MLB Prospect Report—April 22, 2021
—No. 2 prospect Ian Anderson made his longest outing of the season, pitching 6.2 scoreless innings to earn the win against the Yankees. The 22-year-old righthander allowed four hits and four walks and struck out four while inducing four swings and misses with his fastball and six with his plus changeup.
Boston Red Sox
—No. 3 prospect Bobby Dalbec turned in his second consecutive multi-hit game, singling twice in the team's loss to the Blue Jays. The 25-year-old corner infielder is 13-for-49 (.265) with no home runs and four RBIs after hitting eight home runs in 80 at-bats in 2020.
—No. 2 prospect Tarik Skubal made his first appearance of the season out of the bullpen in the team's loss to the Pirates. The 24-year-old lefthander struggled at times, allowing three hits and walking three, but avoided giving up a run by stranding a runner in every inning. Skubal induced eight swings and misses, including six with his plus fastball and two with his plus slider.
—No. 4 prospect Jazz Chisholm collected two hits for the fifth time this season and stole a base in the team's win over the Orioles. The 23-year-old second baseman is hitting .326/.439/.630 in 46 at-bats with three home runs, six RBIs and a team-leading four stolen bases.
—No. 6 prospect Trevor Rogers extended his impressive start to the 2021 season with his longest outing to date, striking out eight and allowing four hits and one walk in seven scoreless innings. The 23-year-old lefthander averaged 94.2 mph on his fastball, inducing eight swings and misses with the pitch and another nine with his changeup. Rogers is sporting a 2-1, 1.64 mark with 31 strikeouts and 10 walks in 22 innings.
—No. 29 prospect Seth Brown had yet to homer in 80 big league at-bats coming into the season, but has three in 30 at-bats in 2021. The 28-year-old first baseman/outfielder collected three hits, including the two-run blast in the third inning against the Twins.
—No. 10 prospect Nick Maton on Wednesday moved one game closer to breaking Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hit streak. The 24-year-old shortstop, who has a hit in each of his first three games, singled three times and scored once against the Giants.
—No. 13 prospect Mickey Moniak slammed a 94 mph sinker from Giants righthander Anthony DeSclafani into the left field bleachers for his first big league home run. It was an opposite-field three-run shot for the 2016 No. 1 overall pick. Moniak was hitless in his first four games this season, but has tallied a hit in consecutive games for the first time in his young career.
—Hours after being recalled from the alternate training site, No. 1 prospect Spencer Howard struck out three and did not allow a baserunner in 1.1 innings. The 24-year-old righthander's fastball was potent, inducing three swings and misses, averaging 2,350 revolutions per minute and sitting between 94-98 mph.
2021 Baseball America MLB All-Rookie Team
One area of strength for the 2021 rookie crop was starting pitching.
|ARI||MAJ||#9||Pavin Smith 1B-CF||6||1||0||0||.239|
|BAL||MAJ||#23||Ryan McKenna RF||2||0||0||0||.167|
|BAL||MAJ||#5||Ryan Mountcastle LF||3||0||0||0||.174||BB (3), SB (2)|
|BOS||MAJ||#3||Bobby Dalbec 1B||4||0||2||0||.265|
|CIN||MAJ||#3||Jonathan India 2B||2||0||0||1||.289|
|CIN||MAJ||#4||Tyler Stephenson C||4||2||2||0||.409||2B (1)|
|DET||MAJ||#17||Akil Baddoo CF-LF||2||1||1||1||.294||2B (2)|
|DET||MAJ||#21||Derek Hill CF||0||0||0||0||--|
|DET||MAJ||#30||Zack Short 3B||1||0||0||0||.000||2 BB (2)|
|HOU||MAJ||#12||Chas McCormick CF||4||0||0||0||.167|
|KC||MAJ||#6||Kyle Isbel RF||2||0||0||0||.265|
|MIA||MAJ||#4||Jazz Chisholm 2B||4||0||2||0||.326||SB (3)|
|MIN||MAJ||#25||Travis Blankenhorn PR-2B||0||1||0||0||--|
|MIN||MAJ||#4||Ryan Jeffers C||5||0||1||0||.160||2B (1)|
|MIN||MAJ||#12||Brent Rooker RF||4||0||1||0||.095||2B (1), BB (1)|
|OAK||MAJ||#30||Seth Brown RF||4||2||3||2||.333||HR (3), BB (3)|
|PHI||MAJ||#10||Nick Maton SS||4||1||3||0||.417|
|PHI||MAJ||#13||Mickey Moniak CF||3||1||1||3||.111||HR (1)|
|PIT||MAJ||#29||Rodolfo Castro 3B||3||0||0||0||.000|
|SD||MAJ||#15||Jorge Mateo PH||1||0||0||0||.238|
|STL||MAJ||#1||Dylan Carlson CF-RF||3||0||0||0||.246||BB (8)|
|STL||MAJ||#8||Andrew Knizner C||4||0||1||0||.273||2B (1)|
|STL||MAJ||#15||Justin Williams LF||3||0||1||0||.233||BB (7), CS (1)|
|TB||MAJ||#2||Randy Arozarena PH||1||0||1||1||.286||2B (3)|
|TEX||MAJ||#8||Jonah Heim C||3||0||0||1||.150|
|TEX||MAJ||#3||Leody Taveras CF||2||1||0||0||.100||2 BB (3)|
|TOR||MAJ||#21||Santiago Espinal PR-DH||0||0||0||0||.300|
|TOR||MAJ||#5||Alejandro Kirk PH||1||0||1||1||.208|
|ATL||MAJ||#2||Ian Anderson||6.2||4||0||0||4||4||3.27||W (1-0)|
|BAL||MAJ||#14||Bruce Zimmermann||4.2||6||3||3||2||4||4.57||L (1-2)|
|CIN||MAJ||#20||Jose De Leon||0.2||2||2||2||1||2||7.50|
|MIA||MAJ||#6||Trevor Rogers||7.0||4||0||0||1||8||1.64||W (2-1)|
|NYM||MAJ||#8||David Peterson||3.1||4||6||3||2||3||11.05||L (0-2)|
|PIT||MAJ||#10||Miguel Yajure||4.1||4||4||4||2||4||8.31||L (0-1)|