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.
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: Cal Raleigh, C (Seattle Mariners #9)
Tacoma Rainiers (6 G, .435/.481/.870, 10 H, 3 HR, 7 RBI)
Raleigh has been playing extremely well in his first taste of Triple-A and his strong season became even more impressive after last week’s performance. The Florida State product hit safely in each game and is currently riding a twelve game hit streak.
This is your daily Cal Raleigh home run tweet.
3⃣ games in a row 👀 pic.twitter.com/PYmqYZXKGG
— Tacoma Rainiers (@RainiersLand) May 30, 2021
Gabriel Cancel, 1B (Kansas City Royals #35)
Omaha Storm Chasers (6 G, .381/.409/1.000, 8 H, 4 HR, 6 RBI)
PITCHER: Griffin Jax, RHP (Minnesota Twins #41)
St. Paul Saints (W, 6 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 10 K)
Jax dazzled in his double-digit strikeout outing. He set a season high in K’s while shutting out Iowa for six frames and ultimately picked up the W. It has been a really strong season for the 26-year-old with the exception of one start.
— St. Paul Saints (@StPaulSaints) May 29, 2021
Cristopher Sanchez, LHP (Philadelphia Phillies #34)
Lehigh Valley IronPigs (5.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K)
HITTER: Johan Mieses, OF (Boston Red Sox NR)
Portland Sea Dogs (6 G, .391/.417/1.000, 9 H, 4 HR, 2 2B, 10 RBI)
Mieses hit safely in each of last week’s games against Hartford and tied for the Double-A lead in homers. The 25-year-old also added a couple of doubles. He leads all of Minor League Baseball with 11 dingers.
Don’t look now but guess who’s on a tear over the first 4 weeks of the minor league season?
— Scott Greene (@Scotty_Ballgame) May 30, 2021
Jack Suwinski, OF (San Diego Padres #46)
San Antonio Missions (5 G, .500/.600/1.063, 9 H, 2 HR, 3 2B, 2 2B, SB)
PITCHER: Josh Winckowski, RHP (Boston Red Sox NR)
Portland Sea Dogs (W, 7 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K)
It is a clean Double-A sweep for Portland thanks to Winckowski’s seven shutout innings and nine punchouts. It was a dominant and efficient outing for the 22-year-old as he threw just 84 pitches in those seven frames.
Boston Red Sox prospect Josh Winckowski (from Andrew Benintendi trade) allows 1 hit in 7 scoreless innings for Portland, has 1.33 ERA in 5 starts https://t.co/q0q7fCxntB
— Christopher Smith (@SmittyOnMLB) May 29, 2021
Nick Lodolo, LHP (Cincinnati Reds #2)
Chattanooga Lookouts (W, 11 IP, 2 ER, 14 K)
Zach Logue, LHP (Toronto Blue Jays NR)
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (W, 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 12 K)
Cole Winn, RHP (Texas Rangers #5)
Frisco RoughRiders (W, 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 K)
HITTER: Brendon Davis, 3B/OF (Los Angeles Angels #46)
Tri-City Dust Devils (6 G, .375/.423/.958, 9 H, 4 HR, 2 2B, 5 RBI)
Davis paced all of High-A with his four bombs and hit safely in each of the Dust Devils contests. He also had three multi-hit games as well.
Congrats to Brendon Davis for being named the @MiLB High-A West Player of the Week. The @TC_DustDevils slugger clubbed four home runs and went 9-for-24 last week against Hillsboro. After 24 games Davis leads the league in total bases (52) and is tied for the most home runs (6). pic.twitter.com/y19fW0bJt3
— Chris King (@ChrisKingSports) May 31, 2021
Chandler Redmond, 1B/OF (St. Louis Cardinals #43)
Peoria Chiefs (5 G, .526/.591/.895, 10 H, 2 HR, 2B, 9 RBI)
PITCHER: Cade Cavalli, RHP (Washington Nationals #3)
Wilmington Blue Rocks (W, 5.2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 11 K)
Cavalli showcased exactly why the Nationals used their most recent first-round pick on him. He dominated Greensboro while allowing just three base runners and generating 18 swinging strikes.
Indigo Diaz, RHP (Atlanta Braves NR)
Rome Braves (2 W, 4 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 10 K)
HITTER: Addison Barger, INF (Toronto Blue Jays NR)
Dunedin Blue Jays (6 G, .522/.577/1.130, 12 H, 2 HR, 6 2B, 1 3B, 8 RBI, SB)
Nine extra base hits will usually earn you POTW honors and that is why Barger is securing the honor this week. The 21-year-old had a five hit, two homer, seven RBI game (hit for the cycle) against his hometown Tampa Tarpons. Barger has played every position on the infield this year, but that monster performance came while he was DHing. Versatile defenders with some pop in the bat can often prove to be solid bench pieces down the road. It might be a good idea to keep an eye on Barger.
Ladies and gentleman, he has stopped at first base!!
Cycle ✅ pic.twitter.com/FPOYjOhUVk
— Dunedin Blue Jays (@DunedinBlueJays) May 29, 2021
Jase Bowen, UT (Pittsburgh Pirates NR)
Bradenton Marauders (6 G, .435/.536/1.000, 10 H, 4 HR, 13 RBI)
PITCHER: Mitchell Parker, LHP (Washington Nationals NR)
Fredericksburg Nationals (2 W, 12 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 22 K)
The Down East Wood Ducks had to be ecstatic to see Parker and the Nationals leave town after what he did to them last week. The 6’4 lefty dominated in two separate starts against the Wood Ducks. Both outings were six innings, the first featured 12 K’s and the featured 10.
Carson Ragsdale, RHP (San Francisco Giants #24)
San Jose Giants (5.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 12 K)
Jacob Cantleberry, LHP (Los Angeles Dodgers NR)
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (W, SV, 4 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 10 K)
Damon Casetta-Stubbs, RHP (Seattle Mariners NR)
Modesto Nuts (W, 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 7 K)