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Baseball America Prospect Report—May 3, 2021



Akil Baddoo, LF, Tigers — Baddoo has been a great story, but he’s now going through the growing pains that are likely to come from jumping from high Class A to the majors. Baddoo went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts on Sunday. He’s now hitting .203/.233/.522 and has struck out in 15 of his last 25 at-bats.

Alex Kirilloff, 1B, Twins — Kirilloff’s first hit came in his sixth game after his call-up, as he finally shrugged off an 0-for-14 start. But this weekend, he started to turn things around. Kirilloff homered twice on Friday, once more on Saturday and once more on Sunday. He’s still hitting an avert-your-eyes .184, but four homers in 40 plate appearances gives him a more impressive .526 slugging percentage.

Emmanuel Clase, RHP, Indians — Clase’s ERA remains a perfect 0.00 as he threw one scoreless inning on Sunday. Clase topped out at 102 mph on Sunday. His 84 100+ mph pitches is already far and away the most by an Indians pitcher in the Statcast era. The rest of Cleveland’s pitching staff has 14 100+ mph pitches since 2008.

Alec Bettinger, RHP, Brewers — Bettinger made his MLB debut on Sunday, but the Dodgers were not exactly friendly to Milwaukee’s starter. Bettinger gave up 11 runs in just four innings on 11 hits. He left the game with a 24.75 ERA and a .500 opponents batting average.

BATTERS

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYER, POSABRHBIAVGNOTES
ARIMAJ#9Pavin Smith 1B4112.270HR (3)
ARIMAJ#2Daulton Varsho RF4221.4442B (3)
ATLMAJ#6William Contreras C3011.333BB (1)
ATLMAJ#1Cristian Pache CF3010.156
BALMAJ#5Ryan Mountcastle DH4020.2162B (7)
CINMAJ#4Tyler Stephenson PH1000.375
CLEMAJ#3Andres Gimenez SS4000.186
CWSMAJ#27Zack Collins C3000.222BB (7)
CWSMAJ#3Nick Madrigal 2B4010.304
CWSMAJ#1Andrew Vaughn LF4020.280
DETMAJ#17Akil Baddoo LF3000.206
LADMAJ#11Sheldon Neuse 2B-3B3010.261
LADMAJ#7Edwin Rios 3B-1B2000.087BB (7)
MIAMAJ#10Jose Devers SS3010.111
MIAMAJ#11Monte Harrison CF3010.200CS (1)
MINMAJ#1Alex Kirilloff 1B4114.200HR (4)
OAKMAJ#30Seth Brown PH-RF2000.250
PHIMAJ#10Nick Maton 2B4010.348
SDMAJ#15Jorge Mateo PH1000.219
SEAMAJ#29Sam Haggerty RF1000.200BB (4), SB (5)
SEAMAJ#6Taylor Trammell LF0000.149BB (10), SB (2)
STLMAJ#1Dylan Carlson RF4000.265
STLMAJ#8Andrew Knizner C3100.244
STLMAJ#15Justin Williams PH1000.185
TBMAJ#2Randy Arozarena DH2100.277BB (8), SB (2)
TEXMAJ#8Jonah Heim C3010.121


PITCHERS

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
ATLMAJ#2Ian Anderson4.0644253.27L (2-1)
BALMAJ#14Bruce Zimmermann4.2743245.40
BOSMAJ#17Garrett Whitlock1.0211010.68
CHCMAJ#22Justin Steele1.0333015.06
CHCMAJ#27Keegan Thompson1.0200100.00
CINMAJ#6Tejay Antone1.1244213.38
CLEMAJ#15Emmanuel Clase1.0100010.00
COLMAJ#17Ben Bowden0.1000019.00
CWSMAJ#15Matt Foster1.0000018.10
CWSMAJ#11Codi Heuer1.0433016.08
HOUMAJ#5Bryan Abreu1.0110034.38
KCMAJ#5Kris Bubic1.03220118.00
MIAMAJ#6Trevor Rogers5.0433361.91L (3-2)
MILMAJ#20Alec Bettinger4.01111112024.75L (0-1)
MILMAJ#14Patrick Weigel1.1200030.00
MINMAJ#14Jorge Alcala1.0000103.27
NYMMAJ#8David Peterson5.0411285.89
OAKMAJ#16Jordan Weems1.0000002.70
PHIMAJ#20JoJo Romero1.0000024.05
PITMAJ#20Wil Crowe5.0333424.66L (0-1)
SEAMAJ#21Anthony Misiewicz0.1000000.00
SFMAJ#20Camilo Doval1.0000025.40
TBMAJ#25Ryan Thompson0.2100102.77

Dylan Carlson (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) 1228174905

Baseball America Prospect Report—April 14, 2021

Dylan Carlson tallies a three-hit game, Akil Baddoo homers again, Bobby Dalbec comes up big and more.

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