Tuesday's top prospect performers

September 15th, 2021

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

Cubs: Brennen Davis, OF (MLB No. 14), Triple-A Iowa
Allow Brennen Davis to reintroduce himself. Davis made a splash in his debut with Iowa with two homers, including one in his very first plate appearance with the club. With the two long balls, Davis matched the two home runs that he hit in all of August with Double-A Tennessee. This is the second multihomer game of Davis’ career, the other coming on earlier this season on July 21. Cubs prospect stats »

Braves: Shea Langeliers, C (MLB No. 71), Double-A Mississippi
The second-ranked Braves prospect notched his third multihit effort in the past five games and tied his season high with four RBIs. The 23-year-old opened the scoring with an RBI single to center in the first inning, connected on his 21st home run of the year -- a two-run shot -- to right-center in the third, and drove in an insurance run with a sacrifice fly to left in the seventh. Langeliers is sporting a .257/.332/.492 slash line with 34 extra-base hits, 54 runs scored and 50 RBIs over 90 games with the M-Braves this season. Braves prospect stats »

A’s: Zack Gelof, 3B (No. 7), Low-A Stockton
Gelof has been on a tear since joining Stockton, but the 21-year-old had his best game yet Tuesday, going 5-for-6 with two homers, four runs scored and four runs driven in. The third baseman’s 12 total bases doubled his previous career high of six. In 28 games with Stockton, Gelof is hitting .337 with an OPS of 1.061. Athletics prospect stats »

Giants: Kyle Harrison, LHP (No. 5), Low-A San Jose
Harrison’s professional career is still in its infancy, but he's gotten better as the season has progressed. The southpaw continued his upward trajectory with five shutout innings and eight strikeouts, now leading Low-A West with a 3.19 ERA. Harrison has been on one heck of a run as of late; in his past seven starts, Harrison has a 1.17 ERA across 30 2/3 innings with 61 strikeouts to 12 walks. Giants prospect stats »

Mariners: Taylor Dollard, RHP (No. 25), High-A Everett
Dollard has had nights where he’ll go deep into games. He’s also had nights where he’ll crack the double-figure mark in strikeouts. But he hasn’t been able to knock off both those goals in a single game -- until Tuesday. Dollard put together arguably the best start of his professional career thus far, throwing 6 1/3 shutout innings and matching his career high of 11 strikeouts with just one walk. Dollard began his evening by striking out the first four batters, setting the tone for his evening. Mariners prospect stats »

Mets: J.T. Ginn, RHP (No. 5), High-A Brooklyn
Ginn put together the best start of his young career, pitching a career-high seven shutout innings with seven strikeouts to one walk. The right-hander went into cruise control after the first inning, retiring 16 consecutive batters and not allowing another baserunner until the seventh inning. Ginn has begun to hit his stride as of late; along with posting a 1.57 ERA across 28 2/3 innings in his past five starts, he has not allowed a run in his past 12 innings. Mets prospect stats »

Nationals: Mitchell Parker, LHP (No. 16), High-A Wilmington
With a BABIP (batting average on balls in play) of .422 coming into Tuesday, it felt like a matter of time before things started going Parker’s way. The southpaw put together an encouraging evening, pitching five scoreless innings with eight strikeouts. It was the first time Parker hasn’t allowed a run in a start since July 6 (excluding his start on Aug. 4, when he only pitched two-thirds of an inning). Nationals prospect stats »

Phillies: Francisco Morales, RHP (No. 5), Double-A Reading
For five innings, Morales was just about as dominant as it gets, allowing only one baserunner and matching his season-high of nine strikeouts. It was a great bounceback for Morales, who didn’t even complete the first inning in his last outing (0.2 IP, 4 ER, 3 BB). This was the third time this season Morales has allowed one or fewer hits when pitching at least five innings. The big difference Tuesday, however, was that Morales didn't allow a walk. Phillies prospect stats »

Pirates: Lonnie White Jr., OF (No. 11), Florida Complex League Pirates
White Jr. entered Tuesday with only a handful of professional games under his belt and four career hits. By the time Tuesday ended, he doubled that figure. In his ninth career game, White went 4-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs, far and away his most impressive game thus far. The 18-year-old has shown off a little pop in a limited scattering of contests, totaling four extra-base hits (two homers, two doubles) for a .579 slugging percentage. Pirates prospect stats »

Rangers: Josh H. Smith, SS (No. 6), Double-A Frisco
Bubba Thompson, OF (No. 28), Double-A Frisco

Regardless of the level, regardless of the organization, the one constant for Smith has been his ability to hit. Smith enjoyed the second multihomer game of his career, hitting two with three RBIs and a walk. Smith has played for four teams this year, suiting up for Low-A Tampa (Yankees), High-A Hudson Valley (Yankees), High-A Hickory (Rangers) and now Frisco. Even with all the different hats he’s worn, Smith entered Tuesday with a slash line of .307/.424/.521.

Smith wasn’t the only RoughRider who had a great night at the plate as Thompson had two doubles, a homer and drove in two runs. The outfielder has been racking up the doubles all month, totaling seven two-baggers in 11 September games. Smith now has four games in September in which he’s had four or more total bases. Rangers prospect stats »

Red Sox: Connor Wong, C (No. 26), Triple-A Worcester
Wong had far and away his best offensive night of the season, smacking two homers and driving in three runs. Wong’s solo home run in the top of the eighth tied the game, then his homer in the ninth gave Worcester the lead in a 5-4 win. It was Wong’s first game with multiple home runs since Aug. 1, 2018. In eight games this month, Wong has amassed a slash line of .314/.333/.543. Red Sox prospect stats »

Reds: Joe Boyle, RHP (No. 30), Low-A Daytona
Boyle, who features an 80-grade fastball that routinely touches triple digits, has quickly earned a reputation for racking up the strikeouts, and his performance Tuesday was no exception. In four scoreless innings, Boyle struck out a career-high 10 batters, the latest exhibition of his punchout proficiency. Boyle opened the game by striking out the side and had multiple strikeouts in three of his four innings on the mound. While Boyle’s command is still a work in progress (6.41 BB/9), he’s putting up almost incomprehensible strikeout numbers (18.76 K/9). Reds prospect stats »