Sunday's top prospect performers

July 1st, 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) -- 3-for-4, 2B (Triple-A Buffalo)
Bichette turned in his fifth three-hit game of the season as he snapped out of a four-game, 1-for-16 skid. The 21-year-old, who was the Blue Jays' second-round pick from the 2016 Draft, is coming off a strong 2018 campaign and is expected to debut at some point this season. Bichette's timeline was slowed a little bit as he broke his hand earlier this year and missed roughly six weeks, but he's slashing .301/.387/.472 over 34 games (including four with Class A Advanced Dunedin) and will still likely be up at some point later this season. Blue Jays prospects stats »

Orioles: Ryan Mountcastle, 1B (No. 2, No. 55 in MLB) -- 1-for-3, HR, RBI (Triple-A Norfolk)
Mountcastle's recent power surge continued as he hit his 15th homer of the season. The 22-year-old has gone deep three times over his past five games, eight times this month, and is closing in on 18, his career high. Not only is Mountcastle hitting for power, he's also hitting for average. A first-round pick in 2015, Mountcastle is hitting .309 through 76 games. Orioles prospects stats »

Rays: Nate Lowe, 1B (No. 9) -- 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI (Triple-A Durham)
Lowe extended his hitting streak to six games and hit his ninth homer of the year in Durham's loss to Toledo. The 23-year-old hit a three-run homer in the eighth, but that was all the offense the Bulls could muster. Lowe is hitting .283 through 66 Triple-A games this year, but he also made his Major League debut in April and appeared in 10 games for the Rays. While in the Majors, Lowe hit .263 and struck out 11 times in 38 at-bats. Rays prospects stats »

Red Sox: Bobby Dalbec, 3B (No. 2) -- 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI (Double-A Portland)
Dalbec is no stranger to hitting homers and he hit another, a two-run shot, in the third inning of Portland's 3-2 loss to Reading. After hitting a career-high 32 homers last year, Dalbec has gone deep 15 times this season and is hitting .231 through 74 games. The 24-year-old has been in a bit of a funk and hit .198 in June, but that has long been the knock on Dalbec as his impressive power comes with plenty of swing-and-miss concerns. Red Sox prospects stats »

Yankees: Joe Harvey, RHP (No. 28) -- 1.1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K (Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre)
The 27-year-old reliever continues to rack up strikeouts for the RailRiders, as he's now totaled 27 across 16 1/3 inning, which is par for the course lately. Harvey has struck out three batters in five of his past six outings, all of which have been one inning or 1 1/3 innings. Opposing Triple-A batters have only managed to hit .125 against him this year, and while he has issued 11 walks, nine of those came in three games. Yankees prospects stats »


Indians: Daniel Johnson, OF (No. 22) -- 3-for-4, 2 2B (Triple-A Columbus)
Johnson, whom the Indians acquired in an offseason trade with the Nationals, is putting together a strong first impression with the Indians and earned a spot in the Futures Game as a result. After starting the year with Double-A Akron, Johnson was promoted to Columbus, where he's hit .288/.374/.523 through 33 games. Johnson has an aggressive approach at the plate and the speed to play center, but has spent a lot of his career in right because of his impressive arm strength. Indians prospects stats »

Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS (1st-round Draft pick) -- 3-for-6, 2 R, RBI, SB (Rookie Arizona League)
The No. 2 overall pick in this year's Draft got his professional career off to a fine start, as he collected three hits and a stolen base to help lead the Arizona League Royals to a 9-5 win over the AZL Cubs. The 19-year-old shortstop out of Colleyville Heritage (Texas) HS reached on a fielder's choice, stole second and scored in the first inning, then picked up base hits in the second and third. After striking out in the fifth, Witt lined a single to left in the seventh and grounded out to second in the eighth. Royals prospects stats »

