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Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Monday.

Andrew Knizner isn't known as a power hitter, but that certainly hasn't stopped him from crushing the ball out of the yard the past two days.

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Monday.

Andrew Knizner isn't known as a power hitter, but that certainly hasn't stopped him from crushing the ball out of the yard the past two days.

 Knizner's second homer

After going deep on Sunday, Knizner turned in his first two-homer game of the season on Monday, leading Double-A Springfield to an 8-0 win over Tulsa in the process.

The Cardinals No. 5 prospect boosted his average to .306 as he went 3-for-5 with a trio of RBIs. Knizner collected an RBI single in the second and then hit solo homers in the fourth and seventh innings.

The 23-year-old, who last had a two-homer game in 2016, has gone deep six times through 70 games this season.

Other top prospect performances from Monday's action:

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No. 66 overall prospect Alex Kirilloff (Twins' No. 3) extended his hitting streak to seven games with his third straight multihit performance for Class A Advanced Fort Myers. The 2016 first-round pick went 3-for-4 with a trio of doubles, continuing his recent hot streak. Kirilloff is 8-for-13 (.615) over the past three games and hitting .353 in 28 games since being promoted to the Miracle.

• No. 70 overall prospect Max Fried (Braves' No. 7) has everything working as he threw 61 of his 86 pitches for strikes while on a rehab assignment with Double-A Mississippi. The lefty spun 6 2/3 scoreless frames, giving up just one hit. Fried also walked one and struck out 10. The solid outing was Fried's second scoreless start in a row. While on his rehab assignment Fried has struck out 16 while giving up just one hit over 10 1/3 innings.

Fried's 10th strikeout

• No. 78 overall prospect Adam Haseley (Phillies' No. 3) matched his season high with four hits in another strong performance for Double-A Reading. Haseley, who finished 4-for-5 with two runs scored, was promoted to Reading after hitting an even .300 through 79 games with Class A Advanced Clearwater. The advanced competition certainly hasn't cooled Haseley's bat as he's hitting .389 through 12 games.

Haseley's fourth hit

Astros No. 24 prospect J.J. Matijevic broke out of a 3-for-26 (.115) slump with his third two-homer game of the season for Class A Advanced Buies Creek. Matijevic has a career high 13 homers through 68 games this season after hitting a two-run homer in the third and a solo homer in the ninth. He also added a single to finish 3-for-4 with three RBIs.

Brewers No. 21 prospect Trey Supak turned in arguably his best start since he was promoted to Double-A Biloxi in late May. The right-hander threw eight innings, a season high, and gave up just one unearned run on two hits. Supak also showed off impressive command, issuing just one walk and throwing 61 of his 93 pitches for strikes as he struck out six. The 22-year-old has pitched to a 2.86 ERA through 19 starts across two levels this season.

D-backs No. 4 prospect Taylor Widener has a career-high 130 strikeouts through 101 1/3 innings this season after piling up nine more punchouts for Double-A Jackson. The right-hander, acquired from the Yankees in February, threw 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball, issuing just three hits and a walk. Overall, Widener has a 2.75 ERA through 19 starts this season.

Mets No. 11 prospect Anthony Kay put together another solid start as he continues to throw well for Class A Advanced St. Lucie. The 23-year-old lefty scattered four hits over six innings and gave up one unearned run while walking three and striking out three. After posting a 4.54 ERA through 13 starts with Class A Columbia, Kay has been lights out since he was promoted to St. Lucie. Through four starts with the Mets, the 23-year-old has posted a 1.42 ERA.

Padres No. 13 prospect Jacob Nix spun another gem for Double-A San Antonio. Nix, who has a 1.79 ERA and has given up one earned run or less in six of his eight starts this year, matched his season high as he cruised through seven innings. The right-hander yielded one run on four hits, while issuing one walk and striking out eight, a season high.

Nix picks up seventh strikeout

Red Sox No. 3 prospect Tanner Houck gave up one unearned run over six innings while scattering four hits and striking out eight for Class A Advanced Salem. Houck, who threw 58 of his 78 pitches for strikes, hasn't given up and earned run over his past two starts - a span of 12 innings. Over those two outings, the right-hander has surrendered nine hits and racked up 15 strikeouts.

• Cardinals second-round pick (2018) Luken Baker continues to rake as he begins his pro career. Baker went 2-for-4 for Class A Peoria and is 5-for-9 over two games since he was promoted to the Chiefs. Prior to his promotion to Peoria, Baker, who is in the middle of a nine-game hitting streak, hit an even .500 with the Rookie-level GCL Cardinals. Overall, the 21-year-old is slashing .515/.541/.697 through the first 10 games of his career.

William Boor is a reporter for MLB Pipeline. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor.