Saturday's top prospect performers

May 5th, 2019

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


Blue Jays: Anthony Alford, OF (No. 10) -- 2-for-4, HR (4), 2 RBI (Triple-A Buffalo)
Alford put the Bisons on the board with his fourth homer of the season, a solo shot in the second inning, and later plated a run on a groundout. He added a single en route to his first multihit effort since April 11. After an impressive showing during Spring Training, the 24-year-old outfielder is hitting only .167/.261/.359 so far in 2019.
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Orioles: Drew Rom, LHP (No. 28) -- 4 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 7 K (Class A Delmarva)
The 2018 fourth-rounder logged his second straight scoreless start for the Shorebirds, who defeated Asheville, 4-1, to improve to 22-4 on the season. Rom has allowed one run on 11 hits over his past three starts, striking out 16 batters in 21 1/3 innings. Including his pro debut, the 19-year-old southpaw has compiled a 2.08 ERA with 58 strikeouts and 13 walks in 52 innings.
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Rays: Brendan McKay, LHP/DH (No. 3, MLB No. 28) -- 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 7 K; Lucius Fox, SS (No. 10) -- 2-for-5, HR (2), 3B, 3 RBI, 2 R (Double-A Montgomery)
In recording his first Double-A win, McKay tossed a season-high six innings as he allowed one run or fewer for the fourth straight start. The 23-year-old lefty’s seven strikeouts gives him 40 punchouts this season in only 24 2/3 innings (14.6 K/9), while his ERA and WHIP sit at 2.19 and 0.81, respectively, after Saturday’s outing. Fox, 21, hit a leadoff home run and added a triple in his second trip to the plate before finishing with a team-high three RBIs. He’s hitting .208 this year but sports a .783 OPS with a Southern League-leading 11 stolen bases.
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Red Sox: C.J. Chatham, SS (No. 9) -- 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI (Double-A Portland)
Chatham upped his average to .337 with his third straight multihit game for the Sea Dogs. He’s racked up 30 hits, including 10 doubles, in 30 games. A second-round pick in the 2016 Draft out of Florida Atlantic, the 24-year-old shortstop is a career .303/.346/.405 hitter in 180 Minor League games.
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Yankees: Josh Breaux, C (No. 15) -- 1-for-2, HR (6), 2 RBI, BB, HBP (Class A Charleston)
The red-hot Breaux extended his hitting streak to nine games when he hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat of the game. He reached base three times but departed early after being hit by a pitch on the foot in the eighth inning. The 21-year-old backstop has five homers and 17 RBIs during that streak and improved his average from .235 to .310 in that span.
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Indians: Tyler Freeman, SS (No. 3) -- 2-for-3, HR (2), 2B, 2 RBI, 3 R, BB (Class A Lake County)
Freeman, 19, hit an opposite-field home run on an 0-2 pitch and reached base three times for the Captains as he emerged from a 2-for-20 skid at the plate. Even with the brief slump, he's still hitting .286/.414/.462 with 11 extra-base hits, eight steals and a Midwest League-best 26 runs scored this season.
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Royals: Jackson Kowar, RHP (No. 7) -- 6 2/3 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K (Class A Adv Wilmington)
Kowar set a career high in strikeouts in his first scoreless start since he tossed five hitless innings in his 2019 debut. Selected by the Royals with the No. 33 overall pick in last year’s Draft, the 22-year-old right-hander has pitched to a 2.45 ERA with 33 strikeouts in 33 innings (six starts) thus far in his first full season.
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Tigers: Dustin Peterson, OF (No. 29) -- 2-for-5, HR (1), 3 RBI (Triple-A Toledo)
Outside of Tigers top prospect Casey Mize’s dominant outing in Double-A, it was Peterson who stood out on Saturday, hitting his first home run of the season as part of a three-RBI game in Triple-A. He's swung a hot bat since being optioned to the Minors on April 29, posting a .370 average in six games.
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Twins: Alex Kirilloff, OF (No. 2, MLB No. 8) -- 2-for-4, 2B, RBI, BB (Double-A Pensacola)
Playing in only his third game of the season after a wrist injury cost him all of April, Kirilloff, 21, collected multiple hits, including a double, and was successful in all nine chances defensively in his first career start as a first baseman. He's coming off of a first full season in which he led the Minors in total bases (296) while ranking third in average (.348) and seventh in RBIs (101).
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White Sox: Luis Robert, OF (No. 4, MLB No. 37) -- 4-for-5, 2B, R, SB (Double-A Birmingham)
Robert went 0-for-10 with four strikeouts over his first three Double-A contests before erupting for four hits out of the leadoff spot on Saturday night. It was his second four-hit performance this season, with his previous one coming in his final game with Class A Advanced Winston-Salem on April 29. The 21-year-old outfielder is having a breakout campaign, hitting .422 with eight home runs (17 extra-base hits) and nine steals through 23 games.
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A’s: Jorge Mateo, SS (No. 8) -- 3-for-5, HR (2), 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R, SB (8) (Triple-A Las Vegas)
Mateo did a little bit of everything as he finished a triple short of hitting for the cycle in the Aviators' loss against Fresno. After a disappointing 2018 campaign in which he hit .230 with three homers and 25 steals over 131 games in Triple-A, the 23-year-old shortstop produced a .341 average with two homers and eight steals over 27 games in his second tour of the level.
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Angels: Jared Walsh, 1B/OF/LHP (No. 20) -- 2-for-5, HR (8), 3 RBI (Triple-A Salt Lake)
For a second straight night, Walsh connected on a three-run homer for the Bees as part of a 2-for-5 showing. The 25-year-old has already gone deep eight times this season in 28 games, building off a breakout 2018 campaign in which he set career highs by hitting 29 homers and 34 doubles while ascending three levels.
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Astros: Kyle Tucker, OF (No. 2, MLB No. 7) -- 4-for-5, HR (7), 2 RBI (Triple-A Round Rock)
Tucker’s first four-hit game of the season was highlighted by his second home run, a line-drive solo shot to right-center field, in as many days. After a slow start to his season, the 22-year-old outfielder is hitting .341 with five home runs and 13 RBIs over his last 10 games.
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Mariners: Jarred Kelenic, OF (No. 2, MLB No. 53) -- 2-for-3, HR (6), 2 RBI, 2 R, BB (Class A West Virginia)
After having his 16-game hit streak come to an end Friday, the 19-year-old Kelenic bounced back to hit his sixth home run and reach base three times in a 2-for-3 showing. Acquired from the Mets in the offseason Edwin Diaz-Robinson Cano deal, the 2018 No. 6 overall pick is raking at a .340/.441/.630 clip, with six homers and 11 doubles through 26 games in his first full season.
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Rangers: Sam Huff, C/1B (No. 21) -- 2-for-5, HR (14), 3 RBI (Class A Hickory)
The homers keep coming for Huff, who launched a go-ahead two-run shot in the seventh inning of Hickory's 9-6 win over Kannapolis. A seventh-round pick in 2016 out of the Arizona prep ranks, Huff, 21, leads the Minors with 14 home runs -- seven of which have come in his last 10 games -- and sits atop the South Atlantic League leaderboard in OPS (1.172), slugging (.806), total bases (79) and RBIs (27).
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Braves: Ian Anderson, RHP (No. 3, MLB No. 30) -- 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 11 K (Double-A Mississippi); Austin Riley, 3B/1B (No. 5, MLB No. 35) -- 3-for-3, 2 HR (10), 5 RBI, 2 R, BB (Triple-A Gwinnett)
Anderson, 21, matched his career high in strikeouts as he turned in his second straight scoreless start of six innings – technically, he went six-plus, departing the game after issuing a leadoff walk in the seventh -- for the M-Braves. To go along with his 2.79 ERA through six starts, the former first-rounder (2016) has held hitters to a .181 average while racking up 37 strikeouts in 29 innings. Riley’s two-homer performance was his second in four games and gives him 10 in 28 games this season. The 22-year-old has hit eight of those home runs in his last nine games, a stretch during which he’s hitting an obscene .514 with 18 RBIs and 13 runs scored.
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Marlins: Jose Devers, SS (No. 12) -- 4-for-5, 2B (Class A Adv Jupiter)
The 19-year-old is second in Florida State League in hitter with a .370 average after collecting a season-high four hits on Saturday. It was the third four-hit game of Devers' pro career, but his first at Class A Advanced. He hit a double for his third extra-base hit of the year and is now slashing .370/.418/.425 in 18 games for Jupiter this season.
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Mets: David Peterson, LHP (No. 6) -- 5 2/3 IP, 9 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 9 K (Double-A Binghamton)
Peterson may have allowed a season-high nine hits, but he also set a season high in strikeouts (9) and allowed only one earned run for the second time in five starts. The lefty worked 5 2/3 innings at Portland, matching his longest outing of the year, and issued only one walk. This was a nice bounce-back outing for Peterson after he allowed seven earned runs in 1 2/3 innings in his previous start against Akron. He is 1-2 with a 5.82 ERA in five starts.
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Phillies: Alec Bohm, 3B (No. 1, MLB No. 56) -- 2-for-5, 2B, 2 R (Class A Adv Clearwater)
Bohm is batting a sensational .354/.426/.545 through 27 games at two Class A levels this season. Since being promoted to Clearwater, he is hitting .300/.364/.350 with a double, two walks and four runs scored. His two-bagger on Saturday was his first career extra-base hit in Class A Advanced. He has collected two hits in two of his five games for Clearwater.
