Bader, Dean among top prospect performers Tuesday

Cardinals' No. 12 prospect and Marlins' No. 6 prospect both belt two homers and a triple

Bader, Dean among top prospect performers Tuesday

It's hard to be any more locked in than Cardinals' prospect Harrison Bader is right now.

The 21-year old outfielder went 4-for-5 with a pair of homers and a triple in Double-A Springfield's 4-2 win over Tulsa on Tuesday night.

However, it's not as if the multi-homer game was an isolated result. The Cardinals' No. 10 prospect has been thriving in his first season at the Double-A level.

Bader has a 13-game hitting streak and the former third-round selection is hitting .466 with five homers and 11 RBIs in that span.

"Thirteen is pretty cool," Bader told MiLB.com. "I remember in college, I had a collection of 12-game hitting streaks. I could never get past 12. It's pretty cool that 13 finally happened. I have a thing that I always tell myself going into every single game. I want to get a hit today, one walk and steal a bag. That's kind of my checklist that I have every single day."

After hitting .311 across two levels a season ago (61 games), Bader is hitting .379 in his first full season as a professional.

The rest of the best performances from top prospects Tuesday

No. 6 overall prospect Dansby Swanson snapped out of an 0-for-13 funk with a 3-for-4 performance Tuesday night. The Braves' top prospect is hitting .324 for Double-A Mississippi since his promotion from Class A Advanced Carolina.

• Gleyber Torres, the Cubs' top prospect, turned in his third straight multi-hit game, going 3-for-4 for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Baseball's No. 25 overall prospect seems to be finding his rhythm at the plate. Torres has hits in seven of his last eight games and has raised his average from .179 to .245 so far this month.

• Swanson wasn't the only Braves prospect to swing the bat well as Ozzie Albies, Atlanta's No. 3 prospect (No. 26 overall) hit his first homer for Triple-A Gwinnett.

Blue Jays No. 14 prospect Roemon Fields helped lead Double-A New Hampshire to an 8-1 win with a 4-for-5 game, including a steal of home on a double steal. The strong offensive showing was Fields' second four-hit game of the season and he also scored a trio of runs. Rowdy Tellez, the Blue Jays' No. 8 prospect, went 3-for-4 with his fourth home of the year for the Fisher Cats.

• Kodi Medeiros twirled a gem for Class A Advanced Brevard County on Tuesday night. The Brewers had to have been pleased with what they saw from their No. 7 prospect. The left-hander gave up one earned run in 6 2/3 innings and set a new season-high with eight strikeouts.

• Five appears to be the magic number for Austin Slater, the Giants No. 20 prospect. Slater, an eighth-round selection in 2014, extended his hitting streak to five games Tuesday night as he went 5-for-5 at the plate with a homer and a pair of RBIs for Double-A Richmond. The five hits marked a career-high for the outfielder.

• Shawn Morimando's hot start continued Tuesday as the 23-year old left-hander improved to 6-0 after another dominant start. The Indians' No. 16 prospect limited the Erie SeaWolves to two runs over eight innings. Morimando has given up two earned runs or less in all seven starts this season and has a 1.96 ERA.

• Power hasn't been a big part of Austin Dean's game, but you wouldn't know that from Tuesday's outburst. The Marlins' No. 6 prospect had hit just one homer through the first 30 games of the season for Double-A Jacksonville, but he went 3-for-5 with two homers and a triple Tuesday. Dean also tied a career-high with five RBIs.

• If Double-A Jackson had a game this season, then Tyler O'Neill reached base in it. The Mariners' No. 4 prospect went 3-for-4 and has reached base in all 28 Generals games this season. Jackson has a hit in 14 consecutive games and is hitting .336 this year.

Nationals No. 9 prospect Austin Voth turned in another scoreless outing for the Syracuse Chiefs. The right-hander has made six starts this season and after four of them, the opponent has had a zero on the scoreboard. Voth threw six scoreless innings Tuesday night, striking out seven and giving up six hits.

• Phillip Ervin turned in the third multi-homer game of his career and the first of 2016 for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos on Tuesday. The Reds' No. 10 prospect went 2-for-5 with a pair of solo homers, including a go-ahead blast in the top of the 11th inning in the team's 10-9 win.

Reds No. 11 prospect Tyler Mahle outdueled Medeiros as Class A Advanced Daytona blanked the Manatees, 2-0. Mahle hurled allowed two hits and struck out six in six scoreless frames for the Tortugas.

"It was fun to go against him," Mahle told MiLB.com. "Just to see who gets on the board first with both teams battling because you know that each guy isn't going to give in. It made for a quick game too, which is never a bad thing."

William Boor is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.