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.
—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.
—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.
—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.
2021 MLB Rookie Of The Year Watch
The first edition of our monthly Rookie of the Year stock watch for the 2021 season.
|BOS||MAJ||#3||Bobby Dalbec 1B||3||1||1||0||.176|
|CIN||MAJ||#3||Jonathan India 2B||2||0||0||0||.375||BB (2)|
|CIN||MAJ||#4||Tyler Stephenson C||3||0||1||0||.333|
|CLE||MAJ||#30||Yu Chang 1B-3B||3||0||0||0||.200|
|CWS||MAJ||#27||Zack Collins C||4||0||0||0||.167|
|CWS||MAJ||#3||Nick Madrigal 2B||4||1||3||1||.278|
|CWS||MAJ||#1||Andrew Vaughn LF||4||1||1||0||.167||2B (2)|
|DET||MAJ||#17||Akil Baddoo CF-RF||4||1||1||1||.400||2B (2)|
|LAD||MAJ||#11||Zach McKinstry RF-2B||4||1||2||1||.355||HR (3)|
|LAD||MAJ||#26||Luke Raley RF-LF||1||0||1||0||1.000||2B (1), BB (1)|
|LAD||MAJ||#7||Edwin Rios PH||1||0||0||0||.190|
|MIA||MAJ||#4||Jazz Chisholm 2B||4||1||2||3||.259||HR (2), BB (7), SB (3)|
|MIN||MAJ||#4||Ryan Jeffers C||3||1||1||0||.176|
|MIN||MAJ||#1||Alex Kirilloff LF||2||0||0||0||.000|
|SD||MAJ||#15||Jorge Mateo PH||1||0||0||0||.286|
|STL||MAJ||#1||Dylan Carlson PH||0||0||0||0||.243||BB (6)|
|STL||MAJ||#8||Andrew Knizner C||0||0||0||0||.286|
|STL||MAJ||#30||John Nogowski PH||1||0||0||0||.125|
|STL||MAJ||#27||Edmundo Sosa SS||2||0||1||0||.250|
|STL||MAJ||#9||Lane Thomas CF||4||0||0||0||.222|
|STL||MAJ||#15||Justin Williams LF||2||0||0||0||.192|
|TB||MAJ||#2||Randy Arozarena RF||4||0||0||0||.300|
|TEX||MAJ||#8||Jonah Heim C||3||1||0||0||.214||BB (2)|
|TEX||MAJ||#3||Leody Taveras CF||4||0||0||0||.103|
|TOR||MAJ||#5||Alejandro Kirk C||3||1||1||2||.083||HR (1)|
|NYM||MAJ||#8||David Peterson||6.0||2||1||1||0||10||6.30||W (1-1)|
|TB||MAJ||#24||Josh Fleming||5.0||4||1||1||2||2||1.80||L (0-1)|