Friday's top prospect performers

June 5th, 2021

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

Mets: Brett Baty, 3B (MLB No. 78), High-A Brooklyn
Baty continued his hot streak with a multi-homer effort in Game 1 of a doubleheader and then a two-RBI performance in Game 2. The 12th overall pick from the 2019 Draft finished with a combined line of 4-for-7 with two home runs, a double, six RBIs, three runs, a walk and a strikeout. Baty is hitting .372 for the Cyclones this season and is 9-for-15 (.600) over his past four games. Mets prospects stats »

Athletics: Cody Thomas, OF (No. 23), Triple-A Las Vegas
Brian Howard, RHP (No. 26), Triple-A Las Vegas
Thomas extended his hitting streak to five games and posted his first three-knock effort of the season on Friday night. The 23rd-ranked A’s prospect fell a triple shy of a cycle as he legged out an infield single to third in the fourth inning, blasted a solo shot to left -- his third dinger of the year -- in the sixth, and laced a double down the left-field line in the ninth. Thomas has nine extra-base hits, eight runs scored and five RBIs over 17 games this season.

Howard was the beneficiary of Thomas’ offensive output as he earned his first victory of the season in his fifth start. The right-hander worked around three hits and a trio of walks to whiff five over five scoreless frames. It was the first scoreless outing for the 26-year-old this year as he retired the side in order in the first and then worked into and out of trouble the rest of the way. Howard was pulled after tossing 96 pitches -- 60 were strikes. Athletics prospects stats »

Blue Jays: Riley Adams, C (No. 18), Triple-A Buffalo
Sem Robberse, RHP (
No. 25), Low-A Dunedin
Adams provided the thump in the middle of Buffalo’s order with a multi-homer day in Game 1 of the doubleheader. The powerful catcher finished the day 2-for-2 with three RBIs, two runs scored, a walk and a hit by pitch in Buffalo’s walk-off win over Syracuse. The two blasts were Adams’ fourth and fifth homers of the season, and his second multi-homer game this year. The 24-year-old is slashing .222/.377/.537 with an OPS of .914 in 69 plate appearances.

Robberse turned in the best start of his young professional career. The right-hander tossed four scoreless innings, allowed two hits on one walk and struck out seven in Dunedin’s 12-2 win over Bradenton. With only 24 innings pitched in his career, the Dutch pitcher has already shown swing and miss potential with 32 strikeouts, but has also been prone to allowing runs, with three starts of three earned runs on his line this season. The 19-year-old was signed as an international free agent in July of 2019. Blue Jays prospects stats »

Brewers: Aaron Ashby, LHP (No. 7), Triple-A Nashville
The southaw tossed the best outing of his season to date, allowing an unearned run on a pair of hits and a walk, while fanning a season-high 11 over seven frames. Ashby retired the first nine batters he faced before Adam Engel reached on a fielding error at third base. Engel would come around to score the lone run against the seventh-ranked Brewers prospect in the fourth. Friday marked the third outing this season where Ashby did not allow an earned run. The 2018 fourth-rounder is sporting a 2.93 ERA with 39 punchouts over 27 2/3 innings this season. Brewers prospects stats »

D-backs: Jake McCarthy, OF (No. 30), Double-A Amarillo
The 23-year-old posted his first three-hit effort of the season and fifth multihit game, falling a triple shy of the cycle. McCarthy won a 10-pitch battle in the first by launching his fifth dinger of the year to right-center, drove in a pair of runs with a double to right in the fourth and went back up the middle for a base hit in the sixth before stealing his 11th bag of the season. The 2018 No. 39 overall Draft pick found his groove of late, sporting a .429/.529/.929 slash line across four games in June. D-backs prospects stats »

Indians: Tanner Burns, RHP (No. 15), High-A Lake County
Burns turned in his second scoreless start of the season in Lake County’s 8-0 win over Dayton. The 2020 first-rounder threw a career-high six innings with six strikeouts and four hits allowed. Burns has thrown 23 2/3 innings in his debut season, and has handled his first month of professional baseball well with an ERA of 3.04 and 26 strikeouts and seven walks. The right-hander has allowed two or fewer runs in four of his five starts, and has reached six punchouts three times. Indians prospects stats »

Marlins: Braxton Garrett, LHP (No. 7), Triple-A Jacksonville
Kameron Misner, OF (No. 15), High-A Beloit
Garrett twirled his second scoreless start of the season as he gave up two hits and struck out five over five innings. The 23-year-old threw 47 of his 71 pitches for strikes and lowered his ERA to 3.28 in the process. Garrett appeared in one game with the Marlins earlier this season and gave up three runs over three innings.

Misner recorded his first three-hit performance of the season in Beloit’s 8-5 loss to Quad Cities. Hitting out of the leadoff spot, the 2019 first-rounder finished 3-for-5 at the dish, socking his third homer and adding three RBIs with two strikeouts. Misner has struggled to get it going so far this year, but showed flashes of good contact skills with five three-hit games in 2019. The outfielder raised his slash line to .209/.315/.385 with his season best performance. Marlins prospects stats »

Reds: Tony Santillan, RHP (No. 9), Triple-A Louisville
Santillan set a career-high with 13 strikeouts and tossed his first complete game since 2018 in Louisville’s 2-1 loss to St. Paul. Santillan threw seven innings in Game 1 of the doubleheader, and allowed three hits, two runs and four walks to go with the 13 punchouts. The right-hander also surpassed 500 career MiLB innings with his start. Santillan is 1-3 on the year with a 2.51 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP and 45 strikeouts (compared to just 12 walks) in 32 1/3 innings. Reds prospects stats »

Phillies: Mickey Moniak, OF (No. 11), Triple-A Lehigh Valley
Moniak put his power on full display as he launched a pair of homers in Lehigh Valley’s win over Scranton Wilkes-Barre. Moniak, who finished 3-for-4 with a season-best five RBIs, hit a three-run homer in the sixth and then encored with a two-run blast in the eighth. The 2016 No. 1 overall pick is hitting .220 with five homers so far this season. The multihit performance was Moniak’s first since May 27 and the three hits also marked a season high. Phillies prospects stats »

Rangers: Tekoah Roby, RHP (No. 24), Low-A Down East
Roby picked up his second win of the season in Game 1 of a doubleheader. The right-hander lowered his ERA to 3.18 as he struck out eight over five innings of one-run ball. Roby has held opponents to one run or fewer in four of his five starts this season and has also amassed 17 strikeouts over his past nine frames. A third-round pick from the 2020 Draft, Roby is off to a strong start in his professional debut. Rangers prospects stats »