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Baseball America Prospect Report — July 16, 2021

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Jose De La Cruz, Rookie-Level FCL Tigers — De La Cruz, a tooled-up outfielder who entered the season just inside Detroit's Top 30 prospects, swatted two home runs as part of a 4-for-5 effort on Thursday. The outburst continued the newly 19-year-old's strong start, which has seen him go 16 for his first 42 with the two home runs and seven RBIs.

Nick Allen, Double-A Midland (Athletics) — The contact machine just keeps on making contact. Allen, bound for the Tokyo Olympics in just a few days, went 3-for-3 against Amarillo and added a walk as well. His .845 OPS is the highest of his three-season career.

Matt Brash, Double-A Arkansas (Mariners) — After a dominant stint at High-A, Brash was moved to Double-A Arkansas for his next start. Brash pairs a mid-90s fastball with a nasty, sweeping slider and a deceptive delivery to get his out. In his debut, the Canadian righthander whiffed seven over five two-run innings against Northwest Arkansas, one of the most powerful lineups in the minors.

Francisco Morales, Double-A Reading (Phillies) — One of the most talented but inconsistent pitchers in the Phillies' system, Morales showed his good side on Thursday night. He whiffed five but walked four over six shutout innings on Thursday during his team's loss to Portland. Though his season's numbers have not been good, Morales has been excellent in July. Through three starts, including the first six innings of a no-hitter on July 3, Morales has tossed 17 innings and allowed two runs on seven hits with 17 strikeouts. Control continues to be a problem however, as shown by his eight walks in that span.

Daniel Espino, High-A Lake County (Indians) — Like Brash, Espino was making his first start at a new level. After whiffing 64 in 42.2 innings at Low-A, Espino opened his tenure at High-A with nine strikeouts in four innings at Lake County. With the effort, Espino moves into a tie with Logan Allen for second place among Cleveland farmhands.

HITTERS

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERABRHRBIAVGNOTES
ARIAA#5Alek Thomas, OF40100.275SB (6),
ARILoA#13AJ Vukovich, 3B30000.258BB (16), 2 E (13),
ARIAAA#14Seth Beer, 1B40000.282
ARIAAA#19Jake McCarthy, OF40000.218
ARIAA#22Dominic Fletcher, OF40000.250
ARIHiA#23Tristin English, 3B31010.225BB (13), SB (5),
ARIR#26Jeferson Espinal, OF52210.1972B (6), E (5),
ATLAAA#3Drew Waters, OF41000.2542 BB (23),
ATLAAA#6William Contreras, C41100.227BB (16),
ATLHiA#11Michael Harris, OF41210.300
ATLAAA#17Alex Jackson, C51150.206HR (9), E (3),
