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Baseball America Prospect Report—September 16, 2021

Trent Palmer (Mike Janes Four Seam Images)
Trent Palmer (Mike Janes/Four Seam Images)

Justin Foscue, 2B, Double-A Frisco (Rangers)—Foscue cruised through High-A, with 14 home runs in 33 games, but has struggled since arriving at Double-A on Aug. 11. It appears he's breaking out of his slump, with a home run in back-to-back games, his first two at Double-A, with his latest a three-run shot as part of a four-RBI day in a loss to Amarillo. The 2020 first-rounder from Mississippi State is hitting .275/.371/.590 with 17 home runs and 51 RBIs in 62 games mostly spent between High-A and Double-A.

Nick Loftin, SS, High-A Quad Cities (Royals)—The 2020 supplemental first-rounder crushed his 10th homer of the season, a two-run shot, and drove in four in a win over South Bend. The 22-year-old shortstop is hitting .289/.374/.466 with 57 RBIs, 11 stolen bases and 42 walks in 88 games at High-A.

Otto Lopez, 2B, Triple-A Buffalo (Blue Jays)—Lopez has stood out this season in his first year in the upper minors, showcasing the most power of his career, with a career-high 28 doubles and five home runs in 101 games split between Double-A and Triple-A. The 22-year-old middle infielder on Wednesday turned in one of his best games of the season, with a 4-for-6 day in a win over Rochester, finishing a triple shy of the cycle.

Matt McLain, SS, High-A Dayton (Reds)—The 2021 first-rounder from UCLA crushed his second professional home run, a three-run shot in a win over Fort Wayne. McLain played two games in the Rookie-level Arizona Complex League before jumping right to High-A, where he's hit .286/.402/.417 with two homers, 16 RBIs and 10 stolen bases.

Jose Miranda, 3B, Triple-A St. Paul (Twins)—Miranda extended his hit streak to six games, a stretch that includes five multi-hit outings, in a win over Indianapolis. The 23-year-old corner infielder is having a breakout year in the upper minors, with a .340/.398/.565 slash line, 27 home runs and 82 RBIs.

Trent Palmer, RHP, Low-A Dunedin (Blue Jays)—The 2020 third-rounder from Jacksonville threw his second seven-inning no-hitter in less than a month against Clearwater. After striking out 10 and walking three on Aug. 19, Palmer struck out nine and walked two on Wednesday to pick up his fourth professional win. The 22-year-old righthander is 4-2, 3.00 with 83 strikeouts and 42 walks in 63 innings.

Grayson Rodriguez, RHP, Double-A Bowie (Orioles)—The top pitching prospect in baseball turned in another sterling start in a win over Altoona, striking out five and walking none over five innings of one-run ball. The 21-year-old righthander has 161 strikeouts on the season, one off the minor leagues lead, compared to just 27 walks. He's pitched to a 9-1, 2.36 mark in 103 innings between High-A and Double-A.

Tommy Romero, RHP, Triple-A Durham (Rays)—Fresh off being named the hottest prospect in baseball in the latest Hot Sheet, Romero turned in another strong start to get the win over Charlotte. The 24-year-old righthander struck out six, walked none and allowed four hits over 6.2 innings of one-run ball. Romero is 6-2, 2.87 with 134 strikeouts and 28 walks in 100.1 innings between Double-A and Triple-A.

