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Baseball America Prospect Report—April 16, 2021

Andrew Young, 2B/OF, D-backs—Young, who was acquired from the Cardinals as part of the Paul Goldschmidt trade, made his major league debut last season and had a homer and four RBIs in 12 games for the D-backs. The 26-year-old matched those totals with one swing on Thursday, belting a grand slam off Patrick Corbin in the second inning of Arizona's 11-6 win over the Nationals. Young, who was recalled from the alternate training site earlier in the week, was making his first start of the season, as well as his first career start in left field.

Adolis Garcia, OF, Rangers—Garcia tore the cover off the ball in spring training but didn't make the Rangers Opening Day roster. He got the call from the alternate training site earlier this week and is wasting no time showing he deserves to stay in the majors. After going 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI on Wednesday, Garcia hit the tiebreaking two-run homer in the top of the 10th inning to lift the Rangers to a 6-4 win over the Rays on Thursday. It was Garcia's first career home run and gave Texas its third straight win.

Tucupita Marcano, UTIL, Padres—Marcano's performance in spring training was so strong that he won a spot on the Padres Opening Day roster despite the fact he'd never played a regular season game above Low-A. After being used exclusively as a pinch-hitter and defensive replacement in his first nine games, Marcano made his drew his first career start on Thursday and notched his first career hit with an RBI double in the Padres' 8-3 win over the Pirates. Marcano, the Padres No. 8 prospect, has long been lauded for his ability to drive the ball to all fields, and he showed it by driving a 95-mph fastball from Mitch Keller the other way down the left-field line.


ARIMAJ#9Pavin Smith RF3212.240HR (1), 2 BB (2)
ATLMAJ#17Alex Jackson C4000.111
BALMAJ#23Ryan McKenna PR0000.200
BALMAJ#5Ryan Mountcastle DH3000.222
BOSMAJ#3Bobby Dalbec 1B3000.162
CLEMAJ#3Andres Gimenez SS4111.2082B (2)
CWSMAJ#3Nick Madrigal 2B3010.282
CWSMAJ#1Andrew Vaughn LF4000.136
DETMAJ#17Akil Baddoo RF4000.345
KCMAJ#6Kyle Isbel RF0000.250
LADMAJ#11Zach McKinstry RF4000.314
LADMAJ#26Luke Raley LF4000.200
LADMAJ#7Edwin Rios 1B3000.167BB (4)
MIAMAJ#4Jazz Chisholm SS-2B4110.2582B (3)
MINMAJ#4Ryan Jeffers C4110.190
SDMAJ#3Luis Campusano C3000.091BB (3)
SDMAJ#8Tucupita Marcano RF4011.1672B (1)
SDMAJ#15Jorge Mateo RF1000.267
SEAMAJ#29Sam Haggerty LF3110.182SB (1)
SEAMAJ#6Taylor Trammell CF3000.132CS (2)
TBMAJ#2Randy Arozarena RF4000.273BB (3)
TEXMAJ#3Leody Taveras CF4010.121SB (2)
TORMAJ#5Alejandro Kirk PH1010.154


ATLMAJ#2Ian Anderson5.0633464.70
BALMAJ#14Bruce Zimmermann5.0622324.24L (1-1)
CLEMAJ#15Emmanuel Clase1.0110010.00Sv (2)
CWSMAJ#4Garrett Crochet0.2211001.69
CWSMAJ#2Michael Kopech1.1111121.17
DETMAJ#28Alex Lange0.0111204.50
DETMAJ#2Tarik Skubal4.0221456.08L (0-2)
LADMAJ#18Dennis Santana1.0000000.00
MIAMAJ#6Trevor Rogers5.0322372.40
TBMAJ#25Ryan Thompson1.0000025.06
TORMAJ#20Anthony Kay3.16540310.80L (0-1)

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