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Prospect Report: Nolan Gorman Continues To Crush For Cardinals



Monday's Prospect Performers

Nolan Gorman, 2B, Cardinals – When it comes to first impressions, it’s hard to outdo what Gorman has done in his first 10 games as a major leaguer. The Cardinals No. 2 prospect continued his red-hot start to his big league career by going 3-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead the Cardinals to a 6-3 win over the Padres. Gorman’s two-run shot off Nick Martinez left his bat at 105.7 mph and traveled 403 feet over the Cardinals bullpen into the right-field bleachers. His first-inning single was smoked, too—that one left his bat at 105.4 mph. Overall, Gorman is batting .387 with a 1.149 OPS in 10 games since getting the call on May 20.

Aaron Ashby, LHP, Brewers – Ashby is clearly enjoying his move to the starting rotation. The 24-year-old lefthander pitched six innings with five hits and one run allowed, two walks and a career-high 12 strikeouts to lead the Brewers to a 3-1 win over the Cubs in the nightcap of the doubleheader. The performance earned Ashby his first win of the season and just the second of his career as a starting pitcher.

Spencer Torkelson, 1B, Tigers – It’s been a rough start for Torkelson, but the Tigers No. 1 prospect showed signs of hope on Monday. Torkelson went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored to lead the Tigers to a 7-5 win over the Twins. It was Torkelson’s first three-hit game of his career and snapped a 3-for-19 slump over his previous six games.

Nick Plummer, OF, Mets – The 2015 first-round pick has resurrected his career and is rapidly ingratiating himself to Mets fans. After hitting the game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth on Sunday in his first career start, Plummer went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, four RBIs and three runs scored in the Mets 13-5 win over the Nationals. Plummer’s double and home run both left the bat at over 100 mph, per Statcast, and helped the Mets turn it into a rout early.

Ryan Feltner, RHP, Rockies – After getting rocked in his major league debut last year, Feltner has come back much sharper this year. The 2018 fourth-rounder out of Ohio State pitched seven innings with four hits, one run allowed, one walk and six strikeouts against the Marlins to pick up his first career win on Monday. He needed only 94 pitches to complete his seven innings of work and stayed strong through the end, retiring 12 of the final 13 batters he faced. Overall, Feltner is 1-1, 3.71 in three starts compared to the eight earned runs he gave up in 6.1 innings across two starts last year in his debut.

