Baseball America Prospect Report (Sept. 23)

THE LINEUP

Newsmakers from Friday’s action:

Christian Walker, 1b, Diamondbacks. After leading the minor leagues with 32 home runs this season, Walker got on the board with his first big fly in the major leagues this season. Pinch-hitting for reliever J.J. Hoover in the sixth inning, Walker hit the third of four Arizona homers on the evening. Chris Iannetta had a pair—including a grand slam—and slugger J.D. Martinez hit his 42nd. Walker’s only other big league homer came in 2014 with the Orioles, who drafted him in the fourth round in 2012 out of South Carolina.

Rafael Devers, 3b, Red Sox: Boston’s decision to promote Devers rather than acquire help at the deadline continues to look prudent. Their top prospect swatted a three-run jack last night in the Red Sox’s comeback win over the Reds that helped keep them comfortably ahead of the Yankees in the American League East wild-card race.

Cody Bellinger, 1b/of. Dodgers: Bellinger continued his assault on baseballs and the record books on Friday night when he mashed his 39th home run of the season. His 39 homers set a new record for rookies in the National League. He passed Wally Berger and Frank Robinson, who each hit 38 longballs in their rookie campaigns. He’s a slam dunk to join Corey Seager as back-to-back rookie of the year winners from the Dodgers.

Aaron Judge, of, Yankees: Like Bellinger, Judge continued doing what he does best on Friday night. The Bronx bomber vaporized his 46th home run of the year against the Blue Jays. The home run served as the only bright spot in an 8-1 loss in Canada.

Jimmie Sherfy, rhp, Diamondbacks: The Oregon grad toiled for 220.1 innings in the minor leagues before getting the call, but his persistence paid off. Now, he’s rewarding his team for its faith. Sherfy pitched 0.2 scoreless innings last night and has 9.2 shutout frames with just five hits and a walk against nine strikeouts to open his career.

— BATTERS —
TEAM CLASS PLAYER, POS AB R H BI AVG
ARI MAJ Walker, Christian PH 1 1 1 1 .250 HR (1)
ATL MAJ Albies, Ozzie 2B 4 1 1 1 .284
ATL MAJ Newcomb, Sean P 1 1 0 0 .038 BB (2)
ATL MAJ Swanson, Dansby SS 3 0 0 0 .230 BB (57)
BAL MAJ Hays, Austin RF 3 0 1 1 .294
BAL MAJ Mancini, Trey LF 4 1 1 0 .293
BOS MAJ Benintendi, Andrew LF 3 0 0 0 .276 BB (67)
BOS MAJ Devers, Rafael 3B 4 1 2 3 .298 2B (11), HR (9)
CHC MAJ Almora, Albert PH-CF 2 0 1 0 .296
CHC MAJ Happ, Ian PH 1 0 0 0 .249
CIN MAJ Romano, Sal P 0 0 0 0 .045
CIN MAJ Winker, Jesse PH 1 0 0 0 .284
CLE MAJ Allen, Greg CF 0 0 0 0 .200
COL MAJ Tapia, Raimel PH 1 0 0 0 .287
CWS MAJ Engel, Adam CF 4 0 0 0 .177
CWS MAJ Moncada, Yoan 2B 4 1 1 2 .237 HR (8)
CWS MAJ Narvaez, Omar C 3 2 2 0 .275 2B (10), BB (37)
DET MAJ Candelario, Jeimer 3B 4 0 2 0 .370
DET MAJ Jones, JaCoby CF 3 1 1 0 .168
HOU MAJ Davis, J.D. 3B 0 0 0 0 .241
HOU MAJ Fisher, Derek RF-LF 2 0 0 0 .216
HOU MAJ Gurriel, Yuli 1B 3 1 1 3 .299 HR (18)
HOU MAJ Kemp, Tony LF 2 0 0 0 .150
LAD MAJ Bellinger, Cody 1B 3 1 1 3 .274 HR (39), BB (59)
MIL MAJ Phillips, Brett CF 4 1 1 1 .242 HR (3)
MIL MAJ Woodruff, Brandon P 2 0 0 0 .200
NYM MAJ Cecchini, Gavin PH 1 0 0 0 .217
NYM MAJ Evans, Phillip PH 1 0 0 0 .318
NYM MAJ Gsellman, Robert P 1 0 0 0 .147
NYM MAJ Nimmo, Brandon LF 4 0 0 0 .261
NYM MAJ Rosario, Amed SS 4 0 1 0 .265 CS (3)
NYM MAJ Smith, Dominic 1B 4 0 1 0 .213
NYY MAJ Frazier, Clint LF 2 0 0 0 .238 BB (7)
NYY MAJ Judge, Aaron RF 2 1 2 1 .280 2B (21), HR (46), 2 BB (118)
OAK MAJ Chapman, Matt 3B 3 0 1 0 .229
OAK MAJ Olson, Matt 1B 4 1 1 2 .262 HR (24)
OAK MAJ Pinder, Chad CF-RF 3 0 0 0 .238
PHI MAJ Alfaro, Jorge C 4 0 1 0 .281 2B (3)
PHI MAJ Crawford, J.P. 3B 3 0 0 0 .240 BB (11)
PHI MAJ Hoskins, Rhys 1B 4 0 0 0 .285
PHI MAJ Lively, Ben P 1 0 0 0 .250
PHI MAJ Williams, Nick RF 3 0 2 2 .289
PIT MAJ Bell, Josh 1B 4 1 1 0 .252
PIT MAJ Diaz, Elias C 3 0 1 0 .242 2B (14)
PIT MAJ Moroff, Max PR-2B 1 1 0 0 .192
PIT MAJ Osuna, Jose PH 0 0 0 0 .239
SD MAJ Asuaje, Carlos 2B 3 0 0 0 .271 BB (26)
SD MAJ Margot, Manuel CF 4 0 1 0 .272 3B (7)
SEA MAJ Gamel, Ben LF 3 0 0 0 .277
SEA MAJ Haniger, Mitch RF 4 0 1 0 .272
SEA MAJ Heredia, Guillermo CF 2 0 0 0 .253 BB (27)
STL MAJ Bader, Harrison PR-RF 0 1 0 0 .254
STL MAJ DeJong, Paul SS 2 1 1 0 .281 2 BB (19)
STL MAJ Kelly, Carson C 1 0 0 0 .186
STL MAJ Sierra, Magneuris PR 0 0 0 0 .345
TB MAJ Robertson, Daniel 2B 4 0 2 0 .225 2B (7)
TEX MAJ Robinson, Drew 3B 4 0 2 0 .212 2B (4)
TOR MAJ Hernandez, Teoscar LF 4 2 2 1 .268 HR (3)
TOR MAJ Urena, Richard PR-SS 1 1 0 0 .220
WAS MAJ Bautista, Rafael RF 3 0 0 0 .174 BB (2)
WAS MAJ Difo, Wilmer SS 4 0 1 0 .275 BB (23)
WAS MAJ Read, Raudy PH 1 0 0 0 .300
WAS MAJ Robles, Victor CF 4 0 1 2 .308 3B (2)
WAS MAJ Severino, Pedro C 4 0 0 0 .185