ATLHiA#18Bryce Ball, 1B10010.206
ATLHiA#23Jesse Franklin, OF31120.2693B (2), BB (19),
ATLAA#25Trey Harris, OF51110.2712B (8),
ATLAA#26Greyson Jenista, OF51200.205E (5),
ATLHiA#28Beau Philip, SS30000.202BB (21), SB (9),
ATLLoA#29Stephen Paolini, OF30100.167BB (20),
BALHiA#6Gunnar Henderson, SS50200.271
BALHiA#11Jordan Westburg, SS41000.310BB (33),
BALHiA#15Adam Hall, SS51200.2652B (7), SB (24),
BALAAA#16Jahmai Jones, 2B42210.2982B (7), HR (6),
BALLoA#20Hudson Haskin, OF40100.2842B (13), 2 SB (17),
BALAAA#29Tyler Nevin, 1B40110.244
BOSAA#1Triston Casas, 1B31100.275BB (23),
BOSAAA#2Jeter Downs, 2B41000.220
BOSLoA#7Gilberto Jimenez, OF40100.303CS (4),
BOSLoA#9Nick Yorke, 2B40100.290
BOSLoA#14Matthew Lugo, SS30000.235BB (14),
BOSAAA#15Connor Wong, C31000.167BB (4),
BOSR#16Blaze Jordan, 3B41130.333BB (1),
BOSR#16Freddy Valdez, OF50120.143BB (1),
BOSR#18Brainer Bonaci, SS42000.0002 BB (2),
BOSAA#20Jeisson Rosario, OF21000.2363 BB (28),
BOSAAA#21Jonathan Arauz, SS40210.210
BOSAA#24Hudson Potts, 3B31130.205HR (5), BB (9),
BOSLoA#26Ceddanne Rafaela, UTL41100.217
BOSLoA#29Nick Decker, OF41200.264
CHCAA#2Brennen Davis, OF33200.2922 BB (22),
CHCLoA#4Ed Howard, SS40000.213BB (7),
CHCAA#9Chase Strumpf, 2B41130.212HR (4), BB (27),
CHCR#10Reggie Preciado, SS30000.182
CHCR#15Ismael Mena, OF30100.111
CHCR#16Yeison Santana, SS20100.156BB (10),
CHCLoA#17Luis Verdugo, SS31230.1692B (6), HR (3), BB (8), SB (2), E (6),
CHCR#21Owen Caissie, OF21110.400HR (2), BB (1),
CHCAAA#23Alfonso Rivas, 1B41210.284BB (6),
CHCLoA#24Jordan Nwogu, OF31110.182HR (5), BB (16),
CHCLoA#25Yohendrick Pinango, OF30100.264BB (16),
CINAAA#1Jose Barrero, SS43320.2832B (10), HR (9), BB (24),
CINHiA#10Mike Siani, OF31000.212
CINLoA#21Allan Cerda, OF20000.176
CINAAA#22T.J. Friedl, OF51100.272
CLEAAA#2Nolan Jones, 3B40100.225
CLEAA#5Bo Naylor, C32120.204HR (4), 2 BB (18),
CLEAAA#7Gabriel Arias, SS31100.255E (10),
CLEHiA#8Brayan Rocchio, SS40100.280
CLEHiA#11Aaron Bracho, 2B40000.195
CLELoA#12Gabriel Rodriguez, SS40000.2122 E (8),
CLEAAA#19Owen Miller, SS20100.2702 BB (22),
CLELoA#28Yordys Valdes, SS30000.197SB (10),
CLELoA#29Angel Martinez, SS40200.301
CLEAAA#30Yu Chang, 3B40100.2072B (9),
COLLoA#2Zac Veen, OF44460.2632 HR (7), 2 BB (38), SB (27),
COLHiA#4Michael Toglia, 1B31110.2312 BB (37),
COLAA#8Elehuris Montero, 3B20000.269BB (29),
COLHiA#9Brenton Doyle, OF51110.264
COLAAA#10Ryan Vilade, OF42220.2693B (3), HR (3), BB (22),
COLLoA#13Grant Lavigne, 1B33200.2773 BB (35),
COLR#16Adael Amador, SS41100.5002B (2),
COLLoA#20Eddy Diaz, SS43200.220BB (22), 3 SB (34),
COLLoA#25Mateo Gil, SS52230.2512B (15), BB (11),
COLLoA#27Ezequiel Tovar, SS51110.317
