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Baseball America Prospect Report – September 6, 2018

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Shohei Ohtani (Photo by B. Nichols)

Wednesday's Stars

Shohei Ohtani, DH, Angels. What Ohtani did yesterday seems even more impressive when you consider the timing. A couple of hours before the game, the Angels announced publicly that Ohtani needed Tommy John surgery to repair his elbow ligament. But you don't need a healthy UCL to hit, and Ohtani proceeded to have his best day of the season at the plate. He went 4-for-4 with two home runs and a walk and he stole a base. Tommy John surgery will mean that Ohtani will not pitch next year, but the good news for the Angels is that will let him focus on hitting, where he has been the Angels second most productive hitter this year.

Keibert Ruiz, C, Dodgers. Ruiz went 3-for-4 with a home run and 3 RBIs to spot Tulsa to an early lead in the Drillers first game of the playoffs. Arkansas rallied to win in the ninth. Ruiz' 2018 season was modest offensively as he failed to slug .400. But Ruiz' long-term promise remains absolutely tantalizing. He is a switch-hitting catcher who makes tons of contact, controls the strike zone and has significant offensive potential.

Alex Kirilloff, OF, Twins. Kirilloff seems to like the pressure of the playoffs. He went 5-for-5 yesterday and is now hitting an absurd .778 in two playoff games (7-for-9).

Nick Pratto, 1B, Royals. Pratto's late-season surge has carried over into the playoffs. Pratto went 2-for-3 yesterday with a home run, a walk and two steals. Pratto's day helped Lexington win Game 1 of its playoff series with Rome.

Michael Kopech, RHP, White Sox. Yesterday White Sox fans got the first clear view of the fact that Kopech isn't a finished product. The hard-throwing righthander allowed nine hits and seven runs in 3.1 innings, raising his ERA to 5.02. Kopech struggled to locate his fastball and hitters took advantage.

Sandy Alcantara, RHP, Marlins. Alcantara's second MLB start was even better than his first. Alcantara held the Phillies scoreless for seven innings as he allowed only three hits and two walks while striking out six. Alcantara now has a 0.75 ERA in 12 innings with the Marlins this year.

