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Baseball America Prospect Report -- September 12, 2018

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Juan Soto (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Tuesday's Stars

Juan Soto and Ronald Acuna, OF, Nationals and Braves. The National League Rookie of the Year race keeps getting more interesting. Acuna went 1-for-3 with a triple and two walks yesterday. Soto went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double and two home runs. Acuna is now hitting .298/.368/.578 while Soto is hitting .306/.421/.529. Soto is 83 plate appearances short of the 504 needed to meet qualifying standards to lead the league with 17 games remaining. He would need to average a highly unlikely five plate appearances a game to clear that bar, but if he somehow does, he has a chance to lead the league in on-base percentage. His .421 OBP matches Joey Votto for the best in the league. Paul Goldschmidt is currently second in the league with a .403 OBP.

Nick Pratto, 1B, Royals. Pratto went 2-for-3 with a triple, walk and a stolen base as his outstanding playoff run continues.

M.J. Melendez, DH, Royals. Melendez went 2-for-4 with his first playoff home run.

Jackson Kowar, RHP, Royals. Kowar helped set the stage for Pratto and Melendez's heroics as he threw five scoreless innings, striking out five while allowing two hits as Lexington evened the South Atlantic League championship series at 1-1.

Nick Burdi, RHP, Pirates. Burdi made his MLB debut yesterday. But the moment he has long dreamed of did not go as hoped. Burdi gave up two hits and a walk, a long home run to Tyler O'Neill and four runs (three earned). Burdi, a Rule 5 pick from the Twins, has spent the entire season rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. He's been activated now and will fulfill the first month of the 90 days he will have to spend on the active roster to meet Rule 5 requirements. He will have to be kept on the Pirates 25-man roster for the first two months of next season, but if he does so after that he will be eligible to be optioned next year like any other young big league pitcher.

Kohl Stewart, RHP, Twins. Stewart had one of the odder lines we'll see this month. He worked 3.1 innings, allowing two hits, three runs and five walks. Most disconcertingly, he struck out no one. Stewart now has 15 runs allowed, 15 walks and 14 strikeouts, which is not a ratio that is conducive to long-term success.

