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Baseball America Prospect Report—September 30, 2021

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Gabriel Arias and Oscar Gonzalez, Triple-A Columbus (Indians)—Arias and Gonzalez combined for six RBIs, five hits and five runs scored in a win over Louisville. Arias hit his 12th homer, finished the day 2-for-5 with three runs scored and raised his slash line to .285/.349/.450. Gonzalez crushed two home runs, giving him 31 on the season between Double-A and Triple-A, and raised his slash line to .294/.330/.545.

M.J. Melendez, C, Triple-A Omaha (Royals)—Another day, another multi-RBI outing for Melendez. The 22-year-old catcher turned in his third consecutive game with two or more RBIs in a win over Iowa. Melendez finished a home run shy of the cycle and raised his season slash line to .288/.386/.634 to go with 41 home runs and 99 RBIs.

Cristian Pache, OF, Triple-A Gwinnett (Braves)—It's been far from the perfect year for Pache, who was expected to spend the majority of the season in the big leagues but instead struggled with injuries and collected just seven hits in 63 at-bats. The toolsy 22-year-old outfielder is ending the campaign on a high note, however, hitting .320 in August and .288 in September. Pache on Wednesday collected two hits and drove in three runs in a win over Jacksonville.

Justin Williams, OF, Triple-A Memphis (Cardinals)—Williams turned in a season-high five RBIs, homered and doubled in a blowout win over Charlotte. The 26-year-old outfielder missed significant time with injury this season, but he has eight hits in 21 at-bats since returning to Memphis from a rehab assignment.

Cole Winn, RHP, Triple-A Round Rock (Rangers)—Winn impressed at the alternate training site in 2020, showing three above-average or better weapons in his arsenal, and he's carried that performance over to this season. In his last start of the season, the 21-year-old righthander struck out six and walked four over five one-hit innings to earn his first Triple-A win. Winn finished the year with a 4-3, 2.41 mark, 107 strikeouts and 31 walks in 86 innings.

