Tuesday's top prospect performers

May 12th, 2021

Here's a look at Tuesday's top Minor League performers from each team's Top 30 Prospects list:

Mariners: Julio Rodríguez, OF (MLB No. 5), High-A Everett
The second-ranked Mariners prospect crushed his first dinger at the High-A level while collecting three hits and reaching base four times. Rodríguez hammered a two-run shot to right-center in the second inning. He laced a double into center in the opening frame and scored, lined an RBI knock into left in the sixth and worked a six-pitch walk in the eighth before coming around to score on a Tyler Keenan double two batters later. Rodríguez is in the midst of a six-game hitting streak and has posted three multihit efforts in that span. The 20-year-old is 9-for-20 with a homer, a triple, three doubles, six RBIs and seven runs scored over his last six games. Mariners prospects stats »

Mets: Francisco Álvarez, C (MLB No. 39), Low-A St. Lucie
Ronny Mauricio, SS (MLB No. 56), High-A Brooklyn
Tylor Megill, RHP, (No. 23), Double-A Binghamton
Álvarez, New York’s top prospect, collected three knocks for his third multihit effort of the season while extending his hitting streak to five games. The 19-year-old lined a single into center in the opening frame, led off the fourth with a bloop into left and hammered a base knock to right that drove in a run on an error by the right fielder. Álvarez is 8-for-16 with a homer, two doubles, seven runs scored and three RBIs over his last five games.

Mauricio, the second-ranked Mets prospect, connected on a roundtripper for his third straight game. The 20-year-old crushed a ball to the seats in center for a two-run shot in the fourth inning. Mauricio has three dingers, two doubles and seven RBIs over his last three games.

Megill took the ball for the Rumble Ponies and worked around a pair of hits and a walk to fan seven over five scoreless frames. The 25-year-old set down the side in order in the first, third and fourth innings -- whiffing the side in the third. Megill tossed 54 of his 83 pitches for strikes. He also lowered his ERA to 0.90 and has amassed 17 strikeouts over 10 frames. Mets prospects stats »

Dodgers: Keibert Ruiz, C (MLB No. 47), Triple-A Oklahoma City
Making his first start behind the plate since returning to the Minor Leagues after a five-game cameo in the Majors, Ruiz busted out at the plate. The backstop doubled twice and drove in a run as part of a 3-for-5 night. Ruiz went just 1-for-6 in his big league time to start the season, but already has four hits over two games in his return to Triple-A. His RBI came in the top of the ninth inning of Oklahoma City’s 10-5 loss at Round Rock when he pummeled a double to right to plate the Dodgers’ final run of the evening. It was Ruiz’s first three-hit game since July 19, 2019, with Double-A Tulsa. Dodgers prospects stats »

Pirates: Oneil Cruz, SS (MLB No. 54), Double-A Altoona
Roansy Contreras, RHP (No. 20), Double-A Altoona
Canaan Smith-Njigba, OF (No. 26), Double-A Altoona
Cruz, the fourth-ranked Pirates prospect, launched his first homer of the year, a two-run blast to right-center in the sixth. The jack broke a scoreless tie and put the Curve ahead for good. Cruz has driven in three runs over his last two games.

Contreras earned his first victory of the season after twirling six hitless frames where he whiffed 11 for a second consecutive start. The righty retired the first 17 batters he faced -- striking out 10 -- before issuing back-to-back walks. He ended his outing, and escaped the frame unscathed, by whiffing Luis Carpio on three pitches. The 21-year-old has 22 punchouts over 11 shutout frames this year.

Smith-Njigba recorded his second multihit performance in three games while connecting with his first Double-A dinger. The 22-year-old capped Altoona’s scoring with a three-run tater to right-center in the ninth. He also reached on a bunt hit in the second and legged out an infield knock to second in the fifth. The 2017 fourth-rounder is sporting a .400/.526/.733 slash line with three extra-base hits, four RBIs and a pair of runs scored. Pirates prospects stats »

Orioles: DL Hall, LHP (MLB No. 59), Double-A Bowie
Gunnar Henderson, SS (No. 5), Low-A Delmarva
Garrett Stallings, RHP (No. 28), High-A Aberdeen
Hall, the fourth-ranked O’s prospect, turned in his second straight scoreless outing after scattering a pair of hits and fanning nine over five frames. The southpaw did not issue a walk and tossed 45 of his 62 pitches for strikes. Hall faced the minimum through three, whiffing the side in the first and third. He retired the side in order in the fifth on six pitches. The 22-year-old is sporting a .125 average against and 0.64 WHIP over 9 1/3 innings this season.

Henderson cranked his third dinger of the season with a go-ahead three-run shot to left in the seventh inning. The 2019 second-rounder also notched his second career three-hit game -- his second multihit effort of the year -- as he added an infield hit to short in the fourth and a single to right in the ninth.

