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Gsellman among top prospect performers

March 28, 2017

Mets' No. 5 prospectRobert Gsellman, who is likely to earn a spot in the Mets' rotation, put together another strong start as he continues to impress in Spring Training. Matt Adams tagged Gsellman for a three-run homer, but otherwise the right-hander was lights out.The 23-year-old struck out six and gave

Mets' No. 5 prospectRobert Gsellman, who is likely to earn a spot in the Mets' rotation, put together another strong start as he continues to impress in Spring Training. Matt Adams tagged Gsellman for a three-run homer, but otherwise the right-hander was lights out.
The 23-year-old struck out six and gave up three runs on five hits in six innings, putting his Spring Training ERA at 2.31 through 23 1/3 innings.
"I'm just getting more comfortable on the mound, mixing my pitches better," Gsellman said. "I'm more comfortable, it's helping me out a lot."

Gsellman has held opponents without an earned run in three of his six appearances this spring.
More notable performances from top prospects:
Cody Bellinger (Dodgers' No. 1, No. 11 overall) had been 0-for-8 over a six-game span, but got back on track with a two-run homer, his second of Spring Training, in the second inning against the Reds. Bellinger finished 1-for-3.
Ian Happ, the No. 28 overall prospect (Cubs' No. 2) went 2-for-2 with two doubles and two RBIs coming off the bench in the Cubs' loss to the Giants.

J.D. Davis, the Astros' No. 13 prospect, put together his second three-hit game of Spring Training, going 3-for-5 against the Marlins. Davis, who hit .268 in 126 games with Double-A Corpus Christi last season, has hit well this spring, slashing .383/.434/.489 with a homer and six RBIs.
Logan Shore (Athletics' No. 9) has made just seven career Minor League starts, all with Class A Short Season Vermont last season, but held his own in his second start in big league camp. The 22-year-old right-hander threw four strong innings against the Angels, giving up one run on two hits.
"That was pretty fun," Shore said. "I'm extremely fortunate to have that opportunity. I know it's Spring Training, but that's kind of something you always dream of, is getting a start there in a big league game, especially to face that lineup with some of the best guys in baseball."
Chesny Young (Cubs' No. 14) homered for the third time this spring, hitting a two-run homer in the third inning off Player Page for Matt Cain. Young, who finished 1-for-4, is hitting .327 in Spring Training.

Indians' prospectsErik Gonzalez (No. 8) and Yandy Diaz (No. 10) had big days offensively, combining to go 4-for-7 with two doubles and a pair of RBIs. Gonzalez, a shortstop, went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, while Diaz, an outfielder, went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

• Mitch Haniger, the Mariners' No. 4 prospect, extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a 2-for-3 outing against the D-backs. Seattle came up short, but Haniger doubled, drew a walk, scored a run and collected an RBI.
Rangers' No. 7 prospectJose Trevino turned in his first multihit game of the year and drove in his first run of the spring, going 2-for-4 with an RBI.

William Boor is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor.