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Baseball America Prospect Report -- September 26, 2018



Tuesday's Stars

Ryan O'Hearn, 1B, Royals. The conundrum of O'Hearn is becoming even more confusing, which is a good thing for the Royals. O'Hearn went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run yesterday. He now has 12 home runs in just 133 at-bats and is hitting .271/.366/.639 for the Royals. There's no doubt O'Hearn is hitting better than his actual ability so far -- his slugging percentage is not only 168 points better than his career minor league numbers, it's also better than any batting qualifier in the majors. But even though it's only 40 games, O'Hearn has been good enough in a lengthy enough big league stint that he's logically the Royals first baseman for 2019. There were scouts who believed O'Hearn could be a solid everyday first baseman when he was coming up through the minors, even if his minor league stats didn't always match those expectations.

Brandon Lowe, 2B, Rays. If O'Hearn's start is a story to remember about not getting too excited about a great first 50 games. Lowe is a reminder that we also shouldn't get too concerned when a rookie gets off a horrendous start. Lowe went hitless in his first six big league games, going 0-for-19. But he has settled in since then. Lowe went 3-for-3 yesterday with two doubles. He's hitting .279/.343/.672 this month and is hitting .248/.349/.505 overall in the major leagues.

Miguel Andujar, 3B, Yankees. Andujar hit his 26th home run of the season yesterday. Andujar has 71 extra-base hits this season, showing consistent power throughout an excellent rookie season.

Hunter Dozier, 3B, Royals. Dozier hit his 11th home run yesterday. Dozier has hit a little better this month, but he still is hitting .228/.247/.468 in September. His inability to hit for average and get-on base this year has to be a concern for the Royals as they try to figure out their 2019 lineup.

— BATTERS —
 
TEAM   CLASS   PLAYER, POS   AB   R   H   BI   AVG    
ARI   MAJ   Brito, Socrates PH   1   0   0   0   .167    
ARI   MAJ   Vargas, Ildemaro PH   1   0   1   1   .143    
ATL   MAJ   Acuna, Ronald LF   4   0   1   2   .289    
ATL   MAJ   Toussaint, Touki P   2   0   0   0   .100    
CHC   MAJ   Bote, David 3B   1   0   0   0   .236    
CHC   MAJ   Mills, Alec P   0   0   0   0   .333    
CIN   MAJ   Ervin, Phillip RF   4   1   2   1   .257   SB (6)
CLE   MAJ   Allen, Greg PR-LF   0   0   0   0   .247   SB (19)
COL   MAJ   Almonte, Yency P   0   0   0   0   .000    
COL   MAJ   McMahon, Ryan PH   1   0   0   0   .233    
COL   MAJ   Musgrave, Harrison P   0   0   0   0   .000    
DET   MAJ   Lugo, Dawel 2B   4   0   0   0   .188    
DET   MAJ   Reyes, Victor PR-LF   0   1   0   0   .228    
DET   MAJ   Stewart, Christin LF   3   0   0   0   .226   BB (8)
KC   MAJ   Dozier, Hunter 3B   4   1   1   1   .228   HR (11)
KC   MAJ   O'Hearn, Ryan 1B   4   1   2   2   .271   2B (9), HR (12)
KC   MAJ   Phillips, Brett RF   4   0   0   0   .196    
KC   MAJ   Skoglund, Eric P   1   0   0   0   .000    
LAA   MAJ   Ohtani, Shohei DH   4   1   1   1   .280    
LAA   MAJ   Ward, Taylor 3B   2   0   0   1   .165   BB (8)
LAD   MAJ   Buehler, Walker P   1   0   0   0   .146   BB (1)
LAD   MAJ   Locastro, Tim PR   0   1   0   0   .182    
LAD   MAJ   Verdugo, Alex PH   1   0   0   0   .267    
MIA   MAJ   Anderson, Brian 3B   4   0   1   1   .272   2B (33)
MIA   MAJ   Brigham, Jeff P   0   0   0   0   .333    
MIA   MAJ   Brinson, Lewis CF   4   1   1   0   .201    
MIA   MAJ   Sierra, Magneuris RF   4   0   1   0   .196    
MIL   MAJ   Woodruff, Brandon P   0   0   0   0   .250    
NYM   MAJ   Bashlor, Tyler P   0   0   0   0   .000    
NYM   MAJ   Nido, Tomas C   3   0   0   1   .171    
NYM   MAJ   Rhame, Jacob P   0   0   0   0   .000    
NYY   MAJ   Andujar, Miguel 3B   4   1   1   2   .298   HR (26)
NYY   MAJ   Voit, Luke 1B   4   1   1   1   .302   2B (4), BB (13)
NYY   MAJ   Wade, Tyler 2B   0   0   0   0   .180    
OAK   MAJ   Laureano, Ramon CF   5   1   1   1   .295   BB (15)
PHI   MAJ   Cozens, Dylan LF   4   1   1   0   .111    
PHI   MAJ   De Los Santos, Enyel P   0   0   0   0   .000    
PHI   MAJ   Kingery, Scott SS   4   1   2   1   .228   2 2B (22)
PHI   MAJ   Quinn, Roman CF   4   0   2   0   .289    
PIT   MAJ   Kramer, Kevin PH   1   0   0   0   .111    
PIT   MAJ   Moran, Colin 3B   2   0   0   0   .275    
PIT   MAJ   Newman, Kevin SS   5   0   1   0   .182    
SEA   MAJ   Vogelbach, Daniel PH   0   0   0   0   .213   BB (12)
SF   MAJ   Garcia, Aramis 1B   5   0   0   0   .300    
SF   MAJ   Moronta, Reyes P   0   0   0   0   .000    
SF   MAJ   Shaw, Chris PH   1   0   0   0   .204    
SF   MAJ   Slater, Austin LF   3   0   0   0   .250    
STL   MAJ   Bader, Harrison CF   4   0   0   0   .268    
STL   MAJ   Gomber, Austin P   1   0   0   0   .211    
STL   MAJ   Sosa, Edmundo PH   1   0   0   0   .000    
TB   MAJ   Adames, Willy SS   3   0   0   0   .268   BB (30)
TB   MAJ   Bauers, Jake 1B   2   0   0   0   .194    
TB   MAJ   Lowe, Brandon 2B   3   0   3   2   .248   2 2B (6), BB (15)
TB   MAJ   Meadows, Austin LF   0   0   0   0   .250    
TEX   MAJ   Guzman, Ronald 1B   3   0   1   0   .237    
TOR   MAJ   Alford, Anthony CF   0   0   0   0   .125    
TOR   MAJ   Jansen, Danny C   2   0   0   0   .260    
TOR   MAJ   McKinney, Billy RF   4   1   1   1   .269   HR (6)
TOR   MAJ   Tellez, Rowdy 1B   4   0   0   0   .339    
TOR   MAJ   Urena, Richard 2B   2   0   1   0   .294   BB (6)
WAS   MAJ   Robles, Victor CF   1   0   0   0   .217    
WAS   MAJ   Soto, Juan LF   3   1   0   0   .293   2 BB (76)
WAS   MAJ   Stevenson, Andrew PH-RF   0   0   0   0   .257   BB (6)
— PITCHERS —
 
