Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Wednesday.The Padres have one of the best farm systems in baseball and it was easy to see why on Wednesday as a trio of the organization's top prospects put up big numbers.San Diego's No. 1 prospect
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Wednesday.
The Padres have one of the best farm systems in baseball and it was easy to see why on Wednesday as a trio of the organization's top prospects put up big numbers.
San Diego's No. 1 prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. (No. 6 in MLB) and Logan Allen (Padres' No. 8) led Double-A San Antonio to a win as the duo delivered at the plate and on the mound. Tatis collected a season-high in hits as he went 4-for-5 with three RBIs.
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Meanwhile, Allen posted his second straight scoreless start, yielding four hits over seven innings. Allen fired 70 of his 100 pitches for strikes and issued just one walk.
Down a level, with Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore, Chris Paddack (Padres' No. 21) continued to pile up the strikeouts. The 22-year-old fanned 10 over 5 2/3 scoreless innings and has amassed 62 strikeouts over 37 1/3 innings this season.
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Other top prospect performances from Wednesday's action:
• No. 12 overall prospect Mitch Keller (Pirates' No. 1) put together his second scoreless start of the season for Double-A Altoona. Keller, who threw 62 of his 95 pitches for strikes, matched his season high with eight strikeouts in six innings. The right-hander gave up two hits, walked three and lowered his ERA to 3.27.
• No. 22 overall prospect Brendan McKay (Rays' No. 3) hit his second homer of the season and his first since joining Class A Advanced Charlotte. McKay hit a two-run blast in the first inning on his way to a 2-for-4 night.
• No. 24 overall prospect Luis Robert (White Sox No. 3) appears to be healthy after posting a multihit effort for Class A Kannapolis. Robert, who was playing in just his second game of the season after missing time with a sprained thumb, went 2-for-5 with a double, stolen base and a pair of RBIs.
• No. 26 overall prospect Mike Soroka (Braves' No. 3) looked sharp in a rehab start with Triple-A Gwinnett. The right-hander threw 52 of his 73 pitches for strikes, struck out seven and gave up one run on three hits over 4 1/3 innings. Soroka has made two rehab starts as he works his way back from a shoulder strain and given up one run, while striking out 10 over eight innings.
• No. 31 overall prospect Jesus Luzardo (Athletics' No. 2) bounced back from a rough start to spin a gem for Double-A Midland. The 20-year-old lefty gave up five runs in 3 2/3 innings in his last start, but cruised through five innings of one-run ball this time around. Luzardo, who struck out eight, pounded the zone with 42 of his 60 pitches and didn't issue a single walk for the first time this season.
• No. 51 overall prospect Alex Faedo (Tigers' No. 3) has given up one earned run or less in four straight starts after spinning seven innings of one-run ball for Class A Advanced Lakeland. However, Faedo wasn't the only Detroit pitching prospect to throw well as Kyle Funkhouser (No. 6) led Double-A Erie to a win with nine strikeouts over seven innings. Funkhouser gave up one run on two hits.
• Braves' No. 30 prospect Huascar Ynoa has struck out 20 over his last 12 innings on the mound after stockpiling 11 strikeouts for Class A Rome. Ynoa, who has also posted back-to-back scoreless outings, gave up four hits in six scoreless innings.
• Blue Jays' No. 12 prospect Miguel Hiraldo boosted his average to .438 through four games as he continued his hot start in the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League. The 17-year-old went 4-for-5 with three doubles and a trio of RBIs.
• Indians' No. 8 prospect Will Benson went deep for the first time since May 17 and did so in grand fashion, hitting a grand slam as part of his second two-homer game of the season. Benson, who has 11 homers this season, finished 2-for-4 with five RBIs for Class A Lake County.
• Yankees' No. 24 prospect Nick Nelson extended his scoreless streak to 11 1/3 innings with his second straight scoreless start for Class A Advanced Tampa. Nelson carved his way through seven innings, giving up three hits and two walks. The 22-year-old struck out three and hasn't surrendered a run since he was torched for seven runs in 2 2/3 innings on May 24.
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