— BATTERS —
TEAMCLASSPLAYER, POSABRHBIAVG
ARIAALeyba, Domingo SS5131.600HR (1)
ARIHiAChisholm, Jazz SS5110.200
ARIHiAEllis, Drew 3B3000.0002 BB (2)
ARIHiAGrier, Anfernee LF3000.000BB (1)
ARIHiASmith, Pavin 1B5020.400
ARIHiAVarsho, Daulton C5010.200
ARIHiAWilson, Marcus CF5223.400HR (1)
ARISSKennedy, Buddy DH4000.000
ARISSMcCarthy, Jake CF3010.333BB (1), SB (1), CS (1)
ARISSRose, Joey 3B4010.2502B (1)
ARISSYerzy, Andy C4121.5002B (1), HR (1)
ATLLoALugbauer, Drew C4020.5002B (1)
ATLLoARamos, Jeffrey DH4000.000
CHCSSSierra, Jonathan RF4000.000
CHCSSVelazquez, Nelson LF4001.000
CINAAAquino, Aristides RF5000.000
CINAAFriedl, T.J. LF5112.200HR (1)
CINAALaValley, Gavin 1B3010.333
CINAALong, Shed 2B5010.200
CINAASiri, Jose CF4100.0002 BB (2)
CINHiAFairchild, Stuart RF5111.300
CINHiAIsabel, Ibandel DH3000.000BB (1)
CINHiARodriguez, Alfredo SS3111.286BB (1)
CINHiAStephenson, Tyler C4100.250
CINHiATrammell, Taylor CF3122.500BB (1)
CLEAAClement, Ernie SS4221.500
CLEAAKrieger, Tyler LF3120.667BB (1)
CLEAAMathias, Mark 2B4000.000
CLEHiACollins, Gavin C4010.250
CLEHiAJones, Nolan 3B3021.667BB (1)
CLESSFreeman, Tyler SS4110.250BB (1)
CLESSKwan, Steven CF3220.6672B (1), 3B (1), BB (1)
COLHiABoswell, Bret 2B4223.5002 HR (2)
COLHiAFernandez, Vince RF4011.2502B (1)
COLHiANevin, Tyler 1B4122.5002B (1), HR (1)
COLHiAWelker, Colton 3B3000.000BB (1)
CWSHiAGonzalez, Luis LF3110.333BB (1)
CWSHiAMadrigal, Nick 2B3000.000BB (1)
CWSHiARobert, Luis CF2101.000BB (1)
CWSHiARutherford, Blake RF4012.250
CWSHiASheets, Gavin 1B4010.2502B (1)
CWSLoAWalker, Steele CF4110.250
DETAAACameron, Daz CF32321.000BB (1), SB (1)
DETAAACastro, Willi SS4121.500
DETAAAGerber, Mike PR-DH0000--
DETAAAStewart, Christin LF5000.000
HOUAADawson, Ronnie CF2210.5002 BB (2)
HOUAAAAlvarez, Yordan DH4212.2502B (1), BB (1)
HOUAAAReed, AJ 1B4100.000
HOUAAAStraw, Myles CF5011.200BB (1), SB (1)
HOUAAAStubbs, Garrett C4020.500BB (1), SB (1)
HOUAAATucker, Kyle RF4200.000BB (1)
HOUHiAArauz, Jonathan SS4010.2502B (1)
HOUHiABeer, Seth DH3000.000BB (1)
HOUHiAMatijevic, J.J. LF2000.0002 BB (2)
KCLoAIsbel, Kyle CF4100.000
KCLoAMelendez, M.J. DH4000.000
KCLoAPratto, Nick 1B3122.667HR (1), BB (1), 2 SB (2)
LADAAJackson, Drew 2B4100.000BB (1)
LADAALux, Gavin SS5010.2002B (1)
LADAAPeters, DJ CF4000.000
LADAARuiz, Keibert C4133.750HR (1)
LADHiAKendall, Jeren CF3011.333
LADHiASantana, Cristian 3B4011.250
LADHiAWong, Connor 2B4110.2503B (1)
MILAAErceg, Lucas 3B5111.200HR (1), BB (1)
MILAAGrisham, Trent RF5121.4002B (1)
MILAAHiura, Keston 2B6110.167
MILAAPonce, Cody P0000--
MILAARay, Corey CF5010.200BB (1), SB (1)
MINHiABlankenhorn, Travis 2B3100.000
MINHiAKirilloff, Alex RF5150.778
MINHiALewis, Royce SS5000.111
MINHiAMiranda, Jose 3B5122.375HR (1)
MINHiAWhitefield, Aaron CF4010.286CS (1)
NYYAAAFord, Mike DH3000.000BB (1)
OAKHiADeichmann, Greg RF4010.250