— BATTERS —
TEAMCLASSPLAYER, POSABRHBIAVG
ARIAALeyba, Domingo 2B4010.2502B (1)
ARIAAMiller, Jared P0000--
ARIAAWidener, Taylor P1000.000
ARIHiAChisholm, Jazz SS5010.200
ARIHiAEllis, Drew 3B4111.250HR (1)
ARIHiAGrier, Anfernee CF4011.250
ARIHiASmith, Pavin 1B3110.333BB (1)
ARIHiAVarsho, Daulton C3121.667HR (1), BB (1)
ARIHiAWilson, Marcus DH3000.000BB (1)
CHCSSSierra, Jonathan RF4110.182
CHCSSVelazquez, Nelson LF3110.3642B (1), BB (1)
CHCSSWeber, Andy 3B4001.167BB (1)
CLEAAClement, Ernie SS5010.200
CLEAAKrieger, Tyler DH4000.000BB (1)
CLEAAMathias, Mark 2B4000.000
COLRLavigne, Grant 1B3200.0002 BB (2)
COLRMontano, Daniel CF1000.000
CWSRSosa, Lenyn SS6220.333
HOUAAAAlvarez, Yordan DH3110.333BB (1)
HOUAAAReed, AJ 1B4000.000
HOUAAAStraw, Myles CF5011.2002B (1)
HOUAAAStubbs, Garrett C4122.5002B (1)
HOUAAATucker, Kyle RF4010.250BB (1)
HOUHiAArauz, Jonathan SS4001.000
HOUHiABeer, Seth DH5000.000
HOUHiAMatijevic, J.J. LF3000.0002 BB (2)
KCLoAIsbel, Kyle CF4220.400
KCLoAMelendez, M.J. DH4222.375HR (1)
KCLoAPratto, Nick 1B3021.3752B (1), BB (2), SB (1)
LADAAJackson, Drew 2B5110.200
LADAALux, Gavin SS4110.250BB (1)
LADAAPeters, DJ CF4000.000
LADAARuiz, Keibert C4111.250BB (1)
LADHiAKendall, Jeren CF4000.000
LADHiASantana, Cristian 3B4110.250
LADHiAWong, Connor C4020.500
MILAAErceg, Lucas 3B4122.5002B (1)
MILAAGrisham, Trent RF5120.4002B (1)
MILAAHiura, Keston 2B4100.000
MILAARay, Corey CF4110.2502B (1), BB (1)
NYYAAAFord, Mike DH3000.000BB (1)
PHILoAMuzziotti, Simon CF4010.143
PHILoAOrtiz, Jhailyn RF4020.3752B (1)
PHILoAVierling, Matt LF4110.125
SDAAAllen, Austin C4001.000
SDAABaez, Michel P1000.000
SDAAMiller, Owen SS5010.200
SDAANaylor, Josh LF5120.400SB (1)
SDAAPotts, Hudson 3B4121.500HR (1)
STLAAAArozarena, Randy LF4210.250BB (1)
STLAAAEdman, Tommy 2B5243.8002B (1), HR (1)
STLAAAKnizner, Andrew C4210.250BB (1)
STLAAASchrock, Max 3B4100.000BB (1)
STLAAAWilliams, Justin RF5110.200
TBAAACronenworth, Jake SS4000.000
TBAAAMcCarthy, Joe LF3010.333BB (1)
TBAAAMeadows, Austin CF4010.2502B (1)
TORAABichette, Bo SS4000.000SB (1)
TORAAPentecost, Max C3000.000BB (1)
TORAARamirez, Harold RF4010.250
TORAAWall, Forrest CF4022.5002B (1)
WASHiAAgustin, Telmito LF4000.000
WASHiAGarcia, Luis SS5010.200
ARIMAJWalker, Christian PH1000.206
ATLMAJAcuna, Ronald LF3110.2903B (3), 2 BB (41)
BALMAJMullins, Cedric CF3000.250BB (11)
BALMAJNunez, Renato 3B3000.237
BALMAJWynns, Austin C0000.259
BOSMAJLin, Tzu-Wei PR0100.196
CHCMAJBote, David PH-3B0000.245BB (15)
CHCMAJCaratini, Victor C3022.2602B (7)
CINMAJErvin, Phillip LF4000.270
CLEMAJAllen, Greg CF0000.238BB (12)
CLEMAJGonzalez, Erik 3B0000.285
COLMAJHampson, Garrett PR0000.261
COLMAJMcMahon, Ryan 1B4010.237
COLMAJMusgrave, Harrison P0000.000
DETMAJGreiner, Grayson C2000.234BB (12)
DETMAJLugo, Dawel 2B4111.273
DETMAJReyes, Victor PR-DH0000.241
DETMAJStewart, Christin LF3010.2502 BB (2)
KCMAJDozier, Hunter 3B4012.233CS (3)
KCMAJO'Hearn, Ryan 1B3110.2653B (2), BB (14)
KCMAJViloria, Meibrys C2000.125
LAAMAJFletcher, David 2B3000.278
LAAMAJOhtani, Shohei DH3000.291
LADMAJLocastro, Tim PR0000.182
LADMAJVerdugo, Alex CF3000.254BB (7)
MIAMAJAnderson, Brian 3B4221.2723B (4)
MIAMAJBrinson, Lewis CF4012.2062B (9)
MIAMAJSierra, Magneuris RF0000.160
MILMAJWoodruff, Brandon P0000.250
NYYMAJAndujar, Miguel 3B4120.299
NYYMAJTorres, Gleyber 2B3000.277
NYYMAJVoit, Luke 1B3000.312
OAKMAJLaureano, Ramon CF5000.277
PHIMAJAlfaro, Jorge C0000.258
PHIMAJCozens, Dylan PR0000.095
PHIMAJCrawford, J.P. PH1000.198SB (3)
PHIMAJDominguez, Seranthony P0000.000
PHIMAJKingery, Scott SS1000.228
PITMAJBurdi, Nick P0000--
PITMAJHolmes, Clay P0000.000
PITMAJKramer, Kevin 2B4111.333
PITMAJLuplow, Jordan PH-CF1000.196BB (6)
PITMAJMoran, Colin 3B4010.278
PITMAJNewman, Kevin SS4111.1402B (2)
SDMAJMejia, Francisco C4010.2672B (1)
SDMAJUrias, Luis 2B4010.208
SFMAJGarcia, Aramis C3010.400
SFMAJShaw, Chris LF3000.050
SFMAJSlater, Austin 1B4000.272
SFMAJSuarez, Andrew P1000.070
STLMAJBader, Harrison CF3100.269BB (27)
STLMAJGarcia, Adolis PH-LF1111.1432B (1)
STLMAJMunoz, Yairo PR-3B1110.282
STLMAJO'Neill, Tyler PH-RF1113.250HR (8), BB (5)
TBMAJAdames, Willy SS4000.263
TBMAJBauers, Jake RF3000.193BB (48)
TBMAJCiuffo, Nick C2000.294
TBMAJLowe, Brandon 2B3000.241BB (13)
TEXMAJCalhoun, Willie LF3000.250
TEXMAJGuzman, Ronald PH1000.238
TEXMAJRobinson, Drew CF2000.183
TORMAJGurriel, Lourdes SS3010.2872B (8), BB (9)
TORMAJJansen, Danny C3010.273
TORMAJTellez, Rowdy PH1000.421
WASMAJFedde, Erick P2110.091
WASMAJRobles, Victor PH1000.091
WASMAJSoto, Juan LF4334.3062B (22), 2 HR (18), BB (70)
WASMAJStevenson, Andrew PH1011.250
— PITCHERS —
TEAMCLASSCARD CODEIPHRERBBK
ARIAAMiller, Jared2.021114
ARIAAWidener, Taylor5.055426
CHCSSRoberts, Ethan0.100010
HOUAAAFerrell, Riley0.223310
KCLoAKowar, Jackson5.020015
NYYAAAGerman, Domingo3.010005
NYYAAASheffield, Justus3.031112
PHILoAYoung, Kyle4.042222
SDAABaez, Michel5.212247
STLAAAElledge, Seth1.010012
TBAAAGibaut, Ian0.000010
TORAAZeuch, T.J.6.041144
WASHiABaez, Joan4.230036
BALMAJRamirez, Yefry2.010002
BALMAJScott, Tanner1.020002
BOSMAJVelazquez, Hector0.100000
CLEMAJBieber, Shane6.2300311
COLMAJMusgrave, Harrison1.000000
HOUMAJValdez, Framber4.054443
KCMAJKeller, Brad7.041126
LAAMAJButtrey, Ty1.100000
MILMAJWoodruff, Brandon1.021112
MINMAJStewart, Kohl3.123350
NYYMAJLoaisiga, Jonathan1.146633
PHIMAJDominguez, Seranthony1.223331
PITMAJBurdi, Nick0.124310
PITMAJHolmes, Clay0.242201
SFMAJSuarez, Andrew6.063333
TBMAJSchultz, Jaime1.010011
TEXMAJPelham, C.D.1.000011
TORMAJBorucki, Ryan6.132225
WASMAJFedde, Erick5.220029
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Baseball America Prospect Report -- September 19, 2018

Jorge Alfaro finishes strong despite Philadelphia's collapse, and Ronald Acuna Jr. continues to be one of the best hitters in the NL.

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