Baseball America Prospect Report — Sept. 3, 2020
—Outfielder Ryan Mountcastle continued the blistering start to his big league career with a 2-for-4 day in a loss to the Mets. He’s 14 for his first 41 at-bats with a pair of doubles and home runs and has a .937 OPS.
Boston Red Sox
—On Sunday, righthander Robinson Leyer made his big league debut. Two days later, he took the ball as Boston’s opener. He struck out two in an inning while working around a hit and a walk to throw up a zero. His fastball topped at 97 mph.
—Nico Hoerner went 1-for-3 with a run scored in the team’s win over the Pirates. The 23-year-old second baseman had struggled of late, going hitless in his last five games. Hoerner is hitting .219 with 10 RBIs in 72 at-bats.
Chicago White Sox
—Nick Madrigal extended his hit streak to six games with a 1-for-3 effort in the team’s loss to the Twins. The 23-year-old second baseman is hitting .389 with three RBIs in 36 at-bats.
—Shogo Akiyama went 1-for-2 with two runs and an RBI in the team’s win over the Cardinals. The 32-year-old outfielder raised his average to .196 and picked up his fourth RBI.
—No. 7 prospect Triston McKenzie picked up his second career win, striking out six and allowing three hits in six innings of work. The 23-year-old righthander averaged 92.7 mph on his fastball, while mixing in his slider, curveball and changeup for 14 swings and misses. McKenzie has struck out 19 and walked four in 16 innings.
—Sam Hilliard went 2-for-4 with his fifth home run, a two-run shot in the seventh inning. The 26-year-old outfielder is hitting .250 with five home runs and nine RBIs in 72 at-bats.
—Another day, another three hits and two RBIs for No. 13 prospect Willi Castro. The 23-year-old third baseman/shortstop, who is in the midst of a seven-game hit streak, is hitting .364 with two home runs and eight RBIs in 44 at-bats.
—No. 8 prospect Cristian Javier picked up his fourth win, allowing one run on two hits and two walks in 6.2 innings while striking out three. The 23-year-old righthander averaged 91.5 mph on his four-seamer while mixing in his above-average slider. He threw just five changeups and two curveballs.
— In his last start, Sixto Sanchez dominated by whiffing 10 Rays hitters. On Wednesday, he showed he can be just as effective without racking up the strikeouts. Sanchez threw just 79 pitches over seven innings and made just one mistake—a hanging slider that Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit for a two-run homer. Otherwise, Sanchez was magnificent. The Marlins No. 1 prospect struck out five and walked nobody. Through his first three big league starts, Sanchez has 19 strikeouts and just one walk.
—No. 17 prospect Devin Williams pitched his 12th consecutive outing without allowing an earned run, striking out two in an inning. The 25-year-old righthander has struck out 31 batters in 15 innings while allowing just one earned run.
New York Mets
—Lefthander David Peterson, working in a bulk role in relief of Michael Wacha, earned his fourth win of the season. He spun four shutout innings with one strikeout before handing the ball to Miguel Castro in the eighth inning.
New York Yankees
—Righthander Nick Nelson threw two scoreless innings and struck out two while walking three in relief of Jordan Montgomery, who lasted just 0.2 innings as the starter. Nelson has nine strikeouts and eight walks in 11.2 innings this season. He’s allowed nine runs in that time, though seven of them came in one disaster outing.
—Third baseman Alec Bohm, the Phillies’ No. 2 prospect, went 1-for-4 and made an excellent diving stop and throw from third base. His single was a 104 mph liner to left field off of three-time Cy Young Award-winner Max Scherzer.
San Francisco Giants
—No. 2 prospect Joey Bart went 1-for-4 with a run and an RBI in the team’s loss to the Rockies. The 23-year-old catcher is hitting .225 with three RBIs in 40 at-bats.
Three Keys For The Dodgers, Rays In The 2020 World Series
Three things each team must do to win the World Series.
St. Louis Cardinals
—No. 4 prospect Genesis Cabrera pitched two scoreless innings, walking two and striking out one in the team’s loss to the Reds. The 23-year-old lefthander is 2-1, 3.48 with 13 strikeouts and seven walks in 10.1 innings.
Tampa Bay Rays
— Just two batters into the Rays’ win over the Yankees, outfielder Randy Arozarena socked his first home run of the season. The blast, off of starter Jordan Montgomery, was a 103.2 mph line drive into the first row of seats in left field.
—Second baseman Luis Garcia went 1-for-4 with one of his team’s three hits off of Phillies ace Zack Wheeler. The hit was a 102.8 mph rocket the other away against a 96 mph fastball located on the outer half.
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|BOS||MAJ||Dalbec, Bobby 1B||4||0||0||0||.000|
|CHC||MAJ||Hoerner, Nico 2B||3||1||1||0||.250|
|CWS||MAJ||Madrigal, Nick 2B||3||0||1||0||.300|
|CWS||MAJ||Mendick, Danny SS||0||0||0||0||.256|
|CWS||MAJ||Robert, Luis CF||4||0||0||0||.274|
|DET||MAJ||Castro, Willi SS||4||0||3||2||.333||CS (1)|
|DET||MAJ||Paredes, Isaac 3B||4||0||0||0||.250|
|LAD||MAJ||Lux, Gavin 2B||3||0||0||0||.000|
|LAD||MAJ||Rios, Edwin 3B||3||0||0||0||.250|
|MIA||MAJ||Chisholm, Jazz SS||4||0||0||0||.000|
|MIA||MAJ||Diaz, Lewin PH||1||0||0||0||.192|
|MIN||MAJ||Jeffers, Ryan C||3||1||0||0||.222||BB (1)|
|PHI||MAJ||Bohm, Alec 3B||4||0||1||0||.311|
|PIT||MAJ||Alford, Anthony LF||4||1||2||1||.500||HR (1)|
|PIT||MAJ||Hayes, Ke'Bryan 3B||4||0||0||0||.000|
|TEX||MAJ||Solak, Nick LF||4||0||0||0||.268|
|TEX||MAJ||Taveras, Leody CF||4||0||0||0||.176|
|TEX||MAJ||Tejeda, Anderson 2B||3||0||0||0||.200|
|TOR||MAJ||Espinal, Santiago SS||3||0||0||0||.250|
|TOR||MAJ||McGuire, Reese C||0||0||0||0||.088|
|WAS||MAJ||Garcia, Luis 2B||4||0||1||0||.311|
|CLE||MAJ||McKenzie, Triston||6||3||0||0||0||6||1.69||W (2-0)|
|HOU||MAJ||Javier, Cristian||6.2||2||1||1||2||3||3.35||W (4-1)|
|MIA||MAJ||Sanchez, Sixto||7||6||2||2||0||5||2.37||L (1-1)|