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Prime prospect performers for August 1 2021


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

Pirates: Liover Peguero, SS (No. 4), High-A Greensboro
Pegeuro has had a power kick lately. The 20-year-old has launched five homers in his last four games, crowned by a two-homer performance on Sunday, his second such attempt of the season. Peguero drove in four runs and added a walk to his 2-for-4 day, giving him a career high of 32 RBIs with 11 home runs, 17 stolen bases and a .266 batting average last season. Statistics on prospective pirates »

Royals: Nick Loftin, SS (# 8), High-A Quad Cities
A lot of things went on for Loftin in the River Bandits’ 14-12 marathon win. First, he set a new career high in hits, hitting the record 5 for 6 after never recording more than three hits in a game. Second, he suggested for the cycle, the first of his young career. Third, he finished that cycle on a walk-off two-run homer in an at-bat that was supposed to result in a bunt to advance the runners before a wild pitch changed the course of the game. Yes. It was certainly the best game of Loftin’s career, and the 2020 draft pick now beats 0.268 with seven homers, 14 doubles and just two more strikeouts (39) than RBIs (37). Statistics on prospective royals »

D-back: Luis Frías **, RHP (No. 9), Double-A Amarillo **
Frias was unbeatable for the Sod Poodles in their win over Mississippi when he fired a no-hitter with seven innings in a doubleheader’s first game. It was the first unsuccessful appearance of Frias’ career and the second time in three starts that he had completed seven innings. The 23-year-old only allowed two baserunners – the first came with a savage third punch that allowed the runner to take the first, and the second a four-pitch walk on the sixth. Frías hit four of the first seven punches he faced, adding a strikeout on the sixth and seventh to give him six that day. He threw 62 of his 90 pitches for strikes. Statistics on D-Backs prospects »

Reds: Riley O’Brien, RHP (No. 13), Triple-A Louisville
After a tough month of June with his ERA skyrocketing from 2.86 to 5.40, O’Brien picked it up in July and started August strong with five hitless innings in relief in a 2-0 win at Louisville. The 6-foot-4 right hit six, leaving only a baserunner on a four-pitch walk on the fourth; the threat was immediately dealt with when O’Brien double-play five pitches later. O’Brien threw 33 of his 50 pitches for strikes and has cut his season ERA to 4.12 with 78 strikeouts in 74 1/3 innings. Statistics on the Reds prospects »

Indians: Jose Tena, SS (No. 23), High-A Lake County
Tena racked up the second multihomer game of the season on a 3v4 two RBI day. The power shouldn’t come in the top of fifth place until after starting his day with a single in first. His first solo shot broke a 1-1 draw, and his second thing in the eighth extended Lake County’s lead to 7-1. After hitting just one homer in his last two minor league seasons, Tena has seven long balls to add to his .281. / 331 / .441 slash line in 2021. Statistics on Indians »



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