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Spring Training MLB Prospect Report -- March 2, 2021

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Seuly Matias, OF, Royals—Matias has some of the best raw power in baseball, but swing-and-miss issues meant that he also has long been easy meat for a clever pitcher. Matias worked hard in 2020 to shorten his swing to better handle velocity. In a pinch-hitting appearance on Monday, Matias hit a Scott Moss pitch almost out of the park in Goodyear.

Chris Gittens, 1B, Yankees—Gittens rivals Matias in raw power. And like Matias he got to show it off on Monday. Gittens destroyed a Zack Hess pitch for a grand slam. Gittens’ 114.3 mph exit velocity meant the ball was hit harder than all but 13 regular season MLB home runs from 2020.

DJ Peters, OF, Dodgers—It was a great day for minor league mashers. Peters’ profile could best be described as a faster version of Matias and Gittens—massive power and plenty of strikeouts. Peters showed off the power with a home run to left center on Monday.

Brent Rooker, OF, Twins—Rooker’s chance to claim a spot in the Twins lineup ended quickly last September. He fractured his forearm and missed the final month of the season. He homered against Tyler Glasnow in his first at-bat of the spring, giving him a strong start to his push for a role in 2021.

BATTERS

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYER, POSABRHBIAVGNOTES
ARIMAJ#29Stuart Fairchild CF1000.000
ARIMAJ#19Jake McCarthy RF0000.000
ARIMAJ#3Geraldo Perdomo SS0000--
ARIMAJ#9Pavin Smith RF2000.000
ATLMAJ#18Bryce Ball PR-1B0000.250BB (1)
ATLMAJ#6William Contreras C2013.500BB (1)
ATLMAJ#1Cristian Pache CF2000.000
ATLMAJ#8Braden Shewmake DH-SS3010.250SB (1)
ATLMAJ#3Drew Waters LF1000.000
BALMAJ#16Jahmai Jones 2B0000.000
BALMAJ#23Ryan McKenna RF0000--
BALMAJ#5Ryan Mountcastle LF2001.000
BALMAJ#29Tyler Nevin 1B2100.000
BOSMAJ#21Jonathan Arauz 3B2010.500
BOSMAJ#3Bobby Dalbec 3B-DH2110.500BB (1)
BOSMAJ#2Jeter Downs SS1000.667BB (1)
BOSMAJ#5Jarren Duran CF1000.333
BOSMAJ#20Jeisson Rosario CF1001.000BB (1)
CHCMAJ#2Brennen Davis CF1000.000
CHCMAJ#8Christopher Morel 3B1000.000
CHCMAJ#23Alfonso Rivas 1B0000--
CINMAJ#22T.J. Friedl CF1000.000
CINMAJ#1Jose Garcia SS2000.000
CINMAJ#3Jonathan India 2B10101.0002B (1)
CINMAJ#4Tyler Stephenson C2001.000
CLEMAJ#7Gabriel Arias SS31311.000
CLEMAJ#22Bobby Bradley 1B2111.500HR (1)
CLEMAJ#24Ernie Clement PR-DH2022.500
CLEMAJ#2Nolan Jones 3B2100.000BB (1)
CLEMAJ#19Owen Miller 2B3000.200
CLEMAJ#6George Valera LF1100.000BB (1)
COLMAJ#15Jameson Hannah CF0000.500
COLMAJ#1Brendan Rodgers 2B1000.000BB (1)
COLMAJ#10Ryan Vilade LF0000.000
COLMAJ#7Colton Welker 3B0000.500
CWSMAJ#16Micker Adolfo DH3111.250
CWSMAJ#10Gavin Sheets 1B2000.000BB (1)
DETMAJ#17Akil Baddoo PH-RF2000.333
DETMAJ#18Kody Clemens 2B2000.333
DETMAJ#5Riley Greene RF1010.333BB (1), SB (1)
DETMAJ#21Derek Hill CF2000.000
DETMAJ#20Jake Rogers C3000.000
DETMAJ#30Zack Short 3B-SS1110.500
HOUMAJ#9Colin Barber LF1001.000
HOUMAJ#7Korey Lee DH1000.000BB (1)
HOUMAJ#12Chas McCormick PR-DH2000.000
HOUMAJ#18Freudis Nova 2B2100.000BB (1)
HOUMAJ#3Jeremy Pena SS2001.000
KCMAJ#22Lucius Fox PR00001.000CS (1)
KCMAJ#6Kyle Isbel LF2110.500BB (1)
