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Baseball America Prospect Report — Sept. 24, 2020

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Arizona Diamondbacks

—Top prospect Daulton Varsho crushed an RBI triple off the bat at 99.4 mph in the team’s win over the Rangers. The 24-year-old has tripled twice this season to go along with a .165 average, three home runs and eight RBIs.

 

 

 

—In just his seventh career big league game, Wyatt Mathisen checked off a major milestone by hitting his first home run, and then followed it up with another homer later in the game. The 26-year-old third baseman went 2-for-4 with three RBIs to raise his average to .182 in 22 at-bats.

 

 

 

Baltimore Orioles

—Even on a night when his team gets thwacked, Ryan Mountcastle keeps on hitting. The Orioles’ sweet-swinging rookie added three more hits to his ledger on Wednesday night and boosted his batting average to .330.

—Lefty Bruce Zimmermann spun four innings of one-run ball out of the bullpen with five strikeouts and a walk. The outing was in relief of starter and fellow rookie Dean Kremer, who turned in the first clunker of his young career with seven earned runs in 2.2 innings against the Red Sox.

Chicago White Sox

—First-rounder Garrett Crochet has quickly turned into an explosive weapon out of Chicago’s bullpen. The 21-year-old lefty struck out two more batters in a scoreless inning, marking the fourth consecutive scoreless appearance to start his professional career. Crochet mostly relied on his plus-plus fastball that averaged 99.0 mph for three swings and misses, while mixing in his plus slider twice. 

—Another night, another hit for No. 4 prospect Nick Madrigal. Madrigal extended his hit streak to seven games with a 1-for-4 effort, bringing his slash line to .344/.378/.376.

Cleveland Indians

—Top 100 prospect Triston McKenzie made his first big league appearance out of the bullpen, striking out three and allowing a hit in two scoreless innings. The 23-year-old righthander is 2-1, 3.45 and has struck out 39 in just 31.1 innings of work.

Colorado Rockies

Ryan Castellani cruised through four innings before breaking down in the fifth against the Giants. The 24-year-old righty allowed four runs on five hits and five walks while striking out one in 4.2 innings. Castellani has struggled to throw strikes this season, with more walks (26) than strikeouts (25).

Detroit Tigers

—Top pitching prospect Casey Mize struggled en route to his third loss, allowing six runs on five hits and two walks in 4.2 innings while striking out four. The 23-year-old righthander is 0-3, 6.99 with 26 strikeouts and 13 walks in 28.1 innings.

 

 

 

—No. 6 prospect Isaac Paredes extended his hit streak to nine games and collected his second three-hit game of his big league career. The 21-year-old third baseman is hitting .230 with a home run and six RBIs.

—No. 13 prospect Willi Castro tallied two hits, including his fourth double of the season. Castro raised his average to .339 in what was his 12th multi-hit game of 2020.

Los Angeles Angels

Patrick Sandoval earned his first big league win, albeit in a different way than he might have imagined. The 23-year-old lefty replaced Jaime Barria with no outs and a man on second to start the third inning and pitched three scoreless innings, striking out five and allowing two hits to earn the victory. 

Los Angeles Dodgers

Edwin Rios connected on his sixth home run, a solo shot, in the eighth inning against the A's. The 26-year-old corner infielder has 14 RBIs in 28 games.

Miami Marlins

—Righthander Sixto Sanchez was roughed up for the second straight start, allowing four runs (all earned) on four hits while walking four and striking out two. After allowing two earned runs in his first 29 innings, Sanchez has allowed nine over his last seven innings. 

—Righthander Nick Neidert pitched scoreless innings in the sixth and seventh in relief of Sanchez. For the season, Neidert, who came over from the Mariners in the Dee Strange-Gordon trade, has whiffed three in 6.1 innings this year. 

 

 

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New York Mets

—Infielder Andres Gimenez swatted his third home run of the season in the Mets’ loss to the Rays. Gimenez has been a pleasant addition all season long and has provided contributions on both sides of the ball. He’s added seven stolen bases and shown excellent speed on the bases as well. 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Phillies

—Rookie righthander Connor Brogdon pitched a scoreless ninth inning in his team’s walloping of the Nationals on Wednesday. For the season, Brogdon, the team’s 10th-rounder in 2017, is 1-0, 4.82 with 11 strikeouts over 9.1 innings.

—Former No. 1 overall pick Mickey Moniak pinch-hit for Andrew McCutchen and collected a single. He is 3-for-14 to start his career. 

Pittsburgh Pirates

—No. 2 prospect Ke’Bryan Hayes crushed his fourth home run, a solo shot, at 106.9 mph off the bat in the team’s win over the Cubs. The 23-year-old third baseman, who went 2-for-4, has 10 extra-base hits in 20 games to go with a .623 slugging percentage.

San Diego Padres

Jake Cronenworth added to his impressive rookie campaign with another hit to raise his average to .304. The 26-year-old second baseman has four home runs, 20 RBIs and has scored 25 runs as a spark plug for one of the best lineups in baseball.

San Francisco Giants

Mauricio Dubon hit his third home run, a three-run shot, in the team's win over the Rockies. The 26-year-old has seven extra-base hits and 18 RBIs on the season.

Joey Bart collected his second double of his big league career and went 1-for-4 on the night with an RBI.

Seattle Mariners

—AL Rookie of the Year frontrunner Kyle Lewis singled twice and stole a base in four at-bats in the team’s win over the Astros. The 25-year-old outfielder has struggled in his last 15 games, but is still hitting .277/.378/.462 with 11 home runs, 28 RBIs and four stolen bases.

Tampa Bay Rays

—Outfielder Randy Arozarena, whom the Rays acquired in the offseason as part of the deal for lefty pitching prospect Matthew Liberatore, clubbed two home runs in a win that clinched the AL East for Tampa Bay. Arozarena’s first blast was particularly critical because it broke what had been a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning. His second longball gave the Rays a six-run cushion. 

 

 

 

Texas Rangers

—No. 2 prospect Sam Huff doubled twice in four at-bats, including a fourth-inning two-bagger that exited the bat at 109.9 mph, to extend his hit streak to four games. The 22-year-old catcher, who scored once, is 7-for-24 with a home run to start his big league career. 

—No. 3 prospect Leody Taveras collected two hits in four at-bats—a double and a single—to raise his average to .221 in 104 at-bats. The speedy 22-year-old outfielder has six stolen bases and has scored 17 runs.

Anderson Tejeda drove in his eighth run of the season on an RBI single in the fourth inning. Tejeda is hitting .250 with three home runs in 68 at-bats.

