Baseball America Prospect Report — Sept. 28, 2020
—Top prospect Daulton Varsho ended the season on a high note, hitting .292/.393/.458 over his final seven games, including back-to-back two-hit games on Friday and Saturday. The 24-year-old hit three home runs, drove in nine runs and stole three bases this season.
—Lefthander Tucker Davidson made his big league debut on Saturday and got touched up by the Red Sox. He allowed seven runs (two earned) in 1.2 innings while striking out two. His two whiffs came on the first two batters of the game—Alex Verdugo and Rafael Devers.
—Ryan Mountcastle put a bow on a stunning rookie campaign by going 5-for-12 over the weekend. In all, the sweet-swinger hit .333/.386/.492 with five doubles, five homers and 23 RBIs.
Boston Red Sox
—Tanner Houck was stellar on Saturday against the Braves. The righthander went six innings, whiffed 10 and allowed just one run (earned) on three hits. For the season, Houck struck out 21 in 18 innings over three starts.
—Infielder Jonathan Arauz went 3-for-8 over the weekend and finished the year with a .250/.325/.319 slash line with a home run and nine RBIs.
—Bobby Dalbec went 2-for-10 over the weekend with a home run. The hulking slugger ends the year with eight home runs and a .959 OPS in 80 at-bats. He also struck out 39 times and added 10 walks.
Chicago White Sox
—Luis Robert collected hits in three straight games to end the season, going 5-for-11 against the Cubs and earning his second outfield assist on Friday. The 23-year-old outfielder will likely finish as the runner-up in the AL Rookie of the Year race to Kyle Lewis. Robertt ended the season with a .233 average, 11 home runs, 31 RBIs and nine stolen bases.
—Nick Madrigal collected two hits on Saturday and another on Sunday, ending his rookie campaign with a .340 average, 11 RBIs and two stolen bases in 103 at-bats.
—Matt Foster earned his sixth win on Saturday to finish the season at 6-1, 2.36. The 25-year-old righthander struck out 30 and walked seven in 26.2 innings.
—Garrett Crochet was impressive again on Saturday, striking out three batters in two scoreless innings—his first multi-inning outing of his big league career. The 21-year-old lefthander struck out eight and walked none in six scoreless innings in 2020 and he gives the White Sox another weapon out of their bullpen in the postseason.
—Shogo Akiyama went 4-for-10 against the Twins, including a double and RBI on Friday and a run scored and a stolen base on Saturday. The 32-year-old outfielder had a solid .357 on-base percentage in 155 at-bats to go with 16 runs scored and seven stolen bases.
—Top 100 prospect Triston McKenzie made his second outing in relief on Saturday, striking out three in two perfect innings. The 23-year-old righty lowered his ERA to 3.24 to go along with 42 strikeouts and nine walks in 33.1 innings.
—Josh Fuentes ended his promising campaign with RBIs in consecutive games on Saturday and Sunday. The 27-year-old corner infielder hit .306 with two home runs and 17 RBIs in 98 at-bats at the big league level.
—Willi Castro wrapped up the regular season with a 2-for-6 showing on Friday and Saturday against the Royals. The 23-year-old third baseman/shortstop hit .349 in 129 at-bats with six home runs, 24 RBIs and 21 runs scored.
—Daz Cameron went 3-for-10 on the weekend while scoring twice. The 23-year-old outfielder this season was 11-for-57 with four runs, three RBIs and a stolen base.
—No. 4 prospect Tarik Skubal picked up his fourth loss on Sunday, striking out six in five innings while allowing two runs on two hits and a walk. The 23-year-old lefthander was 1-4, 5.63 in eight appearances (seven starts) and 37 strikeouts in 32 innings.
Kansas City Royals
—Josh Staumont closed out his season with a multi-inning outing on Saturday, striking out one and allowing a hit in two innings. The 26-year-old flame-thrower was 2-1, 2.45 with 37 strikeouts and 16 walks in 25.2 innings in 2020.
—Brady Singer was excellent in his final start of the season on Sunday, pitching seven one-run innings, allowing three hits and striking out five. The 24-year-old righthander pitched to a 3.72 ERA over his final seven starts.
Los Angeles Angels
—Jared Walsh collected two hits in consecutive games on Friday and Saturday, hitting a solo home run on Friday and driving in two the next day. The 27-year-old first baseman finished with a .971 OPS, nine home runs and 26 RBIs in 99 at-bats.
