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Spring Training MLB Prospect Report—March 26, 2021



Eli White, CF, Rangers — On the day that he learned he has made the Rangers’ Opening Day roster, White went 2-for-2 with a triple to celebrate. With a .323/.421/.528 stat line, White has done an excellent job of staking a claim to the Rangers’ center field job. Texas’ manager Chris Woodward has told Delino DeShields Jr. that he is not making the roster. White is likely to play all over the outfield this season.

Adolis Garcia, OF, Rangers — With Khris Davis (quad injury) sidelined as one of the many Rangers expected to start the year on the injured list, Garcia could be a candidate to fill that spot. Garcia went 3-for-4 with his third home run and has now hit .478/.462/1.000 this spring. Working against Garcia is the fact that he’s not on the 40-man roster.

Greg Jones, SS, Rays — Jones’ first hit of the spring was a big one. Jones homered off Tyler Matzek. Jones didn’t get any at-bats with the big league club last year, so this was his first home run and his first hit at major league spring training.

J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, D-Backs — Bukauskas faced two batters and struck out both of them. It continued what may be the most effective spring any pitcher has had. Bukauskas has faced 17 batters. None of them have reached base—Bukauskas is working right now on 5.2 innings of a multi-game spring training perfect game. But he’s also been extremely effective at keeping them from even making contact. He’s now struck out 12 of those 17 batters.

Ryan Mountcastle, LF, Orioles — Mountcastle hit his fourth home run of the spring, which puts him among the top 10 home run hitters this spring. Mountcastle remains somewhat allergic to walks, which explains his .295 on-base percentage, but a .620 slugging percentage offers a hint that he’s still having a spring that could spring him into a big 2021.

Casey Mize, RHP, Tigers — It’s been a forgettable March for Mize, but he was better on Thursday. Mize struck out nine of the 19 batters he faced. He did allow five hits and two runs in four innings, but that was a solid step forward after his struggles in his previous two starts.

Alek Manoah, RHP, Blue Jays — Manoah is rivaling J.B. Bukauskas in lights-out March’s. Manoah struck out four in two hitless innings. He has now struck out 15 of the 24 batters who have stepped into the box against him, while sitting 95-97 mph and flashing an impressive slider.

