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Spring Training MLB Prospect Report—March 19, 2021



CJ Abrams, SS, Padres: While Bobby Witt Jr. keeps getting starts for Kansas City, Abrams keeps excelling for the Padres, but generally as Fernando Tatis Jr.’s late-inning spring training replacement. Abrams got only one at-bat on Thursday, but he made it count as he doubled off Oakland’s Nik Turley for one of San Diego’s four hits and its only extra-base hit. Abrams has had only seven at-bats in the first four innings of games this spring. He’s had 23 at-bats from the fifth inning on. In comparison, Bobby Witt Jr., the other standout draftee from the 2019 draft, has 17 at-bats in the first four innings of games and 17 at-bats from the fifth inning on.

Nolan Gorman, 3B, Cardinals: Want to be confused? Gorman doubled off of Miami’s Zach Thompson to drive in three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, sparking St Louis’ comeback. Blessed with that new 7-5 lead, St. Louis’ Zack Thompson struck out two batters in the ninth inning to pick up the save. The double was Gorman’s second of the spring. He’s hitting .200/.238/.300. While the Cardinals are working on getting him comfortable at second base (in light of Nolan Arenado’s acquisition), Gorman has yet to play second in a game.

Leody Taveras, OF, Rangers: Taveras tripled as part of a 2-for-5 day that raised his slash line to .250/.276/.429. Taveras is batting with Eli White for the Rangers’ center field job. A slow start by Taveras has created an opening for White to stake a claim to the position, but Taveras has started to heat up. After starting the spring with one hit in his first 13 at-bats, Taveras is 6-for-15 with three doubles and a triple in his last four games.

Jonathan India, 2B, Reds: India has been one of the consistent stars of the spring and he just keeps adding to his impressive spring resume. India went 2-for-4 with his third double of the spring. He’s now hitting .370/.500/.704 in 34 plate appearances

Daniel Lynch, LHP, Royals: If Bobby Witt Jr. and Nick Pratto are both having eye-opening spring training performances for Kansas City, Lynch is the counterbalance. The lefty is one of the better young pitching prospects in the game, but he has struggled this spring. Lynch gave up two runs on three hits in three innings yesterday, largely hurt by an Adam Engel home run. It’s the third home run Lynch has given up in his past three outings, and it helps explain his 8.38 spring ERA. Lynch has given up at least two runs in each of his four outings this spring.

Andrew Vaughn, 1B, White Sox: Vaughn continued his push to make the White Sox's Opening Day roster with a home run in his only at-bat of a 9-7 win over the Royals. Chicago's No. 1 prospect is now batting .294 with a .915 OPS as he pushes for the starting DH job.

Austin Allen, C, Athletics: Allen went 2-for-2 with two doubles in the A's win over the Padres, Allen's former team. The 27-year-old catcher is batting .316 with a .982 OPS this spring as he fights for the backup job behind Sean Murphy.

Owen Miller, 2B, Indians: Miller went 3-for-4 with a double in the Indians 4-3 loss to the Cubs. Miller, one of prospects the Indians acquired in the Mike Clevinger trade with San Diego last summer, is batting .333 this spring.