KCMAJ#24Seuly Matias PH-DH11111.000HR (1)
KCMAJ#19Edward Olivares PR0000.000
KCMAJ#7Erick Pena RF2000.000
KCMAJ#13Nick Pratto 1B2010.3332B (1)
KCMAJ#1Bobby Witt SS4011.200
LAAMAJ#5Jordyn Adams PR-CF1100.000
LAAMAJ#1Jo Adell RF0000.000BB (2)
LAAMAJ#6Jeremiah Jackson PR-SS0000--BB (1)
LADMAJ#3Michael Busch PR-DH0100.000BB (1)
LADMAJ#19Omar Estevez PH-SS10111.0002B (1), BB (1)
LADMAJ#21Devin Mann PH-3B2000.000
LADMAJ#11Zach McKinstry SS2110.500
LADMAJ#10Andy Pages RF10101.000
LADMAJ#14DJ Peters CF22221.000HR (1)
LADMAJ#26Luke Raley LF2110.3332B (1)
LADMAJ#30Zach Reks PH-LF2000.000
MIAMAJ#16Peyton Burdick PH-DH0000--BB (1)
MIAMAJ#10Jose Devers PH1000.000
MIAMAJ#7Lewin Diaz 1B1010.3332B (1)
MIAMAJ#13Kameron Misner PR-CF0100--BB (1)
MIAMAJ#20Nasim Nunez PR-SS1000.000
MIAMAJ#8Jesus Sanchez RF1000.000
MIAMAJ#14Connor Scott LF1000.000
MILMAJ#7Mario Feliciano PH-C2011.3332B (1)
MILMAJ#28Tristen Lutz RF0000--
MILMAJ#2Garrett Mitchell CF10101.000
MILMAJ#25Corey Ray CF2010.500
MILMAJ#1Brice Turang PR-SS1100.000
MINMAJ#25Travis Blankenhorn 1B1100.0002 BB (2)
MINMAJ#10Gilberto Celestino PR-CF1100.500
MINMAJ#4Ryan Jeffers C3110.333
MINMAJ#3Trevor Larnach RF3000.000
MINMAJ#12Brent Rooker LF2112.500HR (1)
NYMMAJ#1Francisco Alvarez PH-DH1000.000
NYMMAJ#9Khalil Lee RF1000.000
NYMMAJ#2Ronny Mauricio SS1000.000
NYMMAJ#6Mark Vientos 3B0000--BB (1)
NYYMAJ#11Ezequiel Duran 2B1000.000
NYYMAJ#5Austin Wells PH-DH10101.000
OAKMAJ#6Nick Allen SS1000.000
OAKMAJ#30Seth Brown LF1100.333BB (1)
OAKMAJ#9Greg Deichmann LF-RF2110.333BB (1)
OAKMAJ#21Kyle McCann PR-DH1100.000
PHIMAJ#6Luis Garcia PH1000.000
PHIMAJ#10Nick Maton SS3000.000
PHIMAJ#13Mickey Moniak C0000.500
PHIMAJ#17Logan O'Hoppe EH0000--BB (1)
PHIMAJ#27Jhailyn Ortiz RF1000.000BB (1)
PHIMAJ#9Johan Rojas PR-PH1000.000
PHIMAJ#3Bryson Stott 2B1010.500
PITMAJ#11Ji-Hwan Bae SS1000.000
PITMAJ#29Rodolfo Castro 3B1000.000
PITMAJ#2Oneil Cruz EH1010.500
PITMAJ#21Mason Martin 1B1000.000
PITMAJ#25Cal Mitchell RF0000.000
PITMAJ#27Canaan Smith LF0000--
PITMAJ#14Travis Swaggerty CF1000.000
SDMAJ#2CJ Abrams 2B2000.000
SDMAJ#25Ivan Castillo SS1000.000
SDMAJ#8Tucupita Marcano LF2020.750
SDMAJ#15Jorge Mateo CF2000.250
SDMAJ#14Joshua Mears LF0000.000
SDMAJ#10Jorge Ona RF1000.333
SDMAJ#28Eguy Rosario 3B0000.500BB (1)
SFMAJ#2Joey Bart C20201.000
SFMAJ#6Hunter Bishop RF2000.000
SFMAJ#23Ricardo Genoves C10101.000
SFMAJ#1Marco Luciano SS1000.000
SFMAJ#3Heliot Ramos DH3110.333
SFMAJ#15Logan Wyatt 1B0000.000BB (1)
TBMAJ#8Xavier Edwards PR-2B2012.500
TBMAJ#14Greg Jones SS1000.000
TBMAJ#16Josh Lowe RF12101.000BB (1), SB (1)
TBMAJ#15Taylor Walls SS1100.000BB (1)
TEXMAJ#13Sherten Apostel 1B1000.000
TEXMAJ#18David Garcia C1000.000
TEXMAJ#1Josh Jung 3B0000--
TEXMAJ#3Leody Taveras CF2010.500
TEXMAJ#27Bubba Thompson LF0000--
TEXMAJ#16Steele Walker RF1000.000
TEXMAJ#15Davis Wendzel SS2000.000BB (1)
TORMAJ#21Santiago Espinal 2B3000.000
TORMAJ#3Jordan Groshans 3B1000.000
TORMAJ#10Miguel Hiraldo 2B0000--
TORMAJ#16Leonardo Jimenez SS0000--
TORMAJ#5Alejandro Kirk C1001.000
TORMAJ#12Otto Lopez CF1000.000
TORMAJ#2Austin Martin SS1000.000BB (1), SB (1)
WASMAJ#4Yasel Antuna SS2110.500
WASMAJ#15Tres Barrera C1000.000BB (1)
WASMAJ#10Drew Mendoza DH2100.333BB (1)
WASMAJ#14Israel Pineda PH-DH10111.000