HITTERS

TEAM CLASS PLAYER AB R H BI AVG NOTES
ARI MAJ Varsho, Daulton CF 4 1 1 1 .165 3B (2)
BAL MAJ Hays, Austin RF 4 1 3 1 .262 HR (3)
BAL MAJ Mountcastle, Ryan 1B 4 0 3 0 .343  
BAL MAJ Urias, Ramon SS 4 0 1 0 .308  
BOS MAJ Dalbec, Bobby 1B 4 1 0 0 .265  
CHC MAJ Hoerner, Nico PR 0 0 0 0 .240  
COL MAJ Fuentes, Josh 1B 4 0 0 0 .320  
COL MAJ Hilliard, Sam LF 4 0 0 0 .228  
CWS MAJ Madrigal, Nick 2B 4 0 1 0 .337  
CWS MAJ Robert, Luis CF 4 0 0 0 .215  
DET MAJ Cameron, Daz RF 4 0 1 0 .163  
DET MAJ Castro, Willi SS 5 2 2 0 .324 2B (4)
DET MAJ Paredes, Isaac 3B 4 2 3 0 .238  
KC MAJ Heath, Nick LF 0 0 0 0 .154  
KC MAJ Olivares, Edward RF 0 0 0 0 .291  
LAA MAJ Walsh, Jared 1B 5 0 0 0 .291  
LAD MAJ Rios, Edwin 3B 1 1 1 1 .236 HR (6)
MIN MAJ Jeffers, Ryan C 3 0 2 0 .300  
NYM MAJ Gimenez, Andres SS 4 1 1 1 .271 HR (3)
OAK MAJ Heim, Jonah C 4 0 0 0 .235  
PHI MAJ Bohm, Alec 3B-1B 6 1 2 0 .353  
PHI MAJ Moniak, Mickey PH-LF 1 0 1 0 .214  
PIT MAJ Hayes, Ke'Bryan 3B 4 1 2 1 .338 HR (3)
PIT MAJ Oliva, Jared CF 3 0 0 0 .000  
SD MAJ Cronenworth, Jake SS 3 0 1 0 .315 BB (18)
SEA MAJ Bishop, Braden LF 1 0 0 0 .125  
SEA MAJ Lewis, Kyle CF 4 1 2 0 .281 SB (4)
SEA MAJ White, Evan 1B 4 0 0 0 .170  
SF MAJ Bart, Joey C 4 1 1 0 .242 3B (2)
SF MAJ Dubon, Mauricio CF 3 1 1 3 .275 HR (3), BB (14)
STL MAJ Carlson, Dylan LF-RF 3 0 0 0 .191 BB (6)
STL MAJ Woodford, Jake P 0 0 0 0 --  
TB MAJ Arozarena, Randy LF 5 3 3 3 .278 2 HR (7)
TB MAJ Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo DH 4 1 0 0 .185 BB (23)
TEX MAJ Apostel, Sherten 1B 3 0 0 0 .100 BB (1)
TEX MAJ Huff, Sam C 4 1 2 0 .292 2 2B (3)
TEX MAJ Solak, Nick 2B 3 1 0 0 .262 BB (17)
TEX MAJ Taveras, Leody CF 4 1 2 0 .218 2B (5)
TEX MAJ Tejeda, Anderson SS 4 0 1 1 .250 CS (1)
WAS MAJ Garcia, Luis SS 3 0 0 1 .297  


PITCHERS

TEAM CLASS PLAYER IP H R ER BB K ERA NOTES
BAL MAJ Kremer, Dean 2.2 7 7 7 3 2 4.82 L (1-1)
BAL MAJ Zimmermann, Bruce 4 2 1 1 1 5 7.71  
CLE MAJ Karinchak, James 1 1 1 1 0 2 2.52  
CLE MAJ McKenzie, Triston 2 1 0 0 0 3 3.45  
COL MAJ Castellani, Ryan 4.2 5 4 4 5 1 5.82 L (1-4)
COL MAJ Doyle, Tommy 1 4 2 2 0 1 18.00  
CWS MAJ Heuer, Codi 1 0 0 0 1 1 1.54  
DET MAJ Mize, Casey 4.2 5 6 6 2 4 6.99 L (0-3)
LAA MAJ Sandoval, Patrick 3 2 0 0 0 5 5.56 W (1-4)
LAD MAJ Graterol, Brusdar 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.00  
MIA MAJ Neidert, Nick 2 1 0 0 1 1 5.40  
MIA MAJ Sanchez, Sixto 3 4 4 4 4 2 3.46  
MIN MAJ Alcala, Jorge 1 1 0 0 1 0 2.78  
PHI MAJ Brogdon, Connor 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.82  
SD MAJ Morejon, Adrian 1 3 4 4 2 1 4.86 L (2-2)
SEA MAJ Misiewicz, Anthony 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 4.26  
SF MAJ Webb, Logan 5.1 7 2 2 1 1 5.28 W (3-4)
STL MAJ Elledge, Seth 1 4 3 3 1 2 4.63  
STL MAJ Whitley, Kodi 1 1 1 1 0 1 2.45  
STL MAJ Woodford, Jake 1 0 0 0 0 2 5.57  
TB MAJ Fairbanks, Peter 1 1 0 0 0 2 2.36  
TEX MAJ Evans, DeMarcus 1 0 0 0 0 2 3.00  
TEX MAJ Hernandez, Jonathan 1 0 0 0 0 2 2.51  
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