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Baseball America Prospect Report -- September 13, 2018



Wednesday's Stars

Juan Soto, OF, Nationals. Soto hit his 19th home run of the season yesterday, adding to what can be said to be the best season baseball has ever seen from a teenager. Among hitters in Major League Baseball from 1901 to present, Soto's 19 home runs is the third most ever in a season by a teenager. Soto also has the most walks (70) by a teenager, easily the best on-base percentage (.420), the best slugging percentage (.534), the fifth-best batting average (.305) and the second-best isolated power (.220).

Josh Naylor, LF, Padres. Naylor went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a walk. He helped the San Antonio Missions to an early lead, but . . . 

Keibert Ruiz, C, Dodgers. Ruiz went 2-for-5 with a home run to help Tulsa come back and then the Drillers won on a walk-off wild pitch. 

Ramon Laureano, OF, A's. Laureano is an example of how players can continue to get better. Laureano was always considered a solid defender with a plus arm. But even scouts who had seen Laureano play for multiple seasons were stunned to watch his epic throw from deep left-center field against the Angels. It was the perfect example of an 80 arm on the 20-to-80 scouting scale, which is at least a grade better than what scouts put on his arm in the minors. Laureano also has improved in center field, where he now has made highlight play after highlight play. Laureano went 3-for-5 with a triple and a stolen base yesterday.

J.P. Crawford, SS, Phillies. Crawford lives! Crawford was brought back to the big league roster on Sept. 4, but even on a team without a true shortstop, Crawford didn't get his first start since being called back up and he responded by going 3-for-4 with a home run.

Rowdy Tellez, 1B, Blue Jays. Tellez doubled. Of course. Tellez now has 22 MLB at-bats. He has seven MLB doubles. Russell Martin has 289 at-bats for the Blue Jays this year. He has eight doubles.

