Wednesday's top prospect performers

May 2nd, 2019

Here's a look at Wednesday's top Minor League performers from each team's Top 30 Prospects list:


Blue Jays: Nate Pearson, RHP (No. 3, MLB No. 72) -- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K (Class A Adv Dunedin)
Coming off of a career-best 10-strikeout performance, Pearson recorded five of his six outs via the strikeout while permitting one baserunner in an abbreviated start for Dunedin. The Blue Jays have limited the 22-year-old right-hander to working two innings in his every other start this season -- he’s worked exactly five innings in the others -- as a means of controlling his workload. It’s certainly worked for Pearson thus far, as evidenced by the 2017 first-rounder’s 0.86 ERA and 35/3 K/BB through his first 21 innings (six starts).
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Orioles: Ryan Mountcastle, 1B (No. 2, MLB No. 67) -- 4-for-5, 2 RBI (Triple-A Norfolk)
Mountcastle stayed hot for the Tides, extending his hitting streak to nine games while collecting a season-high four hits. The 22-year-old masher has 11 hits in his last four games, all multihit efforts, and owns a .324/.348/.533 line in 26 games on the season.  
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Rays: Garrett Whitley, OF (No. 27) -- 1-for-2, HR (2), 2 RBI, 2 R, 1 BB (Class A Adv Charlotte)
Whitley’s solo shot to left-center field in the sixth inning padded the Stone Crabs’ lead in a 5-3 win over Tampa. It was his second straight game with two RBIs, and he’s now hit safely in eight of his past 10 contests. Finally healthy after surgery to a repair a torn right labrum wiped out his 2018 campaign, the former first-round pick (2015) has put up a .236/.352/.472 line over 22 games this season in the Florida State League.
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Red Sox: Triston Casas, 1B/3B (No. 2) -- 2-for-5, solo HR (3), 2B, 2 R (Class A Greenville)
The 2018 first-rounder was 0-for-12 with six strikeouts in his previous three games before delivering a pair of extra-base hits including a solo shot to center field. The torn right thumb ligament that ended Casas’ pro debut after just two games hasn’t been an issue for him so far in 2019, as he’s now up to three homers and seven doubles through 22 games after Wednesday’s performance.   
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Yankees: Deivi Garcia, RHP (No. 4) -- 4 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 5 BB, 1 HBP, 11 K (Double-A Trenton)
Garcia, 19, struggled with his control in his Double-A debut, issuing a season-high five walks, and he also gave up a second-inning slam, but he still showcased his overall nastiness by recording 11 of his 12 outs via the strikeout. Missing bats has been a theme this season for Garcia, who’s racked up 44 strikeouts in 21 2/3 innings (18.3 K/9), fanning nearly 47 percent of the batters he’s faced across two levels.
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Indians: Eric Haase, C (No. 29) -- 2-for-4, 2B, RBI, 2 R, BB (Triple-A Columbus)
The 26-year-old backstop has six extra-base hits and nine RBIs over his last 10 games after he recorded two hits in the Clippers’ 9-7 win over Indianapolis. He’s hitting .235 on the season but sports a .903 OPS, thanks largely to his seven home runs in 18 games. Behind the plate, Haase has thrown out 9-of-16 attempted basestealers in 2019 after leading all Triple-A catchers with a 49 percent caught-stealing rate a year ago.
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Royals: Khalil Lee, OF (No. 2) 2-for-4, SB (Double-A Northwest Arkansas)
Lee, 20, had his first multihit game in more than a week, tallying two of the Naturals’ seven hits from the two-spot in the lineup. And after swiping a bag in the contest, he’s now 9-for-10 in steal attempts on the year. 
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Tigers: Alex Faedo, RHP (No. 10) -- 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 K (Double-A Erie)
The headliner in a combined no-hitter in his last start, Faedo was sharp once again on Wednesday as he posted his fourth quality start in five turns. The 2017 first-rounder has fanned at least six batters and completed at least six innings in each of the four aforementioned outings. He has, however, also given up five home runs in 29 innings. It’s a trend that will be worth monitoring after Faedo was tagged for 18 homers in 60 innings last summer in his first taste of the Double-A level.
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Twins: Zack Littell, RHP (No. 21) -- 7 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 7 K (Triple-A Rochester)
Littell retired 10 of the final 12 batters against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in his longest start of 2019. The 23-year-old is looking to get back to the Majors after he went 0-2 with a 6.20 ERA in 20 1/3 innings (8 appearances, 2 starts) with the Twins in 2018. 
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White Sox: Konnor Pilkington, LHP (No. 20) -- 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K (Class A Kannapolis)
The 2018 third-rounder out of Mississippi State continues to make look easy in the South Atlantic League, as Wednesday’s outing was the fourth (in five starts) in which he’s completed at least five innings while allowing one or fewer earned runs. With a 1.98 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, .137 BAA and 34/8 K/BB through 27 1/3 innings, Pilkington seemingly is a candidate for a first-half promotion.   
