Sunday's top prospect performers

May 19th, 2019

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


Blue Jays: Kevin Vicuna, SS (No. 27) -- 4-for-4, 3B, 2 RBIs (Class A-Adv Dunedin)
Vicuna had been hitless over his prior three games entering Sunday's doubleheader against Lakeland, but he went 1-for-3 in the first game, a 9-1 loss, and 4-for-4 with a triple in the second contest, a 16-4 victory. He's hitting .313 over his last 10 games.
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Orioles: Ryan Mountcastle, 1B (No. 1, MLB. No. 65) -- 2-for-4, HR (6), 2B, 5 RBI, R, BB (Triple-A Norfolk); Zac Lowther, LHP (No. 8) -- 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K (Double-A Bowie)
Mountcastle had a big day at the plate during Norfolk's 8-4 win over Indianapolis, picking up two hits, including a three-run homer in the fifth inning, and a career-best five RBIs. Over his last four games, he's 7-for-17 (.412), raising his season OPS to .872. For a second consecutive start, Lowther held his opponent scoreless. The 23-year-old southpaw hurled five shutout innings for the Bowie Baysox against the Erie Seawolves, scatting five hits and striking out a season-best eight batters.
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Rays: Moises Gomez, OF (No. 13) -- 3-for-4, 2 HR (5), 2B, 4 RBI, 2 R (Class A Adv Charlotte)
Gomez recorded his first multihomer and second three-hit game of 2019. His four RBIs were also a season-high. Sunday marked his first time going deep since May 3, and he now has five home runs on the year.
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Red Sox: Jarren Duran, OF (No. 10) -- 1-for-3, 2B, RBI (Class A Adv Salem)
Duran, who is second in the Minors in batting average (.406), extended his hitting streak to 11 games Sunday with an RBI double. He has seven extra-base hits in that span (six doubles, one home run).
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Yankees: Albert Abreu, RHP (No. 3) -- 5 2/3 IP, 7 H, 2 R (2 ER), 4 BB, 5 K (Double-A Trenton)
Abreu wasn't at his sharpest, but he kept Trenton in the game in an eventual 7-1 loss to Binghamton. Following the outing, his season ERA stands at 3.99, down from 7.31 four starts ago.
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Indians: Will Benson, OF (No. 25) -- 2-for-3, HR (9), RBI, 2 R, BB, SB (Class A Lake County)
Benson stuffed the stat sheet Sunday, homering for the ninth time this season and also scoring two runs, drawing a walk and stealing a base with a 2-for-3 performance for Lake County. It marked his sixth multihit game of 2019.
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Royals: MJ Melendez, C (No. 3) -- 2-for-4, HR (3), 2B, RBI, R (Class A Adv Wilmington)
Melendez's third homer of the season helped pushed Wilmington past Potomac, 5-3, on Sunday. Melendez's homer got the Blue Rocks on the board in the seventh and ignited a five-run come-from-behind rally.
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Tigers: Parker Meadows, OF (No. 8) -- 2-for-4, HR (3), 2 RBI, R (Class A West Michigan)
Meadows launched his third homer of the season in the ninth inning of West Michigan's 11-9 loss to Great Lakes. He logged his first multi-hit game since May 10.
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Twins: Travis Blankenhorn, 2B/3B/OF (No. 28) -- 3-for-4, HR, R, 2 RBI, BB (Double-A Pensacola)
Blankenhorn stretched his hitting streak to nine games with three hits in Sunday’s extra-innings, walk-off victory over the Mobile BayBears. His two-out, two-run homer in the third gave him six on the season.
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White Sox: Konnor Pilkington, LHP (No. 20) -- 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 12 K (Class A Adv Winston-Salem)
Pilkington turned in a six-inning gem Sunday, holding the Down East Wood Ducks scoreless and striking out a career-best 12 batters. His performance was spoiled, however, as Winston-Salem was shut out and the Wood Ducks won on a walk-off single in the ninth.
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A’s: Marcos Brito, 2B (No. 16) -- 1-for-3, HR (2), 2 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB (Class A Beloit)
Brito belted a two-run homer in the second inning of Beloit's 15-7 victory over Kane County. It was his second home run of the season, one more than he hit in 57 games for Class A Short Season Vermont last year.
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Angels: Brandon Marsh, OF (No. 3) -- 2-for-4, 2B, SB, 2 R (Double-A Mobile)
Marsh scored two of Mobile's three runs in a 4-3 loss in 10 innings to Pensacola. He's five for his last 12 and is hitting .323 over his past 10 games, upping his season batting average to .262.
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Astros: Yordan Alvarez, OF (No. 3, MLB No. 26) -- 1-for-3, HR (18), RBI, 2 R, BB (Triple-A Round Rock); J.B. Bukauskas, RHP (No. 5, MLB No. 85) -- 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R (1 ER), 6 K (Double-A Corpus Christi)
Alvarez slugged his 18th home run of the season and trails Pacific Coast League home run leader Kevin Cron (D-backs) by one. The 21-year-old Cuban slugger leads the Minors in the other two Triple Crown categories, with a .411 average and 55 RBIs. Bukauskas, meanwhile, hurled six innings of one-run ball for Double-A Corpus Christi, striking out six batters. The six innings he pitched were a season-high.
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Mariners: Logan Gilbert, RHP (No. 6) -- 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 11 K (Class A Adv Modesto)
Gilbert turned in a tremendous start in Modesto's 2-0 victory over Rancho Cucamonga, striking out 11 and walking none over a dominant seven innings. Outside of a hiccup on May 2, the left-hander has been outstanding, with Saturday's gem lowering his season ERA to 1.75 over seven starts.
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Rangers: Sam Huff, C/1B (No. 21) -- 2-for-4, 2B, RBI (Class A Adv Down East)
