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Baseball America Prospect Report – September 6, 2018



Wednesday's Stars

Shohei Ohtani, DH, Angels. What Ohtani did yesterday seems even more impressive when you consider the timing. A couple of hours before the game, the Angels announced publicly that Ohtani needed Tommy John surgery to repair his elbow ligament. But you don't need a healthy UCL to hit, and Ohtani proceeded to have his best day of the season at the plate. He went 4-for-4 with two home runs and a walk and he stole a base. Tommy John surgery will mean that Ohtani will not pitch next year, but the good news for the Angels is that will let him focus on hitting, where he has been the Angels second most productive hitter this year.

Keibert Ruiz, C, Dodgers. Ruiz went 3-for-4 with a home run and 3 RBIs to spot Tulsa to an early lead in the Drillers first game of the playoffs. Arkansas rallied to win in the ninth. Ruiz' 2018 season was modest offensively as he failed to slug .400. But Ruiz' long-term promise remains absolutely tantalizing. He is a switch-hitting catcher who makes tons of contact, controls the strike zone and has significant offensive potential.

Alex Kirilloff, OF, Twins. Kirilloff seems to like the pressure of the playoffs. He went 5-for-5 yesterday and is now hitting an absurd .778 in two playoff games (7-for-9).

Nick Pratto, 1B, Royals. Pratto's late-season surge has carried over into the playoffs. Pratto went 2-for-3 yesterday with a home run, a walk and two steals. Pratto's day helped Lexington win Game 1 of its playoff series with Rome.

Michael Kopech, RHP, White Sox. Yesterday White Sox fans got the first clear view of the fact that Kopech isn't a finished product. The hard-throwing righthander allowed nine hits and seven runs in 3.1 innings, raising his ERA to 5.02. Kopech struggled to locate his fastball and hitters took advantage.

Sandy Alcantara, RHP, Marlins. Alcantara's second MLB start was even better than his first. Alcantara held the Phillies scoreless for seven innings as he allowed only three hits and two walks while striking out six. Alcantara now has a 0.75 ERA in 12 innings with the Marlins this year.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

— BATTERS —
 
TEAM   CLASS   PLAYER, POS   AB   R   H   BI   AVG    
ARI   AA   Leyba, Domingo SS   5   1   3   1   .600   HR (1)
ARI   HiA   Chisholm, Jazz SS   5   1   1   0   .200    
ARI   HiA   Ellis, Drew 3B   3   0   0   0   .000   2 BB (2)
ARI   HiA   Grier, Anfernee LF   3   0   0   0   .000   BB (1)
ARI   HiA   Smith, Pavin 1B   5   0   2   0   .400    
ARI   HiA   Varsho, Daulton C   5   0   1   0   .200    
ARI   HiA   Wilson, Marcus CF   5   2   2   3   .400   HR (1)
ARI   SS   Kennedy, Buddy DH   4   0   0   0   .000    
