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Baseball America Prospect Report – May 17, 2018

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`Wednesday's Stars

Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays, 3B. Guerrero went 4-for-5 yesterday with a home run and two doubles. He raised his averages to .415/.459/.696 and even stole his first base of the season. His .415 average is second-best in the minors. Guerrero is performing at ludicrous levels so regularly that it becomes easy to become numb to just how unusual and special this is. No one hits .415 for a season, but even if his numbers return to the realm of reality, he's producing at a level that simply isn't seen from 19-year-olds in the upper levels of the minors, ever.

Randy Arozarena, OF, Cardinals. Arozarena was the victim of the Cardinals outfield glut a couple of weeks ago. When Tyler O'Neill came back from a brief trip to the big leagues, the Cardinals demoted Arozarena, even though he was hitting a perfectly adequate .260/.368/.329 for Memphis. O'Neill, Oscar Mercado and Adolis Garcia gave Memphis three other everyday outfielders. Arozarena hasn't pouted about his demotion. He went 3-for-4 with a home run and a double yesterday. It was his fourth home run in 12 games with Double-A Springfield and he's now hitting .375/.400/.667 for Springfield.

Kevin Smith, SS, Blue Jays. Smith is simply too good for the Midwest League. He's been stuck there because the Blue Jays have Bo Bichette at Double-A and Logan Warmoth at high Class A, but Smith keeps reminding everyone that as a college shortstop with plenty of pedigree, he's too much for low Class A pitchers. Yesterday he went 2-for-5 with his sixth home run of the season and a double.

Jeter Downs, SS, Reds. Downs went 2-for-4 with his fifth home run of the season. The 19-year-old has an impressive .287/.354/.469 stat line.

Chance Adams, RHP, Yankees. Adams has gotten off to a slow start this season, but he was in complete command yesterday. He struck out 10 while allowing one hit and two walks in seven scoreless innings.

Jordan Romano, RHP, Blue Jays. Romano held Hartford hitless for six scoreless innings. He walked two while striking out five.

Yefry Ramirez, RHP, Orioles. Ramirez threw his best outing of the season yesterday. Ramirez held Indianapolis to one hit over seven scoreless innings. He struck out seven.

