Tuesday's top prospect performers

April 17th, 2019

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


Blue Jays: Hector Perez, RHP (No. 16) -- 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 7 K (Double-A New Hampshire)
Perez entered the win column for the first time in 2019 with his scoreless start for New Hampshire. He pitched around traffic on the basepaths in every frame and was bailed out in the third inning by catcher Alberto Mineo, who threw out two attempted basestealers. With his seven strikeouts, Perez has fanned 16 batters in 10 1/3 innings.  
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Orioles: Rylan Bannon, 2B/3B (No. 23) -- 4-for-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI (Double-A Bowie)
Bannon roped a pair of doubles as he matched his career high in hits. He’s posted multiple hits in three of his last four games and is 7-for-10 in his past two contests. After hitting .204 over 32 games for the Baysox last summer after being acquired in the Manny Machado trade, the 22-year-old has opened 2019 with a .326 average and 12 RBIs through his first 12 games.
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Rays: Brendan McKay, LHP/DH (No. 3, MLB No. 28) -- 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 7 K (Double-A Montgomery)
The two-way standout was sharp in a no-decision, tossing four innings of one-run ball in the Biscuits’ win over Mobile. He struck out the side in order in the second and did it once again in the fourth, albeit while allowing a run on two hits and a walk. While he’s yet to complete five innings in a start, McKay has been very tough to hit, permitting five knocks and racking up 18 strikeouts in 8 2/3 frames.    
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Red Sox: Kutter Crawford, RHP (No. 20) -- 5 2/3 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K (Class A Adv Salem)
The Florida Gulf Coast product’s outing was his longest this season in three turns for the Red Sox. He struck out multiple batters in three separate frames en route to eight punchouts, one short of his career high. Altogether, Crawford has posted 20 strikeouts against six walks over his first 13 2/3 innings.
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Yankees: Josh Stowers, OF (No. 25) -- 2-for-4, 2B, R, BB, SB (Class A Charleston)
The 2018 second-rounder snapped out of a 2-for-21 funk with a multihit performance as Charleston fell to Greenville, 4-3. Acquired from the Mariners for Shed Long in an offseason trade, Stowers owns a .273 average through 12 games in his first full season.
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Indians: Tyler Freeman, SS (No. 3) -- 3-for-4, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI (Class A Lake County); Bobby Bradley, 1B (No. 6) -- 3-for-5, 3 2B, RBI, R (Triple-A Columbus)
The Indians Top 10 duo both tallied three hits and combined for five doubles on Tuesday. The 19-year-old Freeman extended his hitting streak to six games with his second three-hit performance in three games out of the leadoff spot for the Captains. Bradley, 22, hit nothing but doubles for Columbus, though it wasn’t enough to keep the Clippers from falling to Louisville, 9-7. They’re hitting .342 and .282 on the season, respectively.
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Royals: Nicky Lopez, SS (No. 8) -- 3-for-5, 2 HR (2), 2B, 2 RBI, 3 R, BB (Triple-A Omaha)
Though not know for his power, Lopez showed plenty on Tuesday as he doubled and scored in the third inning, hit an opposite-field solo shot in the fifth and went deep again, this time to right field, to lead off the sixth. It was the first ever multi-homer game for the 24-year-old shortstop, who entered the day with 17 career home runs in 330 games. 
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Twins: Brusdar Graterol, RHP (No. 3, MLB No. 65) -- 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K (Double-A Pensacola)
The 20-year-old flamethrower retired the first 11 batters and carried a no-hit bid into the fifth before completing seven scoreless frames, matching his career high. He’s been dominant through three starts, posting a 0.52 ERA with seven hits allowed and 18 strikeouts in 17 1/3 innings. 
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White Sox: Luis Robert, OF (No. 4, MLB No. 37) 2-for-3, R, SB (5) (Class A Adv Winston-Salem)
Robert is hitting an absurd .489/.538/.957 after he recorded multiple hits for the 10th time in 11 games for the Dash. The 21-year-old has had 10 of his 23 hits go for extra bases in those contests, during which he’s also tallied 15 runs and 16 RBIs. And with five home runs and steals apiece, he’s a quarter of the way to a 20-homer, 20-steal campaign -- something only six Minor League players achieved in 2018.
