Here are Tuesday's 10 best prospect performances

August 28th, 2019

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

Bubba Thompson, OF, Rangers No. 8
Thompson turned in the first multi-homer game of his career as part of a 2-for-4 night with Class A Advanced Down East. Thompson, who now has five homers through 50 games this season, hit two-run blasts is both the second and third innings of Down East’s win over Frederick. The 21-year-old, a first-round pick from the 2017 Draft, has five-tool potential but has missed time with injury over the past two years and has struggled to hit in 2019. Rangers' prospect stats »

MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Padres No. 1
The Padres announced earlier this month that they were shutting down Gore for the remainder of the regular season. But with the Sod Poodles set to play in the Texas League playoffs next week, MLB's No. 3 prospect took the mound Tuesday for the first time since Aug. 2 and recorded each of his five outs via the strikeout while completing 1 2/3 scoreless frames. He issued one walk and threw 18 of 32 pitches for strikes. In four Double-A starts prior to the 20-year-old’s temporary shutdown, he posted a 4.50 ERA with 20 strikeouts and seven walks in 20 innings. The Padres promoted Gore, the 2017 No. 3 overall pick, to Double-A after he dominated to the tune of a 1.02 ERA, 0.71 WHIP and 110/20 K/BB over 79 1/3 innings (15 starts) at Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore. Padres' prospect stats »

Adley Rutschman, C; Zac Lowther, LHP, Orioles Nos. 1 and 10
Rutschman hit his third professional homer as part of a 1-for-3 night with Class A Delmarva. Rutschman is hitting .265 through the first 32 games of his professional career and interestingly enough, each of his homers have come with different affiliates.

Rutschman wasn’t the only Orioles prospect to make headlines Tuesday night as Lowther turned in a noteworthy performance for Double-A Bowie. The 23-year-old left-hander threw 68 of his 100 pitches for strikes, struck out eight and gave up one run over six innings. Lowther has allowed just one run in each of his past two starts and boasts a 2.66 ERA through 25 starts in his first season at the Double-A level. Orioles' prospect stats »

Burlington tosses combined no-hitter
Four Class A Burlington pitchers combined to throw an extra-innings no-hitter on Tuesday night as the Bees walked off Beloit, 1-0, in 10 innings. Jose Soriano, the Angels’ No. 10 prospect, worked the first 3 2/3 frames, allowing five walks and fanning four, before turning the ball over to righty Parker Joe Robinson, who promptly retired each of the four batters he faced.


No. 17 prospect Hector Yan, a 20-year-old lefty, entered the game in the sixth inning and delivered three dominant frames with a pair of strikeouts. Chad Sykes, the Angels’ 10th-round pick in the 2019 Draft, kept the Bees’ no-hit bid alive through regulation and then added another hitless frame in the 10th, while pitching around a placement runner at second base. It all set the stage for Nonie Williams, who came through with a walkoff single in the bottom of the inning to seal Burlington’s combined no-hitter. Angels' prospect stats »

Tyler Nevin, 1B/3B, Rockies No. 11
Nevin upped his home run total to 11 by going deep in both ends of Double-A Hartford’s doubleheader against Harrisburg. Nevin hit a two-run shot in the opener, going back-to-back with Colton Welker (No. 3), and added another two-run dinger in the nightcap to finish the day 2-for-6 with four RBIs. Nevin, 22, followed up his breakout 2018 campaign in the California League by winning the Arizona Fall League batting title, though he hasn’t fared as well this year in Double-A, producing a .249/.345/.385 line with 36 extra-base hits in 124 games. Rockies' prospect stats »

Seth Corry, LHP, Giants No. 9
Corry continues to carve up opposing lineups. The 20-year-old lowered his ERA to 1.66 as he spun five scoreless innings and struck out seven for Class A Augusta. Corry has yielded one run or fewer in seven of his past eight starts and has given up two runs or fewer in 25 of his 26 starts this season. The 2017 third-round Draft pick was named the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year earlier in the day Tuesday and a quick glance at the numbers shows why he was so deserving of the honor. Giants' prospect stats »

James Kaprielian, RHP, Athletics No. 13
After firing five scoreless frames in his last start, Kaprielian nearly match that Tuesday. The 25-year-old right-hander struck out five and gave up two hits as he threw 4 2/3 scoreless innings for Double-A Midland. Kaprielian, who missed both the 2017 and ‘18 seasons, has been dominant lately. After beginning the year with Class A Advanced Stockton, the UCLA product was bumped up to Midland, where he has pitched to a 1.63 ERA over seven appearances. A's prospect stats »

Anthony Kay, LHP, Blue Jays No. 5
Kay has been putting up nothing but a string of zeros lately. The 24-year-old, acquired from the Mets as part of the Marcus Stroman trade, hasn’t allowed a run over his last 12 innings after his second straight scoreless start. The lefty fired 6 2/3 scoreless frames for Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, yielding five hits and also striking out five. Kay has now given up two runs or fewer in five of his six starts since the trade. Blue Jays' prospect stats »