Each week during the Minor League Baseball season we pick the hitting and pitching prospects from each level (Triple-A, Double-A, High-A, and Low-A) 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. If you agree or disagree with any of these prospects of the week, let us know! Feel free to reply in the comments with any player who deserves to be mentioned that may not have made our cut.
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: Emmanuel Rivera, 3B (Kansas City Royals NR)
Omaha Storm Chasers (6 G, .522/.560/1.261, 12 H, 5 HR, 9 RBI)
Rivera led all of Triple-A in homers among prospect eligible players last week and his 12 hits in two games secured POTW honors for the Puerto Rico native. The former 19th round pick hit safely in every game and bookended the week hit a four hit and a three hit performance.
Wander Franco, SS (Tampa Bay Rays #1)
Durham Bulls (6 G, .346/.370/.692, 9 H, 4 3B, SB)
The guy had four triples last week and with his promotion to the big leagues as of this Tuesday, this might be my last chance to put him in POTW. So here we are.
Wow! Within 24 hours, two of my @Prospects1500 team members pulled 2.02% of the world’s green shimmer refractor Wander Franco autographs (/99). Both hit in Target blaster boxes, NOT the new Mega Boxes. First @GatorSosa on Wednesday; then @jonance last night. #collect #thehobby pic.twitter.com/F78KUwsw65
— Scott Greene (@Scotty_Ballgame) May 17, 2019
PITCHER: Zach Logue, LHP (Toronto Blue Jays NR)
Buffalo Bisons (1 GS, 7 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K)
It was Logue’s first outing in Triple-A this year and it was a good one. The lefty was one measly hit away from seven perfect innings.
Zach Logue makes it through 7 innings, racking up 8 strikeouts! pic.twitter.com/QI5Y8ClpQt
— Buffalo Bisons🦬 (@BuffaloBisons) June 19, 2021
Charlie Barnes, LHP (Minnesota Twins NR)
St. Paul Saints (1 GS, 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 7 K)
HITTER: Delvin Perez, SS (St. Louis Cardinals NR)
Springfield Cardinals (6 G, .444/.483/.815, 12 H, 2 HR, 3B,2 2B, 2 SB)
The Double-A hits leader made the most of his contact as five of his 12 hits went for extra bases and posted multiple hits in four of his six games.
Delvin Perez straight stole home tonight. ⚡️⚡️⚡️ pic.twitter.com/7kaQPB2U9a
— Springfield Cardinals (@Sgf_Cardinals) June 19, 2021
Jose Miranda, INF (Minnesota Twins #24)
Wichita Wind Surge (6 G, .407/.448/.741, 11 H, 3 HR, 2 SB)
Gabriel Moreno, C (Toronto Blue Jays #10)
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (5 G, .421/.450/.947, 8 H, 2B, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 6 R)
PITCHER: Cooper Criswell, RHP (Los Angeles Angels NR)
Rocket City Trash Pandas (1 GS, W, 6,2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 14 K)
Criswell hails from Jake’s hometown of Carrollton, Georgia, but you would be hard-pressed to call this a homer pick. 14 K’s in 6.2 shutout innings will earn just about anyone POTW honors.
𝐏𝐢𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤 🏆
With his pup Cali in attendance, @criswell_cooper was a DAWG on the mound last Wednesday!
𝟔.𝟐 𝐈𝐏 | 𝟑 𝐇 | 𝟎 𝐑 | 𝟏𝟒 𝐊 pic.twitter.com/mUgnGNFgJP
— Rocket City Trash Pandas (@trashpandas) June 21, 2021
Glenn Otto, RHP (New York Yankees #45)
Somerset Patriots (2 GS, 2 W, 13 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 19 K)
Reid Detmers, RHP (Los Angeles Angels #2)
Rocket City Trash Pandas (1 GS, W, 6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 14 K, including an immaculate inning)
HITTER: Scott Schreiber, 1B/OF (Houston Astros NR
Asheville Tourists (5 G, .650/.708/1.400, 13 H, 4 HR, 3 2B, 8 RBI, SB)
Just absolutely gaudy numbers from Schreiber last week that included a three homer game and a four hit game… in two separate games!
Troy Johnston, 1B/OF (Miami Marlins NR)
Beloit Snappers (6 G, .444/.500/.852, 12 H, 2 HR, 3 2B, 14 RBI) – hit for the cycle on Saturday
Troy Johnston. Again. 🚀
— Fish On The Farm (@marlinsminors) June 20, 2021
PITCHER: Nick Ernst, RHP (New York Yankees NR)
Hudson Valley Renegdaes (W, 5.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB, 11 K)
Reliever alert! Why not show some reliever love in this week’s edition of POTW? I mean, the guy faced 17 batters, struck out 11 of them, and only let one reach base.
Spencer Strider RHP (Atlanta Braves #30)
Rome Braves (1 GS, 6 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 12 K)
HITTER: Masyn Winn, SS (St. Louis Cardinals #7)
Palm Beach Cardinals (6 G, .433/.469/.633, 13 H, 4 2B, 3B, 4 RBI, 2 BB)
The highly-touted 2020 draftee is killing it lately. Winn was 5-6 and only a HR shy of the cycle this past Wednesday. One of the only questions right now is, will the Cardinals actually let the 2-way high school player pitch anytime soon?
Palm Beach SS Masyn Winn has tallied multiple hits in seven of his last 10 games, raising his average 66 points during that span.
In 16 games this month, the 19-year-old is batting .375 (24-for-64) with nine extra base hits and a .455 OBP. pic.twitter.com/82Li48qiOZ
— Cardinals Player Development (@CardsPlayerDev) June 19, 2021
Bryan Ramos, OF (Chicago White Sox #28)
Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (6 G, .333/.385/.917, 8 H, 2 2B, 4 HR, 5 RBI)
Shay Whitcomb, IF (Houston Astros #40)
Fayetteville Woodpeckers (5 G, .381/.500/.524, 8 H, HR, 4 RBI, 4 R, 4 BB, 7 SB)
PITCHER: Damon Casetta-Stubbs, RHP (Seattle Mariners #24)
Modesto Nuts (1 GS, 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 11K)
The 6’4″ 225lb righthander has been up and down this season. This week’s brilliant outing followed two subpar games in which he allowed 5 ER in each game. Casetta-Stubbs had a 6 inning, no hit performance just a couple weeks ago prior to those other not-so-stellar starts. This week’s game was certainly POTW worthy.
Damon Casetta-Stubbs up to 11 strikeouts through 6 shutout innings. pic.twitter.com/NrtD8XFklu
— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) June 20, 2021
Bailey Horn, LHP (Chicago White Sox NR)
Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (1 GS, 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K)
Taj Bradley, RHP (Tampa Bay Rays #30)
Charleston RiverDogs (1 GS, 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K)