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Baseball America Prospect Report -- May 2, 2019

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Austin Riley (Photo by Mike Janes/Four Seam)

Xavier Edwards, SS, Padres. The Padres are graduating a large number of players from the best farm system in baseball. But they also have young players stepping up as well. Edwards went 5-for-5 to start out the month of May for low Class A Fort Wayne. He had a double and four base knocks including an RBI and a run scored. Edwards is showing extremely advanced contact skills and looks to be the prototypical leadoff hitter.

Austin Beck, OF, Athletics. Beck had his first multi-homer game for high Class A Stockton. The outfielder homered to center field in the first inning, followed by another blast to right center in the third. The Athletics’ No. 5 prospect is a strong defender who has above-average raw power but until now he’s struggled to translate that power into games. His four home runs this year matches his career total coming into the season.

Austin Riley, 3B, Braves. The Braves’ top prospect had a four-hit game for Triple-A Gwinnett with two doubles, two long home runs and three runs scored. Riley is starting to heat up after a slow start, collecting hits in 13 of his last 25 at-bats.

Yordan Alvarez, OF/1B, Astros. It’s hard to have a better day than Alvarez had on Wednesday. In the first game of a doubleheader, Alvarez went 4-for-5 with three RBIs. The Astros’ No. 3 prospect had two singles and two doubles from the cleanup spot. In the second game, Alvarez hit his 12th home run of the season (one off the minor league lead) while going 2-for-3. So for the day, he was 6-for-8 with 11 total bases.

Edward Cabrera, RHP, Marlins. Cabrera tossed six and two-thirds scoreless frames for high Class A Jupiter. He allowed just two hits and collected a career-high 13 strike outs. The Marlins’ No. 8 prospect throws a three-pitch mix including a fastball that touches triple digits but has some control issues that need to be worked out.

Leody Taveras, OF, Rangers. Taveras had a four-hit game for high Class A Down East. The Rangers’ No. 3 prospect had three base knocks and a hustle triple while coming around to score twice. Taveras is a defensive standout who has bat-to-ball skills but needs to improve upon the impact of his swing from both sides of the plate.

Edwin Uceta, RHP, Dodgers. Uceta went six innings and allowed just one run for high Class A Rancho Cucamonga. The righthander scattered three hits and had eight strikeouts with no walks. The Dodgers’ No. 28 prospect works mostly with a fastball-slider combo and is developing his changeup which flashes average.

Ryan Mountcastle, 3B, Orioles. Mountcastle had four base knocks in five at-bats for Triple-A Norfolk. The Orioles No. 3 prospect also drove in two runs. Mountcastle is an offensive-minded infielder who boasts some power but a below-average arm might relegate him to strictly being a DH or first basemen at the big league level.

