Tuesday's top prospect performers

September 1st, 2021

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

Rangers: Josh Jung, OF (MLB No. 51), Triple-A Round Rock
Jung recorded a season-high four hits on Tuesday. He ended his ninth game with the Triple-A affiliate 4-for-5 with three doubles and a home run. The third baseman had the Albuquerque Isotopes figured out early as the first two of his two-baggers came during the first and second innings. Jung continued to rake in the fifth and sixth frames, knocking his third double of the game and a homer respectively. He’s now slashing .305/.366/.557 on the year between Double and Triple-A. Rangers prospect stats »

Pirates: Nick Gonzales, 2B (MLB No. 66), High-A Greensboro
Hudson Head, OF (No. 12), Low-A Bradenton
Endy Rodriguez, 1B (No. 19), Low-A Bradenton

Gonzales continued his offensive tear, knocking his fifth and sixth homers in four games. Coming off a three-homer game on Sunday, he turned in another multihomer performance in Tuesday’s matchup. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, he hit a walk-off grand slam to win it for Greensboro. He ended the night 3-for-4 with seven RBIs and two home runs. He put up the first three runs for the Grasshoppers, driving in the first with an RBI single and came through again in the third inning with a two-run shot. It marked the first time this season the second baseman recorded back-to-back multihomer games.

In Low-A Bradenton’s 19-7 win, both Head and Rodriguez had big days at the plate. Rodriguez contributed to the offense by going 3-for-4 with a home run, an RBI triple, a single and a walk. He also drove in a run when he was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the third inning, rounding out his three-RBI day. Head smacked two home runs, finishing the day 2-for-6 with two RBIs. It was the first time this season that the No. 12 prospect hit multiple home runs in a game, bringing his season total to 14. Pirates prospect stats »

Dodgers: Michael Busch, 1B (MLB No. 79), Double-A Tulsa
Busch had himself a day, going 4-for-6. He hit three doubles and a home run in his five-RBI game -- a season-high for the infielder. In the 15-2 win, Busch got things started for the Drillers by driving in the first run of the game with an RBI double in the first inning. His solo home run in the eighth was his 17th of the season. The Dodgers No. 3 prospect has recorded back-to-back multihit games for the fourth time this season -- after knocking two hits in the game on August 29. Dodgers prospect stats »

Brewers: Alex Binelas, 3B (No. 17), Low-A Carolina
Binelas smacked a home run, RBI single and a double, finishing 3-for-5 on Tuesday. His two-run homer rounded out his three-RBI day -- a season-high for the Brewers' No. 17 prospect. The third baseman worked a nine-pitch at-bat before knocking his third home run of the season. In just 12 games with the Mudcats, Binelas has recorded 10 hits and 10 RBIs. Brewers prospect stats »

Cubs: Cristian Hernandez, SS (No. 3), DSL Cubs Blue
Hernandez smacked two home runs -- marking his first career multihomer game. The Cubs No. 3 prospect has hit just two other home runs since July 12, when he joined the DSL Cubs Blue. Hernandez is riding a six-game hitting streak, half of which are of the multihit variety. The 17-year-old was considered one of the top prospects of the 2020 international draft class due to his combination of speed and power. Some scouts believe he could hit 30 home runs a season if he continues to progress at this level. Cubs prospect stats »

Giants: Jairo Pomares, LF (No. 9), High-A Eugene
Pomares smacked a game-tying home run in the top of the ninth inning, his second of the game. Not only did the knocks lead his team to a 6-5 win, it was also his first multihomer game this season. On Tuesday, Pomares went 2-for-4 with three RBIs -- tying his season-high for a single game. Since his Aug. 17 callup to the Emeralds, the outfielder has smacked three homers, raising his batting average to .308 on the year. Giants prospect stats »

Indians: Logan Allen, LHP (No. 10), Double-A Akron
In his eighth start for the Rubberducks, Allen tossed six innings of shutout baseball. He fanned six batters and allowed just three hits -- all singles -- lowering his ERA to 2.76. After giving up a single to start the game, the lefty settled in, retiring the next seven batters. Since being promoted to Akron, Allen has gone six or more innings in three of his eight starts, but Tuesday’s appearance was his first scoreless start with as many innings pitched. His only other scoreless appearance was in his first start for the Rubberducks on July 14, when he threw four innings. Indians prospect stats »

Mets: Jaylen Palmer, RF (No. 15), High-A Brooklyn
Palmer hit two home runs in Tuesday’s win, his first multihomer game since being promoted to the Cyclones at the beginning of the month. He went 2-for-4 with three RBIs -- tying his season-high across both Low and High-A ball. He got off to a quick start, homering in his first at-bat of the game. His second home run was a two-run shot to right-center field, putting the Cyclones up 3-0 in the eventual win. Mets prospect stats »

Nationals: Donovan Casey, CF (No. 21), Triple-A Rochester
Casey finished the day 3-for-5 with the Red Wings, smacking a homer, a double and an RBI single. In the second pitch of his first at-bat, the outfielder hit his first home run at the Triple-A level. He’s been finding success at the plate, raising his batting average to .326. Casey recorded his first multi-RBI game since his August 17 callup to Rochester. Tuesday’s outing was his fifth multihit game in 13 with the Triple-A affiliate. Casey also stole his 19th base of the season -- his second with the Red Wings. Nationals prospect stats »

Rays: Ford Proctor, C (No. 30), Double-A Montgomery
Four of the six runs in the Biscuits' 6-1 win were driven in by Proctor. His four-RBI game ties his season-high. Proctor hit two homers, his first multihomer game of the season. His first home run was a three-run knock in the first inning, putting Montgomery on the board first. His solo homer in the bottom of the eighth added another insurance run. In addition to the home runs, the catcher was walked and finished the day 2-for-3. Rays prospect stats »

Yankees: Jake Sanford, RF (No. 23), High-A Hudson Valley
Sanford went 3-for-4 with a home run, double and a single. His two-run shot started a big inning for the Renegades, the first of four homers in the frame. He ends the month batting .275 -- his first full month with the High-A affiliate since his promotion on July 13. His home run was the sixth he has knocked in while with Hudson Valley, bringing his total to 13 this season across two levels. Yankees prospect stats »