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Baseball America Prospect Report — July 2, 2021

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Anthony Volpe, Low-A Tampa (Yankees) — After two days of rainouts, Volpe showed on Thursday night why he's earned a spot on Baseball America's Top 100 Prospects list. The Yankees' 2019 first-rounder clubbed his 10th home run of the year, a grand slam, as part of a 2-for-3 night in his team's win over Jupiter. His other hit, a single, left the bat at 105.5 mph. According to the web site Minor League Splits, Volpe's 92.5 mph average exit velocity is the best among batters with 100 or more batted balls, and his 10 barreled balls leads the Low-A Southeast League.

Jake Eder, Double-A Pensacola (Marlins) — Eder? More like Leader. On Thursday night, the Marlins' lefthanded prospect lowered his ERA to a sparkling 1.03, the best in the minors. Eder, a Vanderbilt alum whom Miami popped in the fourth round of the 2020 draft, spun five innings of shutout ball with five strikeouts and three walks. He's allowed five earned runs all year, with three coming in one start against Chattanooga. Miami went all in on pitching in its abbreviated draft class, and Eder's early results stand out from the pack.

Keibert Ruiz, Triple-A Oklahoma City (Dodgers) — The Dodgers' top prospect showed off in a big way on Thursday in his team's comeback win over Salt Lake. Ruiz opened the game with a home run, then added a grand slam in Oklahoma City's 10-run sixth inning. The slam helped OKC erase a five-run deficit and marked his third multi-homer game of the season.

Curtis Mead, Low-A Charleston (Rays) — Mead, whom the Rays acquired from the Phillies in the 2019 offseason, has been a smashing success in Chucktown. On Thursday, he went 4-for-5 against Kannapolis with his 20th double of the season and his fifth and sixth home runs of the year. His .350 average is second only to the since-promoted Jordan Westburg in the Low-A East League.

Calvin Mitchell, Double-A Altoona (Pirates) — It's easy to get overshadowed by Oneil Cruz and Roansy Contreras on the Altoona club, but Mitchell is certainly a prospect to watch in the robust Pirates system. In his team's romp over Hartford (which was the resumption of a rain-suspended game), Mitchell went 3-for-5 with a pair of home runs, his seventh and eighth of the season. His season slash line now stands at .306/.366/.535. The resultant .901 OPS is tied for 10th in the Double-A Northeast.

