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Baseball America Prospect Report — Sept. 18, 2020

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Baltimore Orioles

—In the first game of Baltimore’s doubleheader with the Rays, Ryan Mountcastle went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles. The rest of his teammates collected just one hit over the rest of the seven-inning game. Mountcastle added another hit and an RBI in the second game.

—Righthander Dean Kremer continued the solid start to his big league career by tossing five one-run innings with six strikeouts. He’s whiffed 20 over 16 innings, spanning three starts.

—Lefty Bruce Zimmermann made his big league debut in the second game of Baltimore’s doubleheader with the Rays. The former Braves prospect—drafted in the fifth round in 2017 and dealt to Baltimore as part of the package for Kevin Gausman—allowed five earned runs on four hits and a walk. He struck out two, the first being Nate Lowe—looking—to end the first inning.

Boston Red Sox

—It has long been apparent that Bobby Dalbec’s prodigious power would come with plenty of swing and miss. He already has six home runs, but with four more strikeouts on Thursday night has now whiffed 30 times in his first 54 at-bats.

Chicago White Sox

—No. 4 prospect Nick Madrigal collected a hit in three at-bats as the White Sox clinched their first playoff berth since 2008. The 23-year-old second baseman is hitting .324 with eight RBIs in 71 at-bats.

Detroit Tigers

—No. 13 prospect Willi Castro crushed his fifth home run, a three-run shot off Indians ace Shane Bieber in the eighth inning to break up a shutout. The 23-year-old shortstop/third baseman is hitting .347 through 98 at-bats to go with 17 RBIs.

—No. 6 prospect Isaac Paredes tallied his fourth double, extending his modest hit streak to four games. The 21-year-old third baseman is hitting .186 with a home run and six RBIs in 70 at-bats.

Casey Mize allowed five runs (three earned) in 3.2 innings on five hits and three walks while striking out one. The 23-year-old righthander has struggled in six starts at the big league level, pitching to a 6.08 ERA in 23.2 innings.

Los Angeles Angels

—No. 24 prospect Jared Walsh extended his hit streak to nine games with a 1-for-3 effort in the team’s win over the Diamondbacks. The 27-year-old first baseman scored in the first inning and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the second.

Los Angeles Dodgers

—No. 14 prospect Edwin Rios collected two hits, including his fifth home run, in the team’s win over the Rockies. The 26-year-old corner infielder was impressive in 28 games at the big league level in 2019, but has struggled to a .222 mark in 54 at-bats this season.

Miami Marlins

—Righthander Nick Neidert spun two scoreless innings to close his team’s loss to the Red Sox. Neidert, 23, who was dealt from the Mariners as part of the deal for Dee Strange-Gordon, was making his second appearance of the season.

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Philadelphia Phillies

—Third baseman Alec Bohm, the Phillies’ top hitting prospect, continued the excellent start to his career. He launched the middle of his team’s back-to-back-to-back home runs in the first inning, then added a double later as well. The double was struck at 104.5 mph and the home run left the bat at 108.1 mph.

Pittsburgh Pirates

—No. 2 prospect Ke’Bryan Hayes tallied his third double and extended his hit streak to four games in the team’s win over the Cardinals. The 23-year-old third baseman is hitting .313 in 48 at-bats.

Tampa Bay Rays

On the verge of graduating from prospect consideration, Yoshitomo Tsutsugo went 1-for-4 with an RBI. The 28-year-old brought his average to .192 and his OPS to .711.

Texas Rangers

—No. 3 prospect Leody Taveras went 1-for-4 in the team’s loss to the Astros. The 22-year-old outfielder raised his average to .229 in 83 at-bats.

—No. 18 prospect Anderson Tejeda collected a hit in three at-bats to break a two-game hitless streak. The 22-year-old shortstop has 11 hits in 44 at-bats, with two home runs and five RBIs.

HITTERS

TEAMCLASSPLAYERABRHBIAVGNOTES
ARIMAJSmith, Pavin 1B4120.333
ARIMAJVarsho, Daulton CF4000.151BB (9), CS (1)
BALMAJHays, Austin LF3000.216
BALMAJMountcastle, Ryan 1B3011.3642B (5), BB (9)
BOSMAJDalbec, Bobby 1B4000.255
CLEMAJChang, Yu PR-3B0000.143
COLMAJFuentes, Josh 1B4000.314
CWSMAJMadrigal, Nick 2B3010.313
CWSMAJRobert, Luis CF4000.240
DETMAJCameron, Daz RF3000.037
DETMAJCastro, Willi SS3113.330HR (5), BB (5)
DETMAJHill, Derek PH-CF0100.000BB (1)
DETMAJParedes, Isaac 3B3110.1942B (4)
LAAMAJWalsh, Jared 1B3111.328
LADMAJMcKinstry, Zach PH-2B1000.000
LADMAJRios, Edwin 3B3221.222HR (5), BB (4)
MIAMAJChisholm, Jazz 2B2000.150
MINMAJJeffers, Ryan C3010.295
NYMMAJGimenez, Andres SS-2B3100.2832 BB (7)
PHIMAJBohm, Alec 3B4221.3392B (10), HR (4), BB (10)
PHIMAJMoniak, Mickey LF4000.000BB (1)
PITMAJHayes, Ke'Bryan 3B2110.3132B (3), BB (5)
SEAMAJLewis, Kyle CF4000.296BB (30)
SEAMAJWhite, Evan 1B3000.160BB (17)
SFMAJBart, Joey C2000.247
SFMAJBasabe, Luis Alexander RF2210.3332 BB (2), SB (1)
SFMAJDubon, Mauricio CF3120.279BB (11)
TBMAJArozarena, Randy LF3011.2942B (1)
TBMAJTsutsugo, Yoshitomo DH4011.180
TEXMAJApostel, Sherten 1B4110.2862B (1)
TEXMAJHuff, Sam C0000.111
TEXMAJSolak, Nick DH4010.260
TEXMAJTaveras, Leody CF4010.225
TEXMAJTejeda, Anderson SS3010.250


PITCHERS

TEAMCLASSPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
BALMAJKremer, Dean5311361.69
BALMAJTate, Dillon0.2211003.45
BALMAJZimmermann, Bruce34551215.00
CWSMAJHeuer, Codi1.2200031.86W (3-0)
DETMAJMize, Casey3.2453316.08L (0-2)
MIAMAJNeidert, Nick2100030.00
SEAMAJGerber, Joey1100102.70
SEAMAJMisiewicz, Anthony0.1100004.50
STLMAJElledge, Seth0.2100002.89
STLMAJFernandez, Junior10000018.00
TBMAJFairbanks, Peter1200022.63W (4-3)
TEXMAJHernandez, Jonathan1100002.60
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