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Baseball America Prospect Report -- April 24, 2019

Casey Mize, RHP, Tigers. Sending Mize to the Florida State League to begin the season made plenty of sense. Erie is cold in April, and it’s never bad to let a player get comfortable. But Mize is showing he’s better than the league he’s in. Mize tossed eight scoreless innings, allowing only one hit while striking out four. The Tigers’ top prospect didn’t walk a batter. Mize has allowed just one earned run and one walk over his first four starts of the season. He has a 0.34 ERA in four starts.

Wander Franco, SS, Rays. After starting his afternoon with a walk and then getting hit by a pitch, Franco laced three doubles for low Class A Bowling Green. The Rays’ top prospect is now hitting .300/.389/.467 as an 18-year-old.

Lewis Thorpe, LHP, Twins. The Twins’ No. 17 prospect went eight innings for Triple-A Rochester, allowing just one run on three hits. The lefthander collected 12 strikeouts for the second start in a row. Thorpe attacks hitters with a four-pitch mix and has some deception which helps his 88-92 mph fastball play up.

Spencer Howard, RHP, Phillies. The question Howard faced coming into the season was whether his late-season surge was sustainable. So far, so good. Howard spun a gem for high Class A Clearwater, tossing five and two thirds scoreless innings while striking out a career-high 11 batters. The righthander went on a stretch where he retired 11 of 12, seven of which came via strikeout. The Phillies No. 7 prospect has a much improved fastball-slider combo and works in both a changeup and curveball that flash average.

Aaron Ashby, LHP, Brewers. Ashby was untouchable for five innings with low Class A Cedar Rapids. The lefthander struck out 10 batters while throwing 49 of 83 pitches for strikes. The Brewers’ No. 16 prospect rakes in the strikeouts by using his plus curveball and funky delivery to add deception to his pitches.

Oscar Mercado, OF, Indians. Mercado had a four-hit game from the leadoff spot for Triple-A Columbus. The Indians’ No. 16 prospect had a double and home run while scoring and driving in three runs. Mercado is now batting .361/.458/.574 with 10 extra-base hits in 61 at-bats.

Anthony Misiewicz, LHP, Mariners. Misiewicz went the distance for Double-A Arkansas, giving up just six hits over nine innings. More impressively, the lefthander didn’t even walk a batter and collected six strike outs. The Mariners’ No. 26 prospect typically doesn’t go deep into starts and gets batters out with more finesse than power stuff.

Matt Manning, RHP, Tigers. Manning gave up one earned run across six innings for Double-A Erie. The righthander didn’t walk anyone and fanned nine batters. The Tigers’ No. 2 prospect is off to a good start this season, having given up fewer than two earned runs in his first four starts.

Mario Feliciano, C, Brewers. Feliciano fell a triple short of a cycle with his four-hit day for high Class A Carolina. The Brewers’ No. 23 prospect had a base knock, double and home run with three RBI on the day. Feliciano has a feel to hit with some power and profiles behind the plate with an above-average arm.

