Saturday's top prospect performers

May 30th, 2021

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

Tigers: Spencer Torkelson, 3B (MLB No. 3), High-A West Michigan
The top Tigers prospect returned to action after missing four games with a hamstring injury and immediately made his presence felt. Torkelson notched three hits -- including a pair of three-run jacks -- and drove in a career-best six RBIs. The 21-year-old's first long ball of the night put the Whitecaps ahead for good, and his second capped West Michigan’s scoring. The top overall pick in last year’s Draft is now sporting a .246/.386/.415 slash line with three dingers, a pair of doubles, 17 RBIs and 10 runs scored over 18 games this season. Tigers prospects stats »

Reds: RHP, Hunter Greene (MLB No. 57), Double-A Chattanooga
Greene took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning before tiring, but left with the lead after allowing two runs through seven frames. The 21-year-old scattered seven hits, struck out eight and walked one while his ERA ticked up to 1.91. Greene fanned the first two batters of the game and had six through the first four innings. The right-hander will end his first month in Double-A with a 41-to-9 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a 0.95 WHIP in 28 1/3 innings. Opponents are batting .180 off Greene, who is pitching in competitive games for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2018. Reds prospects stats »

Brewers: Brice Turang, SS (MLB No. 79), Double-A Biloxi
Turang continued his rebound from a slow start with his sixth multihit game and first three-hit performance of the season. The 21-year-old hit his first homer and fell a triple shy of the cycle while driving in a career-high four runs. Turang opened the year 1-for-18, but has gone 20-for-62 (.323) since, hitting safely in 13 of 15 games with all four of his extra-base hits, nine RBIs and six stolen bases. Overall, the 2018 first-round Draft pick is batting .263/.344/.350. Brewers prospects stats »

Nationals: Cade Cavalli, RHP (MLB No. 82), High-A Wilmington
Cavalli took over the Minor League lead by striking out 11 over 5 1/3 scoreless innings in Wilmington’s win over Greensboro. The 22-year-old has fanned 45 in 27 1/3 innings, a rate of 14.6 per nine. He allowed three baserunners -- two singles and a double -- and struck out six of the final nine batters he faced, giving him 30 in his last 17 2/3 innings. The University of Oklahoma product lowered his ERA to 1.65 and has surrendered one earned run or fewer in four of his first five professional starts. Nationals prospects stats »

Mariners: Taylor Trammell, OF (MLB No. 83), Triple-A Tacoma
Cal Raleigh, C (
No. 8), Triple-A Tacoma
Tacoma rolled to an easy victory on the backs of Trammell and Raleigh, who combined for three extra-base hits, two homers and a pair of RBIs. Trammell, who doubled and hit his sixth home run since returning to the Minors, is batting .413/.435/.810 despite a recent 2-for-15 stretch. Although he struggled during his month-long stint with Seattle, the 23-year-old has regained his stroke with Tacoma. Trammell has hit safely in 14 of 16 games since returning to the Minors, including seven multihit performances.

Like Trammell, Raleigh has gotten off to a hot start in his first taste of Triple-A. The 24-year-old extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single and his fourth homer, his second in as many days. Raleigh has gone 19-for-44 (.432) with three homers and 11 RBIs during his streak, which has raised his average 135 points to a season-high .347. The backstop has reached safely in 15 of 16 games and collected at least one hit in 13 of those contests. Mariners prospects stats »

Athletics: Tyler Soderstrom, C (MLB No. 88), Low-A Stockton
Lazaro Armenteros, OF (
No. 19), Low-A Stockton
Soderstrom notched a pair of extra-base hits to record his eighth multihit game of the year. The top A’s prospect made a spectacle of his first career dinger -- clubbing a grand slam in the third inning that tied the score. Soderstrom added a double in the fifth and came around to score later in the inning. The 19-year-old also reached base a third time with a six-pitch walk in the sixth. The backstop is now sporting a .315/.394/.467 slash line on the year.

Armenteros posted his second straight 4-for-4 game. The 19th-ranked A’s prospect laced a pair of doubles, drove in two runs and scored twice. The 22-year-old also extended his hitting streak to five games and is 13-for-22 over that span. Athletics prospects stats »

Angels: Jeremiah Jackson, SS (No. 5), Low-A Inland Empire
Jackson snapped an 11-game homerless drought by slugging two and driving in four runs during Inland Empire’s win over Fresno. It was the seventh multi-homer game of his career and first since he blasted three in one contest in 2019. The 21-year-old is off to a slow start offensively, batting just .188. However, Jackson has been productive when it counts, amassing eight extra-base hits and 21 RBIs while swiping six bases in eight attempts. Angels prospects stats »

Astros: Peter Solomon, RHP (No. 13), Triple-A Sugar Land
Solomon rebounded from a pair of uneven performances for Sugar Land to produce his best outing of the season. After allowing five runs in his last seven innings, the right-hander blanked Albuquerque on two hits while striking out nine in six frames. Solomon, who began the season in the Majors, came out of the bullpen in three of his four Minor League outings prior to Saturday’s start when he fanned five of the first seven batters of the game, giving him 25 in 18 2/3 innings. The 24-year-old lowered his ERA to 4.34. Astros prospects stats »

Cardinals: Alec Burleson, OF (No. 16), Double-A Springfield
Burleson continues to swing a hot bat and hit his seventh homer of the season as part of a 3-for-5, three-RBI night at the plate. Burleson began the year with High-A Peoria, but was promoted after 11 games and appears to be adjusting well to life at the Double-A level. The 22-year-old is hitting a blistering .389 through nine games and is 7-for-14 over his past three games. Cardinals prospects stats »

Mariners: Brandon Williamson, LHP (No. 10), High-A Everett
Williamson had the strikeout pitch going for Everett on Saturday, punching out a career-high 13 in 7 1/3 dominant innings. Coming off an outing in which he surrendered four runs in six innings, the 6-foot-6 southpaw yielded a solo homer to begin the second and three baserunners over his final 5 1/3 innings, registering 12 strikeouts, including six straight in the third and fourth innings. Williamson tossed 70 of 95 pitches for strikes and went to a three-ball count on only two of the 25 batters he faced. The 23-year-old has a 2.25 ERA, a 0.80 WHIP and 39 strikeouts in 20 innings. Mariners prospects stats »

Mets: Franklyn Kilome, RHP (No. 22), Triple-A Syracuse
Kilome came one out shy of spinning a no-hitter as he held Rochester hitless through 6 2/3 innings in Game 2 of a doubleheader sweep. The 25-year-old threw 65 of his 101 pitches for strikes as he gave up one hit, fanned seven over seven scoreless frames and picked up his first complete game of the season. The outing also served as a strong bounceback performance for Kilome, who gave up six runs over 5 2/3 innings in his previous start. The right-hander has pitched to a 4.01 ERA through 24 2/3 innings this year. Mets prospects stats »

Rays: Blake Hunt, C (No. 17), High-A Bowling Green
Hunt, who entered the season with 10 homers in 175 career Minor League games, went deep twice to give him four on the season, one shy of his career high set in 2015. The 22-year-old hit a pair of two-run homers and added a two-run single to give him a personal-best six RBIs while matching his career best with four hits. Obtained from the Padres in the Blake Snell trade last December, Hunt’s four-hit night snapped a 3-for-18 skid and pushed his slash line to .295/.394/.590 with 10 extra-base hits and 16 RBIs in 61 at-bats. Rays prospects stats »

Yankees: Ken Waldichuk, LHP (No. 27), High-A Hudson Valley
Waldichuk continued his blazing hot start to the season by taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning in Hudson Valley’s 2-0 win over Jersey Shore. The big lefty tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings with nine strikeouts, two walks, and one hit (infield single). Waldichuk has not allowed a run in any of his five starts this year, a scoreless stretch that has spanned 18 2/3 innings. The 23-year-old has racked up 38 strikeouts while allowing eight hits and eight walks, good for a 18.8 K/9 and 55% strikeout rate. He has reached double digit punchouts twice, even though 4 1/3 innings is the deepest he has gone into a start. Yankees prospects stats »