— BATTERS —
 
TEAM   CLASS   PLAYER, POS   AB   R   H   BI   AVG    
ARI   AA   Leyba, Domingo 2B   4   1   1   0   .250   2B (2)
ARI   HiA   Chisholm, Jazz SS   4   1   1   2   .222   HR (1), BB (1)
ARI   HiA   Ellis, Drew 3B   4   0   0   0   .125   BB (1)
ARI   HiA   Grier, Anfernee CF   4   0   1   1   .250    
ARI   HiA   Smith, Pavin 1B   3   1   0   0   .167   BB (2)
ARI   HiA   Varsho, Daulton C   3   0   0   0   .333   BB (2)
CLE   AA   Clement, Ernie SS   4   1   1   0   .222   2B (1)
CLE   AA   Krieger, Tyler LF   3   0   0   1   .000    
CLE   AA   Mathias, Mark 2B   4   0   0   0   .000    
HOU   AAA   Reed, AJ 1B   4   0   1   1   .125   BB (1)
HOU   AAA   Straw, Myles CF   3   2   1   1   .250   2B (2), 2 BB (2)
HOU   AAA   Tucker, Kyle RF   5   2   2   3   .333   HR (1)
LAD   AA   Jackson, Drew 2B   2   2   1   0   .286   3 BB (3), 2 SB (2)
LAD   AA   Lux, Gavin SS   4   2   2   0   .375   BB (2)
LAD   AA   Peters, DJ CF   5   0   1   2   .111    
LAD   AA   Ruiz, Keibert C   5   1   2   2   .333   HR (1)
LAD   HiA   Kendall, Jeren CF   4   1   0   0   .000    
LAD   HiA   Santana, Cristian 3B   5   2   2   3   .333   2B (1), HR (1)
LAD   HiA   Wong, Connor C   5   1   2   1   .444   2B (1)
MIL   AA   Erceg, Lucas 3B   3   0   1   1   .429   BB (1)
MIL   AA   Grisham, Trent RF   3   1   0   0   .250   BB (1)
MIL   AA   Hiura, Keston 2B   3   0   1   1   .143   BB (1)
MIL   AA   Ray, Corey CF   3   1   0   0   .143   BB (2)
NYY   AAA   Ford, Mike DH   4   1   1   2   .143   HR (1)
SD   AA   Allen, Austin C   4   0   0   0   .000    
SD   AA   Gettys, Michael CF   4   0   0   0   .000    
SD   AA   Miller, Owen SS   5   1   3   1   .400   2B (1)
SD   AA   Naylor, Josh LF   4   0   3   2   .556   2 2B (2), BB (1)
SD   AA   Potts, Hudson 3B   4   0   0   0   .250    
STL   AAA   Arozarena, Randy LF   4   0   2   0   .375    
STL   AAA   Edman, Tommy 2B   3   0   1   0   .625    
STL   AAA   Knizner, Andrew C   4   1   2   0   .375    
STL   AAA   Schrock, Max 3B   2   0   0   1   .000   BB (2)
STL   AAA   Sosa, Edmundo PH-SS   1   0   0   0   .000    
STL   AAA   Williams, Justin RF   4   0   1   0   .222    
STL   LoA   Baker, Luken DH   2   0   0   0   .000   2 BB (2)
STL   LoA   Dunn, Nick 2B   4   0   1   0   .250    
STL   LoA   Gorman, Nolan 3B   4   0   0   0   .000    
TB   AAA   Cronenworth, Jake SS   4   0   1   1   .125   SB (1)
TB   AAA   McCarthy, Joe LF   4   0   0   0   .143    
TB   AAA   Meadows, Austin CF   4   0   0   0   .125    
TB   LoA   Brujan, Vidal 2B   2   0   0   0   .000   BB (1)
TB   LoA   Hernandez, Ronaldo C   4   0   0   0   .000    
TOR   AA   Bichette, Bo SS   5   0   2   0   .222    
TOR   AA   Pentecost, Max C   5   0   0   0   .000    
TOR   AA   Ramirez, Harold DH   2   1   0   0   .167   BB (1)
TOR   AA   Wall, Forrest CF   4   1   2   0   .500   SB (1)
ATL   MAJ   Acuna, Ronald LF   4   0   1   0   .290   BB (42)
BAL   MAJ   Mullins, Cedric CF   4   0   0   0   .240    
BAL   MAJ   Nunez, Renato 3B   0   0   0   0   .237    
BAL   MAJ   Sisco, Chance PH-DH   1   0   0   0   .184    
BAL   MAJ   Stewart, DJ LF-RF   3   0   0   0   .000    
BAL   MAJ   Wynns, Austin C   3   0   0   0   .250    
CHC   MAJ   Caratini, Victor PH-C   2   0   0   0   .257    
CIN   MAJ   Stephens, Jackson P   0   0   0   0   .000    
CLE   MAJ   Allen, Greg PH-CF   1   0   0   0   .238    
CLE   MAJ   Gonzalez, Erik 3B   2   0   0   0   .280    
CLE   MAJ   Haase, Eric C   0   0   0   0   .000    
COL   MAJ   Hampson, Garrett PR   0   0   0   0   .261    
COL   MAJ   Murphy, Tom PH   1   0   1   0   .231    
DET   MAJ   Lugo, Dawel 2B   3   0   0   0   .255   BB (4)
DET   MAJ   Reyes, Victor CF   3   1   0   0   .237   BB (5)
DET   MAJ   Stewart, Christin LF   4   0   1   0   .250   2B (1), BB (3)
KC   MAJ   Gallagher, Cam C   0   0   0   0   .190    
KC   MAJ   O'Hearn, Ryan 1B   2   0   0   0   .260   3 BB (17)
KC   MAJ   Phillips, Brett PR   0   0   0   0   .202    
LAA   MAJ   Fletcher, David 2B   5   0   1   0   .277    
LAA   MAJ   Hermosillo, Michael CF   0   0   0   0   .167    
LAA   MAJ   Ohtani, Shohei DH   3   1   2   0   .295   2B (19), BB (33)
LAA   MAJ   Ward, Taylor 3B   3   1   0   0   .207   BB (7)
LAD   MAJ   Ferguson, Caleb P   0   0   0   0   .200    
LAD   MAJ   Verdugo, Alex LF   1   0   0   0   .250   BB (8)
MIA   MAJ   Anderson, Brian 3B   3   0   1   0   .272    
MIA   MAJ   Brinson, Lewis CF   3   0   0   0   .204    
MIA   MAJ   Richards, Trevor P   0   0   0   0   .080    
MIA   MAJ   Sierra, Magneuris RF   3   0   0   0   .156    
MIN   MAJ   Garver, Mitch C   0   0   0   0   .260    
NYM   MAJ   Nido, Tomas C   4   2   1   0   .185    
NYY   MAJ   Andujar, Miguel 3B   4   0   1   0   .299    
NYY   MAJ   Torres, Gleyber 2B   3   0   0   0   .275    
NYY   MAJ   Voit, Luke DH   2   1   0   0   .304   BB (8)
OAK   MAJ   Barreto, Franklin PH-2B   1   0   0   0   .242    
OAK   MAJ   Fowler, Dustin PH-RF   0   0   0   0   .223   BB (8)
OAK   MAJ   Laureano, Ramon CF   5   1   3   0   .293   2B (8), 3B (1), BB (11), SB (5)
PHI   MAJ   Alfaro, Jorge C   1   0   0   0   .257    
PHI   MAJ   Cozens, Dylan PH   1   0   0   0   .091    
PHI   MAJ   Crawford, J.P. SS   4   1   3   1   .220   HR (3)
PHI   MAJ   De Los Santos, Enyel P   0   0   0   0   .000    
PIT   MAJ   Kramer, Kevin 3B   4   0   0   0   .231    
PIT   MAJ   Luplow, Jordan RF   4   2   3   1   .233    
PIT   MAJ   Newman, Kevin SS   4   0   2   0   .170    
SD   MAJ   Mejia, Francisco DH   4   1   1   0   .263    
SEA   MAJ   Vogelbach, Daniel PH   0   0   0   0   .209    
SF   MAJ   Moronta, Reyes P   0   0   0   0   .000    
SF   MAJ   Shaw, Chris PH   1   0   0   0   .048    
SF   MAJ   Slater, Austin PH   1   0   0   0   .270    
STL   MAJ   Bader, Harrison CF   3   0   1   0   .270   BB (28), SB (15)
STL   MAJ   Flaherty, Jack PR   0   0   0   0   .150    
STL   MAJ   Kelly, Carson C   1   1   0   0   .118   BB (3)
STL   MAJ   Munoz, Yairo SS-3B   4   1   1   0   .281    
STL   MAJ   O'Neill, Tyler RF   4   0   1   0   .250    
TB   MAJ   Adames, Willy PH-SS   1   0   0   0   .262    
TB   MAJ   Bauers, Jake 1B   2   0   0   0   .191   BB (49)
TB   MAJ   Lowe, Brandon 2B   3   1   1   0   .244   3B (1)
TEX   MAJ   Guzman, Ronald 1B   3   0   0   0   .236    
TOR   MAJ   Gurriel, Lourdes SS   4   0   0   0   .282    
TOR   MAJ   Jansen, Danny C   2   0   0   0   .263   BB (7)
TOR   MAJ   McKinney, Billy RF   4   0   0   0   .329    
TOR   MAJ   Tellez, Rowdy 1B   3   0   1   0   .409   2B (7)
TOR   MAJ   Urena, Richard PR   0   0   0   0   .250    
WAS   MAJ   Soto, Juan LF   4   1   1   1   .305   HR (19)
WAS   MAJ   Stevenson, Andrew PH   1   0   0   0   .246    
— PITCHERS —
 
