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Tuesday's top prospect performers

May 30, 2018

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.:: Complete prospect coverage ::Mariners prospects Braden Bishop and Chuck Taylor led the way offensively to power Double-A Arkansas to a 16-10 win over Midland.The duo, Seattle's Nos. 5 and 28 prospects, hit atop the Travelers'

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.
:: Complete prospect coverage ::
Mariners prospects Braden Bishop and Chuck Taylor led the way offensively to power Double-A Arkansas to a 16-10 win over Midland.
The duo, Seattle's Nos. 5 and 28 prospects, hit atop the Travelers' lineup and combined to go 7-for-11 with six RBIs and six runs scored.
Bishop, who went 4-for-5, hit his fourth homer of the season, continuing what has been a hot stretch for him. The outfielder has raised his average 25 points -- up to .246 -- since May 25 and is 8-for-15 (.533) over his past three games.
Taylor, meanwhile, went 3-for-6 with a double, triple and three RBIs.
Other top prospect performances from Tuesday's action:
No. 20 overall prospect Hunter Greene (Reds' No. 2) set a career high, completing five innings for Class A Dayton. The 18-year-old gave up one run on three hits while walking two and striking out four. Greene got off to a fast start and faced the minimum through three innings before giving up a solo homer in the fourth. He gave up two hits in the fifth, but was able to escape the jam to finish the outing strong.

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• No. 26 overall prospect Kyle Wright (Braves' No. 2) spun another quality start for Double-A Mississippi. The 2017 first-round Draft pick threw 62 of his 96 pitches for strikes and matched his career high as he cruised through seven innings. Wright, who has a 4.27 ERA through 11 starts, walked two and struck out six.
• No. 94 overall prospect Colton Welker (Rockies' No. 3) boosted his average to .303 with a 3-for-4 night for Class-A Advanced Lancaster. Welker put the JetHawks on the board early as he hit a solo shot, his fifth homer of the season, in the first inning. The 20-year-old later added a pair of singles to complete his thrd three-hit game of the season.
• No. 98 overall prospect Sandy Alcantara (Marlins' No. 2) picked up his third win of the season after throwing seven innings of one-run ball for Triple-A New Orleans. The right-hander, who has a 3.43 ERA this season, yielded five hits, walked two, hit two and struck out three.
Angels No. 21 prospect David Fletcher put together his third multi-hit effort over the past four games as he went 3-for-4 for Triple-A Salt Lake. Fletcher, who is hitting .351 through 47 games, was a triple shy of the cycle as he hit his 22nd double and sixth homer in win over Reno.

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Cardinals No. 26 prospectCasey Meisner threw 67 of his 96 pitches for strikes as he threw 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball for Class A Advanced Palm Beach. Meisner only struck out two, which is tied for his fewest in a start this season, but yielded just five hits and lowered his ERA to 2.30 through six starts.
Adbert Alzolay, the Cubs' No. 1 prospect, bounced back from a couple of rough starts (nine earned runs over 9 1/3 innings in his past two outings) to fire four perfect frames for Triple-A Iowa, but was removed with a Grade-1 lat strain. Before exiting the game, Alzolay threw 39 of his 60 pitches for strikes and struck out three.

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Dodgers No. 16 prospect Starling Heredia paced Class A Great Lakes' offense as he drove in six runs in a win over South Bend. Heredia had been hitless in three straight games and had totaled just one hit over his past eight games (28 at-bats), but broke out of his slump in a big way. The 19-year-old hit his sixth homer of the season and added a pair of doubles as part of a 3-for-5 night.

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Nick Neidert (Marlins' No. 8 prospect) matched his career high with 12 strikeouts for Double-A Jacksonville. The 21-year-old right-hander gave up three runs on five hits over six innings before handing off to the bullpen. The 12 strikeouts were a season high for Neidert, but big strikeout totals are nothing new for him, as he struck out 11 on May 17 and has fanned 26 over his past 14 2/3 innings.

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Rangers No. 6 prospect Bubba Thompson did a little bit of everything for Class A Hickory in a win over Hagerstown. Batting atop the Crawdads' lineup, Thompson went 4-for-5 with a double, a homer, two RBIs, three runs scored and a stolen base. The four hits mark a career high for Thompson, who is hitting .279.
• Seuly Matias, the Royals' No. 3 prospect, continues to show that he's further developed his power. The Class A Lexington outfielder went 2-for-4 with a homer, his 14th, in what has been a breakout season as far as power is concerned. The 19-year-old hit 15 total homers over the past two seasons and has nearly reached that number in 37 games in 2018.
Yankees No. 14 prospect Trevor Stephan fired an absolute gem in his second start with Double-A Trenton. The right-hander, who was tagged for six runs in 4 1/3 innings in his Thunder debut, surrendered two hits and struck out seven over 5 2/3 scoreless innings. While Stephan was carving his way through the Reading lineup, he has to leave the game in the sixth after being hit with a comebacker.

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