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Baseball America Prospect Report—April 7, 2021



Chicago Cubs

—No. 6 prospect Adbert Alzolay struggled in his first start of the season, allowing four runs on four hits and two walks in five innings while striking out four. The 25-year-old righthander averaged 92.9 mph on his fastball and induced eight swings and misses, five with his heater and three with his plus slider.

Chicago White Sox

—No. 4 prospect Garrett Crochet made his second appearance in the team's win over the Mariners. The 21-year-old lefty averaged 96.1 mph on his fastball and got two swings and misses with the 80-grade pitch. Crochet struck out two and allowed a walk and a hit in an inning of work.

—No. 29 prospect Zack Collins crushed his first homer of the season off the bat at 98.8 mph. In addition to his three-run shot, Collins also let loose on a double that left the bat at 103.4 mph. The 26-year-old catcher has three hits in 12 at-bats thus far.

Cincinnati Reds

—No. 3 prospect Jonathan India collected three hits in four at-bats in the team's win against the Pirates. The 24-year-old second baseman/third baseman drove in four runs, tripled for the first time in his career and scored three times. India is 9-for-19 with seven RBIs and four runs.

Detroit Tigers

—No. 3 prospect Casey Mize struck out four batters in four innings of work, allowing a run on five hits and two walks in the team's win over the Twins. The 23-year-old righthander averaged 96 mph on his fastball and got five swings and misses, including two with his fastball.

—No. 14 prospect Akil Baddoo entered the game as a pinch runner in the eighth inning and delivered the game-winning run on a single in the 10th to continue his impressive start to the season. Baddoo, one of 14 Rule 5 draftees to make an Opening Day roster, is 4-for-8 with two home runs and six RBIs.

Miami Marlins

—No. 4 prospect Jazz Chisholm plated one on his first double of the season in the team's loss to the Cardinals. The 23-year-old middle infielder is 3-for-13 with an RBI and two stolen bases.

St. Louis Cardinals

—No. 1 prospect Dylan Carlson crushed a solo home run in the ninth inning off the bat at 102.1 mph to help give the Cardinals some insurance in their win over the Marlins. The 22-year-old outfielder has two hits, both home runs, in 15 at-bats.

Tampa Bay Rays

—No. 2 prospect Randy Arozarena crushed a single off the bat at 95.8 mph in the team's win over the Red Sox. The 2020 ALCS MVP is off to a strong start to the season, with five hits in 16 at-bats and a run scored.

Texas Rangers

—No. 4 prospect Dane Dunning earned the win in his first start of the season, striking out six batters in five innings while allowing a run on three hits. The 26-year-old righthander induced 10 swings and misses, including six with his sinker and two each with his slider and changeup.

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BATTERS

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYER, POSABRHBIAVGNOTES
ARIMAJ#3Geraldo Perdomo SS5110.111BB (2)
ARIMAJ#9Pavin Smith RF4000.154
ATLMAJ#1Cristian Pache CF4010.143
BALMAJ#5Ryan Mountcastle LF4120.208
CINMAJ#3Jonathan India 2B4334.4743B (1)
CWSMAJ#27Zack Collins C5123.2502B (1), HR (1)
CWSMAJ#3Nick Madrigal 2B3110.222SB (1)
CWSMAJ#1Andrew Vaughn LF2110.0912B (1), 2 BB (3)
DETMAJ#17Akil Baddoo PR-RF1011.500
HOUMAJ#12Chas McCormick PR-DH0100.250
LADMAJ#11Zach McKinstry RF4000.400
LADMAJ#7Edwin Rios 3B4221.231HR (1)
MIAMAJ#4Jazz Chisholm 2B3011.2312B (1)
MINMAJ#4Ryan Jeffers C2000.200BB (2)
MINMAJ#12Brent Rooker LF3000.091
SDMAJ#8Tucupita Marcano PH1010.200
SEAMAJ#23Jake Fraley LF2100.100SB (1)
SEAMAJ#6Taylor Trammell CF3000.077BB (4)
STLMAJ#1Dylan Carlson CF4111.133HR (2)
STLMAJ#30John Nogowski PH0000.500BB (1)
STLMAJ#15Justin Williams PH1000.000
TBMAJ#2Randy Arozarena RF5011.313
TBMAJ#20Kevin Padlo 3B2000.000
TEXMAJ#8Jonah Heim C4111.286HR (1)
TEXMAJ#3Leody Taveras CF3010.063
TORMAJ#5Alejandro Kirk C3000.000


PITCHERS

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
BALMAJ#9Dean Kremer3.0533459.00L (0-1)
BOSMAJ#8Tanner Houck1.0110023.00
CHCMAJ#5Adbert Alzolay5.0444247.20L (0-1)
COLMAJ#17Ben Bowden1.03320015.43L (0-1)
CWSMAJ#4Garrett Crochet1.0100120.00
CWSMAJ#11Codi Heuer0.2100022.45
DETMAJ#3Casey Mize4.0511242.25
MINMAJ#20Cody Stashak1.0322139.00
OAKMAJ#16Jordan Weems1.0111019.00
SEAMAJ#21Anthony Misiewicz1.0200010.00
TBMAJ#25Ryan Thompson1.0121007.71L (1-1)
TEXMAJ#4Dane Dunning5.0311061.80W (1-0)

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