .228    
PIT   MAJ   Burdi, Nick P   0   0   0   0   --    
PIT   MAJ   Holmes, Clay P   0   0   0   0   .000    
PIT   MAJ   Kramer, Kevin 2B   4   1   1   1   .333    
PIT   MAJ   Luplow, Jordan PH-CF   1   0   0   0   .196   BB (6)
PIT   MAJ   Moran, Colin 3B   4   0   1   0   .278    
PIT   MAJ   Newman, Kevin SS   4   1   1   1   .140   2B (2)
SD   MAJ   Mejia, Francisco C   4   0   1   0   .267   2B (1)
SD   MAJ   Urias, Luis 2B   4   0   1   0   .208    
SF   MAJ   Garcia, Aramis C   3   0   1   0   .400    
SF   MAJ   Shaw, Chris LF   3   0   0   0   .050    
SF   MAJ   Slater, Austin 1B   4   0   0   0   .272    
SF   MAJ   Suarez, Andrew P   1   0   0   0   .070    
STL   MAJ   Bader, Harrison CF   3   1   0   0   .269   BB (27)
STL   MAJ   Garcia, Adolis PH-LF   1   1   1   1   .143   2B (1)
STL   MAJ   Munoz, Yairo PR-3B   1   1   1   0   .282    
STL   MAJ   O'Neill, Tyler PH-RF   1   1   1   3   .250   HR (8), BB (5)
TB   MAJ   Adames, Willy SS   4   0   0   0   .263    
TB   MAJ   Bauers, Jake RF   3   0   0   0   .193   BB (48)
TB   MAJ   Ciuffo, Nick C   2   0   0   0   .294    
TB   MAJ   Lowe, Brandon 2B   3   0   0   0   .241   BB (13)
TEX   MAJ   Calhoun, Willie LF   3   0   0   0   .250    
TEX   MAJ   Guzman, Ronald PH   1   0   0   0   .238    
TEX   MAJ   Robinson, Drew CF   2   0   0   0   .183    
TOR   MAJ   Gurriel, Lourdes SS   3   0   1   0   .287   2B (8), BB (9)
TOR   MAJ   Jansen, Danny C   3   0   1   0   .273    
TOR   MAJ   Tellez, Rowdy PH   1   0   0   0   .421    
WAS   MAJ   Fedde, Erick P   2   1   1   0   .091    
WAS   MAJ   Robles, Victor PH   1   0   0   0   .091    
WAS   MAJ   Soto, Juan LF   4   3   3   4   .306   2B (22), 2 HR (18), BB (70)
WAS   MAJ   Stevenson, Andrew PH   1   0   1   1   .250    
— PITCHERS —
 
TEAM   CLASS   CARD CODE   IP   H   R   ER   BB   K
ARI   AA   Miller, Jared   2.0   2   1   1   1   4
ARI   AA   Widener, Taylor   5.0   5   5   4   2   6
CHC   SS   Roberts, Ethan   0.1   0   0   0   1   0
HOU   AAA   Ferrell, Riley   0.2   2   3   3   1   0
KC   LoA   Kowar, Jackson   5.0   2   0   0   1   5
NYY   AAA   German, Domingo   3.0   1   0   0   0   5
NYY   AAA   Sheffield, Justus   3.0   3   1   1   1   2
PHI   LoA   Young, Kyle   4.0   4   2   2   2   2
SD   AA   Baez, Michel   5.2   1   2   2   4   7
STL   AAA   Elledge, Seth   1.0   1   0   0   1   2
TB   AAA   Gibaut, Ian   0.0   0   0   0   1   0
TOR   AA   Zeuch, T.J.   6.0   4   1   1   4   4
WAS   HiA   Baez, Joan   4.2   3   0   0   3   6
BAL   MAJ   Ramirez, Yefry   2.0   1   0   0   0   2
BAL   MAJ   Scott, Tanner   1.0   2   0   0   0   2
BOS   MAJ   Velazquez, Hector   0.1   0   0   0   0   0
CLE   MAJ   Bieber, Shane   6.2   3   0   0   3   11
COL   MAJ   Musgrave, Harrison   1.0   0   0   0   0   0
HOU   MAJ   Valdez, Framber   4.0   5   4   4   4   3
KC   MAJ   Keller, Brad   7.0   4   1   1   2   6
LAA   MAJ   Buttrey, Ty   1.1   0   0   0   0   0
MIL   MAJ   Woodruff, Brandon   1.0   2   1   1   1   2
MIN   MAJ   Stewart, Kohl   3.1   2   3   3   5   0
NYY   MAJ   Loaisiga, Jonathan   1.1   4   6   6   3   3
PHI   MAJ   Dominguez, Seranthony   1.2   2   3   3   3   1
PIT   MAJ   Burdi, Nick   0.1   2   4   3   1   0
PIT   MAJ   Holmes, Clay   0.2   4   2   2   0   1
SF   MAJ   Suarez, Andrew   6.0   6   3   3   3   3
TB   MAJ   Schultz, Jaime   1.0   1   0   0   1   1
TEX   MAJ   Pelham, C.D.   1.0   0   0   0   1   1
TOR   MAJ   Borucki, Ryan   6.1   3   2   2   2   5
WAS   MAJ   Fedde, Erick   5.2   2   0   0   2   9
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