Monday's top offseason prospect performers

November 16th, 2021

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

Rangers: Justin Foscue, 2B (MLB No. 83), Surprise Saguaros
Foscue clubbed a two-run homer, his fifth long ball in just 16 Fall League games, and drew a walk for the Saguaros. Fresh off a 17-homer regular season in his Minor League debut, the fourth-ranked Rangers prospect is one of 11 players who have five or more dingers this fall. In addition to 13 RBIs and 14 walks, the 22-year-old has mashed eight of his 14 AFL hits for extra bases, giving him a .904 OPS.

Astros: Pedro Leon, SS/OF (No. 2), Glendale Desert Dogs
Leon was a central part of Glendale’s seven-inning walkoff win over Peoria. The 23-year-old drove in the first run of the game with a single in the fourth and led off the bottom of the seventh with his second base knock of the day. After advancing to third on a double, he scored the winning run to secure the Desert Dogs’ league-leading 16th victory of the year. Leon also swiped third base for his third steal of the fall. In 18 games, he’s slashing .258/.364/.348 with nine RBIs and 10 walks.

Brewers: Mario Feliciano, C (No. 13), Salt River Rafters
Feliciano tallied his second three-hit performance of the fall, roping two doubles and a single while scoring three runs and driving in one in Salt River’s win over Surprise. After the Saguaros jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, Feliciano evened up the score in the first with a double to center and crossed the plate on a single by Ryan Vilade. The 22-year-old singled to right and was driven in by Vilade in the third before smacking a two-bagger to right and scoring on another knock by Vilade. Feliciano has tallied eight hits in five November games.

Cardinals: Brendan Donovan, 3B (No. 17), Glendale Desert Dogs
Andre Pallante, RHP (No. 30), Glendale Desert Dogs

A pair of St. Louis prospects helped propel Glendale to a win. With the winning run on third and two outs in the bottom of the seventh, Donovan jumped on the first pitch he saw and hit one sharply up the middle to send the Desert Dogs home happy. He also singled to center in the third during his 2-for-4 performance. A Final 2 vote winner for the Fall Stars Game, Donovan is slashing .364/.473/.614 with 16 hits in 13 games thus far. More »

Fellow Fall Star Pallante set the tone on the mound for Glendale. The 6-foot hurler tossed four scoreless innings, holding Peoria to just one hit and two walks in his third straight scoreless start. Pallante threw 36 of his 56 pitches for strikes and didn’t allow a runner to reach scoring position after the second batter of the game singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch. The 23-year-old lowered his Fall League ERA to 1.29 in 21 innings and hasn't allowed an earned run in five of his seven appearances.

Rockies: Ryan Vilade, OF (No. 5), Salt River Rafters
Vilade keyed the Salt River offense by reaching base four times in a three-hit, four-RBI performance -- his third multihit effort in 19 AFL games. All three of the 22-year-old’s singles went to center, driving in runs in the first, third and fourth to give him 12 RBIs in the Fall League. He also crossed the plate on organization mate Ezequiel Tovar’s home run in the third and drew a walk in the sixth. The 6-foot-2 slugger raised his average from .215 to .250 in the effort. He has eight walks and three extra-base hits this fall. More »

Yankees: Elijah Dunham, OF (No. 24), Surprise Saguaros
Dunham continued to show off his tools as he smacked his third triple and sixth double of the campaign in a 2-for-4 performance. The lefty slugger's name is all over the Fall League leaderboard -- he ranks first in steals (10), fourth among qualified players in OPS (1.075) and stands tied for fourth in average (.356) and hits (26). Of those hits, 11 have gone for extra bases, and the 23-year-old has more RBIs (11) and walks (13) than strikeouts (eight), tied for the fewest whiffs in the AFL.