Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Sunday.
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New level? No problem for Justin Dunn.
Dunn, the Mets' No. 3 prospect, was stellar in his Double-A debut, allowing two hits in seven scoreless innings to pace Binghamton in a 6-0 shutout of Trenton. He issued four walks, hit one batter and struck out nine in the outing, throwing 57 of his season-high 98 pitches for strikes.
Dunn induced key ground-ball double plays to end the third and fourth innings and recorded another to erase a leadoff walk in the seventh. He retired nine of the final 11 batters, five on strikeouts.
The seven-inning outing was Dunn's second in as many starts and matched his season high. In his final start for Class A Advanced St. Lucie on June 4, Dunn set a career high with 10 strikeouts while allowing two hits and one walk over seven scoreless frames.
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Dunn, a 2016 first-round pick out of Boston College, earned a promotion to Double-A after posting a 2.36 ERA with 51 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings (nine starts) for St. Lucie. He owns a 2.05 ERA between the two levels, with 60 strikeouts and 19 walks in 52 2/3 innings.
The rest of the best performances from top prospects Sunday:
• No. 9 overall prospect Bo Bichette (Blue Jays' No. 2) filled out the box score by going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three stolen bases in Double-A New Hampshire's 7-5 win over Bowie. It was the fourth multi-hit effort in the past six games for the 20-year-old shortstop, who's hitting .285/.359/.438 with 24 extra-base hits and 20 steals in 60 games on the season.
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• No. 17 overall prospect MacKenzie Gore (Padres' No. 2) returned from the disabled list to fire two hitless innings with a walk and three strikeouts in Class A Fort Wayne's 15-0 rout of Lansing. The 19-year-old lefty threw 36 pitches, 24 for strikes, after missing the past month due to a blister on his left middle finger. It marked Gore's second trip to the disabled list for the issue this season. Pacing the TinCaps at the plate was Esteury Ruiz (No. 10), who scored a career-high five runs and went 3-for-4 with a home run, double and four RBIs.
• No. 80 overall prospect Carter Kieboom (Nationals' No. 3) connected on his 10th home run, hitting a solo blast before finishing 2-for-5 in Class A Advanced Potomac's win over Lynchburg. The 20-year-old shortstop has been on a tear since the start of May and owns a .351 average with four homers and four RBIs over his past 10 games.
• Braves No. 24 prospect Freddy Tarnok posted three more scoreless innings in relief for Class A Rome to lower his ERA to 0.88. The 2017 third-rounder allowed two hits, struck out four and did not issue a walk for a second straight outing. He's fanned 43 batters in 30 2/3 innings (14 starts) this season while holding hitters to a .170 average.
• Brewers No. 6 prospect Corey Ray reached base in all five of his plate appearances out of the leadoff spot, as he finished 4-for-4 with two doubles, three runs scored and a stolen base in Double-A Biloxi's 11-4 win over Jacksonville. Lucas Erceg (No. 3) also had a big game, going 2-for-5 with his fifth home run, and Jake Gatewood (No. 17) finished 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI.
• Freddy Peralta (Brewers' No. 9 prospect) posted a Minors season-high 11 strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision for Triple-A Colorado Springs. Peralta allowed two earned runs on five hits and a walk in the outing while finding the strike zone with 66 of his 91 pitches. The 22-year-old righty has racked up at least eight strikeouts in three of his four starts since returning from the Major Leagues. Brett Phillips (No. 5) hit a solo home run and collected three hits to snap an 0-for-13 skid at the plate.
• Blue Jays No. 10 prospectSean Reid-Foley went the distance for the first time in his career in his fourth start for Triple-A Buffalo. The 22-year-old right-hander accomplished the feat in Game 1 of a doubleheader, as he worked seven innings of one-run ball in which he allowed three hits and struck out nine to lead the Bisons past Columbus, 9-1. Danny Jansen (No. 6) blasted a three-run homer, his fifth, in the victory, and Anthony Alford (No. 3), Reese McGuire (No. 14) and Rowdy Tellez (No. 15) all collected multiple hits.
• Dodgers No. 11 prospectEdwin Rios had a monster game for Triple-A Oklahoma City, going 4-for-5 with a pair of home runs, a double and five RBIs in a loss against Fresno. The 24-year-old first baseman is hitting .365/.411/.635 with three home runs and seven multi-hit performances in 13 games this season.
• Giants No. 3 prospectSteven Duggar put a bow on his 4-for-5 night with a walk-off single in Triple-A Sacramento's 3-2 win over Colorado Springs. Duggar's other three hits were doubles, marking his second three-double, four-hit game of the season for the River Cats. The 24-year-old outfielder has collected 19 hits while improving his average from .254 to .288 during his current 10-game hitting streak.
• Phillies No. 5 prospect Jhailyn Ortiz accounted for all the offense in Class A Lakewood's 2-0 win over Greensboro. Collecting multiple hits for a third straight game, the 19-year-old outfielder went 3-for-5 with a solo home, a double, two runs scored and a stolen base. He's posted a .363 average with three homers and five doubles in 21 games since returning from the disabled list on May 21.
• Rockies No. 25 prospect Chad Spanberger connected on a three-run homer for Class A Asheville, his second homer in as many days and sixth in his past 10 games. The 22-year-old first baseman's 16 home runs rank second in the South Atlantic League, where he's slashing .329/.366/.635 with a circuit-best 51 RBIs through 57 games.
• Tigers No. 29 prospectSpencer Turnbull fired a four-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts in Double-A Erie's 6-0 win over Reading. The right-hander faced four batters over the minimum in the performance, throwing 80 of his season-high 115 pitches for strikes. It was the first career shutout of the 25-year-old's career as well as his second complete game. He's pitched to a 4.29 ERA with 72 strikeouts and 28 walks in 63 innings (12 starts) this season. Catcher Jake Rogers (No. 4) supported his battery-mate's dominance by going 2-for-3 with a three-run homer -- his fourth -- and three runs scored.