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Baseball America Prospect Report—September 23, 2021

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Patrick Bailey, C, Low-A San Jose (Giants)—Bailey has struggled mightily in his pro debut, dealing with injury and underperforming at High-A, but he saved the best game of his pro career for the right time. The 2020 first-rounder from NC State went 3-for-4 with two home runs including a go-ahead solo shot in the seventh inning to help the Giants take a 2-0 lead over Fresno in the best-of-five playoff series.

Brennen Davis, OF, Triple-A Iowa (Cubs)—Davis has been on a tear since receiving a promotion to Iowa on Sept. 14. The 21-year-old outfielder is riding a seven-game hit streak and is 12-for-27 with nine RBIs during that span. On Wednesday he hit a three-run homer, his 19th of the season. Davis' breakout year vaulted him to the No. 1 spot in the Cubs' system, as his in-game performance caught up to his lofty tools.

Gunnar Henderson, SS, Double-A Bowie (Orioles)—Henderson crushed a solo home run in the second inning of the team's loss to Akron. The RubberDucks, who chased Grayson Rodriguez out of the game in the third inning, are one win away from winning the Double-A Northeast title.

Chris McMahon, RHP, High-A Spokane (Rockies)—McMahon turned in the best start of his pro career in his High-A playoffs debut, pitching more than six scoreless innings for the first time. The 22-year-old righthander struck out seven, walked two and allowed four hits in 6.1 innings, but the Indians were unable to provide him with any run support en route to a 3-0 loss to Eugene.

Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Triple-A Omaha (Royals)—Witt has arguably been the most impressive player in the minor leagues this season in his first year of full-season ball. He skipped the Class A levels to start the season at Double-A Northwest Arkansas before hitting his way to Triple-A in late July. Since arriving in Omaha, he's been even better, with a .296/.364/.614 slash line, 16 home runs and 43 RBIs in 55 games. Witt on Wednesday added three more hits, two stolen bases and an RBI in a win over Indianapolis.


ARIMAJ#22Jake McCarthy, OF30000.247
BOSAAA#1Triston Casas, 1B41120.283HR (14),
BOSAAA#2Jarren Duran, CF40110.252
BOSAAA#4Jeter Downs, 2B30200.182E (11),
BOSAAA#19Connor Wong, C40000.251
CHCAAA#1Brennen Davis, OF31230.270HR (19), BB (43),
CHCAAA#11Greg Deichmann, OF40000.267
CHCAAA#21Christopher Morel, SS30000.220BB (42), SB (17),
CLEAAA#6Gabriel Arias, SS41200.285BB (38),
CLEAAA#16Richard Palacios, 2B30210.2962B (32),
CLEAAA#29Oscar Gonzalez, OF51200.297
HOUMAJ#8Jake Meyers, OF51110.321
KCAAA#1Bobby Witt, SS40310.2972 SB (28),
KCAAA#4Nick Pratto, 1B40200.2632B (26),
KCAAA#6M.J. Melendez, C40100.277
KCAAA#24Lucius Fox, SS41100.217
LAAMAJ#2Brandon Marsh, OF51100.266BB (35), SB (7),
LAAMAJ#23Kean Wong, UTL31110.298BB (16),
LADMAJ#15Luke Raley, OF31120.270HR (20),
MIAMAJ#3Jesus Sanchez, OF30110.284BB (30),
MIAMAJ#11Lewin Diaz, 1B41210.242
MIAAAA#16Peyton Burdick, OF41100.2292B (18),
MIAAAA#17Monte Harrison, OF30120.236
MIAMAJ#30Bryan De La Cruz, OF41100.3233B (2),
MILAAA#2Brice Turang, SS21000.2562 BB (53), CS (9),
MINAAA#8Jose Miranda, 3B50300.337
MINMAJ#11Nick Gordon, OF41100.2652B (9), SB (17),
MINAAA#15Gilberto Celestino, OF30100.258BB (35),
MINMAJ#19Brent Rooker, OF30000.229
NYMAAA#4Mark Vientos, 3B20000.288
NYMAAA#11Khalil Lee, OF20000.252
NYMAAA#21Travis Blankenhorn, 2B20000.226
NYYAAA#3Oswald Peraza, SS20000.300
NYYAAA#16Oswaldo Cabrera, SS21200.260
NYYAAA#24Donny Sands, C21100.265
PHIAAA#3Bryson Stott, SS11100.3042 BB (59),
PHIAAA#8Rafael Marchan, C30110.214
PHIMAJ#10Matt Vierling, OF41200.283
PHIAAA#11Simon Muzziotti, OF20000.333
PHIAAA#13Mickey Moniak, OF22210.2393B (8), HR (14), BB (33),
PHIAAA#15Nick Maton, 2B20000.221BB (44),
PITAAA#1Oneil Cruz, SS31110.294HR (13), BB (21), SB (19), E (14),
PITAAA#7Tucupita Marcano, UTL30000.245
PITAAA#23Rodolfo Castro, 2B40100.2342B (17),
STLAAA#3Nolan Gorman, 2B30000.284
STLAAA#15Brendan Donovan, 2B31110.314HR (12), E (12),
STLAAA#18Alec Burleson, OF10100.271BB (41),
STLAAA#27Nick Plummer, OF20000.276
TBMAJ#8Taylor Walls, SS40120.231
TORAAA#7Otto Lopez, 2B20100.319
WASAAA#14Donovan Casey, OF42200.2822B (25),
WASAAA#23Tres Barrera, C20110.223BB (33),
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CHCAAA#25Cory Abbott, RHP5.2311356.15W (5-6)
LAAMAJ#29Andrew Wantz, RHP2.0000123.67
MINMAJ#5Joe Ryan, RHP5.03221113.17W (6-4)
NYYAAA#14Hayden Wesneski, RHP1.2100023.20
PITAAA#6Roansy Contreras, RHP3.2411162.64
STLAAA#29Freddy Pacheco, RHP2.0100034.09
TBMAJ#3Luis Patino, RHP3.0100114.12
TORMAJ#2Nate Pearson, RHP1.0000114.87
WASAAA#2Cade Cavalli, RHP4.0744083.26L (6-8)
WASMAJ#3Josiah Gray, RHP6.0622185.28W (2-3)
WASMAJ#23Patrick Murphy, RHP1.0000013.61
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