MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week – MLB.com

MLB Pipeline‘s Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances in the Minors from the past week. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list is eligible.

After homering five times in six games to earn recognition on MLB Pipeline’s final Prospect Team of the Week in 2017, Tyler O’Neill has picked up right where he left off. The Cardinals outfielder bashed two homers in the second game of this season and has four in 10 contests, claiming a spot on our inaugural PTOW of 2018.

Each week, we’ll pick an all-star team of prospect performers. For this edition, we included the first 11 days of the Minor League season, which began April 5.

A year ago, Rockies shortstop Brendan Rodgers led all players with four PTOW honors in 21 weeks, helping Colorado top all organizations with 13 total mentions. Cubs catcher Victor Caratini, Phillies second baseman Scott Kingery, Royals first baseman Ryan O’Hearn and Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker each made the PTOW three times. The Astros, Braves, Padres and White Sox had 12 nominees, while the Cardinals and Nationals tied for last with three each.

Here’s the complete PTOW squad for games from April 5-15:

C: Connor Wong, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Class A Advanced)
(Dodgers’ No. 15 prospect)
.361/.439/.889, 9 G ,13 R, 13 H, 4 2B, 5 HR, 11 RBI, 4 BB, 17 K, 2 SB, 1 CS

It took Wong just nine games to match his home run total from 2017, his pro debut. He homered in each of his first two games and twice on Sunday, when he showed off his athleticism and versatility by playing second base. Wong is tied with Colton Welker (see below) for the Minor League lead in runs, and he sits atop the California League in homers, extra-base hits (nine),

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