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Saturday's top prospect performers

@GoldenSombrero and @wboor
May 12, 2019

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

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

AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST

Blue Jays: Riley Adams, C (No. 30) -- 3-for-5, HR (4), 3 RBI (Double-A New Hampshire)
Riley’s first home run in the Eastern League was a go-head two-run shot in the top of the ninth inning. The 22-year-old’s homer capped a three-hit, three-RBI performance. With four home runs in 26 games, the 2017 third-rounder out of San Diego has already matched the career-high total he posted over 99 games with Class A Advanced Dunedin in 2018.
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Orioles: Blaine Knight, RHP (No. 10) -- 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K (Class A Adv Frederick)
Making his Florida State League debut, Knight, the Orioles’ third-round pick from the 2018 Draft, retired 16 of the final 18 batters he faced after Seth Beer (Astros’ No. 10) tagged him for a solo shot with two outs in the first inning. The performance was more of the same for the 22-year-old right-hander, who still is yet to give up more than three hits in a start so far this season, while completing at least five innings in each. The Orioles promoted Knight to Frederick after he posted a 0.83 ERA, 0.55 WHIP and 38/5 K/BB in 32 2/3 innings (six starts) for Class A Delmarva.
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Rays: Vidal Brujan, 2B (No. 7, MLB No. 93) -- 2-for-3, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 SB (Class A Adv Charlotte)
Entering the day in a 2-for-22 funk at the plate, Brujan reached base four times via two hits and two walks and scored a pair of runs. He also swiped two bases, giving him a Florida State League-leading 16 steals (in 20 attempts) on the season. Overall, the 21-year-old switch-hitter sports a .280/.358/.390 line though 30 games.
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Red Sox: Bobby Dalbec, 3B (No. 3) -- 4-for-5, 3 HR (6), 2B, 3 RBI, 4 R, BB (Double-A Portland); Josh Ockimey, 1B (No. 26) -- 2-for-4, 2 HR (8), 2 RBI, BB (Triple-A Pawtucket)
Dalbec accounted for all of Portland’s runs and hits through 11 innings, as he hit solo home runs in the fourth and sixth innings and added a double in the eighth. He connected on his third home run of the game in the 12th inning, going back-to-back with Brett Netzer to pad the SeaDogs' lead. He’s hit four of his six homers in the last three games, and it’s safe to say there will be many, many more to come for the 23-year-old after he finished fourth in the Minors with 32 home runs in 2018. Ockimey pushed his Triple-A home run total to eight with his second multihomer game of the year. The 23-year-old is already nearly halfway toward reaching the career-high 20 home runs he hit last season, including five in 27 games at the Triple-A level.
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Yankees: Glenn Otto, RHP (No. 26) -- 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 5 K (Class A Adv Tampa)
Starting the nightcap of Tampa’s doubleheader against Fort Myers, Otto issued four walks but still completed four scoreless frames. That type of performance has been a theme for the 23-year-old right-hander this season, as he’s now allowed two walks or more in four of five starts, but given up more than two runs just once. Altogether, he’s registered a 2.78 ERA with 27 strikeouts and 14 walks in 22 2/3 frames for the Tarpons.
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AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL

Indians: Nick Sandlin, RHP (No. 17) -- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (Double-A Akron)
Sandlin made his fifth straight scoreless appearance, tossing a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout to seal Akron’s win over Reading. The 22-year-old right-hander, Cleveland’s second-round pick in last year’s Draft, has not given up a run in seven of eight outings to begin his first full season, pitching to a 1.08 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 8 1/3 innings overall.
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Royals: Khalil Lee, OF (No. 2) -- 1-for-4, 2B, RBI, BB, 2 SB (Double-A Northwest Arkansas)
The 20-year-old outfielder is 11-for-12 on the basepaths this season after swiping a pair of bags as part of a 1-for-4 performance that included a double and a walk. He’s hitting .260 so far this season, with nine extra-base hits, 19 runs scored and 16 RBIs through 32 games.
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Tigers: Brock Deatherage, OF (No. 22) 2-for-5, HR (1), 3B, 3 RBI, 2 R (Class A Adv Lakeland)
Deatherage, a 10th-round pick from the 2018 Draft, hit his first homer of the season in his first multihit game since May 3. The 23-year-old hit .326 in 60 games after the Draft last season, but has struggled in his full-season debut and is hitting just .203 through 22 games.
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Twins: Ryan Jeffers, C (No. 16) -- 2-for-3, R, BB (Class A Adv Fort Myers)
Jeffers, 21, was one of three Fort Myers players to finish with multiple hits in the nightcap of a doubleheader against Tampa. It was his fourth multihit performance in the last 10 games, during which he owns a .389 average. A second-round pick in 2018 Draft out of UNC Wilmington, Jeffers is hitting .290/.353/.398 in his first full season.
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White Sox: Bryce Bush, 3B/OF (No. 21) -- 2-for-5, HR (2), 3B, 3 RBI (Class A Kannapolis)
Bush put the Intimidators ahead for good with his two-out solo shot in the seventh inning -- his second extra-base hit in as many at-bats after he tied the game with a two-run triple in the fifth. A 33rd-round pick who signed for $290,000 (sixth-round money), the 19-year-old is hitting .237/.326/.407 with 13 extra-base hits over 31 games in his first full season.
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AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST

A’s: Nick Allen, SS (No. 15) -- 2-for-5, 3B, 2B, RBI (Class A Adv Stockton)
You might not have noticed, but Allen is starting to show a little pop at the plate. Allen certainly isn't known for his power, but he has multiple extra-base hits in back-to-back games and has at least one extra-base hit in four straight games. Allen, 20, has also homered three times through 33 games this season after failing to go deep over 121 games a season ago.
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Angels: Jose Suarez, LHP (No. 5) -- 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 4 K (Triple-A Salt Lake)
Suarez's second start of the season was just as dominant as his first. After spinning five scoreless frames in his first start, the 21-year-old followed it up with another gem, firing 52 of his 82 pitches for strikes. Suarez pitched across three levels last season and posted a 3.92 ERA over 117 innings.
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Astros: Tyler Ivey, RHP (No. 16) -- 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K (Double-A Corpus Christi)
Ivey entered in relief in the sixth inning and proceeded to fire five hitless frames, striking out eight. The 23-year-old, a 2017 third-round Draft pick, has been lights-out on the mound this season, posting a 0.86 ERA with 31 strikeouts through 21 innings.
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Mariners: Ljay Newsome, RHP (No. 30) -- 6 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K (Class A Adv Modesto)
Newsome became the first Minor Leaguer to reach the 60-strikeout mark this season and did so in 45 2/3 innings. The 22-year-old racked up 125 strikeouts over 143 2/3 innings in 2018. Newsome spent the vast majority of 2018 with Modesto and has fared well in his return this season, pitching to a 2.56 ERA.
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Rangers: Eli White, 2B (No. 16) -- 1-for-3, BB (Triple-ANashville)
White has hits in five of his past six games and is hitting .261 through his first 31 games at the Triple-A level. The 24-year-old was drafted by the A's in the 11th round of the 2016 Draft and was traded to the Rangers this past December.
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NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST

Braves: Austin Riley, 3B/1B (No. 4, MLB No. 33) -- 1-for-3, HR (14), 2 RBI, 2 BB (Triple-A Gwinnett)
There’s no stopping Riley, who’s now gone deep nine times in 11 games this month while making three consecutive starts in left field for the Stripers. The 22-year-old leads the International League in both home runs (14) and RBIs (33), with an overall slash line of .308/.378/.677 through 34 games.Braves prospects stats »

Marlins: Victor Victor Mesa, OF (No. 2, MLB No. 91) -- 3-for-6, 3B, RBI; Jordan Holloway, RHP (No. 13) -- 5 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 5 K (Class A Adv Jupiter)
Mesa hit a walk-off single for the Hammerheads in the bottom of the 11th to finish with three hits, matching his career high. The multihit performance was the 22-year-old outfielder’s second during his 10-game hit streak. Signed for $5.25 million last October after he had previously defected from Cuba, Mesa has hit .256/.286/.282 with two extra-base hits and six steals over 27 games in the Florida State League. Holloway, 22, paced Jupiter on the mound as he turned in his fourth scoreless performance in six starts, allowing one hit in 5 1/3 innings. Armed with a plus fastball-curveball combo, the former 20th-round pick (2014) has held opposing hitters to a .098 average while striking out 28 in 25 innings this season, albeit while issuing 21 free passes. The Marlins added him to their 40-man roster following the 2018 season.
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Mets: Patrick Mazeika, C (No. 26) -- 2-for-4, HR (1), 2B, 2 RBI (Double-A Binghamton)
Mazeika collected a pair of extra-base hits including his first home run of the season, a two-run shot in the eighth inning. It was the 25-year-old’s fourth multihit performance during his 10-game hitting streak, a stretch in which he’s raised his season average from .170 to .427. He’s seen nearly even time between first base (13 games) and catcher (12) this season, throwing out 6-of-15 attempted basestealers from behind the plate.
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Phillies: Alec Bohm, 3B (No. 1, MLB No. 53) 3-for-6, HR (4), 2 RBI; Simon Muzziotti, OF (No. 12) – 4-for-6, HR (1), 2 R (Class A Adv Clearwater)
Bohm, the No. 3 overall pick in last year’s Draft, went deep in the first inning for first home run since being promoted to the Florida State League. The 22-year-old third baseman has a .304 average and seven RBIs in 11 games for the Threshers so far after he torched Class A South Atlantic League pitching at a .367/.441/.595 clip, with three homers and nine doubles in 22 games. Muzziotti, 20, also hit a homer, his first of the season and one of a season-high four hits he collected out of the leadoff spot. The Venezuelan outfielder is hitting .297/.354/.407 on the season.
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Nationals: Jackson Tetreault, RHP (No. 26) -- 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 6 K (Double-A Harrisburg)
Tetreault completed six innings for the third time this season and amassed a season-high six strikeouts in the process. The 22-year-old threw 60 of his 85 pitches for strikes and didn't issue a walk for the first time all year. Drafted in the seventh round of the 2017 Draft, Tetreault began the season with Class A Advanced Potomac, but was promoted to Harrisburg after going 2-1 with a 1.23 ERA over four starts.
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NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL

Brewers: Mario Feliciano, C (No. 14) -- 3-for-5, 2 HR (6), 5 RBI, 3 R (Class A Adv Carolina)
Feliciano played the hero twice for Carolina, hitting a game-tying two-run homer in the eighth inning and then following it in the ninth with a three-run walk-off shot to right-center field. He drove in five in the contest, setting a new career-high just two games after he’d done so with a four-RBI performance. On the season, the 20-year-old backstop is hitting .287/.346/.467 with 23 RBIs over 33 games.
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Cubs: Tyson Miller, RHP (No. 19) -- 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K (Double-A Tennessee)
Miller gave up one run over seven innings and his ERA actually rose to 0.94. The 23-year-old has posted back-to-back scoreless starts (12 1/3 innings) entering Saturday and has been nothing short of dominant in his first taste of Double-A. Miller, who the Cubs selected back in 2016 (fourth round) threw 62 of his 88 pitches for strikes and yielded just a solo homer. The win over Birmingham was also the first start this season in which Miller didn't issue a walk.
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Cardinals: Conner Capel, OF (No. 17) -- 2-for-5, 2B, RBI (Double-A Springfield)
Capel's walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth capped a five-run comeback by the Cardinals as they edged Northwest Arkansas, 6-5. He also doubled in the contest, recording his third multihit performance in seven games. In his first exposure at the Double-A level, the 21-year-old outfielder has produced a .224/.272/.422 line with six homers and five doubles in 33 games.
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Pirates: Jason Martin, OF (No. 11) -- 3-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB, 2 SB (Triple-A Indianapolis)
Martin did a little bit of everything out of the leadoff spot, notching three hits as well as two runs and two RBIs in a game that saw him reach base four times. He also stole a pair of bases, his first this season. The 23-year-old was optioned to Triple-A on April 30 after hitting .229 in 17 games with the Pirates.
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Reds: Taylor Trammell, OF (No. 2, MLB No. 15) -- 1-for-2, 3B, 2 R, BB, SB (Double-A Chattanooga)
After being held hitless his last three games, Trammell got back on track as hit a double, scored two runs and stole his sixth base of the season in Chattanooga's rain-shortened win over Pensacola. The sweet-swinging 21-year-old hasn't shown much pop so far this season but nonetheless is having a strong campaign, hitting .260/.398/.375 with 18 runs and 19 RBIs in 33 games.
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NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST

D-backs: Drew Ellis, 3B (No. 15) -- 1-for-2, HR (2) (Double-A Jackson)
Ellis' fourth-inning solo shot in Jackson's rain-shortened win over Mobile was his second homer of the season, both of which he's hit in the past three games as part of a 6-for-10 showing at the plate. The 2017 second-rounder is hitting .275/.377/.407 in his first Double-A campaign after a first full season in which he slashed .246/.331/.429 with 15 homers and 34 doubles over 120 games in the California League.
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Dodgers: Jeter Downs, SS (No. 7) -- 2-for-4, HR (5), 2 RBI (Class A Adv Rancho Cucamonga)
Downs went deep in his first at-bat, one of two homers Rancho hit in the first inning, and later added a single en route to his second straight multihit performance. Acquired from the Reds in an offseason trade after he hit 13 home runs and stole 37 bases in his first full season, the 20-year-old shortstop is hitting .219 with five homers and seven steals this season through 31 games in the California League.
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Giants: Jake Wong, RHP (No. 7) -- 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 4 K (Class A Augusta)
Wong cruised through the first five innings before running into trouble in the sixth, when he was tagged for two runs on three hits. It was the only blemish on an otherwise strong performance for the 22-year-old righty, who's now completed six innings in four straight starts. He's allowed just four earned runs on 14 hits over 24 innings in that span while lowering his 2019 ERA from 4.22 to 2.34.
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Padres: Luis Urias, INF (No. 3, MLB No. 22) -- 3-for-4, 2 HR (10), 2B, 4 RBI, 3 R (Triple-A El Paso)
Starting at shortstop and batting second, Urias single-handedly powered El Paso to a win with his third multi-homer performance of 2019. He hit a pair of two-run shots, going deep in the first and fourth innings, and also tallied a double in the contest to finish with 10 total bases. With 10 home runs in 21 games this season, the 21-year-old has already surpassed the career-high total (8) he posted over 120 games in the Pacific Coast League a year ago.
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Rockies: Rico Garcia, RHP (No. 21) -- 5 2/3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 8 K (Double-A Hartford)
Garcia has not given up more than one earned run in six of seven starts this season after his latest gem. He's been especially good of late, pitching to a 0.30 ERA with 40 strikeouts over his last 29 1/3 frames. A 25-year-old right-hander whom the Rockies drafted in the 30th round of the 2016 Draft, Garcia sports a 1.69 ERA, .165 BAA and 50/14 K/BB in 37 1/3 innings this season.
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Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero.

William Boor is a reporter for MLB Pipeline. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor.