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Baseball America Prospect Report—August 10, 2021

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Austin Allen, C, Triple-A Las Vegas (Athletics) – Few players in the minor leagues have been as hot as Allen since the calendar turned to August. The 27-year-old catcher went 4-for-5 with three home runs and five RBIs in Triple-A Las Vegas’ 14-5 win over Salt Lake. Allen hit a two-run homer in the third inning, a solo shot in the fifth and added a final two-run blast in the eighth. He is now 18-for-29 with five doubles and five home runs since August began.

Ryan Vilade, OF, Triple-A Albuquerque (Rockies) – Vilade struggled with the jump to Triple-A at the start of the year but has begun to hit his stride. Vilade hit .307 with an .804 OPS in July and is now batting .389 in August after going 1-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored in Triple-A Albuquerque’s 11-6 win over Oklahoma City. Traditionally a slow starter, Vilade has shown the ability to make midseason adjustments at every step of his career and is doing so again this season.

Michael Stefanic, 2B/SS, Triple-A Salt Lake (Angels) – The Angels have called up Reid Detmers, Jo Adell, Brandon Marsh and Chris Rodriguez from Salt Lake since the month began. Stefanic is making a strong case to join his former Bees teammates in Anaheim. The undrafted free agent signee went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs on Monday and is now batting .334/.405/.487 in 87 games between Double-A and Triple-A. Stefanic still needs to work on his lateral agility defensively, but his bat alone is pushing him closer and closer to the majors.

Jose Godoy, C, Triple-A Tacoma (Mariners) – Godoy made history earlier this season when he became exactly the 20,000th player to ever play in MLB. He returned to Triple-A Tacoma shortly after the feat and has been on a hot streak recently. He went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored in Tacoma’s 9-3 win over Reno. He is now 16-for-32 (.500) in his last seven games and has a hit in five straight.

HITTERS

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERABRHRBIAVGNOTES
ARIAAA#14Seth Beer, 1B30000.283BB (32),
ARIAAA#19Jake McCarthy, OF40000.234
ARIR#20Wilderd Patino, OF21000.136CS (2),
ARIR#26Jeferson Espinal, OF53510.2512B (11), 3B (1), BB (22), 2 SB (13), E (6),
BALR#28Coby Mayo, 3B20000.400E (2),
CHCR#12Kevin Alcantara, OF52210.383HR (2),
CHCR#15Ismael Mena, OF30120.241CS (2),
CINMAJ#3Jonathan India, 2B42100.2772B (18), BB (53), SB (8),
CINMAJ#4Tyler Stephenson, C40200.283
CINR#8Rece Hinds, 3B20100.2393B (2),
CLEMAJ#3Andres Gimenez, SS40100.255
CLEMAJ#19Owen Miller, SS40000.248
COLAAA#7Colton Welker, 3B51130.2142B (2),
COLAAA#10Ryan Vilade, OF42130.290HR (5), BB (25),
COLR#28Yanquiel Fernandez, OF41210.500
CWSR#24Benyamin Bailey, OF41100.165E (3),
HOUR#21Dauri Lorenzo, SS30000.229
HOUR#27Richi Gonzalez, OF31110.125HR (1),
KCR#7Erick Pena, OF40000.136
KCMAJ#19Edward Olivares, OF10110.306
LAAR#13Arol Vera, SS40000.245
LAAR#18Adrian Placencia, SS41100.171BB (9),
LAAR#24David Calabrese, OF41100.056
LADR#4Kody Hoese, 3B20000.174
LADAAA#11Sheldon Neuse, 3B41100.254BB (23), E (6),
LADAAA#19Omar Estevez, 2B40100.211
MIAMAJ#17Alex Jackson, C40000.232
MIAR#21Jose Salas, SS21000.385
MIAR#21Jose Salas, SS41100.3852B (3),
MILR#3Hedbert Perez, OF21110.327HR (5),
MILR#10Jeferson Quero, C31100.279BB (9), CS (2),
MILR#11Eduardo Garcia, SS31110.265HR (2),
MILR#19Luis Medina, OF40000.186
MILR#23Jheremy Vargas, SS30010.283
MINMAJ#3Trevor Larnach, OF20000.231
MINMAJ#4Ryan Jeffers, C30000.214
MINMAJ#12Brent Rooker, OF40000.225
MINR#17Alerick Soularie, OF40310.5562B (1),
NYYR#13Alexander Vargas, SS30000.333
NYYR#21Raimfer Salinas, OF30000.296E (2),
NYYR#22Antonio Gomez, C30100.320
OAKAAA#7Luis Barrera, OF42210.2243B (4),
OAKAAA#17Austin Allen, C53450.3223 HR (18),
OAKAAA#25Skye Bolt, OF11120.311HR (7),
SDAAA#3Luis Campusano, C31000.2592 BB (29),
SDAAA#25Ivan Castillo, 2B11100.2842B (9),
SEAR#19Milkar Perez, 3B30100.278
SFAAA#3Heliot Ramos, OF40010.239BB (36),
SFR#6Hunter Bishop, OF21110.120
SFR#17Aeverson Arteaga, SS30000.297
SFR#25Adrian Sugastey, C30200.314
SFR#30Alexander Suarez, OF41100.328
TEXAAA#3Leody Taveras, OF40100.231
TEXR#12Bayron Lora, OF40120.250
TEXAAA#13Sherten Apostel, 3B41310.2502B (11),
TEXAAA#16Steele Walker, OF50120.250SB (9),
TEXR#20Antonio Cabello, OF41220.190HR (4),
TORR#17Victor Mesia, C32220.2902B (2),
TORR#18Rikelvin De Castro, SS32210.2332B (3), BB (9), CS (1), E (4),
WASR#26Andry Arias, OF30100.133BB (3),
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PITCHERS

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
ARIAAA#16Jordan Weems, RHP1.0322109.45
ARIAAA#24Humberto Mejia, RHP4.01166135.58L (4-8)
CLEMAJ#23Sam Hentges, LHP2.0411117.59
COLAAA#12Ryan Castellani, RHP4.1722366.99
CWSMAJ#4Garrett Crochet, LHP1.0000122.94
HOUAAA#22Brandon Bielak, RHP3.2420164.60
KCMAJ#15Carlos Hernandez, RHP6.2511133.98
KCR#25Scott Blewett, RHP2.0111006.24
MINMAJ#19Beau Burrows, RHP2.0576327.54L (2-2)
OAKAAA#3Daulton Jefferies, RHP6.0732165.01W (5-1)
SDAAA#17Sam McWilliams, RHP2.12112110.27
SFAAA#22Kervin Castro, RHP2.0100123.27
TEXR#30Jose Corniell, RHP2.04220310.22
WASR#5Andry Lara, RHP5.0322167.84
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