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Prospect Report: Gore Impresses Again



Tuesday's Top Performers

MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Padres: In both 2020 and 2021, Gore struggled with his delivery, struggled to throw strikes and struggled to maintain his stuff. This spring, he's looked like the pitcher who was once the top pitching prospect in baseball. He's touching 97 mph and even more importantly he's consistently showing solid command. Gore allowed his first runs of the spring and his first walk, but with four solid innings, he's making a case for a spot in the Padres rotation.

Joey Bart, C, Giants: Bart hit his second home run of the spring. He's had a solid two weeks, but the plate discipline concerns aren't entirely alleviated. He's yet to walk this spring while striking out five times in 12 plate appearances.

Bobby Witt Jr., 3B, Royals: Witt has made every possible argument to be the Royals' Opening Day third baseman. Witt went 2-for-3 on Tuesday and is now hitting .476/.522/.857. He has hits in seven of eight games and has handled all nine chances at third flawlessly.

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERABRHRBIAVGNOTES
ARIMAJ#1Corbin Carroll, OF1000.250
ARIMAJ#3Alek Thomas, OF4010.208
ARIMAJ#4Geraldo Perdomo, SS2100.158BB (1),
ARIMAJ#15Jake McCarthy, OF3020.3002B (1), BB (2), SB (2), CS (1),
ARIMAJ#21Seth Beer, 1B4000.438
ARIMAJ#31Cooper Hummel, OF3010.313BB (4),
BOSMAJ#1Marcelo Mayer, SS1000.000
BOSMAJ#2Triston Casas, 1B1000.000
BOSMAJ#17Alex Binelas, 3B1000.333
BOSMAJ#22Ceddanne Rafaela, OF1112.273HR (1),
CHCMAJ#26Alfonso Rivas, 1B3000.333
CHCMAJ#39Jared Young, 1B1000.238
CINMAJ#14Jose Torres, SS3011.333SB (1),
CINMAJ#22T.J. Friedl, OF4112.313HR (2),
CINMAJ#32Mike Siani, OF1110.000BB (1), SB (1),
CLEMAJ#16Bryan Lavastida, C1000.000BB (4),
CLEMAJ#24Ernie Clement, 2B1000.529
CLEMAJ#27Steven Kwan, OF2121.500
CLEMAJ#38Yordys Valdes, SS1110.600
COLMAJ#2Michael Toglia, 1B1000.188
HOUMAJ#2Jeremy Pena, SS3012.364
HOUMAJ#4Pedro Leon, OF1010.375
HOUMAJ#12Grae Kessinger, SS1000.200
KCMAJ#1Bobby Witt, SS3121.476
KCMAJ#6Kyle Isbel, OF3113.263HR (2),
KCMAJ#10Vinnie Pasquantino, 1B2000.389
KCMAJ#30Emmanuel Rivera, 3B2000.250
KCMAJ#32Clay Dungan, SS1000.333
KCMAJ#35Nathan Eaton, 3B2100.154SB (1),
LAAMAJ#22Michael Stefanic, 2B1000.400BB (5),
LADMAJ#1Diego Cartaya, C1000.000
LADMAJ#33Leonel Valera, SS1100.000BB (1),
LADMAJ#40Drew Avans, OF1114.000HR (1),
MIAMAJ#10JJ Bleday, OF4010.200
MIAMAJ#36Brady Allen, OF1000.000
MIAMAJ#38Bryson Brigman, 2B1000.000
MILMAJ#6Hedbert Perez, OF1000.000
MILMAJ#23Carlos Rodriguez, OF1000.500
MILMAJ#29Korry Howell, OF1000.000
MINMAJ#5Jose Miranda, 3B1000.250
MINMAJ#28Jermaine Palacios, SS1000.214
OAKMAJ#3Cristian Pache, OF3000.160BB (2),
OAKMAJ#7Kevin Smith, SS2011.250
OAKMAJ#27Michael Guldberg, OF1000.000
PHIMAJ#5Ethan Wilson, OF1000.333
PHIMAJ#8Matt Vierling, OF3110.2612B (3),
PHIMAJ#38Donny Sands, C1000.167
PITMAJ#16Diego Castillo, 2B1000.313
SDMAJ#1CJ Abrams, SS3000.304
SDMAJ#7Jackson Merrill, SS1100.222BB (1),
SDMAJ#31Jose Azocar, OF3010.375
SDMAJ#33Esteury Ruiz, OF1100.000
SDMAJ#39Taylor Kohlwey, 1B2123.4553B (1),
SEAMAJ#11Zach DeLoach, OF1000.000
SEAMAJ#22George Feliz, OF2000.000
SEAMAJ#27Cade Marlowe, OF2110.333
SEAMAJ#33Donnie Walton, SS3000.200
SEAMAJ#36Jake Scheiner, 1B2021.400
SFMAJ#1Marco Luciano, SS2000.111
SFMAJ#2Joey Bart, C4122.333HR (2),
SFMAJ#3Luis Matos, OF3011.100
TBMAJ#2Josh Lowe, OF2001.222
TBMAJ#3Vidal Brujan, 2B1000.000
TBMAJ#5Curtis Mead, 3B1000.286
TBMAJ#6Greg Jones, SS1000.167
TBMAJ#23Kameron Misner, OF1000.500
WASMAJ#25Tres Barrera, C2020.2502B (1),

Mackenzie Gore (Photo By Matt Thomas San Diego Padres Getty Images)

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ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
BOSMAJ#15Kutter Crawford, RHP2.0100152.25
LAAMAJ#11Austin Warren, RHP1.0000022.25
LAAMAJ#15Jose Marte, RHP0.2211213.00
LAAMAJ#21Oliver Ortega, RHP1.0100000.00
LADMAJ#22Justin Bruihl, LHP0.2100100.00
NYMMAJ#29Eric Orze, RHP0.1000100.00
NYYMAJ#13Clarke Schmidt, RHP3.0222133.60W (1-0)
NYYMAJ#31Albert Abreu, RHP1.0100020.00
SDMAJ#4MacKenzie Gore, LHP4.0322142.00
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