ARIAAChisholm, Jazz SS2000.1182 BB (12), CS (1)
ARIAAEllis, Drew 3B4010.190
ARIAAVarsho, Daulton C4132.227HR (3), SB (3)
ARIAAYoung, Andy 2B4000.271
ARILoAPerdomo, Geraldo SS3110.2553B (1), BB (13)
ARILoAThomas, Alek CF4011.228
ARILoAYerzy, Andy C4000.103
ARIMAJKelly, Carson C3000.195
ATLAADidder, Ray-Patrick SS3010.152
ATLAAPache, Cristian RF4000.313
ATLAAAJackson, Alex C4000.143
ATLAAARiley, Austin 3B4222.2252 2B (4)
ATLAAAWright, Kyle P2000.000
ATLHiAContreras, William C4010.258
ATLHiAJenista, Greyson RF4000.206
ATLHiARamos, Jeffrey LF4010.263
ATLHiAWilson, Isranel CF3000.196
ATLMAJParsons, Wes P0000--
ATLMAJSobotka, Chad P0000.000
BALAABannon, Rylan 2B2110.2792B (7), BB (8)
BALAADiaz, Yusniel CF4010.235
BALAAMcKenna, Ryan CF0000.177
BALAAAMountcastle, Ryan 1B4110.301BB (5)
BALAAAStewart, DJ LF5011.2542B (3)
BALLoAEncarnacion, Jean Carlos 3B2000.211
BALLoAGrenier, Cadyn 2B-SS4010.267BB (11)
BALLoAHall, Adam SS3000.316
BALMAJMartin, Richie SS4010.194
BOSAAChatham, C.J. SS4030.377SB (1)
BOSAADalbec, Bobby 3B2000.1962 BB (13)
BOSAANetzer, Brett 2B5020.315
BOSAAWilson, Marcus CF4100.000SB (1)
BOSAAAOckimey, Josh 1B2010.2352B (4), 2 BB (13)
BOSAAATravis, Sam LF3000.170BB (6)
BOSHiACastellanos, Pedro 1B4000.197
BOSHiADuran, Jarren CF4000.382
BOSMAJChavis, Michael 3B4000.176
CHCAAAbbott, Cory P2000.250
CHCAAHoerner, Nico SS1100.290
CHCAAPereda, Jhonny C5122.213
CHCAAYoung, Jared 1B5333.2903 2B (3)
CHCHiAAmaya, Miguel C3000.2312 BB (9)
CHCHiAHerron, Jimmy DH4011.194
CHCHiAWilson, D.J. CF4000.151
CHCLoARoederer, Cole CF3100.2112 BB (7)
CHCLoAVelazquez, Nelson RF5111.286
CINAAFriedl, T.J. LF4000.155BB (9)
CINAAIsabel, Ibandel 1B4030.250BB (6)
CINAASiri, Jose CF2100.2223 BB (9), SB (4)
CINAAStephenson, Tyler C5112.220HR (1)
CINAAASenzel, Nick CF5010.200
CINHiAFairchild, Stuart DH2010.130BB (3)
CINHiAIndia, Jonathan 3B3110.271
CINLoABautista, Mariel RF4110.250BB (5)
CINLoAMartinez, Juan 3B2011.2962B (8), 2 BB (8)
CINLoASiani, Mike CF4000.164BB (9)
CLEAAJohnson, Daniel CF5001.254
CLEAAABradley, Bobby 1B5110.279
CLEAAAHaase, Eric C3000.1922 BB (7)
CLEAAAMercado, Oscar CF5343.3612 2B (8), HR (1)
CLEHiAGonzalez, Oscar LF4110.368
CLEHiAJones, Nolan 3B4120.343
CLELoABenson, Will CF2111.3462B (4), 2 BB (10), SB (7)
CLELoAFreeman, Tyler SS3210.2812B (6), SB (8)
CLELoANaylor, Bo C3000.188BB (8)
COLAABoswell, Bret 2B4000.212
COLAAFernandez, Vince LF3020.288BB (8), CS (1)
COLAANevin, Tyler 1B2110.2332 BB (10)
COLAAWelker, Colton 3B4011.274
COLHiAVilade, Ryan SS3001.308
COLLoALavigne, Grant 1B2000.2542 BB (11), SB (2)
COLLoAMacIver, Willie DH2000.302
COLLoAMontano, Daniel RF4030.303SB (4), CS (2)
COLLoAVavra, Terrin SS4000.323
CWSAAAdolfo, Micker DH4010.206
CWSAABooker, Joel LF3010.375BB (3), SB (7)
CWSAAGonzalez, Luis CF3010.217BB (6)
CWSAARutherford, Blake RF4020.131
CWSAASheets, Gavin 1B4010.250
CWSAAACollins, Zack C3100.2292 BB (11)
CWSAAAZavala, Seby DH5111.226
CWSHiAMadrigal, Nick 2B5110.262SB (5)
CWSLoABasabe, Luis Alexander CF5120.2003B (1)
CWSLoABush, Bryce DH5120.136
CWSLoAWalker, Steele RF3011.3403B (3), 2 BB (7), 2 SB (4)
DETAAAlcantara, Sergio 2B3000.244
DETAAParedes, Isaac SS4010.264
DETAARogers, Jake C3010.278BB (11)
DETAAACameron, Daz CF5321.254HR (2)
DETAAACastro, Willi SS4120.327CS (1)
DETAAALugo, Dawel 3B5110.305
DETAAARobson, Jacob LF4112.224HR (2)
DETAAAWoodrow, Danny DH5010.262
DETHiAClemens, Kody 2B4000.153
DETLoAMcMillan, Sam C2111.1673 BB (4), SB (1)
DETLoAMeadows, Parker CF5120.219SB (3)
HOUAADawson, Ronnie DH4110.2142B (4), SB (3)
HOUAAMatijevic, J.J. 1B5112.269HR (2)
HOUAAToro, Abraham 3B4332.261HR (3), SB (1)
HOUHiAArauz, Jonathan 3B3110.203BB (7)
HOUHiABeer, Seth 1B4121.329
HOULoAAdolph, Ross CF4110.1432B (3), BB (11)
HOULoAPena, Jeremy DH4111.219BB (10)
KCAALee, Khalil RF3222.306HR (1), BB (7), SB (7), CS (1)
KCAAPeterson, Kort LF3010.2093B (2)
KCAARivera, Emmanuel 3B4010.246
KCAAViloria, Meibrys C4000.115
KCHiAHicklen, Brewer LF4000.196
KCHiAMatias, Seuly RF3000.217BB (7)
KCHiAMelendez, M.J. DH3100.106BB (7)
KCHiAPerkins, Blake CF4010.1562B (2)
KCHiAPratto, Nick 1B4000.171
KCLoAGigliotti, Michael CF5010.270
LAAAAJones, Jahmai 2B4010.153SB (3)
LAAAAKruger, Jack C3010.2202B (3), BB (6), SB (1)
LAAAAMarsh, Brandon RF4021.230
LAALoAAdams, Jordyn RF4010.197
LAALoAMaitan, Kevin 2B3020.169BB (6)
LAALoASoto, Livan SS4010.281
LADHiADowns, Jeter SS4000.197
LADHiARincon, Carlos RF1000.2242 BB (11), CS (1)
LADHiAWong, Connor C5000.148SB (3)
LADLoAAmaya, Jacob SS4110.2312B (7)
LADLoAVargas, Miguel 3B4110.241
LADMAJFerguson, Caleb P0000--
LADMAJVerdugo, Alex PH-LF1010.346
MIAAABrigman, Bryson 2B4000.172
MIAAADunand, Joe SS5011.197
MIAAAGuzman, Jorge P2111.333HR (1)
MIAAAMiller, Brian RF3100.2462 BB (5)
MIAHiAMahan, Riley 2B4011.266
MIAHiANelson, James 3B3001.197
MIALoAScott, Connor CF4000.154
MIALoATorres, Chris 2B3110.132BB (16), SB (4)
MILAAGrisham, Trent CF4000.187BB (6)
MILHiAFeliciano, Mario C5143.2882B (4), HR (3), CS (1)
MILHiAHenry, Payton DH4210.303BB (3)
MILHiALutz, Tristen CF5120.169
MILLoAMcClanahan, Chad LF3011.2763B (1)
MILLoATurang, Brice SS2211.2903B (1), 2 BB (10), SB (5)
MILLoAWard, Je'Von RF3121.2733B (3)
MINAAArraez, Luis 3B4010.338
MINAAARooker, Brent LF5121.245HR (4)
MINAAAWade, LaMonte RF4133.3022B (1), BB (14)
MINHiABaddoo, Akil LF4111.215HR (3)
MINHiAHelman, Michael 2B3000.179BB (5)
MINHiALarnach, Trevor DH3110.2692B (6), SB (1)
MINHiALewis, Royce SS4000.215
MINHiAMiranda, Jose 3B4011.1772B (4)
MINHiARortvedt, Ben C3000.250BB (10)
MINHiAWhitefield, Aaron CF4010.245
MINLoACelestino, Gilberto CF4011.169
MINLoAMaciel, Gabriel CF1000.4582 BB (7), CS (1)
NYMAAGimenez, Andres SS4111.2832 BB (5)
NYMAAToffey, Will 3B4111.175BB (14)
NYMHiACortes, Carlos 2B3010.194
NYMLoAMauricio, Ronny SS4110.300
