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High prospect performers for August 3 2021

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Here’s a look at Tuesday’s top minor league players from each team’s list of top 30 prospects:

Orioles: Adley Rutschman, C (MLB # 2), Double-A Bowie
Rutschman, who beat .237 in July, put in a strong performance on the plate on Tuesday. The Orioles’ top prospect kicked off their first homer in August when they won 3-2 in Baysox’s 8-4 loss to the Patriots with a double, a home run and two RBIs. The 23-year-old has scored 17 homers, 53 RBIs and a .910 OPS in 75 games with Bowie this season. Statistics on Orioles prospects »

Seafarers: Noelvi Marte, SS (MLB # 82) Low-A Modesto
They didn’t want to miss the appearance that Marte had on Tuesday’s plate. The Mariners Lookout # 4 went 4 for 5, hit three homers, and drove in nine runs. On his scorching night on the record, Marte set career highs with homers, RBIs and scored runs, while he combined a career high with hits. The 19-year-old beat 15 homers and drove 54 runs in his first season at Modesto. Statistics on seafarers »

Blue Jays: CJ Van Eyk, RHP (# 7) High-A Vancouver
Manuel Beltre, SS (# 15) DSL Blue Jays

Van Eyk threw five goalless innings, allowing two hits and two walks against Hillsboro. The goalless performance was only the right-handed’s first goalless game that year and his most effective game since he missed a six innings run on May 20.

The 17-year-old had his second straight multi-hit night after playing 2-3 on Tuesday with a homer, a double, two walks and three RBIs. Beltre’s two-hit day was also the fourth multi-hit game since making his professional debut and making it through multiple walks in a row. Since playing with the DSL Blue Jays in his first game, Beltre has beaten .189 in 13 games with a .618 OPS. Blue Jays prospect statistics »

Cardinals: Hatches Baker, 1B (No. 14) Double-A Springfield
When Baker has been in contact lately, the ball has most likely left the courtyard. Baker homered in his fourth straight game when he went 3-for-5 with two homers, one doubles and five RBIs. His multihomer game was his fourth that season and his five RBIs in Springfield’s 11-4 win over Tulsa hit a season high. In his last eight games, Baker has hit nine home runs and done 18 runs. Cardinal Prospectus Statistics »

Dodger: Hyun-il Choi, RHP (No. 25) High-A Great Lakes
On his high-A debut, the right-hander threw five innings, allowed one run and hit eight in a 5-3 win over Fort Wayne. Choi had a 3.17 ERA with Low-A Rancho Cucamonga before being drafted. His most effective stretch with the Quakes came in his last 10 games when he had a 2.72 ERA over 46 1/3 innings, hitting 55 thugs in that range. Dodgers prospect statistics »

Giants: Sean Hjelle, RHP (# 10), Double-A Richmond
Hjelle started August with his most effective outing of the season. The right-hander threw seven scoreless innings, allowed only one hit, hit four and took two hits at Reading. The seven innings performance marked a season highlight for the 6-foot-11 right, who lowered his ERA to 3.15 after his start against the Fightin Phils. Giants prospectus statistics »

Mets: Jose Butto, RHP (No. 14), Double-A Binghamton
In his third start in Double-A, Butto threw six scoreless innings for the Rumble Ponies while allowing five hits and hitting four. The goalless game against Portland gives Butto a solid rebound after giving up six runs in his first 11 innings since jumping from High-A. Meets prospect statistics »

Pirates: Henry Davis, C (2021 # 1 overall selection), FCL Pirates
The No. 1 overall selection from the 2021 draft got off to a quick start in its first professional game. Davis went 2 for 4 for FCL Pirates on Tuesday with three RBIs. The 21-year-old garnered his first professional hit and RBI with a double during his second at-bat. He followed suit by driving a home run with two runs into right midfield during his next trip to the plate against the FCL Rays. Davis had a strong final season in Louisville beating .370 / .482.663 with 15 homers. Statistics on prospective pirates »

Ranger: Justin Foscue, 2B (No. 5), High-A Hickory
Foscue, who hit .373 / .418 / 1.039 with nine homers and 21 RBIs in 51 at-bats in July, continued to hit the ball with authority in August. The Rangers’ first round pick from the 2020 draft went 2 for 4 with a double and a three run homer against Greensboro. On the year, Foscue hits .294 with a 1,141 OPS for Hickory after hitting .182 to start the season. Rangers prospect statistics »

Red: Allan Cerda, OF (No. 14) Low-A Daytona
Playing 3-for-3 with one doubles, one homer and two RBIs, Cerda continued a hot stretch of batting that hit .383 with three homers and 12 RBIs in his last 15 games. Cerda’s improvements to the record come after hitting 0.174 in his first 36 games. He’s got his batting average to 0.231 and has a 0.836 OPS Reds prospectus stats »

Yankees: Randy Vasquez, RHP (# 26), High-A Hudson Valley
Vasquez threw six scoreless innings and hit a career-high 10 bat during his start against the Cyclones, which he completed by hitting the side in-order. Called up by Low-A Tampa on July 20, the 22-year-old had a 2.34 ERA in 50 innings with the Tarpons, including a .50 ERA through 18 innings in June. Yankees prospect statistics »


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