Baseball America Prospect Report—April 9, 2021
Nick Neidert, RHP, Marlins: Thrust into a starting role without a whole lot of advanced warning because of the Marlins’ multiple injuries to members of the starting rotation, Neidert’s first MLB start went better than may have been expected. He was pulled after 4.1 innings thanks to some control troubles, but he left with the lead, having allowed only one run on three hits and five walks. He struck out three. Neidert generally sat 92-93 mph, a tick above where he sat last year and he touched 95.
Ryan Mountcastle, LF, Orioles: Mountcastle hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot in the first inning. It’s been a slow start for Mountcastle as he’s hitting .179/.233/.321.
Yermin Mercedes, DH, White Sox: Chicago has gotten a big boost from a rookie DH, but it’s Mercedes, the well-traveled former MiLB Rule 5 pick who’s doing it instead of 2019 first-round pick Andrew Vaughn. Mercedes’ second home run of the season was a majestic 485-foot blast that is the longest regular season home run a White Sox has hit in the Statcast era.
Dylan Carlson, CF, Cardinals: It’s been an unusual start to the season for Carlson. He’s hitting only .182 with a .269 on-base percentage, but he’s also been one of the Cardinals’ best hitters thanks to three home runs and (on Thursday) his first double of the season. He’s slugging .636.
|ARI||MAJ||#3||Geraldo Perdomo SS||1||0||0||0||.100||BB (3)|
|ARI||MAJ||#9||Pavin Smith RF||4||1||2||1||.235||2B (2)|
|BAL||MAJ||#5||Ryan Mountcastle LF||4||1||1||2||.188||HR (1)|
|BOS||MAJ||#3||Bobby Dalbec 1B||4||0||0||0||.095|
|CWS||MAJ||#3||Nick Madrigal 2B||3||2||1||0||.250||BB (3)|
|KC||MAJ||#6||Kyle Isbel RF||3||0||0||0||.250|
|MIA||MAJ||#4||Jazz Chisholm 2B||1||0||0||0||.176||BB (4)|
|OAK||MAJ||#30||Seth Brown RF||2||0||0||0||.200|
|SEA||MAJ||#29||Sam Haggerty LF||4||0||0||0||.000|
|SEA||MAJ||#6||Taylor Trammell CF||2||0||0||0||.105||2 BB (6), CS (1)|
|STL||MAJ||#1||Dylan Carlson CF||3||0||1||0||.182||2B (1)|
|STL||MAJ||#30||John Nogowski PH-1B||2||0||0||0||.250|
|STL||MAJ||#15||Justin Williams RF||2||0||0||0||.071||BB (1)|
|TOR||MAJ||#5||Alejandro Kirk C||0||0||0||0||.000|
|MIL||MAJ||#13||Drew Rasmussen||1.0||1||2||2||1||3||22.50||L (0-1)|