HITTERS

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERABRHRBIAVGNOTES
ARIAA#8Geraldo Perdomo, SS30110.228E (13),
ARIAA#8Geraldo Perdomo, SS41200.228CS (5),
ARIHiA#9AJ Vukovich, 3B30000.270BB (22), CS (4),
ARILoA#23Wilderd Patino, OF40100.224
ARILoA#30Ryan Bliss, 2B41120.248HR (5), E (6),
ATLAA#4Shea Langeliers, C31110.258
ATLAA#7Braden Shewmake, SS40000.223
ATLLoA#22Cal Conley, SS40210.224BB (13), SB (7),
ATLAA#26Justin Dean, OF40000.237BB (42),
ATLAA#27Trey Harris, OF31220.2502B (15), BB (26), CS (3),
BALAAA#1Adley Rutschman, C31110.2863B (2), 2 BB (71),
BALAA#4Gunnar Henderson, SS40000.261
BALLoA#5Colton Cowser, OF40120.378BB (22),
BALAA#7Jordan Westburg, SS31210.281BB (60),
BALLoA#10Connor Norby, 2B31100.2602B (5), 2 BB (19),
BALLoA#15Coby Mayo, 3B20000.3153 BB (17),
BALAAA#17Kyle Stowers, OF50210.276
BALAAA#19Yusniel Diaz, OF30100.173BB (16),
BALLoA#20Reed Trimble, OF41100.190BB (10),
BALLoA#24Darell Hernaiz, SS51200.2752B (11), CS (6),
BALHiA#25Adam Hall, SS40000.246
BOSAA#1Triston Casas, 1B41200.290BB (45), E (9),
BOSHiA#8Nick Yorke, 2B50110.3252B (18),
BOSLoA#17Brainer Bonaci, SS41110.2482B (12),
BOSLoA#18Matthew Lugo, SS40000.263E (35),
BOSHiA#23Brandon Howlett, 3B40100.2553B (4), E (18),
BOSAA#24Hudson Potts, 3B40000.213
BOSLoA#25Ceddanne Rafaela, SS40000.247
BOSAA#26Jeisson Rosario, OF40100.2342 E (8),
CHCAAA#1Brennen Davis, OF41200.260
CHCHiA#8Yohendrick Pinango, OF50100.279
CHCLoA#9Ed Howard, SS30000.213
CHCAAA#11Greg Deichmann, OF30000.274CS (3),
CHCLoA#13Kevin Made, SS40100.311E (7),
CHCHiA#14Alexander Canario, OF50000.232
CHCLoA#23Owen Caissie, OF30000.295E (4),
CINHiA#4Matt McLain, SS42230.297HR (2), SB (10),
CINLoA#6Rece Hinds, 3B41200.2682 2B (12), SB (7),
CINLoA#10Elly De La Cruz, 3B20120.302BB (10), CS (5),
CINHiA#15Ivan Johnson, 2B32110.2542 BB (39),
CINHiA#19Mike Siani, OF41000.214BB (48), SB (28),
CINAAA#20Mark Kolozsvary, C40100.231
CINAAA#21Alejo Lopez, SS42200.331BB (42), SB (9),
CINAAA#22T.J. Friedl, OF40100.261BB (44),
CINHiA#24Allan Cerda, OF31220.2422B (19), 2 BB (35),
CINLoA#26Jose Torres, SS52240.2973B (3), HR (4),
CINLoA#30JT Thompson, OF20100.2472 BB (13),
CLEAA#4George Valera, OF41220.2632B (5), HR (19),
CLEAA#5Bo Naylor, C40000.190
CLEAAA#6Gabriel Arias, SS50230.2722B (24),
CLEAA#7Brayan Rocchio, SS40110.2742B (25), SB (20),
CLELoA#14Gabriel Rodriguez, SS32210.2402B (18), 2 BB (24), E (17),
CLEAAA#16Richard Palacios, 2B31000.290BB (48),
CLEHiA#20Jose Tena, IF31100.278BB (25), E (7),
CLEAA#23Bryan Lavastida, C42320.297HR (9), E (10),
CLEHiA#25Jhonkensy Noel, 1B41120.354HR (19),
CLEAAA#29Oscar Gonzalez, OF51120.304HR (28), E (6),
COLLoA#1Zac Veen, OF31100.3042 BB (64), CS (17), 2 E (5),
COLAA#3Michael Toglia, 1B51220.2223B (3),
COLHiA#6Aaron Schunk, 3B50000.222
COLHiA#9Brenton Doyle, OF51410.2812B (16), SB (21),
