Tuesday's top prospect performers

June 23rd, 2021

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

Astros: Korey Lee, C (No. 5), Double-A Corpus Christi
A model of consistency since Opening Night, Lee continued his red-hot performance behind the plate, falling a homer short of the cycle on Tuesday night. The 22-year-old extended his hitting streak to 12 games with his third three-hit effort of the season. Lee has hit safely in 24 of his last 26 games overall dating to May 18. The 32nd overall pick in 2019 is hitting .372 in that stretch with five of his six homers and 20 of his 22 RBIs. Astros prospect stats »

Giants: Alexander Canario, OF (No. 9), Low-A San Jose
Caleb Kilian, RHP (No. 30), Double-A Richmond
Canario, the ninth-ranked Giants prospect, clubbed his first multi-homer game of the season and third of his career. The 21-year-old reached base four times as he led off the second with a moonshot to center on the first pitch of the frame, blasted a two-run shot to right in the third and then worked four-pitch walks in the fifth and sixth respectively. Canario has hit safely in four straight games and is 5-for-15 with a pair of dingers, a double and three walks over that span.

Kilian extended his scoreless streak to 12 innings before allowing an unearned run in his sixth and final frame Tuesday. The 24-year-old scattered four singles, struck out eight and did not walk a batter for the fifth time in six starts. Kilian has 49 strikeouts and one walk across his previous 34 2/3 innings. Overall, the 2019 eighth-round Draft pick has a 2.17 ERA and a 59-to-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 50 2/3 innings in nine starts. Giants prospect stats »

White Sox: Micker Adolfo, OF (No. 6), Double-A Birmingham
Yolbert Sanchez, SS (No. 17), High-A Winston-Salem

Adolfo, the sixth-ranked White Sox prospect, blasted a pair of homers for the first time this season as part of a three-hit night for the Barons. Adolfo turned around an 0-2 pitch and sent it into center for a base knock in the third, led off the sixth with a homer to straightaway center -- again on an 0-2 pitch -- and led off the seventh by winning a seven-pitch battle with a deep fly to center again. The 24-year-old has 10 home runs, 27 RBIs and 21 runs scored for Birmingham this season.

Sanchez turned in the first four-hit performance of his career while driving in a career-best five runs. The 17th-ranked White Sox prospect also found the seats twice in the same game for the first time as a pro. Sanchez laced an RBI base hit to right in the fifth, crushed a two-run blast to right-center in the sixth, legged out an infield knock to third in the eighth, and clubbed his second two-run jack to right with two outs in the ninth. The 24-year-old extended his hitting streak to four games and is 7-for-16 over that span. White Sox prospect stats »

Braves: Bryce Elder, RHP (No. 11), High-A Rome
Jesse Franklin V, OF (No. 15), High-A Rome

Elder rebounded from an uneven start in his last outing to blank Aberdeen on two hits while striking out seven over five innings. The 22-year-old has lowered his ERA almost a full run to 2.60 thanks to an ace-like month of June. Elder posted a respectable 3.51 ERA in May but has lowered that mark to 1.40 in four starts this month. The right-hander has 55 strikeouts in 45 innings through his first nine career appearances.

Backing Elder’s scoreless outing was another strong offensive performance by Franklin, who drove in more runs Tuesday -- five -- than he did in the entire month of May (three). The 22-year-old’s three-run blast highlighted a five-run first for Rome and he added two more singles to produce his second consecutive three-hit performance. Franklin hit .200 in May but has gone 22-for-50 (.440) with all seven of his home runs and 15 RBIs in 15 games this month. Atlanta’s third-round pick in last year’s Draft is now hitting .291 with a .763 OPS, 17 extra-base hits, 18 RBIs and 10 stolen bases in 34 games. Braves prospect stats »

Rays: Greg Jones, SS (No. 7), High-A Bowling Green
Pedro Martinez, SS/2B (No. 27), High-A Bowling Green

Jones turned in his eighth multihit game of the season and third with three knocks, while driving in a season-high five runs. The seventh-ranked Rays prospect lined an RBI knock into center in the second, hammered a three-run shot to right-center in the third, worked a bases-loaded walk in the fourth, and started off the ninth with a base hit to right. The 23-year-old is sporting a .273/.376/.556 slash line with eight dingers and 19 RBIs this year.

Martinez, the 27th-ranked Rays prospect, turned in the third four-hit game of his career and first since July 27, 2019. Martinez led off the game with a triple to right and was plated on a single from Connor Hollis two batters later. In the third, the 20-year-old punched a ground ball through the left side of the infield for an RBI knock before lining another RBI hit to left in the following frame. Martinez went right back up the middle for his fourth knock in the sixth. The infielder has eight extra-base hits, 22 runs scored and 14 RBIs this season. Rays prospect stats »

Indians: Angel Martinez, 2B (No. 13), Low-A Lynchburg
Martinez did his job atop Lynchburg’s lineup on Wednesday, collecting three hits for the second time in six games while extending his hitting streak to eight. The 19-year-old doubled twice, tripled, drove in three runs and scored twice. Martinez has notched an RBI in five consecutive games, plating 11 in that span. The switch-hitter has been a force this season, batting .292/.384/.533 with 17 extra-base hits, 23 RBIs and and 22 runs in 32 games. Indians prospect stats »

Twins: Jose Miranda, INF (No. 16), High-A Wichita
There’s hot and then there’s Jose Miranda hot. The 22-year-old followed up a three-hit night with a four-hit performance while extending his hitting streak to eight games -- collecting multiple hits in five of those. On Tuesday, Miranda fell a triple shy of a cycle as he led off the game with his 12th homer of the year, singled to left in the fourth, found the grass in right for another base knock in the seventh and laced a double to right in the ninth. Miranda has 18 knocks over his current hit streak with five homers and a double. Twins prospect stats »

Pirates: Sammy Siani, OF (No. 18), Low-A Bradenton
Although his average still sits below .225, Siani has put together a productive season thanks to his ability to get on base and drive in runs. The 20-year-old did all of that and then some for Bradenton on Tuesday afternoon. Siani drove in four runs and fell a triple shy of the cycle while reaching base five times in his second straight multihit game. The 37th overall pick in 2019 has collected seven RBIs in his last three games, giving him 29 for the season. A solid June has lifted Siani’s average to .223 and his OPS to .824 in 36 games. Pirates prospect stats »

Athletics: Cody Thomas, OF (No. 22), Triple-A Las Vegas
With a week left in June, Thomas won’t be eager to see the calendar flip to July. The 26-year-old slugged a pair of solo homers, giving him long balls in three straight games and four in that span. Of his 11 home runs this season, nine have come this month during which he’s batting .342 with 22 RBIs in 19 games. Thomas entered June hitting .200/.250/.422 with two roundtrippers and four RBIs. Athletics prospect stats »

Reds: Noah Davis, RHP (No. 27), High-A Dayton
Armed with a 1-0 lead he received in the top of the first, Davis made the lead stand up during his six innings on the mound. The 24-year-old allowed two hits and two walks while striking out six in his second consecutive scoreless start. Davis pitched 4 2/3 hitless innings before allowing a single. He yielded one hit over six frames in his previous start and has allowed one run in his last 16 innings overall. Opponents are batting .169 against Davis, who lowered his ERA to 2.91 while extending his scoreless streak to 15 consecutive innings. Reds prospect stats »