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Baseball America Prospect Report—May 25, 2021, Presented By OOTP 22

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Jo Adell, OF, Triple-A Salt Lake (Angels) — Adell keeps knocking on the door to the big leagues. The Angels No. 1 prospect hit his minor league-leading 10th home run on Monday to lead Triple-A Salt Lake to an 8-5 win over Las Vegas. He finished 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored and is now batting .270 with a 1.063 OPS on the season.

Thairo Estrada, SS, Triple-A Sacramento (Giants)—Estrada is many years removed from his days as a Yankees top prospect, but he’s still only 25 and is making a case to return to the majors for a third straight season. Estrada went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored in Triple-A Sacramento’s 14-9 win over Reno. He is now batting .373 with a 1.127 OPS on the young season.

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MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Triple-A El Paso (Padres)—Gore had his best start of the season so far on Monday, pitching three scoreless innings with one hit allowed in Triple-A El Paso’s 7-2 loss to Sugar Land. Gore walked five and struck out four and still has control issues to work out, but the scoreless outing still represented a step forward after a rocky start to the season.

Daulton Jefferies, RHP, Triple-A Las Vegas (Athletics)—The A’s No. 3 prospect pitched four scoreless innings in his season debut for Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday after beginning the year on the injured list with biceps tendinitis. He allowed seven hits but was able to work around them and departed with a 4-0 lead. Most notable was Jefferies’ pitch efficiency. He need only 40 pitches to complete his outing even with the seven hits allowed, a testament to his superb control.

Trevor Larnach, OF, Twins—The No. 32 prospect on the BA Top 100, Larnach went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs on Monday to lead Minnesota to an 8-3 win over the Orioles. Larnach’s third-inning blast off of John Means traveled 461 feet and left his bat at 112.1 mph, according to Statcast, and was only the second home run Means has surrendered to a lefty all year.

Owen Miller, INF, Indians—Miller notched his first big league hit on Monday with a single off of the Tigers’ Spencer Turnbull to lead off the third inning of Cleveland’s 6-5 win. The 24-year-old infielder has long been lauded for his pure hitting ability, and the hit was his first of many likely to come.

Curtis Terry, DH, Triple-A Round Rock (Rangers)—The Rangers offense has heated up recently, but in the event it cools down again, Terry is positioning himself nicely for a callup. The 24-year-old went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in Triple-A Round Rock’s 7-3 loss to Tacoma. The home run was his sixth of the year, tying him for second in the Triple-A West.

Andrew Vaughn, OF, White Sox—The No. 17 prospect on the BA Top 100 has struggled recently, but he broke out of his slump in a big way on Monday. Vaughn went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and two RBIs in a 5-1 win over the Cardinals. His two-run homer in the sixth put Chicago in front and was his second home run in as many days. Vaughn entered the game batting .194 in May, but his back-to-back days with a home run are a positive sign he’s turning upward as June approaches.

HITTERS 

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERABRHRBIAVGNOTES
ARIAAA#14Seth Beer, 1B10000.292
BALMAJ#5Ryan Mountcastle, OF40100.224
CLEMAJ#19Owen Miller, SS42100.370
COLAAA#10Ryan Vilade, OF31100.2713B (1), BB (9),
CWSMAJ#1Andrew Vaughn, 1B41220.2392B (9), HR (4),
CWSMAJ#3Nick Madrigal, 2B31100.2772B (7),
LAAAAA#1Jo Adell, OF51220.270HR (10),
LAAAAA#2Brandon Marsh, OF41100.200BB (9),
LADAAA#1Keibert Ruiz, C40000.260E (3),
LADAAA#26Luke Raley, OF40100.190
LADAAA#30Zach Reks, OF40000.308
MIAMAJ#4Jazz Chisholm, SS50000.288E (5),
MIAMAJ#10Jose Devers, SS10000.222
MINMAJ#1Alex Kirilloff, OF41200.262
MINMAJ#3Trevor Larnach, OF41220.217HR (4),
NYMMAJ#9Khalil Lee, OF10000.156
OAKAAA#9Greg Deichmann, OF42200.2862B (1),
OAKAAA#17Austin Allen, C30000.156BB (1),
OAKAAA#25Skye Bolt, OF31110.353HR (3), BB (6),
OAKMAJ#30Seth Brown, 1B10110.2312B (4),
SDAAA#3Luis Campusano, C40000.156
SDMAJ#5Ha-Seong Kim, SS40000.206
SDAAA#8Tucupita Marcano, 3B50100.182
SDMAJ#15Jorge Mateo, OF10000.240
SDAAA#25Ivan Castillo, 2B40100.383E (2),
SEAMAJ#2Jarred Kelenic, OF42110.239HR (4), BB (5),
SEAAAA#6Taylor Trammell, OF30000.264
SEAAAA#8Cal Raleigh, C40100.316
SFAAA#16LaMonte Wade, OF32100.2602B (3), 2 BB (13),
STLMAJ#1Dylan Carlson, OF40000.284
STLMAJ#9Lane Thomas, OF30000.185
STLMAJ#15Justin Williams, OF30000.168
STLMAJ#27Edmundo Sosa, SS30100.382CS (2),
TBMAJ#2Randy Arozarena, OF53210.2772B (9), BB (21), SB (6),
TBMAJ#15Taylor Walls, SS42000.3112 BB (15),
TORMAJ#21Santiago Espinal, SS50000.218E (3),


PITCHERS

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
CLEMAJ#15Emmanuel Clase, RHP1.0100210.83Sv (8)
CLEMAJ#23Sam Hentges, LHP5.0533376.20
CWSMAJ#2Michael Kopech, RHP2.0200031.78
HOUAAA#29Peter Solomon, RHP3.0322155.52W (1-0)
MIAMAJ#6Trevor Rogers, LHP5.0321351.75
MILMAJ#26Angel Perdomo, LHP0.013310
MINMAJ#14Jorge Alcala, RHP1.0222014.19W (1-1)
NYMMAJ#8David Peterson, LHP6.0533334.91L (1-4)
NYMMAJ#21Yennsy Diaz, RHP1.0000121.50
OAKAAA#3Daulton Jefferies, RHP4.0700010.00
OAKAAA#28Miguel Romero, RHP1.01100112.00
SDAAA#1MacKenzie Gore, LHP3.0100545.94
SFAAA#20Camilo Doval, RHP1.0111008.03
SFAAA#21Gregory Santos, RHP1.0100117.84
STLMAJ#7Kwang-Hyun Kim, LHP5.2533353.09L (1-2)
STLMAJ#16Kodi Whitley, RHP0.2000006.10
STLMAJ#24Jake Woodford, RHP1.0000004.66
TBMAJ#25Ryan Thompson, RHP0.1211002.42
TEXAAA#23Joe Palumbo, LHP1.0222318.44L (0-1)
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