Huff lined a walk-off single to center field in Down East's 1-0 victory over Winston-Salem. He's hitting .317.346/.717 with an 16 homers in 40 games this season.
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Braves: Ian Anderson, RHP (No. 3, MLB No. 31) -- 5 2/3 IP, 7 H, R (ER), 0 BB, 5 K (Double-A Mississippi)
Anderson turned in a solid performance in Mississippi's 2-1 loss to Birmingham, lowering his season ERA to 3.70 over nine starts, with 52 strikeouts but also 28 walks over 41 1/3 innings.
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Marlins: Jordan Holloway, RHP (No. 13) -- 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 11 K (Class A Adv Jupiter)
Holloway continued his recent run of success with a third consecutive scoreless start. The right-hander allowed just three hits and a walk while striking out a career-high 11. He hasn’t allowed a run since April 26 and hasn't allowed an earned run in five of his seven outings this year.
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Mets: Luis Carpio, 2B/SS (No. 29) -- 2-for-3, HR (2), 2 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB (Double-A Binghamton)
In his first game since being promoted to Double-A, Carpio contributed right away with a 2-for-3 performance that included a two-run homer in the seventh inning to help Binghamton to a 7-1 win over Trenton.
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Phillies: Adonis Medina, RHP (No. 2, MLB No. 70) -- 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K (Double-A Reading)
Medina started and tossed five scoreless innings in Reading's 5-4 win over Portland. He gave up four hits, walked two and fanned five to lower his season ERA to 4.64 over seven starts.
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Nationals: Carter Kieboom, SS (No. 1. MLB No. 25) -- 2-for-3, HR (6), 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R (Triple-A Fresno)
After making his Major League debut with the Nationals on April 26 and hitting his first two homers over an 11-game stint with Washington, Kieboom picked up right where he left off at Fresno, going 2-for-4 with a double and two-run homer in the Grizzlies' 4-3 loss to Sacramento. He's hitting .368/.496/.674 with six homers on the season.
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Brewers: Lucas Erceg, 3B (No. 8) -- 2-for-3, HR (5), RBI, R, 2 BB (Triple-A San Antonio)
Though he had been slumping, Erceg had a big day at the plate to help San Antonio beat Memphis, 9-3. The third baseman went 2-for-3 with a solo homer in the second inning and a pair of walks, upping his season line to .232/.341/.455.
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Cubs: Christopher Morel, 3B/SS (No. 26) -- 2-for-3, HR (2), RBI, 2 R (Class A South Bend)
Morel helped South Bend to an 8-4 win over Dayton, launching a solo homer in the fourth inning for his second of the season. He has registered three consecutive multihit games, raising his season average from .214 to .252 in the process.
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Cardinals: Elehuris Montero, 3B (No. 3) -- 2-for-4, HR (3), RBI, R (Double-A Springfield)
Montero belted his third homer of the season, a solo shot in the third inning of Springfield's 4-3 loss to Northwest Arkansas. He's seven for his last 18 (.389), boosting his average from .203 to .234 in the span of five games.
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Pirates: Luis Escobar, RHP (No. 9) -- 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K (Triple-A Indiana)
In his first start of the season, Escobar hurled three scoreless frames, allowing only one hit and a pair of walks and striking out two. It was a nice bounce-back outing for the right-hander, who was tagged for two home runs -- the first runs scored against him in 2019 -- in a relief appearance Thursday.
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Reds: Andy Sugilio, OF (No. 22) -- 3-for-5, RBI (Class A Adv Daytona)
Sugilio delivered the game-winning knock for the Daytona Tortugas against the Tampa Tarpons, driving in the go-ahead run with a single in the 10th inning. The clutch single capped Sugilio’s first three-hit performance of 2019.
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D-backs: Drew Ellis, 3B (No. 14) -- 1-for-3, HR (3), 2 RBI, R (Double-A Jackson)
Ellis’ third home run of the season contributed to the Jackson Generals’ 7-1 victory over the Tennessee Smokies. He also drove in a run in the fourth with a sacrifice fly.
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Dodgers: Cristian Santana, 3B/1B (No. 26) -- 1-for-4, HR (6), 2 RBI (Double-A Tulsa)
Santana drove in two of Tulsa's three runs in an 8-3 loss to Arkansas, launching a two-run homer in the sixth inning. He's now slashing .311/.340/.470 for the season.
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Giants: Abiatal Avelino, SS (No. 17) -- 3-for-3, 2 2B, R (Triple-A Sacramento)
Avelino doubled twice in Sacramento's 4-3 loss to Fresno and has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games, batting .333 in that span to push his season line to .269/.303/.428.
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Padres: Logan Allen, LHP (No. 6, MLB No. 68) -- 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 5 K (Triple-A El Paso)
Allen went five innings in El Paso's 5-4 loss to Albuquerque, yielding a run on three hits, walking three and fanning five. That lowered his season ERA to 4.54. Following a rough start to the season, he's lowered his ERA by nearly four runs in four starts this month.
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Rockies: Tyler Nevin, 1B/3B (No. 6) -- 1-for-4, HR (2), RBI, 2 R, BB (Double-A Hartford)
Nevin homered for the second time this season as the Hartford Yard Goats narrowly edged past New Hampshire, 5-4. He also drew a leadoff walk and came around to score in the seventh.
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