Dahian Santos, Rookie-level FCL Blue Jays — Santos entered the season as an up-arrow righthander known for a fastball that had touched as high as 94 mph. He's a smaller prospect, but he's athletic and sports a three-pitch mix. On Thursday, he made his season debut and whiffed six in five scoreless innings with just two hits and no walks allowed.

HITTERS

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERABRHRBIAVGNOTES
ARIAA#3Geraldo Perdomo, SS40000.155
ARIAA#5Alek Thomas, OF51100.2803B (5),
ARIMAJ#9Pavin Smith, 1B41110.270HR (6),
ARILoA#13AJ Vukovich, 3B33110.272HR (8), BB (15),
ARIAAA#14Seth Beer, 1B41100.284
ARIAAA#19Jake McCarthy, OF31000.226BB (23),
ARIHiA#21Blaze Alexander, SS20100.2342 BB (18), SB (12),
ARIAA#22Dominic Fletcher, OF50010.246
ARILoA#26Jeferson Espinal, OF50000.176
ARIAAA#29Stuart Fairchild, OF32130.288HR (4), BB (7),
ATLAAA#1Cristian Pache, OF40000.160
ATLAAA#3Drew Waters, OF40000.218
ATLAA#8Braden Shewmake, SS52220.1962B (6), HR (5),
ATLAAA#17Alex Jackson, C40000.156
ATLAA#25Trey Harris, OF62230.252HR (2),
ATLAA#26Greyson Jenista, OF52210.1872B (2), 3B (2),
ATLLoA#29Stephen Paolini, OF40000.157
BALAA#1Adley Rutschman, C40000.285
BALHiA#6Gunnar Henderson, SS20000.274
BALAAA#7Yusniel Diaz, OF32100.2532 BB (8), SB (2),
BALHiA#11Jordan Westburg, SS20100.311BB (24), CS (3),
BALHiA#15Adam Hall, SS20110.231BB (14), 2 SB (18),
BALAAA#16Jahmai Jones, 2B50100.290
BALAA#25Kyle Stowers, OF41110.2552B (8),
BALAAA#29Tyler Nevin, 1B41110.242HR (10), BB (17),
BOSAA#1Triston Casas, 1B40200.275SB (3),
BOSAAA#2Jeter Downs, 2B20000.240
BOSAAA#5Jarren Duran, OF30000.285
BOSLoA#7Gilberto Jimenez, OF40000.293SB (7),
BOSLoA#9Nick Yorke, 2B30210.273BB (20),
BOSLoA#14Matthew Lugo, SS41210.234HR (2), E (16),
BOSMAJ#15Connor Wong, C50100.159
BOSAA#20Jeisson Rosario, OF41130.255HR (1),
BOSAAA#21Jonathan Arauz, SS10000.209
BOSAA#24Hudson Potts, 3B30000.190E (4),
CHCLoA#17Luis Verdugo, SS40000.139
CHCAAA#23Alfonso Rivas, 1B50120.120
CHCLoA#24Jordan Nwogu, OF30130.1543B (1),
CINAAA#1Jose Barrero, SS41120.292HR (7),
CINLoA#2Austin Hendrick, OF10000.1813 BB (27), SB (3),
CINMAJ#3Jonathan India, 2B31210.2682 2B (10), 2 BB (35), SB (7),
CINMAJ#4Tyler Stephenson, C60210.272
CINHiA#10Mike Siani, OF40000.210
CINLoA#12Ivan Johnson, 2B30000.189BB (15), CS (3),
CINLoA#18Michel Triana, 1B40000.246
CINAAA#22T.J. Friedl, OF41200.2702 2B (9), CS (1),
CLEAAA#2Nolan Jones, 3B20100.2282B (18), 2 BB (30),
CLEAAA#3Andres Gimenez, SS40000.241
CLEAA#5Bo Naylor, C52310.1972B (6),
CLEHiA#6George Valera, OF20100.270BB (11), CS (4),
CLEHiA#6George Valera, OF10000.2702 BB (11),
CLEAAA#7Gabriel Arias, SS41110.250
CLEHiA#8Brayan Rocchio, SS40100.257SB (10), E (8),
CLEHiA#11Aaron Bracho, 2B30100.207
CLEAAA#19Owen Miller, SS40100.259
CLEMAJ#22Bobby Bradley, 1B30000.216BB (15),
CLEMAJ#24Ernie Clement, SS30000.282BB (5),
CLEMAJ#30Yu Chang, 3B30200.176
COLMAJ#1Brendan Rodgers, SS32220.311HR (5), BB (12), E (3),
COLLoA#2Zac Veen, OF41110.264HR (3),
COLHiA#4Michael Toglia, 1B40010.229
COLHiA#5Aaron Schunk, 3B41100.2392B (8),
COLHiA#9Brenton Doyle, OF41220.250HR (7), SB (13),
COLAAA#10Ryan Vilade, OF40100.260SB (6),
COLLoA#13Grant Lavigne, 1B41310.272HR (4), SB (5),
COLLoA#14Drew Romo, C40000.301
COLLoA#20Eddy Diaz, SS40100.2202B (5),
COLLoA#25Mateo Gil, SS31120.250HR (3), BB (10),
COLLoA#26Julio Carreras, 3B30100.211SB (1),
COLLoA#27Ezequiel Tovar, SS30000.308BB (8), E (7),
CWSMAJ#1Andrew Vaughn, 1B31210.242
CWSAAA#9Luis Gonzalez, OF51110.192HR (4),
CWSMAJ#10Gavin Sheets, OF30110.3022B (10),
CWSAAA#12Blake Rutherford, OF41210.2352B (11), BB (12),
CWSLoA#14Bryan Ramos, 3B31200.249
CWSAA#16Micker Adolfo, OF40200.238
CWSLoA#20James Beard, OF31000.185BB (15),
CWSLoA#22DJ Gladney, 3B30000.178BB (18),
CWSHiA#25Yolbert Sanchez, SS42210.298HR (4),
CWSLoA#26Jose Rodriguez, SS40000.272
CWSMAJ#27Zack Collins, C31220.236HR (3), BB (16), SB (1),
CWSLoA#30Chase Krogman, OF30110.2282B (4), BB (18),
DETAA#1Spencer Torkelson, 1B30000.296BB (30), E (5),
DETAA#5Riley Greene, OF40200.2862 SB (10),
DETAAA#6Isaac Paredes, 3B41000.228
DETAA#7Dillon Dingler, C40200.292
DETHiA#9Daniel Cabrera, OF31100.272
DETHiA#9Daniel Cabrera, OF31210.272BB (16),
DETLoA#10Gage Workman, 3B40000.257
DETHiA#13Parker Meadows, OF30000.149
DETHiA#13Parker Meadows, OF40000.149
DETHiA#15Bryant Packard, OF31120.252HR (4), CS (3),
DETHiA#16Trei Cruz, SS30000.158
DETHiA#16Trei Cruz, SS20000.1582 BB (20),
DETLoA#22Colt Keith, 3B31000.209BB (7),
DETHiA#25Cooper Johnson, C10010.220BB (25),
DETHiA#26Eliezer Alfonzo, C40100.240
HOUAA#7Korey Lee, C20000.325BB (18),
HOUAA#7Korey Lee, C31110.3252B (6),
HOUAA#10Grae Kessinger, SS20100.188BB (15),
HOUAA#10Grae Kessinger, SS21000.188
HOUHiA#18Freudis Nova, SS40000.139
HOULoA#19Jordan Brewer, OF30000.258BB (5), SB (8),
HOUHiA#20Shay Whitcomb, SS40000.271
KCAA#1Bobby Witt, SS40130.294CS (8),
KCAAA#6Kyle Isbel, OF30000.2302 BB (22),
KCAA#16M.J. Melendez, C50220.263SB (2),
KCMAJ#19Edward Olivares, OF10000.348
KCLoA#29Darryl Collins, OF30000.271BB (20),
KCAA#30Brewer Hicklen, OF50000.193
LAAAAA#1Jo Adell, OF40000.257BB (14),
LAAHiA#5Jordyn Adams, OF20100.1852 BB (7),
LAALoA#12D'Shawn Knowles, OF51000.209
LADAAA#1Keibert Ruiz, C42350.2822 HR (12), BB (17),
LADHiA#10Andy Pages, OF40010.250
LADAAA#11Sheldon Neuse, 3B42100.238BB (14),
LADAAA#14DJ Peters, OF32100.2062 BB (25),
LADLoA#17Alex De Jesus, SS40000.205
LADAAA#19Omar Estevez, 2B31010.180BB (13),
MIAAA#2JJ Bleday, OF20000.1882 BB (28), CS (2),
MIALoA#11Monte Harrison, OF10000.267
