Here’s a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams’ prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Monday:
Blue Jays (Surprise)
Cavan Biggio, Toronto’s No. 9 prospect, went 0-for-5. Left-handed pitcher Shawn Morimondo started for Surprise and gave up three earned runs and six hits while striking out three. Santiago Espinal made a brief appearance in the game as a pinch-runner.
Left-hander Chris Lee picked up his first win of the fall after allowing two runs on six hits in five innings despite not recording a strikeout. He’s pitched two effective outings in a row, having pitched five shutout innings of one-hit ball in his last start. Steve Wilkerson was 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a sacrifice fly, extending his hitting streak to five games.
Shortstop Lucius Fox, the Rays’ No. 9 prospect, extended his hitting streak to six games with a 2-for-5 game. No. 17 prospect Joe McCarthy was 0-for-3 with a walk, while Phoenix Sanders pitched two innings of relief, yielding one run and one hit but allowing a pair of inherited runners to score.
Red Sox (Mesa)
Red Sox No. 6 prospect Bobby Dalbec went 0-for-4 and Josh Ockimey (No. 10) didn’t fare much better, going 0-for-3 with a trio of strikeouts. Mike Shawaryn (No. 9) gave up one run on two hits in his two innings on the mound, while Josh Taylor struck out one in a scoreless frame.
Yankees’ No. 16 prospect Thairo Estrada was 2-for-5 with a two-run single in Glendale’s four-run second inning, giving him a .326 average over his last 10 games. Hobie Harris pitched two innings and struck out three, while Matt Wivinis allowed a run on a pair of singles in the sixth inning.
Yu Chang, Cleveland’s No. 6 prospect, was 2-for-3 with a double, sacrifice fly and run scored for his sixth multihit performance in his last 10 games. Connor Marabell was 1-for-4 with a run, while Dalbert Siri struck out two in a perfect ninth. More »
Nick Heath struck out twice, going 0-for-3 with a walk, two strikeouts and a stolen base. Right-handed pitcher Arnaldo Hernandez threw two innings, struck out one and allowed two hits.
Daz Cameron, the Tigers’ No. 8 prospect, was 1-for-5 at the plate and also scored a pair of runs. Daniel Woodrow also scored a run and finished 2-for-4. Sandy Baez, the Tigers’ No. 26 prospect, struck out two as he pitched a scoreless ninth. Eduardo Jimenez also spun a scoreless frame and picked up one strikeout in the process.
Twins (Salt River)
Jaylin Davis went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for the Rafters. Right-handed pitcher Adam Bray struckout one in his one inning on the mound. Right-handed pitcher Hector Lujan walked two batters, but secured the win in his lone inning pitched.
White Sox (Glendale)
A pair of top-10 White Sox prospects were in action with No. 9 prospect Luis Alexander Basabe walking three times, scoring two runs and knocking his first hit since Oct. 20. No. 4 prospect Luis Robert was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles in his third straight multihit game.
Eli White, the Athletics’ No. 18 prospect, is hitting .358 in the AFL after his 2-for-5 night at the plate. Skye Bolt (No. 30) went 0-for-3, but did draw a walk and score a run. Jake Bray pitched an inning in relief and struck out the side.
Jahmai Jones, the Angels’ No. 4 prospect, went 0-for-5.
Third baseman Abraham Toro-Hernandez, Houston’s No. 21 prospect, went 0-for-3 with a walk, and is hitting .314 with an .888 OPS during AFL play. Center fielder Ronnie Dawson was 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored, and is now batting .300 with a .915 OPS.
All three Mariners prospects in action had hits, with catcher Joe DeCarlo leading the way with two hits and a walk to go with two runs scored, his third multihit game in his last four appearances. No. 20 prospect Ian Miller also scored a pair of runs in a 2-for-4 game, and No. 2 prospect Ian White was 1-for-4 with a run. Matt Walker walked a batter, but pitched a scoreless eighth.
Charles Leblanc went 1-for-2 for the Saguaros, finishing with a triple, RBI and a walk.
Braves’ No. 6 prospect Cristian Pache was 1-for-4 and designated hitter Braxton Davidson was hitless. Jeremy Walker made the start and was tagged for six runs in nine hits in 3 1/3 innings.
