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Sunday's top prospect performers

July 2, 2018

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Sunday.:: Complete prospect coverage ::A pair of Dodgers prospects had big games Sunday, as DJ Peters -- Los Angeles' No. 6 prospect according to MLB Pipeline -- and Cristian Santana (No. 13) shined with multi-hit performances.

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Sunday.
:: Complete prospect coverage ::
A pair of Dodgers prospects had big games Sunday, as DJ Peters -- Los Angeles' No. 6 prospect according to MLB Pipeline -- and Cristian Santana (No. 13) shined with multi-hit performances. Peters went 2-for-3 with a double and a two-run homer in Double-A Tulsa's 9-5 loss to Frisco. Meanwhile, Santana had a 3-for-5 game, with a double and four RBIs in Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga's 10-2 victory over Inland Empire.
Peters is hitting .235/.325/.448 with 15 home runs in 75 games for Tulsa this season, while Santana is slashing .243/.272/.390 with 12 home runs in 77 games for Rancho Cucamonga.
Other notable performances from top prospects Sunday:
White Sox No. 4 prospectDylan Cease (No. 42 prospect overall) tossed seven strong innings in Double-A Birmingham's 4-3 loss to Jackson, giving up just one run on five hits while walking two and striking out seven. He lowered his season ERA to 3.13 in 15 starts between Class A Advanced Winston-Salem (13 starts) and Birmingham.

Red Sox No. 5 prospectSam Travis provided all the scoring in Triple-A Pawtucket's 2-0 victory over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, launching a two-run homer as part of a 2-for-4 performance. He's hitting .225/.286/.337 with five homers in 51 games for Pawtucket this season.

MILB Video - Title: Travis blasts 2-run homer - Url: http://www.milb.com/r/video?content_id=2221702483

Taylor Widener, the D-backs' No. 4 prospect, turned in six strong frames in Double-A Jackson's 4-3 win over Birmingham, surrendering one run on four hits, walking two and fanning seven. The performance lowered the right-hander's ERA to 2.71 in 15 starts this season.
Nationals No. 5 prospectLuis Garcia went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI in Class A Hagerstown's 11-4 victory over West Virginia. The 18-year-old third baseman is hitting .299/.339/.406 with three home runs and eight steals in 76 games this season.
• JoJo Romero, the Phillies' No. 6 prospect, tossed six strong innings in Double-A Reading's 10-3 win over Hartford. The 21-year-old left-hander gave up one run on four hits, walking two and striking out eight to lower his season ERA to 4.27 in 16 starts.

Marlins No. 18 prospectBrayan Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run (his first of the season), and four RBIs in Class A Short Season Batavia's 8-4 win over West Virginia. The right fielder had been off to a slow start, hitting .129 (4-for-31) entering the contest.
Rays No. 26 prospect Resly Linares struck out 10 over six stellar innings for Class A Bowling Green in their 5-3 victory over West Michigan. The 20-year-old southpaw gave up two runs on four hits, walking two. In seven starts for Bowling Green this season, Linares has a 4.09 ERA.
• A pair of 2018 Draft selections turned in big performances as well on Sunday -- Rockies first-round (Competitive Balance Round A) pick Grant Lavigne homered for the third straight game during a 4-for-5 day for Rookie-level Grand Junction. In eight professional games, the first baseman is hitting .424 in 32 at-bats.
"The biggest thing with [Lavigne] is how impressive he is for his age," Grand Junction hitting coach Zach Osbourne said. "He's got a great approach up there and he doesn't really steer away from it at all. To watch that and see his success, it's really impressive right now."

MILB Video - Title: Lavigne homers in third straight game - Url: http://www.milb.com/r/video?content_id=2222208083

Meanwhile, another first baseman drafted last month -- Chris Williams, selected by the Twins in the eighth round -- went 3-for-5 with a pair of homers and five RBIs in Rookie-level Elizabethton's 8-7 loss to Princeton. In 11 professional games, he's hitting .286 (12-for-42) with four homers.

Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB.