Here are Sunday's 10 best prospect performances

August 19th, 2019

Here are the 10 best performances by players on team Top 30 Prospects lists from across the Minor Leagues on Sunday:

Luis Robert, OF, White Sox No. 1
Robert (MLB No. 5) snapped out of a 0-for-9 funk in a big way Sunday as he recorded his fourth multi-homer game of the season in Triple-A Charlotte’s win over Columbus. The 22-year-old outfielder padded the Knights’ early lead with a two-run homer to left-center field in the third inning and then unloaded on a solo shot -- it hit the scoreboard beyond the left-field stands -- off catcher Dioner Navarro in the eighth to cap a 2-for-5 performance. The pair of home runs gives Robert 11 in 33 games with the Knights and pushes his season total 27 homers across three levels. White Sox prospect stats »

Logan Gilbert, RHP, Mariners No. 3
Scoring off of Gilbert is no easy task as he (No. 49 in MLB) hasn’t yielded a run over his last 12 innings after spinning five scoreless frames for Double-A Arkansas on Sunday. Gilbert threw 42 of his 72 pitches for strikes and also struck out eight for the third time in as many starts. The 2018 Draft pick (1st round) has impressed in his first full season, pitching to a 1.95 ERA with 154 strikeouts over 124 2/3 innings across three levels.Mariners' prospect stats »

Michael Siani, OF, Reds No. 8
Siani stuffed the stat sheet out of the leadoff spot for Class A Dayton on Sunday, going 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBIs. He also scored two runs and picked up his 39th stolen base, good for second in the Midwest League. Siani’s home run, a two-run shot in the ninth inning, and double gives him six on the season in each category, and the 20-year-old also set a new season high with seven total bases. The 2018 fourth-round pick has been inconsistent at the plate in his first full season, batting .243 in 108 games, but he has a good approach and a solid overall foundation as a hitter, with plus speed that makes him a threat on the basepaths as well as an excellent defender in center field.Reds' prospect stats »

Austin Allen, C/1B, Padres No. 11
Allen extended his hitting streak to six games with a 3-for-5 performance -- his fourth multihit effort during his streak -- for Triple-A El Paso. The 25-year-old catcher, a fourth-round pick from the 2015 Draft, has been absolutely on fire lately, batting .382 through 13 games this month. Allen has always been viewed as an offensive-minded catcher, so perhaps it isn’t a huge surprise that he’s been raking, but it’s still a good sign for a player likely to rejoin the Padres at some point after rosters expand in September. Padres' prospect stats »

Ronaldo Hernandez, C, Rays No. 7; Nate Lowe, 1B, Rays No. 8
A pair of Rays prospects went deep on Sunday as Hernandez homered for Class A Advanced Charlotte and Lowe went deep for Triple-A Durham. Hernandez, the Rays’ No. 7 prospect, hit his ninth homer of the year and is batting .267 after his second straight multihit performance. The 21-year-old projects to hit for power and has a plus arm, but he still needs to work on his receiving. Lowe, the eighth-ranked prospect in the Rays’ system, hit his 15th homer of the year with Durham to go along with the five homers he’s hit in 30 games at the Major League level. The 24-year-old, a 13th-round pick from the 2016 Draft, put Durham on top with a two-run homer in the first and then later added to his big day with RBI singles in the second and fourth innings. In total, Lowe finished 4-for-5 with four RBIs. Rays' prospect stats »

Tarik Skubal, LHP, Tigers No. 4
Strong starts have become the norm for Skubal, the Tigers’ No. 4 prospect, who also checks in at No. 100 on the Top 100 Prospects list. The 22-year-old lefty struck out seven over five innings of one-run ball for Double-A Erie and has now yielded one earned run of fewer in 11 of his past 12 starts (spanning two levels). Skubal has put together a strong 2019 campaign and after pitching to a 2.58 ERA with Class A Advanced Lakeland, he’s posted a 1.85 mark with Erie. Overall, the ninth-round Draft pick (2018) has racked up 164 strikeouts over 114 1/3 innings.Tigers' prospect stats »

Mauricio Dubon, SS, Giants No. 8
Dubon put together quite an afternoon at the plate as he went 4-for-6 with a homer in Triple-A Sacramento’s win over Reno. Dubon, whom the Giants acquired from the Brewers at the Trade Deadline, now has two four-hit games this season and is hitting .298 with a career-best 18 homers. The 25-year-old missed the bulk of last season with a torn ACL, but he has rebounded well this year and even made his Major League debut in July, appeared in two games, but went 0-for-2 at the plate. Giants' prospect stats »

Drew Waters, OF, Braves No. 2
Triple-A hasn’t been much of a challenge so far for Waters (MLB No. 25), as the 20-year-old is now batting .333/.358/.451 for Gwinnett through 12 games. He posted his first three-hit game since his Triple-A debut on Sunday, going 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI out of the leadoff spot in the Stripers’ loss against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The former second-round pick’s (2017) hot start in the International League follows a very impressive Double-A campaign during which he led the Southern League in batting (.319), hits (134), doubles (35) and total bases (202). Braves' prospect stats »

Dylan Carlson, OF, Cardinals No. 2
Carlson put Memphis on the board Sunday with his first Triple-A homer -- a leadoff, tape-measure blast to center field. The Cardinals’ No. 2 prospect (MLB No. 50) also hit his first Redbirds triple in the contest and plated a run with a bases-loaded walk before finishing 2-for-5 with two runs. The multihit effort was Carlson’s third in four games with Memphis and gives him a .412 average in that span. The 20-year-old switch-hitter and former first-round pick (2016) has been one of the breakout stars of the 2019 season, slashing .286/.369/.530 with 22 homers, 55 extra-base hits and 18 steals in 112 games across two levels. Cardinals' prospect stats »