Sunday's top prospect performers

June 24th, 2019

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


Blue Jays: Bo Bichette, SS (No. 1, No. 8 in MLB) -- 4-for-5, 2B, RBI (Triple-A Buffalo)
Bichette has multiple hits in three of his past four games and is hitting .342 through nine games with Buffalo since returning from a broken left hand. The 21-year-old is coming off a 2018 campaign that saw him hit .286 with 11 homers over 131 games, and although he's played just 28 games so far this season, it's expected he'll be up in Toronto at some point.
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Orioles: Yusniel Diaz, OF (No. 4, No. 90 in MLB) -- 1-for-5, HR, 2 RBI (Double-A Bowie)
Diaz used a two-run homer in the sixth inning to extend his hitting streak to eight games. The 22-year-old, whom the Orioles received from the Dodgers as part of the Manny Machado trade, is hitting .246 this season. However, after an injury kept him out for most of May, Diaz has hit much better and is hitting .271 with four homers in the month of June.
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Rays: Garrett Whitley, OF (No. 27) -- 3-for-4, 2B (Class A Advanced Charlotte)
Whitley has hits in four straight games and also has doubled in three of those contests. The 2015 first-round pick got off to a slow start this season and was hitting .211 through the first two months of the season, but he's hit .283 in June and lifted his average up to .229. Whitley was a raw product when the Rays drafted him out of high school, but he made big strides in 2017 in his full-season debut. However, his development was put on hold last year as he suffered a torn right labrum in Spring Training and missed the entirety of the 2018 season.
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Red Sox: Marcus Wilson, OF (No. 21) -- 2-for-3, HR, 3 RBI (Class A Advanced Salem)
Another day, another Wilson homer. The 22-year-old has homered in three straight games, including a two-homer performance on Saturday night. Wilson, whom the Red Sox acquired from the D-backs in April, has matched his career high with 10 homers this season. After the trade, the Red Sox sent Wilson to Double-A Portland, but he hit just .161 in 19 games. Wilson was then sent to Salem, where he is hitting .348 through 28 games.
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Yankees: No Yankees prospects had noteworthy performances in the Minors on Sunday.


Indians: Nolan Jones, 3B (No. 2, No. 43 in MLB) -- 3-for-5, 2B (Class A Advanced Lynchburg)
Jones extended his hitting streak to six games with his second consecutive multihit performance. The 21-year-old matched his season high for hits and is hitting .294 through 66 games. Jones, a 2016 second-round pick, has an advanced approach at the plate and his ability to hit has been on display through his entire career as he's hitting .289 through 279 games.
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Royals: Jonathan Bowlan, RHP (No. 28) -- 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K (Class A Advanced Wilmington)
Bowlan, the Royals' second-round pick from last year's Draft, bounced back from a shaky outing to spin a gem and pick up his fourth straight win for the Blue Rocks. The 22-year-old threw 58 of his 92 pitches for strikes and had at least one runner on base in five of his six innings, but was able to escape the majority of those jams as he only yielded one run. A big reason Bowlan was able to limit the damage was because of his ability to rack up strikeouts, as the nine punchouts tied his season high and brought his total to 83 through 75 2/3 innings.
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Tigers: Sergio Alcantara, SS/2B (No. 14) -- 2-for-5, 2 RBI (Double-A Erie)
After going 2-for-17 over seven games, Alcantara may be getting back on track as he's now 5-for-12 over the past three games. Alcantara, whom the Tigers acquired from the D-backs in 2017, hit .271 last year and is hitting .238 this year, his second season with Erie. However, his true value lies on defense as he's plus defender and has a 70-grade (on the 20-80 scouting scale) arm.
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Twins: Nick Gordon, SS (No. 11) -- 2-for-5, 2 2B, R (Triple-A Rochester)
Gordon broke an 0-for-7 slump over his prior two games with a pair of doubles in Rochester's 7-1 loss to Toledo. He's slashing .290/.329/.455 this season and his .784 OPS season is a vast improvement from his .653 mark last year between Rochester and Double-A Chattanooga.
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White Sox: Blake Rutherford, OF (No. 8) -- 3-for-4, R (Double-A Birmingham)
Rutherford stayed hot with three singles in Birmingham's loss to Chattanooga. He's now 10-for-20 over his last five games, upping his season slash line to .241/.283/.335 after a slow start.
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A’s: Grant Holmes, RHP (No. 12) -- 3 IP, 0 R, H, 2 BB, 2 K (Double-A Midland)
Holmes lowered his ERA to 2.73 with three more scoreless frames during Midland's 5-1 loss to Arkansas. He has now allowed no more than one earned run in five straight starts, each lasting three innings as the A's try to ease him back into a full workload following a rotator cuff injury last year.
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Angels: Jo Adell, CF (No. 1, No. 4 in MLB) -- 2-for-4 (Double-A Mobile)
Adell remains red hot at the plate, adding two singles Sunday to bump his slash line up to .397/.470/.690 with three homers in 16 games with Double-A Mobile. Over his past eight games, Adell is 18-for-29 (.621) with a pair of homers.
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Astros: Luis Santana, 2B (No. 18) -- 2-for-5, 2B (Class A Short Season Tri-City)
The 19-year-old, whom the Astros acquired via a January trade with the Mets, hit .348 last year in his United States debut and was aggressively pushed to Double-A to start the season. Santana hit .228 over 18 games and after a brief sting in extended spring training, was sent to Tri-City on Saturday.
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Mariners: Justus Sheffield, LHP (No. 4) -- 7 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 9 K (Double-A Arkansas)
Sheffield gave up eight runs over 1 2/3 innings for Triple-A Tacoma on June 13. Following that start the lefty was sent down to Arkansas, where he has made two starts and surrendered two runs over 12 innings. Sheffield set a season high for strikeouts and threw 64 of his 83 pitches for strikes. However, Sheffield has struggled with command throughout his career and although he didn't issue any walks, the eight hits may be a sign that he wasn't quite locating pitches where he wanted them. Of course, there is something to be said for his ability escape the jams and only surrender one run despite the multitude of baserunners.
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Rangers: Hans Crouse, RHP (No. 1, No. 63 in MLB) -- 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K (Class A Hickory)
Crouse walked a pair of batters in the first inning, but then settled down and retired eight in a row to finish his outing. The 20-year-old, a 2017 second-round Draft pick, threw 24 of his 43 pitches for strikes in what was an abbreviated start as he'd spent the past month in extended spring training. The Rangers are handling Crouse carefully early in his career, but it's easy to see why he was so coveted in the Draft as he pairs a wipeout slider with a mid-to-upper-90s fastball.
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Braves: Kolby Allard, LHP (No. 8) -- 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K (Triple-A Gwinnett)
Allard, a 2015 first-round Draft pick, lowered his ERA to 3.75 and has now surrendered just one run in three of his past four starts. The lefty struggled a bit in May, but he's gotten back on track lately. It's important to remember that Allard, despite having already made his Major League debut, is still just 21-years-old, so some inconsistencies are not all that uncommon. Allard threw 49 of his 84 pitches for strikes and the lone run allowed came via a solo homer.
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Marlins: Connor Scott, OF (No. 5) -- 3-for-5, 2B, RBI (Class A Clinton)
The 13th overall pick from the 2018 Draft has a trio of three-hit games this season following his latest performance for the LumberKings. Scott has struggled offensively for the bulk of the season. He's hitting just .216 in June after showing some signs of life with a .279 average in May. While he hasn't hit much as a pro, Scott is still just 19-years-old and does boast a high offensive ceiling and five-tool potential.
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Mets: Mark Vientos, 3B (No. 4) -- 2-for-5, 2 RBI (Class A Columbia)
Vientos contributed to Columbia's five-run sixth inning with a two-run single, bringing his season total to 30 RBIs. The 19-year-old, a second-round pick from the 2017 Draft, is hitting .249 this season and has multiple hits in three of his past four games. Vientos was one of the youngest players in his Draft class, so there's still plenty of time for him to develop, but he's already impressing with his bat speed and strength and showing off a lot of offensive potential.
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Phillies: Alec Bohm, 3B (No. 1, No. 38 in MLB) -- 1-for-4, HR, RBI (Double-A Reading)
After going 0-for-5 in his Double-A debut, Bohm is 3-for-8 over the past two games, including his first Double-A homer. Prior to being promoted to Reading on Friday, Bohm hit .367 over 22 games with Class A Lakewood and .329 over 40 games with Class A Advanced Clearwater. The Phillies' 2018 first-round pick is moving quickly through the system this season and showing why he was regarded as one of the best overall hitters in last year's Draft. Bohm has the ability to hit for both power and average and has a strong understanding of the strike zone.
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Nationals: Tres Barrera, C (No. 19) -- 3-for-5, 2B, HR, 4 RBI (Double-A Harrisburg); Carter Kieboom, SS (No. 1, No. 21 in MLB) -- 3-for-4, HR, 4 RBI (Triple-A Fresno)
Barrera has hits in eight of his past 10 games after putting together his fourth three-hit performance of the season. The 2016 sixth-round pick is hitting .279 through his first 51 Double-A games and is hitting .325 in June after slumping through May (.205). The Texas product doesn't figure to make much of an impact at the plate, but he does make consistent contact. Defensively, Barrera stands out for his catch-and-throw skills as well as his framing. Kieboom followed up Saturday's four-hit performance with a three-hit game that included a grand slam. The 21-year-old has multiple hits in four straight games and is hitting .323 with 12 homers and 55 RBIs through 56 games with Fresno this season.
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Brewers: Keston Hiura, 2B (No. 1, No. 12 in MLB) -- 2-for-3, HR, 4 RBI (Triple-A San Antonio)
Hiura hardly wasted any time making an impact on the game as he hit a grand slam in the second inning and later added a base hit before the game was suspended (rain) after five innings. The 22-year-old has homered in back-to-back games and has 18 homers for the Missions, plus another five that he hit with Milwaukee. Hiura fared well with the Brewers, as he hit .281 through 17 games, and his .322 average in Triple-A suggests he's ready to go back to Milwaukee in the near future.
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Cubs: Cole Roederer, OF (No. 5) -- 3-for-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI (Class A South Bend)
Make that back-to-back multihit performances for Roederer, the 77th overall pick from last year's Draft. After going 1-for-23 over a six-game stretch, Roederer is 5-for-9 over the past two games. The 19-year-old may have the highest offensive ceiling of any prospect in the Cubs system and is slashing .248/.320/.402 through the first 84 games of his career.
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Cardinals: No Cardinals prospects had noteworthy performances in the Minors on Sunday.

