Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Thursday:• Gameday: Peoria 4, Mesa 3 | Glendale 21, Surprise 8 | Scottsdale 6, Salt River 5AL EastBlue Jays (Surprise)
Another day, another hitting show for Vladimir Guerrero Jr., baseball's top prospect, who extended his
Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Thursday:
• Gameday: Peoria 4, Mesa 3 | Glendale 21, Surprise 8 | Scottsdale 6, Salt River 5
Blue Jays (Surprise)
Another day, another hitting show for Vladimir Guerrero Jr., baseball's top prospect, who extended his fall hitting streak to 10 games and raised his average to .463 with a 2-for-4 performance, including a double, walk and run. Reliever Jackson McClelland threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings and struck out three, but starter Shawn Morimando was tagged for six runs and didn't make it out of the first inning.
All three Orioles prospects that played in Glendale's rout of Surprise had at least three hits. Center fielder Ryan McKenna, Baltimore's No. 12 prospect, reached base a team-high six times from the leadoff spot, scoring three runs, doubling twice and collecting a pair of walks in a 4-for-5 game. Third baseman Steve Wilkerson was 3-for-4 with a team-leading five RBIs and two runs, while designated hitter Martin Cervenka had four hits and three RBIs and scored one of his two runs stealing home in the first inning.
Rays No. 17 prospect Joe McCarthy was 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts as Peoria's designated hitter. He was lifted for a pinch-runner in the eighth inning after being hit by a pitch.
Red Sox (Mesa)
Third baseman Bobby Dalbec, Boston's No. 6 prospect, doubled for the second straight game and was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Three Red Sox relievers pitched in relief for Mesa on Thursday, with No. 9 prospect Mike Shawaryn allowing his first run of the fall in 1 1/3 innings as the first man out of the bullpen. Josh Taylor followed with two runs allowed in 1 2/3 innings, causing Peoria to tie the game before No. 7 prospect Darwinzon Hernandez took the loss by yielding the go-ahead run in the eighth.
Yankees No. 2 prospect Estevan Florial and No. 16 prospect Thairo Estrada brought home seven of Glendale's 21 runs on Thursday, with Florial, who entered the game late as a pinch-hitter in the fifth, driving in all four of his runs in an 11-run ninth inning with a pair of two-run knocks. Estrada extended his hitting streak to four games with a 3-for-5 game, including three runs and three RBIs. Reliever Kyle Zurak allowed one hit and struck out one in two scoreless innings.
Right fielder Connor Marabell was 1-for-2 with a run before he was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the fifth. Neither Indians prospect that pitched Thursday was effective -- Jared Robinson walked two and allowed a hit while recording only one out, and Dalbert Siri was tagged for four runs on six hits in two-thirds of an inning.
Royals No. 2 prospect Khalil Lee hit a two-run single in a 1-for-5 game, and center fielder Nick Heath was also 1-for-5 while doubling in his second straight contest.
Tigers No. 8 prospectDaz Cameron tallied his second three-hit game of the fall, going 3-for-4 with a walk and a run. Though he was picked off and caught stealing in the first inning, he was also part of a spectacular catch in the outfield to end the second. First baseman Daniel Pinero hit an RBI infield single, and No. 12 prospect Jake Rogers walked and scored. Left fielder Daniel Woodrow was 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
Twins (Salt River)
Minnesota's No. 18 prospect, Travis Blankenhorn, played left field and went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts. Right-hander Griffin Jax started and went four innings, giving up a run on three hits while walking one and fanning three.
White Sox (Glendale)
Second baseman Laz Rivera, the No. 28 prospect in the White Sox system, was one of three Glendale hitters with four hits in the Desert Dogs' 21-run outburst on Thursday. He scored three runs and hit an RBI single. Glendale starter Tanner Banks allowed three runs in 4 2/3 innings but still earned his second win of the fall, while Zach Thompson earned his first save by finishing the game with 1 1/3 hitless frames.
Right fielder Luis Barrera was 0-for-4 with an RBI groundout but made an impact in the field, recording an outfield assist at second base in the eighth inning.
Angels No. 4 prospect Jahmai Jones had his fourth multi-hit game in the last five contests with a 2-for-4 game, including a double and an RBI single. Roberto Baldoquin was 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.
Astros No. 21 prospect Abraham Toro went 1-for-4 with an RBI double, and is hitting .353 with a .979 OPS in AFL play. Center fielder Ronnie Dawson was 1-for-3 with an RBI triple and a walk, hitting .324 with a .993 OPS.
Ian Miller, the Mariners' No. 20 prospect, scored the go-ahead run after entering the game as a pinch-runner in the eighth inning. Peoria starter and No. 27 prospect Anthony Misiewicz was solid in four innings, allowing a run while striking out four, walking two and picking off a runner. Wyatt Mills, Seattle's No. 9 prospect, allowed a run as he pitched the seventh inning in relief.
Joe Barlow pitched a hitless sixth inning and Charles LeBlanc was 1-for-4 with a run, but Rangers No. 15 prospectC.D. Pelham and Joseph Kuzia were hit hard in the ninth inning, combining to allow 11 runs on nine hits and four walks.
