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Baseball America Prospect Report — Sept. 10, 2020

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Baltimore Orioles

—In the course of a 4-for-4 night against the Mets, Ryan Mountcastle continued stinging the ball. His third-inning single against Rick Porcello was struck at 105.7 mph, making it the third hardest-hit ball of his career. He topped that total four innings later, when he whacked a single off of Jeurys Familia at 107.1 mph. He has four batted balls with exit velocities of 105 mph or greater, and they’ve all come since Sept. 5.

Chicago White Sox

—No. 10 prospect Dane Dunning turned in six shutout innings to earn his first big league win, striking out three, allowing three hits and walking one. The 25-year-old righthander mostly relied on his sinking fastball and slider, but mixed in his curveball and changeup for seven swings and misses. The former Top 100 prospect has struck out 21 and walked seven in 20 innings.

—No. 4 prospect Nick Madrigal drove in multiple runs for the first time in his big league career, tallying a two-run single in the fourth inning of Chicago’s win over the Pirates. The 23-year-old second baseman has been excellent in a short sample size, collecting 19 hits in 50 at-bats (.380), scoring four times and driving in six runs.

Cincinnati Reds

—No. 8 prospect Shogo Akiyama turned in his second consecutive multi-hit game, the first time he’s done so all season. The 32-year-old outfielder tallied two hits in four at-bats to raise his average to .220 in 109 at-bats.

Houston Astros

—No. 14 prospect Luis Garcia impressed in his first big league start, throwing five one-hit innings, walking two and striking out four. The 23-year-old righthander led with his four-seamer that averaged 93.9 mph, mixing in his plus changeup for nine swings and misses on those two pitches.

Kansas City Royals

Edward Olivares collected his first triple and singled in four at-bats in the team’s win over the Indians. The 24-year-old outfielder is up to 10 hits in 26 at-bats since joining the Royals in a trade from the Padres.


Miami Marlins

— While the Marlins were getting shellacked by the Braves, shortstop Jazz Chisholm found time to notch a few career-firsts. His first MLB triple came in the second inning against Braves starter Tommy Milone. The three-bagger came with an exit velocity of 96 mph and a first-to-third time of 12.33 seconds. Two innings later, he swatted his first career homer, which left the bat at 101.4 mph.

New York Mets

Andres Gimenez slapped his second career home run. The opposite-field blast came in his team’s win over the Orioles, left the bat at 101.9 mph and traveled 388 feet.

New York Yankees

—Righthander Deivi Garcia gave the Yankees seven strong innings in a crucial game for their playoff hopes. Facing Toronto, Garcia used all four pitches in his arsenal to whiff six over seven two-run innings. He got 13 swings and misses on 94 pitches, which works out to 13.8%. Six of those swings and misses came on his changeup, which he threw 16 times.

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Oakland Athletics

Jesus Luzardo pitched seven innings for his first time as a big leaguer, allowing two runs on four hits and walking one. The 22-year-old lefthander, who struck out seven, got 11 swings and misses, including six on his 70-grade changeup. Luzardo is 2-2, 3.97 with 45 strikeouts and 14 walks in 45.1 innings.

San Diego Padres

Jake Cronenworth collected a hit and drove in the go-ahead run on an RBI single in the sixth inning of the team’s win over the Rockies. The 26-year-old is hitting .323 with four home runs, 19 RBIs, 21 runs scored and three stolen bases.

San Francisco Giants

—No. 2 prospect Joey Bart collected two hits—including a single that left the bat at 108.7 mph—in the team's win over the Mariners. The 23-year-old catcher, who scored once and drove in a run, has collected 12 hits in his last eight games.

Texas Rangers

—No. 3 prospect Leody Taveras collected a hit, scored twice and stole home in the team's win over the Angels. The 22-year-old outfielder has provided plus defense in center field and plenty of speed on the basepaths, while also hitting two home runs and collecting 11 hits in 50 at-bats.

—No. 4 prospect Nick Solak went 1-for-3 with an RBI single and sacrifice fly to extend his hit streak to five games. The 25-year-old second baseman/outfielder now has 19 RBIs and is hitting .280.


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TEXMAJTejeda, Anderson SS4110.2082B (1)


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CWSMAJDunning, Dane6300132.70W (1-0)
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