Sunday's top prospect performers

September 20th, 2021

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

Mariners: Julio Rodríguez, OF (MLB No. 2), Double-A Arkansas
Rodríguez put a capper on his impressive season with three hits, including an RBI single to open the scoring in Arkansas’ regular-season finale. The 20-year-old added a pair of singles to finish September batting .386/.442/.600 with nine extra-base hits and 14 RBIs. Although he missed time competing for the Dominican Republic in the Baseball Americas Qualifier and the ensuing Olympics, Rodríguez batted .347 with a 1.001 OPS, 34 extra-base hits and 47 RBIs in 74 games across two Minor League levels. Mariners prospect stats »

Indians: Gabriel Arias, SS (MLB No. 83), Triple-A Columbus
Arias continued his multihit tear, tallying three hits for the third consecutive game while scoring three times and driving in one. The 21-year-old delivered an RBI double and a triple, giving him seven extra-base hits in his last five games, including six two-baggers. Arias, who bypassed High-A and Double-A, is batting .283/.347/.449 with 43 extra-base hits and 52 RBIs in 108 games with the Clippers. Indians prospect stats »

Phillies: Hans Crouse, RHP (No. 4), Double-A Reading
Crouse tied his season-high in strikeouts with nine across six scoreless innings on Sunday, scattering four hits and a walk in Reading’s 4-0 shutout of Binghamton. The righty hurled 54 of his 85 pitches for strikes and didn’t allow an extra-base hit in his final start of the year. Since being traded to the Phillies at the Deadline, he’s posted a 2.73 ERA with 38 strikeouts and a 1.21 WHIP in 29 2/3 innings with Reading. Phillies prospect stats »

Athletics: Robert Puason, SS (No. 10), Low-A Stockton
Puason picked as good a time as ever to collect his first four-hit effort of the season. On the last day of the regular season, the Dominican Republic native ended on a high note by collecting four of Stockton’s seven hits, all singles. In 91 games in his first Minor League season, the 19-year-old collected 65 hits -- 16 of which went for extra-bases -- 24 walks and 27 RBIs. A’s prospect stats »

Tigers: Parker Meadows, OF (No. 17), High-A West Michigan
Meadows led the charge for West Michigan in their 19-run offensive onslaught, driving in five runs with three hits on a home run and two doubles. It was the first game with multiple extra-base hits this season for the Georgia native. Meadows, the brother of Rays All-Star Austin Meadows, showed flashes of the offensive potential that made him a second-round selection in 2018 with 26 extra-base hits, but struggled at the dish in 2021 with a .622 OPS. Tigers prospect stats »

Mets: Travis Blankenhorn, 2B/OF (No. 18), Triple-A Syracuse
On the final day of the season, Blankenhorn recorded his first three-hit game of the year with a home run, a double, two RBIs and a run scored in Syracuse’s 9-4 win over Worcester. Blankenhorn spent time in the Twins, Dodgers, Mariners and Mets organizations this season and stuck with New York for the majority of the year, playing 41 of his 51 Triple-A games for Syracuse. In total, Blankenhorn posted a .243/.358/.479 slash line and an .838 OPS with 10 homers, 10 doubles, 34 RBIs and 29 walks in 201 plate appearances. Mets prospect stats »

Twins: Spencer Steer, 3B (No. 23), Double-A Wichita
Steer closed the regular season with a flourish, driving in five runs on a homer and a double in Wichita’s victory. The 23-year-old ignited his club’s 13-hit, 11-run outburst with a three-run jack in the first, his 24th of the season and 14th with the Wind Surge. Steer doubled home another run in the second and tacked on a sac fly in the eighth to establish a new career high in RBIs. The Long Beach, Calif., native finished the regular season with 45 extra-base hits and a .833 OPS in 110 games across two levels. Twins prospect stats »

Rangers: Bubba Thompson, OF (No. 28), Double-A Frisco
Owen White, RHP (No. 29), Low-A Down East
Thompson did damage for Frisco from the leadoff spot with three hits, including a home run and a triple, in the RoughRiders wild loss. The 23-year-old drove in three runs and recorded his seventh game of the year with multiple extra-base hits.

White took a no-hitter into the eighth inning before allowing a hit and struck out 11 batters over 7 2/3 innings in a dominant day on the hill. The 22-year-old allowed a single and a home run before coming out of the game, but his performance put Down East in position to clinch a spot in the Low-A East playoffs. White closed out the year with a 3.06 ERA over eight starts and 35 1/3 innings with 54 strikeouts to 12 walks and a .205 batting average against. Rangers prospect stats »