Tuesday's top prospect performers

July 28th, 2021

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

Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS (MLB No. 7), Triple-A Omaha
Witt’s stellar start at the Triple-A level continued with two more hits and a homer in his second straight game for the Storm Chasers. The top Royals prospect hammered a solo homer to right-center in the top of the third inning and doubled on a liner to left field in the top of the sixth. In his seven Triple-A games, Witt has just one hitless contest and has posted multiple knocks in five. The shortstop is now hitting a sizzling .382/.382/.706 with 13 hits in 34 at-bats including three homers and five RBIs for Omaha. Royals prospects stats »

Padres: Luis Campusano, C (MLB No. 31), Triple-A El Paso
Campusano doubled his season-high in RBIs on Tuesday, as the Padres’ No. 3 prospect drove in four runs in a 3-for-5 night against Albuquerque. The 22-year-old catcher came a triple shy of the cycle, smacking his 17th double and ninth home run of the season. Campusano led the Chihuahuas in all aspects offensively, but he couldn’t save them from an 11-7 loss. He is now hitting .278 with an .840 OPS at the Triple-A level. With the Trade Deadline looming, his performance may have turned some heads as the Padres push for the postseason. Padres prospects stats »

Mets: Ronny Mauricio, SS (MLB No. 50), High-A Brooklyn
Mauricio joined in on the home run derby on Tuesday, launching two shots of his own into the New York sky. Both were solo homers, as Brooklyn went on to hit six as a team. The 20-year-old shortstop went 2-for-4 on the day, scoring three times and walking once. Mauricio now has 13 homers on the year, which leads Brooklyn and is tied for 11th in the High-A East. Mets prospects stats »

Braves: Shea Langeliers, C (MLB No. 56), Double-A Mississippi
After homering on Monday night, Langeliers left the yard twice on Tuesday as part of a seven-homer barrage for Mississippi. The backstop started his night 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts before swatting solo shots to right-center in the seventh inning and to center in the ninth. It was the first multihomer game for Langeliers since he hammered three solo shots as part of a four-hit performance on June 2 at Pensacola. Braves prospects stats »

Astros: Tyler Brown, RHP (No. 16), High-A Asheville
After giving up nine runs in his previous start, Brown rebounded with his best start of the season for the Tourists, tossing five scoreless innings. He tied his career-high in strikeouts with seven and the Vanderbilt product is now striking out more than one batter per inning on the year. Brown entered his outing with an ERA over seven and only one scoreless start under his belt, but the 2020 third-round Draft pick could build off the solid start to right the ship. Astros prospects stats »

Brewers: Freddy Zamora, SS (No. 8), Low-A Carolina
Milwaukee’s shortstop prospect went 3-for-5 and finished a triple shy of the cycle as Carolina put up 13 hits on Tuesday night. Zamora -- who combined with leadoff man Gabe Holt for six hits -- struck out swinging in the first, then lashed a double to center to plate Holt in the third and followed with a single through the left side in the fifth. After fouling out in the seventh, Zamora clubbed a two-run homer in the top of the ninth, his fourth blast of the season and first since July 15. Brewers prospects stats »

Cubs: Ryan Jensen, RHP (No. 8), High-A South Bend
Jensen set a new career-high in strikeouts with 10 to cap off an incredible month-long stretch. The 2019 first-round Draft pick gave up two runs, one earned, across five strong innings, allowing six hits and one walk. Jensen allowed five earned runs in 22 2/3 innings across his five July starts, good enough for an ERA of 1.99 during that span. Cubs prospects stats »

Giants: Patrick Bailey, C (No. 6), Low-A San Jose
Luis Matos, OF (No. 7), Low-A San Jose

Bailey and Matos were a dynamic duo in San Jose’s 9-0 win over Inland Empire, combining for seven hits, four RBIs and five runs scored. Bailey reached base five times on the night, going 4-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run driven in. The 22-year-old catcher joined the team from High-A Eugene, where he hit .185, but he has now found his swing again and is hitting .302 with San Jose.

Matos provided the pop for the Giants, smashing a three-run homer for the only home run of the ballgame. He now has eight long balls on the year. The 19-year-old went 3-for-5 to improve his season average to .310. Matos has done nothing but hit since coming stateside in 2019, as he has a career .337 average across two seasons. Giants prospects stats »

Marlins: Kyle Nicolas, RHP (No. 15), Double-A Pensacola
Nicolas made quite the impression during his first Double-A start. The 22-year-old was unhittable for the Blue Wahoos in five innings against Mississippi, striking out eight and walking four in the process. Nicolas improved his already impressive strikeout numbers from High-A Beloit, where he struck out 86 batters in just under 60 innings and now has a K/9 of 13.2 across both levels. Marlins prospects stats »

Padres: Daniel Montesino, RF (No. 25), Rookie DSL Padres
Batting cleanup in the Domnican Summer League, Montesino put together one of his best games as a pro player against the DSL Reds. The 17-year-old belted his first professional homer and went 2-for-4 with four RBIs and two walks to reach base four times, a new personal best. Through 11 professional games, Montesino has only gone hitless twice and has only played one game in which he didn’t reach base. The outfielder’s Tuesday performance lifted his slash line to .297/.409/.459 for the season. Padres prospects stats »

Rays: Heriberto Hernandez, C/OF/1B (No. 10), Low-A Charleston
Blake Hunt, C (No. 14), High-A Bowling Green

Both Hernandez and Hunt put on a show on Tuesday, as the two combined to hit four home runs. Hernandez drove in three on two homers in a tight ballgame against Columbia. He opened the scoring for Charleston with a two-run homer that made it 2-1 in the second, then smacked a solo shot in the fourth to put them on top again. The Fireflies learned their lesson after that, as they intentionally walked him in his next two trips to the plate, making him 2-for-2 on the night.

Hunt powered the Hot Rods to a 9-3 victory, going 2-for-5 at the plate with four RBIs. The 22-year-old went back-to-back with Evan Edwards in the third inning for his first longball and clubbed a three-run shot soon after in the sixth for his second multihomer game of the season. He now has an RBI in each of the past four games and has driven in seven in that span. The two home runs were Hunt’s first since June 24 and he now has eight on the year. Rays prospects stats »

Tigers: Kody Clemens, 2B (No. 13), Triple-A Toledo
Clemens continued his power surge with a homer on Tuesday, his fourth in his past six games, and his first triple since June 11. The former Texas Longhorn mashed his seventh homer of the season in the bottom of the first inning, a solo shot to left-center. After plating a run with a sacrifice fly to center in the third, Clemens roped his RBI triple to right field in the fourth. The 25-year-old reached once more in the seventh when he was hit by a pitch. Tigers prospects stats »

Twins: Matt Wallner, OF (No. 11), High-A Cedar Rapids
Spencer Steer, 2B (No. 26), Double-A Wichita

Wallner sent two over the wall against Wisconsin, as the 6-foot-5 outfielder collected three extra-base hits on the night. He started his night with a double and his first homer came in the third to make it a 3-0 ballgame. His second came after the Timber Rattlers tried to stage a late comeback, putting the nail in the coffin in the 5-2 win. Wallner is now hitting .341 with eight homers and a 1.103 OPS on the year.

Steer beefed up his numbers in an 18-8 win over Northwest Arkansas, going 5-for-6 with three doubles, a triple and four RBIs. He also came around to score four times and was just a homer away from the cycle. Steer arrived a little late to the party, as he didn’t drive in his first run until the fifth inning, but he still ended up as the team’s co-leader in RBIs on the night. Twins prospects stats »

Yankees: Anthony Seigler, C (No. 22), High-A Hudson Valley
It was the Seigler show at Dutchess Stadium on Tuesday, as the 2018 first-round Draft pick left the yard twice in a 2-for-4 performance. The 22-year-old provided all the offense early against Wilmington, smashing a solo homer in the second and a two-run shot in the fourth to give the Renegades a 3-0 lead. He added another RBI in the sixth inning on a fielder’s choice, which tied the game at 4. Seigler now has 19 RBIs on the year and doubled his home run production to four. Yankees prospects stats »