Torres, Adams lead top prospect performers

Torres, Adams lead top prospect performers

It sure hasn't taken Yankees top prospect Gleyber Torres long to quash any concerns about the shoulder injury that landed him on the disabled list in April.

Torres, MLBPipeline.com's No. 2 overall prospect, recorded his third straight multi-hit performance on Monday, going 3-for-5 with a two-run double in Double-A Trenton's 7-0 win over Harrisburg.

After not collecting a hit (0-for-3) in his return to action last Friday, Torres has gone 8-for-12 at the plate, with one home run, two doubles and six RBIs. The 20-year-old shortstop improved his batting line from .220/.333/.317 to .321/.410/.491 in the process, and he's now tallied multiple hits in five of his 14 games with the Thunder.

Chance Adams once again starred on the mound for Trenton as he lowered his ERA to 0.64 with his second consecutive scoreless start. The Yankees' No. 8 prospect completed a season-high six innings, allowing two hits and three walks with five strikeouts while throwing 60 of his 98 pitches for strikes.

Adams improved to 4-0 with Monday's victory, and he's yet to give up more than one earned run in any of his five starts. The 22-year-old right-hander is holding opposing hitters to a .152 average, having allowed just 15 hits in 28 innings.

The rest of the best performances from top prospects Monday

• No. 15 overall prospect Rafael Devers' (Red Sox's No. 1) third home run, a solo shot in the fourth inning, was his second in three games for Double-A Portland. He finished 1-for-4 at the plate after going 1-for-19 over his previous five contests. On the mound, left-hander Trey Ball (Red Sox's No. 28) tossed six scoreless innings with six strikeouts en route to his first Double-A victory, as the Sea Dogs shut out Hartford, 7-0.

• No. 56 overall prospect Dominic Smith (Mets' No. 2) hit his third home run and collected two hits for the fourth time in six games, finishing 2-for-4 with three RBIs for Triple-A Las Vegas. The 21-year-old first baseman is hitting .343 with 10 extra-base hits and 18 RBIs through 25 games. Mets top prospect Amed Rosario (No. 3 overall) gave the 51s the win with a walk-off double in the bottom of the 11th inning. It was one of two doubles hit in the game by Rosario, who's hitting .409 after going 2-for-4 with two walks.

• Fresh off of being named to MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week, No. 58 overall prospect, Isan Diaz (Brewers' No. 5), extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a three-run shot for Class A Advanced Carolina. It was the second homer in as many games and fourth of the season for the 20-year-old Diaz, who owns a .280 average through 25 games.

Cardinals' No. 7 prospect Magneuris Sierra fell a home run short of hitting for the cycle, but still filled out the box score as he went 4-for-5 with two triples and a double in Class A Advanced Palm Beach's win over Florida. The toolsy 21-year-old center fielder also tallied two runs and two RBIs in what was his sixth multi-hit performance in 15 games.

Indians' No. 10 prospect Yandy Diaz belted a three-run homer in the first inning and finished with five RBIs to power Triple-A Columbus past Louisville, 6-1. The 25-year-old's homer was his first of the season, and he's now hitting .382 in nine games since being optioned by the Indians.

Marlins' No. 3 prospect Brian Anderson played the hero for Double-A Jacksonville, hitting a game-tying solo homer in the eighth inning and then delivering a walk-off double with two outs in the ninth to push the Jumbo Shrimp past Mobile, 12-11. The 23-year-old third baseman is hitting .258/.343/.419 on the season, with three home runs and 17 RBIs in 24 games.

Padres' No. 20 prospect Joey Lucchesi established a pair of career highs as he piled up nine strikeouts in seven innings for Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore. The 6-foot-5 lefty allowed one earned run on three hits and one walk to lower his ERA to 0.96, and he now paces all California League hurlers with 36 strikeouts in 28 innings (five starts).

Rays' No. 19 prospect Kevin Padlo hit a pair of clutch home runs, his first two of the season, to lead Class A Advanced Charlotte past Lakeland, 7-5. The 20-year-old third baseman drove in five runs for the Stone Crabs, hitting a three-run homer in the third inning before delivering a go-ahead two-run shot in the top of the ninth.

Royals' No. 3 prospect Josh Staumont turned in his longest outing of the season and matched his career high with 12 strikeouts -- his second 12-strikeout performance of 2017 -- in a no-decision for Triple-A Omaha. The 23-year-old righty threw 72 of his 107 pitches for strikes, allowing one earned run on four hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings, and he now leads all Pacific Coast League hurlers with 38 strikeouts in 26 innings.

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