OAKHiAMerrell, Kevin SS4010.2502B (1)
PHIHiABrito, Daniel 2B2210.4292 BB (2)
PHIHiAGamboa, Arquimedes SS5110.250
PHIHiAMoniak, Mickey CF5011.111
PHILoAMuzziotti, Simon CF5010.200SB (1)
PHILoAOrtiz, Jhailyn RF3110.3332B (1), BB (1)
PHILoAVierling, Matt LF4000.000BB (1)
PITAAAlemais, Stephen 2B3000.000BB (1)
PITAACraig, Will 1B3000.000BB (1)
PITAAHayes, Ke'Bryan 3B4011.250
PITAAReynolds, Bryan CF3001.000
PITAATucker, Cole SS3210.3333B (1), BB (1)
SDAAAllen, Austin C3000.000
SDAAGettys, Michael CF3000.000
SDAAMiller, Owen SS4010.250
SDAANaylor, Josh LF4000.000
SDAAPotts, Hudson 3B3010.333
SEAAAFilia, Eric RF4111.250HR (1)
SEAAALewis, Kyle CF4222.500HR (1), SB (1)
SEAAAWalton, Donnie 2B3000.000
SEASSRaleigh, Cal C2000.0002 BB (2)
SEASSStowers, Josh CF5010.200
STLHiACapel, Conner CF4000.000
STLHiACarlson, Dylan RF4000.250BB (1)
TBAAFox, Lucius SS4000.000
TBAASanchez, Jesus DH3110.3332B (1), BB (1)
TBAASolak, Nick 2B3121.6672 BB (2), 2 SB (2)
TBAAACronenworth, Jake SS4010.250
TBAAAMcCarthy, Joe CF4010.250
TBSSProctor, Ford SS4230.750BB (1)
TORAABichette, Bo SS5122.4002B (1)
TORAAPentecost, Max C4021.500
TORAARamirez, Harold DH4220.5002B (1), BB (1), SB (1)
TORAAWall, Forrest CF3100.000BB (1)
WASHiAGarcia, Luis SS4020.5002 2B (2)
WASSSSanchez, Jose SS3110.3332B (1), BB (1)
ARIRRobinson, Kristian LF4221.298HR (3)
ARIRThomas, Alek CF5032.3453B (1), SB (4)
ATLMAJAcuna, Ronald LF3211.289HR (24), 2 BB (33)
ATLMAJMinter, A.J. P0000--
ATLMAJToussaint, Touki PR0000.000
BALMAJMullins, Cedric CF4110.2722B (7)
BALMAJNunez, Renato 3B4000.233
BOSMAJLin, Tzu-Wei SS1110.196
BOSMAJTravis, Sam PH1000.158
BOSMAJVelazquez, Hector P1000.000
CINMAJErvin, Phillip PH1000.272
CINRRuiz, Victor C4010.235
CINRSpillane, Bren DH2210.2433B (3), 2 BB (28), SB (2)
CLEMAJAllen, Greg CF4011.238
CLEMAJGonzalez, Erik 3B0000.286
COLMAJAlmonte, Yency P0000.000
COLMAJHampson, Garrett PH0000.273
COLMAJMcMahon, Ryan PH1000.236
COLMAJMurphy, Tom PH1000.225
COLMAJMusgrave, Harrison P0000.000
COLRLavigne, Grant 1B2020.3482B (13), 2 BB (42), SB (12)
COLRMontano, Daniel CF4000.279
CWSRSosa, Lenyn SS4020.295
DETMAJLugo, Dawel 2B5110.3452B (3)
DETMAJReyes, Victor PR-DH1000.228
HOUMAJDavis, J.D. PR-3B0000.176
KCMAJDozier, Hunter 3B4000.235
KCMAJO'Hearn, Ryan 1B2011.2643B (1), BB (11)
KCMAJViloria, Meibrys C3000.167
LAAMAJFletcher, David 2B5221.2852B (15)
LAAMAJHermosillo, Michael RF0000.167
LAAMAJOhtani, Shohei DH4443.2872 HR (18), BB (29), SB (7)
LAAMAJWard, Taylor 3B5021.211
LAARJackson, Jeremiah SS3000.182BB (7)
LAARKnowles, D'Shawn CF4000.324
LAARMaitan, Kevin 3B4010.243
LADMAJVerdugo, Alex RF4000.271
MIAMAJAlcantara, Sandy P3000.000
MIAMAJBrinson, Lewis CF3020.201
MIAMAJSierra, Magneuris RF0000.168
MILMAJBurnes, Corbin P0000--
MILRTurang, Brice 2B5010.275
MINMAJGarver, Mitch C3010.263BB (28)
NYMMAJNido, Tomas C0000.175
NYYMAJTorres, Gleyber 2B3000.277
NYYMAJVoit, Luke 1B4010.317
NYYMAJWade, Tyler RF1000.183
OAKMAJLaureano, Ramon CF5220.2992 2B (6)
PHIMAJAlfaro, Jorge C3030.262
PHIMAJDominguez, Seranthony P0000.000
PHIMAJKingery, Scott PR-SS0000.230
PHIMAJQuinn, Roman CF2000.338BB (3), SB (7)
PITMAJKramer, Kevin PH1000.000
PITMAJMoran, Colin 3B2011.2782B (16), BB (33)
PITMAJNewman, Kevin SS2000.114
PITMAJSantana, Edgar P0000--
SFMAJGarcia, Aramis C3111.500HR (2)
SFMAJShaw, Chris LF4000.071
SFMAJSlater, Austin RF4021.286
SFMAJSuarez, Andrew P2000.071
STLMAJBader, Harrison CF3000.273
STLMAJGarcia, Adolis LF0000.077
STLMAJHudson, Dakota P0000.000
STLMAJMunoz, Yairo 2B-RF4111.284HR (8)
TBMAJAdames, Willy SS4020.258
TBMAJBauers, Jake 1B4000.194
TBMAJCiuffo, Nick C4010.111
TBMAJLowe, Brandon LF3110.258BB (11)
TEXMAJGuzman, Ronald 1B3000.238BB (32)
TEXMAJRobinson, Drew PR-LF0100.192
TEXMAJTocci, Carlos PR-CF0000.211
TORMAJGurriel, Lourdes SS5131.2932B (6)
TORMAJJansen, Danny C3100.255BB (6)
TORMAJMcKinney, Billy LF4211.352HR (4), BB (8)
TORMAJTellez, Rowdy PH10111.0002B (1)
WASMAJRobles, Victor PH1110.500
WASMAJSeverino, Pedro C4000.168
WASMAJSoto, Juan LF4110.298BB (69)
WASMAJStevenson, Andrew PH1000.250
MINRCelestino, Gilberto CF3121.3332B (1), BB (2)
MINRKeirsey, DaShawn RF4011.2502B (1)
MINRSeverino, Yunior 2B3100.250
TBRFranco, Wander SS4000.125
TBRWitherspoon, Grant CF4020.5002B (1)
— PITCHERS —
TEAMCLASSCARD CODEIPHRERBBK
ARIAAWidener, Taylor4.163314
ARISSTabor, Matt5.041111
ARISSWeiss, Ryan1.022211
CINHiAMoss, Scott4.075311
CLEAASandlin, Nick1.000001
CLEHiAScott, Adam2.020004
COLHiABowden, Ben1.200003
HOUAAAFerrell, Riley1.200012
KCLoAKowar, Jackson5.051105
LADHiASheffield, Jordan1.000000
MILAAPonce, Cody2.010013
NYYAAASheffield, Justus1.042101
PHIAAADe Los Santos, Enyel6.072116
PHIAAAGarcia, Edgar1.000010
PHIHiAHammer, J.D.1.010010
SDAABaez, Michel5.064428
SEAAAMills, Wyatt1.010002
SEAAARumbelow, Nick1.222212
SEASSPlassmeyer, Michael0.244410
TBSSDodson, Tanner2.231114
TORAAZeuch, T.J.6.080015
WASHiABaez, Joan5.075521
ATLMAJMinter, A.J.1.122213
BALMAJScott, Tanner1.000002
BOSMAJVelazquez, Hector4.052232
CINRCampbell, Ryan1.000001
COLMAJAlmonte, Yency0.200001
COLMAJMusgrave, Harrison1.100002
CWSMAJKopech, Michael3.197716
CWSMAJVieira, Thyago1.010002
HOUMAJDeetz, Dean0.200001
HOUMAJValdez, Framber5.151135
KCMAJKeller, Brad7.0113115
LAAMAJAlmonte, Miguel1.021100
LAAMAJBarria, Jaime5.020035
LAARRivera, Jerryell2.043322
LAARSwanda, John5.040012
MIAMAJAlcantara, Sandy7.030026
MILMAJBurnes, Corbin2.021102
MINMAJCurtiss, John1.021102
PHIMAJDominguez, Seranthony2.000013
PITMAJSantana, Edgar1.010002
SFMAJSuarez, Andrew6.065525
STLMAJHudson, Dakota0.122210
TEXMAJPelham, C.D.0.241100
TBRBaz, Shane5.241127
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