— BATTERS —
TEAMCLASSPLAYER, POSABRHBIAVGNotes
ARIAAChisholm, Jazz SS3000.151
ARIAAEllis, Drew 3B3000.226BB (10)
ARIAAGinkel, Kevin P0000--
ARIAAMiroglio, Dominic PH1011.262
ARIAASmith, Pavin 1B5010.247
ARIAAVarsho, Daulton C3111.239HR (5), BB (11)
ARIAAYoung, Andy 2B0000.253
ARIHiAMcCarthy, Jake CF4000.244
ARILoAKennedy, Buddy 3B4000.143
ARILoAPerdomo, Geraldo SS4000.247
ARIMAJKelly, Merrill P2000.000
ARIMAJLopez, Yoan P0000--
ATLAADidder, Ray-Patrick SS3000.132
ATLAAPache, Cristian RF4021.337
ATLAAWaters, Drew LF4120.3242B (13), CS (1)
ATLAAWeigel, Patrick P1000.000
ATLHiAContreras, William C3000.315
ATLHiAJenista, Greyson RF2110.227BB (12)
ATLHiARamos, Jeffrey LF2100.267BB (3)
ATLMAJWebb, Jacob P0000--
BALAABannon, Rylan 2B3020.2872 2B (10), BB (12)
BALAAMcKenna, Ryan CF5010.200
BALAAAMountcastle, Ryan 1B5042.343
BALAAAStewart, DJ RF3020.2332 2B (5)
BALMAJMartin, Richie SS0000.200
BOSAAChatham, C.J. SS3000.321
BOSAADalbec, Bobby DH3000.181
BOSAANetzer, Brett 2B4000.250
BOSAAWilson, Marcus CF4010.185
BOSHiACastellanos, Pedro 1B3221.302
BOSHiADuran, Jarren CF5120.417
BOSLoACasas, Triston 1B5221.2202B (7), HR (3)
BOSLoAHowlett, Brandon 3B5041.2432B (5)
BOSMAJChavis, Michael 2B3110.282BB (7)
CHCAAPereda, Jhonny C4020.246
CHCAAYoung, Jared PH1000.269
CHCAAAClifton, Trevor P2110.500
CHCHiAAdeman, Aramis SS3000.263BB (13)
CHCHiAAmaya, Miguel C3000.184BB (14)
CHCHiAHerron, Jimmy RF4022.200
CHCHiAWilson, D.J. CF3010.132
CHCLoARoederer, Cole DH2000.2412 BB (14), SB (6)
CHCLoAVelazquez, Nelson CF3000.286
CINAAIsabel, Ibandel 1B3010.261BB (7)
CINAARodriguez, Alfredo SS4120.3053B (1), CS (1)
CINAASiri, Jose CF4022.250
CINAATrammell, Taylor LF4100.278
CINAAASenzel, Nick CF4100.258BB (1)
CINHiAClementina, Hendrik C4010.190
CINHiAGarcia, Jose SS5011.280
CINHiAIndia, Jonathan 3B2010.2532 BB (9)
CINLoAMartinez, Juan 3B3000.288
CINLoASiani, Mike CF3010.1742B (1)
CLEAAJohnson, Daniel LF3000.257BB (13)
CLEAAABradley, Bobby 1B4010.2612B (9), BB (8)
CLEAAAHaase, Eric C4221.2352B (2), BB (10)
CLEHiAGonzalez, Oscar RF4022.356SB (4)
CLEHiAJones, Nolan 3B3001.308BB (17)
COLAABoswell, Bret PH-DH2000.176
COLAAFernandez, Vince RF4131.3032B (8)
COLAANevin, Tyler 1B4110.2622B (5)
COLAAWelker, Colton 3B4000.344
COLAAADaza, Yonathan CF4220.3942B (9), BB (6), CS (2)
COLAAAFuentes, Josh 3B4112.2952B (6), BB (2)
COLAAAHilliard, Sam RF3010.2382 BB (18)
COLAAARamos, Roberto 1B3011.2872B (5), 2 BB (16)
COLAAARodgers, Brendan SS4120.3202 2B (9), BB (13)
COLHiAVilade, Ryan SS5110.290
COLLoALavigne, Grant 1B4011.275BB (18), SB (3)
COLLoAMacIver, Willie C4001.307BB (9), SB (3)
COLLoAMontano, Daniel DH4010.292
COLLoAVavra, Terrin SS4231.330BB (18)
CWSAABasabe, Luis Alexander LF4010.167CS (1)
CWSAAGonzalez, Luis DH3020.245BB (10)
CWSAARivera, Laz SS2000.195BB (6)
CWSAARobert, Luis CF3000.000BB (1)
CWSAARutherford, Blake RF4010.157
CWSAASheets, Gavin 1B3000.193BB (10)
CWSHiAWalker, Steele CF4012.2222B (2), BB (1)
CWSLoABush, Bryce RF4120.2262B (4)
DETAAAlcantara, Sergio SS4000.230
DETAAParedes, Isaac 3B4000.266BB (9)
DETAAACameron, Daz CF4000.186BB (10), SB (3)
DETAAACastro, Willi SS3210.3372 BB (13), 3 SB (5)
DETAAALugo, Dawel 3B4020.315
DETAAARobson, Jacob RF3011.230SB (5)
DETHiAClemens, Kody 2B3000.165
DETHiADeatherage, Brock CF3000.204
DETLoAMcMillan, Sam C3000.196
DETLoAMeadows, Parker CF2100.202BB (9), SB (5)
DETLoAPerez, Wenceel DH3020.241BB (8)
HOUAADawson, Ronnie CF5012.2222B (5)
HOUAAToro, Abraham 1B2000.2722 BB (10)
HOUAAAAlvarez, Yordan DH3223.382HR (13), BB (14)
HOUAAAStraw, Myles CF4120.308BB (9)
HOUAAAStubbs, Garrett C4020.235
HOUAAATucker, Kyle RF3100.161BB (6), SB (5)
HOUHiAArauz, Jonathan SS4011.2102B (7), BB (12)
KCAALee, Khalil CF4020.268SB (9)
KCAAPeterson, Kort LF4120.1822B (4)
KCAARivera, Emmanuel 3B4000.263
KCAAViloria, Meibrys C3000.118BB (11)
KCAAALopez, Nicky SS4120.345BB (12)
KCHiAHicklen, Brewer LF3010.222BB (9)
KCHiAMelendez, M.J. C3000.129BB (11)
KCHiAPerkins, Blake CF5021.180
KCHiAPratto, Nick 1B4000.143
KCLoAGigliotti, Michael CF1100.266BB (12), 2 SB (12), CS (1)
KCMAJGutierrez, Kelvin 3B4123.364HR (2)
LAAAAJones, Jahmai 2B4020.1522B (2)
LAAAAKruger, Jack C4000.205
LAAAAMarsh, Brandon CF4000.215
LAAAAALund, Brennon CF4011.181
LAAAAARojas, Jose 2B5110.318
LAAAAAThaiss, Matt 3B4211.2803B (2), BB (17)
LAAAAAWalsh, Jared 1B3321.2632 2B (7), 2 BB (11)
LAALoAAdams, Jordyn CF3010.191
LAALoAMaitan, Kevin 3B2000.161BB (11)
LAALoASoto, Livan SS3000.232
LAAMAJRengifo, Luis PR-2B0000.250
LADAAEstevez, Omar SS2110.388BB (11)
LADAARuiz, Keibert DH2000.231BB (5)
LADAASantana, Cristian 3B3010.337
LADAAThomas, Cody RF3110.232
LADAAARios, Edwin 1B3011.219
LADAAASmith, Will DH3000.254BB (16)
LADHiADowns, Jeter SS5111.213
LADHiARincon, Carlos RF4010.212BB (16)
LADHiAWong, Connor C5012.1922B (6)
LADLoAAmaya, Jacob 2B3122.2642B (9), BB (18)
LADLoAVargas, Miguel 3B1001.310
LADMAJVerdugo, Alex CF4020.342SB (1)
MIAAABrigman, Bryson 2B4010.189
MIAAADunand, Joe SS3010.256
MIAAAMiller, Brian LF4000.238
MIAAAADean, Austin RF4000.383CS (2)
MIAAAADiaz, Isan 2B4010.218
MIAAAAHarrison, Monte CF4000.286
MIAHiADevers, Jose SS4021.333
MIAHiAMahan, Riley 2B3000.209
MIAHiAMesa, Victor Victor CF4010.227SB (6)
MIAHiANelson, James 3B3010.174
MIALoABanfield, Will C4010.185
MIALoAScott, Connor DH3320.1782B (5), BB (9), SB (7)
MILAAGrisham, Trent CF4000.222BB (13)
MILAAABrown, Zack P2000.000
MILAAADubon, Mauricio SS3000.236
MILAAAErceg, Lucas 3B3000.260
MILAAAHiura, Keston 2B3111.314HR (9)
MILAAANottingham, Jacob C2010.238BB (5)
MILHiAFeliciano, Mario C4000.265
MILHiAHenry, Payton DH4001.286
MILLoAMcClanahan, Chad RF3000.238
MILLoATurang, Brice 2B2000.315BB (17)
MILMAJBurnes, Corbin P0000.333
MINAAArraez, Luis 3B5010.311
MINAAARaley, Luke RF4112.235HR (5)
MINAAAWade, LaMonte LF4000.273
MINLoAMaciel, Gabriel RF2000.340BB (12)
NYMAAGimenez, Andres SS5132.2442B (5), CS (2)
NYMAAToffey, Will 3B3010.258BB (18)
NYMAAAGuillorme, Luis SS4220.4212B (1), 2 BB (5)
NYMHiACortes, Carlos DH3010.225BB (7)
NYMMAJAlonso, Pete 1B4010.291
NYMMAJNido, Tomas C2000.111
NYYHiALopez, Jason C3000.245BB (2)
NYYMAJEstrada, Thairo PH1000.333
OAKAABlanco, Dairon CF3001.319
OAKAADeichmann, Greg RF4010.258