CWSAAA#9Luis Gonzalez, OF42230.229HR (7), BB (20),
CWSAAA#12Blake Rutherford, OF42200.230BB (13), SB (3),
CWSLoA#14Bryan Ramos, 3B30100.2452 BB (33),
CWSLoA#20James Beard, OF40000.179
CWSR#24Benyamin Bailey, OF40000.148
CWSHiA#25Yolbert Sanchez, SS40000.282
CWSLoA#26Jose Rodriguez, SS41100.281BB (14),
CWSLoA#30Chase Krogman, OF20000.2162 BB (27),
DETHiA#9Daniel Cabrera, OF32100.248BB (24),
DETHiA#9Daniel Cabrera, OF30000.248BB (24),
DETHiA#10Gage Workman, 3B30000.244
DETHiA#10Gage Workman, 3B41220.244SB (24),
DETHiA#13Parker Meadows, OF41110.1912B (7),
DETHiA#13Parker Meadows, OF31100.1912B (7),
DETHiA#15Bryant Packard, OF21100.234
DETLoA#16Trei Cruz, SS31100.176BB (30), 2 SB (7),
DETAAA#18Kody Clemens, 2B40000.248
DETLoA#22Colt Keith, 3B30000.280BB (12),
DETHiA#25Cooper Johnson, C20000.214BB (29),
DETLoA#26Eliezer Alfonzo, C30000.244BB (12),
DETR#29Jose De La Cruz, OF52440.1712 HR (3),
HOUAA#7Korey Lee, C51220.319HR (11),
HOUAA#10Grae Kessinger, SS30000.205BB (17),
HOULoA#17Zach Daniels, OF32120.241HR (6), BB (24), SB (13),
HOUHiA#18Freudis Nova, SS30100.2012B (7),
HOULoA#19Jordan Brewer, OF40230.2432 2B (4), BB (11), SB (12),
HOUHiA#20Shay Whitcomb, SS30100.273
KCAA#1Bobby Witt, SS50000.297
KCAAA#6Kyle Isbel, OF21100.2312B (7),
KCR#7Erick Pena, OF30100.1672B (2), BB (2),
KCHiA#8Nick Loftin, SS41100.242
KCAA#13Nick Pratto, 1B40000.282BB (42),
KCAA#16M.J. Melendez, C41110.272HR (18),
KCAAA#19Edward Olivares, OF20000.330E (3),
KCLoA#29Darryl Collins, OF20000.2732 BB (29),
KCAA#30Brewer Hicklen, OF41110.210HR (5), 2 SB (15),
LAAAAA#1Jo Adell, OF30100.282
LAAAAA#1Jo Adell, OF30220.2823B (4), BB (17), SB (6),
LAAAAA#2Brandon Marsh, OF41100.244
LAAAAA#2Brandon Marsh, OF30100.244
LAAHiA#5Jordyn Adams, OF50220.186
LAALoA#12D'Shawn Knowles, OF42100.227BB (17),
LAAR#13Arol Vera, SS31100.400BB (2),
LAAR#15Jose Bonilla, SS11130.2072B (4), BB (7), E (11),
LAAR#16Alexander Ramirez, OF41000.182BB (2),
LAAHiA#22Livan Soto, SS42100.220BB (29), SB (11),
LAAR#28Werner Blakely, SS40000.125BB (4),
LADAAA#1Keibert Ruiz, C40110.2802B (13),
LADAA#3Michael Busch, 2B40000.227
LADAA#9Miguel Vargas, 3B40000.297
LADHiA#10Andy Pages, OF52210.2412B (13), SB (6),
LADAAA#11Sheldon Neuse, 3B40200.241
LADAA#12Jacob Amaya, SS40000.195
LADAAA#14DJ Peters, OF41100.216
LADLoA#17Alex De Jesus, SS41100.221BB (33),
LADAAA#19Omar Estevez, 2B20000.2212 BB (18),
LADAA#21Devin Mann, 2B30100.227
LADAAA#26Luke Raley, OF31010.277BB (17),
MIAAA#2JJ Bleday, OF40210.208
MIAAAA#7Lewin Diaz, 1B42220.209HR (14), BB (14),
MIAHiA#13Kameron Misner, OF40000.224
MIAHiA#14Connor Scott, OF41100.253BB (22),
MIAHiA#19Griffin Conine, OF50010.242
MIALoA#20Nasim Nunez, SS22010.2303 BB (30), 2 SB (30),