COLHiA#11Ezequiel Tovar, SS51000.286
COLLoA#16Drew Romo, C41000.319BB (19),
COLAA#19Willie MacIver, C31100.229BB (41),
COLHiA#22Grant Lavigne, 1B40000.265
COLMAJ#23Colton Welker, 3B42100.252
COLLoA#26Eddy Diaz, SS50310.2673 CS (17),
COLLoA#28Julio Carreras, 3B32200.259BB (23),
COLLoA#29Bladimir Restituyo, SS40000.258
CWSMAJ#8Gavin Sheets, 1B40100.2752B (22),
CWSAAA#9Jake Burger, 3B40000.286
CWSAAA#18Micker Adolfo, OF31110.256HR (23),
CWSAAA#20Blake Rutherford, OF20100.241BB (20),
DETAAA#1Spencer Torkelson, 3B31000.263BB (69), E (14),
DETAAA#2Riley Greene, OF31100.300BB (55),
DETAA#5Dillon Dingler, C42210.244HR (12),
DETHiA#6Gage Workman, SS30000.248
DETHiA#6Gage Workman, SS22200.2482B (37), BB (51),
DETR#8Izaac Pacheco, IF31210.226BB (15),
DETR#10Roberto Campos, OF20120.2142B (5), BB (14),
DETAAA#11Daz Cameron, OF41100.248
DETAAA#12Ryan Kreidler, IF40100.274SB (13),
DETAA#14Daniel Cabrera, OF41000.228
DETHiA#15Parker Meadows, OF20100.205BB (37),
DETHiA#15Parker Meadows, OF22130.205HR (7), BB (37),
DETHiA#16Colt Keith, IF30110.286
DETMAJ#18Derek Hill, OF30110.2893B (5),
DETAAA#19Zack Short, SS41330.199HR (14),
DETAA#23Andre Lipcius, IF40000.235
DETR#26Adinso Reyes, IF31220.168HR (6), BB (11),
DETAAA#27Jacob Robson, OF10000.287
HOUAA#1Korey Lee, C40000.285
HOUR#3Pedro Leon, SS30110.250
HOUAA#6Joe Perez, 3B31100.2862B (32), BB (40), E (24),
HOUMAJ#8Jake Meyers, OF41220.330HR (21),
HOUR#11Tyler Whitaker, OF41210.213HR (3), SB (6),
HOUAA#12Grae Kessinger, SS30000.213
HOUAA#16Matthew Barefoot, OF40100.2612B (22),
HOUAA#17Alex McKenna, OF40100.267
HOUHiA#22Zach Daniels, OF41000.223BB (48),
KCAAA#1Bobby Witt, SS40100.296
KCAAA#4Nick Pratto, 1B31000.259
KCAAA#6M.J. Melendez, C40100.278CS (5), E (14),
KCMAJ#7Kyle Isbel, OF20000.271
KCHiA#12Nick Loftin, SS52240.2832B (21), HR (10), E (14),
KCAAA#24Lucius Fox, SS40000.205
KCAA#29Vinnie Pasquantino, 1B31000.310BB (61),
LAAMAJ#2Brandon Marsh, OF42310.277HR (6),
LAAHiA#5Jordyn Adams, OF40100.227SB (16),
LAAHiA#6Kyren Paris, 2B40000.257E (16),
LAALoA#7Jeremiah Jackson, SS30100.266BB (21), SB (11),
LAALoA#8Arol Vera, SS40000.303
LAAAA#10Orlando Martinez, OF40000.258
LAALoA#17Alexander Ramirez, OF40000.185
LADAA#5Miguel Vargas, 3B52200.3202B (26),
LADHiA#6Andy Pages, OF40100.264
LADAA#11Kody Hoese, 3B42200.2032B (8), BB (17),
LADHiA#13Leonel Valera, SS30000.225
LADAA#19Jacob Amaya, SS41110.216BB (50),
LADHiA#20Carson Taylor, C40100.278
LADHiA#27Eddys Leonard, SS41100.2942B (26),
LADHiA#28Ryan Ward, OF40110.2852B (21),
LADLoA#29Jose Ramos, OF40110.326
LADHiA#30Jorbit Vivas, 2B21110.3152B (26), 2 BB (36),
MIAMAJ#3Jesus Sanchez, OF42240.2852 HR (22),
MIAR#8Joe Mack, C41110.140
MIAAA#10JJ Bleday, OF30000.212BB (64),
MIAMAJ#11Lewin Diaz, 1B50000.235
MIAAA#15Kameron Misner, OF40000.254
