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Rangers RHP prospect Co
May 14   1:14 PM

He allowed two hits and walked a pair. The 15th pick of the 2018 draft, Winn has made a pair of appearances for Frisco to begin the season, and he's struck out 14 hitters while registering a 3.72 ERA in 9 2/3 games. Considering he didn't allow any runs on Thursday, you can probably guess that the first start was not as good, but this was a good example of how the talent in the 21-year-old's right arm. When healthy, Winn shows two plus pitches in his fastball and curve, and he also has an above-average slider with a change not far from those grades. He generally throws them for strikes, but the command has been an issue at times in his (somewhat) short professional career. Winn's upside competes with any in the Texas system, but there's some risk that goes with his profile. That risk comes with plenty of reward, however, and Winn could be a mid-rotation starter in a couple of years. 


Orioles INF prospect Te
May 14   1:14 PM

Vavra drove in three runs in the contest, for those interested. It's the second homer of the season for the shortstop, who is one of the most underrated infield prospects in baseball right now. Acquired by Baltimore in the deal that sent Mychal Givens to the Rockies; the 24-year-old has a plus hit tool with an ability to make hard contact to all parts of the field. His power is the weakest part of his offensive arsenal, but he's getting stronger, and 15-homer seasons aren't out of reach for the former University of Minnesota star. He should be able to put up a similar number of steals as well, and the only real question is where Vavra is going to play. If he can stick at short he's a potential above-average regular, but even at second or third -- or possibly a utility role -- there's a lot to like here. Keep an eye on Vavra. 


Padres LHP prospect Mac
May 14   12:58 PM

Gore allowed eight hits in the contest, and he struck out five. The big improvement from his Triple-A debut was the command, as he walked only one in this contest. Still, it's far from the dominance that Gore showed in 2019 while establishing himself as the best pitching prospect in baseball. Gore is still deserving of that moniker, but he's going to have to pitch better in Triple-A West (formerly PCL) games before he gets the opportunity to pitch for the Padres. 


Angels OF prospect Bran
May 14   12:58 PM

Marsh, 23, was making his season debut after getting a late start due to issues with a labrum last summer. He sure looked healthy in this one; launching a solo homer and showing off his wheels with the steel. Marsh doesn't have Jo Adell's upside, but he does have a power/speed combination that impresses, and might have a better hit tool. It would not be an upset if Marsh saw time with the Angels this year -- on the contrary -- and he'll be worth a speculative addition when that occurs. 


Nationals RHP prospect
May 14   12:58 PM

Henry didn't walk anyone. A dominant start for the 21-year-old; who was Washington's second-round pick in the 2020 draft out of LSU. When at his best, Henry shows a low-to-mid 90s fastball with good movement, and he has a curveball that gets plus grades from scouts. Mix in a change and the ability to throw these pitches for strikes, and it's not hard to imagine Henry developing into a starter in the long-term. There's some question about upside, but the floor for Henry seems pretty high, and he could be making appearances for Washington by the end of 2022. 


Mariners SS prospect No
May 14   12:58 PM

Marte also drew a walk. The pair of homers give the 19-year-old his first roundtrippers of the 2021 season, and certainly not the last. Marte is the rare shortstop prospect who has plus power at the plate, and the hit tool isn't too far behind as the ball jumps off his right-handed bat. He's also a well above-average runner, and has already swiped three bases on the 2021 campaign. Marte has work to do as most teenagers do, but there's a ton of upside in his bat, and if you're playing in a keeper format, it's better to be too early than too late. 


Pirates RHP prospect Ta
May 14   12:58 PM

Thomas only allowed two hits, although he did walk three. Acquired in the deal that sent Jordan Luplow to Cleveland, Thomas has impressed in his two appearances for Greensboro this year; striking out 15 over 7 innings while allowing just a run (1.29 ERA). The out-pitch is the fastball for the product of the Bahamas; he can get his fastball into triple digits with a good amount of movement as well. He also shows an above-average slider, however, and a change that has made progress since signing with Cleveland all the way back in 2016. Thomas needs to refine his command, and if the change can't get to average he may profile best as a reliever. In whatever role, he should miss bats, and he's a dynasty prospect worth keeping an eye on. 


Athletics SS prospect N
May 14   12:58 PM

Allen also walked, and the only negative here was a caught stealing. All three hits were singles, and that's not surprising; there's very little power in his 5-foot-8, 166-pound frame. Despite the small stature, he doesn't get the bat knocked out of his hands, and he makes solid contact to all parts of the field. Despite the caught stealing, Allen also has plus speed, and should be able to contribute in that category as well. The calling card for the 22-year-old is his defense; Allen can pick it at shortstop with the best of them. That defense will give him an opportunity, and while he will be a detriment in power, Allen might hit for a high enough average and steal enough bases to be fantasy relevant. Think a poor person's Nick Madrigal. 


Rangers RHP prospect Co
May 14   12:58 PM

He allowed two hits and walked a pair. The 15th pick of the 2018 draft, Winn has made a pair of appearances for Frisco to begin the season, and he's struck out 14 hitters while registering a 3.72 ERA in 9 2/3 games. Considering he didn't allow any runs on Thursday, you can probably guess that the first start was not as good, but this was a good example of how the talent in the 21-year-old's right arm. When healthy, Winn shows two plus pitches in his fastball and curve, and he also has an above-average slider with a change not far from those grades. He generally throws them for strikes, but the command has been an issue at times in his (somewhat) short professional career. Winn's upside competes with any in the Texas system, but there's some risk that goes with his profile. That risk comes with plenty of reward, however, and Winn could be a mid-rotation starter in a couple of years. 


Orioles INF prospect Te
May 14   12:58 PM

Vavra drove in three runs in the contest, for those interested. It's the second homer of the season for the shortstop, who is one of the most underrated infield prospects in baseball right now. Acquired by Baltimore in the deal that sent Mychal Givens to the Rockies; the 24-year-old has a plus hit tool with an ability to make hard contact to all parts of the field. His power is the weakest part of his offensive arsenal, but he's getting stronger, and 15-homer seasons aren't out of reach for the former University of Minnesota star. He should be able to put up a similar number of steals as well, and the only real question is where Vavra is going to play. If he can stick at short he's a potential above-average regular, but even at second or third -- or possibly a utility role -- there's a lot to like here. Keep an eye on Vavra. 


Padres LHP prospect Mac
May 14   12:38 PM

Gore allowed eight hits in the contest, and he struck out five. The big improvement from his Triple-A debut was the command, as he walked only one in this contest. Still, it's far from the dominance that Gore showed in 2019 while establishing himself as the best pitching prospect in baseball. Gore is still deserving of that moniker, but he's going to have to pitch better in Triple-A West (formerly PCL) games before he gets the opportunity to pitch for the Padres. 


Angels OF prospect Bran
May 14   12:38 PM

Marsh, 23, was making his season debut after getting a late start due to issues with a labrum last summer. He sure looked healthy in this one; launching a solo homer and showing off his wheels with the steel. Marsh doesn't have Jo Adell's upside, but he does have a power/speed combination that impresses, and might have a better hit tool. It would not be an upset if Marsh saw time with the Angels this year -- on the contrary -- and he'll be worth a speculative addition when that occurs. 


Nationals RHP prospect
May 14   12:38 PM

Henry didn't walk anyone. A dominant start for the 21-year-old; who was Washington's second-round pick in the 2020 draft out of LSU. When at his best, Henry shows a low-to-mid 90s fastball with good movement, and he has a curveball that gets plus grades from scouts. Mix in a change and the ability to throw these pitches for strikes, and it's not hard to imagine Henry developing into a starter in the long-term. There's some question about upside, but the floor for Henry seems pretty high, and he could be making appearances for Washington by the end of 2022. 


Mariners SS prospect No
May 14   12:38 PM

Marte also drew a walk. The pair of homers give the 19-year-old his first roundtrippers of the 2021 season, and certainly not the last. Marte is the rare shortstop prospect who has plus power at the plate, and the hit tool isn't too far behind as the ball jumps off his right-handed bat. He's also a well above-average runner, and has already swiped three bases on the 2021 campaign. Marte has work to do as most teenagers do, but there's a ton of upside in his bat, and if you're playing in a keeper format, it's better to be too early than too late. 


Pirates RHP prospect Ta
May 14   12:38 PM

Thomas only allowed two hits, although he did walk three. Acquired in the deal that sent Jordan Luplow to Cleveland, Thomas has impressed in his two appearances for Greensboro this year; striking out 15 over 7 innings while allowing just a run (1.29 ERA). The out-pitch is the fastball for the product of the Bahamas; he can get his fastball into triple digits with a good amount of movement as well. He also shows an above-average slider, however, and a change that has made progress since signing with Cleveland all the way back in 2016. Thomas needs to refine his command, and if the change can't get to average he may profile best as a reliever. In whatever role, he should miss bats, and he's a dynasty prospect worth keeping an eye on. 


Athletics SS prospect N
May 14   12:38 PM

Allen also walked, and the only negative here was a caught stealing. All three hits were singles, and that's not surprising; there's very little power in his 5-foot-8, 166-pound frame. Despite the small stature, he doesn't get the bat knocked out of his hands, and he makes solid contact to all parts of the field. Despite the caught stealing, Allen also has plus speed, and should be able to contribute in that category as well. The calling card for the 22-year-old is his defense; Allen can pick it at shortstop with the best of them. That defense will give him an opportunity, and while he will be a detriment in power, Allen might hit for a high enough average and steal enough bases to be fantasy relevant. Think a poor person's Nick Madrigal. 


Rangers RHP prospect Co
May 14   12:38 PM

He allowed two hits and walked a pair. The 15th pick of the 2018 draft, Winn has made a pair of appearances for Frisco to begin the season, and he's struck out 14 hitters while registering a 3.72 ERA in 9 2/3 games. Considering he didn't allow any runs on Thursday, you can probably guess that the first start was not as good, but this was a good example of how the talent in the 21-year-old's right arm. When healthy, Winn shows two plus pitches in his fastball and curve, and he also has an above-average slider with a change not far from those grades. He generally throws them for strikes, but the command has been an issue at times in his (somewhat) short professional career. Winn's upside competes with any in the Texas system, but there's some risk that goes with his profile. That risk comes with plenty of reward, however, and Winn could be a mid-rotation starter in a couple of years. 


Orioles INF prospect Te
May 14   12:38 PM

Vavra drove in three runs in the contest, for those interested. It's the second homer of the season for the shortstop, who is one of the most underrated infield prospects in baseball right now. Acquired by Baltimore in the deal that sent Mychal Givens to the Rockies; the 24-year-old has a plus hit tool with an ability to make hard contact to all parts of the field. His power is the weakest part of his offensive arsenal, but he's getting stronger, and 15-homer seasons aren't out of reach for the former University of Minnesota star. He should be able to put up a similar number of steals as well, and the only real question is where Vavra is going to play. If he can stick at short he's a potential above-average regular, but even at second or third -- or possibly a utility role -- there's a lot to like here. Keep an eye on Vavra. 


Padres LHP prospect Mac
May 14   12:22 PM

Gore allowed eight hits in the contest, and he struck out five. The big improvement from his Triple-A debut was the command, as he walked only one in this contest. Still, it's far from the dominance that Gore showed in 2019 while establishing himself as the best pitching prospect in baseball. Gore is still deserving of that moniker, but he's going to have to pitch better in Triple-A West (formerly PCL) games before he gets the opportunity to pitch for the Padres. 


Angels OF prospect Bran
May 14   12:22 PM

Marsh, 23, was making his season debut after getting a late start due to issues with a labrum last summer. He sure looked healthy in this one; launching a solo homer and showing off his wheels with the steel. Marsh doesn't have Jo Adell's upside, but he does have a power/speed combination that impresses, and might have a better hit tool. It would not be an upset if Marsh saw time with the Angels this year -- on the contrary -- and he'll be worth a speculative addition when that occurs. 


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