Bradley headlines Prospect Team of the Week
Indians No. 10 prospect hit homers in four games last week
MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.
Bobby Bradley is making up for lost time in the Midwest League.
The Indians first slugger, ranked No. 10 on the Indians' Top 30 prospects list, missed nearly a month with an oblique strain, but that hasn't kept him from being one of the best home run hitters in the league. He's now tied for second in the Midwest League with 11 home runs and his .588 slugging percentage would top the circuit if he had enough at-bats to qualify.
This past week, June 8-14, Bradley homered in four games, making him the most impressive among our Prospect Team of the Week honorees.
C: Austin Barnes, Dodgers (No. 11 prospect)
6 G, .400/.444/.600, 6 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 2 BB, 4 SO, 1 SB
After spending close to two weeks helping the parent club out, last week was Barnes' first full one back in Triple-A. He hit in all six of his games, starting with a 4-for-4 effort that included his lone home run for the week. He finished the week with a two-hit, two-RBI effort.
1B: Bobby Bradley (No. 11 prospect)
6 G, .409/.480/.1.091, 6 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 10 RBIs, 2 BB, 9 SO
After a 1-for-3 showing on Monday, Bradley started flexing his muscles, homering on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. He drove in three runs in three of those games, raising his slugging percentage nearly 100 points in the process.
2B: Tony Kemp, Astros (No. 14 prospect)
6 G, .407/.484/.444, 10 R, 1 2B, 4 RBIs, 4 BB, 3 SO, 1 SB
Often playing in the shadows of the top prospects in the system, all Kemp has done is hit. After going 5-for-9 over his first two games in Double-A, he got bumped up to Triple-A, where he continued to rake, going 6-for-18. The second baseman has a 17-game hitting streak going.
3B: Richie Shaffer, Rays (No. 19 prospect)
6 G, .333/.448/.875, 5 R, 1 2B, 4 HR, 9 RBIs, 4 BB, 7 SO
Shaffer becomes the second two-time PTOWer at third, joining Joey Gallo. He hasn't had too much trouble adjusting to Triple-A, hitting .308 with seven homers in 19 games. Three of those blasts came in one game last week, on June 12. He's second in the organization in home runs and SLG, and third in RBIs.
SS: Trevor Story, Rockies (No. 12 prospect)
7 G, .364/.462/.864, 7 R, 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 4 RBIs, 4 BB, 3 SO, 2 SB
Story joins Carlos Correa as the only shortstop to earn PTOW honors twice. He raised his season line to .300/.394/.549 with his strong week. He had three multi-hit games, upping his season OPS 44 points in the process. He continues to see time at shortstop, second and even third base, and is among the organizational leaders in a host of offensive categories.
OF: Nomar Mazara, Rangers (No. 3 prospect)
6 G, .500/.560/.1.100, 5 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 12 RBIs, 3 BB, 6 SO
Mazara hit in all six games last week, including three multi-hit performances. He drove in at least one run in all but one game, including a four-RBI effort on June 12. He's now in the top five in the Rangers organization in batting average, OBP and SLG.
OF: Brett Phillips, Astros (No. 6 prospect)
7 G, .400/.417/.743, 10 R, 2 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 7 RBIs, 1 BB, 10 SO
Phillips continues to dominate the California League, now standing second in SLG and third in batting average in the Class A Advanced circuit. He hit in six of his seven games last week, including a four-hit effort on June 11 and two other multi-hit games.
OF: Tyler O'Neill, Mariners (No. 10 prospect)
7 G, .414/.419/.793, 8 R, 2 2B, 3 HR, 11 RBIs, 1 BB, 9 SO, 2 SB
O'Neill had five multi-hit games over the week, allowing him to raise his batting average 25 points in the process. He drove in at least one run in all seven games, highlighted by a pair of three-RBI performances. He leads the Mariners organization in home runs (14) and is second in RBIs with 39.
LHP: Sean Brady, Indians (No. 28 prospect)
2 G, 2-0, 12 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 11 SO
Brady tossed a pair of six-inning gems, holding Midwest League hitters to a .125 batting average in the process. He's only given up one earned run in three total starts this month and his 2.88 ERA is now good for third in the organization and 15th in the Midwest League.
RHP: Chase De Jong, Blue Jays (No. 24 prospect)
1 G, 1-0, 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 10 SO
De Jong has now gone seven innings in each of his last two starts, and was absolutely dominant on June 12 against Quad Cities, hitting double digits in strikeouts for the first time this season. He's now fifth in the Blue Jays system with his 3.38 ERA, second in strikeouts (67) and WHIP (1.11) and third in batting average against (.242).