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.
|ARI||MAJ||#9||Pavin Smith RF||4||0||1||1||.250|
|ATL||MAJ||#1||Cristian Pache CF||4||1||1||0||.107||2B (2)|
|BAL||MAJ||#23||Ryan McKenna PH-RF||3||2||2||0||.286||3B (1)|
|BAL||MAJ||#5||Ryan Mountcastle DH||5||1||1||0||.190||2B (3)|
|BOS||MAJ||#3||Bobby Dalbec 1B||4||0||1||0||.107||2B (1), BB (3)|
|CIN||MAJ||#4||Tyler Stephenson C||2||0||0||0||.357||BB (1)|
|CLE||MAJ||#30||Yu Chang PH-1B||1||0||0||0||.214|
|CLE||MAJ||#3||Andres Gimenez SS||4||1||1||0||.190||2B (1)|
|CWS||MAJ||#27||Zack Collins C||4||0||0||0||.200||BB (2)|
|CWS||MAJ||#3||Nick Madrigal 2B||5||1||1||0||.241|
|CWS||MAJ||#1||Andrew Vaughn LF||1||0||0||0||.143||2 BB (5)|
|KC||MAJ||#6||Kyle Isbel RF||4||1||2||0||.292|
|LAD||MAJ||#11||Zach McKinstry LF-RF||3||1||2||3||.321||2B (4), HR (2)|
|LAD||MAJ||#7||Edwin Rios RF||3||0||0||0||.176|
|MIN||MAJ||#4||Ryan Jeffers C||4||0||0||0||.143|
|SEA||MAJ||#29||Sam Haggerty PH-LF||1||0||0||0||.063|
|SEA||MAJ||#6||Taylor Trammell CF||5||1||2||3||.185||HR (2)|
|SF||MAJ||#16||LaMonte Wade CF-LF||3||0||2||0||.667||2B (1), BB (1)|
|STL||MAJ||#1||Dylan Carlson RF||3||1||1||0||.207||BB (4)|
|STL||MAJ||#9||Lane Thomas CF||3||0||1||0||.333||BB (1)|
|STL||MAJ||#15||Justin Williams PH||1||0||1||0||.111|
|TB||MAJ||#2||Randy Arozarena RF-LF||5||1||1||2||.314||HR (2)|
|TB||MAJ||#20||Kevin Padlo 3B||4||0||0||0||.000|
|TEX||MAJ||#3||Leody Taveras CF||3||0||0||0||.080||SB (1)|
|TEX||MAJ||#10||Anderson Tejeda 3B-2B||4||0||0||0||.100|
|CIN||MAJ||#20||Jose De Leon||4.1||8||6||6||3||9||7.71||L (0-1)|
|CLE||MAJ||#14||Logan Allen||5.0||2||1||1||3||5||2.70||W (1-1)|
|CLE||MAJ||#15||Emmanuel Clase||1.0||1||0||0||1||1||0.00||Sv (2)|
|CWS||MAJ||#4||Garrett Crochet||1.0||0||1||0||1||1||0.00||L (0-1)|
|PIT||MAJ||#16||JT Brubaker||5.1||4||1||1||1||4||1.93||W (1-0)|