HITTERS

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERABRHRBIAVGNOTES
ARIAAA#3Alek Thomas, OF50100.313E (1),
ARIMAJ#8Geraldo Perdomo, SS30200.242
ARIAAA#18Drew Ellis, 3B50100.2613B (3), E (6),
ARIMAJ#22Jake McCarthy, OF20000.249
ARIAAA#27Stuart Fairchild, OF30100.282BB (23),
ATLAAA#1Cristian Pache, OF40230.238CS (6),
ATLAAA#2Drew Waters, OF42000.245
ATLAAA#4Shea Langeliers, C30000.256BB (37),
BALAAA#1Adley Rutschman, C51200.287
BALAAA#17Kyle Stowers, OF20000.2822 BB (72), SB (8),
BOSAAA#1Triston Casas, 1B20010.279BB (55),
BOSAAA#2Jarren Duran, CF31000.2492 BB (37),
BOSAAA#4Jeter Downs, 2B30100.183BB (38), SB (18),
CHCAAA#1Brennen Davis, OF21110.2652B (24), 3 BB (47),
CHCAAA#21Christopher Morel, SS41200.228
CINMAJ#1Jose Barrero, SS30000.291BB (39), SB (17),
CINAAA#20Mark Kolozsvary, C31100.224
CINAAA#21Alejo Lopez, SS20000.317
CINMAJ#22T.J. Friedl, OF20000.270BB (46),
CLEAAA#6Gabriel Arias, SS53220.286HR (11), BB (39),
CLEMAJ#15Owen Miller, SS41100.249
CLEAAA#16Richard Palacios, 2B52210.2952B (33),
CLEAAA#29Oscar Gonzalez, OF52340.2942 HR (31),
COLAAA#5Elehuris Montero, 3B42300.281BB (51),
COLAAA#10Ryan Vilade, OF42200.285CS (5),
COLAAA#19Willie MacIver, C10000.224
COLMAJ#23Colton Welker, 3B11110.2452B (7),
CWSMAJ#8Gavin Sheets, 1B31230.275HR (22),
CWSAAA#9Jake Burger, 3B20100.2742 BB (27),
CWSAAA#17Romy Gonzalez, SS40100.279
CWSAAA#18Micker Adolfo, OF40000.249
CWSAAA#20Blake Rutherford, OF31100.2502B (28),
DETAAA#1Spencer Torkelson, 3B30110.2662B (28), SB (5),
DETAAA#2Riley Greene, OF40210.299
DETMAJ#11Daz Cameron, OF31000.245
DETAAA#12Ryan Kreidler, IF31000.273BB (53), CS (6),
DETR#21Abel Bastidas, SS30000.163
DETAAA#22Kody Clemens, SS30000.241BB (36),
DETAAA#27Jacob Robson, OF31000.287
HOUAAA#1Korey Lee, C30210.2812B (18),
HOUAAA#2Jeremy Pena, SS30000.339BB (8),
HOUAAA#3Pedro Leon, SS30000.224BB (38), SB (18),
KCAAA#1Bobby Witt, SS31010.295BB (49),
KCAAA#4Nick Pratto, 1B21010.264BB (78),
KCAAA#6M.J. Melendez, C51320.2882B (21), 3B (3),
KCMAJ#7Kyle Isbel, OF22110.2692 BB (51), SB (24),
KCAAA#24Lucius Fox, SS52320.2412B (14), HR (4), SB (19),
LAAAAA#27Michael Stefanic, OF30100.3402B (26), BB (51),
LADAAA#15Luke Raley, OF31100.268
MIAMAJ#3Jesus Sanchez, OF40000.284
MIAMAJ#11Lewin Diaz, 1B41100.2402B (18),
MIAAAA#16Peyton Burdick, OF40000.226
MIAMAJ#30Bryan De La Cruz, OF40000.315
MINAAA#8Jose Miranda, 3B51410.3432 2B (31),
MINMAJ#11Nick Gordon, OF30010.261
MINAAA#15Gilberto Celestino, OF40000.249
NYMAAA#4Mark Vientos, 3B51110.284HR (25),
NYMAAA#11Khalil Lee, OF30100.258BB (68),
NYMAAA#21Travis Blankenhorn, 2B40200.2362B (13),
NYYAAA#3Oswald Peraza, SS41000.297BB (36),
NYYAAA#13Estevan Florial, OF50000.225
NYYAAA#16Oswaldo Cabrera, SS33200.2682 BB (40),
OAKAAA#3Nick Allen, SS62200.2882B (17), 2 SB (12),
OAKAAA#12Zack Gelof, 3B52310.333
PHIAAA#3Bryson Stott, SS30100.309BB (64), SB (10),
PHIAAA#8Rafael Marchan, C40000.207
PHIMAJ#10Matt Vierling, OF41100.283
PHIAAA#11Simon Muzziotti, OF30100.286BB (5), SB (1),
PHIAAA#13Mickey Moniak, OF51110.233HR (16),
PHIAAA#14Luke Williams, 2B50100.272SB (12),
PHIAAA#15Nick Maton, 2B20000.218BB (46),
PITAAA#1Oneil Cruz, SS52420.3102B (16), HR (16),
PITAAA#7Tucupita Marcano, UTL41200.247
PITAAA#20Cal Mitchell, OF30100.278
PITAAA#23Rodolfo Castro, 2B50000.241
PITAAA#29Canaan Smith-Njigba, OF10000.260
SEAMAJ#5Cal Raleigh, C30000.263
SEAAAA#25Luis Liberato, OF30100.266
SEAAAA#27Donnie Walton, UTL41100.2882B (21),
SFAAA#3Heliot Ramos, OF40000.249SB (14),
SFAAA#15Ricardo Genoves, C31220.273HR (14), BB (42),
STLAAA#3Nolan Gorman, 2B50000.278
STLAAA#13Justin Williams, OF52450.2032B (4), HR (10),
STLAAA#15Brendan Donovan, 2B41000.307
STLAAA#27Nick Plummer, OF40100.277
TBAAA#2Vidal Brujan, 2B41120.253HR (12), BB (48), SB (45), 2 CS (8),
TBAAA#5Josh Lowe, OF31100.2942 BB (61),
TBAAA#8Taylor Walls, SS51100.2302B (17),
TEXAAA#2Josh Jung, 3B42210.315HR (17),
TEXAAA#9Sam Huff, C21010.238BB (21), E (3),
TEXAAA#25Davis Wendzel, SS40000.240
TEXAAA#27Steele Walker, OF40000.248
TORAAA#1Gabriel Moreno, C40000.367
TORAAA#7Otto Lopez, 2B52200.3202B (31),
TORAAA#18Kevin Smith, SS52220.2702B (26), HR (21),
WASAAA#14Donovan Casey, OF42200.2772B (26), BB (36), SB (22),
WASMAJ#18Riley Adams, C20000.233BB (31),
WASAAA#23Tres Barrera, C30010.222BB (35),
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PITCHERS

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
ATLAAA#6Spencer Strider, RHP1.0100033.64
ATLAAA#14Bryce Elder, RHP4.0211542.75
BALMAJ#27Zac Lowther, LHP5.0821046.21L (1-9)
HOUMAJ#19Peter Solomon, RHP4.0411314.43
KCMAJ#2Daniel Lynch, LHP3.0744225.82
LAAMAJ#30Austin Warren, RHP0.2200004.83
MIAAAA#21Nick Neidert, RHP5.0543053.97L (7-6)
MILMAJ#8Aaron Ashby, LHP2.0000153.91
NYYAAA#21Nick Nelson, RHP1.0110005.09
NYYAAA#28Greg Weissert, RHP1.0000421.64
PITMAJ#6Roansy Contreras, RHP3.0300142.51
SEAAAA#11Andres Munoz, RHP1.0000024.91
STLAAA#29Freddy Pacheco, RHP1.0000124.02
TBMAJ#3Luis Patino, RHP2.0100014.04
TBMAJ#27Louis Head, RHP0.1000012.39
TEXAAA#3Cole Winn, RHP5.0100462.44W (3-3)
WASAAA#2Cade Cavalli, RHP0.2244313.55L (6-9)
WASMAJ#10Mason Thompson, RHP0.012210L (4-6)
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