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Baseball America Prospect Report — October 1, 2021

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Cristian Pache, Triple-A Gwinnett (Braves) — Pache's season has not gone as expected. If things were going to plan, he'd likely be in the big leagues now, popping Champagne corks with his Braves teammates in celebration of winning the NL East. Instead, he's the bulk of the year in Triple-A, where he started slowly but came on late in the year. His strong September continued on Thursday, when he swatted his 11th homer of the year and put a bow on a torrid two-month stretch. Since Aug. 1, Pache has slashed .307/.361/.458 with five home runs and 22 RBIs.

Oneil Cruz, Triple-A Indianapolis (Pirates) — Cruz's lefthanded power is some of the most jaw-dropping in the minor leagues. He showed it again on Thursday when he slammed a 423-foot home run to dead center field off of Nashville lefty Ethan Small, one of the Brewers' finest pitching prospects. The sample size is small, but Cruz has shown no issue adjusting to Triple-A. He's gone 11 for his first 21 in Indianapolis, with a double and five home runs. He missed a large portion of the season with a forearm injury, but still managed to crush (so far) 17 home runs in just 62 games.

Riley Greene, Triple-A Toledo (Tigers) — Riley Greene: Hitting machine. The 21-year-old Tigers prodigy continued his spectacular season on Thursday, collecting three hits (half of his team's total) in a loss to St. Paul. The afternoon pushed his slash line with Toledo to .307/.389/.536. In September, Greene hit .327/.386/.587 with five home runs and 17 RBIs.

Gabriel Gonzalez, DSL Mariners — Gonzalez is one of the Mariners' biggest risers this season, and he continued his stellar pro debut on Thursday with his seventh home run of the season. The powerful outfielder has a .907 OPS thus far, and more RBIs (36) than strikeouts (35).

Jean Cabrera, DSL Phillies White — Phillies fans became familiar with Cabrera very recently, when the 19-year-old righthander took home the Paul Owens Award, given annually to the system's top hitter and pitcher (Bryson Stott got it for the hitters). Cabrera continued his strong campaign on Thursday with four hitless innings in his team's one-hitter against the DSL Brewers. The outing lowered his season ERA to 1.54 and upped his strikeout total to 61 in 52.2 innings.

