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Baseball America Spring Training Prospect Report -- March 7, 2019



Wednesday's Stars

Tyler O'Neill, OF, Cardinals. O'Neill hit his fourth home run of the spring yesterday, putting him in a tie for second-most in baseball. He also doubled.

Richie Martin, SS, Orioles. At this point, it's hard to sketch out a scenario where Martin, the No. 1 pick in last December's Rule 5 draft, doesn't make the Orioles Opening Day roster. He's played steady defense at shortstop and he's hit better than anyone could expect. Martin went 2-for-3 with a triple yesterday and is hitting .474 (9-for-19). Very few Rule 5 picks are ever pencilled in as Opening Day starters, but Martin has a chance to do that--his main competition is Alcides Escobar.

Garrett Stubbs, C, Astros. Stubbs homered for the second time in two days yesterday.

Fernando Tatis Jr., SS, Padres. Tatis went 2-for-4 yesterday with his first spring triple. He also continues to make excellent defensive plays and is showing why he should be San Diego's shortstop in the not-too-distant future.

Hudson Potts, 2B, Padres. While Tatis' path to the majors is quite clear, Potts is the Padres prospect most affected by Manny Machado's signing. His path to third base is now fully blocked, so San Diego has him playing some second base as well this spring. Unfortunately for Potts, Luis Urias may lock that spot up as well. Potts went 0-for-3 yesterday and is now hitting .211 (4-for-19).

Touki Toussaint, RHP, Braves. Toussaint was much better yesterday than he was in last week's outing. This time the righthander didn't allow a hit in three scoreless innings. He struck out four. Last week's outing was bad enough that yesterday's scoreless three innings only cut Toussaint's ERA to 10.50.

Bryse Wilson, RHP, Braves. Wilson was also in control in a three-inning outing. He allowed one hit and no runs while striking out one.

Elvis Luciano, RHP, Blue Jays. Luciano was a longshot Rule 5 pick as a 19-year-old with no full-season experience. So far, his spring has been somewhat what could have been expected. He gave up four runs on two hits and two walks in just .2 innings yesterday, raising his ERA to 12.27. Luciano has allowed six hits in 3.2 innings. He has promise, but if the Blue Jays opt to keep him on the 25-man roster to try to retain him, it will be as a low-leverage stashed pitcher with an eye on 2021 and beyond.

David Paulino, RHP, Blue Jays. Paulino was once a top pitching prospect for the Astros, but that was before he faced a PED suspension followed by a shoulder injury. Now he's flying under the radar in Blue Jays camp (he was sent to Toronto in the Roberto Osuna trade). Yesterday Paulino struck out three of the four batters he faced. He now has struck out five in only two innings of spring work.