MIALoA#20Nasim Nunez, SS30100.230SB (30),
MIALoA#28Victor Mesa, OF30100.2393B (3),
MIALoA#28Victor Mesa, OF30010.239BB (23), SB (6),
MILAA#1Brice Turang, SS41200.2782B (13), 3B (3),
MILAA#2Garrett Mitchell, OF50000.298
MILR#3Hedbert Perez, OF51210.4002B (1),
MILLoA#6Freddy Zamora, SS41120.238HR (3), BB (26), CS (1),
MILLoA#9Zavier Warren, C50000.250
MILR#10Jeferson Quero, C20000.000BB (4),
MILR#11Eduardo Garcia, SS40100.2223B (1), BB (1),
MILR#15Jesus Parra, 3B40100.2502 E (2),
MILHiA#16David Hamilton, SS50000.247
MILHiA#18Hayden Cantrelle, SS31100.177BB (63),
MILR#19Luis Medina, OF20010.286
MILR#23Jheremy Vargas, SS31100.3753B (2), E (1),
MILLoA#24Joey Wiemer, OF41100.237
MILR#30Micah Bello, OF41100.250SB (1),
MINLoA#7Aaron Sabato, 1B30100.194BB (59), SB (1),
MINLoA#7Aaron Sabato, 1B30000.194
MINAAA#12Brent Rooker, OF40110.235BB (36),
MINLoA#13Misael Urbina, OF30000.211
MINLoA#13Misael Urbina, OF20110.211BB (31), CS (4),
MINHiA#27Wander Javier, SS40100.222
MINLoA#28Yunior Severino, 2B31100.246BB (27),
MINLoA#28Yunior Severino, 2B30000.246
NYMHiA#1Francisco Alvarez, C21000.281BB (36), E (8),
NYMHiA#2Ronny Mauricio, SS40000.229
NYMAA#5Brett Baty, 3B40000.302
NYMAAA#9Khalil Lee, OF32220.248HR (4), BB (34),
NYMAAA#25Travis Blankenhorn, 3B31200.2182 2B (5), 2 BB (12), CS (1),
NYMAA#26Jake Mangum, OF30010.258
NYYLoA#1Jasson Dominguez, OF52200.3333B (1),
NYYLoA#5Austin Wells, C31120.281HR (8), BB (43),
NYYAA#6Oswald Peraza, SS42210.2993B (2), BB (22),
NYYAAA#10Estevan Florial, OF50110.213
NYYHiA#11Ezequiel Duran, 2B30000.287
NYYHiA#11Ezequiel Duran, 2B30100.287
NYYR#13Alexander Vargas, SS51340.3852B (1),
NYYHiA#14Anthony Volpe, SS40000.295
NYYR#21Raimfer Salinas, OF50000.077
NYYR#22Antonio Gomez, C30020.125BB (1),
NYYHiA#24Anthony Seigler, C30000.202
NYYLoA#28Ryder Green, OF30000.200
NYYLoA#29Trevor Hauver, 2B51210.2922 2B (15),
OAKLoA#1Tyler Soderstrom, C20000.312
OAKAA#5Logan Davidson, SS31100.215BB (34),
OAKAA#6Nick Allen, SS31300.319BB (18),
OAKAAA#7Luis Barrera, OF40000.226
OAKAAA#9Greg Deichmann, OF30110.308BB (43),
OAKLoA#12Brayan Buelvas, OF30000.220BB (22),
OAKHiA#13Austin Beck, OF40100.146
OAKAAA#17Austin Allen, C30100.285BB (11),
OAKHiA#18Jordan Diaz, 3B31110.269BB (18),
OAKHiA#23Michael Guldberg, OF30210.245BB (16), SB (10),
OAKHiA#27Drew Millas, C42200.2462B (10),
PHIAA#3Bryson Stott, SS40000.257
PHIAAA#5Rafael Marchan, C50000.221
PHILoA#6Luis Garcia, SS30110.235BB (35), SB (7),
PHILoA#9Johan Rojas, OF40210.2342B (14),
PHIHiA#11Casey Martin, SS52110.223BB (28),
PHIAAA#13Mickey Moniak, OF41120.217HR (10),
PHIR#22Jamari Baylor, SS22110.455HR (1), BB (1),
PHILoA#25Abrahan Gutierrez, C40000.282
