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.
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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.
Rylan Bannon, 2B/3B (Baltimore Orioles #39)
Norfolk Tides (4 G, .389/.421/1.056, 7 H, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 2 SB)
Rylan Bannon keeps RAKING in Orioles Triple-A, improving to a .333 August AVG last night
4-5, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 R, SB
— Farm To Fame (@FarmToFame_) August 20, 2021
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.
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.
One thing that’s kind of flown under the radar recently:
Bryson Stott has heated back up.
He’s slashing .291/.353/.480 with 8 homers in 65 games with Double-A Reading, and is on an outrageous hot streak of late.
His last 19 games:
73 AB, .397/.432/.658, 3 HR, 1.090 OPS
— Alex Carr (@AlexCarrMLB) August 23, 2021
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.
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.
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.
Wow! #Indians 23yr old RHP prospect Xzavion Curry was almost perfect tonight in his start for (High A) Lake County vs Dayton striking out 10 over his 5.0 innings allowing only 1 hit.
— Indians Prospective (@indiansPro) August 20, 2021
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.
Nick Yorke in Low-A Salem:
.323, 10 HR, 4 3B, 14 2B, 47 RBI
44 BB, 47 K pic.twitter.com/s4xO1vBwzC
— Boston Strong (@BostonStrong_34) August 23, 2021
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.
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)
— Prospects Worldwide (@ProspectsWorldW) August 14, 2021
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)
Raul Alcantara, LHP (Seattle Mariners NR)
ACL Mariners (1 GS, W, 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 10 K)