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Baseball America Prospect Report — October 4, 2021

Spencer Torkelson Scottwgraugetty

There’s always a tinge of sadness that comes with the end of every MiLB season. It will be six months before there once again is the promise of games to enjoy each and every night.

But as I get older, the other aspect I always can’t help but think about are the players who played their final games this week (and a couple of weeks ago in the case of all but Triple-A).

For a few players, the decision is theirs. Some players will decide that this is the year the dream dies (or in a few cases, that their careers are over after at some point they reached the majors). They’ll decide it’s time to get on with their life’s work, whatever that will be, and they will go out on their own terms.

But for the vast majority of players who just had their final inning or their final at-bat, it will be a much harsher divorce. Some will get called this winter and told they are being released. Others will be minor league free agents who begin the offseason hopeful only to find that no team calls. And others will head to spring training only to be released before the 2022 season begins.

But whether these players' final games come on their own terms or by surprise, they are among the very few baseball players to reach the minors. It’s remarkable that reaching Double-A or Triple-A can be seen as failing to achieve a childhood dream when reaching that level puts a player among the top 2,500 baseball players in the world.

So while you get ready for the MLB playoffs, also give a thought for the minor league players whose dreams may have just ended.

Sunday’s Stars

Spencer Torkelson, 1B, Tigers: Torkelson hit his 11th Triple-A home run and his 30th of the season overall between three levels. Torkelson’s first pro season ended with him hitting .267/.383/.552.

Jarren Duran, CF, Red Sox: Duran struggled mightily in his MLB debut, but his Triple-A season was better, both before his promotion and after his demotion. Duran went 3-for-5 on the final day of the season, raising his Triple-A line to .258/357/.516.

Jose Marmolejos, 1B, Mariners: The final stretch gave Marmelejos a chance to finish a season to remember. Demoted back from Seattle, Marmelejos got just enough plate appearances to qualify league leaders. He won the Triple-A West sabermetric Triple Crown. He led the league in batting average (.338), on-base percentage (.439) and slugging percentage (.672). He also hit his 26th home run of the season on Sunday, finishing fifth in the league in home runs.