First baseman Braxton Davidson was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles, the second of which drove in the game's winning run in the eighth inning. Shortstop Ray-Patrick Didder was 1-for-3, while No. 6 prospect Cristian Pache went 0-for-4 to snap a seven-game hitting streak.
Marlins (Salt River)
Center fielder Monte Harrison, Miami's No. 2 prospect, was 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. He's hitting .343 with an .823 OPS. Marlins No. 27 prospect Bryson Brigman started at second base and was 0-for-4 with a strikeout, dropping his AFL average to .206.
The Mets' top two prospects were in action Thursday, with Andres Gimenez (New York's No. 1 prospect, No. 55 overall) going 0-for-1 in a pinch-hit appearance, and Peter Alonso (New York's No. 2 prospect, No. 58 overall) turned in a 2-for-3 performance with an RBI double in the seventh. He's hitting .320 with a 1.037 OPS in AFL play.
Nationals (Salt River)
The Nationals had several players appear for Salt River against Scottsdale on Thursday, including three who are among their top 30 prospects. No. 2 prospect Carter Kieboom -- No. 37 overall -- went 1-for-3 with a double, walk and two runs scored. Right fielder Daniel Johnson, Washington's No. 7 prospect, took an 0-for-4 with a strikeout. No. 15 prospect Tres Barrera was 2-for-4 and drove in three runs.
Jake Noll was the designated hitter, and went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Left-hander Ben Braymer tossed a scoreless inning in relief, striking out two. Fellow left-hander Jordan Mills surrendered four runs on two hits, walking two over one-third of an inning. And left-hander Taylor Guilbeau gave up a run on two hits over two-thirds of an inning.
Philadelphia's No. 11 prospect, shortstop Arquimedes Gamboa, went 1-for-3 with a single. First baseman Darick Hall went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts. Right fielder Austin Listi was 0-for-2, but drew two walks and scored twice. Right-hander Tyler Viza started and gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits over 3 1/3 innings, walking one and striking out two. Right-hander Seth McGarry pitched the sixth and seventh innings, walking two and fanning two. Left-hander Jonathan Hennigan pitched a scoreless eighth, giving up a hit, walking one and striking out one.
Second baseman Keston Hiura, the Brewers' top prospect, hit his third homer of the fall, a two-run shot, as part of a 2-for-4 day, raising his fall average to .326. No. 19 prospect Trent Grisham was 0-for-4, but a trio of Brewers prospects had solid relief outings for Peoria, with Miguel Sanchez allowing a run in two innings, Jon Olczak picking up his first win of the fall with a clean eighth and Daniel Brown tallying his first save with a hitless ninth.
Andy Young hit a solo homer -- his second of the fall -- and knocked a two-run double as part of a four-hit game, while catcher Jeremy Martinez collected his first AFL RBIs with a two-run single in the eighth. Cardinals No. 30 prospect Connor Jones bounced back from his rough previous outing with two scoreless innings, striking out two and allowing two hits.
Cubs No. 6 prospect Nico Hoerner is hitting .326 this fall after knocking two hits for the third time in his last four games. Mesa starter Erick Leal threw four scoreless innings, striking out three while scattering two hits, before his bullpen gave up four runs in the final four frames.
Shortstop and Pirates No. 5 prospect Cole Tucker extended his hitting streak to four games with a pair of hits, including an RBI single, and designated hitter Will Craig added a pair of hits for the second straight game. No. 8 prospect Bryan Reynolds was 0-for-3 with a pair of walks. Matt Eckelman and Geoff Hartlieb were each charged with two runs in relief, though both of Eckelman's runs were unearned.
Left fielder Taylor Trammell, Cincinnati's No. 3 prospect (No. 17 overall) singled in four at-bats. Mark Kolozsvary was the starting catcher and went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. And right-hander Alex Powers pitched a clean ninth inning to pick up the save.
D-backs (Salt River)
Right-hander Kevin Ginkel tossed a perfect eighth inning, striking out the side. He has a 3.38 ERA during AFL play.
Dodgers No. 2 prospect Keibert Ruiz was 2-for-6 with a two-run single to cap Glendale's 11-run ninth inning. First baseman Jared Walker was the only Glendale starter without a hit, but he walked twice and scored a pair of runs. Cody Thomas drove in a run in the ninth inning on a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch and scored two runs in a 1-for-4 afternoon.
Right-hander Melvin Adon, San Francisco's No. 19 prospect, tossed 1 2/3 scoreless frames, striking out two, lowering his AFL ERA to 1.13. No. 28 prospect C.J. Hinojosa had one plate appearance as a pinch-hitter, and made the most of hit, delivering a bases-clearing triple in the seventh inning.
Catcher Austin Allen, the Padres' No. 25 prospect, was solid on both sides of the ball, going 2-for-4 with a run and throwing out speedy Cubs prospect Nico Hoerner trying to steal second base. No. 13 prospect Buddy Reed doubled and scored for the second time in three games, while No. 23 prospect Hudson Potts was 1-for-3 with a walk.
Rockies (Salt River)
Rockies No. 11 prospect Tyler Nevin played third base and went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks. Right-hander Jesus Tinoco pitched a scoreless sixth inning, yielding one hit. And Josh Fuentes, playing first base, turned in a 2-for-4 performance with a pair of singles and a run scored.