— PITCHERS —
TEAM CLASS PITCHER IP H R ER BB K ERA REC
ARI MAJ Sherfy, Jimmie 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0.00
ATL MAJ Jackson, Luke 1 0 0 0 1 2 4.53
ATL MAJ Minter, A.J. 1 1 0 0 0 1 2.45
ATL MAJ Newcomb, Sean 5.1 4 2 2 2 5 4.26 W (4-8)
BAL MAJ Hart, Donnie 0 1 1 1 0 0 3.83
BAL MAJ Yacabonis, Jimmy 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.24
CIN MAJ Hernandez, Ariel 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.82
CIN MAJ Romano, Sal 4 5 5 5 4 3 4.43 L (5-7)
CWS MAJ Bummer, Aaron 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 4.95
CWS MAJ Lopez, Reynaldo 6.1 10 6 2 0 0 4.32 W (3-3)
LAA MAJ Middleton, Keynan 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 4.19
MIA MAJ Garcia, Jarlin 0 1 2 1 0 0 4.88
MIA MAJ Steckenrider, Drew 0.2 1 1 1 3 1 2.32
MIL MAJ Hader, Josh 2.1 2 0 0 0 1 1.64
MIL MAJ Woodruff, Brandon 5 5 4 4 3 4 3.76
MIN MAJ Hildenberger, Trevor 1 0 0 0 0 2 2.95
NYM MAJ Gsellman, Robert 5 4 6 5 3 4 5.38
NYY MAJ Gallegos, Giovanny 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.71
NYY MAJ Holder, Jonathan 1 0 0 0 0 2 3.49
PHI MAJ Lively, Ben 5 8 6 6 2 4 4.35 L (3-7)
PIT MAJ Neverauskas, Dovydas 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.82
SD MAJ Maton, Phil 1 1 0 0 0 1 4.20
SF MAJ Moronta, Reyes 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.93
TEX MAJ Mendez, Yohander 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 4.50
TOR MAJ Dermody, Matt 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 3.80

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