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Baseball America Prospect Report -- April 22, 2019

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Yonathan Daza (Photo by Bill Mitchell)

Yonathan Daza, OF, Rockies. The leadoff hitter for Triple-A Albuquerque had four hits including two doubles and four runs scored. The Rockies’ No. 19 prospect is now batting .394/.417/.576. While not a home run hitter, Daza has value as a tough out at the plate and boasts elite defensive skills in center field.

Brian Miller, OF, Marlins. Miller fell a home run short of the cycle for Double-A Jacksonville on Saturday. He collected five hits, including a double and a triple. The Marlins’ No. 14 prospect doesn’t have much power, but has other solid tools that will help him to profile as a fourth outfielder.

Mitch Keller, RHP, Pirates. The Pirates’ top prospect tossed six scoreless innings for Triple-A Indianapolis, allowing two hits and three walks. Keller collected eight strike outs, including five of his first seven outs recorded. The righthander made the most of his curveball, throwing it for strikes and using it to keep hitters off his heater.

Isan Diaz, 2B, Marlins. Diaz had a three-hit day from the second spot in the lineup for Triple-A New Orleans. The Marlins’ No. 9 prospect had two singles and a double while driving in four runs. The offensive-minded Diaz should get some at-bats with the big league club this season.

Jazz Chisholm, SS, Diamondbacks. Chisholm busted out of a 3-for-41 skid with two home runs and a walk for Double-A Jackson on Saturday. The Diamondbacks’ top prospect had a solo home run in the second inning, followed by a two-run shot to right field in the seventh 
inning. While he does have some swing and miss to his game, Chisholm has the tools to be a  20-home run, 20-stolen base threat in the future.

Keury Mella, RHP, Reds.  Mella was on his game for Triple-A Louisville. The Reds’ No. 15 prospect threw seven scoreless innings, scattering four hits and striking out seven batters. With one option remaining, 2019 will be a make-or-break year for the righthander. Mella may be best suited for bullpen work if he can further improve his slider or changeup to go with his already plus fastball.

Josh Naylor, OF, Padres. Naylor and his teammate Ty France hit back-to-back home runs twice for Triple-A El Paso. He is now batting .270/.360/.541.The Padres’ No. 9 prospect has a good enough bat to be a plus hitter with power but lacks a true position in the field.

— BATTERS —
TEAMCLASSPLAYER, POSABRHBIAVGNotes
ARIAAChisholm, Jazz SS4110.122BB (10)
ARIAAMiroglio, Dominic DH5120.222
ARIAASmith, Pavin 1B5120.2612B (2)
ARIAAVarsho, Daulton C3001.189BB (6)
ARIAAYoung, Andy 2B5121.320HR (2)
ARIAAALeyba, Domingo 2B3111.313BB (3)
ARIMAJKelly, Carson C3000.211
ARIMAJLopez, Yoan P0000--
ATLAADidder, Ray-Patrick SS4121.1282B (1)
ATLAAWaters, Drew CF5233.3292 2B (10), HR (1), BB (6)
ATLAAAJackson, Alex C4112.176HR (1)
ATLAAARiley, Austin 3B4110.209
BALAAAMountcastle, Ryan 1B4000.304
BALAAAStewart, DJ LF3000.258BB (11)
BALMAJMartin, Richie PR0000.204
BOSAAAOckimey, Josh 1B4010.2243B (1), BB (11)
BOSAAATravis, Sam DH5000.180
BOSHiACastellanos, Pedro 1B4100.210
BOSHiADuran, Jarren CF3111.406HR (1), BB (6), CS (2)
BOSMAJChavis, Michael 2B4000.200BB (1)
CHCHiAAmaya, Miguel C3120.2452B (5), BB (7)
CHCHiAHerron, Jimmy CF4000.190
CHCHiAWilson, D.J. RF4010.163
CINAAAAquino, Aristides PH1000.286
CINAAAMella, Keury P1010.3332B (1)
CLEAAABradley, Bobby 1B5022.2862B (7)
CLEAAAMercado, Oscar CF4111.321BB (8), CS (2)
CLEHiAGonzalez, Oscar RF4234.3753B (2), SB (3)
CLEHiAJones, Nolan 3B3220.333
COLAAADaza, Yonathan CF6442.3942 2B (4)
COLAAAFuentes, Josh 3B5223.3182B (3)
COLAAAHilliard, Sam RF6223.221HR (7)
COLAAARamos, Roberto DH6248.3282 2B (4), HR (5)
COLMAJHampson, Garrett 2B3000.183
CWSAAAdolfo, Micker DH5021.2002B (5)
CWSAABooker, Joel LF4230.3862B (4), 2 SB (6)
CWSAAGonzalez, Luis CF4112.2122B (1), BB (5)
CWSAARivera, Laz SS5222.200
CWSAARutherford, Blake RF3100.093BB (2)
CWSAASheets, Gavin 1B4223.250HR (2), BB (8)
CWSAAACollins, Zack DH4213.2442B (3), BB (9)
CWSAAAZavala, Seby C5112.2282B (6)
CWSHiAMadrigal, Nick DH3011.268
CWSMAJJimenez, Eloy LF4000.231
DETAAALugo, Dawel 3B5220.315SB (2)
DETAAARobson, Jacob RF5120.222
DETAAAWoodrow, Danny LF5010.268
HOUAAAAlvarez, Yordan 1B4122.2982B (3), HR (9)
HOUAAAStraw, Myles SS5120.300SB (6)
HOUAAAStubbs, Garrett C4111.242HR (2)
HOUAAATucker, Kyle LF4010.133
HOUHiAArauz, Jonathan SS4000.196
HOUHiABeer, Seth 1B4110.318
KCAAAGutierrez, Kelvin 3B4020.351
KCAAALopez, Nicky SS4010.323CS (1)
KCHiAHicklen, Brewer CF4010.214
KCHiAMatias, Seuly RF3000.2382 BB (6)
KCHiAPerkins, Blake DH4000.146BB (19)
KCHiAPratto, Nick 1B3021.175BB (6)
LAAAAJones, Jahmai DH5111.156
LAAAAMarsh, Brandon RF5112.209HR (1)
LAAAAABriceno, Jose C4001.281
LAAAAALund, Brennon CF4010.167
LAAAAARengifo, Luis 2B4011.2433B (1), BB (5)
LAAAAARojas, Jose DH3120.286BB (6)
LAAAAAThaiss, Matt 3B4010.2192B (3), BB (9)
LAAAAAWalsh, Jared RF4020.269
LADAAABeaty, Matt LF4110.2863B (1)
LADAAAJackson, Drew SS3000.286BB (7)
LADAAAJoe, Connor 1B3021.500
LADAAARios, Edwin 3B4000.236
LADAAASborz, Josh P0000--
LADMAJVerdugo, Alex CF3000.333BB (2)
MIAAABrigman, Bryson 2B4010.2002B (4)
MIAAADunand, Joe SS3000.193
MIAAAMiller, Brian CF4010.274CS (1)
MIAAAADean, Austin DH5223.379HR (1)
MIAAAADiaz, Isan 2B5134.2062B (3)
MIAAAAHarrison, Monte CF3330.3702 BB (7), SB (3)
MILAAGrisham, Trent CF5000.197
MILAASupak, Trey P2000.000
MILAAADubon, Mauricio SS4011.2402B (3)
MILAAAErceg, Lucas 3B3010.315
MILAAAHiura, Keston 2B3000.310
MILAAANottingham, Jacob C3010.220
MILAAAStokes, Troy LF3000.308
MILHiAFeliciano, Mario DH4100.250
MILHiAHenry, Payton C5113.306HR (4)