Tigers: Kody Clemens, 2B (No. 13) -- 1-for-4, HR, 3 RBI (Class A Advanced Lakeland)
Make that back-to-back games with a homer for Clemens, who now has eight homers this season. The 22-year-old stands out for his power, but also controls the strike zone well and produces a lot of quality at-bats. The Tigers picked Clemens in the third round of the 2018 Draft. Tigers prospects stats »

Twins: Alex Kirilloff, OF (No. 2, No. 13 in MLB) -- 3-for-3, BB (Double-A Pensacola)
In addition to reaching base in all four trips to the plate on Sunday, MLB's No. 13 prospect made a potential game-saving catch in the ninth inning to help preserve the Blue Wahoos' 7-5 win over Mississippi. The three-hit game was just the third of the season for Kirilloff, who had 18 games with three or more hits in his huge 2018 campaign. The 2016 15th-overall Draft choice has been slowed by injuries this year, as he missed the first month of the season with a wrist injury and then was sidelined for more than two weeks in June. Twins prospects stats »

White Sox: Andrew Vaughn, 1B (1st-round Draft pick) -- 2-for-4, HBP (Rookie Arizona League)
Batting third in his pro debut, Vaughn, reached base in three of his five trips to the plate as the White Sox fell to the Rangers. Considered perhaps the best overall hitter in this year's Draft class, the Cal product struck out in the first inning before reaching base in three straight plate appearances. The No. 3 overall pick then popped out to second in his final at-bat. White Sox prospects stats »


A’s: Skye Bolt, OF (No. 19) -- 2-for-4, 2B, RBI (Triple-A Las Vegas)
The 25-year-old outfielder added another highlight to his best professional season as he lined a walk-off single to left field in front of a sellout crowd in Las Vegas. Bolt, who hadn't hit over .266 at any stop in the Minors prior to this year, is now slashing .318/.381/.544. A's prospects stats »

Angels: Matt Thaiss, 1B (No. 6) -- 3-for-4, 2B, HR, RBI (Triple-A Salt Lake)
Thaiss broke out of his slump and hit his 14th homer of the year in Salt Lake's win over Tacoma. The Virginia product had multiple hits in four straight games last week, but once that streak came to a close, Thaiss went 2-for-18 entering play Sunday. The 24-year-old quickly got back on track and boosted his average to .275 with his eighth three-hit game of the year. While he has had some rough stretches this year -- Thaiss hit .231 in May -- he was drafted in the first round because of his advanced bat and that has certainly shown to be the case so far in his career. Angels prospects stats »

Astros: Kyle Tucker, OF (No. 2, No. 10 in MLB) -- 1-for-2, HR, 4 RBI (Triple-A Round Rock)
Tucker wasted no time making an impact on the game as his 24th homer of the year was a first-inning grand slam for the Express. The 22-year-old, a 2015 first-round Draft pick, struggled last season as he made his Major League debut and hit .141 over 28 games, but he's certainly looked like he's ready for another chance as he's been raking at the Triple-A level. Through 76 games, Tucker is hitting .275 and his 24 homers match last season's total. Astros prospects stats »

Mariners: Evan White, 1B (No. 5/No. 81 in MLB) -- 2-for-4, HR, 1 RBI (Double-A Arkansas)
White has been on a hot streak for the past month, recording a hit in 25 of his past 26 games. Sunday, he hit his 10th homer of the year in dramatic fashion, as it tied the game in the eighth for Arkansas, which went on to its second straight walk-off win. White has hit .304/.364/.480 through 54 games this year and is headed to the Futures Game in Cleveland on Sunday. Mariners prospects stats »

Rangers: Ronny Henriquez, RHP (No. 30) -- 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 9 K (Class A Hickory)
Henriquez threw 50 of his 81 pitches for strikes as he picked up his second straight win and set a season high for strikeouts. The 19-year-old, a hard-throwing righty with a high-spin curveball, signed with the Rangers in 2017 and has no problem generating strikeouts early in his professional career. Henriquez made his professional debut last year in the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League, where he fanned 79 over 58 innings and so far this season he's amassed 57 strikeouts over 47 2/3 innings. Rangers prospects stats »


Braves: Kolby Allard, RHP (No. 8) -- 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K (Triple-A Gwinnett)
Allard is still struggling a bit with his command, but he's surrendered one earned run or less in four of his past five starts and lowered his season ERA to 3.64 through 89 innings. The 21-year-old put together his best month of the season in June as he went 2-0 with a 2.43 ERA and 36 strikeouts (14 walks) over 37 innings. Braves prospects stats »

Marlins: Victor Victor Mesa, OF (No. 3) -- 3-for-4, 2B (Class A Advanced Jupiter)
Mesa finished his best month of the year -- he hit .254 in June -- with a three-hit performance that included his second double of the year. The Marlins signed the 22-year-old for $5.25 million in October, and although his speed and defense are ready for the Majors, he still needs some work offensively. Mesa makes consistent contact, but he doesn't walk much or drive the ball very well. Through 63 games this season, he's hitting .231 and slugging .263. Marlins prospects stats »

Mets: Carlos Cotes, 2B (No. 19) -- 2-for-4, 2B, RBI (Class A Advanced St. Lucie)
Cortes, 22, has hits in eight of his past 10 games and is hitting .257 through 75 games after his latest multihit effort. The 22-year-old, a 2018 third-round pick, has above-average power and a strong ability to hit. Mets prospects stats »

Phillies: Nick Maton, SS (No. 18) -- 3-for-4, 2B (Class A Clearwater)
Maton, a 2017 seventh-round pick, struggled in June but finished the month with his seventh three-hit game of the season. The 22-year-old hit .253 in June and is hitting .284 through 63 games this season, his first at the Class A Advanced level. Maton hit .256 with eight homers over 114 games last year in his pro debut. Maton has a solid approach at the plate, and the Phillies feel he'll be able to stick at shortstop and wind up with four solid or better tools. Phillies prospects stats »

Nationals: Jake Irvin, RHP (No. 16) -- 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K (Class A Hagerstown)
After giving up five runs (four earned) in five innings in his last start, Irvin bounced back with a strong start for Hagerstown. The 22-year-old, a fourth-round pick from last year's Draft, doesn't have overpowering stuff and doesn't generate a ton of strikeouts, but he does have solid control and is able to generate a lot of groundball outs. Nationals prospects stats »


Brewers: Mauricio Dubon, SS/2B (No. 5) -- 1-for-4, HR, RBI; Lucas Erceg, 2B (No. 8) -- 2-for-4, HR, 2B, 3 RBI (Triple-A San Antonio)
Dubon homered for the second time in the past five games and the 12th time this season, boosting his slash line to .306/.343/.473 through 77 games with Triple-A San Antonio. Erceg added a homer and double of his own, belting a two-run shot in the fourth inning and doubling in a run in the eighth in the Missions' 10-2 rout. The Brewers' 2016 second-rounder hit under .200 in May and June, but he has homered four times in the past seven games while batting .278 over his past 10. Brewers prospects stats »

Cubs: Andy Weber, SS/2B (No. 30) -- 3-for-4, 2B, RBI (Class A South Bend)
Weber extended his hitting streak to four games and has hits in seven of his past eight games after posting his ninth three-hit game of the year. The 21-year-old, a 2018 fifth-round Draft pick, is hitting .268 through 72 games this season after hitting .254 through 36 games in his professional debut. Cubs prospects stats »

Cardinals: Randy Arozarena, OF (No. 14) -- 4-for-5, HR, 2 RBI (Triple-A Memphis)
Arozarena has been swinging a hot bat lately and has a pair of four-hit games during his current five-game hitting streak. The 24-year-old is hitting a ridiculous .370 through 18 games with Memphis after hitting .309 through 28 games with Double-A Springfield to begin the season. Arozarena, whom the Cardinals signed in 2016, spent some time with Memphis last year, but struggled and hit .232 over 89 games. The current sample size is small, but it's certainly encouraging and shows Arozarena may have made the necessary adjustments to compete at the Triple-A level. Cardinals prospects stats »

