Devers dominates on big day for Red Sox prospects

Devers dominates on big day for Red Sox prospects

Several prospects in the Red Sox's farm system turned in impressive performances on Saturday, led by No. 1 (No. 15 overall) Rafael Devers, who smashed a grand slam in Double-A Portland's 5-0 win over Reading in Game 1 of a double-header. The 20-year-old third baseman has six homers on the season, four of which have come just this month.

Another hot-hitting Red Sox prospect continued to rake on Saturday, as Michael Chavis (Red Sox's No. 10) went 4-for-6 with a home run in Class A Advanced Salem's 13-8 win over Winston-Salem. The first-round selection from the 2014 Draft is batting .358 with six homers in 18 games.

A pair of pitchers in Boston's organization also shined on Saturday. Right-hander Michael Shawaryn (Red Sox No. 12) tossed six dominant innings for Class A Greenville, yielding just one run on three hits, walking one and striking out 12. Left-hander Jalen Beeks (Red Sox No. 27) tossed five scoreless innings with eight strikeouts for Double-A Portland.

Other top prospect performances from Saturday's action:

Clint Frazier (Yankees' No. 2, No. 21 overall ) went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a 9-3 win over Syracuse. The 22-year-old outfielder is 8-for-17 (.471) with four doubles and a homer so far in May.

• Brent Honeywell (Rays' No. 2 , No. 27 overall) turned in 5 2/3 scoreless frames for Triple-A Durham in a 1-0 win over Norfolk. The 22-year-old right-hander gave up five hits, walked two and struck out eight. It was his best showing at the Triple-A level after posting a 5.87 ERA over his first three starts.

• Kyle Tucker (Astros' No. 2, No. 31 overall) belted two solo homers in Class A Advanced Buies Creek's 8-4 loss to Myrtle Beach. The 20-year-old outfielder now has eight doubles, three triples and six home runs in 28 games.

• A.J. Puk (Athletics' No. 2 , No. 62 overall) was downright dominant for Class A Advanced Stockton, striking out nine and allowing just one hit in five scoreless innings. It was arguably the best pro start for the former Florida Gator, who was taken sixth overall in the 2016 Draft.

• Ronald Acuna (Braves' No. 7, No. 93 overall) went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in Class A Advanced Florida's 7-4 loss to Clearwater. It was the 19-year-old outfielder's third home run of the season. Another Atlanta prospect, Alex Jackson (Braves' No. 23) also homered in that game, blasting his ninth of the season in 28 games (he had 11 homers in 92 games for Class A Clinton in 2016).

• Cody Ponce (Brewers' No. 15) tossed seven strong innings for Class A Advanced Carolina, giving up a run on four hits, walking one and fanning eight in a 1-0 loss to Frederick. It was the 23-year-old right-hander's best start since his first of the season, when he tossed seven scoreless frames against Frederick on April 9th.

• P.J. Conlon (Mets' No. 22) was masterful in seven scoreless innings for Double-A Binghamton, surrendering just one hit and one walk while striking out nine in a 9-0 win over New Hampshire. It was the southpaw's best start at the Double-A level -- he entered the contest with a 4.21 ERA in five Double-A starts this season.

• Another Mets prospect, Patrick Mazeika (No. 27) was 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and four RBIs in Class A Advanced St. Lucie's 11-10 loss to Ft. Meyers. The 23-year-old catcher is batting .374 with five homers on the season.

Max Moroff (Pirates' No. 25) had a two-homer game in Triple-A Indianapolis' 6-1 win over Columbus, belting his seventh and eighth round-trippers of the season. Twelve of his 24 hits this season have been of the extra-base variety.

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