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Baseball America Prospect Report — September 3, 2021

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Matt Brash, Double-A Arkansas (Mariners) — Even amid an organization bursting with pitching, Brash has been very impressive this season. On Thursday, he put forth his finest effort yet. Facing Wichita, Brash was nearly perfect. The righthander allowed just a walk over six innings while putting forth his third 11-strikeout game of the season. The owner of one of the nastiest breaking balls in the minors, Brash has been nearly untouchable over his last three starts. In that span, the 23-year-old Canadian has whiffed 32 hitters in 18 one-run innings.

Kyle Harrison, Low-A San Jose (Giants) — Harrison's debut season reached new heights on Thursday night. The lefthander, drafted in 2020 out of high school in California, struck out a career-high 12 hitters against Visalia. The effort was his second double-digit strikeout game of the season, and pushed his season total to sixth-best in the minor leagues. Harrison is now one of just seven pitchers in the minors with 140 or more whiffs this season. Amazingly, three of those pitchers are Giants prospects: Harrison, Ryan Murphy (who was forced out of his Thursday start by reported back pain during pre-game warmups) and Carson Ragsdale.

Anthony Garcia, Low-A Tampa (Yankees) — Garcia has some of the best raw power in the Yankees' organization, rivaled only perhaps by Dermis Garcia in Somerset. Recently promoted from the Florida Complex League, the switch-hitter on Thursday swatted his third home run in six games since joining the Tarpons. In doing so, Garcia became the only player in the minor leagues with 10 or more home runs in 100 or fewer at-bats. His groundball rate this season—in an admittedly small sample size—is 54%. If he can get the ball in the air more often, well, look out.

Diego Infante, Low-A Charleston (Rays) — Surprise, surprise, the Rays have another intriguing prospect on their hands. This time, it's the 21-year-old Infante, whom they signed out of Venezuela in 2016. Infante slammed two home runs last night, bringing his season total to 14 and besting his season-high from 2019, when he hit 12 with Rookie-level Princeton. Infante, who will need to be protected on the 40-man roster after the season in order to keep him from the Rule 5 Draft, has been consistent all season long: His OPS in each of the season's four full months has hovered between .790 and .890.

Anthony Volpe, High-A Hudson Valley (Yankees) — Volpe's season has been nothing short of spectacular. The 2019 first-rounder has hit the ball hard and often all season long, and his effort on Thursday put him in exclusive. In Hudson Valley's first game of a doubleheader at Greensboro, Volpe both doubled and homered. The two-bagger brought his season total to 30, making him the only player to pair 30 or more doubles with 20 or more of both home runs and steals. Moreover, his 8.2% swinging-strike rate is tied for third in the minors among players with 20-plus homers.

HITTERS

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERABRHRBIAVGNOTES
ARIAAA#3Alek Thomas, OF51210.292BB (43), 2 SB (12),
ARIAA#8Geraldo Perdomo, SS41210.1972B (6), BB (44), CS (4),
ARIHiA#9AJ Vukovich, 3B40110.272CS (3),
ARIAAA#17Seth Beer, 1B44200.2822 BB (38), E (7),
ATLAAA#1Cristian Pache, OF21000.228BB (29),
ATLAAA#1Cristian Pache, OF10110.228
ATLAAA#2Drew Waters, OF32100.2392 BB (41),
ATLHiA#3Michael Harris, OF31110.3012B (20),
ATLAA#4Shea Langeliers, C41100.263BB (31),
ATLAA#7Braden Shewmake, SS51210.239HR (11),
ATLHiA#12Jesse Franklin, OF20100.240
ATLHiA#15Vaughn Grissom, SS21100.3122 BB (33), SB (14),
ATLAA#26Justin Dean, OF52210.231HR (7),
ATLAA#27Trey Harris, OF52220.243HR (8),
BALAAA#1Adley Rutschman, C30000.285BB (63),
BALHiA#4Gunnar Henderson, SS41210.2642 2B (26), BB (48),
BALAA#7Jordan Westburg, SS20000.280BB (55),
BALAA#7Jordan Westburg, SS31110.280HR (11),
BALAA#17Kyle Stowers, OF20000.275
BALAA#17Kyle Stowers, OF30000.275
BALAAA#19Yusniel Diaz, OF30100.173BB (13),
BALAA#22Terrin Vavra, 2B40000.276SB (7),
BALAA#22Terrin Vavra, 2B31000.276BB (32),
BALHiA#25Adam Hall, SS31010.241
BOSAA#1Triston Casas, 1B20000.2652 BB (38),
BOSHiA#8Nick Yorke, 2B30100.329BB (45),
BOSLoA#10Gilberto Jimenez, OF31110.306BB (17),
BOSLoA#10Gilberto Jimenez, OF40100.306
BOSLoA#13Blaze Jordan, 3B41100.352
BOSLoA#18Matthew Lugo, SS33230.2562B (15), HR (3),
BOSLoA#18Matthew Lugo, SS21110.256BB (31),
BOSHiA#23Brandon Howlett, 3B41200.2482B (17),
BOSAA#24Hudson Potts, 3B41100.2102B (11),
BOSLoA#25Ceddanne Rafaela, SS40110.2502B (16),
BOSLoA#25Ceddanne Rafaela, SS42120.2503B (8),
BOSAA#26Jeisson Rosario, OF40110.238
CHCAA#1Brennen Davis, OF40100.265
CHCHiA#8Yohendrick Pinango, OF50120.282
CHCAAA#11Greg Deichmann, OF31000.273BB (56),
CHCHiA#14Alexander Canario, OF41110.247HR (16), BB (40),
CHCAA#21Christopher Morel, SS40300.217
CHCAA#24Nelson Velazquez, OF40000.276
CINAAA#1Jose Barrero, SS21120.299HR (18), BB (36),
CINAAA#1Jose Barrero, SS30000.299
CINHiA#4Matt McLain, SS40330.3212B (5), CS (1),
CINHiA#19Mike Siani, OF31100.218BB (43), SB (26),
CINAAA#22T.J. Friedl, OF31100.255
CINAAA#22T.J. Friedl, OF40000.255
CLEAA#4George Valera, OF40000.261
