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Baseball America Prospect Report—April 5, 2021

Ian Anderson, RHP, Braves — Anderson picked up the loss, but his first start of the season showed every sign that he’s ready to build on an excellent 2020. Anderson did give up a solo home run to Andrew Knapp, but that was the lone run he allowed while striking out seven in five innings of work. He also doubled, as he tried to jump start a Braves’ lineup that failed to score nearly enough runs in a sweep at the hands of the Phillies.

Michael King, RHP, Yankees — The Yankees’ No. 27 prospect made nine appearances with New York last year. He allowed runs in all but one of them, and he only recorded two outs in his lone scoreless appearance. On Sunday, King was much better than that. He entered the game in the fourth with the Yankees trailing 3-0. New York only scored one run, but King kept them in the game with six scoreless innings. Topping out at 96 mph, King’s first 2021 outing will likely ensure he gets many more.

Akil Baddoo, LF, Tigers — The first pitch of Baddoo’s first MLB at-bat landed in the seats beyond the left field wall. Detroit’s 2020 Rule 5 pick’s home run was one of only two hits the Tigers got all day against Cleveland.

Chas McCormick, LF, Astros — The Astros' No. 11 prospect thrashed Oakland in a four-game season opening series, and McCormick picked up his first MLB home run along the way. His three-run home run in the sixth eliminated whatever drama remained in Houston’s 9-2 win.

Taylor Widener, RHP, D-Backs — Widener was sensational in his first MLB start. After working in relief in 2020, Widener kept the potent Padres lineup off balance for six innings on Sunday. He allowed a double to Eric Hosmer, a pair of singles and walked three, but he kept San Diego off the scoreboard to pick up his first major league win.


ARIMAJ#3Geraldo Perdomo SS3000.000BB (1)
ARIMAJ#9Pavin Smith RF3000.222
ATLMAJ#1Cristian Pache CF3000.100
BALMAJ#5Ryan Mountcastle DH4111.1882 BB (2)
BOSMAJ#3Bobby Dalbec 1B4000.000
CINMAJ#3Jonathan India 2B4111.455
CINMAJ#4Tyler Stephenson C4331.571
CLEMAJ#30Yu Chang 1B4122.2502B (1)
CLEMAJ#3Andres Gimenez SS0000.125
CWSMAJ#3Nick Madrigal 2B3110.273
DETMAJ#17Akil Baddoo LF3111.333HR (1)
HOUMAJ#12Chas McCormick LF4113.286HR (1)
KCMAJ#6Kyle Isbel RF4000.385SB (1)
LADMAJ#11Zach McKinstry 2B4010.4292B (2)
LADMAJ#7Edwin Rios PH1000.200
MINMAJ#4Ryan Jeffers PH1010.250
MINMAJ#12Brent Rooker PH-LF2000.000
SDMAJ#3Luis Campusano C4000.143
SDMAJ#8Tucupita Marcano PH1000.000
SDMAJ#15Jorge Mateo PH1000.375
STLMAJ#1Dylan Carlson CF2000.125
STLMAJ#8Andrew Knizner PH-C2000.000
STLMAJ#30John Nogowski PH-1B1010.500
STLMAJ#27Edmundo Sosa PH-3B1000.000
STLMAJ#15Justin Williams RF3000.000
TEXMAJ#8Jonah Heim C3110.3332B (1), BB (1), SB (1)
TEXMAJ#3Leody Taveras CF3100.000BB (1)
TORMAJ#5Alejandro Kirk C3000.000BB (1)


ATLMAJ#2Ian Anderson5.0411271.80
BALMAJ#14Bruce Zimmermann6.0433154.50W (1-0)
BOSMAJ#17Garrett Whitlock3.1300050.00
CINMAJ#6Tejay Antone1.0100110.00
CLEMAJ#15Emmanuel Clase1.0000010.00
CWSMAJ#15Matt Foster0.11221110.80
CWSMAJ#11Codi Heuer1.1311003.00
DETMAJ#2Tarik Skubal5.1422243.38
HOUMAJ#22Brandon Bielak4.2000040.00W (1-0)
MILMAJ#13Drew Rasmussen1.03431127.00
MINMAJ#14Jorge Alcala2.0000010.00
MINMAJ#20Cody Stashak1.0111124.50
NYYMAJ#25Michael King6.0100130.00

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