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Prospect Report: McGarry Strikes Out 13 Cyclones



Griff McGarry, RHP Phillies: After setting a career high with 10 strikeouts last week against Aberdeen, McGarry took it up a notch on Wednesday, punching out 13 Brooklyn batters. He generated 15 swinging strikes across 5.1 innings, allowing four hits, an earned run and a walk. When McGarry commands his fierce stuff he’s as tough an at-bat as you’ll see in the minor leagues. The righthander sits 95-96 mph on his fastball, running it up to 98 mph, with ride and a flat vertical approach angle. He has a deep arsenal of secondaries with a cutter, slider, curveball and changeup.

Curtis Mead, 3B Rays: A game time temperature of 100 degrees couldn’t slow down Mead, as he went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a pair of stolen bases. Two of his three hits came off of starter Jared Shuster, as Mead continues to hit against quality competition. At just 21 years old in Double-A, Mead is hitting .308/.397/.554 with 10 home runs.

Alexfri Planez, OF Guardians: The power-hitting outfielder did damage on both ends of Wednesday’s doubleheader in Daytona. Alexfri the dragon slayer homered twice in game one in consecutive innings before going 2-for-4 with a double in the nightcap. Planez has a hyper-aggressive approach at the plate with big raw power. After a difficult opening two months, Planez has turned it on in June with seven home runs and 18 RBIs this month.

Niko Kavadas, 1B Red Sox: The Red Sox slugger clubbed his second home run in as many nights as he continues to punish Carolina League pitching. This was Kavadas’ sixth home run over his last eight games, and he now leads the Carolina League in home runs, OPS and RBI. Kavadas is certainly old for the level, but he’s continued to hit at a level worthy of promotion.

Forrest Whitley, RHP Astros: The 2016 first-round pick made his second rehab start for Fayetteville, going two innings, striking out two and allowing a hit. He had six swinging strikes and recorded both of his strikeouts swinging. Whitley flashed his signature velocity and spin in his first start, running his curveball up to 2800 rpm and his fastball up to 97 mph. Whitley’s pitch mix consists of two fastball variations, a high-80s cutter, a high-70s curveball and a changeup.

Jose Salas, SS Marlins: The 19-year-old middle infielder has been on fire during the month of June, hitting .367/.473/.583 with eight extra-base hits and 12 RBIs. Salas went 2-for-4 with a home run as he stretched his hit streak to 13 games. Salas now has six multi-hit games over the streak including last night's effort. On a team loaded with talented middle infielders Salas has stood out amongst the rest.