Los Angeles Dodgers
—Dustin May collected his third win on Sunday, striking out five in four scoreless innings while walking two and allowing two hits. The 23-year-old righthander finished the season with a 2.57 ERA and 44 strikeouts and 16 walks in 56 innings.
—Lefty Trevor Rogers closed his rookie regular season with three shutout innings against the Yankees. In total, he ends the year 1-2, 6.11 but with 39 strikeouts against 13 walks in 28 innings. He also had a swinging-strike rate of 13 percent for the season, which was the best among Marlins prospects this season.
—Jazz Chisholm went 3-for-8 over the weekend with a home run. The infield prospect finished the year .161./.242/.321 with a pair of home runs and six RBIs.
Sam Huff Not Fazed By Injury Setback
The 23-year-old catcher was in good spirits and is champing at the bit to get back on the field.
—Devin Williams impressed again on Friday night to earn his fourth win of the season. The 26-year-old righthander pitched two scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 0.33, allowing two hits and striking out one. Williams continues to boast video game numbers with 53 strikeouts and just eight hits and nine walks allowed in 27 innings.
New York Yankees
—Righthander Deivi Garcia closed his rookie season with six innings of four-run ball on Saturday. He was dinked and dunked in the second inning but otherwise was excellent, striking out seven and walking nobody. He finished the year 3-2, 4.98 with 33 strikeouts against six walks.
—The Yankees ended their regular season by giving righty Clarke Schmidt his first career start. The Marlins tagged him for three earned runs in four innings, pushing his season line to 0-1, 7.11 with seven strikeouts in 6.1 innings.
—Ke’Bryan Hayes finished the season with a 8-for-12 showing against the Indians, hitting a home run on Sunday and collecting a hit in eight straight at-bats. The 23-year-old third baseman hit .376 over 85 at-bats with five home runs and 11 RBIs.
—Mitch Keller did not allow a hit over five innings on Friday, but struggled mightily to throw strikes. The 24-year-old righthander issued eight walks, allowed a run and struck out three on the night, lowering his ERA to 2.91 along the way. Keller finished the season with back-to-back starts allowing no hits, striking out nine and allowing 10 walks in 11 innings.
San Diego Padres
—Adrian Morejon allowed a run on three hits in 2.2 innings on Sunday while striking out four in the team’s win over the Giants. The 21-year-old lefthander finished the season with a 2-2, 4.66 mark, 25 strikeouts and just four walks in 19.1 innings.
San Francisco Giants
—Mauricio Dubon closed out the season with hits in back-to-back games, including a solo home run on Sunday in the team’s loss to the Padres. The 26-year-old finished with a .274 average, four home runs and 19 RBIs in 157 at-batts.
—Evan White collected three hits, drove in two runs and hit a home run on Saturday. He finished the season with a .176 average, eight home runs and 26 RBIs in 182 at-bats.
St. Louis Cardinals
—Outfielder Dylan Carlson went 2-for-4 in the team's Friday doubleheader and finished the season with a .200 average, three home runs and 16 RBIs in 110 at-bats.
—No. 5 prospect Ryan Helsley closed the season with back-to-back scoreless appearances on Friday and Saturday. The 26-year-old righthander struck out two in a scoreless inning on Friday and struck out one in 0.2 innings on Saturday to lower his ERA to 5.25 in 12 innings to go along with 10 strikeouts and eight walks.
Tampa Bay Rays
—Outfielder Randy Arozarena went 3-for-10 with a double and three runs over the weekend. The trade piece from the Cardinals closed his first stint with the Rays hitting .281/.382/.641 with seven home runs, 11 RBIs and four steals.
—No. 3 prospect Leody Taveras went 3-for-10 in two games against the Astros, scored twice, homered and drove in three runs and stole two bases. The 22-year-old outfielder showed promise this season and finished with a .227 average, four home runs, six RBIs and eight stolen bases.
—No. 2 prospect Sam Huff was outstanding in his final two games of the season, homering twice on Friday and adding another hit and RBI on Sunday. In 31 at-bats, Huff boasted a .355/.394/.742 slash line to go along with three home runs and four RBIs.
—Nick Solak collected three hits and an RBI on Saturday and tallied a hit and scored once on Sunday to end his season with a .268 average, two home runs, 23 RBIs and seven stolen bases in 209 at-bats.
Toronto Blue Jays
—Nate Pearson got back on the mound for the first time since going on the IL on Aug. 18. It proved to be worth the wait. With 1.2 scoreless innings against the Orioles, Pearson picked up his first big league win. He and Toronto will head to the playoffs.