Saturday's best: Guerrero homers, plates five for Dunedin

August 27th, 2017

On the day his father was inducted into the Angels Hall of Fame, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. let his bat pay tribute.
Vlad Jr., the Blue Jays' top prospect and No. 6 overall in baseball, went 3-for-4 for Class A Advanced Dunedin on Saturday, ripping his 12th home run of 2017 and driving in five of Dunedin's six runs. He finished a triple shy of the cycle and threw in a walk for good measure.
The 18-year-old third baseman knocked a two-run homer to left-center field in the first inning against the Tampa Yankees, giving the Blue Jays an early lead. After the Yankees went ahead 3-2, Guerrero hit a bases-clearing double to center in the fourth to put Dunedin up 6-3.
Guerrero now has five home runs since his promotion to Dunedin in mid-July, and he is batting .333 with a .451 on-base percentage and a .497 slugging percentage in 41 games with Dunedin. Saturday marked Guerrero's fourth three-hit game and 14th multi-hit game at that level.
The younger Guerrero is fresh off being named to MLBPipeline's Prospect Team of the Week last week -- when he hit .545 with three home runs and 11 RBIs -- and he shows no signs of letting up.
Other top prospect performances from Saturday's action:
No. 12 overall prospect impressed again in his second start since being promoted to Triple-A Charlotte. The hard-throwing right-hander, the White Sox No. 3 prospect, threw five innings of one-run ball against the Gwinnett Braves, giving up just two hits and striking out six. In two outings with the Knights, Kopech has a 2.70 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 10 innings.
No. 25 overall prospect Kolby Allard, the Braves' No. 3 prospect, threw a gem for Double-A Mississippi. Allard went seven shutout innings to beat Pensacola, allowing only five hits and striking out nine without walking a batter in his longest start of the year. The 20-year-old left-hander has turned in five straight quality starts to begin August, with a 2.56 ERA this month.

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No. 47 overall prospect Kyle Lewis slugged a three-run homer for Class A Advanced Modesto in the Nuts' game against Visalia on Saturday. The Mariners No. 1 prospect's home run came in the third inning against the D-backs' No. 13 prospect, left-hander . Lewis now has six home runs since being promoted to Modesto in mid-June.
No. 68 overall prospect Matt Manning twirled six scoreless innings for Class A West Michigan, picking up his first win since joining the team earlier this month. The Tigers' No. 1 prospect allowed just three hits against Bowling Green and struck out six. It was one of the best outings of the season for the 19-year-old right-hander, and by far the best of his four with West Michigan.

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No. 84 overall prospect Jeren Kendall (Dodgers' No. 4) showed off his speed with an inside-the-park home run for Class A Great Lakes. The 21-year-old center fielder circled the bases on a drive to right-center in the third inning against Dayton. Kendall is now on a five-game hitting streak.

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Angels No. 1 prospect Jo Adell went 3-for-7 with a double and a stolen base out of the leadoff spot for Rookie-level Orem. The 10th overall pick from this year's Draft, Adell is on a six-game hit streak with the Owlz and is batting .343 with a .571 slugging percentage since joining the team on Aug. 17.

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Nationals No. 4 prospect Carter Kieboom had a monster day at the plate for Class A Hagerstown, going 4-for-6 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored as he helped lead the Suns to a 13-2 blowout win over West Virginia. The 19-year-old shortstop is now hitting .296/.374/.522 with eight home runs and 26 RBIs in 41 games with Hagerstown this season.
Indians No. 9 prospect Will Benson broke out the bat in Class A Short Season Mahoning Valley's win over West Virginia. Benson mashed two home runs to finish 2-for-4 while accounting for three of the Scrappers' four runs in a 4-1 victory. The home runs were the sixth and seventh of the season for the 19-year-old outfielder.
Blue Jays No. 14 prospect was on top of his game on the mound for Double-A New Hampshire. The 23-year-old left-hander fired seven innings of scoreless, two-hit baseball. En route to his win over Hartford, Borucki struck out seven and didn't walk a batter. He now has a 1.94 ERA in his seven starts since being promoted to the Fisher Cats.

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Astros No. 26 prospect Rogelio Armenteros flirted with a no-hitter for a second straight outing. The 23-year-old right-hander took a no-no into the eighth inning for Triple-A Fresno before finally allowing a one-out single. That was the only hit Armenteros gave up in an eight-inning, no-run, eight-strikeout performance. Armenteros is on a hot streak considering he took a no-hit bid into the seventh in his last start. In fact, he has been dominant for Fresno since being promoted at the beginning of July -- Armenteros is 7-1 with a 2.03 ERA in nine starts for the Grizzlies, with 68 strikeouts in 53 1/3 innings.

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Dodgers No. 26 prospect Connor Wong had maybe his best day as a professional on Saturday. The 21-year-old catcher, a third-round pick in the 2017 Draft, went 3-for-4 and belted two home runs for Class A Great Lakes. It was his first career multi-homer game and was also Wong's third multi-hit game in his last four and sixth in his last eight.

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