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Baseball America Prospect Report – September 7, 2018

Thursday's Stars

Ryan Jeffers, DH, Twins. Jeffers went 3-for-4 with two home runs, three runs scored and three RBIs. He provided more than enough offense by himself as Cedar Rapids beat Beloit 10-1. Jeffers, a surprise second round pick out of UNC Wilmington, had an excellent pro debut this year, hitting .344/.444/.502 between Rookie-level Elizabethton and low Class A Cedar Rapids.

Francisco Mejia, C, Padres. Mejia made his first start for the Padres yesterday and it's hard to imagine how it could have gone much better. Mejia homered twice. He caught up top 96 and 97 mph fastballs to hit them out. Mejia faces questions about his over-aggressiveness at the plate, but there has never been any doubt as to his ability to catch up to quality fastballs.

Rowdy Tellez, 1B, Blue Jays. Tellez adjustment to the major leagues could not be going any better. He went 3-for-4 yesterday with three doubles. That gives him four doubles in just five big league at-bats for a .800/.800/1.600 slash line. Tellez put up modest numbers this year in Triple-A, but he's giving Toronto something to remember in his first two MLB games.

Harold Ramirez, OF, Blue Jays. Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a triple and a walk for Double-A New Hampshire in the playoffs.

Vidal Brujan, 2B, Rays. Brujan was sent back to low Class A Bowling Green to help his old club in the playoffs. He went 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk and three runs scored as the Hot Rods beat Lansing in the Midwest League playoffs.

Corbin Martin, RHP, Astros. Martin's outstanding first full pro season just keeps getting better. He retired the first 11 batters in order and allowed only one hit and one walk over 5.1 scoreless innings while striking out nine. Martin's excellent outing helped Corpus Christi jump out to a 2-0 lead in their playoff series against San Antonio.

Nestor Cortes, LHP, Yankees. Cortes was even better than Martin as he helped Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to a 2-0 lead in their playoff series against Lehigh Valley. Cortes allowed a first-inning walk, then retired 20 batters in a row. He carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning as he held Scranton scoreless over eight innings.

Jhoan Duran, RHP, Twins. Duran has been great for Cedar Rapids ever since he was acquired from the D-Backs in the Eduardo Escobar trade in July. Duran struck out 10 in six innings, allowing one run while walking three and allowing three hits.

ARIMAJBrito, Socrates RF1000.105
ARIMAJVargas, Ildemaro PH1000.000
ARIMAJWalker, Christian PH1110.2332B (2)
ARIRRobinson, Kristian LF3010.300BB (11), CS (3)
ARIRThomas, Alek CF4210.3412B (11)
ATLMAJAcuna, Ronald LF5000.285BB (34)
CHCMAJBote, David 2B1111.2542B (8)
CHCMAJCaratini, Victor C1000.241
CINMAJErvin, Phillip LF4000.265
CINRRuiz, Victor PH-C1011.278
CINRSpillane, Bren DH2001.240BB (29)
CLEMAJAllen, Greg CF4121.2422B (7)
COLRLavigne, Grant DH2110.3503 BB (45)
CWSRSosa, Lenyn SS5110.293
LAARJackson, Jeremiah SS3220.1982B (6), BB (8)
LAARKnowles, D'Shawn CF4111.3212B (9)
LAARMaitan, Kevin 3B3122.2482 2B (13), BB (19)
MILRTurang, Brice 2B3000.268BB (22), CS (1)
SDMAJLauer, Eric P1000.080
SDMAJMejia, Francisco C4224.4002 HR (2)
SDMAJUrias, Luis 2B4001.171
SDMAJWingenter, Trey P0000--
TORMAJGurriel, Lourdes SS3110.294BB (6)
TORMAJMcGuire, Reese C4010.2502B (1)
TORMAJMcKinney, Billy RF3010.351
TORMAJTellez, Rowdy 1B4131.8003 2B (4)
TORMAJUrena, Richard PH1000.255
WASMAJRobles, Victor PH-CF2000.250CS (1)
WASMAJSeverino, Pedro C0000.168
WASMAJSoto, Juan LF5020.3002B (21)
WASMAJStevenson, Andrew PH1000.246
ARIAALeyba, Domingo 2B5021.5002B (1)
ARIHiAChisholm, Jazz SS3111.2502 BB (2)
ARIHiAEllis, Drew 3B4110.143BB (3)
ARIHiAGrier, Anfernee LF3110.167BB (2), CS (1)
ARIHiASmith, Pavin 1B5032.500
ARIHiAVarsho, Daulton DH5110.200
ARIHiAWilson, Marcus CF2213.429HR (2), 3 BB (3)
ARISSKennedy, Buddy DH3010.143BB (1)
ARISSMcCarthy, Jake CF4110.2862B (1)
ARISSRose, Joey 3B4001.125
ARISSYerzy, Andy C3000.286BB (1)
CHCSSSierra, Jonathan RF2000.000BB (1), CS (1)
CHCSSVelazquez, Nelson LF4111.125SB (1)
CINAAAquino, Aristides RF4010.111
CINAAFriedl, T.J. LF3110.250BB (1)
CINAAGutierrez, Vladimir P3012.3332B (1)
CINAALaValley, Gavin 1B3120.500BB (1), CS (1)
CINAALong, Shed 2B3001.125
CINAASiri, Jose CF4110.1252B (1)
CINHiAFairchild, Stuart RF5000.200
CINHiAIsabel, Ibandel DH4112.091HR (1)
CINHiARodriguez, Alfredo SS3010.300BB (2)
CINHiAStephenson, Tyler C4120.333
CINHiATrammell, Taylor CF3000.364BB (2)
CLEAAClement, Ernie SS4000.250
CLEAAKrieger, Tyler DH4000.286
CLEAAMathias, Mark 2B3000.000
CLEHiACollins, Gavin DH4021.3752 2B (2)
CLEHiAJones, Nolan 3B5000.250
CLESSFreeman, Tyler SS4010.250
CLESSKwan, Steven CF4221.5712B (2)
COLHiABoswell, Bret DH4110.3752B (1)
COLHiAFernandez, Vince RF3210.2862B (2)
COLHiANevin, Tyler 1B4000.250
COLHiAWelker, Colton 3B4120.286
CWSHiAGonzalez, Luis LF4110.2863B (1)
CWSHiAMadrigal, Nick 2B4011.143
CWSHiARobert, Luis CF4000.000
CWSHiARutherford, Blake RF4000.125
CWSHiASheets, Gavin 1B3000.143
DETAAACameron, Daz CF3111.6673B (1), BB (2)
DETAAACastro, Willi SS4232.6252B (1), HR (1)
DETAAAStewart, Christin LF4010.111
HOUAAAReed, AJ 1B4010.125BB (1)
HOUAAAStraw, Myles CF5011.200
HOUAAAStubbs, Garrett PH-C2012.500
HOUAAATucker, Kyle DH4120.250BB (2), SB (1)
HOUHiAArauz, Jonathan SS3000.143
HOUHiABeer, Seth DH3011.1672B (1)
HOUHiAMatijevic, J.J. LF4110.167
LADAAJackson, Drew 2B5010.111SB (1)
LADAALux, Gavin SS5010.200
LADAAPeters, DJ CF4120.2502B (1)
LADAARobinson, Errol 3B0000--
LADAARuiz, Keibert C5131.667SB (1)
LADAAABeaty, Matt PH1000.000
LADAAARios, Edwin 3B3000.200
LADAAASborz, Josh P0000--
LADAAASmith, Will C3000.000
LADHiAKendall, Jeren CF4110.2862B (1)
LADHiASantana, Cristian 3B3100.143BB (1)
LADHiAWong, Connor C4121.3752B (1)
MILAAErceg, Lucas 3B4011.2222B (1)
MILAAGrisham, Trent RF4000.222
MILAAHiura, Keston 2B4010.200
MILAARay, Corey CF4010.2222B (1)
NYYAAAFord, Mike DH4010.143
OAKHiAMerrell, Kevin SS5110.222
PHIHiABrito, Daniel 2B4011.3642B (1)
PHIHiAGamboa, Arquimedes SS4000.167
PHIHiAMoniak, Mickey CF4110.154SB (1)
PITAAAlemais, Stephen 2B3000.000
PITAACraig, Will 1B4010.143
PITAAHayes, Ke'Bryan 3B4020.375
PITAAReynolds, Bryan CF3000.000BB (1), CS (1)
PITAATucker, Cole SS4121.429HR (1)
SDAAAllen, Austin C4121.286HR (1)
SDAAMiller, Owen SS3000.143BB (1)
SDAANaylor, Josh LF4010.125
SDAAPotts, Hudson 3B4000.143
SEAAAFilia, Eric RF4010.250
SEAAALewis, Kyle CF3000.286BB (1)
SEASSRaleigh, Cal C3101.0002 BB (4)
SEASSStowers, Josh CF4101.111
STLAAAArozarena, Randy LF20221.000BB (1), SB (1)
STLAAAEdman, Tommy 2B4010.375
STLAAAGreene, Conner P0000--
STLAAAKnizner, Andrew C3100.000BB (1)
STLAAASchrock, Max PH00001.000BB (3), SB (1)
STLAAASosa, Edmundo 3B3000.000
STLAAAWilliams, Justin PH1000.000
TBAAFox, Lucius SS3000.000BB (1), CS (1)
TBAASanchez, Jesus RF3022.5002B (2), BB (2)
TBAASolak, Nick 2B4210.429
TBAAACronenworth, Jake SS4110.250
TBAAAMcCarthy, Joe LF5220.3333B (1)
TBAAAMeadows, Austin CF4000.000BB (1)
TBSSDodson, Tanner DH4110.250BB (1), SB (1)
TBSSProctor, Ford SS4122.6252B (1), BB (2), SB (1)
TORAABichette, Bo SS3430.625BB (1), SB (1)
TORAAPentecost, Max C4113.375HR (1), BB (1)
TORAARamirez, Harold RF4232.6253B (1), BB (2)
TORAAWall, Forrest CF4110.143
WASHiAAgustin, Telmito LF4111.2502B (1)
WASHiAGarcia, Luis SS5020.4442B (3)
WASHiAReetz, Jakson C4000.000
WASSSSanchez, Jose SS2110.400BB (2)
DETLoAMorgan, Joey C3000.000
DETLoAPerez, Wenceel DH5010.222
HOULoAMcKenna, Alex CF4010.1672B (1)
HOULoASierra, Miguelangel 2B4000.125
LADLoAMann, Devin 1B4010.143
MINLoABaddoo, Akil CF4010.250BB (1), SB (1)
MINLoABanuelos, David C4000.000
MINLoAJeffers, Ryan DH4333.7502 HR (2), BB (1)
MINLoALarnach, Trevor RF4211.250BB (1)
MINLoAMaciel, Gabriel LF4212.250HR (1), BB (1), SB (1)
OAKLoAAllen, Nick SS4000.000
OAKLoAArmenteros, Lazaro LF4000.000
OAKLoABeck, Austin CF3010.333BB (1)
STLLoABaker, Luken DH3111.3332 BB (2)
STLLoADunn, Nick 2B4000.286BB (2)
STLLoAGorman, Nolan 3B5112.111SB (1)
TBLoABrujan, Vidal 2B3320.3753B (1), BB (1)
TBLoAHernandez, Ronaldo C3000.143BB (1)
TORLoANoda, Ryan 1B3111.143