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERABRHRBIAVGNOTES
ARIMAJ#3Alek Thomas, OF4000.269
ARIMAJ#4Geraldo Perdomo, SS3010.2172B (4),
ARIMAJ#15Jake McCarthy, OF4000.311
ATLMAJ#1Michael Harris, OF3000.295
ATLAAA#4Drew Waters, OF2100.2992 BB (4),
ATLAAA#5Braden Shewmake, SS4110.268
ATLAAA#22Greyson Jenista, 1B3010.248BB (16),
ATLAA#27Luke Waddell, 2B5022.272
ATLAA#29Trey Harris, OF3110.227BB (10),
ATLAA#36Drew Lugbauer, 1B4000.231E (4),
BALMAJ#1Adley Rutschman, C5020.2692B (6),
BOSLoA#1Marcelo Mayer, SS3211.3332B (11), BB (8),
BOSLoA#7Blaze Jordan, 1B3123.2572B (14), 3B (1), BB (10),
BOSLoA#18Brainer Bonaci, SS3100.262BB (26),
BOSLoA#24Nathan Hickey, C4211.2702B (7),
BOSLoA#28Eddinson Paulino, 3B3010.244BB (19), 2 SB (6),
CHCMAJ#15Nelson Velazquez, OF4010.256
CHCMAJ#15Nelson Velazquez, OF3010.256
CHCMAJ#26Alfonso Rivas, 1B2000.250
CHCMAJ#26Alfonso Rivas, 1B2000.250
CHCMAJ#29Christopher Morel, OF4010.297SB (8), E (5),
CHCMAJ#29Christopher Morel, OF4010.2972B (8), BB (17),
CINAAA#1Jose Barrero, SS4000.233
CINAAA#22T.J. Friedl, OF3000.184
CINAAA#28Mark Kolozsvary, C3010.151E (1),
CLEAAA#1Tyler Freeman, SS5111.223
CLEAAA#16Bryan Lavastida, C3112.198HR (3),
CLEMAJ#27Steven Kwan, OF3110.2443B (2), SB (2),
CLEAAA#39Will Brennan, OF4012.290
DETAAA#1Riley Greene, OF4010.300
DETMAJ#2Spencer Torkelson, 1B4231.1942B (5),
DETAAA#33Brendon Davis, 3B3000.242BB (22),
HOUMAJ#2Jeremy Pena, SS4000.282
KCMAJ#1Bobby Witt, SS3000.236BB (8), E (4),
KCMAJ#3M.J. Melendez, C3020.2132B (8), BB (21),
KCLoA#16Carter Jensen, C4100.168
KCLoA#17Erick Pena, OF3000.142BB (12),
KCMAJ#30Emmanuel Rivera, 3B4111.263HR (7),
KCLoA#39Omar Hernandez, C4020.218
LAAAAA#22Michael Stefanic, 2B3110.329BB (19),
LAAAAA#35David MacKinnon, 1B4011.308
MILAAA#2Brice Turang, SS5021.2832B (9),
MILAAA#18Mario Feliciano, C5121.306
MINMAJ#5Jose Miranda, 3B4122.223HR (4), E (5),
NYMAA#1Francisco Alvarez, C4321.269HR (8), BB (18), E (4),
NYMAA#3Ronny Mauricio, SS4110.2532B (13),
NYMMAJ#12Nick Plummer, OF4234.2682B (6), HR (8),
NYMAA#15Carlos Cortes, OF3111.1942 BB (10),
NYMAA#21Hayden Senger, C5340.238
NYMAA#27Luke Ritter, 2B5222.242
NYYAA#18Elijah Dunham, OF5020.2712B (8),
NYYAA#20Josh Breaux, C2010.2122B (6), 3 BB (12),
NYYAA#34Andres Chaparro, 3B4010.232BB (8),
OAKMAJ#3Cristian Pache, OF2000.170BB (8),
OAKMAJ#7Kevin Smith, SS2010.1982B (9), E (2),
OAKLoA#7Max Muncy, SS4000.222
OAKLoA#8Pedro Pineda, OF4110.205BB (15), E (2),
OAKLoA#34Junior Perez, OF4000.227
PHIMAJ#21Mickey Moniak, OF4000.351
PITMAJ#16Diego Castillo, 2B3100.230BB (5),
PITMAJ#20Rodolfo Castro, 2B4010.2213B (2), CS (3), E (7),
PITMAJ#24Jack Suwinski, OF4110.243
PITMAJ#27Tucupita Marcano, 2B4113.318HR (3),
PITMAJ#32Cal Mitchell, OF4000.289BB (12), SB (7),
SDAAA#1CJ Abrams, SS4120.233BB (10),
SDAAA#3Luis Campusano, C3100.315BB (13),
SDAAA#17Eguy Rosario, 2B3000.231BB (22), SB (7),
SDMAJ#31Jose Azocar, OF3220.2592B (2), BB (6),
SFLoA#9Aeverson Arteaga, SS3011.2842B (9), 2 BB (13), E (6),
SFLoA#21Adrian Sugastey, C4110.240
SFLoA#31Alexander Suarez, OF4224.1862 HR (5),
SFMAJ#33Donnie Walton, SS4000.256
STLMAJ#2Nolan Gorman, 3B3232.323HR (17), BB (17),
STLMAJ#9Juan Yepez, 1B3010.277BB (13),
STLMAJ#13Brendan Donovan, 2B2110.296BB (21),
TBAAA#2Josh Lowe, OF4021.2412B (11),
TBMAJ#3Vidal Brujan, 2B2111.225BB (14),
TBAA#5Curtis Mead, 3B5111.286
TBAA#6Greg Jones, SS3111.213HR (4), BB (12), E (9),
TBAAA#8Xavier Edwards, 2B4000.211CS (2),
TBAA#19Austin Shenton, 3B5010.217
TBAAA#20Jonathan Aranda, 2B3001.322
TBAAA#22Rene Pinto, C4000.266
TBAA#23Kameron Misner, OF4000.217BB (30), SB (9), E (1),
TBAAA#26Ford Proctor, C4000.216
TBAAA#37Miles Mastrobuoni, 3B3110.299
TEXMAJ#9Josh Smith, SS4230.285
TORAAA#4Jordan Groshans, SS5110.316SB (1),
TORAAA#6Otto Lopez, 2B3122.1822 BB (15),
TORAAA#11Samad Taylor, 2B2012.281BB (21), SB (20),
WASMAJ#1Keibert Ruiz, C4110.281BB (11),
WASAAA#16Donovan Casey, OF4121.210E (2),
WASAAA#25Tres Barrera, C2100.3182 BB (15),
WASAAA#30Josh Palacios, OF4010.268
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Cardinals’ Farm System Stages Massive Turnaround After Historically Poor 2021

The organization has returned to being a player development juggernaut.

ORGCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
ATLMAJ#3Spencer Strider, RHP4.1455273.54L (1-2)
ATLAAA#6Bryce Elder, RHP8.0200184.96W (3-4)
ATLAA#38Odalvi Javier, RHP1.1100024.50
CINAAA#17Dauri Moreta, RHP1.0100017.20
CLEAAA#23Tobias Myers, RHP4.0300425.21
COLMAJ#36Ryan Feltner, RHP7.0411163.76W (5-2)
DETMAJ#18Beau Brieske, RHP5.2644245.09
KCMAJ#13Jon Heasley, RHP6.0633334.60
KCLoA#14Ben Hernandez, RHP1.0000025.85
KCMAJ#29Collin Snider, RHP0.1233106.50L (3-2)
LAAAAA#15Jose Marte, RHP1.00001210.50
LAAAAA#36Ryan Smith, LHP4.0355437.71L (0-4)
MILMAJ#1Aaron Ashby, LHP6.05112122.70W (1-3)
MILMAJ#9Ethan Small, LHP2.2422442.20
MILAAA#28Dylan File, RHP6.0422053.89
NYMMAJ#34Colin Holderman, RHP1.1211012.14W (3-0)
NYMAA#40Bryce Montes de Oca, RHP1.0100103.71
OAKMAJ#9A.J. Puk, LHP0.2111001.42
SDAAA#18Reiss Knehr, RHP3.0433127.28
SDAAA#20Raymond Kerr, LHP1.0100226.23
SDMAJ#21Steven Wilson, RHP0.2333205.29
SDAAA#39Kyle Tyler, RHP2.0000124.15W (1-1)
SFMAJ#12Camilo Doval, RHP1.0010013.32Sv (8)
STLMAJ#16Andre Pallante, RHP3.1511051.08W (1-0)
STLMAJ#37Packy Naughton, LHP2.1211042.42
TBAAA#1Shane Baz, RHP4.0100141.13
TBAAA#24Calvin Faucher, RHP1.0111016.65
TEXMAJ#15Glenn Otto, RHP6.0421343.64W (3-2)
TORAAA#33Adrian Hernandez, LHP2.0000031.00Sv (6)
WASAAA#14Matt Cronin, LHP1.0200000.00
WASAAA#22Cory Abbott, RHP2.1566319.00L (0-3)
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