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A’s: Lazaro Armenteros, OF (No. 4) -- 2-for-4, solo HR (6), 2 R; Austin Beck, OF (No. 5) 2-for-5, 2 HR (4), 3 RBI, 2 R (Class A Adv Stockton)
Lazarito and Beck went deep in their first trip to the plate as they both finished with multiple hits in Stockton's win over Visalia. Armenteros, 19, connected on his fourth home run in his past six games to push his total to six. The 20-year-old Beck also homered in his second at-bat, giving him as many home runs in one game as he hit in 123 games last season at Class A Beloit.
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Angels: Jared Walsh, 1B/OF/LHP (No. 20) -- 2-for-3, 2 2B, RBI, 3 R, 2 BB (Triple-A Salt Lake)
Walsh hit a pair of doubles, reached base four times and scored a season-high three runs as he helped lead the Bees over Tacoma, 12-9. A legitimate two-way player, the 25-year-old is having a strong campaign at the plate, hitting .263/.355/.526 with six homers through 25 games. On the mound, he’s allowed one run on three hits with three strikeouts over three innings (three appearances).   
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Astros: Yordan Alvarez, OF/1B (No. 3, MLB No. 41) -- Game 1: 4-for-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R; Game 2: 2-for-3, HR (12), 3 RBI, 2 R, BB (Triple-A Round Rock)
Another day, another monster performance by Alvarez, who racked up six hits and six RBIs in Round Rock’s doubleheader sweep of Oklahoma City. After hitting a pair of doubles and driving in three in the opener (his second four-hit effort in three games), the 21-year-old connected on his 12th home run of the season in the nightcap. Overall, Alvarez has hit .386/.474/.916 with 20 extra-base hits and 35 RBIs over his first 23 games.
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Mariners: Jarred Kelenic, OF (No. 2, MLB No. 53) -- 2-for-4, 2B, BB (Class A West Virginia)
Kelenic reached base three times and collected half of his team’s hits on Wednesday as he extended his hitting streak to 16 games. He’s hitting .446 during said streak and .344/.438/.622 on the season, with five home runs and 10 doubles in 23 games.
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Rangers: Leody Taveras, OF (No. 6) -- 4-for-5, 3B, 2 R (Class A Adv Down East); Sam Huff, C/1B (No. 21) -- 1-for-4, HR (13), 4 RBI, 2 R, BB (Class A Hickory)
Taveras’ average sits at .327 following his second four-hit effort of the season. One of those hits was a triple, his third in 26 games this season. As for Huff, the 21-year-old connected on an eighth-inning grand slam for his 13th home run, tops among all Minor Leaguers. He’s gone deep in three straight games and seven of his last eight contests for the Crawdads.
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Braves: Austin Riley, 3B/1B (No. 5, MLB No. 35) -- 4-for-5, 2 HR (7), 2B, 2 RBI, 3 R (Triple-A Gwinnett)
The home runs keep coming for Riley, who went deep twice for the Stripers to push his season total to seven through 25 games. He sent his second dinger into orbit, hitting a sixth-inning solo shot that cleared Gwinnett’s massive scoreboard (and then some) in left field, traveling an estimated 492 feet. Fresh off of being named to MLB Pipeline’s Prospect Team of the Week, Riley has five home runs and four doubles in his past six contests. He’s also hit safely in each of those games, recording five multihit performances while improving his average from .213 to .293 in that stretch.
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Marlins: Edward Cabrera, RHP (No. 8) -- 6 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 13 K (Class A Adv Jupiter)
The hard-throwing right-hander was a bat-missing machine in his fourth start of the season, generating 18 swinging strikes en route to a career-high 13 strikeouts that also matched Jupiter’s franchise record. He faced two over the minimum, throwing 62 of his 88 pitches for strikes in the outing. The 21-year-old Cabrera allowed four earned runs in his season debut but hasn’t been scored upon in three straight starts, allowing just six hits and two walks while striking out 28 batters over his last 17 2/3 frames.
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Mets: Andres Gimenez, SS/2B (No. 2, MLB No. 55) -- 3-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI, R (Double-A Binghamton)
Gimenez recorded his third three-hit game of the season as the Rumble Ponies blanked Akron, 8-0. The 20-year-old shortstop owns a .253/.314/.380 line through 19 games this season after hitting .277/.344/.358 in 37 games last season during his introduction to the Double-A level.
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Phillies: Adam Haseley, OF (No. 3) -- 2-for-5, 2B, 2 R (Double-A Reading)
The 2017 first-rounder laced his fourth double of the year and was one of three Fightin Phils to score multiple runs in a 7-4 win over Harrisburg. The multihit performance was Haseley's third this season and his first since April 16. He's hitting .188/.293/.333 through 18 games, with 10 walks and 14 strikeouts.