Pirates: Mason Martin, 1B (No. 28) -- 3-for-5, 3 2B, 5 RBI (Class A Greensboro)
Martin was a doubles machine in Greensboro's 10-1 win over Lakewood. Not only did Martin match his season high for hits, but he set a career high for doubles and a season high for RBIs. The 20-year-old, a 17th-round pick from the 2017 Draft, got off to a fast start as he cleared the bases with a three-run double in the second and then came up with a two-run double in the third. Pirates prospects stats »

Reds: Hendrik Clementina, C (No. 22) -- 3-for-5, 2 HR, 6 RBI (Class A Advanced Daytona)
Clementina got things going with a three-run homer in the first inning and then just kept raking as he added a two-run homer in the third and an RBI single in the fifth. The six RBIs marked a career high for the 22-year-old and the two-homer games was his first of the year, bringing his season total to six. Clementina is an offensive-minded catcher and although he has plenty of power and can make an offensive impact, scouts are hoping to see him make some more strides behind the plate. Reds prospects stats »


D-backs: Eduardo Diaz, OF (No. 23) -- 2-for-5, HR, RBI (Class A Kane County)
Diaz is likely disappointed to see June come to an end as the past 30 days have been very kind to the 21-year-old, whom the D-backs signed out of Venezuela in 2015. Diaz, who is hitting .286 on the year, hit .330 and three of his six homers over 22 games in the month of June. Diaz was expected to spent the 2018 season at Kane County, but played in just 33 games before a groin injury ended his season. D-backs prospects stats »

Dodgers: Miguel Vargas, 3B/1B (No. 27) -- 4-for-5, 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 4 RBI (Class A Great Lakes)
Vargas put together arguably his best game as a professional, since the Dodgers signed him out of Cuba in 2017. The 19-year-old entered play with three homers over 121 professional games so the two homers -- a solo blast in the first and a three-run shot in the fourth -- were certainly a surprise. The two-homer game was the first of Vargas' career and the 13 total bases were also a career high. While power hasn't been a big part of Vargas' game so far, he does have some raw power, an advanced understanding of the strike zone and plenty of time to develop more pop given his age. Dodgers prospects stats »

Giants: Gregory Santos, RHP (No. 7) -- 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K (Class A Augusta)
The Giants acquired Santos in a 2017 trade with the Red Sox and so far the Giants have to be pleased with the return. The 19-year-old made his United States debut last summer and features an upper-90s fastball and a slider that shows flashes of becoming a plus pitch. Santos missed two months this year with a right-shoulder strain, but when he's been healthy, he's held opponents to one run or fewer in five of his six starts. Santos has pitched to a 2.10 ERA and has struck out 18 (compared to seven walks) over 25 2/3 innings. Giants prospects stats »

Padres: Owen Miller, SS (No. 23) -- 2-for-4, BB, 2 RBI (Double-A Amarillo)
Miller got back on track Sunday after a 1-for-21 slide that saw his average drop from .322 to .303. A 3rd-round pick out of Illinois State in 2018, Miller swings a strong bat for a shortstop, hitting .336 over 75 games in his pro debut last year, and is hitting .306 through 75 games this year, totaling a .320 average with 34 doubles and 12 homers in his minor league career thus far.

Rockies: Daniel Montano, OF (No. 18) -- 3-for-4, 2 2B (Class A Asheville)
Make that back-to-back three-hit performances for Montana, who is 9-for-15 (.600) over his past four games. The 20-year-old Venezuelan, whom the Rockies signed in 2015, is making his full-season debut and hitting .264 through 73 games. Montano is an advanced hitter and has an enticing set of tools, but is still growing into them and learning how to use the whole field.
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