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Baseball America Prospect Report—Aug. 17, 2021



Luis Campusano, C, Padres—Campusano went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored in Triple-A El Paso’s wild 12-11 win over Reno on Monday, continuing a quietly impressive summer. Campusano got off to a slow start after the Padres demoted him to Triple-A in May, but he’s been on a tear since the calendar turned to June. Campusano has hit .311/.381/.587 with 11 home runs and 33 RBIs in 55 games since June 1, showing the mix of contact skills and power potential that made him a Top 50 prospect entering the 2021 season.

Brian Howard, RHP, Athletics—Like most pitchers who call Las Vegas home, the 6-foot-8 Howard has been a very different pitcher at home compared to on the road. Howard delivered another solid road start with five innings, four hits, one run allowed, one walk and three strikeouts in Las Vegas’ 7-3 win over Tacoma. Howard now has a 2.55 ERA in seven games (six starts) on the road this season, compared to an 8.92 ERA in 10 games (nine starts) at home.

Marty Costes, OF, Astros—Costes earned a promotion to Triple-A earlier this month and busted out in a big way Monday after a slow start with Sugar Land. The 25-year-old Maryland product went a combined 4-for-5 with a double, a triple and two runs scored in Sugar Land’s doubleheader against Albuquerque and raised his average from .192 to .290 in the process. After going 1-for-12 in his first four games after being promoted, Costes is 8-for-19 (.421) in his last six games.

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERABRHRBIAVGNOTES
ARIAAA#3Alek Thomas, OF51000.278BB (38),
ARIAAA#17Seth Beer, 1B10000.289
ARIAAA#22Jake McCarthy, OF31000.2432 BB (36), SB (28),
ARIR#23Wilderd Patino, OF20000.122
ARIR#27Stuart Fairchild, OF20100.2992B (3),
ARIR#28Jose Fernandez, SS30000.244
ARIR#29Juan Corniel, SS30100.290
CHCR#7Reggie Preciado, SS40000.368
CHCR#19Kevin Alcantara, OF41110.355HR (4),
CHCR#23Owen Caissie, OF40000.340
CINMAJ#1Jose Barrero, SS11000.302BB (35),
CINR#6Rece Hinds, 3B21230.2452B (7), HR (6), BB (12),
CINR#7Jay Allen, OF42200.500SB (3),
CINR#26Jose Torres, SS41100.300BB (2), SB (1),
CINR#30JT Thompson, OF40110.4002B (2),
CLEMAJ#15Owen Miller, SS31000.245
CLER#22Isaiah Greene, OF40100.266
COLR#2Benny Montgomery, OF31210.333SB (1),
COLAAA#10Ryan Vilade, OF30110.2802B (18),
COLAAA#10Ryan Vilade, OF41110.2802B (18),
COLR#14Adael Amador, SS32100.289
COLAAA#23Colton Welker, 3B41110.238
COLAAA#23Colton Welker, 3B20100.238BB (7),
CWSR#1Colson Montgomery, SS41100.269
DETR#8Izaac Pacheco, IF50000.250
DETR#10Roberto Campos, OF50000.212
DETR#26Adinso Reyes, IF50100.153
DETR#30Jose De La Cruz, OF43330.1912B (9), 2 HR (5), BB (20),
HOUR#2Jeremy Pena, SS11000.000BB (1),
HOUMAJ#8Jake Meyers, OF31000.336
HOUR#11Tyler Whitaker, OF31100.176BB (3),
HOUR#11Tyler Whitaker, OF30100.176SB (2),
HOUR#21Dauri Lorenzo, SS30000.235E (7),
HOUR#21Dauri Lorenzo, SS30100.2352 E (7),
KCR#8Erick Pena, OF10000.176
LAAMAJ#2Brandon Marsh, OF20000.255BB (29),
LAAR#8Arol Vera, SS40300.308BB (7),
LAAR#11Adrian Placencia, 2B42100.182BB (16),
LAAR#17Alexander Ramirez, OF51230.244HR (3), CS (2),
LAAAAA#23Kean Wong, UTL31200.3072B (12), BB (15), 2 SB (10), CS (4),
LAAAAA#27Michael Stefanic, OF20010.331BB (33),
LADR#11Kody Hoese, 3B50000.188
MIAMAJ#3Jesus Sanchez, OF30000.308
MIAR#6Kahlil Watson, SS32000.000BB (1),
MIAR#8Joe Mack, C21000.0002 BB (3),
MIAR#25Jose Salas, SS40220.3802B (9), SB (7),
MIAR#28Jordan McCants, SS31100.167BB (1),
MIAMAJ#30Bryan De La Cruz, OF30100.323
MILR#5Hedbert Perez, OF30010.303
MILR#14Eduardo Garcia, SS31100.2502B (7),
MILR#16Jheremy Vargas, UTL50000.271
MILR#26Jesus Parra, 3B30000.264
MINMAJ#11Nick Gordon, OF10100.274
MINR#13Emmanuel Rodriguez, OF40100.178
MINMAJ#19Brent Rooker, OF30100.233
MINR#20Noah Miller, SS30100.333BB (1),
NYMMAJ#21Travis Blankenhorn, 2B10000.223
NYYR#19Alexander Vargas, SS30010.290BB (11),
NYYR#26Raimfer Salinas, OF41000.234
OAKAAA#3Nick Allen, SS40010.297
OAKR#14Denzel Clarke, OF20000.286BB (2),
OAKAAA#30Buddy Reed, OF30100.311
PHIR#16Jordan Viars, OF10000.167BB (4),
PITMAJ#23Rodolfo Castro, 2B30100.276BB (19),
PITR#30Rodolfo Nolasco, OF41210.2572B (4),
SDAAA#2Luis Campusano, C52220.264HR (12),
SEAR#17Milkar Perez, 3B41000.299BB (26),
SFR#9Aeverson Arteaga, SS42120.3083B (1), BB (10),
SFR#13Hunter Bishop, OF21110.176
SFR#26Adrian Sugastey, C50210.3142B (5),
STLR#7Joshua Baez, OF51220.2802B (1), 3B (1),
TEXR#22Cameron Cauley, SS31100.2382 BB (3),
TEXR#25Davis Wendzel, SS42210.247BB (12),
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Top 10 MLB Catching Prospects Entering 2021

Ranking the 10 best catchers entering the 2021 MLB season, led by Baltimore Orioles top prospect Adley Rutschman.

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
CHCMAJ#20Justin Steele, LHP4.0522352.17L (4-2)
COLR#4Ryan Rolison, LHP4.0733064.32
HOUAAA#24Brett Conine, RHP6.0555355.35
KCMAJ#16Carlos Hernandez, RHP6.0844014.14
KCR#29Ronald Bolanos, RHP1.1466214.68L (0-2)
LAAAAA#16Packy Naughton, LHP3.2000034.96
LADMAJ#7Andre Jackson, RHP4.0200453.11
MIAMAJ#12Braxton Garrett, LHP3.0333624.87L (5-5)
NYYMAJ#22Albert Abreu, RHP1.2000023.98
OAKMAJ#5A.J. Puk, LHP1.0000025.13
OAKAAA#28Brian Howard, RHP5.0411135.94W (4-3)
TBMAJ#27Louis Head, RHP1.1100121.94

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