PHIHiA#27Jhailyn Ortiz, OF43210.2482B (9), HR (11), BB (27),
PITHiA#3Nick Gonzales, SS40000.214
PITLoA#6Hudson Head, OF52120.203HR (9), BB (45),
PITAA#21Mason Martin, 1B40100.278
PITAA#25Cal Mitchell, OF40000.287
PITAA#27Canaan Smith, OF31120.276HR (6), BB (33),
SDAAA#3Luis Campusano, C40000.248
SDLoA#7Robert Hassell, OF42200.3042 2B (21), BB (32),
SDLoA#14Josh Mears, OF52350.2332 HR (12), SB (8),
SDHiA#20Tirso Ornelas, OF30000.242E (4),
SDHiA#20Tirso Ornelas, OF30000.242
SDLoA#22Brandon Valenzuela, C31000.2752 BB (31),
SDAAA#25Ivan Castillo, 2B40100.286
SDAA#28Eguy Rosario, 3B32240.2702B (15), HR (8), 3 BB (30), 3 SB (19),
SEAAA#1Julio Rodriguez, OF30100.309BB (23),
SEALoA#5Noelvi Marte, SS50200.288E (19),
SEAAAA#6Taylor Trammell, OF30000.224
SEAHiA#16Zach DeLoach, OF42110.3052B (21), BB (30),
SEAR#19Milkar Perez, 3B41100.375BB (1),
SEALoA#24Alberto Rodriguez, OF51200.2282B (15), E (3),
SEAAA#27Carter Bins, C13000.2763 BB (36), SB (2),
SEAR#28Jonatan Clase, OF30000.2862 BB (2), 2 SB (2),
SFLoA#1Marco Luciano, SS32220.276HR (15), 2 BB (32), E (13),
SFAAA#2Joey Bart, C40000.329
SFAA#3Heliot Ramos, OF51110.238HR (9),
SFLoA#4Luis Matos, OF42210.291BB (14), SB (16),
SFLoA#7Patrick Bailey, C51220.193
SFLoA#8Alexander Canario, OF50110.2382B (12),
SFAA#10Will Wilson, 2B50100.235
SFLoA#11Luis Toribio, 3B52200.2342B (11),
SFR#17Aeverson Arteaga, SS30100.3332B (1),
SFR#25Adrian Sugastey, C30000.143
SFR#26Rayner Santana, C31120.167HR (1), BB (1),
SFR#30Alexander Suarez, OF51300.500
STLAAA#3Nolan Gorman, 3B40100.2632B (7), BB (22),
STLAA#4Ivan Herrera, C31100.2182 BB (42),
STLAAA#9Lane Thomas, OF31140.202HR (3), 2 BB (17),
STLAA#17Malcom Nunez, 3B20100.2672 BB (20),
STLHiA#18Jhon Torres, OF40200.269
STLAA#25Alec Burleson, OF50000.294
STLAA#29Luken Baker, 1B40220.216
TBAA#8Xavier Edwards, 2B40000.346
TBHiA#14Greg Jones, SS40100.279
TBAAA#16Josh Lowe, OF41110.296HR (12), BB (24),
TBLoA#19Alika Williams, SS41110.254
TBAAA#20Kevin Padlo, 3B10000.196
TBLoA#23Nick Schnell, OF40000.169
TBHiA#26Blake Hunt, C31000.232BB (25),
TBHiA#27Pedro Martinez, SS31100.195BB (20), SB (13), CS (10),
TEXAA#1Josh Jung, 3B43340.297HR (5),
TEXAAA#3Leody Taveras, OF41000.207BB (33),
TEXLoA#8Luisangel Acuna, SS41100.282SB (21),
TEXAA#10Anderson Tejeda, SS30100.1712B (7),
TEXAA#16Steele Walker, OF52100.234
TEXHiA#18David Garcia, C40000.207
TEXLoA#20Antonio Cabello, OF31120.151HR (3), BB (12),
TEXAA#27Bubba Thompson, OF51110.264
TEXLoA#28Keithron Moss, 2B32120.172HR (5), BB (18),
TORAA#2Austin Martin, SS40000.268
TORLoA#6Orelvis Martinez, SS30000.270CS (1),
TORLoA#10Miguel Hiraldo, SS30100.257BB (29), SB (13), CS (2),
TORAA#12Otto Lopez, SS40000.339
TORR#18Rikelvin De Castro, SS41200.3572B (1), E (1),
TORLoA#25Dasan Brown, OF31100.2502B (3),
TORHiA#27Tanner Morris, SS40100.263
TORHiA#30Philip Clarke, C42300.2052B (4),
WASHiA#4Yasel Antuna, SS31220.191HR (7),
WASLoA#6Jeremy De La Rosa, OF51100.186
WASHiA#10Drew Mendoza, 1B31100.223
WASHiA#14Israel Pineda, C30000.173
WASR#16Daniel Marte, OF30000.000
WASAA#28Nick Banks, OF31100.199BB (14),
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PITCHERS

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
ARIHiA#6Slade Cecconi, RHP7.0744064.70W (3-2)
ARIAA#15Tommy Henry, LHP6.21055285.02L (1-4)
ARIAAA#16Jordan Weems, RHP1.0000109.28
ATLAA#19Victor Vodnik, RHP0.2444114.50L (0-2)
ATLHiA#24Kasey Kalich, RHP1.0100103.08
CHCHiA#7Ryan Jensen, RHP6.0211184.99
CHCAAA#30Manuel Rodriguez, RHP1.0100111.56
CLEHiA#9Daniel Espino, RHP4.0322393.47L (1-3)
CLEAAA#23Sam Hentges, LHP1.1000017.80
COLAAA#12Ryan Castellani, RHP5.0311247.17W (2-6)
COLLoA#22Tony Locey, RHP3.0100133.68
CWSR#5Jared Kelley, RHP2.0111128.10L (0-3)
CWSAAA#7Jonathan Stiever, RHP5.0333286.26
KCAAA#2Daniel Lynch, LHP3.2210067.24
KCHiA#3Asa Lacy, LHP4.0211454.74
KCAA#26Angel Zerpa, LHP5.2311324.22
LAAAA#26Aaron Hernandez, RHP1.0000033.98
LAAHiA#27Robinson Pina, RHP4.0422353.83
LAAAAA#30Austin Warren, RHP4.0422067.18L (2-3)
LADAAA#2Josiah Gray, RHP4.2433072.87W (1-1)
LADAA#8Ryan Pepiot, RHP3.0333372.36L (3-3)
MIAAA#3Max Meyer, RHP6.0411141.65
MIALoA#12Dax Fulton, LHP4.0311335.09
MIAAAA#22Jorge Guzman, RHP2.0000134.82Sv (2)
MILAAA#14Patrick Weigel, RHP1.0121015.26
MILLoA#22Abner Uribe, RHP1.0000103.66
MINAA#6Jordan Balazovic, RHP7.01001112.89W (2-1)
NYMAAA#23Marcel Renteria, RHP0.1000016.58W (4-0)
NYYLoA#16Beck Way, RHP3.0111443.86
NYYHiA#30Barrett Loseke, RHP2.1311133.03
OAKAAA#3Daulton Jefferies, RHP7.0311135.25W (3-1)
OAKAAA#19Grant Holmes, RHP2.0100038.48
PHILoA#2Mick Abel, RHP3.0100253.92
PHIAA#4Francisco Morales, RHP6.0100456.84
PHIAAA#24Ramon Rosso, RHP0.021100L (0-2)
PITLoA#19Eddy Yean, RHP3.0000055.26Sv (1)
PITAAA#30Max Kranick, RHP4.0311014.68
SDAAA#16Reiss Knehr, RHP2.2222314.09L (6-2)
SDHiA#24Mason Feole, LHP1.00000222.24
SDAA#26Pedro Avila, RHP2.0200114.20Sv (1)
SEAAAA#15Wyatt Mills, RHP1.0000025.59Sv (2)
SEALoA#17Connor Phillips, RHP2.1655425.17L (3-3)
SFHiA#29Kai-Wei Teng, RHP4.1444366.09
STLAAA#16Kodi Whitley, RHP2.0111017.94
TBAAA#6Shane Baz, RHP4.0422252.26
TEXAA#9Hans Crouse, RHP5.0011373.29W (2-2)
TORAA#4Simeon Woods Richardson, RHP4.2244595.76L (2-4)
TORLoA#29Sem Robberse, RHP4.0632315.09L (2-4)
WASR#2Jackson Rutledge, RHP2.22111310.80
WASR#5Andry Lara, RHP3.26552412.27L (0-1)
WASAAA#17Ben Braymer, LHP2.0998227.65L (1-6)
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