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERABRHRBIAVGNOTES
ARIAA#1Corbin Carroll, OF30000.318BB (40),
ARIMAJ#3Alek Thomas, OF52210.276HR (10),
ARIMAJ#4Geraldo Perdomo, SS40000.203BB (28), E (6),
ARIAAA#15Jake McCarthy, OF51100.321
ARIAAA#16Dominic Canzone, OF40110.273SB (9),
ARIAAA#21Seth Beer, 1B30000.199BB (22),
ARIAA#32Jorge Barrosa, OF20000.2432 BB (31),
ARIAAA#35Dominic Fletcher, OF40110.342BB (29),
ATLMAJ#1Michael Harris, OF30000.314
ATLAAA#4Drew Waters, OF42320.273HR (5), BB (9),
ATLAAA#5Braden Shewmake, SS51220.269HR (4), E (6),
ATLAAA#22Greyson Jenista, 1B40000.226
ATLAA#28Justin Dean, OF40100.239CS (3),
ATLAA#31Logan Brown, C30000.183BB (5),
ATLAA#36Drew Lugbauer, 1B20000.235BB (34),
BALMAJ#1Adley Rutschman, C30100.2502B (13),
BALAAA#4Gunnar Henderson, SS31010.304BB (56),
BALAAA#6Jordan Westburg, SS51110.2742B (19), E (8),
BALAAA#14Terrin Vavra, 2B41100.299BB (22),
BALAA#16Joey Ortiz, SS51200.2203B (3),
BALAA#22Hudson Haskin, OF50200.253
BALAA#27Adam Hall, 2B51100.268
BALAA#33Zach Watson, OF51120.186HR (3),
BALAAA#38Robert Neustrom, OF30000.236BB (22),
BOSMAJ#4Jarren Duran, OF41120.2992B (15),
BOSMAJ#6Jeter Downs, 2B40000.176
BOSAAA#27Ronaldo Hernandez, C41300.2562B (13),
BOSAAA#29Connor Wong, C31110.271HR (4), BB (17),
CHCAA#19Chase Strumpf, 3B51210.236
CHCAA#20Alexander Canario, OF42000.238BB (20),
CHCMAJ#26Alfonso Rivas, 1B42250.243HR (4),
CHCAA#32Yonathan Perlaza, OF52100.2292B (10), BB (30),
CHCAAA#39Jared Young, 1B42100.258
CINAAA#1Jose Barrero, SS50100.216
CINAA#6Matt McLain, SS61110.228HR (12), E (7),
CINAAA#26Alejo Lopez, 2B50200.2422B (5),
CINAA#32Mike Siani, OF41110.2562B (10), 2 BB (29), SB (20),
CLEAAA#1Tyler Freeman, SS41100.259BB (16),
CLEAA#3Brayan Rocchio, SS42100.2182 BB (27),
CLEAA#4George Valera, SS54320.2902B (13), BB (40),
CLEAAA#6Nolan Jones, 3B41210.3132B (5), BB (11),
CLEAA#11Jose Tena, SS51310.268
CLEMAJ#27Steven Kwan, OF51210.2843B (3),
CLEAAA#39Will Brennan, OF41110.316BB (31),
COLAA#2Michael Toglia, 1B40000.220BB (33),
COLAAA#6Ryan Vilade, OF41200.2672B (10), BB (32),
COLAA#9Ezequiel Tovar, SS60300.318
COLAA#12Aaron Schunk, 3B42110.247BB (15), E (6),
COLAA#33Niko Decolati, OF31010.191
COLAA#34Willie MacIver, C41000.211E (2),
COLAA#38Hunter Stovall, 3B50110.201
CWSAA#5Jose Rodriguez, SS50340.248SB (16),
CWSMAJ#7Jake Burger, 3B51210.2503B (1),
CWSAAA#16Yolbert Sanchez, 2B40200.302
CWSAAA#18Micker Adolfo, OF30100.250
CWSAAA#21Blake Rutherford, OF30000.272
DETMAJ#1Riley Greene, OF41100.298
DETMAJ#2Spencer Torkelson, 1B40000.191
DETAA#4Dillon Dingler, C40100.2352 E (8),
DETAA#5Gage Workman, SS30000.209BB (17),
DETAAA#7Ryan Kreidler, SS40100.2182B (5),
DETAA#26Parker Meadows, OF40000.222
DETAA#30Andre Lipcius, 3B52300.267
DETAAA#33Brendon Davis, 3B41110.247HR (9), E (14),
DETAAA#36Jacob Robson, OF21000.206BB (24), SB (12),
HOUAAA#1Korey Lee, C51240.219HR (10),
HOUAAA#4Pedro Leon, OF42200.229
HOUAA#12Grae Kessinger, SS10000.1772 BB (38), 2 CS (3),