MILHiALutz, Tristen CF5010.150
MINAAArraez, Luis PH-DH2120.3332B (1), 3B (1), BB (7)
NYMAAANido, Tomas C2011.385
NYMMAJAlonso, Pete 1B4121.325HR (8), BB (11)
NYYMAJEstrada, Thairo PH0000--
OAKAAABolt, Skye CF4224.315HR (2)
OAKAAAMateo, Jorge SS5121.3722B (4), SB (6)
OAKAAANeuse, Sheldon 3B4110.277
OAKAAARamirez, Tyler RF5001.241
PITAAACraig, Will 1B3000.220CS (2)
PITAAAHayes, Ke'Bryan 3B3000.2502 BB (11)
PITAAAHolmes, Clay P0000--
PITAAAKeller, Mitch P1000.000
PITMAJMartin, Jason LF3000.308
PITMAJReynolds, Bryan CF4030.6672B (1)
PITMAJTucker, Cole SS4110.2862B (1)
SDAAAAllen, Austin C2111.3332B (5), BB (8)
SDAAAFrance, Ty 2B3223.4442 HR (9)
SDAAANaylor, Josh LF4222.2752 HR (5), BB (11)
SDAAAQuantrill, Cal P2000.000
SDMAJTatis, Fernando SS4010.291CS (2)
SEAAAABishop, Braden RF5020.290
SEAAAACurletta, Joey 1B4111.232HR (4)
SEAAAALong, Shed 3B2011.2752 BB (8)
SEAMAJVogelbach, Daniel DH4000.327
SFAAAAvelino, Abiatal SS4032.233
SFAAAGarcia, Aramis C2100.2202 BB (8)
STLAAAEdman, Tommy 2B4000.344
STLAAAGarcia, Adolis RF3001.226
STLAAAKnizner, Andrew C4121.348
STLAAASchrock, Max DH3100.255BB (9)
STLAAASosa, Edmundo 3B4123.360HR (2)
STLMAJHudson, Dakota P2000.000
STLMAJThomas, Lane CF2000.250
TBAAFox, Lucius SS5100.204
TBAALowe, Josh CF4332.3052 HR (4), BB (12)
TBAAMcKay, Brendan DH3001.200BB (4)
TBAAALowe, Nate 1B4133.308HR (3)
TBAAASolak, Nick 2B4100.288BB (8)
TBMAJLowe, Brandon PH-RF2000.280
TEXAAAWhite, Eli CF2010.2463B (2)
TEXHiAArias, Diosbel 3B5132.3792 2B (7), 3B (1)
TEXHiAMartinez, Julio Pablo CF5220.238
TEXHiAReed, Tyreque 1B3111.2462B (6)
TEXHiATaveras, Leody RF4112.3433B (2), BB (8)
TORMAJJansen, Danny C3010.1792B (3), BB (6)
TORMAJMcKinney, Billy RF3010.246
TORMAJTellez, Rowdy DH2111.241BB (5)
WASAAAKieboom, Carter SS4221.356BB (13)
WASHiAAgustin, Telmito DH4000.219
WASHiACanning, Gage LF4221.1433B (1)
WASMAJRobles, Victor CF4010.286
— PITCHERS —
TEAMCLASSPLAYERIPHR</strong<>>ERBBK
ARIMAJLopez, Yoan1.000002
ATLAAWentz, Joey5.243343
BOSAAALakins, Travis2.020002
BOSAAAShawaryn, Mike5.054333
BOSHiACrawford, Kutter4.162213
BOSMAJBrewer, Colten1.000001
CHCHiALange, Alex4.0108627
CINAAAMella, Keury7.040007
COLAAALambert, Peter5.051116
COLAAALawrence, Justin1.231111
CWSAAThompson, Zach1.100011
CWSAAAHamilton, Ian1.000000
DETAAABaez, Sandy1.033310
DETAAABurrows, Beau5.034433
HOUAAAWhitley, Forrest4.221125
HOUMAJValdez, Framber2.111133
KCHiASinger, Brady6.074313
LAAMAJButtrey, Ty1.020010
LADAAASborz, Josh1.000002
MILAASupak, Trey7.040015
MILAAABrown, Zack5.053327
MINAAAlcala, Jorge5.065518
NYMAAAHanhold, Eric2.021012
OAKMAJWendelken, J.B.1.122203
PITAAAHolmes, Clay1.201012
PITAAAKeller, Mitch6.020038
SDAAAQuantrill, Cal6.061115
SFAAABeede, Tyler5.030016
SFAAACoonrod, Sam1.022000
STLAAAWoodford, Jake7.031134
STLMAJHudson, Dakota5.053325
TBAAKrook, Matt0.224320
TBAAMcWilliams, Sam4.022242
TEXAAAPelham, C.D.0.100001
TEXHiAEvans, DeMarcus1.000002
WASAAARainey, Tanner1.100003
WASHiAJohnston, Kyle5.241103
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Southern League Top 20 Prospects For 2019

The Southern League was stacked with prospects this year, with perhaps its greatest quantity and variety of position players in a long time.

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