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Prospect Report: Matt McLain Hits His First Homer Of The Fall

Matt McLain, SS, Reds: McLain, a two time first-rounder, connected for his first AFL home run yesterday afternoon. He added a walk and a stolen base, as McLain got the start at shortstop for Glendale. It was an inconsistent 2022 for McLain as he showcased game power and on-base ability but struggled for stretches at the plate, hitting .232/.363/.453.

Emmet Sheehan, RHP, Dodgers: It’s been an up-and-down Fall League for Sheehan, who has flashed good stuff but struggled with consistency. On Tuesday afternoon, Sheehan was his best self. Sitting 92-94 mph early, Sheehan found another gear in the later innings, sitting 93-95 mph and touching 96 mph. He went five scoreless as he struck out four, allowing three hitters to reach base.

Heston Kjerstad, OF, Orioles: Kjerstad continued to impress for Mesa in the night game. He went 3-for-5, including a loud fly out to dead center field where he missed a home run by mere feet. The former second overall pick is enjoying a strong fall, hitting .353 with a 1.009 OPS over 18 games with Mesa. The former Arkansas star is slowly putting a hellish few seasons in the rear view.

Mason Miller, RHP, Athletics: There’s arguably no pitcher currently in the Fall League that’s as electric as Miller. He went three perfect innings on Tuesday night, and he struck out five. Miller hit 101 mph and 100 mph multiple times on his fastball, mixing in a changeup and slider—which were both effective. It’s questionable if Miller has the necessary equipment to start, but his high-powered arsenal could blossom in a variety of roles.

BALWINReed Trimble, OF40230.2002B (2),
BALWINHeston Kjerstad, OF51300.3532B (8),
BOSWINStephen Scott, 3B51120.327HR (5),
BOSWINWilyer Abreu, RF31000.188BB (8), SB (3),
BOSWINNick Yorke, IF50110.318
CHCWINOwen Caissie, OF52200.2552B (5), E (1),
CHCWINMatt Mervis, 1B50100.275
CINWINRece Hinds, SS20100.2432B (5), BB (5),
CINWINMatt McLain, SS32110.172HR (1), BB (13), SB (6), E (3),
CLEWINConnor Kokx, OF30000.255BB (9), CS (1),
CLEWINDavid Fry, C40100.289
CWSWINAdam Hackenberg, C20010.190
LAAWINWerner Blakely, SS40000.250
LADWINAndy Pages, OF31110.317BB (8),
LADWINJose Ramos, CF40000.286
MIAWINCameron Barstad, C10000.429BB (2),
MIAWINVictor Mesa, CF40000.212
MIAWINJoe Mack, C20000.204BB (9),
MILWINZavier Warren, C30110.351
MINWINEdouard Julien, 2B40100.364
MINWINAlex Isola, C40100.231
MINWINAustin Martin, SS41200.358
NYMWINStanley Consuegra, OF30100.231
NYYWINTyler Hardman, 1B53310.333HR (3),
NYYWINJasson Dominguez, CF50000.140
OAKWINZack Gelof, SS40000.227
OAKWINLawrence Butler, 1B41220.250
SDWINJackson Merrill, SS40000.276
SDWINNerwilian Cedeno, 3B30000.242
SDWINTirso Ornelas, LF20000.283BB (5),
SEAWINRobert Perez, 1B30000.259
SFWINLogan Wyatt, 1B12000.3103 BB (16),
SFWINLuis Matos, OF41100.2402B (3), CS (2),
TBWINRonny Simon, 2B20110.3192 BB (9),
WASWINWill Frizzell, 1B30000.238
WASWINDrew Millas, C40100.3142B (5), E (1),
Matt Mclain (Photo By Justin Edmonds Getty Images)

Prospect Report: Matt McLain Picks Up First Hit in MLB Debut

McLain collected his first MLB hit, Casey Schmitt went 2-for-4 and more.

BALWINNolan Hoffman, RHP1.0000034.35
BOSWINAaron Perry, RHP1.00001114.73
BOSWINJacob Webb, RHP1.0000112.00Sv (3)
CHCWINBailey Horn, LHP1.1222121.50
CLEWINMason Hickman, RHP1.0111204.66
CWSWINLane Ramsey, RHP2.0100015.19Sv (2)
LAAWINConnor Van Scoyoc, RHP4.0541137.04
LAAWINIvan Armstrong, RHP0.2000007.71
LADWINEmmet Sheehan, RHP5.0200144.70W (2-1)
MIAWINChandler Jozwiak, LHP1.0100015.00
MINWINRyan Shreve, RHP2.0000112.08
OAKWINRyan Cusick, RHP2.2655236.16L (2-1)
OAKWINMason Miller, RHP3.0000053.29
SDWINAlek Jacob, RHP1.0211012.53
SFWINHunter Dula, RHP0.1322105.63
TBWINAntonio Menendez, RHP1.0000113.86
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