Baseball America Prospect Report — Aug. 6, 2020

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Baltimore Orioles

Austin Hays added his second RBI of the season in the team’s loss in the second game of a doubleheader to the Marlins. The Orioles No. 5 prospect went 1-for-2 with an RBI single to raise his average to .158 in 11 games.

Chicago White Sox

—White Sox No. 1 prospect Luis Robert collected a hit in the first inning to extend his hit streak to five games. Robert got caught stealing for the first time after successfully stealing four bases, and went 1-for-4 on the day.

—Starting in place of the ailing Nick Madrigal—who was placed on the injured list with a separated shoulder—Danny Mendick went 3-for-3 with a double. The White Sox No. 29 prospect hit .308 with two home runs and four RBIs in 39 at-bats in 2019. 


White Sox No. 25 prospect Codi Heuer pitched two perfect innings in relief, striking out three in his fourth appearance. The righthander has pitched to a 1.69 mark in 5.1 innings, striking out seven and recording a save.

Cincinnati Reds

Tejay Antone made his first career start, pitching 4.1 innings, allowing a run on two hits, walking four and striking out four. The righthander relies on above-average control without a plus pitch in his arsenal, but he struggled to throw strikes in the team’s loss to the Indians. Antone walked two batters and gave up a single to load the bases in the third inning before inducing a ground ball for a double play to end the frame. In the fifth he walked another batter before being relieved by Michael Lorenzen. Antone, the Reds No. 26 prospect, pitched 4.1 innings in relief on July 27, allowing a run on one hit, walking one and striking out five.


Cleveland Indians

Indians No. 18 prospect James Karinchak added another high-leverage outing to his resume, pitching a scoreless eighth inning for his third hold in the team’s win over the Reds. The righthander showed off his plus mid-90s fastball and low-80s curveball that fooled Phillip Ervin for a check swing strikeout. Karinchak has not allowed an earned run in 6.1 innings, striking out 10 batters, allowing three hits and walking two. 




Houston Astros

Abraham Toro hit his first home run of 2020 on a long fly ball to left field in the team’s loss to the Diamondbacks. Toro, who served as the designated hitter, scored twice and drove in two runs, finishing 2-for-4. The Astros No. 6 prospect is hitting .158 with five runs scored.


Kansas City Royals

Kris Bubic pitched well despite taking the loss against the Cubs in his second start, pitching six innings of two-run ball, allowing four hits, walking two and striking out six. The Royals No. 10 prospect pitched four innings on July 31, allowing two runs on three hits, walking one and striking out three. 

Los Angeles Angels

—Angels No. 1 prospect Jo Adell tallied his second hit in as many games, beating out an infield single and later scoring his first career run on a Mike Trout three-run home run.  Adell is 2-for-8 with a run scored since being promoted to the big leagues.

Minnesota Twins

Randy Dobnak breezed through six innings en route to his second win of the season against the Pirates in his homecoming. The righthander mostly relied on his fastball, which sat 90-92 mph and topped out at 93, while getting good movement on his breaking ball and mixing in his changeup. The Twins No. 15 prospect allowed three hits and struck out one, throwing just 71 pitches. Dobnak has allowed only one run in 15 innings, walking four batters, allowing nine hits and striking out eight.


San Diego Padres

Jake Cronenworth continued to swing the bat well, adding his second double and extending his hit streak to five games in the team’s loss to the Dodgers. The Padres No. 16 prospect is hitting .350 with five extra-base hits, three RBIs and five runs scored in seven games.

—Hours after receiving his promotion to the big leagues, Luis Patino pitched two innings in relief, facing 2019 National League MVP Cody Bellinger to start the outing and getting him to fly out to center field. Patino struggled after that, however, allowing two singles before giving up a three-run home run to Joc Pederson. The righthander then settled down to get a pop out and a swinging strikeout to end the frame and followed with a 1-2-3 seventh inning while striking out a batter. The righthander allowed three runs on three hits and struck out two. Patino’s fastball sat 97-99 mph, and he mixed in his plus mid-80s slider and changeup. The Padres No. 2 prospect went 6-8, 2.57 between high Class A and Double-A in 2019, striking out 123 batters in 94.2 innings. 




San Francisco Giants

Logan Webb pitched a season-high five innings to earn the victory against the Rockies, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits, striking out four and walking none. Webb, the Giants No. 12 prospect, in three starts has posted a 2.13 ERA in 12.2 innings, striking out 10, allowing 14 hits and walking five.

Seattle Mariners

Mariners No. 10 prospect Kyle Lewis added two hits, a walk, a run and an RBI in the team’s win over the Angels. The outfielder, who also stole a base, now has seven multi-hit games and leads the majors with 20 hits.


Evan White collected his second double and drove in his fourth run, breaking a four-game slump without a hit. The Mariners No. 4 prospect is hitting .125 with a home run and four RBIs.


BAL MAJ Hays, Austin PH-CF 2 0 1 1 .158  
CHC MAJ Hoerner, Nico CF-2B 4 0 0 0 .233  
COL MAJ Hilliard, Sam LF-RF-LF 3 1 1 0 .217 SB (1)
CWS MAJ Mendick, Danny 2B 3 0 3 0 .211 2B (1)
CWS MAJ Robert, Luis CF 4 0 1 0 .346 CS (1)
HOU MAJ Stubbs, Garrett PH 1 0 0 0 .500  
HOU MAJ Toro, Abraham DH 4 2 2 2 .158 HR (1)
LAA MAJ Adell, Jo RF 4 1 1 0 .250  
MIA MAJ Harrison, Monte CF 0 0 0 0 .000  
NYM MAJ Gimenez, Andres SS 4 0 1 0 .320  
OAK MAJ Allen, Austin C 3 1 1 2 .143 HR (1)
SD MAJ Cronenworth, Jake 1B 4 0 1 0 .318 2B (2)
SEA MAJ Lewis, Kyle CF 4 1 2 1 .385 BB (5), SB (1)
SEA MAJ White, Evan 1B 4 0 1 1 .125 2B (2)
SF MAJ Dubon, Mauricio 2B 0 0 0 0 .240  
TEX MAJ Solak, Nick 2B 4 1 1 1 .194 2B (1)
TOR MAJ Alford, Anthony CF 3 0 0 0 .143  


ARI MAJ Ginkel, Kevin 1 0 0 0 0 2 9.64  
CIN MAJ Antone, Tejay 4.1 2 1 1 4 4 2.08 L (0-1)
CLE MAJ Karinchak, James 1 1 0 0 0 1 0.00  
CWS MAJ Heuer, Codi 2 0 0 0 0 3 1.69  
HOU MAJ Bailey, Brandon 2.1 2 1 1 1 0 2.45  
HOU MAJ Rodriguez, Nivaldo 1 5 3 3 1 0 7.36  
KC MAJ Bubic, Kris 6 4 2 2 2 6 3.60 L (0-2)
MIA MAJ Sharp, Sterling 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0.00  
MIN MAJ Alcala, Jorge 1 1 2 2 1 2 6.00  
MIN MAJ Dobnak, Randy 6 3 0 0 0 1 0.60 W (2-1)
MIN MAJ Stashak, Cody 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.00  
NYY MAJ Nelson, Nick 1.2 7 7 6 1 0 11.57  
SD MAJ Guerra, Javy 1 0 0 0 1 1 9.64  
SD MAJ Patino, Luis 2 3 3 3 0 2 13.50  
SF MAJ Webb, Logan 5 4 2 1 0 4 2.13 W (1-0)

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