ARI   SS   McCarthy, Jake CF   3   0   1   0   .333   BB (1), SB (1), CS (1)
ARI   SS   Rose, Joey 3B   4   0   1   0   .250   2B (1)
ARI   SS   Yerzy, Andy C   4   1   2   1   .500   2B (1), HR (1)
ATL   LoA   Lugbauer, Drew C   4   0   2   0   .500   2B (1)
ATL   LoA   Ramos, Jeffrey DH   4   0   0   0   .000    
CHC   SS   Sierra, Jonathan RF   4   0   0   0   .000    
CHC   SS   Velazquez, Nelson LF   4   0   0   1   .000    
CIN   AA   Aquino, Aristides RF   5   0   0   0   .000    
CIN   AA   Friedl, T.J. LF   5   1   1   2   .200   HR (1)
CIN   AA   LaValley, Gavin 1B   3   0   1   0   .333    
CIN   AA   Long, Shed 2B   5   0   1   0   .200    
CIN   AA   Siri, Jose CF   4   1   0   0   .000   2 BB (2)
CIN   HiA   Fairchild, Stuart RF   5   1   1   1   .300    
CIN   HiA   Isabel, Ibandel DH   3   0   0   0   .000   BB (1)
CIN   HiA   Rodriguez, Alfredo SS   3   1   1   1   .286   BB (1)
CIN   HiA   Stephenson, Tyler C   4   1   0   0   .250    
CIN   HiA   Trammell, Taylor CF   3   1   2   2   .500   BB (1)
CLE   AA   Clement, Ernie SS   4   2   2   1   .500    
CLE   AA   Krieger, Tyler LF   3   1   2   0   .667   BB (1)
CLE   AA   Mathias, Mark 2B   4   0   0   0   .000    
CLE   HiA   Collins, Gavin C   4   0   1   0   .250    
CLE   HiA   Jones, Nolan 3B   3   0   2   1   .667   BB (1)
CLE   SS   Freeman, Tyler SS   4   1   1   0   .250   BB (1)
CLE   SS   Kwan, Steven CF   3   2   2   0   .667   2B (1), 3B (1), BB (1)
COL   HiA   Boswell, Bret 2B   4   2   2   3   .500   2 HR (2)
COL   HiA   Fernandez, Vince RF   4   0   1   1   .250   2B (1)
COL   HiA   Nevin, Tyler 1B   4   1   2   2   .500   2B (1), HR (1)
COL   HiA   Welker, Colton 3B   3   0   0   0   .000   BB (1)
CWS   HiA   Gonzalez, Luis LF   3   1   1   0   .333   BB (1)
CWS   HiA   Madrigal, Nick 2B   3   0   0   0   .000   BB (1)
CWS   HiA   Robert, Luis CF   2   1   0   1   .000   BB (1)
CWS   HiA   Rutherford, Blake RF   4   0   1   2   .250    
CWS   HiA   Sheets, Gavin 1B   4   0   1   0   .250   2B (1)
CWS   LoA   Walker, Steele CF   4   1   1   0   .250    
DET   AAA   Cameron, Daz CF   3   2   3   2   1.000   BB (1), SB (1)
DET   AAA   Castro, Willi SS   4   1   2   1   .500    
DET   AAA   Gerber, Mike PR-DH   0   0   0   0   --    
DET   AAA   Stewart, Christin LF   5   0   0   0   .000    
HOU   AA   Dawson, Ronnie CF   2   2   1   0   .500   2 BB (2)
HOU   AAA   Alvarez, Yordan DH   4   2   1   2   .250   2B (1), BB (1)
HOU   AAA   Reed, AJ 1B   4   1   0   0   .000    
HOU   AAA   Straw, Myles CF   5   0   1   1   .200   BB (1), SB (1)
HOU   AAA   Stubbs, Garrett C   4   0   2   0   .500   BB (1), SB (1)
HOU   AAA   Tucker, Kyle RF   4   2   0   0   .000   BB (1)
HOU   HiA   Arauz, Jonathan SS   4   0   1   0   .250   2B (1)
HOU   HiA   Beer, Seth DH   3   0   0   0   .000   BB (1)
HOU   HiA   Matijevic, J.J. LF   2   0   0   0   .000   2 BB (2)
KC   LoA   Isbel, Kyle CF   4   1   0   0   .000    
KC   LoA   Melendez, M.J. DH   4   0   0   0   .000    
KC   LoA   Pratto, Nick 1B   3   1   2   2   .667   HR (1), BB (1), 2 SB (2)
LAD   AA   Jackson, Drew 2B   4   1   0   0   .000   BB (1)
LAD   AA   Lux, Gavin SS   5   0   1   0   .200   2B (1)
LAD   AA   Peters, DJ CF   4   0   0   0   .000    
LAD   AA   Ruiz, Keibert C   4   1   3   3   .750   HR (1)
LAD   HiA   Kendall, Jeren CF   3   0   1   1   .333    
LAD   HiA   Santana, Cristian 3B   4   0   1   1   .250    
LAD   HiA   Wong, Connor 2B   4   1   1   0   .250   3B (1)
MIL   AA   Erceg, Lucas 3B   5   1   1   1   .200   HR (1), BB (1)
MIL   AA   Grisham, Trent RF   5   1   2   1   .400   2B (1)
MIL   AA   Hiura, Keston 2B   6   1   1   0   .167    
MIL   AA   Ponce, Cody P   0   0   0   0   --    
MIL   AA   Ray, Corey CF   5   0   1   0   .200   BB (1), SB (1)
MIN   HiA   Blankenhorn, Travis 2B   3   1   0   0   .000    
MIN   HiA   Kirilloff, Alex RF   5   1   5   0   .778    
MIN   HiA   Lewis, Royce SS   5   0   0   0   .111    
MIN   HiA   Miranda, Jose 3B   5   1   2   2   .375   HR (1)
MIN   HiA   Whitefield, Aaron CF   4   0   1   0   .286   CS (1)
NYY   AAA   Ford, Mike DH   3   0   0   0   .000   BB (1)
OAK   HiA   Deichmann, Greg RF   4   0   1   0   .250    
OAK   HiA   Merrell, Kevin SS   4   0   1   0   .250   2B (1)
PHI   HiA   Brito, Daniel 2B   2   2   1   0   .429   2 BB (2)
PHI   HiA   Gamboa, Arquimedes SS   5   1   1   0   .250    
PHI   HiA   Moniak, Mickey CF   5   0   1   1   .111    
PHI   LoA   Muzziotti, Simon CF   5   0   1   0   .200   SB (1)
PHI   LoA   Ortiz, Jhailyn RF   3   1   1   0   .333   2B (1), BB (1)
PHI   LoA   Vierling, Matt LF   4   0   0   0   .000   BB (1)
PIT   AA   Alemais, Stephen 2B   3   0   0   0   .000   BB (1)
PIT   AA   Craig, Will 1B   3   0   0   0   .000   BB (1)
PIT   AA   Hayes, Ke'Bryan 3B   4   0   1   1   .250    
PIT   AA   Reynolds, Bryan CF   3   0   0   1   .000    
PIT   AA   Tucker, Cole SS   3   2   1   0   .333   3B (1), BB (1)
SD   AA   Allen, Austin C   3   0   0   0   .000    
SD   AA   Gettys, Michael CF   3   0   0   0   .000    
SD   AA   Miller, Owen SS   4   0   1   0   .250    
SD   AA   Naylor, Josh LF   4   0   0   0   .000    
SD   AA   Potts, Hudson 3B   3   0   1   0   .333    
SEA   AA   Filia, Eric RF   4   1   1   1   .250   HR (1)
SEA   AA   Lewis, Kyle CF   4   2   2   2   .500   HR (1), SB (1)
SEA   AA   Walton, Donnie 2B   3   0   0   0   .000    
SEA   SS   Raleigh, Cal C   2   0   0   0   .000   2 BB (2)
SEA   SS   Stowers, Josh CF   5   0   1   0   .200    
STL   HiA   Capel, Conner CF   4   0   0   0   .000    
STL   HiA   Carlson, Dylan RF   4   0   0   0   .250   BB (1)
TB   AA   Fox, Lucius SS   4   0   0   0   .000    
TB   AA   Sanchez, Jesus DH   3   1   1   0   .333   2B (1), BB (1)
TB   AA   Solak, Nick 2B   3   1   2   1   .667   2 BB (2), 2 SB (2)
TB   AAA   Cronenworth, Jake SS   4   0   1   0   .250    
TB   AAA   McCarthy, Joe CF   4   0   1   0   .250    
TB   SS   Proctor, Ford SS   4   2   3   0   .750   BB (1)
TOR   AA   Bichette, Bo SS   5   1   2   2   .400   2B (1)
TOR   AA   Pentecost, Max C   4   0   2   1   .500    
TOR   AA   Ramirez, Harold DH   4   2   2   0   .500   2B (1), BB (1), SB (1)
TOR   AA   Wall, Forrest CF   3   1   0   0   .000   BB (1)
WAS   HiA   Garcia, Luis SS   4   0   2   0   .500   2 2B (2)
WAS   SS   Sanchez, Jose SS   3   1   1   0   .333   2B (1), BB (1)
ARI   R   Robinson, Kristian LF   4   2   2   1   .298   HR (3)
ARI   R   Thomas, Alek CF   5   0   3   2   .345   3B (1), SB (4)
ATL   MAJ   Acuna, Ronald LF   3   2   1   1   .289   HR (24), 2 BB (33)
ATL   MAJ   Minter, A.J. P   0   0   0   0   --    
ATL   MAJ   Toussaint, Touki PR   0   0   0   0   .000    
BAL   MAJ   Mullins, Cedric CF   4   1   1   0   .272   2B (7)
BAL   MAJ   Nunez, Renato 3B   4   0   0   0   .233    
BOS   MAJ   Lin, Tzu-Wei SS   1   1   1   0   .196    
BOS   MAJ   Travis, Sam PH   1   0   0   0   .158    
BOS   MAJ   Velazquez, Hector P   1   0   0   0   .000    
CIN   MAJ   Ervin, Phillip PH   1   0   0   0   .272    
CIN   R   Ruiz, Victor C   4   0   1   0   .235    
CIN   R   Spillane, Bren DH   2   2   1   0   .243   3B (3), 2 BB (28), SB (2)
CLE   MAJ   Allen, Greg CF   4   0   1   1   .238    
CLE   MAJ   Gonzalez, Erik 3B   0   0   0   0   .286    
COL   MAJ   Almonte, Yency P   0   0   0   0   .000    
COL   MAJ   Hampson, Garrett PH   0   0   0   0   .273    
COL   MAJ   McMahon, Ryan PH   1   0   0   0   .236    
COL   MAJ   Murphy, Tom PH   1   0   0   0   .225    
COL   MAJ   Musgrave, Harrison P   0   0   0   0   .000    
COL   R   Lavigne, Grant 1B   2   0   2   0   .348   2B (13), 2 BB (42), SB (12)
COL   R   Montano, Daniel CF   4   0   0   0   .279    
CWS   R   Sosa, Lenyn SS   4   0   2   0   .295    
DET   MAJ   Lugo, Dawel 2B   5   1   1   0   .345   2B (3)
DET   MAJ   Reyes, Victor PR-DH   1   0   0   0   .228    
HOU   MAJ   Davis, J.D. PR-3B   0   0   0   0   .176    
KC   MAJ   Dozier, Hunter 3B   4   0   0   0   .235    
KC   MAJ   O'Hearn, Ryan 1B   2   0   1   1   .264   3B (1), BB (11)
KC   MAJ   Viloria, Meibrys C   3   0   0   0   .167    
LAA   MAJ   Fletcher, David 2B   5   2   2   1   .285   2B (15)
LAA   MAJ   Hermosillo, Michael RF   0   0   0   0   .167    
LAA   MAJ   Ohtani, Shohei DH   4   4   4   3   .287   2 HR (18), BB (29), SB (7)