HITTERS

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERABRHRBIAVGNOTES
ARIMAJ#8Geraldo Perdomo, SS41100.2402B (11),
ARIMAJ#22Jake McCarthy, OF31010.248BB (45), SB (31),
ATLAAA#1Cristian Pache, OF10000.237
ATLAAA#2Drew Waters, OF40000.243
ATLAAA#4Shea Langeliers, C10000.256
BALAAA#1Adley Rutschman, C31100.285BB (78),
BALAAA#17Kyle Stowers, OF40210.279
BALAAA#19Yusniel Diaz, OF20000.161BB (18),
BOSAAA#1Triston Casas, 1B61200.2792B (15),
BOSAAA#2Jarren Duran, CF52310.250
CHCAAA#1Brennen Davis, OF30000.2562 BB (51),
CHCMAJ#11Greg Deichmann, OF10000.262
CHCAAA#21Christopher Morel, SS41200.225BB (45),
CINMAJ#1Jose Barrero, SS40100.289
CINMAJ#22T.J. Friedl, OF40000.266
COLAAA#5Elehuris Montero, 3B40000.276
COLAAA#10Ryan Vilade, OF40100.2812B (27),
COLAAA#19Willie MacIver, C30000.222
COLMAJ#23Colton Welker, 3B41100.242
CWSMAJ#8Gavin Sheets, 1B10000.277
CWSAAA#9Jake Burger, 3B40000.274
CWSAAA#17Romy Gonzalez, SS31120.280HR (24), E (18),
CWSAAA#18Micker Adolfo, OF30000.247BB (30),
CWSAAA#20Blake Rutherford, OF41200.2492B (29), CS (1),
DETAAA#1Spencer Torkelson, 3B31110.265HR (29), BB (77),
DETMAJ#11Daz Cameron, OF31110.247HR (10), BB (29), SB (14),
DETAAA#12Ryan Kreidler, IF41100.272
DETMAJ#19Zack Short, SS20000.1902 BB (55), E (12),
DETAAA#22Kody Clemens, SS41230.243HR (18),
DETAAA#27Jacob Robson, OF40000.279
HOUAAA#1Korey Lee, C40000.277
HOUAAA#2Jeremy Pena, SS51000.305E (4),
HOUAAA#3Pedro Leon, SS31000.220BB (39),
HOUMAJ#8Jake Meyers, OF42210.317HR (22),
KCAAA#1Bobby Witt, SS50000.291
KCAAA#4Nick Pratto, 1B32000.2662 BB (82),
KCAAA#6M.J. Melendez, C41010.288BB (74),
KCMAJ#7Kyle Isbel, OF31100.269
KCAAA#24Lucius Fox, SS41100.2472B (15), BB (37), CS (2),
LAAMAJ#2Brandon Marsh, OF10000.266
LAAAAA#27Michael Stefanic, OF40100.334
LADAAA#15Luke Raley, OF40100.271SB (8),
MIAMAJ#11Lewin Diaz, 1B40000.236
MIAMAJ#30Bryan De La Cruz, OF40100.315
MILAAA#2Brice Turang, SS31000.2582 BB (60), E (16),
MINAAA#8Jose Miranda, 3B30000.340BB (42),
MINMAJ#11Nick Gordon, OF40010.255
MINAAA#15Gilberto Celestino, OF50200.2522B (21),
MINMAJ#19Brent Rooker, OF30000.227
NYMMAJ#20Patrick Mazeika, C30000.249
NYYAAA#3Oswald Peraza, SS31200.300
NYYAAA#13Estevan Florial, OF30000.223
NYYAAA#16Oswaldo Cabrera, SS31140.272HR (29), E (12),
OAKMAJ#7Luis Barrera, OF31100.275
PHIAAA#3Bryson Stott, SS40000.302
PHIAAA#7Logan O'Hoppe, C40000.269
PHIMAJ#10Matt Vierling, OF30000.283
PHIAAA#11Simon Muzziotti, OF30100.296SB (2),
PHIAAA#14Luke Williams, 2B40000.268
PHIAAA#15Nick Maton, 2B20000.219BB (48),
PITMAJ#1Oneil Cruz, SS41120.312HR (18),
PITAAA#7Tucupita Marcano, UTL30000.2442 BB (59), SB (12),
PITAAA#20Cal Mitchell, OF10000.277
PITAAA#23Rodolfo Castro, 2B50100.2382B (20), E (22),
PITAAA#29Canaan Smith-Njigba, OF40010.254
SEAMAJ#5Cal Raleigh, C30000.260BB (21),
SEAAAA#25Luis Liberato, OF40200.2763B (5),
SEAAAA#28Cade Marlowe, OF30210.2762B (24), BB (61), SB (24),
SFAAA#3Heliot Ramos, OF41200.254
STLAAA#5Ivan Herrera, C40000.226
STLAAA#13Justin Williams, OF30000.201BB (20),
STLAAA#15Brendan Donovan, 2B40000.303
STLAAA#18Alec Burleson, OF40110.270
STLAAA#30Luken Baker, 1B20010.246
TBAAA#2Vidal Brujan, 2B30000.252
TBAAA#8Taylor Walls, SS31100.2292B (18),
TBAAA#28Miles Mastrobuoni, UTL30000.297BB (51),
TEXAAA#25Davis Wendzel, SS33200.2432B (10), 2 BB (25),
TEXAAA#27Steele Walker, OF60000.241
WASAAA#14Donovan Casey, OF30000.269
WASMAJ#18Riley Adams, C10000.231
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PITCHERS

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
ATLMAJ#6Spencer Strider, RHP1.1000103.64W (4-7)
ATLAAA#10Tucker Davidson, LHP3.0311152.30L (2-2)
ATLAAA#20Daysbel Hernandez, RHP1.0000113.83
BOSAAA#12Connor Seabold, RHP5.0411203.45W (4-3)
HOUAAA#24Brett Conine, RHP2.29106135.66L (8-4)
KCMAJ#5Jackson Kowar, RHP4.0555165.43L (9-10)
KCAAA#29Ronald Bolanos, RHP2.1422526.58
LAAMAJ#1Reid Detmers, LHP1.2322224.25
LAAAAA#18Davis Daniel, RHP6.2933293.92L (4-7)
LADMAJ#7Andre Jackson, RHP3.0422033.53Sv (1)
MILMAJ#8Aaron Ashby, LHP0.2366314.45L (8-6)
PHIMAJ#24Bailey Falter, LHP2.0433103.78
PITAAA#8Carmen Mlodzinski, RHP2.0321223.96L (2-4)
SDMAJ#11Reiss Knehr, RHP3.0322223.96L (7-5)
SEAMAJ#11Andres Munoz, RHP0.2000214.15
SEAMAJ#26Yohan Ramirez, RHP1.1000124.00
SEAAAA#29Penn Murfee, RHP2.0200034.23W (7-3)
STLAAA#1Matthew Liberatore, LHP3.1100044.04W (9-9)
STLAAA#23Jake Walsh, RHP1.0000022.86Sv (1)
TORMAJ#2Nate Pearson, RHP1.0100114.34
WASMAJ#23Patrick Murphy, RHP0.2100013.66
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