MIALoA#11Monte Harrison, OF30100.2672B (5),
MIAHiA#13Kameron Misner, OF21000.2243 BB (29),
MIAHiA#14Connor Scott, OF60320.255SB (5),
MIAAA#16Peyton Burdick, OF40000.207
MIAAA#18Jerar Encarnacion, OF30000.247BB (21),
MIAHiA#19Griffin Conine, OF41130.260HR (16), BB (34),
MIALoA#20Nasim Nunez, SS30000.224
MIAHiA#27Will Banfield, C40100.170BB (19),
MIALoA#28Victor Mesa, OF10000.226
MIALoA#28Victor Mesa, OF30000.226
MIAAA#30Victor Victor Mesa, OF30000.109BB (9), E (1),
MILAA#1Brice Turang, SS41300.301BB (20), SB (9), E (7),
MILHiA#2Garrett Mitchell, OF50000.313
MILLoA#6Freddy Zamora, SS31000.2392 BB (18), E (6),
MILLoA#9Zavier Warren, C30120.2552B (3), 2 BB (22),
MILHiA#16David Hamilton, SS50000.256
MILHiA#17Nick Kahle, C30120.219E (6),
MILHiA#18Hayden Cantrelle, SS21000.1503 BB (50), SB (17),
MINMAJ#1Alex Kirilloff, OF41200.2732B (10),
MINMAJ#3Trevor Larnach, OF51100.2422B (9),
MINMAJ#4Ryan Jeffers, C30110.2072 BB (27),
MINLoA#7Aaron Sabato, 1B30100.188BB (49),
MINMAJ#10Gilberto Celestino, OF21100.216BB (13),
MINAAA#12Brent Rooker, OF40100.229
MINLoA#13Misael Urbina, OF40000.191
MINHiA#27Wander Javier, SS31000.227BB (16),
MINLoA#28Yunior Severino, 2B40000.239E (10),
NYMHiA#1Francisco Alvarez, C20100.331
NYMHiA#5Brett Baty, 3B20100.323
NYMAAA#9Khalil Lee, OF42210.2423B (1),
NYMAAA#9Khalil Lee, OF10000.242
NYMLoA#14Jaylen Palmer, 3B10000.250SB (18),
NYMLoA#14Jaylen Palmer, 3B31100.250SB (18),
NYYLoA#5Austin Wells, C21000.2682 BB (33),
NYYAA#6Oswald Peraza, SS40000.279
NYYAAA#10Estevan Florial, OF21100.228BB (25), SB (8),
NYYLoA#14Anthony Volpe, SS31240.316HR (10), BB (38), CS (4),
NYYLoA#29Trevor Hauver, 2B31310.2872B (12), BB (46),
OAKAA#5Logan Davidson, SS40000.224
OAKAA#6Nick Allen, SS30000.333BB (14),
OAKAAA#7Luis Barrera, OF30000.232
OAKAAA#9Greg Deichmann, OF20000.319BB (36),
OAKLoA#12Brayan Buelvas, OF50010.224
OAKLoA#15Junior Perez, OF40000.199
OAKAAA#17Austin Allen, C40100.285
OAKHiA#18Jordan Diaz, 3B51210.2592B (13), E (11),
OAKHiA#23Michael Guldberg, OF10000.226
OAKAA#24Jeremy Eierman, SS31110.240HR (9),
OAKHiA#27Drew Millas, C50000.235
OAKHiA#29Lazaro Armenteros, OF30100.296BB (9),
OAKMAJ#30Seth Brown, 1B30000.183
PHILoA#6Luis Garcia, SS31100.242E (11),
PHILoA#6Luis Garcia, SS31100.242E (11),
PHILoA#7Yhoswar Garcia, OF10100.229SB (11),
PHILoA#9Johan Rojas, OF30100.230SB (11),
PHILoA#9Johan Rojas, OF30000.230
PHILoA#16Kendall Simmons, SS31120.188HR (4),
PHILoA#16Kendall Simmons, SS31110.188HR (4),
PHILoA#25Abrahan Gutierrez, C31100.294
PITMAJ#1Ke'Bryan Hayes, 3B41100.2642B (7),
PITHiA#3Nick Gonzales, SS40000.250BB (7),
PITHiA#5Liover Peguero, SS51100.279
PITLoA#6Hudson Head, OF40000.220BB (37),
PITMAJ#26Jared Oliva, OF10000.163