PITCHERS

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
ATLMAJ#13Jasseel De La Cruz1.0111219.00Sv (1)
ATLMAJ#12Huascar Ynoa1.2011245.40W (1-0)
BALMAJ#18Zac Lowther1.0100100.00
BOSMAJ#11Connor Seabold1.0100020.00
BOSMAJ#10Thad Ward1.0000010.00
CHCMAJ#26Tyson Miller1.0200010.00
CLEMAJ#15Emmanuel Clase1.0311019.00
CLEMAJ#20Scott Moss2.04330213.50
COLMAJ#17Ben Bowden1.0211019.00
COLMAJ#11Helcris Olivarez2.0211104.50
DETMAJ#19Beau Burrows1.1000010.00
HOUMAJ#13Shawn Dubin0.21112113.50
KCMAJ#4Jackson Kowar2.0300020.00W (1-0)
KCMAJ#26Angel Zerpa0.11113127.00
LADMAJ#15Victor Gonzalez1.0000000.00
MILMAJ#27Clayton Andrews1.0000010.00
NYMMAJ#22Ryley Gilliam1.02220118.00L (0-1)
NYMMAJ#15Thomas Szapucki1.0100010.00
NYYMAJ#17Albert Abreu1.0211009.00Sv (1)
NYYMAJ#26Nick Nelson2.0100010.00W (1-0)
OAKMAJ#19Grant Holmes2.0111224.50
PHIMAJ#24Ramon Rosso1.0020000.00
PITMAJ#28Blake Cederlind1.0000010.00
SFMAJ#22Kervin Castro1.0000010.00
TORMAJ#1Nate Pearson1.0110120.00
WASMAJ#9Matt Cronin1.0100020.00
WASMAJ#19Steven Fuentes1.0000010.00

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