Monday's top offseason prospect performers

November 9th, 2021

Here's a look at Monday’s top performers in the Fall and Winter Leagues from each team's Top 30 Prospects list.

Cubs: Caleb Kilian, RHP (No. 14), Mesa Solar Sox
A Fall League season that could not have started any worse has morphed into one of the more impressive campaigns. After the first two Mesa pitchers combined to allow 10 runs in three frames, Kilian entered and doused the flames with five scoreless innings. The 24-year-old allowed hits to two of the first three batters he faced but retired 14 of the final 15 batters he faced, striking out five. Kilian extended his shutout streak to 12 consecutive innings, which sliced his ERA to 5.14 with an 18-to-5 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 14 innings.

Twins: Matt Wallner, OF (No. 14), Scottsdale Scorpions
Wallner launched his third homer in five games and fifth overall to help pace Scottsdale’s 16-hit, 10-run outburst. The 23-year-old doubled, walked and drove in two runs for the second consecutive contest, giving him 13 RBIs in 13 games. Wallner, who has reached safely in all but one outing, is batting .271/.390/.625 with seven extra-base hits in 59 plate appearances.

Yankees: Elijah Dunham, OF (No. 24), Surprise Saguaros
Dunham extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a pair of extra-base hits and scored twice during the Saguaros’ victory. The 23-year-old tripled, doubled and drew a walk, giving him consecutive multihit efforts and five during his hitting streak. The hot stretch has raised Dunham’s average to .377, third-highest in the league. Thanks to his 13 walks, the 2019 Draft pick has pushed his on-base percentage up to .500 while slugging at a .623 clip on the strength of nine extra-base hits.

Dodgers: James Outman, OF (No. 27), Glendale Desert Dogs
Outman’s scorching November got a few degrees hotter after he scored twice during his second consecutive three-hit effort. The performance extended his hitting streak to 10 games and increased his slash line this month to .476/.542/.810 with six extra-base hits, five RBIs and five runs in five games. Overall, Outman is batting .360 and his .720 slugging percentage, 1.178 OPS and seven doubles stand second on the circuit.

Cardinals: Juan Yepez, 1B (No. 27), Glendale Desert Dogs
Yepez bookended the game’s scoring with a pair of RBI singles to move him into a tie for the top spot in the AFL with 21. The 23-year-old has been a run-producing machine during his 17 games. In addition to his 21 RBIs, Yepez has scored 10 times while tallying 10 extra-base hits, including five home runs. Despite a slow start to November, the Venezuela native has produced a productive .291/.377/.600 slash line in 77 plate appearances.

Padres: Eguy Rosario, 3B (No. 15), Peoria Javelinas
Rosario collected his second three-hit performance of the fall to boost his average to .291, its highest point yet. The Dominican Republic native stroked his third double of the campaign and ignited Peoria’s second-inning rally with a leadoff single. The 22-year-old scored later in the frame, the first of two times he crossed the plate in the game. Rosario has hit safely in five of his last six appearances and eight of 10 overall after beginning the season 3-for-14.