MIAAAA#17Monte Harrison, OF32220.239HR (14), 2 BB (30),
MIAAA#19Griffin Conine, OF30000.218
MIALoA#25Jose Salas, SS41120.313E (15),
MIALoA#27Cody Morissette, SS41220.2022 2B (7),
MIAR#28Jordan McCants, SS40310.250BB (6), E (5),
MIAAAA#29Payton Henry, C30000.2662 BB (26),
MIAMAJ#30Bryan De La Cruz, OF33120.331HR (17), 2 BB (30),
MILHiA#3Sal Frelick, OF40100.333BB (20),
MILLoA#4Tyler Black, 2B40000.194BB (23),
MILHiA#9Joe Gray, OF40000.251
MILHiA#11Freddy Zamora, SS40000.296
MILHiA#13Zavier Warren, C30010.252BB (49),
MILLoA#14Eduardo Garcia, SS50110.2922B (15),
MILLoA#20Alex Binelas, 3B41120.328HR (8), BB (16),
MILHiA#22Felix Valerio, IF40000.293
MILHiA#27Joey Wiemer, OF20000.2992 BB (59),
MINAA#1Austin Martin, OF21100.268BB (56),
MINAAA#8Jose Miranda, 3B41300.336
MINMAJ#11Nick Gordon, OF20000.256BB (17),
MINLoA#22Misael Urbina, OF31100.193BB (53), SB (14), E (6),
MINHiA#24Aaron Sabato, 1B21000.1932 BB (88),
MINLoA#26Alerick Soularie, OF41000.252BB (22), SB (9),
MINAA#27Spencer Steer, 2B30130.2612B (17),
MINHiA#28Edouard Julien, 2B30000.263BB (108),
MINHiA#29Matt Wallner, OF30000.264BB (27),
NYMHiA#1Francisco Alvarez, C41110.271HR (23),
NYMHiA#14Jaylen Palmer, UTL40100.245
NYYLoA#1Jasson Dominguez, OF51300.2652B (9), SB (8),
NYYHiA#2Anthony Volpe, SS32110.293HR (26), 2 BB (75), E (13),
NYYAA#3Oswald Peraza, SS41110.304HR (17), BB (35),
NYYLoA#6Trey Sweeney, SS40000.259BB (20),
NYYHiA#10Austin Wells, C21100.2683 BB (69),
NYYAAA#13Estevan Florial, OF10000.229
NYYAA#16Oswaldo Cabrera, SS21000.2572 BB (35), 2 SB (18),
NYYHiA#18Everson Pereira, OF51110.3112B (10),
OAKLoA#8Brayan Buelvas, OF40010.219BB (35),
OAKAA#9Logan Davidson, SS41110.220BB (60),
OAKLoA#12Zack Gelof, 3B41100.345BB (17), SB (12),
OAKHiA#13Jordan Diaz, 3B30000.282
OAKLoA#15Junior Perez, OF41100.211BB (47), 2 SB (20),
OAKHiA#21Austin Beck, OF20100.202BB (17),
OAKHiA#21Austin Beck, OF30000.202
OAKHiA#25Lawrence Butler, 1B31000.257BB (57),
OAKHiA#25Lawrence Butler, 1B32300.2572B (20), SB (27),
PHIHiA#4Johan Rojas, OF40100.258BB (32),
PHILoA#5Ethan Wilson, OF30000.240
PHILoA#5Ethan Wilson, OF12110.2402B (4), BB (9),
PHIAAA#8Rafael Marchan, C10100.203
PHILoA#12Casey Martin, SS40120.195
PHIAAA#14Luke Williams, 2B10000.276
PHIAAA#15Nick Maton, 2B10000.220
PHIR#16Jordan Viars, OF40000.238
PHIHiA#18Luis Garcia, SS50000.249
PHILoA#27Logan Cerny, OF20100.280
PHILoA#30Kendall Simmons, OF20000.215BB (19),
PITAA#1Oneil Cruz, SS51130.292HR (11),
PITHiA#4Nick Gonzales, 2B20100.3022B (23), 3 BB (38),
PITHiA#5Liover Peguero, SS51200.261SB (25),
PITAAA#7Tucupita Marcano, UTL50100.245
PITLoA#9Hudson Head, OF40000.211
PITLoA#17Endy Rodriguez, C51230.288HR (15),
PITLoA#18Maikol Escotto, SS41100.2432B (12),
PITAA#19Ji-Hwan Bae, SS50210.2912B (12), E (16),
PITAA#20Cal Mitchell, OF40200.281
PITAA#23Rodolfo Castro, 2B50100.239E (21),
