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Spring Training MLB Prospect Report—March 8, 2021



Casey Mize, RHP, Tigers — Mize pitched two scoreless innings against the Blue Jays and his velocity was excellent, but the issues that he faced in his MLB debut last year were there again on Sunday. Mize sat 95-97 mph, but he wasn’t missing bats and he was missing the strike zone. Mize generated one swing and miss in 47 pitches, and his control remains an issue. He threw 25 strikes in 47 pitches overall (54% strikes). Only 11 of Mize’s 25 fastballs were thrown for strikes. Mize has now walked six batters in four innings this spring. The good news is he hasn’t allowed a hit.

Matthew Liberatore, LHP, Cardinals — Liberatore has generally shown excellent control in the minors, but that precision has not carried over to his MLB spring training outings. Liberatore walked three of the nine batters he faced and gave up two hits and an earned run in 1.1 innings of work on Sunday against the Astros. Only 14 of the 36 pitches he threw were strikes (39%). Liberatore worked at 91-93 mph with his fastball in his first inning of work, but tailed off to 89-90 when he returned to pitch the fifth.

Shane Baz, RHP, Rays — There was no subtlety to Baz’s approach on Sunday. After walking the first two batters he faced, Baz fell behind Travis Blankenhorn with a missed fastball and a missed changeup. So with two men on, no outs and a 2-0 count, Baz simply reared back and threw four-seam fastball after four-seam fastball—12 in a row—to get out of the inning with two strikeouts and a lineout. Baz never dipped below 97 mph and finished off Zander Wiel to finish the inning with 100 mph down and in on Wiel’s hands.

Mickey Moniak, OF, Phillies -- One of the stories to watch so far this spring has been the steady improvement Moniak is showing. He singled in his only at-bat on Sunday, raising his slash line this spring to .500/.500/1.375.

Heliot Ramos, OF, Giants -- The prospect star of Sunday was Ramos. The Giants’ No. 3 prospect homered twice and is now hitting .417/.417/.917.

BATTERS

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYER, POSABRHBIAVGNOTES
ARIMAJ#14Seth Beer PH-DH1010.3332B (1)
ARIMAJ#29Stuart Fairchild LF-RF2110.200BB (1)
ARIMAJ#19Jake McCarthy RF-CF1000.143
ARIMAJ#3Geraldo Perdomo SS1000.250
ATLMAJ#6William Contreras C1010.667
ATLMAJ#1Cristian Pache CF2011.2503B (1)
ATLMAJ#8Braden Shewmake PH-DH1000.167
BALMAJ#7Yusniel Diaz RF3010.286
BALMAJ#6Gunnar Henderson SS1000.000
BALMAJ#16Jahmai Jones 2B3000.222
BALMAJ#29Tyler Nevin LF1000.000
BALMAJ#22Terrin Vavra RF1000.000
BOSMAJ#21Jonathan Arauz SS3000.267
BOSMAJ#2Jeter Downs SS0000.333BB (2)
BOSMAJ#15Connor Wong C1000.167BB (2)
CHCMAJ#3Miguel Amaya DH2110.167
CHCMAJ#23Alfonso Rivas 1B1000.000
CHCMAJ#9Chase Strumpf 2B1000.000
CINMAJ#1Jose Garcia SS0001.000
CLEMAJ#7Gabriel Arias PH-2B1000.857
CLEMAJ#22Bobby Bradley 1B3001.200
CLEMAJ#30Yu Chang 3B3111.333
CLEMAJ#4Tyler Freeman PR-SS0100.400BB (1)
CLEMAJ#19Owen Miller 3B0000.111
COLMAJ#15Jameson Hannah RF1010.667
COLMAJ#8Elehuris Montero 3B1000.200
COLMAJ#1Brendan Rodgers 2B2000.250
COLMAJ#10Ryan Vilade DH1100.250BB (2), CS (1)
COLMAJ#7Colton Welker 3B1000.364BB (1)
CWSMAJ#16Micker Adolfo RF1000.250BB (1)
CWSMAJ#27Zack Collins DH2010.333
CWSMAJ#9Luis Gonzalez CF1000.222
CWSMAJ#1Andrew Vaughn PH1000.273
DETMAJ#18Kody Clemens 2B1000.286
DETMAJ#20Jake Rogers C0000.111BB (1)
HOUMAJ#10Grae Kessinger PH-2B3001.125
KCMAJ#6Kyle Isbel LF0000.375SB (1)
KCMAJ#24Seuly Matias PH1011.286
KCMAJ#19Edward Olivares PH-DH1000.273
KCMAJ#7Erick Pena RF0000.000
KCMAJ#13Nick Pratto PR-1B2010.444
LADMAJ#3Michael Busch 2B0000.200
LADMAJ#19Omar Estevez LF1000.167
LADMAJ#4Kody Hoese 3B0000.333
LADMAJ#11Sheldon Neuse DH3011.333
LADMAJ#14DJ Peters CF3111.444HR (2)
LADMAJ#30Zach Reks LF2000.000
MIAMAJ#27Will Banfield C0000--
MIAMAJ#2JJ Bleday RF2010.333BB (1)
MIAMAJ#16Peyton Burdick LF1000.000BB (2)
MIAMAJ#4Jazz Chisholm SS2000.111CS (1)
MIAMAJ#10Jose Devers SS2100.250BB (3), SB (1)
MIAMAJ#7Lewin Diaz 1B3121.2732B (2)
MIAMAJ#18Jerar Encarnacion 1B2000.000
MIAMAJ#11Monte Harrison LF3000.000
MIAMAJ#30Victor Victor Mesa PH-DH1000.000
MIAMAJ#13Kameron Misner CF1000.000
MIAMAJ#8Jesus Sanchez RF1000.143BB (1)
MINMAJ#25Travis Blankenhorn 3B2000.167
MINMAJ#10Gilberto Celestino CF2110.3332B (1)
MINMAJ#4Ryan Jeffers C2010.286
MINMAJ#1Alex Kirilloff 1B2000.154
NYMMAJ#5Brett Baty PH-DH1000.400
NYMMAJ#9Khalil Lee PR-LF2000.000
NYMMAJ#2Ronny Mauricio SS2010.400
NYYMAJ#11Ezequiel Duran 2B1000.000
OAKMAJ#17Austin Allen C3000.000
OAKMAJ#6Nick Allen SS1000.000
OAKMAJ#7Luis Barrera RF0100.333BB (1), SB (1)
OAKMAJ#30Seth Brown LF1000.100
OAKMAJ#5Logan Davidson PH-DH2112.500HR (1)
OAKMAJ#21Kyle McCann C1000.333
PHIMAJ#6Luis Garcia 2B0000.0002 BB (3)
PHIMAJ#13Mickey Moniak CF1010.500
PHIMAJ#9Johan Rojas LF0000.000BB (1)
PHIMAJ#3Bryson Stott SS1000.167
PITMAJ#11Ji-Hwan Bae SS3221.286
PITMAJ#29Rodolfo Castro 3B2000.111
PITMAJ#1Ke'Bryan Hayes 3B4010.4172B (3)
PITMAJ#21Mason Martin 1B1010.200
PITMAJ#25Cal Mitchell PH-DH2000.000
PITMAJ#26Jared Oliva RF2111.250
PITMAJ#27Canaan Smith LF2000.000
PITMAJ#14Travis Swaggerty CF1100.125BB (1)
SDMAJ#2CJ Abrams SS2011.267
SDMAJ#25Ivan Castillo PR0000.000
SDMAJ#8Tucupita Marcano PR-2B2010.455
SDMAJ#15Jorge Mateo DH3110.273SB (1)
SDMAJ#10Jorge Ona RF1000.250BB (1)
SEAMAJ#23Jake Fraley RF2000.000
SEAMAJ#29Sam Haggerty 2B2000.300BB (1)
SEAMAJ#8Cal Raleigh DH2011.3333B (1)
SEAMAJ#1Julio Rodriguez LF1000.222
SFMAJ#2Joey Bart PH-C3122.625HR (1), SB (1)
SFMAJ#6Hunter Bishop PH-DH2011.1672B (1)
SFMAJ#1Marco Luciano SS1010.125
SFMAJ#3Heliot Ramos LF-CF4223.4172 HR (2)
SFMAJ#16LaMonte Wade 1B3211.182HR (1), BB (1), SB (1)
SFMAJ#10Will Wilson SS2000.143BB (1)
SFMAJ#15Logan Wyatt 1B1000.000
STLMAJ#1Dylan Carlson RF3111.222
STLMAJ#3Nolan Gorman PH-DH1000.167
STLMAJ#30John Nogowski 1B0000.111
STLMAJ#27Edmundo Sosa PR-3B0200.000BB (2)
STLMAJ#9Lane Thomas CF3100.385
STLMAJ#15Justin Williams RF0100.091BB (2)
TBMAJ#2Randy Arozarena RF3000.200
TBMAJ#26Blake Hunt C1000.000
TEXMAJ#8Jonah Heim C3000.000
TEXMAJ#1Josh Jung 3B2010.667CS (1)
TEXMAJ#27Bubba Thompson CF1000.000
TEXMAJ#16Steele Walker PH1010.400
TORMAJ#21Santiago Espinal PR-SS0000.143BB (1)
TORMAJ#5Alejandro Kirk DH1100.250BB (1)
TORMAJ#12Otto Lopez 2B1000.143
TORMAJ#8Gabriel Moreno C2000.000


PITCHERS

TEAMCLASSRANKPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANOTES
ATLMAJ#12Huascar Ynoa2.1333049.00
BOSMAJ#17Garrett Whitlock2.0411032.25L (0-1)
BOSMAJ#20Josh Winckowski1.0000014.50
CHCMAJ#5Adbert Alzolay1.14552019.29
CINMAJ#28Graham Ashcraft1.0111019.00
COLMAJ#3Ryan Rolison2.0100000.00W (1-0)
CWSMAJ#28Tyler Johnson1.01000016.20
CWSMAJ#18Kade McClure1.0110110.00L (0-1)
DETMAJ#3Casey Mize2.0000310.00
HOUMAJ#30Austin Hansen2.0210110.00
HOUMAJ#24Jojanse Torres0.12431120.25
KCMAJ#15Carlos Hernandez2.0111149.00
KCMAJ#12Alec Marsh1.0100110.00
LADMAJ#27Gerardo Carrillo1.0100110.00
LADMAJ#15Victor Gonzalez1.0000010.00
LADMAJ#18Dennis Santana1.0000010.00
MINMAJ#14Jorge Alcala1.0111004.50
MINMAJ#8Matt Canterino1.0000020.00
MINMAJ#20Cody Stashak1.03220112.00
MINMAJ#19Josh Winder1.0000210.00
NYYMAJ#27Brooks Kriske1.0000220.00
OAKMAJ#19Grant Holmes2.0000002.25W (1-0)
PITMAJ#16JT Brubaker2.0200003.00W (1-1)
SEAMAJ#3Logan Gilbert2.0211044.50
STLMAJ#21Seth Elledge0.11333016.20
STLMAJ#2Matthew Liberatore1.1211303.86
STLMAJ#24Jake Woodford2.0000120.00W (1-0)
TBMAJ#6Shane Baz1.0000220.00
TEXMAJ#21Kyle Cody2.0422116.00
TEXMAJ#4Dane Dunning2.0000100.00

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