Moncada keeps on raking for White Sox

No. 2 overall prospect strokes third homer, plates four on 3-for-5 day

Yoan Moncada went 4-for-19 over eight games in the Majors last season with the Red Sox. (Matt York/AP)

By Staff | March 19, 2017 5:57 PM ET

White Sox 11, Angels 2 (Box)

No. 2 overall prospect Yoan Moncada led the way for Chicago as he went 3-for-5, swatted his third Cactus League homer and doubled twice while driving in four runs. The 21-year-old infielder is batting .317 with a 1.074 OPS to go with 13 RBIs in 17 games this spring. White Sox No. 16 prospect Adam Engel added a pair of singles and scored twice out of the leadoff spot. Seventh-ranked prospect Zack Burdi fanned one over 1 2/3 perfect innings.

Yankees 6, Astros 4 (Box)

Clint Frazier didn't enter the game until the seventh inning, but he made his presence known against the Astros. The Yankees' second-ranked prospect went 2-for-2, stole a base and scored the tying run in the ninth to boost his Grapefruit League average to .343. Ranked 24th overall by, he has five hits and four runs scored in his last 10 at-bats.

Top Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres was 1-for-1 and No. 4 prospect Aaron Judge went 1-for-3 with an outfield assist.

Hitting 7-8-9 in the Astros' lineup, Colin Moran (No. 25 prospect), J.D. Davis (No. 13) and Teoscar Hernandez (No. 7) combined for seven hits and three RBIs.

Rays 8, Phillies 0 (Box)

While the main storyline at Charlotte Sports Park was the Rays' bid for perfection, Jake Bauers made noise as a pinch-hitter. After homering in each of his previous two games, Tampa Bay's No. 4 prospect laced an RBI triple down the right field line and scored his ninth run of the spring. Rays No. 17 prospect Daniel Robertson started the game at third base and went 2-for-3 with an RBI double.

Twins 13, Red Sox 8 (Box)

Andrew Benintendi,'s top overall prospect, continued to take advantage of a starting spot in the lineup, going 1-for-3 to boost his Grapefruit League average to .308.

Pirates 11, Blue Jays 11 (Box)

In a three-hour, 42-minute slugfest, Pirates No. 2 prospect Austin Meadows plated a run with a groundout in the sixth inning, then slapped a game-tying single to right in the ninth. No. 17 prospect Alen Hanson went 3-for-6 with two doubles and two outfield assists, while No. 26 prospect Max Moroff was 1-for-2 with an RBI. All three stole a base. Blue Jays No. 5 prospect Rowdy Tellez went 1-for-2 with a run scored and No. 13 prospect J.B. Woodman delivered a two-run triple and scored. 

Tigers 7, Orioles 1 (Box)

Top Baltimore prospect Chance Sisco contributed a pinch single, while fifth-ranked prospect Trey Mancini ripped an RBI double and No. 24 prospect Aneury Tavarez singled.

Cardinals 5, Braves 2 (Box)

Ozzie Albies knocked a two-out single in the ninth inning for Atlanta. The club's second-ranked prospect raised his Grapefruit League average to .400.

Marlins (ss) 7, Mets 5 (Box)

Marlins No. 3 prospect Brian Anderson got the start at third base and was 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.

Rangers 3, Mariners 2 (Box)

Second-ranked Seattle prospect Tyler O'Neill singled and drove in a run, while No. 4 prospect Mitch Haniger accounted for the rest of the Mariners offense with an RBI double. After the game, O'Neill was assigned to Minor League camp.

Reds 9, Padres 4 (Box)

Jesse Winker, Cincinnati's third-ranked prospect, clubbed his first Cactus League homer, a solo shot in the eighth inning. No. 4 Reds prospect Robert Stephenson earned the save after allowing a run on three hits and a walk with five strikeouts over four innings. The right-hander also singled in two at-bats. Padres No. 3 prospect Hunter Renfroe blasted a two-run homer, his second of the spring, while No. 27 prospect Allen Cordoba collected a pair of singles and scored once.

D-backs 4, Indians 4 (Box)

Yandy Diaz, Cleveland's 10th-ranked prospect, went 3-for-4 with three singles and an RBI. No. 9 prospect Greg Allen collected a single in three at-bats for the Indians.

Brewers 6, Giants 4 (Box)

Despite the loss, Giants top prospect Tyler Beede held Milwaukee to two hits and fanned one in two scoreless innings. The righty lowered his Cactus League ERA to 0.96 over 9 1/3 frames. Giants No. 2 prospect Christian Arroyo went yard for the first time this spring with a two-run homer in the ninth, but was assigned with Beede to Minor League camp following the game.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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