Baseball America Prospect Report — April 20, 2021
Nick Maton, SS, Phillies — Because of Covid issues, the Phillies were forced to summon reinforcements from their alternate training site. One of those players was Maton, who was Philadelphia's seventh-round pick in 2017 out of Lincoln Land (Ill.) JC. In his first game, Maton notched his first hit, a duck-snort single off of Kevin Gausman. Ranked as the Phillies' No. 10 prospect entering the year, Maton projects to have average or above-average tools across the board except for power, which will likely be 40-grade.
Camilo Doval, RHP, Giants — One of the hardest throwers in the 2020 instructional league, Doval on Monday made his second appearance of the season. He dispatched the Phillies on nine pitches in the course of San Francisco's shutout win. His fastball topped at 97 mph and his slider peaked at 87. Doval nearly made his debut last year, when he spent a lot of time on the taxi squad. A year later, he could pitch his way into key innings later in the year.
Taylor Trammell, OF, Mariners — Ranked No. 99 on BA's Top 100 Prospects, Trammell has gotten off to a rough start this year. Even so, the 23-year-old showed hints of his gifts on Monday night when he swatted his third home run of the season. He redirected a 99 mph fastball from Dodgers righthander Dustin May for an opposite-field line drive longball at Seattle's home park.
Garrett Whitlock, RHP, Red Sox — Boston plucked Whitlock from the Yankees in the Rule 5 draft, and the early returns are excellent. Whitlock spent 2020 recovering from Tommy John surgery but has been gangbusters in the first four games of his career. Over nine innings, the righthander has allowed just three hits, walked nobody and struck out 11. According to Baseball Savant, Whitlock has worked almost exclusively with a sinker-slider combination, with the former pitch averaging 95 mph and the latter averaging 82 mph.
|BOS||MAJ||#3||Bobby Dalbec 1B||4||0||0||0||.209||BB (4)|
|CWS||MAJ||#27||Zack Collins C||1||0||0||0||.138|
|CWS||MAJ||#3||Nick Madrigal 2B||4||1||1||0||.286||3B (1)|
|LAD||MAJ||#11||Zach McKinstry RF-3B||4||0||1||1||.311|
|LAD||MAJ||#11||Sheldon Neuse 3B||2||0||0||0||.000|
|LAD||MAJ||#26||Luke Raley PH-RF||2||0||0||0||.200|
|LAD||MAJ||#7||Edwin Rios 1B||3||0||0||0||.143||BB (5)|
|PHI||MAJ||#10||Nick Maton SS||4||0||1||0||.250|
|PHI||MAJ||#13||Mickey Moniak CF||4||0||0||0||.000|
|SD||MAJ||#15||Jorge Mateo PH||1||0||0||0||.211|
|SEA||MAJ||#29||Sam Haggerty 2B||1||0||0||0||.154|
|SEA||MAJ||#6||Taylor Trammell CF||3||1||2||2||.184||2B (2), HR (3)|
|STL||MAJ||#1||Dylan Carlson CF-RF||3||2||1||0||.260||3B (1), BB (7)|
|STL||MAJ||#30||John Nogowski PH||1||1||0||0||.091|
|STL||MAJ||#15||Justin Williams LF||3||2||2||1||.243||HR (2), BB (6)|
|TB||MAJ||#2||Randy Arozarena LF||4||0||1||0||.250|
|TB||MAJ||#24||Josh Fleming||5.1||2||0||0||0||3||0.87||W (1-1)|