SDAAA#3Luis Campusano, C32300.2442B (14), BB (21),
SDMAJ#5Ha-Seong Kim, SS10000.209
SDLoA#7Robert Hassell, OF40100.275CS (2),
SDAAA#8Tucupita Marcano, 3B50000.268
SDMAJ#15Jorge Mateo, OF10000.190
SDHiA#20Tirso Ornelas, OF40100.229
SDAAA#25Ivan Castillo, 2B30100.252BB (11),
SDAA#28Eguy Rosario, 3B30000.260
SDAA#28Eguy Rosario, 3B30100.260BB (22), SB (14),
SEAAAA#2Jarred Kelenic, OF40120.2142B (7), BB (21),
SEALoA#5Noelvi Marte, SS53110.2962B (11), BB (28), E (16),
SEAAAA#8Cal Raleigh, C10000.327
SEAHiA#16Zach DeLoach, OF42100.3002B (18), BB (24),
SEAHiA#18Austin Shenton, 3B32340.2922B (19), HR (6), 2 BB (34),
SEAMAJ#23Jake Fraley, OF31210.278HR (8), BB (32),
SEAHiA#25Kaden Polcovich, 2B30000.256BB (35),
SEAHiA#27Carter Bins, C30120.2892 BB (27),
SFLoA#1Marco Luciano, SS31000.276
SFAAA#2Joey Bart, C43310.341HR (8), BB (9),
SFLoA#4Luis Matos, OF32210.303BB (13), SB (15),
SFHiA#10Will Wilson, 2B40110.2582B (13),
SFLoA#11Luis Toribio, 3B30200.222BB (21),
SFLoA#14Casey Schmitt, 3B50100.219
SFHiA#15Logan Wyatt, 1B30000.228BB (39), CS (3),
SFMAJ#16LaMonte Wade, OF40000.253
SFLoA#19Jairo Pomares, OF51100.3082B (7),
SFHiA#23Ricardo Genoves, C30100.331BB (27),
STLMAJ#1Dylan Carlson, OF40000.263
STLHiA#6Jordan Walker, 3B31100.360
STLHiA#6Jordan Walker, 3B41100.360
STLAA#17Malcom Nunez, 3B51100.275E (8),
STLHiA#18Jhon Torres, OF30000.284
STLHiA#18Jhon Torres, OF40000.284
STLAA#25Alec Burleson, OF50100.286
STLAA#29Luken Baker, 1B40000.223BB (20),
TBAAA#4Vidal Brujan, 2B31100.250BB (24), CS (3),
TBAAA#16Josh Lowe, OF30110.293BB (17),
TBAAA#20Kevin Padlo, 3B30000.184BB (17),
TBAA#22Moises Gomez, OF52120.196HR (6),
TBHiA#26Blake Hunt, C20120.245
TBHiA#27Pedro Martinez, SS40000.210E (7),
TBLoA#28Heriberto Hernandez, OF40000.228BB (37),
TEXAA#1Josh Jung, 3B31220.308BB (5),
TEXAAA#3Leody Taveras, OF31000.223BB (29),
TEXLoA#8Luisangel Acuna, SS41200.257SB (16),
TEXAA#10Anderson Tejeda, SS40100.166CS (3),
TEXAA#13Sherten Apostel, 3B10000.248
TEXAA#16Steele Walker, OF31120.255HR (8), BB (13),
TEXLoA#20Antonio Cabello, OF20000.145
TEXAA#27Bubba Thompson, OF41100.2732B (9),
TORAA#3Jordan Groshans, SS30000.257
TORAA#12Otto Lopez, SS30000.346
TORMAJ#21Santiago Espinal, SS20000.286
TORLoA#25Dasan Brown, OF50000.154
TORHiA#27Tanner Morris, SS40000.252
WASAAA#15Tres Barrera, C41210.2202B (5),
WASAAA#15Tres Barrera, C31100.220
WASAA#24Jakson Reetz, C31000.228BB (18),
WASAA#28Nick Banks, OF40110.174CS (2),

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PITCHERS

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
ARIAA#17Luis Frias, RHP4.0111334.38
ARIAAA#24Humberto Mejia, RHP6.0544216.66W (2-7)
ARIHiA#30Brandon Pfaadt, RHP7.0533173.38L (3-3)
