Prospects of the Week: August 16 – August 22

Nick Pratto, SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, July 11, 2021. Photo credit Scott Greene, @Scotty_Ballgame on Twitter

Each week during the Minor League Baseball season we pick the hitting and pitching prospects from each level (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A, Low-A, and Rookie ball) who, in our opinion, had the best week. Jake Berry and Scott Greene award their Prospects of the Week hitters and pitchers for each level, while also presenting other names at each level that are just as deserving of POTW honors. Feel free to reply in the comments with any player who deserves to be mentioned that may not have made our cut.

Any issues with this week’s POTW? Did we miss anyone deserving? Hit us up and set us straight!

As always, tweet us (@Prospects1500, @BerrysBraves, and @Scotty_Ballgame) when you see a great performance that warrants consideration for Prospect of the Week. Enjoy, and make sure you’re keeping an eye out for these prospects in your dynasty leagues.


HITTER: Nick Pratto, 1B (Kansas City Royals #7)
Omaha Storm Chasers (6 G, .400/.444/.960, 10 H, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 1 3B, 2 SB)
Four long balls and two steals plus double-digit hits earn Pratto this week’s Triple-A Hitter POTW.

Honorable Mention:
Rylan Bannon, 2B/3B (Baltimore Orioles #39)
Norfolk Tides (4 G, .389/.421/1.056, 7 H, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 2 SB)

PITCHER: Sean Boyle, RHP (New York Yankees NR)
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders(1 GS, W, 7 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K)
Boyle has flown through the Yankees farm system this year and threw a seven inning no hitter in his first Triple-A start. Not bad for a guy that hadn’t gone more than 4.1 innings in a game yet this season.

Honorable Mention:
Connor Seabold, RHP (Boston Red Sox #13)
Worcester Red Sox (1 G, W, 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K)


HITTER: Bryson Stott, SS (Philadelphia Phillies #2)
Reading Fightin Phils (6 G, .571/.593/.810, 12 H, 5 2B, 5 RBI, 4 BB)
It is not very often that we see a POTW with no homers, but Stott led the level in hits and added five two-baggers.

Honorable Mention:
Chavez Young, 2B/SS (Toronto Blue Jays #34)
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (6 G, .476/.476/1.048, 10 H, 3 HR, 3 2B, 9 RBI)

PITCHER: Drey Jameson, RHP (Arizona Diamondbacks #27)
Amarillo Sod Poodles (1 GS, W, 14.1 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 22 K)
Jameson led all of MiLB in strikeouts last week.

Honorable Mention:
Matt Brash, RHP (Seattle Mariners #10 on upcoming midseason Top 50)
Arkansas Travelers (1 GS, W, 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 11 K)


HITTER: Spencer Horwitz, 1B (Toronto Blue Jays NR)
Vancouver Canadians  (6 G, .619/.667/1.048, 13 H, 2 HR, 3 2B, 6 RBI, 5 BB, SB)
Horwitz was a hit machine last week for Vancouver. The first baseman is riding a 12 game hit streak and started last week with two back to back fur hit games.

Honorable Mention:
Andy Yerzy, C/1B (Arizona Diamondbacks #46)
Hillsboro Hops  (5 G, .353/.450/1.235, 5 HR, 6 RBI, 6 H)

PITCHER: Xzavion Curry, RHP (Cleveland Indians #14)
Lake County Captains (1 GS, W, 5 IP, 10 K, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 R)
Clean sweep for the Captains after a couple of outstanding outings from two players with Georgia ties.

Honorable Mention:
Daniel Espino, RHP (Cleveland Indians #4)
Lake County Captains (1 GS, W, 5 IP, 10 K, 1 H, 3 BB, 0 R)


HITTER: Nick Yorke, 2B (Boston Red Sox #9)
Salem Red Sox (5 G, .478/.500/1.000, 11 H, 3 HR, 11 R, 1 2B, 1 3B)
The 19 year old hit safely in each of his games last week and he collected multiple hits in four of his five contests. His hot stretch over the last couple of weeks just earned him a promotion to High-A Greenville.

Honorable Mention:
Ashton McGee, 1B/3B (Milwaukee Brewers #50)
Carolina Mudcats (6 G, .368/500/.895, 7 H, 3 HR, 16 RBI)

PITCHER: Trent Palmer, RHP (Toronto Blue Jays #29)
Dunedin Blue Jays (1 GS, W, 7 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 10 K)
Palmer threw a seven inning no hitter to pick up his second win of the season.

Honorable Mention:
Tony Locey, RHP (Colorado Rockies NR)
Fresno Grizzlies (2 GS, W, 12 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 5 BB, 16 K)


HITTER: Yosy Galan, OF (Texas Rangers NR)
ACL Rangers (6 G, .474/.522/1.053, 9 H, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 1 3B)

Honorable Mention:
Arol Vera, SS (Los Angeles Angels #6)
ACL Angels (6 G, .458/.480/.667, 1 3B, 3 2B)

PITCHER: Noah Owen, RHP (Chicago White Sox NR)
ACL White Sox (2 G, 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 11 K)

Honorable Mention:
Raul Alcantara, LHP (Seattle Mariners NR)
ACL Mariners (1 GS, W, 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 10 K)

I reside in Carrollton, Georgia and love everything baseball. I graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management. I have a passion for the minor leagues and have high hopes of visiting as many minor league parks as I can. I enjoy the statistical side of the game, especially sabermetrics. I am also an avid baseball card collector and fantasy baseball player.

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