Prime prospect performers for July 31 2021

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

Marlins: JJ Bleday, OV (No. 13), Double-A Pensacola
Kameron Misner, OF (No. 13), High-A Beloit
Eury Perez, RHP (No. 22), Low-A Jupiter

Bleday hit his ninth homer and 14th double of the season on a 2v2 day on the plate in Game 1 of a double headed. The 2019 fourth overall pick added a walk, his 44th this year, and he’s now safely bottomed out in nine of his last 10 games. He hits .2550 over that range with three homers, four RBIs, and six walks.

Misner entered the scoring party a little late for Beloit, but the 23-year-old still scored the first multihomer game of his career in a 2-on-4-two RBI night. His first homer came in fourth, the Snappers were already 7-1. On his next at-bat, the sixth, he rode the first pitch he saw over the fence to extend Beloit’s lead to 9-2. Misner now has eight home runs and 32 RBIs in the season.

Perez made his eighth start of the season, allowing two or fewer hits as he hit six and not going over five scoreless innings. In 13 starts, the 6-foot-8 citizen from the Dominican Republic has thrown seven goalless games and has counted 66 strikeouts and only 17 runs through 48 innings in his first minor league season. The 18-year-old lowered his ERA to 1.88. Statistics on prospective marlins »

Mets: Francisco Álvarez, C (MLB # 33), High-A Brooklyn
Álvarez not only scored two home runs in one game. He beaten up Them. The Mets’ top contender garnered his first multihomer game of the season and the second of his career emphatically as he drove for Brooklyn in all three runs in the 3-3 defeat. Álvarez has heated up in his last 10 games – he has hit nine of those 10 competitions, has a 10-game on-base streak, and scores .308 / .357 / .667 with four homers and 12 RBIs in that range . Meets prospect statistics »

Indians: Bo Naylor, C (MLB # 86), Double-A Akron
Bryan Lavastida, C (# 24), Double-A Akron

In Akron’s win over Erie, two attractive prospects provided some strength. With Naylor behind the plate and Lavastida, the designated hitter, the two combined three home runs, five hits and 10 of Akrons 11 runs. Naylor, Cleveland’s No. 3 Lookout, scored for two of those long balls, the first multihomer game of his career. It was 2-1 Akron by the time the fifth inning rolled around and Naylor hit the bat with the bases loaded and two failed. The 21-year-old started a 3-2 pitch late into the night for a Grand Slam. Erie fought his way back to make it a 6-4 game, but Naylor helped push the game out of reach with a two-time homer in seventh place to crack his career in RBIs and close the RubberDucks 11-4 to enhance.

The other half of the equation was Lavastida, who started things for Akron on his Double-A debut with an RBI singles at the top of the first, giving his team an early 1-0 lead. His big moment, however, came in that seventh inning when he crushed a three-time homer to extend Akron’s lead to five. The 22-year-old has had a fantastic season slicing 0.312 / 0.404 / 0.488 with more RBIs (35) than strikeouts (32) and 26 walks in 49 games on two levels. Statistics on Indians »

Athletics: Colin Peluse, RHP (No. 26), High-A Lansing
Peluse made his first goalless appearance since debut of the season on May 8 when he dropped six over six four-hit innings. With Saturday’s performance, the 2019 draft pick has completed six innings in four of its last six starts and has achieved an ERA of 2.19 since giving up five earned runs in 4 2/3 innings on June 12. Peluse has 67 strikeouts over 63. scored 2/3 innings in his second season in the minor league. Athletics prospects statistics »

Braves: Trey Harris, OV (# 12), Double-A Mississippi
Harris hit two homers in one game for the first time that season in Game 2 of a double headed player, starting solo shots in both the third and seventh innings of Mississippi’s 8-2 victory. It’s the second multihomer game of his career and the 25-year-old has tallied six homers in 67 games that year, beating .249 with 28 RBIs. Statistics on prospective Braves »

Young animals: DJ Herz, LHP (No. 30), Low-A Myrtle Beach
Herz’s nine strikeouts boosted his career as he gave up just one run on two hits in five innings. Herz last hit the nine strike-out mark in a goalless game against Columbia on June 3. The 20-year-old gave up a solo homer in the first inning but nothing more, and after giving up that run, he knocked out five of the next eight strokes he faced. He put out a leadoff single in the fourth with a double play before ending his outing with a three-pitch strikeout to end the fifth. The 2019 draft pick fanned out 76 batter and has given in just six homers in 48 innings (13 starts) this season. Statistics on young animals »

Seafarers: Cade Marlowe, OF (# 27), High-A Everett
Everett needed four RBIs for each of Marlowe’s in his 5-4 win over Eugene. The 2019 draft pick used the first multihomer game of its career to give the AquaSox the best 50th win of the year in the West Division. He started the scoring in the lower third with a two-run shot. High-A was an adjustment for Marlowe, who was promoted from Modesto after hitting 0.301, but he’s now safely base in four straight games, having 13 homers and 67 RBIs on two levels. Statistics on seafarers »

Pirates: Liover Peguero, SS (No. 4), High-A Greensboro
Dariel Lopez, INF (No. 29), Low-A Bradenton

Peguero scored four runs in Greensboro victory while driving two of them. The 20-year-old started his ninth homer of the season, a shot in two runs in the eighth that extended the Grasshoppers’ lead to 11-7, and ended the cycle three times back in his 3v4 performance. In 57 games, Peguero beats .262 with 28 RBIs, 20 walks and 11 doubles.

Lopez scored his first four-hit game of the season, running two runs with a homer and a double to help Bradenton take his 45th win of the season. The 19-year-old has counted five multi-hit games in his last 10 competitions and he’s cut .311 / .354 / .400 over that stretch with seven RBIs. Statistics on prospective pirates »

Ranger: Avery Weems, LHP (# 28), High-A Hickory
Weems ended his series of rough starts with a three-hit gem in Hickory’s 7-4 win. The 2019 sixth grader hit a season high of 6 2/3 innings, knocked out six, didn’t go and gave up an undeserved run after hitting a double with two outs after a hit for pitch and a mistake. It’s his first goalless start since June 19, when he skipped seven over five perfect innings. The 24-year-old threw 54 of his 75 pitches for strikes and has amassed 73 strikeouts in 51 2/3 innings this season. Rangers prospect statistics »

Red Sox: Andrew Politi, RHP (No. 26), Double-A Portland
Politi threw his first shutout of the season in Game 2 of a double header, hitting three hits (all singles) and two walks over six innings while hitting a career high of eight batters. It was a duel between the pitchers at Hadlock Field, in which the only run came over a wild pitch and Politi emerged victorious. After running the leadoff man on round five, he knocked out the next three punches he faced and hit three around a one-out single on round six. Statistics on Red Sox prospects »

Rockies: Noah Davis, RHP (# 25), High-A Spokane
In his organizational debut, Davis gave Rockies fans a glimpse of what he has to offer. The right-hander closed Vancouver over a season high of 6 1/3 scoreless innings, surrendering three hits, walking two, and hitting five. Davis faced a base runner in every inning except the sixth inning, but he was assisted by his catcher twice to thwart steal attempts and was able to prevent any runner from reaching the scoring position. Davis comes to the Rockies from the Reds in the Mychal Givens trade. Rocky Mountains Statistics »

Tiger: Ryan Kreidler, SS (No. 21), Double-A Erie
Kreidler scored three hits, scored two runs, and drove in one to rack up his fifth multi-hit effort in his last 10 games. The 6-foot-4 UCLA product hit its 13th homer of the season and added a double to its day. In his last 10 games, he has beaten .333 / .396 / .714 with four home runs and 12 RBIs. Statistics on Tiger’s prospects »