OAKAAMerrell, Kevin SS3110.2322B (5)
OAKAAABolt, Skye LF2000.321
OAKAAAMateo, Jorge SS4000.343
OAKHiAArmenteros, Lazaro DH4221.253HR (6)
OAKHiABeck, Austin CF5223.2452 HR (4)
OAKHiAEierman, Jeremy SS4234.185HR (2), SB (4)
OAKHiAHannah, Jameson RF5010.224
OAKHiARivas, Alfonso 1B3100.264BB (14)
OAKLoABrito, Marcos SS4010.211SB (2)
PHIAAHaseley, Adam RF5220.1882B (4)
PHIAAListi, Austin 3B2111.1002 BB (16)
PHIAAMoniak, Mickey CF5010.1922B (5)
PHILoAGarcia, Luis 2B3000.169
PHILoAMarchan, Rafael C4011.310
PITAAACraig, Will 1B4020.256
PITAAAHayes, Ke'Bryan 3B4112.2562B (10)
PITAAAKramer, Kevin DH3010.193
PITAAAMartin, Jason CF5112.200HR (1)
PITAAANewman, Kevin SS3100.273BB (4)
PITHiAMitchell, Calvin RF3000.281
PITHiAStafford, Deon C2000.000BB (1)
PITHiASwaggerty, Travis CF4010.2712B (4)
PITLoASanchez, Lolo CF5111.333HR (2)
PITMAJReynolds, Bryan LF3013.4402B (5), BB (1)
PITMAJTucker, Cole SS3000.257
SDAAMiller, Owen SS5000.272
SDAAMunoz, Andres P0000--
SDAAPotts, Hudson 3B4110.1942B (4)
SDAAReed, Buddy PH0000.195BB (6)
SDAAAAllen, Logan P2000.400
SDAAANaylor, Josh RF4010.3202B (10), BB (16)
SDAAAUrias, Luis SS4010.389BB (6)
SDHiACampusano, Luis C3100.342BB (11)
SDHiAOrnelas, Tirso RF4020.283
SDHiARosario, Jeisson CF5000.175
SDHiARuiz, Esteury 2B4221.231HR (1)
SDLoAEdwards, Xavier 2B5151.3722B (3), CS (5)
SDLoAMarcano, Tucupita SS4111.267BB (9), SB (3), CS (3)
SDMAJFrance, Ty 3B4000.167
SDMAJMejia, Francisco C4010.156
SDMAJQuantrill, Cal P2000.000
SEAAAFraley, Jake DH4000.280
SEAAALewis, Kyle RF3100.233BB (15)
SEAAAThompson-Williams, Dom LF3020.275BB (12)
SEAAAWalton, Donnie SS4010.289CS (4)
SEAAAACurletta, Joey 1B5021.235
SEAAAALong, Shed 3B5021.2572B (4)
SEAHiARaleigh, Cal C5012.2232B (6)
SEAHiARizzo, Joe 3B4120.3092B (5)
SEALoAKelenic, Jarred CF4020.3442B (10), BB (14)
SEAMAJBishop, Braden CF3000.000
SEAMAJVogelbach, Daniel DH3000.297
SFAAHoward, Ryan SS3110.213
SFAAMiller, Jalen 2B3000.250BB (10), CS (2)
SFAAShaw, Chris LF3111.257HR (4)
SFAAAAvelino, Abiatal SS3000.226BB (5)
SFAAACoonrod, Sam P0000--
SFAAAGarcia, Aramis C3000.212BB (12)
SFLoAGonzalez, Jacob 3B3100.235BB (15)
STLAACapel, Conner LF4111.217HR (4)
STLAACarlson, Dylan CF3210.289BB (11), SB (4)
STLAAHurst, Scott PH1000.205
STLAAAEdman, Tommy PH1111.3182B (9)
STLAAAGarcia, Adolis RF5110.234
STLAAAKnizner, Andrew C5010.338SB (1)
STLAAASchrock, Max 3B3111.253BB (14)
STLAAAThomas, Lane CF3111.2453B (1)
STLLoACedeno, Leandro DH3000.262
STLLoAGorman, Nolan 3B2212.326HR (8), BB (9)
STLLoAHerrera, Ivan C3011.273
STLMAJGallegos, Giovanny P0000.000
STLMAJO'Neill, Tyler PH1000.294
TBAAFox, Lucius SS2210.1952 SB (11)
TBAALowe, Josh CF3000.233BB (17), SB (5)
TBAAMcKay, Brendan DH3000.176BB (5)
TBAASanchez, Jesus RF4001.289SB (3)
TBAAASolak, Nick 2B3000.234
TBAAAVelazquez, Andrew CF4000.310
TBHiABrujan, Vidal SS3000.292BB (9)
TBHiAGomez, Moises DH4121.2242B (5)
TBLoAFranco, Wander SS3011.295
TBMAJLowe, Brandon 2B4010.2942B (7)
TBMAJLowe, Nate DH4010.250
TEXAAAWhite, Eli SS4000.278
TEXHiAArias, Diosbel 3B5132.3602B (9)
TEXHiATaveras, Leody RF5240.3243B (3), CS (3)
