In the Minor Leagues, meanwhile, baseball's top two prospects both picked up their first home runs on the young season. Byron Buxton, the No. 1 prospect, hit what proved to be a game-winning solo homer in the seventh inning for Chattanooga, the Twins' Double-A affiliate.
Not to be outdone, No. 2 prospect Kris Bryant went 3-for-4 with his first homer of the season and three RBIs in Triple-A Iowa's 13-0 victory over Memphis. The Cubs' top prospect also doubled and scored three runs as Iowa picked up its first win of 2015.
Shortstop Carlos Correa, ranked No. 3 on the Top 100, also continued his hot start to the season. Correa, the Astros' top prospect, went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs to help Double-A Corpus Christi defeat Springfield, 9-2. He's now 5-for-12 (.417) with five doubles and five RBIs through three games.
More standout performances from Top 100 Prospects on Saturday:
• Right-hander Tyler Glasnow, ranked No. 13 on the Top 100, tossed five shutout innings in his Double-A debut. He allowed just two hits while striking out six for Altoona. He departed with the game locked in a scoreless tie, though Altoona ultimately lost to Harrisburg, 4-1. Glasnow, the Pirates' top prospect, spent the entire 2014 season with Class A Advanced Bradenton, where he went 12-5 with a 1.74 ERA in 23 starts.
• White Sox top prospect Carlos Rodon also impressed in his 2015 debut, striking out nine batters over five innings for Triple-A Charlotte. Rodon, the No. 15 overall prospect, allowed two runs (one earned) off two hits en route to picking up the win in a 4-2 victory over Norfolk.
• Left-hander Henry Owens, ranked No. 20 overall, allowed one run off one hit over 6 1/3 innings for Triple-A Pawtucket. Red Sox No. 3 prospect Owens departed with a 3-1 lead in the seventh, but settled for a no-decision as Pawtucket eventually beat Lehigh Valley, 5-4, in 13 innings.
• Brewers' top prospect Orlando Arcia continued his torrid start to the season with his third consecutive multihit game in Double-A Biloxi's 7-2 victory over Pensacola. Arcia, the No. 89-ranked prospect overall, went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI, and is now 7-for-12 (.583) with four RBIs and four runs scored through three games.
Other notable performances from around the Minor Leagues:
• Making his Triple-A debut, right-hander Michael Lorenzen, the Reds' No. 4 prospect, fired seven scoreless innings to help Louisville notch a 5-0 shutout against Toledo. Lorenzen allowed just three hits, while striking out three and walking two.
• A trio of Yankees prospects continued Double-A Trenton's home run barrage to start the season. Yankees No. 8 prospect Eric Jagielo led the way with two homers, while seventh-ranked Gary Sanchez hit another and former first-round pick Cito Culver added one of his own in a 9-3 victory over Erie. That gives Trenton seven homers in its first two games, just one shy of the amount hit by the 11 other Eastern League teams combined.