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Spring Training MLB Prospect Report—March 31, 2021



Arizona Diamondbacks 

—No. 9 prospect Pavin Smith hit his fifth double of the spring against the Indians, raising his average to .283 in 60 at-bats.

—No. 25 prospect J.B. Bukauskas turned in his eighth consecutive scoreless appearance to close out the spring. The 24-year-old righthander struck out 14, issued no walks and allowed three hits in 7.2 innings.

Atlanta Braves

—No. 1 prospect Cristian Pache collected an RBI double, scored, stole a base and made a nifty diving, backhand catch against the Red Sox. The 22-year-old outfielder this spring hit .184/.289/.289 with three RBIs in 38 at-bats.

Boston Red Sox

—No. 5 prospect Jarren Duran had another impressive showing, hitting a solo home run, collecting his sixth double and scoring twice against the Braves. The 2018 seventh-rounder from Long Beach State this spring hit .340 with three home runs in 47 at-bats.

Chicago White Sox

—No. 1 prospect Andrew Vaughn collected his sixth RBI of the spring on a sacrifice fly and singled against the Rockies. The 22-year-old first baseman finished Cactus League play with a .279/375/.459 slash line and two home runs in 61 at-bats.

Detroit Tigers

—No. 3 prospect Casey Mize turned in his longest Grapefruit League start of 2021 against the Rays. The 23-year-old righthander pitched 4.2 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk and striking out six. Mize finished the spring with 27 strikeouts in 18.2 innings, but allowed 15 runs (7.23 ERA) in that span.

Pittsburgh Pirates

—No. 1 prospect Ke’Bryan Hayes rounded out the spring circuit with a first-inning solo home run against the Blue Jays. The 24-year-old third baseman this spring led all hitters in average (.431) and was third in OPS (1.208).

—No. 16 prospect JT Brubaker turned in his best start of the spring, allowing a run on a hit and two walks while striking out four in five innings.

Jarren Duran (Billie Weiss/Red Sox)

Midseason Minor League Players Of The Year For All 30 MLB Teams

With the Futures Game behind us, we pause to take stock of midseason Minor League Players Of The Year for all 30 organizations.

BATTERS

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYER, POSABRHBIAVGNOTES
ARIMAJ#19Jake McCarthy LF-1B1012.200BB (4), SB (1)
ARIMAJ#9Pavin Smith RF3010.2912B (5)
ATLMAJ#6William Contreras PH1011.3502B (3)
ATLMAJ#17Alex Jackson PH-C1010.2222B (2)
ATLMAJ#1Cristian Pache CF1211.2062B (2), 2 BB (5), SB (1)
BOSMAJ#1Triston Casas 1B0000.000BB (2)
BOSMAJ#3Bobby Dalbec 1B2000.302
BOSMAJ#2Jeter Downs SS2000.278
BOSMAJ#5Jarren Duran CF2221.3002B (5), HR (3)
BOSMAJ#7Gilberto Jimenez PR-DH0000.167BB (3)
CLEMAJ#30Yu Chang 2B-1B1000.282
CLEMAJ#4Tyler Freeman SS0000.478
CLEMAJ#3Andres Gimenez SS3000.267
CLEMAJ#19Owen Miller 2B1000.351
COLMAJ#10Ryan Vilade LF1000.281
COLMAJ#7Colton Welker 3B0000.356
CWSMAJ#25Yolbert Sanchez PR0000--
CWSMAJ#1Andrew Vaughn LF2011.268
DETMAJ#8Daz Cameron PR-CF0000.091
DETMAJ#5Riley Greene PR-LF-RF1000.261
DETMAJ#13Parker Meadows PH1000.000
DETMAJ#6Isaac Paredes 2B0000.143
DETMAJ#30Zack Short SS1000.263
LADMAJ#3Michael Busch 2B1000.154
LADMAJ#11Zach McKinstry 2B-SS1000.314
LADMAJ#14DJ Peters CF1000.273
LADMAJ#26Luke Raley 1B1000.063
LADMAJ#30Zach Reks LF1010.263
LADMAJ#7Edwin Rios 3B1000.120
LADMAJ#1Keibert Ruiz PH-DH0000.833BB (1)
MILMAJ#2Garrett Mitchell PH-LF1000.357
MILMAJ#25Corey Ray CF2000.136
MILMAJ#1Brice Turang PR-2B-SS2100.167
MINMAJ#4Ryan Jeffers C1000.250
MINMAJ#3Trevor Larnach PH-DH1000.286
MINMAJ#12Brent Rooker RF1000.229
PITMAJ#29Rodolfo Castro 3B0000.143
PITMAJ#1Ke'Bryan Hayes 3B2111.422HR (2)
PITMAJ#21Mason Martin 1B0000.200
PITMAJ#25Cal Mitchell RF0000.000
PITMAJ#5Liover Peguero SS1000.400
PITMAJ#27Canaan Smith LF1000.000
TBMAJ#2Randy Arozarena RF1000.237
TBMAJ#8Xavier Edwards 2B2110.333SB (3)
TBMAJ#1Wander Franco PH-3B1100.267BB (1)
TBMAJ#22Moises Gomez PH-RF2011.370
TBMAJ#26Blake Hunt PR-DH0100.300BB (1)
TEXMAJ#8Jonah Heim C3000.167
TEXMAJ#3Leody Taveras CF1000.222
TEXMAJ#10Anderson Tejeda SS3000.348


PITCHERS

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
ARIMAJ#25J.B. Bukauskas1.0100010.00Sv (1)
CLEMAJ#15Emmanuel Clase1.0000013.68
DETMAJ#4Matt Manning1.0122215.00
DETMAJ#3Casey Mize4.2522166.00L (1-2)
LADMAJ#15Victor Gonzalez1.0000000.00
LADMAJ#28Andre Jackson0.1332107.71
LADMAJ#16Mitchell White1.0000024.50
MILMAJ#29Phil Bickford0.1000011.93
MILMAJ#13Drew Rasmussen0.2111024.00
PITMAJ#16JT Brubaker5.0111245.40

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