Blue Jays' top two hitting prospects go yard

Davis, Nay homer to lead Class A Lansing to victory

Blue Jays' top two hitting prospects go yard

Outfielder D.J. Davis and third baseman Mitch Nay, the Blue Jays' top two hitting prospects, both homered to help lead Class A Lansing to an 11-4 victory at Bowling Green on Monday.

Davis, the Blue Jays' No. 5 prospect on, went 2-for-5 with two runs and a walk. Nay, their No. 6 prospect, finished the game 3-for-5 with a walk and four RBIs. Shortstop Dawel Lugo, the club's No. 9 prospect, added a game-high four hits.

Right-hander Alberto Tirado, the Blue Jays' No. 7 prospect, started the game for Lansing. He allowed one run on one hit in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out four batters and walked five. In 26 2/3 innings this season, he has a 2.70 ERA and a 28-to-26 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Davis, Nay, Tirado and Lugo are all part of a large group of prospects who played together in the Appalachian League last year and moved up to Lansing this season. While the adjustment to full-season ball hasn't been easy for all of them -- Davis is hitting .228 and Lugo .254 -- Nay is finding success in the Midwest League. He is hitting .304 and, after going homerless in April, has homered twice in 11 games this month.

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