Saturday's top prospect performers

May 9th, 2021

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

Rays: Wander Franco, SS (MLB No. 1), Triple-A Durham
Vidal Bruján, 2B (MLB No. 41), Triple-A Durham
The Rays’ top two prospects led the charge Saturday night as Franco and Bruján combined to hit three homers and drive in six runs. The star infielders are each hitting over .400 early in the season and also gave Rays fans an exciting glimpse of the future as they hit back-to-back homers in the ninth inning. Bruján finished 3-for-5 with five RBIs and two homers, while Franco finished 2-for-6 at the plate. Rays prospects stats »

Tigers: Spencer Torkelson, 3B/1B (MLB No. 3), High-A West Michigan
Dillon Dingler, C
(No. 5), High-A West Michigan
Torkelson, the Tigers’ No. 1 prospect, and Dingler helped lead West Michigan to a 16-6 win over Fort Wayne. The Tigers’ first- and second-round picks from the 2020 Draft combined to go 3-for-8 with four RBIs and a homer. Torkelson broke out of a mini slump and put together his best game yet as a professional, going 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs. Dingler had just one hit on the evening (1-for-5) but it was a home run, his second blast of the season. Tigers prospects stats »

Pirates: Nick Gonzales, 2B (MLB No. 34), High-A Greensboro
Gonzales’ career is off to a fast start as the seventh overall pick from last year’s Draft is hitting .467 through four games. Gonzales, the Pirates’ No. 2 prospect, was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate Saturday, including a pair of doubles and a walk. The 21-year-old out of New Mexico State now has hits in all four games he’s played and has also turned in a pair of multihit efforts. Pirates prospects stats »

Braves: Shea Langeliers, C (MLB No. 62), Double-A Mississippi
The third-ranked Braves prospect entered this season with two career dingers, and on Wednesday he doubled that total. Langeliers mashed a pair of jacks -- a solo shot to left-center in the sixth and a three-run tater to the same spot in the eighth. The 2019 No. 9 overall selection also tied his career-best with four RBIs. Braves prospects stats »

Red Sox: Jarren Duran, OF (MLB No. 97), Triple-A Worcester
The third-ranked Red Sox prospect reached base four times, collected three knocks -- including his first Triple-A dinger -- and scored three times. Duran led off the game with a single back up the middle on a 3-2 pitch. He opened the scoring three batters later on a base knock by Yairo Munoz. The 24-year-old singled and scored again in the following frame before connecting on an 0-2 fastball in the fifth and launching it into the seats in left for his first Triple-A dinger. The blast broke the game open for the WooSox. In his last at-bat in the ninth, Duran worked a five-pitch walk. Red Sox prospects stats »

Blue Jays: Riley Adams, C (No. 18), Triple-A Buffalo
After going hitless in his 2021 season debut, Riley Adams bounced back in a big way and clubbed a pair of homers in Triple-A Buffalo’s 8-6 loss to Worcester. Adams, who hit a career-high 14 homers in 2019, hit solo blasts in both the third and fifth innings for the first two-homer game of his career. The 24-year-old hit .261 across two levels in 2019 and is getting his first taste of the Triple-A level this year. Blue Jays prospects stats »

Mariners: Brandon Williamson, LHP (No. 10), High-A Everett
Williamson carved up the Hillsboro lineup as he dominated through four innings in his first start of the season. The lefty, whom Seattle selected in the second round of the 2019 Draft, struck out the first two batters he faced and then struck out the side in the second. Williamson fanned another in the third and then struck out the side in the fourth. When it was all said and done, he had struck out nine and yielded just two hits over four scoreless innings, throwing 45 of his 67 pitches for strikes in the process. Mariners prospects stats »

Rangers: Curtis Terry, 1B (No. 26), Triple-A Round Rock
The 24-year-old stayed red-hot at the plate as he followed up a three-hit night with a two-dinger performance on Saturday. Terry mashed a pair of solo shots to left-center -- the first in the second and the other in the fourth. This coming one night after the 26th-ranked Rangers prospect fell a triple shy of a cycle. Curtis is 5-for-9 with three homers, a double, five RBIs and four runs scored over his last two games. Rangers prospects stats »

Royals: Alec Marsh, RHP (No. 12), Double-A Northwest Arkansas
Seuly Matias, OF (No. 17), High-A Quad Cities
Making his Double-A debut, the 12th-ranked Royals prospect sparkled over five hitless frames. Marsh yielded just three walks and fanned a career-best nine. The righty retired the side in order in the second and whiffed five of the final six batters he faced. Marsh threw 48 of his 85 pitches for strikes. Matias, the club’s 17th-ranked prospect, laced a pair of extra-base knocks and drove in two runs for the River Bandits. Matias opened the scoring with a scorching two-run triple to center in the first before leading off the eighth with a rocket double down the line in left. It’s the second straight multihit game with an extra-base knock for the 22-year-old. Royals prospects stats »

Marlins: Connor Scott, OF (No. 16), High-A Beloit
Osiris Johnson, SS (
No. 30), Low-A Jupiter
Scott turned in his third multihit performance out of the leadoff spot in Beloit’s first five games this year. The Marlins 2018 first-rounder stroked his second double of the year in his 3-for-4 effort, and scored two runs in Beloit’s 4-3 loss to Wisconsin. The lefty outfielder has started the year 9-for-22 with four extra base hits, good for a .409 batting average and a 1.136 OPS. Johnson, a second-round pick from the 2018 Draft, also put together a strong performance at the plate, finishing 2-for-4 with a double and a homer. The homer was Johnson’s second of the season and was a solo blast in the seventh inning. The 20-year-old hasn’t played since 2018, when he hit three homers over 48 games. Marlins prospects stats »

Orioles: Jordan Westburg, SS (No. 6), Low-A Delmarva
Yusniel Diaz, OF (
No. 8), Triple-A Norfolk
Westburg crushed his first pro homer and did it with a little extra flair. The No. 30 overall pick in last year’s Draft clubbed a grand slam to right on an 0-2 count in the fourth inning to blow the game open for the Shorebirds. Westburg also singled back up the middle in the second, worked an eight-pitch walk in the fourth and scored three times. Diaz, acquired from the Dodgers in the Manny Machado deal in 2018, notched his first Triple-A tater with a two-run blast to left in the ninth that tied the score at 4-4. The No. 8 Orioles prospect also singled into center and came around to score in the fourth. Orioles prospects stats »

Dodgers: Alex De Jesus, SS (No. 16), Low-A Rancho Cucamonga
De Jesus put together a game to remember as he hit his first two homers of the season, drove in three runs and finished 4-for-5 at the plate. The 19-year-old, signed back in 2018 from the Dominican Republic, entered the night with just three career homers, all hit during his 57-game professional debut in 2019. The four hits also marked a career high for De Jesus, who is hitting .333 through the first four games of the season. Dodgers prospects stats »