Prospect Report: Jordan Beck Has A Four-Hit Day


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Jordan Beck, OF, Rockies: Promoted to Double-A following the All-Star Break, Beck has enjoyed consecutive great games. He went 2-for-4 on Tuesday before going 4-for-5 with three doubles and a home run on Wednesday night. A second-round pick in 2022, Beck more than handled the High-A Northwest League and is looking to end his season with a pair of impressive months in Double-A.

Brooks Lee, SS, Twins: While many of the players taken in the top 10 in the 2022 draft have experienced growing pains, Lee has been steady. Last year’s eighth overall pick has spent the entire season at Double-A, hitting .289/.368/.485 over 77 games. On Wednesday Lee went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run, and he crossed the plate three times. It was Lee’s third consecutive multi-hit game and 25th multi-hit game of the season. Lee is showing his above-average hit tool in his first professional season and could be in the mix for playing time with the Twins early next season. 

Jackson Merrill, SS, Padres: After a slow first month in the Midwest league Merrill has performed well since. While the shortstop was good in May and June, he’s been dynamite in July. Merrill went 3-for-6 and finished a home run short of the cycle on Wednesday. The 20-year-old shortstop is hitting .458/.519/.625 over six games in July. One of the more advanced young hitters in the minor leagues, Merrill has plus power potential, something he’s learning to tap into. 

Curtis Mead, 3B, Rays: After returning from a wrist injury on June 30, Mead has a hit in 10 of 11 games and eight of those games have been multi-hit efforts. In fact, Wednesday was the second time that Mead has reached base five times in his last five contests. Mead went 5-for-5 last Friday and 3-for-3 with a pair of walks on Wednesday.

Denzel Clarke, OF, Athletics: One of the newest members of the Top 100, Clarke has a tantalizing combination of power and speed. Clarke is a standout athlete with physical size and strength. A Canadian native and cousin of the Naylor brothers, Clarke is impressing this season, hitting .266/.388/.507 with 12 home runs and 11 stolen bases over 62 games. On Wednesday Clarke went 2-for-5 with a home run and a triple. 

Luke Adams, OF, Brewers: One of the more underrated prospects in baseball, Adams has a unique combination of plate skills and power. One player in all of minor league baseball has a whiff rate of 24% or lower, a zone whiff rate of 19% or lower, a chase rate of 20% or lower and a 90th percentile exit velocity higher than 106 mph. That player is Luke Adams. He has an outlier combination of bat-to-ball skills, plate approach and power. Adams’ swing is unusual but it works and produces strong results. On Wednesday Adams went 2-for-4 against Kannapolis with a home run and a double, as he scored three runs and drove in a pair. 

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