HOUAAA#16Yainer Diaz, C41100.315BB (22),
HOUAA#17Alex McKenna, OF20010.217BB (25),
HOUAA#26Shay Whitcomb, SS31110.197HR (8), BB (19),
HOUAA#36Justin Dirden, OF42220.3093B (3), HR (11),
HOUAAA#40Scott Manea, C50200.163
KCMAJ#1Bobby Witt, SS30000.240
KCMAJ#3M.J. Melendez, C30000.211
KCAAA#4Nick Pratto, 1B42220.231BB (35),
KCMAJ#6Kyle Isbel, OF30000.228
KCAAA#10Vinnie Pasquantino, 1B51220.280
KCAA#12Nick Loftin, SS41310.2812B (12), SB (13), E (4),
KCAAA#15Michael Massey, 2B50210.3022B (18),
KCAA#28Maikel Garcia, SS40100.2932 SB (22),
KCMAJ#30Emmanuel Rivera, 3B30000.236
KCAA#31Seuly Matias, OF51110.220HR (11),
KCAAA#32Clay Dungan, SS41200.212BB (29), E (7),
KCAAA#35Nathan Eaton, 3B52440.2822 2B (9),
KCAA#40Tyler Gentry, OF42220.325HR (8),
LAAAA#5Jeremiah Jackson, SS22110.2912B (9), 3 BB (9), E (5),
LAAAA#19Orlando Martinez, OF42210.281BB (22), SB (5),
LAAMAJ#35David MacKinnon, 1B20120.324BB (36),
LAAAAA#37Monte Harrison, OF30000.208BB (23),
LADAAA#3Miguel Vargas, 3B30100.282BB (39),
LADAAA#4Michael Busch, 2B30000.278BB (32),
LADAA#6Andy Pages, OF40000.246
LADAAA#14Jacob Amaya, SS40100.269
LADAA#15James Outman, OF20000.2882 BB (37),
LADAA#26Justin Yurchak, 1B40200.223
LADAA#27Devin Mann, 2B30100.261BB (30),
LADAA#31Ryan Ward, OF30100.257BB (14),
LADAA#33Leonel Valera, SS40200.246
LADAAA#38Ryan Noda, 1B30000.254SB (9),
LADAAA#40Drew Avans, OF30000.280
MIAAAA#7Peyton Burdick, OF41210.229
MIAAAA#10JJ Bleday, OF20000.213BB (50),
MIAAA#13Jose Devers, SS51200.1492B (2), 3B (3),
MIAAA#27Griffin Conine, OF30000.261BB (34),
MIAAAA#38Bryson Brigman, 2B40000.246
MILAAA#2Brice Turang, SS41200.281
MILAA#8Joey Wiemer, OF41120.275HR (15),
MILAAA#18Mario Feliciano, C40100.299
MILAA#21Felix Valerio, 2B40100.258
MILAA#33Thomas Dillard, 1B40000.213
MINAAA#14Spencer Steer, 2B40000.279
MINMAJ#19Gilberto Celestino, OF20000.286
MINAAA#28Jermaine Palacios, SS30000.261BB (18), CS (4),
MINAAA#39Mark Contreras, OF41210.2402B (11),
NYMAA#1Francisco Alvarez, C20000.2852 BB (28),
NYMAA#2Brett Baty, 3B31100.273BB (25), 2 E (8),
NYMAA#3Ronny Mauricio, SS40000.244
NYMAAA#7Khalil Lee, OF40000.224
NYMAA#15Carlos Cortes, OF40100.195
NYMAAA#27Luke Ritter, 2B30000.237BB (34),
NYYAA#1Anthony Volpe, SS50100.231SB (24),
NYYAAA#2Oswald Peraza, SS51110.214
NYYAAA#15Estevan Florial, OF40000.274BB (26),
NYYAA#18Elijah Dunham, OF51200.2532B (12), SB (19),
NYYAA#20Josh Breaux, C40000.216BB (16),
NYYAA#23Brandon Lockridge, OF42120.238HR (5),
OAKMAJ#3Cristian Pache, OF10000.168
OAKMAJ#6Nick Allen, SS30100.257CS (3),
OAKAAA#7Kevin Smith, SS40100.189E (4),
OAKAA#19Jordan Diaz, 1B30000.297BB (13),
OAKAAA#24Luis Barrera, OF41210.2632 3B (3),
OAKMAJ#28Jonah Bride, 1B40000.336
OAKAA#33Max Schuemann, 2B40200.333
OAKAA#36Brett Harris, 3B41100.312
OAKAAA#40Dermis Garcia, 1B21130.257HR (6),
PHIMAJ#3Bryson Stott, SS20000.197BB (13),
PHIAA#6Logan O'Hoppe, C51110.273
PHIAAA#9Rafael Marchan, C51210.2242B (8),