Pirates: Jared Oliva, OF (No. 9) -- 3-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI (Double-A Altoona)
Oliva matched his season high for both hits and RBIs in Altoona's 6-1 win over Hartford. The Arizona product, a 2017 seventh-round pick, has hit just .227 in his first taste of Double-A, but perhaps he's starting to figure things out. Oliva is hitting .267 in June, his best month so far.
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Reds: TJ Friedl, OF (No. 12) -- 2-for-4, 2B, HR, RBI (Double-A Chattanooga)
Friedl matched last year's total as he hit his fifth homer of the season in the Lookouts' 5-2 win over Birmingham. The Nevada product hit a solo homer in the fourth and is now hitting .229 through 64 games. While he hasn't gone on any extended tears this season, Friedl's average is a bit low because he hit just .181 in April.
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D-backs: Jazz Chisholm, SS (No. 1) -- 3-for-4, HR, RBI (Double-A Jackson)
The 2019 campaign hasn't gone all that well for Chisholm, but the 21-year-old may be on the verge of turning things around. Chisholm is hitting .195 through 63 games, but has hit .271 this month and has multiple hits in three of his past four games. The shortstop has also homered in two of his past three games, bringing his season total to 15. Chisholm put together a breakout season with 25 homers across two levels in 2018 and then continued that success in the Arizona Fall League.
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Dodgers: Connor Wong, C/2B (No. 13) -- 1-for-5, HR, 4 RBI (Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga)
Wong only reached base once, but his lone hit couldn't have come at a more important time for the Quakes. With his club trailing by three, Wong came up with the bases loaded and clubbed a go-ahead grand slam for his 13th homer of the season. Unfortunantly for Wong and his teammates, the bullpen couldn't hold the lead and Rancho Cucamonga lost 9-8 to Lancaster.
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Giants: Garrett Williams, LHP (No. 20) -- 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 6 K (Double-A Richmond)
Williams struggled a bit with his command as he issued four walks and threw 62 of his 98 pitches for strikes, but didn't let that come back to haunt him as he spun five scoreless frames. The 24-year-old Oklahoma State product was hit hard early in the season, but has held opponents scoreless in three of his past four starts. Williams has a solid fastball-curveball combo, but he doesn't always locate well and has already walked 34 batters this season (60 innings).
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Padres: Edward Olivares, OF (No. 19) -- 2-for-3, RBI (Double-A Amarillo)
Olivares has hits in 10 of his past 12 games and has used that stretch to boost his average from .260 to .271. The 23-year-old, whom the Padres acquired from the Blue Jays in 2018, is hitting .305 this month and putting together a quality season in his first taste of Triple-A. Olivares hit .277 with Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore last year, then continued to impress as he hit .340 in the Venezuelan Winter League, forcing the Padres to add him to the 40-man roster prior to the Rule 5 Draft.
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Rockies: Ryan Rolison, LHP (No. 3) -- 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 7 K (Class A Advanced Lancaster)
Rolison bounced back from a rough start in which he gave up nine runs and didn't make it out of the third and spun a quality start for the JetHawks. The 2018 first-round pick gave up back-to-back homers in the third inning, but was otherwise in control for the majority of his outing. Rolison, 21, threw 56 of his 87 pitches for strikes.
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