Baseball America Prospect Report—April 7, 2021
—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.
—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.
—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.
—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.
—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.
Jonathan India Is Baseball America's 2021 MLB Rookie Of The Year
India seized on every opportunity this season, culminating in him becoming the Reds' leadoff hitter in June on his way to becoming Rookie of the Year.
|ARI||MAJ||#3||Geraldo Perdomo SS||5||1||1||0||.111||BB (2)|
|ARI||MAJ||#9||Pavin Smith RF||4||0||0||0||.154|
|ATL||MAJ||#1||Cristian Pache CF||4||0||1||0||.143|
|BAL||MAJ||#5||Ryan Mountcastle LF||4||1||2||0||.208|
|CIN||MAJ||#3||Jonathan India 2B||4||3||3||4||.474||3B (1)|
|CWS||MAJ||#27||Zack Collins C||5||1||2||3||.250||2B (1), HR (1)|
|CWS||MAJ||#3||Nick Madrigal 2B||3||1||1||0||.222||SB (1)|
|CWS||MAJ||#1||Andrew Vaughn LF||2||1||1||0||.091||2B (1), 2 BB (3)|
|DET||MAJ||#17||Akil Baddoo PR-RF||1||0||1||1||.500|
|HOU||MAJ||#12||Chas McCormick PR-DH||0||1||0||0||.250|
|LAD||MAJ||#11||Zach McKinstry RF||4||0||0||0||.400|
|LAD||MAJ||#7||Edwin Rios 3B||4||2||2||1||.231||HR (1)|
|MIA||MAJ||#4||Jazz Chisholm 2B||3||0||1||1||.231||2B (1)|
|MIN||MAJ||#4||Ryan Jeffers C||2||0||0||0||.200||BB (2)|
|MIN||MAJ||#12||Brent Rooker LF||3||0||0||0||.091|
|SD||MAJ||#8||Tucupita Marcano PH||1||0||1||0||.200|
|SEA||MAJ||#23||Jake Fraley LF||2||1||0||0||.100||SB (1)|
|SEA||MAJ||#6||Taylor Trammell CF||3||0||0||0||.077||BB (4)|
|STL||MAJ||#1||Dylan Carlson CF||4||1||1||1||.133||HR (2)|
|STL||MAJ||#30||John Nogowski PH||0||0||0||0||.500||BB (1)|
|STL||MAJ||#15||Justin Williams PH||1||0||0||0||.000|
|TB||MAJ||#2||Randy Arozarena RF||5||0||1||1||.313|
|TB||MAJ||#20||Kevin Padlo 3B||2||0||0||0||.000|
|TEX||MAJ||#8||Jonah Heim C||4||1||1||1||.286||HR (1)|
|TEX||MAJ||#3||Leody Taveras CF||3||0||1||0||.063|
|TOR||MAJ||#5||Alejandro Kirk C||3||0||0||0||.000|
|BAL||MAJ||#9||Dean Kremer||3.0||5||3||3||4||5||9.00||L (0-1)|
|CHC||MAJ||#5||Adbert Alzolay||5.0||4||4||4||2||4||7.20||L (0-1)|
|COL||MAJ||#17||Ben Bowden||1.0||3||3||2||0||0||15.43||L (0-1)|
|TB||MAJ||#25||Ryan Thompson||1.0||1||2||1||0||0||7.71||L (1-1)|
|TEX||MAJ||#4||Dane Dunning||5.0||3||1||1||0||6||1.80||W (1-0)|