PHIAA#14Jhailyn Ortiz, OF51220.234HR (12), E (5),
PHIAAA#21Mickey Moniak, OF50200.283CS (2),
PITMAJ#1Oneil Cruz, SS51010.231
PITAA#2Henry Davis, C30000.262E (2),
PITAA#5Liover Peguero, SS20000.292BB (9),
PITAA#12Matt Fraizer, OF31000.217
PITAAA#15Travis Swaggerty, OF40100.266
PITMAJ#16Diego Castillo, 2B42110.193HR (5),
PITAAA#20Rodolfo Castro, 2B30100.211
PITMAJ#24Jack Suwinski, OF20000.256
PITAAA#25Ji-Hwan Bae, 2B40000.303
PITAA#26Connor Scott, OF30000.260
PITAAA#31Mason Martin, 1B30000.199
PITMAJ#32Cal Mitchell, OF40000.262
PITAA#38Jared Triolo, 3B41100.269SB (12),
PITAA#40Lolo Sanchez, OF41300.2522B (6),
SDMAJ#1CJ Abrams, SS40100.273
SDAAA#3Luis Campusano, C40100.306
SDAAA#17Eguy Rosario, 2B50000.252E (12),
SDMAJ#31Jose Azocar, OF50320.2672B (4), 3B (3),
SDAAA#33Esteury Ruiz, OF40100.3522B (20),
SEAMAJ#1Julio Rodriguez, OF42210.2762B (14), SB (19),
SEAAA#11Zach DeLoach, OF40100.258
SEAMAJ#23Kevin Padlo, 3B10110.2392B (6),
SEAAA#28Kaden Polcovich, 2B31100.2382 BB (31),
SEAAA#36Jake Scheiner, 1B40100.2292B (14), BB (36),
SEAAA#40Jack Larsen, OF51300.2622B (9),
SFAAA#4Heliot Ramos, OF32000.209BB (24),
SFAAA#14Will Wilson, 2B20000.230
SFAAA#33David Villar, 3B34260.2792 HR (20), 2 BB (32),
STLAA#1Jordan Walker, 3B51110.303E (16),
STLMAJ#2Nolan Gorman, 3B40000.291
STLMAJ#6Lars Nootbaar, OF10000.185
STLAA#8Masyn Winn, SS42200.3172 BB (27), 2 SB (19),
STLMAJ#9Juan Yepez, 1B30200.283
STLAAA#10Alec Burleson, OF30000.323BB (16),
STLMAJ#13Brendan Donovan, 2B10000.311
STLAA#17Malcom Nunez, 3B30110.241
STLAAA#25Delvin Perez, SS30000.218
STLAAA#38Luken Baker, 1B30000.229BB (14),
TBMAJ#2Josh Lowe, OF41100.255
TBMAJ#3Vidal Brujan, 2B41130.211HR (2),
TBAA#5Curtis Mead, 3B52300.3082 SB (6),
TBAA#6Greg Jones, SS50100.220
TBAAA#8Xavier Edwards, 2B42210.333HR (3),
TBAA#19Austin Shenton, 3B41100.2362B (9), BB (28),
TBAA#23Kameron Misner, OF42120.1893B (1), BB (42),
TBAAA#26Ford Proctor, C20000.212BB (26),
TBAA#27Blake Hunt, C41100.218
TBAAA#37Miles Mastrobuoni, 3B40000.282
TEXMAJ#4Ezequiel Duran, 2B40000.306
TEXAA#5Dustin Harris, 1B31000.259BB (25), SB (16),
TEXAA#6Justin Foscue, 2B31110.270
TEXMAJ#9Josh Smith, SS31000.272BB (28),
TEXAAA#11Sam Huff, C30000.265BB (13),
TEXAAA#31Davis Wendzel, 3B40100.197
TEXAAA#32Bubba Thompson, OF41000.2942 SB (35),
TEXAAA#33Steele Walker, OF30000.230BB (14),
TEXAA#37Josh Stowers, OF30000.222
TEXAA#38David Garcia, C30100.232
TORMAJ#1Gabriel Moreno, C41200.3352B (9),
TORAA#3Orelvis Martinez, SS40010.212
TORAAA#4Jordan Groshans, SS21000.272BB (25),
TORAAA#11Samad Taylor, 2B42310.271HR (8),
TORAA#15Spencer Horwitz, 1B51310.286HR (8),
TORAAA#19Tanner Morris, 2B20000.281BB (42),
WASMAJ#11Riley Adams, C20000.208
WASAA#15Jackson Cluff, SS30110.169BB (14),
WASAA#29Drew Millas, C41100.2012B (6),
WASAAA#30Josh Palacios, OF40220.271SB (13),
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14 Lower-Profile Draft Picks Who Have Raised Their Stock Significantly In Only A Year

Taking stock of more than a dozen up-arrow prospects drafted after the second round in 2021 who have raised their profile.

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
ARIAAA#6Ryne Nelson, RHP5.1511286.27W (5-5)
ATLAAA#10Tucker Davidson, LHP6.2600094.37W (3-5)
ATLAA#11Jared Shuster, LHP4.1831073.55L (4-7)
ATLHiA#35Dylan Dodd, LHP6.1652073.99L (6-5)
BOSHiA#8Bryan Mata, RHP2.0433123.27L (0-1)
BOSHiA#40Brendan Cellucci, LHP1.0100225.18
CINLoA#8Chase Petty, RHP5.0733323.64
CINHiA#12Connor Phillips, RHP4.0511362.95L (4-3)
CINAA#15Carson Spiers, RHP4.2643344.95
CINMAJ#17Dauri Moreta, RHP1.0200016.30
CLEAA#26Carlos Vargas, RHP1.0100010.00
CLEAAA#30Konnor Pilkington, LHP4.0955254.80
CLEAA#34Joey Cantillo, LHP5.0100432.04W (4-3)
COLAA#23Karl Kauffmann, RHP6.0744343.97
COLAA#30Gavin Hollowell, RHP1.0100003.67
CWSAAA#26Bennett Sousa, LHP1.0311018.57
CWSAAA#27Yoan Aybar, LHP1.0200007.00
CWSAA#36Fraser Ellard, LHP1.0211213.67W (4-1)
DETMAJ#21Jason Foley, RHP1.0100033.21
DETAAA#35Elvin Rodriguez, RHP5.1522126.62
HOULoA#13Forrest Whitley, RHP2.0100026.75
HOUAAA#27Jonathan Bermudez, LHP2.1766227.76L (1-3)
HOUAA#35Misael Tamarez, RHP6.1211284.15W (2-3)
KCLoA#7Frank Mozzicato, LHP2.2443356.63L (0-3)
KCAA#18Will Klein, RHP2.0233419.00L (1-1)
KCAAA#38Drew Parrish, LHP4.0466613.44
LAAHiA#9Landon Marceaux, RHP6.0522133.53L (2-4)
LAAAAA#15Jose Marte, RHP1.0000008.00
LAAAA#24Mason Erla, RHP3.2744062.65
LAAAAA#36Ryan Smith, LHP2.0100028.54
LADAA#2Bobby Miller, RHP5.0422184.50L (3-2)
LADHiA#16Nick Nastrini, RHP5.0522274.70
LADAAA#24Michael Grove, RHP5.0200254.26
LADAA#34Nick Robertson, RHP1.0100015.40
MIAAA#1Eury Perez, RHP5.0422263.35
MIAAAA#5Max Meyer, RHP4.0111054.30L (2-3)
MIALoA#20Jordan Holloway, RHP2.0333247.50
MIAAAA#32George Soriano, RHP1.0000023.15
MINAAA#6Josh Winder, RHP4.0111233.89
MINAAA#16Drew Strotman, RHP1.0000029.35
NYMHiA#17Junior Santos, RHP5.0944084.33L (3-6)
NYMAAA#33Michel Otanez, RHP1.0211013.27
NYYMAJ#13Clarke Schmidt, RHP1.0100113.12W (4-2)
NYYAAA#37Jhony Brito, RHP6.2744252.32L (6-3)
OAKAAA#24Zach Logue, LHP6.0944065.48W (4-5)
OAKAA#30Hogan Harris, LHP4.0100460.90
PHIHiA#12Griff McGarry, RHP5.14112134.50W (2-3)
PHIAAA#26Cristopher Sanchez, LHP4.0200053.38
PHIHiA#31Erubiel Armenta, LHP1.1000014.26
PHIHiA#33Andrew Baker, RHP0.2010107.65
PHIAA#35McKinley Moore, RHP2.0200023.71W (3-2)
PITMAJ#16Diego Castillo, 2B1.02442136.00
PITAA#33Luis Ortiz, RHP5.0522174.58
SDMAJ#6Adrian Morejon, LHP1.1110103.60W (1-1)
SDAAA#18Reiss Knehr, RHP0.2344207.47
SDAAA#20Raymond Kerr, LHP1.0111125.00
SDLoA#26Jairo Iriarte, RHP3.0465345.00L (2-3)
SDAAA#37Jose Quezada, RHP1.01000018.00
SEAMAJ#2George Kirby, RHP6.0500162.71W (4-2)
SEAAA#5Emerson Hancock, RHP3.2100122.16
SEAMAJ#29Penn Murfee, RHP1.0100011.29
SFHiA#10Ryan Murphy, RHP6.0200252.90W (1-0)
SFLoA#22Eric Silva, RHP3.2477535.71
SFLoA#35Manuel Mercedes, RHP4.0110373.86W (1-0)
STLLoA#11Tink Hence, RHP2.2122241.59
STLHiA#26Zane Mills, RHP7.0411033.89L (2-6)
TBMAJ#1Shane Baz, RHP4.2411262.77
TBLoA#17JJ Goss, RHP3.0100035.77
TBMAJ#24Calvin Faucher, RHP0.2110216.00
TBAA#30Jayden Murray, RHP5.0300162.95W (4-2)
TEXHiA#13Ricky Vanasco, RHP3.1300345.27
TEXAA#18Avery Weems, LHP3.0400257.00
TEXAAA#24Cole Ragans, LHP6.0200272.53W (6-3)
TEXLoA#34Emiliano Teodo, RHP5.0300263.08W (2-2)
TEXAA#36Kevin Gowdy, RHP2.0100119.82
TORHiA#20Chad Dallas, RHP4.0433324.50
WASAAA#7Joan Adon, RHP5.0410036.72
WASLoA#9Jackson Rutledge, RHP4.0855138.00L (1-4)

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