BATTERS

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYER, POSABRHBIAVGNOTES
ARIMAJ#9Pavin Smith RF3111.279HR (1)
ATLMAJ#6William Contreras C1112.2672B (1)
ATLMAJ#25Trey Harris PH1000.308
ATLMAJ#1Cristian Pache CF2020.2002B (1), BB (3)
BALMAJ#7Yusniel Diaz PR-RF0000.259
BALMAJ#16Jahmai Jones 2B1000.143
BALMAJ#5Ryan Mountcastle LF3223.257HR (3), BB (1), SB (1)
BALMAJ#29Tyler Nevin 1B1000.259
BALMAJ#1Adley Rutschman DH4110.263
BOSMAJ#21Jonathan Arauz SS2111.324HR (2)
BOSMAJ#1Triston Casas 1B1000.000
BOSMAJ#3Bobby Dalbec 1B3111.316HR (6)
BOSMAJ#2Jeter Downs PH-DH1100.364BB (3)
BOSMAJ#5Jarren Duran CF3010.258
BOSMAJ#7Gilberto Jimenez LF-CF1000.250
CHCMAJ#2Brennen Davis CF1011.1882B (1)
CHCMAJ#8Christopher Morel 3B1000.125
CINMAJ#22T.J. Friedl LF0000.091
CINMAJ#3Jonathan India 2B3110.344BB (5)
CINMAJ#4Tyler Stephenson C5010.267
COLMAJ#15Jameson Hannah CF1000.455
COLMAJ#10Ryan Vilade LF1000.240
COLMAJ#7Colton Welker 3B1000.343
CWSMAJ#27Zack Collins C-1B4222.344HR (2)
CWSMAJ#3Nick Madrigal 2B3220.176SB (1)
CWSMAJ#1Andrew Vaughn 1B3000.255
DETMAJ#17Akil Baddoo LF1000.333
DETMAJ#8Daz Cameron RF1100.143BB (2)
DETMAJ#18Kody Clemens 2B1000.188
DETMAJ#5Riley Greene RF2000.263
DETMAJ#30Zack Short 2B-SS3010.2862B (2)
HOUMAJ#3Jeremy Pena SS1010.211
KCMAJ#6Kyle Isbel RF3110.313
LAAMAJ#6Jeremiah Jackson SS1000.000
LAAMAJ#22Livan Soto 2B1000.000
LADMAJ#11Zach McKinstry PH-3B2000.393
LADMAJ#14DJ Peters CF1000.276
MIAMAJ#2JJ Bleday RF0000.200BB (5), SB (1)
MIAMAJ#4Jazz Chisholm 2B1210.2672 BB (2), 3 SB (4)
MIAMAJ#30Victor Victor Mesa PR-CF1100.125
MIAMAJ#20Nasim Nunez PR-SS0000.000
MILMAJ#7Mario Feliciano C1000.429
MILMAJ#2Garrett Mitchell CF1000.360
MILMAJ#25Corey Ray CF2111.188BB (6), SB (2)
MILMAJ#1Brice Turang 2B1000.160
MINMAJ#3Trevor Larnach RF2010.364
NYYMAJ#11Ezequiel Duran PR-2B2111.2312B (1)
NYYMAJ#10Estevan Florial CF2012.222
NYYMAJ#6Oswald Peraza SS0100.077BB (1)
NYYMAJ#5Austin Wells PH-DH1000.250
OAKMAJ#6Nick Allen 2B1110.273
OAKMAJ#30Seth Brown PR-RF1000.231
PHIMAJ#6Luis Garcia 2B1000.176
PHIMAJ#17Logan O'Hoppe C1113.143HR (1)
PHIMAJ#9Johan Rojas CF2121.1882 SB (4)
PITMAJ#2Oneil Cruz SS1110.0912B (1)
PITMAJ#21Mason Martin PR-1B0000.222
PITMAJ#26Jared Oliva DH2100.0952 BB (4)
PITMAJ#5Liover Peguero SS3022.4292B (1)
PITMAJ#14Travis Swaggerty PR-RF1000.125
SDMAJ#2CJ Abrams PR-SS0100.256
SDMAJ#3Luis Campusano C2222.367BB (5)
SDMAJ#8Tucupita Marcano PR-2B1100.467
SDMAJ#15Jorge Mateo LF0001.381
SDMAJ#28Eguy Rosario 3B0000.217BB (6)
SEAMAJ#29Sam Haggerty 3B3000.225
SEAMAJ#2Jarred Kelenic CF3111.2862B (1), BB (3)
SEAMAJ#8Cal Raleigh DH5012.2612B (3)
SEAMAJ#1Julio Rodriguez RF3120.345BB (5), SB (3)
SFMAJ#7Patrick Bailey PH1000.100
SFMAJ#21Luis Gonzalez P0000--
SFMAJ#3Heliot Ramos RF1000.433
SFMAJ#16LaMonte Wade CF-1B4112.250HR (2)
SFMAJ#10Will Wilson SS2000.182
STLMAJ#8Andrew Knizner C3000.308
STLMAJ#30John Nogowski 1B2000.375
STLMAJ#27Edmundo Sosa PR-3B1000.063
STLMAJ#9Lane Thomas CF3000.241
STLMAJ#15Justin Williams RF2000.231
TBMAJ#8Xavier Edwards 2B1000.273SB (2)
TBMAJ#22Moises Gomez RF3000.263
TBMAJ#14Greg Jones SS2111.100HR (1)
TEXMAJ#10Anderson Tejeda SS1011.429
TEXMAJ#27Bubba Thompson RF1000.100
TEXMAJ#16Steele Walker PR-CF2000.200
TORMAJ#30Philip Clarke C1000.000
TORMAJ#21Santiago Espinal 2B1000.360


PITCHERS

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
ARIMAJ#25J.B. Bukauskas0.2000020.00
BALMAJ#10Keegan Akin2.18662310.00
CHCMAJ#5Adbert Alzolay3.21221510.57L (0-2)
CINMAJ#20Jose De Leon4.0777078.64L (0-2)
COLMAJ#17Ben Bowden1.0000001.35
CWSMAJ#2Michael Kopech1.0222014.15
DETMAJ#3Casey Mize4.0522096.97
HOUMAJ#22Brandon Bielak4.0200234.50Sv (1)
LAAMAJ#3Chris Rodriguez0.2000004.50
MIAMAJ#15Nick Neidert4.0311152.84
MIAMAJ#1Sixto Sanchez3.1311131.13W (2-0)
MINMAJ#14Jorge Alcala1.0000021.29Sv (1)
NYYMAJ#25Michael King2.1577227.04
PHIMAJ#23Connor Brogdon1.0000010.00
PHIMAJ#15Enyel De Los Santos0.24662112.60
STLMAJ#16Kodi Whitley1.0100000.00
TORMAJ#7Alek Manoah2.0000040.00

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