Torres, Sheffield among top prospect performers Sunday

Yankees No. 2 prospect collects first four-hit game for Tampa; No. 7 allows 1 hit in 5 scoreless

Torres, Sheffield among top prospect performers Sunday

Shortstop Gleyber Torres and left-hander Justus Sheffield, two of the New York Yankees' key prospect acquisitions from the non-waiver Trade Deadline, have made strong impressions as teammates on Class A Advanced Tampa. On Sunday, the duo paced their new club to an 8-2 victory over Brevard County, with Torres leading the offense with four hits and Sheffield tossing five scoreless innings.

Making his fifth start for Tampa after coming over from the Indians along with Clint Frazier (Yankees' No. 1) as part of the Andrew Miller trade, Sheffield, the Yankees' No. 7 prospect, tossed three hitless frames before yielding a knock to begin the fourth. It was the only hit allowed in five innings by the No. 87 overall prospect, who walked three and struck out five while throwing 53 of his 86 pitches for strikes.

Since joining Tampa, Sheffield has pitched to a 1.73 ERA with 27 strikeouts in 26 innings. All together, the 20-year-old lefty is 10-6 with a 3.19 ERA in 24 starts between the Indians' and Yankees' Class A Advanced affiliates.

As for the Torres, the Yankees' No. 2 prospect (No. 21 overall) recorded his first four-hit performance with Tampa and third of the season. He finished 4-for-5 at the plate, also tallying a double, RBI and three runs scored.

Acquired from the Cubs as part of the Aroldis Chapman deal, Torres was batting .275/.359/.433 with 35 extra-base hits including nine home runs and 19 stolen bases through 94 games at Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach at the time of the trade. The 19-year-old shortstop hasn't skipped a beat after switching organizations, as Sunday's four-hit showing lifted his batting line to .266/.360/.413 in 28 games since being dealt.

The rest of the best performances from top prospects Sunday

No. 2 overall prospect Yoan Moncada belted a leadoff home run for Double-A Portland, though it wasn't enough to keep the Sea Dogs from losing in extra innings for a second straight day. The Red Sox's No. 1 prospect now has 15 homers for the season, 11 of which have come in 43 games since his promotion to Double-A.

No. 13 overall prospect Victor Robles (Nationals' No. 2) filled out the box score as he went 3-for-5 with a triple, a double, two runs scored and a stolen base for Class A Advanced Potomac. In 103 games this season, the 19-year-old outfielder has posted a .272/.373/.422 slash line, with 32 extra-base hits and 32 stolen bases.

No. 15 overall prospect Ozzie Albies (Braves' No. 2) connected on a go-ahead, two-run triple with two outs in the top of the ninth to help Double-A Mississippi edge Chattanooga, 5-4. He finished 3-for-5 at the plate to raise his Double-A average to .323.

No. 36 overall prospect Cody Bellinger (Dodgers' No. 1) belted his 20th home run as well as a double in a 2-for-4 performance for Double-A Tulsa. The 21-year-old outfielder-first baseman has totaled 50 home runs in 237 games across his first two full-season campaigns.

• For a third straight start, No. 37 overall prospect Jose De Leon (Dodgers' No. 2) recorded double-digit strikeouts for Triple-A Oklahoma City. The 24-year-old right-hander was particularly dominant on Sunday, as punched out a season-high 13 hitters -- one short of tying his career-high -- and allowed four hits in seven scoreless innings. De Leon has pitched to a 2.61 ERA while holding opposing hitters to a .194 average, with 111 strikeouts and 20 walks in 86 1/3 innings.

• In what arguably was his best performance as a professional, No. 63 overall prospect Carson Fulmer (White Sox No. 1) fired five perfect innings for Triple-A Charlotte. In three starts since being optioned to the Minor Leagues, the 2015 first-rounder has pitched to a 6.30 ERA over 10 innings.

A's No. 16 prospect Matt Olson went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer for Triple-A Nashville, marking his third multi-hit performance in his past four games. After a slow start to his season, the 22-year-old slugger has rebounded to hit .252/.337/.472 with eight home runs and only 37 strikeouts in 42 games during the second half.

Blue Jays No. 9 prospect Rowdy Tellez homered for the second time in three games, giving him 19 home runs in 116 games this season. The 21-year-old first baseman has impressed in his first taste of the Double-A level, hitting .298 with an .898 OPS, 48 extra-base hits and 73 RBIs.

Braves No. 11 prospect Max Fried set a new career high with 10 strikeouts but ultimately took the loss -- a pair of unearned runs proved the difference -- as Class A Rome fell to Augusta, 5-3. The 22-year-old left-hander allowed five runs (three earned) on four hits and two walks in six innings while throwing 63 of his 93 pitches for strikes.

Brewers No. 10 prospect Isan Diaz slugged his Midwest League-leading 20th home run as Class A Wisconsin defeated Quad Cities, 6-3. He finished 1-for-2 at the plate with two RBIs, also reaching twice via walks.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.