Marlins (Salt River)
Bryson Brigman, the Marlins’ No. 27 prospect, went 0-for-3 with one strikeout, a walk and an RBI. Monte Harrison (No. 2) was 1-for-5, but his lone hit was a walk-off single in the 10th. Right-handed pitcher Jordan Yamamoto (Marlins’ No. 17) started the game for Salt River and allowed four hits, three runs and recorded one strikeout in his five innings pitched. Kyle Keller struckout two in his one inning pitched.
Phillies’ No. 11 prospect, shortstop Arquimedes Gamboa, had a rough night at the plate, going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts. And left fielder Austin Listi went 1-for-3 with a single, walk and a run scored.
Nationals (Salt River)
Carter Kieboom, the Nationals’ No. 2 prospect and the No. 37 overall prospect, went 1-for-4. Daniel Johnson, the Nationals’ No. 7 prospect, hit 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run. The Nationals’ No. 15 prospect, Tres Barrera, went 1-for-3 with a strikeout and a run scored.
New York’s top two prospects had impressive performances at the plate, with No. 1 prospect (No. 55 overall) Andres Gimenez doubling on a 1-for-3 night, and No. 2 prospect (No. 58 overall) Peter Alonso going 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBIs. Right-hander Joe Zanghi pitched two-thirds of an inning in relief, yielding an unearned run on one hit, walking one and fanning one. He was followed out of the bullpen by right-hander Gerson Bautista, who turned in 1 1/3 scoreless frames, allowing two hits and striking out one.
Keston Hiura, Milwaukee’s No. 1 prospect, raised his AFL average to .352 and drove in three, including a two-run single in the fifth and another RBI single in the seventh. He’s driven in 14 runs in his last 10 games.
Third Baseman Tommy Edman led all Cardinals prospects in hitting, going 1-for-3 with a double and a walk. Andy Young went 0-for-4 with a strikeout, Lane Thomas went 1-for-4 with a strikeout, and Jeremy Martinez finished 0-for-3 with a walk. Right-handed pitcher Zach Johnson pitched two innings and struck out three without allowing a hit. Conner Greene entered the game in the 10th inning and gave up the game-winning hit, recording a loss in the process.
Nico Hoerner, the Cubs’ No. 6 prospect, finished 2-for-4 and is hitting .358. The 2018 first-rounder has collected at least two hits in eight of the 16 games he’s played. Justin Steele (No. 8) got roughed up a bit as he gave up four runs (three earned) on four hits over four innings. He also struck out five. P.J. Higgins went 1-for-4 with an RBI.
Pittsburgh’s No. 5 prospect, Cole Tucker, finished 2-for-5 with a double while its No. 8 prospect, Bryan Reynolds, hit 1-for-4 with a two-run triple that opened up the scoring for the Saguaros in the first inning.
Reds’ No. 23 prospect Alfredo Rodriguez was hitless in four at-bats, striking out three times. Left-hander Ty Boyles turned in a scoreless outing, walking one over two-thirds of an inning.
D-backs (Salt River)
Daulton Varsho, the D-backs’ No. 5 prospect, went 0-for-5 with one strikeout. The D-backs’ No. 4 prospect, Pavin Smith, went 1-for-4 and also struck out once. Tyler Mark pitched one inning and recorded two strikeouts. Kevin Ginkel allowed one hit in his one inning pitched.
Dodgers’ No. 2 prospect Keibert Ruiz was 1-for-4 with a run, while Jared Walker was 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and Cody Thomas hit an RBI double. Andre Scrubb struggled on the mound, as he was charged with two runs without recording an out after allowing three hits and a walk.
Right fielder Heath Quinn, San Francisco’s No. 10 prospect, was 0-for-3 but did drive in a run. Catcher Matt Winn was 1-for-3 with a third-inning solo homer, and a walk. No. 20 prospect Garrett Williams started and gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits over five innings. The left-hander walked one and struck out six. Right-hander Sam Wolff picked up the save with 1 1/3 scoreless frames, striking out three. More »
Padres’ No. 23 prospect Hudson Potts was 1-for-4, and Blake Rogers had a forgettable relief outing, allowing two hits and two runs (one earned) in 1 2/3 innings while striking out two.
Rockies (Salt River)
Third baseman Josh Fuentes went 1-for-5 against Surprise.