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Zimmer, Almora among top prospect performers Sunday

March 5, 2017

Indians top prospectBradley Zimmer continued his impressive start to the Cactus League season, belting a towering home run and finishing with two hits and two RBIs in Sunday's win over the Padres.Zimmer, the No. 22 overall prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, crushed a solo homer to right-center against Padres right-hander Jhoulys

Indians top prospectBradley Zimmer continued his impressive start to the Cactus League season, belting a towering home run and finishing with two hits and two RBIs in Sunday's win over the Padres.
Zimmer, the No. 22 overall prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, crushed a solo homer to right-center against Padres right-hander Jhoulys Chacin in the fifth inning. He also drove in a run in his first at-bat with a single to left against San Diego starter Clayton Richard.
In nine games this spring, Zimmer is hitting .313 with two homers, seven RBIs and a 1.076 OPS.
More notable performances from top prospects on Sunday:

Cubs No. 3 prospectAlbert Almora Jr. (No. 75 overall) hit a grand slam for his first homer of the spring. He also doubled to finish 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

Phillies top prospectJ.P. Crawford (No. 6 overall) started at shortstop and went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.
Dodgers top prospectCody Bellinger (No. 12 overall) started at first base and went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI. Bellinger is hitting .313 in the Cactus League.
White Sox No. 4 prospectReynaldo Lopez (No. 46 overall) started against the D-backs and allowed one run on three hits over three innings. The right-hander struck out three against one walk.
Reds No. 3 prospectJesse Winker (No. 67 overall) went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI in a win over the Angels. On the mound, No. 10 prospectTyler Mahle tossed two shutout innings with one strikeout and two hits allowed.
Cardinals No. 5 prospectHarrison Bader collected three hits and four RBIs, including a three-run triple against Mets reliever Addison Reed. Bader also walked and raised his average to .313 in the Grapefruit League. In the same game, Mets No. 17 prospectLuis Guillorme hit a three-run homer against Cardinals reliever Brett Cecil.
Indians No. 9 prospectGreg Allen scored two runs and collected two singles out of the leadoff spot.
Mariners No. 10 prospect Dan Vogelbach went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI, while No. 25 prospectBoog Powell went 2-for-3 with a triple and a run.
Pirates No. 23 prospect Clay Holmes recorded four strikeouts over two shutout innings against the Yankees. He scattered two hits.
Rockies No. 6 prospectKyle Freeland was perfect over two innings of relief, with four of those outs coming on the ground.
Royals top prospectMatt Strahm pitched three scoreless relief innings against the Giants, striking out one and allowing one hit. Meanwhile, Royals No. 2 prospectHunter Dozier came off the bench and went deep in his only at-bat for his first homer of the spring.

**Austin Laymance** is a reporter for MLB.com.