TEAM   CLASS   CARD CODE   IP   H   R   ER   BB   K
ARI   AA   Duplantier, Jon   0.2   1   3   3   5   0
CLE   AA   Sandlin, Nick   0.2   0   0   0   1   0
LAD   AA   Alvarez, Yadier   2.0   1   0   0   1   3
LAD   HiA   Santana, Dennis   2.0   1   1   1   0   3
MIL   AA   Ponce, Cody   1.0   2   0   0   0   3
NYY   AAA   Cortes, Nestor   6.0   2   2   2   3   6
SD   AA   Munoz, Andres   0.2   1   2   2   3   2
STL   AAA   Cabrera, Genesis   1.0   2   1   1   0   2
STL   AAA   Greene, Conner   1.0   2   2   2   1   0
STL   LoA   Oviedo, Johan   5.0   3   4   4   2   6
TB   AAA   Poche, Colin   3.0   2   2   2   0   4
TB   LoA   Myers, Tobias   5.0   3   0   0   3   4
TOR   AA   Harris, Jon   6.1   5   1   1   0   7
BAL   MAJ   Carroll, Cody   1.0   3   2   2   1   1
CIN   MAJ   Stephens, Jackson   1.0   1   0   0   1   1
CWS   MAJ   Hamilton, Ian   1.0   0   0   0   0   0
DET   MAJ   Baez, Sandy   2.1   1   0   0   0   0
KC   MAJ   Skoglund, Eric   5.0   2   2   2   2   3
KC   MAJ   Smith, Burch   2.0   2   2   2   1   2
LAA   MAJ   Almonte, Miguel   1.0   0   0   0   0   2
LAA   MAJ   Jerez, Williams   1.0   2   1   1   1   0
LAD   MAJ   Ferguson, Caleb   1.0   1   0   0   0   3
MIA   MAJ   Richards, Trevor   5.0   7   6   4   1   2
PHI   MAJ   De Los Santos, Enyel   2.0   1   0   0   0   2
SD   MAJ   Lucchesi, Joey   5.0   6   3   3   2   3
SD   MAJ   Wingenter, Trey   1.0   0   0   0   0   3
SEA   MAJ   Festa, Matt   0.2   1   0   0   0   0
SF   MAJ   Moronta, Reyes   0.0   1   0   0   2   0
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