Baseball America Prospect Report — Sept. 4, 2020
Chicago White Sox
—No. 1 prospect Luis Robert crushed his 11th home run, a three-run shot in the seventh inning that left the bat at 113 mph and traveled 458 feet, in the team’s win over the Royals. The 23-year-old center fielder is hitting .278 with 27 RBIs.
—Blake Taylor turned in his 10th consecutive outing without allowing an earned run in the team’s win over the Rangers. The 25-year-old lefthander walked one in a scoreless inning to lower his ERA to 1.08 with 15 strikeouts and nine walks in 16.2 innings.
Kansas City Royals
—Edward Olivares went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in his first game as a member of the Royals. The 24-year-old outfielder was traded from the Padres to the Royals with a player to be named later for righthander Trevor Rosenthal on Aug. 29. Olivares is hitting .211 with a home run, three RBIs and six runs scored.
—Tyler Zuber struck out two in a scoreless inning, relying on his four-seam fastball that averaged 93.7 mph and mixing in his slider for four swings and misses. The 25-year-old righthander is 1-2, 5.28 with 17 strikeouts and 14 walks in 15.1 innings.
Los Angeles Angels
—Jo Adell reached base twice in the team’s win over the Padres, walking two times in three plate appearances. The 21-year-old outfielder is hitting .163 with two home runs and four RBIs in 80 at-bats.
—Third baseman Alec Bohm, the Phillies’ No. 2 prospect, collected three more hits, all singles. In addition, he notched the game-winning sacrifice fly in his team’s extra-innings defeat of Washington. One of his hits left the bat at 103.2 mph, marking his 18th batted ball of greater than 100 mph.
Netherlands Defeats Cuba To Kick Off World Baseball Classic
Josh Palacios drove in the tie-breaking run and the Netherlands held Cuba to three hits to pick up a 4-2 win in the World Baseball Classic opener.
—Righthander JT Brubaker picked up his first big league win, allowing one run on seven hits and a walk and striking out five in five innings. The Pirates No. 21 prospect is 1-0, 3.96 with 27 strikeouts and 11 walks in 25 innings.
San Diego Padres
—No. 16 prospect Jake Cronenworth went 1-for-3 in the team’s loss to the Angels. The 26-year-old second baseman/shortstop leads all rookies in average (.346) and OPS (1.001).
—Nick Solak collected his third three-hit game of the season in the team’s win over the Astros. The 25-year-old second baseman/outfielder is hitting .279 with two home runs, 14 RBIs and three stolen bases.
—Second baseman Luis Garcia went 3-for-4 with two runs. Garcia, the youngest player in the game, is 18-for-62 with three doubles and a home run to start his big league career. He can also play a little defense.
|ARI||MAJ||Varsho, Daulton DH||4||0||0||0||.108|
|BOS||MAJ||Dalbec, Bobby 1B||3||0||0||0||.133||BB (1)|
|CWS||MAJ||Mendick, Danny 2B||5||1||1||0||.230|
|CWS||MAJ||Robert, Luis CF||4||2||1||3||.271||HR (11), BB (11)|
|HOU||MAJ||Toro, Abraham 3B||3||1||0||0||.159||SB (1)|
|KC||MAJ||Olivares, Edward CF||5||2||2||0||.400||2B (1)|
|LAA||MAJ||Adell, Jo RF||1||0||0||0||.147||2 BB (6)|
|LAA||MAJ||Walsh, Jared 1B||3||1||1||0||.118||2B (2)|
|NYM||MAJ||Gimenez, Andres 2B||0||0||0||0||.265|
|PHI||MAJ||Bohm, Alec 3B||4||0||3||1||.364|
|PIT||MAJ||Alford, Anthony CF||4||0||0||0||.222|
|SD||MAJ||Cronenworth, Jake 2B||3||0||1||0||.355|
|SD||MAJ||Mateo, Jorge CF||2||0||0||0||.235|
|TEX||MAJ||Solak, Nick 2B||4||3||3||0||.282||2 2B (9)|
|TEX||MAJ||Taveras, Leody CF||4||0||0||0||.179||BB (4)|
|TOR||MAJ||Espinal, Santiago SS||2||0||0||0||.222|
|TOR||MAJ||McGuire, Reese C||2||0||0||0||.073|
|WAS||MAJ||Garcia, Luis 2B||4||2||3||0||.305|
|NYY||MAJ||Abreu, Albert||0||1||2||1||0||0||20.25||L (0-1)|
|PIT||MAJ||Brubaker, JT||5||7||2||1||1||5||4.05||W (1-0)|