— BATTERS —
TEAMCLASSPLAYER, POSABRHBIAVG
ARIAADuplantier, Jon P1000.333
ARIAAQuerecuto, Juniel 3B3000.381BB (8)
ARILoADiaz, Eduardo CF4111.156
ARILoAMaciel, Gabriel RF5130.293SB (2)
ARILoARose, Joey 3B4110.153BB (18)
ARIMAJWalker, Christian PH1000.125
ATLAAARiley, Austin 3B4000.333
ATLMAJAcuna, Ronald LF4121.275
BALAAHays, Austin PH-RF1010.219
BALAAMountcastle, Ryan 3B4010.400
BALAAMullins, Cedric CF3110.2622B (9), 2 BB (10)
BALAARifaela, Ademar RF2000.269BB (9)
BALAASantander, Anthony LF5011.250
BALAAANunez, Renato 3B4023.5002B (1), BB (1)
BALAAAStewart, DJ RF3020.2722B (5), BB (16)
BALMAJSisco, Chance C3010.227
BOSAADe La Guerra, Chad 3B5121.429
BOSAAALin, Tzu-Wei SS4000.273BB (5)
BOSAAATravis, Sam 1B4111.253HR (2)
CHCAABurks, Charcer CF5232.2372 2B (6), HR (2)
CHCAAVosler, Jason DH5111.1852B (6)
CHCLoAAmaya, Miguel C4010.264BB (12)
CHCLoAVelazquez, Nelson RF3000.194
CINAAAquino, Aristides RF4010.2392B (9)
CINAALaValley, Gavin 1B3112.202HR (5)
CINAALong, Shed 2B1000.295
CINAALonghi, Nick LF4000.250
CINLoADowns, Jeter SS4121.2872B (7), HR (5)
CINLoAFairchild, Stuart CF4010.290
CINLoAGordon, Miles LF2020.197BB (20), CS (2)
CINMAJBlandino, Alex 3B4020.278
CINMAJWinker, Jesse PH1000.258
CLEAABradley, Bobby 1B2111.185HR (7)
CLEAACastro, Willi SS0000.218
CLEAAKrieger, Tyler 2B4110.214
CLEAAAChang, Yu SS3110.265BB (9)
CLEAAAHaase, Eric DH4121.2422B (5)
CLEAAAMejia, Francisco C2100.187BB (7)
CLELoABenson, Will RF3000.198BB (29)
CLELoAClement, Ernie SS5120.3192B (10), SB (7)
CLELoAGonzalez, Oscar LF3120.2252B (4)
CLELoAJones, Nolan 3B2100.2002 BB (25)
CLEMAJAllen, Greg PR-CF0000.192
CLEMAJGonzalez, Erik 3B4121.382
COLAADaza, Yonathan RF4000.286
COLAAHampson, Garrett CF4010.3042B (8)
COLAAHilliard, Sam LF3000.282
COLAAMundell, Brian 1B3000.252
COLAANunez, Dom DH3000.231BB (16)
COLAARodgers, Brendan SS3000.290
DETAAAlcantara, Sergio SS5011.2892B (6)
DETAAMontgomery, Troy CF4111.2363B (2), BB (21)
DETAARogers, Jake C3100.1732 BB (10), SB (2)
DETAAAStewart, Christin LF3100.288BB (15)
DETLoAMorgan, Joey C3010.205
DETMAJGreiner, Grayson C3010.3132B (1)
DETMAJReyes, Victor LF3000.100
HOUAAStraw, Myles PR0100.358
HOULoAArauz, Jonathan SS4000.273
HOULoASierra, Miguelangel 2B4120.261
KCAADewees, Donnie CF4000.255
KCAAHernandez, Elier RF4110.282
KCAALopez, Nicky SS4110.326
KCMAJDozier, Hunter 1B4010.273
LAALoAAdell, Jo DH4110.289BB (8)
LAALoAHunter, Torii RF4110.2852B (5), BB (20)
LAALoAMarsh, Brandon LF5010.268
LAALoARivas, Leonardo 2B6012.2392B (5)
LAAMAJOhtani, Shohei DH4000.325
LADAAPeters, DJ CF4010.281
LADAARaley, Luke RF4010.307
LADLoAHeredia, Starling DH4000.197
LADMAJBuehler, Walker P2000.091
MIAAADiaz, Isan 2B0000.194
MIAAAHarrison, Monte CF4000.236
MIAMAJAnderson, Brian RF4121.275
MIAMAJBrinson, Lewis CF4000.171
MILAAGatewood, Jake 1B4000.209
MILAAMedeiros, Kodi P2000.000
MILAARay, Corey CF5111.267HR (6)
MILLoAHarrison, K.J. 1B3000.173BB (13)
MILLoAHenry, Payton C3000.309
MILLoALutz, Tristen RF3121.2162B (6), HR (4), BB (10)
MILMAJWoodruff, Brandon P3010.200
MINAARooker, Brent DH3221.245HR (4)
MINAAWade, LaMonte LF5122.305
MINAAAGranite, Zack CF3100.208BB (10)
MINLoABaddoo, Akil CF3010.2122B (3), BB (30)
MINLoABechtold, Andrew 3B2000.196BB (12)
MINLoAKirilloff, Alex DH2100.2982 BB (8)
MINLoALewis, Royce SS3000.327BB (10)
MINLoAMiranda, Jose 3B2001.178BB (7)
MINMAJGarver, Mitch C4110.254
NYMAAAlonso, Peter DH2000.3622 BB (25)
NYMAAMazeika, Patrick C0000.225
NYMMAJGuillorme, Luis 3B-2B3010.600
NYYAAAFord, Mike DH3111.232HR (4)
NYYAAAWade, Tyler SS4010.222
OAKAAMartin, Richie 2B5110.280
OAKAAMurphy, Sean C3011.313
OAKAARamirez, Tyler LF4121.317
OAKLoAAllen, Nick SS4010.202
OAKLoAArmenteros, Lazaro LF3000.321BB (6), CS (1)
OAKLoABeck, Austin CF4000.280
PHIAAACozens, Dylan CF4000.242
PITAAAKramer, Kevin 2B4000.281
PITAAALuplow, Jordan RF4113.255HR (4)
PITAAAMeadows, Austin CF4110.281
PITAAANewman, Kevin SS4020.321
PITMAJMoroff, Max 2B2000.219
SDAAAllen, Austin C4000.309
SDAAGettys, Michael CF3010.220BB (13)
SDAANaylor, Josh 1B5021.353
SDAATatis, Fernando SS4120.242BB (15), CS (1)
SDLoAAlmanzar, Luis 3B3121.200BB (3)
SDLoAArias, Gabriel SS4021.2052B (5)
SDLoAOrnelas, Tirso RF4010.2622B (5)
SDLoARosario, Jeisson CF4000.279
SDLoARuiz, Esteury 2B3110.276BB (12), 2 SB (10)
SEAAABishop, Braden CF4120.205
SEALoAAdams, Johnny DH3111.316BB (13)
SEALoARosa, Joseph 2B5220.2332B (2)
SFMAJGomez, Miguel 2B4010.200
SFMAJSuarez, Andrew P2000.000
STLAAArozarena, Randy LF4131.3752B (2), HR (4), CS (2)
STLAAEdman, Tommy 2B4000.261
STLAAHelsley, Ryan P2000.167
STLAASosa, Edmundo SS4000.237
STLLoAHurst, Scott RF4121.304
STLMAJBader, Harrison PH1000.258
TBAACronenworth, Jake 3B4011.103
TBAALowe, Brandon LF3011.265
TBAAPalacios, Jermaine SS3000.183
TBAASolak, Nick 2B4000.316
TBLoAHernandez, Ronaldo DH4000.287
TEXAAAlvarez, Eliezer 2B-CF4120.215BB (17)
TEXAAMorgan, Josh C4011.194BB (3), CS (1)
TEXAATocci, Carlos CF3210.333SB (1)
TEXMAJGuzman, Ronald 1B4100.200SB (1)
TORAABichette, Bo SS3001.273BB (17)
TORAAGuerrero, Vladimir 3B5341.4152 2B (15), HR (7), SB (1)
TORAARamirez, Harold DH4010.286BB (5)
TORAAAAlford, Anthony LF4000.140
TORAAAGurriel, Lourdes SS4001.000SB (1)
TORAAAJansen, Danny DH3000.301BB (12)
TORAAAMcGuire, Reese C4010.160
TORAAATellez, Rowdy 1B5120.2372B (4)
TORLoANoda, Ryan CF2100.176BB (39)
TORLoASmith, Kevin SS5225.3642B (19), HR (6)
TORLoAVicuna, Kevin DH4000.306
TORMAJUrena, Richard SS1113.273HR (1)
WASAAAbreu, Osvaldo SS4021.148
WASAAGushue, Taylor C5021.2192B (6)
WASAAJohnson, Daniel RF5221.2722B (8), SB (11)
WASAASoto, Juan LF5112.296HR (2)
WASAAWard, Drew 1B4020.1812B (1)
WASAAABautista, Rafael CF5121.359HR (1), SB (5)
WASAAAMarmolejos, Jose RF3010.234BB (17)

