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Baseball America Prospect Report -- September 25, 2018

Monday's Stars

Ronald Guzman, 1B, Rangers. Guzman hit his 16th home run and his 18th double of the season yesterday. Guzman's season overall has been below the bar teams look for in a first baseman (.233/.305/.412), but he is a 23-year-old so there's hope there is more ahead of him.

Juan Soto, LF, Nationals. Soto went 2-for-4 with his 21st home run. Soto's season isn't over yet, but it can be argued that it's the best by a teenager ever. At the worst, it's one of the two or three best ever by a teenager. Here's how Soto's season stacks up against all teenagers with 300 or more plate appearances since 1901 (thanks to Fangraphs leaderboard). Home runs (21): third Batting average (.295): fourth. Isolated power (.222): second. OBP (.406): first. Slugging percentage (.516): second. wOBA (.392): second. Walks (74): first.

Shohei Ohtani, DH, Angels. Ohtani hit his 21st home run of the season yesterday. Ohtani's power production has improved since he was shut down as a pitcher. He is averaging a home run every 16.5 plate appearances and slugging .574 since July 1.

ARIMAJBrito, Socrates LF3000.172
ARIMAJVargas, Ildemaro PH1000.077
ARIMAJWalker, Christian 1B3000.163
BALMAJMullins, Cedric CF3000.262BB (16)
BALMAJNunez, Renato 3B4030.257
BALMAJStewart, DJ RF2000.259
BALMAJWilkerson, Steve 2B3000.207
CHCMAJCaratini, Victor C4010.243
CHCMAJMills, Alec P0000.333
CLEMAJAllen, Greg CF4120.2472B (10), BB (14), SB (18)
CLEMAJGonzalez, Erik SS4000.265
COLMAJHampson, Garrett PH-2B1011.2892B (3)
COLMAJMcMahon, Ryan PH-1B1110.235
COLMAJMusgrave, Harrison P0000.000
HOUMAJDavis, J.D. 3B4010.179
LAAMAJHermosillo, Michael LF3111.212HR (1), BB (3)
LAAMAJOhtani, Shohei DH5111.280HR (21)
LAAMAJWard, Taylor 3B4010.168
LADMAJFarmer, Kyle PH1000.239
LADMAJFerguson, Caleb P0000.200
LADMAJLocastro, Tim PR0100.182
LADMAJVerdugo, Alex PH-LF1000.270
MIAMAJAlcantara, Sandy P2000.000
MIAMAJAnderson, Brian 3B3011.272
MIAMAJBrinson, Lewis CF4001.201
MIAMAJSierra, Magneuris RF3000.194BB (6)
MILMAJPeralta, Freddy P1000.038
NYYMAJAndujar, Miguel 3B4010.298
NYYMAJTorres, Gleyber 2B2010.276BB (41)
NYYMAJVoit, Luke 1B4010.3042B (3)
OAKMAJLaureano, Ramon CF5010.298
PHIMAJCozens, Dylan LF1000.087
PHIMAJCrawford, J.P. PH0000.217BB (13)
PHIMAJKingery, Scott SS3000.226
PHIMAJQuinn, Roman CF2010.2823B (4), BB (7)
PHIMAJSuarez, Ranger P0000.000
PITMAJKramer, Kevin PH1000.115
PITMAJLuplow, Jordan CF3000.182BB (10)
PITMAJMoran, Colin PH-3B1000.277
PITMAJNewman, Kevin SS3100.181BB (4)
SDMAJMejia, Francisco C5110.2172B (2)
SFMAJGarcia, Aramis 1B4010.333
SFMAJShaw, Chris LF3000.208BB (7)
SFMAJSlater, Austin PH1000.254
STLMAJBader, Harrison CF4010.2712B (20)
STLMAJFlaherty, Jack P2010.156
STLMAJHicks, Jordan P0000.000
STLMAJHudson, Dakota P0000.000
STLMAJMunoz, Yairo 2B3110.277BB (28)
STLMAJO'Neill, Tyler PH0000.252
TBMAJAdames, Willy PH0000.271BB (29)
TBMAJBauers, Jake 1B4000.195
TBMAJCiuffo, Nick C2000.188
TBMAJLowe, Brandon 2B3000.226
TBMAJMeadows, Austin RF3000.250
TEXMAJCalhoun, Willie LF4010.239
TEXMAJGuzman, Ronald 1B4121.2362B (18), HR (16)
TORMAJGurriel, Lourdes SS1000.281
TORMAJMcKinney, Billy PH1000.269
TORMAJTellez, Rowdy PH1000.365
TORMAJUrena, Richard 2B4030.289
WASMAJRobles, Victor PH1000.222
WASMAJSoto, Juan LF4121.295HR (21)
WASMAJStevenson, Andrew PH1000.257
CHCMAJMills, Alec1.000011
COLMAJMusgrave, Harrison1.010002
CWSMAJHamilton, Ian1.021100
LAAMAJButtrey, Ty1.021101
LADMAJFerguson, Caleb1.000001
MIAMAJAlcantara, Sandy4.076653
MILMAJBurnes, Corbin0.210001
MILMAJPeralta, Freddy3.231103
PHIMAJSuarez, Ranger3.031011
SEAMAJRumbelow, Nick1.000012
STLMAJFlaherty, Jack5.143325
STLMAJHicks, Jordan1.011121
STLMAJHudson, Dakota0.200010
TBMAJCastillo, Diego2.020003
TBMAJSchultz, Jaime1.000002
TBMAJYarbrough, Ryan5.053323
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