Wednesday's top prospect performers

June 24th, 2021

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

Brewers: Garrett Mitchell, OF (MLB No. 50), High-A Wisconsin
Mitchell hit his second homer of the season and boosted his average to .321 with a 2-for-4 performance for Wisconsin. The 22-year-old, a first-round pick from last year’s Draft, hit a solo homer in the third and added an RBI double in the eighth. Mitchell is hitting .306 in June and is 4-for-13 with three extra-base hits and three RBIs over his past three games. Brewers prospects stats »

Reds: Hunter Greene, RHP (MLB No. 55), Triple-A Louisville
Greene hit 102 mph with his fastball, but also mixed in a few more offspeed pitches in his second Triple-A start. The end result was his first Triple-A victory after he fanned six over five scoreless innings. Greene struck out five of the first nine batters he faced and retired 10 consecutive hitters to open the game. The 21-year-old has a 2.34 ERA and is tied for second in the Minors with 74 strikeouts. Reds prospects stats »

Angels: Jeremiah Jackson, SS (No. 4), Low-A Inland Empire
Davis Daniel, RHP (No. 18), High-A Tri-City

Jackson has hits in nine of his past 10 games after matching his season high with a trio of knocks for the 66ers. Jackson, who finished 3-for-5 with a trio of RBIs, came through with run-scoring doubles in the first, third and fourth innings. The 21-year-old, the Angels’ second-round pick from the 2018 Draft, got off to a slow start this season, hitting just .179 in May, however he’s turned it on of late and has hit .339 in June.

Daniel lowered his ERA to 2.04 with his fourth scoreless start of the season. The 24-year-old twirled seven scoreless innings, gave up just two hits and also fanned seven in the process. Wednesday’s outing marks five straight starts in which Daniel had held the opponent to one earned run or fewer. Angels prospects stats »

Astros: Alex McKenna, OF (No. 29), High-A Asheville
In the midst of a 1-for-14 stretch following a 10-game hitting streak, McKenna got back in the swing of things with his first four-hit performance of the season. The 23-year-old homered for the ninth time in June and added three singles during his 14th multihit effort of 2021. McKenna improved his slash line to .303/.386/.638 with 23 extra-base hits, 39 runs and 28 RBIs in 38 games. Astros prospects stats »

Braves: Freddy Tarnok, RHP (No. 10), High-A Rome
Tarnok’s outing may have been short, but that hardly takes away from the dominance as he fanned eight over 3 2/3 scoreless innings. The 22-year-old yielded just one hit, walked two and threw 46 of his 69 pitches for strikes. Tarnok struck out the side in the second and has now fanned 19 through nine innings this season. Braves prospects stats »

Cubs: DJ Herz, LHP (No. 28), Low-A Myrtle Beach
Sure, Herz likely wishes he hadn’t issued four walks, but anytime a pitcher throws five no-hit innings it’s a pretty good day of work. And when the bullpen finishes off the combined no-hitter, it's even better. The 20-year-old, an eighth-round pick from the 2019 Draft, lowered his ERA to 3.71 with the strong start. Herz has made eight starts this season and struck out 45 over 26 2/3 innings. Cubs prospects stats »

Dodgers: Ryan Pepiot, RHP (No. 7), Double-A Tulsa
Pepiot picked up his first win of the season as he struck out six and twirled six scoreless innings. Pepiot threw 45 of his 62 pitches for strikes as he gave up just one hit and lowered his ERA to 1.47 on the year. The right-hander, a 23-year-old selected in the third round of the 2019 Draft, has now surrendered one earned run or fewer in three straight starts and in seven of his eight outings this season. Dodgers prospects stats »

Indians: Daniel Espino, RHP (No. 6), Low-A Lynchburg
Espino yielded just one hit as he racked up eight strikeouts over five innings for the Hillcats. The 20-year-old threw 45 of his 80 pitches for strikes as he lowered his ERA to 2.10 through eight starts this season. Espino, a 2019 first-round pick (24th overall), walked the first batter in each of the first two innings. After issuing the free pass to start the second, he went on to retire nine of the next 10 batters he faced. Indians prospects stats »

Phillies: Ethan Lindow, LHP (No. 22), High-A Jersey Shore
Lindow did not allow a hit until the fourth inning and turned in his longest outing of the season on Wednesday. The 22-year-old worked in and out of trouble over the final 2 2/3 of his outing, but still managed to blank Brooklyn on five hits and a walk. Lindow struck out five during his 75-pitch effort and lowered his ERA to 2.35 in three starts with Jersey Shore. The southpaw began the year with Double-A Reading but posted a 6.11 ERA in six appearances (five starts). Phillies prospects stats »

Reds: Graham Ashcraft, RHP (No. 18), Double-A Chattanooga
In one of the best individual pitching performances of the season, Ashcraft tossed a two-hitter for his first career shutout in his Double-A debut. The 23-year-old has not allowed an earned run in five starts, a span of 32 innings. Aschraft retired the first 18 batters he faced before allowing an infield single to begin the seventh. Mississippi added another single in the ninth off the right-hander, who struck out eight without issuing a walk and faced one over the minimum. Ashcraft improved to 5-1 with a 1.89 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP in nine starts. Reds prospects stats »

Rockies: Sam Weatherly, LHP (No. 16), Low-A Fresno
Weatherly, a third-round pick from the 2020 Draft, piled up nine strikeouts over five scoreless innings. The lefty gave up just one hit and walked two while throwing 53 of his 87 pitches for strikes. Weatherly retired 10 of the first 11 batters he faced before yielding a on-eout double in the fourth. A hit batter and a walk loaded the bases, but Weatherly was able to strike out the next two batters and escape the only jam he faced all evening. Rockies prospects stats »

White Sox: Jake Burger, 2B (No. 11), Triple-A Charlotte
Burger homered, doubled and finished a triple shy of the cycle en route to his first four-hit game of the season. The 25-year-old scored four runs and drove in two while extending his hitting streak to seven games. Burger, who is batting .295/.338/.582 with 23 extra-base hits and 29 RBIs in 36 games for Charlotte, has been one of the hottest hitters in the Minors over the last month. After seeing his average dip to .196 on May 19, the St. Louis native is batting .340 with 19 RBIs. White Sox prospects stats »