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Nationals: James Bourque, RHP (No. 17) -- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K (Double-A Harrisburg)
Bourque had another stellar relief outing Saturday, as he made his third straight scoreless appearance. The righty has allowed only one earned run over his past nine games, lowering his ERA to 1.15. Bourque has 24 strikeouts in 15 2/3 innings this season, allowing only two earned runs and walking only five. He has a 1.02 WHIP and has limited opposing batters to a .196 average.
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Brewers: Keston Hiura, 2B (No. 1, MLB No. 19) -- 3-for-4, 2 HR (10), 2B, 4 RBI, BB (Triple-A San Antonio)
Hiura drove in all four runs via three extra-base hits on Saturday as the Missions fell to Round Rock, 10-4. The 22-year-old second baseman hit an RBI ground-rule double to left field in his first at-bat, hit an opposite-field solo shot in the eighth inning and connected on a two-run homer in the following frame. He's hitting .327/.367/.752 this season, with 10 home runs, 11 doubles and 22 RBIs in 28 games.
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Cubs: Alex Lange, RHP (No. 12) -- 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 7 K (Class A Adv Myrtle Beach)
After struggling in his last start, Lange bounced back with a superb outing on Saturday. The righty gave up seven earned runs on eight hits in one-third of an inning against Salem last Sunday. This time, again facing Salem, Lange tossed five hitless innings in his best start so far this season. It was the first time that Lange completed five innings this year, as well as the first time he allowed less than four runs.
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Cardinals: Conner Capel, OF (No. 17) -- 2-for-4 (Double-A Springfield)
Capel notched his sixth multihit performance in 27 games this season as he knocked a pair of singles as Springfield's designated hitter on Saturday. The outfielder is batting .211/.272/.379 in his first stint in the Double-A Texas League. Capel hit .257 with seven homers in 118 games at the Class A Advanced level in 2018.
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Pirates: Kevin Kramer, 2B (No. 6) -- 3-for-4, 2B (Triple-A Indianapolis)
Kramer notched his first three-hit game of the season on Friday. Then, he collected three more hits Saturday, including a double. Kramer is 6-for-8 with a homer and five RBIs in Indianapolis' first three games against Louisville. His last two games have raised his batting average from .213 to .279.
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Reds: Hendrik Clementina, C (No. 23) -- 4-for-5, HR (3), 3 RBI, 2 R (Class A Adv Daytona)
It's been a big weekend so far for Clementina as he's homered in back-to-back days and gone 6-for-10 with two homers, six RBIs and three runs scored in Daytona's first two games against Clearwater. With two straight multihit performances, the catcher has raised his average from .190 to .247. Clementina has four multihit games this season.
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D-backs: Jazz Chisholm, SS (No. 1, MLB No. 57) -- 2-for-3, 2 solo HR (8), HBP (Double-A Jackson)
That’s three home runs in the past two games for the 21-year-old shortstop, who’s had eight of his 15 hits leave the park so far in 2019. But while the power has been there for Chisholm, who led all Minor League shortstops with 25 home runs a year ago, he’s hitting only .172 with 39 strikeouts in 24 games in his first Double-A campaign.
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Dodgers: Jeter Downs, SS (No. 7) -- 2-for-5, 2 HR (4), 3 RBI, 2 R (Class A Adv. Rancho Cucamonga)
Downs teed off twice in his first career multi-homer game, hitting a two-run shot in the third inning followed by a solo homer in the seventh. Acquired from the Reds in the offseason trade that sent Yasiel Puig and others to Cincinnati, the 20-year-old shortstop has accrued four home runs and seven steals so far this season after totaling 13 homers and 37 steals last season at Class A Dayton.
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Giants: Melvin Adon, RHP (No. 15) -- 2 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K (Double-A Richmond)
Adon is finding his groove, as Saturday's outing marked his third straight scoreless appearance. Over that stretch, the righty has worked 6 1/3 innings and allowed only two hits with 10 strikeouts and three walks. Adon has lowered his ERA from 3.12 to 1.80 during that span.
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Padres: Esteury Ruiz, 2B (No. 27) -- 1-for-4, HR (2), 3 RBI (Class A Adv Lake Elsinore)
Ruiz hit his first home run of the season on Wednesday, and it didn't take him long to swat another. On Saturday, he homered and collected a season-high three RBIs, marking his first game with multiple runs driven in this season. Ruiz has a hit in three of his last four games.
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Rockies: Brendan Rodgers, INF (No. 1, MLB No. 9) -- 4-for-5, 2 R, RBI (Triple-A Albuquerque)
Rodgers can’t be stopped right now, as Saturday’s four-hit effort marked his ninth multihit performance in his last 14 games. He’s hitting .439/.484/.807 with four homers, seven doubles and 11 RBIs during that stretch, giving him a .345/.411/.609 line for the season.
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