Sunday's top prospect performers

July 30th, 2018

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Sunday.
Trevor Rogers carried a no-hit bid into the eighth inning in the longest start of his career on Sunday as Class A Greensboro walked off Hickory, 2-1.
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The Marlins' No. 10 prospect allowed one hit and set a career high with 12 strikeouts over 7 2/3 scoreless innings. He issued a pair of walks and matched his career high by throwing 95 pitches, 67 for strikes.
Rogers retired the side in order in the first inning before issuing a leadoff walk in the subsequent frame. The 20-year-old left-hander proceeded to set down the next 20 batters he faced -- a dominant stretch that ended only when Rogers issued a two-out walk in the eighth.
Following the free pass, Rogers permitted his first hit of the game when Miguel Aparicio singled to left field. He ultimately faced three over the minimum in the outing.
Selected by Miami with the No. 13 overall pick in the 2017 Draft, Rogers has pitched to a 5.13 ERA with 66 strikeouts in 54 1/3 innings (12 starts) in his first professional campaign. The 6-foot-6 southpaw has thrown the ball particularly well of late, registering a 1.90 ERA with 33 strikeouts over his last 23 2/3 frames (four starts).

The rest of the best performances from top prospects Sunday
No. 3 overall prospect (White Sox No. 1) collected three hits for the fourth time in eight games for Triple-A Charlotte. The homer, a two-run shot, was the 17th of the year for Jimenez, who finished the game 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs. The 21-year-old outfielder has hit .383/.422/.691 over 25 games with Charlotte and sports a .338/.485/.599 batting line for the season.

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• No. 41 overall prospect Wander Franco (Rays' No. 5) hit his seventh home run of the season as part of a 2-for-4, two-RBI game for Rookie-level Princeton. The 17-year-old shortstop has quickly proven to be one of the more exciting prospects below full-season ball, as Sunday's multi-hit performance gives him a .363/.409/.630 line with 17 extra-base hits, 32 RBIs and more walks (11) than strikeouts (9) through the first 33 games of his career.
• No. 57 overall prospect Yusniel Diaz (Orioles' No. 1) connected on his first home run -- a fifth-inning solo shot -- since being acquired by Baltimore from the Dodgers in the Manny Machado trade. He went 1-for-2 for Double-A Bowie, also reaching once via a walk and scoring two runs in game one of a doubleheader. Between the Dodgers' and Orioles' Double-A affiliates, the 21-year-old Diaz has compiled a .291/.407/.449 line with seven homers, eight steals and more walks than strikeouts.

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• One day after hitting his first Class A Advanced home run, No. 95 overall prospect (Nationals' No. 3) recorded his first four-hit game, going 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and three runs for Potomac. The 18-year-old shortstop has produced a .294/.318/.412 line at the level after slashing .297/.335/.402 with Class A Hagerstown. In 97 games, he's totaled 28 extra-base hits, including four home runs, as well as nine steals.
Dodgers No. 23 prospect Ronny Brito racked up a career-high eight RBIs as Rookie-level Ogden outslugged Idaho Falls, 20-19. He recorded three hits, including a three-run home run, stole a base and also reached once via a walk. He's hitting .322 with seven homers on the season.
Angels No. 12 prospect posted his third career multi-homer game as he connected on a pair of two-run shots and a double in a 4-for-5 performance for Triple-A Salt Lake. He's gone deep 11 times on the season and now has multiple hits in four of his last six games.

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Brewers No. 22 prospect Aaron Ashby worked six scoreless innings to earn the win in his Class A Wisconsin debut. He scattered six hits, struck out six and did not issue a walk, throwing 52 of his 74 pitches for strikes in the outing. The 20-year-old lefty -- Milwaukee's fourth-round pick in June -- tossed a career-high seven innings in which he allowed two hits and struck out four in his final start with Rookie-level Helena.
Cardinals No. 3 prospect Nolan Gorman homered and doubled twice on a career-high four-hit night for Rookie-level Johnson City. The 2017 No. 19 overall pick finished 4-for-5 with four RBIs, three of which came on his eighth home run in his 29th professional game. Gorman, an 18-year-old third baseman, is slashing .309/.415/.600.

Cardinals No. 8 prospect Elehuris Montero tied a Midwest League record by hitting four doubles in Class A Peoria's 12-3 win. He finished with two RBIs and three runs, going 4-for-5. The 19-year-old is enjoying a breakout campaign, leading the league in average (.323), hits (113), total bases (186) and slugging (.531). Montero also ranks among the circuit leaders with 14 home runs (tied, third), 25 doubles (third) and 66 RBIs (second).
D-backs No. 20 prospect Kevin Cron tied his career high with five hits, going 5-for-5 with a two-run homer and three runs scored for Triple-A Reno. The 25-year-old third baseman is hitting .311 on the season, with 17 homers, 21 doubles and 75 RBIs in 71 games.

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Rockies No. 6 prospect Ryan Rolison racked up six strikeouts in four innings in his fourth career start for Rookie-level Grand Junction. He allowed one earned run on two hits and one walk while throwing 39 of 57 pitches for strikes. The 2018 No. 22 overall pick has pitched to a 2.77 ERA with 17 strikeouts and three walks in 13 innings.