Saturday's top prospect performers

April 7th, 2019

Here's a look at Saturday's top Minor League performers from each team's Top 30 Prospects list:


Blue Jays: Anthony Alford, OF (No. 11) -- 1-for-4, HR (1), 3 RBI, BB (Triple-A Buffalo)
Alford's two-run homer in the first inning started the scoring for Buffalo and proved the difference as the Bisons edged Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 10-8. The 24-year-old outfielder showed plenty of power during Spring Training, going deep four times in 33 at-bats.
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Orioles: Ryan McKenna, OF (No. 7) -- 2-for-4, HR (1), 3 RBI (Game 1); 0-for-3 (Game 2) (Double-A Bowie)
McKenna collected two of the Baysox's six hits, including a three-run homer in the second inning, in Game 1 of a doubleheader against Harrisburg, but he was held hitless in the nightcap.
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Rays: Nick Solak, 2B/OF (No. 12) -- 2-for-3, HR (1), BB (Triple-A Durham)
Solak connected on his first Triple-A home run, a sixth-inning solo shot, and recorded his second straight multihit game for the Bulls. He's hit safely in all three games to begin the season, going 5-for-12 in those contests.
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Red Sox: Bryan Mata, RHP (No. 8) -- 5 2/3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K (Class A Adv Salem)
Mata, 19, pitched with runners on base in several frames but consistently escaped trouble, in part because he recorded nine groundouts. He's back in the Carolina League this year after going 6-3 with a 3.50 ERA and 61/58 K/BB in 72 innings (17 starts) for Salem a year ago.
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Yankees: Glenn Otto, RHP (No. 26) -- 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 7 K (Class A Adv Tampa)
Making his first start since in nearly one year (April 11, 2018), Otto struck out three of the first four batters he faced en route to a career-best seven strikeouts. The 2017 fifth-rounder logged just two starts last season before requiring surgery to remove a blood cot in his right shoulder.
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Indians: Jean Carlos Mejia, RHP (No. 16) -- 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K (Class A Adv Lynchburg)
Mejia had a perfect season debut, recording eight of his 15 outs via the strikeout while fanning two batters in four of five frames. The Indians added the 22-year-old righty to their 40-man roster last offseason after Mejia had posted a 3.31 ERA with 100/21 K/BB over 98 innings between Class A Lake County and Lynchburg.
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Royals: Brady Singer, RHP (No. 1, MLB No. 53) -- 5 1/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, BB, 4 K (Class A Adv Wilmington)
Making his highly anticipated pro debut, Singer, the No. 18 overall pick in last year's Draft, came out on the losing side, as Wilmington fell to Salem, 2-1, in seven innings. After a shaky first inning in which he allowed both runs and all three hits, Singer settled in and retired 14 of the final 15 batters before departing with one out in the sixth inning.
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Tigers: Alex Faedo, RHP (No. 10) -- 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K (Double-A Erie)
Faedo was excellent in his season debut for Erie, as he faced two over the minimum over six innings while throwing 52 of his 73 pitches for strikes. It was a highly encouraging performance from the 2017 first-rounder, especially after he posted a 4.95 ERA and allowed 15 home runs in 60 innings last season in his first taste of Double-A.
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Twins: Brent Rooker, 1B/OF (No. 6) -- 1-for-3, HR (1), 2 RBIs (Triple-A Rochester)
Rooker hit a two-run home in the second inning and was a bright spot in Rochester's 12-3 loss against Lehigh Valley. His massive right-handed power translated to 22 home runs and 32 doubles last season in Double-A, and he's now gone deep 41 times in 194 games as a pro.
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White Sox: Luis Robert, OF (No. 4, MLB No. 39) -- 2-for-4, RBI, 2 SB (Game 1); 3-for-5, 2B, RBI, R (Game 2) (Class A Adv Winston-Salem)
It's still early, but all the signs are there that Robert could finally be breaking out. Playing in a doubleheader against Frederick, the tooled-up 21-year-old outfielder went 5-for-9 with two RBIs and two steals on the day. He's collected multiple hits in all three games to begin the season and is 7-for-12 with seven RBIs overall.
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A’s: Luis Barrera, OF (No. 13) -- 2-for-3, HR (1), 3B, 2 RBIs, R, BB (Double-A Midland)
Make it three straight multihit games for Barrera, who hit a two-run homer in the third inning and added a triple in the eighth as Midland fell to Frisco, 4-3.
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Angels: Jordyn Adams, OF (No. 6) -- 0-for-3, RBI, BB (Game 1); 1-for-3, HR (1), BB (Game 2) (Class A Burlington)
The 2018 first-rounder's first career home run was a game-winner, as Adams hit a walk-off shot to power Burlington past Quad Cities, 1-0, in the nightcap of a doubleheader. He had struck out in six of his first eight trips to the plate before going deep.
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Astros: Yordan Alvarez, OF (No. 3, MLB No. 43) -- 3-for-3, 3 HR (3), 3 RBIs, BB (Game 1); 1-for-3 (Game 2) (Triple-A Round Rock)
The 21-year-old outfielder put on a power clinic on Saturday, blasting solo home runs in three straight trips to the plate to help lead Round Rock over New Orleans, 7-5, in the first game of a doubleheader. In doing so, Alvarez became the first Express hitter with a three-homer game since Joey Gallo accomplished the feat on Aug. 6, 2015.
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Mariners: Julio Rodriguez, OF (No. 5) -- 2-for-4, RBI, R, BB (Class A West Virginia)
Rodriguez, 18, reached base three times while collecting multiple hits for the second time in three games for the Power. He's been anything but overmatched in full-season ball to begin the season after going 4-for-7 this spring in big league camp.
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Rangers: Julio Pablo Martinez, OF (No. 2, MLB No. 86) -- 2-for-3, 3B, 3 R, 2 BB, RBI, SB (Class A Hickory)
The 23-year-old was a catalyst out of the leadoff spot, reaching base four times and scoring thrice in Hickory's 9-1 win over Lakewood. He's playing in his first full-season campaign this year after hitting .266/.378/.457 with 25 extra-base hits and 13 steals last season between two levels.
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Braves: Mike Soroka, RHP (No. 1, MLB No. 24) -- 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K; Austin Riley, 3B (No. 5, MLB No. 37) -- 3-for-5, 2 HR (2), 3 RBI
Soroka assuaged any concerns about his shoulder by firing five perfect frames in his season debut for the Stripers. Of the 15 outs recorded by the 21-year-old righty, seven came on strikeouts and the other eight via ground balls. Riley backed his pitcher's effort by homering in his first two trips to the plate on a three-hit night.
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Marlins: Nick Neidert, RHP (No. 4) -- 5 2/3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 4 K (Triple-A New Orleans)
The right-hander allowed a home run to the first batter of the game before settling in and completing 5 2/3 frames en route to his first win of 2019. He did, however, struggle with his control in the outing, issuing three walks and uncorking a wild pitch while throwing 47 of 88 pitches for strikes.
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Mets: Ronny Mauricio, SS (No. 3) -- 2-for-4, RBI (Class A Columbia)
Mauricio, 18, is the Mets' representative on this list for a second straight night after he recorded his second two-hit performance in as many games. He plated a run with his first hit of the game, setting the stage for an eventual 3-2 win over Charleston. Mets prospects stats »

