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Baseball America Prospect Report—April 15, 2021



Chicago White Sox

—No. 3 prospect Nick Madrigal tallied his first multi-hit game of the season with a 3-for-4 performance with an RBI and a run scored in the team's no-hit win over the Indians. Madrigal has a hit in eight of 11 games, with a .278/.366/.306 slash line and one RBI.

Yermin Mercedes added to his early-season resume, crushing his third home run off the bat at 111.2 mph. It was a three-run shot to give the White Sox a 4-0 lead in the first inning. Mercedes is 19-for-38 with 10 RBIs.

Miami Marlins

—No. 4 prospect Jazz Chisholm stole a base and hit his second home run, a three-run shot in the third inning of the team's win over the Braves. The electric 23-year-old middle infielder has a .259/.400/.630 slash line, with four runs scored, three stolen bases and five RBIs.

Minnesota Twins

—No. 4 prospect Ryan Jeffers singled and scored once in three at-bats in the team’s loss to the Red Sox. The 23-year-old catcher has appeared in six games in 2021, with three hits in 17 at-bats (.176), 10 strikeouts and two walks in that span.

San Diego Padres

—No. 5 prospect Ha-Seong Kim has struggled so far this season, but on Wednesday he had two hits in three at-bats in the team's loss to the Pirates. The 25-year-old shortstop/third baseman is hitting .226/.314/.323 with a home run and two RBIs.

Texas Rangers

—No. 11 prospect Kohei Arihara turned in his best start to date, pitching 5.2 innings of no-run ball, allowing three hits and no walks and striking out five. The 28-year-old righthander has walked just one batter in 14.2 innings, with seven strikeouts over that span.

Toronto Blue Jays

—No. 5 prospect Alejandro Kirk collected his first hit of the season with a two-run home run to left field that left the bat at 102.6 mph against the Yankees. The 22-year-old catcher had no trouble in his major league debut in 2020, collecting nine hits in 24 at-bats (.375), but thus far in 2021 he’s 1-for-16 with three strikeouts and one walk.

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BATTERS

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYER, POSABRHBIAVGNOTES
BOSMAJ#3Bobby Dalbec 1B3110.176
CINMAJ#3Jonathan India 2B2000.375BB (2)
CINMAJ#4Tyler Stephenson C3010.333
CLEMAJ#30Yu Chang 1B-3B3000.200
CWSMAJ#27Zack Collins C4000.167
CWSMAJ#3Nick Madrigal 2B4131.278
CWSMAJ#1Andrew Vaughn LF4110.1672B (2)
DETMAJ#17Akil Baddoo CF-RF4111.4002B (2)
LADMAJ#11Zach McKinstry RF-2B4121.355HR (3)
LADMAJ#26Luke Raley RF-LF10101.0002B (1), BB (1)
LADMAJ#7Edwin Rios PH1000.190
MIAMAJ#4Jazz Chisholm 2B4123.259HR (2), BB (7), SB (3)
MINMAJ#4Ryan Jeffers C3110.176
MINMAJ#1Alex Kirilloff LF2000.000
SDMAJ#15Jorge Mateo PH1000.286
STLMAJ#1Dylan Carlson PH0000.243BB (6)
STLMAJ#8Andrew Knizner C0000.286
STLMAJ#30John Nogowski PH1000.125
STLMAJ#27Edmundo Sosa SS2010.250
STLMAJ#9Lane Thomas CF4000.222
STLMAJ#15Justin Williams LF2000.192
TBMAJ#2Randy Arozarena RF4000.300
TEXMAJ#8Jonah Heim C3100.214BB (2)
TEXMAJ#3Leody Taveras CF4000.103
TORMAJ#5Alejandro Kirk C3112.083HR (1)


PITCHERS

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
BOSMAJ#28Eduard Bazardo1.0000210.00
BOSMAJ#17Garrett Whitlock1.0000010.00
CHCMAJ#22Justin Steele1.0100020.00
DETMAJ#28Alex Lange1.0100020.00
HOUMAJ#22Brandon Bielak2.1100132.25
KCMAJ#20Tyler Zuber1.0100020.00
LAAMAJ#3Chris Rodriguez1.2222024.26
LADMAJ#15Victor Gonzalez1.1100003.00
MIAMAJ#15Nick Neidert4.2533434.00
MINMAJ#20Cody Stashak0.2000027.20
NYMMAJ#8David Peterson6.02110106.30W (1-1)
PHIMAJ#20JoJo Romero0.22220010.80
TBMAJ#24Josh Fleming5.0411221.80L (0-1)
TEXMAJ#21Kyle Cody2.1211046.75

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