CINRMarinan, James4.282226
CLEMAJBieber, Shane6.174316
KCRLuciano, Elvis5.020019
SDMAJLauer, Eric4.020038
SDMAJWingenter, Trey1.022202
TORMAJPaulino, David1.010002
ARIAADuplantier, Jon3.213143
ARIAAMiller, Jared1.200003
ARISSGoddard, Jackson1.233301
ARISSMercer, Matt4.000006
CINAAGutierrez, Vladimir7.151103
CWSHiAHenzman, Lincoln5.031113
HOUAAMartin, Corbin5.210019
HOUAAAFerrell, Riley1.100013
LADAAASborz, Josh2.000011
NYYAAAAdams, Chance1.000002
NYYAAACortes, Nestor8.010017
PHIHiALlovera, Mauricio6.032236
SDAAAAllen, Logan4.1103314
SEAAAMisiewicz, Anthony3.184414
STLAAAGreene, Conner1.000001
TBAAKrook, Matt1.221014
TBAAAGibaut, Ian0.022220
TBAAAPoche, Colin1.000002
TORAAPerez, Hector3.163323
DETLoAHernandez, Wilkel5.041124
LADLoARooney, John2.200013
MINLoADuran, Jhoan6.0311310
TBLoARomero, Tommy7.041116
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