CLEAA#5Bo Naylor, C30000.184
CLEAAA#6Gabriel Arias, SS50100.273
CLEAA#7Brayan Rocchio, SS41230.2712B (21), HR (15), BB (31),
CLEMAJ#15Owen Miller, SS41130.248HR (11),
CLEHiA#20Jose Tena, IF52230.291HR (15),
CLEAAA#23Bryan Lavastida, C40000.297BB (36),
CLEHiA#25Jhonkensy Noel, 1B52320.3782 HR (15),
CLEAAA#29Oscar Gonzalez, OF41130.317HR (24),
COLAA#3Michael Toglia, 1B30100.223
COLAA#3Michael Toglia, 1B30000.223
COLAAA#5Elehuris Montero, 3B41200.279
COLAAA#10Ryan Vilade, OF50110.292
COLHiA#11Ezequiel Tovar, SS52100.2932B (27),
COLAA#19Willie MacIver, C30100.231SB (16),
COLAA#21Jameson Hannah, OF20000.277BB (27), SB (9),
COLAA#21Jameson Hannah, OF10100.277
COLHiA#22Grant Lavigne, 1B20100.270BB (48), CS (3),
CWSAAA#9Jake Burger, 3B50100.285
CWSHiA#10Jose Rodriguez, SS40100.299
CWSLoA#14Bryan Ramos, 3B20100.239
CWSLoA#14Bryan Ramos, 3B20000.239SB (12),
CWSAA#16Lenyn Sosa, SS40100.276
CWSAAA#20Blake Rutherford, OF40100.246BB (19),
CWSLoA#26Wilber Sanchez, SS30000.206
CWSLoA#26Wilber Sanchez, SS30000.206
CWSLoA#27Misael Gonzalez, OF30100.281
DETAAA#1Spencer Torkelson, 3B31000.2612 BB (64),
DETAAA#2Riley Greene, OF51100.2962B (19),
DETAA#5Dillon Dingler, C30010.247
DETHiA#6Gage Workman, SS41000.238BB (47),
DETAAA#11Daz Cameron, OF51120.232HR (6),
DETAAA#12Ryan Kreidler, IF40000.272
DETAA#14Daniel Cabrera, OF40000.237
DETHiA#15Parker Meadows, OF50200.205CS (6),
DETHiA#16Colt Keith, IF31110.3162 BB (37), E (14),
DETMAJ#18Derek Hill, OF10000.296
DETMAJ#19Zack Short, SS21100.186
DETLoA#20Trei Cruz, SS10000.160
DETAAA#22Kody Clemens, SS40100.260
HOUAAA#2Jeremy Pena, SS30100.278BB (4),
HOUAA#6Joe Perez, 3B51200.2962B (29),
HOUAA#12Grae Kessinger, SS51110.215HR (9),
HOUAA#17Alex McKenna, OF50110.268
HOUHiA#22Zach Daniels, OF20000.2182 BB (44), SB (19),
HOUHiA#27Freudis Nova, SS40000.216
KCAAA#1Bobby Witt, SS50000.297
KCAAA#4Nick Pratto, 1B12000.2753 BB (71), SB (11),
KCAAA#6M.J. Melendez, C30210.285BB (54),
KCAAA#7Kyle Isbel, OF10000.266
KCAAA#24Lucius Fox, SS51110.199HR (2),
KCAA#29Vinnie Pasquantino, 1B31110.317HR (21), 2 BB (52),
LAAHiA#6Kyren Paris, 2B41220.262HR (4), E (15),
LAAAA#10Orlando Martinez, OF51300.2673B (2),
LAAAAA#27Michael Stefanic, OF31100.336BB (39),
LADAA#3Michael Busch, 2B40000.245
LADAA#5Miguel Vargas, 3B40000.315SB (10),
LADHiA#6Andy Pages, OF22100.257BB (69),
LADAA#11Kody Hoese, 3B30000.198
LADHiA#13Leonel Valera, SS40000.227
LADAA#19Jacob Amaya, SS30100.220E (17),
LADAAA#23Zach Reks, OF31100.2772 BB (40),
LADHiA#25Brandon Lewis, 3B40210.270
LADHiA#27Eddys Leonard, SS40000.306
LADHiA#28Ryan Ward, OF41200.293
LADHiA#30Jorbit Vivas, 2B42220.3122B (22),
