Cardinals 2B/3B Jacob Wilson, Triple-A Memphis: 2-for-4, HR, RBI, R, K -- Wilson was a 10th-round college product in the 2012 Draft who has performed all the way up the Minor League ladder and has defensive flexibility on his side. So, you know, he's a Cardinal. The 24-year-old has always made a lot of contact, but this year he's put a 2014 knee injury behind him and began showing impressive power. He's closing in on a career high with 13 homers in 65 games, and as you can see in the video below, he's not exactly hitting wall scrapers.
Royals 1B Balbino Fuenmayor, Double-A Northwest Arkansas: 2-for-5, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R -- It's not usually notable when a 25-year-old breaks out for a big season at Double-A, but Fuenmayor is interesting beyond his big 2015 season and fantastic moniker. The Venezuelan signed with the Blue Jays for $750,000 in 2006 and received praise early in his career for his offensive upside. The potential never realized, though, and he topped out with Class A Lansing in 2013 before the Blue Jays cut him loose. After obliterating Venezuelan Winter League pitching last offseason, Fuenmayor latched on with the Royals and is hitting .352 with 14 homers and a .979 OPS in the Texas League. It's always wise to practice a bit of skepticism when it comes to older guys finding their strokes in the Minor Leagues, but Fuenmayor is at least an intersting farmhand for the first time in a number of years.
Royals OF Jorge Bonifacio, Double-A Northwest Arkansas: 3-for-5, HR, 2 RBI, R, K -- The 22-year-old has always had more strength than his power numbers would suggest, and now that muscle is actualizing in game action. Bonifacio already has a career-high 13 home runs, including four in his past six games. He's hitting .302 with a 1.035 OPS in 14 June games. Bonifacio has a cannon of an arm that fits well in right and is probably the best bet in Kansas City's system for a homegrown power bat in the next couple years.
Yankees OF Aaron Judge, Double-A Trenton: 2-for-3, HR, 2 RBI, R -- The 23-year-old has four homers in his past eight games and is batting .353 in his past 10. The Fresno State product is hitting .289 with 12 homers on the season and looking primed for a promotion to Triple-A later this season. If he succeeds with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Judge should be in line for regular big league duty in 2016.
White Sox SS Tim Anderson, Double-A Birmingham: 5-for-8, 2B, RBI, R, SB in doubleheader -- The 21-year-old was relatively light on baseball experience when Chicago took him 17th overall in the 2013 Draft, and he's still hyper aggressive at the plate. But the Alabama native is a fantastic athlete who's learning quickly. In 63 games, he's hitting .308 with a home run and 23 stolen bases in 29 tries. Anderson has also been more consistent on defense this year. Anderson's ceiling is sky high, and he's taking impressive strides to approach it.
Red Sox OF Manuel Margot, Class A Advanced Salem: 2-for-4, HR, 3 R, RBI, SB -- The 20-year-old is a baseball rat whose plus makeup makes him as likely as any prospect to capitalize on his outstanding tools. Margot puts his plus speed to excellent use in the field and on the bases -- he's swiped 20 bags in 25 tries this season. He has tremendous bat-to-ball skills at the plate and can show some power in batting practice when he wants, although he's usually disciplined enough to stay gap-to-gap even in practice. Margot could be a high-average, top-of-the-order hitter with outstanding defense in center.