LAA   MAJ   Ward, Taylor 3B   5   0   2   1   .211    
LAA   R   Jackson, Jeremiah SS   3   0   0   0   .182   BB (7)
LAA   R   Knowles, D'Shawn CF   4   0   0   0   .324    
LAA   R   Maitan, Kevin 3B   4   0   1   0   .243    
LAD   MAJ   Verdugo, Alex RF   4   0   0   0   .271    
MIA   MAJ   Alcantara, Sandy P   3   0   0   0   .000    
MIA   MAJ   Brinson, Lewis CF   3   0   2   0   .201    
MIA   MAJ   Sierra, Magneuris RF   0   0   0   0   .168    
MIL   MAJ   Burnes, Corbin P   0   0   0   0   --    
MIL   R   Turang, Brice 2B   5   0   1   0   .275    
MIN   MAJ   Garver, Mitch C   3   0   1   0   .263   BB (28)
NYM   MAJ   Nido, Tomas C   0   0   0   0   .175    
NYY   MAJ   Torres, Gleyber 2B   3   0   0   0   .277    
NYY   MAJ   Voit, Luke 1B   4   0   1   0   .317    
NYY   MAJ   Wade, Tyler RF   1   0   0   0   .183    
OAK   MAJ   Laureano, Ramon CF   5   2   2   0   .299   2 2B (6)
PHI   MAJ   Alfaro, Jorge C   3   0   3   0   .262    
PHI   MAJ   Dominguez, Seranthony P   0   0   0   0   .000    
PHI   MAJ   Kingery, Scott PR-SS   0   0   0   0   .230    
PHI   MAJ   Quinn, Roman CF   2   0   0   0   .338   BB (3), SB (7)
PIT   MAJ   Kramer, Kevin PH   1   0   0   0   .000    
PIT   MAJ   Moran, Colin 3B   2   0   1   1   .278   2B (16), BB (33)
PIT   MAJ   Newman, Kevin SS   2   0   0   0   .114    
PIT   MAJ   Santana, Edgar P   0   0   0   0   --    
SF   MAJ   Garcia, Aramis C   3   1   1   1   .500   HR (2)
SF   MAJ   Shaw, Chris LF   4   0   0   0   .071    
SF   MAJ   Slater, Austin RF   4   0   2   1   .286    
SF   MAJ   Suarez, Andrew P   2   0   0   0   .071    
STL   MAJ   Bader, Harrison CF   3   0   0   0   .273    
STL   MAJ   Garcia, Adolis LF   0   0   0   0   .077    
STL   MAJ   Hudson, Dakota P   0   0   0   0   .000    
STL   MAJ   Munoz, Yairo 2B-RF   4   1   1   1   .284   HR (8)
TB   MAJ   Adames, Willy SS   4   0   2   0   .258    
TB   MAJ   Bauers, Jake 1B   4   0   0   0   .194    
TB   MAJ   Ciuffo, Nick C   4   0   1   0   .111    
TB   MAJ   Lowe, Brandon LF   3   1   1   0   .258   BB (11)
TEX   MAJ   Guzman, Ronald 1B   3   0   0   0   .238   BB (32)
TEX   MAJ   Robinson, Drew PR-LF   0   1   0   0   .192    
TEX   MAJ   Tocci, Carlos PR-CF   0   0   0   0   .211    
TOR   MAJ   Gurriel, Lourdes SS   5   1   3   1   .293   2B (6)
TOR   MAJ   Jansen, Danny C   3   1   0   0   .255   BB (6)
TOR   MAJ   McKinney, Billy LF   4   2   1   1   .352   HR (4), BB (8)
TOR   MAJ   Tellez, Rowdy PH   1   0   1   1   1.000   2B (1)
WAS   MAJ   Robles, Victor PH   1   1   1   0   .500    
WAS   MAJ   Severino, Pedro C   4   0   0   0   .168    
WAS   MAJ   Soto, Juan LF   4   1   1   0   .298   BB (69)
WAS   MAJ   Stevenson, Andrew PH   1   0   0   0   .250    
MIN   R   Celestino, Gilberto CF   3   1   2   1   .333   2B (1), BB (2)
MIN   R   Keirsey, DaShawn RF   4   0   1   1   .250   2B (1)
MIN   R   Severino, Yunior 2B   3   1   0   0   .250    
TB   R   Franco, Wander SS   4   0   0   0   .125    
TB   R   Witherspoon, Grant CF   4   0   2   0   .500   2B (1)
— PITCHERS —
 
TEAM   CLASS   CARD CODE   IP   H   R   ER   BB   K
ARI   AA   Widener, Taylor   4.1   6   3   3   1   4
ARI   SS   Tabor, Matt   5.0   4   1   1   1   1
ARI   SS   Weiss, Ryan   1.0   2   2   2   1   1
CIN   HiA   Moss, Scott   4.0   7   5   3   1   1
CLE   AA   Sandlin, Nick   1.0   0   0   0   0   1
CLE   HiA   Scott, Adam   2.0   2   0   0   0   4
COL   HiA   Bowden, Ben   1.2   0   0   0   0   3
HOU   AAA   Ferrell, Riley   1.2   0   0   0   1   2
KC   LoA   Kowar, Jackson   5.0   5   1   1   0   5
LAD   HiA   Sheffield, Jordan   1.0   0   0   0   0   0
MIL   AA   Ponce, Cody   2.0   1   0   0   1   3
NYY   AAA   Sheffield, Justus   1.0   4   2   1   0   1
PHI   AAA   De Los Santos, Enyel   6.0   7   2   1   1   6
PHI   AAA   Garcia, Edgar   1.0   0   0   0   1   0
PHI   HiA   Hammer, J.D.   1.0   1   0   0   1   0
SD   AA   Baez, Michel   5.0   6   4   4   2   8
SEA   AA   Mills, Wyatt   1.0   1   0   0   0   2
SEA   AA   Rumbelow, Nick   1.2   2   2   2   1   2
SEA   SS   Plassmeyer, Michael   0.2   4   4   4   1   0
TB   SS   Dodson, Tanner   2.2   3   1   1   1   4
TOR   AA   Zeuch, T.J.   6.0   8   0   0   1   5
WAS   HiA   Baez, Joan   5.0   7   5   5   2   1
ATL   MAJ   Minter, A.J.   1.1   2   2   2   1   3
BAL   MAJ   Scott, Tanner   1.0   0   0   0   0   2
BOS   MAJ   Velazquez, Hector   4.0   5   2   2   3   2
CIN   R   Campbell, Ryan   1.0   0   0   0   0   1
COL   MAJ   Almonte, Yency   0.2   0   0   0   0   1
COL   MAJ   Musgrave, Harrison   1.1   0   0   0   0   2
CWS   MAJ   Kopech, Michael   3.1   9   7   7   1   6
CWS   MAJ   Vieira, Thyago   1.0   1   0   0   0   2
HOU   MAJ   Deetz, Dean   0.2   0   0   0   0   1
HOU   MAJ   Valdez, Framber   5.1   5   1   1   3   5
KC   MAJ   Keller, Brad   7.0   11   3   1   1   5
LAA   MAJ   Almonte, Miguel   1.0   2   1   1   0   0
LAA   MAJ   Barria, Jaime   5.0   2   0   0   3   5
LAA   R   Rivera, Jerryell   2.0   4   3   3   2   2
LAA   R   Swanda, John   5.0   4   0   0   1   2
MIA   MAJ   Alcantara, Sandy   7.0   3   0   0   2   6
MIL   MAJ   Burnes, Corbin   2.0   2   1   1   0   2
MIN   MAJ   Curtiss, John   1.0   2   1   1   0   2
PHI   MAJ   Dominguez, Seranthony   2.0   0   0   0   1   3
PIT   MAJ   Santana, Edgar   1.0   1   0   0   0   2
SF   MAJ   Suarez, Andrew   6.0   6   5   5   2   5
STL   MAJ   Hudson, Dakota   0.1   2   2   2   1   0
TEX   MAJ   Pelham, C.D.   0.2   4   1   1   0   0
TB   R   Baz, Shane   5.2   4   1   1   2   7
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