Giant day for Top 100 prospects

Ramos, Bart combine for three homers to lead Sunday's prospect performances

March 8th, 2021

It was a big afternoon for the Giants' Top 100 prospects on Sunday.

No. 82 overall prospect went yard twice. , the No. 23 prospect in the game, added a long ball. And No. 16 and No. 83 also joined in on the hit parade during San Francisco's 9-4 win over Cincinnati at Goodyear Ballpark.

Ramos' first homer of the spring was a two-run shot in the second inning on an 0-1 offering by lefty Sean Doolittle that he crushed to left-center field. In the seventh, the third-ranked Giants prospect squared up another 0-1 pitch, this time by southpaw Reiver Sanmartin, and hammered a screamer the other way over the wall in right.

Bart entered the game in the fourth as a pinch-hitter for Curt Casali. San Francisco's No. 2 prospect drove in a run on the second pitch he saw, punching a single to right. Bart later added a solo blast to the deepest part of the park in left-center in the eighth off Graham Ashcraft to cap the Giants' scoring.

Luciano came in as a defensive substitution for shortstop Will Wilson in the sixth and legged out an infield single to third base for the top-ranked Giants prospect's first Cactus League hit. Bishop pinch-hit for Darin Ruf in the sixth and laced an RBI double to right on the first pitch he saw from Edgar Garcia. It was the No. 4 Giants prospect's first hit in six at-bats this spring. More »

More top prospect performers from Sunday's action:

Casey Mize, RHP, DET (MLB No. 11)

The second-ranked Tigers prospect extended his hitless streak to four innings by not allowing a hit to the Blue Jays over two frames of relief. Mize walked the bases loaded in the fourth, but escaped unscathed after fanning Rowdy Tellez to end the inning. He retired the side in order in the fifth and has not yielded a run over his two Grapefruit League appearances this year. More »

Cristian Pache, OF, ATL (MLB No. 12)

The top-ranked Braves prospect started in center against the Red Sox and crushed a triple in the second that plated Alex Verdugo. It was Pache’s second hit of the spring and first RBI. He was replaced by defensive subsitute Guillermo Heredia in the sixth. The 22-year-old appeared in two games with the Braves last season, recording his first big league hit on Aug. 21 against the Phillies. Gameday »

JJ Bleday, RF, MIA (MLB No. 20)

Miami’s No. 2 prospect got the start in right and reached base twice on a 1-for-2 day. Bleday lined a single to center in the top of the fifth after working a walk in the third as the Marlins tied the Mets, 4-4. The outfielder is 2-for-6 with a homer and a walk in three Spring Training games. Gameday»

Josh Jung, 3B, TEX (MLB No. 63)

Texas’ top prospect entered the game at third in place of Rougned Odor to start the sixth and notched his second hit of the spring in the bottom of that frame, singling on a fly ball to center during the Rangers’ 4-3 win over the Dodgers. Gameday»

Shane Baz, RHP, TB (MLB No. 90)

The righty made his first appearance of the spring and was credited with the hold after tossing a hitless fifth against the Twins. The eighth-ranked Rays’ prospect issued a pair of walks while whiffing two. Baz spent last season at the club’s alternate training site after posting a 2.99 ERA over 17 starts with Class A Bowling Green in 2019. Gameday »

Dane Dunning, RHP, TEX (MLB No. 91)

Dunning impressed in his first appearance in the Rangers system. Texas’ No. 3 prospect allowed just one baserunner in two scoreless relief innings, issuing just a walk for the hold against the Dodgers. Dunning threw six of his 10 pitches for strikes and got three outs on the ground. Gameday »

Lewin Díaz, 1B, MIA

Starting two spots in the order behind Bleday, Díaz notched his first multi-hit game of the spring. The Dominican singled in a run with a ground ball to right in the first and added a leadoff double to right in the fourth. Díaz bumped his spring slash line to .273/.273/.455. Gameday»

Grant Holmes, RHP, OAK

In his second start of the spring, the No. 14 A’s prospect pitched two perfect innings and picked up his first win as Oakland beat Cleveland, 9-4. Holmes induced four straight groundouts to start his afternoon followed by a lineout and flyout to cap his brief showing. The righty allowed one run on one hit in his previous start, striking out two and walking two on March 1 against the Reds. Gameday»

DJ Peters, CF, LAD

Peters kept up his hot start to Cactus League play with his second homer of the spring, a solo shot to left-center off Rangers lefty Hyeon-Jong Yang in the eighth. The 11th-ranked Dodgers prospect has four hits in nine at-bats and is batting .444/.500/1.111. Gameday»

Ryan Rolison, LHP, COL

Colorado’s second-ranked prospect delivered two scoreless innings of relief as the Rockies edged the White Sox, 1-0. After surrendering a double to Yoan Moncada to open his afternoon, Rolison retired the next six batters en route to picking up the win. More »

Jared Oliva, OF, PIT

Pittsburgh’s No. 12 prospect collected an RBI single and scored a run out of the nine-spot in the lineup in the Pirates' route of the Orioles. He was replaced by Troy Stokes in right to start the fifth. Oliva drove in three runs on six hits over 16 games with the Bucs last season. Gameday »

Ji-Hwan Bae, SS, PIT

Bae recorded his first two Grapefruit League knocks of the year in his seventh appearance of the spring. The 15th-ranked Pirates prospect drove in a run on an infield grounder and scored in the fourth, then singled to right in the seventh. The South Korean native batted .323 with 69 runs scored and 38 RBIs across 86 games with High-A Greensboro in 2019. Gameday »

Brooks Kriske, RHP, NYY

The right-hander worked around a pair of walks and whiffed two in a hitless ninth against the Phillies. The 28th-ranked Yankees prospect worked out of a two-on, no-out jam to keep New York’s shutout intact. Kriske appeared in four games out New York's bullpen last year, limiting opponents to a .200 average while fanning eight over 3 2/3 frames. Gameday »

Edmundo Sosa, INF, STL

Sosa entered the game in the seventh as a pinch-runner for Nolan Arenado and scored from second on a single by Dylan Carlson. In his only at-bat of the game against the Astros, the No. 20 Cardinals prospect delivered a bases-clearing double in the eighth. Sosa appeared in 11 games with St. Louis across 2018-19, collecting two hits and a pair of walks. Gameday »

Matt Canterino, RHP, MIN

Minnesota’s 11th-ranked prospect made an impressive first impression this spring by whiffing two in a perfect seventh. Canterino was credited with the hold after the Twins took the lead against the Rays in the sixth. The right-hander limited opponents to a .096 average across two levels of the Minors in 2019. Gameday »

Josh Winder, RHP, MIN

Winder did not yield a hit while working around a pair of walks and striking out one in a scoreless ninth. The Twins’ 28th-ranked prospect has not allowed a knock across two appearances this spring and is sporting a 1.00 WHIP. Winder posted a 2.65 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP over 21 starts in the Midwest League in 2019. Gameday »

Anthony Castro, RHP, TOR

The 19th-ranked Blue Jays prospect made his third Grapefruit League appearance this year and was perfect over 1 2/3 frames – striking out a pair. Castro has six punchouts over 3 1/3 frames while holding opponents to a .167 average. The righty made his debut in The Show last season with Detroit, giving up two runs on one hit and a walk over in one inning of relief. Gameday »