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Spring Training MLB Prospect Report—March 22, 2021



Akil Baddoo, OF, Tigers. A couple of years ago, the Tigers drafted Victor Reyes in the Rule 5 draft. The Reyes’ pick paid off, as he’s proven to be a useful addition to the rebuilding Tigers outfield. Now, it looks like the Tigers are succeeding again in the Rule 5 draft. Detroit nabbed Baddoo out of the Twins organization in last December’s Rule 5 draft. He’s proven to be one of the team’s best hitters this spring. He hit his fourth home run on Sunday. Maybe as impressively he has eight walks this spring, which explains his .357/.500/.857 slash line. Baddoo has never played above high Class A, and even that high Class A stint was a short one because of a elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery. That said, he’s showing polish to go with his impressive tools.

Jeremy Pena, SS, Astros. Pena hit his second home run of the spring for Houston. The Astros’ No. 3 prospect has had an up-and-down spring. He’s hitting .167/.200/.500, as he has flashed his power potential.

Jonathan India, 2B, Reds. India went 1-for-2 on Sunday, raising his spring stats to .344/.475/.625. India played both second and third base early in the spring, but the Reds are clearly trying to settle him in at second base now. He’s playing regularly there now, getting 16 plate appearances in the past week.

Julio Rodriguez and Jarred Kelenic, OFs, Mariners. The future of the Mariners lineup gave a nice sneak peek on Sunday as both homered. It was the second home run of the spring for each of the Mariners’ top two prospects.

Garrett Mitchell, OF, Brewers. If you’re looking for what 2020 draft pick has had the most impressive spring, it’s hard to top Mitchell. He went 1-for-1 on Sunday to improve his slash line to .500/.545/.700. He’s shown the ability to stay in against lefties. He’s shown some power and he’s also showed off his top-of-the-scale speed with a 3.95 second home-to-first time on an infield single.

Andrew Vaughn, 1B, White Sox. Speed is not supposed to be one of the reasons Vaughn has a shot to earn a regular role in Chicago. But the smooth-swinging first baseman/DH cranked a triple on Sunday. In his 160 games over three years at California and his 55 pro games, Vaughn had hit one triple, so this is a rarity to remember.

BATTERS

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYER, POSABRHBIAVGNOTES
BALMAJ#7Yusniel Diaz RF0000.261
BALMAJ#16Jahmai Jones PR-2B1000.150
BALMAJ#23Ryan McKenna CF3110.238
BALMAJ#5Ryan Mountcastle LF4222.2072B (4), HR (2)
BALMAJ#29Tyler Nevin 1B1000.250
BOSMAJ#21Jonathan Arauz 2B2000.310
BOSMAJ#1Triston Casas 1B1001.000
BOSMAJ#5Jarren Duran CF2000.318
BOSMAJ#7Gilberto Jimenez PR-RF0100.200BB (2)
CLEMAJ#30Yu Chang SS0000.273
CLEMAJ#3Andres Gimenez SS3000.333
CLEMAJ#19Owen Miller 2B1000.238
COLMAJ#15Jameson Hannah CF1000.444
COLMAJ#8Elehuris Montero 3B0000.143
COLMAJ#10Ryan Vilade LF2000.263
COLMAJ#7Colton Welker 1B1000.333
DETMAJ#17Akil Baddoo CF3112.385HR (4), SB (2)
DETMAJ#18Kody Clemens 1B1000.214
DETMAJ#6Isaac Paredes 3B3010.174
DETMAJ#20Jake Rogers C3110.143
DETMAJ#30Zack Short 3B1000.375
HOUMAJ#9Colin Barber PH-DH1000.000
HOUMAJ#12Chas McCormick LF3000.111
HOUMAJ#3Jeremy Pena SS2112.176HR (2)
KCMAJ#6Kyle Isbel PH-RF1100.316BB (4), SB (2)
KCMAJ#13Nick Pratto PH-1B2000.389
LADMAJ#12Jacob Amaya SS1000.200
LADMAJ#19Omar Estevez SS-LF2010.214BB (4)
LADMAJ#11Zach McKinstry RF3010.409
LADMAJ#11Sheldon Neuse 3B3000.304
LADMAJ#14DJ Peters CF1000.286
LADMAJ#1Keibert Ruiz C20231.000
MIAMAJ#2JJ Bleday RF0100.2002 BB (4)
MIAMAJ#4Jazz Chisholm 2B2122.273HR (2)
MILMAJ#7Mario Feliciano C1000.500
MILMAJ#2Garrett Mitchell CF1010.529SB (2)
MILMAJ#3Hedbert Perez RF2000.000
MINMAJ#4Ryan Jeffers C4110.222
MINMAJ#1Alex Kirilloff LF3100.120
MINMAJ#3Trevor Larnach RF1112.286HR (1)
PHIMAJ#6Luis Garcia 2B1000.154
PHIMAJ#13Mickey Moniak PH-DH1000.316BB (2)
PHIMAJ#9Johan Rojas LF1000.083
PHIMAJ#3Bryson Stott SS1000.143
PITMAJ#11Ji-Hwan Bae 2B1000.167
PITMAJ#2Oneil Cruz PR-DH1100.048
PITMAJ#1Ke'Bryan Hayes 3B4022.4293B (2)
PITMAJ#21Mason Martin 1B0000.222
PITMAJ#25Cal Mitchell LF0000.000
PITMAJ#5Liover Peguero SS1000.000
PITMAJ#14Travis Swaggerty CF1000.143
SEAMAJ#23Jake Fraley LF3020.2142B (2), SB (1)
SEAMAJ#29Sam Haggerty 2B4000.233
SEAMAJ#2Jarred Kelenic CF3111.273HR (2), CS (1)
SEAMAJ#1Julio Rodriguez RF3111.320HR (2)
SFMAJ#1Marco Luciano SS1000.053
SFMAJ#3Heliot Ramos CF1000.400
SFMAJ#10Will Wilson PH-3B2000.167
SFMAJ#15Logan Wyatt PH-1B1100.214BB (3)
TEXMAJ#13Sherten Apostel 3B0000.200BB (1)
TEXMAJ#27Bubba Thompson PR-LF1000.111
TEXMAJ#16Steele Walker CF1000.273
TEXMAJ#15Davis Wendzel 2B-SS4000.111


PITCHERS

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
COLMAJ#17Ben Bowden0.1000011.93
DETMAJ#4Matt Manning2.0322223.38
HOUMAJ#11Enoli Paredes1.2122204.91L (0-1)
HOUMAJ#15Jairo Solis1.0100119.82
KCMAJ#4Jackson Kowar3.0300026.97W (2-0)
LADMAJ#15Victor Gonzalez1.0000020.00
LADMAJ#18Dennis Santana1.0100110.00
MIAMAJ#6Trevor Rogers5.0222164.05
MILMAJ#13Drew Rasmussen1.1000023.00
MINMAJ#14Jorge Alcala2.0000031.50
PHIMAJ#20JoJo Romero1.0000021.80
PHIMAJ#24Ramon Rosso1.0000010.00
PITMAJ#20Wil Crowe3.2411120.93W (1-0)

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