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Baseball America Prospect Report — Sept. 8, 2020

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Ryan Jeffers (Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty)

Atlanta Braves

—Righthander Ian Anderson made his third big league start and struggled with his command and control in a loss to the Marlins. The 22-year-old Anderson walked four and struck out four over three innings before reaching a pitch limit and getting pulled. He’s struck out 18 in 15 innings, and the opposition is hitting just .164.

Detroit Tigers

—Another day, another hit for No. 13 prospect Willi Castro. The 23-year-old shortstop/third baseman went 1-for-3 with an RBI to extend his hit streak to four games in the team’s loss to the Twins. Castro, who has collected a hit in 11 of his last 12 games, is hitting .349 with three home runs and 12 RBIs.

Houston Astros

Cristian Javier allowed two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out three in five innings of the team’s loss to the Athletics. The 23-year-old righthander is 4-2, 3.35 with 34 strikeouts in 37.2 innings. Most impressive, however, is his 0.96 WHIP and .174 opponent average.

Kansas City Royals

—Through four games with the Royals, Edward Olivares has already collected seven hits. The 24-year-old outfielder went 2-for-4 in the team’s loss to the Indians, raising his average to .250 in 52 at-bats.

Minnesota Twins

—No. 7 prospect Ryan Jeffers hit his first big league home run, a solo shot in the third inning of the team’s win over the Tigers, and went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. The 23-year-old catcher is 9-for-34 with three RBIs since his promotion to the majors on Aug. 20.

New York Mets

—Infielder Andres Gimenez went 2-for-4 with two runs in the Mets’ extra-innings loss to the Phillies. One of his hits was a double, which marks his fifth extra-base hit of the season. Gimenez is slashing .293/.344/.402 to start his career.

New York Yankees

—No. 2 prospect Clarke Schmidt pitched an inning of mop-up work in the Yankees’ loss to the Blue Jays. He walked two and struck out two in a scoreless frame. His fastball topped at 97 mph and he got four swings and misses, all on sliders.

Oakland Athletics

No. 3 prospect Sean Murphy went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI on the day he graduated from prospect status. The 25-year old catcher hit a solo home run off Cristian Javier in the second inning and capped the scoring with a two-run single in the eighth off Cy Sneed in the A’s 6-0 win over the Astros.

Philadelphia Phillies

—Third baseman Alec Bohm had only one hit on Monday, but he made it count. The Phillies’ No. 2 prospect smacked a go-ahead single in the top of the eighth inning against Jeurys Familia in his team’s wild win over the Mets. Bohm is 22 for his first 80 with a pair of homers and 11 RBIs.

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San Francisco Giants

—No. 2 prospect Joey Bart tallied a hit in three at-bats and scored once in the team’s win over the Diamondbacks. The 23-year-old catcher struggled initially after his promotion to the big leagues, but is hitting .409 with three RBIs in his last seven games.

Seattle Mariners

—No. 4 prospect Evan White went 1-for-3 with a run scored and a walk in the team’s win over the Rangers. The 24-year-old first baseman is hitting just .179, but has five home runs and ranks third among rookies with 20 RBIs.

Tampa Bay Rays

Randy Arozarena continued his power surge. Called to the big leagues on Aug. 30, the 25-year-old former Cardinals farmhand has gone 8 for his first 17 with four home runs. Arozarena’s blast accounted for the only Rays run of the game and left the bat at 103.8 mph, his third-best exit velo of the season.



Toronto Blue Jays

—Righthander Julian Merryweather spun two scoreless innings of relief in Toronto’s series-opening win  over the Yankees. After making his big league debut on Aug. 10, Merryweather has struck out 14 over 10 innings.

HITTERS

TEAMCLASSPLAYERABRHBIAVGNOTES
ARIMAJVarsho, Daulton LF3100.143BB (4)
CHCMAJHoerner, Nico 2B1000.250
COLMAJHilliard, Sam LF3000.229
DETMAJCastro, Willi SS3011.333BB (2)
DETMAJParedes, Isaac 3B3000.174
HOUMAJToro, Abraham 3B3010.154
KCMAJOlivares, Edward RF4020.389CS (1)
MIAMAJChisholm, Jazz 2B4100.083
MIAMAJDiaz, Lewin 1B0000.171
MIAMAJHarrison, Monte PR-RF1000.129
MINMAJJeffers, Ryan C3122.265HR (1)
MINMAJRooker, Brent DH4110.267
MINMAJWade, LaMonte 1B4120.2922B (2), SB (1)
NYMMAJGimenez, Andres SS4220.3012B (2)
OAKMAJMurphy, Sean C3223.237HR (4), BB (13)
PHIMAJBohm, Alec 3B5011.306
SDMAJCronenworth, Jake 2B4000.333
SDMAJMateo, Jorge PR0100.190
SDMAJOna, Jorge DH2000.000BB (1)
SEAMAJLewis, Kyle CF2200.3132 BB (25)
SEAMAJWhite, Evan 1B3110.179BB (11)
SFMAJBart, Joey C3110.280
SFMAJDubon, Mauricio CF2100.271BB (7)
TBMAJArozarena, Randy RF2111.471HR (4)
TBMAJTsutsugo, Yoshitomo 3B4000.179
TEXMAJSolak, Nick 2B4011.281
TEXMAJTaveras, Leody CF3100.214BB (6)
TORMAJEspinal, Santiago SS2111.234BB (3)
WASMAJKieboom, Carter 3B3001.190BB (13)


PITCHERS

TEAMCLASSPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
ATLMAJAnderson, Ian3221442.40
HOUMAJJavier, Cristian5322333.38L (4-2)
MINMAJStashak, Cody1000113.38
NYMMAJPeterson, David2355434.26
NYYMAJSchmidt, Clarke1000227.71
PHIMAJRomero, JoJo0.2222014.15
SEAMAJFletcher, Aaron0.1222216.00
SEAMAJLockett, Walker1000000.00
STLMAJElledge, Seth1000104.50
STLMAJOviedo, Johan4.2853314.66L (0-2)
TEXMAJHearn, Taylor1000014.66

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