SDHiA#3Robert Hassell, OF50000.309
SDHiA#14Euribiel Angeles, 2B40010.329
SDAA#19Eguy Rosario, 2B30100.284BB (49),
SDHiA#21Brandon Valenzuela, C30000.298BB (57),
SDLoA#23Max Ferguson, 2B42230.2352B (5), 2 BB (29), E (4),
SDHiA#24Tirso Ornelas, OF30100.248BB (47),
SEAAA#1Julio Rodriguez, OF21100.3532 BB (42), 2 SB (19),
SEAHiA#2Noelvi Marte, SS50100.2752B (27),
SEAAA#8Zach DeLoach, OF41120.274HR (13),
SEAHiA#16Victor Labrada, OF50100.272
SEALoA#17Milkar Perez, 3B40000.3002 E (8),
SEAHiA#23Alberto Rodriguez, OF41100.286
SEAHiA#28Cade Marlowe, OF50100.271SB (22),
SFHiA#1Marco Luciano, SS42100.2582B (17),
SFLoA#4Luis Matos, OF43220.312HR (15), BB (26),
SFHiA#8Jairo Pomares, OF41110.348HR (20),
SFAA#10Will Wilson, SS40100.225
SFHiA#15Ricardo Genoves, C30010.265
SFLoA#16Patrick Bailey, C42120.2652B (25), BB (46),
SFLoA#21Jimmy Glowenke, SS21100.2443 BB (47), CS (3),
SFAA#24Diego Rincones, OF40220.301
STLHiA#2Jordan Walker, 3B41210.3263B (4), SB (13), E (22),
STLAAA#3Nolan Gorman, 2B41110.290HR (24), BB (33),
STLAA#5Ivan Herrera, C40100.225CS (3),
STLHiA#6Masyn Winn, SS41100.2422B (19),
STLAA#9Malcom Nunez, OF42300.263
STLR#13Justin Williams, OF30000.183
STLAA#14Delvin Perez, SS40000.266
STLAAA#15Brendan Donovan, 2B51120.313
STLHiA#17Jhon Torres, OF30010.233
STLAAA#18Alec Burleson, OF42220.2672 2B (17),
STLLoA#19Ryan Holgate, OF21000.1952 BB (12),
STLAAA#27Nick Plummer, OF40120.2813B (5),
STLAA#30Luken Baker, 1B41100.2422B (20),
TBAAA#2Vidal Brujan, 2B41200.2612B (30), 2 SB (41),
TBAAA#5Josh Lowe, OF41310.2902B (26),
TBMAJ#8Taylor Walls, SS31100.230
TBAAA#13Curtis Mead, 3B40100.323
TEXAA#4Justin Foscue, 2B21240.2732B (18), HR (15),
TEXAA#6Josh Smith, SS30110.309BB (37), E (6),
TEXAA#6Josh Smith, SS10000.309
TEXLoA#7Luisangel Acuna, SS31110.266HR (12), BB (46),
TEXAA#9Sam Huff, C30000.239
TEXLoA#11Aaron Zavala, OF40000.313
TEXAA#25Davis Wendzel, SS30200.250BB (19),
TORMAJ#5Alejandro Kirk, C40000.284
TORAAA#7Otto Lopez, 2B65420.3182 2B (27), HR (5), BB (36),
TORLoA#8Miguel Hiraldo, 2B30100.247
TORLoA#8Miguel Hiraldo, 2B30020.247
TORLoA#12Victor Mesia, C10000.241BB (5),
TORAAA#18Kevin Smith, SS74520.2782B (24),
TORLoA#25Leonardo Jimenez, SS11100.3182B (10), 2 BB (46),
TORLoA#25Leonardo Jimenez, SS20000.318BB (46),
TORHiA#26Tanner Morris, SS40110.285
TORR#27Rikelvin De Castro, SS22110.267HR (2), BB (22),
TORHiA#29Will Robertson, OF40100.243
TORLoA#30Dasan Brown, OF22200.212BB (15), 2 SB (20), CS (5),
TORLoA#30Dasan Brown, OF31100.212
WASR#4Brady House, SS30000.346
WASLoA#12Jeremy De La Rosa, OF40210.2102B (11), E (7),
WASR#17Daylen Lile, OF40000.237BB (13),
WASMAJ#18Riley Adams, C31010.2382 BB (27),
WASR#19Sammy Infante, SS10000.181
WASLoA#30Branden Boissiere, 1B42200.1712B (3),
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PITCHERS

