Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Wednesday.Keibert Ruiz is saving his best for last.The Dodgers No. 2 prospect (No. 37 overall) put Double-A Tulsa on the board with first-inning home run and then tied the game in the ninth with a single
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Wednesday.
Keibert Ruiz is saving his best for last.
The Dodgers No. 2 prospect (No. 37 overall) put Double-A Tulsa on the board with first-inning home run and then tied the game in the ninth with a single before the Drillers walked off San Antonio, 6-5, on a wild pitch in Game 2 of the Texas League finals.
MILB Video - Title: Ruiz hits game-tying single - Url: http://www.milb.com/r/video?content_id=2485477683
Ruiz also played the hero for Tulsa in the series' opener, hitting a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th to cap a 1-for-4 performance. The 20-year-old switch-hitting backstop has raked so far in the postseason. After finishing 2-for-5 with two RBIs on Wednesday, Ruiz is hitting .387 (12-for-31) with a Texas League postseason-leading eight RBIs in seven games.
Also contributing in the Drillers' Game 2 win were shortstop Gavin Lux (No. 6) and second baseman Drew Jackson (No. 19). Batting first and second, respectively, Lux and Jackson combined for three hits, four walks, four runs scored and two steals. DJ Peters (No. 8) went 1-for-5 for two RBIs, while right-hander Yadier Alvarez (No. 10) struck out three and allowed one hit over two scoreless frames out of the bullpen.
MILB Video - Title: Jackson scores game-winning run - Url: http://www.milb.com/r/video?content_id=2485629183
Padres No. 15 prospect Josh Naylor and Owen Miller (No. 30) both recorded three hits for San Antonio, accounting for two-thirds of the Missions' hits in the loss. Naylor went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs to improve his postseason average to .556. Miller also hit a double before finishing 3-for-5. The 2018 third-round pick is hitting .400 in the playoffs as the Missions' starting shortstop.
The rest of the best performances from top prospects Wednesday
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• No. 8 overall prospect Kyle Tucker (Astros' No. 2) hit a three-run home run during a six-run second inning as Triple-A Fresno topped Memphis, 10-1, to knot the best-of-5 Pacific Coast League finals at 1-1. The 21-year-old outfielder posted his second multihit game of the postseason, finishing 2-for-5 with two runs scored.
• Blue Jays No. 25 prospectForrest Wall posted his second straight two-hit game to help Double-A New Hampshire defeat Akron, 6-1, and take a 2-0 series lead in the best-of-5 Eastern League finals. He also scored a run and stole a base in the contest to finish 2-for-4 one day after he plated the game-winning runs with a 10th-inning double.
No. 9 overall prospect Bo Bichette (Blue Jays' No. 2) also collected two hits for the Fisher Cats en route to his third multi-hit performance in five playoff games. Cavan Biggio (No. 9) plated a run and scored once as part of a 1-for-4 performance. He has eight RBIs in the postseason after finishing second in the Eastern League with 99 RBIs during the regular season.
• D-backs No. 2 prospect Jazz Chisholm's second postseason homer put Class A Advanced Visalia on the board in the first inning, but was just one of two hits collected by the Rawhide as they fell to Rancho Cucamonga, 9-1, in Game 2 of the California League finals. The 20-year-old shortstop blasted 25 home runs in 112 games across two levels in his first fully healthy season, including 10 in 36 games after receiving a promotion to Visalia.
• Pacing Double-A Jackson at the plate in its win over Biloxi in Game 2 of the Southern League finals was catcher Dom Miroglio. The D-backs' No. 30 prospect hit the third triple of his career, drove in a pair of runs and finished with a team-high three hits. The 23-year-old has hit .429 with eight runs scored, six RBIs and four multihit performances in seven games this postseason.
• Rays No. 13 prospect Nate Lowe's two-run home run in the ninth inning provided Triple-A Durham with key insurance runs as the Bulls defeated Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 5-2, to even the best-of-5 Governors' Cup at 1-1. The 23-year-old first baseman has tallied at least one RBI in four of six games so far this postseason after a breakout regular-season campaign in which he totaled 27 homers, 32 doubles and 102 RBIs in 130 game across three levels.
MILB Video - Title: Lowe goes yard for Durham - Url: http://www.milb.com/r/video?content_id=2485065283
Left-hander Colin Poche (No. 24) worked the final three innings out of the Bulls' bullpen, allowing two runs on two hits while striking out four, to earn the save. The only blemish on the 24-year-old's performance was a two-run homer he allowed in the ninth -- just the third homer he's given up over 71 cumulative frames in 2018. Arguably the top reliever in the Minors this year, Poche registered a 0.82 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and .151 BAA with a 110-to-19 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 66 innings (40 appearances) during the regular season.
• Rays No. 23 prospectTobias Myers scattered three hits over five scoreless frames as Class A Bowling Green blanked Peoria, 4-0, to claim the of Midwest League finals' opener. The 20-year-old righty permitted three singles, walked three and struck out four while throwing 56 of his 92 pitches for strikes. Overall, Myers has allowed one earned run on five hits over 10 innings in two postseason starts.
MILB Video - Title: Myers fans four for Bowling Green - Url: http://www.milb.com/r/video?content_id=2485253983
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