Friday's top offseason prospect performers

November 13th, 2021

Here's a look at Friday’s top performers in the Fall and Winter Leagues  from each team's Top 30 Prospects list.

Giants: Marco Luciano, SS (MLB No. 5), Scottsdale Scorpions
Luciano served as the designated hitter for Scottsdale in its 4-2 win over Glendale and delivered a multihit effort with a pair of singles, driving in his 11th run of the Fall League. The 20-year-old has not produced as expected in the AFL with a .239/.354/.328 slash line, a .683 OPS and 26 strikeouts in 79 plate appearances (32.9% strikeout rate), but has flashed his prodigious power with two long home runs. The 6-foot-2 shortstop showed off his over-the-fence pop during the regular season, mashing 19 home runs with a .471 slugging percentage in 106 games between Low-A and High-A. More »

Blue Jays: Gabriel Moreno, C (MLB No. 32), Mesa Solar Sox
Moreno followed up a three-hit, three-RBI night on Thursday with a multihit effort in Mesa’s tie on Friday. The slugging catcher roped two singles, drove in a run and walked while batting fifth in the Solar Sox lineup. Moreno earned a spot in Saturday’s Fall Stars Game with his standout performance in the AFL, posting a .361/.442/.542 slash line with a .984 OPS in 18 games. The 21-year-old leads the AFL with 10 doubles and 11 of his 26 hits have gone for extra bases. Moreno’s 2021 season was cut short by a fractured thumb, but batted .373 with a 1.060 OPS in 37 games when healthy.

Mets: Brett Baty, 3B (MLB No. 45), Salt River Rafters
Baty provided the thump in Salt River’s lineup with three hits and three RBIs in the River Rafters’ 6-3 win over Peoria. The 2019 Draft first-rounder plated two runs in the first inning with his fifth double and tacked on the final run of the game with a single in the fourth. Through 22 AFL games, Baty has a .304/.391/.430 slash line with an .822 OPS. He has tallied 24 hits -- seven going for extra bases (one homer, one triple, five doubles) -- 16 runs scored, and 12 RBIs. Baty’s strong performance in the Fall League is a continuation of his stellar regular season, in which he posted an .855 OPS with 35 extra-base hits in 91 games between High-A Brooklyn and Double-A Binghamton. More »

Rangers: Justin Foscue, 2B (MLB No. 83), Surprise Saguaros
Foscue clubbed his fourth home run of the Fall League in a two-hit day during Surprise’s 4-4 tie with Mesa, adding a walk to round out his game. Despite batting .228 in 15 games, Foscue has remained productive with seven extra-base hits, 11 RBIs and an .897 OPS. The Mississippi State product has shown an improved eye in the Fall League, walking 13 times in 74 plate appearances (17.5% walk rate) compared to 25 walks in 267 regular season plate appearances (9.4% walk rate). More »

Phillies: Bryson Stott, SS (MLB No. 97), Peoria Javelinas
Stott crushed his second homer of the Fall League in Peoria’s 6-3 loss to Salt River on Friday. The third-inning blast drove in two runs and served as the shortstop’s only hit of the night. Stott, who was selected to compete in Saturday’s Fall Stars Game, has been on fire during his time in Arizona. The 24-year-old has a .320/.450/.493 slash line with a .943 OPS, recording 24 hits and 20 walks. His .450 OBP ranks fifth amongst all qualified AFL players, his 24 RBIs rank second, and he is tied with Marlins prospect Kameron Misner for the league lead in walks. Stott showed his elite offensive skills during the regular season with 16 home runs and an .876 OPS in 112 games across three levels of the Minor Leagues.

Cardinals: Ali Sánchez, C (No. 27), Cardenales de Lara
Sánchez went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Cardenales de Lara’s 9-5 victory over Caribes. The 24-year-old’s sixth-inning RBI double capped an eight-run frame for Cardenales. Competing in his native country of Venezuela, Sánchez is batting .340 with a .759 OPS in 14 games. The 6-foot-1 catcher posted a .685 OPS in 70 games for Triple-A Memphis during the regular season, batting .275 with 10 doubles and four home runs.

Rays: Osleivis Basabe, SS (No. 26), Águilas del Zulia
Basabe led the way offensively for Águilas with three hits, a walk and three RBIs in six trips to the plate during a 12-inning, 12-11 loss to Bravos de Atlanta. The 21-year-old roped a bases-clearing triple to right field in the fifth, scoring three runs and cutting the deficit down to three runs. In 16 games in the Venezuelan Winter League, Basabe is batting .303 with a .785 OPS and five extra-base hits (two doubles, three triples). In 70 regular season games, Basabe posted a .284/.347/.388 slash line with a .734 OPS, scoring 53 runs and driving in 36 on 19 extra-base hits (10 doubles, six triples, three home runs).