Saturday's top prospect performers

June 6th, 2021

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

Orioles: Adley Rutschman, C (MLB No. 2), Double-A Bowie
Rutschman did a little bit of everything offensively, finishing 3-for-5 with a homer, RBI and three runs scored. The three-hit night broke Rutschman out of a minor cold spell as the Orioles’ No. 1 prospect was 2-for-16 to start June. Rutschman is hitting .281 and has gone deep seven times through 27 games. Orioles prospects stats »

Marlins: Max Meyer, RHP (MLB No. 22), Double-A Pensacola
Meyer matched his career high with nine strikeouts as he picked up his third professional win. The 2020 first-round pick (No. 3 overall) cruised through six innings, giving up just one run on three hits and a walk. Meyer has begun his professional career in impressive fashion, pitching to a 1.86 ERA through six starts (29 innings). He’s also racked up 31 strikeouts and held opponents to one run or fewer in five starts, four of which were scoreless. Marlins prospects stats »

Angels: Reid Detmers, LHP (MLB No. 60), Double-A Rocket City
Detmers matched his career high with 10 strikeouts and picked up his first professional win in the process. The 10th overall pick from the 2020 Draft threw 65 of his 92 pitches for strikes as he gave up one run on five hits over five solid frames. Detmers was hit around a bit in his last start and was unable to escape the third, but things were clearly different Saturday. The lefty worked around some trouble in the first two frames, but was able to find his rhythm when he retired eight in a row from the second to the fourth inning. He found himself facing a bases-loaded situation with two outs in the fourth, but he escaped the jam and then cruised through the fifth to complete his outing. Angels prospects stats »

Athletics: Colin Peluse, RHP (No. 28), High-A Lansing
Peluse, a ninth-round pick from the 2019 Draft, set a season high with 10 strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball. The 22-year-old walked one and surrendered four hits as he threw 58 of his 87 pitches for strikes. Peluse got off to a fast start as he struck out the side in the first and ultimately fanned at least one in each of his first five innings on the mound. The right-hander’s ERA sits at 4.50 because of a really rough start in May, but overall he’s held opponents to one earned run or fewer in four of his five starts. Athletics prospects stats »

Blue Jays: Riley Adams, C (No. 18), Triple-A Buffalo
Adams’ power surge continued Saturday as the 24-year-old hit his sixth homer of the year as part of a 2-for-3 day at the plate. Adams, who is hitting .246 through 18 games, is 4-for-5 with three homers and five RBIs over his past two games. Adams also has hits in five of his past six contests, going 9-for-18 (.500) over that stretch. The 2021 season is Adams’ first taste of Triple-A as the catcher spent the bulk of 2019 with Double-A New Hampshire where he hit .258 over 81 games. Blue Jays prospects stats »

Dodgers: Bobby Miller, RHP (No. 5), High-A Great Lakes
Andy Pages, OF (No. 8), High-A Great Lakes
Miller turned in the longest start of his brief career in Great Lakes’ 11-0 victory over Western Michigan. The 2020 first-rounder tossed four scoreless innings, allowed one hit and struck out four. Miller has yet to allow more than one run in a start so far this year. In his five starts, Miller owns an ERA of 1.26 over 14 1/3 innings pitched. The 22-year-old has struck out 17 and walked five with eight hits allowed.

Pages has been on a home run binge over the last 10 games. The power hitting outfielder socked his eighth longball of the season, a first inning solo shot to open the scoring for Great Lakes, in a 1-for-5 day at the plate. The 20-year-old has homered in two straight games, in five of his last seven contests, and in six of his past 10 games as well. His recent power surge has upped his slash line to .243/.328/.522 on the year. Dodgers prospects stats »

Padres: Eguy Rosario, INF (No. 18), Double-A San Antonio
Rosario put together his best game of the season, going 4-for-5 with two extra-base hits and five RBIs. The 21-year-old infielder also drew a walk and scored a pair of runs. Rosario got off to a fast start with a two-run double in the first, then added a two-run homer in the fourth and capped his night with a run-scoring single in the seventh. Rosario is hitting .244 through 24 games in his first extended Double-A experience. Padres prospects stats »

Rays: Taj Bradley, RHP (No. 21), Low-A Charleston
Bradley matched the career-high 10 strikeouts he set two weeks ago and tossed his first career complete game shutout with his best outing of the season. The right hander tossed five innings and allowed three hits and one walk in the RiverDogs rain-shortened 7-0 win over Augusta. Bradley had a rough start to the season, but has since worked his way back to an ERA of 3.28 and 38 strikeouts, compared to nine walks, in 24 2/3 innings. Rays prospects stats »

Twins: Wander Javier, SS (No. 21), High-A Cedar Rapids
Javier put his wheels on display as he raced around the bases for both a double and a triple in Cedar Rapids’ 11-5 win over Fort Wayne. Javier finished 4-for-6 with two RBIs and also scored four runs. The four hits marked a season high for the 22-year-old, who has gotten off to a slow start and is hitting .212. Twins prospects stats »

White Sox: Jonathan Stiever, RHP (No. 4), Triple-A Charlotte
Stiever fired 59 of his 88 pitches for strikes as he cruised through six scoreless innings to spin his second scoreless start of the season. The 2018 fifth-round pick didn’t issue a walk, gave up three hits and struck out four in the process. Stiever retired 10 of 11 batters he faced from the first to the fifth inning and lowered his ERA to 4.29 with what was arguably his best start of the season. White Sox prospects stats »

Yankees: Austin Wells, C (No. 6), Low-A Tampa
Josh Smith, SS (
No. 14), Low-A Tampa
Ken Waldichuk, LHP (
No. 27), High-A Hudson Valley
Wells was a dominant force in the batter's box in Game 1 of Tampa’s doubleheader. The lefty catcher went 3-for-3 with a triple, three RBIs, two runs and a walk in Tampa’s 12-3 drubbing of Lakeland. Saturday’s performance was the 2020 first-rounder’s third career three-hit day at the plate and his eighth game with two or more hits. Wells is slashing .267/.400/.416 through 25 games in his first professional season.

Smith launched three homers over both games of Tampa’s doubleheader, going a combined 4-for-8 with four RBIs and four runs scored. Smith hit his first homer of the day in the first inning of Game 1, a leadoff shot that was his fourth longball of the year. In Game 2, Smith tacked on a solo homer in the third and a two-run blast in the fourth to bring his season total to six blasts. It was the first multi-homer performance of the shortstop’s career. Smith raised his slash line to .333/.467/.833 with the strong showing.

One day, Waldichuk will allow his first run of the 2021 season, but Saturday was not that day. The lefty pitched a career-high six innings of scoreless ball, pushing his scoreless innings streak to 24 2/3 to start the year. Waldichuk struck out seven, allowed two hits and walked three to round out his line. On the year, the 6-foot-4 hurler has racked up 45 strikeouts and allowed 10 walks and 11 hits. Waldichuk owns a WHIP of 0.85 and is holding opponents to a .134 batting average. Yankees prospects stats »