BATTERS

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYER, POSABRHBIAVGNOTES
ARIMAJ#19Jake McCarthy PH-LF1000.100
ARIMAJ#9Pavin Smith RF2110.265BB (6)
CHCMAJ#3Miguel Amaya PH1000.182
CHCMAJ#2Brennen Davis PH0000.000BB (1)
CHCMAJ#9Chase Strumpf 2B1000.200
CINMAJ#22T.J. Friedl LF0000.091
CINMAJ#3Jonathan India 2B4222.3702B (3), HR (2)
CINMAJ#4Tyler Stephenson C2013.238BB (4)
CLEMAJ#22Bobby Bradley 1B3000.348
CLEMAJ#4Tyler Freeman SS3000.400BB (3)
CLEMAJ#19Owen Miller 2B4030.3332B (1)
CLEMAJ#5Bo Naylor C1000.400
CLEMAJ#8Brayan Rocchio PH1010.500
CWSMAJ#27Zack Collins C2000.391BB (6)
CWSMAJ#9Luis Gonzalez PR-RF0000.174
CWSMAJ#3Nick Madrigal 2B3110.125
CWSMAJ#1Andrew Vaughn 1B1111.294HR (2)
KCMAJ#6Kyle Isbel PR-LF-RF1000.300
KCMAJ#13Nick Pratto 1B1000.389
KCMAJ#1Bobby Witt 2B5110.289
LAAMAJ#1Jo Adell RF1000.250
LAAMAJ#2Brandon Marsh PH-DH1000.231
MIAMAJ#2JJ Bleday RF1000.176
MIAMAJ#4Jazz Chisholm 2B1000.217BB (2)
MIAMAJ#7Lewin Diaz 1B0000.150BB (4)
MIAMAJ#11Monte Harrison CF1000.105
MILMAJ#27Clayton Andrews P0000--
MILMAJ#30Micah Bello LF0000--
MILMAJ#7Mario Feliciano C0000.556
MILMAJ#2Garrett Mitchell CF1110.529SB (2)
MILMAJ#1Brice Turang 2B1000.105
OAKMAJ#17Austin Allen PH-DH2020.3162 2B (3)
OAKMAJ#6Nick Allen SS3011.1902B (2), BB (1)
OAKMAJ#30Seth Brown RF1000.190
OAKMAJ#5Logan Davidson PR-DH0000.444
OAKMAJ#9Greg Deichmann PH-LF-RF0000.077BB (2)
SDMAJ#2CJ Abrams SS1010.2782B (1)
SDMAJ#25Ivan Castillo 3B1000.150
SDMAJ#8Tucupita Marcano PR-CF1010.458BB (3)
SDMAJ#15Jorge Mateo 2B4000.314
SDMAJ#10Jorge Ona PR-LF2000.118
SDMAJ#28Eguy Rosario PH1000.211
SEAMAJ#23Jake Fraley RF1100.1542 BB (9)
SEAMAJ#29Sam Haggerty 3B2000.250BB (4), 2 SB (5)
SEAMAJ#6Taylor Trammell LF3221.3102B (5), BB (4), SB (2)
SFMAJ#7Patrick Bailey PH-DH0000.125BB (3)
SFMAJ#2Joey Bart C2020.400
SFMAJ#1Marco Luciano SS1010.105
SFMAJ#3Heliot Ramos RF2010.393
SFMAJ#10Will Wilson 3B2000.179
SFMAJ#15Logan Wyatt 1B2000.188
STLMAJ#3Nolan Gorman 3B2023.2002B (2)
STLMAJ#8Andrew Knizner PH1000.318
STLMAJ#30John Nogowski PH1010.368
STLMAJ#9Lane Thomas CF3000.250
STLMAJ#15Justin Williams RF3020.240
TEXMAJ#18David Garcia C0000.000
TEXMAJ#3Leody Taveras CF5222.2503B (1)
TEXMAJ#27Bubba Thompson PR-LF0100.222
WASMAJ#15Tres Barrera C1000.125

PITCHERS

30.541

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
CHCMAJ#27Keegan Thompson1.0200032.45
CINMAJ#25Riley O'Brien0.1000010.00
CWSMAJ#4Garrett Crochet1.0000001.80W (1-0)
CWSMAJ#11Codi Heuer2.0000030.00Sv (1)
CWSMAJ#2Michael Kopech2.0111222.25
KCMAJ#5Kris Bubic2.1533228.59
KCMAJ#2Daniel Lynch3.0322248.38L (1-2)
LADMAJ#24Michael Grove2.0211003.00
LADMAJ#18Dennis Santana1.1544026.75
MILMAJ#27Clayton Andrews0.1100004.50
MILMAJ#13Drew Rasmussen1.0000213.18
OAKMAJ#16Jordan Weems1.0000114.50Sv (1)
SDMAJ#9Michel Baez0.1221117.71L (0-1)
SDMAJ#19Anderson Espinoza1.0100000.00
SDMAJ#16Reiss Knehr1.0100113.00
SDMAJ#4Adrian Morejon3.2422213.38
SFMAJ#22Kervin Castro1.0000117.71
STLMAJ#5Zack Thompson1.0100125.79Sv (1)
WASMAJ#19Steven Fuentes1.0200000.00Sv (1)

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