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Spring Training MLB Prospect Report—March 15, 2021



Bobby Witt Jr., SS/2B, Royals — There have been plenty of standouts this spring, but has there been anyone more fun than Witt? He’s rounded the bases on an inside-the-park error. He’s hit a 484-foot home run. He’s made excellent defensive plays.

On Sunday night, he hit his third home run of the spring and also drew a walk. He’s now hitting .333/.379/.667 this spring. Witt is working on a six-game hitting streak. He has a hit in every game this spring where he’s gotten more than one at-bat.

Gavin Lux, 2B, Dodgers — Lux is sliding under the radar this spring, but he’s having an excellent March. Lux’s 2-for-2 day meant he’s now hitting .381/.381/.429.

Brent Rooker, LF, Twins — Rooker went 3-for-3 with a double on Sunday. On a Twins team with plenty of lefthanded hitters, Rooker’s righthander power could be quite useful. He’s hitting .400/.412/.733.

Wander Franco, 3B, Rays — Franco singled and was caught stealing on Sunday, but what was much more important was where he played. This was Franco’s first official game at third base, whether in spring training, the minors or winter ball. He handled all three chances with no problems. Franco’s clearest path to a spot in Tampa Bay right now may be third base, since Brandon Lowe and Willy Adames are relatively entrenched at second base and shortstop.

“It felt very comfortable like I’d been playing there before,” Franco said after the game through an interpreter. “Yesterday I was able to get some work in there . . . If you have the confidence, regardless of where you play, you have to make the play.

Alek Manoah, RHP, Blue Jays — Manoah was outstanding on Sunday. He struck out seven of the nine batters he faced in three perfect innings. His fastball sat 94-96 mph but his slider was even better and he recorded strikeouts with his fastball, slider and changeup.

BATTERS

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYER, POSABRHBIAVGNOTES
ARIMAJ#14Seth Beer 1B1000.182
ARIMAJ#29Stuart Fairchild RF1000.273
ARIMAJ#3Geraldo Perdomo SS0000.286BB (3)
ARIMAJ#9Pavin Smith RF-LF2110.2692 BB (4)
ARIMAJ#2Daulton Varsho C3000.138
ATLMAJ#18Bryce Ball PR-1B1000.308
ATLMAJ#4Shea Langeliers C2111.182HR (1)
ATLMAJ#8Braden Shewmake SS1000.091
BALMAJ#16Jahmai Jones 2B1000.118
BALMAJ#23Ryan McKenna CF2000.231BB (6), SB (1)
BALMAJ#5Ryan Mountcastle LF3120.1822 2B (3)
BALMAJ#29Tyler Nevin RF1000.143
BALMAJ#1Adley Rutschman DH3000.250
BOSMAJ#1Triston Casas PH-DH-PH-1B-3B2000.000
BOSMAJ#2Jeter Downs SS0000.444
BOSMAJ#5Jarren Duran CF2110.333
BOSMAJ#7Gilberto Jimenez LF0000.250BB (1)
BOSMAJ#15Connor Wong C0100.143BB (5)
CHCMAJ#9Chase Strumpf 2B1000.250
CINMAJ#22T.J. Friedl CF1110.1002B (1)
CINMAJ#1Jose Garcia SS1001.000
CINMAJ#4Tyler Stephenson C3000.235
COLMAJ#15Jameson Hannah RF-CF1000.571
COLMAJ#10Ryan Vilade PH1000.286
COLMAJ#7Colton Welker 3B1000.350
CWSMAJ#17Jake Burger 3B1010.308
CWSMAJ#27Zack Collins C4020.375
CWSMAJ#12Blake Rutherford PR-LF0000.111CS (1)
CWSMAJ#10Gavin Sheets LF0000.067
CWSMAJ#1Andrew Vaughn DH4000.308
DETMAJ#17Akil Baddoo CF2111.400HR (2)
DETMAJ#18Kody Clemens PR-2B1000.250
DETMAJ#5Riley Greene RF1000.143
DETMAJ#20Jake Rogers PR-C1000.125
DETMAJ#30Zack Short SS1113.600HR (1)
HOUMAJ#7Korey Lee C1000.250
HOUMAJ#18Freudis Nova 2B0000.333
HOUMAJ#3Jeremy Pena SS1100.000
KCMAJ#6Kyle Isbel RF-CF2000.375
KCMAJ#7Erick Pena PH-LF-RF2000.000
KCMAJ#13Nick Pratto 1B2111.4672B (3)
KCMAJ#1Bobby Witt 2B3211.333HR (3), BB (2)
LAAMAJ#2Brandon Marsh PR-DH1000.222
LADMAJ#12Jacob Amaya SS1001.250
LADMAJ#3Michael Busch PH-DH1000.200
LADMAJ#11Sheldon Neuse 3B2210.412BB (2), SB (1)
LADMAJ#14DJ Peters CF1000.250
LADMAJ#26Luke Raley RF1000.067
LADMAJ#30Zach Reks LF3022.267
LADMAJ#1Keibert Ruiz C10101.000
MILMAJ#28Tristen Lutz LF1000.000
MILMAJ#2Garrett Mitchell LF-CF1010.571CS (2)
MILMAJ#25Corey Ray RF1000.200
MILMAJ#1Brice Turang 2B1000.071
MINMAJ#25Travis Blankenhorn PR-2B1000.111
MINMAJ#10Gilberto Celestino CF1000.286
MINMAJ#12Brent Rooker LF3030.4002B (2)
MINMAJ#26Ben Rortvedt C1000.000
NYMMAJ#9Khalil Lee PH-LF0000.000
NYYMAJ#10Estevan Florial CF2110.500SB (1)
NYYMAJ#6Oswald Peraza SS1000.100
NYYMAJ#24Anthony Seigler PR-DH1110.500
OAKMAJ#6Nick Allen SS1000.176
OAKMAJ#7Luis Barrera LF1000.286
OAKMAJ#25Skye Bolt CF1000.100
OAKMAJ#30Seth Brown 1B1000.167
OAKMAJ#9Greg Deichmann RF0000.077
PHIMAJ#6Luis Garcia 2B1000.100
PHIMAJ#10Nick Maton 2B3010.300
PHIMAJ#13Mickey Moniak CF2010.4292B (2)
PHIMAJ#9Johan Rojas LF1000.000
PHIMAJ#3Bryson Stott SS1010.167SB (1)
PITMAJ#29Rodolfo Castro 2B2114.176HR (2)
PITMAJ#2Oneil Cruz SS1100.053BB (2)
PITMAJ#26Jared Oliva CF1100.222BB (2)
PITMAJ#27Canaan Smith LF1000.000
SDMAJ#2CJ Abrams SS5011.259
SDMAJ#3Luis Campusano C1010.313BB (2)
SDMAJ#25Ivan Castillo 3B3010.077
SDMAJ#8Tucupita Marcano CF2100.368BB (2)
SDMAJ#15Jorge Mateo RF5130.3752 2B (3), SB (2)
SDMAJ#14Joshua Mears PH-DH1000.100
SDMAJ#28Eguy Rosario DH4111.250HR (2)
SEAMAJ#29Sam Haggerty RF2000.150BB (3), SB (3)
SEAMAJ#6Taylor Trammell LF3000.273
SFMAJ#7Patrick Bailey C1000.143
SFMAJ#2Joey Bart PH-DH2000.400
SFMAJ#1Marco Luciano SS2000.063
SFMAJ#10Will Wilson 3B1010.190BB (2)
SFMAJ#15Logan Wyatt 1B2010.250
STLMAJ#1Dylan Carlson RF4000.182
STLMAJ#3Nolan Gorman 3B4000.063
TBMAJ#4Vidal Brujan RF2020.3082B (1)
TBMAJ#8Xavier Edwards 2B2010.333
TBMAJ#1Wander Franco 3B3010.294CS (1)
TBMAJ#22Moises Gomez LF2112.300HR (2)
TBMAJ#16Josh Lowe CF3010.333
TBMAJ#20Kevin Padlo 3B2000.182
TEXMAJ#13Sherten Apostel 1B0000.200
TEXMAJ#1Josh Jung 3B1001.333
TEXMAJ#3Leody Taveras CF3010.200
TEXMAJ#27Bubba Thompson CF1111.167HR (1)
TEXMAJ#15Davis Wendzel SS1000.200
TORMAJ#21Santiago Espinal SS1000.250
TORMAJ#3Jordan Groshans 3B2010.111
TORMAJ#12Otto Lopez 2B0000.125BB (1)
TORMAJ#2Austin Martin CF0000.000BB (3), SB (2)
TORMAJ#6Orelvis Martinez PH1000.400
TORMAJ#8Gabriel Moreno C1000.000
WASMAJ#15Tres Barrera C1000.167
WASMAJ#11Jackson Cluff PH-DH1010.250
WASMAJ#10Drew Mendoza 1B0000.250BB (4)


PITCHERS

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
ATLMAJ#20Freddy Tarnok0.1000110.00W (1-0)
ATLMAJ#19Victor Vodnik1.03330113.50
ATLMAJ#21William Woods1.0211016.00
BALMAJ#9Dean Kremer3.0311244.70
BALMAJ#14Bruce Zimmermann4.0000240.00
BOSMAJ#17Garrett Whitlock2.0200021.50
CINMAJ#6Tejay Antone2.2341351.17L (0-1)
CINMAJ#7Nick Lodolo1.0311024.50
COLMAJ#29Yoan Aybar1.0111009.00
COLMAJ#17Ben Bowden0.1000112.08
CWSMAJ#11Codi Heuer2.0000040.00W (1-0)
HOUMAJ#11Enoli Paredes1.0200110.00
LADMAJ#15Victor Gonzalez1.1100020.00
MILMAJ#26Angel Perdomo1.0000120.00
NYMMAJ#21Yennsy Diaz1.0111119.00Sv (1)
NYMMAJ#8David Peterson4.0533214.50
NYYMAJ#2Deivi Garcia3.0110222.25
NYYMAJ#26Nick Nelson1.1100020.00
OAKMAJ#16Jordan Weems1.0100105.40
PHIMAJ#23Connor Brogdon0.1000010.00
PHIMAJ#20JoJo Romero1.0100100.00Sv (2)
PITMAJ#10Miguel Yajure2.0322135.40
SDMAJ#17Mason Thompson0.10000115.43
SDMAJ#6Ryan Weathers3.0422125.14
SEAMAJ#20Joey Gerber1.0000025.40Sv (1)
SEAMAJ#15Wyatt Mills0.23221121.60
SFMAJ#20Camilo Doval1.0000022.25Sv (1)
STLMAJ#24Jake Woodford1.0000000.00
TEXMAJ#25A.J. Alexy1.0100010.00Sv (1)
TORMAJ#9Adam Kloffenstein1.0100010.00
TORMAJ#7Alek Manoah3.0000070.00
TORMAJ#11C.J. Van Eyk0.025530--
TORMAJ#4Simeon Woods Richardson3.0200030.00
WASMAJ#17Ben Braymer0.2122207.36

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