Best prospects for June 26, 2021
Here’s a look at Saturday’s top Minor League players in each team’s Top 30 Prospects list:
Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS (MLB No. 7), Double-A Northwest Arkansas
Daniel Lynch, LHP (MLB No. 21), Triple-A Omaha
It’s never a surprise when Bobby Witt Jr. came close to hitting for the cycle – this time he missed a triple – but he certainly made up for it by having a career night at the plate. His four hits and five RBIs are both career highs for the 2019 No. 2 overall pick. Witt Jr. did it all, starting his night with a double in his first at bat before crushing a three-point circuit in the second. He recorded two more singles to give him eight bases in total on the night. After a slow start in May, the Royals’ top prospect now beats 0.341 in June.
Lynch threw 56 of his 90 shots for catches as he pushed his way through five scoreless innings. The 24-year-old southpaw tied his season high with seven strikeouts, allowed four hits and walked three. Lynch posted a 4.24 ERA in eight games (seven starts) with Omaha this season. He has also appeared in three Major League games. Royals outlook statistics â
Orioles: Grayson Rodriguez, RHP (MLB No.19), Bowie Double-A
The water is wet, the sky is blue, Grayson Rodriguez struck out eight batters in one game. Yes, Saturday’s game was the fourth time this season he’s drawn eight, and he’s done so in back-to-back starts. The 21-year-old pitched five scoreless innings with a walk on a walk. Rodriguez has had no trouble adjusting to the Double-A – he struck out 36 batters and allowed just five earned runs in 24 2/3 innings since his promotion on June 2. Orioles Outlook Statistics Â»
Angels: Reid Detmers, LHP (MLB No.58), Double-A Rocket City
It was sort of a lopsided start for Detmers, but even after allowing five runs on seven hits in six innings, it’s hard to ignore the career-high 16 strikeouts, surpassing his previous high of 14. which he had established during his last departure. Detmers struck out 46 batters in 21 innings in June, and he’s recorded double-digit strikeouts in three of his last four games. Angels Outlook Statistics Â»
Philly: Mick Abel, RHP (MLB # 60), Clearwater Low-A
Phillies fans have been waiting for a start like this. The No.15 pick in the 2020 Draft kicked off what was by far the best start to his young professional career: a season-high in five innings, no runs, no hits, one walk and eight strikeouts. Abel has now registered eight punches, his season high, in back-to-back starts and looks set to start deepening games. Phillies Prospect Statistics Â»
Back D: Tommy Henry, LHP (# 12), Double-A Amarillo
Henry pitched a career-high 6 2/3 innings over the mound in Amarillo’s 5-2 win on Saturday, striking out seven strikes and allowing just one run on four hits. This is the first start of the entire season that the left-hander has not delivered a goal. The No.74 overall pick in the 2019 Draft, Henry has rebounded well from a shaky start in his last outing as he seeks to find his place in his first full season in minors. D-back outlook statistics Â»
Pirates: Liover Peguero, SS (# 4), High-A Greensboro
Hudson Head, OF (No. 5), Low-A Bradenton
Acquired from the D-backs as part of the Starling Marte trade in 2020, Peguero continues to do what he does best: strike. The 20-year-old hit two home runs for the first time in his career in a 3v4 and three RBIs night at home, providing a glimpse of the power that could come as he grows stronger and stronger. experience. This is his ninth multi-hit game of the season and the second he has recorded three hits.
Head, a third-round pick in the 2019 draft, took a while to adjust to the minors, but after hitting a home run for the second straight game on a 3v4 night and five RBIs at home , he’s slowly improving his average. He’s now leading a six-game streak in which he scored nine points, touched three homers and led in 11. His shot percentage has dropped from 0.349 to 0.439 in those six games, and his OPS is now at its highest. high level for the season. .850. Hacker Outlook Statistics Â»
Rangers: Cole Winn, RHP (# 3), Double-A Frisco
Jonathan Ornelas, IF / OF (No. 22), Hickory High-A
The Rangers’ top pitcher pitched five scoreless innings with a hit, allowing only one walk and seven strikeouts. Since allowing five earned runs on June 8, Winn has allowed just one run in his last three starts and has a WHIP of 0.83 and BAA of 0.120 this season. Frisco has the second weakest team ERA in the Central Division, and Winn’s 2.56 ERA is a big part of that.
Ornelas’ 3-for-4 night, two homers and three RBIs at home was his best game of the season and the first time in his career that he has gone deep twice in a game. Ornelas isn’t a big, powerful hitter, and it took him until June 16 to hit his first long ball of 2021, but he was able to tune in for a terrific night at home plate. Rangers hopes statistics Â»
White Sox: Kade McClure, RHP (No. 24), Double-A Birmingham
It was an encouraging outing for McClure, who struggled to keep runners off the grassroots in 2021. The 6-foot-7 right-hander struck out eight batters and allowed just two hits and one goal. on five scoreless frames to help reduce his 77-point ERA, from 5.94 to 5.17. This is the second time in the last three games that McClure has managed a scoreless outing. White Sox Prospect Statistics Â»
Yankees: Anthony Volpe, SS (No. 11), Low-A Tampa
Hayden Wesneski, RHP (No. 30), Double-A Somerset
Volpe made the most of a doubles program, going 4-for-5 with five runs, one homerun, one walk and two doubles in two games. The 20-year-old took to the skies in June, taking his OPS to an elite 1.049, good for eighth place overall in the Southeast Division. Not only did he increase his average from 0.239 at the end of May to 0.305 after Saturday’s double billing, but he’s scored 10 points in Tampa’s last six games and is posting an OBP of 0.505 this month.
It’s safe to say that Wesneski’s second Double-A start went way better than his first. After a rough start with Somerset, the 23-year-old looked more like himself, allowing just two hits and two walks in six innings while striking out seven. Wesneski started the year in High-A Hudson Valley, but got a call-up after posting a 1.49 ERA with 47 strikeouts in 36 1/3 innings in seven starts. Yankees Outlook Statistics â