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Sunday's top prospect performers

May 27, 2018

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Sunday.Playing in his second full season, Anderson Tejeda's power is starting to show in earnest.  Tejeda, the Rangers' No. 12 prospect, launched a pair of two-run homers and collected a season-high four hits on Sunday as

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Sunday.
Playing in his second full season, Anderson Tejeda's power is starting to show in earnest.  
Tejeda, the Rangers' No. 12 prospect, launched a pair of two-run homers and collected a season-high four hits on Sunday as he helped to power Class A Advanced Down East past Frederick, 11-4. He also hit a double and scored a career-best four runs in the contest, finishing 4-for-5 at the plate.  
The multi-homer performance was Tejeda's second in 284 career games. He previously accomplished the feat on Aug. 28, 2016, as a member of Class A Short Season Spokane in the Northwest League.  
What's more, Tejeda's now gone deep three times in his past two games to push his season total to eight home runs in 48 games for the Wood Ducks. It's the same total the 20-year-old shortstop posted last season over 115 games in the Class A South Atlantic League, and two shy of the career-high mark he established across three levels in 2016.  
Altogether, Tejeda has produced a .270/.337/.492 batting line with 22 extra-base hits and a Carolina League-leading 41 RBIs.  
The rest of the best performances from top prospects Sunday
No. 19 overall prospect Royce Lewis (Twins' No. 1) went deep in his first two at-bats in Game 1 of Class A Cedar Rapids' doubleheader, marking his first career multi-homer game. The 18-year-old shortstop hit a solo shot in the first inning and added a two-run shot in the third to finish 2-for-5 with three RBIs. He followed in the nightcap with a 1-for-3 effort that included a walk-off sacrifice fly. Lewis, the 2017 No. 1 overall Draft pick, is hitting .303 on the season, with a .757 OPS, three home runs and 13 steals through 36 games.  

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• No. 31 overall prospect Luis Urias (Padres' No. 3) started the scoring for Triple-A El Paso with a first-inning solo shot, his fifth home run of the season. The 20-year-old second baseman, in addition to slashing .290/.406/.444 through 45 games, is now one home run shy of matching the career-high total he posted over 123 games in 2016.

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• No. 52 overall prospect Kolby Allard (Braves' No. 6) lowered his Triple-A ERA to 2.09, the second-best mark in the International League, behind seven innings of two-run ball in a win for Triple-A Gwinnett. The 20-year-old left-hander allowed two hits while striking out and walking two apiece and throwing 58 of his 87 pitches for strikes. He ranks second in the circuit with 56 innings pitched and has completed at least six frames in six straight starts.  

• No. 55 overall prospect Jo Adell (Angels' No. 1) blasted a two-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning for Class A Advanced Inland Empire to spoil Rancho Cucamonga's attempt at a combined no-hitter. The homer was Adell's second in six games since joining the 66ers, and he's now gone deep eight times in 31 games on the season.  

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Brewers No. 17 prospect Jake Gatewood went 3-for-5 with three run-scoring hits, as his solo home runs in the sixth and eighth innings and RBI single in the ninth proved to be the difference in Double-A Biloxi's 6-3 win over Mobile. The 22-year-old first baseman has homered three times in his past three games and nine times on the season, tying him for second in the Southern League. On the mound for the Shuckers, Trey Supak carried a no-hit bid for 3 2/3 frames before completing five innings of two-run ball to earn the win in his Double-A debut. The 21-year-old righty was promoted to Biloxi after ranking second in the Carolina League with a 1.76 ERA in 51 innings (nine starts).

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Mariners No. 21 prospectChase De Jong struck out eight in eight innings, both season highs, as Double-A Arkansas defeated Frisco, 6-2. He allowed five hits, including a two-run home run in the eighth inning, before completing the frame. De Jong issued one walk and generated seven ground-ball outs while throwing 70 of his 93 pitches for strikes.
Nationals No. 8 prospect Wil Crowe improve to 6-0 in his ninth outing for Class A Advanced Potomac, firing six scoreless innings to lead the P-Nats past Winston-Salem, 4-0. He allowed five hits, issued one walk and registered five strikeouts. The 2017 second-rounder has been solid in his first full season, posting a 2.54 ERA with 44 strikeouts and a .223 batting average against in 49 2/3 innings to go along with an unblemished record.

Orioles No. 7 prospect Keegan Akin mixed two hits and one walk with 10 strikeouts over season-high seven scoreless innings to pace Double-A Bowie in a 4-0 shutout of Binghamton. It was Akin's second double-digit strikeout performance this season after he previously fanned 12 batters on May 1. The 23-year-old lefty has pitched to a 2.97 ERA in his first Double-A campaign, striking out 63 in 57 2/3 innings spanning 10 starts.

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Phillies No. 12 prospectEnyel De Los Santos proved tough to square up, but struggled with his control, allowing one earned run on one hit with five walks and seven strikeouts in a loss for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The 22-year-old righty is pacing the International League with a 1.40 ERA through 51 1/3 innings (nine starts) during which he's limited hitters to a .194 average while compiling 56 strikeouts and 20 walks.   
White Sox No. 18 prospect Luis Gonzalez filled out the box score by going 2-for-2 with a game-opening home run, a double, two walks and four runs scored out of the leadoff spot in Class A Kannapolis' Game 1 doubleheader win over West Virginia. The 22-year-old outfielder would add a triple in the nightcap, extending his hitting streak to 12 games. A 2017 third-rounder out of New Mexico, Gonzalez is slashing .337/.393/.558 with 22 extra-base hits in his first full season.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero.