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.
|ARI||MAJ||#3||Geraldo Perdomo SS||3||0||0||0||.000||BB (1)|
|ARI||MAJ||#9||Pavin Smith RF||3||0||0||0||.222|
|ATL||MAJ||#1||Cristian Pache CF||3||0||0||0||.100|
|BAL||MAJ||#5||Ryan Mountcastle DH||4||1||1||1||.188||2 BB (2)|
|BOS||MAJ||#3||Bobby Dalbec 1B||4||0||0||0||.000|
|CIN||MAJ||#3||Jonathan India 2B||4||1||1||1||.455|
|CIN||MAJ||#4||Tyler Stephenson C||4||3||3||1||.571|
|CLE||MAJ||#30||Yu Chang 1B||4||1||2||2||.250||2B (1)|
|CLE||MAJ||#3||Andres Gimenez SS||0||0||0||0||.125|
|CWS||MAJ||#3||Nick Madrigal 2B||3||1||1||0||.273|
|DET||MAJ||#17||Akil Baddoo LF||3||1||1||1||.333||HR (1)|
|HOU||MAJ||#12||Chas McCormick LF||4||1||1||3||.286||HR (1)|
|KC||MAJ||#6||Kyle Isbel RF||4||0||0||0||.385||SB (1)|
|LAD||MAJ||#11||Zach McKinstry 2B||4||0||1||0||.429||2B (2)|
|LAD||MAJ||#7||Edwin Rios PH||1||0||0||0||.200|
|MIN||MAJ||#4||Ryan Jeffers PH||1||0||1||0||.250|
|MIN||MAJ||#12||Brent Rooker PH-LF||2||0||0||0||.000|
|SD||MAJ||#3||Luis Campusano C||4||0||0||0||.143|
|SD||MAJ||#8||Tucupita Marcano PH||1||0||0||0||.000|
|SD||MAJ||#15||Jorge Mateo PH||1||0||0||0||.375|
|STL||MAJ||#1||Dylan Carlson CF||2||0||0||0||.125|
|STL||MAJ||#8||Andrew Knizner PH-C||2||0||0||0||.000|
|STL||MAJ||#30||John Nogowski PH-1B||1||0||1||0||.500|
|STL||MAJ||#27||Edmundo Sosa PH-3B||1||0||0||0||.000|
|STL||MAJ||#15||Justin Williams RF||3||0||0||0||.000|
|TEX||MAJ||#8||Jonah Heim C||3||1||1||0||.333||2B (1), BB (1), SB (1)|
|TEX||MAJ||#3||Leody Taveras CF||3||1||0||0||.000||BB (1)|
|TOR||MAJ||#5||Alejandro Kirk C||3||0||0||0||.000||BB (1)|
|BAL||MAJ||#14||Bruce Zimmermann||6.0||4||3||3||1||5||4.50||W (1-0)|
|HOU||MAJ||#22||Brandon Bielak||4.2||0||0||0||0||4||0.00||W (1-0)|