MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.
The latest edition of MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week (April 17-23) is led by an all Milwaukee Brewers outfield, with Lewis Brinson, Monte Harrison and Demi Orimoloye all earning a spot. This marks the first time one team has accounted for all three outfield spots on the Team of the Week.
Prospect Team of the Week
Harrison and Orimoloye both have struggled to begin their pro careers, but the duo was hugely productive last week for Class A Wisconsin, combining to hit .420 (21-for-50) with six home runs, 17 RBIs and 16 runs scored to pace the Timber Rattlers to four wins in seven games. Brinson, meanwhile, has flat-out raked since missing a week after dislocating a finger in the season opener for Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Here's our complete Prospect Team of the Week:
C: Will Smith , Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Class A Advanced)
(Dodgers' No. 14 prospect)
7 G, .440/.548/.920, 4 R, 3 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBIs, 5 BB, 5 K, 4 SB
Smith tallied a hit in all seven games last week for the Quakes, with six of his 11 hits going for extra bases. Three of those hits were home runs, largely thanks to his first career multihomer game on Sunday, and he also stole four bases in as many attempts. And though he started a majority of his games behind the plate, Smith started two games at second base, as well as one at the hot corner.
Video: Top Prospects: Will Smith, C, Dodgers
1B: Ryan O'Hearn, Omaha Storm Chasers (Triple-A)
(Royals' No. 8 prospect)
6 G, .423/.444/.846, 3 R, 2 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBIs, 0 BB, 2 K
O'Hearn batted just .235 over his first nine games before catching fire last week. The 23-year-old first baseman hit safely in all six games for Omaha, including home runs in three of his final four contests. He's now gone deep five times in 15 games, during which he's hitting .317/.369/.650.
2B: Shed Long, Daytona Tortugas (Class A Advanced)
(Reds' No. 14 prospect)
6 G, .385/.407/.769, 4 R, 1 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBIs, 1 BB, 4 K
Long, 21, found his power stroke for the Tortugas, homering in three of his final four contests to close the week. He drove in multiple runs in each of those games en route to seven RBIs, giving him 12 RBIs through his first 16 games this season in the Florida State League.
Video: Top Prospects: Shed Long, 2B, Reds
3B: Michael Chavis, Salem Red Sox (Class A Advanced)
(Red Sox's No. 10 prospect)
7 G, .476/.607/1.333, 8 R, 3 2B, 5 HR, 10 RBIs, 5 BB, 4 K
Chavis returned from a brief stint on the disabled list to smash five home runs and three doubles in 21 at-bats last week. He hit a career-high three homers against Wilmington on April 19, capping the performance with a walk-off two-run shot. In 2016, Chavis, 21, hit eight homers in 81 games between Class A Greenville and Salem.
Video: Chavis' red-hot bat lands him on the team of the week
SS: Luis Urias, San Antonio Missions (Double-A)
(Padres' No. 7 prospect)
5 G, .545/.583/.909, 7 R, 4 2B, 2 3B, 3 RBIs, 2 BB, 4 K
Urias turned in back-to-back 4-for-5 performances on Thursday and Friday, during which he recorded five extra-base hits and scored seven runs for the Missions. And by batting .545 (12-for-22) for the week, the 19-year-old shortstop raised his average to .350 from .237.
OF: Monte Harrison, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Class A)
(Brewers' No. 22 prospect)
7 G, .423/.483/.846, 5 R, 2 2B, 3 HR, 11 RBIs, 3 BB, 7 K
After two injury-plagued seasons, Harrison finally appears to be firing on all cylinders this year in the Midwest League. He hit multiple homers for the first time in his career on Thursday in a week that saw the 21-year-old outfielder tally four multihit and multi-RBI games each.
OF: Demi Orimoloye, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Class A)
(Brewers' No. 24 prospect)
6 G, .417/.462/.917, 11 R, 3 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBIs, 1 BB, 5 K, 2 SB
Beyond him hitting safely in all six games, Orimoloye, Milwaukee's fourth-round pick in 2015, scored two runs in all but one of those contests to finish the week with 11 runs. Meanwhile, with five home runs in his first 15 games, the 20-year-old outfielder already has matched his total from 2016, which he achieved over 61 games in the Rookie-level Pioneer League.
OF: Lewis Brinson, Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A)
(Brewers' No. 1 prospect)
6 G, .458/.481/.792, 6 R, 2 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBIs, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 SB
Brinson had his season-opening hitting streak snapped on Sunday, but it was still an impressive week for MLBPipeline.com's No. 16 prospect. He went 4-for-6 with a homer and five RBIs on Monday before notching two more multihit performances and finishing with a .458 average (11-for-24).
LHP: Drew Harrington, Columbia Fire Frogs (Class A Advanced)
(Braves' No. 25 prospect)
1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 GS, 12 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 0.83 WHIP
After struggling in his second start for the Fire Frogs (6 ER on 12 H in 4 1/3 innings), Harrington worked 12 innings without allowing an earned run last week to lower his ERA to 2.42 through four turns. The 22-year-old lefty was particularly sharp on Sunday, tossing seven frames of three-hit ball with three strikeouts against Clearwater.
RHP: Tyler Mahle, Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Double-A)
(Reds' No. 10 prospect)
2-0, 0.64 ERA, 2 GS, 14 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 15 K, 0.36 WHIP
Mahle captured the headline of the week on Saturday by tossing a perfect game for Pensacola against Mobile -- the first nine-inning perfect game in the Southern League since 1970. The 22-year-old right-hander, who pitched a no-hitter for Class A Advanced Daytona on June 13 of last season, struck out eight and needed just 88 pitches (68 strikes) to accomplish the feat. Mahle is 4-0 in four starts this season, with 0.68 ERA, a 0.45 WHIP and a 27-to-5 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 26 2/3 innings.
Video: Mahle lands on team of the week after perfect game
RP: Edgar Santana, Indianapolis Indians (Triple-A)
(Pirates' No. 24 prospect)
2 SV, 0.00 ERA, 4 G, 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0.25 WHIP
Santana notched saves in two of his four appearances last week, during which he permitted just one hit and faced the minimum 15 batters across five innings. The 25-year-old righty has been dominant for Indianapolis in the early going, posting a 0.84 ERA and going 3-for-3 in save opportunities after an eye-opening showing in last year's Arizona Fall League (0 ER in 10 2/3 IP).
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