— BATTERS —
 
TEAM   CLASS   PLAYER, POS   AB   R   H   BI   AVG   Notes
ARI   MAJ   Kelly, Carson C   3   0   0   0   .200    
ARI   MAJ   Leyba, Domingo SS   3   0   0   0   .286    
ARI   MAJ   Varsho, Daulton C   1   0   0   0   .500    
ARI   MAJ   Young, Andy 2B   1   0   0   0   .143    
ATL   MAJ   Contreras, William PH-DH   1   0   0   0   .333    
ATL   MAJ   Didder, Ray-Patrick PR-SS   1   0   1   0   .333    
ATL   MAJ   Jackson, Alex PR-C   1   1   0   0   .375    
ATL   MAJ   Jenista, Greyson DH   4   0   1   1   .250    
ATL   MAJ   Pache, Cristian CF   3   1   2   0   .429   2B (3), SB (1)
ATL   MAJ   Ramos, Jeffrey PR-LF   2   0   1   0   .667   2B (2)
ATL   MAJ   Riley, Austin 3B   2   0   1   0   .263   BB (3)
ATL   MAJ   Waters, Drew CF   2   0   1   0   .308    
BAL   MAJ   Diaz, Yusniel RF   4   1   1   3   .391   2B (3)
BAL   MAJ   Jackson, Drew 2B   1   0   1   0   .368    
BAL   MAJ   Martin, Richie SS   3   1   2   0   .474   3B (1)
BAL   MAJ   McKenna, Ryan CF   1   0   0   0   .000    
BAL   MAJ   Mountcastle, Ryan 1B   2   0   0   0   .190    
BAL   MAJ   Stewart, DJ LF   1   1   0   0   .263   BB (2)
BOS   MAJ   Dalbec, Bobby 3B   2   0   0   0   .294    
BOS   MAJ   Duran, Jarren RF   1   0   0   0   .400    
BOS   MAJ   Ockimey, Josh 1B   1   0   0   0   .188    
CHC   MAJ   Hoerner, Nico PR-DH   0   0   0   0   .000   CS (1)
CHC   MAJ   Short, Zack 2B   1   0   1   1   .250    
CIN   MAJ   Aquino, Aristides RF   2   0   1   0   .417   2B (1)
CIN   MAJ   Friedl, T.J. LF   0   0   0   0   .400   BB (2), CS (2)
CIN   MAJ   Joe, Connor 1B   1   0   0   0   .235    
CIN   MAJ   Rodriguez, Alfredo SS   1   0   0   0   .267    
CLE   MAJ   Bradley, Bobby PR-1B   2   0   0   0   .000    
CLE   MAJ   Chang, Yu SS   1   0   1   1   .400   2B (3)
CLE   MAJ   Clement, Ernie 2B   3   0   1   0   .412   SB (1)
CLE   MAJ   Johnson, Daniel RF   2   0   0   0   .125    
CLE   MAJ   Mercado, Oscar LF-CF   2   2   2   1   .421   HR (2), SB (1)
COL   MAJ   Boswell, Bret 2B   0   1   0   0   .600   BB (1)
COL   MAJ   Daza, Yonathan PR-CF   1   0   0   0   .214   BB (1)
COL   MAJ   Hampson, Garrett CF   3   0   0   0   .235    
COL   MAJ   Hilliard, Sam LF   2   0   1   2   .313   2B (2)
COL   MAJ   Mundell, Brian 1B   2   0   0   0   .231    
COL   MAJ   Nevin, Tyler 3B   2   0   1   0   .375    
COL   MAJ   Rodgers, Brendan 2B-SS   1   1   0   0   .263    
DET   MAJ   Cameron, Daz CF   1   0   0   0   .375    
DET   MAJ   Castro, Willi SS   2   0   0   0   .211    
DET   MAJ   Clemens, Kody PH-2B   2   0   0   0   .000    
DET   MAJ   Deatherage, Brock LF   1   0   0   0   .000    
DET   MAJ   Paredes, Isaac PH-3B   2   0   1   0   .500    
DET   MAJ   Stewart, Christin LF   1   1   1   0   .316   2 BB (2), CS (1)
HOU   MAJ   Alvarez, Yordan PH   1   0   0   1   .286    
HOU   MAJ   Dawson, Ronnie PR-DH   1   0   0   0   .400    
HOU   MAJ   Stubbs, Garrett C   1   1   1   1   .333   HR (2)
HOU   MAJ   Toro, Abraham 3B   3   1   1   2   .313   2B (1), BB (1)
HOU   MAJ   Tucker, Kyle LF   1   1   0   0   .278   BB (1)
KC   MAJ   Gutierrez, Kelvin 3B   1   0   0   0   .200    
KC   MAJ   Lopez, Nicky 2B   1   0   1   0   .261    
KC   MAJ   Viloria, Meibrys C   2   0   1   0   .556    
LAA   MAJ   Jones, Jahmai 2B   1   1   0   0   .083   BB (1)
LAA   MAJ   Lund, Brennon RF   2   0   0   0   .091    
LAA   MAJ   Rengifo, Luis 2B   2   0   0   0   .231    
LAA   MAJ   Rojas, Jose 1B   2   1   1   0   .429    
LAA   MAJ   Walsh, Jared 1B   2   0   0   0   .364    
LAD   MAJ   Beaty, Matt 3B   1   0   0   0   .389    
LAD   MAJ   Estevez, Omar 2B   1   0   0   0   .357   BB (1)
LAD   MAJ   Lux, Gavin SS   1   0   0   0   .176    
LAD   MAJ   Peters, DJ CF   1   0   0   0   .222    
LAD   MAJ   Rios, Edwin DH   2   0   1   0   .308   2B (3)
LAD   MAJ   Smith, Will C   2   0   0   0   .100    
LAD   MAJ   Verdugo, Alex CF   2   0   0   0   .278    
MIA   MAJ   Brigman, Bryson 2B   1   0   0   0   .000    
MIA   MAJ   Dean, Austin LF   2   1   1   0   .313   2B (2)
MIA   MAJ   Diaz, Isan 2B   3   0   0   0   .167    
MIA   MAJ   Dunand, Joe SS   2   0   0   0   .000    
MIA   MAJ   Harrison, Monte CF   2   0   0   0   .200    
MIA   MAJ   Miller, Brian LF   1   1   1   0   .200   2B (2)
MIA   MAJ   Nelson, James PR-3B   1   0   1   1   1.000    
MIA   MAJ   Pompey, Tristan RF   1   0   0   0   .000    
MIL   MAJ   Erceg, Lucas PR-1B   1   0   1   1   .250    
MIL   MAJ   Grisham, Trent PR-CF   1   0   0   0   .273    
MIL   MAJ   Hiura, Keston 2B   2   0   0   0   .125    
MIL   MAJ   Nottingham, Jacob C   1   0   0   0   .105    
MIL   MAJ   Stokes, Troy LF   2   0   0   0   .143    
OAK   MAJ   Beck, Austin CF   0   0   0   0   .000    
OAK   MAJ   Deichmann, Greg PH-RF   1   0   0   0   .000   BB (1)
OAK   MAJ   Hannah, Jameson DH   4   1   0   0   .000   BB (1)
OAK   MAJ   Merrell, Kevin SS   1   0   1   0   .500    
OAK   MAJ   Murphy, Sean C   1   0   0   0   .111    
OAK   MAJ   Neuse, Sheldon 3B   5   1   2   1   .273   2B (2), 3B (2)
PHI   MAJ   Gamboa, Arquimedes SS   1   0   0   0   .143   BB (2)
PHI   MAJ   Haseley, Adam LF   2   0   0   0   .133    
PHI   MAJ   Listi, Austin RF   2   0   2   1   .286    
PHI   MAJ   Moniak, Mickey CF   2   1   1   0   .308   2B (2)
PIT   MAJ   Craig, Will 1B   1   0   0   1   .429    
PIT   MAJ   Hayes, Ke'Bryan PH-3B   3   0   1   1   .438   2B (4)
PIT   MAJ   Kramer, Kevin 2B   3   0   1   1   .167    
PIT   MAJ   Martin, Jason LF   3   0   1   0   .308   3B (1)
PIT   MAJ   Newman, Kevin SS   3   0   0   1   .214    
PIT   MAJ   Reyes, Pablo CF   3   0   1   0   .300   SB (1)
PIT   MAJ   Reynolds, Bryan PH-CF   1   1   1   0   .200   2 BB (4)
PIT   MAJ   Tucker, Cole SS   2   0   1   0   .333    
SD   MAJ   Arias, Gabriel SS   0   0   0   0   1.000    
SD   MAJ   France, Ty 1B   3   0   1   1   .429    
SD   MAJ   Marcano, Tucupita 2B   1   0   0   0   .000    
SD   MAJ   Miller, Owen PH-DH   1   0   0   0   .333    
SD   MAJ   Naylor, Josh DH   3   1   2   0   .211   SB (2)
SD   MAJ   Ornelas, Tirso CF-RF   2   0   0   0   .000    
SD   MAJ   Potts, Hudson 2B   3   0   0   0   .211    
SD   MAJ   Reed, Buddy LF   1   0   0   0   .400    
SD   MAJ   Tatis, Fernando SS   4   1   2   0   .375   3B (1)
SEA   MAJ   Bishop, Braden CF   3   1   1   3   .273   HR (2)
SEA   MAJ   Lewis, Kyle RF   2   0   1   0   .455   2B (2)
SEA   MAJ   Long, Shed 3B   1   0   1   0   .286   CS (1)
SEA   MAJ   Vogelbach, Daniel 1B   2   0   1   0   .556    
SF   MAJ   Avelino, Abiatal PH-SS   2   0   0   0   .111    
SF   MAJ   Bart, Joey C   1   0   0   0   .444    
SF   MAJ   Howard, Ryan 2B   2   0   2   0   .400   2B (3)
SF   MAJ   Shaw, Chris LF   2   0   0   0   .263    
STL   MAJ   Arozarena, Randy LF   1   0   0   0   .214    
STL   MAJ   Carlson, Dylan RF   1   0   0   0   .235    
STL   MAJ   Hurst, Scott CF   1   0   0   0   .333    
STL   MAJ   O'Neill, Tyler LF   4   2   2   2   .238   2B (1), HR (4)
STL   MAJ   Schrock, Max 3B   4   0   0   0   .286    
TB   MAJ   Sanchez, Jesus RF   2   0   0   0   .000    
TB   MAJ   Solak, Nick 2B   1   0   0   0   .250   BB (5)
TEX   MAJ   White, Eli SS   1   0   0   1   .095   BB (2)
TOR   MAJ   Alford, Anthony LF   3   2   2   2   .273   HR (1), BB (1), SB (1)
TOR   MAJ   Biggio, Cavan 1B-2B   4   2   1   1   .211   HR (1), BB (1)
TOR   MAJ   Guerrero, Vladimir 3B   4   0   1   0   .250    
TOR   MAJ   Jansen, Danny C   2   1   2   0   .294    
TOR   MAJ   Tellez, Rowdy DH   4   0   2   1   .300   2B (1), BB (2)
— PITCHERS —
 
TEAM   CLASS   PLAYER   IP   H   R   ER   BB   K
ARI   MAJ   Ginkel, Kevin   1.0   0   0   0   0   2
ARI   MAJ   Lopez, Yoan   1.0   3   1   1   0   0
ATL   MAJ   Davidson, Tucker   1.0   1   0   0   1   1
ATL   MAJ   Muller, Kyle   2.0   1   0   0   1   2
ATL   MAJ   Parsons, Wes   2.0   0   0   0   1   2
ATL   MAJ   Toussaint, Touki   3.0   0   0   0   1   4
ATL   MAJ   Wilson, Bryse   3.0   1   0   0   0   1
BAL   MAJ   Araujo, Pedro   1.0   2   1   0   0   1
BAL   MAJ   Ortiz, Luis   1.0   2   2   2   1   0
BOS   MAJ   Brewer, Colten   1.0   0   0   0   0   2
COL   MAJ   Bowden, Ben   1.0   0   0   0   1   3
DET   MAJ   Hall, Matt   1.0   1   0   0   0   0
HOU   MAJ   Bukauskas, J.B.   1.0   1   1   1   2   2
HOU   MAJ   Guduan, Reymin   1.0   1   1   1   0   2
HOU   MAJ   Valdez, Framber   3.0   3   1   1   1   2
KC   MAJ   Staumont, Josh   1.0   1   0   0   0   1
LAD   MAJ   Ferguson, Caleb   1.2   3   2   1   0   3
LAD   MAJ   Sborz, Josh   0.1   0   0   0   0   0
MIA   MAJ   Brigham, Jeff   1.0   0   0   0   1   3
MIA   MAJ   Dugger, Robert   1.0   3   2   2   2   0
MIA   MAJ   Holloway, Jordan   1.1   2   2   2   2   2
MIA   MAJ   Neidert, Nick   2.0   1   0   0   2   1
MIL   MAJ   Houser, Adrian   1.0   0   0   0   0   0
NYY   MAJ   Loaisiga, Jonathan   2.1   3   4   4   2   5
PHI   MAJ   Suarez, Ranger   2.0   3   2   2   2   2
SD   MAJ   Avila, Pedro   3.0   1   0   0   1   2
SD   MAJ   Nix, Jacob   2.0   3   3   3   3   1
SEA   MAJ   Festa, Matt   1.0   0   0   0   1   1
SF   MAJ   Black, Ray   0.2   1   3   0   1   1
TOR   MAJ   Luciano, Elvis   0.2   2   4   4   2   2
TOR   MAJ   Murphy, Patrick   1.0   0   0   0   1   1
TOR   MAJ   Paulino, David   1.0   1   0   0   0   3
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