MIAMAJ#3Jesus Sanchez, OF20000.2902 BB (24), E (4),
MIAAA#10JJ Bleday, OF40000.197
MIAAAA#11Lewin Diaz, 1B41200.245
MIAAA#15Kameron Misner, OF41100.240SB (24),
MIAAA#16Peyton Burdick, OF40210.232
MIAAAA#17Monte Harrison, OF31000.233
MIAAA#19Griffin Conine, OF40100.2242B (11),
MIAMAJ#30Bryan De La Cruz, OF40000.332E (2),
MILAAA#2Brice Turang, SS21000.254BB (43),
MILAAA#2Brice Turang, SS30000.254BB (43), E (15),
MILHiA#3Sal Frelick, OF41100.412BB (14),
MILHiA#9Joe Gray, OF30010.264
MILHiA#11Freddy Zamora, SS41300.296
MILHiA#13Zavier Warren, C40100.259
MILAA#15David Hamilton, SS31000.2462 BB (44), SB (47),
MILHiA#22Felix Valerio, IF41120.308BB (59),
MILHiA#27Joey Wiemer, OF30110.294SB (26),
MINAAA#8Jose Miranda, 3B40100.332
MINAAA#15Gilberto Celestino, OF30000.236BB (28),
MINHiA#24Aaron Sabato, 1B21000.1893 BB (80), E (9),
MINAA#27Spencer Steer, 2B30000.262BB (50),
MINHiA#29Matt Wallner, OF41100.261
NYMHiA#1Francisco Alvarez, C30000.264
NYMHiA#3Ronny Mauricio, SS40000.240E (16),
NYMAAA#11Khalil Lee, OF40000.236
NYMHiA#14Jaylen Palmer, UTL40000.259
NYMMAJ#20Patrick Mazeika, C30200.2682B (12),
NYMAAA#21Travis Blankenhorn, 2B30000.208BB (24),
NYYHiA#2Anthony Volpe, SS30100.299SB (28),
NYYHiA#2Anthony Volpe, SS42220.2992B (30), HR (23),
NYYAA#3Oswald Peraza, SS41430.302SB (34), CS (5),
NYYAA#3Oswald Peraza, SS20000.302BB (31), SB (34),
NYYHiA#10Austin Wells, C42230.255HR (14),
NYYAA#16Oswaldo Cabrera, SS21100.257BB (27),
NYYAA#16Oswaldo Cabrera, SS40000.257
NYYHiA#18Everson Pereira, OF31100.331BB (20),
NYYAAA#24Donny Sands, C40000.249
NYYAA#29Josh Breaux, C40000.251
NYYAA#29Josh Breaux, C30000.251
OAKAAA#3Nick Allen, SS20100.282BB (23),
OAKAAA#7Luis Barrera, OF20000.249BB (29),
OAKAA#9Logan Davidson, SS30000.213BB (53),
OAKAA#17Kyle McCann, C40100.173
OAKHiA#21Austin Beck, OF50000.212
OAKAAA#30Buddy Reed, OF30000.253
PHIAA#3Bryson Stott, SS31100.304SB (9),
PHIAA#3Bryson Stott, SS30000.304BB (52), SB (9),
PHIHiA#4Johan Rojas, OF30200.250BB (27),
PHILoA#5Ethan Wilson, OF10000.269
PHIAA#7Logan O'Hoppe, C31210.275HR (15),
PHIMAJ#8Rafael Marchan, C31100.207BB (23),
PHIMAJ#10Matt Vierling, OF10000.284
PHILoA#11Simon Muzziotti, OF10100.500CS (1),
PHIAAA#13Mickey Moniak, OF40000.238
PHIMAJ#15Nick Maton, 2B10010.220
PHIHiA#18Luis Garcia, SS40200.249
PHILoA#30Kendall Simmons, OF10000.203
PITHiA#4Nick Gonzales, 2B41220.3012B (20), 3B (4),
PITHiA#4Nick Gonzales, 2B30000.301
PITHiA#5Liover Peguero, SS20100.265BB (29), SB (22),
PITHiA#5Liover Peguero, SS41200.2652B (17), SB (22),
PITAAA#7Tucupita Marcano, UTL51100.237SB (8),
PITAA#19Ji-Hwan Bae, SS40100.282SB (18),
PITAA#20Cal Mitchell, OF40000.280
PITAA#26Matt Fraizer, OF40000.310