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Nationals: Malvin Pena, RHP (No. 13) -- 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K (Class A Adv Potomac)
Pena, 21, struck out six as he completed at least five innings for the second time this season. The results have been mixed for the right-hander in the early going, but he's continued to show bat-missing ability with 25 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings through five starts.
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Brewers: Keston Hiura, 2B (No. 1, MLB No. 19) -- Game 1:1-for-3, solo HR (8); Game 2: 0-for-2, BB (Triple-A San Antonio)
Hiura hit his eighth homer of the season as part of a 1-for-3 performance in the first half of a doubleheader before going hitless in the second game. The 22-year-old is hitting .311 through 27 games this year after hitting .293 with 13 homers a season ago.
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Cubs: Tyson Miller, RHP (No. 19) -- 6 1/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K (Double-A Tennessee)
Miller was perfect through the first six innings, retiring the first 18 batters of the game before finally allowed a single to open the seventh. He allowed another hit followed by a walk in the frame before departing after 94 pitches (64 strikes) and a season-high 6 1/3 innings. The 23-year-old righty -- the Cubs’ fourth-round pick from 2016 -- has pitched well so far in his first Double-A campaign, registering a 1.42 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and .152 BAA over his first four starts.   
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Cardinals: Nolan Gorman, 3B (No. 1, MLB No. 58) -- Game 1: 1-for-2, HR (7), 2 RBI, 2 R, BB; Game 2: 0-for-3 (Class A Peoria)
Gorman continues to dominate Midwest League pitching and his homer in the first game of the doubleheader meant he had gone deep in three straight games, a streak that ended later in the evening. Either way, Gorman is hitting .319 with seven homers through 23 games and is showing that his impressive pro debut, during which he hit .291 with 17 homers over 63 games, wasn't a fluke.
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Pirates: Lolo Sanchez, OF (No. 17) -- 1-for-5, solo HR (3) (Class A Greensboro)
Sanchez upped his hitting streak to six games when he connected on a third-inning solo shot, his lone hit in five at-bats in Greensboro's 8-3 win over Rome. After a somewhat disappointing first full season in 2018 (.243/.322/.328 in 114 games), the 20-year-old Sanchez has come out of the gate hot, producing a .330/.388/.568 line with 11 extra-base hits and seven steals in 24 games.
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Reds: Scott Moss, LHP (No. 15) -- 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 7 K (Double-A Chattanooga)
Moss, 24, issued at least five walks for the third time in five starts but once again proved difficult to hit, allowing just two hits over five innings in his first scoreless performance of 2019. He's walked 22 batters in 22 innings so far this season after issuing 41 walks over 132 innings a year ago at Class A Advanced Daytona.
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D-backs: Daulton Varsho, C (No. 4) -- 1-for-3, solo HR (5), BB (Double-A Jackson)
Varsho came through with a two-out solo shot in the ninth to send the Generals to extras, though they would eventually fall to Tennessee, 3-2, in 10 frames. The 22-year-old backstop owns an .857 OPS with five home runs on the season.
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Dodgers: Mitchell White, RHP (No. 8) -- 5 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K (Double-A Tulsa)
Back in Double-A for another season, White is carving up opposing lineups. The 24-year-old wen 6-7 with a 4.53 ERA across 22 starts last year, but has been lights out so far in 2019. White has pitched to a 2.45 ERA over five starts (18 1/3 innings) and has held the opposing lineup scoreless in three of those outings. White has also struck out 21 batters this season and issued just five walks, all of which came over his first three starts.
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Giants: Garrett Williams, LHP (No. 20) -- 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 6 K (Double-A Richmond)
Williams matched his season high with six strikeouts and threw a season-high 91 pitches (61 strikes) as he picked up his first win of the year. The 24-year-old, a seventh-round pick from the 2016 Draft, has pitched to a 4.30 ERA through five starts (23 innings this season). Williams also spent 2018 with Richmond, but split time between the bullpen and the rotation.
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Padres: Xavier Edwards, SS (No. 14) -- 5-for-5, 2B, RBI, R (Class A Fort Wayne)
Edwards, the No. 38 overall pick in last year’s Draft, was perfect at the plate Wednesday, collecting a career-high five hits out of the leadoff spot for the TinCaps. The 19-year-old switch-hitter’s performance pushed his season average to .390, the best mark among qualified hitters in the South Atlantic League. With more walks (10) than strikeouts (7), Edwards also leads the circuit in OBP (.449) and is tied for second in stolen bases (8).   
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Rockies: Brendan Rodgers, INF (No. 1, MLB No. 9) -- 2-for-4, 2 2B, R, BB (Triple-A Albuquerque)
After going 0-for-3 on Tuesday, Rodgers picked back up right where he left off with another multihit performance for the Isotopes. The 22-year-old has two or more hits in six of his past eight games and is hitting .323 early in the season. The 2015 first-rounder is coming off a 2018 season where he hit .268, a career low.
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