Here’s a look at Wednesday’s top prospect performers from the Arizona Fall League.
Astros: Kenedy Corona, LF (No. 11), Mesa Solar Sox
Corona singled in the third inning, did so again and scored in the fifth, and cranked a two-run double in the sixth to help Mesa pull away in its win over Scottsdale. The 23-year-old finished 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored, and also made an excellent sliding catch in left field in the eighth. More »
Cardinals: Cooper Hjerpe, LHP (No. 7), Scottsdale Scorpions
Scottsdale lost big, but it was no fault of Hjerpe, who breezed through two dominant relief innings on an economical 28 pitches. The former first-round pick (2022) didn't allow a baserunner and struck out three, giving him 15 strikeouts in only 8 1/3 innings this fall.
Cubs: Tyler Santana, RHP (Unranked), Mesa Solar Sox
While his teammates piled up runs on the offensive end, Santana made the lead stick, cruising through 4 1/3 scoreless innings to earn his second win of the fall. The 25-year-old right-hander threw 37 of 55 pitches for strikes, struck out two and allowed only just baserunners before Mesa's bullpen took over.
Dodgers: Ben Casparius, RHP (Unranked), Glendale Desert Dogs
Casparius was virtually untouchable in three innings of near-perfect relief, striking out six and allowing only two baserunners as he bridged the middle frames of Glendale's win over Surprise. The 24-year-old whiffed four of five at one point in his best Fall League outing to date, and now has 20 strikeouts in 14 innings.
Guardians: Ryan Webb, LHP (Unranked), Peoria Javelinas
Webb suffered a hard-luck loss in Peoria’s defeat to Salt River, but the 24-year-old sure does know how to miss bats. The southpaw racked up six strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings of two-run ball, bringing his total to a league-leading 33 across 18 2/3 Fall League frames. More »
Orioles: TT Bowens, 1B (Unranked), Mesa Solar Sox
The Baltimore farmhand enjoyed a three-hit night, highlighted by a run-scoring triple to help Mesa defeat Scottsdale. The 25-year-old scored once and added a pair of singles to improv his OPS to .788 in 65 at-bats for the Solar Sox.
White Sox: Jacob Burke, CF (No. 20), Glendale Desert Dogs
Glendale staged multi-run rallies in three separate innings in its win over Surprise. Several of those involved Burke, who swatted a pair of RBI doubles as part of a three-hit night. The 22-year-old also scored a run out of the two-spot in the Desert Dogs' lineup.