Monday's top Spring Training prospect performers

March 29th, 2022

Here's a look at Monday’s top performers at Spring Training from each team's Top 30 Prospects list.

Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS/3B (MLB No. 1)
Baseball’s top prospect reached base three times in four trips to the plate, lashing a double and walking twice while scoring three runs. Witt now has hits in his last five games and six of his seven played so far this season to put his Cactus League slash line at .444/.500/.889. Witt spent last season with Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha, playing in 123 total games and batting .290/.361/.575 with 33 homers and 97 RBIs.

Mariners: Julio Rodríguez, OF (MLB No. 3)
Following his first consecutive hitless games of the spring, Rodríguez notched his first multihit game of the Cactus League and reached base three times. The outfielder walked in the bottom of the second inning before singling to center in the bottom of the fourth. Rodríguez capped his day by doubling on a line drive to left field and driving in a run in the bottom of the fifth. After going a combined 0-for-6 in his previous two tilts, Monday’s showing put Rodríguez’s spring line at .316/.381/.579 in eight games.

Tigers: Riley Greene, OF (MLB No. 5)
Greene connected on his second homer of the spring and first since his 2022 spring debut. After going 0-for-2 in his first two Monday trips to the plate, the second-ranked Tigers prospect hammered a solo shot to right-center in the bottom of the eighth inning. The blast was Greene’s fifth hit of the spring and fourth for extra bases. Through eight games, the outfielder is now batting .333/.450/.933. Last year, Greene broke out with 124 games between Double-A Erie and Triple-A Toledo, posting a .301/.387/.534 line with 24 homers and 84 RBIs.

Cubs: Brennen Davis, OF (MLB No. 15)
The top Cubs prospect connected on his second hit -- and second homer -- of the spring on Monday night. In the top of the eighth inning, the 22-year-old hammered a two-run shot to center field, depositing it to the right of the batter's eye. Davis' lone other hit this spring was a three-run blast to right on March 19. Davis ascended through High-A South Bend and Double-A Tennessee to reach Triple-A Iowa last year. Between his three stops, the outfielder played 99 games and posted a .260/.375/.494 slash line with 19 homers and 53 RBIs.

Marlins: Edward Cabrera, RHP (MLB No. 34)
Making his spring debut, Miami’s second-ranked prospect twirled three hitless innings in a Monday afternoon start. Cabrera faced the minimum and struck out three while throwing 14 of his 19 pitches for strikes. The right-hander climbed through three levels last season, pitching at Low-A Jupiter, Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Jacksonville, compiling a 2.93 ERA in 13 total starts with 92 strikeouts over just 61 1/3 innings pitched. Cabrera could be a rotation member for the Marlins when Opening Day comes around and debuted his new sinker in game action on Monday.

Padres: Luis Campusano (MLB No. 44)
Campusano launched a ninth-inning, go-ahead grand slam in his only plate appearance of the day to seal a win for the Padres. The 23-year-old is 2-for-10 this spring, with both hits being home runs. Campusano has appeared in the Majors in each of the past two seasons -- one game in 2020 and 11 games in 2021 -- but has yet to find a permanent spot in San Diego’s lineup. The offensive potential is evident, as Campusano posted a .906 OPS with 15 home runs, 21 doubles and a .295/.365/.541 slash line for Triple-A El Paso, and he should get a major opportunity to become a starter for the Padres this season.

Phillies: Bryson Stott, SS (MLB No. 45)
Cristopher Sánchez, LHP (No. 23)

If it seems like Stott makes the prospect roundup every night, that’s because he nearly does. The 23-year-old smacked three hits -- including a fourth-inning double -- in a perfect day at the plate and is a red-hot 6-for-7 in his past three games. Stott is batting .533 (8-for-15) in seven games this spring, flashing the contact, power and on-base abilities that have him regarded as a Top 100 prospect as he competes for a spot in the Phillies’ Opening Day lineup.

Sánchez earned the win on Monday with three innings of scoreless ball, striking out three and yielding a hit and a walk. The lefty is yet to allow a run in six innings and three appearances this spring, recording seven strikeouts. The strong spring is an encouraging sign for the Phillies after Sánchez posted a 4.68 ERA in 73 innings for Triple-A Lehigh Valley last year. The 23-year-old also had a 4.97 ERA in 12 2/3 innings for the Phillies in 2021, working primarily as a reliever. His versatility and experience as both a starter and reliever make Sánchez a valuable piece for the Phillies this year.

Yankees: Luis Gil, RHP (No. 10)
Cooper Bowman, 2B (No. 25)

Gil dominated the Tigers in three scoreless innings, striking out four and allowing two base runners on a hit and a walk. The 23-year-old tossed two scoreless innings on March 23 and is leaving his mark on the Yankees’ Spring Training camp while competing for a spot on the Opening Day roster. After fanning 117 batters in 79.1 innings with a 3.97 ERA at Double-A and Triple-A, Gil made his Major League debut and impressed in six starts, striking out 38 with a 3.07 ERA.

Bowman pinch-hit for Gleyber Torres in the sixth inning and drove the fourth pitch he saw over the right-center-field fence for a three-run homer. The fourth-round selection in the 2021 Draft added a single in the eighth to finish the day 2-for-2. After being selected out of Louisville last summer, Bowman flashed his offensive skills in a brief stint for Single-A Tampa with 12 extra-base hits, 22 RBIs and 11 stolen bases in 27 games. As he enters his first full season, Bowman could rise up the Yankees prospect rankings with a strong showing in 2022.