ATLMAJ#2Ian Anderson, RHP7.0322223.35
ATLAA#15Daysbel Hernandez, RHP1.2200315.79
BALHiA#24Drew Rom, LHP6.0400063.14W (5-0)
BOSAA#19Brayan Bello, RHP4.2422052.66
BOSLoA#30Jeremy Wu-Yelland, LHP3.2654123.97L (0-3)
CHCAAA#12Cory Abbott, RHP5.08331105.62
CHCHiA#13Burl Carraway, LHP0.12333010.29L (2-1)
CINAAA#20Jose De Leon, RHP0.011100
CINAAA#25Riley O'Brien, RHP5.1211354.99W (3-3)
CLEHiA#21Logan Allen, LHP6.0620191.58W (5-0)
COLHiA#11Helcris Olivarez, LHP6.0311335.68W (2-7)
CWSMAJ#2Michael Kopech, RHP1.0000101.67W (3-0)
CWSMAJ#4Garrett Crochet, LHP0.2000122.92
CWSAAA#7Jonathan Stiever, RHP4.0633186.69L (2-4)
CWSMAJ#11Codi Heuer, RHP0.1000205.64
CWSHiA#23Bailey Horn, LHP0.1577104.88L (1-3)
CWSAAA#28Tyler Johnson, RHP1.0122226.94
CWSHiA#29Caleb Freeman, RHP1.0100123.44
HOUAA#8Hunter Brown, RHP1.1311235.06
HOUHiA#16Tyler Brown, RHP5.0976147.51L (2-3)
HOUMAJ#29Peter Solomon, RHP1.0200105.63
KCMAJ#5Kris Bubic, LHP4.0455334.99L (2-4)
KCAAA#20Tyler Zuber, RHP0.2100015.53
KCAA#27Yefri Del Rosario, RHP2.1422124.91
LAALoA#7Jack Kochanowicz, RHP5.0633017.76W (2-1)
LAAAAA#19Packy Naughton, LHP5.0511374.89
LAAHiA#25Zach Linginfelter, RHP6.0542154.08L (0-5)
LAAAAA#30Austin Warren, RHP0.1566218.22L (2-2)
LADMAJ#15Victor Gonzalez, LHP0.2211002.39
LADAAA#16Mitch White, RHP3.0100133.22
LADMAJ#29Phil Bickford, RHP0.1000013.27
MIALoA#12Dax Fulton, LHP3.0544315.68L (1-3)
MIAHiA#17Kyle Nicolas, RHP6.0422174.40
MIAAA#29Jake Eder, LHP5.0200351.03
MILMAJ#20Alec Bettinger, RHP1.0211006.09
MILAAA#26Angel Perdomo, LHP1.0100014.82
MINMAJ#14Jorge Alcala, RHP1.0222004.83L (1-3)
MINAA#29Jovani Moran, LHP2.1000051.74
NYMLoA#9Junior Santos, RHP6.0855166.28L (2-3)
NYMAAA#21Yennsy Diaz, RHP1.0000024.19
NYMAAA#23Marcel Renteria, RHP1.0000025.48W (3-0)
NYMHiA#24Michel Otanez, RHP0.2000126.35
NYYLoA#8Yoendrys Gomez, RHP2.0111124.50
PITMAJ#20Wil Crowe, RHP4.2422366.14L (1-5)
PITHiA#22Braxton Ashcraft, RHP4.0433143.62
SDMAJ#6Ryan Weathers, LHP4.0522452.79
SDAA#16Reiss Knehr, RHP5.0200373.90W (6-1)
SDMAJ#17Mason Thompson, RHP1.0311015.48
SDHiA#19Anderson Espinoza, RHP1.0211136.75
SEAHiA#12Levi Stoudt, RHP5.0232232.98W (4-1)
SFAAA#22Kervin Castro, RHP2.0000023.60W (2-1)
TBAAA#17Brent Honeywell, RHP1.0111113.18
TBLoA#30Ian Seymour, LHP3.0000140.00
TEXMAJ#4Dane Dunning, RHP4.0300244.38
TEXAA#14Ronny Henriquez, RHP6.0211174.75W (2-3)
TEXAAA#18Dennis Santana, RHP1.0000026.17
TEXAAA#22DeMarcus Evans, RHP1.0000016.16
TORMAJ#19Patrick Murphy, RHP1.2100113.78
TORLoA#29Sem Robberse, RHP5.0000284.54
WASAA#1Cade Cavalli, RHP5.0433392.35
WASAA#9Matt Cronin, LHP1.0100111.37
WASAAA#25Sterling Sharp, RHP4.2844313.26
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