NYMLoANewton, Shervyen DH2010.1672B (1), 2 BB (2)
NYMMAJAlonso, Pete 1B4000.310BB (12)
NYMMAJGuillorme, Luis SS4110.118
NYYLoABreaux, Josh C4000.235
NYYLoAStowers, Josh RF2110.313SB (5)
NYYMAJEstrada, Thairo 2B4020.500BB (1)
OAKHiAAllen, Nick 2B4020.254
OAKHiABeck, Austin CF4010.246
OAKHiAEierman, Jeremy SS3000.147BB (5)
OAKHiAHannah, Jameson RF4000.235
OAKHiARivas, Alfonso 1B4010.203
OAKLoABrito, Marcos SS5110.241
PHIAAGamboa, Arquimedes SS1000.114
PHIAAHaseley, Adam CF3110.1612 BB (8)
PHIAAListi, Austin LF5000.087
PHIAAMoniak, Mickey RF4010.214
PHIHiAOrtiz, Jhailyn RF3000.182
PHIHiAVierling, Matt LF3000.303BB (5)
PHILoABohm, Alec 3B3000.349BB (11)
PHILoAGarcia, Luis SS4000.194
PHILoAMarchan, Rafael C4130.3162B (6)
PITAAAlemais, Stephen SS5110.255
PITAAOliva, Jared CF5000.250
PITAAACraig, Will 1B3000.210BB (8)
PITAAAHayes, Ke'Bryan 3B5020.262
PITAAAKramer, Kevin 2B3000.158
PITAAANewman, Kevin CF4010.250BB (1)
PITHiACruz, Oneil SS4010.267
PITHiAMitchell, Calvin RF4000.286
PITHiASwaggerty, Travis CF2000.2062 BB (6)
PITLoADavis, Jonah CF3000.065BB (6)
PITLoASanchez, Lolo RF5100.317
PITMAJMartin, Jason PR-CF1000.286BB (3)
PITMAJReynolds, Bryan CF2010.500
PITMAJTucker, Cole SS3000.231
SDAAMiller, Owen SS6121.253
SDAAMunoz, Andres P0000--
SDAAPotts, Hudson 3B5112.159HR (2)
SDHiAArias, Gabriel SS4122.284HR (2), SB (3)
SDHiACampusano, Luis DH4011.4222B (6)
SDHiAOrnelas, Tirso RF3100.296BB (13)
SDHiARosario, Jeisson CF4010.222
SDHiARuiz, Esteury 2B4000.221
SDLoAMarcano, Tucupita 2B5013.1972B (2)
SDMAJTatis, Fernando SS4020.301
SDMAJWingenter, Trey P0000--
SEAAAFraley, Jake RF4020.262SB (6)
SEAAALewis, Kyle CF3000.200BB (11)
SEAAAThompson-Williams, Dom DH4000.217
SEAAAWalton, Donnie SS2000.271
SEAHiARaleigh, Cal C5112.2242B (4)
SEAHiARizzo, Joe 3B4110.258
SEALoAKelenic, Jarred CF4120.3282B (7), BB (12)
SEAMAJSwanson, Erik P2000.000
SEAMAJVogelbach, Daniel PH1000.321
SFAAHoward, Ryan SS4000.176
SFAAMiller, Jalen 2B3110.259BB (5)
SFAAQuinn, Heath RF4011.1142B (2)
SFAAShaw, Chris LF4110.239
SFAAWebb, Logan P0000.333
SFHiARamos, Heliot CF4110.262
SFLoAGonzalez, Jacob DH4011.250
STLAACapel, Conner LF1000.217
STLAACarlson, Dylan RF-CF5000.288
STLAAHurst, Scott LF-RF3132.2192B (2), BB (11)
STLAAMontero, Elehuris 3B3210.2092B (5), BB (4)
STLAAO'Neill, Tyler CF3000.000
STLLoACedeno, Leandro LF4010.288
STLLoAGorman, Nolan 3B3000.319BB (7)
STLLoAHerrera, Ivan C2000.2822 BB (9)
STLMAJPonce de Leon, Daniel P1000.000
STLMAJThomas, Lane PH1000.286
TBAAFox, Lucius SS0000.193
TBAAALowe, Nate 1B3112.3092B (7), BB (13)
TBAAASolak, Nick LF5000.263
TBHiABrujan, Vidal SS3221.3333B (1), 2 BB (8), 2 SB (10)
TBHiAGomez, Moises LF5000.169
TBLoAFranco, Wander SS3230.3003 2B (6), BB (9)
TBMAJLowe, Brandon 1B3111.280BB (7)
TEXHiAArias, Diosbel 2B4000.357
TEXHiAMartinez, Julio Pablo LF4000.200
TEXHiAReed, Tyreque 1B4111.246HR (2)
TEXHiATaveras, Leody RF4000.324
TEXLoAHuff, Sam C3121.317HR (8)
TEXLoASeise, Chris SS4010.274
TORAASmith, Kevin SS4000.209
TORAASpanberger, Chad RF2022.1862B (4), BB (8)
TORAAAAlford, Anthony DH4000.154
TORAAABiggio, Cavan 1B4010.388
TORAAAGuerrero, Vladimir 3B4010.360
TORAAAMcGuire, Reese C2000.205BB (4)
TORHiANoda, Ryan LF4000.281
TORHiAWarmoth, Logan SS3010.1792 BB (6)
TORLoAGroshans, Jordan SS4010.368BB (9)
TORMAJMcKinney, Billy LF-RF4010.247
TORMAJTellez, Rowdy DH4224.2592B (2), HR (5)
WASAABourque, James P0000--
WASAAWard, Drew 3B3011.293BB (4)
WASHiAAgustin, Telmito LF4000.206
WASMAJRobles, Victor CF5123.2782B (7), 2 SB (5)
ATLAAAnderson, Ian4.0666534.76L (0-1)
ATLAAYnoa, Huascar2.0300016.75
ATLAAAWright, Kyle5.0411346.00W (1-1)
ATLMAJParsons, Wes0.2000114.32
ATLMAJSobotka, Chad1.0100229.00
BALAAPop, Zach2.0400011.74W (1-0)
BALAAAOrtiz, Luis4.0554415.87L (0-2)
BALHiAHanifee, Brenan4.01088128.50L (1-2)
BOSAAFeltman, Durbin1.0000014.50
BOSMAJBrewer, Colten1.03331010.24L (0-3)
BOSMAJHernandez, Darwinzon2.1400140.00
BOSMAJLakins, Travis2.2411023.38
CHCAAAbbott, Cory6.0632262.01W (2-0)
CINAAAGutierrez, Vladimir5.0655345.75L (1-1)
CINLoAMarinan, James5.0333344.34W (1-1)
CLEAASandlin, Nick1.0200020.00
COLAABowden, Ben1.0000023.52Sv (5)
COLHiARolison, Ryan6.0200070.00
COLLoANikorak, Mike0.03333015.88
CWSAAAAdams, Spencer2.1766028.10
DETAAManning, Matt6.0411091.59
DETAAAHall, Matt4.1844186.19
DETHiAMize, Casey8.0100040.35W (2-0)
DETMAJTurnbull, Spencer5.0300422.77W (1-2)
HOUAAIvey, Tyler5.0311171.13W (2-0)
KCHiAKowar, Jackson7.0622352.05
KCLoABubic, Kris6.0422282.45
KCMAJLovelady, Richard1.0100016.23
LAAAABeasley, Jeremy5.0200254.02W (1-1)
LAAHiAHernandez, Aaron4.0000355.40
LADHiACarrillo, Gerardo5.0200324.11
LADLoAGray, Josiah2.2522242.08
LADMAJFerguson, Caleb1.0111103.75
MIAAAGuzman, Jorge5.0133485.75
MIAHiARogers, Trevor7.0710032.01
MILLoAAshby, Aaron5.00003104.50W (1-1)
MINAAAThorpe, Lewis8.03110127.25W (1-2)
NYMAAPeterson, David5.2833183.77W (1-1)
NYMLoAViall, Chris1.1322115.00
NYYAAAcevedo, Domingo1.0222101.80L (2-1)
NYYAAStephan, Trevor4.1766589.00L (0-2)
NYYHiASchmidt, Clarke4.2732343.57
NYYLoAContreras, Roansy4.2442123.32L (2-1)
PHIAAAGarcia, Edgar1.0000012.31
PHIHiAHoward, Spencer5.24000112.25
PHILoAMorales, Francisco3.0200275.93
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SDMAJWingenter, Trey1.0000003.60
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SEAHiAGerber, Joey1.0000024.26
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SFAAWebb, Logan5.0410192.14L (1-2)
STLMAJPonce de Leon, Daniel5.0211371.80
TEXAAClase, Emmanuel1.0000010.00
TEXHiAPhillips, Tyler5.2844031.46L (1-1)
TORAAPerez, Hector3.0844258.78
TORLoADe Paula, Juan3.0555327.71
TORMAJThornton, Trent5.0644055.79L (0-3)
WASAABourque, James1.0000021.04Sv (3)
WASHiATetreault, Jackson6.0211231.23L (2-1)

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