— PITCHERS —
TEAMCLASSCARD CODEIPHRERBBK
ARIAADuplantier, Jon5.042227
ATLAAAPfeifer, Phil2.022230
ATLMAJMinter, A.J.1.010001
BALAAAkin, Keegan5.174424
BALAAARamirez, Yefry7.010017
BALMAJScott, Tanner1.010000
BOSAAAButtrey, Ty1.000013
CHCAARucker, Michael5.064312
CHCLoAAlbertos, Jose2.023354
CHCLoAAssad, Javier7.072206
CINLoANaughton, Packy4.157721
COLAATinoco, Jesus4.075534
CWSAAAStephens, Jordan6.062205
CWSAAAVieira, Thyago1.011121
DETAABurrows, Beau6.051113
DETAAMoreno, Gerson1.122223
DETLoAManning, Matt5.053338
HOUAAValdez, Framber7.053318
HOULoAGarcia, Luis4.032233
HOULoAJavier, Cristian5.0322210
KCMAJKeller, Brad1.000011
LADMAJBuehler, Walker5.075427
MILAAMedeiros, Kodi6.061103
MILMAJWoodruff, Brandon5.012246
MINAAJay, Tyler1.230000
NYMAAUceta, Adonis2.023114
NYMMAJRhame, Jacob1.110010
NYYAAAAdams, Chance7.0100210
NYYAAACarroll, Cody1.000011
PHIAAADe Los Santos, Enyel6.053315
PITAAAEppler, Tyler1.000000
PITAAANeverauskas, Dovydas1.020011
PITMAJSantana, Edgar1.110000
SEAAADe Jong, Chase5.255312
SFMAJSuarez, Andrew6.085415
STLAAHelsley, Ryan7.221027
STLLoASeijas, Alvaro3.295542
STLMAJHicks, Jordan1.000010
TBAAKrook, Matt2.000012
TBLoAFranklin, Austin7.061106
TORAARomano, Jordan6.000025
TORLoADiaz, Yennsy6.052223
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