TEAM   CLASS   CARD CODE   IP   H   R   ER   BB   K
ARI   MAJ   Lopez, Yoan   1.0   1   0   0   0   2
ARI   MAJ   Sherfy, Jimmie   1.2   0   0   0   0   1
ATL   MAJ   Minter, A.J.   1.0   1   0   0   1   1
ATL   MAJ   Toussaint, Touki   5.0   3   2   2   5   6
CHC   MAJ   Maples, Dillon   0.1   0   0   0   0   1
CHC   MAJ   Mills, Alec   0.1   1   1   1   1   1
COL   MAJ   Almonte, Yency   0.1   2   0   0   1   1
COL   MAJ   Musgrave, Harrison   0.2   0   0   0   0   0
CWS   MAJ   Hamilton, Ian   0.1   0   0   0   0   0
DET   MAJ   Jimenez, Joe   0.2   3   1   1   1   1
DET   MAJ   Turnbull, Spencer   6.0   6   1   1   1   5
KC   MAJ   Skoglund, Eric   2.1   1   0   0   0   1
LAA   MAJ   Jerez, Williams   1.0   0   0   0   0   1
LAD   MAJ   Buehler, Walker   6.0   4   2   2   2   5
MIA   MAJ   Brigham, Jeff   4.0   4   3   3   4   2
MIL   MAJ   Woodruff, Brandon   1.0   0   0   0   0   2
MIN   MAJ   Stewart, Kohl   6.0   2   0   0   0   5
NYM   MAJ   Bashlor, Tyler   0.2   1   0   0   0   0
NYM   MAJ   Rhame, Jacob   1.0   1   0   0   0   1
NYM   MAJ   Smith, Drew   0.2   1   0   0   0   2
NYY   MAJ   German, Domingo   2.0   1   0   0   0   4
PHI   MAJ   De Los Santos, Enyel   1.0   2   2   2   2   1
PIT   MAJ   Neverauskas, Dovydas   2.0   1   0   0   0   1
SD   MAJ   Wingenter, Trey   1.0   0   0   0   0   2
SEA   MAJ   Festa, Matt   0.1   3   1   1   1   0
SF   MAJ   Moronta, Reyes   1.1   0   0   0   0   1
STL   MAJ   Gomber, Austin   3.2   7   5   5   0   6
TB   MAJ   Beeks, Jalen   3.2   4   3   3   2   2
TB   MAJ   Hu, Chih-Wei   2.0   0   0   0   2   2
TEX   MAJ   Pelham, C.D.   1.0   0   0   0   0   0
TOR   MAJ   Paulino, David   1.0   1   0   0   0   0
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