Stallings twirled five hitless frames for High-A Aberdeen. The righty set down the side in order in the first before yielding his only base runner of the game -- a leadoff walk to Brandon Lockridge in the second. Stallings recovered from that by retiring the final 12 batters he faced -- punching out three. Orioles prospects stats »

Angels: Reid Detmers, LHP (MLB No. 63), Double-A Rocket City
Livan Soto, SS (No. 13), High-A Tri-City
Detmers, the second-ranked Angels prospect made his second pro start and whiffed nine over 4 2/3 frames. The 2020 No. 10 overall selection allowed a pair of runs on four hits and a walk against Double-A Tennessee. The southpaw recorded at least two punchouts in four of the five innings he worked in and finished with 79 pitches -- 54 for strikes.

Soto found the seats for the first time this season with a lead off jack to right on the third pitch of the game. The 13th-ranked Angels prospect fell a triple shy of the cycle as he ripped a double to center in the third and scored on an Adrian Rondon base hit with two outs, before leading off the fifth with a single that was lined to right. The 20-year-old has hit safely in five of six games this year. Angels prospects stats »

Blue Jays: Simeon Woods Richardson, RHP (MLB No. 76), Double-A New Hampshire
Gabriel Moreno, C (
No. 7), Double-A New Hampshire
Nick Allgeyer, LHP (
No. 30), Triple-A Buffalo
Woods Richardson, the club’s fourth-ranked prospect, allowed a run on one hit and a pair of walks while striking out eight over five frames. The righty whiffed eight for a second straight start. Richardson whiffed the side in the fifth after yielding the only blemish of his outing -- a leadoff homer to Thomas Milone. He tossed 48 of his 78 pitches for strikes and is sporting a .152 average against and 0.89 WHIP over nine innings this season.

Moreno has hit safely in all five games he has appeared in this season and posted his third multihit performance in that span. The 21-year-old launched his first dinger of the year in the third with a two-run blast to right-center that opened the scoring for the Fisher Cats. Moreno also drove in another two runs with a single back up the middle in the fifth before working a bases-loaded walk in the ninth. His five RBIs were a career best and he is now sporting a .429/.520/.714 slash line.

Allgeyer took the ball for the Bisons and yielded one run on five hits and three walks while punching out four over six innings. The lefty retired the side in order in the second and fifth, and threw 61 of his 90 pitches for strikes. The 25-year-old is sporting a .167 average against and 1.00 WHIP over his first two starts. Blue Jays prospects stats »

Yankees: Deivi García, RHP (MLB No. 88), Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Ken Waldichuck, LHP (No. 27), High-A Hudson Valley
García earned his first victory of the year after yielding three hits and a walk while fanning seven over five shutout frames. The righty threw 49 of his 82 pitches from strikes. After allowing a leadoff double, García settled down to face the minimum over 4 2/3 frames. A two-out double by Rafael Marchan ended the streak, but the Dominican native punched out Ryan Cordell to end the frame and his outing.

Waldichuck took the hill for High-A Hudson Valley and worked around a trio of hits and a walk but fanned 10 over 3 1/3 innings. All 10 outs recorded by the southpaw were via the punchout. Waldichuck has yet to surrender a run over two appearances and has whiffed 12 over six frames this season. Yankees prospects stats »

Red Sox: Jarren Duran, OF (MLB No. 97), Triple-A Worcester
Duran wasted no time getting used to brand-new Polar Park as the Red Sox No. 3 prospect homered twice in Worcester’s home opener. The 24-year-old outfielder went hitless over his first two at-bats, but then caught fire as he homered in the fifth and seventh innings before finishing 2-for-5 with a trio of RBIs. Duran got off to a slow start during the 2021 season, beginning the year in an 0-for-11 skid, but he’s 8-for-17 since and has multiple hits in three of his past four games. Red Sox prospects stats »

Marlins: Zach McCambley, RHP (No. 23), High-A Beloit
After giving up two runs on four hits in four innings during his season debut on May 4, McCambley was electric in his follow-up effort. The right-hander threw seven perfect innings, retiring all 21 batters he faced including eight via strikeout. McCambley threw 85 pitches on the night, 56 for strikes, before giving way to Beloit’s bullpen. Visiting South Bend broke through with its first and only hit of the night thanks to a Jacob Olson double to left in the top of the eighth inning. McCambley, a 2020 third-round pick out of Coastal Carolina, dropped his early season ERA to 1.64 and his WHIP to 0.55. Marlins prospects stats »

Indians: Owen Miller, INF (No. 16), Triple-A Columbus
The 16th-ranked Indians prospect fell a homer shy of the cycle as he notched his third three-hit performance of the year and extended his hitting streak to three games. Miller led off the second inning with a line-drive double to center, legged out an infield single in the sixth and motored around the bases for an RBI triple to center in the eighth. The 24-year-old is 8-for-13 with a triple, a pair of doubles and four RBIs over his last three games. Indians prospects stats »