Thursday's top prospect performers

May 21st, 2021

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

Tigers: Riley Greene, OF (MLB No. 16), Double-A Erie
Greene’s slump is officially busted. After hitting a bit of a rough patch, Greene and his bat opted to have a sleepover and the results have been impressive. After going 2-for-3 with a pair of homers Thursday, Greene is 5-for-8 with seven RBIs over his past two games. The fifth overall pick from the 2019 Draft went deep in both the sixth and eighth innings, giving him the second two-homer game of his career. Greene is now hitting .279 on the year. Tigers prospects stats »

Twins: Alex Kirilloff, OF (MLB No. 20), Triple-A St. Paul
Out since May 5 with a right wrist sprain, Kirilloff appears ready to return to the Majors. The 23-year-old homered Wednesday night in a contest suspended and completed on Thursday and went deep again in the second game of his Major League rehab assignment later in the evening. At the time of his injury, Kirilloff was batting .214/.227/.571 with seven extra-base hits and 11 RBIs in 42 at-bats with the Twins. He’s 3-for-6 since beginning his rehab assignment. Twins prospects stats »

Noelvi Marte, SS (No. 7), Low-A Modesto
Marte has been off to a fast start this season and that continued with his 2-for-4, three-RBI night on Thursday. The 19-year-old hit his fourth homer of the season in the first inning and later added a double. Through 14 games Marte has put together eight multihit performances, including six in his past seven contests. Signed back in 2018, Marte made his professional debut in 2019 when he hit .309 over 65 games in the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League. Mariners prospects stats »

Marlins: Jesús Sánchez, OF (No. 6), Triple-A Jacksonville
Sánchez continues to rake as he put together another multihit performance, going 2-for-4 with his seventh homer of the season. Sánchez, whom the Marlins signed back in 2014, may be the hottest hitter in the Minors right now. The 23-year-old is hitting a ridiculous .509/.536/1.573 and has hits in 12 of the 13 games he’s played -- eight of which are multihit efforts. Marlins prospects stats »

Nationals: Evan Lee, LHP (No. 24), High-A Wilmington
Lee seemingly had everything working as he twirled 4 2/3 scoreless innings. The 23-year-old had given up five earned runs over 3 2/3 innings entering play, but rebounded to turn in his best start of the season and rack up a career-high nine strikeouts. Lee gave up four hits and walked a pair, but threw 58 of his 89 pitches for strikes and was able to keep Aberdeen off the scoreboard. Nationals prospects stats »

Orioles: Kevin Smith, LHP (No. 16), Double-A Bowie
Richmond hitters were likely pleased to see Smith exit the game as he fanned seven in a row from the first to the third inning. The 24-year-old ultimately struck out eight over his 4 2/3 scoreless innings, giving up four hits and walking two in the process. Smith, who has pitched to a 1.38 ERA so far this season, threw 54 of his 85 pitches for strikes in the outing. Orioles prospects stats »

Twins: Matt Wallner, OF (No. 13), High-A Cedar Rapids
Wallner collected a career-high four hits as part of a 4-for-5 night at the plate. The 39th overall pick from the 2019 Draft showed off both his power and speed as he raced around the bases for a triple and hit his fourth homer of the year. Wallner is hitting .322 early in the season and has hits in six of his past seven games. He’s also homered in two of his past three contests. Twins prospects stats »

Rangers: Cole Winn, RHP (No. 3), Double-A Frisco
Winn was a hard-luck loser Thursday night, despite allowing one run over six innings. The 21-year-old allowed three hits and a walk, struck out five and lowered his ERA to 2.87 through his first three starts. The lone blemish against him came in the opening frame during a two-batter sequence when he hit a batter and surrendered an RBI double. Winn struck out the side in the second and allowed three baserunners over his final five frames. He departed the game having thrown 56 of 79 pitches for strikes. Rangers prospects stats »

Yankees: Luis Medina, RHP (No. 7), High-A Hudson Valley
Medina racked up a season-high 11 strikeouts as he carved his way through 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball. The 22-year-old threw 49 of his 76 pitches for strikes, yielded one hit and walked a pair. Medina has pitched to a 1.45 ERA so far this season and held opponents scoreless in three of those outings. Overall, he’s struck out 23 over 18 2/3 innings. Yankees prospects stats »

Yankees: Glenn Otto, RHP (No. 28), Double-A Somserset
Otto entered his Thursday start with 14 strikeouts through his first two outings this season. He matched that total over 5 1/3 scoreless innings at Hartford, fanning 14 while walking just one and allowing two hits. A fifth-round pick of the Yankees in 2017, Otto is working at Double-A for the first time. The Rice product gave up seven runs on 10 hits over 5 1/3 innings in his last start, six days ago at New Hampshire. On Thursday, he threw 53 of 85 pitches for strikes. Yankees prospects stats »