SDHiA#3Robert Hassell, OF30100.322BB (56),
SDAA#19Eguy Rosario, 2B41200.2852B (33),
SDHiA#21Brandon Valenzuela, C40000.305
SDHiA#22Jonny Homza, C40100.224
SDHiA#24Tirso Ornelas, OF31210.223HR (6), BB (42),
SEAAA#1Julio Rodriguez, OF30210.341BB (39),
SEAAA#8Zach DeLoach, OF41000.279
SEAHiA#16Victor Labrada, OF41110.274HR (6),
SEAAAA#27Donnie Walton, UTL51100.2812B (19),
SEAHiA#28Cade Marlowe, OF30000.272BB (52),
SFHiA#1Marco Luciano, SS30000.264BB (44), E (22),
SFAAA#2Joey Bart, C30010.308E (5),
SFAAA#3Heliot Ramos, OF51320.250
SFHiA#8Jairo Pomares, OF41210.3632B (25), HR (18),
STLHiA#2Jordan Walker, 3B50100.315SB (11),
STLAAA#3Nolan Gorman, 2B52410.2892 2B (16),
STLAA#5Ivan Herrera, C51130.208HR (14),
STLAA#9Malcom Nunez, OF52210.2442B (15), HR (8), SB (6),
STLAA#14Delvin Perez, SS51100.271SB (23),
STLAAA#15Brendan Donovan, 2B20100.303
STLAAA#15Brendan Donovan, 2B10000.303BB (40), CS (7),
STLHiA#17Jhon Torres, OF41000.239BB (25),
STLAAA#18Alec Burleson, OF30000.273BB (37),
STLAAA#18Alec Burleson, OF30100.273
STLLoA#19Ryan Holgate, OF30100.200
STLLoA#19Ryan Holgate, OF30110.200
STLAAA#27Nick Plummer, OF23000.2842 BB (62),
TBAAA#2Vidal Brujan, 2B40000.262
TBAAA#5Josh Lowe, OF31200.276BB (47),
TBMAJ#8Taylor Walls, SS30100.235
TBHiA#13Curtis Mead, 3B30110.3212B (38),
TBAA#16Blake Hunt, C40000.219
TBHiA#20Alika Williams, SS41220.269E (10),
TBAA#29Jonathan Aranda, 3B32220.344BB (38),
TBAA#30Ruben Cardenas, OF41100.302
TEXAAA#2Josh Jung, 3B30100.300BB (16),
TEXHiA#5Ezequiel Duran, 2B30000.261
TEXAA#6Josh Smith, SS51100.303
TEXLoA#7Luisangel Acuna, SS30000.258
TEXAA#9Sam Huff, C41210.2292B (4), BB (13),
TEXLoA#11Aaron Zavala, OF30000.240E (1),
TEXHiA#14Trevor Hauver, 2B20000.273BB (80),
TEXHiA#14Trevor Hauver, 2B31000.273
TEXHiA#19Dustin Harris, 1B30220.3312B (18),
TEXHiA#19Dustin Harris, 1B30000.331
TEXAA#25Davis Wendzel, SS41210.2522B (6), BB (14),
TEXHiA#26David Garcia, C30100.2602B (12), E (7),
TEXAAA#27Steele Walker, OF40100.259
TORHiA#3Orelvis Martinez, SS40000.264BB (41),
TORAA#4Jordan Groshans, SS40300.296
TORAAA#7Otto Lopez, 2B41110.313SB (13),
TORAA#24Samad Taylor, UTL41200.285
TORLoA#25Leonardo Jimenez, SS21100.309BB (30),
TORLoA#25Leonardo Jimenez, SS20100.309BB (30),
TORHiA#26Tanner Morris, SS40210.297
TORAAA#28Josh Palacios, OF40200.255BB (12),
TORHiA#29Will Robertson, OF50000.250
TORLoA#30Dasan Brown, OF32200.204
WASMAJ#1Keibert Ruiz, C50000.298
WASHiA#11Yasel Antuna, SS51100.2372B (24),
WASLoA#12Jeremy De La Rosa, OF52430.2012 2B (9), HR (5),
WASAAA#14Donovan Casey, OF40000.300
WASHiA#21Drew Mendoza, 1B41220.2202B (13),
WASAAA#23Tres Barrera, C40000.232
WASHiA#28Drew Millas, C51310.2732B (14), SB (14),
WASLoA#30Branden Boissiere, 1B30100.175
WASLoA#30Branden Boissiere, 1B40100.175
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2021 Baseball America Minor League All-Star Team

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PITCHERS

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
ARIAAA#13Luis Frias, RHP5.0211424.69W (9-7)
ARIAA#14Brandon Pfaadt, RHP5.0111252.57
ATLAA#9Jared Shuster, LHP4.0788364.62
ATLHiA#25Trey Riley, RHP2.0100012.60
BOSAA#6Brayan Bello, RHP3.2410333.69
BOSHiA#27Jeremy Wu-Yelland, LHP5.0000493.75W (2-3)
CHCMAJ#12Keegan Thompson, RHP1.2433232.71
CHCMAJ#30Manuel Rodriguez, RHP1.0000101.83
CINHiA#14Christian Roa, RHP4.0100554.03
CINAAA#28Riley O'Brien, RHP4.0200754.36
CLEAA#17Peyton Battenfield, RHP6.0400162.01W (7-0)
COLAAA#4Ryan Rolison, LHP4.0444445.13
COLAA#25Karl Kauffmann, RHP6.0622047.25L (2-11)
CWSLoA#11Sean Burke, RHP2.2422154.76L (0-1)
CWSAAA#12Jimmy Lambert, RHP2.0111245.45
CWSAA#30Caleb Freeman, RHP2.0100022.90
DETMAJ#3Matt Manning, RHP3.2888316.89L (4-9)
DETMAJ#17Alex Lange, RHP2.0100124.73
HOUAAA#4Hunter Brown, RHP6.0411264.52W (5-4)
HOULoA#7Alex Santos, RHP4.0322243.46Sv (1)
HOUAAA#13Shawn Dubin, RHP3.0200154.54Sv (1)
HOULoA#18Chayce McDermott, RHP3.0200272.31
HOULoA#25Spencer Arrighetti, RHP2.0111053.00W (2-1)
HOUAA#30Michael Horrell, RHP1.1110012.27L (0-1)
KCAA#20Angel Zerpa, LHP1.2311134.70
LAAAA#20Ryan Smith, LHP7.0500093.36W (7-6)
LADHiA#1Bobby Miller, RHP2.2200031.91
LADAAA#7Andre Jackson, RHP4.2654123.19L (5-4)
LADAA#16Clayton Beeter, RHP2.2222133.11L (0-5)
LADAA#24Nick Robertson, RHP2.0321024.03
MIAAA#14Zach McCambley, RHP4.0741164.30L (3-9)
MILLoA#10Antoine Kelly, LHP2.0222247.53
MINAA#16Cole Sands, RHP5.0433243.13L (2-2)
NYMHiA#6J.T. Ginn, RHP5.2711123.52L (3-3)
NYYAA#5Luis Medina, RHP4.24221103.90
NYYAAA#21Nick Nelson, RHP0.2240205.20
NYYAAA#28Greg Weissert, RHP1.2000041.64
OAKAA#23Jack Weisenburger, RHP1.0100103.45
PHIMAJ#24Bailey Falter, LHP0.2200013.23
PITHiA#3Quinn Priester, RHP6.0400362.79W (6-3)
SDAAA#11Reiss Knehr, RHP1.0211003.89Sv (1)
SEAAA#9Matt Brash, RHP6.00001112.08W (6-3)
SEALoA#15Connor Phillips, RHP6.02101134.75
SFLoA#5Kyle Harrison, LHP5.02002123.49W (2-3)
SFHiA#23Ryan Murphy, RHP0.000000
STLLoA#4Michael McGreevy, RHP1.0211019.82
STLAAA#10Zack Thompson, LHP2.2344556.93
STLLoA#28Levi Prater, LHP2.2222446.11L (1-7)
TORHiA#9Adam Kloffenstein, RHP5.2222356.03W (7-6)
WASLoA#6Jackson Rutledge, RHP1.1464119.75L (1-5)
WASMAJ#10Mason Thompson, RHP0.011120
WASMAJ#23Patrick Murphy, RHP0.1332013.09
WASHiA#24Evan Lee, LHP6.0100174.43W (2-3)
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