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Baseball America Prospect Report—April 30, 2021



Luis Garcia, RHP, Astros — Houston’s top pitching prospect showed off on Thursday afternoon. The 24-year-old righthander whiffed six over five one-run innings against the Mariners, albeit in a one-run loss. The outing was his longest of the season. His fastball topped at 96 mph, and he induced 12 swings and misses in 73 pitches (16.4%).

Casey Mize, RHP, Tigers — In his final start as a prospect, Mize was solid. The 2019 No. 1 overall pick, got 13 swings and misses in 87 pitches (14.9%) and held the White Sox scoreless until the fifth inning. The outing served as a nice rebound from his last outing, in which he allowed six earned runs in 4.2 innings against the Royals. He also kept the White Sox in the ballpark, which was a welcome result after allowing five home runs in 9.2 innings over his previous two outings.

Shane McClanahan, LHP, Rays — After getting his first taste of the big leagues last year in the playoffs, McClanahan on Thursday got his first of regular-season ball. The Rays’ supplemental first-round pick in 2018 showed off a blazing fastball—he topped at 101 mph—with at times dastardly movement away from righthanders. In all, he struck out five and walked none, and left with only a Matt Chapman home run blemishing his ledger. McClanahan got swinging strikes with all four of his pitches.

Luis Patiño, RHP, Rays — After Shane McClanahan exited, the Rays went to their bullpen for another big-armed prospect. This time it was Patiño, who came over from the Padres as part of the package for lefty Blake Snell. In his second outing of the season, Patiño limited the A’s to just one hit while striking out a pair and walking nobody. He got four swings and misses in his outing, three of which came on his slider.

BATTERS

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYER, POSABRHBIAVGNOTES
ARIMAJ#9Pavin Smith 1B5021.2632B (6)
ARIMAJ#2Daulton Varsho PH1110.5002B (1)
BALMAJ#5Ryan Mountcastle 1B4010.187
BOSMAJ#3Bobby Dalbec 1B3000.221
CWSMAJ#27Zack Collins C1110.2422B (2), BB (6)
CWSMAJ#9Luis Gonzalez LF0000--
CWSMAJ#3Nick Madrigal 2B3231.310BB (5)
CWSMAJ#1Andrew Vaughn LF4230.2792 2B (5)
DETMAJ#17Akil Baddoo CF-LF2000.241
DETMAJ#21Derek Hill PH-CF1000.000
HOUMAJ#12Chas McCormick RF3000.160
LADMAJ#11Sheldon Neuse 2B4000.211
OAKMAJ#30Seth Brown PH-RF1000.263
PHIMAJ#10Nick Maton SS4120.3612B (4)
SEAMAJ#29Sam Haggerty LF4000.229
SEAMAJ#6Taylor Trammell CF3111.157HR (4)
STLMAJ#1Dylan Carlson CF4000.286
STLMAJ#8Andrew Knizner C4120.300
STLMAJ#27Edmundo Sosa SS2110.167BB (1), CS (1)
STLMAJ#15Justin Williams RF3000.175BB (10)
TBMAJ#2Randy Arozarena LF4000.292


PITCHERS

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
ATLMAJ#5Bryse Wilson3.0744216.75L (1-2)
CHCMAJ#5Adbert Alzolay6.0422164.71W (1-2)
DETMAJ#28Alex Lange1.0333017.20
DETMAJ#3Casey Mize6.0433365.06L (1-3)
HOUMAJ#5Bryan Abreu2.0100124.76
HOUMAJ#2Luis Garcia5.0311062.70L (0-3)
PHIMAJ#23Connor Brogdon1.0000016.30
PHIMAJ#20JoJo Romero1.0000015.79
SEAMAJ#21Anthony Misiewicz1.0000000.00
STLMAJ#7Kwang-Hyun Kim5.0711043.29
TBMAJ#5Shane McClanahan4.0522054.50
TBMAJ#3Luis Patino2.0100020.00

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