TEXHiATejeda, Anderson DH4221.3092B (6), BB (7)
TEXLoAHuff, Sam DH4214.322HR (14), BB (6)
TEXLoAOrnelas, Jonathan 2B-CF5131.3482B (5), BB (10), SB (5)
TEXLoASeise, Chris SS4211.232BB (3), SB (6)
TORAASmith, Kevin SS4000.191
TORHiANoda, Ryan RF4001.279
TORHiAStevenson, Cal CF5220.205
TORMAJGuerrero, Vladimir 3B4000.167
TORMAJJansen, Danny C4120.200
TORMAJMcKinney, Billy RF4000.218
TORMAJTellez, Rowdy DH3121.238HR (6), BB (7)
WASAABarrera, Tres C4111.350
WASAAGarcia, Luis SS5110.229
WASAAPena, Ronald P0000--
WASAAWard, Drew 3B4000.289
WASAAARainey, Tanner P0000--
WASHiACanning, Gage RF6221.200
WASMAJKieboom, Carter SS3000.136BB (3)
WASMAJRobles, Victor RF4120.264
— PITCHERS —
TEAMCLASSPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANotes
ARIAAGinkel, Kevin0.2121002.31
ARIAAAClarke, Taylor5.0200116.12W (3-1)
ARIAAASherfy, Jimmie1.0100021.74Sv (5)
ARILoAGoddard, Jackson4.0654341.73L (1-1)
ARIMAJKelly, Merrill5.1511223.60W (3-2)
ARIMAJLopez, Yoan0.2000100.77
ATLAAWeigel, Patrick3.0000041.59
ATLMAJWebb, Jacob0.0100200.00
BALAAHarvey, Hunter2.2563316.20L (0-2)
BALAAARogers, Josh7.0511053.86W (3-1)
BALMAJKline, Branden2.0100025.14W (1-0)
BOSLoAAybar, Yoan0.0033309.00
BOSMAJBrewer, Colten1.0100007.62
CHCAAAClifton, Trevor5.0222081.66W (2-0)
CHCMAJMaples, Dillon1.0000030.00
CINAAMoss, Scott5.0200574.91
CINAAAHerget, Jimmy1.0000005.27
CINLoARichardson, Lyon5.0766167.08L (0-3)
COLAABowden, Ben1.0100112.53Sv (7)
COLLoAFeltner, Ryan5.0844265.64W (1-2)
CWSLoAPilkington, Konnor5.0311161.98
DETAAFaedo, Alex6.0611263.10W (2-1)
HOUAABielak, Brandon5.0411244.50W (2-0)
HOUAABukauskas, J.B.4.0300249.56Sv (1)
HOUAAADeetz, Dean1.0000018.68
HOUAAAGuduan, Reymin1.0100101.29
KCAAAStaumont, Josh1.0111233.38
KCLoACox, Austin5.1544344.68L (0-3)
LAALoASwanda, John4.2300030.00
LAAMAJButtrey, Ty2.0200021.13Sv (1)
LADAAASborz, Josh1.0110016.23
LADHiAUceta, Edwin6.0311082.30W (1-0)
MIAHiACabrera, Edward6.22000131.64W (2-1)
MILAADiplan, Marcos2.2311226.45
MILAAABrown, Zack4.2563524.18L (1-3)
MILMAJBurnes, Corbin2.03332310.98L (0-3)
MINAAALittell, Zack7.0744274.67
NYYAAAcevedo, Domingo2.0100031.08
NYYAAGarcia, Deivi4.03445119.00L (0-1)
NYYAAAAdams, Chance6.0522376.59
OAKAAJefferies, Daulton3.0522016.00
OAKMAJWendelken, J.B.0.2333204.74
PITHiAEscobar, Luis1.0000000.00
SDAAMunoz, Andres1.0000023.00
SDAAAAllen, Logan6.0621077.23W (2-1)
SDHiAPatino, Luis4.0432144.50L (1-3)
SDMAJQuantrill, Cal5.2622133.18L (0-1)
SEAAAASheffield, Justus2.2252644.29
SEAHiAGerber, Joey1.0111103.86Sv (3)
SFAAAdon, Melvin1.2000121.88Sv (2)
SFAAWilliams, Garrett6.0522064.30W (1-2)
SFAAACoonrod, Sam1.0322116.75
SFLoACorry, Seth5.1322371.83
STLMAJGallegos, Giovanny1.0100023.48
TEXAAClase, Emmanuel1.0000012.08Sv (1)
TEXAAHernandez, Jonathan5.0411245.91W (2-2)
TEXHiAAlexy, A.J.2.0333425.12
TEXLoACrouse, Hans4.0733042.22
TORHiAPearson, Nate2.0000150.86
TORMAJLuciano, Elvis2.2000113.55
WASAAPena, Ronald1.0433027.84
WASAAARainey, Tanner1.0000125.84
WASHiAPena, Malvin5.0622267.97W (2-1)
WASLoAAlastre, Tomas3.1444536.84
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