Tellez, Judge among top prospect performers Sunday

Blue Jays' first baseman goes deep twice; Yankees' slugger blasts grand slam

August 8th, 2016
Paul Sancya/AP

After a breakout second half in the Florida State League in 2015, Rowdy Tellez is proving this year that he's the real deal in Double-A.
Tellez, the Blue Jays' No. 9 prospect, belted a pair of two-run homers on Sunday afternoon to lead Double-A New Hampshire past Erie, 7-4. It was his first multi-homer game of the season and second of his career.
After lining out in his first at-bat, the 21-year-old first baseman hit a line-drive shot out to right field with two outs in the bottom of the third inning, and then later connected on another two-out bomb during his next trip to the plate in the fifth inning.

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With the two-homer performance, Tellez is now tied for fourth in the Eastern League with his 16 home runs and ranks third with a .904 OPS. He's gone deep three times in his past 10 games for the Fisher Cats, during which he's posted a .359 average with seven RBIs and seven runs scored.
Overall, Tellez is hitting .299/.389/.515 through 95 games this season, with 20 doubles, 50 RBIs and a solid 48-71 walk-to-strikeout ratio.
The rest of the best performances from top prospects Sunday
No. 23 overall prospect Rafael Devers tallied three RBIs and collected three hits in a second straight game for Class A Advanced Salem. The Red Sox's No. 3 prospect hit his seventh triple in the contest, finishing 3-for-5 at the plate. Leading Salem on the mound was No. 79 overall prospect Michael Kopech (Red Sox's No. 5), who yielded an unearned run while striking out seven in five innings.
No. 29 overall prospect Aaron Judge (Yankees' No. 4) connected on a sixth-inning grand slam to pace Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's offense to a 5-0 win over Syracuse. Left-hander Jordan Montgomery (Yankees' No. 20) was equally impressive on the bump for the RailRiders as he tossed six scoreless innings of three-hit ball, striking out five and walking one.

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No. 38 overall prospect (Astros' No. 3) fired seven strong innings to lead Double-A Corpus Christi past Midland, 3-1. The 20-year-old right-hander allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out seven, with 60 of his 90 pitches going for strikes in the outing.
No. 53 overall prospect Nick Senzel (Reds' No. 1) hit a two-run homer in Class A Dayton's matchup against Lake County, his third long ball in as many games. The 2015 No. 2 overall Draft pick has hit six homers in 34 games since moving up to the Midwest League.
No. 100 overall prospect Anthony Alford (Blue Jays' No. 3) hit a leadoff home run -- his sixth of the season -- for Class A Advanced Dunedin, which defeated Brevard County, 2-1. After finishing the game 2-for-5 at the plate, the speedy centerfielder now has raised his season average to .235 from .183 in the past month.
Giants No. 3 prospect Chris Shaw hit a solo home run and a two-run double, but it wasn't enough to keep Double-A Richmond from falling to Bowie. The 2015 first-rounder's deep fly was his 19th of the season and third in 34 games since moving up to the Eastern League.
Mariners No. 5 prospect Luiz Gohara continued to roll for Class A Clinton as he struck out seven hitters over six scoreless innings in a win against Beloit. Since being promoted to full-season ball, the 6-foot-3 left-hander is 4-1 in seven starts, with a 1.73 ERA and a 49-14 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 41 2/3 innings.
Rays No. 5 prospect Joshua Lowe hit his third pro home run and first since being promoted to Rookie-level Princeton from the Gulf Coast League. The 2016 first-round pick finished the contest 3-for-5 at the plate, with two runs scored and a stolen base.
Brewers No. 10 prospect hit his Midwest League-best 17th home run in Class A Wisconsin's loss to Kane County. The 20-year-old shortstop has been red-hot at the plate since the All-Star break, hitting .345/.432/.679 with 11 home runs, 12 doubles and 32 RBIs over his past 43 contests.
Rockies No. 10 prospect Forrest Wall hit his sixth home run, scored twice and drove in three runs to help Class A Modesto defeat Lancaster, 12-10. The 20-year-old second baseman also notched his fourth triple to finish the game 2-for-4 and improved his overall batting line to .257/.320/.358 through 97 games.
Yankees No. 13 prospect Dustin Fowler went deep for a second straight game for Double-A Trenton, his eighth home run this season in 107 games. The 21-year-old outfielder has been on a tear since the All-Star break, hitting .363 with 16 extra-base hits and 25 RBIs over 23 games to lift his overall average to .287.

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Royals No. 19 prospect Khalil Lee hit a pair of solo home runs in the Arizona League, giving him five homers in his 32 games to begin his pro career.