Phillies: Enyel de los Santos, RHP (No. 6) -- 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 10 K (Triple-A Lehigh Valley)
Santos struck out the side in each of the first two frames and needed just five innings to establish a new career-high strikeout total. The 23-year-old righty is looking to get back to the big leagues after posting a 4.74 ERA over 19 innings with the Phillies last season.
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Nationals: Gage Canning, OF (No. 10) -- 2-for-4, 2 RBIs, R, BB, SB (Class A Hagerstown)
Canning's two-RBI performance was his second in three games and helped lead the Suns past Greensboro, 6-5. He's also tallied at least one knock in all three contests, highlighted by a home run on Opening Day.
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Brewers: Mauricio Dubon, SS/2B (No. 5) -- 4-for-5, 2B, 4 R, 2 SB (Triple-A San Antonio)
After having most of his 2018 season wiped out by a torn ACL and then going 0-for-6 across his first two games this year, Dubon returned in earnest on Saturday with four hits and four runs in the Missions' 6-4 win over Oklahoma City.
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Cubs: Keegan Thompson, RHP (No. 10) -- 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 8 K (Double-A Tennessee)
The 2017 third-rounder did not allow a hit in his season debut but still received a no-decision. He permitted two baserunners, one via a walk and the other a hit-by-pitch, striking out eight and generating another six outs on the ground in the stellar outing.
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Cardinals: Dylan Carlson, OF (No. 7) -- 3-for-5, HR (1), 2B, 3 RBIs (Double-A Springfield)
Carlson's first home run of the season was a game-tying two-run shot in the eighth inning, though Springfield would get walked-off by the Naturals, 5-4, in 11 innings. The homer was one of a team-high three hits collected by the 20-year-old.
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Pirates: Lolo Sanchez, OF (No. 17) -- 2-for-3, HR (1), 3 RBIs, BB (Class A Greensboro)
The 19-year-old outfielder picked up his first two hits of the season, including a three-run shot to left-center field in the second inning that put the Grasshoppers on the board. He's a bounce-back candidate this year after hitting .243/.322/.328 at age 18 last season in his first taste of the South Atlantic League.
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Reds: Taylor Trammell, OF (No. 2, MLB No. 35) -- 1-for-4, HR (1), 3 RBIs, BB (Double-A Chattanooga)
Trammell, 21, connected on his first Double-A homer, a three-run shot in the second inning that put the Lookouts up for good in their 6-5 win over Montgomery. He's reached base safely in all three games to open the season.
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D-backs: Domingo Leyba, 2B (No. 26) -- 3-for-5, 2B, 2 R (Triple-A Reno)
After notching one and two hits, respectively, in his first two Triple-A games, Leyba doubled as part of a three-hit performance on Saturday in Reno's loss against Fresno.
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Dodgers: Josiah Gray, RHP (No. 18) -- 4 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 K (Class A Great Lakes)
Making his Dodgers organizational debut, Gray allowed just one run on two hits and fanned six while finding the strike zone with 49 of 72 pitches. The Dodgers acquired Gray in the offseason trade that sent Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Alex Wood and Kyle Farmer to Cincinnati.
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Giants: Garrett Williams, LHP (No. 20) -- 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K (Double-A Richmond)
Williams, a 24-year-old southpaw, was sharp in his return to the Eastern League, tossing four scoreless frames in which he recorded five strikeouts and groundouts apiece.
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Padres: Luis Urias, 2B/SS (No. 3, MLB No. 23) -- 1-for-5, HR (1) (Triple-A El Paso)
After kicking off his season with back-to-back two-hit games, Urias connected on his first 2019 home run, a leadoff solo shot in the bottom of the first inning, in El Paso's loss against Las Vegas.
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Rockies: Roberto Ramos, 1B (No. 27) -- 1-for-4, HR (3), 2 RBIs (Triple-A Albuquerque)
After clubbing a career-high 32 homers across two levels in 2018, Ramos has opened the season by homering in three straight games in the Pacific Coast League. He's tallied two RBIs in each contest.
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