Here's a look at Sunday’s top Minor League performers from each team's Top 30 Prospects list:
Tigers: Riley Greene, OF (MLB No. 7), Triple-A Toledo
Kody Clemens, 2B (No. 18), Triple-A Toledo
Greene enjoyed his first multi-homer game at the Triple-A level, sending two balls out of the yard in a 2-for-5 day with three RBIs. The 20-year-old arrived in Toledo back on Aug. 17, and he has posted an excellent .890 slash line in 19 games since. That comes on the heels of a remarkable stint with Double-A Erie, where Greene slugged .525 with 16 homers and five triples in 84 games. Tigers fans are counting down the days until Greene has his chance to crack the 2022 Opening Day roster.
Not to be outdone by a player four years his junior, Clemens bashed a pair of solo home runs in a 2-for-5 performance of his own for Toledo. That’s his second two-homer game this season, following a July 22 game against Indianapolis. Clemens’s power has reached new heights this season, as he’s slugging a career-high .521 with the Mud Hens. He has reached safely in nine of his past 10 games. Tigers prospect stats »
Yankees: Jasson Dominguez, OF (MLB No. 17), Low-A Tampa
Austin Wells, C (No. 6), High-A Hudson Valley
Everson Pereira, OF (No. 13), High-A Hudson Valley
Ryder Green, OF (No. 26), Low-A Tampa
Dominguez notched his second three-hit performance of the season in Tampa’s 8-5 victory, smashing his fifth homer in the third inning. The 18-year-old drove in three runs and added a strikeout. Dominguez ended August riding a 10-game hit streak, and carried his offensive momentum into September with three multihit games in five contests. In his first taste of professional baseball, the switch-hitter is slashing .263/.350/.404 with a .754 OPS, racking up 13 extra-base hits and five stolen bases in 46 games.
Life’s pretty good right now for Wells, who went 5-for-6 with a solo homer and a walk. He’d never had a four-hit game as a pro before -- let alone five -- and now he’s got four multi-hit games out of his past five (while reaching base at least twice in each of his past six games). The 28th-overall pick in 2020 is now up to an .847 OPS in 27 games at High-A.
Pereira already knew what a two-homer game felt like because he’s had two this season. But … how about a hat trick? As part of an absurd 14-run ninth inning for Hudson Valley, Pereira capped a 3-for-5, three-homer game with a grand slam. He also drove in six, walked once and scored five times. The 20-year-old, who swiftly made his way from the Florida Complex League to Low-A, was bumped up again to High-A on Aug. 3. He entered the night with a 1.068 OPS in 38 games this season across three Minor League levels.
Green recorded his second career multihomer game with solo shots in the second and ninth innings and fanned twice in a 2-for-5 day at the plate. The second-inning blast was Green’s first homer since Aug. 19. The outfielder raked in seven Florida Complex League games but has struggled to translate the same success to Tampa. Green is hitting .230 with a .722 OPS over 38 games in High-A, but has flashed his combination of power and speed with six homers and eight stolen bases. Yankees prospect stats »
Astros: Jordan Brewer, OF (No. 22), Low-A Fayetteville
Brewer provided the offense for Fayetteville with four RBIs, a homer and a double in a 3-for-5 performance, his first career three-hit game. The righty hitter smacked a first-inning two-run home run to get the scoring started and drove in two more runs with his sixth-inning double. Brewer, a 2019 Draft third-rounder, had his worst month of the season in August with a .190 batting average, but has gotten off to a hot start in September, going 7-for-19 with six RBIs. Astros prospect stats »
Braves: Spencer Strider, RHP (No. 10), Double-A Mississippi
The right-handed pitcher has found his groove, tossing five shutout innings on Sunday. Strider allowed just two hits in his first start since Aug. 24. In his last two outings, he’s fanned 18 batters -- eight on Sunday and 10 in his previous start. Strider retired the first three batters before allowing a single to start the second inning. In the third and fourth frames he gave up a hit and a walk, respectively, before a three-up, three-down fifth. His ERA with the Mississippi Braves now sits at 4.75 after his 12th Double-A start -- he entered Sunday with a 3.83 ERA across three Minor League affiliates this season. Braves prospect stats »
Cardinals: Patrick Romeri, OF (No. 29), Low-A Palm Beach
Romeri was the catalyst for Palm Beach out of the leadoff spot, going 4-for-6 with two homers, a double, four RBIs and two runs in his first career multihomer game. Romeri also set a career best with four hits. It’s been a challenging year the 20-year-old as he carries a .717 OPS through 67 games at High-A, batting .239 with six homers. With an MLB ETA of 2023, Romeri has plenty of time to progress through the Cardinals system. Cardinals prospect stats »
Dodgers: Alex De Jesus, SS (No. 21), Low-A Rancho Cucamonga
Rancho Cucamonga’s banner day offensively (19 runs scored) was led by De Jesus, who went 4-for-4 with a home run, two doubles and five RBIs. That marked his career high in RBIs (previously three) and his first pro game with three extra-base hits. The 19-year-old entered the night with a .261/.383/.438 slash line in Low-A, the lone level he’s played at this season. He might’ve added to his career night if Rancho Cucamonga hadn’t lifted him for a defensive replacement in the sixth inning. Dodgers prospect stats »
Orioles: Kyle Stowers, OF (No. 11), Double-A Bowie
Stowers had his second multihomer game of the season, giving the outfielder three homers in as many games. His first home run got the offense started for the Baysox in the bottom on the fourth inning, a leadoff shot on the third pitch of his at-bat. Again in the eighth, he led off the inning with a homer. Stowers has blasted 24 dingers this year across two levels -- seven in High-A and 17 with the Baysox. The 23-year-old has already recorded two multi-RBI games in the month of September as he drove in two on Sunday. Orioles prospect stats »
Rangers: Owen White, RHP (No. 29), Low-A Down East
White turned in the best start of his career in Down East’s 8-2 win over Kannapolis. The 22-year-old tossed five scoreless innings and fanned a career-best 12 batters on 19 swinging strikes while allowing two walks and two hits. It was White’s first time reaching five innings. The right-hander was drafted in 2018 but, due to injuries in 2019 and the pandemic cancelled season in 2020, made his professional debut this season. White owns a 3.66 ERA in 21 2/3 innings with 35 strikeouts to 12 walks. Rangers prospect stats »