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Tigers: Jake Rogers, C (No. 13) -- 2-for-3, 2 HR (2), 3 RBI, 3 R, BB (Double-A Erie)
With a solo home run already under his belt in the game, Rogers delivered a go-ahead two-run shot with one out in the top of the ninth inning to power the SeaWolves past Bowie, 6-5. The pair of homers were the first of the season for the 23-year-old backstop, who hit a career-high 18 in 2017 and added 17 more last year.
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A’s: Lazaro Armenteros, OF (No. 4) -- 2-for-4, HR (2), 2 RBI, 2 R, BB (Class A Adv Stockton)
Armenteros has collected multiple hits in back-to-back games after he homered as part of a two-hit performance in Stockton’s loss to San Jose. The 19-year-old outfielder is a quarter of the way toward reaching his career-high home run total, which he established last season in 79 games with Class A Beloit.
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Angels: Jordyn Adams, OF (No. 6) -- 3-for-5, 2B, R; Kevin Maitan, 3B (No. 15) -- 2-for-4, solo HR (1) (Class A Burlington)
Adams, the Angels’ first-round pick in last year’s Draft, collected a season-high three hits out of the leadoff spot, and Maitan hit his first 2019 homer as the 19-year-old tandem led Burlington over Kane County, 6-3.
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Astros: Seth Beer, OF (No. 10) -- 3-for-5, 3 2B, 2 RBI, R (Class A Adv Fayetteville)
After homering on Monday, Beer came back to hit a trio of doubles, his first three of the season for the Woodpeckers. The performance gives him hits in six straight games and eight of his last nine contests. The No. 28 overall pick in last year’s Draft, he hit .304/.389/.496 with 12 home runs in 67 games across three levels after signing with Houston for $2.25 million.
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Mariners: Jarred Kelenic, OF (No. 2, MLB No. 53) -- 4-for-4, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI, BB, SB (2) (Class A West Virginia)
The No. 6 overall pick from the 2018 Draft reached base in all five plate appearances, extending his hitting streak to five games with the 4-for-4 performance. He’s collected 11 of his 13 hits, including five extra-base hits, during that five-game stretch following a 3-for-25 start to his season.
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Rangers: Tyler Phillips, RHP (No. 14) -- 7 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K (Class A Adv Down East)
The 21-year-old right-hander has not been scored on this season through his first three starts. On Tuesday he posted seven scoreless frames for a second straight start while throwing 60 of his 87 pitches for strikes. Overall, Phillips has given up 11 hits and one walk in 19 innings.    
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Braves: Bryse Wilson, RHP (No. 7, MLB No. 78) -- 5 2/3 IP, 6 H, 3 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 6 K (Triple-A Gwinnett)
After cruising through the first four innings, Wilson was tagged for a run in the fifth and two more in the sixth -- both on third baseman Austin Riley’s two-out throwing error. It was a much-needed strong performance by the 21-year-old righty after he’d allowed nine earned runs in 11 innings between his first two starts.
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Marlins: Trevor Rogers, LHP (No. 15) -- 7 IP, 8 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K (Class A Adv Jupiter)
The 2017 first-rounder recovered from a rocky start to the season with one of the better outings of his career, throwing 60 of his 91 pitches for strikes over seven scoreless frames in a no-decision for the Hammerheads. It was Rogers’ second-longest outing in 20 career turns.
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Mets: Tony Dibrell, RHP (No. 18) -- 6 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K (Class A Adv St. Lucie)
Dibrell, 23, took the loss even though he allowed just one run on two hits while working into the seventh inning. He’s pitched well in his three Florida State League starts, compiling a 2.20 ERA with nine hits allowed in 16 1/3 innings. Last year, in his first full season, the right-hander completed at least six innings in 13 of 23 starts.    
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Phillies: Adam Haseley, OF (No. 3) -- 2-for-4, 2 2B, R, RBI (Double-A Reading)
Haseley’s second double tied the game in the fifth inning, and he later came around to score the go-ahead run as Reading defeated Portland, 5-2. After getting off to a 2-for-24 start, the 2017 first-rounder has recorded two hits in two of his past three games.
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Nationals: Carter Kieboom, SS/2B (No. 1, MLB No. 24) 2-for-4, HR (2), 2B, 4 RBI, 2 R, BB (Triple-A Fresno)
Kieboom’s RBI double started the scoring in Fresno’s nine-run third inning, and he tacked on some key insurance runs with a three-run homer to the opposite field in the seventh. Pushed up to Triple-A by the Nationals despite having just a half-season of experience in Double-A, the 21-year-old has responded to the challenge by hitting .381 with seven extra-base hits and 12 RBIs in his first 11 games.   
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Brewers: Trey Supak, RHP (No. 11) -- 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K (Double-A Biloxi)
The 22-year-od right-hander retired the first 10 batters of the game and faced two over the minimum in the scoreless performance, his second in three starts for the Shuckers. Last season, Supak pitched to a 2.91 ERA with a .232 BAA over 86 2/3 frames (16 starts) in the Southern League.
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Cubs: Nico Hoerner, SS (No. 2, MLB No. 96) -- 1-for-4, 3B (Double-A Tennessee)
Hoerner’s leadoff triple in the fourth inning was one of four hits recorded by the Smokies in their 9-0 loss to Jackson. The 2018 first-rounder has hit safely in four straight contests and owns a .300/.404/.475 line through his first 11 games.
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Cardinals: Andrew Knizner, C (No. 2) -- 3-for-3, R, BB (Triple-A Memphis)
Knizner upped his average to .303 with a perfect night at the plate. All three of his hits were singles, two of which he hit to the opposite field. Defensively, the 24-year-old backstop has cut down 4-of-7 attempted basestealers in nine games.  
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Pirates: Mitch Keller, RHP (No. 1, MLB No. 18) -- 5 1/3 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 5 K (Triple-A Indianapolis)
Keller once again battled control problems, but he consistently limited the damage and ultimately pitched well enough to record his first 2019 win. It was the longest outing this season for the 23-year-old righty after he logged a total of 8 2/3 innings in his first two starts. He owns a 2.00 WHIP overall, having allowed 18 hits and 10 walks in 14 innings.   
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Reds: Jonathan India, 3B (No. 4, MLB No. 50) -- 4-for-5, 2B, R; Packy Naughton, LHP (No. 21) -- 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K (Class A Adv Daytona)
India, the No. 5 overall pick in last year’s Draft, collected a career-high four hits to back six scoreless innings from Naughton as Daytona blanked Jupiter, 2-0. India snapped out of a 1-for-18 skid and improved his average from .174 to .235 with his big game. Naughton has now completed six innings twice in three starts.
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D-backs: Daulton Varsho, C (No. 4) -- 2-for-5, HR (2), 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R; Andy Young, 2B (No. 11) – 3-for-3, 2B, 2 R, BB; Pavin Smith, 1B (No. 17) – 2-for-5, HR (2), 3 RBI, 2 R (Double-A Jackson)
They each scored two runs and together combined for more than half of the Generals’ hits in their 9-0 rout of Tennessee. Young lifted his average to .316 with his perfect night of the plate, while Varsho and Smith both connected on their second home runs this season.
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Dodgers: Dustin May, RHP (No. 2, MLB No. 66) -- 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K; DJ Peters, OF (No. 10) -- 2-for-5, HR (1), 3 RBI, 2 R (Double-A Tulsa)
May, 21, picked up his first win of the season as he recorded his second scoreless start in three turns for the Drillers. He faced four over the minimum in the outing, throwing 47 of 80 pitches for strikes, and helped his own cause at the plate with a two-run single. Peters backed his pitcher’s performance with a two-run double and a solo home run, his first of the season. He led all Double-A hitters with 29 home runs in 2018.
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Giants: Blake Rivera, RHP (No. 18) -- 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K (Class A Augusta)
Rivera issued a pair of walks but otherwise was untouchable as he completed five hitless frames in his second start for the GreenJackets. It was a bounce-back performance for the 2018 fourth-rounder after he was unable to complete two innings (1.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 3 K) in his season debut.
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Padres: Adrian Morejon, LHP (No. 7, MLB No. 46) 5 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 7 K (Double-A Amarillo)
The 20-year-old southpaw got back on track in his third Double-A start, as scattered two hits with three walks while pitching into the sixth inning. He threw a season-high 83 pitches, though just 47 for strikes. It was an encouraging performance by Morejon after he gave up nine earned runs on eights hits and seven walks during his first two starts.  
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Rockies: Ryan Rolison, LHP (No. 6) -- 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K (Class A Asheville)
Rolison did not allow a baserunner for the first 5 1/3 innings before giving up a sixth-inning single. He set career highs in both innings pitched and strikeouts and faced one over the minimum in the outing, throwing just 62 pitches (46 strikes). The 2018 first-rounder tossed five hitless frames in his season debut and allowed three runs (one earned) in his second start.
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