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Baseball America Spring Training Prospect Report -- March 11, 2020



Tuesday's Stars

Ian Anderson, RHP, Braves -- The next in the Braves’ endless wave of young arms, Anderson reached Triple-A last season and is knocking on the door to the majors this year. The Braves No. 3 prospect tossed three perfect innings in his start against the Orioles on Tuesday. He induced three groundouts, two popups, two flyouts and two strikeouts in the dominant effort, lowering his Grapefruit League ERA to 1.59.

Logan Gilbert, RHP, Mariners -- The Mariners’ top pitching prospect continues to open eyes in the Cactus League. Gilbert pitched two perfect innings with three strikeouts in his start against the Angels, including strikeouts of Shohei Ohtani and Jo Adell. The No. 59 prospect on the BA Top 100 hasn’t allowed a run in either of his two starts this spring.



Santiago Espinal, SS, Blue Jays --
The Blue Jays No. 21 prospect delivered a pinch-hit, tiebreaking two run homer in the top of the ninth inning against the Yankees and now has a hit in three consecutive games. Espinal, who was acquired from the Red Sox for Steve Pearce in 2018, is batting .350 with a 1.259 OPS in Grapefruit League play and is showing he can be an option for Toronto this season after reaching Triple-A last year.

Nico Hoerner, 2B, Cubs -- Hoerner went 2-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored in the Cubs’ 16-3 win over the Giants. The Cubs’ No. 2 prospect is in the mix for the starting second base job and is making a strong case with a .310 batting average and .842 OPS in the Cactus League.

Foster Griffin, LHP, Royals -- After struggling at the start of spring training, the 2014 first-rounder has rebounded with two straight scoreless appearances. Griffin struck out four of the seven batters he faced Tuesday en route to pitching 1.2 scoreless innings of relief, including punchouts of Marcus SemienMatt Olson and Khris Davis.

HITTERS

TEAMCLASSPLAYER, POSABRHBIAVGNOTES
ARIMAJFletcher, Dominic RF1000.000
ARIMAJPerdomo, Geraldo SS1000.000
ARIMAJThomas, Alek CF2000.000
ATLMAJContreras, William PH-C1010.500
ATLMAJDean, Justin CF1000.000
ATLMAJGraffanino, AJ SS1000.000
ATLMAJHarris, Trey PR-LF1010.300CS (1)
ATLMAJJackson, Alex C2000.000
ATLMAJPache, Cristian CF3113.318HR (2)
ATLMAJRamos, Jefrey LF1000.333
ATLMAJShewmake, Braden SS0000.200
ATLMAJWaters, Drew CF1000.235
BALMAJDiaz, Yusniel PR-CF1111.2943B (2)
BALMAJHays, Austin CF3010.192
BOSMAJDuran, Jarren PH-DH1000.118
CHCMAJHoerner, Nico 2B2220.360BB (4), SB (1)
CHCMAJRivas, Alfonso 1B1100.333BB (3)
CINMAJFairchild, Stuart CF1000.053
CINMAJGarcia, Jose SS2111.250HR (4)
CINMAJIndia, Jonathan 2B1010.278
CINMAJIsabel, Ibandel 1B1000.333
CINMAJSiani, Mike CF1001.250CS (1)
CINMAJStephenson, Tyler C1010.333
COLMAJDaza, Yonathan CF-LF2110.500
COLMAJFuentes, Josh 1B2000.364
COLMAJHilliard, Sam RF2000.231
COLMAJRodgers, Brendan PR-2B1011.429
CWSMAJAdolfo, Micker PH-DH1000.000
CWSMAJBasabe, Luis Alexander PR-CF1000.182
CWSMAJCollins, Zack C1011.353
CWSMAJGonzalez, Luis RF0000.429BB (3)
CWSMAJMendick, Danny SS1100.222BB (2)
CWSMAJRobert, Luis CF3000.320
CWSMAJSheets, Gavin PR-1B0001.235
CWSMAJVaughn, Andrew DH2000.300BB (3)
DETMAJAzocar, Jose CF1000.188
DETMAJCastro, Willi SS1011.3332B (3)
DETMAJClemens, Kody 2B1000.364
DETMAJRogers, Jake C1000.429
HOUMAJKessinger, Grae PR-3B1000.000
HOUMAJPena, Jeremy SS1010.182
HOUMAJStubbs, Garrett C2000.400
HOUMAJToro, Abraham 3B3010.150
KCMAJGutierrez, Kelvin DH4000.200
KCMAJGuzman, Jeison SS0100.143BB (2), SB (1)
KCMAJHeath, Nick LF3110.143BB (2), 2 SB (2)
KCMAJIsbel, Kyle LF1000.217
KCMAJLee, Khalil RF4000.185
KCMAJMelendez, M.J. C3000.167
LAAMAJAdams, Jordyn CF1000.125
LAAMAJAdell, Jo CF3000.211
LAAMAJMartinez, Orlando PR-LF0100.125
LAAMAJSoto, Livan 2B1000.200SB (1)
LAAMAJWalsh, Jared 1B3000.158
MIAMAJHarrison, Monte CF0100.308BB (5), SB (4)
MIAMAJMiller, Brian PH-DH1000.200
MILMAJGray, Joe RF1001.667
MINMAJKirilloff, Alex 1B3010.4712B (2)
MINMAJLarnach, Trevor DH2000.333BB (3)
MINMAJLewis, Royce SS3111.217HR (2)
MINMAJRooker, Brent LF3020.333
MINMAJWade, LaMonte RF3000.267
NYMMAJCortes, Carlos PH-DH1000.000
NYMMAJGimenez, Andres SS2100.261BB (2)
OAKMAJAllen, Austin C3021.407
OAKMAJDeichmann, Greg RF4010.211
OAKMAJHeim, Jonah PH-DH1000.273
OAKMAJMateo, Jorge SS1000.238
OAKMAJReed, Buddy CF1000.000
PHIMAJHoward, Spencer P0000--
PHIMAJMoniak, Mickey CF1000.333
PITMAJOliva, Jared LF2000.227BB (2)
SEAMAJFraley, Jake CF3110.2382B (2)
SEAMAJKelenic, Jarred LF3010.208
SEAMAJWalton, Donnie PR-SS0000.286
SFMAJDavis, Jaylin LF2110.2732B (3), BB (3)
SFMAJJimenez, Dany P0000--
STLMAJCarlson, Dylan RF3000.296
STLMAJGorman, Nolan 3B1010.200
STLMAJKnizner, Andrew DH1000.211BB (2)
STLMAJThomas, Lane PR0000.261SB (1)
TEXMAJApostel, Sherten 3B1110.2502B (3)
TEXMAJTaveras, Leody CF2000.353
TORMAJAlford, Anthony CF1000.158
TORMAJConine, Griffin RF1000.167
TORMAJEspinal, Santiago SS1112.333HR (2)
TORMAJMcGuire, Reese C2011.188
TORMAJSmith, Kevin 2B1000.150
WASMAJBarrera, Tres C0000.000
WASMAJGarcia, Luis 2B0000.438BB (1)
WASMAJKieboom, Carter 3B3000.250


PITCHERS

TEAMCLASSPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
ATLMAJAnderson, Ian3000021.59
ATLMAJDavidson, Tucker1000011.42
BALMAJAkin, Keegan3433147.45
BALMAJTate, Dillon2100025.4W (1-0)
CINMAJLodolo, Nick12220218
CWSMAJHeuer, Codi0.2322103.86
CWSMAJKopech, Michael1000010
HOUMAJAbreu, Bryan1.1000210
HOUMAJIvey, Tyler1000020
HOUMAJJavier, Cristian1430013L (0-1)
KCMAJGriffin, Foster1.2210040
KCMAJLovelady, Richard1000030
MIAMAJSharp, Sterling2000121.13
PHIMAJHoward, Spencer1200010
SEAMAJDelaplane, Sam1100013Sv (1)
SEAMAJGilbert, Logan2000030W (1-0)
SEAMAJMisiewicz, Anthony2211028.31
SFMAJJimenez, Dany2111113
STLMAJFernandez, Junior0.2122304.5
STLMAJOviedo, Johan1211033.18
STLMAJWoodford, Jake1000016.75
TORMAJYamaguchi, Shun3211129
WASMAJBourque, James1.1000033.38
WASMAJBraymer, Ben2.1622026
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