Here are Wednesday's best prospect performers

September 12th, 2019

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

Jeter Downs, SS, Dodgers No. 6 and Connor Wong, C, No. 28 and Omar Estevez, 2B, No. 16
Downs deposited the first pitch of the game over the left-field wall and went on to hit three of Double-A Tulsa’s single-game franchise record (since 1905) nine home runs as the Drillers doubled up Amarillo, 18-9, to even the best-of-five Texas League Championship Series at 1-1. He went 4-for-5 with a career-high five runs and a double to go along with his trio of dingers. Downs reached base five times from the leadoff spot. Acquired in the offseason trade that sent Yasiel Puig and others to Cincinnati, Downs was one of 10 Minor Leaguers to record at least 20 homers and 20 steals during the regular season. In 119 games between Tulsa and Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga, the 21-year-old shortstop produced a .276/.362/.526 line with 24 homers, 35 doubles and 24 steals.

Donovan Casey, another member of this year’s 20-20 club (23-22), went deep twice for the Drillers, hitting a solo homer in the first inning followed by a three-run shot in the third. The 23-year-old outfielder finished the game 4-for-6 with four runs and four RBIs. Cody Thomas (solo), Chris Parmelee (two-run), Carlos Rincon (solo) and Estevez (two-run) hit Tulsa’s other four home runs. Thomas and Estevez both recorded two hits and three RBIs.

Wong didn’t go deep but still turned in a big performance from the No. 2 spot in the lineup, going 4-for-5 with three doubles, four runs and two RBIs. Dodgers prospect stats »

Taylor Trammell, OF, Padres No. 2 and Edward Olivares, OF, No. 17
Trammell set the tone for what turned out to be an absolute slugfest between Double-A Amarillo and Tulsa on Wednesday in the Texas League Championship Series. Major League Baseball’s No. 27 prospect tripled to lead off the bottom of the first inning, but he wasn’t done there. Trammell came to the plate again before the eight-run outburst was over and launched a three-run home run to left field.

Olivares also homered for Amarillo and reached base four times, finishing 2-for-3 with the solo shot, two RBIs and two walks. After Amarillo won the opening game of the series, 13-6, on Tuesday, the two teams have combined for a whopping 46 runs over two days. Padres prospect stats »

Josh Green, RHP, D-backs No. 21
Green turned in one of his better performances of the season to lead the Double-A Jackson on the mound. The 24-year-old right-hander retired the final 14 batters he faced en route to completing seven scoreless innings of two-hit ball. He issued one walk, struck out three and generated nine ground-ball outs while throwing 50 of 77 pitches for strikes. D-backs prospect stats »

Logan Allen, LHP, Indians No. 3
Allen gave the Triple-A Columbus Clippers six innings of one-run ball on Wednesday as they defeated Durham, 7-4, to take a commanding 2-0 lead in their International League championship series. Allen, who ranks as Major League Baseball’s No. 94 prospect, allowed just four hits and a pair of walks over his six frames while striking out six. The 22-year-old lefty came up big at the right time following a difficult season, where he posted a 5.88 ERA over 80 innings at the Triple-A level between the Padres and Indians organizations. He also made eight appearances in the Major Leagues with San Diego before being dealt at the Deadline, then added one more in Cleveland, posting a cumulative 6.18 ERA over 27 2/3 innings. Indians prospect stats »

Yusniel Diaz, OF, Orioles No. 5
Diaz hit an RBI triple and scored on a throwing error as Bowie got out to an early lead in a 7-2 win over Trenton in the Double-A Eastern League Championship Series. The 22-year-old finished the game 2-for-5 and now has multiple hits in Bowie's last four games. He's heating up in the postseason after a fairly average regular season, when he hit .262/.335/.472 with Bowie in 76 games. Orioles prospect stats »

Ronnie Dawson, OF, Astros No. 17
Dawson launched a solo home run for Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday, but the Express couldn’t put together much else at the plate and fell, 4-2, to Sacramento in Game 2 of their Pacific Coast League Championship Series. The home run was Dawson's only hit of the game. The 24-year-old spent most of his season with Double-A Corpus Christi, where he hit .212 with 17 homers in 103 games. He joined the Express for a 10-game stretch prior to the playoffs and didn't fare well, but now has three postseason homers in six games. Astros prospect stats »