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Baseball America Prospect Report—April 12, 2021

Brent Honeywell, RHP, Rays — The only blemish on Honeywell’s long-awaited MLB debut was that it didn’t last longer. Honeywell stuck out two in two perfect innings as the Rays’ starter on Sunday. But Tampa Bay pulled him after his designed two innings as the opener and his replacement Michael Wacha almost immediately gave up three runs. But Honeywell’s MLB debut was a triumph. In part that is just because it happened—he hadn’t pitched in an official game at any level since 2017 as he’s had a multitude of injuries including Tommy John surgery since then. You wouldn’t have know by watching him pitch on Sunday—he sat 93-95 mph and his changeup was quite effective. He also mixed in at least one screwball.

Randy Arozarena, OF, Rays — Arozarena’s second home run of the season was an opposite field poke off of Jordan Montgomery. Arozarena is hitting .314/.351/.514 with two home runs in his past two games and has gotten at least one hit in all eight games this year.

Taylor Trammell, OF, Mariners — Like Arozarena, Trammell also had a great weekend. A day after his first MLB home run, Trammell hit a 421-foot monster shot that landed in the plaza beyond the right field seats at Target Field.

Nick Madrigal, 2B, White Sox — Madrigal singled on Sunday. That is pretty much to be expected. He has hit a lone single in six of his eight games this year--he doubled last Wednesday for his lone extra-base hit of the year. Madrigal’s next multi-hit game will be his first of the year, but as is to be expected with a high-contact singles hitter, he also has struck out only once in 34 plate appearance.

Adrian Morejon, LHP, Padres — Morejon only faced three batters before he left Sunday’s game with a forearm/elbow strain. Durability has been one of Morejon’s biggest issues, and elbow strains are always troubling, but the Padres and Morejon will have to wait for a more detailed diagnosis.

Zach McKinstry, OF, Dodgers — The Dodgers’ No. 12 prospect coming into the season, McKinstry looks like the next Dodgers’ late-round find who seems to far exceed expectations. McKinstry hit his second home run of the season and also doubled. McKinstry did not hit a home run in two years at Central Michigan and had an .058 isolated power in his draft-eligible sophomore season. The Dodgers signed him as a 33rd-round pick and now he’s slugging .679.


ARIMAJ#9Pavin Smith RF4011.250
ATLMAJ#1Cristian Pache CF4110.1072B (2)
BALMAJ#23Ryan McKenna PH-RF3220.2863B (1)
BALMAJ#5Ryan Mountcastle DH5110.1902B (3)
BOSMAJ#3Bobby Dalbec 1B4010.1072B (1), BB (3)
CINMAJ#4Tyler Stephenson C2000.357BB (1)
CLEMAJ#30Yu Chang PH-1B1000.214
CLEMAJ#3Andres Gimenez SS4110.1902B (1)
CWSMAJ#27Zack Collins C4000.200BB (2)
CWSMAJ#3Nick Madrigal 2B5110.241
CWSMAJ#1Andrew Vaughn LF1000.1432 BB (5)
KCMAJ#6Kyle Isbel RF4120.292
LADMAJ#11Zach McKinstry LF-RF3123.3212B (4), HR (2)
LADMAJ#7Edwin Rios RF3000.176
MINMAJ#4Ryan Jeffers C4000.143
SEAMAJ#29Sam Haggerty PH-LF1000.063
SEAMAJ#6Taylor Trammell CF5123.185HR (2)
SFMAJ#16LaMonte Wade CF-LF3020.6672B (1), BB (1)
STLMAJ#1Dylan Carlson RF3110.207BB (4)
STLMAJ#9Lane Thomas CF3010.333BB (1)
STLMAJ#15Justin Williams PH1010.111
TBMAJ#2Randy Arozarena RF-LF5112.314HR (2)
TBMAJ#20Kevin Padlo 3B4000.000
TEXMAJ#3Leody Taveras CF3000.080SB (1)
TEXMAJ#10Anderson Tejeda 3B-2B4000.100


CINMAJ#20Jose De Leon4.1866397.71L (0-1)
CLEMAJ#14Logan Allen5.0211352.70W (1-1)
CLEMAJ#15Emmanuel Clase1.0100110.00Sv (2)
CWSMAJ#4Garrett Crochet1.0010110.00L (0-1)
CWSMAJ#11Codi Heuer0.2000012.08
CWSMAJ#2Michael Kopech2.1000030.00
MILMAJ#13Drew Rasmussen1.01000115.00
MINMAJ#14Jorge Alcala0.2100000.00
MINMAJ#20Cody Stashak1.0111039.00
NYYMAJ#17Albert Abreu1.0000020.00
PHIMAJ#23Connor Brogdon1.0000010.00
PITMAJ#16JT Brubaker5.1411141.93W (1-0)
SDMAJ#4Adrian Morejon0.2000113.86
STLMAJ#10Johan Oviedo4.2200240.00
TBMAJ#17Brent Honeywell2.0000020.00
TBMAJ#25Ryan Thompson1.0111206.23
TEXMAJ#21Kyle Cody1.0000016.75

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