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
ARIAA#16Tommy Henry, LHP3.0877325.21
BALAA#2Grayson Rodriguez, RHP5.0411052.32
BOSMAJ#5Tanner Houck, RHP4.1433174.12
BOSAA#11Chris Murphy, LHP0.1566104.62
BOSLoA#21Chih-Jung Liu, RHP4.1321464.38
CHCAAA#25Cory Abbott, RHP6.0222046.40W (4-6)
CHCHiA#28Max Bain, RHP2.2475455.52L (5-9)
CINMAJ#9Tony Santillan, RHP2.0200122.54
CINLoA#12Andrew Abbott, LHP3.0000354.15
CINAAA#28Riley O'Brien, RHP3.2777204.68L (7-7)
CINHiA#29Thomas Farr, RHP3.0211140.90
CLEHiA#11Tanner Burns, RHP4.0321133.57
CLEAA#17Peyton Battenfield, RHP3.2355332.53
CLEAA#19Joey Cantillo, LHP2.0111123.27L (0-2)
COLHiA#7Chris McMahon, RHP5.0711174.17W (10-3)
COLAA#25Karl Kauffmann, RHP5.1644256.90W (3-12)
DETMAJ#3Matt Manning, RHP6.0211366.47W (5-9)
DETMAJ#17Alex Lange, RHP1.0000024.62
KCAA#14Austin Cox, LHP2.0100023.00
KCMAJ#16Carlos Hernandez, RHP4.0977433.87L (8-3)
LADAA#16Clayton Beeter, RHP3.1122353.44
LADAA#24Nick Robertson, RHP1.1100213.61
MIAAA#2Max Meyer, RHP6.0540072.41L (6-3)
MIAHiA#13Dax Fulton, LHP1.2666224.60
MINAA#3Jordan Balazovic, RHP3.2444453.27
MINMAJ#30Jovani Moran, LHP1.2444012.82
NYMMAJ#7Tylor Megill, RHP3.0966234.17L (5-6)
NYMLoA#13Junior Santos, RHP6.0955144.59W (6-6)
NYYHiA#17Beck Way, RHP4.0433284.10
OAKAA#23Jack Weisenburger, RHP1.1000113.93
PITHiA#3Quinn Priester, RHP2.2355523.18L (6-4)
SDLoA#12Robert Gasser, LHP3.0220041.20
SDAA#13Kevin Kopps, RHP1.0000020.66
SEAHiA#12Juan Then, RHP4.0842046.46L (2-5)
SEAMAJ#26Yohan Ramirez, RHP0.2100113.89
SFLoA#25Prelander Berroa, RHP2.2544523.65
STLAAA#12Angel Rondon, RHP1.0411014.58
STLAA#23Jake Walsh, RHP1.0000111.50
STLAA#29Freddy Pacheco, RHP1.0000004.33
TBLoA#18Seth Johnson, RHP5.0311162.88W (6-6)
TBAAA#19Tommy Romero, RHP6.2411062.34W (6-1)
TEXAA#18Cody Bradford, LHP3.0987044.11
WASLoA#5Andry Lara, RHP4.0321325.49
WASMAJ#10Mason Thompson, RHP0.2100004.79
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