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Baseball America Prospect Report—April 26, 2021



Pavin Smith, CF, D-Backs — Smith tripled and scored a run in the opener of Sunday’s doubleheader, then homered in the nightcap as part of a three-hit game. With the Arizona pitching staff holding the Braves to one hit and no runs in the doubleheader, that means that Smith by himself was enough to beat the Braves.

Michael Kopech, RHP, White Sox — The White Sox decision to ease Kopech back into action by using him out of the bullpen has worked well, but his work on Sunday as a spot starter will add to the argument that he may fit in the rotation. Kopech struck out 10 and walked no one in 5.1 innings of work, allowing one run on four hits. Kopech now has struck out 27 in 15.1 innings. Opponents are hitting only .130 against him this year and he’s walked only four.

Nick Madrigal, 2B, White Sox — Madrigal tripled as part of a two-hit Sunday. That means he now has as many triples this year (two) as strikeouts (also two).

Dylan Carlson, OF, Cardinals — A week into the season, Carlson was hitting .182 but was slugging .636 thanks to three home runs. Since then, Carlson hasn’t hit a home run, but he has picked up bushels of hits. Carlson had his second straight three-hit game (and his third in the past two weeks) with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Carlson is now hitting .309/.407/.559 this year, providing just what the Cardinals needed in their outfield.

Spencer Howard, RHP, Phillies — Howard had a rocky Sunday. Just up this week from the alternate site, Howard gave up a single and a triple off his fastball and two singles off his slider. He gave up three runs while striking out four in two innings of work, skying his ERA to 8.31.

Luis Patiño, RHP, Rays — Making his Tampa Bay debut, Patiño was excellent. He struck out Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Randal Grichuk in the first and worked 2.2 hitless and scoreless innings. The Rays pulled him after just 42 pitches, but when he was in the game, he was excellent.

BATTERS

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYER, POSABRHBIAVGNOTES
ARIMAJ#9Pavin Smith CF4131.286HR (2)
ATLMAJ#17Alex Jackson C2000.067
BALMAJ#23Ryan McKenna RF3111.200BB (2)
BALMAJ#5Ryan Mountcastle 1B3200.171BB (4), SB (3)
BOSMAJ#3Bobby Dalbec 1B3000.237
CINMAJ#3Jonathan India 2B1000.281
CLEMAJ#3Andres Gimenez SS3000.214
CWSMAJ#27Zack Collins C3130.219BB (5)
CWSMAJ#3Nick Madrigal 2B4222.2973B (2)
LADMAJ#11Sheldon Neuse PH-2B2111.286HR (2)
LADMAJ#14DJ Peters PH-CF2000.000
LADMAJ#26Luke Raley RF3000.200
LADMAJ#7Edwin Rios PH-1B2000.105
MIAMAJ#4Jazz Chisholm 2B5000.254
MINMAJ#1Alex Kirilloff LF4000.000
OAKMAJ#30Seth Brown PH-RF1000.281
PHIMAJ#10Nick Maton 2B3020.500BB (1)
PHIMAJ#13Mickey Moniak CF4010.120
SDMAJ#3Luis Campusano PH1000.088
SDMAJ#15Jorge Mateo RF4001.200
SEAMAJ#29Sam Haggerty LF3110.270
STLMAJ#1Dylan Carlson CF-RF4131.3092B (4)
STLMAJ#8Andrew Knizner C3110.263
STLMAJ#15Justin Williams RF3000.196
TBMAJ#2Randy Arozarena LF3000.284BB (5)
TEXMAJ#8Jonah Heim C4000.125
TORMAJ#21Santiago Espinal 3B4021.357


PITCHERS

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
ATLMAJ#5Bryse Wilson4.0433245.00L (1-1)
BALMAJ#18Zac Lowther1.0100010.00
CLEMAJ#15Emmanuel Clase1.0000000.00
CLEMAJ#23Sam Hentges1.2200013.38W (1-0)
CLEMAJ#1Triston McKenzie4.0433454.32
CWSMAJ#4Garrett Crochet3.0300110.96
CWSMAJ#2Michael Kopech5.04110101.93W (2-0)
CWSMAJ#7Jonathan Stiever0.043300--
DETMAJ#28Alex Lange1.0100012.25
DETMAJ#2Tarik Skubal2.2422034.50L (0-3)
HOUMAJ#2Luis Garcia1.2211003.00L (0-2)
LAAMAJ#3Chris Rodriguez1.0000122.25W (1-0)
LADMAJ#15Victor Gonzalez0.2100113.86
MINMAJ#14Jorge Alcala2.0111054.70
MINMAJ#20Cody Stashak0.23330112.60
NYYMAJ#26Nick Nelson2.0433126.75
PHIMAJ#1Spencer Howard2.0433148.31
PITMAJ#20Wil Crowe4.0411233.86
TBMAJ#24Josh Fleming4.1411231.23L (1-2)
TBMAJ#3Luis Patino2.2000130.00

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