HITTERS

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERABRHRBIAVGNOTES
ARIMAJ#8Geraldo Perdomo, SS30010.240BB (54),
ARIR#25Manuel Pena, SS40000.257
ATLAAA#1Cristian Pache, OF52230.241HR (12),
ATLAAA#2Drew Waters, OF50100.244
BALAAA#1Adley Rutschman, C40100.287
BALMAJ#14Jahmai Jones, 2B30000.230
BALAAA#17Kyle Stowers, OF40000.279
BALAAA#19Yusniel Diaz, OF30000.159
BOSAAA#1Triston Casas, 1B50210.2812 2B (14),
BOSAAA#2Jarren Duran, CF60100.248SB (21),
BOSAAA#4Jeter Downs, 2B41230.1872B (8),
BOSAAA#19Connor Wong, C53310.2602B (14), HR (8),
BOSR#20Miguel Bleis, OF40000.250
CHCMAJ#11Greg Deichmann, OF10000.263
CHCAAA#21Christopher Morel, SS10000.227
CINR#18Malvin Valdez, OF20000.2142 BB (23), 2 SB (16),
CLEAAA#6Gabriel Arias, SS31110.286HR (12), E (15),
CLEMAJ#15Owen Miller, SS40100.249
CLEAAA#16Richard Palacios, 2B30100.295
CLEAAA#29Oscar Gonzalez, OF40000.292
COLAAA#5Elehuris Montero, 3B30000.279
COLAAA#10Ryan Vilade, OF30010.283
COLR#27Yanquiel Fernandez, OF41210.308
CWSAAA#9Jake Burger, 3B40200.277BB (28),
CWSAAA#17Romy Gonzalez, SS30110.2802B (20), 2 BB (44),
CWSAAA#20Blake Rutherford, OF51000.247
DETAAA#1Spencer Torkelson, 3B40100.266
DETAAA#2Riley Greene, OF40300.3032B (24),
DETAAA#12Ryan Kreidler, IF40100.2732B (22),
DETR#21Abel Bastidas, SS42240.1732B (3), BB (19), SB (7),
DETAAA#22Kody Clemens, SS40000.238
DETAAA#27Jacob Robson, OF30000.284BB (61),
HOUAAA#2Jeremy Pena, SS40000.328
HOUAAA#3Pedro Leon, SS40100.224
HOUMAJ#8Jake Meyers, OF30000.314
KCAAA#1Bobby Witt, SS10000.294BB (50), SB (30),
KCAAA#4Nick Pratto, 1B20000.263
KCAAA#24Lucius Fox, SS21110.243SB (20),
LAAMAJ#2Brandon Marsh, OF51200.270SB (8),
LAAAAA#27Michael Stefanic, OF40200.342CS (5),
LADAAA#23Zach Reks, OF40000.272
MIAMAJ#3Jesus Sanchez, OF20100.285
MIAMAJ#11Lewin Diaz, 1B40000.237
MIAAAA#16Peyton Burdick, OF41100.2272B (20), BB (79),
MIAMAJ#30Bryan De La Cruz, OF20100.316
MILAAA#2Brice Turang, SS30210.263BB (58), SB (19),
MINAAA#8Jose Miranda, 3B31100.343CS (4),
MINMAJ#11Nick Gordon, OF20000.259
MINAAA#15Gilberto Celestino, OF40000.246
MINMAJ#19Brent Rooker, OF31110.230HR (29),
NYMAAA#4Mark Vientos, 3B30000.282BB (33),
NYMAAA#11Khalil Lee, OF41110.257HR (14),
NYMAAA#21Travis Blankenhorn, 2B30000.232BB (30),
NYYAAA#3Oswald Peraza, SS41100.296BB (37), CS (10),
NYYAAA#16Oswaldo Cabrera, SS41110.268BB (41),
PHIAAA#3Bryson Stott, SS40210.311BB (65),
PHIAAA#7Logan O'Hoppe, C40110.2732B (19), E (6),
PHIAAA#11Simon Muzziotti, OF32200.3032 BB (7),
PHIAAA#13Mickey Moniak, OF50010.230
PHIAAA#14Luke Williams, 2B42220.275
PITAAA#1Oneil Cruz, SS21120.311HR (17), 3 BB (28),
PITAAA#7Tucupita Marcano, UTL20000.246
PITAAA#20Cal Mitchell, OF10000.277
PITAAA#23Rodolfo Castro, 2B40000.239BB (27),
PITAAA#29Canaan Smith-Njigba, OF40110.260E (2),
SEAR#14Starlin Aguilar, 3B43210.2562 2B (10), 2 BB (21), CS (1),
SEAAAA#25Luis Liberato, OF40200.269
SEAAAA#27Donnie Walton, UTL50000.284
SEAR#30Gabriel Gonzalez, OF51120.270HR (4), SB (5),
SFAAA#2Joey Bart, C20100.296
SFAAA#3Heliot Ramos, OF40310.254
STLAAA#3Nolan Gorman, 2B41200.2792B (20), BB (37),
STLAAA#13Justin Williams, OF41110.2042B (5), BB (19),
STLAAA#15Brendan Donovan, 2B41100.3062B (21), BB (50),
STLAAA#18Alec Burleson, OF41110.270
STLR#26Carlos Carmona, OF51100.191
STLAAA#30Luken Baker, 1B41210.2482B (21),
TBAAA#2Vidal Brujan, 2B51100.2522B (31), BB (49),
TBAAA#5Josh Lowe, OF50110.293BB (62),
TBAAA#8Taylor Walls, SS40210.2332 BB (62), CS (6),
TEXAAA#2Josh Jung, 3B41200.3182B (22),
TEXAAA#9Sam Huff, C41220.243HR (14),
TEXAAA#25Davis Wendzel, SS30000.236
TEXAAA#27Steele Walker, OF30000.246
TORMAJ#5Alejandro Kirk, C30000.264BB (23),
TORAAA#7Otto Lopez, 2B30000.3182 BB (41), SB (22), E (11),
TORR#10Manuel Beltre, SS40000.238
TORAAA#18Kevin Smith, SS41100.270BB (47),
WASAAA#14Donovan Casey, OF40000.275
WASAAA#23Tres Barrera, C40000.219

PITCHERS

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
ATLAAA#20Daysbel Hernandez, RHP1.0222113.92
BALAAA#13Kevin Smith, LHP1.2111624.59L (3-7)
BALMAJ#28Alex Wells, LHP6.0311224.81W (8-6)
BOSAAA#22Kutter Crawford, RHP3.2433234.66
CHCMAJ#20Justin Steele, LHP7.0400173.42W (6-4)
CLEMAJ#30Sam Hentges, LHP1.0100006.43
COLAAA#4Ryan Rolison, LHP4.0711025.27
DETMAJ#17Alex Lange, RHP1.1000024.26W (3-4)
KCMAJ#20Angel Zerpa, LHP5.0320144.34L (4-5)
LADAAA#4Ryan Pepiot, RHP2.0322144.62W (5-9)
MIAMAJ#5Edward Cabrera, RHP3.0222263.90
MILAAA#6Ethan Small, LHP5.0522341.98W (4-2)
MINMAJ#5Joe Ryan, RHP4.2666253.59
NYYAAA#8Clarke Schmidt, RHP6.0330142.84
PITMAJ#16Miguel Yajure, RHP2.0777214.60L (2-6)
SDAAA#30Steven Wilson, RHP1.0110023.38
STLAAA#23Jake Walsh, RHP1.0122123.00
TBAAA#19Tommy Romero, RHP5.0300162.13W (8-1)
TEXMAJ#12Glenn Otto, RHP2.0655124.39
TORMAJ#2Nate Pearson, RHP2.0000144.43
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